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Copyright © 1983 by 

William Jessup Cleaver 

13326 West Road 

Westfield, IN 46074 

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For Anne 


Some years ago as I was leaving the awe-inspiring library 
of Willard Heiss, "Mr. Quaker," where he had been kindly 
loaning me some books, he casually mentioned that the 
Cleaver family had not been "written up." This apparently 
off-hand remark may not have been so off-hand, but it iden- 
tified the mountain, "because it was there." Gradually I 
began to explore what I hoped and expected to be a limited 
five-generation study of the descendants of Peter. Inev- 
itably much of six generations with their children has 
developed, so that seventh and eighth generations are iden- 
tified in some areas. Six generations bring the family 
into reasonable reach for anyone interested. But if Wil- 
lard Heiss is to be credited with the instigation, he is 
not to be held accountable for the conclusion. 

This effort can be regarded only as a beginning. The 
respected genealogical savants plead universally for the 
transfer of research notes into some usable form. And 
the mute testimony of the myriad of cardboard boxes of 
unpublished scraps of paper in the great libraries lends 
frightful credence to these pleas. If after some distri- 
bution this study would prompt some additions and correc- 
tions, its purpose will have been accomplished. Some weak 
areas are obvious, but the hope eternal is that their ex- 
posure might disclose a solution. The chase, of course, 
is more fascinating than the anticlimax of compilation. 
The temptation is to continue to wallow in its pleasures, 
but perhaps the discipline of distillation can be regarded 
as a responsible payment for past excitement. There have 
been the usual freak accidents of serendipity and the un- 
expected discovery of unknown "cousins" who have become 
kind correspondents. To these, too, publication may offer 
some measure of compensation. 

An attempt has been made through correspondence, background 
history and some fortunate scraps of diaries to avoid some- 
what the statistical "studbook" treatise. Purists will 
note, perhaps with horror, the use of county histories and 
the references to tradition. Aware of the caveats against 
both and their latent unreliability, I have always identi- 
fied their use. In many cases documentation has proved 
that traditions cannot be Ignored; in some instances the 
"mug book" was used as a necessity; in these cases the 
flowery flattery and superfluous acclamation were cleansed 
from the text as not especially enhancing the flavor of 
the story. 

As a base from which to start, I have an inherited type- 
script of some twenty-three pages. History of the Cleaver 
Family, finished in 1901 by Lewis M. Cleaver, a teacher, 
merchant and Civil War veteran from Washington County, 
Pennsylvania. He covered our Quaker origin and one branch 
of the family which was easily verified in Friends Records. 
Three other unpublished and undocumented manuscripts were 
discovered. In 1869 William L. Cleaver of Milwau[<ee, a 
clerk in the Federal Court there, compiled his collection 
of family records of the Delaware branch of the family. 
Susanna Elizabeth Vandegrift of that family copied the 
work and made additions in 1891. These records were dis- 
covered in the library of the Historical Society of Del- 
aware, copied by the D.A.R. in Wilmington. In the librar- 
ies of York County and Montgomery County Historical So- 
cieties in Pennsylvania are typescripts of a more complete 
study, without a date, by Marie D. Al len. The fourth 
manuscript, and the one most difficult to check, covers 
Canadian Cleavers. It was done sometime around 1911 by 
John Ramsey and was located by one of those wonderful 
flukes that is a story in itself. Some very kind cor- 
respondents furnished copies of it. 

Much of the data from these manuscripts Is verifiable, and 
I found the information so sound that I feel justified in 
using what is not otherwise documented. A few errors have 
been corrected in these manuscripts, and at least a strong 
basis for future study has been established. 

Peter was not the first Cleaver to come to America, nor was 
he the last. These "other" Cleavers have been sifted and 
studied with varying amounts of discomfort. Two Thomas 
Cleavers came to Virginia in 1535 and 1655, but no obvious 
descendants of them have been encountered, with the pos- 
sible exception of an unidentified Kentucky family after 
the Revolution. A Joshua Cleaver did present a problem. 
He came from Wales, married a Quaker, died in Philadelphia 
in 1783, and some of his descendants insisted on peopling 
the same localities and once the same Friends Meeting as 
our family. The Oh io- I ndiana- I i I I noi s study was also 
encumbered with descendants of the Rev. James Cleaver, a 
Methodist who emigrated from Oxford, England in 1836 and 
preached in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Another Mid- 
western problem was Charles Cleaver, who came to Chicago 
about 1840 to get wealthy dealing in lard, build an am- 
bitious subdivision and write in the Chicago Tribune. Dr. 
John Cleaver was born in Baltimore, was drafted into the 
War of 1812 and practiced medicine in Franklin County, 


Indiana. And a George Cleaver, a ship's carpenter from 
England, was killed by a Tory in Connecticut at the begin- 
ning of the Revolution, and his son David and his descend- 
ants located in Ohio counties sometimes adjacent to our 
family. By in large, however, the study has had the double 
advantage of magnificent Friends records and a rather un- 
common name. 

Inevitably the question arises about those Cleavers who 
are blacks - and there are many of them, sometimes notor- 
ious. We know blacks often adopted the names of their 
"masters," or in some cases the names of those who might 
have aided and abetted their freedom. We have examples 
of each possibility. The Society of Friends was certainly 
in the forefront of the ant i -slavery movement. The first 
anti-slavery resolution known in this country came from 
Germantown in 1688 - Peter Cleaver's Meeting was involved. 
The resolution was written by Daniel Francis Pastorius 
and forwarded to "the Meeting held in the house of Richard 
Worrel in Cheltenham" (later called Abington Meeting). 
The involvement certainly continued through the underground 
railroad efforts of Nathan Cleaver in Washington County, 
the use of Jesse Cleaver's barn in Columbia County, and 
Isaac Cleaver's Abolition Society in tiny Centrevi I le in 
1828. These activities may suggest some adoption of the 
name. A more concrete indication is the I860 Census of 
St. Georges Hundred in Delaware. Between the farms of 
John Cleaver and his nephew Charles was a small farm be- 
longing to David Cleaver, age 24, black. A Clayton Cleav- 
er, black, had a farm in Duck Creek Hundred in Kent County, 
as did a number of others. Almost every Delaware Cleaver, 
farmer or merchant, had black laborers in his household 
or on his land. 

Since the origin of this family is Quaker in Pennsylvania, 
the early documents and records were dated in accordance 

The great law or body of laws of the Provence of 
Pennsylvania and territories thereto belonging, past 
at an assembly held in Chester (Upland) the 7th day 
of ye 1 0th month called December 1682. 

A section 35 was: 

And be it further enacted by the authority afore- 
said that the dayes of the Week and ye months of 
the year shall be called as in Scripture and not 

vi i 

Heathen names (as regularly used) as the first second 
and third days of ye week, and the first second and 
and third months of ye year, and beginning with ye 
day called Sunday and the month called March. 

The official change from the Julian to the Gregorian cal- 
endar for the British Empire (including our colonies), and 
the adjustment of the eleven days with leap year provided 
was in September of 1752. The second day of September was 
to be followed by the fourteenth day, and large angry mobs 
gathered at the House of Parliament, convinced that eleven 
days of their lives were to be voted away. (The Catholic 
countries had made the correction in 1582.) Before 1752 
the Quaker year began with March 25, which was 1st month 
1st day. In 1752 1st month 1st day began January I, but 
of course there was some natural delay and confusion in 
the transition. No attempt has been made to translate 
dates from "old" to "new" or from Quaker to "Heathen." 
Dates have been transcribed as found, except where a few 
clumsy attempts to translate Quaker dates was detected 
and an obvious error could be corrected. 

The traditionally accepted New England Historic and Gen- 
ealogical Society system of numbering has been modified in 
the parentheses which indicate an individual's lineage. 
And generation superscripts were eliminated as superfluous, 
An individual's number is carried in the parenthesis to 
simplify locating him. His generation, of course, can be 
counted from Peter I. The modification seems demanded by 
the profusion of Peters, Johns and Isaacs in the same 
generation. The third generation has three Johns and two 
Peters, the fourth has five Johns and four each of Peter 
and Isaac. Each married male is given a number as cus- 
tomary, but some rather outstanding bachelors are treated 
at some length without the dignity of a number. 

The chase has been a good one. Most of the geography in- 
volved has been traversed. As in most families of this 
era, there are interesting successes and failures, break- 
throughs to new frontiers and a lot of steadfast ploughing. 
There is a George Washington Cleaver, a Thomas Jefferson, 
an Abraham Lincoln, a Henry Ward Beecher and three Eliza- 
beth Taylors. Perhaps this record of it will provoke 
some further interest. At any rate it is a beginning. 

June 1983 W.J.C. 

Spri ng Woods I I 
13326 West Road 
Westfield, Indiana 46074 

vi i i 


No compilation is a single-handed affair, but there is 
always danger when naming accomplices that some efforts 
may go unacclaimed. Aware of this danger of unintentional 
omission, a few of those whose assistance has been inval- 
uable and to whom I am indebted include: Mr. Ivan H. Cleav- 
er of Burlington, Ontario, whose papers opened a new area 
of study; Dr. C. Perry Cleaver of Catawissa, Pennsylvania; 
Mrs. Lydia Cleaver Higgs of LaGrande, Oregon, who sent val- 
uable documents; Mrs. Leonard LeBlanc of LaHabre, Califor- 
nia; Mrs. Mark M. Cleaver of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mrs. 
Betty Bronson of Wellington, Ohio; and Edwin Chambers of 
Columbus, Ohio. Late in the search I was fortunate to 
locate Mrs. James J. Sweeney of North Redington Beach, 
Florida. Some of her donations to various libraries promp- 
ted a search for her which is a tale in itself. Her life- 
time collection of Cleaver data and her enthusiastic shar- 
ing of it will be difficult to repay. 

The staffs of certain outstanding libraries need, too, to 
be thanked. Among them are the people of the Friends His- 
torical Library at Swarthmore College, the Pennsylvania 
Historical Society and the Pennsylvania Genealogical So- 
ciety in Philadelphia, the Delaware Historical Society, 
the Fort Wayne-Allen County Library, as well as the Indiana 
State Library and the helpful ladies of Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana and Iroquois County, Illinois Historical Societies. 

Of course the continual encouragement and patience of Anne 
Cleaver is acknowledged, as are the multiple talents of 
Jean Nevin, who transformed handwritten pencil copy into 
this more civilized format. 


I. Peter Cleaver 

(ca. 1667-1728) 

m. at Abington 1695 

Catharine Shoemaker 


Numbers correspond to those assigned in the text. 

2nd Generation 3rd Generation 

Mary d. age 2! 

6. John (Chart 1 I ) 
m. Deborah Tyson 

7. Isaac (Chart III) 
m. Ann Lukens 

8. Ezekiel (Chart IV) 
m. Mary Lewis 

9. Peter (Chart V) 
m. Miriam Frazier 

0. Nathan (Chart VI ) 
m. Ruth Roberts 

El izabeth 

m. John Roberts 

I I . John 

m. ( I ) Rebecca (Chart VII) 
m. (2) Catharine Kline 

(Charts VI I I and IX) 

El izabeth 
m. - Curtz 


m. Adam Hatfield 

Christi na 

m. Wi I I iam Melchoi r 

2. Peter 

m. E! izabeth Potts 

3. Derrick 

m. Mary Potts 

4. John 

m. El izabeth Tay lor 

5. Isaac 

m. Rebecca I rede I I 


m. Richard Shoemaker 


m. - Adams 


m. Wi I I iam Hughes 

a dau. 

m . - Kee I y 

E I i zabeth 

m. Jacob Kirk 


m. Christopher Rex 

12. Peter (Charts X and XI ) 
m. Susanna Bacon 

13. Wi II iam (Chart (XI I) 
m. Mary Knight 


m. John Chi I d 

14. John (Chart (XIII) 
m. Sarah - 


m. - Potts 

6 daughters 


3rd Generation 

6. John { 1724/5-1804) 
m. (I) Deborah Tyson- 
m. (2) Hannah Walton 

Montgomery County 

4th Generation 

Sarah, d.y. 


m. Joseph Woolen 

5th Generation 

15. Jesse 

m. Eli zabeth Ki rk 

16. John 

m. Grace 

Isaac, M.O. 
d. unm. 

a daughter 

m. Lemuel B. Clarke 

Ma I e I i ne ext i net 

3rd Generation 

m. Ann Lukens 

Some descendants 
to Indiana and 
I I I inois 

4th Generation 


m. Knight 


m. Phi I i p Engard 

17. Peter 

m. Ell zabeth 


m. Jesse Dungan 

18. Joseph 

m. Ann Evans 


m. Rachel Sturgis 


5th Generation 

42. John 

m. Elizabeth Shriver 

El i zabeth 

m. Wm. Bradfleld 


m. Wm. Gi I bert 

43. Charles Daniel 
m. Diana - 

Mahlon, bachelor 

44. Charles 

m. ( I ) Ann Madden 
m. (2) S. J. Hoddy 

Mary Ann 

45. Sewel I 

m. Martha Davis 

Lyd ia 

m. John McCurdy 

46. Chalkley 

m. Nancy La i ry 


m. Joseph McCurdy 

Joseph, d. unm. 

Isaac, d. unm. 

Lou i sa 

m. David Cleaver 

6th Generation 

Joseph H. , unm. 
John, d.y. 
Charles Daniel 
101 . Wi I I lam R. 

102. Daniel 
Mary Ann 
Sarah L. 
Carol ine 

103. Frank 

Emma E I i zabeth 

04. Charles 0. 
Ana I y la 



d. Civil War 

105. Wi I I iam F. 

106. Rev. Isaac S. 

107. Francis Marion 

108. Mahlon 
Isaac B. , 

d. Civ! I War 
Loui sa 
Ada I ine 


Gather! ne 

47. Hiram 

m. ( I ) Jane Abraham- 
m. (2) Sari na Jones ■ 

48. Samuel 

m. Mary E. Jackson 

49. Phineas 

m. Frances Y. (Rush- 
ton) Stephens 




John, d. age 21 

Sarah J . 
El iza 
I 09. 1 saac Abraham 

Jonas Jones 
Horace J . 

110. Isaac 
Samue I 


Fanny A. 
Casra A. 

3rd Generation 4th Generation 


5th Generation 


m. Will iam Gray 

8. Ezekiel 

m. Mary Lewis 

Montgomery Co. , 
some descendant 
to Va. , then 

Sarah, unm. 

20. Ezekiel 

m. Abigai I Richards 

El I's 

m. (I ) El izabeth 
Mi I ler . 
m. (2) Tacy Evans 

Mary, unm. 

El izabeth 

m. Levi Lukens 

22. Peter 

m. A I ice Beeson 


m. John Dutton 

Ab iga i I 

m. Jos i ah Kogers 

50. Ezekiel 

m. El izabeth Carr 

5 I . Peter 

m. Sarah Crew 

52. David 

m. Louisa Cleaver 


m. Nathan Davis 

53. Nathan 

m. Nancy Ann Prater\ 


m. Richard Shoemaker 

Mary, d.y. 

54. Ezekiel 

m. (no ch i I dren) 
Martha Shoemaker 

55. Solomon 

m. Lydia Shoemaker 

56. El I is 
m. ( I ) Susanna Long- 

m. (2) Hannah Pugh 

57. Ezekiel L. 

m. Mary Taylor 



m. Michael Shanks 

6th Generation 




Abiga i 1 

1 12. 





Mary 0. 




d. Civi 1 War 

1 13. 

John D. 


1 14. 

Levi L. 

Jesse A. , d.y. 

1 15. 

Nathan V. 

116. Will iam H. 


d. Civil War 
Mary A. 
Martha A. 
01 ive 

El i zabeth 
117. CI inton D. 
Char les 

El izabeth 



Joseph, d.y. 
118. Ell wood 

119. Mordecai 

3rd Generation 

4th Generation 

9. Peter 

m. Miriam 

to York Co., 
Pa. , then some 
to Washington 
Co., Pa. and 
to Ohio 

E I I zabetn 

m. Joshua Vale 

23. Peter 

m. Mary Reed 

24. John 

m. Susanna Everett 

Mary, d. unm. 


m. Wi I I lam Wierman 

Mi riam 

m. John Griest 


5th Generation 

Peter, unm. 

58. John 

m. Catherine 


Lyd I a 

m. Christian Martin 

Marl am 

m. Leva! I en Davi s 

59. Isaiah 
m. Ruth 

Wi I I iam, prob. d.y. 


m. Amos Griffith 

60. Isaac 

m. ( I ) El izabeth 

m. (2) Susanna Shaw 


m. Robert Vale 


m. ( I ) Isaac Ken- 

m. (2) Sheshbazzar 
Bent I ey 

6th Generation 

Va lenti ne 

120. Lewis 

121 . Absolom 
El izabeth 

122. David 
John W. 
Gather! ne 

Ri chard 
Wi I I iam 

Rachel , d.y. 

123. Samuel G. 

124. John W. 

125. Eli T. 
Al ice G. 
El iza 

126. Jesse Bal I 
Rachel Ann 


61. John 

m. Ann Vale 


m. Thomas Garretson 

62. Peter 

m. ( I ) Jane Tay lor- 
m. (2) El izabeth 

63. Nathan 
m. ( I ) Sarah Linton- 
m. (2) El izabeth 


El izabeth 
127. Isaac Al len 

128. Amos Griffith 

129. El i Vale 

130. Isaac N. 

131. Hi ram Thomas 
Hannah B. 

132. Sheshbazzar B. 
James Harvey 
Mary Ann 

133. John Ira 

Benjamin T., d.y. 


El i zabeth 
134. John E. 

I 35. Ben j ami n T. 

Joseph, d.y. 

Martha Jane 

Wi I I iam H. H., d.y. 

Mary El iza 

Martha Ma I i nda 

3rd Generation 

4th Generation 


5th Generation 

Phebe, d.y. 

64. Elias 

m. Ann Acuff 

6th Generation 

Margaret A. 
wi I I iam A. 

10. Nathan 


m. Ruth Roberts 

Montgomery Co. 


m. Amos Gri f f i th 

David, ,unm. 

25. Jonathan 

m. Ann Jones 

26. Nathan 

m. Martha Shoemaker 

27. Salathiel 

m. Mary Shoemaker 

65. David 

m. Hannah Holt 

66. Jesse 

m. Lydia Davis 
(no chi Idren) 


Lydia, d.v. 

67. Nathan 

m. Deborah Conrad 

68. Jos i ah 

m. Martha P. Lukens 
Daniel , d.y. 

69. Si las 

m. Mary E. Rupert 

70. John 

m. Sarah J. Kender- 
di ne 

136. Edward Hicks 
Tacy H. 
Rachel H. 
Lydia D. 

Sarah G. 
Hannah C. 

137. Jonathan L. 

138. El lis 

139. Daniel 
Jane L. 
Lydia A. 
Mary E. 
Phebe F. 


Wi I I iam J . , d. un 
Anna K. 
El la, d.y. 
140. Chalkley K. 
Mary R. 

Sarah (Sal I ie) 
Tacy K. 
Si las, d. age 17 

3rd Generation 

1 1. 


(ca. 1728- 

ca. 1790) 
m. (1st) 

Rebecca - 
m. (2nd) 

see Charts 

VI I 1 and IX 

Berks Co. 

4th Generation 


m. Chatham Lee 
migrated to 
Columbia Co. 

28. Joseph 

Sarah Brooks 
to Col umbia Co. 

29. John 

m. Maria Erman 
(no chi Idren) 


5th Generation 



m. Isaac Yokum 

71 . Jesse 

m. Sarah Evans 

72. Joseph B. 

n. Sarah Mi I ler 

73. Kimber 

m. El izabeth Taylor 

6th Generation 

141 . Josiah J . 
142. Kimber 

Sarah Ann 

Mary Ann 

Earl , d. infant 


143. Edward 

Columbus, d. age 

Isaac T. , d. age I 
Reynel I Coates, 

d. age 17 
Mary CI inton, d. 

age I 

3rd Generation 


(ca. 1728- 
ca. 1790) 
m. (2nd) 
Catheri ne Kl ine 

Berks Co. , Pa. 

4th Generation 


5th Generation 

30. Peter 

m. (DEI izabeth 

m. (2) Catherine 

(no ch i I dren ) 



m. Sarah Prutsman 

Chart IX 

74. John P. 

m. Hannah Focht 

75. Daniel P. 

tti. (I) Susannah Koch 
m. (2) Oath. Fron- 

76. Samuel C. — 
m. Hannah Koch 

77. Abraham 

Sarah Brown 

78. Benneville 

m. Eli zabeth Ritter 


m. Edward Jones 


m. Bennevi Me Miller 

Jacob, prob. d.y. 

6th Generation 

44. Ephraim F. 

145. Isaac F. 
John, d. age 12 

146. Jacob F. 

147. Abner F. 
Mark, d.y. 

48. FrankI in F. 

149. Mahlon 

150. Wi I I iam K. 

Aaron K. , d. Civil 

Dan iel , d.y. 

51. I saac 

152. Samuel 

153. Kimber 
Mary Ann 
Hett i e 

i ram K. 

Ibert K. 
Sarah Ann 
Angel i ne 
Samuel K. 

Sarah, d.y. 
Elmira, unm. 
Chester, d.y. 

157. FrankI in R. 

158. John R. 

3rd Generation 

4th Generation 


5th Generation 


m. S. Armpriester 


Chart VIII 

32. Jonathan 

I I . John (cont. ) 

(-ca. 1790) 
m. (2nd) 
Catherine Kl ine 

Berks Co. 

m. El izabeth Boyer 

33. Nathan 

m. (2) Mary 01 iver 

34. Derrick 

m. El izabeth 


m. - Crist 

Rebecca (cal led 

m. John Lukens 


m. Jacob Zol ler 

79. Peter 

m. Jemima Bertolet 

El izabeth 

m. Jacob Bertolet 

80. Jonathan B. 

m. Susanne Reidenheur 

81. George K. 

m. Christiane Neiffer 

Lewis, d.y. 


m. Joel Guldin 



Lyd ia 

82. John 01 iver 

m. Elizabeth Newton 

CI inton DeWitt 

Hannah 01 iver, unm. 

a daughter 

m. Edward Hughes 

Rebecca Ann 

m. Wi I I iam Doughty 

Wi I I iam Henry 

6th Generation 

Mi randa 
159. Irwin B. 
60. Henry Tyson 

Sarah Ann 
Lizzie, d.y. 
61 . Jonathan M. 

162. Israel , M.D. 
George W. 
Christian, d.y. 
Jonathan, d.y. 

163. John Wesley 

164. James Tyson 
Charles E. , d.y. 

165. Albert Newton 
Mary, d.y. 

83. Jonathan R. 

m. Sarah Ganby (?) 


m. Wm. Rogers 

El izabeth 

m. John Morrow 



m, Henry Kuser 


m. Henry Liess 




m. Ellis W. Boone 

Rebecca, d.y. 
166. John G. 
Mary E. 

3rd Generation 

4th Generation 


5th Generation 

12. Peter 


m. Susanna Bacon 

to N. J . , then 


El i zabeth 

m. Ban jam! n Thompson 

35. Isaac 


m. Jemima Draper 


m. ( I ) Levi Barnes 
m. (2) Lawrence 

36. John 

m. (I ) Letltia Gi I I- 
man ^^^^— — 

84. Thomas 

m. Rachel Lambert 

El I zabeth 

m. Clavton Kel I v 


m. Samuel Wright 


m. David Garrison 


m. John Price 


m. Anthony Wright 


(2) Statria Garri- 

conti nued 
Chart XI 


m. John Smick 

85. Isaac 

m. Jane Burchard 
Wi I I iam, d. age 16 

86. Peter 

m. Ann Jeffreys 
David, d. infant 


m. Edward Janvier 


m. Wi I I iam Dare 


m. Phineas Smith 

6th Generation 

Mary Wi I kinson, 

Sarah Mi I I bank 
Hannah Garrison 
El i zabeth Sheppard 
Mary Watkinson 
167. Wi I I iam Lambert 
Ann Wright 
Caroline Nicholson 
Rachel Lambert 

Let 1 1 i a 

168. John 

169. Wi I I iam S. 

170. Peter 

171. I saac 

Carol ine 
Catherine, d.y. 

172. George 

173. Mark 

174. Thomas J. 
Isaac C. 
Peter H. 
Let i t i a 

Wi I I iam G., d.y. 

John, unm. 

3rd Generation 

4th Generation 


5th Generation 

Chart X 


12. Peter (cont.)- 


m. Susanna Bacon 

to N.J . , then 

37. Wi I I iam 

m. ( I ) Ann Grier 

m. (2) El izabeth 



m. John Bennett 

87. John 

m. Rachel Murphy 

88. Joseph 

m. Catherine Biddle 

89. George G. 

m. Jane Diehl 

El izabeth, d. age 16 

6th Generation 

I 75. George G. 
76. Wi I I iam A. 
El izabeth, d. 

Charles, d.y. 
Ann, d.y. 
Samuel B., unm. 
Charles, d.y. 
77. Joseph L. 
Angel i ne 
Sarah B. 
El izabeth W. 
Julia F. 
Henry, unm. 

90. Isaac 

m. Prisci I la Murphy 

91 . Wi I I iam 

m. ( I ) Mary Sti I ley- 
m. (2) Prisci I la 

92. Thomas 

m. Sarah Daniels 
Ann, d.y. 


El Izabeth 





George G. , 


Wi 1 1 iam D. 

, d 

Jefferson Henry 

El izabeth 




Wi II iam 
Isaac S. 
Edmund D. 
Emma , d.y. 
Charles H.B. 
Darrach, unm. 
Mary Emma L. , d. 

Joel , d.y. 
John Barr, d.y. 
Albert, d.y. 

183. Wi I I iam Eaton 

3rd Generation 

4th Generation 

13. Wi I liam 

m. Mary Knight 

Montgomery Co. 

38. Jonathan 

m. Rebekah Ivins 

m. - Wright 


5th Generation 

Moses, d. infancy 


m. Peter Rambo 


m. ( I ) Joshua Tyson 
m. (2) Col . Samuel 

El izabeth 

m. Samuel L. Robeson 


m. ( I ) John Brown 
m. (2) Jonathan 


m. Samuel Phi I I ips 


m. Richard Wal ker 

Ann, d. age 17 


m. John Bartholmew 


m. Adam Siter 

93. Wi I I iam 

m. Jane W. Thomas 

Emi ly 

m. Edward Bartholmew 

6th Generation 

184. Jonathan 

Wi I I iam T. , unm. 
Rebecca Ivens, 

Naomi , d .y . 
Charles, d.y. 
Sarah, d.y. 

3rd Generation 

4th Generation 

14. John 

(ca. 1743-1832) 
m. Sarah - 

to Col umbia 
Co. , some des- 
cendants to 


m. Jacob Cassel- 

El izabeth 

m. Reuban Burr 


m. Mary Davis 

40. John 

m. I^ary Hughes 

41 . David 

m. ( I ) Bridget 

Col I ins 
m. (2) El iz. Cleaverl 
m. (3) Mary Burch- 

f ield 

Wi I I iam 


m. John Pugh Davis 


5th Generation 

94. Jesse B. 

m. ( I ) Catherine 

Richards - 
m. (2) El izabeth 


95. Benjamin 

m. ( I ) Keziah Aigins 
m. (2) Mary Ann Clark 

95. Hannaniah 

m. El izabeth - 


m. Samuel Means 

El izabeth, d.y. 

Catherine Pugh 
m. George Means 


m. Wm. Stokes 


m. Judah Cherrington 

Isaac, d. age 21 


m. Daniel Zarr 

6th Generation 

, — 

185. James Richards 

186. Wei I ington 

187. Wi I I iam 
John, unm. 

188. Jackson 

189. Richard W. 
Sarah Ann 

190. Jesse M. 

191 . David Clark 

97. John 

m. Lucy A. Reigel 


m . - Low 


m. John Ramsey 

98. James 

m. (I) Angel ine DuMonc 
m. (2) Jane Watson 


m. Thomas Alton 


m. John Thomas 

Hannah, d.y. 


m. Solomon Winter 


m. John McLaren 




192. Kersey Sharp I ess 

193. Sylvester R. 
Mary Margaret 

194. Alem Britton 

195. Jesse Y. 


196. George, M.D. 

197. John, M.D. 
Angel ina 

Ann, d.y. 
James, d.y. 

198. James W. 

199. Wi I I iam 

200. Richard 

201 . Solomon, D.D. 
Charles, d.y. 

202. Thomas 
Jane A. 

203. El I is Hughes, K.C. 

El iza 
Mat i I da 
204. El ijah Col I ins 


m. Peter Bodine 

El izabeth 

El ijah 


m. Daniel Zarr 

99. Joseph 

m. Sarah Case 
John, d. age 35 

100. David 

m. Mary Hughes 

Atta R. 
Joseph W. 

1. PETER CLEAVER was born about 1667 or earlier, as may be 
estimated from the estabi Ished fact that he purchased land 
In 1689. This assumption would make him twenty-eight when 
he married and sixty when he died. He died in Bristol 
Township, leaving a will dated lOth of llth month 1727, 
proved in Philadelphia County. His marriage with Cather- 
ine Shoemaker, daughter of Peter Shoemaker of Germantown, 
was recorded by the Abington Meeting of Friends the 27th 
day of 3rd month 1695. She is called Gertrud in some rec- 
ords. Since Peter's will did not mention her, she appar- 
ently predeceased him. (I)(2)(5) 

The origin of Peter remains a mystery. Neither the date 
of his arrival in Germantown nor the country from which he 
emigrated is known. He is first recorded the 1st day of 
the 1st month 1689 as purchaser of fifty acres from William 
Strepers, one of the "original thirteen" of the colony from 
Krefeld on the Rhine. Most early historians, perpetuating 
the misconception of Samuel Pennypacker almost verbatim, 
ascri be to him German background . But Dr. Wi I I i am I . Hu M , 
in an extensively researched monograph published in 1935 by 
Swarthmore College, has effectively dispelled the miscon- 
ception that early Germantown was of German origin. He 
points out that the Krefeld and Krisheim pioneers to Ger- 
mantown were predominantly Dutch who had migrated to those 
German villages in search of a state in which they could 
worship as they pleased prior to their emigration to Penn- 
sylvania. Those 175 residents of Germantown recorded be- 
tween 1683 and 1690 were all Dutch except for eight or ten 
people. And of the forty-five families, twenty-eight were 
Quaker. The large influx of German people to Germantown 
did not start until 1709. Writing in 1690 the Rev. Rudol- 
phus Varick, a Dutch Reformed minister of Long Island, 
spoke of Germantown as a "Dutch village near Philadelphia." 
The bulk of the people before 1709 were Dutch Friends with 
''a sprinkling of English and Welsh Ouakers, German Luther- 
ans and Pietists." The fact that the leader and historian 
of the early community was the German scholar Daniel Fran- 
cis Pastorius, who acted as agent for the Frankfort Company 
and recorded in German, easily confused the issue (caused 
perhaps, says Dr. Hull, by over-enthusiasm by Pastorius). 
No member of the Frankfort Company (which was a group of 
Germans who purchased land from William Penn) ever emi- 
grated. The Krefeld Dutch preceded Pastorius to German- 
town two years and purchased their land from the Frankfort 
owners through him. (3)(4)(5) 

There is a family tradition that Peter Cleaver was Enqlish. 

He may have left England for Holland with other English 
Quakers during the period of violent persecution of all 
followers of George Fox. Some of these Englishmen moved 
along the Rhine into Germany with the Dutch communities 
who were searching for a state that would tolerate their 
religious preferences. The Eng I i sh Quaker missionaries 
Ames and Caton were active among these people who ultimate- 
ly emigrated to Pennsylvania. The Conrads, the Lukens 
family and the Shoemakers and Tysons, all of whom Inter- 
married with the Cleaver family in Pennsylvania, were of 
these Dutch people. (5) 

Lewis M. Cleaver mentions this tradition in his history in 
1901, as does William L. Cleaver writing of the Delaware 
branch of the family in 1869. Correspondence concerning 
the family by the eminent Friends historian, Gilbert Cope, 
which is preserved by the Genealogical Society of Pennsyl- 
vania, has references to it as established fact. These 
references suggest the possibility of Peter as a companion 
or fol lower of the Quakers who made visits to Krefeld and 
Kresheim when Quakerism was being introduced there. Lewis 
Cleaver attempted In 1900, in correspondence with Cleavers 
in Scotland, to establish a link and found numerous Cleav- 
ers in the London environ without tangible results. 

