Lydia Cleveland

Female11 August 1743–1770

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Cleveland was born on 11 August 1743, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Cleveland, was 35 and her mother, Lydia Lamson, was 33. She married Josiah Spaulding on 15 February 1763, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1770, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Ashland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Spaulding
1734–1791
Lydia Cleveland
1743–1770
Marriage: 15 February 1763
Lydia Spaulding
1764–1817
Josiah Spaulding
1765–1809
Rebecca Spaulding
1767–1813
Sarah Spaulding
1770–1855

Sources (12)

  • Lydia Cleaveland, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Lydia Cleaveland Spaulding, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lydia in entry for Rebekah Spaulding, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    15 February 1763Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (4)

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    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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