Person:Archibald Clendenin (2)

Archibald Clendenin, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA
d.bef. 17 May, 1749 Orange County, Virginia
m. bef. 1680
  1. William Clendenin1680 - 1764
  2. Archibald Clendenin, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1685 - bef 1749
  • HArchibald Clendenin, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1685 - bef 1749
  • WNancy Ann Ewing1702 - Bef 1743
m. est. 1722
  1. Archibald Clendenin, of Muddy Creek, Augusta County, VAabt 1726 - 1763
  2. John Clendenin, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1730 - aft 1767
  3. Charles Clendenin, of Muddy Creekbef 1735 - 1763
  • HArchibald Clendenin, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAabt 1685 - bef 1749
  • WEsther MaysABT 1721 - 1756
m. abt. 1743
  1. John ClendeninABT 1744 - bef 1810
  2. Margaret ClendeninABT 1746 -
Facts and Events
Name Archibald Clendenin, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1685 Staplegorton Parish Near Dangholm, Scotland
Marriage est. 1722 Poss. Virginiato Nancy Ann Ewing
Marriage abt. 1743 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Esther Mays
Death? bef. 17 May, 1749 Orange County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Archibald Clendenin lived on the lower Cowpasture (possibly near the Calfpasture) before his death in 1749, as listed in record below in "Information" section.

Will of Archibald Clendenin

  • 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.
  • Page 189.--24th August, 1749. Esther Clendenning's bond as administratrix, c. t. a., of Archd. Clendenning, with sureties Wm. Aylett (signed Wm. Elliott), John Gay.
  • Page 246.--22d May, 1750. Archibald Clendenning's appraisement, by Hugh Coffey, Alex. McCray, John Cartmel. Books.

Records of Archibald Clendenin in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 8.--6th March, 1754. Andrew Lewis enters two 200 surveys on Bratton's Run in the Calf Pasture which runs through that place of Dunlap's where he last lived and 100 acres on the Little River between McCutchen's land and Clendenning's old place, and 200 acres joining south side of McCutchen's land below Wm. Smith's, and 200 acres at a meadow on a branch of the Great River of the Calf Pasture near a mile northwest from Saml. Tencher's. and 200 acres joining the southwest end of James Gay's land in the Cow Pasture, and 200 acres on the Glady land at the sulfer mine on south side Warm Spring Mountain Gap on both sides the path, and 100 at the foot of the Warm Spring Mountain, north side, about two miles from said Spring, northeast course, and 200 acres joining the survey at the Warm Spring and down the branch, and 200 acres about two miles, more or less, from the Warm Springs, southwest course, and 200 acres in the Cow Pasture side of the Warm Springs Mountain at the foot of said mountain about three miles near a west course from James Gay's.

Information on Archibald Clendenin

From "History of Rockbridge County, Virginia":

Archibald Clendennin lived in this valley before moving to the lower Cowpasture, where he died in 1749. Archibald, Jr., was the most conspicuous victim in the Greenbrier massacre of 1763. Charles, another son, gave his name to the capital of West Virginia. (Note: this reference to son Charles giving his name to the capital of South Carolina is in error. Based upon other sources (and Archibald's will naming a son John, not Charles), a different Clendenin family, from Pennsylvania was the family that migrated to Charleston, West Virginia)

Archibald Clendenin, a son of Adam Clendenin, was born in Staplegorton parish near Dangholm, Scotland about 1685 and died in Orange County VA in 1749.

Known children of Archibald Clendenin.

  • 10. (1). Archibald Jr. b. 1730 d.Jul 15 1763
        m.Ann McSwain

  • 11. (2). Charles (Note: Should be John, not Charles)

:(Note: Archibald named sons Archibald and John (not Charles) in his will, who lived past his brother's murder in 1763). m.?