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Dennis McLendon (McClendon), Sr.

Also Known As: "Macklendon", "McClendan", "MacClendon", "McClendon"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cromarty, Ross-shire & Cromartyshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: July 09, 1706 (51-60)
Burgess, Perquimans County, North Carolina
Place of Burial: Perquimans, NC
Immediate Family:

Son of Bryan or John McLandins; JOHN MCLENDON; JOHN MCCLENDON and Marjorie Macklendon
Husband of Elizabeth MacLendon and Deborah Sutton / Whedby / McClendon
Father of Francis McLendon; Brient MacKlendon; Dennis McClendon, Jr., Esq., immigrant; Thomas McClendon; THOMAS Mclendon and 6 others

Occupation: 1641 ALTB MACKLENDEN
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About Dennis McLendon, Sr.

There have also been attempts to connect his line to the Maclellans of Bombie in Kircudbright. However the connection is impossible based on current yDNA results. His yDNA is represented by Kits #360029, #81633, #N39284, and #218602. The Maclellans of Bombie are represented by Kit #217193, descended from William M'Lellan of Bombie, born about 1425 and died 1474. His descendants belong to Haplogroup R-A432, while the Maclellans of Bombie belong to Haplogroup N-L550. See McCLENDON DNA PROJECT, visited Oct. 28. 2017, and McClellan (various spellings) DNA Project, visited Oct. 28, 2017.

Dennis McClendon ca 1660 - 1706 of Barbados and Virginia and of Perquimans Co, NC m. ca 1685 Elizabeth ? m. 1702 Mrs. Deborah Whedbee

The following material is from the research of Sally Moore Koestler, College Station, TX http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/MapleLawn/mikehill.htm

Dennis McClendon married 1st Elizabeth died after Oct 1700/bef 1702. She may be the Elizabeth on the the land rights petition.

Dennis McClendon married 2nd 1702 Mrs. Deborah Whedbee, a widow.

At the Court of July 1702 "Denis Macklenden and Debro His Wife" appear. Deborah has been twice widowed. She is on record as a widow on 17 July 1701. She first married Nathaniel Sutton in 1668 in Nansemond, Virginia and had at least four children by him before his death after 1681. She married second, John Whedby in 1685 and had at least four more children by him. John Whedby is on record as having performed several marriages which would indicate that he was a Mini [from Janet Bryan McLendon's web-site McLGenie]

Dennis Macklendon was born on the Island of Barbados, probably in the 1660s. He was the son of Bryan Maclandins, of Barbados, Planter, and his wife Margery Hunt, daughter of Henry Hunt, of Barbados. Economic opportunity was poor on the island and Dennis left sometime prior to 29 December 1687, going to the Colony of Virginia, where he probably married and started a family. Bryan Maclandins died in February 1688 and was buried in St. Philip Parish, Barbados. In 1690, Dennis returned to Barbados and disposed of his inheritance. "In a land transaction in Nansemond County, dated 29 October 1696, one of the boundary properties was identified as "Maccladland's". (1)

By January 1696/7, Dennis moved his family and a small group of friends into Perquimans Precinct, Albermarle County, North Carolina.

In The Colonial Records of North Carolina (volume 1, page 479) in Perquimans Precinct is the following document:

"At a Court holden for this precinct at ye hous of Thomas Nichols the secont Monday in Janeruary 1696, Dennis Meclenden proved aleven Rits Whoes Names are under Written viz himselfe Charles Cafen Mary his wife Margaret Dun Dennes Dun Rebecka Carpender Elizabeth Macklenden Brient Macklenden Dennes Mackelenden ffrancis Mackelenden Thomas Macklenden."(2)

At the same Court of January 1696, it was "ordered that Dennis Mackelanden be overseer of ye High Wayes from Suttens Crick to deepe Crick."

? - Dennis returned to Perquimans Court 30 October 1700, and proved thirteen rights, again naming his family as above but identifing the two Dennises as "junior" and "senior". (3) "

Dennis is found several times in the records serving on the Grand Jury, and as an appraiser of Estates.

