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Charles Reneau (1754 - 1828)

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Charles Reneau aka Reno, Renno
Born in Prince William County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Albany, Clinton County, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jul 2016 | Last significant change: 24 May 2019
16:49: Jayne (Caldwell) Gossett edited the data for Charles Reneau (1754-1828). (Merged Reno Reneau-3 into Reneau-96: Reno 3 and reno 96 are the same person) [Thank Jayne for this]
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Biography

Burial:
Place: Six Miles From Albany, Clinton, Kentucky, USA

See http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/a/m/Sue-Reneau-Damewood/BOOK-0001/0004-0011.html#CHILD43


36. CHARLES RENO was born March 14, 1754 in Prince William Co., VA, and died August 04, 1828 in Clinton Co., KY. He married ALICE ELIZABETH TIPTON August 08, 1771 in Frederick Co., VA, which later became Shenandoah Co., daughter of JONATHAN TIPTON and ELIZABETH ADAMS. She was born 1757 in Frederick Co., VA, and died August 04, 1828 in Jefferson Co., TN.

Notes for CHARLES RENO:

Charles Reno was born in Prince William County in 1754 and moved with his family, when he was about 5 or 6 years old, to Pattersons Creek, VA near present-day Romney, WV. When he was about 19 years old he moved with his family to Chartiers Creek in Washington County, PA near present-day Pittsburgh.

Records show he was a Pvt. First Class, Capt. Charles Reed's 2nd Company, 4th Battalion, Washington County (PA) Militia in the Revolutionary War. He may have received land in Washington County, PA for his service in the Revolutionary War. No land or census records have been found for Charles in western Pennsylvania, but his father and brothers William, Benjamin, and Francis lived there, and his first four children were born in Allegheny County, PA.

He was in Washington County, North Carolina/Tennessee from 1788 through 1795. Charles was apparently a land speculator. There are many recorded deeds granted to and from him in Washington County and Carter County, Tennessee.

The Sinking Creek Baptist Church, organized in 1772 in what is now Carter County, TN, is the oldest church in Tennessee still in existance at its original location. Charles is shown on "A Register of Members of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, Book I to 1791" as being a member [Sketch of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, by Fred F. Hinkle, Church Historian] . At one time he was defellowshipped" by the church for "arguing and leaving the church in a rude and angry manner" but apparently he was later restored in good standing.

On page 10 of Record Book I, January 13, 1787 through August 13, 1791, it reads: "July the 01:1790 at a monthly meeting met according appointment met to Gether and Proseeds Busnesses as follows Charles Reno Requests a Coppy of his xcommunication and it is Granted to him and that is for obscenting him Self from the Church and for Refussing to hear the Church." Sketch of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, by Fred F. Hinkle, Church Historian]. Church records for 13 Jan 1787 to 13 Aug 1791 list as members Charles Reno, Elizabeth Tipton, Samuel Tipton, John Reno, Catherine Reno, William Reno, and Frances Tipton. The records also mention a dispute involving Jonathan Mulkey on 13 Apr 1794; and Sarah Reno found guilty of fornication on 13 Feb 1796.

Charles was one of the "schoolmasters" of Hughes School in the Sinking Creek Community. It is thought that he moved to Muddy Creek area of Jefferson County, Tenn., and that Elizabeth died there. In August 6, 1796, Samuel Tipton laid out a series of plots in what is now Elizabethton, the county seat of Carter County, and Charles Reneau purchased one of them for $10. Charles bought another parcel from Joseph Tipton on Jan. 20, 1806.

About 1808, John Reno died and left his farm to his son Charles, who sold it to Nathaniel Taylor.

In an article in The Colonial Genealogist, 1978, Vol. 9 No. 3, "The Tiptons of Tennessee: an effort to straighten out the line", Dollye McAlister Elliott presents evidence that Charles' wife Elizabeth Tipton was the daughter of Jonathan Tipton and his third wife Elizabeth Adams, and the sister or half-sister of Joseph Tipton and the half-sister of Colonel John Tipton.

When Charles' eldest son John moved to Albany, Kentucky (near the Tennessee-Kentucky line), it appears he went with him, died there, and was buried there, but no burial spot has been found. John and his cousin, John Harris Reno, went to Overton County, Tenn. (now Pickett County) in 1788 and entered land there.

John Harris Reno and his wife later sold their land to cousin John.