Some early county histories mention a Welsh background. A 
1722 emigrant to Pennsylvania, Joshua Cleaver, was a Welsh 
Friend. And T. A. Glenn, in his Welsh Founders of Pennsijl- 
vania, acknowledged in 1911 assistance by a Henry A. Cleav- 
er, Esq., Diocesan Registry of St. Asaph in North Wales. 
There is a family of scholars and churchmen with a pedigree 
published in 1871 that descends from a Robert Cleaver, 
Gent., of Over Boddington, County Northampton, who died in 
1608. The Pedigree Includes the Right Reverend William 
Cleaver, D. D. , who was successively Lord Bishop of Ches- 
ter, Bangor and St. Asaph (whose tomb in the Chester Ca- 
thedral the compiler saw in 1944) along with his brother 
Euseby Cleaver, Archbishop of Dublin. The Welsh tradition 
might stem in part from the Welsh appointments of these 
churchmen. A Robert Cleaver was the Puritan Rector of 
Drayton about 1585 to 1605. But no link to these people 
has been established. There was an English Cleaver emi- 
grant to Virginia long before Penn's Colony. There Is, as 
well, the possibility that when passage was arranged on the 
"Concord'" for the "original thirteen" by James Claypoole, 
an English Quaker merchant , the "sprinkling of English and 
Welsh Quakers" found passage. (6) (7 ) (8) ( I 5) (248) 

Whatever his origin, the spelling of Peter's name in Ger- 
mantown was not his. He did not write. Some lists have 
him as Klever; he was Peter Clever in the land transactions 
of 1689, 1695 and 1699; and both Clever and Cleaver in Ab- 
ington Meeting records of his marriage and his later ap- 
pointment with David Potts (Welsh) as Overseer. The Abing- 
ton recording of his first two children is as Cleaver. 
The Abington marriage record is: 

Whereas Peter Cleaver and Catherine Shoemaker having 
declared their intentions of Marriage with each Other 
before two Monthly Meetings Enauiry being made & 
found Clear from all Others on ye account of Marriage 
: did accomp I ish their Marriage in ye Unity of 
ffriends as is Signified by their Marriage Certifi- 

(I )(5) 

The prevailing language in the early colony was Dutch. 
Deeds were primarily written in that language, though the 
"Grund Buch" kept by Pastorius for land records was, of 
course, in German. Peter's wife Catherine (or Gertrud) 
was of Dutch origin, and Dr. Hull, in his tabulation of 
the earliest settlers, placed Peter In the "unstated 
places in Holland or Germany" a rather miscellaneous 
classification that may have begged the Issue. There was 
that "sprinkling of English and Welsh Quakers." The sec- 
ond generation of Cleavers all married into English or 
Welsh families, except for Agnes, who married another 
Shoemaker (If that should have any bearing). Another 
event that tends to confuse the issue is the mass natur- 
alizations that occurred in 1691 and 1709. The Dutch and 
German citizens had become uneasy about the validity of 
their land transactions because of the activity of an un- 
scrupulous operator named John Henry Sprogell. He claimed 
to have purchased all Frankfort Company interests and was 
challenging the purchases made through Pastorius (who had 
retired). The solution seemed to be naturalization in 
order to assure protection in the Courts. William Penn 
arranged the matter. The Bill that passed the Provincial 
House of Representatives called the whole list German re- 
gard less of orig i n. 

As a single man when he emigrated, Peter was less likely 
to have been as carefully recorded as the heads of famil- 
ies. He may have come on the "Francis and Dorothy" as is 
often suggested. He may have come to Germantown from 
Philadelphia, as others have assumed, as early as 1685 and 

had earned the price of his first land purchase by 1689. 
So his origin remains speculation. We hope that it can 
some day be clarified. The persistence of the English tra- 
dition by those interested in widely separated branches of 
the family cannot be ignored in spite of genealogical cav- 
eats against some tradition. ( I ) (2) (3) (4) (9) (382) 

Peter Cleaver called himself "weaver" in his will, and 
looms and tools of that trade were inherited by the second 
Peter. He was also called "husbandman" in the records and 
accumulated considerable land. "On the 26th day of the 7th 
month in the 7th year of the reign of King William" [l695] 
he purchased for "£ 1 2 current silver money of Pennsilvania 
...five and twenty acres, the last and uttermost lot on 
the west side of Said town [Germantown] granted to John 
Silans by Daniel Pastorius and Frankfort Company." But in 
1699 this and his original fifty acres were sold to Reyner 
Janson (who was an early printer and publisher in the mid- 
dle colonies) for £90 silver money of Pennsylvania. (This 
either represents considerable improvements, a handsome 
profit, or an Inflated currency.) Gertrud joined him in 
this conveyance. The family then moved to Bristol Town- 
ship some eight miles away, where they had previously pur- 
chased "several plantations." Though the distance was 
short, the move represented a plunge into new territory, 
away from the cluster of houses at Germantown, and in- 
volved more clearing of the rolling land. His association 
with Abington Meeting continued. He was appointed an 
Overseer of the Meeting in 17 12 and 1724, he was chosen to 
take Bond for monies lent by the Meeting to Conrad Rutter 
In 1714, and In 1723 he was "to officiate ye Service of 
Visslting families & to return their names to ye Next mo : 
Meeting." (I)(2) 

There is a tale told of his Involvement In Germantown with 
Peter Cornelius Plockhoy. In 1562 (twenty years before 
William Penn's landing) twenty-five Mennonltes were sent 
to the South (Delaware) River by the city of Amsterdam 
under Plockhoy's leadership to establish their own gov- 
ernment, a Utopian society. They lived in peace with the 
Indians and were apparently thriving until Sir Robert Carr 
took possession of the Delaware on behalf of the English 
in 1664. He sent a boat ashore, demolished the settlement 
and carried off all the property "even to a naile" of the 
"Ouaking society." There was no record of what became of 
the poeple until thirty years later, when Plockhoy, old 
and blind, with his wife straggled into Germantown in 1694. 
The citizens of Germantown took them in, and the "Rathbuch" 

records 25th day, eleventh month, 1695 (Third Session): 

To the blind man, Cornelius Plockhoy, is granted 
the citizenship free of charge; and is granted per- 
mission to reside at the end of the village on the 
street from Peter Clever's corner upon a lot one 
rod wide and twelve rods long whereon shall be built 
a house with garden which shall be his as long as he 
and his wife are living, but upon their death the 
property with all its improvements shall return to 
the community. It is further decreed that Jan Doe- 
den and Willem Rittenhuysen will have charge of 
bu i I d i ng the house. 

A free will offering was collected for the house, and 
later, In the Ninth Session, Peter Cleaver brought up the 
matter for discussion again. An acre was donated by Wil- 
liam Streyper for life, and trees (probably fruit) were 
to be planted around the house. It would be interesting 
to know the relationship these two neighbors had. 


No history of the Germantown environs of that era should 
omit a momentous occasion that has had little notice (as 
it had little effect at the time). 


n 1588 the first protest against slavery was sub- 
itted by Friends of the particular meeting held at 
Germantown, to the monthly meeting at the house of 
Richard Worrel in Cheltenham. The document Is 
lengthy and is written by Francis Daniel Pastorius, 
founder of Germantown. It was signed by several 
prominent members, Including Thones Kunders (Dennis 
Conrad) and the Op den Graeff's. The matter was 
discussed at the monthly meeting, but many Friends 
felt It would be Impracticable to free the slaves, 
and the meeting passed the protest to the Quarterly 
meeting as too weighty a matter to decide. Subse- 
quently it was sent from the Quarterly to the yearly 
meeting, where it was allowed to rest. 

From Inventory of Church Archives, Society of Friends in 
Pennsylvania. (450) 

The first recorded trial in Germantown was on the 5th day 
of the 12th month 1694/5 and Peter Cleaver was a juryman. 
Johannes Koster brought suit against Johanes Pettlnger for 
£3 damage, claiming he "did make an assault upon. ..and did 

pull and push, and heavily handle against the King and 
Oueen's peace..." The jury found Pettinger guilty but al- 
lowed only two shillings damage. Another civil record was 
in 1696 when the Court declared Peter Cleaver's fence in- 
sufficient. The fence overseer reported it repaired short- 
ly thereafter. The settlers of Germantown had envisioned 
a measure of independence in their colony and were alarmed 
in 1692 by a tax bill assessing a tax for Philadelphia 
County. Thirty-three residents, including Peter Cleaver, 
petitioned against the bill but they lost. He was taxed 
six Shi 1 I ings in 1693. (3)( 10) 

There is no record of when Peter became a member of the 
Germantown and Ablngton Meetings. (Germantown was a Pre- 
paratory Meeting of the Ablngton Monthly Meeting during 
this period.) His marriage record in 1695 is the first 
mention of him. The last was in 1726, a year before his 
death, when he was relieved as Overseer. A document in 
the handwriting of Francis Daniel Pastorlus on Ritten- 
house mill paper reads: 

Anno 1705, 20th of 4th mo... Friends of Germantown 
be't of He i vert Papen a Lott of fifty acres of land 
for the Sum of Sixty Pounds curr't silver money of 
Pennsylvania. Subscription of Friends belonging to 
Germantown Meeting and paid as fol loweth by. ..Peter 
Shoemaker. . .Peter CI ever. ..(in all £48, 1 5 S I n cash 
and £70.5S.2d in work and material) 

There were some twenty-five other members. 

So his activities in the Germantown Meeting and Ablngton 
Monthly Meeting continued even after his move to Bristol 
Township. He is recorded as representing the Meeting at 
Quarterly Meetings. (I)(4) 

In 1721 one hundred sixty-five acres was purchased for £35 
from John Potts near Fort Washington. Peter and his son 
Peter Jr. built a stone house here along with several stone 
outbuildings on a slope facing southward. A house and lot 
of twenty acres was sold to Henry Grubb in 1783 by the ex- 
ecutors of the second Peter ' s- estate. This was the south 
corner of the plantation along Pinetown Road. Grubb owned 
It until 1830. The principal part of the property, the 
homestead and sixty-five acres, was sold to Christopher 
Looser in 1786 for £403. This may be the original house. 


Peter's will, dated lOth of Nth month 1727, was proved in 
Philadelphia County 24 February 1728. The inventory and 
will indicate his two occupations and a measure of pros- 
perity wrested from about forty years in Pennsylvania. 
Besides the looms and the equipment for them, there was 
some finished product: six yards of striped linen, twen- 
ty-three yards of " I i nsewol sey ," eight yards of tow linen, 
fifty pounds of flax yarn and thirty-seven yards of tow 
yarn. There were three horses, two mares and two saddles, 
as well as a wagon, a harrow, two plows and numerous hand 
tools with a grindstone. Wheat, oats and rye valued at 
thirty pounds was stacked. Most remarkable was the feel- 
ing for the land that was exhibited in the will. Corn was 
not to be planted so often as to "Impover sd land" or "De- 
stroy the Timber," and land was not to be sold to pay the 
other legacies, but interest could be paid until the land 
produced enough to provide the legacy. Although Peter 
could manage only the mark P.C. on this document, his sons 
undoubtedly attended the Germantown school presided over 
for a time by Pastorlus. They all wrote, the historians 
say, a "strong hand." (2) 


PETER CLEAVER, of Township of Bristol in the County of 
Philadelphia, in the Province of Pensilvania, Weaver, 
being very sick & weak of Body but of sound & perfect 
mind and memory Praises therefore given to the name of 
Almighty God, Do make & ordain this my Last Wi I I & 
Testament in Manner & fform following (That is to say) 
ffirst & principally I Commend my Soul into the hands 
of Almighty God and my Body I Committ to the Earth to 
be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Exers, here 
after named and as Touching & Disposition of all Such 
Temporal Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon 
me I Dispose of as fol loweth ( Vizt ) 

Imps. I wi I I that all my Just Debts & ffuneral Expenses 
shall be ffully paid & Discharged as soon as possably 
may be after my Decease, 

Item I give & bequeth unto my Daughter Christian Mel- 
chier ye Sum of Twenty pounds Lawful I Money of Pensil- 
vania to be paid to her at the Expiration of Two Years 
after my Decease if the Same Can be raised & Enough to 
Discharge my other Legasles within that time Without 
Selling any of my Lands or Tenements otherwise that she 
shall receive only the interest of thereof until the 
same with the other Legacies can be paid without Selling 
any of my Lands or Tenements as Aforesaid, 

Item I give unto my Daughter Eve Adams the Like Sum of 
Twenty pounds Like Money aforesd. to be paid to her at 
the Expiration of Two Years after my Decease if the same 
can be raised & enough to Discharge my Other Legacies 
without Sel ling any of my Lands or Tenements or other- 
wise that she shall receive only the interest thereof 
until the Same with the other Legacies can be paid 
without Selling any of my Lands or Tenements as afore- 

Item I give & Bequeath unto my Son Isaac Cleaver all 
that piece of Parsel of Land which I Purchased of 
John Edwards Situate in the Township of Cheltenham in 
the sd county of Philadelphia Containing about One 
hundred Acres To hold to him his heirs & Assigns for- 
ever he paying to my Son Peter Cleaver Derick Cleaver 
and my Daughter Agnes Cleaver the Sum of Thirty pounds 
to be Equally Divided & paid in three Equal I Shares 
when my sd Son Isaac Cleaver shall attain the full of 
Twenty one Years & not before. And if he can not pay 
said Thirty pounds that time without Stritning so 
much that he shall be forced to Sell the Sd Lands or 
any part thereof that he shall Only pay the Lawful I 
Interest thereof until he is of ability to pay the 
Same without Selling any of the Sd Land, And it is my 
Will that my Sd Son Isaac Cleaver, shall have all the 
rents issues & profits of my Sd Lands from & immediately 
after my Decease and that My Execs shal I Let ye Land to 
such persons as they think Convenient until my said 
Son shall attain ye sd age of Twenty one years and upon 
Such Terms as the Tenant or Tenants shal I not Sow any 
part thereof with Corn so often as to Impover the sd 
Land or any part thereof or to Destroy the Timber. 
Item I give and Bequeath unto my sd Daughter Agnes 
Cleaver one ffeather Bed & fferniture and one Cow and 
also the Sum of Ten pounds Like Money Aforesd. 
Item I give & Bequeath unto my son John Cleaver all 
that Messuage or Tenement or plantation and about one 
hundred Acres of Land where I now Dwel Situate in the 
Sd Township of Bristol to hold to him his heirs & as- 
signs ffor ever he paying the Afore mentioned Twenty 
pounds unto my Daughter Christian Melchier and the 
afore mentioned Twenty pounds unto my said Daughter Eve 
Adams in Like manner as the said prospective Sums are 
hereby Expressed to be paid and no otherwise. 
Item It is my Will that my Servant woman Mary shall 
have abaited & Taken of her Term of Seritude which by 
Indenture She is obliged to serve, one whole year and 
that she shall Serve the Residue of the Sd Term with 


my Son Peter Cleaver if she be so minded or otherwise 
make him Satisfaction for the sd residue of her Sd 
Term of Servitude & be at her own Liberty. 
Item A I I the rest & Residue of my Estate Whatsoever 
and Wheresoever I give & Bequeath unto my Children 
hereinafter named (Viz) Peter Cleaver, Derick Cleaver, 
Agnes Cleaver and John Cleaver to be Equally Divided 
among them. And I nominate Ordain & Appoint my well 
beloved f friends David Potts and Anthony Davis Exec- 
utors of this my Last will & Testament Hereby revoking 
& making Null & void other & fformer Wi I I & Testa- 
ments by me at any time heretofore made or Expressed 
to be made in Witness Whereof I hereanto Set my hand & 
Seal this Tenth day of the Eleventh Month Anno Domi 

hi s 
Peter P C Cleaver 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Catherine Shoemaker: 

i. Christina, b. 1st mo. 10, 1695/6 at Germantown; m. 
3-20-1727 at Christ Church, Germantown, William 
Melchoir. Letters of Administration for William 
were granted his widow 7 April 1755. She was the 
only child who did not remain in the Society of 

2. ii. Peter, Jr., b. lOth mo. 28, 1697. 

3. iil. Derrick, b. about 1702. 

4. iv. John, b. about 1705. 

5. V. Isaac, b. 2nd mo. 20, 1713. 

vi. Agnes, m. 1st mo. 27, 1732 at Abington Monthly Meet- 
ing Richard Shoemaker, son of George and Sarah 
(Well) Shoemaker. Agnes d. 8th mo. 12, 1757. 
Richard d. 1st mo. 24, 1790. Their children were: 
(I) Jacob, b. 24, 1st mo. 1735, d. 21, 7th mo. 
1741; (2) Peter, b. 21, 1st mo., 1738, d. 14, 7th 
mo., 1741; (3) Ezekiel, b. 28, 3rd mo., 1739, d. 
18, 12th mo., 1816, m. 10, Nth mo., 1761 Ann 
Williams; (4) Mary, b. 14, 3 mo., 1744, d. 23, 12th 
mo., 1795, m. Cadwalader Roberts; (5) Sarah, b. 30, 
6th mo., 1748, d. 4, 9th mo., 1771, m. Joseph Rob- 
vii. Eve, m. - Adams. ( I ) (6) ( I 2) (26) (89) 

2. PETER CLEAVER (Peter I) of Upper Dublin Township was 
born at Germantown, Pennsylvania on 1 0th month 28, 1597, as 
recorded at Abington Monthly Meeting. He died 4th month 
4, 1776 and was buried at Horsham Meeting burying ground 
on 4th month 8. His will was written on the day of his 
death, and the attempt at a signature so demonstrates his 
frailty. He married at Germantown Meeting the 24th day of 
the 7th month, 1722 Elizabeth Potts, the daughter of David 
and Alice (Croasdale) Potts of Bristol Township, Pennsyl- 
vania. Elizabeth died the 31st day of the 7th month, 1762 
and is buried at Horsham Meeting. (I)(I4) 

Elizabeth's mother, Alice Croasdale, was born In Yorkshire 
8th month 3, 1673 and was a passenger with her family on 
the "Lamb," which apparently landed in the Delaware River 
on 22 October 1682 (and so qualifies her descendants for 
the Welcome Society of Pennsylvania). David Potts, Eliza- 
beth's father, was born in Montgomeryshire, Wales, about 
1670 and, though the date of his arrival in Pennsylvania 
Is not known, he acted as a bondsman for Elizabeth Bennett 
as executrix of her husband's estate In 1692. They settled 
In Bristol Township, where he bought land In 1695. 


Peter called himself "weaver" at the time of his marriage 
and Elizabeth "seamstress." They settled in Upper Dublin 
Township In what Is now Montgomery County on one hundred 
acres purchased by Peter, Sr. from John Potts, Elizabeth's 
brother. Peter and his father built a stone house on this 
site. The land was conveyed before the elder Peter died and 
and is not included in his will. The 1734 tax lists show 
Peter, Jr. as owning one hundred acres, and by the time of 
the 1776 assessment, he had added another fifty acres. He 
is also listed in the records as a road juror, and In 1748 
was appointed with John Potts to act as a guardian for Ann, 
Elizabeth and Rees Nana. His will was dated 7th day of 
4th month, 1776 and was proved at Philadelphia 25 May 1775. 
His six living children are named in It: 

Be it Remembered that I Peter Cleaver of the Township 
of Upper Dublin in the County of Phi lad. ^ and province 
of Pensylvania, Being weake of Body, But of a Sound and 
well disposing mind and Memory and Understanding, 
thanks be therefore humbly offered unto the Lord, hav- 
ing considered the uncartalnty of life and Cartalnty 
of Death, thought fit to make and hereby do make my 
last will and testement In manner following, that is 
to say. First It is my will that all my Just debts 


and funeral Expences be duly paid and satisfied imed- 
Itely after my Decase and the Remainder of my Estate 
to be disposed of as Followeth; I do hereby authorize 
and Impower my Executors herein after Named, as soon 
as Convenient to Sel and dispose of all my Real and 
personal Estate Whatsoever, and to Execute Such deed 
or deeds of Conveyance for my said Real Estate to the 
Purchaser or Purchasers thereof as wi I I Vest a fee 
simple In such Purchaser or Purchasers. 
I give and Bequeath unto my Son Peter Cleaver the 
sum of fifty Pounds Current Money of pensylvania, 
I give and Bequeath unto my Son Nathan Cleaver the 
sum of one hundred and seventy pounds Current (Money 
of pensylvania 

I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Roberts 
the sum of fifty pounds Current i^oney of pensylvania 
and as for and Concarning all the rest Remainder and 
Residue of my Estate I do give and Bequeath the same 
unto my sons hereinafter Named that is to say unto my 
sons John Cleaver, Isaac Cleaver, Ezekiel Cleaver, 
Peter Cleaver and Nathan Cleaver to be equally Divided 
Between them part and share alike, and I do hereby 
appoint my sons John Cleaver and Nathan Cleaver Execu- 
tors of this my last wi I I and Testament and I do here- 
by Revoke all wi Ms and Testaments by me at any time 
heretofore made or Expressed to be made. Declaring this 
to be my last will and Testament in witness Whereof I 
the Said Peter Cleaver have set my hand and Seal exe- 
cuted this Seventh day of the fourth Month In the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Seventy Six 

Peter Cleaver [llledgible] 
Signed Sealed Published, Pronounced and 
declared by the Testator to be his last will 
and testament in the presence of us 

John FItzwater Proved May 25 1776 

John Heston 

(I )(6)(l I )(I2)(I3)(I4) 

His inventory certainly indicates that he had given most 
of his household goods away and was probably living with 
one of his children, possibly his daughter, since a John 
Roberts was one of the appraisers of his property. The 
Items certainly appear to be one room's furnishings plus 
his Bible, a saddle and an "Iron Barr." It is remarkable 
the amount of money he had loaned, some sixty pounds, 8 
shI I I Ings and 2 pence of the total . (469) 

A Inventory of the goods Rights and Credits of Peter 
Cleaver, Late of the Township of Upper Dublin in the 
County of Philadelphia, Deceased, is as Followeth 


Wearing Apparel 

A Mare Saddle & Bridle 

Bonds and Interest Due thereon 

Notes with Interest Due thereon 

Book Debts 

Bed-stead, Bed and Beding 

F i ve cha i rs 

A Bible 

A Glass Bottle & Glasses 

A Looking Glass 

A Box and Sundrys 

An Iron Barr, Pick & Sledge 

A Case of Drawers & Napkin 

Appraised the 16th Day of the 5th Mo 1776 

£ S 


25- 9- 




38- 0- 




14- 9- 





1- 0- 

0- 1- 


0- 2- 


0- 3- 


1- 2- 




I 1 

By us John Roberts 

John Fitzwater 
John Heston 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Elizabeth Potts 


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Mary, b. 5 mo. 26, 1723; d. 9 mo. 19, 1744 and is 
buried at Horsham Meeting. 

John, b. 12 mo. 13, 1724/5. 

Isaac, b. I mo. 8, 1726/7. 

Ezekiel , b. 2 mo. 4, 1729. 

Peter, b. 12 mo. 20, 1730/31 . 

Nathan, b. 9 mo. 14, 1734. 

Elizabeth, b. 6 mo. 17, 1739; d. 24 May 1808; m. 6 mo. 
9, 1772 at Horsham Meeting, John Roberts, son of 
John and Jane (Hank) Roberts of Whitpain Township. 
John was b. 9 mo. 30, 1738. There were two child- 
ren: Peter and Ruth, neither of whom had children. 


3. DERRICK CLEAVER (Peter I) was born about 1702 in Bristol 
Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He died in 
1768 in Douglass Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He 
married 6 month 30, 1725 at Abington Meeting, Mary Potts, 
daughter of Thomas, Jr. and Martha (Keurlls) Potts. Thom- 


as Potts and his son John were engaged in ironworks at the 
confluence of the Namatawny and Schuylkill Rivers and laid 
out Pottsgrove which became Pottstown. (I)(6)(I6)(I8) 

Derrick and Mary settled in the Oley Valley in what was to 
become Douglass Township of Berks County shortly after 
their marriage. This Friends settlement had been started 
by the Lee family from Nottinghamshire, England in 1718, 
followed in 1720 by Friends from North Wales near Phila- 
delphia, the Boones and the Webbs. Shortly thereafter 
Derrick Cleaver settled along with John Hughes, Ellis 
Hughes and Thomas Ellis from Gwynedd. The Abington Meet- 
ing furnished a certificate for Derrick and Mary which 
was accepted by Gwynedd Meeting 27th of 1 0th month 1726. 
Mary's father's interest In the iron furnace may have in- 
fluenced the move. The furnace called Col ebrookda le was 
built by Thomas Potts and his partner, the blacksmith 
Thomas Putter. Derrick burned limestone in a kiln on his 
farm to sel I by the wagonload to the furnace. This was a 
rich limestone area. The sale of limestone supplemented 
the farming. In the course of time Derrick accumulated 
large land holdings in Amity and Douglass Townships. He 
became the first tax collector of Douglass Township and was 
himself the largest taxpayer, paying £16 in 1759. 


Friends Meetings were first held in the house of George 
Boone, Sr. Oley was granted a preparative meeting in 1725, 
and the first log meeting house was erected the fol lowing 
year - about the time Derrick and Mary settled there. When 
in 1742 the townships were divided, the Meeting property 
fell into the Exeter section, and the title of the Meeting 
was changed to Exeter. (397) 

An interesting advertisement appeared in the Pennsylvania 
Gazette 7 June 1750: "Mare strayed from Derrick Cleaver 
living in Douglass Twp., Phi lad. Co., near Thomas Pott's 
Ironworks; reward if mare is brought to Reiner Tyson or 
Richard Wain in White-marsh, or Peter Cleaver in Upper 
Dublin or to the owner." (2!) 

His will, signed "Valentine" Cleaver in Douglass Township 
was signed 25 October 1767 and proved 26 Feb. 1768. In 
addition to his large land holdings and an Interest in an 
ironworks called "Pine Forge," Derrick was able to provide 
£300 in money to his son John, £150 to his daughter Mary 
(along with a cow "she to chuse," a riding mare, the pew- 
ter, the iron pots and one-half the corn and hay; the other 


half of the corn and hay went to John), and to make be- 
quests to grandchildren John Hatfield, Nathan Hatfield, 
Mary Keely, John Short and William Short. His land was not 
mentioned in the will; it had apparently been previously 
conveyed. His one son John was executor. (10) (1 8) 

Children of Derrick Cleaver and Mary Potts: 

t. John, b. about 1728 or 1730. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. - Curtz. She was disowned by Exeter 

Meeting 7 mo. 27, 1758 for "marriage out of unity." 
The name Curtz was anglicized to Short before her 
father's wi II in 1767 which mentions two of her 
children: John and William Short, 
iii. Martha, m. 1st mo. 6, 1742 at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Philadelphia, Adam Hatfield. Two children, 
John and Nathan Hatfield are mentioned In her 
father's will. 

iv. Mary, b. ca 1740; d. 12 mo. 26, 181 I and buried at 
Roaring Creek, now Columbia Co., Pa.; m. 6 mo. 9, 
1774 at Exeter Meeting, William Hughes, son of Sam- 
uel and Elizabeth (Willetts) Hughes. Her brother 
John Cleaver was one of the 51 witnesses. William 
was b. 30, Nth mo. 1749/50 In Berks Co., Pa. and 
d. II mo. 21, 1824 at Roaring Creek. William Hughes 
was one of the pioneers of Catawlssa In Columbia Co. 
and is credited with laying out the town in 1787. 
He had 92 acres of land there In June 1778. They 
had: (I) Jeremiah, b. 8 mo. 9, 1775, d. 1838; (2) 
Mary, b. 2 mo. 17, 1778, d. 10 mo. 20, 1855, m. 
1800 Samuel CherrI nqton; (3) Elizabeth, b. 7 mo. 3, 
1780. All are burled at Roaring Creek. 
V. a daughter, m. - Keely. A child, Mary, mentioned in 
her father's will. This Keely may have been Valen- 
tine Keely, who witnessed Derrick's will. 


4. JOHN CLEAVER (Peter 1) was born about 1705 In Bristol 
Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He died in 
1773. His will dated 25th of 1 0th month 1773 was proved 
6 November 1773. He married at Ablngton Meeting, second 
Intentions recorded 3rd month 25, 1729, Elizabeth Levering 
Taylor, the daughter of William Levering of Roxborough and 
the widow of - Taylor. ( 1 ) ( I 9) (20) (24) 

John Inherited the homestead in Bristol Township of about 
100 acres from his father contingent upon payment to his 
sisters. Christian Melchior and Eve Adams, of £20 each 

from the produce of the land within two years without sell- 
ing any land or "tenements." He lived and died upon this 
land upon which he was born. In a property release of 9-6- 
1748 John signs himself as "weaver." It is from this re - 
lease that we identify Elizabeth as the daughter of William 
Levering. (2)(29) 

"John Cleaver of Bristol in the County of Philadelphia, 
yeoman, being sick..." made bequests in his will: 

To wife Elizabeth £30 value in such household goods as 
"she shall chuse" together with one feather bed and fur- 
niture thereunto. 
To son John "My wearing apparel." 

The residue of both real and personal property was to be 
sold to provide £300 to be invested at interest to be paid 
Elizabeth during her lifetime. The principal at her death 
was to be divided among six surviving children: Elizabeth, 
Peter, William, Sarah, John and Hannah - the sons to have 
£90 each and the daughters £10 each. Grandsons Jesse and 
WI I liam Rex and Thomas Potts were bequeathed £5 each at age 
21. Son William and son-in-law Jacob Kirk were named ex- 
ecutors. Sarah and John Child and Anthony Williams were 
witnesses. (24) 

Children of John Cleaver and Elizabeth (Levering) Taylor: 

i. Elizabeth, b. about 1730; m. 5 mo. 14, 1760 at Ger- 
mantown Meeting, Jacob Kirk, son of John Kirk of 
Bristol. Jacob was b. 30 July 1735 and d. 13 Oct. 
il. Mary, d. before 1764; m. at Gloria Dei (Old Swede's 

Church), Philadelphia, Christopher Rex, son of Hans 
Jurg Ruger (George Rex) and Barbara. Christopher 
was b. about 1725 and d. 22 Jan. 1814 at age 90, 
according to the burial register of St. Michael's 
Church, Philadelphia. There were two children, 
Jesse and William, named in Mary's father's will. 
Jesse was b. in 1752, d. 9 Sept. 1832 and m. twice, 
(I) Mary Dickinson and (2) Margaret Wright. He 
served in the Revolution. William, the second son, 
was b. 21 May 1754, d. 13 June 1795, m. (I) Mar- 
garethe Hicks and (2) Sarah Acuff. He served in 
the Revolution. After Mary's death, Christopher m. 
Margaret Snyder about 1754. He owned an inn, "The 
Sign of the Wagon and Horses," from 1764 to 1770, 
then bought 100 acres in Springfield Township. 
12. ii i. Peter, b. 3 mo. 1 , 1732. 


3. iv. William, b. 3 mo. 20, 1735. 

V. Sarah, b. about 1737; m. John Child who, with Sarah, 
witnessed her father's will. 

4. vi. John, b. about 1743. 

vii. Hannah, must have been the mother of Thomas Potts 
named In her father's will. 

(I )(20)(24)(25)(26)(443) 

5. ISAAC CLEAVER (Peter I) of Cheltenham Township, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania, was born 2nd month 20, 1713 
in Bristol Township, Philadelphia County. His will was 
dated 6th of 1 0th month 1797 and was proved at Norristown 
in September 1799. He married, second intentions declared, 
at Abington Monthly Meeting 2nd month 25, 1737, Rebecca 
Iredell, the daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Williams) Ire- 
dell. Thomas was the son of Robert and El I i none (Jackson) 
Iredell of Rigg Bank, County Cumberland, England, who emi- 
grated in 1700, bringing a certificate from the Meeting at 
Parsey Cragg in Cumberland. Rebecca Iredell was born 3rd 
month 20, 1717 and was buried at Horsham Meeting 2nd month 
12, 1801. (I )(I5)(29)(30) 

Isaac inherited one hundred acres in Cheltenham in 1727 
from his father. As the youngest son, age fourteen, at 
his father's death, the land was undoubtedly cared for by 
his older brothers for a time. In 1759 he acquired what 
is presumed to be the original Bristol Township homestead, 
near the Whitemarsh line, and one hundred twenty-one acres, 
released by his brother John, who had inherited it from 
their father Peter. (2) (31 ) 

Reynier Teisen, as he spelled it before its Ang I icizat ion 
to Tyson, was unmarried when he emigrated. Through his 
sister he was connected to the original six purchasers and 
thirteen first colonists of Germantown. She was the wife 
of a first purchaser, Jan Streypers, and the Streypers in 
turn were intermarried with the Kunders and the Arets, and 
cousins of the Op den Graeffs, who Intermarried with the 
Van Bebbers. Thus the connection ran through nearly all 
of the Dutch pioneers of the Colony. Reynier was named in 
Penn's Charter of 1689 as one of the incorporators. He 
was age 30. His memorial in the Friend says he was "con- 
vinced of the Truth" before leaving Crefeld for Pennsylvan- 
ia. He became an Elder of Abington Meeting in 1725 and 
served in a number of responsible capacities throughout 
the remainder of his eighty-six years. Tyson was destined 
to become a name important to the history of the Society 
of Friends as well as to the country. Four of Isaac and 


Rebecca's daughters married grandsons of Reynier Tyson, 
and their cousin John, son of Peter 2 Cleaver, married Deb- 
orah Tyson, a granddaughter. Future descendants of both 
families were also intertwined. (299) 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Rebecca Iredell: 

i. Hannah, b. 1st mo. 10, 1737/8; m. 5th mo. 8, 1759 at 
Abington Meeting, John Tyson, son of John and Pris- 
cilla (Naylor) Tyson. John, Jr. was b. 6th month 
28, 1730 and d. Nth month 21, 1768. They had 
three children: (I) John, b. in 1760, (2) Isaac and 
(3) Rebecca, who m. 12 mo. 14, 1786 at Abington, 
Elijah Lukens. After John's death Hannah remarried 
Thomas Leech of Abington. 
ii. Mary, b. 1st mo. I, 1739/40; d. 1st mo. 4, 1787, aged 
46 yrs. 9 mos. 23 days; m. lOth mo. 1760 at Abing- 
ton Meeting, Rynear Tyson, son of Peter and Mary 
(Roberts) Tyson of Abington. He d. in 1796. Their 
children were: (I) Peter, b. 8 mo. 13 -; (2) Isaac, 
b. 1 0th mo. 17, 1763, d. 8th mo. 26, 1784; (3) his 
twin Rynear (who apparently lived); (4) Jacob, b. 3 
mo. 6, 1768; (5) Benjamin b. 9 mo. 23, 1770; (6) 
Rebecca, (7) Mary and (8) Eleanor (triplets) b. I 
mo. 22, 1774; Rebecca and Eleanor d. y.; (9) Thomas, 
b. 9 mo. 10, 1776, d. 20 Jan 1796; (10) Jesse, b. 
II mo. 26, 1779 and (II) Hannah, b. 2 mo. 16, 1783. 