Beginning in April 1704, the quarterly sessions of the Perquimans Court were held at the house of Dennis Macklendon. On 10 April 1705, Dennis Macklendon became one of the Justices of the Court. The 6 January 1705/6 session was the last when Dennis Macklendon served as a Justice. There was no court session in April 1706. The 9 July 1706 session was held at the house of Mrs. Deborah Macklendon. Dennis Macklendon appeared in the record as deceased.(8)

On 28 August 1706, at General Court, the will of Dennis Macklendon was presented by John Bird, one of the Executors. Appraisers were appointed to inventory the estates in Chowan and Perquimans Precincts. The contents of the will were not recorded and there was no evidence of a return. (9)

Children of Dennis McClendon and Elizabeth: 1. Francis McClendon ca 1687 -
    married ca 1714 Elinor Bush
*     a. Thomas McClendon
          married Louisa F
         i. Joseph McClendon<br/>
               married Olive Blake
                   1. Addison Tully McClendon<br/>
                        married Isabella Huggins
                       a. Joseph McClendon<br/>
                             married Georgia Aline Venable
                             i. Addie Aldora McClendon<br/>
                                    married Thomas Bratcher - line of Steve Dumont

* b. Isaac McClendon 2. Dennis McClendon ca 1690 - ca/aft 19 Jan 1725/26

     married Margaret Early daughter of John 

* a. Dennis McClendon

  • b. John McClendon
  • c. Mary McClendon
  • d. Elizabeth McClendon

3. Thomas McClendon ca 1693 [bef 1696] - died in St. Patrick's Parrish, New Bern, Cumberland, North Carolina.

married [ca1714] by Nov 1724 Elizabeth Bush

            Thomas and Elizabeth Mclendon sold some land

* a. Joel McClendon 1716 Cumberland Co NC - 1780

         married Tamer Beverly

* b. Thomas McClendon Jr 1717 Cumberland Co NC

           married Elizabeth

* c. Dennis D McClendon Sr. 1718 Perquimans NC - 1792 Anston NC

        married 1740 Montgomery NC Mary Ingram  line of LP who sent info on siblings

* d. John McClendon 1722 NC - ca 1784

          married 1742 Ann
          married aft 1745 Lucy Dunn

* e. Isaac McClendon 1724 Cumberland NC - ca 1756

        married 28 Jan 1744 Elizabeth

* f. Jacob McClendon 1725 Perquimans - 12 Jan 1793 Wilkes Co GA

         married Wilkes Co 1748 Martha Travis

* g. Jemima McClendon 1727 NC -

         married Benjamin Dumas

4. Bryan McClendon bef 1696 -

DB #1 p524 Chowan Precinct - Francis Mclendon of Chowan Prect, eldest son of Dennis Mclendon late of Albemarle Co., decd. and Dennis Mclendon of Chowan Prect. planter, second son of the afrsd Dennis decd. to William Sharp of Weccanuse in Chowan Prect -for the sd Sharp's indemnifying the sd Francis and Dennis for bonds, contracts, etc made by them unto William Downing brother-in-law of the sd. Sharp. . . .380 acres . ..

Will of Dennis [x] MacClendon 19 Jan 1725/26 - Bertie Prect. "....being sick and weak of body..." -- son Dennis MacClendon - my manner plantation where I now live containing 420 acres. -- son John MacClendon - plantation, part of Nicholas Session's survery containing 150 acres -- daughter Mary MacClendon - 640 acres on the Half Moon. -- daughter Elizabeth MacClendon - 640 acres lying between the fork of Quicoson and Loosing Swamp and Phillips MacGuire may have 200 acres of said tract and I give my brother Thomas MacClendon my power of attorney to acknowledge same, provided the said Phillip pay fifteen barrels of pitch. -- wife Margaret MacClendon - horse and cart. -- my two young breeding mares are to be divided among my children from the eldest to the youngest. -- to my four said children - cows and calves each and four pewter basins which they may have as they come to the age of sixteen. -- I have 104 barrels of pitch due me, which I desire my father John Early and my brothers Francis MacClendon and Thomas MacClendon to look after and freight it away to New England. My Negroes shall work each summer at making a crop of pitch to be sent to New England. -- wife - 320 acres on the Long Branch. Remaining estate to my wife. EX: father, John Earlory, brothers Francis MacClendon and Thomas MacClendon Wit: James Page, Nicholas Fairless

REFERENCES:

Barbadian records, which support this version of the origin of Dennis McLendon, are located at the Department of Archives, Black Rock, St. Michael, Barbados. There are ten references; five are cited. RB#/ refers to series and volume numbers of ledgers.

(a) RB6/41, p.118, Will of Bryan MacLandins. (b) RB3/4, p.s 592-4, Deed of Sale, Dennis Maclandon to Thomas Duboys. (c) RB3/7, P. 71, Deed of Sale, Nicholas Rice to Bryan [McLendon] & wife Margery. (d) RB3/7, p. 79, Deed of Sale, Bryan [McLendon] & wife Margery to Nicholas Rice. (e) RB6/13, p. 253, Will of Henry Hunt.

