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Samuel Cleveland

Birthplace: Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Canterbury, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Cleveland and Ann Cleveland
Husband of Jane Cleveland; Persis Cleveland and Margaret Cleveland
Father of Jane Ward; Persis Hewitt; Samuel Cleveland, Jr; Ephraim Cleveland; Joseph Cleveland and 5 others
Brother of Moses Cleveland; Hannah Henshaw; Aaron Cleveland; Miriam Foskett; Edward Cleveland and 6 others

Managed by: Gerald Lee Shugars, Jr.
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About Samuel Cleveland


Samuel Cleveland, the third son and fourth child of Moses and Ann (Winn) Cleveland, b. in Woburn, June 9, 1657[1], m. first, in Chelmsford, Mass., May 17, 1680, Jane Keyes, a dau. of Solomon and Frances (Grant) Keyes. She was b. in Newbury, Mass., Oct. 25, 1660, and d. without issue in Chelmsford, Mass., Nov. 4, 1681. He m. second, in Chelmsford, May 23, 1682, Persis Hildreth, dau. of Richard and Elizabeth Hildreth. She was b. in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 8, 1660; d. in Canterbury, Conn., Feb. 22, 1698. He m. third, wid. Margaret Fish, in Canterbury, Conn., July 25, 1699. He d. in Canterbury, Conn., March 12, 1736. The date and place of death of third wife not learned.

Children, by wife Persis : 1. Persis, b. in Chelmsford, April 21, 1683. 2. Samuel, b. in Chelmsford, Jan. 12, 1685; m. Sarah Boswell. 3. Joseph, b. in Chelmsford, July 18, 1689; m. Abigail Hyde. 4. Elizabeth, b. in Woburn, June 26, 1603; m. John Ensworth. 5. Mary, b. in Canterbury, June 14, 1696; m. Joseph Ensworth.

by wife Margaret : 6. Abigail, b. in Canterbury, April 23, 1700; d. Feb. 23, 1718. 7. Timothy, b. in Canterbury, Aug. 25, 1702; m. Dorothy.

And perhaps there were other children not recorded, as the records were evidently very imperfectly kept during these years.

Hinman, in his Catalogue of the Puritan Settlers of Connecticut, gives two more children, Ephraim, and Margaret, to wife Persis. So far as Ephraim is concerned, he may be correct, as there was an Ephraim Cleveland who d. in Canterbury, March 13, 1711. Margaret, he says, m. Gideon Cable in 1717.

Samuel Cleveland was one of the earliest settlers in Plainfield, (or Canterbury), Connecticut, probably about 1694, and was followed by his brother Josiah, of Chelmsford, Mass., soon after, and subsequently by his brothers Edward, of Kingston, R. I., and Isaac, of Woburn. Canterbury was not incorporated as a town until 1703, and was previously a part of Plainfield.[2]

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Samuel Cleveland's Timeline

June 9, 1657
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 25, 1681
Age 24
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
April 21, 1683
Age 25
Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA, USA
January 12, 1685
Age 27
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
April 10, 1687
Age 29
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
July 18, 1689
Age 32
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 33
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 26, 1693
Age 36
Woburn, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts