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  1. Moses Cleveland: Birth: 1 Sep 1651 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 3 Oct 1717 in Southold, Suffolk Co., New York

  2. Hannah Cleveland: Birth: 4 Aug 1653 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 16 Jan 1737 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

  3. Aaron Cleveland: Birth: 10 Jan 1654/1655 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 14 Sep 1716 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

  4. Samuel Cleveland: Birth: 9 Jun 1657 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 12 Mar 1735/1736 in Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut

  5. Miriam Cleveland: Birth: 10 Jul 1659 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 31 Aug 1745 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

  6. Joanna Cleveland: Birth: 19 Sep 1661 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 12 Mar 1666/1667 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

  7. Edward Cleveland: Birth: 20 May 1664 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

  8. Josiah Cleveland: Birth: 26 Feb 1666/1667 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 26 Apr 1709 in Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut

  9. Isaac Cleveland: Birth: 11 May 1669 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

  10. Joanna Cleveland: Birth: 5 Apr 1670 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 18 Mar 1758 in Westford, New London Co., Connecticut

  11. Enoch Cleveland: Birth: 1 Aug 1671 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 1 Aug 1720 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

  12. Anna Cleveland: Birth: 7 Nov 1677 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


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a. Note:   enter's apprentice, and worked his passage over. It is generally stated that he came from Ipswich as an indentured apprentice to a joiner, housewright or master builder, name of his master not ascertained,but conjectured to be Edward Winn (whose daughter he afterwards married), for 'he went to Woburn with his master,' and there settled in 1640-1;" admitted a freeman in 1643; granted land at Woburn 1648-9; listed on Woburn militia roll 1663 at age 39. from:The American Forbears and Some of the Descedents of Charles Theron Brown and His Wife Martha Elizabeth Hebbard, Michael R. Gannett, 1978 It has also been said that Moses and the group he was with came first to Virginia to settle but having to much trouble with the Indians, they boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth. Moses Cleveland, the common ancestor of all the Clevelands of Massachusetts was probably of Ipswich, England. According to family tradition, Moses Cleveland came to New England in 1635 , when a lad about twelve years of age, and worked his passage over as "a ship's carpenter's apprentice to Edward Winn, a joiner, housewright and master builder, hired at Broughton, England and brought over to America by Barnabas Davis with his family. It has been said that Moses and the group he was with came first to Virginia to settle but, having too much trouble with the Indians, they boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth. Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1638 in Boston; then settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1638; He went to Woburn with his master and future father-in-law, Edward Winn, and there settled in 1640/41. He was admitted a freeman in 1643; granted land at Woburn 1648/49; took up his permanent abode there, as appears in the Town Records, which, under date of 3 Feb. 1648/49, mention a committee appointed to lay out the portion of land which had been promised him; listed on Woburn militia roll 1663 at age 39. Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day. Also:MOSES or MOYSES-1 CLEVELAND or CLEAVELAND, the common ancestor of all the Clevelands or Cleavelands of New England origin, came, when a youth, from Ipswich, Suffolk county, England. According to family tradition he sailed from Longon, England, and arrived in America in the year 1635. He first landed somewhere in Massachusetts, probably either at Plymouth, Plymouth Co., or at Boston, Suffolk, Co., Massachusetts. "See Drake's History of York, fol. pp. 323, 344" Moses (1) Cleveland was born probably at Ipswich, Eng., about 1624 (according to court files of Woburn he was 39 years old in 1663), died at Woburn, January 9, 1701-02; "Maryed in Woburn, ye 26th: 7th mo. (September) 1648 Ann Winn, " born, according to family tradition, in Wales, or according to another