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 Gardner 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.
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.
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