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Moses Cleveland, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Stephens, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Cleveland, I and Alice Cleaveland
Husband of Ann Beal Cleveland
Father of Moses Cleveland, III; Hannah Henshaw; Aaron Cleveland, Sr.; Samuel Cleveland; Miriam Cleveland and 8 others
Brother of Enoch Cleveland and Alexander Cleveland

Occupation: Mariner, Came from England as a youth, apprenticed joiner
Managed by: Gerald Lee Shugars, Jr.
Last Updated:

About Moses Cleveland, II

Moses Cleveland, an apprentice ship joiner of about 11 or 12 years of age, who accompanied his master in immigrating to Boston, Massachusetts, from Ipswich, Suffolk, in about 1635. By his late teens, Moses had settled in Woburn, Massachusetts, where he was admitted as a freeman, and thus eligible to participate in the governance of the town, in 1643. Over the years, Moses Cleveland achieved local prominence, and fathered eleven children, who in turn produced a sizable progeny including, in the seventh generation, the only man to serve two separate, non-continuous terms as President of the United States.

Speculative Ancestry

His ancestry is speculative. "While the descendants of Moses Cleveland have been well documented, tracing his English ancestry has always been problematic, although not for lack of inquiries in England-including one to the College of Arms-from the mid-1750s onward. Eventually, in 1851 one of Moses Cleveland's descendants, the Reverend A. Cleveland Coxe (later Episcopal Bishop of Buffalo, N.Y.) seemed to have struck gold. He received a letter from the English antiquarian John Bowyer Nichols, informing him that:

the Clevelands of America were descended from William Cleveland, who removed from York to Hinckley in Leicestershire, where he was buried--a very old man--in 1630. His son, Thomas, became Vicar of Hinckley, the family estate. One of his sons was John Cleveland, the poet. Another son, Thomas, may have been the father of Moses Cleveland, the emigrant... [emphasis in original]

"Heraldically, this connection (the word "may" in the last sentence soon being overlooked) meant that the descendants of Moses Cleveland were evidently entitled to a coat of arms."

An article by H. G. Cleveland in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register suggests he might have been a son of Samuel Cleiveland, a brother of Thomas Cleiveland, Vicar of Hinckley (Volume 39(1885), 212-3).

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 U.S.,

Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Name: Moses Cleveland SAR Membership: 2473 Birth Place: Woburn, Massachusetts Children: Josiah Cleveland


Source Citation: Volume: 13; SAR Membership Number: 2473. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 U.S.,

Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Name: Moses Cleveland SAR Membership: 10253 Birth Date: 1623 Death Date: 9 Jan 1701 Spouse: Ann Winn

 

Children: Samuel Cleveland

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He was born at St. Stephens parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He immigrated to America about 1635. The Cleveland family has a wide history in New England, esp., Mass. + Conn. There is much information on the Cleveland family chronicles reasearch society. Moses is an ancestor of President Grover Cleveland. A good source can be found at www.woburnites the cleveland family.com. Also Moses is a distant cousin to President Herbert Hoover.

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Sources:

1) Commemorative biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut

Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the Early Settled Families

Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago 1903 page 925


CLEVELAND FAMILY. Moses Cleveland came from England and settled at Woburn, Mass., about 1635, and Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, and had seven sons and four daughters. These were: 1-> Moses, born Sept. 1, 1651, married Ruth Norton, and in 1687 moved to Martha's Vineyard; 2-> Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1653, married Thomas Hensher; 3-> Aaron, born Jan. 10, 1655, married Dorcas Wilson; 4-> Samuel, born June 9, 1657, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1694, and married Margaret Fitch( Fish) July 25, 1699; 5-> Marian, born July 10, 1659, married a Mr. Fosdick, and lived at Charlestown, Mass.; 6-> Joannah, born Sept. 19, 1661, died July 2, 1667; 7-> Edward, born May 20, 1663, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1716, and April 17, 1717, married Rebecca Payne, of Kingston, R.I. (He was the Hampton ancestor, and to his branch of the family belonged Hon. Chauncey F. Cleveland, who was Governor of Connecticut from 1842 to 1844); 8-> Josiah, born Feb. 26, 1667; 9-> Isaac, born May 11, 1669, married July 25, 1699, Elizabeth Curtis, and moved to Canterbury in 1701; 10-> Joannah, born April 5, 1670, became a Mrs. Keyes; and 11-> Enoch, born Aug. 1, 1671, died Jan. 9, 1702.

