James Cleveland

Male 1783 - 1857


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  • Name  James Cleveland 
    • Mr. Cleveland possessed indomitable enterprise and rare native ability. In 1827 a post-office was established and Mr. Stevens wanted it named Stevensville. A compromise was effected, which was ratified by popular vote, which resulted in designating the office Cleveland and appointing Samuel Highly Stevens the first postmaster. In this manner, the post-office and village acquired the present name. [1]
    Born  2 Mar 1783  Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Before 1826  Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  1826  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • James Cleveland, in honor of whom the village of Cleveland was named, came here from Peterboro, Conn., in company with Peter Smith, in 1826, and with Samuel H. Stevens erected in that year the first regular hotel in the place and also opened the first store. [3]
    Occupation  1826  Marble Hotel, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Co-Owner 
    • The tavern ... subsequently received numerous repairs and alterations, and became the celebrated Marble House, which was burned March 25, 1877. [4]
    Occupation  1840  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Co-Owner, Wintergreen Distillery 
    • About 1840 James and Nehemiah Cleveland built, four miles north of the village, the first wintergreen distillery in the town, in the vicinity of which their brother-in-law, Batthias Buck, caught the first bear known to have been captured in Constantia; the second bear was shot by Wellington Cleveland, a son of James. [4]
    Died  15 Jun 1857  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I10  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2016 

    Father  John Cleveland,   b. 2 Jan 1750, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Scofield,   b. 10 Mar 1757,   d. 13 Apr 1842, Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Apr 1777  Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F496  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1783 - Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Before 1826 - Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1826 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Co-Owner, Wintergreen Distillery - 1840 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jun 1857 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 497 - 498 (Reliability: 2), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    2. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 25 Feb 2016.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: Proposed Change: James Cleveland (I10)

    3. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 497 (Reliability: 2), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    4. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 498 (Reliability: 2), 1895.
      Town of Constantia