Alexander Cleveland, Sr.

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Alexander Cleveland, Sr.

Birthplace: Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, , England
Death: Died in Bull Run, Prince William, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Cleveland and Dorcas Cleveland
Husband of Milly Cleveland
Father of Alexander Cleveland, Jr.; Moses Cleveland and Grover Cleveland

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Alexander Cleveland, Sr.


Title: Original Immigrant of Southern Clevelands

Author: Cleveland Family Chronicles Vikki L. Jeanne Cleveland

Publication: Copyright 1993


Note: Good



Media: Electronic


His mother's sister was related to Lady Axminister of London. So he supported the crown during the English civil war who lost. Family lore says that when Oliver Cromwell won they left England - maybe forced or fled.

A Mr. Cleveland (may have been Alexander Cleveland 1) of Loughboro, County Leicester, England stated "To have accompanied prior to 1629, the Skipworths of Coats, and Henry Harrick from England to Virginia. If this was Alexander Cleveland, he evidently remained in Virginia while the other journeyed to Salem, Massachusetts. There are Clevelands in Virginia from old times." It was thought that he was a close kinship or brother to Moses Cleveland.

Lilia Cleveland told her granddaughter Linda Mulvihill that two Cleveland brothers came from England. One went north and one went south. The one who went north is a direct ancestor of President Cleveand.

We are related to the one who stayed south.

From “The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families” compiled by Edmund Janes Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland Volume 1. Hartford Conn. 1899.

Alexander was from England (don’t know where) and came to settle in Prince William County, Virginia. No record of his death or marriage. Wife is unknown. Had at least one child. Alexander Cleveland born probably 1659 either in England or Virginia.

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Alexander Cleveland, Sr.'s Timeline

Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, , England
Age 37
Age 47
Age 63
Bull Run, Prince William, Virginia, USA