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Biography: John Harris Reno/Reneau born December 2, 1764

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Lawrence County, Alabama


John Harris Reno was born December 2, 1864, to Rev. William Lewis Reno and Catherine Butler. He married Malinda Rodgers (b. Oct. 12, 1767- d.1847) in Alabama.

Children of John Reno and Malinda Rogers are:

  1. Mary Reneau, b. Abt. 1786
  2. William B. Reneau, b. November 17, 1788, Overton Co., TN; d. February 10, 1852, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL; buried Reneau cemetery at Wren, AL..
  3. James Butler Reneau, b. November 20, 1793, Alabama; d. October 1849, St. Francis Co., Arkansas.
  4. Margaret Reneau, b. Bef. 1799.
  5. Sarah Reneau, b. Bef. 1799; m. Joshua Butcher, October 1804, Cumberland Co., KY John L. Reno, b. 1799, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1880, lived in Andrew Co., MO.
  6. Catherine Reneau, b. 1800, Kentucky. Robert R. Reneau, b. 1802, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1850, living in Lawrence Co., AL. died November 13, 1847 in Lawrence Co., AL.

In 1788, John Reno went to Overton County (now Pickett County), Tennessee, on the Wolf River. He bought land in Tennessee and Kentucky. After 1804 he sold his land to his cousin John and moved to Moulton (Lawrence County), Alabama. He was in Madison County, Alabama, in 1809; had 160 acres on the Flint River.

John Reno passed away Jan. 23, 1848 and is buried along with his wife in Roberts Cemetery, Wren, Lawrence County, Alabama.



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This biography is included in the E-Book First Families of Lawrence County, Alabama Volume I


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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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