Lt. Larkin Cleveland

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Larkin Cleveland

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Orange Co.,VA
Death: July 9, 1814 (66)
Giles County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Cleveland, I and Elizabeth Cleveland
Husband of Frances Cleveland
Father of Elizabeth Walton; Oliver Cromwell Cleveland; Asenath Cleveland and Coneth Cleveland
Brother of Mary S. Franklin; Rev. John Cleveland; Colonel Benjamin Cleveland (North Carolina militia); Elizabeth Gillespie; Capt. Robert Cleveland and 5 others

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About Lt. Larkin Cleveland

When Lake Hartwell was formed from the Tugaloo River in South Carolina, I-85 and the South Carolina Welcome Center coming from Georgia, the Army Core of Engineers relocated the graves of Larkin, his brothers John and Ben and added monuments marking them as Revolutionary War soldiers. These three monuments or tombstones are in back of the South Carolina Welcome Center on top of a hill.

Larkin Cleveland removed from Virginia about 1772-5 to South Carolina. He served under Col. Benajamin Cleveland and was badly wounded while on the march to King’s Mountain, some 10 miles from Crider’s Fort, crossing the Brushy mountain to Lovelady’s Ford of the Catawba. Whle crossing the river, Lt. Cleveland, with the advance, after having passed a defile, was shot by some concealed Tores under Capt. John Murray in the cliff, severely wounding him in the thigh. The Tories probably mistook him for Col. Cleveland, whom he very much resembled. He was kindly cared for by Mrs. McDowell at Quaker Meadows. Though he in time recovered, he was a cripple for life. He was a colonel in the NC Militia. He removed to Franklin GA. He settled in Lincoln co. TN.

According to Draper, "King's Mountain Men", Larkin actually moved to Tennessee where Cleveland Tennesse was named after him. Some say that his grave is actually in Tennessee.

See note under Ben Cleveland.

From McCollum’s MS History of Giles County in Tennessee State Historical Society Library printed in Giles County Record, May 2, 1893? - Early Settlers. Col.L.Cleveland came about the time of John and Samuel Jones came (in the early part of 18xx?) or soon after. They all raised corn in 1803. Col.L.Cleveland settled on part of the farm now owned by Mrs.Judge Spofford, where he died, and his grave is near the building occupied by the superintendent of the farm. Giles co Deeds A 187? - William Polk of Wake co NC to Larkin Cleveland of Franklin Co, GA July 9, 1810, 30 acres on both sides of Polk’s creek, branch of Richland, creek of Elk river, being part of tract granted Thomas Polk by state of NC of 3,000 acres.

His monument was noticed in the Nashville, TNN American May 1895. It was erected by his son Carter Harrison Cleveland and bears the inscription: Sacred to the memory of Col.Larkin Cleveland formerly of Franklin County GA, Born April 1748, died July 9, 1814.

Children (all removed from Tugalo river, SC to Mississippi; several of the sons went west, one of the daughters married Mr.Calloway.

Giles co Tennessee Deed Book B p.28 - Larkin Cleveland to Oliver C. Cleveland of Giles co. conveys April 20, 1812 for $1 in hand paid, but more especially for the affection the said Larkin Cleveland bears the said; Oliver C. Cleveland his son, certain tract in Giles co. on Polk’s creek, 100 acres. Book C. p.13 Oliver is conveyed Nov 22, 1816 by William Polk of Wake Co. NC 40 acres in Giles Co. Oliver C. Cleveland sells, Nov 28, 1816 to Thomas Lane of Giles Co., 140 acres on Polk’s creek.

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Lt. Larkin Cleveland's Timeline

April 6, 1748
Orange Co.,VA
January 8, 1774
Age 25
Age 36
North Carolina, United States
May 26, 1786
Age 38
Surry County, North Carolina, United States
July 9, 1814
Age 66
Giles County, Tennessee, United States