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Subject: Re: [PAALLEGH-L] Will information request
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 12:13:23 +0000
Drennan is not my line. My grandfather, Robert T. Neal, lived in Plum
Twp and Drennen road was beside his farm house. I was researching
various families in the area in an attempt to find out why he moved to
that area. I did the following research years ago but maybe it will help
you. If you are looking for Drennen Road it comes off Sardis Road at
"Neal's Corner" a cross road. The road in the other direction is Renton
Road. The school that was on the corner in the late 1800's was Jackson
School. (This propertly later became my grandfathers.
Clare in Fla.
JOHN DRENNAN (a/k/a Drenen and Drenon)
b. 1746, d. 1800
Brother of Hugh and William
Pvt., Capt. John VanMeter's Co., 4th Bn., Westmoreland Co., Pa. militia,
June, 1782. Buried at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny
Will: Vol. 1, p. 138, NO. 81
Written: July 12,1800
Recd: Sept. 23, 1800
Ex: Son, David Drennen, Matthew Jamison
Wit: Hugh McDill, John McDill, Neall McNaughten
Wife: Doesn't name
Children: David, Hugh, John, Elinor, Mary, Thomas, Jennet
Bros: Hugh and his son, John
William's son, John
Land: Purchased from John Perry recently belonged to Widow Moore.
THOMAS DRENNAN (DRENNIN)
b. 1754, Ireland; d. 1840
Bur: Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.
m. Isabella More b. Southern Pa.
Thomas came to America ca 1770. He enlisted in 1776 in Capt. Abraham
Smith's Co., Col. William Irvine, Sixth Pa, Regiment, while a resident in
the Conecocheaque Valley, Cumberland Co., Pa. The Regiment marched to
Carlisle, Philadelphia, New York, and then onto Albany. The regiment was
engaged in the Battle of Three Rivers (Montreal), Canada, under Gen.
William Thompson. Defeated, the American Army retreated to Crown Point,
NY, where it stayed until winter, and then settled into winter quarters
at Fort Ticonderoga. Drennan received a discharge in the Spring of 1777,
after one year's service. He served as both a pvt. and sgt. in Capt.
William Findley's Co., 8th Bn., Cumberland Co., Pa. militia, March and
Ajpril 1778. While a resident of Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny Co., he made
application on 10/26/1832, for a pension basedupon his military service.
Pension file #S-3308. Thomas followed agricultural pursuits, and lived
on the farm where he fuirst settled until his death in 1840
Will: Elizabeth Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.
Vol. 5, p. 216, No. 174
Written: Apr. 20, 1838
Recd: Jan. 5, 1841
Exec: Sons, David and William Drennen
Wit: William R. Patterson, Thomas Patterson
Daus: Isabella, Martha, Priscilla Cooper, Jane Howel, Nancy Hughey.
Sons: David, William M., John
JOHN DRENNEN Elizabeth Twp., Alalegheny Co., Pa.
Will: Vol. 3, p. 272, No. 144
Written: Sept. 1, 1827
Proven: Aug. 9, 1828
Exec: John Pearse, David Drennen
Wit: Thomas Reynolds, Henry Westbay
Mother: Not named
Bro: Hugh Drennen and his son, John
Sister: Mary Dougklass and her son, John
WILLIAM DRENNAN (DRENNING)
William served in the Rev. War as a Cpt. in Capt. Abraham Smith's Co.,
Col. William Irvine, Sisth Pa. Reg. (raised in Cumberland Co., Pa.)
1/29/1776; pvat., Capt. William Findley's Co., 8th Bn., Cumberland Co.,
Pa. Militia, March and April 1778; pvt. Capt. Robert Samuel's Co., 9th
Bn., Cumberland Co., Pa. militia, June 1782; Capt. Cumberland Co., Pa.
militia, Mary 1782. Lived in Allegheny Co., Pa. in 1824.
Thomas Drennan also served in these companies so William and Thomas could
have been brothers.
Will: WILLIAM DRENNAN (DRENNING)
Plumb Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. (It's correct spelling is Plum)
Vol. 3, p. 217, No. 116
Written: Sept. 1823
Recd: Aug. 13, 1827
Exec: Samuel Coon, Archibald Coon, both of Plumb Twp.
Wit: Archibald Coon, Nany Black
Sons: Thomas, James, William, David, Matthew, John, decd.
Dau: Jinny w/o Samuel Coon
Land: Purchased from John Frederick
JANE "JINNY" DRENNER (DRENNEN)
M. Samuel Kuhn (Coon), ca 1804; child of Catharine (McClarty) and
Michael Kuhn; Grandchild of emigrant Adam Kuhn and Eve (____); Grandchild
of Archibald McClarty (b. in Scotland) Samuel was b. Mar. 20, 1777.
Feb. 21, 1825: William McJunkin's land in Plum Twp., adjoined the land
of Thomas McDowell, Samuel Coon, Samuel Ross, John Brown, decd., etc.
(John Brown d. in 1824, seized of 2 tracts in Plum Twp., to wit: one of
200 acres called "Pumpkin Patch Farm", adjoining land of John King, Elias
Davidson, Henry Beamer, Henry Bowman & Rev. Francis Laird; and one of 200
acres adjoining land of Wm. McJunkin, Thomas McDowell, Hugh Davidson &
On Sun, 07 Feb 1999 08:20:01 -0600 george drennon sr
>Am looking for copies of wills that are listed in the Allegheny County
>will index. The following are the ones that I need.
>Drenan, John - Vol. 1, pg 138 -
>Drennan, William M. - Vol. 8, pg 519 - dated
>Drennen, John - Vol. 3, pg 272 -
>Drennen, Thomas - Vol. 5, pg 216 - dated
>Drennen, William - Vol. 3, pg 217 -
>Any help from someone in that area would be greatly appreciated.
>George Drennon Sr.
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