Joseph Cleveland & Martha Meeks---???? Help on proofs
Looking for records of the children of Joseph Cleveland and Martha "Patsy" Meeks.
Joseph was born 1791 Elbert Co., GA to Wyatt and Temperance Freeman Cleveland. Martha was born March 3, 1792 Pendleton Dist. SC to Littleton Meek and Elizabeth Ivey.
They moved to Tuscaloosa Co.,AL around 1820 when the capital was moved to Tuscaloosa from Huntsville. Land tax record of Franklin Co, GA shows he owned land there in 1819. It is "believed" that the first govenor of Alabama's wife and Joseph were cousins. That may be the reason for the move. They may have lived for a short period in Madison Co.,AL area before migrating to Tuscaloosa.
Joseph and Patsy married May 2, 1809 in Franklin Co.,GA. Between Sept 1813 and March 1814, Joseph served in the battles of Ottosee and Camp Defiance. He received Land grant of 80 acres for this service March 14, 1855. On land purchase of the 1830s in Tuscaloosa Co., he signed his name as Joseph Buchanan Cleveland. His last land purchase was in 1861 Tuscloosa Co., AL. It is thought that he died not long afterward. Tale goes that he died on the way to Montgomery, AL to deposite a sum of money.What happened to Martha?
Joseph and Martha had 10 or more children:
Evaline Cleveland b. abt 1810
Lucinda Cleveland b. abt 1812 m. Meredith Taylor Crossland
Anna Cleveland b.19 Oct 1816 m. Aaron Shirley
Thomas Anderson Cleveland b.26 July 1818 m.Emaline Sullinger
George Cleveland b. abt 1819
Castleton Lyons Cleveland b.23 Feb 1820 m. Rebecca Wallis
John Meeks Cleveland b.abt 1822 m. Emily Pugh
Elizabeth Cleveland b.28 Oct 1824 m. Daniel Madison Clark
Andrew Jackson Cleveland b.12 Dec 1825 m. Easter Sullinger
Joseph C. Cleveland b.1827 m. Maude Elizabeth Butcher
Do any of their descendents have records or letters which link any of the children together? Did they sell land to each other or list a sibling in a Bible record? Does anyone have a Bible record for their line? Please share such proofs! Let's PROVE the line of Joseph Cleveland.
Annette E. Smith
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