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Nicknames: "Reneau", "Reno", "Rhyno", "Renauld", "Rennoe"
Birthplace: Prince William, Virginia
Death: Died in Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee, USA
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About John Reno (Reneau)

John Reno was born on the Patent of 1710 obtained by Lewis Reno from Clermont Chevalle, at the confluence of theOccoquain River with Broad Run in Prince William Co., VA. He was living there in 1749 when Faquier Co. was formed out of Prince William Co. There are records of him living in Frederick Co. in 1758 and 1760. On Mar. 5, 1764, he and wife Susannah "of Frederick County" sold land in Prince William Co. to William French, except 1/2 acre for the graveyard described as land left him by his father Lewis Reno (Prince William Co. Deed Book Q, pp. 147, 165). The witnesses to this land sale were Lewis, Francis, Elizabeth, and Laurence Reno. (Nothing is known about this Laurence or Lauroner Reno [writing difficult to read]). Also in 1764, John and Susannah purchased 293 acres on Patterson Creek from Christian and Elizabeth Long. In 1764, John Reno also transferred 600 acres on Patterson Creek, Hampshire Co., VA (formerly part of Frederick Co.) with other transfers listed in 1769, 1770, and 1771. John Reno and his wife appear in land records of Hampshire County in 1761, 1762, 1764, 1765, 1769, 1770, and 1771. About 1772 after the death of Susannah he apparently moved with all of his children except George and Thomas, who remained in Hampshire County, to Chartier's Creek valley in Washington County, PA (later became Allegheny County). Between 1784 and 1787, John Reno and nine of his children (all except Benjamin, who died about 1782, and Francis who remained in PA) moved to Washington Co., North Carolina, which later became Carter Co., TN, and where he died about 1808.

John and his family were among the first settlers of Sinking Creek in Carter Co., TN. Prior to 1776, due to strained relations between the Americans and the British, the British provided the Indians with arms, ammunition and merchandise and in return the Indians harassed the frontier settlements. The Indians were constantly burning, pillaging, and massacring pioneers near the Watauga Settlement where the Renos first lived.

During the State of Franklin controversy in Tennessee between Colonel John Tipton and Colonel John Sevier, we find the following: "I hereby give Publick Notice, that there will be an election held the third Friday in August next, at John Rennoe's, near the Sickamore Sholes where Charles Robertson formerly lived, to choose members to represent Washington county in the General Assembly of North Carolina, agreeable to an Act of Assembly, in that case made and provided, where due attendance will given per me." Colonel Tipton was, by his oath as representative of the North Carolina law in the Washington District of North Carolina, opposed to the treasonable act of establishing the State of Franklin which was being organized under Colonel John Sevier. As John Reno had both Sevier and Tipton daughter-in-laws and this conflict had broken out into an armed one, John's situation must have been acute. However, as we see by the advertisement dated July 19, 1786, quoted above from Ramsey's "Annals of Tennessee", page 338, John Reno must have sided with Colonel John Tipton, whose sister (or niece) was married to Reno's son Charles.

"Sicamore Scholes" was on the Watauga River, near the site where the first cabin built by white men in Tennessee Country was erected in 1768. From 1787, John and Charles Reno are found in the tax lists for Washington County, Tennessee (North Carolina). (East Tennessee Genealogical Magazine, Vols. 34, p. 126, and 35, p. 108, et seq.)

On 14 June 1806, John Reno made his will: "In the name of God amen - I, John Reno, being weake in body but of perfect mind and memory Blessed God, and Calling to Mind the Mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die - doe Make Constitute and ordain this to be My Last Will and testament - in Maner and form following - that is to say after all just debts being paid at the discretion of my Executors - I first will and bequeath unto my beloved son William Reno twenty five cents - to my Beloved Benjamin Reno I also Will and Bequeath twenty five cents - to my beloved daughter Sarah Rodgers I also will and bequeath twenty five cents - to my son John Reno I will and bequeath twenty five cents - to my beloved daughter Mary Calvin twenty five cents - to my beloved son George Reno twenty five cents - to my beloved son Lewis Reno twenty five cents - to my beloved son Francis Reno twenty five cents - to my beloved daughter Margaret Vance twenty five cents - and to my beloved son Charles Reno I will and bequeath all and everything belonging to me of every kind, or spacious of property whatsoever of any kind belonging to me. I and doe make constitute and appoint the aforesaid Charles Reno sole Executor to the same, in witness whereof I have this fourteenth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and six and in the presence of these witnesses acknowledge this to be My Last Will and testament Together with my Hand and Seal annexed to the same." Witnesses were John Dunlap, William Lacey, and Samuel Tipton (Original Wills, File No. 2, p. 679, Office of County Court Clerk, Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee; Virginia Magazine of History, vol. 9, p. 12; Tyler's Quarterly, vol. 4.)

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~reynaud/reneau/d163.htm

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John RENO(5) (206)(4) (2) was born on Apr 13 1715 in Manassas, Prince, William, Virginia. He was born on Apr 13 1715 in Manassas, Prince, William, Virginia. He died on Jun 14 1806 in Elizabethton, Carter County, TN. He has Ancestral File number 4NK6-MC.

Parents: Lewis RENO and [BTB] Ann WATERS.

He was married to Mary Susannah THORNE on Nov 17 1737 in Greenbrier, Vale, VA.

Children were: Reverend William RENEAU, Benjamin RENEAU, Margaret RENEAU, Sarah RENEAU, John David RENEAU, Mary RENEAU, George RENEAU, Charles RENEAU, Lewis RENEAU, Reverand Francis RENEAU, Thomas RENEAU, Margaret RENEAU.

John Reno was born on the Patent of 1710 obtained by Lewis Reno from Clermont Chevalle, at the confluence of theOccoquain River with Broad Run in Prince William Co., VA. He was living there in 1749 when Faquier Co. was formed out of Prince William Co. There are records of him living in Frederick Co. in 1758 and 1760. On Mar. 5, 1764, he and wife Susannah "of Frederick County" sold land in Prince William Co. to William French, except 1/2 acre for the graveyard described as land left him by his father Lewis Reno (Prince William Co. Deed Book Q, pp. 147, 165). The witnesses to this land sale were Lewis, Francis, Elizabeth, and Laurence Reno. (Nothing is known about this Laurence or Lauroner Reno [writing difficult to read]). Also in 1764, John and Susannah purchased 293 acres on Patterson Creek from Christian and Elizabeth Long. In 1764, John Reno also transferred 600 acres on Patterson Creek, Hampshire Co., VA (formerly part of Frederick Co.) with other transfers listed in 1769, 1770, and 1771. John Reno and his wife appear in land records of Hampshire County in 1761, 1762, 1764, 1765, 1769, 1770, and 1771. About 1772 after the death of Susannah he apparently moved with all of his children except George and Thomas, who remained in Hampshire County, to Chartier's Creek valley in Washington County, PA (later became Allegheny County). Between 1784 and 1787, John Reno and nine of his children (all except Benjamin, who died about 1782, and Francis who remained in PA) moved to Washington Co., North Carolina, which later became Carter Co., TN, and where he died about 1808.

John and his family were among the first settlers of Sinking Creek in Carter Co., TN. Prior to 1776, due to strained relations between the Americans and the British, the British provided the Indians with arms, ammunition and merchandise and in return the Indians harassed the frontier settlements. The Indians were constantly burning, pillaging, and massacring pioneers near the Watauga Settlement where the Renos first lived.

During the State of Franklin controversy in Tennessee between Colonel John Tipton and Colonel John Sevier, we find the following: "I hereby give Publick Notice, that there will be an election held the third Friday in August next, at John Rennoe's, near the Sickamore Sholes where Charles Robertson formerly lived, to choose members to represent Washington county in the General Assembly of North Carolina, agreeable to an Act of Assembly, in that case made and provided, where due attendance will given per me." Colonel Tipton was, by his oath as representative of the North Carolina law in the Washington District of North Carolina, opposed to the treasonable act of establishing the State of Franklin which was being organized under Colonel John Sevier. As John Reno had both Sevier and Tipton daughter-in-laws and this conflict had broken out into an armed one, John's situation must have been acute. However, as we see by the advertisement dated July 19, 1786, quoted above from Ramsey's "Annals of Tennessee", page 338, John Reno must have sided with Colonel John Tipton, whose sister (or niece) was married to Reno's son Charles.