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Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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He was born at St. Stephens parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He immigrated to America about 1635. The Cleveland family has a wide history in New England, esp., Mass. + Conn. There is much information on the Cleveland family chronicles reasearch society. Moses is an ancestor of President Grover Cleveland. A good source can be found at www.woburnites the cleveland family.com. Also Moses is a distant cousin to President Herbert Hoover.

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Sources:

1) Commemorative biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut

Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the Early Settled Families

Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago 1903 page 925


CLEVELAND FAMILY. Moses Cleveland came from England and settled at Woburn, Mass., about 1635, and Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, and had seven sons and four daughters. These were: 1-> Moses, born Sept. 1, 1651, married Ruth Norton, and in 1687 moved to Martha's Vineyard; 2-> Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1653, married Thomas Hensher; 3-> Aaron, born Jan. 10, 1655, married Dorcas Wilson; 4-> Samuel, born June 9, 1657, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1694, and married Margaret Fitch( Fish) July 25, 1699; 5-> Marian, born July 10, 1659, married a Mr. Fosdick, and lived at Charlestown, Mass.; 6-> Joannah, born Sept. 19, 1661, died July 2, 1667; 7-> Edward, born May 20, 1663, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1716, and April 17, 1717, married Rebecca Payne, of Kingston, R.I. (He was the Hampton ancestor, and to his branch of the family belonged Hon. Chauncey F. Cleveland, who was Governor of Connecticut from 1842 to 1844); 8-> Josiah, born Feb. 26, 1667; 9-> Isaac, born May 11, 1669, married July 25, 1699, Elizabeth Curtis, and moved to Canterbury in 1701; 10-> Joannah, born April 5, 1670, became a Mrs. Keyes; and 11-> Enoch, born Aug. 1, 1671, died Jan. 9, 1702.

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Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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He was born at St. Stephens parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He immigrated to America about 1635. The Cleveland family has a wide history in New England, esp., Mass. + Conn. There is much information on the Cleveland family chronicles reasearch society. Moses is an ancestor of President Grover Cleveland. A good source can be found at www.woburnites the cleveland family.com. Also Moses is a distant cousin to President Herbert Hoover.

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Sources:

1) Commemorative biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut

Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the Early Settled Families

Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago 1903 page 925


CLEVELAND FAMILY. Moses Cleveland came from England and settled at Woburn, Mass., about 1635, and Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, and had seven sons and four daughters. These were: 1-> Moses, born Sept. 1, 1651, married Ruth Norton, and in 1687 moved to Martha's Vineyard; 2-> Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1653, married Thomas Hensher; 3-> Aaron, born Jan. 10, 1655, married Dorcas Wilson; 4-> Samuel, born June 9, 1657, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1694, and married Margaret Fitch( Fish) July 25, 1699; 5-> Marian, born July 10, 1659, married a Mr. Fosdick, and lived at Charlestown, Mass.; 6-> Joannah, born Sept. 19, 1661, died July 2, 1667; 7-> Edward, born May 20, 1663, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1716, and April 17, 1717, married Rebecca Payne, of Kingston, R.I. (He was the Hampton ancestor, and to his branch of the family belonged Hon. Chauncey F. Cleveland, who was Governor of Connecticut from 1842 to 1844); 8-> Josiah, born Feb. 26, 1667; 9-> Isaac, born May 11, 1669, married July 25, 1699, Elizabeth Curtis, and moved to Canterbury in 1701; 10-> Joannah, born April 5, 1670, became a Mrs. Keyes; and 11-> Enoch, born Aug. 1, 1671, died Jan. 9, 1702.

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Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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He was born at St. Stephens parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He immigrated to America about 1635. The Cleveland family has a wide history in New England, esp., Mass. + Conn. There is much information on the Cleveland family chronicles reasearch society. Moses is an ancestor of President Grover Cleveland. A good source can be found at www.woburnites the cleveland family.com. Also Moses is a distant cousin to President Herbert Hoover.

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Sources:

1) Commemorative biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut

Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the Early Settled Families

Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago 1903 page 925


CLEVELAND FAMILY. Moses Cleveland came from England and settled at Woburn, Mass., about 1635, and Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, and had seven sons and four daughters. These were: 1-> Moses, born Sept. 1, 1651, married Ruth Norton, and in 1687 moved to Martha's Vineyard; 2-> Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1653, married Thomas Hensher; 3-> Aaron, born Jan. 10, 1655, married Dorcas Wilson; 4-> Samuel, born June 9, 1657, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1694, and married Margaret Fitch( Fish) July 25, 1699; 5-> Marian, born July 10, 1659, married a Mr. Fosdick, and lived at Charlestown, Mass.; 6-> Joannah, born Sept. 19, 1661, died July 2, 1667; 7-> Edward, born May 20, 1663, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1716, and April 17, 1717, married Rebecca Payne, of Kingston, R.I. (He was the Hampton ancestor, and to his branch of the family belonged Hon. Chauncey F. Cleveland, who was Governor of Connecticut from 1842 to 1844); 8-> Josiah, born Feb. 26, 1667; 9-> Isaac, born May 11, 1669, married July 25, 1699, Elizabeth Curtis, and moved to Canterbury in 1701; 10-> Joannah, born April 5, 1670, became a Mrs. Keyes; and 11-> Enoch, born Aug. 1, 1671, died Jan. 9, 1702.

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Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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Moses came to Massachusetts in 1635, as an indentured apprentice to a Housewright from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England. He remained in Boston a few years and with Edward Winn and others, founded the town of Woburn in 1640.

He made Freeman in 1643. A Freeman was required to be of Godly walk and conversation, to be at least 20 years of age, to take an oath of allegiance to the Government of Massachusetts Bay Colony, to be worth L200 (pounds) , to hold office if elected, or pay a fine of 40 shillings, to vote at all elections, or pay the same fine. In 1642, the selectmen of Woburn appointed "land Viewers" to view and set off a share of public land promised by the General Court to Moses Cleveland. So as early as 1642 he was a citizen.

Moses or Moyses Cleveland or Cleveland, the common ancestor of all Clevelands or Cleavelands of New England origin, came when a youth from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England. According to family tradition he sailed from London, England and arrived in America in the year 1635. He first landed somewhere in Massachusetts, probably either at Plymouth, Plymouth Co. or at Boston, Suffolk Co. Mass.

Moses Cleveland was born probably at Ipswich, England about 1624 (according to court files of Woburn, he was 39 years old in 1663), he died at Woburn Jan. 9, 1701-2. Married in Woburn Sept. 1648 to Ann Winn, daughter of Edward Winn, born according to family tradition in Wales or according to another account in England about 1626, died probably in Woburn prior to May 6, 1682.

From Eve Blues records:

The Cleveland Family

This famous old American name is recorded in English records dating back almost a thousand years. References consulted state that the name means a cliff or steep slope, or bank of a river and that the name was first spelled de Cliveland, and later Cleveland.

The Cleveland, Cleaveland family was founded, evidently, by Thorkil, in all probability a Saxon land-owner, who, it appears, at or soon after the time of the Norman Conquest 1066, assumed the surname De Cliveland, calling himself Thorkil De Cliveland.

Thorkil De Cliveland, the earlies Cleveland of record, has his seat evidently, in or prior to 1066 at Gisborough, Cleveland, county York, Eng. His son Uctred de Cliveland, who was evidently the Uctred, the Saxon land-owner of 3 manors in the town of Ghigesburg and other possessions mentioned in Doomsday Book. It was from that Moses Cleveland decended and became the progenitor of the family in the New World. Moses was born at Ipswich, Suffolk, England about 1624 and died at Woburn, Mass. in 1701. He came to America in 1635 and landed at Plymouth. In 1648 Moses Cleveland married Ann Winn, who was from Wales, and they had twelve children, which probably accounts for the great number of persons bearing this name in America today. Among his descendants were a president of the United States and four state governors. Many others attained distinction as the new nation was won from the wilderness and history pays just tribute to their contributions in making America great and keeping her free.

