Family bible, as described in letter from I. A. Reneau (appendix in Guy Reno 1972) has name spelled as Reneau.
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. John Reno
was also known as John Reneau. He was also known as John Renault. He was also known as Jean Reno. John Reno was born on 13 April 1715 at Stafford County, Virginia. John Reno was born on 13 April 1715 at Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia; Now Prince William County. He was the son of Lewis de Reynaud
and Anne (Unknown)
. John Reno married Susannah Thorn
, daughter of William Thorn
and Mary Peck
, on 7 November 1737. John Reno married Susannah Thorn
, daughter of William Thorn
and Mary Peck
, on 17 November 1737 at Virginia. John Reno 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 resided at at Frederick County, Virginia, on 5 March 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 March 1764. He died on 21 August 1771 at age 56. He died in 1790. He died in 1806 at Washington County, Tennessee. He died on 14 June 1806 at Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee, at age 91.