"Sicamore Scholes" was on the Watauga River, near the site where the first cabin built by white men in Tennessee Country was erected in 1768. From 1787, John and Charles Reno are found in the tax lists for Washington County, Tennessee (North Carolina). (East Tennessee Genealogical Magazine, Vols. 34, p. 126, and 35, p. 108, et seq.)

On 14 June 1806, John Reno made his will: "In the name of God amen - I, John Reno, being weake in body but of perfect mind and memory Blessed God, and Calling to Mind the Mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die - doe Make Constitute and ordain this to be My Last Will and testament - in Maner and form following - that is to say after all just debts being paid at the discretion of my Executors - I first will and bequeath unto my beloved son William Reno twenty five cents - to my Beloved Benjamin Reno I also Will and Bequeath twenty five cents - to my beloved daughter Sarah Rodgers I also will and bequeath twenty five cents - to my son John Reno I will and bequeath twenty five cents - to my beloved daughter Mary Calvin twenty five cents - to my beloved son George Reno twenty five cents - to my beloved son Lewis Reno twenty five cents - to my beloved son Francis Reno twenty five cents - to my beloved daughter Margaret Vance twenty five cents - and to my beloved son Charles Reno I will and bequeath all and everything belonging to me of every kind, or spacious of property whatsoever of any kind belonging to me. I and doe make constitute and appoint the aforesaid Charles Reno sole Executor to the same, in witness whereof I have this fourteenth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and six and in the presence of these witnesses acknowledge this to be My Last Will and testament Together with my Hand and Seal annexed to the same." Witnesses were John Dunlap, William Lacey, and Samuel Tipton (Original Wills, File No. 2, p. 679, Office of County Court Clerk, Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee; Virginia Magazine of History, vol. 9, p. 12; Tyler's Quarterly, vol. 4.)

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~reneau/Reneau/reneau/d163.htm#P438

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  1. About 1773 after the death of his wife Susannah he moved with all the children except George and Thomas, who remained in Hampshire Co., to Chartier's Creek valley in Washington co. Pa. In between 1784 and 1786, john, and 9 children removed to Washington co. N.C. which later became Tennessee.John and his family were among the first settlers of Sinking Creek in Carter Co. Tn. Prior to 1776,due to strained relations between the Americans and British, the British provided the Indians with firearms in return the Indians harassed the frontier settlements.The Indians were constantly burning and harassing the pioneers near the Watauga Settlement where the Renos first lived. During the State of Franklin controversy in Tn between Col John Tipton and Col John Sevier we find the following:"I hereby give publick Notice ,that there will be an election held the 3rd Friday of aug next, at john Rennoe's, near the Sickamore Sholes where Charles Robertson formerly lived, to choose members to represent Washington Co., in the Gen Assembly of N.C., agreeable to an Act of Assembly, in that case made and provided, where due attendance will be given per me" 19 Jul 1786. John Reno sided with Col John tipton, whose sister was married to Reno's son Charles. Lydia Saviers was not relative to to John Saviers-an errooneous assumption was made that John Reno had both Sevier and Tipton dau-in-laws. Sicamore Scholes was on the Watauga River,near the site where the first cabin built by white men in Tn was erected in 1768. 2 3
  2. Change Date: 10 Feb 2005 at 00:00:00
  3. Bequeth to my beloved son William Reno 25 cents-to my beloved Benjamin reno 25 cents-to my beloved dau Sarah Rogers 25 cents, John Reno 25 cents,mary Calvin 25 cents,George Reno 25 cents,Lewis Reno 25 cents,Francis Reno 25 cents,Thomas reno 25 cents,margaret Vance 25 cents, and to my beloved son Charles Reno I will and bequeath all and everything belongong to me of every kind, or spacious of property whatsoever of any kind belonging to me nad i do make Charles Reno sole Executor to the same. Whit are; John Dunlap,William Lacey,Samuel Tipton.Original Wills,file #2,pg 679,Office od County Court Clerk, Elizabethton, Carter Co., Tn.
  4. Title: Tax Lists

Page: Washington co., N.C.-1787

Note: John and Charles are both listed on tax rolls

Born on the Patent of 1710 obtained by Lewis Reno from Clermont Chevalle, at the confluence of the Occoquain River with Broad Run in Prince William Co., VA. Was living there when Faquier Co. was formed out of Prince William Co. in 1749. Records of him living in Frederick Co. (NJ) in 1758 and 1760. (Reno Family Tree by Marshall H. Reno). On Mar. 5, 1764, he and wife Susannah "of Frederick County" sold land in Prince William Co. to William French, except 1/2 acre for the graveyard described as land left him by his father Lewis Reno (Prince William Co. Deed Book Q, pp. 147, 165). In 1764, John Reneau also transferred 600 acres on Patterson's Creek, Hampshire Co., VA with other transfers listed in 1769, 1770, and 1771.

