|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1757|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1813|
Father: Robert Clendenin
Wife: Rebecca DeFrance
Revolutionary War Veteran
3rd PA INF
reburied from Arch St. to W. Wildwood
From Contributor Bruce Christopher:
Also, regarding his date of death. I reviewed his widow’s Revolutionary War Pension Application File (No. W3223) and it clearly states, multiple times, that John died in January of 1813, though it never specifies the day of the month. So this just goes to confirm the date in the cemetery records. No need to correct anything there, unless you want to add this additional source.
One more interesting point from that pension file. The widow, Rebecca, testified that she had 12 children and named them all except for one who died before they could name it (gender not specified). At the time of this testimony, 1840, nine of those children were reported still living. The author referenced in the memorial, John Jordan, apparently did not know about the other three children when he published his history. And by the way, that book is available online at:
See page 919.
Thanks to Bruce for the above info.
From contributor Mike McMunn:
Son of Robert Clendenin, was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, June 7, 1757, died January 1, 1813, at Grays Run, Pennsylvania, buried in Old Newberry Cemetery (Lycoming Presbyterian Church Cemetery) and headstone later relocated to Wildwood Cemetery on July 15, 1933. (The date of birth in the written account is June 7, 1748; cemetery records list the date of birth as 1757. The date of death in the written account is January 12, 1814; cemetery records list the date of death as January 1, 1813 and the headstone notes 1757 as the date of birth and 1813 as the date of death.)
He enlisted February 11, 1776; he served in Captain Samuel Watson's company under Colonel Arthur St. Clair and also served in Captain Thomas Moore's company, Third Pennsylvania Regiment, commanded by Colonel Joseph Wood. He was appointed corporal, February 14, 1777; made sergeant, February 18, 1780; made captain by brevet, 1784. He fought at Monmouth and at Stoney Point, and was one of the guards when Major Andre was executed. He was a prisoner of war on Point Royal Island in 1781. He was wounded in the right shoulder in battle.
In early politics he was a Democrat, and he was a delegate to the convention that nominated Thomas Jefferson for president of the United States. For several years he lived at Benezette, Elk County, Pennsylvania, and then he settled on the "Long Reach," and still later at the mouth of Gray's Run, on Lycoming Creek, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He married Rebecca DeFrance, born 1768, died about 1847. They had nine children.
Source: Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania, Vol. 3. John Jordan, University of Pittsburgh, 1913.
Rebecca Clendenin Carson (____ - 1880)*
John Clendenin (1809 - 1880)*
Created by: Beth
Record added: May 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69547668
In memory of my 13th great grandfather|
Added: Aug. 20, 2013
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