McKinley "Will" RUNNIONS/MAYFIELD was born in Dec 1854 in Macon County,
NC.19 He died on 20 Jan
1907 in McMinn Co, TN.20
He was buried in Kirksey Cemetery, Etowah, TN. William "Will"
seems to have grown up using the Runnions/Runnion surname and changed to the
Mayfield name sometime between 1891 and 1899. However, there are indications
that he may have used both surnames at the same time; the Runnions name for official
matters and the Mayfield at other times, before going to the Mayfield name permanently.
There is a record of a marriage between a William Mayfield to an Emmaline Phillips
on Sep. 16, 1872. We don't know if this is our William or not.
William McKinley "Will" RUNNIONS/MAYFIELD and Mary
Ann BYRAM were married on 20 Dec 1875 in Monroe Co, TN.21 Mary Ann BYRAM3,22,23 (daughter of Nathan James BYRAM and Mary Dalaney ROGERS)
was born in 1859 in Tennessee. She died about 1889. The
exact date and cause of death is not known. She was buried in Happy Top Church
Cemetery, Monroe County, TN.24
The Church, located on top of the mountain across the lake from the Calderwood
community, is also known as the Tallassie Quaker or Friends Church. It has
45 inscribed stones and 27 field stones (Monroe Co. TN Tombstone Inscriptions).
Mary Ann's father, Nathan J. Byram (b. 9/6/1830 TN) was the son of Amos H.
Byram (b. 1809 in SC) and Martha UNKNOWN (b. 1805 in SC). Nathan's siblings were
William (b. 1836 TN), Jesse (b. 1839 TN), Peter (b. 1843 TN), Henry (b. 1845
TN), and Margaret (b. 1849 TN). Mary Dalaney died in July 1874 and Nathan married
Minerva Williams (b. 2/28/1834) on Jan. 18, 1879. Minerva died June 1, 1912
and is buried, with Nathan, in the New Hope Presbyterian cemetery. Nothing is
known about where Mary Dalaney is buried. William McKinley "Will"
RUNNIONS/MAYFIELD and Mary Ann BYRAM had the following children:
William McKinley "Will" RUNNIONS/MAYFIELD
and Sarah Jane Mellissa SURRETT were married on 4 Jun 1891 in Monroe Co, TN.21 Sarah
Jane Mellissa SURRETT was born on 21 Oct 1868. She died on 18
Jun 1975 in McMinn Co, TN.25
She had Social Security Number 413-84-5056.26
Melissa's tombstone listed her birth as 21 Oct 1868. The SSDI listed it as
21 Oct 1873. The Monroe County, TN 1900 Census lists it as Jan. 1875. William
McKinley "Will" RUNNIONS/MAYFIELD and Sarah Jane Mellissa SURRETT had
the following children: