Excerpt:"Joshua Renick . . . did not come back from captivity except for a short visit to relatives in Greenbrier. Waddell, quoting Dr. Draper in some unpublished notes, states on p. 165 that on arriving at the Indian towns on the Sciota the prisoners were divied among their captives and scattered. Joshua was taken to Piqua, reared in the family of Tecumseh's parents, and after the birth of Tecumseh he was the companion of that celebrated Indian and his brother the Prophet. Draper states that the family traditions were related to him by William Renick of Greenbrier, son of Robert Renick who was born in captivity. Joshua Renick took an Indian wife and became a chieftain among the Miamis. E. I. Renick says he died in 1783, but Draper says he died in Detroit in 1784, after amassing a fortune there. Two sons:
III.1B. John Renick, of whom we have no record--age 12 at the death of his father.
III.2B. James (Logan) Renick, who changed his name to Logan for his benefactor, Gen. Benjamin Logan, who took him to Kentucky and taught him to read and write. He carved his initials, J.L., on many trees in Ohio after his return there. He lost his life in a fight with a party of British Indians on the banks of the Maumee in November 1812. Claude Feamster tells me (B.F.H.) that a relative of his met Logan Renick in Canada in Nov. 1812, and that Logan sent messages to his relatives in Greenbrier. Dr. Draper says that before his death he had maintained familiar relations with the Renick of the Sciota Valley, who were relatives of his, tho not descended from any ot the captives. Excerpt of a letter dated at Camp Delaware, O. Nov. 9, 1812, from Maj. Jas. William Mathews to Dr. John Mathews, Atty-at-law, Greenbrier County, Va. (now W. Va.): 'I this morning got acquainted with Capt. Logan Renick. He is a very genteel man and speaks the English very well. I am told he is very rich. He lives in the Shawnee Nation, and is very much respected by the white people of this State. It is said he is a man of honor and may be depended upon. He asked very friendly for his relations in Greenbrier. He is very polite. He is very fond of horses and cattle. It is said he carries on a large farm. He desires to be remembered to his uncles in the county.' " Excerpt compiled by Ralph Jenkins at Genforum