Dear Matt my mother Cleo (Sebert) Hicks was born May 22,1927 at Mt.Nebo Nicholas County W.Va.daughter of Walter & Malissa (Bailes) Sebert. My parents left Nicholas county in 1956 & moved to Warren Ohio. My mother died their July 7,1969 age 42. Dad then moved us back in with his parents in Fayette County W.Va. My grandparents lost their farm at Gad Nicholas Co. to the Summersville Dam so Gad no longer exsists. Back to Drennen side of the family. Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County,West Virginia By William T. Price 1901 pages 459-464. Walter Drennen Family. Information came from James McCollum grandson of Lawrence Drennen.States that there were 3 sons of Walter Drennen 1.Lawrence 2.Charles 3.Thomas & father Walter was from Ireland. Then has the following on Lawrence that he married a member of the Day Family and had the following children -1.James 2.Charles 3.John 4.Susan 5.Sally. then lists Susan as having married John Boggs & Sally married William McCollam. Then lists Lawrence's son John having married his 1st cousin Elizabeth Drennen daughter of Thomas Drennen.Gives sons of Thomas & Elizabeth Drennen as 1.Thomas 2.Lawrence 3.James 4.John then lists Thomas S/O Thomas & Elizabeth married to Rebecca Grimes - Lawrence married Bettie Ratliff moved to Roane County - James went to Nicholas & John to Clay County. It then lists Thomas son of Walter states his wife was killed by Indians & that his sons were 1.Jacob 2.William 3.James and that Jacob married Elizabeth Smith D/O John Smith and that Jacob & William went to Nicholas County and brother James went to Muskingum County Ohio. Then lists Walters son Charles as being a Indian captive as a child. Then has story of the Indian raid on Lawrence Drennen's S/O Walter home.
Augusta County Virginia record April 1763. Cresap vs. Drenning.--- Walter Drinen's note to William Griffiths, 1742. walter Drenning, of Prince George County, Maryland, trader. Bond to Hugh Parker, of Lancaster County, Penn., dated Dec.18,1740----Record dated March 1754Scull vs. Drening. - Walter Drenning was living in Greenbrier 1752.----Record dated August 1753 Caldwell vs. Drening - Walter Drening gone to Greenbrier. ---Record dated January 1772.- A certificate from Charles Lewis & John McClenachan to wm. Shorp & Thomas Drinnen for services done by them. --- Reccord dated 1772.- John Poage vs. William Elliot.- In 1772 plaintiff was at Greenbrier and met Walter Drinnen, who claimed he had title to the place on Tyger's Valley which Nicholas Nutt had settled and lived on two years until he was driven away by Indians. Nutt had sold land to Jacob Marlin, father-in-law to Drinnen. Walter was old and infirm.---Record dated 1784. Valentine White's List of Delinguents in Second Battalion of Augusta County Greenbrier Walter Drennen- Laurence Drennen,Dead --Public Service claims for West Augusta Jacob Drinnen Indian Spy. ----RecordJohn Smith of Bath vs. William, James , Jane , Lawrence ,Christina, Margaret, Martha, and Sarah Drennen, infants O.S. 193 N.S.68 - Spa. 1812 Thomas Drinnen (in Bath ?) intestate in 1803; leaving widow christinia and children, viz: Charles Drinnen; Nancy Sharp,Wife of Andrew Sharp; Jacob, William, Elizabeth(who married John Drennen), James,Jane,Lawrence,Christinia,Margaret, Martha and Sarah Drennin. Charles probably went to Ohio. This ends Augusta County Records.-----Greenbrier County Marriages -Thos. Drinian & Christina Nealer July 3,1787 ---John Boggs & Susannah Drenen April 25, 1786 - Greenbrier CountyMarch 30, 1787 - Sarah Drennen, alias Smith (Emanuel), widow of Lawrence Drennen. Thos. Drennen appointed administor of Lawrence Drennen deseased to replace Sarah Drennen who was discharged of duties. George Clendenin appointed admistrator of Lawrence Drennen, in lieu of Sarah Drennen.May 1790, James Drennon, Thomas Drennen, and Sarah Drennon orphans of Lawrence Drennon deseased made choice of William Johnston for their gaurdian.Court appointed William Johnston gaurdian of John and Richard Lawrence Drennon minors of Lawrence Drennen deceased.------ Greenbrier County Deeds Sept. 20,1785 John Foy & wife Elizabeth 100 acres to Walter Drennen in Little Levels adj. John Day. --- Wills Laurence Drinnen appr;Nov. 7, 1784 - Lawrence Drennen, Appr; June 19, 1784 by John McNeel, John Ewing, John Byrnside. Negro man age 80, woman age 60, child age 20.------- Day Family records with Drennen ties. Virginia State Papers & Papers of William Preston statements of John Day Sr. & John Day Jr. this is several long handwritten pages from microfilm I'll lists some memtions of Drennen dated July 9, 1833 Mention Indian Raid on the Day Family where his brother David Day was killed plus his mother Susan (Wylie)Day. & sisters Sallie and Martha Day wwere taken prisoner and he was in the party that road out of the Fort to rescue his sisters. Then mentions the later Indian raid on the Drennen Family were Wensey Drennen wife of Thomas was killed. Mentions killing of Henry Baker school teacher & the Bridger brothers (This was on the raid of Lawrence Drennen Home) and John Day again rode out to rescue his sister Sarah (Sallie Day) Drennen from Indians for the second time.---- Book on Rev War soldiers buried in Tenn. Record of John Day Born June 30, 1742 Bucks County Penn. Died Dec. 4,1833 Bent Creek, Jefferson County Tenn; Married 1765 1. Polly Susan born 1745 died 1820 2. Esther(named in Will) -John Day served in the capacity of Ensign & Indian Spy. Page 133 Virginia State Librarian's List of Rev. War Soldiers Rev. War Pension File #S-3252 lists children of John Day 1. Nathaniel 2. John Jr Born Jan. 31, 1768 mar. Elizabeth Howard. 3.Thomas Born 1770 4.Jesse Born 1771 mar Hannah Howard 5.Levi mar. M. Smith 6.David mar. R. McDonald 7. Elizabeth mar.Thomas Drennen 8. Stephen mar. B. Weaver 9.Mary mar. R. Drennen 10.Samuel.------When John Day came to Tenn Jefferson Co. was then Green Co. many records state that his second wife Esther was a widow & Daughter of Walter Drennen. John & Sarah were children of Nathaniel & Susan (Wylie) Day.---- Record Source Carl Boyer 3rd Ships Passenger Lists New York & New Jersey 1600 - 1825 list one William Drennen & other's all Scotsmen in the toolboothe of Edinburgh for Treason for doing Paul's work & Rebellion his punishment was having his left ear cut off and put in Irons & transported to the Colonies. He was delivered to Robert Barclay and transported to East New Jersey. By this record this makes him the earliest Drennen on Record in America so perhaps his family fled Scotland for Ireland as many did and then came to America. Since many des. of Walter Drennen carried the name William Drennen. The Roane County History by Bishop written 1926,has lots on John Boggs & Susan Drennen & their family it also mentions their Daughter Margaret Hicks. Margaret was born 1789 died after 1850. Margarets children are William - James - Stephen - Nancy - Margaret - Joseph - George Washington - Lawrence - Samuel - Dau.- Dau.all last name Hicks/Hix. I Do have tons of records on John & Susan (Drennen) Boggs & their children. John & Susan left Greenbrier in 1827 in a party of 52 composed of family & slaves. I hope this helps Sincerely Mary (Hicks) Driggers