Col John Drennen

Photo added by Ronald Walton

Col John Drennen

  • Birth 5 Feb 1801 Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 27 Sep 1855 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA
  • Plot Area 0 Grave #23
  • Memorial ID 6784578

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.


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  • Created by: Ronald Walton
  • Added: 17 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6784578
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col John Drennen (5 Feb 1801–27 Sep 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6784578, citing Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Ronald Walton (contributor 9245992) .