Rebeccah, b. 3rd mo. 14, 1742; buried 2nd mo. 28, 
1765 at Horsham, probably unmarried. 

Rachel, b. 1st mo. 18, 1744/5; buried 2nd mo. 28, 1765 
at Abington, unmarried. 

Agness, b. 12th mo. 14, 1746/7; d. 1st mo. 18, 1779, 
aged 31 yrs. 10 mos., II days; m. 5th mo. 13, 1766 
at Abington Meeting, Joseph Tyson, son of John and 
Priscilla (Naylor) Tyson and brother to John who 
m. her sister Hannah. Joseph was b. 3rd mo. 13, 
1737 and d. 2nd mo. 2, 1787. After Agness' death 
Joseph m. at Abington Agnes Lukens, dau of Joseph 
of Upper Dublin. After Joseph's death Agnes Lukens 
m. Thomas Fletcher of Abington. Agness (Cleaver) 
and Joseph Tyson had: (I) Rebecca who m. (1st) at 
Abington Meeting George Craft and m. (2nd) Edward 
Edwards; (2) John, b. 1772. 
vi. Sarah, b. 2nd mo. 18, 1751; d. Nth mo. I, 1773, age 
22 yrs, 6 mos., 2 days; m. 12th mo. 22, 1772 at 
Abington, Isaac Tyson, son of Isaac, who was born 
about 1733 and d. 181 I, age 78. After Sarah's 


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death Isaac m. (2nd) at Ablngton Meeting, Lydia 
Tompkins. Sarah and Isaac had one child: Abigail. 

(I )(299)(373)(53l ) 


6. JOHN CLEAVER (Peter 2, Peter I) of Upper Dublin Town- 
ship was born 12th month 13, 1724/5 In Upper Dublin, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1804, leaving a 
will dated 30th, 8th month 1799 and proved 24 July 1804. 
He married, first, at Horsham Meeting 9th month 22, 1750, 
Deborah Tyson, daughter of Derrick and Ann (Hooten) Tyson 
of Upper Dublin. Deborah was born 9 month 10, 1728 and 
died lOth month 25, 1781 at age 53 years, one month and 3 
days. She was buried at Horsham Meeting. John called 
himself a weaver In the marriage certificate and Deborah 
was a seamstress. All of John's children were from this 
marriage. John married, second, Hannah Walton, daughter 
of William and Phebe (Atkinson) Walton. They declared 
their intentions the second time at Horsham Meeting 30th, 
3rd month 1785. Hannah was born 21st, lOth month 1745 
and died 1-8-1807 at Horsham. ( I )( I 2) (32) (33) (34) (38 I ) 

In 1750 John sold a stone house and one hundred twenty-one 
acres to his brother Isaac. In 1753 he appears to still 
have two hundred acres after a sale to Philip Engard, his 
brother Isaac's son-in-law, but In 1776 he was credited 
with only one hundred acres (and two horses and three 
cows) In an assessment. William Walton left the farm ad- 
joining his homestead to Hannah, the homestead going to 
her brother John, but this land went at Hannah's death to 
her sister Phebe. John Cleaver was appointed Overseer of 
Horsham Monthly meeting 31, 8th month 1795. (I)(ll)(38l) 

His will showed some of the uncertainty of the time. The 
money he left in trust for his son John, £30, was to be in 
gold or silver, as was the annuity for his widow of £9 per 
year. No real estate was mentioned in the will, but the 
executors, his son Jesse and his son-in-law Joseph Woolen, 
were empowered to sell it if they thought it best to do so. 
The provision made for his second wife shows an interest- 
ing affluence, which may have been all or in part a result 
of that second marriage. 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Hannah 
one Brass Kettle a tea kettle and all my tea ware in 
the house. A blew corner Cubboard A twenty four Hour 
Clock a ten plate stove, one Arm Chair and six Rush 
Bottomed Chairs, A new top feather Bed all of which 
are In the house, together with all the Household 
goods and Kitchen furniture that is in the house which 
She possessed at the time of our marriage, and one cow 
and my Wi I I Is that my Executors herein after Named 
Shall pay to my Said Wife the Sum of Nine pounds Gold 

or Silvery Currency Yearly Every year after my Deceas 
During the time She Continues my Widdow to be paid 
out of my Estate. 

His children, Jesse, John and Rebecca Woolin are to share 
the residue after the specific bequests to John and Hannah. 


Children of John Cleaver and Deborah Tyson: 

i. Sarah, b. 1st mo. 23, 1754; d. 31, 1st mo. 1754. 
li. Rebeckah, b. 6th mo. 5, 1755; m. 27 of 1 0th mo. 1774 
at Horsham Meeting Joseph Woolin of Lower Dublin, 
son of John, deceased. 

5. iil. Jesse, b. 5th mo. 30, 1758. 

6. iv. John, b. 8th mo. 25, 1766. (I)(32) 

7. ISAAC CLEAVER (Peter 2, Peter I) of Upper Dublin was 
born there in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 1st month 8, 
1726/7. He died in November of 1797, his will being dated 
Nth month 14, 1797 and proved 29 November 1797 in Mont- 
gomery County. He married at Horsham Meeting 4th month 8, 
1751 Ann Lukens, spinster, daughter of Peter Lukens and 
Gaynor (Evans) Lukens. She died 6 April 1807 and letters 
of administration were granted in that year to her son 
Isaac. (I )(I2)(29)(30)(35)(38I ) 

Ann Lukens was the third generation from Jan Lucken, a 
weaver, who emigrated from Crefield 24 July 1683 in the 
"Concord" as one of the pioneers of Germantown. His wife 
Mary is believed to be a sister of Rynier Tyson, another 
founder. Jan had eleven children and his progeny appear 
throughout Friends history. (398) 

Isaac's will names his wife Ann and six children. He di- 
rected the sale of thirty acres out of the SW end of his 
"Plantation" for payment of debts and expenses. (Only 
fifteen acres needed to be sold.) Ann was to have use of 
the remainder of the plantation for her life "she making 
no waste of same." At her death it was to be sold at 
Public Sale and divided among the six children. Special 
bequests were to be paid after Ann's death to Peter, £25, 
Hannah, £15, and son Joseph £50. Sons Peter and Joseph 
and Isaac were named executors. John Cleaver (probably 
his brother) and Jonathan Thomas were witnesses. In the 
final settlement the other heirs, daughters, conveyed all 
but the sold tract to their brothers, Peter, Joseph and 
Isaac. Isaac called himself yeoman. (Il)(30) 


Children of Isaac Cleaver and Ann Lukens: 

i. Mary, b. 6th mo. 8, 1752; m. Jonathan Knight "out of 
unity," reported by the Horsham Meeting 5th mo. 2, 
1753. Jonathan was b. 8th mo. 5, 1764. His estate 
administration was dated 20 Oct. 1818. Their child- 
ren were: (I) Sarah, b. 16, 1st mo. 1794, m. - 
Folwell; (2) Hanna, b. 6, 1st mo. 1796, m. R. R. 
Cumming; (3) Mary, b. 13, 12th mo. 1797, d.y.; (4) 
Lydia, b. 13, 12th mo. 1799, m. John Williams; (5) 
Rebecca, b. 7, 12th mo. 1801, m. Dr. George Uhler; 

(6) Isaac, b. I, 8th mo. 1804, m. Elizabeth Ennis; 

(7) Susan, b. 22, Nth mo. 1806, m. Jesse Vande- 
grift; (8) Ann, b. 3, 1st mo. 1809, m. Joseph B. 
Linerd (?); (9) Jane, b. 21, 8th mo. 1811, m. T. 
B. Patterson; (10) Jonathan, b. 6, 5th mo. 1814. 

il. Hannah, b. Nth mo. 23, 1753; m. Philip Engard. They 
had a dau, Lydia. 

7. iii. Peter, b. 9th mo. 21, 1755. 

iv. Lydia, b. lOth mo. 17, 1757; m. 1764/5 Jesse Dungan. 

8. V. Joseph, b. ca 1766. 

9. vi . Isaac, b. 1 7 Oct . 1768. 

The first four births are from Abington MM Records. The 
last two are from the Potts Genealogy. (I ) (I 2) (20) (399) 

8. EZEKIEL CLEAVER (Peter 2, Peter I) of Gwynedd Township 
was born 2nd month 4, 1729 in Upper Dublin, then Philadel- 
phia County, Pennsylvania. He died 18th of 4th month 1785, 
leaving a will dated at Gwynedd Township 4th month 7, 1785 
and proved in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 25 May 1785. 
He married at Horsham Meeting 1 0th of 1st month 1755, Mary 
Lewis, the daughter of Ellis, Jr. and Mary Lewis of Upper 
Dublin. Mary was born I Ith month II, 1731 and died 21st 
of 1st month, 1778, "age 47 wanting one day." (This nota- 
tion by her son Ellis makes a discrepancy of 10 days in 
Mary's birth date, perhaps because of the shift from the 
Julian to the Gregorian Calendar in 1752.) 

( I )( I2)(29)(36)(37) 

A certificate was issued from Abington Meeting to Gwynedd 
Meeting 30th of 5th month 1769 which included the first 
six children. Ezekiel became one of its most respected 
members, being appointed constantly to committees. Al- 
though the Montgomery County Militia lists include Ezekiel, 
Sr. as private In the 4th class, 6th company of the 1st 
Battalion, he certainly did not serve. The Gwynedd Meet- 
ing men were actively dealing with those men who had mili- 
tary Infractions to the discipline, and there is no mention 

of Ezekiel in the Minutes. ( I ) (I 7) (38) (51 6) 

On the 18th of November 1752, before his marriage, Ezekiel 
had a deed for 396 acres in the Northern Neck of Virginia 
from Thomas, Lord Fairfax, "Baron of Cameron in that Part 
of Great Britain called Scotland, Proprietor of the North- 
ern Neck of Virginia." The land was located in the Shen- 
andoah Valley across the Blue Ridge Mountains, near what 
is now Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia, on the 
southeast slope of Bear Garden Mountain on the head branch- 
es of Hoggs Creek "Beginning at a White Oak..." The land 
is registered in the Proprietors Office in Book H, folio 
220. "One third rights to all Lead, Copper, Coal, Iron or 
Silver Ore" was reserved, and an annual rent was to be paid 
Lord Fairfax, after a long boundary dispute, in part set- 
tled by a survey done by Peter Jefferson (the President's 
father), was offering 1000 acres to each family that set- 
tled. The House of Burgesses in Williamsburg had offered 
in 1752 ten years of tax exemption for Protestant settlers 
(later extended to fifteen years) and, in spite of the 
"Act for Suppressing Quakers," that 

unreasonable and turbulent sort of people who con- 
trary to the Laws do Dayly gather together unlaw- 
fuM assemblies and Congregations of people, teaching 
and publishing lies, miracles, false visions, pro- 
phecies, and doctrines which have influence upon 
Communities of men both Ecc I esi ast ical I and Civil, 
endeavoring and attempting thereby to destroy re- 
ligion, laws, communities, and all bonds of civil 
Societies leaving it arbitrarie to everie Vaine and 
Vltious person Whether men shall be safe, laws 
established, and Governors rule, hereby disturbing 
Publique peace and just interest... 

the Quakers continued to migrate. Enforcement was lax or 
non-existant on the frontiers. Hopewell Meeting was estab- 
lished in 1732 and a building was built in 1734, but there 
Is no evidence that Ezekiel, Sr. ever lived on this land. 
His son, Ezekiel, Jr. certainly did and wrote letters to 
his father in Montgomery County about the hardships and 
difficulties. But they do not establish that Ezekiel, Sr. 
had attempted a settlement. (39)(40((4I) 

After thanks were offered to the "Author" of his "sound 
mind & Memory," Ezekiel 's will gave two hundred acres of 
the Virginia land to his son Ezekiel, "on which he hath 
Erected a Saw-Mill." Specific bequests were made four 


children "for their filial care for and over me since they 
have attained to full Ages." Sarah and Ellis were given 
fifteen pounds each, and I^ary and Elizabeth were given ten 
pounds each. All of the residue was to be divided among 
the seven children. Since Martha and Peter were not spe- 
cifically mentioned "for filial care," they must have al- 
ready left the household, although marriages were not until 
later. Peter's certificate to Hopewell in Virginia was 
dated in 1790, but he may have left earlier. Sons Ezekiel 
and Ellis and daughter Sarah were named as executors and 
empowered to sell all or any part of the real estate "both 
in this State and elsewhere" if they felt it wise. John 
and Nathan Cleaver, undoubtedly his brothers and John 
Evans, Jun. witnessed the will. (42) 

Children of Ezekiel Cleaver and Mary Lewis: 

21 . 

i. Sarah, b. 12 mo. 4, 1755; d. 9th mo. 15, 1820. She 
signed papers regarding disposition of her father's 
real estate in 1789 as Sarah Cleaver. There is no 
record that she married. But letters from her 
brother Ezekiel from Virginia hint at a Samuel as 
husband but are unclear. She certainly was in Gwyn- 
edd in 1789. 

i. Ezekiel, b. 3rd mo. 25, 1757. 

i . El I is, b. lOth mo. 17, 1758. 

V. Mary, b. 4th mo. 10, 1760; d. 27th of 1st mo. 1848, 
age 87 years, 9 mos and 17 days, unmarried. Her 
will was dated 28 June 1847 and proved in Montgomery 
Co., Pa. 21 Feb. 1848. At age 87 she had outlived 
her siblings. Her nephews Solomon and Ellis Cleaver 
were named executors. The will indicates a measure 
of affluence and quite naturally seems to favor 
those who had not left Montgomery County and may 
have been involved in her care in her advanced 
years. Brother Ezekiel 's children, who were then 
in Ohio, were given $50 each, and sister Elizabeth 
Lukens' children, also in Ohio, $20 each. An ex- 
ception was the children of brother Peter. The two 
of them, Ezekiel L. and Martha Shanks, were given 
$300 each. Ellis and Solomon each received $300, 
and each of them with their children were to have a 
one-third share of the residue after the specific 
bequests. The other third went to the Shoemaker 
children: Robert, Elizabeth C. Walton, Rebecca 
and Richard, who were the children of neice Sarah, 
deceased. They also were named for a specific gift 
of $100 each, certain household goods and the "prin- 


ted books." Robert and Richard Shoemaker each in- 
herited one "shear" of stock in the Springhouse and 
Bethlehem Turnpike. Ellwood Cleaver was to receive 
blankets, bedding, bedstead and a "calico comfor- 
V. Elizabeth, b. 7th mo. I, 1763; d. 1st mo. 3, 1831; m. 

8 mo. 8, 1793 at Tuscorora Co., Pa. "agreeable to 
the rules of Friends," recorded by the Hopewell MM, 
Va., Levi Lukens of Fauqu i re Co., Va., son of John 
of Pa. Her brothers Ezekiel and Peter and sister- 
in-law Abigail witnessed the wedding. In 1807 they 
left Virginia for Massie Township, Warren Co., Ohio, 
where they settled on 1000 acres in a cabin Levi 
built. By 1820 Levi was a Trustee for the land of 
Grove Meeting. Levi was b. 6 mo. 24, 1767 and d. 

in Ohio I mo. 3, I860. Their children, recorded in 
the Miami Monthly Meeting, were: (I) Rachel, b. 10 
mo. 24, 1796, d. 2 mo. 2, 1879; (2) Joseph, b. 12 
mo. 28, 1797, d. 3 mo. 23, 1885; (3) Benjamin, b. 

II mo. 4, 1799, d. 10 mo. 6, 1874; (4) John, b. 7 
mo. 9, 1801; (5) Salathiel, b. 9 mo. 12, 1803, d. 

9 mo. 30, 1885; (7) Lewis, b. 12 mo. 25, 1805, d. 

10 mo. 12, 1807; (8) Mary, b. I mo. I, 1810. 
22. vi. Peter, b. lOth mo. 16, 1767. 

vii. Martha, b. 1st mo. 21, 1771; m. 7th mo. 16, 1806 John 
Dutton of Miami MM, Ohio, son of James and Lydia of 
Warren Co., Ohio. Their five children listed in 
the Miami MM records are: (I) Mary, b. 12 mo. 6, 
1807; (2) James V., b. 9 mo. 29, 1809; (3) Lydia, 
b. 6 mo. 15, 181 I ; (4) Asa, b. 6 mo. 14, 1813; (5) 
Si lus, b. 10 mo. 2, 1815. 

(I )(I2)(30)(36)(37)(43)(44)(45)(445) 

9. PETER CLEAVER (Peter 2, Peter 1) of Warrington, York 
County, Pennsylvania, was born in Upper Dublin, Philadel- 
phia County, the 20th day of the 12th month 1730/31. He 
died at Warrington 12 August 1795. He married in a War- 
rington Meeting the 22nd of the 6th month 1756 Miriam Fra- 
zier, daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Coppock) Frazier, 
late of Kennet, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Miriam was 
born about 1727 in Chester County and died at Warrington 
29 May 1798 at age 71. Both Peter and Miriam are buried in 
the Warrington Meeting Burial Grounds. (I ) (6) (47) (48) 

Peter produced a certificate dated 29 July 1754 from the 
Abington Monthly Meeting to Warrington Monthly Meeting 
which was accepted 19 October 1754. Miriam Frazier came 
from Chester County with a certificate from Newark (Kennett) 


Meeting which she presented to the Warrington Meeting 19th, 
7th month 1755. Her brother Aaron had been at Warrington 
since 1748, and her brother James had been in the locality 
In 1740 when his marriage was first recorded (although 
under Sudbury Meeting) in Warrington Meeting records. The 
marriage certificate of Peter and Miriam in 1756 shows the 
other Cleaver and Frazier family members who attended, as 
well as representatives of families who later were to be- 
come involved with the Cleaver family. (47) 

Whereas Petter Cleaver, junr of the township of War- 
rington in the County of York and province of pencil- 
vania, son of Petter and Elizabeth Cleaver of the 
township of Upper Dublin in the County of Philadel- 
phia and province aforesaid and Miriam Frazier of the 
township of Warrington in the County of York and prov- 
ince aforesaid daughter of Alexander and Sarah Frazier 
late of the township of Kennet In the county of Ches- 
ter and province aforesaid deceased having declared 
their Intentions of marriage with each other before 
several monthly meetings of the people called Quakers 
at Warrington in the County of York according to the 
good order used among them and there appearing noth- 
ing to obstruct their said proposals of marriage was 
a lowed of by the said meeting... 

Now these are to certifle all whome it may consearn 
that for the full accomplising their said intentions 
this twenty second day of the sixth month in the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six 
they the said Peter Cleaver and Miriam Frazer appeard 
in a meeting at Warrington In the county of York and 
the said Peter Cleaver taking the said Miriam Frazer 
by the hand did in a soimn manner openly declear that 
he took the said Miriam Frazer to be his wife. Prom- 
ising with the Lords assistance to be unto her a loving 
and faithful I husband until! death should seperate 
them and then and ther In the said assembly the said 
Miriam Frazer did In like manner declear that shee took 
the said Peter Cleaver to be her husband promissing 
with the Lords assistance to be unto him a loving 
and faithful I wife until I death should seperate them 
And moreover they the said Peter Cleaver and Miriam 
Frazer shall according to the custom of marriage as- 
suming the name of her husband as a further confirma- 
tion thereof did then and there to these presents 
set their hands, and we whose names are hereunto sub- 
scribed being present at the solomnizat ion of the said 
marriage and subscription aforesaid have as witnesses 


thereunto set our hands the day and year above writ- 

Stephen Hussey Christopher Hussey Peter Cleaver 
William Garretson Mary Garretson Miriam Cleaver 
Caleb Frazer Keith Underwood 
William Savage Elizabeth Hussey John Cleaver 
Mary Savage Ruth Cook Aron Frazer 

Rachel Everett Isaac Cleaver 
Amey Hussey William Garretson 
Joseph Garretson Alexander Frazer 
Jacob Bea I s Moses Frazer 
Joseph Comer John Rich 
Robert Comer Nathan Cleaver 

Mary Garretson 
Sarah Underwood 


A few years after this marriage, Peter and Miriam started 
a long career of service to the Warrington Meeting. Peter 
was made an Elder II August 1759, and Miriam was appointed 
an Overseer 10 November of the same year. On 12th Sep- 
tember 1761 Peter was appointed Recorder of Births and 
Burials, "a book for that purpose being produced," a pos- 
ition he apparently held until his son John succeeded him 
in 1795. Gibson's History of York County says he was 
Clerk of the Newbury and Warrington Meetings for over 30 
years, but his tenure must not have been continuous. On 
9 September 1775 there is a minute in the records that he 
was nominated for Clerk, but was not free to accept. The 
minutes show several attempts made throughout the years 
1790 to 1794 to be released from his duties. On 9 June 
1795 "Peter being indisposed a committee is apptd to nom- 
inate another." Benjamin Walker was appointed Clerk in 
his place 13 June, just two months before Peter died. 


But In the meantime he was involved In a variety of other 
activities. On the 22nd of 1st month 1767 he, with Wil- 
liam Garretson, William Underwood and William Penrose, 
was granted in trust for the Society by John Penn, Lieu- 
tenant Governor, for £9.12 s. 9 d the land on which the 
Meeting house had been built. There had been a Warrant 
for this land since 1745, but It had been found irregular. 
The present stone meeting house was built there in 1769 
and enlarged in 1782. Peter was on the committee for the 
1782 addition which was to be able to accommodate the 
Quarterly Meeting. (47) 


He was appointed v/Ith others to visit preparative meetings 
In 1767 and inspect the conduct of the overseers and other 
active members; he was on the committee for sufferings 10- 
11-1777, one of the Trustees and overseers of the school 
9-1 1-1779, and in 1779 he reported that he, with Johanna 
Heald and William Matthews, had since 12-12-1778 visited 
most of the families of the four meetings belonging to 
Warrington "to a good degree of satisfaction." Isaac Ev- 
erett, Peter Cleaver and others who attended a Quarterly 
Meeting on 10 July 1779 reported it was "Safe to continue 
Youth Meet I ng If it doesn't Interfere with Monthly Meeting 
time." Apparently the Youth Meeting was of some consider- 
able concern. In 1780 and again in 1781, Peter and others 
attended Youth Meetings, once reporting "a full quiet meet- 
ing," and finally suggesting to the Quarterly ^^eeting that 
the Youth Meeting be "laid down." Schools, too, were the 
subject of a long series of committee meetings In which 
Peter was Involved. Starting 9 month II, 1779, when he 
was named a Trustee and Overseer for a non-existing school 
- "to be started" - through 1822 (long after his death) 
meetings and reports are recorded. Falrhill School was 
started in 1822. Before that time individuals who were 
Friends tutored and York School was attended. He Is re- 
corded as appointed to record the monthly meeting minutes 
3-I0-I78I and was an overseer In 1783. On 3-1 1-1786 he 
reported the "minutes recorded as far as revised." A 
final Warrington minute concerning Peter was 2nd month 18, 
1796 when the memorial prepared for him was approved . (47) 

The taxable list for Warrington Township, York County, for 
1783 lists Peter Cleaver with 150 acres valued at £225. He 
also listed 2 cattle, 2 horses and six sheep. (50) 

Peter Cleaver Wi I I 

I, Peter Cleaver of Warrington Township In the County 
of York and State of Pennsylvania Do make & ordain 
this my Last Will and Testament in manner following. 
Fi rst it Is my will that all my just debts and funer- 
al Expenses shall be discharged, it Is my will that 
my tract of land In the State of Virginia containing 
Two hundred and fifteen acres held by Deed shall be 
sold as soon as may be Convenient after my decease 
by my Executors herein after named giving to my said 
Executors full power to sell and make conveyance of 
Said land as I myself could do were I personally pres- 
ent, and the money arising from said sale to be equal- 
ly divided among my five Children Namely Elizabeth Vale, 


Peter Cleaver, John Cleaver, Sarah Wierman and Miriam 
Griest. Item I give and devise to my son Peter Cleaver 
and to his heirs and Assigns forever eighty Acres of 
land to be surveyed off the Southwest End of the tract 
of land I now live on with all the Improvements there- 
on he paying and doing what shall hereafter be men- 
tioned for him to pay and do. Item I give and be- 
queath to my Beloved Wife Miriam all my Grain which 
is in my barn and fields, and all my Grain and pro- 
vision for food that is in my dwelling house and all 
my Household and kitchen goods and furniture. I also 
allow my said Wife full privelage of my dwelling house 
wherein I now live during her Widowhood, & she shall 
have full liberty of using or disposing of Apples out 
of one half of the Apple Orchard that Is back of the 
house during as afores'd. Item it is also my Will 
that my son John Cleaver shall find and provide every 
thing necessary to be added to what is herein before 
mentioned relating to the support of my said Wife 
sutable to her Age and Condition and that my said Wife 
shall live with which of her Children she shall... and 
my said son John shall find her a horse to ride when 
she shall require one. Item I give to my said Wife my 
Silver Watch - It fs also my Will that my said son 
Peter shall pay the Sum of fifteen Pounds lawful money 
of Pennsylvania to each of my Daughters aforenamed 
Elizabeth, Sarah and Miriam within three Years after 
my decease it is also my Wi I I that my Son John shal I 
pay to each of my Daughters the Sum of fifteen pounds 
of lawful money of Pennsylvania namely Elizabeth, Sar- 
ah and Miriam within three years after my decease. 
Item It is my Will that my two Sons Peter Cleaver and 
John Cleaver shall have the remainder of my Estate if 
there be any to be equally divided between them, and 
that they shall be equal in paying my just debts out 
of the Estate I have herein given them. I also allow 
I have fully considered and made recompense to each of 
my aforesaid Children for all services which they and 
each of them In my lifetime have to and for me done - 
And lastly I appoint my two sons Peter Cleaver and John 
Cleaver and my son in law Joshua Vale Executors of this 
my Last Will contained. In Witness whereof 1 the said 
Peter Cleaver have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the 
fifth day of the Eleventh month Anno Domini 1791, 

Peter Cleaver [seal] 

Letters of Administration were granted Peter Cleaver, 
John Cleaver & Joshua Vale at York 30th of October 1795. 


Children of Peter Cleaver and Miriam Frazier: 

i. Elizabeth, b. 4 mo. I, 1757; d. 2 mo. II, 1841; m. at 
Warrington Meeting 4 mo. 25, 1782 Joshua Vale, son 
of Robert Vale who came from London and his wife 
Sarah (Buller) Vale who came from Dublin. They too 
were m. at Warrington. Joshua and Elizabeth had: 
(1) Mary, b. 28 of 4th mo. 1783, d. 21st of 5 mo. 
1783; (2) Nathan, b. 22 of 7th mo. 1784, d. 21 of 
7th mo. 1785; (3) Mary, b. 5, 12th mo. 1787; (4) 
Peter, b. 17, 7th mo. 1790; (5) unnamed child, b. 
& d. II, I2th mo. 1792; (6) Elizabeth, b. 5, 3rd 
mo. 1794 m. - Garretson; (7) Joshua, b. 27, 12 mo. 
1796; (8) Sarah, b. 25, 9th mo. 1799. 

23. ii. Peter, b. 16 of lOth mo. 1758. 

24. iii. John, b. 21 of 6th mo. 1760. 

iv. Mary, b. 3 of 1st mo. 1764; d. 9, Nth mo. 1782. She 
and Joseph Griest announced their intentions to mar- 
ry, Warrington Meeting, 12, lOth mo. 1782. Mary d. 
before the marriage and Joseph m. after 3 years 
Rebecca Hussey. 
V. Sarah, b. 22 of 9th mo. 1765; d. 10, 4th mo. 1853; m. 
at Warrington M. M. William Wierman, son of William 
and Gertrude (Seitman) Wierman, 19 of 8th mo. 1790. 
They moved to Clear Creek Meeting, Illinois. They 
had: (I) Amy, b. 1796; d. 9 mo. 1871; (2) William 
Cleaver, b. 1799, d. 2 mo. 1863, m. Susanna Lundy 
and had 8 children; (3) Sarah, b. 1801, d. 7 mo. 
1875, m. William M. Price and had John W. and Alb- 
ert; (4) Eliza, b. 1810, d. 1 mo. 1892 at Clear 
Creek, III. 

vi. Miriam, b. 15 of 8th mo. 1767, d. 20 Aug. 1847 and is 
buried at Redlands Meeting; m. 17, 5th mo. 1787 at 
Warrington M. M. John Griest, son of Daniel and Ann 
(Rogers) Griest. (John was the nephew of Joseph 
Griest who had intended to marry Miriam's sister 
Mary) John was b. 22, 2nd mo. 1764 and d. 13, 6th 
mo. 1841 and is buried on Hull Farm. John and Mir- 
iam had: (1) Elizabeth, b. I-I6-I789, d. I-I0-I862, 
m. James Boyles; (2) Daniel, d. In infancy; (3) 
Peter, b. I2-I-I793, d. 2-12-1873, m. 3-28-1832 Mary 
Edmundson; (4) Susanna, b. I 1-8-1796, d. 1861, m. 
Thomas Brown; (5) Miriam, b. 11-10-1801, d. unmarr- 
ied about 1836 and buried on Hull Farm; (6) John, 
b. 5-12-1806, d. 6-26-1874, m. Hannah Edmundson, 
dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Edmundson and sister of 
Mary who m. Peter. (47 ) (50) (46 I ) (462) (463) (538) 


10. NATHAN CLEAVER (Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Upper 
Dublin, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 9th month 14, 
1739. He died at Gwynedd in Montgomery County, Pennsylvan- 
ia 8th month 31, 1809. He married at Radnor Meeting 5th 
month 27, 1758 Ruth Roberts, daughter of John Roberts of 
Whitpain and his wife Jane Hank. The marriage is recorded 
in the Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records. Ruth was born 3rd 
month 28, 1743 and died at Gwynedd 30 December 1820 at age 
78. She was a sister of John Roberts who married Nathan's 
sister El izabeth. ( I )( I7)(53) 

After their marriage Nathan and Ruth moved to Montgomery 
Township in Montgomery County where he farmed 137 acres 
that he purchased there. There is record of an addition- 
al purchase of "Kolb property" in 1800 "along the Montgom- 
ery line." He, Ruth and five children were received at 
Gwynedd Meeting 4th month 30, 1782 on a certificate from 
the Abington Meeting. During the Revolution he was assign- 
ed to the 2nd Class of the 1st Battalion of the County 
Militia, but he paid in full all muster fines and substi- 
tute fees. At Abington Meeting on 6 month 26, 1780 "Nathan 
Cleaver produced a paper acknoledging the error of his con- 
duct in conveying a quantity of oats, under the direction 
of the Military People, and taking pay from those people 
for some of his property taken by them without his consent. 
The paper after being read and solidly considered was re- 
ceived." An interesting entry in General Muhlenberg's 
Orderly Book in 1777 says that the Pay Master's Quarters 
are at Nathan Cleaver's "in the rear of Gen' I Stephen's 
Division." He served the Meeting in a number of ways. In- 
cluding examining the situation of the school lot with 
Thomas Evans, Levi and Jesse Foulke. He was an Elder of 
the Gwynedd Meeting when he died. 

(I )(I7)(3I )(5I )(52)(53)(400)(40l )(5I5) 

Children of Nathan Cleaver and Ruth Roberts: 

I. Phebe, b. 2nd mo. 26, 1769; d. March 1798; m. at Gwyn- 
edd Meeting llth mo. II, 1794 Amos Griffith, son of 
Amos and Sarah (Lawrence) Griffith of Gwynedd. Amos 
was b. 8 mo. 28, 1760 and d. 8 mo. 22, 1822. They 
had a son Amos, b. I mo. 3, 1796. 
il. David, b. 2nd mo. It, 1771; d. llth mo. 4, 1804, un- 
married . 

25. ill. Jonathan, b. 3rd mo. 26, 1775. 

26. Iv. Nathan, b. 4th mo. 26, 1778. 

27. V. Salathiel, b. 8th mo. 10, 1780. (I)(I7)(53) 


11. JOHN CLEAVER (Derrick 3, Peter I) of Douglass Township 
was born in that township, Berks County, Pennsylvania about 
1728 or 1730. He is said to have died in 1790. He mar- 
ried, first, Rebecca -, also a Friend. His second marriage 
2 November 1769 (some records say 1767) by Joseph Millard, 
Esq. was to Catherine Kline. She was not a Friend, and 
John was disowned by the Exeter Meeting 29, Nth month 1769 
After John's death Catherine remarried Benedict Mintz, with 
whom she lived about forty years before his death. After 
almost another ten years as a widow, she died 14 September 
1841 at age 92 years, II months and 17 days. She was bur- 
ied in the Lutheran Church by Parson Millar. 

(I9)(53)(55)(56)(57)(l I2)(505) 

John was a Quaker farmer in the Maiden Creek settlement of 
Friends until his second marriage. He accumulated some 
1000 acres of farm land in Douglass Township, including 
his substantial inheritance, and was prominent enough to 
be elected Captain in his Berks County Militia Company. 
He apparently served from 1777 through 1779 and again from 
1781 to 1783. The Delaware Archives show reports of a 
Captain John Cleaver in the New Castle County, Delaware 
Militia who cannot be connected with any of the Delaware 
branch of this family or to any other Cleaver family of 
that era. It is entirely possible, since records in 
Berks County are scant, that John may have succumbed to 
what must have been considerable ill will in his Quaker 
community, and removed himself for a time to neighboring 
Delaware. Local historians call him the Fighting Quaker 
(even though he had been earlier disowned) and "Quaker of 
Maidens Creek." Tradition has it that he purchased an 
artillery piece with his own funds. It is said that he 
steadfastly refused to confess the error of this military 
activity or of his marriage "out of unity," so that he was 
never reunited with a Friends Meeting. 

( I9)(22)(55)(56)(58)(343) 

Dr. Peter G. Bertolet dedicated his "Reminiscences" to his 
friends and kindred In I860, but he died that year before 
they were published. They include '"Notes of a visit to 
Isaac Cleaver, Esq in May I860." Isaac was Captain John's 
fourth son and he too died in I860, a few months after 
the visit, age 84. So the tales have the advantage (or 
disadvantage) of the patina of years. Isaac would have 
been fourteen when his father died. From these "notes" 
we learn, along with a number of things that have been 
substantiated that Captain John lived near Boyertown in 
the house in which he was born. His Rifle Company served 

with Col. Morgan and saw action in the battle of German- 
town, and the Captain distinguished himself laying an am- 
bush for British troops who were making a sortie into the 
country while occupying Philadelphia. He received a sabre 
wound at White Plains, but escaped on horseback with Dr. 
Potts, the army surgeon (402) 

Although the Captain was considered " 
came home after the war a ruined man, 
all his substance while in his countr 
was a stout man, extremely fond of hi 
them, and "enjoyed nothing more than 
of his children ever inherited a cent 

rich at one time," i'le 
having "spent nearly 
y's service." He 


s hounds, 30 or 40 of 
hunting foxes." "None 
, yet a I I got a long 
II." Dr. Bertoiet closed his piece, after a fox hunting 

tale, with: "The subject that so kind 
these reminiscences has since, also, 
'stern hand of time' and placed by th 


t M 

I y f urn i shed us with 
been removed by the 
e 'side of his f ath- 



Children of John Cleaver and Rebecca -: 

i. Ruth, b. 2nd mo. 2, 1752; d. 29 Feb. 1832; m. 1776 

Nathan Lee, son of John and Jane (Hughes) Lee. With 
other members of the Hughes fami lies they moved to 
Roaring Creek in what is now Columbia County, Pa. 
Ruth is buried in Roaring Creek Meeting Cemetery. 
Their children: (I) Rebecca, b. 6 mo. 30, 1777, d. 
10 mo. 9, 1778 at Exeter; (2) John, b. 6 mo. 29, 
1779; (3) Jesse, b. 8 mo. 20, 1781 at Roaring Creek; 
(4) Isaac: (5) Susanna, b. 1793, d. 3 mo. 12, 1845, 
m. Peter Kline at Roaring Creek; (6) Absalom, b. 
1796; (7) Nathan, b. 1797. 
ii. Joseph, b. Oct. 1764. 
lii. John, will dated 17 Jan. 1833. ( I 6) ( I 9) (22) (55) (562) 

Children of John Cleaver and Catherine Kline: 


i v 






V i i 


V i i i 



X I 

Peter, b. about 1770 or 1 77 1 . 

Isaac, b. 4-1-1776. 

Jonathon, b. I-4-I78I. 

Nathan, b. 1796. 

Derrick, b. 1799. 

Martha, m. - CrI st. 

Rebecca (or Margaret according to her brother Peter's 

will); Margaret m. John Lukens. 
A child d. in infancy. ( I 6) ( I 9) (22) (28) (55) ( I I 4) 


12. PETER CLEAVER (John 4, Peter I) was born 1st of 3rd 
month 1732 in Bristol Township, Philadelphia County. He 
died 14 May 1819 at Port Penn, Delaware and is buried in 
Hickory Grove Cemetery there. He married "out of unity by 
a Magistrate" 24 July 1755, Sarah Bacon, who was born in 
Salem, N. J. and died at Port Penn 13 May 1820 and, too. 
Is buried at Hickory Grove Friends Cemetery. Peter was 
disowned by the Abington Meeting for his marriage 29, 5th 
month 1758. Since Sarah's family was in membership with 
Friends at Salem, it is curious they were married by a 
Magistrate. There must have been some discontent with the 
Meetings at the time. (I9)(20)(59) 

Sometime before 1750 the family moved to Salem, N.J. and 
later to Port Penn, across the Delaware River in Delaware, 
where they set up to farm. Sometime later they must have 
reunited with the Friends. In 1784 Sarah inherited £50 
from her brother, Joseph Bacon, who was a shopkeeper in 
Salem County. After a £50 bequest to brother Uriah, the 
balance was to be paid to the Salem Monthly Meeting. 


The records of the children were taken by Mrs. Allen (ref- 
erence 19) from a Bible owned by William Lambert Cleaver, 
born 1819 (# 167), great grandson of Peter and Sarah. 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Susanna Bacon: 

i. Elizabeth, b. 20 Apr. 1757; m. 4 Dec. 1778 Benjamin 
Thompson. They had children Isaac and Sarah. 
Isaac had no children. 

35. ii. Isaac, b. 5 Sept. 1760. 

iii. Sarah, b. 31 Jan. 1763; m. (1st) II May 1780 Levi 
Barnes and had (I) William, (2) Hannah and (3) 
Susan; m. (2nd) Lawrence Canary and had (4) Eliza- 

36. iv. John, b. 16 June 1757. 

37. V. Wi I I iam, b. 20 Aug 1770. 

vi. Rachel, b. 14 May 1774; m. John Bennett and had five 
children: (I) Lydia, (2) William, (3) Sarah, and 
twins (4) Rachel and (5) Nicholas. 

(I9)(I20)(24I )(248) 

13. WILLIAM CLEAVER (John 4, Peter I) of Upper Merlon Town- 
ship was born In Bristol Township, Philadelphia County, 
Pennsylvania 3rd month 20, 1735. He died In Montgomery 
County 9 mo. 8, 1809, leaving a wi I I dated 29 November 
1802 and proved 22 August 1809. He was burled at Valley 


Friends Cemetery, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He married 
in 1757 Mary Knight, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Knight, 
The marriage license, issued In the Secretary's Office 
August 1756, cost £1.5.0. Mary was born 6 of 1st month 
1735. Her will was dated 6 August 1810 and proved 12 Dec. 
1821. (29)(232)(306) 

At Abington Monthly Meeting, 7-25-1757: William 
Cleaver and Mary his wife Produc'd a written ac- 
knowledgment and Condemnation of their being in- 
decently Concern'd with Each other before marriage 
and Marrying Contrary to the Rules of our Society 
the which being Read and sd William Present was 
Rec'd and sent to women frds. 

Apparently the Abington Meeting accepted their acknowledg- 
ment. The Meeting issued a certificate of clearness 27, 
5th month 1771 to William, his wife and children Jonathan 
and Elizabeth to the Haverford (now Radnor) Meeting which 
was received there 9 month 12, 1771. They lived near King 
of Prussia and William was a storekeeper and farmer. Some 
years later in 1780 William was listed as Private on the 
Militia list in Holstein's Co., 3rd Battery. It is doubt- 
ful that he ever served. (29)(38)(60) 

In 1798 William granted eighty perches of land in Upper 
Merion for five shillings for the use of a school, the 
Union School and Stewart Fund Hall. A log building was 
erected first, to be replaced later by a stone structure. 
It was the first school in the district, and funds from a 
Scot, William Stewart, provided for Its maintenance. Wil- 
liam Cleaver's grandson, William, contributed to this same 
fund some thirty-three years later. (425) 

William Cleaver of Upper Merion, yeoman, made a wl I I dated 
29 November 1802, which was probated 22 August 1809. The 
homestead and real estate were left to Mary during her 
widowhood, along with half the goods in the store and all 
personal property. At her death or remarriage the real 
estate was to be conveyed to son Jonathan, who was to pay 
Elizabeth Wright, his sister, 400 pounds in four annual 
instalments, Jonathan and Mary were executors. Just ex- 
actly what was "the store" and what happened to the other 
half of the goods we don't know. Perhaps there was a part- 
ner. When Mary, "widow of William" of Upper Merlon, made 
her wl 1 1 5 August 1810, which was probated 12 December 
1821, she made a specific bequest of $533.33 to her daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, along with an eight day clock, a looking 


glass, a Bureau and mahogany chairs. Feather Bed and bed- 
ding and all wearing apparel except a "long broadcloth 
Cloak' which was reserved for her daughter-in-law, Rebecca 
Cleaver. Granddaughter Mary Rambo was to have a feather 
bed and all the "rest and residue" was bequeathed to son 
Jonathan, who was named executor. (6I)(62) 

Children of William Cleaver and Mary Knight: 

38. i. Jonathan, b. 3rd of 3 month 1758 at II o'clock in the 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 2nd day of 4th mo. 1761; m. - Wright 

according to her parents' wills. (59) (60) (6 I ) (306) 

14. JOHN CLEAVER (John 4, Peter I) was born in Bristol 
Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania about 1743 in 
the house in which his father had been born. He died in 
late 1832 or early 1833 in Catawissa, Columbia County, 
Pennsylvania. His will was presented for probate 9 May 
1833. He married Sarah - about 1865. A complaint was 
made then from Horsham Meeting, received at Abington 
Monthly Meeting, that John Cleaver, son of John, had mar- 
ried out of order of the Meeting. Sarah appeared with 
John on a deed in 1792, but did not appear in 1826 and 
was not mentioned in his will. ( I 9) (20) (63) (64) (65) 

Sometime after their marriage John and Sarah moved to the 
Upper Merion region, where John's brother William had re- 
cently settled. In 1774 he was deeded 99 acres, 60 perch- 
es of land in Upper Merion by Philip Rapp, and he paid 
taxes on this land until 1789 when he sold it to Abraham 
Rambo. He next appeared, along with several of his Upper 
Merion neighbors, in Catawissa, Northumberland (now Col- 
umbia) County, Pennsylvania. The Quaker settlement there 
had been founded by Berks County Friends including William 
and Mary (Cleaver) Hughes who came from Exeter. Mary 
Hughes was a first cousin. John had made a visit to Cat- 
awissa in 1783 and returned there In the spring of 1784 
with his family. His building and settlement were delay- 
ed by an unprecedented flooding of the Susquehanna River, 
which had forced all those who built on the "bottoms" to 
evacuate. John built, finally, on the hills above Roaring 
Creek. His first deed in Catawissa was dated 13 October 
1792 and was for a tract of land called "Love i ngher" in 
Catawissa Township for 400 pounds Sterling. The land had 
been originally granted in 1774 by Thomas and William Penn 
and Nehemiah Hutton owned it after it had passed through 
the hands of Abraham Kisinger, Ellis Hughes and his wife, 


and John Lee and his wife. John apparently prospered in 
Catawissa - judging from the number of deeds he made. In 
1816 he conveyed to his son David part of his land, and in 
1826 "the Homestead" was deeded to his son-in-law, John 
Davis of Montgomery County. ( I ) (64) (65) (66) 

John Cleaver of Catawissa signed his will 17 April 1818 
and added a codicil he called a "Scedule" 28 February 1828. 
The codicil changed the executors, since his son Isaac, 
originally named, had died. The revised executors were 
Joseph Pardens (?), a friend, and his grandson Jesse Cleav- 
er, son of the deceased Isaac (who had died 12 December 
1827). The will was probated 9 May 1833 with letters tes- 
tamentary issued to Joseph Pardens (?) and Jesse Cleaver. 
The bequests seem substantial. His sons had already re- 
ceived land and money: "In addition to the money and prop- 
erty which my beloved sons John Cleaver, David Cleaver and 
William Cleaver have already received of me... four dollars 
like money to be paid...." Isaac was to receive 127 acres 
In Catawissa "on which he now lived." As "Heir and as- 
signed" presumably this land went to Jesse, who was direc- 
ted to pay the executors 300 pounds (and he was half of 
them). Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah were each bequeathed 300 
pounds "lawful money of the State of Pennsylvania" and 
their husbands were identified. (63) 

Children of John Cleaver and Sarah -: 

I. Mary, m. Jacob Casselberry. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 4 Aug. 1767; m. at Catawissa I Jan. 

1794 Reuban Burr, son of William and Ann (Edwards) 
Burr. Reuban was b. 14 Mar. 1766 and d. in Canada 
21 Sept. 1842. Elizabeth d. at Woodbridge, Ontario 
(north of Toronto) 31 May 1841 . There were seven 
ch i Idren . 

39. Mi. Isaac, b. 19 Nov. 1770. 

40. iv. John, b. about 1771 or 1772. 

V. William, "went to Ohio" according to family papers. 
A William was in Morgan Twp, Butler Co., Ohio In 
1830, but was not there in the 1840 census. 

41. vi , David . 

vii. Sarah, b. 26 Feb. 1784; d. 1864; m. 1807 John Pugh 

Davis, son of Benjamin and Catherine (Pugh) Davis. 
John Pugh d. 1841. There were eight children, 
dates from Quaker Cemetery, Catawissa: (I) Martha, 
m. Christian Dettra; (2) Elizabeth, b. 1812, d. 28 
Feb. 1889, m. Isaac Monroe; (3) Cleaver; (4) Mary, 
b. 1824, d. 1884, m. Benjamin Fortner and had 


Phoebe and Norris; (5) Phoebe, unm.; (6) Norrls, 
moved to Nebraska; (7) Hannah, m. David Rohn and 
(8) Cadwalader who d. 14 Jan. 1864 unm. 






15. JESSE CLEAVER (John 6, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 30th 
of 5th month 1758 In Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery 
County, Pennsylvania. He died 31 October 1819 In Phila- 
delphia and left a will. He married at Abington Monthly 
Meeting 22 of 1st month 1784 Elizabeth Kirk, daughter of 
Isaac Kirk of Upper Dublin. Jesse had been granted a 
certificate to marry II month 20, 1783 by the Horsham 
Meeting. Elizabeth died in Philadelphia 10 month 2, 1849 
In her 89th year of "gradual decline" and is buried at 
Friends Burial Ground, Philadelphia. An elaborate obit- 
uary of her as a Friend of the Northern District Monthly 
Meeting appeared In the Friend. She had been III for sev- 
eral years. ( I )( I 9) (68) (69) (70) (233) (237 ) (403) (524) 

On 1st mo. 2, 1793 Jesse, his wife Elizabeth and a child 
were Issued a certificate by the Horsham Meeting In Mont- 
gomery County to Philadelphia. It was accepted by the 
Philadelphia Northern District Meeting 19 of 2nd month, 
1793. Jesse became a lumber merchant, f i rst appearing in 
the 1802 City Directory as such at I Hopkins Court. By 
1805 his address was 286 North 2nd Street. In 1814 he 
called himself "late lumber dealer,'' and he moved to 103 
St. Johns Street in 1820, His success can be measured by 
the estate he left. There was real estate on St. Johns 
Street, stock in two banks, mortgages and bonds due of 
over $12,000.00, and the silver, books, china and furni- 
ture in Elizabeth's inventory reflected considerable ele- 
gance. But the family was, in a sense, tragic. Jesse 
died at age 61, and Elizabeth survived him thirty-three 
years. Their only son, Isaac, died unmarried in 1822 at 
age 36. (69)(7I ) (72) (73) (23 I ) 

Jesse Cleaver of North Liberties, City of Philadelphia, 
dated his will 2, 7th month 1819. It was proved 2 Decem- 
ber 1819. Elizabeth and son Isaac were to be joint exec- 
utors, but Isaac died before the estate was completely 
settled. Jesse directed that his wife have the house and 
a lot on St. John Street, Isaac was to have had the re- 
mainder of that lot, and certain other real estate was to 
be rented and the income divided between Elizabeth and 
Isaac. The residue of his personal estate v/as to be "in- 
vested in public stock of pood security" and that income 
divided in the same manner. Elizabeth's will some thirty- 
one years later was elaborate and explicit. It made 
bequests to Isaac and George Kirk, nephews, sons of her 
late brother John, "to educate their children in useful 
school learning;" to nelce Mary Dasker, daughter of her 
brother John; to nelce Ruth Tyson; to neices Elizabeth 


Warner, Priscilla Kirk and Hannah Smith, daughters of her 
late brother Joseph; to neices and nephew Caroline Kirk, 
Mary Twining, Hannah R. Kirk, Louisa Snider, Sarah Ann 
Parson, Susanna N. Kirk and Isaac Rush Kirk, children of 
her late brother Isaac; neice Elizabeth Wright and Rebecca 
L. Evans; neice Elizabeth C. North In trust for neice 
Elizabeth Homer "so that the same or any part thereof shal I 
not be in the power or control or liable for the debts, 
contracts or engagements of her present husband or any 
future Husband;" to John Evans, kinsman, in trust for sis- 
ter Mary Tyson and at her death to Mary's daughter Rebec- 
ca; to sisters Margaret Marple and Mary Tyson. Elizabeth 
C. North, the neice, was named executrix and was given the 
house and land and two-thirds of any residue (with sister 
Margaret Marple getting the other third). The estate was 
apparently finally completed by John Evans as attorney in 
December 1850. (72)(73) 

Child of Jesse Cleaver and Elizabeth Kirk: 

i. Isaac, M.D., b. 4 mo. 26, 1785 in the region of the 

Abington Meeting. He died unmarried in Philadelphia 
2nd mo. 10, 1822 and is buried in Friends Burying 
Ground, Philadelphia. He graduated from the Med- 
ical School of the University of Pennsylvania in 
the class of 1805. He was a member of the Phila- 
delphia Medical Society and became its permanent 
chairman in 1807. He was also elected to member- 
ship of the Academy of Natural Science in January 
of 1817. He is listed in the Medical Society rec- 
ords as an orator and author of medical treatises. 
He signed his father's Death Certificate as M. D. 
and is listed in the City Directory on 286 North 
Second Street, Philadelphia. 

(I 9) (7 I )( 100) (233) (379) (380) (403) 

16. JOHN CLEAVER (John 6, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 8 
month 25, 1766 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He 
died in Philadelphia of "bilious fever" 14 June 1825. He 
married Grace - who died just nine days later of "cholera 
morbus" 23 June 1825. They are buried at the 7th Pres- 
byterian Burial Ground in Philadelphia. (69) (74) (233) 

John's will and the administration of his estate and that 
of his wife (which was done jointly) tell us most of what 
we know. When his father died in 1804, John, Jr.'s por- 
tion was left in trust for him. Apparently he was away 
in Virginia and there was no communication. John's will 


was dated in Norfolk, Virginia 2 March 1815 - ten years 
before his death - and includes Virginia property. He ap- 
pears in Philadelphia in 1818 as a merchant at 6 North 
Front Street, and In 1820 was at 26 Cherry Street. The 
extensive i nventory, which included household goods as well 
as items of a well-stocked general store in Philadelphia, 
totalled $21,143.97, of which $600.00 was in cash, $1446.12 
In a deposit in the Schuylkill Bank, 50 shares of stock 
in the Farmers Bank of Virginia (at 103-1/2) for $4175.00, 
100 shares (at 105-1/2) of stock In the Bank of Virginia 
listed at $10,550.00 and 24 shares of Bank of United States 
stock worth $2,904.00. The merchandise inventory included: 
many, many yards of cloth of varied description from brown 
linen to chambrays to bed ticking and muslin. There were 
lots of "ready made clothes" such as one trunk of ladies 
apparel, a dozen "fancy chairs," 4 boxes of soap, 5 dozen 
hose, 50 pounds of pepper, 90 pounds of coffee, scales and 
weights - a long four-page list. That part of the inven- 
tory exclusive of cash and securities must be judged a- 
gainst such prices as: "60 yards of Brown linen - $9.60, 
2 stoves - $20.00, 3 common chairs - $.75, 90 pounds of 
coffee - $13.50, cask of stuff - $1.50, 4- mahogany tables 

- $20.00, 4 bedsteads - $12.00, one trunk of ladles apparel 

- $12.00." (74)(75) 

Grace was made sole beneficiary and sole executrix of 
John's will. She had no will. Her death must have been 
unexpected so soon after John's. There was no mention of 
child ren in John's will, but In the joint admlnl st rat Ion 
one Lemuel B. Clarke of Philadelphia, bookseller, who 
joined with William Bradford, bookseller and Edwin F. 
Scott, grocer In the $44,000.00 bond for the administra- 
tors, claimed to be acting for his wife, "the daughter of 
the deceased two people." 

Child of John Cleaver and Grace -: 

i. a daughter, m. Lemuel B. Clarke of Philadelphia. 

17. PETER CLEAVER (Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 
In Upper Dublin, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania the 21st 
day of the 9th month, 1755. He died 22 October 1836 at 
age 80 and Is buried in St. Thomas Episcopal Churchyard, 
Whitemarsh, Montgomery County. He married sometime before 
29, Nth month, 1779 Elizabeth - who died 20 March 1809 in 
her forty-fourth year at the birth of her fourth child. 
She, too, is buried at the St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh. 
There Is a Revolutionary Soldiers Marker on Peter's grave. 


The Abington Meeting on 29, Nth month, 1779 found Peter 
guilty of fornication and marriage contrary to discipline 
and disowned him on 31 Jan. 1780. ( I ) (76) (404) (5 I 5) 

Peter is listed in the Montgomery County Militia during 
the Revolution as in the 2nd Class, Man's Co., 1st Battal- 
ion and In the 4th Class of the same company of the first 
Battalion. To what extent he may have served is unknown. 
He died intestate, but his son John and his son-in-law 
William Bradfield acted as administrators. In a petition 
to the Orphans* Court in Montgomery County, they asked to 
sell certain real estate, since Peter's personal estate 
was Insufficient by $1,221.52 to pay his outstanding debts 
of $1,572.27. The debts included $16.25 funeral expenses, 
an unpaid balance for a wagon, wages to a Mary HIman, and 
a note for a loan from his son Charles among other Items. 
The real estate to be sold was a tract of 27 acres and 130 
perches in Cheltenham with certain messuages and appurten- 
ances. (38)(77) 

The listing of graves at St. Thomas P.E. Church Includes 
three unnamed daughters and a son who died In early child- 
hood or infancy. Two of the dates are April 20 and 23 of 
1820. (76) 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Elizabeth -: 

42. I . John, b. 17 Feb. 1783. 

il. Elizabeth, b. about 1795; d. at age 44 on 27 May 1839; 
m. WI I I lam Bradf ie Id. 
III. Sarah, m. William Gilbert, who had died before her 
father's death in 1836. 

43. iv. Charles, b. 20 Mar. 1809. (I9)(77) 

18. JOSEPH CLEAVER (Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 
about 1756 in Upper Dublin, Montgomery County, Pennsylvan- 
ia. He died sometime before 1827. He married sometime 
before 20th, 12th month 1792 Ann Evans, daughter of Jesse 
and Catherine (Jones) Evans of Gwynedd. A Gwynedd Month- 
ly Meeting minute of 20th, 1 2th month 1792 reports Ann's 
marriage by a Magistrate. She offered acknowledgment of 
her error 26, 3rd month 1793, but was disowned 28, 5th 
month 1793. The Horsham Meeting disowned Joseph "for mar- 
riage out of unity" I month 2, 1793. It would be Inter- 
esting to know why these Friends elected such a marriage. 
Ann was born about 1768 and died in Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana 2 February 1842 and is burled In the Cleaver Ceme- 
tery in Perry Township in which most of her progeny are 
also buried. ( I 7 ) (38) (69) (292) 

Joseph Inherited 50 pounds in his father's will, and he 
may have been the Joseph who in 1811 received the right by 
Deed for $10.00 from En ion Rett it to make shoes and boots 
in Lower Merion Township. He is listed in the Montgomery 
County Militia in the 8th Class, Man's Company, 1st Bat- 
talion, but we do not know the extent of his service or if 
he served. He apparently was not disowned by his Meeting 
before 1793. Certain local histories say that his son 
Mahlon, when he arrived in Indiana, came from Butler Coun- 
ty, Ohio. Though no record has been found, Joseph may 
have emigrated that far west before his death. 


Children of Joseph Cleaver and Ann Evans: 

I. Mahlon, b. 10 November 1793 in Pennsylvania, probably 
Montgomery County. He died In Tippecanoe County, 
Indiana 17 December 1871, and his birth Is computed 
from the stone in the Cleaver cemetery in Perry 
Township there. He was a bachelor who took the 
responsi bl I ity of his fami ly after the death of his 
father. (56) (290) (292) 

In 1827 Mahlon went west to seek his fortune. He 
found the land he wanted In the forested region 
which Is now Perry Township in Tippecanoe County, 

Indiana, on the North Fork of the Wild Cat Creek. 
His second cousin David Cleaver, who was later to 
marry his sister Louisa, may have come earlier, al- 
though their land transactions were registered at 
the same time. We might assume David came first, 
since in an 1828 election In the house of Daniel 
Underbill David was chosen as a Justice, Indicating 
he may have been better known. 

Mahlon sent for his widowed mother Ann, who came 
with the other eight brothers and sisters in 1829. 
Eighty acres were taken out in Ann's name and an- 
other eighty in the name of Mahlon and his brother 
Isaac - all In T23N-R3W section 15. David's land 
was in section 27 of the same township. On I Jan- 
uary 1829 Mahlon and Isaac bought an additional 
eight acre tract and another five acre tract on the 
creek with water rights "The said party of the 
first part (Underhill, the seller) doth hereby a- give privilege to said party of the sec- 
ond part, to raise a dam and back the water on any 
part of said east half of SW I /2 of said Section 


10." The second tract similarly gave a mi I I race 
right of way. Construction began in 1829 on the 
north or east side of the creel< for a much needed 
mill. Pr I or to this t i me gra i n had to be hau I ed 
to Wea or Delphi or even Noblesville to be ground. 
The mill was small and crude, and it did custom 
grinding only, but it served a need in a growing 
settlement. Later a saw mill was added which did 
more business. It is said that much of the lumber 
in early Lafayette was sawed at this mill. Unlike 
many mills that struggled into bankruptcy after a 
need for them had passed, Mahlon has been attributed 
with sufficient business acumen to abandon the pro- 
ject in the early I840's to go on to other activity. 


The area of the mill was called "Cleaver settlement" 
and near there the "Cleaver bridge," an iron bridge, 
was bui It just after the Civi I War on the seventh 
ford of the Wild Cat (of the seventeen fords on the 
road from Lafayette to Pyrmont). The bridge like 
the mill has been abandoned, and nearby the Cleaver 
Cemetery "is unkempt after long years of disuse," 
according to a 1946 history. (In fact it is lost 
in a jungle of brush and briar.) (290) (292) (302) 

I^ahlon was administrator of his brother Isaac's es- 
tate, he acted as guardian for the children of his 
brother Sewe I I , and he raised and educated Charles 
0. Cleaver, the son of his brother Charles. [Gab- 
ion's estate included an interesting debt - an un- 
paid portion of a subscription to Smithson's College, 
Logansport, Indiana. This institution was opened 2 
January 1872 by the Un i versa I i sts of Indiana and 
Michigan who said, "We assail no other institution, 
and make no invidious comparisons, but we appeal 
with great earnestness and assurances to Universal- 
ists and other liberal people of Indiana, who are 
no longer to be satisfied with the old theology of 
the church, to rally around this representative of 
religious liberality, and give it the support which 
will insure its usefulness and power." The school 
did not survive many years. Room, board, tuition 
and "Incidentals" of $229.50 annually may have been 
excessive. At age 75 Mahlon had outlived his eight 
brothers and sisters, even though he was the eldest 
of them. (141 ) (303) (304) (32 I ) 

44, ii. Charles, b. 14 Dec. 1794 - as computed from his grave- 


ill. Mary Ann, b. about 1796; d . Tippecanoe Co. I Apr. 

45. iv. Sewell, b. 21 Sept. 1797 - as computed from his grave- 

V. Lydia, m. 17 Aug. 1847 by a J . P. and 25 Aug. 1847 by 
a minister, John McCurdy of Tippecanoe Co. He had 
previously been married to Lydia's sister Annaretta. 

46. vi. Chalkley, b. 22 July 1802 - as computed from his 

vii. Annaretta, b. 22 Dec. 1803 - as computed; d. 22 Sept. 
1846 and Is buried at Cleaver Cemetery; m. 28 Aug. 
1832 John McCurdy. They had two children: (I) 
Archibald and (2) Joseph, 
viii. Joseph, b. 28 May 1806; d. 19 Nov. 1837 "in his 

prime" and is buried at Cleaver Cemetery, Perry 
Township, Tippecanoe Co., Ind. 
ix. Isaac, b. 4 Oct. 1808; d. unmarried in Tippecanoe Co. 
II Oct. 1841 and is buried at Cleaver Cemetery. He 
was a partner with his brother Mahlon In the land 
and the building of the mill on Wild Cat Creek. 
The mill was built on the north bank of the North 
Fork of the Wild Cat. Its foundations were only 
heavy stones placed to support the heavy timbers. 
"A cow would starve to death If she fed long enough 
from the b I n at the discharge spout" was a joke at 
the time. An interesting anecdote is told of the 
construction. One day a man and woman rode into 
camp on one horse seeking employment. They appear- 
ed to be foreigners, "possibly Italian." The man 
was hired to help dig the mill race and the woman 
was to help the cook. As seemed to be frontier 
custom, no questions were asked. Within a week the 
couple secured the services of Squire Bush of Day- 
ton, and the first marriage of Perry Township was 
performed. Isaac's brother Mahlon administered his 
estate when he died intestate. Letters were grant- 
ed 8 Jan. 1842. The "late firm" of Mahlon and Isaac 
Cleaver had assets other than real estate, as In- 
ventoried In November 1842 by another brother, 
Charles, totalling $185.50. They included one yoke 
of oxen, 2 cows, 3 calves, a two year old steer, 
25 hogs, 3 wagons and a plough. Isaac's brothers 
and sisters were the beneficiaries, and Mahlon sold 
real estate In Delphi, Carroll County, 3 half lots, 
for $310.00 to satisfy debts that exceeded personal 
property. Isaac had owed $336.32 to h i s brother- 
in-law John McCurdy for debts of the firm McCurdy 


& Cleaver, another partnersh i p, wi th a store in Cam- 
den In Carroll County. Final settlement was made 
19 Aug. 1847. 
X. Louisa, b. in Pennsylvania; d. 23 October 1854 at age 
73 years, 6 months and 16 days; m. in Tippecanoe Co. 
15 Mar. 1831 "of legal age," her second cousin Da- 
vid Cleaver (#52), son of Ezekiel and Abigail (Rich- 
ards) of Warren Co., Ohio. There is contradiction 
about Louisa's birth date. The 1850 Census in Iro- 
quois Co., III. has her age 35 or born about 1815. 
Legal age could mean 1813 or earlier, but her stone 
"wife of David" in the Cleaver Cemetery with the 
age as copied would put her birth in 1791 (which is 
possible if she was the first child of Joseph). But 
1791 would make her 40 at marriage and 53 at the 
birth of her youngest child. The obvious error in 
the stone or the copying of '\t has not been recon- 
ciled. Extensive efforts to locate the stone In 
the tangled jungle purported to be (and mapped) 
the Cemetery were a failure. (56) (83) ( I 40) ( I 41 ) 
(I47)(290)(29l )(292)(293)(30l )(302)(303)(459) 

19. ISAAC CLEAVER (Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) was born In 
Upper Dublin, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 17 October 

1768. He died in Chester County 15 March 1828 In his 60th 
year and is burled in the Great Valley Baptist Churchyard 

in Chester County. He married "out of unity" Rachel Stur- 
gis, daughter of Nathan and Catherine (Phillips) Sturgls. 
The marriage was reported at Horsham Meeting 1st day 4th 
month 1795, and Isaac was disowned 23rd of 9th month 1795. 
Rachel was born about 1773 and died 6 August 1836 "in her 
63rd year." She was burled In the Great Valley Baptist 
Churchyard. (35) 

The couple settled near King of Prussia In Montgomery 
County where Isaac was a blacksmith. On 26 October 1817 
Isaac joined the Great Valley Baptist Church by baptism, 
and Rachel was admitted to the church 22 November 1817. 
On 21 August 1821 they both had letters of dismissal to 
join a mission formed by Rev. Thomas Roberts to the Cher- 
okee Indians In Tennessee (one account says Virginia). 
Apparently they took four of their children with them. 
The mission lasted for two years. One John B. Jones who 
was born in the mission field, a son of a newly baptized 
member Evan Jones, later became a translator and reviser 
of Scriptures Into the Cherokee language. Isaac and his 
family were reunited in the Great Valley Church when they 
returned. (35)(79) 


Children of Isaac Cleaver and Rachel Sturgis: (furnished 
to Mrs. Allen [reference 19] by a great grandson. Order 
uncerta in.) 


Catheri ne. 


i i i . 

Hiram, b. 20 Aug. 1801 


i V. 

Samuel, b. about 1803. 



Phineas, b. about 1806 

vi . 

Sarah . 

vl i . 

Lyd ia . 

vi i i . 



