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Date Posted:Thu, Jun 17 2010, 14:29:24
>I am curious about why the family would have two
>children named John-one born in 1736 and the other, in
>1738. How sure are you of this information. I am
>related to the Clevelands via Anna Cleveland, daughter
>of Alexander Cleveland (1712-1776), who would through
>two more levels, be my great, great, great, great
>grandmother. She married John Hazelrigg (1754-1833)
>and their son, Alexander Hazelrigg (1788-1843) and
>Catherine Berryman (1793-1875)had a daughter, Martha
>Hazelrigg (1818-1876), who married my great, great
>grandfather, John McConnell, Jr. An interesting
>sideline is, when trying to think of a middle name for
>my younger son, we came up with Alexander! This was
>many years before I found out that the family tree has
>so many Alexanders, including the first McConnell to
>immigrate to America, Alexander McConnell. I am
>currently trying hard to sort out all the Clevelands
>and have, via various family trees in Ancestry.com,
>tracked back to Uctred DeCliveland (1047-1114),
>however, the line is a single one without reports of
>wives or other children other than one son in each
>generation. I did find one source which says that
>Micajah was the son of John Cleveland, b. about 1675,
>who was the son of Roger Cleveland and an earlier
>marriage (about 1650) to Miss Rowzie or Rousey, which
>would make that John a half brother to Alexander
>(b.1687) and Elizabeth (b.1684), the children of Roger
>and Dorcas Alexander. Clearly, there is a lot of
>confusion about which alexander was father to whom. I
>am doing my best to sort them out and if I find any
>more about the Alexanders or Micajans, I'll let you
>have a little info on Micahah he was born in 1708 in
>>Blue Run, Orange, VA and died in 1770 in VA. I do not
>>have his wifes name but she was born about 1712 in VA.
>>His parents were Alexander Cleveland born 1659 in
>>Gloucester, VA. Mother was Mildred "Milly" Presley b
>>1667. The children I've found are: Micajah Cleveland b
>>1734, John "Indian Jack" b. 1736, John b 1738, Sally
>>b.1740, and Nancy B 1742 all in Blue Run, Orange, VA.
>>That is all I have about him on my family tree right
>>now, if I find anymore I'll let you know.
>>>I am trying to find out any information on Micajah
>>>Cleveland. I have no definite birth or death date
>>>(aprx. 1714 - 1770) or name of his wife. His son was
>>>the famed "Indian Jack". If anyone has any pictures
>>>further information I would greatly appreciate the
>>>help! They say his wife married John Shaw and had
>>>other children after his death, but still no name for
>>>her or other information. Also, if you know
>>>information on miscarriages or stillborns in this
>>>of the Cleveland line. My great-grandfather was
>>>Franklin Pierce Cleveland b. 1875. Thanks for the
Since I am the researcher who compiled the descent of our Cleveland lineage from Roger and Dorcas Cleveland, I am replying to this part of your e-mail.
After many years of searching many, many records I have found that there probably was not a 1st wife for Roger Cleveland, and that Dorcas (surname unknown) was the mother of all his children. Her surname may or may not have been Alexander, there is, however, nothing else (except the naming of the children) to indicate this. Also no one else seems to have not found any new data either. I had posted this correction earlier on this CFC list.
As far as the lineage on Ancestry, back to Uctred de Clieveland, that was taken from the old 1899 Genealogies of the Cleaveland and Cleveland Families books, which you can find on the Indernet. There is no doubt a lot of truth to this (according to the Doomsday Book), but there are also a lot or errors in these old 1899 books, that must be documented.
The John Rowzee who witnessed the deed between Roger Cleveland and Simon Miller has no connection to Roger Cleveland, he was related to Simon Miller, and I have not found our John Cleveland's wife was a Rowzee.
New records are being found daily, so we just have to keep looking.