Rev. Aaron Cleveland1

M, b. 29 October 1715, d. 11 August 1757
     Rev. Aaron Cleveland. Congregationalist minister.2 He also spelt Cleaveland.3 He was born on 29 October 1715 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Aaron Cleveland and Abigail Waters.2 Cleveland graduated in 1735 from Harvard College, where he was known as an outstanding wrestler, swimmer, and skater, a large and powerful man." In 1739 he was ordained in the Congregational church at Haddam, Connecticut. His popularity waned within a few years, possibly because he was reflecting the influence of the celebrated revivalist, George Whitefield. In 1746 he "obtained dismission" from Haddam, and in April 1747 was called to Malden South (Everett, Mass.). He paid a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in May 1749, and after preaching to a considerable assembly was urged to "make his settled abode" there. The Anglican community was already served by St Paul's Church and a handsome meeting house was planned for the dissenters (Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Calvinists, etc.). February 1751 found Cleveland in his new charge. Pending completion of the meeting house, he preached in St Paul's every Sunday in the afternoon "to good Acceptance"; his colleague, William Tutty of the Church of England, discoursed to his flock in the morning. This arrangement worked amicably, and Tutty could inform the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel of the perfect harmony existing between the two congregations. It had been otherwise the previous September, when Tutty had stigmatized the New Englanders as "a cheating designing people," dishonest and given to prevarication, "and all under the cloak of religion." Governor Edward Cornwallis, who found Cleveland "well pleasing," granted him four lots of land in Halifax and area and took a keen interest in the new meeting house (later St Matthew's Church), of which Cleveland was the first minister.

In a year or so Cleveland seems to have become restless; perhaps once more his popularity was lessening. He was veering towards the Church of England and left Halifax in late 1753 for Norwich, Connecticut, his widowed mother's home. As acceptance by the S.P.G. demanded his presence in London, he settled his affairs in Halifax before sailing for England in June 1754; he left his wife and children in Boston. He was subsequently ordained and on 28 July 1755 was appointed a missionary of the S.P.G. The society offered him a post in Pennsylvania. The vessel in which he was returning to America was cast on the Nantucket shoals and Cleveland, who showed great bravery in assisting the sailors, received a severe head injury. Resuming this hazardous voyage he landed in Halifax in October 1755 and shortly afterwards continued to Norwich, still a sick man. The congregation in Lewes, Delaware, would not accept him as their new minister, but on the high recommendation of the Reverend William Smith he was transferred in 1757 to New Castle, Delaware. He then set out for New England to get his wife and ten children.4 Rev. Aaron Cleveland married Susanna Porter, daughter of Rev. Aaron Porter and Susannah Sewall, on 4 August 1739 in Medford.2,5 Rev. Aaron Cleveland died on 11 August 1757 in Philadelphia at the age of 41 from "dropsey" whilst resting in Benjamin Franklin's house on his journey to New England to collect his family.2 He was buried in Christ Church, Philadelphia.

Children of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Susanna Porter

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, v. III p.125.
  3. [S75] Frederick Lewis Weis, Colonial Clergy, p. 58.
  4. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, v. III p.125 article by Maud M. Hutcheson.
  5. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.
  6. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 2 p. 265.

Aaron P. Cleveland1

M
     Aaron P. Cleveland married Abby Salisbury, daughter of Deacon Samuel S. Salisbury and Elizabeth Sewall.1

Children of Aaron P. Cleveland and Abby Salisbury

Citations

  1. [S240] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1888 ed.), p. xxxv.

Aaron Porter Cleveland

M, b. 11 July 1778, d. 24 September 1780
     Aaron Porter Cleveland was born on 11 July 1778 in Norwich, Connecticut.1 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Abiah Hyde. Aaron Porter Cleveland died on 24 September 1780 in Norwich, Connecticut, at the age of 2.1

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

Aaron Porter Cleveland

M, b. 26 September 1782
     Aaron Porter Cleveland was born on 26 September 1782 in Norwich, Connecticut.1 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Abiah Hyde.

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland1

M, b. 2 February 1744, d. 21 September 1815
      Served in the American Revolution and as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1799 he introduced a bill for the abolition of slavery.2 Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland was born on 2 February 1744 in East Haddam, Connecticut.3 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Susanna Porter.4 Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland married firstly Abiah Hyde, daughter of James Hyde and Sarah Marshall, on 12 April 1768 in Norwich, Connecticut.5 Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland married secondly Elizabeth Clement, daughter of Jeremiah Clement and Mary Mosely, on 23 October 1788 in Norwich, Connecticut.2,5 Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland died on 21 September 1815 in New Haven, Connecticut, at the age of 71.5

Children of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Abiah Hyde

Children of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Elizabeth Clement

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 2 p. 261.
  2. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 4 p. 608.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information.
  4. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  5. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.
  6. [S196] Ettie Tidwell McCall, McCall-Tidwell and Allied Families, p. 340.
  7. [S4] Sandra MacLean Clunies, Clunies files.

