Re: JACOB DRENNEN of Nicholas Co., WV.
Lawrence Drennen is my line. He was dead by 1784, He was married to Sarah Day. After his death she remarried Emanuel Smith in Greenbrier Co. Lawrence was the son of Walter Drennen and a Miss Marlin who was the dau. of Jacob Marlin one of the first white settlers in W.Va history. Lawrence Drennen's property was in what is now Pocahontas Co. W.Va. where several of his brothers also resided. Lawrence Drennen and his father and grandfather can be found in several dif. W.Va history books. Lawrence Drennen's home was raided by Indians and he and his family were rescued by his brother inlaw John Day and a Party from Fort Day. The same day his brother Thomas Drennen's wife was killed by Indians. Lawrence Drennen's dau. Susanna (Susan)Drennen is my line she married John Boggs in Greenbrier Co.. Two of Lawrence's sons went to Jefferson Co. Tenn where they married dau's of their uncle John Day. Lawrence's sister Ester Drennen was John Day's 2nd wife. Lawrence's brother Jacob Drenne was a Indian Spy during the Rev. War and later moved to Kentucky. The Drennen's are a famous first family in early W.Va History.