The Rusks from Ireland:Information about Ann Cleveland
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Ann Cleveland (b. 1814, d. June 1855)Ann Cleveland (daughter of Benjamin Cleveland and Argin Blair) was born 181456, 57, and died June 1855 in Nacogdoches, TX.She married (1) Leander Smith, son of William D. Smith.She married (2) Jim Thorn.
Notes for Ann Cleveland:
Ann Cleveland was a daughter of Gen. Benjamin Cleveland and sister of Mary F.(Polly) Cleveland.After the death of her first husband, Capt. Leander Smith, she married Jim Thorn and settled in Nacogdoches, Texas.According to Lois Foster Blount in "The Southwestern Historical Quarterly," Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, January 1931, page 192, Ann Cleveland lived a few miles up North Street in Nacogdoches.She quotes C. B. Sterritt (Life of T. J. Rusk) when she said, "General Rusk gives the death of Smith, and the necessity to aid in the support of his family, as one of the reasons why he was unable to accept the presidential nomination in 1838."According to Cleburne Huston's "Towering Texan," p. 77, "Thomas J. and Mary Rusk were joined in Texas by several brothers and sisters from both sides of the family.Mrs. Rusk's sister, Ann, and husband, Capt. Leander Smith, came during the Revolution and settled in Nacogdoches.Following the death of Captain Smith, Ann married Jim Thorn of the same town."According to Cleburne Huston's "Towering Texan," p. 159, Ann died June 1855 in Nacogdoches.