John RENTFRO (RENFRO)

HAIRSTON.org ID#4884
Father*Joseph RENTFRO1 b. a 1700, d. b 25 Mar 1776
Mother*Mary (surname unknown)1
John RENTFRO (RENFRO) was the son of Joseph RENTFRO and Mary (surname unknown).1 
Marriage*John RENTFRO (RENFRO) married Abigail (surname unknown).2 
Military*1775 - "At a meeting of the Commonwealth of Pittsylvania county Wed. 27th Sept. 1775, the following gentlemen were nominated as Officers for the Militia Agreeable to the Ordinance of Convention viz:
....
Jno. Renfro, Ensigns."3 
MilitaryJuly 1780 - John Renfro is listed as an officer in Company A of Henry County.

William Murphy of St. Francis County, Missouri in a 1833, Declaration of Virginia Militia Pensioners, stated that he was a private under Capt. John Renfro and others in "Col. Lincolns so-called Light Horse of Bedford". He also served under Capt. Peter Hairston in April 1777.4 
Tax Rolls*Franklin County, Virginia, 1786 - John Rentfro appeared on the tax rolls.5 

Family

Abigail (surname unknown)

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S3055] Will of Joseph Rentfro - 1772 - Bedford County, Virginia Will Book 1.
  2. [S3164] Joseph Rentfro Family - William G. Scrogins 7 Nov 1989.
  3. [S3558] Virginia Historical Society. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 19, Dec 1911, pp.307 https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044090087610, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [S149] McAllister, J T. Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: Mcallister's Data. Hot Springs, Va: McAllister Pub. Co, 1913. Print. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.32101013939630, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  5. [S3079] Wingfield, Marshall. Franklin County, Virginia: A History. Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Co, 1964. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
Last Edited17 Oct 2021