According to family tradition, Moses Cleveland came to New England in 1635 as "a ship's carpenter's apprentice, and worked his passage over. It is generally stated that he came from Ipswich as an indentured apprentice to a joiner, housewright or master builder, name of his master not ascertained,but conjectured to be Edward Winn ( whose daughter he afterwards married), for 'he went to Woburn with his master,' and there settled in 1640-1;" admitted a freeman in 1643; granted land at Woburn 1648-9; listed on Woburn militia roll 1663 at age 39.

from:The American Forbears and Some of the Descedents of Charles Theron Brown and His Wife Martha Elizabeth Hebbard, Michael R. Gannett, 1978 It has also been said that Moses and the group he was with came first to Virginia to settle but having to much trouble with the Indians, they boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth.

[Catchall.FTW]

Moses Cleveland, the common ancestor of all the Clevelands of Massachusetts was probably of Ipswich, England.

According to family tradition, Moses Cleveland came to New England in 1635 , when a lad about twelve years of age, and worked his passage over as "a ship's carpenter's apprentice to Edward Winn, a joiner, housewright and master builder, hired at Broughton, Eng. and brought over to America by Barnabas Davis with his family.

It has been said that Moses and the group he was with came first to Virginia to settle but, having too much trouble with the Indians, they boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth.

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1638 in Boston; then settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1638;

He went to Woburn with his master and future father-in-law, Edward Winn, and there settled in 1640/41.

He was admitted a freeman in 1643; granted land at Woburn 1648/49; took up his permanent abode there, as appears in the Town Records, which, under date of 3 Feb. 1648/49, mention a committee appointed to lay out the portion of land which had been promised him; listed on Woburn militia roll 1663 at age 39.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

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Additional information from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bdoyle795/2177.htm:

Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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Additional Information from http://www.finison.com/phpgedview/individual.php?pid=I1663&ged=white.ged:

According to family tradition, Moses Cleveland came to New England in

1635 as "a ship's carpenter's apprentice, and worked his passage over.

It is generally stated that he came from Ipswich as an indentured

apprentice to a joiner, housewright or master builder, name of his

master not ascertained,but conjectured to be Edward Winn (whose

daughter he afterwards married), for 'he went to Woburn with his

master,' and there settled in 1640-1;" admitted a freeman in 1643;

granted land at Woburn 1648-9; listed on Woburn militia roll 1663 at

age 39.

from:The American Forbears and Some of the Descedents of Charles

Theron Brown and His Wife Martha Elizabeth Hebbard, Michael R.

Gannett, 1978 It has also been said that Moses and the group he was

with came first to Virginia to settle but having to much trouble with

the Indians, they boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth.

[Catchall.FTW]

Moses Cleveland, the common ancestor of all the Clevelands of

Massachusetts was probably of Ipswich, England.

According to family tradition, Moses Cleveland came to New England in

1635 , when a lad about twelve years of age, and worked his passage

over as "a ship's carpenter's apprentice to Edward Winn, a joiner,

housewright and master builder, hired at Broughton, Eng. and brought

over to America by Barnabas Davis with his family.

It has been said that Moses and the group he was with came first to

Virginia to settle but, having too much trouble with the Indians, they

boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth.

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where

in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to

1638 in Boston; then settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1638;

He went to Woburn with his master and future father-in-law, Edward

Winn, and there settled in 1640/41.

He was admitted a freeman in 1643; granted land at Woburn 1648/49;

took up his permanent abode there, as appears in the Town Records,

which, under date of 3 Feb. 1648/49, mention a committee appointed to

lay out the portion of land which had been promised him; listed on

Woburn militia roll 1663 at age 39.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and,

it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the

day. -------------------- Founded the City of Cleaveland Ohio.

