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Subject: My Cleveland Line


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Christopher Wallace Martin
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Date Posted: Tue, Jun 12 2012, 14:14:00

Hello everyone, I have recently become very interested in researching my family history and discovered this website while researching my mother's maiden name, Cleveland. We have a family tree that was handed down by my grandfather's sister that suggests my lineage is a follows:

-Alexander Cleveland b 1617 to Prince William Co., VA from England
-Alexander Cleveland, Jr. b 1659 d age 111
m Milly Presby b 1667 d age 103
-Jeremiah Cleveland b 1701 in VA
-Jacob Cleveland b 6May1739 Culpepper Co. VA d 1790 Elbert Co. GA
m Milly White b 20Mar1739 d 1806 da(ughter of) Col. Jeremiah & Mary Martin White
-Jacob Cleveland b 25Jan1772 VA d 1843 Henry Co. GA
m Martha Rhoda Lyons
-James Madison Cleveland b 1812 SC d 1880 AR
m Elizabeth Jackson b 1814
-James Rice Cleveland b 21May1845 d 18Nov1906
m Emma Francis Herrington b 16Jan1848 d 16Oct1890
-James Samuel Cleveland b 30Jan1870 d 20Apr1955
m Rouella Alberting Krigler b 13Dec1877 d 18Jan1967
-Sgt. Wallace Howard Cleveland b 30Mar1914 Conway, AR d 2Dec1991 Memphis, TN (my grandfather)
m Geneva Laverne Ladd b 20Oct1922 Jonesboro, AR d 10Dec1980 Memphis, TN
-Candace Ann Cleveland b 3Jun1949 Jonesboro, AR (my mother)
m Charles William Martin, Jr. b 19Feb1949 Dallas, TX
-Christopher Wallace Martin b 16Apr1984 Memphis, TN (me)

This is what is written on our Cleveland family tree that was created atleast 30 years ago. Not entirely sure of the accuracy due to other posts I have read on here that have discrepancies pertaining to a few names...
+On our tree, Alexander, Jr. married Milly Presby?, but I have seen this name spelled Presly or Presley, which is more likely
+Our tree has Jeremiah as the father of Jacob from Elbert Co. GA but I have seen where this is disputed by Grace S. Green http://www.voy.com/32231/2/524.html and she believes that a John Cleveland was actually the father of Jacob from Elbert Co. and that Jeremiah may have been Jacob's wife, Milly White's father. However, our tree has Jeremiah Cleveland as Jacob's father and states that Col. Jeremiah White is Milly's father
+There is also confusion about the Lyons name. Our tree has a Jacob Cleveland from Henry Co. GA, son of Jacob from Elbert Co. and Milly White, marrying a Martha Rhoda Lyons but according to Ann F. Graham http://www.voy.com/32231/3/100.html a Martha Cleveland was the daughter of Jacob and Milly and she married a Castleton Lyons?
+I have also noticed that there seems to be confusion whether Alexander, Sr. was actually a Roger or William?

If anyone can clear up these discrepancies it will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Christopher Wallace Martin

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