m. ABT 1729
Facts and Events
John Clendenin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
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:
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
Records of John Clendenin in Augusta County, VA