She married her first cousin, Thomas Runyan, (Runyon), Jr. Thomas was born in 1702 in Piscataway, New Jersey. His parents were Thomas Runyan, Sr. and Martha Dunn. He was a tailor and had a shop in Hopewell, New Jersey. Later he had a shop in Kingwood Township.
Sarah and Thomas had at least one son, Bonham Runyan, who was born about 1722. Sarah Runyan Conrad has also been named as their daughter.
Thomas Runyan was listed as a tax payer for Hunterdon County in 1722.
Sarah died before May 14, 1752 when Thomas married Hannah Stout.
Thomas died on February 22, 1770.
Hopewell is currently in Mercer (formerly Hunterdon) County, New Jersey. Mercer County was formed in 1838 from portions of other counties including Hunterdon. Early settlers found that their deeds were worthless and they were forced to repurchase their land or relocate. On April 23, 1715 the settlers who stayed organized Hopewell Baptist Church.
It was common for bequests to include wearing apparel.
Estate inventories give us a glance into the home life of Colonial Americans.
The First Baptist Church of Piscataway
is in Edison, New Jersey and was formed in 1689.
from Pioneers of Old Hopewell, by Ralph Ege
The wife of Adam Conrad of Kingwood, and mother of Judge Conrad, deceased, of Pennington, was Sarah [Runyan], daughter of Thomas Runyan, Jr., and she was left a legacy by the will of her father, dated January 23, 1770.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Kingwood Township is on the western border of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. It was founded in 1798.
Hunterdon County was originally part of Burlington County, West Jersey. It was set off from Burlington County on March 11, 1714. It included Amwell, Hopewell, and Maidenhead Townships.