• Moses Cleveland  ‎(I71201830)‎
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Given Names: Moses
Surname: Cleveland

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 2 February 1620 36 31 Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: 9 January 1702 ‎(Age 81)‎ Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 2 February 1620 36 31 Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Christening St. Stephen, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Marriage • Ann Winn - 26 September 1648 ‎(Age 28)‎ Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony

Burial January 1702 ‎(Age 81)‎ Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA

Death 9 January 1702 ‎(Age 81)‎ Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA

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Parents Family  (F71201841)
Isaac Cleveland
1584 - 1626
Alice ‎(unknown)‎
1589 - 1626
• Moses Cleveland
1620 - 1702
Aaron Cleveland
1622 - 1627
Enoch Cleveland
1625 -

Immediate Family  (F71201283)
• Ann Winn
1626 - 1682
Moses Cleveland Jr.
1651 - 1717
Hannah Cleveland
1653 - 1737
Aaron Cleveland
1655 - 1716
Sgt. Samuel Cleveland
1657 - 1735/36
Miriam Cleveland
1659 - 1745
Joanna Cleveland
1661 - 1667
• Edward Cleveland
1664 - 1746
Josiah Cleveland
1667 - 1709
Isaac Cleveland
1669 - 1714
Joanna Cleveland
1670 - 1758
Enoch Cleveland
1671 - 1720


Notes

Note

DONALD CLEVELAND 2001: Family records in my possession.
Descendents of Moses Cleveland by E. J. Cleveland.
Book 529.273 C599j.
Archives 1,273,830.
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From Cleveland Ancestry paper I received via email abt 2000

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 daughterof 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 threepersons and Efteat .00 .08 .05.

43--The names of the that have wright in the common lands of this Towneof 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 severalinhabitance 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.
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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 Bostona 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 andconversation, 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 MosesCleveland married Ann Winn, who was from Wales, and they had twelve children, which probably accounts for the great number of persons bearingthis name in America today. Among his descendants were a president ofthe 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 notascertained,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 TheronBrown 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 toVirginia to settle but having to much trouble with the Indians, they boarded a ship and came up the coast to Plymouth.
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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 overas "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 in1635 there were far better docks. He likely remained from 1635 to 1638in 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.

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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.

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email Gedcom from David Gardiner, david@gardiner70.freeserve.co.uk, 3-2002



Note
A Patriarch and Reluctant Puritan

Moses Cleveland was the immigrant ancestor of the Northern Clevelands. He had 11 children and 69 grandchildren. There is a large Southern Cleveland family of a different immigrant ancestor. The relationship of these families in England has not been determined. Probably the majority of living people who can trace their ancestry to colonial New England have Moses Cleveland the immigrant as an ancestor.


Life in England
5 year old Moses Cleveland and his five siblings were orphaned in Ipswich, Suffolk, England when their parents died in May and June of 1626. St. Stephen's Parish was charged with the care of the orphans. Moses' younger brother Aaron died in 1627. By age 17 Moses was apprenticed to carpenter Edward Winn in Broughton, England, with whom he would be associated for life. Moses evidently received a basic education sufficient for the needs of a carpenter to read, write, and calculate. He signed his name later in life.

Edward Winn and Moses Cleveland were employed by Barnabas Davis as carpenter-servants in 1637. Given Moses' young age at that time, about 17, he would have been an apprentice carpenter at this stage. Davis wrote that he retained the pair of carpenters at Broughton and brought them to London. So Moses was in London in his late teenage years, likely living with or near the Winn family. While in London, Moses and Edward were in the service of Davis and then for a time one Roger Hogge, as their travel to Massachusetts was delayed because Davis was not paid by his employer, William Woodcock, who died about that time. William Woodcock's brother John re-hired Davis and his carpenter-servants and sent them to New England. About 1639, Davis, Winn, their families, and Moses Cleveland sailed to the Colonies.


Arrival in New England
Many secondary sources suggest Moses Cleveland arrived as an indentured servant, however Barnabas Davis states that he was hired. Moses was not a typical Puritan, although he came to New England amid the Great Migration of Puritans, many of whom went through Ipswich, his birthplace. He came to New England because of circumstances, not religious conviction. He was admitted to full communion in the First Church of Charlestown in 1692, over 50 years after he arrived in the area. Moses was baptized as an infant into the Church of England, his parents were buried in that faith, and Moses and his siblings were placed in the custody of the Anglicans following their parents' deaths.

Moses Cleveland soon established himself In Massachusetts. He moved to Woburn ‎(near Boston)‎, apparently following Edward Winn who was a signer of the formation documents of that town. Moses was granted land in Woburn in 1642, and in 1643 was made a freeman.

It is not certain what labor Moses Cleveland and Edward Winn did on behalf of Davis and Woodcock during this early period. Surely they were sent to New England for some purpose, and Davis lived nearby in Charlestown. However Davis does not claim building expenses for this period in his lawsuit against Woodcock. Perhaps Davis had given up on the business, and turned his attention to the suit instead. In this case Moses Cleveland and Edward Winn were free to pursue their own course, which is evidently what they did in the new town of Woburn. A new town would have given ample opportunities for a pair of carpenters.


