Your reference to Franklin County, Vermont particularly caught my attention because that is where my family was from.I have a William Lepper (my g-g-g-g grandfather) in the 1860 Census in Enosburgh, VT.He and his wife, Mary J., are listed together with their seven children (Amasa A., Lucy A., Louisa, George, Ellen A., Elizabeth and Mary J.) as well as a 60 woman named Elida or Electa Clendenning/Clandening.
While searching Ancestry.com I came across information on a Lettie M. Lepper whose parents were William & Mary J. (Clendenning) Lepper.She married Frank Nathaniel Rand who it says was born in 1863.Assuming that they were approximately the same age, she could be a younger child of my ancestors.
So, having said all that, does any of this information fit with what you know of the Clendennings in Franklin County, VT?Thank you for your time.