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May 23, 1666, he was made a "freeman of the Colony," which
made him ehgible to colonial office and capable of voting on matters
relating to the general government. But he did not live to make use
of this franchise. He fell sick in the spring of 1666/7, as we learn
from the opening phrases of his will; and after a few weeks he
passed beyond the reach of care or pain. The town clerk made this
entry in his list of persons deceased :

"Wilham Cheney aged 63 yeares died June the 30 day, 1667;"
and the hand of Rev. John Eliot or Rev. Samuel Danforth wrote in
the church book among the burials: "1667. Moneth 5 day 2 Willian
Cheany sen."

His will is in the hand of some expert penman, one of the pastors,
it may be, or some tried friend and associate in pubhc affairs; but
though he could not pen it, he gave it marks of individuality, show-
ing that he really composed it.

(p. 32) Children of William and Margaret Cheney. 1. Ellen^,
b. in England about 1626; m. at Roxbury, Mass., March 20, 1642-3,
Humphrey Johnson, a son of John and grandson of Isaac Johnson
who was one of the chief men in the founding of Roxbury. Humph-
rey Johnson resided in Roxbury many years, then removed to
Hingham; was a man of affairs, a soldier in Capt. Isaac Johnson's
Co. in the war against King PhiHp in 1675. Children: (1) Mehiiabel
Johnson, bapt. at Roxbury, March 29, 1646, (2) Martha Johnson,
bapt. Sept. 12, 1647, (3) Deborah Johnson, bapt. Jan. 20, 1649.

Marguerite Cheney Surges, widow of William Cheney, Roxbury,

Frankhn Delano Roosevelt, thirty-second President of the
United States, is a direct descendant of Wilham Cheney. (See
p. 171, "Frankhn D. Roosevelt's Colonial Ancestors," by Alvin
Page Johnson.)

References: "The Cheney Family," by Charles Henry Pope, 1897^
Records collected by Elizabeth Rixford.

Summary of Ancestry :

1. William Cheney, b. England, 1604, d. Roxbury, Mass., June 30, 1667.

He m. in England before 1626, Margaret .

2. Ellen Cheney, b. England about 1626, d. Sept. 28, 1678, Hingham, Mass.;

m. March 20, 1642/3, Roxbury, Mass., Capt. Humphrey Johnson,
b. England 1620. died after 1682/83.

3. Mehitable Johnson, b. 1644, d. Aug. 4, 1689, ; m. Oct. 31, 1660, ,

Samuel Hinsdale.

4. Mehitable Hinsdale, b. Oct. 18, 1663, Medfield, Mass., d. ; m. ,

Obadiah Dickinson.

5. Mehitable Dickinson, b. 1696, Wethersfield, Conn., d. after 1752; m.

Jan. 26, 1715/16 at (prob.) Deerfield, Mass., Nathaniel Frary, b. Nov.
29, 1675, Hadley, Mass., d. April 30, 1737, (prob.) Deerfield, Mass.

6. Eunice Frary, b. Nov. 30, 1721, Deerfield, Mass., d. Oct. 28, 1813, Ber-

nardston, Mass.; m. May 26, 1743, Deerfield, Mass., Aaron Field, b.
March 16, 1721/22, Deerfield, Mass., d. March 17, 1800, Bernardston,

7. Chloe Field, b. Dec. 29, 1743, Deerfield, Mass., d. April 10, 1781, Green-

field, Mass.; m. Nov. 1764, Greenfield, Mass., Samuel Shattuck, b
Sept. 18, 1741, Deerfield, Mass., d. Sept. 1, 1827, Portland, N. Y.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 43

8. Chloe Shatttjck, b. Nov. 22, 1766, Greenfield, Mass., d. Jan. 22, 1845,

Enosburg, Vt.; m. Nov. 17, 1785, (prob.) Greenfield, Mass., Ephraim
Leach, b. Dec. 1761, , d. Feb. 28, 1840, Enosburg, Vt.

