The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
(April 23, 1806 — May 12, 1878)
Sidna Ann Cruse
(August 13, 1803 — November 12, 1882)
Runner was born in Boyle County, Kentucky, in the south central part of the state on
April 23, 1806.
His wife, Sidna Ann Cruse, was born three years earlier, on August 13, 1803
in Virginia. They married on
had eight children, all born in Warren County. The names, birthdates and
dates of death of each follow.
eight children, all born in Warren County. The names, birthdates and dates of death of each follow.
1850 United States Census for Warren County, Kentucky lists him as a 44-year old
farmer who was born in Kentucky. It shows his wife as
(sic) Ann Cruse and as being 46 years old and two years older than her husband.
She was born in
In 1860, the census showed her—as Sidna Cruse Runner—to be 50 years old, and 4 years younger than her husband. Amazingly, she had managed to age only four year in the preceding decade!
With Benjamin and Sidna were several of their children: William, age 22 and listed as farming; Jane, age 17; Susan, age 15; Louisa, age 13; and Emily, age 10. Also living with them was a twelve-year old boy named George Dean. Both Benjamin and Sidna were listed as persons over the age of thirty who could not read and write.
In 1870, the census showed her to be 60 years old and 5 years younger than her husband. She did, however, manage to age ten years in the preceding decade, keeping pace with the rest of the universe.
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