Sources


  • Birth year: 1754; Birth city: Prince William Co; Birth state: VA[1]
  • WikiTree profile Reneau-42 created through the import of Ancestors of JaAnna Bowen Nelson.ged on May 27, 2011 by JaAnna Nelson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by JaAnna and others.
  • Archive Record, Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Repository: Family History Library Address, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, Phone Number: 801-240-2331
  • Family Records of JaAnna Nelson. These are compiled records from many sources researched by JaAnna Jean Bowen Nelson, Repository: Lynn Edward & JaAnna Jean Bowen Nelson, Address: 3835 West 2925 South, West Valley City, Utah 84120 USA, Phone Number: 801-968-4206 E-Mail Address: jaanna.nelson@gmail.com.

Note: I locked this profile after MatchBot proposed a merge with a duplicate profile with the spelling of Reno. It appears that Charles may have adopted Reno during his lifetime, so I added Reno as "Current Last Name." Please edit as appropriate. If you have documentation that he was born Reno, please postpone the merge & let me know so that I can remove PPP from this profile. ~ Liz Shifflett, MatchBot MP (MatchBot Monitors Project)

  • Genealogy of the Reno/Reneau Family in America, 1600-1930, by Steven G. Fancy & Sue Reneau Damewood, March 2007 Update


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On 24 May 2019 at 14:52 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Reno Reneau-3 and Reneau-96 appear to represent the same person because: Exact dates and same spouse

Target profile to be Reneau-96

Variation in spelling of Last Name at Birth to be added to the Other Last Name field until a primary source can be added

On 24 Jun 2017 at 01:26 GMT Susan Phillips wrote:

I match Vern Clark as 4.9 cousins. My gedmatch # is A715783. I descend from John Reno and Susannah Thorn through their daughter Margaret Reno who married James Vance, their daughter Agnes Penguite Vance who married John Rogers, their daughter Sally Rogers who married Silas Birke's, their son Issac Birke's, his daughter Bertha Birke's Staggs my grandmother. I would like to join this group.

On 11 Jul 2016 at 05:26 GMT Saro (Scollon) Genova wrote:

Hi Liz, Thanks so much! Charles Reneau is a rather historical name that is in many history books, etc. The correct spelling is Reneau for historical use. However back in his time, few people could read or write and even those who could, such as census takers, etc., wrote names how they heard then or how they thought the names should be spelled. Example is a tax record where Charles Reno's father in law, Jonathan Tipton and his father John Renno Sr were all listed on the same piece of land and that is how the names were spelled! Even members of the same immediate family spelled their names differently, not just by choice but because that is how it evolved and was used the most. Fun for us genealogists, huh?

On 10 Jul 2016 at 03:16 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks for the e-mail. I took PPP off Reneau, so whatever y'all decide. I also checked & this is the only profile for Charles Reno (spelled Reno).

Cheers, Liz

On 9 Jul 2016 at 14:38 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Looking at the change history of the various duplicate profiles for Charles, I saw Reno merged into Reneau, so I've protected Reneau-42 as the target profile. Please let me know if you'd rather discuss it in G2G first & I'll remove it. Thanks! Liz

On 9 Jul 2016 at 14:37 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Jayne - looking at the change history of the various duplicate profiles for Charles, I saw Reno merged into Reneau, so I've protected Reneau-42 as the target profile. Please let me know if you have documentation that his birth name was Reno. Thanks! Liz

On 17 Jun 2016 at 17:58 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! This merge has approval from both sides, but I can't tell if it should be Reno or Reneau. It looks like the spelling changed in this generation, but I don't know if Charles was born/baptized Reno or changed it to Reno during his lifetime. The LNAB should be the name he was born with.

If you know which name that is, make sure it's in the third column when you go to complete the merge (if it's not, you can reverse the merge by clicking the link to do so just above the three-column table on the page you'll see when you go to merge them). If you need help completing the merge, let me know.

If you need help determining the LNAB, please post a question to G2G from one of the profiles. Tag it Reno Reneau merges LNAB Virginia southern_colonies

Cheers, Liz Space:MatchBot_Monitors_Project

On 17 Jun 2016 at 17:56 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! This merge has approval from both sides, but I can't tell if it should be Reno or Reneau. It looks like the spelling changed in this generation, but I don't know if Charles was born/baptized Reno or changed it to Reno during his lifetime. The LNAB should be the name he was born with.

If you know which name that is, make sure it's in the third column when you go to complete the merge (if it's not, you can reverse the merge by clicking the link to do so just above the three-column table on the page you'll see when you go to merge them). If you need help completing the merge, let me know.

If you need help determining the LNAB, please post a question to G2G from one of the profiles. Tag it Reno Reneau merges LNAB Virginia southern_colonies

Cheers, Liz Space:MatchBot_Monitors_Project

On 10 Feb 2016 at 20:24 GMT Katharine (Mounger) Jones wrote:

Reneau-42 and Reno-101 appear to represent the same person because: Same family, only difference is spelling of name.



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