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THE RUNYON HOUSE

  

CIRCA 1775-1780

This is The Runyon House, an 18th century house in Middlesex, New Jersey, that originally stood at 175 Possemtown Road.

Originally owned by Benjamin Runyon.  In 1978 it was moved to an historical park named "East Jersey Olde Town".

It is said to have housed slaves via the Underground Railroad and also served as a wayside inn.

Vincent's son, Peter, is said to have settled that piece of land.  In his will he left a sizable tract of land to his younger brother Benjamin, and here Benjamin built this house circa 1775-1778.  Benjamin left the house to his wife Mercy (which was unheard of in those days).  When Mercy died in 1852, Peter's son, Daniel, inherited the house. Daniel sold it the Nelson Boice, ending the almost 100 years of occupation by Runyons.

 

The Runyon House can be seen at this address:

East Jersey Olde Towne
1050 RIVER ROAD
PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY
Intersection of
River Road & Old Hoes Lane
(732)745 4489


This is the plaque that is front of The Runyon House in the historical park "East Jersey Olde Town".
 
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