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] Date Posted:Wed, Jan 12 2011, 4:58:19
>Hello! I've hit a bit of a wall at the moment with
>family research and would love it if anyone could shed
>a light on this.
>My Francis William Cleveland (b.1823) married Hester
>Harrington (b. 1826) (or Hannington, a bit of conflict
>with documents at the moment)at the Church of Christ,
>North Adelaide, South Australia in 1853. I have no
>information on where they were born and shipping
>records haven't been helpful.
>From looking at few other posts, being in Australia
>this early (particularly SA as it was only "settled"
>in 1836) is unusual and family legend persists that
>the first Cleveland to come from the USA to Australia,
>jumped ship or ran away from their family and wife
>etc.. I suspect this is just legend, but would be
>really pleased if anyone has any information.
>And as I've seen a few discussions on famous Cleveland
>military men, my great-uncle Frank Cleveland is
>currently featured at the Ypres War Memorial in
>Belgium, he did some phenomenal things in WWI and has
>been honoured accordingly.
Ahh, never mind, found an old letter and some photocopies sent to my Great Aunt in 1971 from some researchers, all the photocopies are from the book I'm sure we all know very well and I was delighted to find online for free.
My line is Moses Cleveland>>Aaron Cleveland>>Aaron Cleveland>>Aaron Cleveland>>Aaron Cleveland>>William Cleveland>>Francis Cleveland>>Francis Cleveland who immigrated to Adelaide, Australia in 1852.