9. Tebtius Leach, b. Nov. 21, 1786, (prob.) Greenfield, Mass., d. Feb. 4,

1864, Waterville, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1812, Sheldon, Vt., Sophia Hawley,
b. Aug. 17, 1795, Sheldon, Vt., d. Jan. 7, 1879, WaterviUe, Vt.
10. Tertius Hawley Leach, b. March 19, 1813, Enosburg, Vt., d. Sept. 19,
1881, Clinton, Iowa; m. Feb. 28, 1835, Sheldon, Vt., Orissa Fanton,
b. May 1, 1812, Sheldon, Vt., d. June 24, 1890, Fairfield, Vt.

Summary of Ancestry of Arms Family, 8th to 10th Generations; Colonial
Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 146, No. 772; Daughters of the American
Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of this book.

James Chilton, Wife Susannah and Daughter Mary
Passengers of the Mayflower

It has recently been learned that James Chilton had an older
daughter Isabelle, who was married and remained in Leyden as
follows: Isabella Chilton who married July 21, 1615, at Leyden,
Holland, Andrees Jaspensen Van Visanebill, before Clemens Baers-
dorp. Sarah Chandler, daughter of Roger Chandler and Isabella
Chilton, married at Leyden, Holland, about 1670, Moses Leonard,
born about 1645, died 1699. He was the son of John Leonard.
Mercy Leonard, daughter of Moses Leonard, born 1677, died Dec.
10, 1775, and Mercy Newton, his wife, born Feb. 16, 1685, died
Dec. 1, 1714. Mercy Leonard born Dec. 1, 1714, died at Benning-
ton, Vt., June 5, 1795, married May 29, 1732, Jonathan Robinson,
son of Samuel Robinson, born April 4, 1707, died at London, Eng.,
Oct. 27, 1767. Mary Robinson, daughter of Jonathan Robinson,
born Hardwich, Mass., Aug. 24, 1756, died at Bennington, Vt.,
Nov. 3, 1819, and Mary Fassett, his wife, born Nov. 19, 1754, died
at Bennington, Vt., July 5, 1822; married at Bennington, Vt.,
Oct. 23, 1776. James Seymour Merrill was the child of Orsamus
C. Merrill, born June 18, 1775, died at Bennington, Vt., April 12,
1865, and Mary Robinson, his wife, born at Bennington, Vt., Sept.
18, 1781, died at Bennington, Vt., Feb. 1, 1831; married at Benning-
ton, Vt., Aug. 18, 1805. Margaret Ups Merrill was the child of
James S. Merrill, born at Bennington, Vt., Aug. 22, 1810, died at
Bennington, Vt., on Jan. 20, 1876, and Laura H. Van de Spiegel,
his wife, born at Bennington, Vt., March 3, 1820, died at Benning-
ton, Vt., Nov. 2, 1903; married at Bennington, Vt., April 16, 1838.
Grace S. Reynolds, (Mrs. R. C. Reynolds, Gusty Gables, R. F. D.,
2, Wynantskill, N. Y.) was the child of Randol W. Roberts, who died
at Troy, N. Y., and Margaret Uss Merrill, his wife, born at Benning-
ton, Vt., May 26, 1839, died at Bennington, Vt., Aug. 13, 1907;
married at Bennington, Vt., Nov. 25, 1865. Mrs. Rollin Cobb
Reynolds of Gusty Gables, Wynantskill, N. Y., and Mrs. Charles
E. Wells, of Bennington have been admitted to the Vermont Society
of Mayflower Descendants through their ancestor Isabelle Chilton.

44 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

Authority given by Mrs. Reynolds.

1. James Chilton, Passenger on the Mayflower, d. on Cape Cod soon after

signing the Mayflower Compact. His wife, Susannah, d. soon after
landing at Plymouth. His dau., Mary, reputed to the the first Pilgrim
woman to step on Plymouth rock, m. John Winslow and was the
grandmother of Hannah Latham Washburn, widow of Joseph W.^
("Society of Colonial Wars," page 558) — James Chilton, Signer of
Mayflower Compact on the Mayflower; was in Capt. Miles Standish

2. Mary Chilton, of the Mayflower, d. in Boston, 1679, and is bur. in Kings

Chapel Burying Ground. She m. Dec. 10, 1624, John Winslow, b.
April, 1597, in England, d. 1673/4.

