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Subject: Re: GA Clevelands

James M. Cleveland, Jr.
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Date Posted: Sun, May 09 2010, 15:33:01

General Benjamin Cleveland for who Cleveland, Georgia was named is the grandson of Col. Benjamin Cleveland.

>Hi, I am a Cleveland through a Coffee. The Battle of
>King's Mountain was a Revolutionary War Battle 1780.
>There were four or five Clevelands involved, brothers
>of Col. Ben Cleveland. General Ben. Cleveland fought
>in the Civil War 1861-1865 and was the grandson(I
>think) of one of these brothers. If you put Col. Ben
>Cleveland in a search engine and Gen. Ben Cleveland in
>a search engine, you will find the history of these
>two individuals.
>If you put Cleveland brothers Revolutionary war in a
>search you will find Larkin, Reuben, Robert and Ben.
>They were not all at the actual battle as one was
>wounded early in the march and another didn't get
>there in time, I think, because he lost his horse.
>Robert was a Captain, and is mentioned in many pension
>accounts along with his other brothers. Ben is the
>best known, because of his life before and after the
>War. He died in 1806, long before the Civil War.
>I hope this helps.
>>Hi Frances,
>>I am Raymond's daughter, Linda, your cousin. I've
>>been reading Aunt Juanita's book and searching the
>>internet for other info. The question I am
>>considering is in regard to the brothers John(Reverand
>>I believe)b 1730, Benjamin b 1738, Robert b 1742,
>>Jerimiah b 1744, Larkin b 1746 and Reubin b 1748
>>(Jaunita's dates).
>>Her book shows their father is William b 1719 but a
>>number of researchers are showing John (b 1695?) as
>>their father. These brothers are all 6 reported as
>>heros of Kings Mountain Civil War battle by a man on
>>this forum. Everything else I have seen reports
>>Benjamin and Robert as the only two involved with John
>>being a preacher. What do you think about this and
>>what is the lineage you see for us?
>>I need to also say I have an article from the Owasso,
>>OK paper in 1991 where Aunt Rachel is interviewed
>>regarding her volunteer work at the Baptist retirement
>>center. She says we are direct desendents of General
>>Cleveland of the Civil War. That sounds like we would
>>be grand daughters of Benjamin instead of John (two of
>>the six brothers)
>>You can contact me directly lindalearn1@yahoo.com
>>>I am looking for any type of record (war or
>>>for Lafayette Allen Cleveland b 1844 in Meriweather
>>>GA. s/o William Cleveland. I have him at 6 yrs old on
>>>a census 1850with his father in Meriweather Co, GA,
>>>census 1880 in Grayson Co., TX, in Tax Roll
>>>in Cleveland Co. Lexington township, OK, in census
>>>1900 Indian Territory Chickasaw Nation & in Census
>>>1910 in Quay Co, Allen Territory NM. What I need is
>>>marriage date etc.(Early 1860's I think) with a
>>>Margaret Hogue, who bore him 4 children and died in
>>>1872. Then a marriage to Jamima Ann Miller in 1873.
>>>is supposed to have died in Dibble, OK in 1918 but I
>>>can't find any proof. I can't find anything (proof)
>>>between 1850 & 1880. He is supposed to have got his
>>>Medical degree in Dennison, TX sometime between 1875
>>>1878but I can't find this either. We have stories of
>>>him coming home after the war to find both parents
>>>dead and sibiling scattered. I would be glad to share
>>>anything I have, More ideas than proof. Fell free to
>>>mail me.
>>>Frances Collins Great ++++++ Granddaughter of Rev.
>>>John Cleveland

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