65. Lewis RENEAU
was born on 30 Jan 1756 in Allegheny, PA. He died in 1795 in Sanduskytown,
, OH. He served in the military in Revolutionary War. He served in the military
in Revolutionary War. He has Ancestral File number 56CQ-38. He was probably
born in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA where his parents moved with their older
children after the new town was laid out by John Bayliss. Lewis Reno died in
an Indian raid known as "Crawford's Defeat" at Sanduskytown, Ohio in
1795. His daughter Mary chose Charles Reno as her guardian at her father's death.
It has been told that Lewis was killed by Wyandotte Indians during an expedition
in Ohio while serving under Col. William Crawford. Lt. John Stone, assisting
Lt. Reno off the field, was taken prisoner by the Indians and condemned to be
burned. Lt. Reno was wounded and when his friends wanted to carry him to safety
he begged them to leave him and save themselves. He was failing so fast from
loss of blood they knew he would die so they covered him with forest leaves to
prevent, if possible, the Indians finding him and mutilating his body. This battle
was called "Crawford's Defeat." In 1772 Lewis Rennoe is listed on Robinson
Ceek in Yohogainiz County, Virginia (presently Allegheny County, PA). The estate
settlement in Washington County, N.C. (became Tennessee in 1796) lists only a
daughter, but it is believed he had a son Lewis who may have died young. Garrett
Reasoner, husband of his niece, was named administrator of his estate. The May
1795 session of court relieved Garrett as administrator and appointed David Jobe.
He was married to Margaret EVANS on 27 Mar 1778 in , Washington, PA.
(1)(2) has Ancestral File number
D117-V1. Lewis RENEAU and Margaret EVANS had the following children:
(2) was born about 1779 in , Of Washington, PA. She has Ancestral
File number 157D-9Z9.