Ira A. Runyan

Picture taken in 1998 while on vacation, this photo taken at Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.

I am a descendant of Isaac Runyon, and my family originated from Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.

I grew up on the beaches of Melbourne, Florida. When not fishing, boating, hunting, or playing on the beach, I would read a book that my father's uncle (Amos Runyon) who lived near Belfry, Kentucky, had co-authored in 1955. He had sent my father a copy. That book was "RUNYON GENEALOGY" by Robert and Amos Runyon, privately printed in Brownsville, Texas: 1955. At the time, I did not comprehend much of the material, which listed the names of many relatives who I had never meet, but it interested me anyway.

After graduating from Satellite High School, Satellite Beach, Florida I attended my first two years of college, and got married the following year. Shortly after my marriage and about five weeks after the birth of my first daughter, I was drafted into the U.S. Army. One year later, I was on my way to Viet Nam, where I served from September 1970 through September 1971. Upon my return from Viet Nam, I continued my education at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, and was employed by the State Of Florida as a Financial Investigator after my graduation. During that period, my second and third daughters were born.

In August of 1994, my mother had died. I realized after her death that I knew next to nothing about her ancestors, and I did not want my daughters to face the same thing upon my death. I decided that I would update the information in the book "RUNYON GENEALOGY" and preserve the information for my daughters. I have been studying the genealogy of the Runyon/Runyan/Runion family lines sense that time.

It is my hope that my studies and research may be of help to others who may be trying to document their Family Tree.

For a current listing of known Web Pages and E-mail addresses of other Runyon/Runyan/Runion,Runnion researchers go to the Family Researchers page.

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