Abiah Hyde Cleveland

F, b. 24 September 1796
     Abiah Hyde Cleveland was born on 24 September 1796 in Norwich, Connecticut.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Elizabeth Clement.

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

Abigail Cleveland

F, b. 1752
     Abigail Cleveland was born in 1752. She was the daughter of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Susanna Porter.

Anne Neale Cleveland

F, b. 9 July 1830
     Anne Neale Cleveland was born on 9 July 1830 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland and Anne Neal.

Dr. Anthony Benezet Cleveland

M, b. 22 October 1789
     Dr. Anthony Benezet Cleveland was born on 22 October 1789 in Norwich, Connecticut.1 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Elizabeth Clement.

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

Aseanath Martin Cleveland1

F, b. 1820, d. 1871
     Aseanath Martin Cleveland was born in 1820.1 She was the daughter of Jeremiah Clement Cleveland and Elizabeth Robinson.1 Aseanath Martin Cleveland married Wesley Apple in 1840.1 Aseanath Martin Cleveland died in 1871.1

Child of Aseanath Martin Cleveland and Wesley Apple

Citations

  1. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 4 p. 608.

Rev. Charles Cleveland

M, b. 21 June 1772, d. 1872
      The city missionary in Boston. Rev. Charles Cleveland was born on 21 June 1772 in Norwich, Connecticut.1 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Abiah Hyde. Rev. Charles Cleveland died in 1872.

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

Dorcas Cleveland

F, b. 1740 or 1742, d. 1766
     Dorcas Cleveland was born in 1740 or 1742. She was the daughter of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Susanna Porter. Dorcas Cleveland died in 1766 in Salem, Massachusetts, single.1

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 232.

Elizabeth Cleveland1

F
     Elizabeth Cleveland married Nathaniel Ropes, son of Judge Nathaniel Ropes and Priscilla Sparhawk, on 12 April 1803.1

Citations

  1. [S170] Unknown author, Genealogy of the Sparhawk family, p. 29.

Elizabeth Cleveland

F, b. 1754
     Elizabeth Cleveland was born in 1754. She was the daughter of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Susanna Porter.

Esther Cleveland1

F, b. 9 September 1893
     Esther Cleveland was born on 9 September 1893 in The White House, Washington, District of Columbia.1 She was the daughter of President Stephen Grover Cleveland and Frances Folsom.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 2 p. 261.

Francis Cleveland

M, b. 9 March 1774, d. 26 September 1796
     Francis Cleveland was born on 9 March 1774 in Norwich, Connecticut.1 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Abiah Hyde. Francis Cleveland died on 26 September 1796 at the age of 22 from yellow fever.1

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

Francis Cleveland

M, b. 28 December 1796
     Francis Cleveland was born on 28 December 1796 in Worthington, Massachusetts. He was the son of Deacon William Cleveland and Margaret Falley.

Francis Cleveland1

M, b. 22 March 1798
     Francis Cleveland was born on 22 March 1798 in Norwich, Connecticut.1 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Elizabeth Clement.1

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

George Cleveland1

M, b. 9 January 1769
     George Cleveland was born on 9 January 1769 in Norwich, Connecticut.2 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Abiah Hyde.1 George Cleveland married Caty Caldwell.1

Child of George Cleveland and Caty Caldwell

Citations

  1. [S196] Ettie Tidwell McCall, McCall-Tidwell and Allied Families, p. 340.
  2. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

George Cleveland

M, b. 1746, d. 1766
     George Cleveland was born in 1746. He was the son of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Susanna Porter. George Cleveland died in 1766 in Havana, Cuba.

George Cleveland1

M, b. 26 January 1781
     George Cleveland was born on 26 January 1781 in Salem, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Capt. Stephen Sewall Cleveland and Margaret Jeffry.1

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 221.

Henry Russell Cleveland1

M, b. 3 October 1808, d. 12 June 1843
     Henry Russell Cleveland was born on 3 October 1808 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Richard Jeffry Cleveland and Dorcas C. Hiller.1 He received a careful preliminary education from private tutors and was graduated from Harvard in 1827, receiving the degree of A.M. in 1830. After teaching school for one year, he went to Cuba for the benefit of his health. He then travelled through Europe, and in the autumn of 1828 became private secretary to the American minister in Paris. Later he was chosen secretary of the American-Polish committee, and resided in Paris for more than a year. In May, 1833, he returned to America and in August removed to Cambridge where he became a proctor at Harvard College. In 1834, in conjunction with Edmund L. Cushing, he opened a school for boys in Boston, which proved very successful, and which he continued until his marriage. He afterward devoted his time to literary work and to travelling for his health. He is the author of Remarks on the Classical Education of Boys, by a Teacher (1834);and The Life of Henry Hudson, in Spark's American Biographies. See Selections from the Writings of Henry R. Cleveland, with a Memoir by George S. Hilliard (1844).2 Henry Russell Cleveland married Sarah P. Perkins, daughter of James Perkins, in 1838.1 Henry Russell Cleveland died on 12 June 1843 in St. Louis at the age of 34.1

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 2 p. 265.
  2. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 2 p. 265 et seq.

