Elisha Cleveland Jr.

Brief Life History of Elisha

When Elisha Cleveland Jr. was born on 24 August 1743, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elisha Cleveland, was 26 and his mother, Ruth Paine, was 20. He married Hannah Webber on 27 January 1784, in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 28 September 1828, in Georgia, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 85.

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Elisha Cleveland Jr.
Hannah Webber
Marriage: 27 January 1784
Lydia Eliza Cleveland
Elisha Cleveland
John Downer Cleveland
Hannah Cleveland
Soloman Paine Cleveland
Elisha Ward Cleveland

Sources (18)

  • Elisha Charland, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Elisha Cleveland, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783 - Elisha Cleveland

World Events (6)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in Devon, Essex, or the North Yorkshire, formed from the genitive plural (clifa) of Old English clif ‘bank, slope’ + land ‘land’.

Americanized form (and a rare Norwegian variant) of Norwegian Kleveland or its variant Kleiveland, and also of Kleven or its variant Kleiven.

History: Grover Cleveland (1837–1908), 22nd and 24th president of the US, was the fifth child of a country Presbyterian clergyman. His father, Richard Falley Cleveland, a graduate of Yale College and of the theological seminary at Princeton, was descended from Moses Cleaveland who arrived in MA in 1635.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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