account, in England, about 1626, died probably at Woburn prior to May 6, 1682 (no record of dates and places of either her birth or death), a daughter of Edward and Joanna ((???)) Winn. Children, all born at Woburn: "Records of Births, deaths and Maryages &c. for the toune of Wooburne In the County of Midlesix in the Massachusetts Colony In Nue England: from the yeer of our Lord Jesus Christ (1641). nota heer also yt the yeer begins on the first day of March Annualy;"-- "Moses-1-Cleveland arrived in this country, according to all accounts and traditions, about the year 1635, only fifteen years later than the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620. (From a letter of inquiry written from Ipswich, Essex Col, Mass., by his great grandson, Rev. John-4-Cleaveland, No. 233 (Josiah-3, Josiah-2, Moses-1) Perhaps Moses-1 landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1640 in Boston or vicinity. The earliest settlement was made in the part now called North Woburn, Middlesex, Co., Mass. Persons who of late years have had the pleasure of visiting Woburn (only a short distance from Boston) could not but admire the great beauty of this model New England town. (Woburn Militia Muster Roll, 1663: "Moses Cleveland, aged 39 years": therefore he was born 1624.) In Tax List--26 6mo 1666 Moyses Cleveland. Committee's report, 1659-60, assigns to each of the seven proprietors (Moyses Cleveland being one) of New Bridgefield his share of the fence to build. 1:55--A Cuntary Rate made 18: of the 6:moth 1674 Moyses Cleavland three persons and Efteat .00 .08 .05. 43--The names of the that have wright in the common lands of this Towne of Woburn and the fred feverall proportions shown according to their perfons and estats agreed upon by which not only the present upland and swamp is to be divided but also all the following divisions: Moyses Cleveland Efteat 1092, Acres 67; 3 of 2 mo 1668 Moyses Cleavland Efteat .03, Acres 11. 63--The select men meet and Commiffioner and Collector of their several inhabitance a Rate for the Cuntary in the Town of Woburn: Moyses Cleavland, Senr 2 persons to effect .000 .05 .11. Reference: "Cleveland Family,"--E. J. and H. G. Cleveland, Vol. 1, p. 22-32, 39-40. Grover Cleveland, the Chief Magistrate of the United States, was of this family. He attended the 250th Anniversary of Woburn, Mass., in 1905 Moses-1-Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day. Moses-1-Cleveland is probably buried in the Old First Burying-Ground at Woburn near the grave of his son AAaron-2. August 2001 email from Neil Holbrook Aikin, Neil_Aikin@earthlink.net, page 7 Moses came to Massachusetts in 1635, as an indentured apprentice to a Housewright from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England. He remained in Boston a few years and with Edward Winn and others, founded the town of Woburn in 1640. He made Freeman in 1643. A Freeman was required to be of Godly walk and conversation, to be at least 20 years of age, to take an oath of allegiance to the Government of Massachusetts Bay Colony, to be worth L200 (pounds) , to hold office if elected, or pay a fine of 40 shillings, to vote at all elections, or pay the same fine. In 1642, the selectmen of Woburn appointed "land Viewers" to view and set off a share of public land promised by the General Court to Moses Cleveland. So as early as 1642 he was a citizen. Moses or Moyses Cleveland or Cleveland, the common ancestor of all Clevelands or Cleavelands of New England origin, came when a youth from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England. According ;to family tradition he sailed from London, England and arrived in America in the year 1635. He first landed somewhere in Massachusetts, probably either at Plymouth, Plymouth Co. or at Boston, Suffolk Co. Mass. From Eve Blues records: The Cleveland Family This famous old American name is recorded in English records dating back almost a thousand years. References consulted state that the name means a cliff or steep slope, or bank of a river and that the name was first spelled de Cliveland, and later Cleveland. The Cleveland, Cleveland family was founded, evidently, by Thorkil, in all probability a Saxon land-owner, who, it appears, at or soon after the time of the Norman Conquest 1066, assumed the surname De Cliveland, calling himself Thorkil De Cliveland. Thorkil De Cliveland, the earlies Cleveland of record, has his seat evidently, in or prior to 1066 at Gisborough, Cleveland, county York, Eng. His son Uctred de Cliveland, who was evidently the Uctred, the Saxon land-owner of 3 manors in the town of Ghigesburg and other possessions mentioned in Doomsday