Pvt Clark Cleveland

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Pvt Clark Cleveland

  • Birth 12 Mar 1768 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 4 Nov 1831 Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Lot 37, Space 2
  • Memorial ID 70571727

Clark Cleveland was the son on Moses Cleveland and Tabitha Spencer.

Clark, an Ohio pioneer, was a farmer and mason. He served in the War of 1812. Clark married Jemima Downing in 1789. Clark and Jemima had children: Abigail, Kesiah, Moses, Mary, Sarah, Clark, Elizabeth, James, and Abel.

They buried Clark on a knoll at Hamers Corners were a cemetery had been made, and placed a stone on his grave. After the Civil War, a committee was appointed to select a site in the cemetery for the monument to General James McPherson and they came to James Cleveland for permission to remove the grave of his father to make way for the monument. James refused permission stating that there were only bones to be moved, and the General would be the last man in the world to permit such a thing. So there they lie, 50 feet apart in the McPherson Cemetery at Clyde, the General and the Private.


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Gravesite Details Buried in a grave of Soldier of War of 1812

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  • Created by: Red
  • Added: 29 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70571727
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Clark Cleveland (12 Mar 1768–4 Nov 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70571727, citing McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Red (contributor 47105291) .