Here's a few links I've found that have some sort of relevance to someone named Runnels...
...not necessarily our family line!
Here's a site that has a good deal of information on San Augustine County, Texas; birthplace of K.K. Runnels. And this site is for Shelby County, Texas; birthplace of King Runnels, just north of San Augustine County. And this will take you to Roosevelt County, Texas; where K.K. Runnels lived out his life. You will find information on K.K. Runnels there! This page is part of the Texas GenWeb Project and US GenWeb Genealogy project for Runnels County, Texas
Here's a page which is part of the RootsWeb Project that covers Curry County, New Mexico. This is the county where Clovis is located. Quite a few in our family came from Curry County and the Clovis area. This page also has links to some wonderful historical and other information on the Curry County area. One of my favorites!
Here's another page with some historical information on the founding, and early days of Clovis...
GOVERNOR HARDIN R. RUNNELS.
(Said to be a cousin of our K.K.Runnels)
BORN AUGUST 30, 1820.
DIED DECEMBER 25, 1873.
A NATIVE OF MISSISSIPPI, HE REMOVED TO TEXAS IN 1842. BY HIS PUBLIC SPIRIT AND STERN INTEGRITY HE WON THE CONFIDENCE OF THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED HIM TO THE HIGHEST POSITIONS LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE THAT THEY HAD TO BESTOW. FILLING ALL THESE WITH HONOR TO HIMSELF AND BENEFITS TO THE COMMON WEALTH. NO FINGER CAN POINT TO A SHADOW OF CORRUPTION UPON HIS EXTENDED PUBLIC RECORD.
And here's a few more links about Hardin R. Runnels: here's one that has some information on his part in the life of Sam Houston. Here's one that has some biographical information on him, and here's another bit of biography, and yet another biography page about him. And a couple of sites that talk about him from a political perspective; Freemason Politicians in Mississippi, and The Chief Executives of Texas. Believe it or not, his father's last will and testament is online!Runnels, Hiram George (1796-1857) Uncle of Hardin Richard Runnels. Born in Hancock County, Ga., December 17, 1796. Mississippi state auditor, 1822-30; member of Mississippi state legislature, 1830, 1841; Governor of Mississippi, 1833-35; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845. Died in Houston, Tex., December 17, 1857. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex. Runnels County Texas is named for him.
Here's an interesting site that lists gravemarkers for areas in Mississippi. Go about 1/3 of the way down the page and you will find the Runnelstown First Baptist Church Cemetery...and the expected list of Runnels "residents"!
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Here's another page with information and links to Runnels County, Texas.
Texas West is a service of the San Angelo Standard-Times in San Angelo, Texas. This is a local, chamber of commerce information page for western Texas. And here's where to look for the Clovis Chamber of Commerce page.
The railroad was an integral part of our family's history. Here's a few links to some real fun railroad sites; the first is called The All Sante Fe Web Page, about the Sante Fe Railroad. Another is the ATSF Internet Resource Center. If you've ever had a love for trains, you better look around at these pages. And don't forget Uncle Bert's train photos!
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