Book. It was from that Moses Cleveland decended and became the progenitor of the family in the New World. Moses was born at Ipswich, Suffolk, England about 1624 and died at Woburn, Mas. in 1701. He came to America in 1635 and landed at Plymouth. In 1648 Moses Cleveland married Ann Winn, who was from Wales, and they had twelve children, which probably accounts for the great number of persons bearing this name in America today. Among his descendants were a president of the United States and four state governors. Many others attained distinction as the new nation was won from the wilderness and history pays just tribute to their contributions in making America great and keeping her free. According to family tradition, Moses Cleveland came to New England in 1635 as "a ship's carpenter's apprentice, and worked his passage over. It is generally stated that he came from Ipswich as an indentured apprentice to a joiner, housewright or master builder, name of his master not ascertained,but conjectured to be Edward Winn ( whose daughter he afterwards married), for 'he went to Woburn with his master,' and there settled in 1640-1;" admitted a freeman in 1643; granted land at Woburn 1648-9; listed on Woburn militia roll 1663 at age 39. from:The American Forbears and Some of the Descedents of Charles Theron Brown and His Wife Martha Elizabeth Hebbard, Michael R. Gannett, 1978 It has also been said that Moses and the group he was with came first to Virginia to settle but having to much trouble with the Indians, they boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth. [Catchall.FTW] Moses Cleveland, the common ancestor of all the Clevelands of Massachusetts was probably of Ipswich, England. According to family tradition, Moses Cleveland came to New England in 1635 , when a lad about twelve years of age, and worked his passage over as "a ship's carpenter's apprentice to Edward Winn, a joiner, housewright and master builder, hired at Broughton, Eng. and brought over to America by Barnabas Davis with his family. It has been said that Moses and the group he was with came first to Virginia to settle but, having too much trouble with the Indians, they boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth. Perhaps Moses landed at Plymouth, but more probably at Boston, where in 1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1638 in Boston; then settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1638; He went to Woburn with his master and future father-in-law, Edward Winn, and there settled in 1640/41. He was admitted a freeman in 1643; granted land at Woburn 1648/49; took up his permanent abode there, as appears in the Town Records, which, under date of 3 Feb. 1648/49, mention a committee appointed to lay out the portion of land which had been promised him; listed on Woburn militia roll 1663 at age 39. Moses Cleveland became a man of some prominence in New England and, it would seem, was identified with all the political movements of the day. from a source who wishes to remain annonymous: Came to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts in 1635. Came along with another family of colonists. He was an indentured apprentice to a housewright. After staying a few years in Boston, Moses along with Edward Winn, founded the town of Woburn in 1640. Moses became a freeman in 1643. At the time a freeman was required "to be of godly walk and conversation, to be at least twenty years of age, to take an oath of allegiance to the government of Massachusetts Bay Colony, to be worth 200 pounds, to hold office if elected or pay a fine of forty shillings, and to vote in all elections or pay a fine." In 1642 Woburn selectmen appointed "land viwers" who allocated Moses a share of the public lands promised by the General Court, thereby designating Moses as an offiicial "citizen." The 1663 Woburn Militia Muster Roll gives his age as thirty-nine. Around this time he witnessed the certificate of Constable Thomas Dutton, who had tried unsuccessfully to deliver a circular letter from King Charles II to the people of Woburn. The good constable apparently needed verification that he had tried to fulfill his official duties but was spurned by the citizens, who felt that Charles was trying to "seduce the towns from their allegiance to the colony charter and government." Excerpted from Original Immigrants of Northern Clevelands by Vikki Lyn Cleveland, 1993 Moses(Moyses) is probably buried in the Old First Burying Ground near the grave of his son, Aaron.
Note:   !According to family tradition, Moses Cleveland came to New England in 1635 as "a ship's carp


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