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Colonel Larkin Cleveland

Larkin CLEVELAND, died 9 Jul 1814, Giles County. He was on the 1777 Surry County, North Carolina Tax List. He was also found on the 1812 Giles County, Tennessee Tax List. He was the brother of Colonel Benjamin CLEVELAND of Wilkes County, North Carolina, and was wounded en route to the battle of Kings Mountain, Sep 1780. He was residing in Franklin County, Georgia when he purchased land on Polk's Creek in Giles county from William POLK in 1810, and was deceased by Sep 1814 when his will was proven by the oaths of witnesses Thomas LANE, Martin LANE and James PERRY. According to Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Daughters of the American Revolution, Ref. 42, Col. Larkin CLEVELAND was buried at Buford Station (Lane Cemetery), Giles County. His brother Ben was a kingpin in the win over the British in the battle of Kings Mountain which turned to tide of the war in favor of the American Settlers.

LARKIN CLEVELAND The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 120, page 102 Mrs. Elizabeth Cleveland Morriss. DAR ID Number: 119323 Born in Selma, Ala. Wife of John Edward Morriss. Descendant of Lieut. Larkin Cleveland and of Maj. Robert Lide, as follows:
William Calloway Cleveland (1834-99) m. 2nd 1870 Frances Cornelia Lide (1847-79).
2. Carter Harrison Cleveland (1795-1864) m. 1816 Mary Smith (1799-1880); David Robert Lide (1805-74) m. 2nd 1846 Louise Dubose Miller (1820-76).
3. Larkin Cleveland m. 1772 Frances --- (1756-1836); James Lide (1770-1855) m. 1793 Jane Holloway (1778-1862).
4. Robert Lide m. 2nd 1760 Susan Kolb (1736-89). Larkin Cleveland (1748-1814) was lieutenant under his brother, Col. Benjamin Cleveland. He was born in Cullpeper County, Va.; died in Giles County, Tenn. Robert Lide (1734-1802) served with distinction as major under General Marion. He was born in Roanoke, Va.; died in Darlington, S. C.

Known children of Col. Larkin Cleveland & Frances "Fanny" Cleveland are:

Betsey, b. Jan 8, 1774
Sally b. Apr 16, 1775
Benjamin b. May 7, 1777
David b. March 9, 1779 & d. Sep 9, 1838, Pike Co Mississippi
Rhoda, b. Oct 9, 1782
Abner b. Dec 20, 1783
Oliver Cromwell, b. My 26, 1786
Lucinda, b. Dec 9, 1793
Carter Harrison, b. Apr 10, 1795 m. Mary Smith
Paremela, b. Dec 19, 1796 d. Nov 3, 1803
Nancy b. May 31, 1798 d. Nov 1803
It is probable that Col. Larkin Clevelan's older children never came with him to Tennessee and therefore are not mentioned in his will.

(Note: Stone was at one time on the lawn of the Eric Schueler home and was moved down the road to this cemetery. Maybe the oldest tombstone in Giles Co.; boxtomb.).

Source URL: Larkin Cleveland Giles County, Tennessean in the Revolutionary War.

Added here 12 Mar 2010 by Wayne Austin