Biography of William H. Cleveland

Cleveland, William H., p. o. East Pembroke, N. Y., was born on his present homestead in a log cabin, October 28, 1834. He attended the district schools and has always pursued the business of farming. April 26. 1859, he married Lydia J. Peck of the township of Pembroke; they had nine children: Octavia A., Nellie A., Effie P., Nelson W., George A., Heston J., Mary A., Ernest A. and Edith M. Effie P. married Fred Taggart of Batavia, and they have two children: Fred and Glen. Nelson W. married Alice Waite of Pembroke; they reside in Buffalo; their children are Arthur. Florence and Raymond. George A. married Grace Adams of his native township; they have one daughter, Alberta G. Mr. Cleveland's father, Jonathan W. Cleveland, was born in Dalton, Mass., June 3, 1798, and came to this State in 1832. He was educated in the schools of Massachusetts. January 26, 1820, he married Abigail, daughter of Elezer Blackman of his native place; they had eleven children: Nelson W., Elezer B., Levi C., Lodoiska A., Harriet Payn, Mary A., Stephen W., Aurilia A., Jonathan A., William H. and Mary B. Mr. Cleveland died April 10, 1878. and his wife December 25, 1877. Mr. Cleveland's grandmother was Anna Payn, a direct descendant of Hugh Payn, son of a page who went from Normandy with William the Conquerer. Mrs. Cleveland's father, William Peck, was born in Sand Lake, N. Y., in 1811, and educated in the schools of his day. He came to Pembroke when a young man and married Celinda Ryckman; they had three children: Joel, Lydia J., and Franklin. who died at the age of one year. Mr. Peck died in 1885 and his widow in 1893. In his political choice Mr. Cleveland is a Democrat, and the family attend the Presbyterian church.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
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