Life in Woburn
Moses married Edward Winn's daughter Ann in the Fall of 1648. In that same year he was granted another 30 acres in Woburn. In succeeding years Moses added to his land holdings and served Woburn in a number of capacities such as road mending, swine tending, cattle herding, militia service, and served on a land committee.

Moses and Ann had eleven children, 4 daughters and 7 sons. Their home, in an area then called New Bridge and North Woburn, is thought to have been on Pearl Street.‎[10]‎ One daughter, Joanna, died in childhood. The other ten children of Moses and Ann, including a second daughter named Joanna, survived their parents and lived into the 18th century.

A signature of Moses reportedly exists, of about 1662, acknowledging refusal of a circular letter presented in Woburn from Charles II King of England.

Moses died intestate in Woburn in 1702 at age 81 having been a widower for many years. Intestacy is sometimes taken for lack of a substantial estate. Moses, who lived to an advanced age, may have distributed his estate to his ten adult children during his life.

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Sources

Source
The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, Vol. I
Publication: HARTFORD, CONN. Printed for the Subscribers by The Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Co. 1899
Citation Details:  1, p. 23

Source
Note-book Kept by Thomas Lechford, Esq., Lawyer: In Boston, Massachusetts Bay, from June 27, 1638, to July 29, 1641
Publication: J. Wilson and Son, 1885 - Boston (Mass.) - 460 pages
Citation Details:  p. 378

Source
A genealogical register of the descendants of Moses Cleveland of Woburn, Mass.
Publication: Albany, N.Y. Munsell, printer, 1881, 48 pgs.
Citation Details:  p. 11

Source
Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Marriage Intentions, from 1640 to 1900
Publication: Woburn (Mass.) Andrews, Cutler, & Company, 1890

Source
English Notes
Publication: Connecticut Nutmegger (Connecticut Society of Genealogists)
Citation Details:  v. 12, p. 578
  Text: 'Moses Cleveland, son of Isaac and Alice, was baptized at St. Stephen's in Ipswich, co. Norfolk ‎[sic]‎, 2 February 1621. Aaron, another son, was baptized 1 May 1623 and buried 7 April 1627; Enoch, another son, was baptized 8 May 1625. Alice, the mother, was buried 4 May 1626; her husband, Isaac, was buried 3 June 1626, "leaving six children to the charge of the parish." '

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Family with Parents
Father
Isaac Cleveland
Birth 1 January 1584 29 Ipswich, Suffolk, England/Ipswich, England
Death 3 June 1626 ‎(Age 42)‎ St. Stephens, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
5 years
Mother
 
Alice ‎(unknown)‎
Birth 1589 St Stephens, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death 4 May 1626 ‎(Age 37)‎ St. Stephens, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
#1
• Moses Cleveland
Birth 2 February 1620 36 31 Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death 9 January 1702 ‎(Age 81)‎ Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA
2 years
#2
Brother
Aaron Cleveland
Birth about 1622 38 33 Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death 1627 ‎(Age 5)‎ Ipswich, Suffolk, England
3 years
#3
Brother
Enoch Cleveland
Birth about 1625 41 36 Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Family with • Ann Winn
• Moses Cleveland
Birth 2 February 1620 36 31 Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death 9 January 1702 ‎(Age 81)‎ Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA
7 years
Wife
 
• Ann Winn
Birth 26 September 1626 27 20 England
Death before 6 May 1682 ‎(Age 55)‎ Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony

Marriage: 26 September 1648 -- Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony
3 years
#1
Son
Moses Cleveland Jr.
Birth 1 September 1651 31 24 Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death before 30 October 1717 ‎(Age 66)‎ Southold, Suffolk, NY
2 years
#2
Daughter
Hannah Cleveland
Birth 4 August 1653 33 26 Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 16 January 1737 ‎(Age 83)‎ Woburn, Middlesex Co., Province of Massachusetts
17 months
#3
Son
Aaron Cleveland
Birth 10 January 1655 34 28 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 14 September 1716 ‎(Age 61)‎ Woburn, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts
2 years
#4
Son
Sgt. Samuel Cleveland
Birth 9 June 1657 37 30 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 12 March 1735/36 (23 March 1736) ‎(Age 78)‎ Canterbury, Windham Co., CT
2 years
#5
Daughter
Miriam Cleveland
Birth 10 July 1659 39 32 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 31 August 1745 ‎(Age 86)‎ Charlestown, Province of Massachusetts
2 years
#6
Daughter
Joanna Cleveland
Birth 19 September 1661 41 34 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 12 March 1667 ‎(Age 5)‎ Woburn, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts
3 years
#7
Son
• Edward Cleveland
Birth 20 May 1664 44 37 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 26 September 1746 ‎(Age 82)‎ Pomfret, Windham, CT
3 years
#8
Son
Josiah Cleveland
Birth 26 February 1667 47 40 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 26 April 1709 ‎(Age 42)‎ Canterbury, Windham Co., CT
2 years
#9
Son
Isaac Cleveland
Birth 11 May 1669 49 42 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 10 August 1714 ‎(Age 45)‎ Norwich, New London, CT
11 months
#10
Daughter
Joanna Cleveland
Birth 5 April 1670 50 43 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 18 March 1758 ‎(Age 87)‎ Westford, New London, CT
16 months
#11
Son
Enoch Cleveland
Birth 1 August 1671 51 44 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death 1 August 1720 ‎(Age 49)‎ Concord, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts