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Charles Reno

Male 1754 - 1828  (74 years)


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  1. 1.  Charles Reno was born 14 Mar 1754, Prince William Co, Virginia (son of John Thomas Reno and Susannah Thorn); died 4 Aug 1828, Clinton Co, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Thomas Reno was born 13 Apr 1715, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia (son of Lewis Renaud (Reno), Jr. and Anne (..) Reynaud (Reno)); died 1808, Sinking Creek, Elizabethtown, Carter Co, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1760, Prince William Co, Virginia; Tax Rolls
    • Will: 14 Jun 1806, Elizabethton, Carter Co, Tennessee

    Notes:

    description: 6 ft 3 in 180 pounds,
    dark complected, shy and quiet





    In 1755, he and his brother Thomas inherited equal portions of his 243 acre parcel of land in Prince William County. In about 1760 John and his wife and children moved to Hampshire County, Virginia on the western side of the Appaachian Mountains, which is near what is now Romney, West Virginia. It used to be a part of Frederick County until the boundary changed during the French and Indian War in 1754. In 1761 he purchases 293 acres which was Lot 2, north of Patterson Creek Manor parcels. In about 1773 (after his wife died), he and most of his children moved north to Washington County (presently Allegheny County) in Pennsylvania to an area known as the Chartier's Creek Valley. About 10 or 12 years later he and most of his children moved to Washington County, North Carolina and then on the Carter County, Tennessee and he became one of the first settlers in the Sinking Creek area. This area had once been a part of the temporary state of Franklin which was formed without proper permission from the government. John lived at Sinking Creek until his death 23 years later.

    John may have operated a tavern (hotel/restaurant/livery) at Sycamore Shoals near Elizabethtown, Tennessee which was an early meetingpace for making treaties with the Indians and for conducting business concerning the operation of the state of Franklin.

    "Genealogy of the Reno/Reneau Family in America, 1600-1930"
    Author: Sue Reneau Damewood and Steven Fancy

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wilde_tree-1&id=I6515

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    On 8 April 1763 "RENO &c. agt. THORN. John RENO &c Complainants agt. John THORN, Defendant. In Chancery. The Complainants filed their Bill and on the motion of the Deft. Time is given him untill next Court to answer the same." [From abstract by Ruth and Sam Sparacio]

    This appears to be a chancery (equity) suit to determine shares of an estate, apparently the estate of William THORN. We are not necessarily talking about land here. There could very well be personal property (slaves, livestock, household goods, financial paper) that would need to be divided among all William THORN's children. The RENOs are suing the heir-at-law to recover their share. Primogeniture determines that land would descend to the eldest son (the heir at law), but personal property should be divided equally among all the decedent's children, male and female. This suit certainly suggests that Susannah RENO had a claim on that estate.

    http://www.conovergenealogy.com/famous-p/p1471.htm#i73546

    Census:
    Name: Thomas Reno
    State: VA
    County: Prince William County
    Township: Rental Rolls
    Year: 1760
    Record Type: Rent Role
    Database: VA Early Census Index

    also his brothers:
    Francis Renno
    John Renno
    Lewis Jun. Reno

    Will:
    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_cont_.htm

    John married Susannah Thorn 17 Nov 1737, Prince William Co, Virginia. Susannah (daughter of William Thorn and Mary Lawson (Larson)) was born 17 Nov 1719, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia; died 29 Aug 1771, Hampshire Co, West Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Susannah Thorn was born 17 Nov 1719, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia (daughter of William Thorn and Mary Lawson (Larson)); died 29 Aug 1771, Hampshire Co, West Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Other-Begin: 8 Apr 1763, Prince William Co, Virginia

    Notes:

    Susannah Thorn Reno had a detailed family Bible where she recorded her children's births, etc. and the names of her parents. She referred to her mother as Mary Orear, so (as I understand it) Reno researchers for years assumed it was her maiden name. Not so." Donna has since found documents indicating that Mary was the daughter of Robert Peck.