Between 1784 and 1787, John Reno and nine of his children moved to Washington Co., which later became Carter Co., TN, and where he died. Family is described in detail in manuscripts on Reno family by Guy Reno and Sherman Reno.

The following was contributed by Daniel Seelye, SeelyeDan@classic.msn.com: JOHN RENO/RENEAU, removed to Tennessee Country with a number of his children and, during the State of Franklin controversy there between Colonel JOHN TIPTON and Colonel JOHN SEVIER, we find the following: "I hereby give public notice that there will be an election held the 3rd Friday in August next at JOHN RENNOE's near Sickamore Sholes where Charles Robertson formerly lived to choose members to represent Washington County in General Assembly of North Carolina...'." Colonel Tipton was, by his oath as representative of the North Carolina law in the Washington District of North Carolina, opposed to the treasonable act of establishing the State of Franklin which was being organized under Colonel, later General, John Sevier. As JOHN RENO had both Sevier and Tipton daughter- in-laws and this conflict had broken out into an armed one, John's situation must have been acute. However, as we see by the advertisement dated July 19,

1786, quoted above from Ramsey's "Annals of Tennessee", page 338, JOHN RENO must have sided with Colonel John Tipton, whose sister (or niece) was married to Reno's son Charles. "Sicamore Scholes" was on the Watauga River, near the site where the first cabin built by white men in Tennessee Country was erected in 1768. From 1787, John and Charles Reno/Reneau are found in the tax lists for Washington County, Tennessee (North Carolina). (East Tennessee Genealogical Magazine, Vols. 34, p. 126, and 35, p. 108, et seq.)

On 14 June 1806, John Reno made his will, witnessed by JOHN DUNLAP, WILLIAM LACEY, and SAMUEL TIPTON (son of Colonel John Tipton and husband of Susannah Reneau, daughter of the Reverend William Reneau, see above). In this will, he mentions his sons WILLIAM RENO, BENJAMIN RENO, JOHN RENO, GEORGE RENO, LEWIS RENO, FRANCIS RENO, THOMAS RENO, and CHARLES, who was residuary legatee, and daughters SARAH RODGERS, MARY CALVIN, MARGARET VANCE; CHARLES is named executor, (Original Wills, File No. 2, Office of County Court Clerk, Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee; Virginia Magazine of History, vol. 9, p. 12; Tyler's Quarterly, vol. 4.). Some of John and Susannah's children moved into Pennsylvania and settled there. He was also known as John Reneau. He was also known as John Renault. He was also known as Jean Reno. He 293 acres of Land in Hampshire County, VA in 1761. He 160 acres in Hampshire County, VA in 1762. He sold land 600 acres on Paterson's creek, Hampshire County, VA.

Other transfers occuredin 1769, 1771, and 1771 in 1764. He sold land to William French land which was bequeathe to said John Reno by his father Lewis Reno deceased except one-half acred which is the family grave yard. Recorded in Prince William County, VA on 5-Mar-1764. He resided at at Frederick County, Virginia, on 5-Mar-1764.

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John Reno's Timeline

1715
April 13, 1715
Prince William, Virginia
1737
November 17, 1737
Age 22
Prince William, VA, USA
1739
February 9, 1739
Age 23
Prince William, Virginia, United States
1740
February 3, 1740
Age 24
of, Manassas, Prince William, Virginia, USA
1746
April 16, 1746
Age 31
of, Manassas, Prince William, Virginia, USA
1751
September 1, 1751
Age 36
Prince William, Virginia, United States
1754
March 14, 1754
Age 38
Prince William, Virginia
1760
April 4, 1760
Age 44
Frederick, Virgina Colony
1762
September 21, 1762
Age 47
TN, USA
1806
June 14, 1806
Age 91
Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee, USA