CLEVELAND, BENJAMIN. Born and raised in Orange, some six or eight miles from the mouth of Blue Run. He married
Mary Graves, also of Orange; was a gallant and efficient officer during the Revolution and one of the commanders
at Kings Mountain. (VII. Va. Hist. Mag, 4, 128.)
Wheeler (History of North Carolina) says he was born in Prince William County, Virginia, but the fact of his birth
in Orange seems incontestible. Cleveland's Run, about a mile northeast of Barboursville, was doubtless named for
him or his family, as his parents and grandparents lived near it. They were Baptists, and doubtless members of
old Blue Rim church.
A History of Orange County, Virginia
By: W. W. Scott
Everett Waddey & Co.
Richmond, Va. 1907
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