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3187492&id=I0071

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    Susannah's mother's maiden name was probably Mary Peck, daughter of Robert Peck. She married first John Orear, and then William Thorn. Donna Sarchet (sarchet@texasonline.net) found a 1733 deed in King George Co., VA where William Thorn and his wife Mary, "relict of John Orea of Prince William County, VA", and Margaret Glasscock (daughter of John Orea and Mary Orea Thorn) and her husband John Glasscock, sell land to Cornelius McCarty. This land is stated in the deed to have been owned by John Orea before his death. In 1708, Robert Peck and his wife Margaret granted a lifetime lease on this same piece of and to John and Mary Orea "of Stafford Co., VA" on behalf of John and Mary's daughter Margaret, who later married John Glasscock. Robert Peck says that this transaction is for "the love, goodwill, and affection which I have and bare towards my loving friend, Margaret Oriar, daughter to John and Mary Oriar". One source says that Susannah Thorn was born in New England, but there is no evidence for this, and all of the records for William Thorn and his wife Mary in the early 1700s have them in or near Stafford or Prince William County, VA. According to Boddie's Historic Southern Families, Susanna died at Patterson's Creek, VA and may have been killed by Indians. Her name last appears in land records for Hampshire Co., VA in 1772, and it is thought that her husband moved to Pennsylvania about 1772-1773 after her death.

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



    Other-Begin:
    William Thorn married Sarah (Unknown) circa 1747 at Prince William County, Virginia. William Thorn died in 1761 at Prince William County, Virginia. On 8 April 1763 "RENO &c. agt. THORN. John RENO &c Complainants agt. John THORN, Defendant. In Chancery. The Complainants filed their Bill and on the motion of the Deft. Time is given him untill next Court to answer the same." [From abstract by Ruth and Sam Sparacio]

    This appears to be a chancery (equity) suit to determine shares of an estate, apparently the estate of William THORN. We are not necessarily talking about land here. There could very well be personal property (slaves, livestock, household goods, financial paper) that would need to be divided among all William THORN's children. The RENOs are suing the heir-at-law to recover their share. Primogeniture determines that land would descend to the eldest son (the heir at law), but personal property should be divided equally among all the decedent's children, male and female. This suit certainly suggests that Susannah RENO had a claim on that estate.

    http://www.conovergenealogy.com/famous-p/p1471.htm#i73546

    Children:
    1. William Lewis Reno was born 9 Feb 1738, Prince William Co, Virginia; died Abt 1798, Sevier Co, Tennessee.
    2. Benjamin Reno was born Mar 1739, Prince William Co, Virginia; died Jul 1783, Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
    3. Margaret Reno was born 9 Mar 1741, Prince William Co, Virginia; died 9 Mar 1741, Prince William Co, Virginia.
    4. Sarah Reno was born 15 Jun 1744, Prince William Co, Virginia; died 11 Dec 1820, Tennessee.
    5. John David Reno was born 16 Apr 1756, Prince William Co, Virginia; died 1839, Sommerville (Morgan), Alabama.
    6. Mary Susannah Reno was born 6 Nov 1748, Prince William Co, Virginia; died 6 Nov 1748, Prince William Co, Virginia.
    7. George W. Reno was born 1 Sep 1751, Prince William Co, Virginia; died 7 Apr 1834, Switzerland Co, Indiana.
    8. 1. Charles Reno was born 14 Mar 1754, Prince William Co, Virginia; died 4 Aug 1828, Clinton Co, Kentucky.
    9. Lewis Reno was born 30 Jan 1756, Winchester, Frederick Co, Virginia; died 6 Jul 1782, Sanduskytown, Ohio.
    10. Francis Reno was born 7 Feb 1757, Frederick Co, Virginia; died 12 Aug 1838, Beaver, Rochester Co, Pennsylvania.
    11. Thomas Reno was born 4 Apr 1760, Frederick Co, Virginia; died Aft 4 Feb 1842, Harrison Co, Indiana.
    12. Margaret Reno was born 21 Sep 1762, Frederick Co, Virginia; died 16 Oct 1850, Industry Twp, McDonough Co, Illinois.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Lewis Renaud (Reno), Jr. was born 22 Jul 1676, Valance Dauphin, Basses-Alpes, France (son of Lewis Reynaud (Reno), Sr. and Ann De La Croix); died 27 Jan 1755, Manassas, Prince William Co, Virginia; was buried 28 Jan 1755, Prince William Co, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Property: 25 Feb 1700, Stafford Co, Virginia; 100 acres from John Allen
    • Property: 7 Jun 1707, Stafford Co, Virginia ; Ursula Allen
    • Residence: 1723, Dettingen, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia
    • Property: 16 Jul 1728, Stafford Co, Virginia
    • Will: 27 Jan 1755, Prince William Co, Virginia

    Notes:

    Louis was a Huguenot who was encouraged by Nicholas Hayward to come to the Virginia colony. It appears that after Louis had escaped religious perscution in France and come to Engand, he was given money to settle in Virginia by the English crown 8 September 1687. This is shown on a bounty award given him and his brother Benjamin and their families. It appears that he arrived in Virginia between July and October of 1688. He travelled with his wife and children and also with his brother Benjamin and his wife and children.

