Facts and Events
Charles Clendenin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Charles Clendenin in Augusta County, VA
- August 20, 1746 - (74) Cap. Daniel McAnaire to be overseer of above road with following tithables: Samuel Wallis, Alexr. Crawford, John Elliott, David Trimble, John Hogshead, Alexr. Gardner, Sampson Archer, Alexr. Gibson, Robt. Davis, Thomas Gardner, Walter Trimble, John Sixby, David Stuart, Ro. Renix, Francis Gardner, John Trimble, Thomas Beard, Ro. Gilkason, John Archer, James Bell, James Mills, James Dyer, Charles Clendening, Wm. Hogshead, Ro. Ralstone, John Moffet, Saml. Lusk, James Phillips, Danl. Brealey, Mathew Edmonston, James Trimble, John Ferguson, Wm. Anderson, John Spears, John McKenney, Wm. Brady, Ro. Armstrong, James Miller.
- JUNE, 1747. - Charles Clendenning vs. Thomas Anderson.--Attachment dated 14th February, 1745, levied in hands of John Maxwell--40 sh., paper money, due defendant from estate of James Brackenridge, late of this County, and I am informed of a certain tract of land joining the plantation of Alexr. Brackenridge, deceased, belonging to said James Brackenridge.
- Page 433.--18th June, 1752. James Bell's further appraisement. Due by James Kirk, Andrew Foster, James Callison, Thomas Armstrong, Daniel McNaire, Andrew Kinkade, Charles Clendennin.
- Book 2, undated (abt. 1761) - Page 342.--Accounts against the Parish--William and Thomas Whiteside's levies; William Whiteside, madman. 30th January, 1761, debtor to John Campbell for burying James Wiley; 7 gals. liquor at the funeral. To Charles Clendenning for burying McCafferty.
- NOVEMBER 23, 1764. - (209) Alexr. West, Andrew Fowler, and Charles Clendenning, exempted from levy.
- Page 389.--19th March, 1765. John Tumble's appraisement (by Jno. Finley, Jno. Trimble, Jas. Sayers), recorded--Two negroes, 2 bound servants; cash due by Henry Cresswell, Chas. Clendenning; to Jno. Price's service under the command of Capt. Wm. Christian, 184 days.
- Page 251.--20th May, 1771. James Hind (Hinds), of Albemarle, to his father William Hind (Hinds), £40, 295 acres, Turk's line, corner Bloodworth. Teste: James Allen, Charles ( ) Clendenen.
- The city of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia is named after Charles Clendenin:
- Historical conjecture indicates that Charleston is named after Col. George Clendenin's father, Charles. Charles Town was later shortened to Charleston to avoid confusion with another Charles Town in eastern West Virginia, which was named after George Washington's brother Charles.
- [Source: wikipedia].
- Dayton, Ruth Woods. Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes. (Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Pub. Co., 1942), pg. 225.
Charles Clendenin had four sons - (Colonel) George (born 1746 in Scotland), Robert, William and Alexander - and two daughters. George and William soon became active in county affairs. George, as a member of the Virginia Assembly (1781), began efforts to secure from the Virginia authority for the building of a much-needed fort on the Kanawha River, the early Fort Randolph at Point Pleasant being abandoned and later having been burned by the Indians. At last he was successful, and the Assembly permitted him to organize a company of rangers for the purpose. This he did, making his brother, William, the captain.
Charles Clendenin, although the more adventurous in moving farther west, died peacefully, surrounded by his four stalwart sons. But the tragic fate of his brother [s/b cousin], Archibald, who remained in the locality of Lewisburg, presents a very different story.