3. Susannah Winslow, m. 1649, Robert Latham.

4. Hannah Latham, b. Bridgewater, Mass., d. April 14, 1750; m. at East

Bridgewater, Mass., Joseph Washburn, b. July 7, 1683.

5. Hepzibah Washburn, b. Bridgewater, Mass., d. April 14, 1750, Bridge-

water, Mass.; m. Sept. 8, 1702, at Bridgewater, Mass., Benjamin
Leach, b. at West Bridgewater, Mass., d. July 13, 1764.

6. Hannah Leach, b. March 4, 1725; m. at Bridgewater, Mass., Aug. 6, 1743,

Sergt. Soloman Leach, b. Feb. 19, 1712.

7. Ephraim Leach, b. Dec, 1761, d. Veb. 8, 1840; m. Nov. 17, 1785, at Green-

field, Mass., Chloe Shattuck, b. Nov. 22, 1766, d. Jan. 22, 1845.

8. Tertius Leach, b. Nov. 21, 1786, d. Feb. 4, 1864; m. Jan. 1, 1811, at

Sheldon, Vt., Sophia Hawley, b. Aug. 17, 1795, d. Jan. 7, 1879.

9. Tebtius Hawley Leach, b. May 19, 1813, d. Sept. 19, 1881; m. Feb. 28,

1833, at Sheldon, Vt., Orisa Fanton, b. May 17, 1812, d. June 24, 1890.

References: "Lawrence Leach of Salem, Mass., and His Descendants,"
Volumes 1, II, III, by F. Phelps Leach.
Records of Elizabeth M. Rixford.

The following members of the Vermont Society of Mayflower
Descendants trace their ancestry to James Chilton, wife Susannah,
and daughter, Mary:

*Mrs. Elizabeth M. Rixford, East Highgate, Vt., State No. 18, Gen. No.

Mrs. Frankie Leach Cutler, East Highgate, Vt., State No. 23, Gen. No.

Miss Alberta Irene Cutler, East Highgate, Vt., State No. 24, Gen. No.

9596; noble grand of Highgate Rebecca Lodge.
Miss Jessie A. Southard, Fairfax, Vt., State No. 39, Gen. No. 9771.
Mr. F. Phelps Leach, East Highgate, Vt., State No. 42, Gen. No. 9855.
Oscar T. Rixford, 4th, East Highgate, Vt., State No. 73, Gen. No. 10723.
Mrs. Rollen Cobb Reynolds, Wyantskill, N. Y.
Mrs. Charles E. Wells, Bennington, Vt.

*Charter member.


Capt. Matthew Clesson, born Ireland (''Gentleman" in Ire-
land); settled at Northampton; took oath of allegiance, Feb. 8,
1678; was freeman, 1690; made a will 1713, which was proved
Nov. 7, 1716. He married Dec. 22, 1670, Mary, daughter of Nathan-
iel Phelps; she died April 15, 1687; married (2) Nov. 21, 1701,
Susanna Hedge. Capt. in King Philip's War, 1713.

Children :
1. Mary, b. Aug. 13, 1672; d. Dec. 11, 1672.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 45

2. Thankful, b. Sept. 19, 1673; m. Oct. 28, 1695, Sam'l Davis. Another

entry makes Davis m. at same date Thankful Mason; in either event
our Thankful was named Davis in 1709.

3. Joseph, b. AprU 23, 1675; d. before 1683.

4. Elizabeth, b. Aug., 1677; m. Nov. 30, 1698, John Hannum.

5. Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1679; m. Benj. Bartlett.

