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Benjamin Reno

Also Known As: "Benjamin Renault"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: of, Manassas, Prince William, Virginia, USA
Death: July 19, 1783 (43)
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Reno and Susannah Reno
Husband of Jean Reno
Father of Charles Reno; Zachariah Reno; William Reno; Susanna Reno; Benjamin Reno and 1 other
Brother of Rev. William Lewis Reno; Margaret Reno; Sarah Rogers; John David Reno; Mary Susannah Calvin and 6 others
Half brother of Charles Reneau

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About Benjamin Reno

DAR Patriot Index - Volume III, page 2239. DAR Ancestor #: A095482

Reno, Benjamin: b 2-3-1740 PA d a 7-19-1783 PA m (1) Mrs. Jean/Jane (Bell) Savers Pvt PA


  • PLACEHOLDER NOTE* His Great Grandson was James E Hershey - who was also a great Grandson of Christian Hershey - a Private in the 3rd Battalion Lancaster County, PA Militia

Revolutionary War Service:

2ND BATT, WASHINGTON CO MILITIA

Taken from: http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/r/e/n/Gregg-A-Reno/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-08...


Benjamin Reno (son of John Reno and Susannah Thorn)873 was born February 03, 1739/40 in Prince William Co., VA873, and died July 1783 in Allegheny Co., PA.He married Jane Bell on November 22, 1766 in Allegheny Co., PA (Jane's third marriage)874, daughter of Robert Bell, Sr. and Agnes Fleming.

Includes NotesNotes for Benjamin Reno:

Note:Nearly all this information about the early Renos, including detailed descriptions, comes from "Genealogy of the Reno/Reneau Family in America, 1600-1920" by Steven G. Fancy and Sue Reneau Damewood.Their web site is:http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/ftm/f/a/n/Steven-G-Fancy/?Welc...

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Benjamin Reno was a private in the Pennsylvania regiment in the Revolutionary War.His will of July 9, 1793 was proven and on file in the court house in Washington Co., PA."History of Allegheny County" p. 397 says Benjamin came to county about 1765 and settled on Chartier's Creek opposite what is now called Bower's Hill. (Guy Reno ms. p. 37). According to a book "Hudiburgh Family 1650-1972" cited by Nichole Edmisten, Benjamin Reno bought 400 acres on the right bank of Charter's Creek in Washington County on a Viginia certificate in 1769.Shortly thereafter, John Reno and Lewis Reno acquired adjoining acreage on Charter's Creek by the same means.And in 1773, Lewis Clock and his wife Dolly, who was a Reno also, took up 400 acres nearby, on both sides of Robinson's Run.Thomas Hudiburgh, also of Hugeonot ancestry, married Dorothy Reno and settled here also.The families apparently joined the Peter's Creek Baptist Church which was established in 1773.His wife Jane (some records say Jean) was twice widowed; she was on an 1784 tax list for Washington Co., PA, which is now part of Allegheny Co. Benjamin's name appears in records of Yahogonia Co., PA in 1767 and 1777. His will written in his own writing and filed in Washington Co. reads as follows: "In the name of God Amen, I Benjamin Reno being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory and in my proper senses, therefore calling to mind the immortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men one to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament.And first I recommend my spirit to God and give it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the ? of my executors not doubting but at the resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God, and as touching such worthy estate as it hath pleased God to bless on me in this life I give demise and dispose of in the following like manner; and first, I do appoint and ordain my wife and my son William executors of this my last will and testabment, and I do also appoint William Bell my wife's brother as Guardian Executor over my son William till he comes of age.I leave and bequeath my whoe estate both real and personal in the hands of my beloved wife Jean Reno for the use of maintaining and raising my children and giving them regular education; this whole power invested in her during her widowhood investing and defending in my two step children John Savers and Liddie Savers their is a certain estate from their father many hands coming which I leave to their choice when they come to lawful age to have that and no more; or other ways to have an equal part of my whole estate both real and personal with the rest of my children if they shall make choice to have an equal part with the rest of my children when they come to lawful age then they shall give good and lawful recipts for their whole estates which is my hands coming to them from their father and when my children shall be grown up inclining to take their estate in their own hand to be their part to be appraised to them as she shall give it to them and at my wifes marriage or decease then my children is to have my whole estate equally divided among them allowing such just accounts and due credits being given by the Executor so that one shall not receive one penny more than another, to them their heirs and assigns forever.And I do hereby evoke disallow and disannul all other former wills legacies or bequeaths ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two.Benjamin Reno." --------------------------------------------------------------- From the Abstracts of Wills of Washington County: "Benjamin Reno, datated September 25, 1792, proved July 19, 1783; wife Jean; children, William and others not named; stepchildren, John and Lidda Savers; guardian over son William (a minor) my wife's brother William Bell;executors, wife Jean and son William; witness, Robert Johnson, Samuel Jeffery and Francis Reno." --------------------------------------------------------------- According to Lawrenece Reno (living): "If you are descended from Benjamin Reno (variously Renoe and Rennoe at least) then you are very closely related to my Reverend Francis Reno line.Benjamin (c. 1740) and Francis (1757) were obviously the closest of the 8 brothers.When all of the rest of the family, including their father John went South, the two of them stayed together at Chartiers Creek.Benjamin's wife was Jane (Bell, Saviers, Reno, Hultz).I think that they had 10 children, but Jane already had 2 children by her prior marriage to Charles Saviers, John and Lydia Saviers.John Saviers, Benjamin and Francis all fought in PA Militia units in the Revolution (thus qualifying for SAR and DAR for their descendants).Benjamin and John were present at a muster (rendezvous) call of the PA Militia We have a record that Benjamin attended a muster of his Militia unit for two months service on 1 May 1783 indicating that the Indians and Tories (and perhaps the British) were still active in SW PA at the time, even after Yorktown.Then, Benjamin's Will was probated in late July, 1783, so I am now guessing that he may have been killed in a skirmish since he was only about 42-43 years old.That is probably why the land was referred to as the "Widow's" when taken to patent in 1785.Benjamin's widow, Jane, I believe inherited the land.Benjamin, other Renos and most of the Chartiers Creek settlers were originally Virginians and entered the area when it was still disputed between VA and PA, and the boundary claims were not settled until about1785, with VA conceding the land to PA, but only if PA recognized the claims of the VA settlers, which did happen."[marcus_reno_tree.FTW] Benjamin Reno was a private in the Pennsylvania regiment in the Revolutionary War.His will of July 9, 1793 was proven and on file in the court house in Washington Co., PA."History of Alleghany County" p. 397 says Benjamin came to county about 1765 and settled on Chartier's Creek opposite what is now called Bower's Hill. (Guy Reno ms. p. 37).According to a book "Hudiburgh Family 1650-1972" cited by Nichole Edmisten, Benjamin Reno bought 400 acres on the right bank of Charter's Creek in Washington County on a Viginia certificate in 1769.Shortly thereafter, John Reno and Lewis Reno acquired adjoining acreage on Charter's Creek by the same means.And in 1773, Lewis Clock and his wife Dolly, who was a Reno also, took up 400 acres nearby, on both sides of Robinson's Run.Thomas Hudiburgh, also of Hugeonot ancestry, married Dorothy Reno and settled here also.The families apparently joined the Peter's Creek Baptist Church which was established in 1773.His wife Jane (some records say Jean) was twice widowed; she was on an 1784 tax list for Washington Co., PA, which is now part of Allegheny Co.Benjamin's name appears in records of Yahogonia Co., PA in 1767 and 1777. His will written in his own writing and filed in Washington Co. reads as follows: "In the name of God Amen, I Benjamin Reno being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory and in my proper senses, therefore calling to mind the immortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men one to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament.And first I recommend my spirit to God and give it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the ? of my executors not doubting but at the resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God, and as touching such worthy estate as it hath pleased God to bless on me in this life I give demise and dispose of in the following like manner; and first, I do appoint and ordain my wife and my son William executors of this my last will and testabment, and I do also appoint William Bell my wife's brother as Guardian Executor over my son William till he comes of age.I leave and bequeath my whoe estate both real and personal in the hands of my beloved wife Jean Reno for the use of maintaining and raising my children and giving them regular education; this whole power invested in her during her widowhood investing and defending in my two step children John Savers and Liddie Savers their is a certain estate from their father many hands coming which I leave to their choice when they come to lawful age to have that and no more; or other ways to have an equal part of my whole estate both real and personal with the rest of my children if they shall make choice to have an equal part with the rest of my children when they come to lawful age then they shall give good and lawful recipts for their whole estates which is my hands coming to them from their father and when my children shall be grown up inclining to take their estate in their own hand to be their part to be appraised to them as she shall give it to them and at my wifes marriage or decease then my children is to have my whole estate equally divided among them allowing such just accounts and due credits being given by the Executor so that one shall not receive one penny more than another, to them their heirs and assigns forever.And I do hereby evoke disallow and disannul all other former wills legacies or bequeaths ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two.Benjamin Reno." More About Benjamin Reno: Country (Facts Pg): VA, USA. Died 2: July 1783, Alleghany Co., PA.875 Military service: Private, Pennsylvania Regiment, Revolutionary War. Sources: Mil.. More About Benjamin Reno and Jane Bell: Marriage: November 22, 1766, Allegheny Co., PA (Jane's third marriage).876 Children of Benjamin Reno and Jane Bell are: +Charles Reno, b. June 10, 1769, Allegheny Co., PA, d. November 04, 1840, Mercer Co., PA. Susanna Reno, b. December 08, 1771, Washington Co., PA, d. date unknown. Sarah Reno, b. Aft. 1772, d. date unknown. Amanda Reno, b. Abt. 1773, d. date unknown. +Robert Reno, b. April 20, 1774, Washington Co., PA, d. April 19, 1848, Beaver Co., Pa. Francis Reno, b. Abt. 1775, d. date unknown. +Zachariah Reno, b. December 07, 1776, Washington Co., PA, d. April 22, 1861, Allegheny Co., PA; buried Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Benjamin Reno, b. January 27, 1779, Chartiers Creek, Washington Co., PA, d. Aft. 1840. Louis H. Reno, b. 1782877, d. date unknown. +William Reno, b. September 02, 1767, Allegheny Co., PA, d. 1824, fell while building bridge over Big Beaver River878.

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Benjamin Reno's Timeline

1740
February 3, 1740
of, Manassas, Prince William, Virginia, USA
1767
September 2, 1767
1769
June 10, 1769
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
1776
December 7, 1776
Chartiers Township, Washington County, PA, United States
1783
July 19, 1783
Age 43
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
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