Jim Ward

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My Cleveland, Paine, & Doane Ancestors

Sarah Cleveland and Rueben Stickney were married 1 February 1785 in Bath, New Hampshire.  Their marriage produced 9 children, with their daughter Lydia being my ancestor.  Sarah's parents were Elisha Cleveland and Ruth Paine, who married in 1742 in Canterbury, CT.  A well-researched article I found on RootsWeb said that Elisha And Ruth were cousins, as you can see in the ancestor tree below. Ruth was Elisha's second wife, with Esther Morse his first wife.  Esther was born 1714/1715, and married Elisha 26 June 1740.  Their only child Peter Cleveland was born 9 April 1741, but lived only 17 days. The book with this information, noted below, is at the Library of Michigan, in Lansing.  I have names and dates for  the other children of these marriages. Email me if you need them.

Ye Olde JPEG Tree

Please  note that I don't have information on the number of children for Soloman and Sarah Carver Paine  or  Elisha and Rebecca Doane PAine.

Also, because of the repetiton of names throughout this line and other lines of my tree, I've decided to capitalize the first name of the related child to make my index a bit easier to read.


Moses Cleaveland, Josiah(1) Cleveland's father , is our common ancestor with President Grover Cleveland. Josiah's brother Aaron's descendant is the USA's 22nd and 24th President. also, the founder of the city of Cleveland, Moses Cleveland, was a descendant of our Josiah's father Moses.  See the following for more information:

1. Ancestors of American presidents, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 456 pages. Email the publisher, Carl Boyer,3rd, for more information. This book is  available in the genealogy section of the Library of Michigan and probably most other major libraries.

2. Some of the work on President Cleveland from the above book is available by clicking this RootsWeb link.

3. Richard G. Cleveland's genealogy site for more info on the Ohio connection.

There's an inconsistancy in the spelling of Cleaveland/Cleveland, as to when the "A" was dropped. It is believed that Moses dropped the "A," and that succeeding generations were spelled Cleveland.

An Elisha Paine, maybe the father of Abagail Paine, was noted as being among the prominent men of Canterbury, Connecticut who were indicted for stealing "loads of hay"  and had to pay 10 shillings to the Treasury and 20 shillings to John Smith.

the above relies on information from a three-volume book printed in 1899.  Others have used this book as a source also.  If you know any errors, please email me!

More Sources:

Genealogy of the Cleveland and Cleaveland Families, by Edmund Janes Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland, printed for the authors by Case, Lockwood, Brainard & Co., Hartford, CT., 1899.

Hugh and Marian Zorger's web site.

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