Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland

Brief Life History of Richard Falley

PAF - RIN: 33541. Richard was a clockmaker and watchmaker circa 1825 originally trained to the trade in Philadelphia, he soon gave it over and became a minister Father and Mother of President Stephen Grover Cleveland Father of United States President Stephen Grover Cleveland, Reverend Richard Falley Cleveland, was a Presbyterian minister. His wife, Ann Neal Cleveland, was the daughter of a Baltimore publisher. Their son, Grover, was the fifth of nine children and the second of three sons. Rev. Cleveland was a well educated man, graduating from Harvard. Rev. Cleveland died when Grover was sixteen years old.

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Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland
1804–1853
Ann Neal
1806–1882
Marriage: 16 September 1829
Anna Neal Cleveland
1830–1909
William Neal Cleveland
1832–1906
Mary Allen Cleveland
1833–1914
Richard Cecil Cleveland
1835–1872
Stephen Grover Cleveland
1837–1908
Margaret Louise Falley Cleveland
1838–1932
Lewis Frederick Cleveland
1841–1872
Susan Sophia Cleveland
1843–1938
Rose Elizabeth Cleveland
1846–1918

Sources (23)

  • Richard F Cleveland, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland - birth:
  • Rev Richard F Cleaveland, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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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About Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland 1804 - 1853

About Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland 1804 - 1853 Richard Falley Cleveland was an American Congregational and Presbyterian minister. A graduate of Yale College and Princeton Theological Seminary, he sp …

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