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Aaron Cleveland

Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Aaron Cleveland, Jr. and Abigail Cleveland
Husband of Susannah S. Cleveland
Father of Susanna Cleveland; Stephen Cleveland; Dorcas Cleveland; William Cleveland; Rev. Aaron Cleveland, IV and 5 others
Brother of Aaron Cleveland; Samuel Cleveland; Abigail Usher; Dorcas Cleveland; Josiah Cleveland, Sr. and 3 others

Occupation: Minister, Graduate of Harvard
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About Rev. Aaron Cleveland

Stephen Grover Cleveland

By Deshler Welch,M1

In 1747 Rev. Cleveland moved to Massachusetts, where he was pastor of South Church in Malden until 1750,[1] when he took an active part in the emigration from New England for the settlement of Nova Scotia. At Halifax in 1750, he established the first Presbyterian church in Canada. The Scottish Calvinists became its directors, overriding the New Englanders, and in 1755 Cleveland went to London, where he received holy orders.

Cleveland returned to America as a missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. During the return voyage the vessel ran aground at Nantucket Shoals, and he lent his muscular aid to the sailors with good results, but a wave inflicted an injury upon his strong frame,[1] from the effects of which he never recovered. He was rector of the church in Newcastle, Delaware, but visiting Philadelphia for medical treatment, when he died under the hospitable roof of his friend, Benjamin Franklin. A tribute to his character appeared in Franklin's newspaper.


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Rev. Aaron Cleveland's Timeline

October 29, 1715
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 16
Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Age 20
Age 24
October 8, 1741
Age 25
E. Haddam, Connecticut
Age 27
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
February 3, 1744
Age 28
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
July 1747
Age 31
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
June 24, 1748
Age 32
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
August 1749
Age 33
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut