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Date: 10 Jun 1769
Source: Record of the Christy Family, beginning in the early years of 1800 Author: Robert Chauncey Christy Publication: 1953. Unpublished typewritten manuscript Note: Transcribed from Bible Records of Amanda Reno Christy
BIOGRAPHY: From (Anonymous) p. 374-5. History of Mercer County, Pennsylvania : its past and present : including its aboriginal history, its early settlement and development, a description of its historic and interesting localities, sketches of its boroughs, townships and villages, neighborhood and family histories, portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc. : also, a condensed history of Pennsylvania.
Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1888, 1208 pgs.
"Charles and Frances Reno came from Allegheny County and located on a farm on the east side of the Shenango, in the year 1798. The greater portion of East Sharon is built on this farm. They had twelve children, seven sons and five daughters, all of whom lived to hav families of their own. Three daughters, Mrs. Julia A. Trotter, Mrs. Jane Byers and Mrs. Amanda Christy, and two sons, C.L.P. Reno and W.N. Reno are still living. Charles Reno died November 4, 1840 and Frances, his wife, May 16, 1820. A grandson of Charles Reno, that is, a son of Lewis T. Reno, became prominent in military affairs. Reference is had to Maj. Gen. Jesse Lee Reno, who was born near Wheeling W. Va. in 1825; was appointed a cadet from Franklin, Penn., to West Point in 1842, graduated with honor in 1846; joined Scott's army in Mexico, where hd did valiant service; was made brigadier-general of volunteers in 1861, and did efficient service with Burnside in North Carolina, and McClellan in the Peninsula campaign in 1862; served with Pope in the second battle of Bull Run, and was finally killed in the battle of South Mountain, September 14, 1862.
From "Record of the Christy Family", p. 4: "They came to Western Pennsylvania in the year of 1798, settling on a farm bordering on the Shenango River, now Sharon, Pa."