    A little over 10 years after arriving in Virginia, Lewis purchased 100 acres of land from a man by the name of John Allen 25 February 1700. For this he paid 2100 pounds of tobacco. I don't know where he got the tobacco from, unless maybe he had been farming rented land prior to buying his own farm.


    In 1711 and 1712, he (perhaps son Louis; the father would be quite elderly by now) acquired much larger tracts of land in partership with others. Louis may have lived on Broad Run near Bristow. His home may have been a three story structure with slave quarters in a separate building. During the civil war, the Union army forced the slaves to burn down their quarters and then leave the premesis. There was once a secret staircase leading from the cellar to the water level of the well, so that the family members could get water safely without Indians seeing them. The home was once used as a hospital during the Civil War.

    "Genealogy of the Reno/Reneau Family in America, 1600-1930"
    Author: Sue Reneau Damewood and Steven Fancy

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wilde_tree-1&id=I6484

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    Lewis Reynaud, whose name appears as the anglicized version Renoe, Rennoe, or Reno in early Stafford County, Virginia records, had to have been under 21 years of age on October 10, 1688 when he was included in the Letter of Denization granted his parents, but he must have been at least 21 in February 1700 when he acquired land in Virginia, thus fixing his birth before 1678.

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

    Property:
    Lewis Reno acquired his first 100 acres of land from John Allen on February 25, 1700 for 2100 pounds of tobacco "to me in hand paid or promised to be paid" (Stafford County Deed Book Z, p. 73-74). This land had been purchased by John Allen and his brother William Allen from Augustine Kneaton, and was "situate and lying between the Rocky Run and Austins Run in Acquia". John and William Allen signed a Deed of Division for the parcel (witnessed by Lewis Reno) just prior to John Allen selling his portion to Lewis Reno. On March 9, 1705, John Allen confirmed the deed to Lewis Reno, "the 2100 pounds of tobacco having been fully paid" (Stafford Co. Book Z, p.309). A later land record by John Allen's brother, William Allen, mentions "a tract of land sold by my brother John Allen to Lewis Renoe a Frenchman of Westmoreland County". Stafford County was formed out of part of Westmoreland County, and Prince William County was later formed from part of Stafford County.

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



    Property:
    On June 7, 1707, Ursula Allen, "wife of John Allen of the County of Stafford", granted power of attorney to Nathaniel Pope to "acknowledge in Stafford County Court a certain tract of land granted by sale by my said husband Lewis Renoe in the same County the 9th day of March 1705 giving and granting unto my said attorney my whole power of authority in and about the premis to acknowledge in Court my right of Dower of the said land...". (Stafford Co. Book Z p.372).\

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

    Residence:
    According to the 1723 Virginia Tobacco Lists, brothers Henry and Gabriel Moffett were living in the household of Lewis Reno in 1723 in Dettingen Parish. Frank Moffett wrote the following based on his research of these tobacco lists: "This was a census which was taken to allocate the number of tobacco plants which each male would be allowed to plant, as there was a tobacco glut, and the price was suffering. Sort of a colonial version of FDR's "Land Bank" program, wherein farmers were paid not to grow crops, etc. The brothers Henry (sometimes recorded as Heinrich) Moffett and Gabriel were listed in the household of Lewis Reno, a Huguenot, along with Reno sons, in Dettingen Parish, the location of which is now in Prince William County (then Stafford County).

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

    Property:
    William Forster/Foster, 16 Jul 1728-31 Aug 1728; 219 acres on Winter's Branch; adjacent his own land, Lewis Renoe, Lewis Tacquet, Clement Sabyla, John Savage, John Adams. Surv. John Warner.


    Will:
    Lewis Reno's will was probated on November 27, 1754, with his sons Lewis Reno and Thomas Reno named as executors. They presented his will in Court on January 27, 1755 and signed a bond, both spelling their name Reno (PW Co. Court Order Book 1754-1755, p. 181). On August 26, 1755 they reported an inventory and appraisal of his estate, but the detailed records have been lost or destroyed as has his will and any record of his marriage.

    Lewis married Anne (..) Reynaud (Reno) Abt 1701, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia. Anne was born Abt 1680; died Aft 1720, of, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Anne (..) Reynaud (Reno) was born Abt 1680; died Aft 1720, of, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia.
    Children:
    1. Thomas Reno was born Abt 1702, Prince William Co, Virginia; died 24 Dec 1777, Dentingen Parish, Prince William Co, Virginia.
    2. Margaret Reno was born Abt 1704, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia; died Aft 1710.
    3. Sarah Reno was born Abt 1707, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia; died Aft 1710.
    4. Lewis Reno, Jr. was born Abt 1710, Manassas, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia; died Sep 1774, Prince William Co, Virginia.
    5. Judith Reno was born Abt 1711, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia; died Aft 1764, Prince William Co, Virginia.
    6. Francis Reno was born Abt 1710, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia; died Aft 1787, Prince William Co, Virginia.
    7. 2. John Thomas Reno was born 13 Apr 1715, Stafford Co (now Prince William Co), Virginia; died 1808, Sinking Creek, Elizabethtown, Carter Co, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Lewis Reynaud (Reno), Sr. was born Abt 1635, Angoumois, Bordeaux, France (son of Louis de Renaud (Reno)); died Aft 1710, Prince William Co, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 8 Sep 1687, France
    • Emigration: 1688, Stafford Co, Virginia

    Notes:

    He and his wife and children were given a letter of denization 25 March 1688 which I think allowed them to leave France. He and his brother Benjamin and their wives and children were sent to Virginia by Nicholas Hayward to colonize it. The English crown paid them to go.


    Louis was a Huguenot who was encouraged by Nicholas Hayward to come to the Virginia colony. It appears that after Louis had escaped religious perscution in France and come to Engand, he was given money to settle in Virginia by the English crown 8 September 1687. This is shown on a bounty award given him and his brother Benjamin and their families. It appears that he arrived in Virginia between July and October of 1688. He travelled with his wife and children and also with his brother Benjamin and his wife and children.

    A little over 10 years after arriving in Virginia, Lewis purchased 100 acres of land from a man by the name of John Allen 25 February 1700. For this he paid 2100 pounds of tobacco. I don't know where he got the tobacco from, unless maybe he had been farming rented land prior to buying his own farm.

    In 1711 and 1712, he (perhaps his son Louis; the father would be quite elderly by now) acquired much larger tracts of land in partership with others. Louis may have lived on Broad Run near Bristow. His home may have been a three story structure with slave quarters in a separate building. During the civil war, the Union army forced the slaves to burn down their quarters and then leave the premesis. There was once a secret staircase leading from the cellar to the water level of the well, so that the family members could get water safely without Indians seeing them. The home was once used as a hospital during the Civil War.

    "Genealogy of the Reno/Reneau Family in America, 1600-1930"
    Author: Sue Reneau Damewood and Steven Fancy

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    Louis and and his wife, Anne de la Croix, are known to have attended the baptism of Anne Flauhaut at Canterbury on September 22, 1695 (The Reno Family, William L. Reno; Hug. Society Publ. Vol. 5). They may have remained in England after this time, as no further record of them in the colonies can be found. However, their son Lewis remained in Virginia and is the direct ancestor of thousands of Renos and Reneaus.


    Immigration:
    A bounty award from the English crown dated September 8, 1687 reads "To severall ye intended for ye West Indies" ... "To Lewis Reynaud of Angoumois, his wife and eight children for tools and others necessaries things to go to Virginia" granted 8 pounds; and "To Nichlos Hayward notary for ye passage to Virginia of Lewis Reynaud, Anne his wife, Francis, Lewis, Mary and Sara Reynaud their children, and Benjamin Reynaud, Mary his wife, Marianne and Mary their children, and John de la Chaumette" granted 33 pounds. And "To Lewis Reynaud and his family for supply" granted 2 pounds.



    Emigration:
    The voyage to Virginia from London took about 13 weeks, so he probably arrived in the Northern Neck of Virginia between July and October, 1688 with his family and his uncle Benjamin and his family.

    Lewis married Ann De La Croix Abt 1655, France. Ann was born Abt 1635, France; died Aft 1740, Prince William Co, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Ann De La Croix was born Abt 1635, France; died Aft 1740, Prince William Co, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. Francis Reynaud (Reno) was born Abt 1663, France; died Aft 1687, of, Stafford Co, Virginia.
    2. Sara Reynaud (Reno) was born Abt 1665, France; died Aft 1687, of, Stafford Co, Virginia.
    3. Mary Reynaud (Reno) was born Abt 1670, France; died Aft 1687, of, Stafford Co, Virginia.
    4. 4. Lewis Renaud (Reno), Jr. was born 22 Jul 1676, Valance Dauphin, Basses-Alpes, France; died 27 Jan 1755, Manassas, Prince William Co, Virginia; was buried 28 Jan 1755, Prince William Co, Virginia.


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