All the information you gave concerning Nicholas and Rachel (Robert) with their 4 children is what I have. But when you said that his parents are Thomas Renouf and Marie Machon that's where I show differently. So now I am totally confused. Several years ago I received information from a lady at the Prilaux (sp?)Library that showed Nicholas' parents as Thomas Renouf (b. approx 1771) s/o Thomas and Judith Marquard)and Elizabeth Rougier d/o Daniel and Marie (Brehaut) Rougier. Their children being Thomas b. Mar. 30, 1796, Jean Robert b. Nov. 19, 1797 m. Rachel Brehaut Mar. 10, 1925, Pierre b. Jan 8, 1800 then Nicholas b. Aug. 2, 1801 m. Rachel Robert June 29, 1822 and d. Dec. 14, 1858 in Chariters Co., PA USA, another bros. Pierre b. Dec. 16, 1803, James b. Mar. 26, 1806, another Pierre b. Sept. 1, 1810 and Betsy b. Aug. 1, 1812, Marie b. Mar. 10, 1815, and last daniel b. Aug. 4, 1817. So If what you say is true then I have had the wrong families for many years. Do you have verification of all of your information????? Oh my this is a real dilema. Please write back real soon!!!!
As far as Nicholas and Rachel I have no idea when they came to the USA but it had to be by 1836 because they had a son James Henry who was born that year. His birth date is Jan. 16, 1836 in Pittsburgh, PA. Married to Susan Elizabeth Ferguson on May 13, 1850. He died april 16, 1879 in Shwanee, Perry co., Ohio. Then there was Charles D b. Mar 11, 1837 (my gg grandfather)in Pittsburgh, PA m. Zantippe ? (my direct gg grandmother) and then Nancy J. Beaner (2nd wife) he died June 3, 1905 in Kent, OH buried in New Brighton, PA, next came a daughter Adelia Renouf b. 1841 m. William Riley and then Martha M.L. Renouf b. 1842 m. Decatur/Richard Beck.
Do you by any chance know what happened to their daughter Rachel? She is not showing in any of the census records. So it doesn't seem like she came to the USA with them.
I have information on Nicholas and Elizabeth Gatewoods family. Also on James Henry and his wife Susan's family and then on my own, Charles and his wives and family. Let me know what part you would like.
I am anxiously awaithing your reply.
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