John, b. 29 Mar. 1811; 

d. 3-29-1832 at age 21 , bur- 

ied Great Valley Baptist Church 


20. EZEKIEL CLEAVER (Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 
in the area of the Abington Meeting, Philadelphia County, 
Pennsylvania 3rd month 25, 1757. He died 9th month 22, 
1832, "between the 7th and 8th hours in the evening," in 
Warren County, Ohio, and is buried at the Miami Monthly 
Meeting (Hicksite) at Waynesville, Ohio. He married at 
Crooked Run Meeting House, under the auspices of the Hope- 
well Monthly Meeting, Frederick County, Virginia, 7th month 
4, 1787, Abigail Richards, the daughter of Rowland and 
Lydia Richards of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Abi- 
gai I was born lOth month 17, 1764, "at 5 oclock afternoon." 
She "departed this life the 2nd of 2nd month 1833 between 
the 2nd and 3rd hour in the morning," and she is buried 
with her husband in the Friends (Hicksite) Cemetery at 
Waynesville, Ohio. ( I ) (28) (43) (44) (45) (46) (81 ) 

Ezekiel, Jr. was issued a certificate from the Gwynedd 
Monthly Meeting dated 19 of 9th month 1780 to the Hope- 
wel I Monthly Meeting in Frederick County, Virginia, which 
was received there the 5th of I Ith month 1780. He may 
have been in Virginia earlier. He settled on land owned 
by his father and built a saw mill. This was frontier 
land and apparently most difficult to manage, as certainly 
indicated from a letter he wrote to his father at Gwynedd 
(punctuation needs to be imagined): 

In hopes the d i sagreeab I eness of my way of living 
will grow better after it gets to the hight I be- 
lieve it is not in the power of Man alone to live 
satisfied for I am very uncontented discontent 
grown I see no way to remed i e it I am most d i s- 
hearted but reconsidering that I have often seen 
how much wors things might have been altho I yet 


& now believe it might have been much better with me 
if I never seen this tract of land but as I have made 
an attempt for a living I believe It best to contin- 
ue here til I may see a way to leave it reputable 
that my labour may be of a little advantage to thee 
or I as yet it is none at all to either of us it has 
hurt both my body & mind. ...This winter is trying 
one on account of attending meetings I have mist 
rare now within two months then I have this four 
years it being most impossible to attend on account 
of the depth of the snow and ice I have sixteen dan- 
gerous fords to cross in going to Mount Pleasant I 
having got hors rough shod but for all would not 
do he had many dangerous falls I have went afoot 
till my feet was so frost bitten & sore that I could 
not do it anymore.... I dont intend to leave the 
place I pray thee dont grieve or think hard of my 
thus informing thee but be glad we both have done 
the best according to our knowledg, it wl I I be a 
great re I i ef to me i f I may see my way clear to 
leave it and loos my three years work if thee would 
favour thy son so much as to take all that I have 
done for thy growing demand I am willing to go poor- 
er in mind flesh and cloathing from it then when I 
came to it . . . , 


In 1785 he inherited 200 acres of this land from his fath- 
er, and in 1789 he, with his brother Ellis and sister 
Sarah, as executors of his father's estate, sold 96 acres 
to Henry Mi II haver and 100 acres to John Denny. He and 
his wife Abigail sold 210 acres in 1805 after they had 
moved away. So after something over twenty years of strug- 
gle, another migration began - this time north to Ohio. 


The pattern for the Friends moving to slave-free new ter- 
ritory in the Northwest Territory was to go through Penn- 
sylvania, leaving their certificates at Redstone or West- 
land Meetings. Ezekiel left his family in Brownsville 
(Redstone), Pennsylvania in the fail of 1800 and migrated 
with a number of other Friends to a settlement in Warren 
County, Ohio called Waynesville, where he built a house 
"at the crossing of Third and Miami Streets." It was a 
large log building constructed by placing logs endways 
into the ground. The building was used in 1802 as a meet- 
ing house for the Miami Meeting. In the spring of 1801 he 
moved his family there. A certificate for Abigail and her 


children from Hopewell to the Westland Monthly Meeting was 
dated 2, 5th month 1801 and is recorded at Westland 22 of 
1st month 1803. Meetings were held at Waynesvi I le as ear- 
ly as 1801, and when the Miami Meeting became official 9 
month 5, 1803 by permission of the Redstone Quarterly Meet- 
ing, Abigail Cleaver, wife of Ezekiel, as the record reads, 
was an original member. The Meeting had for a time also 
been held at the house of her parents, Rowland and Lydia 
Richards, when the first twelve families started meeting. 
Ezekiel, though not named in these certificates, was cer- 
tainly in good standing. In 1812 he is reported as riding 
on horseback with his daughter Abigail to the Yearly Meet- 
ing in Baltimore. When a free meeting house was built in 
Waynesvi Me in 1817 for the use of any society or church, 
Ezekiel appeared on the subscription list donating two 
days labor. Abigail, his wife, became an Elder of the Mi- 
ami Meeting and an Overseer. (I 9) (43) (46) (82) (84) (85) 

Correspondence from Ezekiel from Virginia to his family in 
Pennsylvania, and later from Ohio to his nephew Ellis in 
Montgomery County, shows that his sister Elizabeth and her 
husband Levi Lukens, their brother Peter and his wife Al- 
ice, and possibly Sarah and a husband Samuel, were all in 
Virginia and all migrated ultimately to Ohio. At the time 
of his leaving Virginia and later from Ohio there were let- 
ters regarding his father's will (he needed a copy to clear 
the title of the land for resale). He must have made a 
trip from Ohio back to Winchester in order to complete the 
sale. The letter describing the trip on a lame horse so 
indicates. The letters all reflect a deep interest in the 
Meeting and its affairs. In 1825 Ezekiel predicted "a war" 
was resulting from the extreme ill feeling between the 
"Orthodoxan" and the Hicksltes. One letter was taken up 
completely by sermonizing about a new "creed," another 
told of his making a "call" and a "lament" on a neighbor- 
ing family that smoked, and a third told of the difficul- 
ties of transferring from one Meeting to another when 
some Meetings were so busy disowning anyone with suspected 
Hicksite sympathies. It Is interesting that these letters 
were sent through a bookseller in Philadelphia, or a watch- 
maker, a druggist and a printer there - presumably to be 
picked up or forwarded to Montgomery County. (78) 

In addition to all these evidences of an unusual interest 
In the tenets of the Friends and their furtherance, there 
is the story - reported by a reminiscing pioneer in a lo- 
cal paper - of Ezekiel 's Almanac. "He felt it his duty to 
protest against calling the months and days of the week 


after the heathen gods, so he prepared an Almanac in which 
he called them by number, and added some notes of good ad- 
vice in poetry: one was an acrostic." The work was pub- 
lished in Cincinnati about 1817 - one of the few attempted 
literary efforts of those primitive days in the area. (101) 

About three years after Ezekiel and his family had moved 
into the log cabin on 3rd and Miami Streets in Waynesville, 
he bought 240 acres at the mouth of Caesar' Creek in south- 
ern Massie Township. He cleared a spot of ground and 
built a cabin and started "opening for a farm." The first 
cabin seemed "unhealthy," so a second cabin was built far- 
ther from the Creek and the Miami River. This became the 
site later for a stone house, the first in the township. 
Sometime later he bought an additional 500 acres three 
miles east of the home farm to be apportioned in 100 acre 
pieces to his children; the first son to have the first 
western 100, the second the next, etc., and the two young- 
est to have the home place. He prospered here. The soil 
was good. His letters speak of Indian corn, wheat, hemp, 
hogs and the lively market in Cincinnati. "Like the an- 
cient Egyptians with his strong force of bags he always had 
corn to sell.." "The Old Man was hard of hearing, the old 
lady was blind, and the horse they drove was blind. The 
old man could see the road, and the old lady could hear 
when danger threatened. Notwithstanding all this, twice a 
week could be seen the plain one horse carriage on the road 
to Waynesvi I le to attend Meeting. Peace to their memory." 

quotations from (90), (84) 

Ezekiel and his father Ezekiel both are recorded in the 
Montgomery County Militia in Pennsylvania, but It Is cer- 
tain they never served. They were both always in excel- 
lent standing with their meetings at a time the Gwynedd 
Meeting men were busy acting upon the cases of some sev- 
enty-one men who had military offenses. (38) (86) (5 I 6) 

Children of Ezekiel Cleaver and Abigail Richards: 

i. Mary, b. 6th mo. 19, 1789; m. 12 mo. 14, 1808 at Mi- 
ami M.M. William Gray, son of Nancy of Warren Co., 
Ohio. William prospered In Warren Co., had a saw 
mill In the neighborhood of Ezekiel, Jr., Peter and 
David and became a Trustee for the land of the 
Grove Meeting. They became Hicksites In the divi- 
sion of Miami Meeting. Their children were: (I) 
Ann, b. 9 mo. 2, 1809; (2) Abigail, b. 5 mo. 14, 
1811; (3) L. Jane, b. I mo. 20, 1813; (4) Rebecca, 


b. 12 mo. 16, 1814 and (5) John, b. 10 mo. 31, 1816. 
Abigail, b. 5 mo. 12, 1792; d . 8 mo. 14, 1873 at age 
81 years and 3 months, 2 days; m. 4 mo. 3, 1816 Jo- 
siah Rogers, son of Joseph and Esther Rogers of War- 
ren Co. Josiah was b. 3 mo. 31, 1792 and d. 3 mo. 
26, 1872. This is the Abigail who rode horseback 
with her father to the Baltimore Yearly Meeting and 
whose Bible, a gift from her father in 1827, was 
copied for records of the family (reference 45). 
She and Josiah moved into the homestead to care for 
her parents when they became enfeebled. They ulti- 
mately purchased the farm from the other heirs. 
Josiah had come to Miami Meeting from Piles Grove 
Meeting, N.J. 7 mo. 27, 1814. The family became 
Hicksiie Friends. Their children were: (I) Eliza- 
beth, b. 5 mo. 4, 1817, d. 6 mo. 17, 1820; (2) 

Empson, b. 5 mo. 26, 1819; (3) Esther, b. 4 mo. 


1822, d. 6 mo. 28, 1822; 

(4) Ezekie 1 , b. II mo. 


I822(?), d. 8 mo. 8, 1834; (5) Hannah, b. 4 mo. 


1825, d. 5 mo. 1, 1873; 

(6) Josiah, b. 12 mo. 7 


1826; (7) Mary, b. 9 mo. 

20, 1829; (8) Abigai 1, 


II mo. 7, 1831, d. 9 mo. 

4, 1844; (9) Margaret, 


7 mo. 16, 1838. 


i i i . 

Ezekiel , b. 7 mo. 1 , 1794. 


i V. 

Peter, b. 10 mo. 10, 1796. 



David, b. 5 mo. II, 1799. 

vi . 

Lydia, b. 10 mo. 29, 1801 ; 

d. 12 mo. 23, 1837 and 


ied at Spiceland M.M. in Henry Co., Ind.; m. at Mi- 
ami M.M. 5 mo. 3, 1820 Nathan Davis, son of Elisha 
and Alice Davis of Center M.M., Pa. Nathan was b. 
in Pa. 4 mo. 12, 1792 and d. I mo. 29, 1854 in Hen- 
ry Co., Ind. and is buried in Spiceland. The child- 
ren of Lydia and Nathan were: (I) Elizabeth, b. 7 
mo. 19, 1821 in Ohio; (2) Mary, b. I I mo. I, 1823 
in Ind.; (3) John F., b. 8 mo. 21, 1826 in Ind.; 
(4) David, b. 10 mo. 17, 1828 in Ind, d. 12 mo. 4, 
1829 and bur. at Spiceland; (5) Hannah Ann, b. 8 mo. 
19, 1831 and (6) Asa C, b. 10 mo. 29, 1834. Nath- 
an and Lydia were received by the West Grove Meet- 
ing, Wayne Co., Ind. from the Miami M.M., Ohio, 4 
mo. 1822. They are listed later in the Duck Creek 
Meeting in Henry Co. and in I mo. 23, 1833 as or- 
iginal members of the Spiceland M.M. , where on that 
same date Nathan was on a committee to meet with 
the Women's meeting to "inspect and relieve the 
poor." In 1835 he was on the Education committee. 
After Lydia's death Nathan remarried at Springbor- 
ough M.M. II mo. 25, 1840 Mary M. Stanton, dau. of 


John and Michal of Dinwiddle, Va . They had one 
child, James Stanton, b. II mo. 20, 1845. Mary was 
b. in Va. 7 mo. 7, 1804 and d. 12 mo. 2, 1845 and 
is bur. at Splceland. After her death Nathan m. 
at Duck Creek Meeting, Jane Dickey, dau. of Nimrod 
and Ann Dickey. Jane was b. 5 mo. 7, 1808. 

53. vli. Nathan, b. 12 mo. 30, 1804. 

(43) (44) (45) (86) (87) (I 58) (3 I 4) (455) (456) 

21. ELLIS CLEAVER (Ezeklel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) was prob- 
ably born In the area of Ablngton Meeting, Philadelphia 
County, Pennsylvania 17 of lOth month 1758. He died in 
Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 14 Octo- 
ber 1829, "71 years wanting 3 days." He married first at 
York M. M., York County, In 1791, Elizabeth Miller, the 
daughter of Solomon and Sarah Miller. Elizabeth died 7th 
month 8. 1810 at age 49, and Ellis was remarried to Tacy 
Evans, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Roberts) Ev- 
ans deceased, at Gwynedd Meeting House 7 month 6, 1819. 
Tacy was born In January of 1770 and died 5 month 4, 1840 
at age 70 years, 3 months and 25 days. Ellis' children 
were from his first marriage. ( 1 ) ( I 7 ) ( I 9) (36) (37) (78) (228) 

Ellis received a certificate of clearance from Gwynedd 
Meeting 29 March 1791 to go to York M. M. to marry. On 
28 June 1791 Elizabeth, his wife, was received at Gwynedd 
from York M.M. The marriage date was within that period. 
Although he Is listed twice in the Montgomery County Mil- 
itia, once In the 8th class, Shelmlre's Co., 1st Batt., 
and once in the 7th class, 6th Co., 1st Batt., there Is no 
manifestation that he ever served. He remained In good 
standing throughout this period with no mention of a break 
in his "discipline." With Hugh Fou I ke and others he was 
on the school committee In 1801 "and directs them to visit 
the school when they might think it necessary" for the 
Gwynedd Meeting. ( I 7 ) (38) (40 I ) (5 I 5) 

His will was elaborately planned and carefully devised, 
dated 29th of the 6th month 1825 and proved four years la- 
ter 6 November 1829, And Its provisions (unlike some 
wills) give an Indication of his state and that of his fam- 
ily. His second wife was provided all the household goods 
"she Brought to me at the time of our Marriage" plus half 
of all the "table I Inning sheets and lining which has been 
made Since our marriage." She also was to have the two 
Bonds owed them, one of $1000.00 from her brother Calab 


Evans and one for $400 owed by her brother-in-law Cadwa I - 
ladar Roberts. But she was given, too, $80 and a mare and 
Riding Chair, a clock, an ove I stove, a "Corner Cubboard," 
Safe and one-fifth of the garden. She had the privilege 
of the "Celar," the milk house, the wash house and the 
Garret and the use of the five rooms "we now occupy" plus 
any kind of fruit from the trees and bushes necessary for 
her use. These were bequeathed for her widowhood in lieu 
of her dower. 

Ellis had invested in the Springhouse Northampton and Beth- 
lehem Turnpike Company, and each of his sons was given a 
share (which on the accounting was valued at $299.47 per 
share). There were also notes from the President of that 
enterprise, Isaac Morris, totalling $550.00 to be divided 
by the three sons. 

Ezekiel and Solomon were each living on a part of the real 
estate, and the will provided that within a year five men 
be chosen to value the property and to give to them first 
refusal of the two plantations. (Each chose to stay, Ez- 
ekiel in the "old mansion house" with 74 acres valued at 
$40.00 per acre, and Solomon on 68 acres 10 perches with 
improvements valued at $35.00 per acre). Ellis referred 
to an accounting he had of gifts to his children and dir- 
ected that the residue be divided to equalize these prev- 
ious gifts. The will indicates that his daughter Sarah 
was not living. Her share was to go to her five children, 
with Ezekiel and Solomon named as guardians to put their 
money on interest until they were of age. 

Ellis, Jr. was named as executor and "as my son Ellis was 
out tearing trade and I have given him Several Articles 
as above mentioned more than his Brothers it is my Wi I I 
that he Execute this my Will and not charge commissions." 
Those "several articles" were the desk, bookcase and the 
clock, ove I stove, corner cupboard and safe after his 
wife's right to them had ceased. There was, however, a 
change of heart, so a codicil was added providing that if 
Ellis, Jr. had to go through a public sale procedure, he 
would be entitled to a commission on that part. (88) 

The inventory amounted to $8300 and included $2951.50 and 
$2382.18 for the two pieces of real estate that Solomon 
and Ezekiel apparently accepted. (88) 

An obituary for the newspaper, Norristown Herald, was sub- 
mitted by a neighbor, Lewis Jones. 


Departed this life at his residence in Gwynedd Town- 
ship, Montgomery County on the 14th of 1 0th month 
1829 Ellis Cleaver, Senior, Aged 71 years. 

The disease which (it is supposed) terminated the 
life of this estimable individual was that of bilious 
attack added to pulmonary weaknefs with which for a 
length of time he had been afflicted and which addi- 
tion produced a speedy difsolution. 

The affability of his manners, unusual candour and 
liberality of sentiment seemed to endear him to most 
who knew him, and enabled him in a peculiar manner 
to discharge his relative duties with that kindness 
and affection rarely equalled. 


Tacy's Inventory eleven years later showed that the "Bonds 
& Note" her husband had left her still amounted to $1139.72 
including interest. The inventory totalled $1242.55, but 
the additional $102.93 over the note included such Items 
as "Dinner pot and kettle, 50(?; dining table, $3.30; 1/2 
doz. rush bottom chairs, $6.00; looking glass, $1.00, and 
a walnut table at Ellis Cleaver's, $3.00. A large $7.75 
item was ten volumes of books and the Family Bible and a 
smaller set of books valued at 75ct. (445) 

Children of Ellis Cleaver and Elizabeth Miller: 

I. Sarah, b. 3 mo. 8, 1792; d. 3 mo. 31, 1825; m. 13 of 
2nd mo. 1815 Richard M. Shoemaker, son of Robert 
and Martha (Leech) Shoemaker. Richard was in bus- 
iness in Shoemakertown selling real estate. Sarah's 
five children were named In her father's will and 
in the will of her aunt Mary, who was her father's 
unmarried sister. They were: (I) Robert, (2) Eli- 
zabeth C. who m. - Walton, (3) Ellis, (4) Rebecca 
and (5) Richard C, who was 3 weeks and 5 days old 
at the time of his mother's death. Richard m. (2nd) 
Amelia (Bird) Hallowell, daughter of Jacob and Cath- 
erine (Thomas) Bird and widow of James S. Hallowell. 
They retired to the 100 acre "Pleasant Valley" farm 
and were members of the Ablngton Meeting where they 
are buried, 
il. Mary, b. 10 mo. 4, 1793; d. 7 mo. 30, 1797, aged 3 
yrs., 9 mos., 25 days. 

54. ill. Ezekiel, b. 3rd mo. 25, 1795. 

55. Iv. Solomon, b. 2 mo. 3, 1797. 


56. V. El I is, Jr., b. 4 mo. 15, 1801 . 

(I 9) (29) (36) (37) (78) (89) (445) 

22. PETER CLEAVER (Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 
16 of 1 0th month 1767 in the area of the Abington Monthly 
Meeting in Pennsylvania. He married Alice Beeson, daugh- 
ter of Edward and Jane (Pugh) Beeson of Berkeley County, 
Virginia "out of unity." The marriage was reported by the 
Hopewell Meeting, Virginia, 9 month 4, 1797. Alice was 
born in Virginia 6 month 17, 1773 and died 1st month 3, 
1866 in her 93rd year at the home of her son Ezekiel L. 
Cleaver in Warren County, Ohio. ( I ) (44) (91) (92) (322) 

On 5th of 4th month 1790 Peter took a certificate from the 
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting to the Hopewell Meeting in Virgin- 
ia. His brother Ezekiel had been there almost ten years. 
Whether or not he assisted Ezekiel in attempting a planta- 
tion on their father's land is uncertain. There certainly 
is no mention of him in Ezekiel 's correspondence that sur- 
vives. He took a certificate from Hopewell to Crooked Run, 
13 miles south of Winchester, 9 month 5, 1796 and on 6 
month I, 1799 moved to the Southland Meeting with a cer- 
tificate. His marriage "out of unity" must have been for- 
given, but we have no further record of him. His wife 
Alice moved from Southland back to the Hopewell Meeting in 
1801, and their last child was born in 1800. Peter may 
have died in that period. Alice had a certificate to the 
Whitewater Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in Wayne County, 
Indiana which was received 12 month 27, 1826. Two years 
later whe was disowned for joining the Hicksites, I month 
28, 1829, and further information of her comes from Hick- 
site meeting records. Alice's father, Edward Beeson, had 
become a man of prominence and wealth in Berkeley County 
and the town of Martlngburg. When Berkeley County was 
formed from Frederick County In 1772, the first Court was 
held in his house. He and his wife Jane were both Elders 
of the Middle Creek Preparatory Meeting. In his will of 
1817 some $72,500.00 in bequests were specified, with the 
balance of his estate to be divided should It exceed that 
amount. Alice received $4000.00 of this amount. The 
Friends Intelligencer had an elaborate obituary for her 
in 1866. (44)(91 ) (92) (93) (322) 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Alice Beeson: 

57. I . Ezekiel L. , b. 5 mo. 6, 1798 

II. Edward; a certificate for Edward B. Cleaver from Hope- 
well M.M., Va. addressed to Pipe Creek M.M., Md. 


was dated II mo. 9, 1820 and endorsed to Fairfax 
M.M. by Pipe Creek was received at Fairfax 6 mo. 
27, 1821. On 1-5-1822 he got a certificate to Pipe 
Creek M.M. from Fairfax. In 1848 his aunt Mary in 
her will mentioned "two children of brother Peter." 
Edward must have died before that date, 
iii. Martha B. , b. 22 Dec. 1800; m. Sept. 1821 Michael 

Shanks contrary to discipline. She was disowned 
by the Hopewell Meeting 4 mo. 4, 1822. They later 
moved to Indiana. She received one share of the 
Potomic River Company stock from her grandfather, 
Edward Beeson. (44 ) (9 I ) (I 02) (445) 

23. PETER CLEAVER (Peter 9, Peter 2, Peter I) was born in 
York County, Pennsylvania lOth month 15, 1758. He died 
intestate in York County 7 October 1821. He married Mary 
Reed, who survived him and at age 68 was living in the 
home of her son John in Huntington Township, Adams County, 
Pennsylvania in 1850. (47)(50)(96) 

This, it is certain, is the Peter who was "complained of 
9-13-1800 for neglect of meetings, marriage out etc." by 
the Warrington Monthly Meeting. He was disowned I 1-8-1800. 
Presumably he was married to Mary Reed sometime before 
this action by the Warrington Meeting. Thomas Maxwell 
Potts suggests he may have married a Miss Hanes. Since 
Peter was age forty-two in 1800, and since Mary was some 
twenty-four years his junior as computed from the census, 
there may well have been an earlier marriage. The child- 
ren, however, were born after 1800. Peter was taxed £1 as 
a single man in 1783, age twenty-five. ( I 2) (47 ) (50) (96) 

The accounts of 1777-1783 by the sublieutenants of the 
militia of York County show a Peter Cleaver, Jun. fined 
£37 at one time for not mustering and another time £109.10. 
for falling to join Captain Parkinson's Company, Col. 
Ranklns' Battalion. Although he later had difficulty with 
his Meeting, he undoubtedly was following the Friends pre- 
cepts of pacifism at the time of the Revolution. (132) 

Mary Cleaver, widow of Peter, authorized John Hull as ad- 
ministrator of Peter's estate 27 October 1821. They were 
then residents of Washington Township in York County. The 
Inventory taken 29 October 1821 amounted to $676.82, to 
which John Hull added a sum for the collection of some of 
the debts due Peter, making the total at the first account- 
ing of $1185.67 exclusive of real estate. He later sold 
real estate for $1065.00, but one lot in Rosstown was left 


unresolved until 1835. Although the inventory included 
the customary and usual items of farm equipment and live- 
stock, the very long list of accounts due Peter make it 
appear he supplemented his farm income with some type of 
business. The only clue Is a stock of lumber for shingles, 
an Inventory of II 00 shingles and shingle knives among his 
tools. One of the uncollectible debts, however, was $9.50 
for a muster fine Peter had paid for his brother John who 
had left York County for Washington County. (95) 

A guardian was appointed for his minor children, probably 
Jacob Griest, who was dismissed as guardian 9 May 1825 and 
David Bower appointed. At that time Mariam, Isiah and 
William were still minors. (312) 

The Orphan's Court resolved the final problem of the es- 
tate 4 August 1835. The lot in Rosstown worth $40.00 
couldn't, according to the Court, be divided. John Cleaver 
was to take possession and pay each of the other heirs 
$2.48 each. By that time Merrlam (spelled several ways) 
was married, as was Lydia, and we learn their husbands' 
names from this Court proceedings. Court costs of $17.69 
were deducted from the proceeds. (312) 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Mary Reed: 

I. Peter, b. 22 Sept. 1802 as computed from his grave- 
stone; d. 25 Feb. 1863, age 60 years, 5 mos. 3 days 
and is buried at Red Mount Cemetery, Washington 
Township, York Co. He apparently did not marry. 
In 1850 he was In the household of Abraham Smith in 
Latimore Twp . , Adams Co. as a laborer. His brother 
John and Sebastian Stitzel administered his estate. 

58. I i. John, b. about 1805. 

ill. Mary, not a minor In 1826, In 1835 division. 
Iv. LydIa, m. before 1835 Christian Martin. 
V. Mariam (Merriam, Myrlam), m. before 1835 Levallen 
Davl s. 

59. vi . Isaiah (sometimes Isaac), b. ca . 1814, 

vll. William, not In the division of 1835, perhaps died 

young. (96) (97) (312) 

24. JOHN CLEAVER (Peter 9, Peter 2, Peter I) was born at 
Warrington (sometimes known as Wellsville), York County, 
Pennsylvania 6th month 21, 1760. He died 5th nnonth 3, 
1823 and is buried at Warrington Meeting burying ground. 
(The grave, dug on 3 month 3, cost $1.50.) He married at 
Warrington Meeting 10 month 28, 1784 Susanna Everett, the 


daughter of Isaac and Martha (Griest) Everett. Isaac Ev- 
erett was a Friends Minister who came to Warrington from 
Maryland. Susanna was born 10 month 3, 1763 and died 7 
month II, 1823, just two months after her husband. She, 
too, is buried at Warrington Meeting burying ground. 


John succeeded his father as Recorder of Births and Bur- 
ials 9 month 12, 1795 "In the room of Peter Cleaver, dec- 
eased." He had already been appointed to record Marriage 
Certificates on II month II, 1786, and in 1793 he had been 
appointed one of the Trustees for Warrington Meeting-house 
and lands. There is an 1807 minute that John Cleaver "con- 
tinued to record such accounts as may be rendered to him 
of births and deaths." Apparently he held these responsi- 
bilities until his death. The minute of 20th of 8th month 
1823 "John Cleaver being deceased, Joseph McMillan Is ap- 
pointed Recorder In his place." And In 1830 "John Cleaver 
and Benjamin Walker, trustees for Warrington Meeting house 
and land, being deceased, John Cookson and Cyrus Griest 
are appointed in their room." John was chosen Elder on 5 
month 12, 1798 and an Overseer in 1799. Susannah had been 
an Elder since 1797 and was chosen Clerk In 1786 "and It 
was concluded for the meeting to chuse their Clerk yearly." 
Subsequent entries in 1788 and almost annually thereafter 
through 1796 reappoint her to this duty. The couple ob- 
viously were in the center of the activities of this Quak- 
er community. (47) 

In the meantime a migration west had begun which included 
many of John's children. In August of 1815 his son John 
and John's wife Ann (Vale) moved to West land Meeting in 
Washington County, Pennsylvania, along with John's sister 
Martha, the wife of Robert Vale (who was Ann Vales' broth- 
er). In 1820 son Isaac left for Westland with his family. 
Nathan and Peter were in Warrington when their father died, 
but they, too, went to Washington County in 1828 and 1829. 


The administration of John's estate in 1823 was undertaken 
by his sons Nathan and Peter. The inventory of his goods 
and accounts reveal that he had been responsible for fin- 
ancing much of the move to Washington County by his sons 
and sons-in-law - or that loaning them money was one way 
of giving them a part of their eminent inheritance. There 
were notes from each of them in the accounts outstanding. 
In fact, his accounts and notes of $533.09-1/2 exceeded 
the value nf his livestock and goods. There is an item 


in the final accounting of $317,90 for improvements to the 
plantation. The final accounting showed crop rent paid in 
1823 and 1824 and indicated a disposition of the plantation 
was forthcoming. (99) 

On December 13, 1825 Peter Cleaver, "the third son of the 
said John Cleaver, deceased," petitioned the Orphans Court 
of York County for an evaluation of the Plantation of 130 
acres in Warrington Township bounded by the lands of James 
Mitchel, Joseph McMillan, Amos Griffith and John Smith. 
The land was held jointly by all of John's children (which 
were named) and could not be divided "without prejudice to 
spoil the whole." The Sheriff and "twelve good and lawful 
men of his Bailiwick" were appointed to determine such val- 
uation. It was not until 5 April 1827 that a value of 
$900.00 was established for the farm. The Court charged 
Peter $25.50 for the transaction and directed that he take 
possession and pay the other heirs. He and Joshua Vale were 
bound (or bonded) for $1,800.00 to see that the payments 
were completed. (225) 

Children of John Cleaver and Susanna Everett: 

i. Mary, b. 8 mo. 26, 1785; d. 12 mo. 6, 1861; m. 29, 
12th mo. 1808 at Warrington Meeting Amos Griffith, 
son of William and his 2nd wife Johanna Craig. Amos 
was b. 27, 4th mo. 1775 and d. at Circleville, Ohio 
in 1836. They moved to Circleville, Ohio. Their 
children were: (I) Susanna, b. 7 mo. 24, 1810; (2) 
William b. 4 mo. 10, 1812, d. 2 mo. 26, 1889 in C i r- 
clevi I le, leaving $1000.00 to each of his surviving 
first cousins; (3) Johanna, b. 8 mo. 3, 1814, d. 2 
mo. 29, 1828; (4) Ruth, b. 8 mo. 25, 1816; (5) Amos, 
b. 4 mo. 24, 1819, d. 7 mo. 21, 1823; (6) Mary, b. 
8 mo. 8, 1821, d. 7 mo. 16, 1823; (7) John, b. I mo. 
16, 1826. None of the children married. They all 
I ived near Circlevi I le. 
50. ii. Isaac, b. 6 mo. 23, 1787. 

iii. Martha, b. 4 mo. 24, 1789; d. at Lostant, Ml. 5 mo. 
23, 1865 and is buried at Clear Creek burying ground 
in Putnam Co.; m. at Warrington M.M. 4 mo. 7, 1808 
Robert Vale, son of John and Deborah (Thomas) Vale. 
Robert was b. 7 mo. 7, 1786 and d. 8 mo. 19, 1823. 
They migrated from Warrington to West I and in York 
Co. in 1815, returned to Warrington Meeting in 1820, 
and Martha returned to West I and in 1839. She later 
joined her son Isaac in Putnam Co., Ml. in 1858 
when she got a certificate to Clear Creek Meeting. 


Their children were: (I) Eliza, b. I mo. 15, 1809, 
d . 8 mo. 8, 1823, buried at Warrington; (2) Susanna, 
b . 2 mo . II, I 8 I I , d . 6 mo . 13, I 845 , m . I mo . 15 
1835 John Blackford and had 4 children: Christiana, 
Araminta, Robert, who d. in the Army, and Frances, who 
d. age 15; (3) Isaac, b. 2 mo. I, 1813, d. in Webber, 
Kans. 9 Nov. 1903, m. 10 mo. 28, 1837 Mary Ann Walker 
who d. there also 2 May 1899. They migrated to Clear 
Creek M.M., Putnam Co., III. I mo. 28, 1858 with a 
certificate from the Westland Meeting and had eight 
children: John C. , who died in the Civil War, Eli, 
Elizabeth, Asabel Walker, Robert Amos, Nathan C, 
Isaac Edwin, and Mary E.; (4) Deborah, b. 12 mo. 6, 
1819, d. 3 mo. 13, 1820; (5) John C, b. 7 mo. 28, 
1821, d. 8 mo. 23, 1823. 
iv. Hannah, b. 6 mo. 20, 1791; d. 27 Apr. 1874; m. 3 mo. 
19, 1813 at Warrington Meeting Isaac Kenworthy, son 
of William and Mary (Everett) Kenworthy. They were 
for a time at Dunnings Creek, going 9 mo. 29, 1814 
to Westland Monthly Meeting. Isaac d., and Hannah 
m. 2nd II mo. II, 1819 at Westland Meeting Sheshbaz- 
zar Bentley, the founder of Bentleyville in Washing- 
ton Co. Their children were: (I) Susanna Cleaver, 
b. II mo. 2, 1820, m. Robert N. West; (2) Martha 
Jane, who m. John W. Stephens; they lived in Monon- 
gahalia; (3) Lav'ne, b. 8 mo. 23, 1825, m. Robert 
L. Jones; they lived in Bentleyville; (4) Amanda, 
m. Isaac Newkirk; (5) Sheshbazzar, Jr. d. at age 4. 

