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The Cleveland Family

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Go here for 50+ pages of Cleveland information. I've included information starting with Moses Cleveland and northern Cleveland family descendants without including living people -- as far as I know. The information is in PDF format and I hope you find some of it helpful. (Updated 22 April 2014)

In case the PDF doesn't work for you, the following tidbits should get you started.

Moses Cleveland and Anne Winn

Moses Cleveland was born in Saint Stephens, Ipswich, Suffolk, England 2 Feb 1619/1620. At this time his parents are unknown. Moses Cleveland married Anne Winn in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 26 September 1648. (EVENT TEXT: Description: Researched and compiled by William M Clemens in the 1920's, this volume of marriage records contains over ten thousand entries. Although primarily listing Massachusetts marriages, there are thousands of entries from other states, including New York and Pennsylvania. Source Information: Ancestry.com. American Marriages Before 1699 [database online]. Orem, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997. Original data: Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ: Biblio Co., 1926.)

Moses Cleveland emigrated to the United States. There is no record in England or America of the emigration of Moses, though family tradition holds that he came from Ipwsich and landed in Boston during 1635. He was an indentured apprentice to a master builder, thought to have been Edward Winn (whose daughter he afterward married). He moved in 1640 to Woburn with his master and in 1643 he became a freeman. His name appears on the Woburn Militia Muster Roll in 1663. Moses Cleveland would become the common ancestor of all the Cleveland families of New England, including Moses Cleveland, founder of Cleveland Ohio and Grover S. Cleveland, President of the United States. (EVENT TEXT: He arrived at Massachusetts in 1635 as an indentured apprentice to a joiner, or carpenter. He was made a freeman of Woburn, Mass. in 1643. He was a soldier during the King Philip's War, and a man of some prominence in New England; active in all the political movements of the day. He is probably buried in the Old First Burying Ground at Woburn, near the grave of his son Aaron. Sources: "...Descendants of Moses Cleveland of Woburn, Mass...", James Butler Cleveland, Oneonta, NY, 1881, pp.11-294. "New England Families", Vol. IV, pp.1593-1594, William Richard Cutter, Woburn, Mass., 1913.)

Moses Cleveland died 9 January 1701/1702.

Aaron Cleveland and Dorcas Wilson

Aaron Cleveland is the son of Moses Cleveland and Anne Winn. He was born in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts 10 Jan 1654/1655. He married Dorcas Wilson, 26 September 1675 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Aaron died 14 September 1716 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He is buried at the Old First Burying Ground.

Benjamin Cleveland and Anne Church

Benjamin Cleveland is the son of Aaron Cleveland and Dorcas Wilson was born in Woborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts 16 May 1701. Benjamin Cleveland married Anne Church, the daughter of John Church and Abigail Cadwell. Anne Church was born 25 May 1712 in Hartford, Connecticut and died 21 Oct 1754 in Windham, Connecticut.

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