My dad was Melvin Laphate Renn and his dad's name was Jacob. We have lived on the Virginia Peninsula, in Newport News. I believe Jacob had a brother named Ben and one named Clifton. Family lived in Fall Neuse, NC and Roanoke Rapids, NC. My dad's brothers, Jimmy, Howard,John, and sister Margaret all lived in Roanoke Rapids until they passed. We had family in Henderson and in Raleigh/Durham area. I don't have much information, as I never delved into the genealogy of my family...My grandfather passed in 1946 or 1947. My dad, Melvin, passed in 1967. I have one brother, Melvin Lyle Renn. Wish I knew more...do any of these names mean anything to you?