President Grover Cleveland was one of my descendents.

Have my face on a half dollar. -------------------- He was born at St. Stephens parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He immigrated to America about 1635. The Cleveland family has a wide history in New England, esp., Mass. + Conn. There is much information on the Cleveland family chronicles reasearch society. Moses is an ancestor of President Grover Cleveland. A good source can be found at www.woburnites the cleveland family.com. Also Moses is a distant cousin to President Herbert Hoover.

--------------------

Sources:

1) Commemorative biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut

Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the Early Settled Families

Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago 1903 page 925


CLEVELAND FAMILY. Moses Cleveland came from England and settled at Woburn, Mass., about 1635, and Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, and had seven sons and four daughters. These were: 1-> Moses, born Sept. 1, 1651, married Ruth Norton, and in 1687 moved to Martha's Vineyard; 2-> Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1653, married Thomas Hensher; 3-> Aaron, born Jan. 10, 1655, married Dorcas Wilson; 4-> Samuel, born June 9, 1657, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1694, and married Margaret Fitch( Fish) July 25, 1699; 5-> Marian, born July 10, 1659, married a Mr. Fosdick, and lived at Charlestown, Mass.; 6-> Joannah, born Sept. 19, 1661, died July 2, 1667; 7-> Edward, born May 20, 1663, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1716, and April 17, 1717, married Rebecca Payne, of Kingston, R.I. (He was the Hampton ancestor, and to his branch of the family belonged Hon. Chauncey F. Cleveland, who was Governor of Connecticut from 1842 to 1844); 8-> Josiah, born Feb. 26, 1667; 9-> Isaac, born May 11, 1669, married July 25, 1699, Elizabeth Curtis, and moved to Canterbury in 1701; 10-> Joannah, born April 5, 1670, became a Mrs. Keyes; and 11-> Enoch, born Aug. 1, 1671, died Jan. 9, 1702.

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Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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He was born at St. Stephens parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He immigrated to America about 1635. The Cleveland family has a wide history in New England, esp., Mass. + Conn. There is much information on the Cleveland family chronicles reasearch society. Moses is an ancestor of President Grover Cleveland. A good source can be found at www.woburnites the cleveland family.com. Also Moses is a distant cousin to President Herbert Hoover.

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Sources:

1) Commemorative biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut

Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the Early Settled Families

Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago 1903 page 925


CLEVELAND FAMILY. Moses Cleveland came from England and settled at Woburn, Mass., about 1635, and Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, and had seven sons and four daughters. These were: 1-> Moses, born Sept. 1, 1651, married Ruth Norton, and in 1687 moved to Martha's Vineyard; 2-> Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1653, married Thomas Hensher; 3-> Aaron, born Jan. 10, 1655, married Dorcas Wilson; 4-> Samuel, born June 9, 1657, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1694, and married Margaret Fitch( Fish) July 25, 1699; 5-> Marian, born July 10, 1659, married a Mr. Fosdick, and lived at Charlestown, Mass.; 6-> Joannah, born Sept. 19, 1661, died July 2, 1667; 7-> Edward, born May 20, 1663, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1716, and April 17, 1717, married Rebecca Payne, of Kingston, R.I. (He was the Hampton ancestor, and to his branch of the family belonged Hon. Chauncey F. Cleveland, who was Governor of Connecticut from 1842 to 1844); 8-> Josiah, born Feb. 26, 1667; 9-> Isaac, born May 11, 1669, married July 25, 1699, Elizabeth Curtis, and moved to Canterbury in 1701; 10-> Joannah, born April 5, 1670, became a Mrs. Keyes; and 11-> Enoch, born Aug. 1, 1671, died Jan. 9, 1702.

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Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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He was born at St. Stephens parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He immigrated to America about 1635. The Cleveland family has a wide history in New England, esp., Mass. + Conn. There is much information on the Cleveland family chronicles reasearch society. Moses is an ancestor of President Grover Cleveland. A good source can be found at www.woburnites the cleveland family.com. Also Moses is a distant cousin to President Herbert Hoover.