Horace William Shaler Cleveland1

M, b. 16 December 1814
     Horace William Shaler Cleveland was born on 16 December 1814 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Richard Jeffry Cleveland and Dorcas C. Hiller.1 He was educated in the schools of his native town. He was in Havana, Cuba, 1829-30, where his father was U.S. consul; was a clerk in Boston, Mass., 1830-31, and was secretary to his father at Havana. 1831-33. He was in Illinois and Maine engaged in surveying in 1833-34, and in 1841-53 was a farmer at Burlington, N. J. In 1853 he became a landscape gardener, entering into partnership with Morris Copeland in Boston, Mass. In 1860 the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Cleveland continued in the same work at Danvers, Mass., 1860-71; in Chicago, Ill., 1871-83; and in Minneapolis, Minn., 1883-94. He was corresponding secretary of the New Jersey Horticultural Society for twelve years and was elected an honorary member of the Massachusetts Horticulturist Society, of the Massachusetts Rifle Club and of the National Park and Out-door Art Association. As a landscape gardener, Mr. Cleveland laid out cemeteries at Yarmouth, N. S; Bangor and Farmington, Maine; Gloucester, Waltham, Concord, and Lancaster, Mass; Geneva, N.Y; Chicago, Dwight, Lincoln, Petersburg, Washington Heights, Ill; Geneva Lake and Rice Lake, Wis; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Junction City, Kan; St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn; the grounds of Butler hospital, Roger Williams park and the pumping station, Petacouset, R. I; Prospect park, Brooklyn, east of main drive; Natural bridge, Va; Jekyl island, Ga; Brookside, Indianapolis, Ind; South park and Drexel boulevard, Chicago, Ill; Winetka Highland Park, Hinsdale, and Downer's grove, Ill; the capitol, Madison, Wis; Bethesada mineral springs, Waukesha, and Asylum, Menomonie, Wis; Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; capitol, Topeka, Kan; Como park, Moniton island, and Lake Elmo residence park, St. Paul, Minn; Shattuck school and Seabury institute, Faribault, Minn; the park system of Minneapolis, Minn; University of Minnesota and Park system of Omaha, Neb. The foregoing list, greatly abridged, does not specify private grounds which comprised a very large portion of his work. He published Hints to Riflemen (1864); Landscape Architecture as Applied to the Wants of the West (1871); Voyages of a Merchant Navigator of the Days that are Past (1886); Social Life and Literature Fifty Years Ago (1888).1

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, vol. 2 p. 266.

Jeremiah Clement Cleveland1

M, b. 14 June 1794, d. 1836
     Jeremiah Clement Cleveland was born on 14 June 1794 in Norwich, Connecticut.1,2 He was the son of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Elizabeth Clement.1 Jeremiah Clement Cleveland married Elizabeth Robinson.1 Jeremiah Clement Cleveland died in 1836.1

Child of Jeremiah Clement Cleveland and Elizabeth Robinson

Citations

  1. [S189] Frederick A. Virkus, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 4 p. 608.
  2. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

John Jeffry Cleveland1

M, b. 2 September 1782
     John Jeffry Cleveland was born on 2 September 1782.1 He was the son of Capt. Stephen Sewall Cleveland and Margaret Jeffry.1

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 221.

Josiah Cleveland1

M, d. after 1749
     Josiah Cleveland married Joannah Porter, daughter of Rev. Aaron Porter and Susannah Sewall, on 15 January 1734/35 in Medford, Massachusetts.2,3 Josiah Cleveland died after 1749 probably in Halifax, Nova Scotia.4

Citations

  1. [S25] Samuel Sewall, Diary of Samuel Sewall (1973 ed.), p. 1081.
  2. [S130] Massachusetts Vital Records.
  3. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 108.
  4. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 107.

Lewis Frederick Cleveland

M, b. 2 May 1841, d. 22 October 1872
     Lewis Frederick Cleveland was born on 2 May 1841 in Fayetteville. He was the son of Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland and Anne Neal. Lewis Frederick Cleveland died on 22 October 1872 at the age of 31 lost at sea.

Lucy Cleveland1

F
     Lucy Cleveland was the daughter of George Cleveland and Caty Caldwell.1

Child of Lucy Cleveland

Citations

  1. [S196] Ettie Tidwell McCall, McCall-Tidwell and Allied Families, p. 340.

Lucy Cleveland

F, b. 17 June 1787
     Lucy Cleveland was born on 17 June 1787 in Norwich, Connecticut.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Aaron Porter Cleveland and Abiah Hyde.

Citations

  1. [S379] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleaveland families, Vol. 1. p. 227.

Lucy Cleveland

F, b. 1750
     Lucy Cleveland was born in 1750. She was the daughter of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Susanna Porter.