Levi Cleveland

7 February 1797–19 May 1878 (Age 81)
Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Levi

When Levi Cleveland was born on 7 February 1797, in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph Cleveland, was 24 and his mother, Susanna Steward, was 27. He married Mary Parmelia Gifford on 7 February 1820, in Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 May 1878, at the age of 81, and was buried in Fairfield, Somerset, Maine, United States.

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Levi Cleveland
Mary Parmelia Gifford
Marriage: 7 February 1820
Lydia Cleveland
Emaline Cleveland
Pamelia G. Cleveland

Spouse and Children

7 February 1820
Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine, United States


    Lydia Cleveland


    Emaline Cleveland


    Pamelia G. Cleveland


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Cleveland


    Susanna Steward




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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 12

Historical Boundaries - 1809: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: regional name from the district around Middlesbrough named Cleveland ‘the land of the cliffs’, from the genitive plural (clifa) of Old English clif ‘bank’, ‘slope’ + land ‘land’. See also Cleaveland .2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleiveland or Kleveland, habitational names from any of five farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named with Old Norse kleif ‘rocky ascent’ or klefi ‘closet’ (an allusion to a hollow land formation) + land ‘land’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Levi Cleveland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi Cleveland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Levi Cleveland, "United States Census, 1850"

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