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William Cleveland

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: August 18, 1837 (66)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Aaron Cleveland and Abiah Cleveland
Husband of Margaret Cleveland
Father of Francis Cleveland; William Falley Cleveland; Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland; Martha Cleveland; James Cleveland and 4 others
Brother of George Cleveland; Charles Cleveland; Francis Cleveland; Sarah Dodge (Cleveland); Aaron Porter Cleveland and 2 others
Half brother of Anthony Benezet Cleveland and Abiah Hyde Cox

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About William Cleveland

William was born in 1770. He is the son of Aaron Cleveland and Abiah Hyde. He passed away in 1837 in Black Rock, Niagara, New York ( which is now located in Buffalo, Erie, New York) [1].

He was a silversmith.[2]. Examples of his work are presented here at a silversmiths' collection at AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS.

Taken from "The Cleveland Genealogy - Deacon William Cleveland resided first at Norwich, where he learned the trade of silversmith, watch and clockmaker. His farm was on Bean Hill. His jewelry shop, the first house south of the Methodist E. Church, is still remaining, now A.A. Adams' tavern. Here he manufactured spoons; on the back of the handle of which the name CLEVELAND was embossed in bold, handsome letters. Specimens still exist; one of these spoons was presented to his great grand-daughter Ruth, a daughter of President Grover Cleveland; an account of the presentation appeared in '"The Sun, N.Y., Feb 6, 1893" - Soon after marriage he set up in business at Worthington, Massachusetts. He removed to Salem where he remained in business a few years thence went to New York. However, he lived most of his life at Bean Hill, an outskirt of Norwich. He died while visiting Hon. Lewis F. Allen, his son-in-law and cousin as well"[3]

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William Cleveland's Timeline

December 20, 1770
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Age 25
September 10, 1798
Age 27
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
June 19, 1804
Age 33
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Age 43
August 18, 1837
Age 66
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States