|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1806|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1878|
James Cleveland was the son of Clark Cleveland and Jemima Downing.
On March 3, 1831, James married Jeanette Rathbun. At the time of his marriage James had saved money enough to buy forty acres of land in Green Creek township, part of the old Sawyer farm. For five years he cleared and cultivated the land. Then during one winter he rented, with his father-in-law, a saw and grist mill on Green Creek, several miles from the farm. He supported his family, and accumulated enough lumber to build a barn on his farm. In the spring he returned to his farming operations and purchased additional land.
In 1841 he took a contract to grade a half mile of the Maumee and Western Reserve turnpike. He moved his family near the scene of the operations, and upon its completion five months later returned to the farm richer by $600, paid in "State scrip." A part of this he traded for building hardware and built a large frame home in 1845. Meanwhile he kept adding more acres to his now quite extensive farm. At the time of his death he owned nearly 400 acres of land, containing some of the best and most extensive improvements in the county.
James and Jeanette had children: James Butler, Eliza, Clark Rathbun, George Downing, Lucinda, Chaplin Squire, John Hunter, Sarah, Mary and Charles Curtis.
Clark Cleveland (1768 - 1831)
Jemima Butler Downing Cleveland (1771 - 1860)
Jeanette Rathbun Cleveland (1815 - 1891)*
James Butler Cleveland (1831 - 1891)*
Clark Rathbun Cleveland (1836 - 1916)*
George Downing Cleveland (1838 - 1918)*
Lucinda Cleveland Taylor (1841 - 1890)*
Chaplin Squire Cleveland (1844 - 1931)*
John Hunter Cleveland (1847 - 1879)*
Sarah Cleveland Sackrider (1851 - 1926)*
Mary Cleveland Crosby (1854 - 1914)*
Charles Curtis Cleveland (1857 - 1879)*
Abigail Cleveland Stone (1790 - 1869)*
Kesiah Cleveland Hamer (1791 - 1856)*
James F Cleveland (1806 - 1878)
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Record added: Mar 17, 2011
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