Photo & Bio for James Augustus Clendinen

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CLENDINEN, James A. (1st Lieutenant, Company B, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) James Augustus Clendinen was born January 9, 1825 in South Carolina the only surviving child of James Clendinen (lawyer) (1789-1824) & Rebecca R. Turner the daughter of Major James Turner of Clarke County Georgia. He started to practice law in South Carolina  He brought his widowed mother and maiden aunt, Mary Jane Turner with him to Talladega Alabama where they lived for a short time then to Abbeville, Henry County Alabama in 1849. He worked at his profession for a number of years before he married 26 May 1859 to Ross Jane White the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin A White of Milledgeville Georgia.  They had ten children: 1) Benjamin White Clendinen (April 6, 1860 - July 30, 1943) married July 7, 1885 to Madagorda Euginia Stokes. 2) Rosa Jane Clendinen (September 2, 1862 - February 14, 1959)  Never married. 3) Mary Eleanor Clendinen (August 16, 1863 -August 16, 1932) married January 24, 1889 to John Stuart Walker. 4) Rebecca Louise Clendinen (November 6, 1865 -November 28, 1966) She never married. 5) James Clendinen (October 6, 1866 - April 26, 1941 in York Alabama) married December 27, 1907 to Janie Z. Moore. 6) Lawer Clendinen (December 25, 1870 - December 30, 1955) He never married. 7) Thomas Alexander Clendinen (1872 -?) married February 22, 1905 to Kittie Mae Powell the daughter of Francis Adolphus & Carrie Dudley Powell. 8) Pauline Virginia Clendinen (October 2, 1876 - December 8, 1948) married Walter W. Espy the son of Joseph & Sarah Dawkins Espy. 9) Marion White Clendinen ( November 21, 1877 - July 25, 1975) She never married. 10) Carrie Steward Clendinen (1879 -October 18, 1932) She never married. James lived and raise his family in Abbeville Henry County Alabama from 1849 until his death on February 12, 1890. Henry's Heritage, Vol IV, page 175

He Enlisted February 20, 1860! A full year before Secession obviously then a militia Company. We are not sure how long he served probably until the end of August 1862, because on the 26th he received orders to command the production of salt in St. Andrews bay Florida. One of his slaves manufactured the long D-guard bowie or closer to machetes for the entire company. 

Note Requesting Leave: Sir, The critical condition of my wife and her probable confinement in a few days, imperatively demands my presences at her bedside. A leave of absence of some 20 days is therefore requested. Under no ordinary circumstances would the application be made. An early answer directed to Col. J. Siebels, Fairfax Station requested.  Respectfully, J. A. Clendinen, 1st Lt. Co. A, 6th Reg't. ALA. VOLS.

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On Feb. 5, 2003, James D. Allen, creator of this website passed away
There is no doubt that he would want the work on the
6th Alabama Infantry to go on.
With that in mind, this site is dedicated to him.
We miss you, Jimmy.



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