Simeon Reno, b. August 02, 1843, Jackson Co., IN; d. December 12, 1868, hanged in New Albany, Indiana jail by vigilantes; buried Seymour cemetery. His parents
were: Wilkison Reno and Julia Ann Freyhafer.
He defrauded the government of enlistment and bounty money by falsely enlisting twice, which enabled him to obtain bounty money from the county as well. He enrolled March 22, 1865 in the 79th Regiment at Columbus, IN, but was mustered out at Indianapolis on May 19, 1865. On March 28, 1865, he again enrolled as a private in Company H, 13th Regiment, and was mustered the same day at Columbus, IN. His record indicates that he deserted on May 12, 1865.
Bio by: Sandra
Gravesite Details One of the outlaw Reno brothers, hanged by vigilantes in the New Albany, Indiana jail. Famous for the first train robbery, just outside Seymour, Indiana on October 6, 1866.