CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Culture Center at the Capitol Complex will host a lecture -- "The Clendenin Family and the Clendenin Massacre" -- by Gregory Clendenin at 6 p.m. Thursday.Clendenin will talk about the historic role played by the Clendenin family in settling the Greenbrier and Kanawha valleys in the 18th century.The talk will discuss the Clendenin massacre of July 15, 1763, when Archibald Clendenin Jr. and two of his children were killed by Shawnees, led by Chief Cornstalk.Clendenin also will speak about Clendenin family genealogy and the value of genealogy.
Born in Charleston, Gregory Clendenin is a descendant of Archibald Clendenin Sr. and Charles Clendenin, for whom Charleston is named. Gregory Clendenin just published a book titled "The Clendenin Massacre."Gregory Clendenin holds a bachelor's degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and an MBA from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.Clendenin has spent his adult life building, buying and selling businesses. The program is free and open to the public.Advanced registration is not required, but participants are urged to register by email, at Bobby.L.Taylor@wv.gov
, or by phone at 304-558-0230, ext. 163.