Feb. 5, 1801 Elizabeth Allegheny County Pennsylvania, USA
Sep. 27, 1855 Indianapolis Marion County Indiana, USA
John Drennen was a prominent man. He was one of the founders of the town of Van Buren, Arkansas He represented Crawford County in the Consitutional convention of 1836 and was also appointed by President Taylor in June 1849, as an agent and superintendent of the Choctaw Indians and supperintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southwestern superintendency. He was postmaster from the latter part of 1836 to September 30. 1843. While on his way to Virginia to join his family and return with them he was stricken with yellow fever in Indianapolis, Indiana and died there. His remains were brought home and interned in the family plot at Fairview Cemetery, on land he had donated to the city of Van Buren for a Cemetery.