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Sources:

1) Commemorative biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut

Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the Early Settled Families

Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago 1903 page 925


CLEVELAND FAMILY. Moses Cleveland came from England and settled at Woburn, Mass., about 1635, and Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, and had seven sons and four daughters. These were: 1-> Moses, born Sept. 1, 1651, married Ruth Norton, and in 1687 moved to Martha's Vineyard; 2-> Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1653, married Thomas Hensher; 3-> Aaron, born Jan. 10, 1655, married Dorcas Wilson; 4-> Samuel, born June 9, 1657, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1694, and married Margaret Fitch( Fish) July 25, 1699; 5-> Marian, born July 10, 1659, married a Mr. Fosdick, and lived at Charlestown, Mass.; 6-> Joannah, born Sept. 19, 1661, died July 2, 1667; 7-> Edward, born May 20, 1663, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1716, and April 17, 1717, married Rebecca Payne, of Kingston, R.I. (He was the Hampton ancestor, and to his branch of the family belonged Hon. Chauncey F. Cleveland, who was Governor of Connecticut from 1842 to 1844); 8-> Josiah, born Feb. 26, 1667; 9-> Isaac, born May 11, 1669, married July 25, 1699, Elizabeth Curtis, and moved to Canterbury in 1701; 10-> Joannah, born April 5, 1670, became a Mrs. Keyes; and 11-> Enoch, born Aug. 1, 1671, died Jan. 9, 1702.

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Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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He was born at St. Stephens parish, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He immigrated to America about 1635. The Cleveland family has a wide history in New England, esp., Mass. + Conn. There is much information on the Cleveland family chronicles reasearch society. Moses is an ancestor of President Grover Cleveland. A good source can be found at www.woburnites the cleveland family.com. Also Moses is a distant cousin to President Herbert Hoover.

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Sources:

1) Commemorative biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut

Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of many of the Early Settled Families

Publisher: J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago 1903 page 925


CLEVELAND FAMILY. Moses Cleveland came from England and settled at Woburn, Mass., about 1635, and Sept. 26, 1648, he married Ann Winn, and had seven sons and four daughters. These were: 1-> Moses, born Sept. 1, 1651, married Ruth Norton, and in 1687 moved to Martha's Vineyard; 2-> Hannah, born Aug. 4, 1653, married Thomas Hensher; 3-> Aaron, born Jan. 10, 1655, married Dorcas Wilson; 4-> Samuel, born June 9, 1657, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1694, and married Margaret Fitch( Fish) July 25, 1699; 5-> Marian, born July 10, 1659, married a Mr. Fosdick, and lived at Charlestown, Mass.; 6-> Joannah, born Sept. 19, 1661, died July 2, 1667; 7-> Edward, born May 20, 1663, came to Canterbury, Conn., in 1716, and April 17, 1717, married Rebecca Payne, of Kingston, R.I. (He was the Hampton ancestor, and to his branch of the family belonged Hon. Chauncey F. Cleveland, who was Governor of Connecticut from 1842 to 1844); 8-> Josiah, born Feb. 26, 1667; 9-> Isaac, born May 11, 1669, married July 25, 1699, Elizabeth Curtis, and moved to Canterbury in 1701; 10-> Joannah, born April 5, 1670, became a Mrs. Keyes; and 11-> Enoch, born Aug. 1, 1671, died Jan. 9, 1702.

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Moses Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Co., MA., by his great grandson, Rev. John Cleaveland, No. 233).

Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build.

1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32, 39-40.

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905.

Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day.

Moses Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron.

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Moses Cleveland, II's Timeline

1582
August 12, 1582
St. Mary at Elms,Ipswich,Suffolk,England
August 12, 1582
St. Mary at Elms, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1620
February 2, 1620
St. Stephens, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
February 2, 1620
St Stephen, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1648
September 26, 1648
Age 28
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1651
September 1, 1651
Age 31
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1653
August 4, 1653
Age 33
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1654
January 10, 1654
Age 33
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1657
June 9, 1657
Age 37
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1659
July 10, 1659
Age 39
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA