On July 11, 2013, Gregory Clendenin will present “The Clendenin Family and the Clendenin Massacre” at the Thursday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Clendenin will discuss the Clendenin family and their historical place in the settling of the Greenbrier and Kanawha valleys in the 18th century and the Clendenin Massacre of July 15, 1763. During that event, Archibald Clendenin Jr. was killed by Shawnee under Chief Cornstalk, as were two of the Clendenin children. Greg Clendenin also will speak about Clendenin family genealogy and the value of genealogy.
Clendenin was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and is a descendent of Archibald Clendenin Sr. and of Charles Clendenin, for whom the state capital is named. He is the author of The Clendenin Massacre (2013). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and an MBA from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Clendenin has spent his adult life building, buying, and selling businesses. A resident of Florida, he is the recipient of the Key to the City from the Mayor’s office in Orlando.
For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
West Virginia Archives and History Workshops/Lectures