Virginia and North Carolina references:

(1) Cavaliers & Pioneers, Abs. of VA Land Patents & Grants, V.3, p.10. (2) Colonial Records of N. Carolina, 1st Ser., V.1, p.479. (3) Colonial Records of N. Carolina, 2nd Ser., V.3, p.405. (4) Deed Book B#l, Chowan Co., N.C., #1058, p.524. (5) Abs. of No. Carolina Wills, Grimes, Sec. of State, p.228. (6) From loose papers among the Records of Albemarle Co., Edenton, N.C. (7) Colonial Records of N. Carolina, 1st Ser., V.4. (8) Colonial Records of N. Carolina, 1st Ser., V.1, p.652. (9) Colonial Records of N. Carolina, 2nd Ser., V.4, p.242. (10) The McLendons of America, p.2, Melba Goff Allen, Metairie, La., 1983.

(1994) PLEASE CREDIT RODERICK A. McLENDON, 27527 Cunningham Dr., Valencia, CA 91354-1912.

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ORIGIN OF THE McLENDON-McCLENDON FAMILY THE MYTH AND THE REALITY

From the research of Richard R. Dietz at https://www.gwest.org/mclmyth.htm:

The generally accepted story of the origin of the McLendon-McClendon family as stated by various authors, is that Dennis Macklendon, the immigrant, came to the Colony of North Carolina, some time prior to the second Monday in January, 1696/7, where he proved eleven rights for which he received 550 acres of land. Dennis was suppossed to have been born in Scotland, the son of a John MacLennan. There, he married an Elizabeth and sired four sons, Francis, Dennis, Bryan and Thomas. The family came directly from Scotland arriving shortly before Dennis proved the rights. The authors recording this story provide no documentation to support it. Roderick A. McLendon of Valencia, California, a descendant researcher, believes that Dennis Macklendon came to North America earlier than the date he first appeared on the record in North Carolina, and he proposes an alternative theory of the family's origin:

His origin was not Scotland but the Island of Barbados. Dennis first went to the Colony of Virginia, possibly Nansemond County, which is located on the North Carolina border not far from Perquimans Precinct. His date of arrival in Virginia is not known and only one possible reference to him there has been located. In a land transaction in Nansemond County, dated 29 October 1696, one of the boundary properties was identified as "Maccladland's". (1)

Dennis left Barbados prior to the publishing of his father's will 29 December 1687 (a), which placed him in Virginia at least ten years, or more, prior to his appearance in North Carolina. This ten years would have provided him ample time to marry and have children. Dennis was a farmer as evidenced by his title, "Planter", in the 1690 deed of sale in Barbados. (b)

The first record of Dennis Macklendon in North Carolina was his appearance in Perquimans Precinct Court, 11 January 1696/7. Dennis proved eleven rights which identified his family as himself, Elizabeth, Francis, Dennis, Bryan and Thomas Macklendon. (2) Interestingly, Dennis returned to Perquimans Court 30 October 1700, and proved thirteen rights, again naming his family as above but identifing the two Dennises as "junior" and "senior". (3) The paternal-sibling relationship is enhanced by a deed and a will. The deed was made 23 July 1717, by and between Francis Macklendon, eldest son of Dennis Macklendon late of Albemarle Co., deceased, ... [and] Dennis Macklendon, second son of aforesaid Dennis, deceased,... (4) The will, dated 19 January 1725/6, wherein Dennis Macklendon, Jr., named as two of his Executors, brothers Francis and Thomas Macklendon. (5)

The relationships of Elizabeth Macklendon and Bryan Macklendon to Dennis are not clear. Elizabeth was not identified as Dennis' wife in the initial entry; she may have been. No other records for Elizabeth are evident. If she was Dennis' wife, she died after October 1700 as Dennis Macklendon married Deborah Whedbee, a widow, in 1702. (6) Bryan was probably a son of Dennis and brother to Francis, Dennis and Thomas Macklendon; probably being named after his grandfather, Bryan, of Barbados. A Bryan Macklendon does appear in the record beginning in 1739 in Newburn County, North Carolina. (7)

Beginning in April 1704, the quarterly sessions of the Perquimans Court were held at the house of Dennis Macklendon. On 10 April 1705, Dennis Macklendon became one of the Justices of the Court. The 6 January 1705/6 session was the last when Dennis Macklendon served as a Justice. There was no court session in April 1706. The 9 July 1706 session was held at the house of Mrs. Deborah Macklendon. Dennis Macklendon appeared in the record as deceased.(8)

On 28 August 1706, at General Court, the will of Dennis Macklendon was presented by John Bird, one of the Executors. Appraisers were appointed to inventory the estates in Chowan and Perquimans Precincts. The contents of the will were not recorded and there was no evidence of a return. (9)

