Benjamin Cleveland Cleveland
|Death:||Died in Habersham, GA|
|Place of Burial:||Clarkesville, Habersham, GA, Old Clksvlle Cem|
Son of Lt. John Cleveland ("Devil John") [Colonial Militia] and Catherine Sloan
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About Benjamin Cleveland Cleveland
For many years Benjamin Cleveland was a prominent citizen of Habersham County, Georgia, wbich he represented in the legislature for twenty years. He was on officer in the Creek Indian War, Major and Commandant of a Regiment under Generals John Floyd and Newman at battles of Autossee, Alabama, November 29, 1813, Calibee Swamp and others, in the war of 1812.
He was a large land owner and also a merchant at Clarkesville. In the mercantile business he had as his partner for several years, his son-in-law, Thomas J. Rusk. He was a man of large means and gave much to charity. It is said of him that he was known in times of scarcity to haul corn twenty-five miles or more and either give or sell it to poor neighbors on credit at cost. He died June 23, 1858. His widow went to Mississippi where she died in 1867 as the home of her son-in-law, Hoyle. Her remains were brought to Clarkesville and buried beside her husband.