Ron Drennan

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Ron Drennan was one of our very first “long distance” members.  He is a native of the Trigg/Caldwell area, but now lives in Owensboro.  Even though he is technically “long distance,” he is superbly active in the events hosted by our chapter.  Ron is even a regular attender of our monthly weeknight planning meetings!   He is a great asset to our chapter.

Medals Received

  • Patriot Grave Marking Medal (2015)
  • Chapter Distinguished Service Medal (2015)

Other Awards:

  • New Member of the Year (2014)
  • Col. Stephen Trigg Grave Marking Service Award (2015)
  • Colonel’s Muster Award – Color Guard Participation (2015)

His Ancestor:
John Drennan – Private, South Carolina Militia

John Drennan was born around 1765 in Pendleton District, South Carolina.  Very little is know about his Revolutionary War service.  He was a Private in the Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment of militia and served under a Captain John Pickens between 1780 and 1783.  Though we have no record of his specific engagements, his regiment was engaged in several critical engagements during that period, such as: Kings’ Mountain, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Eutaw Springs.  Records confirm that he was involved in the Siege of Ninety-Six (21 May – 19 Jun 1781).

After the was, he first married Elizabeth Boyd around 1790 in South Carolina, and after she died, he married Unity Boyd.  He relocated to Caldwell County, Kentucky, before 1805.  He died there in 1839.   We are working to discover the location of his grave.

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