61 . V. John, b. 3 mo. 9, 1793. 

vi. Susanna, b. II mo. 27, 1795; d. 4 mo. 5, 1816, a few 
days after the birth of her child; m. at Warrington 
Meeting 6 mo. 29, 1815 Thomas Garretson, son of Sam- 
uel and Alice (Blackburn) Garretson. Thomas was b. 
I mo. 20, 1788 and d. I mo. 25, 1862. Their one son 
did not survive: Isaac, b. 4 mo. 27, 1816, d. 5 mo. 
7, 1816. Thomas remarried I mo. 28, 1818 widow Jane 
Hoopes Warner, daughter of Elisha and Mary Hoopes 
and widow of William Warner. They had 8 children. 

62. vii. Peter, b. 5 mo. 4, 1798. 

63. viii. Nathan, b. 10 mo. 10, 1801. 

(6) (47) (85) (94) (225) (3 I 6) (462) 

25. JONATHAN CLEAVER (Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 
at Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 3 month 26, 
1775. He died in Montgomery County 3 month I, 1832. He 
married at Gwynedd Meeting 4 month 10, 1804 Ann Jones, the 
daughter of Isaac and Ga i n i r Jones, who survived him. They 
were disowned in 1829 for joining the Hicksites. (I7)(35) 


Elias, his son, was administrator of his modest estate with 
his mother's permission. It amounted to $1808.99. (548) 

Children of Jonathan Cleaver and Ann Jones: 

i. Phebe, b. 10 mo. 27, 1805; d. 8 mo. 5, 1 8 1 4 at Gwynedd . 

64. ii. Elias, b. II mo. 29, 1807. (I7)(35) 

26. NATHAN CLEAVER (Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 
4 month 26, 1778 at Gwynedd in Montgomery County, Pennsyl- 
vania. He died there 4 month 19, 1867 at his residence. 
He married 2nd month 12, 1808 Martha Shoemaker, daughter 
of Daniel and Phebe Shoemaker. They declared their inten- 
tions at Horsham Meeting 30 of 12th month 1807, and the 
Horsham Meeting declared their marriage "orderly" 3 month 
2, 1808. Nathan had gone to Horsham from Gwynedd. Martha 
was born 16, I Ith month 1788 and died at Gwynedd 3 month 4, 
1857. She and Nathan are buried there in the Hicksite 
Friends Cemetery. Nathan's death was also reported in the 
Norristown Herald and Free Press. 

( 17) (34) (69) (I 03) ( 104) ( 105) ( 106) (555) 

Although both Nathan and Martha were involved in the Hick- 
site schism at the Gwynedd Meeting and were disowned, they 
continued as Hicksites to become valuable members of that 
Meeting. Martha became a minister of the Gwynedd Meeting 
(Hicksite), and a tribute to her long service was included 
In her obituary. Nathan represented his meeting at Abing- 
ton Quarterly Meeting in I860 and was asked with others to 
report on the establishment of a Preparative Meeting at 
Norristown. He had been a Trustee for the land donated for 
the Meeting since 1843. Nathan nearly completed his 89th 
year and was described as "a punctual and upright man" in 
his memorial. He requested a plain coffin, but wanted It 
"placed in a light room so his countenance could be seen." 


Children of Nathan Cleaver and Martha Shoemaker: 

65. i . David, b. 6 mo. 9, 1811. 

66. Ii. Jesse, b. 6 mo. 8, 1816. 

ill. Rebecca, b. 2 mo. 19, 1818. She still was In her fa- 
ther's household In 1850. (I7)(96) 

27. SALATHIEL CLEAVER (Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter I) was 
born 8 month 10, 1780, probably in Philadelphia County, 
Pennsylvania. His father went to Gwynedd from Abington In 
1782, so Salathiel was born in the Abington area. He died 


22 of 9th month 1857 and is buried in the HIcksite Cemetery 
at Gwynedd. He married 30 of I Ith month 1808 Mary Shoemak- 
er, a daughter of Daniel and Phebe Shoemaker of Upper Dub- 
lin and a sister of Martha who married his brother Nathan. 
Mary was born 9 month 13, 1786 and died 10 month I, 1857 
and is buried at Gwynedd. Their marriage was reported "or- 
derly" by the Horsham Meeting. (17) (34) (69) (I 03) ( I 07) 

Salathiel was a farmer in Montgomery Township of Montgomery 
County, and both he and Mary were active in the Gwynedd 
Meeting. The records show that they became Hicksite, were 
disowned, but continued at the Hicksite Meeting at Gwynedd. 
Salathiel was an Elder for nearly thirty years and traveled 
as a companion on occasion with traveling Friends. Mary 
was an Overseer for many years. One of probably many dut- 
ies performed by them was directed by the Gwynedd Meeting 
29, 4th mo. 1852. They were to attend for Gwynedd the in- 
dulged Meeting at Norristown and report. Their memorial 
says that Mary attended a First Day Meeting after Sala- 
thiel 's death, then by the fifth day "took to her bed" and 
died. Their deaths were but nine days apart. "Large and 
Solemn meetings were held on both occassions." The memor- 
ial gives a lengthy tribute to each of them. After re- 
tirement they had ridden around among their children and 
Friends comforting and advising. ( I 7 ) ( I 07) (444) 

Children of Salathiel Cleaver and Mary Shoemaker: 

i. Lydia, b. 6 mo. 3, 1810; d. 3 mo. 21, 1811. 

67. ii. Nathan, b. 12 mo. 20, 1812. 

68. iii. Josiah, b. 3 mo. 25, 1815. 

iv. Daniel, b. I mo. 21, 1817; d. 8 mo. 2, 1839. 

69. V. Si las, b. 2 mo. 27, 1819. 

70. vi. John, b. II mo. 3, 1822. (I7)(I03) 

28. JOSEPH CLEAVER (John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 
in Berks County, Pennsylvania 17 Oct. 1764. He died in 
Columbia County, Pennsylvania in 1838, leaving a will, He 
married Sarah Brooks, daughter of Joseph and Ann Brooks, 
who was born 5 January 1774 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 
Sarah was living at age 76 in 1850 in the household of her 
son Joseph B. There are grave markers for Joseph and Sar- 
ah in the Mi I I vi I I e Quaker Cemetery i n Co lumbia County. 


Joseph apparently went west to Northumberland (Columbia) 
County shortly after his aunt Mary Hughes and her husband 
were opening Catawissa, along with other Berks County 

Friends. He Is in Northumberland County in 1800, as is his 
sister, Ruth Lee. Cousins John and Isaac were also there. 


Joseph of Roaring Creek Township, Columbia County, signed 
his will in 1837, leaving further date blank. The will was 
proved 14 August 1838. Three of his sons, Nathan, Joseph, 
Jr. and Kimber, were named executors, but Nathan and Kim- 
ber withdrew. Jesse was not named as an executor, undoubt- 
edly because he was away. (Jesse's second child, Kimber, 
was born in Canada 1837.) Wife Sarah was to receive all 
goods and furniture and the house "across the way" from 
Joseph, Jr. She was to have one-third of the produce from 
the farm, a cow, use of the milkhouse and as much garden 
as she might desire. The traditional firewood properly 
cut "and fit for her use" was to be left at her door. Na- 
than, Charlotte Yocum and Jesse were bequeathed $125.00 
each and Kimber $150.00, to be paid by Joseph Jr. who was 
to have all the rest of the personal and real property 
after his mother's death. Obviously Joseph, Jr. was caring 
for his parents. Elaborate directions were given in event 
he should wish to sell the real estate, and should he leave 
before his father's death, all property was to be divided 
equally. (108) 

Children of Joseph Cleaver and Sarah Brooks: 

i. Nathan, b. 1796, alive In 1838 at the time of his fa- 
ther's death. There Is a Nathan In Catawissa In 
1830, but no Nathans In 1840 except those in Mont- 
gomery County, 
ii. Charlotte, m. Isaac Yocum, reported In the Northumber- 
land Republican 5 Jan. 1816 as being In the previous 

Jesse, b. about 1802. 

Joseph B., b. 26 Jan. 1805. 

Kimber, b. 12 Oct. 1814. ( I 9) (28) ( I 08) (235) (466) 

29. JOHN CLEAVER (John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in 
Berks County, Pennsylvania In January of 1761 or 1763. He 
died at Reading, Pennsylvania 8(?) July 1838 and is buried 
at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery there. His tombstone (as 
transcribed) reads 1763, but it also says 77 years, 6 
months, which would make 1761 the correct year of birth. 
1838 seems the correct year of death, since his will was 
proved in that year. He married at 01 ey Reformed Church, 
Oley in Berks County, 13 April 1807 Anna Maria Erman of 
Reading, who was born 10 January 1761 and died 31 May 1849 


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at age 84 years, 4 months and 24 days. She, too, is buried 
at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Reading. 


A John Cleaver of Reading Township was a Private in the 4th 
Company, 4th Battalion, Captain Peter Nagle, of the Berks 
County Militia sometime in 1777-1778. And in 1781-82 John, 
Jr. is listed in Capt. Sand's Company, 3rd Battalion. 
These militia enlistments must be this John Cleaver. (110) 

There were no children born to this rather late marriage. 
(Anna Marie was 45 in 1807.) John's will left the entire 
estate to Maria during her widowhood, providing that it 
be divided at her death among their neices and nephews. 
Three equal parts were to be shared after the debts were 
paid. The first part was to be divided equally between 
the children of his brother Joseph and the children of 
his sister, Ruth Lee, wife of Nathan. The second third 
was to be distributed one-half to Peter, son of brother 
Jonathan, one-fourth to John, son of brother Isaac, and the 
final fourth of the second third to Absalom Lee, son of his 
sister Ruth. The final one-third was designated for Wil- 
liam and Maria Erman, children of his wife Maria's brother, 
William Erman. He named his brother Jonathan as executor. 


30. PETER CLEAVER (John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 
about 1770 or 1771 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died 
in Douglass Township, Berks County in 1829, leaving a wi I I 
dated 9 June 1828. He married, first, 27 April 1785 at 
Gloria Dei, Old Swedes Church, Philadelphia, Elizabeth 
Earnhart, who died in October 1823. His second wife was 
Catherine Arms. They were married at the 01 ey Reformed 
Church, Oley Township, Berks County, 20 March 1825. 

(25)(l I3)(240) 

Peter and Elizabeth had no children, but they raised a 
nephew, Henry Hockley, from infancy and provided for him 
in each of their wills. Elizabeth's will had omitted nam- 
ing an executor, so the court appointed her husband Peter, 
"in whose fidelity in this behalf I very much confide" the 
Register of Wills commented. All of her estate was to be 
"enjoyed" by Peter during his lifetime, then the nephew, 
Henry Hockley, was to have the one hundred acre plantation 
in Douglass Township, he to pay Elizabeth's sister, Magda- 
lena Arms, f 1 00 and Elizabeth, the daughter of Derrick 
Cleaver, a neice, £50. (II3)(II4) 


Peter's will provided his second wife Catherine the custom- 
ary one-third of his estate plus two cows and two hogs, hav- 
ing made her choice of the household goods. Peter took 
specific care to provide for his mother, Catherine (Kline) 
Cleaver Mintz, and his step-father, Benedic Mintz. AM 
property was to be sold by the executors except a "certain 
house" in Robinson Township where they lived. In addition, 
his mother Catherine was to have $20.00 per year. Besides 
his nephew Henry Hockley's $50.00 (presumably the 100 acres 
had been conveyed), certain children of his brother's fam- 
ilies were specified: Abraham, son of brother Isaac, $150 
in three annual installments; Peter, son of Jonathan, the 
same; Elizabeth, daughter of Derrick, $50.00; and a Roger 
(?) Wentzel was bequeathed $50.00. Any residue was to be 
divided equally between his siblings, named as Derrick, 
Isaac, Jonathan, Martha Crist and Margaret Lukens. But the 
houses included in the portions for his sisters Margaret 
and Martha were to be for "their proper use independent of 
their husbands." Brothers Isaac and Jonathan were named 
Executors. (113) 

31. ISAAC CLEAVER (John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 
near Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania I April 1776. 
He died 12 August I860 and is buried at Hill Church Cemet- 
ery there. He married, first, on I November 1801 at St. 
Gabriel's Church, Doug I assvi Me, in Berks County, by Rev. 
John Armstrong, Sarah Prutzman, the daughter of Adam and 
Hannah (Custer) Prutzman. Sarah was born 13 June 1783 and 
died in 1825 and, too, is buried at Hill Cemetery. Isaac's 
second marriage 29 January 1832 to Rebecca Burkert (Berk- 
ert) was in the New Hanover Lutheran Church, where several 
of his children were also married. Rebecca was born about 
1785 and was living at the time of the 1850 census, age 65. 
Isaac's third marriage was to Margaret -, who is mentioned 
in his will. ( I 6) (I 9) (20) (96) ( II I) ( I 12) ( I 84) 

An Interesting pedigree of Hannah Custer is suggested in 
the Fryburg Collection. She was the daughter of Jonathan 
Custer whose father was Paul Custer, the son of Herman Kus- 
ter of Germantown. Paul Custer's wife was Sarah Martha 
Ball, the daughter of - Ball of Virginia, reputedly a cou- 
sin of George Washington. (20) 

Isaac was a wheelwright and owned a farm near Pleasantvllle 
in Berks County. Earlier he had owned a farm In Earl Town- 
ship. At one time he was In partnership with his brother 
Jonathan In a powder-mill. In 1850, besides his wife Re- 
becca, an Aaron age 16 and a Caroline Dotterer age 18 were 


in his household 
son of Daniel P. 

Aaron was undoubtedly his grandson, the 





The will of Isaac Cleaver, Pike Township, Berks County was 
dated 30 May 1859 and proved 10 Sept. I860. A 31 July I860 
Codicil was signed by his mark rather than by a signature 
as on the wi I I , ind icat ing f ai I ing hea Ith. I n the Cod ici I 
son Daniel was substituted for son-in-law Edward Jones as 
co-executor with son Benneville. Wife Margaret was to 
have two cows and four hogs (of her choice) and so much of 
the furniture as she desired, plus use of "the small plan- 
tation where we now live" - she keeping it in repair and 
paying taxes. $600.00 was to be collected from monies due 
him and "put on interest on good mortgage security" - the 
interest to be paid to his wife in lieu of dowery. We learn 
that sons John and Samuel and daughter Sarah and her hus- 
band Benneville Miller died before their father. A grand- 
son, Edwin Carl, who must have been Sarah's child, was giv- 
en $50.00 as a specific bequest, and after Margaret's death 
the $600.00 at interest and the plantation were to be div- 
ided among his children and the children of those who did 
not survive him. Loans and notes due him from sons-in-law 
were to be deducted from the shares, and certain other de- 
ductions were made, indicating a careful effort to equalize 
the division. (Ill) 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Sarah Prutzman: 

. John P., b. 31 July 1801 . 
. Daniel Prutzman, b. 20 Aug. 1803. 
iil. Mary, b. 4 Sept 1807; d. 30 Nov. 1861; m. William C. 
Kel chner. 
iv. Samuel C. , b. 10 June 1809. 

V. Abraham, b. 23 Oct. 1811 and bapt. 9 May 1812 at Oley 
Hills Church, 
vi. Benneville, b. II June 1813 and bapt. 12 Dec. 1813 at 
Oley Hi I Is Church, 
vil. Hannah, m. Edward Jones, 
viii. Sarah, d. 2 Mar. 1852, age 28 yrs., 5 mos., 19 days; 
m. Benneville Miller, Innkeeper. 
ix. Jacob, b. 10 Oct. 1815, bapt. Oley Hills Church 28 

Jan. 1816, must have d. y. ( I 6) ( I 9) (20) ( I 12) (561 ) 

32. JONATHAN CLEAVER (John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 
in Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania 4 January 
1781. He died 30 November 1861, leaving a wi I I which was 
proved 12 Dec. 1861. He married Elizabeth Boyer, the daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Catherine. She was born 2 March 1782 and 
survived Jonathan. ( 16) ( I 9) ( I 18) ( I I 9) (370) (505) 


Jonathan of Pleasantvi I le learned the business of woolen 
manufacturing and operated a fulling mill driven by water 
power. There was a I so a successful carding machine and a 
powder mill which he operated in partnership with his bro- 
ther Isaac. As the hills in the area were denuded for 
farming, the streams decreased and a number of mills had 
to move. The mill was still on the property at the time of 
his will, but it apparently was not operating. The powder 
mill was also a victim of the loss of the water power 
source. During the "training days," Jonathan became inter- 
ested in military affairs and held the rank of colonel. He 
was a Whig and a member of the Lutheran Church. (16) 

Peter, George and Jonathan B, sons, were named Executors 
of Jonathan's will dated 12 April 1861 in Earl Township. 
The will was oroved 12 December 1861. Wife Elizabeth was 
to get $50.00 within three months and the interest on the 
proceeds of the sale of his real estate, which was to be 
invested securely. Grandson Isaac Munshower was also be- 
queathed $50.00. Whoever bought the tract upon which the 
house and fulling mill stood was to del i ver annual I y to 
Elizabeth five cords of wood "cut or split fine" and twelve 
bundles of straw. She was also to have whatever furniture 
or utensils she wanted, "together with the House, Stable 
and garden" now occupied by Jacob Bush, and she had the 
"right to fetch or cause to be fetched from my pump as much 
water as she needs" and as many apples. A plain and dec- 
ent tombstone for Jonathan and his wife were to be erected, 
and $240.00 "for their troubles" was allowed to the Execu- 
tors. All residue was divided into seven parts: the chil- 
dren of Ann, deceased, late wife of Samuel Armpriester, 
Esther, Peter, Elizabeth, Jonathan B., George K. , and Cath- 
erine. Lewis and Lydia apparently had died before Jonathan, 
as had Maria. (MB) 

Children of Jonathan Cleaver and Elizabeth Boyer: 

i. a daughter, b. 9 May 1805 and d. same day. 
ii. Anna, b. 4 July 1806; d. 25 Oct. 1859; m. Samuel Arm- 
priester 18 Sept. 1825. A Samuel Armpriester, age 
7 was living with Jonathan in 1850. This was un- 
doubtedly his grandson. A daughter, Malinda, m. 
Daniel Yoder Knabb. 
Hi. Esther, b. 17 July 1808; m. 28 May 1826 Jacob Zoller. 
79. iv. Peter, b. I Apr. 1810. 

V. Elizabeth, b. 2 Feb. 1812; d. 21 June 1849; m. 21 

June 1834 Isaac G. Bertolet, son of Daniel Yoder and 
Marie H. (Griesemer) Bertolet. Isaac was b. 14 Apr. 









1810; d. 7 June 1882. After Elizabeth's death Isaac 
m. (2) Christina Grieseman. Elizabeth and Isaac had 

(1) Rebecca C, b. 18 June 1836, d. 20 Sept. 1856; 

(2) Dr. Jonathan, b. 19 Nov. 1837, an eminent sur- 
geon, in Army during Civil War, d. in Europe I May 
1868 and bur. in Germany; (3) Maria, b. 8 Mar. 1840, 
d. 7 July 1856; (4) Keturah, b. 15 July 1844, m. 15 
Sept. 1863 Hiram W. Keehn. Isaac Bertolet had 3 
children from his second m. 

Jonathan B., b. 30 Apr. 1814. 

George K. , b. 18 May 1816. 

Lewis, b. 24 Nov. 1820; d. 14 

Catherine, b. 8 Jan. 1822; m. 

Mary (twin) b. 8 Jan. 1822; d. 12 Oct. 1847; m. - 
Munshower. A son, Isaac Munshower, was in her fa- 
ther's will. 

Leida (Lydia), b. 14 Oct. 1824; apparently d. before 
her father. ( 16) ( 19) (96) ( I 18) ( I I 9) (240) (407) (505) 

Aug. 1821. 

22 Nov. 1846 Joel Gul- 

33. NATHAN CLEAVER (John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 
about 1796 in Douglass Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. 
He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Hughes, at 
Shickshinney, on the line between Columbia and Luzerne Coun- 
ties, in 1876 and was buried there. He is said to have been 
married twice, and the children were born of the first mar- 
riage. His second wife, as shown in the 1850 census, was 
Mary -, who was born about 1795. His first wife's name may 
well have been Oliver. (55)(96) 

Nathan located at Pottsville in Schuylkill County and was 
employed by the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. 
In 1850 he was listed as "Superintendant," presumably of 
the railroad. His later years were spent in Shickshinney. 
In 1845 he was a subscriber to the History of Northampton, 
Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon and Schuylkill Cos., Pa., written by 
Daniel Rupp. (55) (96) (464) 

Children of Nathan Cleaver and his first wife, -, perhaps 
i ncomp lete: 

82. i. John 01 iver, b. 1823. 

ii. Clinton DeWitt, b. 1826; d. 19 May 1884 and is buried 
in Benton Cemetery, Benton, Columbia Co., Pa. In 
1850 he was an engineer, unmarried, in Jackson Twp., 
Northumberland Co. He is undoubtedly the Clinton 
who, with his cousin Kimber, spent a night with 
Eliza John in Northumberland County in 1847. "Them 


and some more was running a railroad past here," 
her diary said, 
iil. Hannah Oliver, d. 22 Feb. 1853, age 22, and is buried 
in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pottsville. 
iv. a daughter, who m. Edward Hughes. 

V. Rebecca Ann, b. about 1831; m. 10 June 1855 William 
vl. William Henry, b. about 1841. (55) (96) (527) (537) 

34. DERRICK CLEAVER (John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 
about 1799 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died intes- 
tate in Earl Township, Berks County sometime before 6 Jan- 
uary 1832, when the Orphan's Court convened to act upon a 
petition for the division of his estate. He married Eli- 
zabeth -, who survived him and is listed as living in Oley 
Township, Berks County in 1850 at age 69. (96) (I 15) 

Derrick was called yeoman (though he has also been called a 
carpenter) in the petition to the Orphan's Court for divi- 
sion of his "certain messauge, tenement and ten acres of 
land more or less.'' His son Jonathan brought the petition 
and in it names his mother Elizabeth and his brothers and 
sisters. "Twelve free, honest and Lawful men of the Bail- 
iwick" were appointed to value the property, and they found 
it "could not be parted and divided to and among the par- 
ties. . .without prejudice to or spoiling the whole thereof." 
So they valued it at $200.00, and Jonathan accepted "in 
open court," agreeing to compensate the other heirs. (115) 

Children of Derrick Cleaver and Elizabeth -, in order named 

in petition: 


Jonathan R., b. 14 Dec. 1802. 
Catherine, m. William Rogers. 

Elizabeth, m. John Morrow. She was mentioned in her 
Unc le Peter's will, 
iv. Richard. 

V. Mary, m. Henry Kuser, Miller, 4 Feb. 1864. 
vi. Margaret, m. 14 Aug. 1831, by Rev. Charles Pauli at 
Oley Lutheran Church, Henry Liess. 
vi i . Sarah. 
viii. Derrick, b. 20 Mar. 182! and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 9 Sept. 1821. His estate was administered by 
friend John Hollenbach 27 March 1843. He was called 
a "saddler." 
ix. Ann, b. 3! Aug. 1823; d. 21 Sept. 1911; m. 1841 to 
Ellis H. Boone, who was b. 30 Dec. 1818 and d. 14 
Aug. 1900. He worked for the Pennsylvania R.R. about 


40 years. There were three children: (I) Thomas 
Elwood, (2) Edwin and (3) Sarah Elizabeth. He was 
a descendant of George Boone, grandfather of Daniel 
Boone. ( I 6) ( I I 5) ( I I 6) ( 117) (240) (561) 

35. ISAAC CLEAVER (Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) was born 5 
September 1760 at Port Penn, Delaware. He died in an acci- 
dent on his farm, the Morris Hall Farm, near Salem, New 
Jersey in the winter of 1792. He married II November 1780 
Jemima Draper, who was born 25 October 1754 in England and 
died 18 Nov. 1841 at age 87 years and 24 days. She is bur- 
ied at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Port Penn, Delaware. 
She was the daughter of Edward and Mary Draper, and she was 
disowned by the Salem Meeting, where her birth is recorded, 
I0-I-I78I for marriage contrary to discipline. The New 
Jersey Archives show a marriage license issued to John 
Cleaver of Cumberland and Jemima Draper on the same date, 
but family records are so clear and consistent as to make 
this an obvious transcription error in the Archives. 

(I9)(I20)(I2I )(I44)(432) 

Jemima's father was a noted weaver. It is said one of his 
tapestries depicting Adam and Eve was presented to the 
Queen in England. Jemima was quite young when the family 
emigrated. Isaac's fatal farm accident occurred while he 
was attempting to rescue a yearling calf during a heavy 
snowfall. He was gored in the eye, and the "inf tarnation 
was soon fatal." Jemima remarried Lewis Sims, and they had 
a child Joshua before Lewis died. Jemima married a third 
time to Ananias Garrison. (248) 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Jemima Draper: 

84. i, Thomas, b. I Aug. 1781. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 8 Sept. 1783; m. 21 Oct. 1802 Clayton 
Kel ly. 
iii. Mary, b. 26 Sept. 1785; m. 16 Apr. 1803 Samuel Wright 
at the Swedesboro P.E. Church, Gloucester, N.J. 

iv. Hannah, b. 6 Oct. 1787; m. Mr. Sexton and "went west" 
to Cincinnati. There is a record of a marriage of 
a Hannah to David Garrison 19 Mar. 1812 in the Swed- 
ish Lutheran Church at Salem. "Mr. Sexton" appears 
in the family records. 
V. Susanna, b. 30 Oct. 1789; d. at Port Penn 13 Sept. 

1857; m. 5 Apr. 1806 John Price, who d. 8 June 1867 
at his daughter's house (Anna Vandegrift). Both Su- 
sanna and John are buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery. 
They had thirteen children, but only four survived 



to be married: (I) Mary, m. Henry Kirby and had Emma; 
(2) Thomas, m. Martha Jane Pennington, dau. of Al- 
drlch R. and Rebecca (Vandegrift) Pennington, and 
had nine children; (3) Ann, m. Andrew J. Vandegrift 
and had four children; (4) Henry, m. Alida Jane Ken- 
nedy and had four children. 
Nancy, b. 13 Feb. 1792; m. 19 Mar. 1812 Anthony Wright 
and "went west beyond Cincinnati." 



36. JOHN CLEAVER (Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) was born at 
Port Penn, Delaware 16 June 1767. He married, first, Le- 
titla Gillman, who was buried at the Cohansey Baptist 
Church (but the Sexton gave no date). He remarried 13 June 
1808 Stratia (variously spelled) Garrison in Cumberland 
County, New Jersey. She died sometime before 26 September 
1844, the date at which claims against her estate were to 
be made. Her son-in-law, Edward Janvier, as administrator, 
ran an advertisement to that effect. ( I 9) (248) (23 I ) (252) 

At some time before his children were born, John settled in 
St. Georges Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. He paid 
taxes there in 1804. 

Children of John Cleaver and Letitia Gillman (order uncer- 
tain; spelling in old records is always informal: Letitia, 
Lettitia, Gi Iman, Gillman are all used - sometimes in same 
record ) : 

i. Rachel, m. 18 June 1811 at the Presbyterian Church, 
John Smick of Salem Co. They had five children: 
(I) Isaac, (2) John, (3) Margaret, (4) Letitia, (5) 
Wi I I iam. 

i . I saac, b. 7 June 1794. 

i . Wi I I iam, d . at age 16. 

V. Peter, b. 1797. 

V. David, d. in infancy, perhaps at time of his mother's 
death. Both are buried at the Cohansey Baptist 
Church, Cumberland, N.J. (25l)(253) 

Children of John Cleaver and Stratia Garrison: 

vi. Ann, m. 27 Oct. 1827 in New Castle Co. Edward Janvier. 
They had eight children: (I) Henry, (2) Alfred, (3) 
Matilda, (4) Ellen, (5) Clara, (6) Mary. (7) Emma 
and (8) Charles, 
vii. Sarah, m. William Dare. They had two children. 



vlli. Eliza, m. Phineas Smith. Their one child died in in- 
ix. John, unmarried. (I 9) ( 124) (I 25) (248) (252) (253) 

37. WILLIAM CLEAVER (Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) was born 20 
Aug. 1770 in Pennsylvania. He died 9 April 1859 at Port 
Penn, Delaware. He married, first, at Salem, New Jersey, 
Ann Grier on 5 October 1795. Ann died 26 September 1808 at 
age 35 years, 8 months and 17 days and is buried at Hickory 
Grove Cemetery, Port Penn, Delaware. William then remarried 
to Ann's sister Elizabeth Grier, who was born II December 
1779 and died 8 August 1827. She, too, is buried at the 
Hickory Grove Cemetery. They were daughters of a Presby- 
terian minister. ( I 9) (122) (59) (432) 

William was first in Salem, New Jersey, where he moved with 
his father, but he later bought land and farmed near Port 
Penn, Delaware. He is described as a man "of large and im- 
pressive presence of unassuming disposition and upright 
character." He was very active, athletic and fond of hunt- 
ing. Once when living on a farm on a hill north of Port 
Penn, he was awakened in the early morning by a bellowing 
noise, apparently of a large creature in the river. He 
found the huge animal floundering on a mud flat left in the 
river because of low tide. He immediately proceeded to 
capture It and found that it was a whale thirty-five feet 
long. It was taken to Philadelphia and exhibited In a 
show. (This tale from the W. L. Cleaver narrative, 1859). 
He farmed until an advanced age, then moved to Port Penn, 
where he died at age 89. He was a Whig, but never sought 
office. In 1850 his real estate was valued In the census 
as worth $15,000, a substantial amount for that era. He 
was age 79 then, and his household was deserted except for 
a Mary Ann, age 47. (59) (96) (248) 

Children of William Cleaver and Ann Grier: 

i . John, m. 1822. 

88. ii. Joseph, b. 9 Sept. 1797. 

89. ill. George G., b. 16 Oct. 1799. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 7 Dec. 1801; d. 7 Dec. 

90. V. Isaac, b. 15 Dec. 1803. 
91 . vi. Wi I I lam, b. 5 Mar. 1806. 


Children of William Cleaver and Elizabeth Grier: 

92. vii. Thomas, b. ca . 1811. 

vlii. Ann, b. about 1820; d. at age 4. 



38. JONATHAN CLEAVER (William 13, John 4, Peter I) of Upper 
Merlon was born 3 of 3rd month 1758 at Bristol Township, 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He d i ed 15, 2nd month 
1833. He married Rebekah Ivins, the daughter of Moses and 
Kesiah (Shreve) Ivins. She was born 20, 12th month 1763 
and died 21st of Nth month 1841 "of Tredyfrin, widow of 
Jonathan, late of Upper Merlon. " ( I 9) (29) ( 128) (230) (306) 

The Radnor Meeting issued a certificate of clearness for 
marriage for Jonathan Cleaver to the Crosswicks Meeting 8 
November 1782, but had "no return" from it. On 12 August 
1785 the Meeting complained of Jonathan for "marriage out 
and neglecting to deliver our certificate to a distant 
meeting he being now returned." Isaac Potts and Evan Lewis 
were appointed to "treat with him" They requested more 
time on 8th of ninth month and again each month until lOth 
second month 1786, when Jonathan offered acknowledgment of 
his marriage before a Baptist minister "which was accepted." 
In 1792 Rebecca requested that she and her five minor chil- 
dren be accepted into membership of the Radnor Meeting. On 
8-10-1792 she, with Mary, Keziah, Elizabeth, Rebecca and 
Theodosia, was received into the Meeting. (29) (51) 

Jonathan inherited the homestead and "the store" from his 
father William and apparently lived there after his marri- 
age. Although he is listed as having service in the Mont- 
gomery County Militia, Holstein's Company, 3rd Battalion In 
1780, no mention of any service Is mentioned to his detri- 
ment in the Meeting records. He undoubtedly did not serve. 
He was a frequent representative to Monthly Meetings until 
1802 and in 1793 was appointed by Radnor Meeting with oth- 
ers to have care of the graveyard of Valley Meeting. 


The Orphans' Court of Montgomery County 9 September 1833 
appointed Jonathan's son William, with Isaac Roberts and 
Samuel D. Phillips, a son-in-law, as administrators of his 
estate. He had no will. The other heirs and their spouses 
are named in these proceedings. Seven of the thirteen 
children survived their father. The extensive estate in- 
cluded seven hundred twelve acres of land in Montgomery and 
Chester Counties and amounted to over $38,000.00. The Man- 
sion of 256 acres sold to James Maloney of Philadelphia for 
$96.00 per acre - the balance for over $50. This seems to 
indicate valuable real estate. Rebecca's "Widdows third" 
was deducted, and the balance was divided among nine heirs: 
William, Mary Rambo, Keziah Henderson, Theodosia Phillips, 
Lydia Bartholomew, Charlotte Siter, Emily Cleaver, the 


child of Rebecca Brown and the sons of Sarah Walker. 


