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64. Charles RENEAU (5)(1) (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. Elizabeth TIPTON(5) (6)(1) (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:

child+153 i. John RENO.
child+154 ii. Sarah RENEAU.
child155 iii. William RENO(5) (6)(1) (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.
child156 iv. Francis RENO(5) (6)(1) (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.
child+157 v. William RENO.
child+158 vi. Jonathan RENO.
child159 vii. James RENO(5) (6)(1) (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.
child+160 viii. Rebecca RENO.
child+161 ix. Benjamin RENO.
child+162 x. Mary RENO.
child163 xi. Joseph RENO(5) (6)(1) (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.
child+164 xii. Elizabeth RENO.
child+165 xiii. Lavina RENO.