John Cleveland, Sr. (1714 - 1778) MP

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Birthplace: Orange, Virginia
Death: Died in Blue Run, Orange, Virginia
Managed by: Shanon Marie Turner
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About John Cleveland, Sr.

Not sure about date of birth, 1695-1700.

Settled Bull Run in Prince William County in Virginia, with his father Alexander Cleveland.

Prior to 1734, they moved 60 miles to the southwest locating in a border settlement on Blue Run. Some 6 or 8 miles above it's junction with the Rapidan in Orange County.

Had a plantation or homestead on Blue Run, in Orange County, Virginia.

John and Alexander were deeded land in Orange County in 1734.

He probably married in Virginia. He died on his homestead, Blue Run in Orange County, Virginia.

Says he was a house joiner or builder and a large real estate owner.

In the records of the county court office, Orange County Deeds, (about the beginning of the records 1734) Prince Curtis conveys to John Cleveland about 600 acres of land.

A lady named Sarah C. Abbott writes, "My father gave me this information; that my grandfather's father (John) crossed the ocean from England and settled Virginia; in the first settling of SC, he came to SC and made that his home."

Some of his descendants think that he moved to North Carolina with his children. Martha Coffee was probably related to Rev. James Coffey, who married Elizabeth Cleveland.

(Taken from Genealogy of the Cleveland & Cleaveland families, published in 1899).

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John Cleveland, Sr.'s Timeline

1714
July 13, 1714
Orange, Virginia
1728
1728
Age 13
Orange Co.,va.
1731
May 26, 1731
Age 16
Orange Co.,VA
1734
1734
Age 19
Blue Run, Orange, Virginia, USA
1738
May 26, 1738
Age 23
VA, USA
1738
Age 23
Blue Run, Orange, Virginia, USA
1742
June 6, 1742
Age 27
1744
June 8, 1744
Age 29
Orange Co.,VA
1747
December 10, 1747
Age 33
Culpepper, , Virginia, USA
1748
April 6, 1748
Age 33
Orange Co.,VA