Rebecca's rather elaborate will was dated 10 March 1837 
and proved 13 December 1841. It lists six daughters by 
their married names and names two sons-in-law, Adam Siter 
and Samuel D. Phillips, as executors. She was apparently 
living at the time of her death with her daughter Charlotte 
and her husband, Adam Siter. There is an item in the es- 
tate settlement of $68.00 for board for 34 weeks payable to 
Adam. Of twelve children, six daughters survived to re- 
ceive each one-ninth part of the estate each after special 
bequests of clothing, china, queensware, glassware and cur- 
tains. A silver bowl, looking glass and rocking chair went 
to Charlotte, and Mary Rambo was singled out to receive one- 
half dozen silver tablespoons. All the remainder of the 
goods, including the horse and riding chair, were to be 
sold to provide the nine parts. One-ninth was to go to 
grandson William Brown, a ninth to grandsons William and 
Jonathan, sons of William (or their sisters Mary and Re- 
becca if the grandsons didn't survive until age 23). Grand- 
sons Jonathan C. Walker and Thomas Walker were to share the 
final one-ninth. Rebecca made the type of detailed will 
family historians enjoy. (130) 

Children of Jonathan Cleaver and Rebecca Ivins (births re- 
corded by the Radnor Meeting): 

i. Moses, d. in infancy. 

ii. Mary, b. 18th, 1st mo. 1784; m. Peter Rambo. The 

first Peter Rambo in America was a noted Indian in- 
terpreter who was one of the Deputies of New Sweden 
in 1665, a Magistrate under Gov. Stuyvesant and a 
member of the Council of Deputy Governor Capt. Rob- 
ert Cam. So he served under Swedish, Dutch and 
English governments. He was a Warden of Gloria Dei 
(Old Swedes Church) and d. 1694/5. 
iii. Keziah, b. 25th of Nth mo. 1785; m. (1st) Joshua Ty- 
son, who was b. 22, 7th mo. 1772 and d. 2 May 1814. 
He was called by his family "the most intellectual 
dnd educated of the family." He had m. (1st) Eliz- 
abeth Fitzwater, dau. of Matthew and Sarah (Bewley) 
Fitzwater. Keziah and Joshua had one child, Rebec- 
ca, who m. Samuel H. Trequair, a member of the Phil- 
adelphia bar. Keziah m. (2nd) Col. Samuel Henderson. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 2nd, 2nd mo. 1788; m. at Tredyffrin 
Meeting Samuel Levis Robeson, son of Jonathan and 
Hannah, recorded by the Radnor Meeting, Pa. 18th of 


Nth mo. 1812. She apparently died without children 
before her father's estate was settled in 1833. 
V. Rebeckah, b. 15, Nth mo. 1789; d. 20th, 9th mo. 1821; 
m. (1st) John Brown; m. (2nd) Jonathan Thomas. She 
had a son, William C. Brown, who was involved in the 
settlement of her parents' estate. 
vi. Theodosia, b. 7th, Nth mo. 1791; m. Samuel D. Phil- 
lips, who was a co-executor for her mother's will, 
vii. Sarah, b. 21st 3rd mo. 1795; m. Richard C. Walker. 
Their sons Jonathan C. and Thomas Ivins were named 
as grandchildren in her mother's will. Richard m. 
(2) Rebecca Ann Jones and (3) Sarah Ann Jones. 
viii. Ann, b. 24th, 9th mo. 1797; d. 24th, 3rd mo. 1813, 
age 17. 
ix. Lydia, b. 24th, 9th mo. 1798; d. Aug. 1882 at age 83; 
m. at St. John's P. E. Church, Norristown, Pa., 25 
Mar. 1823 John Bartholomew, son of Capt. Benjamin 
and Rachel (Deweese) Bartholomew. She was "complain- 
ed of" by Radnor Meeting for marriage by a minister 
to one not a member 12, 2 mo. 1824. Although she 
offered "acknowledgement," she was disowned 6-10- 
1824. John was b. in Great Valley 12 Dec. 1789 and 
d. there II May 1871 at age 81. When John's father, 
Capt. Bartholomew died leaving a large family, John 
bought the family homestead and raised his father's 
younger children as a father. He and his brother 
Edward started and operated the White Deer Forge in 
Lycoming Co. for a time, but John's health failed, 
and he returned to the homestead. He was a member 
of the Society of Cincinnati. The children of Lydia 
and John were: (I) William, b. 15 Dec. 1825, d. 25 
Dec. 1829; (2) Benjamin, b. 29 Jan. 1827, m. Rebec- 
ca P. Huddleson, resided in Chester Valley and had 

3 children; (3) Jonathan Cleaver, b. 28 May 1829, 
d. unm. 13 May 1857; (4) George Roberts, b. 22 May 
1831, m. (1st) 28 July 1853 Ann P. Steel and had 2 
children, m. (2nd) 4 Feb. 1866 Rebecca R. Buchanan 
and had 4 children. George Roberts Bartholomew was 

a graduate of Univ. of Pa., a physician in Frankford, 
Pa.; (5) Mary Emily, b. 20 Jan. 1833, d. 8 May 1873, 
m. 22 Sept. 1852 by a Presbyterian minister Wallace 
Henderson, proprietor of Henderson Marble Quarries, 

4 children; (6) Lydia Ann, b. 15 Jun. 1834, m. 16 
Oct. 1861 William Latta Lee, resided in Port Ken- 
nedy and had 7 children; (7) John, b. 27 Nov. 1838, 
m. (I) 1869 Martha Serri I I , who d. 6 May 1872 after 
2 children; m. (2) Emma Serri I I and had one child. 

X. Charlotte, b. 2nd of 9th mo. 1800; d. 28 Feb. 1877; 


m. 24 Oct. 1827 Adam Siter of Delaware Co. at Pastor 
Baptist Church, Philadelphia. He was a co-executor 
of her mother' s will. 
93. xi. William, b. 21st, Nth mo. 1802. 

xii. Emily, b. 8th, 9th mo. 1805; d. 26 Sept. 1882; m. 8 
Jan. 1834 at St. Peter's P. E. Church (recorded in 
St. David's Radnor Church Records) Edward Bartholo- 
mew, brother of John who m. her sister Lydia. She, 
too, must have been disowned by the Society of 
Friends. Edward was b. at Great Valley 8 Jan. 1799, 
d. in New Castle, Del. 1875. They moved from Great 
Va lley to New Castle and had 3 chi Idren : ( I ) Edward 
Dorsey, b. Chester Valley, resided in Delaware; (2) 
John Eugene, who m. Mary Py I e and lived in Delaware 
Co., Pa.; (3) Emily Cleaver, who m. 23 Oct. 1865 
T. Waters Ferree, contractor, and had 4 children. 
(20) (60) ( 127) ( 128) ( I 29M 131 ) (238) (239) (306) (374) (403) 

39. ISAAC CLEAVER (John 14, John 4, Peter I) of Columbia 
County, Pennsylvania was born in Montgomery County 9 Nov- 
ember 1770. He died 12 December 1827, and his estate was 
administered in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. His mar- 
riage at First Baptist Church In Philadelphia to Mary Dav- 
is, daughter of Benjamin and Catherine (Pugh) Davis of 
Chester County, was on 10 May 1791. Mary was born 4 March 
1769 and died 4 April 1843. In 1814 her father, Benjamin 
Davis of Tredyffrin, Chester County, left his daughter Mary 
75 pounds in his will. (I 9) ( I 33) ( I 34) ( I 35) (245) 

Shortly after their marriage they moved to what is now Col- 
umbia County, Pennsylvania. The 1800 census has an Isaac 
in Northumberland County, from which Columbia County was 
formed. Their first son was born there in 1792. Isaac's 
father, John, owned 127 acres in this Quaker settlement 
which in 1818 he bequeathed to Isaac, "the land on which he 
now dwells," but unfortunately Isaac died before his fa- 
ther. The land went to Isaac's son Jesse, who was substi- 
tuted in the "scedule" of the will written in 1832, making 
Jesse a I so a co-executor. (I 9) (63) 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Mary Davis: 

94. I . Jesse B., b. 10 Oct. 1792. 

95. ii. Benjamin, b. 7 Oct. 1794. 

96. iii. Hannaniah, b. 2 Jan. 1797. 

iv. Ann, "Nancy," b. 28 Mar. 1798; d. before 1850; m. 
Samuel Mears. They had: (I) Jane and (2) Isaac. 


After Ann's death Samuel remarried and had II child- 
V. Elizabeth, b. 5 Dec. 1799; d. 9 Oct. 1814, aged 13 
yrs. , 10 mos. , 5 days, 
vi. Catherine Pugh, b. 14 Oct. 1801; m. before 1850 George 
Means. They had in their household in 1850 Alem B. 
Cleaver, son of Catherine's brother John, who had 
died in 1847. George and Catherine had 5 children, 
vii. Sarah, b. 7 Aug. 1803; d. 12 Oct. 1843, aged 40 years, 
2 months, 5 days; m. William Stokes 19 May 1829. 
viii. Jane, b. 14 Jan. 1804; d. 8 Apr. 1874; m. in 1827 Ju- 
dah Cherrington, son of Samuel and Mary (Hughes) 
Cherrington. Judah was b. 22 May 1801 and d. 8 D5c. 
1884. They are buried in Roaring Creek Quaker Cem- 
etery. There were nine children: (I) Ruth Ann, 
b. 8 Feb. 1828, d. 5 Nov. 1901, m. Enoch Kester, who 
was b. 1819 and d. 1884. There were 6 children; 
(2) Austin, b. 29 Oct. 1829, d. 18 Dec. 1900, m. 
Susannah Myers, who was b. 1838 and d. 1899. There 
were 10 children; (3) Mary, b. 4 Oct. 1831, d. 8 Jan. 
1915, m. Lawson Hughes, who was b. 1826 and d. 1899. 
There were no children. (4) Samuel L., b. 8 Dec. 

1835, d. 20 Sept. 1918, m. Hulda Yocum, b. 1838, d. 
1922, there were 5 children; (5) Matilda, b. 24 Aug. 

1836, d. 28 May 1895, m. Peter Swank; (6) Rachel, b. 
25 June 1838, d. 1923, m. Daniel H. Case, who was b. 
1849 and d. 1909. There were 3 children; (7) Har- 
vey P., b. 27 Apr. 1842; (8) Owen W. , b. 6 Dec. 1847, 
d. 16 July 1921, m. Elizabeth Rarig, who was b. 1848 
and d. 1918. There were 2 children; (9) Isaac W., 
b. 15 Jan. 1845, d. 26 Nov. 1918, m. Rachel Myers, 
who was b. 1843 and d. 1904. There were 5 children. 

ix. Isaac, b. I Nov. 1806; d. 12 Dec. 1827. 
X. Hannah, b. 31 Aug. 1808; d. 14 July 1887; m. after 
1832 Daniel Zarr, who was b. 12 Oct. 1800 and d. 30 
Jan. 1892 in Franklin Twp., Columbia Co. He had m. 
(1st) Hannah's cousin Sarah, dau. of David and Eli- 
zabeth. They had: (I) Matilda, b. 1840, who m. John 
S. Mensch; (2) Mary Catherine, b. 1842, d. 1877; (3) 
George B., b. 1845, who moved to Nebraska; (4) Al- 

1846; (5) Wei I ington Clayton, b. 
(6) Sarah Jane (Jennie), b. about 
Campbel I . 
97. xi . John. b. 23 Apr. 1810. 

1815; m . - Low . 
(I 6) (28) (96) (I 33) (227) (244) (245) (527) (537) (544) 


bina, b. about 

1848, d. 1854; 

1850, m. C. H. 

xi . 

John, b. 23 Apr. 

xi i . 

Mary, b. 1 May 1 

40. JOHN CLEAVER (John 14, John 4, Peter I) was born near 
Catawlssa, Columbia County, Pennsylvania about 1771 or 
1772. He died at the home of his daughter, Charlotte Al- 
ton, 4 November 1838 in Nelson Township, County Ho I ton, On- 
tario. He married Mary Hughes, who was born at Cape May, 
New Jersey about 1770, the daughter of Ellis and Mary 
Hughes. She died at the home of her son James in Lowville, 
County Holton, Ontario 7 July 1838. They are both buried 
at St. Paul's Presbyterian Cemetery in Holton County, On- 
tario. (I36)(365) 

John and Mary migrated to Canada in June 1805, settling for 
a short time in Aurora in York County, Ontario, and in 1806 
or 1807 moved to Dundas Street in the Township of Nelson, 
County of Holton, Ontario, where they established a home 
and farm. To supplement the farm income, John engaged in 
the manufacture of oak staves for potash barrels. The 
logs were cut from the timber "bushland" in the winter, 
cut into staves, and ultimately rafted down Lake Ontario 
to the St. Lawrence and to Montreal. One of the laborers 
he employed in the woods was John Ramsey, who came to On- 
tario with his two brothers from County Donegal, Ireland, 
in 1819. John Ramsey married John's eldest daughter, Ra- 
chel, and their son John Ramsey, Jr. compiled the family 
history used here. Hazel (Cleaver) Bush, while a young 
lady in her father's law office, remembers him as an old, 
courtly, white-haired man delivering the book to her father, 
Ellis Hughes Cleaver inoi>) , (I36)(207) 

The apparent reason for the move from Catawissa to Ontario 
was the offer of free Crown land made after the settlement 
of the border following the Revolution. There seems evi- 
dence in the correspondence that they found settlement in 
the extreme cl'mate difficult and may have sometimes regret- 
ted it. There was, however, a general restlessness in the 
country at the time and a continual search for better land. 
As Quakers, John and Mary would have probably had little 
sympathy for the war. (207) 

Mary Hughes, too, came from a pioneering family. She was 
born in Cape May, West Jersey, a descendant of Humphrey 
Hughes, a Welshman who purchased land from the Indians in 
1650 at Cape May. Either this Humphrey or his son Humph- 
rey had a whaling grant from Philip Carteret in 1666, was 
a privateer and leased land in Southampton, Long Island. 
Mary's parents, Ellis and Mary Hughes, moved to Berks 
County, Pennsylvania when she was a child and with many 
other Hughes families from Berks County were pioneers in 


Catawissa, Columbia County. Both Mary, her brother Ellis, 
and a sister, Philadelphia, were early emigrants to Holton 
County, Ontario. Philadelphia and her husband, Gabriel 
Lount, settled in York in 1811, and Ellis and his wife, 
Mary Easterly, settled in Canada in 1819. Gabriel and Phil- 
adelphia were the parents of two sons, who took part in the 
1837 rebellion against British rule. A son, Samuel, was 
captured and hanged by the Royalists. (66) ( I 36) (428) (429) 

Mary's father, Ellis Hughes, left a wi I I at Catawissa, 
Columbia County, proved 28 August 1800, in which each of 
his children was to receive £20. But Mary's bequest was 
limited. Her £20 was to be paid provided she outlive her 
husband, John Cleaver. She did not - by four months. This 
restriction could reflect a certain disapproval of John. 
Or it might be an indication that Ellis felt that John and 
Mary had prospered sufficiently as to not need a bequest. 


Children of John Cleaver and Mary Hughes: 

i. Rachel, b. Catawissa, Pa. Dec. 1799; d. Ontario 21 
June 1868 and buried Ebenezer Cemetery near Darby- 
vi I le, Ontario; m. 2 Apr. 1821 John Ramsey, who was 
b. at Bridgend, County Donegal, Ireland and d. in 
Ontario 6 June 1832, age 39 and, too, is buried in 
Ebenezer Cemetery. They had three children: (I) 
Mary, b. 12 Feb. 1822; (2) Martha, b. 31 July 1823; 
(3) John, Jr., b. 9 July 1825, who compiled a fam- 
ily history, reference (136). 
98. ii. James, b. Catawissa 30 Jan. 1800. 

iii. Charlotte, b. in Catawissa 5 Apr. 1803; d. in Ontario 
23 Apr. 1876; m. 24 June 1822 in Ontario Thomas Al- 
ton, son of David and Frances (Shepherd) Alton. 
Thomas was b. probably in Appleby, Westmoreland, 
England 8 Feb. 1795. He died in Holton Co., Ont. 
29 Feb. 1872 and is buried with Charlotte in the 
Anglican Cemetery at Nelson. (There is conjecture 
that the name of the county, Holton, may be a corrup- 
tion or derivation from Alton.) Thomas' father 
David was a blacksmith whose marriage to Frances 
Shepherd caused considerable consternation in the 
Shepherd household. It was not until David's death 
that the family enjoyed any of the Shepherd inher- 
itance. The family home, Merton Hall, indicates 
means and perhaps a higher social state than a 
blacksmith would afford. Thomas received Crown land 
in 1823, perhaps from military service in the War of 


1812. He was a school trustee in 1829. The family 
was Anglican. Thomas and Charlotte had 15 children, 
12 survived: (I) Hannah, b. 24 July 1823, d. 20 
Apr. 1832; (2) Mary, b. 21 Apr. 1825, d. 23 May 
1902, m. 28 Oct. 1852 Thomas Blanchard, who d. 31 
Jan. 1892; they had 9 children; (3) George Shepherd, 
b. 2 Aug. 1826, d. 24 July 1900, m. 29 Mar. 1849 
Margaret C I i ne and had 7 children; (4) Nancy, b. 10 
Nov. 1827, d. I Sept. 1857, m. John Peacock, 3 chil- 
dren; (5) John, b. 19 June 1829, d. 6 Nov. 1909, m. 
(1st) 2 Mov. 1852 Eliza Walton and had 2 children; 
m. (2nd) Margaret Reld June 1858 and had 4 children; 
(6) David, b. 30 Oct. 1830, m. 2 Feb. 1854 Mary Ann 
Breckon and had 13 children, 2 d.y.; (7) Frances 
Alton, b. 10 Apr. 1832, d. 17 May 1856, m. John 
Cotter and had I child; (8) Joseph, b. 29 May 1833, 
m. 28 Feb. 1855 Hannah Atkinson and had 7 children; 
(9) Thomas, Jr., b. 18 Sept. 1835, m. 28 Oct. 1858 
Johanna Cline and had one son; (10) Samuel Bondhead, 
b. 30 Jan. 1838, m. 13 Feb. 1862 Julia Ann Walker 
and had 8 children; (II) Charlotte, b. 7 June 1839, 
d. 13 Sept. 1857; (12) Marion Jane, b. 17 Nov. 1840, 
m. Absolom Dixon and had a dau.; (13) James, b. 16 
June 1842, d. Jan. 1867; (14) Ezra, b. 16 June 1844, 
d. 21 June 1846; (15) Maria, b. 30 Mar. 1846, m. 24 
Mar. 1869 Anson Green Cline and had a son; (16) Sar- 
ah Ann, b. 2 Sept. 1848, m. John Breckon 30 Nov. 
1869 and had 8 chi Idren. 

Iv. Mary, b. 27 July 1804, m. 6 Nov. 1823 John Thomas. 

They had: (I) Charlotte, b. 29 July 1824, m. (1st) 
William Kenny 30 Mar. 1844, m. (2nd) 12 July 1849 
Charles Peer and had one son; (2) Sarah, (twin), b. 
29 July 1824, d. 27 May 1856, m. April 1850 Thomas 
Galloway and had 3 children; (3) Edward, b. 3 Sept. 
1827, m. 7 Apr. 1852 Isabella Davinson and had 5 
children, 2 d.y.; (4) James Cleaver, b. 28 Apr. 1831 
m. Dec. 1859 Margaret Davinson and had 2 children; 
(5) George McKay, b. 21 Feb. 1836, m. II May I860 
Isabella Eraser and had six children. 
V. Hannah, d. in infancy. 

vi. Sarah, b. 16 Feb. 1807; d. 17 Sept. 1868; m. 7 Feb. 
1825 in Ontario Solomon Winter, who was b. 8 Sept. 
1798 and died 7 May 1876. They had: (I) James, b. 
II July 1826, m. Nov. 1854 Lucy Atkinson and had 
five children; (2) Henry, b. 13 Oct. 1827, m. II 
Feb. I860 Johanna Coffee and had 13 children; (3) 
Rachel, b. 15 Aug. 1829, m. 5 Nov. 1856 David Pick- 
ett and had one dau.; (4) Roland, b. 27 May 1831, 


m. Mave Eberle Jan. 1858 and both d., leaving no 
children; (5) Susan, b. 25 July 1833, m. 6 Mar. 1861 
Wilson Mercer and had one son; (5) Thomas, b. 27 
Aug. 1838, m. I Jan. 1861 Margaret Davidson and had 
8 chi Idren. 
vii. Nancy, b. 30 Jan. 1810; d. at Waterdown 17 Oct. 1880; 
m. 21 Apr. 1831 John McLaren, son of Hugh, b. in 
Flambora East 2 May 1808 and d. 23 July 1894. They 
had eleven children: (I) Mary A., b. II Apr. 1832, 
m. 13 Aug. 1858 Andrew Pickett and had 6 children; 
(2) Hugh, b. 19 Nov. 1833, m. Janet Marshall, who 
was b. 18 Aug. 1843; they had 4 children; (3) James 
Whilden, b. 8 June 1835, m. 10 Aug. 1859 Hannah Dice 
and had 4 children; (4) Jane, b. 18 Jul. 1837, d. 

14 Feb. 1912, m. 2 Oct. 1861 John H. Wightman and 
had 9 children, the youngest of which d.y.; (5) El- 
eanor, b. 8 Oct. 1838, m. 16 Jan. 1866. William 
Cyrus Inglehart and had 3 children; (6) Andrew, b. 

15 Jun. 1840, m. 17 Nov. 1870 Adelaide Alexander 
and had 3 children; (7) Nancy, b. II Apr. 1842; (8) 
Charlotte, b. 28 Oct. 1844, m. 26 May 1874 Peter J. 
Inglehart and had 7 children, the youngest d.y.; (9) 
Thomas, b. 13 Oct. 1846, m. 21 May 1874 Mary A. 
Bickell and had 5 children, the youngest d.y.; (10) 
Rachel, b. 25 Feb. 1851, m. 8 Oct. 1878 Thomas Lang- 
ton and had 4 children, the youngest d.y., (II) John 
A., b. 27 June 1853, d. 7 Oct. 1873. (I36)(207) 

41. DAVID CLEAVER (John 14, John 4, Peter I) was probably 
born In Columbia County, Pennsylvania around 1762-1766. He 
died there in 1832, and administration papers were issued to 
his son Joseph and to Ezra Hayhurst with a bond of $16,000 
on 7 November 1832. David was apparently married three 
times, but the evidence is tangled, and it may have been 
twice. Apparently he married, first, Elizabeth or Bridgett 
Collins, who was born 22 November 1773, the daughter of Jo- 
seph and Amy (Jones) Collins. A strong family tradition 
says that David told his grandson Elijah Collins Cleaver 
that he was named for Bridgett, a Roman Catholic, and that 
this marriage with her caused the Friends Meeting to disown 
him. The Col I i ns name persi sts i n the f ami ly . J . E. Eschel- 
man found an entry "Elizabeth Cleaver m. 1801 - Cleaver," 
and Mrs. Nancy Sweeney, in her tireless efforts, charts a 
Polly (who is probably Elizabeth) as a second marriage. 
His third marriage (if it was the third) appears to be with 
Mary Burchfield, 18 Sept. 1831 in Columbia County. Mary 
signed her mark for the release of administration In 1832 
and again in 1836. Apparently the estate had not been set- 


tied before son Joseph's death, and a second appointment 
was made 15 August 1846 "for which remains unadmi n i stered" 
to George Scott. She may be the Mary, age 71, who lived 
in Catawissa in 1870 with Ata, age II, who was probably 
her granddaughter. (28) (205) (206) (270) (527) (537) 

David Cleaver appears to have been the first merchant in 
Catawissa. The brick building "Susquehanna House" (still 
standing) was a hotel that he built. It is said he never 
managed it, but had a manager or rented it, as he did sev- 
eral farms of some 400 or 500 acres. The size of the bond 
for his estate, $16,000.00, indicates his holdings were 
extensive for the time. (66) 

In August 1799 his name appears on a Petition to the Pres- 
ident of the Court of Quarter Sessions at Sunbury, asking 
with other businessmen for a division of Mifflin Township 
because "in its present State nearly fifteen miles in 
width and thirty miles in length, making the Township Bus- 
iness Troublesome and Expensive..." Another petitioner was 
Reuban Burr, David's brother-in-law. (377) 

Children of David Cleaver (order and name of mother uncer- 

i. Rebecca, d. before 1837; m. Peter Bodine; left three 
children at her early death. 

i i . El izabeth. 
iii. Elijah, d. 1835, administration papers for his estate 
were issued 24 Dec. 1835 to Peter Bodine, Jacob How- 
er and Daniel Knitte of Catawissa. 

iv. Sarah, d. 1832 and is buried at Friends Cemetery, Cat- 
awissa. She m. Daniel Zarr, who was b. 12 Oct. 1800 
and d. 30 Jan. 1892 and is buried in Union Cemetery, 
Catawissa. Daniel m. (2nd) Hannah Cleaver, a cousin 
to his first wife, Sarah. Daniel and Sarah had: 
(I) John, b. 9 Dec. 1828, d. 25 Mar. 1854 of scarlet 
fever and is buried at the German Reformed Cemetery, 
Catawissa, m. I Mar. 1853 Harriet Clayton, b. 13 Feb, 
1830, a sister of Adaline who m. James Richards Clea- 
ver. Harriet remarried after John's death Henry W. 
Zartman, who was missing in the Civil War. She is 
buried in the James Richards Cleaver plot near Gor- 
don, Pa.; (2) Elizabeth, b. 1832, m. T. F. Harder; 
(3) Jennie, m. - Campbell; (4) Lydia, m. - Li I I ie. 
99. ^ V. Joseph, b. about 1805-10. 

vi. John, probably the John Cleaver buried in the Cata- 
wissa Friends Cemetery (whose log meeting house is 


one of two still standing In Pennsylvania. The 

other is at Roaring Creek). John d. 12 Oct. 1847, 

age 36 yrs., 5 mos., 20 days. 

100. vi i . David. 

(66) (205) (206) (378) (527) (537) 



42. JOHN CLEAVER (Peter 17, Isaac 1, Peter 2, Peter I) of 
Whitemarsh, Montgomery County was born 17 February 1783, 
probably In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died there 
20 June 1880 in his 98th year in the home of his son Wil- 
liam. He married Elizabeth Shriver, who was born 25 Decem- 
ber 1790 and died in Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, 30 Oc- 
tober 1865. They are both buried in St. Thomas Episcopal 
Church, Old Burying Ground, Whitemarsh. He was a farmer. 


John, Jr. and William were baptized 21 January 1844 at the 
St. Thomas P. E. Church, Whitemarsh, sponsored by their 
father, John Cleaver. (76) 

Children of John Cleaver and Elizabeth Shriver: 

i. Joseph H., b. 26 Apr. 1815; d. 18 Sept. 1864 at age 
49 yrs., 4 mos., 22 days. He was apparently unmar- 
ried and living in his father's household in 1850 as 
a farmer, 
ii. John, b. 27 Dec. 1827; d. 27 Dec. 1849, unmarried, 
iii. Charles Daniel, b. 23 Feb. 1830; d. 22 Sept. 1893. 
101. iv. William R., b. 7 Oct. 1831. (I9)(76)(96) 

43. CHARLES DANIEL CLEAVER (Peter 17, Isaac 7, Peter 2, Pe- 
ter I) of Upper Dublin Township was born 20 March 1809, 
probably in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died there 
5 January 1893. He married Diana -, who was born 4 June 
1819 and died in Montgomery County 20 May 1887. They are 
both buried in St. Thomas Episcopal, Old Burying Ground 

at Whitemarsh. He was a farmer in Upper Dublin Township, 
Montgomery County. (76)(I42) 

Children of Charles Cleaver and Diana -: 

102. I. Daniel , b. 8 Feb. 1847. 

II. Mary Ann, b. 30 Jul. 1848; d. March 1926; unm. in 
Ft. Washington, Pa., 1919. 
ill. Sarah L. , b. ca. 1850; m. - Haupt and lived in Lees- 
burg, Va. 

iv. Caroline, b. 30 Dec. 1851; d. 10 Apr. 1854, bur. St. 
Thomas, Whitemarsh. 

103. V. Frank! In, b. 1854. 

vi. Emma Elizabeth, b. 1859; d. 1943; unm. in 1919. 


44. CHARLES CLEAVER (Joseph 18, Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Pennsylvania 14 December 1794. He died In TIp- 


pecanoe County, Indiana 30 December 1848 and Is buried 
there in the Cleaver Cemetery. He married, first, Ann Mad- 
den of Baltimore, Maryland, who died in 1839, possibly 
near the time of the birth of her second child. Charles 
married, second, Susan Jane Hoddy, who remarried George 
Liptrap I January 1850 after Charles' death. 

(141 )(292)(293) 

Although local histories say he resided in Baltimore, 
Charles undoubtedly was with his brothers and sisters when 
they accompanied their mother to Tippecanoe County in 1828. 
We know of a trip he made from Lafayette to Baltimore 
about 1831. He was mentioned in a letter his cousin Ezek- 
iel wrote from Warren County, Ohio saying that he "stopped 
there on the way to Baltimore" and announced the marriage 
of his sister Louisa to Ezekiel's son David. It is con- 
ceivable that Charles' marriage to Ann of Baltimore was 
accomplished on that trip. His marriage is not recorded 
in Tippecanoe County, though the marriages of his brothers 
and sisters were. (83)(I4I) 

John McCurdy, Charles' brother-in-law, administered his es- 
tate, and his brother Mahlon was guardian for his children. 
In May 1850, after her remarriage, Susan Jane sued for her 
dower Interest in the real estate that the Court had or- 
dered John McCurdy to sell to repay a long list of debts. 
From the list of assets sold at public sale it appears 
Charles' principal crop was hogs. Other big items were 
bees and the horse. The only personal Item sold was a 
$19.00 gold watch that the administrator bought. He, too, 
figured largely in the debts Charles had contracted. At 
the final accounting the suing widow was satisfied with a 
settlement of $49.29, she having previously withdrawn 
$150.00 from the assets. Mahlon was paid $246.46 to hold 
as guardian for the children, Charles Oscar and Annalyla. 
He had reported the death of Susan Jane's daughter Lydia. 


Children of Charles Cleaver and Ann Madden: 

04. i. Charles Oscar, b. 10 Oct. 1835. 

ii. Annalyla, b. 20 June 1839; d. 5 March 1859, age 19 
years, 8 months and 5 days. 

Child of Charles Cleaver and Susan Jane Hoddy: 

lii. Lydia, d. about 1852. 



45. SEWELL CLEAVER (Joseph 18, Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Pennsylvania, probably Montgomery County, 21 
September 1797, as computed from his gravestone. He died 
in Tippecanoe County, Indiana 3! January 1848 and is bur- 
ied there in Zion Cemetery in Perry Township. He was mar- 
ried 15 June 1837 In Tippecanoe County by Joseph M. Hershey, 
M.G., to Martha Davis, daughter of Frederick, who was born 22 
June 1810, according to her grave marker, and died In Tip- 
pecanoe County 22 September 1870. She, too, is buried in 
Zion Cemetery. (292) (293) 

Sewell died intestate, and his brother Mahlon acted as ad- 
ministrator and as guardian for his four minor children. 
There was a sixty-eight acre piece of land on which the 
widow and the children were living which was valued at a 
rental of $100 per year. Since Martha had dower rights, 
the Court agreed to omit the land from the computation of 
the division for the children, which amounted to $102.24- 
1/2 each. (304) 

Children of Sewell Cleaver and Martha Davis: 

i. Joseph W., b. 24 May 1838; died in Civil War hospital 
25 Nov. 1854 and is burled in Cleaver Cemetery with 
a G.A.R. marker. He was a farmer when he enlisted 
in loth Battery, Indiana Light Artillery 7 Nov. 
1861, age 23. He re-enlisted "as a veteran" at 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 14 Dec. 1853 and was given 35 
days of furlough at the command of the Surgeon to 
recuperate from "camp diahhrea" on 30 Jan. 1854. 
On 6 March 1854, at the end of the 35 days. Dr. 
Brandon of Lafayette and Archibald McCurdy wrote 
pleas to the Commanding officer that Joseph was too 
i I I to travel, requesting an extension. On the 15th 
of May he was arrested as a deserter In Lafayette, 
and a B. E. Cook was paid a $30.00 reward. Back in 
Nasvhille the Regimental Surgeon In July 1854 cer- 
tified "Chronic Diarrhea" and recommended another 
20 day furlough. He was sent to the Army Hospital 
in Nashville, where he died of pneumonia 4 months 
later, 25 November 1854. Insensitive bureaucratic 
military bumbling has precedent In history. 

105. ii. William F. (sometimes transcribed as J . or T.), b. ca. 
III. Marietta, b. ca . 1843. 

105. iv. Isaac S., b. 20 Mar. 1847. 



46. CHALKLEY CLEAVER (Joseph 18, Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Pennsylvania, probably Montgomery County, 22 
July 1802, as computed from his grave marker. He died in 
Tippecanoe County, Indiana 27 December 1853 and is buried 
in the Cleaver Cemetery In Perry Township. He was married 
in Tippecanoe County by Cyrus Ball, J. P., to Nancy Lairy 
(Larry) on 4 April 1833. She died in June 1891. (292)(293) 

Chalkley would have been twenty-six when his family moved 
west to Indiana. Presumably he was involved in the farming 
and milling enterprises with his brothers, though he had 
no ownership in the mill land. 

