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Subject: Re: Searching for Cleveland Roots


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question for Beverly re Larkin \ Osborne Cleveland
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Date Posted: Fri, Aug 19 2011, 10:46:11

Beverly, have you or anyone in your side of the family ever heard that Osborne fathered a son(by the name of Robert) by a slave woman, and do u know where Osborne's plantation is or where it once stood ?



>>I'm not sure if I have any new information for you,
>it sounds like you have already found quite a bit. I
>am also descended from Osborn Cleveland through his
>son Larkin. Larkin was a member of the Palmetto
>Sharpshooters during the civil war and moved to Texas
>following the war. What an interesting story about
>your family. Of course we know those things went on
>but so often they were never talked about.
>
>>
>>Hello I am Evan Chaney of Detroit Michigan and the
>>reason for this letter is as follows. For the last few
>>years I have been trying to trace my Cleveland family
>>roots that started in Oconee County , South Carolina ,
>>I went on rootweb.com com and found your contact
>>informational when I type the surname Cleveland . My
>>Cleveland family begins with my 3rd great-grandfather
>>Robert Cleveland who was born in abt 1845 in Pickens
>>County and according to family history and tradition
>>was the son of a slave woman (name unknown) and her
>>master. Through my research Iíve learned that Robertís
>>mother was born in Virginia and his father was born in
>>South Carolina as I stated above it has always been
>>told that Robertís father was the slave owner with
>>that information I began to look through the Slave
>>Schedule dated July 5th 1860 for the Pickens District
>>searching for and slave owners with the surname
>>Cleveland that owned a 15 year old male slave (my
>>ancestor Robert would be that age in this year) and
>>the only slave holder in Pickens was a man by the name
>>of Osborne Brewer Cleveland and thought this has to be
>>the father of my ancestor. A story was told to me once
>>by my late cousin (who served as our family historian
>>for many years) when his father Clinton (one of
>>Robertís sonís) that they were one day picking cotton,
>>and my uncle Clinton asked why his father was being so
>>nice to these white men and he (Robert) replied ďit
>>was because they were his brothers.Ē After coming
>>across Osborne I searched him and came to find he was
>>born in South Carolina and that his parents were Capt.
>>Jeremiah Cleveland (born in NC the son of Rev. John
>>Cleveland and Mary (Mollie) McCann) and Obedient
>>Callaway (daughter of Rev. Francis Callaway and Sarah
>>Brewer). I recently visited rootsweb and searched the
>>surname Cleveland in SC. and found that you had done
>>research on the Cleveland family from Jeremiah and
>>John, and I was wondering if we could possibly be
>>related or if you could help me in finding my other
>>Cleveland family and ancestors. Robert Cleveland
>>married Sarah Glenn and on July 9th, 1873 they
>>conceived their first child Styles P. Cleveland (my
>>great grandmotherís father and the oldest of their 12
>>children) and moved to Detroit in 1926 due to the
>>bowevil tragedy that destroyed their land where he
>>died in 1931. For years I have felt lost and out of
>>place because I didnít know anything about my family
>>legacy, my request is that if possible please help me
>>put the broken pieces back together and if you have
>>any information on Osborne and his family that can
>>help shed some light to please share with me.
>>
>>Thank you very much for all you can do

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