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Subject: Re: Lillian Cleveland Horton, daughter of Eli John Cleveland


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Bob Cleveland
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Date Posted: Sun, Apr 12 2015, 20:57:39

>>I would like to make contact with any decendents of
>>Lillian Cleveland Horton, sister of my grandfather,
>>Robert Early Cleveland. I understnd that she lived in
>>McGregor, TX where her father and my great
>>grandfather, Eli John Cleveland is buried.
>
>Eli John is my great, great uncle. I was born in
>Asheboro, NC great granddaug of Grover Cleveland, son
>of Osborn Cleveland, the father of Eli. My dad was in
>the AF and retired in 74 in Ft. Worth. Once I was
>married and well entrenched in TX he moved back to NC.
> I have now lived 19 years 5 miles from the McGregor
>cemetery and just last night found that Eli is there.
>I'd love to share family history. I entered the DAR
>on John Cleveland, the ancestor of all these. He and
>his brothers took King's Mountain in the Revolution =
>a major victory for the Patriots. I will now be
>trying to connect with the many Clevelands in McGregor
>and Waco phone directory. I went today to the
>cemetery and could not find that stone or the more
>modern ones that a police oficer doing rounds told me
>is there. I will find them soon. Did you know that
>three of Osborne and Jincy's 11 children fought inthe
>Civl War for SC and around 1870 moved to Texas.
>Brothers FrederickMoss (named for his maternal
>grandfather) and Larkin Claude both came to texas as
>well and are buried in Acton, about five miles from
>Granbury in Hood Co. about an hour and a half from
>waco (McGregor). I'll be visiting there when I can.
>Donna Jernigan


Thanks for you response. As I mentioned Eli John was my great grandfather. His first wife was Rebecca Caroline Isbell, and they had two children, my grandfather Robert Early and William Paul. Rebecca died at age 28 in 1878, and Eli John married Louisa Jane in 1879. They had two daughters that I know of, Nettie Cleveland Doughty, and Lillian Cleveland Horton. I never knew either of them.
I do have a picture of Eli John'smgrave marker in McGregor cemetery. He came to Grimes County, Tx in the 1870's. After his first wife died and he married Louisa they moved to the McGregor area of TX. You mentioned the Civil War. According towhat I have been able to turn up, He served with Company E of the 4th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry from 1861 until the end of the war. I do have quite a lot of information on my Cleveland line going back to England. Would be happy to viosit more at a later date if you wish to.

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