Find., Anc., Int.,  CSR.


Private John Frank Clendenin/Clendenning

E Company


He was born 1 March 1842 in Henry Co, TN, the son of Temperance “Tempey” (Hines) and Anderson Clendenin.


Listed as captured near Murray Co, KY, in Pell’s command 1 January 1864! Sent to Ft. Delaware, DE, and was released 31 May 1865.


Apparently he was a Mason.


He married Thyrza Jane Wright on 20 December 1865, she was the daughter of Susan “Sukey” A. (Barnes) and William “Billy” Wright. She was born 26 February 1849 and died 3 March1881 in Henry Co. They had eight children: Joseph Louis, Mary Angeline, Robert Otis, William Wright, John Anderson, Elbert, George and Thomas Clendenin.


He next married Esther Annie Woods on 4 January 1883, she was the daughter of William and Mary Woods.  She was born January 1861 in Tennessee and died in Gleason, Weakley Co, TN. They had two children: Mattie Belle and John Douglas Clendenin. On Johns death in 1887 she married William M. Smyth and they had three children: Lottie W. Mary Sue and LaRue Smyth.


He died 19 December 1884 and is buried in Poplar Grove Cemetery, Springville, Henry County, TN.