Renney Belue

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Renney Belue

The first document found on Renney Belue, he is a witness on a 1767, deed in Anson Co., NC. where Thomas Hightower is selling land to John Cook With nothing known about Renney before this, it has been named "The Renney Belue Mystery." With DNA testing and a 1883 newspaper article has given some leads, but nothing documented to prove his origin yet. In 1769, he buys 250 acres of land on the banks of Fairforest Creek in Union District, South Carolina; now Union County.

In February, 1776, Renney Belue does military service as a Lieutenant in the South Carolina Militia and is sent to Ft. Prince George to help put down the Indian uprisings the British has instigated against the settlers. In 1799, 1780, and 1781, Renney provides public use of his land and provisions during the Revolutionary War. His sons, Zachariah, Reuben, and Renny Jr., served under Col. Brandon in the South Carolina Militia during the war.

In his Last Will dated December 14, 1797, he names a wife as Ann. which he only leaves her one dollar. This is the Nancy Ann Belew that filed for her Dower on Renney's land. He also names his nine children, Zachariah, Reuben, Susannah, Renny Jr., Sarah, Judith, Elizabeth, Jesse, and William. Memorials have been posted on seven of these children. There are very few records found on Sarah and Elizabeth, who married Lewis Jones. With no positive birth and death dates I did not post memorials for them. A possible finial resting place for them could be the One Acre Belue Burying Ground where their father is buried.

Renney Belue is not buried in the Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery. The grave marker shown in this memorial is a military marker that was set around the year 2000, by Ann Montanari, a descendant of Renney's son Reuben. The birth date of 1735 is incorrect and is not known. He died in December, 1797. She also had the military marker set for Reuben at the same time. In 1826, his oldest son, Zachariah, deeded 1 acre of land near his house to Union County, SC for a burying ground. This is just before he moves to Tennessee. It is strongly felt this is Renney Belue's finial resting place and was buried beside his first wife and some of his children are buried there also.

Zachariah's daughter, Sarah and husband, Samuel Harlan are noted as buried in this same cemetery, but without markers it is not documented. Sarah died June 2, 1841 and Samuel died Nov 1, 1831.


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  • Maintained by: Paul Belew
  • Originally Created by: Lisa Roth
  • Added: 20 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21676214
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Renney Belue (1735–Dec 1797), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21676214, citing Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery, Union, Union County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Paul Belew (contributor 47510279) .