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John Clendenin, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA
b.abt. 1730
d.aft 1767
m. ABT 1729
  1. Archibald Clendenin, of Augusta and Greenbrier County, Virginiaabt 1730 - 1763
  2. John Clendenin, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1730 - aft 1767
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Name John Clendenin, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1730
Death? aft 1767

John Clendenin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Advisory on John Clendenin

Some reports claim that Archibald Clendenin's two sons, Archibald and Charles, were apparently killed just prior to in the Kerr's Creek Massacres on 17 July, 1763, but in Archibald's will, written in 1748, he names sons Archibald, Jr. and John. (Not Charles)

John Clendenin apparently survived the massacre, as he was listed in his brothers's administration records in Augusta County:

Page 37.--19th August, 1767. Archd. Clendenning's estate settlement, by Ann Clendenning. recorded--Paid Ash Claftrock, John Clendenning, Wm. Galespie, Zopher Carpenter, James Furguson, David Galloway, James Millican, Robt. Galespie, Geo. Roberts, Benj. Kimsey, John Bailer, John Jeremiah; paid by Jeremiah Seeley.

Further proof that John Clendenin/Clendennan/Clendennon survived, as supported by the following reference: November session, 1766, Augusta County Court, reported in Chalkley, Volume I p.342: "This day Samuel Crockett came before me and made oath that he, the said Samuel Crockett, served as sergeant at Captain John Dickinson's at the Cowpasture River under the command of Captain Walter Cunningham from 27 of November to 20 of March in said company, and said that John Clendennen, being neglected from the former to the latter date of being returned in the payroll, was out of his pay. Signed, John Dickinson" This was part of the suit of Clendennin vs Cunningham "to pay as a soldier".

From Chalkley: 20 June 1769, Augusta: Constables apptd, Richard Mays, vice John Clendennin. These two were neighbors on the Cowpasture River.

Kerr's Creek Massacres

According to sources, Archibald Clendenin's two sons were killed by Shawnee Indians two days prior to the 2nd Kerr's Creek Massacre on 17 July, 1763. Additional information is listed in the following article: The Kerr's Creek Massacres 1759-1763


Processioning List of 1767-68

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
  • Page 451.--1767-68: Processioned by Samuel Hamilton, in Cowpasture, from his house down the river to James Baird's: For Samuel Hamilton, Andw. Sutlington, John Dickenson, William Sprowel, John Donaly, Hugh Caffey, Joseph Watson, Andw. Muldrough, Wm. Dougherty, John Clendenning, William Maze, James Beard. Processioned by John Botkin: For Samuel Wilson, Abraham Haptonstall, Robert Duffield, James Burnsides, Robert Carlyle, Richard Botkin, John Carlyle, Samuel Black, Edward Hynds, John Botkin, David Bell.

Records of John Clendenin in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Page 148.--13th December, 1748. Archibald Clendenning's (of Cowpasture) will--Wife, Esther; son, John; son, Archibald, Jr. To James Burnsides, the plantation in the new found land. To James Burnsides' sister, Rachel Burnsides, under 18. To wife's children, Margaret and John ("youngest daughter named here Margaret Clendenning"). Executors, Thos. and Wm. Galespy. Teste: Wm. Dogherty, Andrew Muldrow, Michael Reamey. Proved, 17th May, 1749, by all witnesses, and executors to be summoned.