Jeremiah Cleveland

Brief Life History of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Cleveland was born in 1786, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, his father, Capt Jeremiah Cleveland, was 40 and his mother, Mary Gentry, was 34. He married Elizabeth Moon on 24 December 1814, in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fluvanna, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1866, in Fork Union, Fluvanna, Virginia, United States, at the age of 80.

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Jeremiah Cleveland
Elizabeth Moon
Marriage: 24 December 1814
Mary Winfred Cleveland
Richard Moon Cleveland
Jeremiah Cleveland Jr.
Thomas W Cleveland
William Cleveland
Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland
Samuel Woodward Cleveland
Nathaniel Moon Cleveland
Martha Ann Cleveland

Sources (24)

  • Jerry Cleveland, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Cleveland, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Jerry Cleveland, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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