64. Charles RENEAU
(2) was born on 14 Mar 1754 in Jonesboro,
Carter, Tennessee. He died on 4 Aug 1828 in Albany, Cumberland, KY. He was
buried in 6 Miles From Alb, , KY. He has Ancestral File number 4NK6-K1. Charles
Reno was in Washington County, North Carolina/Tennessee from 1788 through 1795.
Records show he was a Pvt. First Class, Capt. Charles Reed's 2nd Company, 4th
Battalion, Washington County (Pa) Militia in the Revolutionary War. He may have
received land in Washington County, Pa., for his service in the Revolutionary
War. No record has been found that Charles ever resided in Western Pennsylvania
after he was grown, or owned land there, even though his father and brothers
William, Benjamin, and Francis did. Charles was apparently a land speculator.
There are many recorded deeds running to and from him in Carter County, Tenn.,
and in Washington County, Tenn.
Charles is shown on "A Register of Members of Sinking Creek Baptist
Church, Book I to 1791" as being a member [Sketch of Sinking Creek Baptist
Church, by Fred F. Hinkle, Church Historian] . At one time he was "defellowshipped"
by the church for "arguing and leaving the church in a rude and angry manner"
but apparently he was later restored in good standing. "Record Book I, January
13, 1787 thru August 13, 1791," p. 10, says: "July the 01:1790 at a
monthly meeting met according appointment met to Gether and Proseeds Busnesses
as follows Charles Reno Requests a Coppy of his Excommunication and it is Granted
to him and that is for obscenting him Self from the Church and for Refussing
to hear the Church." [Sketch of Sinking reek Baptist Church, by fred F.
Hinkle, Church Historian] Charles was one of the "schoolmasters" of
Hughes School in the Sinking Creek Community. It is thought that he moved to
Muddy Creek area of Jefferson County, Tenn., and that Elizabeth died there.
When Charles' eldest son John moved to Albany, Kentucky (near the Tennessee-Kentucky
line), it appears he went with him, died there, and was buried there, but no
burial spot has been found. John and his cousin, John Harris Reno, went to Overton
County, Tenn. (now Pickett County) in 1788 and entered land there. Later John
Harris and his wife sold their land to cousin John.
Records of Sinking Creek Baptist Church, 13 Jan 1787 to 13 Aug 1791, list
as members Charles Reno, Elizabeth Tipton, Samuel Tipton, John Reno, Catherine
Reno, William Reno, and Frances Tipton. The records also mention a dispute involving
Jonathan Mulkey on 13 Apr 1794; and Sarah Reno found guilty of fornication on
13 Feb. 1796. Records for Carter County, TN show that Samuel Tipton sold land
in what is now the town of Elizabethton to Charles Reneau on Oct. 4, 1796, and
Joseph Tipton sold land to Charles on Jan. 20, 1806. About 1808 John Reno died
and left his farm to his son Charles, who sold it to Nathaniel Taylor.
In an article in The Colonial Genealogist, 1978, Vol. 9 No. 3, "The
Tiptons of Tennessee: an effort to straighten out the line", Dollye McAlister
Elliott presents evidence that Charles' wife Elizabeth Tipton was the daughter
of Jonathan Tipton and his third wife Elizabeth Adams, and the sister or half-sister
of Joseph Tipton and the half-sister of Colonel John Tipton.
He was married to Elizabeth TIPTON on 12 Oct 1772 in Jonesboro, Carter, Tennessee.
(2) was born in 1757 in Jonesboro, Carter, Tennessee. She died in
1822 in , Carter, TN. She has Ancestral File number 4NK6-L6. Charles RENEAU
and Elizabeth TIPTON had the following children:
(2) was born on 25 Nov 1775 in Shenandoah, Fredick, VA. He died on
31 Aug 1777 in Jonesboro, Carter, Tennessee. He was buried in Jonesboro, Carter,
Tennessee. He has Ancestral File number 4NK6-VK.
(2) was born on 17 Aug 1777 in Shenandoah, Fredick, VA. He died on
10 Sep 1777 in Allegheny, PA. He has Ancestral File number 4NK6-WQ.
(2) was born on 12 May 1782 in Shenandoah, Fredick, VA. He died on
10 Aug 1782 in Jonesboro, Carter, Tennessee. He has Ancestral File number 4NK7-07.
(2) was born on 5 Nov 1788 in Shenandoah, Fredick, VA. He died on
19 Aug 1806 in , Carter, TN. He has Ancestral File number 4NK7-4W.