Annie Campbell Ruan
b. 7 May 1853, d. 28 December 1916
- Father: John Gibbs Ruan b. 5 January 1798, d. 28 October 1868
- Mother: Amanda M. Kilbee b. 9 November 1817, d. 18 March 1899
- Annie Campbell Ruan was born on 7 May 1853 in Florida or posibly 1852.
- John Gibbs Ruan and Amanda M. Kilbee appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida. Other members of the household included Annie Campbell Ruan, Mary Eliza Ruan, John Gibbs Ruan, William R. Ruan, Laura Caroline Ruan, Martha Rodman Ruan, Rebecca L. Clark, Susan Mary Clark and William Rodman Ruan. Physician Robert Williamson, age 55, was is living nearby.
- Amanda M. Kilbee appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida. Other members of the household included Annie Campbell Ruan, Mary Eliza Ruan, William R. Ruan, Laura Caroline Ruan, Martha Rodman Ruan and Susan Mary Clark.
- Amanda M. Kilbee appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, at 109 First Street. Other members of the household included Annie Campbell Ruan, Mary Eliza Ruan, John Gibbs Ruan, Martha Rodman Ruan, Rebecca Tinsley, Addison Tinsley Ruan, Rebecca Tinsley Ruan and John Gibbs Ruan Jr.
- On 18 April 1885, Amanda M. Kilbee wrote to Ann Williamson Clark:
My Dear Sister,
It has been a long time since I wrote you but I always love dearly to hear from you and all your children. Twice Susie has sent me your letters to read which I assure you gave me great pleasure to hear how all yr children and grand children were getting along, My own children are all well, Eliza & Annie C are at home with me. Susie you know is in Atlanta and Mattie is still living in Selma Ala. My two Sons are still in the cotton business and seem to be doing very well. John has five Children, all well but the youngest, which is quite a delicate child, we think from having whooping caught when very young. He is nearly two years old. All the Johnstons and Mrs. Butler are well, but Mrs. Butler health is very poor generally. Carrie Johnston, now Mrs. Duncan, has a Son. I have just written to Susie and enclosed a letter from my sister Mrs. Myrick who lives in Marianna, in which Col. McLennan asks for your address. He is a lawyer living in Marianna and says he thinks your Fathers Estate own about 1000 (one thousand) acres of land which has been lately sold to the R R company and that if proper steps were taken would be worth something to his Gen Clarks heirs, unless Bared by the Statute of limitation, Tell Archie it will be something he can look into. I am sorry I do not know his first name or his enitials -- but will send your address this afternoon and hope you will soon hear from him. Have you the titles to the one acre reserved around the grave lot? I have none, and if you have you may want to have them on a new record or to have the claim well substanciated, My own health is very good, only I have a cough which gives me some trouble occasionally. I shall hope to hear from you soon, and with good success to all parties -- and believe me ever your loving sister, A. M. Ruan
The envelope is addressed to Mrs. A. W. Campbell, Care A. R. Campbell, Esq., Galveston, Texas, and pencilled in another hand on the face of the envelope, "Mrs. Amanda Ruan, Macon, Georgia." Minimal punctuation added by the transcriber to enhance readability.
- Robert Morgan and Susan Mary Clark appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Orange, Orange County, Texas. Other members of the household included Annie Campbell Ruan.
- Mary Eliza Ruan and Annie Campbell Ruan appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Mary Elizabeth Ruan. Elizabeth was the orphaned daughter of their brother John.
- The following appeared on 24 June 1910 in The Marietta Journal and Courier: (Smyrna) Mrs. Fleming Tinsley, of Savannah, is visiting the Misses Ruan, on Atlanta avenue. Mr. Albert Ruan, who is attending school in Savannah, is home on vacation.
- The following appeared on 15 August 1916 in The Macon Daily Telegraph: Miss M. Eliza Ruan. Miss M. Eliza Ruan, aged 70 years, died yesterday at Smyrna, where she had been residing for the past three years, following her removal from Macon, she having gone to Smyrna in the hope of regaining her failing health.
Miss Ruan spent twenty-five years of her life in Macon. She was a prominent worker in Christ Episcopal church and had many friends here. Surviving her are two sisters, Miss Annie Ruan and also Mrs. Fleming D. Tinsley. She was also a sister of the late J. G. Ruan, who for many years was a prominent cotton factor in Macon.
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock this morning from Christ church. The interment will be at Riverside cemetery.
- Annie Campbell Ruan died on 28 December 1916 at age 63 in Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia.
- She was interred at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.
- The following appeared on 29 December 1916 in The Macon Daily Telegraph: Miss Annie Campbell Ruan, aged 50 years, died at an early hour yesterday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. D. Tinsley, at Smyrna, and the body will be brought to Macon tonight. /P/ Miss Ruan was a former resident of Macon, but for the past several years had resided in Smyrna with her sister. She was a sister of the late John G. Ruan, Sr., of Macon, and was an aunt of John G. Ruan, Jr., a well-known Macon broker. /P/ The body will arrive here tonight and the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from Christ Episcopal church, Rev. Robert F. Gibson, the rector, officiating. The interment will be at Riverside cemetery.
- The following appeared on 9 February 1917 in The Marietta Journal and Courier: Cobb Court of Ordinary, March Term, 1917. To the heirs at law of Miss Annie C. Ruan, late of Cobb County, Ga., deceased, you are hereby notified that Mrs. Martha R. Tinsley, as Executrix of the last will of Miss Annie C. Ruan, has presented said will to this Court, and ask that the same be probated in solemn form and admitted to record. This is to notify the heirs at law of Miss Annie C. Ruan, residing without the State, same will be heard at my office on the first Monday in March, 1917. J. M. Gann, Ordinary, Cobb County, Ga. March 2.
- Last Edited: 27 Aug 2012