21 May 2011

Revolutionary War Veteran John Clendenin

A reference to Lt. John Clendenin was found in the following book:

The following information was sent to me following an e-mail request to the Library of Virginia for the pages that referenced John Clendenin from The Orderly Book of Captain Benjamin Taliaferro:

Note 21 on page 47 states that "Captain James Powers and John Clendenin, a first lieutenant, were both of the 3d North Carolina." The information on page 47 consists mainly of a Barrack Order dated February 1, 1780. It is too lengthy to be emailed, but I will send you a copy of the page by "snail mail.".

Reference Librarian

 The "snail mail" copy from the Library of Virginia

Another John Clendenin reference, this time from Ancestry.com:

Revolutionary War Officers
15th VA
Clendenin, John (NC)
Ensign 3d NC, 15 April 1776; 2nd Lt, 29th Oct , 1777; 1st Lt, 23 Dec, 1777; Regimental Quartermaster, 14th Dec 1779; taken prisoner at Charleston 12 May 1780; exchanged 14th June, 1781; served to close of war.  Brevet Captain, 30 Sept, 1783. (Also spelled Clandenen and Clending)

John Clendenin's widow married 2nd Alexander Trousdale.  They are my ancestors.

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