A more probable version of the origin of the McLendons/McClendons is that Dennis Macklendon was born on the Island of Barbados, probably in the 1660s. He was the son of Bryan Maclandins, of Barbados, Planter, and his wife Margery Hunt, daughter of Henry Hunt, of Barbados.(c,d,& e) Bryan Maclandins probably arrived in Barbados as an indentured servant sometime prior to 1660. Economic opportunity was poor on the island and Dennis left sometime prior to 29 December 1687, going to the Colony of Virginia, where he probably married and started a family. Bryan Maclandins died in February 1688 and was buried in St. Philip Parish, Barbados. In 1690, Dennis returned to Barbados and disposed of his inheritance. By January 1696/7, Dennis moved his family and a small group of friends into Perquimans Precinct, Albermarle County, North Carolina.

The story of Dennis Macklendon is not complete. The Barbadian records are over three hundred years old. The tropical climate has deteriorated the documents to the point that some are now non-existant and others are so fragile that they may not be used. Virginia records, if they exist, which would add to the story of Dennis Macklendon, have not been located.

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Note: From A History of the McClendon Family in America: Dennis came to America about 1696 probably residing in Perquimans County, NC with his wife Elizabeth. On Monday Dec 25, 1686 he was appointed an Esquire Justice by the King although he was still in Scotland at the time. Records show that he was a Justice of the Peace in 1705.

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Note: Book Author: Joe Conner McClendon; Title: A History of the McClendon Family in America

            A letter to his descendants written 4/74 ~Found 5/31/2006 by Erin Dominick 

"The McLendons came to America sometime before 1 Jan 1696. In January on the second Monday, Dennis MacKlendon proved rights for bringing eleven persons into the colony of North Carolina, Elizabeth (his wife), and their children: Brient (or Bryant), Dennis Frances and Thomas.

Dennis McLendon, immediately upon his arrival in the Province of North Carolina, became allied with the leading families in the Province. He proved righted to 100 acres of land by importation of Michael Downing and Hebella, a negro, and buys one slave to prove rights to 50 acres. He was a juror in 1703-1704. He was a justice of the peace as early as 1705, for on the 10th of April of that year we find that court was held at his residence, he being one of "His Majesty's Justices".

His home continued to serve as Court House until January and the 9th of July in 1706. "

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=mcclendon&GS...


GEDCOM Note

Dennis Macklendon came to the Colony of North Carolina sometime before January. 1696. As on that date he proved the right for bringing eleven persons into the Colony of North Carolina, for which he received 550 acres of land. These persons were he, his wife Elizabeth, sons, Dennis, Francis, Thomas and Brient, also Charles and Mary Cafen (Coffin), Dennis and Margaret Dunn and Rebecca Carpenter It is thought that Margaret and Rebecca were daughters of Dennis an Elizabeth. Dennis and wife Elizabeth life span in their new country was only a few short years. Elizabeth, born in Scotland did in 1702 at Perquimans County; North Carolina located on Albemarle Sound, where the Macklendons first lived. Four years later in 1706 Dennis died. Dennis Macklendon married the twice-windowed Deborah Astine Sutton Whedbee at Edenton, North Carolina in l702. Deborah Astine first married Nathaniel Sutton who died in 1682, then John Whedbee who died in 1697. In July 1702 precinct of Perquimans, charges were brought against Dennis Macklendon by the Sutton and Whedbee children for the recovery of their father's estates. It was ordered in April sessions Court in 1705 that Dennis Macklendon deliver all estates of Deborah to the guardians of the Sutton and Whedee children. Dennis Macklendon was appointed one of the Kings Justices in North Carolina and being Scotch descent he had to be closely connected to the English, when England most distrusted the scotch He acquired many acres of land by grant or purchase. He served as juror several times. Road Overseer, Appraiser, and from October 1704 unit his death in 1706 as judge. His resident served as the courthouse, which leads you to believe his home was commodious.

This information was taken from the book "The Mclendons of America written by Melba Goff Allen.

GEDCOM Note


GEDCOM Source

@R-994167881@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=85855155&pid...

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Dennis McLendon, Sr.'s Timeline

1650
1650
Cromarty, Ross-shire & Cromartyshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1679
1679
LOGAN, Ross-shire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1679
Scotland, United Kingdom
1680
1680
Scotland
1683
June 1, 1683
Scotland, United Kingdom
1690
1690
Logan, Ross-shire, Scotland
1690
Scotland, United Kingdom
1699
1699
Ireland
1706
July 9, 1706
Age 56
Burgess, Perquimans County, North Carolina