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Was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, October 9, 1834. When he was about sixteen years of age he came with his parents to Macoupin County, Illinois, and shortly after they arrived there his mother died. In 1854 he went to California and remained three years, then returned to Montgomery County, Illinois, and remained until 1856, when he came to Missouri and located in Daviess County. His father, William P. Reno, came with him and lived with him until his death, which occurred November 4, 1875. His mother, Lititia Reno, died in 1850. His parents were natives of Kentucky and of French and German descent. His Grandfather Linder was one of the first settlers in Kentucky. Young Reno, when but nineteen years of age, started to cross the plains to California and without a cent in money and just recovering from a sickness of four years; he worked his way through and while there was quite successful as a miner. He was united in marriage. January 19, 1860, to Miss Tabitha E. Fitzgerald, who was born in Illinois, February 1842, a daughter of Daniel K. and Catherine M. Fitzgerald-By this union ten children have been born: Lilly, November 26, 1860; Lucy, July 19, 1862; Emma, September 18, 1865; Joseph, May 18, 1868; John T., April 9, 1870; Harvey N., March 23, 1877; Tabitha E., January 19, 1880; Charles A., born November 24, 1863, died March 10, 1865; C. C., born June 30, 1873, died March 6, 1875; and an infant daughter, born November 14, 1875, died in infancy. Mr. Reno has devoted much of his time studying as a veterinary surgeon and has an extensive business in that line. He owns one of the finest farms of 200 acres to be found in Daviess County It is well improved and stocked, also has excellent residence, and barns, and orchards, etc.