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Josiah Cleaveland*; b. Oct. 7, 1690, Chelmsford MA; d. Feb. 9, 1750, Canterbury CT
- m. Abigail Paine*; b. Jan. 5, 1686, Eastham MA; d. Aug. 26, 1762, Canterbury CT; on Apr. 7, 1710. She is the daughter of Elisha Paine* and Rebecca Doane*.
- Josiah and Abigail had 11 children all born at Canterbury CT:
- Keziah Cleaveland; b. Nov. 26, 1711.
- Josiah Cleaveland; b. Apr. 4, 1713. A Lt. in the Amer. Rev.
- m1. Sarah Lawrence.
- m2. Johanna (Waldo) Brewster, daughter of Edward Waldo (1684-1767) of Windham CT, and his first wife, Thankful Demmuck, and widow of ___? Brewster. Edward married 2nd., Mary Paine (1685/6-1768), as her 2nd. husband. Mary is a sister to Abigail Paine (1686-1762), Josiah's mother.
- Abigail Cleaveland; b. June 3, 1715.
- m1. Benjamin Brown.
- m2. John Adams.
- Elisha Cleaveland; b. Jan. 7, 1716/7
- m1. Esther Morse
- m2. Ruth Paine; b. May 25, 1723, daughter of Solomon Paine (1698-1754) and Ruth Carver (1701-1731).
- Lois Cleaveland; b. Dec. 11, 1718; d. Sep. 29, 1736, probably Canterbury CT.
- Mary Cleaveland* (1720-1765)
- John Cleaveland; b. Apr. 12, 1722. Grad. Yale, A.B. 1745, Chaplain in Amer. Rev., Minister at Ipswich MA.
- m1. Mary Dodge
- m2. Mary (Neale) Foster
- Lydia Cleaveland; b. Feb. 16, 1723/4; d. Mar. 26, 1745, Canterbury.
- Ebenezer Cleaveland; b. Dec. 25, 1725; Grad. Yale, 1748; Chaplain in Amer. Rev.; Minister at Rockport and Amesbury.
- Aaron Cleaveland; b. Nov. 27, 1727; Capt. in Amer. Rev. from CT.
- Moses Cleaveland; b. Apr. 18, 1730; Jan. 1, 1741, Canterbury CT.
Josiah Cleaveland* (1690-1750), according to the Cleveland/Cleaveland genealogy: "was a man of wealth and of prominence in both town and church at Canterbury".
Josiah was taxed in 1716 at Canterbury, and chosen 4th. Selectman in 1718. He acquired large land holdings and participated in the formation of a new, separatist Church along with his brother-in-law Solomon Paine, a follower of Rev. George Whitefield (Calvinistic-Methodist).
This new Church was at odds with the established Church at Canterbury (Congregational) over theological matters sufficiently serious that two of his sons, Ebenezer and John, were temporarily expelled from Yale College for attending its services.
One of Josiah's grandsons, Moses Cleaveland, was the founder of Cleveland, Ohio.
- Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 6 - 2nd . Ed. - Stephen Hopkins, pub. by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1995.
- The Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, by E. J. Cleveland and H. G. Cleveland, pub. by Case Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford CT, 1899.
- See the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
- Descendants of Governor William Bradford, by Ruth Gardiner Hall, under auspices of the Bradford Family Compact.
- Bradford Genealogy by Faith Bradford
- A Line of Bradfords 1460-1988 by Bradford Stone
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