6. William, b. Jan. 3, 1680/1; d. before 1709.

7. Matthew, b. Dec. 31, 1781; mortally wounded at Deerfield by Indians,

June 23, 1790, and d. June 27; he was engaged to be m. to Sarah Mat-
toon, and she shared his estate with his brothers and sisters by direction
of the Probate Judge.

8. Joseph, b. about 1683 (2).

9. John, b. April 1, 1685; d. before 1709.
10. Samuel, b. April, 1687.

Lieut, and Capt. Joseph, born about 1683; soldier in King Will-
iam's war; at the age of 15, was in the "Pomeroy Pursuit" from the
Deerfield Garrison ; a resident of Deerfield 1705-9 ; of Northampton,
1712-24; captured and taken to Canada v/hile on a scout, by a
party of French and Indians under de Rouville, June 22, 1709;
was active in Father Rasle's war; lieut. under Capt. Thos. Wells;
a capt. in the Last French war and died in the service June 4, 1753;
was buried in the camp burial ground, near Fort William Henry.
He married Hannah, daughter of William Arms; she died Dec. 24,
1767, aged 82. (Soc. Col. Wars, p. 108, 1922), Sergt. Joseph
Clesson (1683-1753) Indian Warfare, 1708-1725.

Children :

1. Hannah, b. July 5, 1705; m. Apr. 4, 1727, Joseph Allen.

2. Mary, b. Aug. 5, 1707; m. Oct. 31, 1732, Joseph Severance.

3. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 23, 1709; m. July 16, 1747, James Corse, the noted


4. Matthew, b. Aug. 7, 1713.

5. Eunice, b. Apr. 24, 1716; m. Oct. 23, 1769, John Munn of GiU.

6. Joseph, b. Apr. 1, 1720; d. Apr. 18, 1720.

7. Martha, b. June 9, 1723.

8. Joseph, b. Jan. 9, 1724/5; d. Feb. 3. 1724/5.

9. Joanna, b. Feb. 3, 1726/7; d. Oct. 25. 1732.

10. Prob. Sarah, who m. Dec. 5, 1740, Samuel Shattuck.

(Deerfield, Mass. History, Vol. 2, by Sheldon.)
See Copley Ancestry.

Summary of Ancestry :

1. Capt. Matthew Clesson, b. Ireland ("Gentleman" in Ireland); settled

at Northampton; m. Mary, dau. Nathaniel Phelps.

2. Lieut, and Capt. Joseph Clesson, b. abt. 1683; m. Hannah Arms.

3. Sarah Clesson, b. Jan. 10, 1722, prob. Northampton, Mass. Her Will is

dated Sept. 14, 1785; m. Dec. 9, 1740, prob. Northampton, Mass.,
Samuel Shattuck, b. May 29, 1716, Watertown, Mass.; d. Dec. 29,
1760, Montague, Mass.

4. Samuel Shattuck, b. Sept. 18, 1741, Deerfield, Mass.; d. Sept. 1, 1827,

at Portland, N. Y.; m. Nov., 1764, Greenfield, Mass., Chloe Field, b.
Dec. 29, 1743, Deerfield, Mass.; d. Apr. 10, 1781, Greenfield, Mass.

5. Chloe Shattuck, b. Nov. 22, 1766, Greenfield, Mass.; d. Jan. 22, 1845,

Enosburg, Vt.; m. Nov. 17, 1785, prob. Greenfield, Mass., Ephraim
Leach, b. Dec, 1761; d. Feb. 28, 1840, Enosburg, Vt.

6. Tertius Leach, b. Nov. 21, 1786, prob. Greenfield, Mass.; d. Feb. 4, 1864,

Waterville, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1812, Sheldon, Vt., Sophia Hawley, b.
Aug. 17, 1795, Sheldon, Vt.; d. Jan. 7, 1879, WaterviUe, Vt.

46 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

7. Tektitjs Hawley Leach, b. March 19, 1813, Enosburg, Vt.; d. Sept. 19,
1881, Clinton, Iowa; m. Feb. 28, 1835, Sheldon, Vt., Orissa Fanton, b.
May 1, 1812, Sheldon, Vt.; d. June 24, 1890, Fairfield, Vt.

Frona here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Daughters of the Ai^erican Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced
by the author of this book.


Cleveland Coats of Arms

"A General Armory of England, Scotland and Ireland, by John
Burke, Esq., and John Bernard Burke, Esq.," London, MDCCCXIIL

Per chevron sable and ermine, a chevron engrailed counterchanged. Crest
— A demi old man proper, habited azure, having on a cop gules turned up
with a hair front holding in the dexter hand a spear, headed argent, on the _ top
of which is fixed a line proper, passing behind him, and coiled up in the sinister

Burke gives no' motto, but following are stated to be the Mottoes — Pro Deo
et Patria (For God and Coimtry), Se7nel et Semper (Once and Alwaj's), Vincit
Amor Patriae (Love of Country Conquers).

Another Crest — A demi Welshman ppr. habited az., having on a cap gu.
turned up with fur, holding in the dexter hand a spear ppr. headed ar., on the
top of which is fixed a Une ppr. passing behind him.

Sable, black, is an emblem of antiquity. This color is rarely ever and never
properly used to any great extent in the arms of any but very ancient families.

The more Ancient Genealogy of CLEIVELAND, or CLEVELAND
Thorkil de Cliveland (A) -
Uetred de Cliveland (B) -
Robert de Cleiveland (C) -
Robert de Cleiveland of Ormefby, co. Ebor. (D) - Ralph de Cleveland (E)
Peter de Cliveland, of Ormefby (F)- Henry Cliveland (G)- Ralph de Cliveland (H)
Robert de Cliveland (I) -
John de Cliveland (K)
John Cleveland, citizen of York, flor. 1403 (L) - John Clyveland, prefbyter, was

vicar of St. Cuthbert's chapel,
in York, 1405; afterwards of
St. Elen's, in 1418 (M)
William Cleveland, fheriff of York - A.D. 1456 (N)
From him was apparently descended:
William Cleiveland, father of the Rev. Thomas Cleiveland, Eboracenfis.

(A) (B) Uetred, fon of Thorkil de Cliveland, gave to WTiitby Abbey, two
curacies of land, free from Danegald, and the mill in Bridefton (now Burnifton
in Richmondfhire) co. "Ebor. Bod. Mon. Angl." I, p. 74 (26, b); "Charlton's
Hift. of Whitby," 4to, 1779, p. 72.

(C) Robert de Cleiveland [fo the name is fpelt] gave to Whitby Abbey a
piece of land in Ormefby. "Mon. Aug.," I, p. 75 (28, b). See alfo "Charlton's
Hift. of Whitby," p. 73. [This laft writer has obf cured his verfions in the old
charters by rendering the proper names too literally: thus, Robert de Cleveland
he tranflates Robert of Cleveland, &c., but we follow the original in the Mon-

(D) (E) Ralph, fon of Robert, granted and confirmed his brother's gift of
lands to Whitby-Abbey, lying between the land which his father gave, and that
belonging to the prior of Gifeburne. "Charlton," p. 185.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 47

Generations in America

1. Moses Clevelani), b. England, 1624; landed at Plymouth or Boston, 1635;

probably buried at the Old First Burying Ground at Woburn, Mass.

2. Samuel Cleveland, b. Woburn, Mass., July 9, 1657, d. Canterbury, Wind-

ham County, Conn,, March 12, 1735-6; m. (1) Jane Keyes; m. (2)
Persis Hildreth, b. Chelmsford, Mass., Feb. 8, 1660, d. Canterbury,
Conn., Feb. 22, 1698.

3. Persis Cleveland, b. Chelmsford, Mass., April 21, 1682; m. Stonington,

Conn., Oct. 24, 1706, Thomas Hewitt, b. Stonington, Conn., Feb. 3,
1685, a son of Thomas and Lydia (Utley) Hewitt. See Hewitt Ancestry.

4. Lydia Hewitt, b. Nov. 4, 1707, d. Nov. 14, 1765; m. Isaac Lawrence, Sr.,

b. Feb. 25, 1704r-5, d. Dec. 2, 1793.

5. Isaac Lawrence, Jr., of Canaan, Conn.; m. May 8, 1760, Mary Brown,

7th child of Dea. Samuel Brown.

6. Lydia Lawrence, b. 1761-2, d. Sept. 20, 1813; m. at New Haven, Vt.,

Phineas Phelps, b. April 10, 1767, d. April 20, 1813.

7. Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. April 15, 1884; m. April 29, 1821,

EUzabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations,
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.

Some of the Places and Localities named Cleveland and Cleave-
land :

Cleveland Road, in: IsUngton (N.), London, Eng.

Cleveland Lane, in: Sydney, New South Wales.

Cleveland Place, in: Boston, Mass.; Brooklyn, N. Y.; Denver, Arapaho
CO., Col.; Liverpool, Eng., named in honor of John^ Cleiveland,
Esq., M. P., No. 17730; and Milwaukee, Milwaukee co.. Wis.

Cleveland Terrace, in: Camden, N. J., and London, Eng.

Cleveland Terrace Gardens, in: Kensington (W.), London, Eng.

Cleveland Gardens, in: Bays water, London, Eng.

Cleveland Row, in: London, Eng.

Cleveland Mews, Cleveland Street to Howland Street, London, Eng.

Cleveland Square, in: Liverpool, Eng.; and London, Eng.

Moses or Moyses^ Cleveland or Cleaveland, the common
ancestor of all the Clevelands or Cleavelands of New England
origin, came, when a youth, from Ipswich, Suffolk county, England.
According to family tradition he sailed from London, Eng., and
arrived in America in the year 1635. He first landed somewhere in
Massachusetts, probably either at Plymouth, Plymouth co., or at
Boston, Suffolk co., Mass.

(F) Peter de Cliveland! gave to the church of Giseburne two bovates and
four roods of land in Ormefby, and all his land in the valley of Marton, and all
his land called Tunge, with other parcels of land enumerated in "Mon. Ang.,"
II, p. 151 (20, a). He alfo confirmed the grant of his imcle Ralph (Jwpra, E), and
his deed is witneffed by Peter de Cleiveland ("Charlton's Hist., p. 185).

(F) (G) (H) These three brothers were benefactors to the priory of Gise-
burne or Gifburgh in co. Ebor. See "Burton's Monafticon Eboracenfe," p. 351.
See also the fame writer for the two generations (I) and (K).

(L) John Cleveland {civis Ebor.) is witness to a deed by which Richard
Tykill and Margaret his wife grant and convey to William Smythfon, fenior, and
to his son Wilham, and his heirs, a tenement with a crofe in "Dalton Norraye
Dat. 14 Mart. Ann, 4 R. Hen. IV." The name herein is written by the scrivener
corruptly Clefland.

(M) See "Drake's History of York," fol. pp. 323, 344.

48 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

Moses^ Cleveland was born probably at Ipswich, Eng., about
1624 (according to court files of Woburn he was 39 years old in
1663), died at Woburn, January 9, 1701-2; "Maryed in Woburn,
ye 26th: 7th mo. (September) 1648 Ann Winn," born, according to
family tradition, in Wales, or, according to another account, in
England, about 1626, died probably at Woburn prior to May 6,
1682 (no record of dates and places of either her birth or death),
a daughter of Edward and Joanna ( ) Winn.

Children, all born at Woburn :

"Records of Births, deaths and Maryages &c. for the toune of
Wooburne In the County of Midlesix in the Massachusetts
Colony In Nue England: from the yeer of our Lord Jesus Christ
(1641). nota heer also yt the yeer begins on the first day of March
Annualy:" —

1. MosES^ Cle\'eland, borne the (1st) of 7th mo (September) 1651.

2. Nannah^ Cleveland, borne ye 4th: 6th: mo: (August) 1653.

3. Aaron^ Cleveland, borne ye 10th of ye 11th month 1654 (January 10,


4. Samuel^ Cleveland, borne ye 9th 4th mo. (June) 1657.

5. Miriam^ Cleveland, borne ye 10th of 5th month (July) 1659.

6. Joanna^ Cleveland, borne ye 19th of 7th mo. (September), 1661 dye ye

12th of 1st mo (March) 1667.

7. Edward^ Cleveland, borne ye 20th of 3d month (May) 1664.

8. JosiAH^ Cleveland Josyah, borne ye 26th 12th mo: 1666 (Feb. 26, 1666-7).

9. Isaac^ Cleveland, borne ye: 11th of 3d month (May) 1669.

10. Joanna^ Cleveland (again), borne 5th of 2d mo: (April) 1670,

11. Enoch^ Cleveland, borne ye 1st of 6th mo: (August) 1671.

Moses^ Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all ac-
counts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later
than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From
a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex co., Mass., by his
great grandson. Rev. John"* Cleaveland, No. 233 {Josiah^, Josiah^,

Perhaps Moses^ landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Bos-
ton, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained
from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity.

The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North
Woburn, Middlesex co., Mass. Persons who of late years have
had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from
Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New
England town.

(Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged
39 years": therefore he was born 1624.)

In Tax List— 26 6mo 1686 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's
report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses
Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to

1:55— A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland
three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43 — The nams of thofe that have wright in the common lands of this Towne
of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 49

and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be
divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres
67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11.

63 — The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several
inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn : Moyses Cleavland,
Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11.

Reference: "Cleveland Family,"— E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. I, p. 22-32,

Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States,
was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn,
Mass., in 1905.

Moses^ Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New
England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political
movements of the day.

Moses^ Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-
Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son Aaron^.

Mrs. Ann (Winn) Cleveland died probably previous to May 6,
1682, for at that date her father, Edward Winne, made his will
mentioning her three youngest children, but not herself.

For Winn, Wynne, Wynn ancestry, arms and genealogy — see
Chapter V, "Edward^ Winn and Descendants," Jacob Chamberlin,
Moses Cleavelan, Jr., Samuel Cleveland, William Reed, John
Wilson, Jr., Increase Winn, Joseph Winn, etc., and Benjamin

Moses^ Cleveland (Moses^) was a Volunteer in King Philip's
war, 1675-6, accompanied by his brother SamueP Cleveland
C'Sewall's Woburn," p. 113) — From the records (of Woburn and
the original Journal and Ledger) of Mr. John Hull (Treasurer-at-
war, and afterwards), Treasurer (Massachusetts) Colony. Forty-
five others voluntarily enlisted in the service or were drafted for it
by lot, some of whom are mentioned above.

SamueP Cleveland (Moses^), born Woburn, Mass., June 9,
1657, died Canterbury, Windham co.. Conn., Mar. 12, 1735-6;
married, 1st, Chelmsford, Mass., May 17, 1680, Jane Keyes, born
Newbury, Essex co., Mass., Oct. 25, 1660, died Chelmsford, Nov. 14,
1681, a daughter of Solomon and Frances (Grant) Keys. He
married 2nd, Chelmsford, May 23, 1682, Persis Hildreth, born
Chelmsford, Feb. 8, 1660, died Canterbury, Feb. 22, 1698, a daughter

of Richard and Elizabeth Hildreth. He married 3rd,

Canterbury, July 25, 1699, Mrs. Margaret Fish, widow of

John Fish.

Sergt. SamueP Cleveland was a soldier (as were also his brothers
Moses^ and Aaron^) in King Phihp's war, 1675-6. He held the
rank of Sergeant. Office of Secretary of Commonwealth (Mass-
achusetts), Archives, XXXVIII, p. 220; Samuel Cleveland, October
19, 1695, Service under Maj. Simon Willard, .03 .06 .04 lbs.

(Note — Thomas Brooks, Obadiah Johnson, Samuel Cleveland, Robert
Gree, Rowland Jones and Jaj. Fitch. The above are on the west side
of Quinebaug.)

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