At the settlement of Nancy's estate the administrator, Hen- 
rey D. Mathers, had expenses and claims totalling $547.87 
against assets of $945.44. The largest claim of $256.79 
was from Arthur Rickerd, husband of Nancy's granddaughter 
Electra. They may have been caring for Nancy in her ad- 
vanced years. Real estate was sold for $800.00. Albert 
and Louisa were the only surviving children. Grandchildren 
shared the portions due Mahlon and Adaline, both deceased. 
The settlement makes clear that there were no descendants 
of Isaac B. and Francis Marion. (331) 

Children of Chalkley Cleaver and Nancy Lairy: 

107. i. Francis Marlon, b. about 1835. 

108. i i . Mahlon, b. 17 Aug. 1839. 

iii. Isaac B. , b. 19 Dec. 1842. He enlisted in Co. G, lOth 
Regt. of Indiana Infantry 20 Oct. 1851. Four months 
later he died at Summerset, Ky., 27 Feb. 1852. His 
body was returned to the Cleaver Cemetery, 
iv. Louisa, b. 1847; d. 1919 and is buried at Zion Ceme- 
tery In Tippecanoe Co.; m. 6 Nov. 1855 Oliver V i r- 
gi n, who was b. in 1844. 
V. Albert, al ive in 1891 . 
vi . Adaline, d. before 1892, the time of the settlement 

of her mother's estate. She m. Abraham Whiteman and 
had: (I) Ella, who m. - Kirkpatrick, (2) Maud, who 
m. - Huff, (3) Claude and (4) Manson. 

(292)(293)(33l )(358) 

47. HIRAM CLEAVER (Isaac 19, Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) was 
born 20 August 1801 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He died at his 
home "Cottage Home" in Easttown Township, Chester County, 
Pennsylvania 17 July 1877, aged 75. He married, first, in 
November 1832 Jane Abraham, daughter of Enoch Abraham. 
Jane, who was born in 1806, died in April of 1854, and In 


1856 Hiram married Sarina D. Jones, daughter of John Jones 
of Tredyffrin Township. She died at Mount Holly, New Jer- 
sey, in the home of a relative 25 February 1913 in her 84th 
year. She had been a member of the Great Valley Baptist 
Church for sixty-six years. Hiram's death was also report- 
ed in the Norristown Herald and Free Press. 


Hiram was a blacksmith and worked for many years from the 
Spread Eagle shop in Radnor Township. When his father-in- 
law, Enoch Abraham, died he purchased his homestead farm on 
Lancaster Pike, one mile east of Spread Eagle. The railway 
built by the State, which became the Pennsylvania Railroad, 
went through this farm and a station there was named Hiram 
Cleaver. It became, after 1859, when Hiram sold the prop- 
erty to Henry Askin, Wayne Station. (79) 

After the 1859 sale of the Abraham farm, he purchased a 
farm one-fourth mile north of Leopard in Easttown Township 
called "Cottage Home," where he lived until his death. (79) 

He had served as a member of the State Legislature in the 
years 1857 and 1858, was Justice of the Peace in Radnor 
Township for fifteen years, and almost constantly from 
1844 to 1858 represented the Great Valley Baptist Church 
as Messenger to the Philadelphia Baptist Association. He 
was a Deacon of the church in 1877. (79)(I39) 

Children of Hiram Cleaver and Jane Abraham: 

i. Sarah J., b. 1834; d. 1846 and is buried in Great Val- 
ley Baptist Churchyard, 
ii. Eliza, b. 1835; d. 1835; buried Great Valley Baptist 
ili. Lydia, d. infant 1838; buried Great Valley Baptist 
09. iv. Isaac Abraham, b. 12 May 1843. (79)(527) 

Children of Hiram Cleaver and Sarina D. Jones: 

V. Jonas Jones, b. ca. 1856, d. 12 June 1885 in a railway 
accident at Spring Mill Station on the Schuylkill 
Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a 
conductor. The funeral was held at the home of his 
half brother, Isaac Abraham, attended by fellow em- 
ployees brought by special train. He was buried at 
Great Valley Baptist Church. His mother was in Cal- 
ifornia on the Raymond expedition at the time of 


the death, 
vi. Horace J., b. ca. 1866, d. 8 July 1887 in his 21st 

year at Berwyn, Chester Co., Pa. after a long pul- 
monary illness. His mother had taken him to North 
Carolina, hoping the "pines of that state would be 
beneficial." He was brought home by his half-brother, 
Isaac Abraham, and died shortly thereafter. He was 
buried at Great Valley Baptist Church. 

There perhaps was another child. (79)(I35) 

48. SAMUEL CLEAVER (Isaac 19, Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania about 1803. He died before 1869 in Tioga County. 
He married 29 March 1842 in Covington, Tioga County, Mary 
Emily Jackson, as reported in the Athens Scribe of Athens, 
Pennsylvania. She was born about 1818 in Wellsboro, Penn- 
sylvania and died in 1869 at the home of her son Isaac in 
Troy, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Covington beside her 
husband, who predeceased her. (309) (532) 

Samuel had been a resident of Philadelphia and went to 
Covington "in some building enterprises in conjunction with 
the newly completed Corning and Blossburg Railroad." As 
early as 1839 he had a tannery in partnership with John 
Boyd and L. C. Levalley. In 1841 they built a hotel, the 
"Seymour House," which was managed by Samuel's brother 
Phineas. The partnership dissolved with John Boyd's death 
in 1842. By 1850 he called himself butcher. (96) (309) (572) 

Samuel's wife Mary Emily was a poetess of considerable lo- 
cal fame before their marriage. She had been raised by her 
grandfather, Ebenezer Jackson, "The child of one of his 
daughters," and was educated at Wellsboro Academy. Henry 
H. Goodrich, a quite sentimental biographer in 1883 (he may 
have known her; his piece was written just fourteen years 
after her death) describes her as of 

medium height, with hair and eyes dark, complexion pale 
and delicate, and manner of exceeding grace, possessed 
of more than ordinary personal charm and beauty which 
joined with her amiable disposition and adorned by her 
literary talents, made her society esteemed. She early 
evinced a talent for poetry and frequently contribu- 
ted to the Wellsboro Phoenix and subsequently to the 
Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post and the literary 
New Yorker. . . 


edited by Horace Greely. (The New Yorker was ultimately 
merged Into the Tribune.) Horace Greely is said to have 
Invited her to move into his household and to contribute 
regularly to his paper, but she declined. No collection 
was ever published. She did not write after her marriage. 
A sample of the Wellsboro Phoenix pieces is published In 
the Tioga County History of 1897. (309) (572) 

Children of Samuel Cleaver and Mary Emily Jackson: 

10. I. Isaac, b. 21 Jan. 1843. 

II. Samuel, Jr., b. about 1844, was in Nebraska in 1883. 
ill. Mary, b. about 1848; m. H. F. Long of Troy, Pa. 


49. PHINEAS CLEAVER (Isaac 19, Isaac 7, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Upper Merlon Township, Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania about 1806. He was married, first, in Philadel- 
phia 12 March 1833 by Rev. Mr. Sears to Mrs. Frances Y. 
Stephens, daughter of A. W. Rushton, Esq. of Philadelphia. 
She died 23 July 1846 at age 42 of Carcinoma and is buried 
In the Philadelphia Cemetery. He married, second, prob- 
ably in Covington, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Amelia M - 
about 1846. Amelia was born about 1829. (79) (96) (233) (234) 

Phineas, or P.P. as he called himself In the census and In 
some of the directories, appeared first in Philadelphia In 
1829 as a carpenter at 150 Wood Street. Apparently he still 
was a carpenter in 1836 when he was last listed. He next 
appears In Covington, Tioga County as an innkeeper. His 
brother Samuel moved there about the same time. His first 
innkeeping was in a building built by John Youngman on the 
northwest corner of the square. Ultimately he managed the 
Seymour House, built by his brother and his brother's part- 
ner, John Boyd. He also dabbled In the iron and coal bus- 
iness In a local mine and coal bed where both ores appear- 
ed mixed and a small iron works was developed. The histor- 
ian suggests that Phineas was one of a series of owners 
who lost money in this enterprise. (96) (321 ) (309) 

Children of Phineas Cleaver and Amelia M. -: 

i. Fanny A., b. about 1848. 
11. Casra A., b. about 1850. (96) 

50. EZEKIEL CLEAVER (Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter 
I) was born in Frederick County, Virginia 7th month I, 


1794. He died In Warren County, Ohio 28 March 1879 and is 
buried in the Miami Cemetery there. He married in Warren 
County 23 September 1824 Elizabeth Carr, who was also a na- 
tive of Virginia. She was born about 1804 and died in 1850. 


Ezekiel was a child when his family left Virginia for Ohio. 
He was ultimately given one hundred acres by his father, as 
were each of his brothers, and he spent his life in Warren 
County as a farmer. 

Children of Ezekiel Cleaver and Elizabeth Carr: 

111. I. David, b. about 1825. 

II. Margaret, b. 18 June 1826; m. (1st) John Ellis, who 
d. 14 May 1855 at age 45. She m. (2nd) Feb. 1859 at 
Highland Co., Ohio, Israel Compton, who was b. in 
Adams Co., Ohio 12 May 1829, son of Stephen W. and 
Harriet (Donaldson) Compton. Israel was a music 
teacher, farmer, supt. of the Presbyterian Sunday 
School, and was elected 1st Lieutenant when he en- 
listed In Co. H, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served 
only five months before he died of sickness in Gal- 
latin, Tenn., 31 Dec. 1852. Margaret had four chil- 
dren from her 1st m.; one was Olive A., who m. - 
Lawrence. A dau., Ida Bell, b. 9 July 1880, was 
from the second m. 
iii. Abigail, b. about 1827; m. Leroy Boatman 30 Dec. 1852. 
They lived with Ezekiel In I860 and soon thereafter 
moved to I I I I nol s. Two of thei r ch i Idren were D. L. 
and Mary. 

112. iv. Robert, b. about 1830. 

V. Smith, b. about 1832; not In household in I860 census, 
vl. John, b. about 1834; not In household in I860 census, 
vii. Elizabeth, b. about 1836; m. 23 Jan. 1857 Jesse War- 
vlil. Mary C, b. about 1839; m. 15 Jan. 1861 John M. Rea- 
son, moved to Illinois. 
ix. James, b. 15 Mar. 1843 (another record in military 

papers says 14 Apr. 1844); d. I Dec. 1925 a bachelor. 
He enlisted with his brothers 14 Aug. 1862 and was 
assigned to Co. H, 79th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Be- 
fore his enlistment he was a mechanic; after his dis- 
charge he was a farmer. In Nov. 1852, three months 
after his enlistment, he was sent to General Hospital, 
Gallatin, Tenn. for measles. He contracted "Camp 
Diarrhea." He rejoined his Regt. Sept. 1863 and was 
discharged near Washington, D.C. 9 June 1855. His 


pension for the continuing effects of the diarrhea 
started at $12.00 per month at age 62. He had been 
granted an increase to $65.00 per month the month 
before he died at age 83, helpless and cared for by 
E. C. Mannon and wife, nephew and niece. 
X. Empson, b. about 1847; d. in Army hospital at Galla- 
tin, Tenn. 5 Jan. 1863 of measles and "Camp Diar- 
rhea." He had been with his brothers in Co. H, 79th 
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having enlisted at age 18, 
23 Aug. 1862. (84) (87) ( I 46) (2 I 2) (21 4) (268) (269) 

51. PETER CLEAVER (Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born 18 of 1 0th month 1796 in Frederick County, Virgin- 
ia. He died at Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, at age 
35, 10 October 1832, and is buried at the Hicksite Friends 
Cemetery there. He married on 5 month 5, 1819 at the Mi- 
ami Monthly Meeting in Warren County Sarah Crew, daughter 
of Hiram and Sarah Crew. She was born 1st month 21, 1801 
in Guilford County, North Carolina and died 13 July 1888 in 
Warren County, Ohio and is buried in the Miami Cemetery in 
Wayne Township in that county. (43) (45) (8! )( 146) 

Peter was five years old when his family moved from the 
Crooked Run Meeting in Frederick County, Virginia to the 
area of Warren County, Ohio. As was customary when moving 
into this unsettled area, the family's certificate was 
first sent to West I and Meeting in Washington County, Penn- 
sylvania, which like Red Stone acted as a conduit or i n- 
■erim Meeting. Peter was included in this Certificate. 
He and his wife later became members of the Miami Meeting. 
He was given one hundred acres by his father on which to 
settle after he reached manhood, but it was all in green 
timber, and the process of converting it into cultivated 
fields was cut off by his early death at age 35. Sarah 
continued to live on the homestead for almost fifty years. 
Her oldest son was age 12 when Peter died. In the 1870 cen- 
sus she was living alone with a 13 year old girl. A sturdy 
Quaker lady - and literate. In 1848 a collection of Mis- 
cellaneous Poems; Moral, Religious , and Sentimental was 
published in Cincinnati by John Harvey. It included one^ 
"The Widow of Peter Cleaver, Lamenting the Death of her Hus- 
band," which was written in 1833: 

01 may the muse which lends her tuneful breath 

To poets, when they sing of grief and death. 

By ancient bards declared to never smile. 

Be the inspirer of my humble style. 

Which I in plaintive strains my sorrows pour. 
O'er a dead husband who is now no more...." 

The poem goes on for ninety-one more lines lamenting the 
death of a younger sister in her youth, the death of two 
baby children, the burning of their cabin and all their 
possessions, the rearing of her four surviving sons, end- 
ing with a promise to become resigned and composed 

Since God has promised that He still would be 
A friend to such as should be left like me - 

and closes with: 

But while I live whate'er my lot may be, 
I shall, dear Peter, still remember thee. 


Children of Peter Cleaver and Sarah Crew: 

113. i. John D., b. 12 mo. 12, 1820. 

i i . Anna, b. I I mo. II, 1821 , d. 1822. 

114. iii. Levi L. , b. 9 mo. 26, 1823. 

iv. Jesse A, b. I mo. 23, 1826, d. 1828, 

115. V. Nathan V., b. 2 mo. 16, 1828. 

116. vi. William H., b. 8 mo. 19, 1830. 


52. DAVID CLEAVER (Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Frederick County, Virginia 5th month II, 1799. 
He died In 1856 in Iroquois County, Illinois. He married 
in Tippecanoe County, Indiana 15 March 1831 Louisa Cleaver, 
his second cousin, the daughter of Joseph and Ann (Evans) 
Cleaver. She was born about 1815 in Pennsylvania and died 
23 October 1854 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, apparently 
on a trip back there from her home In Iroquois County, Il- 
linois. She is buried in the Cleaver Cemetery in Perry 
Township. (43) ( 140) (292) (293) 

David would have been about two when his family moved from 
Virginia to Warren County, Ohio. Sometime about 1827 he 
left Warren County for Indiana. Although his first land 
is registered in December of 1829, one hundred sixty acres 
in Perry Township, he was elected as a Justice there in 
the Fall of 1828, so he had to have been there earlier. He 
had also taken up Government land 7 March 1828 in Carroll 
County - "The first entry made in twp 24 north Range I west 
was the last half of the southwest quarter of section 30" 
according to the Carroll County history. In 1829 he bought 


land In Perry Township with John McCurdy and built a saw 
mill. (This is a different mi I I than the Cleaver Mi I I 
built by Mahlon and Isaac.) But he did not remain long. 
His brother Nathan had gone to Iroquois County, Illinois - 
as had a number of Tippecanoe County pioneers - there was 
an urge to attempt prairie farming. On 7 November 1832 
David bought one hundred twenty acres in Milford Township, 
Iroquois County to which he added another one hundred twen- 
ty acres in two parcels in 1833 and 1834. The first pur- 
chase was from Clement Thomas from the Lafayette area, who 
had also come from Ohio. The prairie swarmed with Indians, 
the history tells us, who though friendly and "generally 
peacable, were often too socially inclined, constantly beg- 
ging or wanting to barter for sugar, meat, flour or meal, 
supplies which the settlers at best were scantily provided." 
Stockland Township was formed in the same general area, and 
in 1848 and 1849 David added another three hundred twenty 
acres to his holdings. ( 140) ( 141 ) (I 49) (291 ) (301 ) (302) 

We first learn of David's move west and his marriage from a 
letter his father Ezekiel wrote to Ellis Cleaver, a nephew 
in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

...we have been informed by different accounts that 
our third son David settled in them parts and was mar- 
ried the 17th of last month to Louisa Cleaver his and 
also thy second cousin, Joseph Cleaver's youngest... 
the account came first from Lafayette published papers 
and was since confirmed by her brother Charles on his 
way to Baltimore stopped by Uncle Levis... 

Louisa was, of course, there with her family. We don't 
know what attracted David to the area. We do suspect that 
David and Nathan, his brother, were perhaps disenchanted 
with the Quaker atmosphere in Warren County. Nathan had 
been disowned. There was certainly no Quaker establishment 
In either Perry Township or in the Iroquois County area. 


Children of David Cleaver and Louisa Cleaver: 

I. Joseph W., b. about 1833 In Indiana; enlisted 12 Aug. 
1862 in Co. E, 76th Regt., Illinois Infantry; d. 3 
Sept. 1863 at General Hospital, Cairo, III. "dis- 
ease contracted in service." 
11. Mary A., b. ca . 1835 in Iroquois Co., III.; m. S. B. 
Hamilton of Monroe Co., Wise. 
Hi. Martha A., b. ca. 1837 in Illinois; m. 20 May 1855 


Conrad Secrest, M.D. at Mllford. Conrad was b. 3 
May 1829 in Davidson Co., N.C. , son of Daniel and 
Elizabeth (Fouts) Secrest. He came to Iroquois Co. 
from Indiana where he had been orphaned. After 
"reading" medicine, he took a winter's lectures at 
Rush Medical College in Chicago and began the prac- 
tice of medicine in Mi I ford. Moving to Watseka, 
III., he bui 1 1 the f I rst busi ness bu i Idi ng, opera- 
ted a drug store, continued to practice medicine, 
accumulated 450 acres of land, served as a Republi- 
can in various local offices, in the state legisla- 
ture and as state senator. A dau., Louisa, d. in 
infancy. A son Daniel C. was born 10 June 1850. 
iv. Olive, b. about 1844 in Illinois; m. - Merrill. 


53. NATHAN CLEAVER (Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter 
I) was born in Warren County, Ohio 12 month 30, 1804. He 
died in Iroquois County, Illinois 18 September 1878 and is 
buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery there. He married in 
Warren County 28 December 1826 Nancy Ann Prater, who was 
born in South Carolina about 1807 and died in 1874 at age 
66 years and 9 months. She is buried at Maple Grove Cem- 
etery, "Nancy Ann Cleaver Wife of Nathan." 


A 4 mo. 28, 1828 minute from the Duck Creek Monthly Meeting 
in Henry County, Indiana shows that the Miami Monthly Meet- 
ing in Warren County had asked the Duck Creek Meeting "to 
treat with him for marriage contrary to discipline." The 
Miami Meeting also "conplained of" Nathan for attending a 
wedding "contrary to discipline" 27, 8th month 1828. The 
final report 23, lOth month 1828 by the Miami Meeting was 
that he was disowned. His father, in a letter to Ellis 
Cleaver, reports his going to Indiana in 1828. We do not 
know how long he tarried there, for In 1832 he and his bro- 
ther David were purchasing land in Iroquois County, Illi- 
nois and settling in that new territory. He may have been 
there earlier. A history of Mllford Township says the 
first settlers in 1830 were Quaker, and they name an earlier 
1831 settler as a John Cleaver who cannot be identified. 
Since both Nathan and his brother David purchased land in 
Mllford Township 17 November 1832, some confusion In the 
recollection of the historian might exist. The 1832 pur- 
chase was one hundred twenty acres. He added another for- 
ty acres in 1844, and in 1834 and again in 1849 he purchased 
a total of four hundred acres in "Crab Apple," which became 
Stockland Township. When the township was organized, Nathan 


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1 1 . 

CI I nton D. , 

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1 1 . 

Charles, b. 


Nathan, b. 


D. N., b. 9 

18 days. 

was chosen overseer of the poor in the first election. This 
area was "raw prairie" and was at first considered unsuit- 
able for cultivation. In 1850 there were only a dozen fam- 
ilies settled in Stock I and. (43) (83) (143) ( 149) ( I 53) (480) 

Children of Nathan Cleaver and Nancy Ann Prater: 

i. Mary Elizabeth, b. 13 Dec. 1832 near West Point, Tip- 
pecanoe Co. , Ind. ; d. in I roquoi s Co. , III. and re- 
ported in the 13 March 1901 Death Notice as buried 
in Sugar Creek Cemetery; m. I Mar. 1859 William D. 
Robbins, who d. in 1897. He had been a member of 
Co. E, 76th Regt., Illinois Volunteer Infantry and 
was discharged in 1865. Two of their four children 
survived: (I) Ann and (2) James H. 
7. ii. Clinton D., b. about 1837. 

about 1845 in I I I i nois. 
about 1847 in I I I inois. 
Dec. 1856; d. 27 Dec. 1866, age 10 years, 


54. EZEKIEL CLEAVER (Ellis 21, Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 3 month 26, 
1795. He died at Gwynedd in that county 19 September 1863. 
He married 4th month 4, 1820 at Gwynedd Meeting, Martha L. 
Shoemaker, daughter of Robert (who was deceased at the time 
of the wedding) and Martha Shoemaker of Cheltenham. Martha 
was born 8th month 5, 1788 and died 5th month 16, 1871 in 
her 83rd year. She was buried at the Hicksite burying 
ground at Gwynedd and a testimonial was published in the 
Friends' Intelligencer. ( I 7) (78) ( I 03) ( I 06) (4 I 2) (5 I 2) 

Ezekiel inherited real estate from his father and a share 
in the Springhouse Northampton and Bethlehem Turnpike. 
There is no indication in Gwynedd records or the census of 
any chi Idren. (I7)(88) 

55. SOLOMON CLEAVER (Ellis 21, Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 2nd month 3, 
1797. He died at Gwynedd in that county 15th of 9th month 
1865, aged 68 years, 6 months and 13 days and is buried at 
the Hicksite Friends burying ground at Gwynedd. On the 27th 
of 1 0th month 1819 his marriage to Lydia Shoemaker was re- 
ported "orderly" by the Horsham Meeting. They had declared 
their intentions there 9th month II, 1819. Lydia was born 
30th of 3rd month 1797, the daughter of Daniel and Phebe 
Shoemaker of Upper Dublin. She died 20th of 5th month 1855 
and, too, is buried at the Hicksite Friends burying ground. 


Her obituary described her as "faithful in duty." During 
her short illness in her 58th year she gave minute direc- 
tions for the simplicity of a plain funeral. His death is 
also reported in the Norristown Herald and Free Press. 

(17) (36) (78) (I 56) (412) (514) (555) 

Solomon was apparently interested in family archives. His 
leather bound "account book" is a meticulous record of 
births, marriages and deaths of his immediate family. He 
and his family were disowned by the Orthodox Gwynedd Meet- 
ing at the time of the Hicksite difficulty in 1828 and 
became active members of the Hicksite Meeting formed. He 
was, for a time, a member of the Spruce Street Monthly Meet- 
ing, 24, lOth month, 1828, in Philadelphia after he retired 
from farming. The Philadelphia City Directories list him 
in 1859 through 1862 living at 101 South Nth Street as 
"gentleman" or "late farmer." He must have then returned 
to Gwynedd. ( I 7) (36) (231 ) 

Children of Solomon Cleaver and Lydia Shoemaker: 

i. Elizabeth, b. 22, lOth mo. 1822; d. 14, 8th mo. 1886 
and is buried at Upper Dublin. She was apparently 
unmarried. The notice of her death in the Friends 
Intelligencer said she died at the home of her 
brother-in-law, J.M.E. Ambler, 
ii. Phebe, b. 31, lOth mo., 1824; d. 18, lOth mo., 1869 
at her home, buried in Hicksite Friends Burying 
Ground at Gwynedd. She, too, was apparently un- 
married, according to her obituary in the Friends 
Intelligencer . 
iii. Hannah, b. 30, 7th mo., 1830; m. at her father's 

house 16, 2nd mo., 1854 Joseph M. E. Ambler, as re- 
ported by the Gwynedd Meeting. Joseph Mather Evans 
Ambler, son of Andrew and Mary (Johnson) Ambler, was 
b. 23 July 1830, d. at Ambler, Pa. 7 Apr. 1895. 
They purchased Solomon's farm near Spring House, 
where they lived until 1876. They then moved to 
Ambler. ( 17) ( I 56) ( I 57) (408) (412) 

56. ELLIS CLEAVER (Ellis 21, Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born at Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 15, 
4th month, 1801. He died 26, 6th month 1874 and is buried 
In the Gwynedd (Hicksite) Burying Ground. He married, 
first, Susanna (Susan) L. Longstreth, daughter of Joseph 
and Sarah Longstreth of Warminster, on 9th of 3rd month 
1826. She was born 28, Nth month 1804 and died 18, 2nd 
month 1833, less than one month after the death of her 


first son. Ellis married, second, 9, 4th month 1846 at his 
home, Hannah Pugh, daughter of Jonathan and Esther Pugh. 
Hannah apparently died before 1850. (17) (78) (96) ( I 03) ( I 06) 

Ellis was either a favorite nephew or at least the corres- 
ponding nephew of Ezekiel (#20) who wrote him from both 
Virginia and Warren County, Ohio. They seemed to have had 
a common interest in the Hicksite movement. Ellis was dis- 
owned by the Orthodox Gwynedd Meeting 30, 7th month 1829. 
Much of Ezekiel 's correspondence was sermonizing and dealt 
with the "rigidity" of orthodox Friends in Ohio and with 
his attempts to combat it. Ellis' household in 1850 inclu- 
ded his son Ellwood and two young women, Alley Ely, age 26, 
and an Isabella Pugh, age 16, who may have been a relative 
of his second wife. (83) (96) 

A "Notice to Turnpike Contractors," 17 June 1874, directed 
contractors who wished to bid on the Springhouse to Sumney- 
town Turnpike to get specifications for stoning, grading 
and building of bridges from Ellis Cleaver for the first 
3-1/2 miles from Springhouse Tavern. (409) 

Ellis made his wi I I 4 month 24, 1871, three years before 
his death but probably after the last of family had gone 
to Iowa. His two wives were dead, and only one son sur- 
vived. The will reflects an attitude that the son at age 
forty was established and thus the grandchildren should 
benefit. Ellwood, son, was to be forgiven the notes and 
bonds against him ($311), receive the wearing apparel and 
have an annual income from the investment of the proceeds 
of the sale of all his remaining property except for what- 
ever books the grandchildren wanted - and the Turnpike stock 
which was to go to them. The estate was finally settled 
in 1908 after El I wood's death. Each of the five grand- 
children or their heirs (two had died) received $457.37 
plus a small later addition. (552) 

Children of Ellis Cleaver and Susanna Longstreth: 

i. Joseph L. , b. 25 of 5th mo. 1827; d. at Gwynedd 23rd 
of 1st mo. 1833 and is buried at the Gwynedd Hick- 
site Cemetery. 
8. ii. Ellwood, b. Gwynedd 7 of 2nd mo. 1830. ( 17) ( 1 03) ( 106) 

57. EZEKIEL L. CLEAVER (Peter 22, Ezekiel 8, Peter 2, Peter 
I) was born 5 month 6, 1798 in Frederick County, Virginia. 
He married 8, 4th mo. 1824 at Springborough Meeting in War- 
ren County, Ohio Mary Taylor, daughter of Mordecai and 


Frances Taylor, as recorded in the Miami Monthly Meeting. 
She was born (computing from her burial record) 4, 1 0th 
mo. 1798 and died at Spri ngborough 19, 6th mo. 1850 at age 
61 years, 10 months and 5 days. (43) (44) (91 )( I 58) (322) 

Ezekiel was either a boy or a very young man when his fa- 
ther died. He is recorded with his mother when she moved 
to Hopewell Meeting in Virginia from the Southland Meeting 
there in 1801. The entry for his move to Pipe Creek, Mary- 
land, Meeting 6 November 1809 (when he was age II) is with- 
out his mother. (She moved there some twenty years later.) 
This implies Ezekiel may have been with a relative or friend 
of the family during this period of his childhood. The next 
record we have of him is in Warren County, Ohio, where he 
married. The Miami Meeting disowned him during the Hick- 
site difficulties 27 May 1829, but he moved his membership 
to the Spri ngborough (Hicksite) Meeting, where he was ac- 
cepted 22, 2nd month 1831. Three months later he was ap- 
pointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting. In 1844 the fam- 
ily moved to Wayne Township, Wayne County, Indiana, trans- 
ferring their Friends membership on a certificate to 
Whitewater Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). Ezekiel 's mother, 
Alice, and their son Mordecai were included on the certif- 
icate. They returned to Spri ngborough in 1845 by another 
certificate to that Meeting, and they were in Spri ngborough 
in 1850 when Ezekiel called himself retired on the census. 


Child of Ezekiel L. Cleaver and Mary Taylor: 

119. i. Mordecai T., b. 22nd, 9th mo. 1832. . (322) 

58. JOHN CLEAVER (Peter 23, Peter 9, Peter 2, Peter I) was 
born about 1805 in York County, Pennsylvania. He married 
there about 1828 Catherine -. (96) 

Children of John Cleaver and Catherine -: 

i. Valentine, b. about 1830. 

120. ii. Lewis, b. about 1834. 

121 . i i i. Absalom, b. 1-5-1835. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. about 1838. 

122. V. David, b. about 1840. 
vi . John W. , b. about 1842. 

vii. Catherine, b. about 1845. (96) 

59. ISAIAH CLEAVER (Peter 23, Peter 9, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born about 1814 in York County, Pennsylvania. He mar- 


ried Ruth -, who was born either about 1813 or 1819 (the 
census figure is unclear). (96) 

Although Isaiah appears In Johnstown, Cambria County as a 
laborer in 1850, he is not in that location in I860. He 
is in the division of his father's property in 1835 and 
sometimes appears as Isaac. (96)(3I2) 

Children of Isaiah Cleaver and Ruth -: (in 1850) 

i. Richard, b. about 1843. 
ii . Wi I I iam, b. about 1848. (96) 

60. ISAAC CLEAVER (John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, Peter I) was 
born at Warrington, York County, Pennsylvania 6 month 23, 
1787. He died at Centreville in Washington County, Penn- 
sylvania 31 December 1866. He married, first, at Newberry 
Meeting in York County Nth month 30, 1808, Elizabeth Gar- 
retson, the daughter of Samuel and Alice (Blackburn) Gar- 
retson. Elizabeth died of consumption 1st month 7, 1830 
"at their Fishpot home" in Washington County, and Isaac re- 
married at West I and Monthly Meeting 28 of 4th month 1831 
Susannah Shaw, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Ball) 
Shaw. Susannah died 23rd of 4th month 1873 at the home of 
her son, Isaac Allen, near Westland age 79 years. "Her 
illness was about twelve hours duration." 


The Warrington Meeting appointed Isaac Assistant Clerk in 
1818 and 1819 at a time his parents still held numerous 
meeting responsibilities. But in 1820, along with many of 
the Friends in the area, the lure of the west "moved" him 
to migrate to Washington County across the mountains. His 
brother John had already made the trip. He requested a 
certificate from Warrington Monthly Meeting for himself, 
his wife and five children: Samuel, John, Eli, Alice and 
Jane on 3rd month 23, 1820. The certificate was dated 
19th, 4th month 1820 and was accepted at Westland Monthly 
Meeting 25th, 5th month, 1820. The trip by wagon usually 
took nine or ten days. (47)(85) 

Isaac built what ultimately became a two-story log house 
which still stands and is in use on Fish Pot Run, a stream 
which runs into the Monongahela River a few miles away. 
The farm was forty-six acres of rolling land and, besides 
sheep and cattle, included a large orchard. For a time un- 
til 1873 it housed three generations. A small house was 
built nearby on the same property for son Isaac Allen. 


Two grandchildren, Isaac Jefferson and Phi lena, orphans 
from the early death of their parents, Eli and Deborah, 
were brought up in Isaac's household, along with his young- 
er chi Idren. 

Isaac and his family were active members of the Westiand 
Meeting until the Hicksite division began. Susannah acted 
as Clerk for the Womans Meeting, and Isaac was appointed 
Assistant Clerk 10 month 23, 1823. He was on the Committee 
for Schools in 1823 and represented the Meeting at Quarter- 
ly Meetings until the middle of 1829. It appears he was 
one of the earlier members to admire the Ellas Hicks phil- 
osophy. The orthodox minutes show 6 month 24, 1829 as the 
date of the first criticism, and "Isaac Cleaver furnished 
a copy of the testimony against him." And on 7 month 22, 
1829, "The women inform that Susannah Shaw has united with 
the followers of El ias Hicks and they think a testimony 
should go against her, with which the Meeting unites." The 
testimony "against" was approved for Susannah 8 month 25, 
1829. But the minutes show a long series of meetings and 
committees to "treat with" Isaac. It was not until 12 
month 25, 1839 that the notation was made: "Isaac Cleaver, 
son of John, is not disposed to condemn his deviation." It 
is unclear where the Hicksites met, but there are numerous 
minutes of Isaac's and Susannah's activities in their meet- 
ings as clerks, assistant clerks, committees for considera- 
tion of the "propriety of William McGirr as minister" and 
to "assist in revising and recording minutes." Before the 
final deterioration and disbanding of the Orthodox Meeting, 
some twenty-one Cleavers had been disowned or transferred 
to the Salem Hicksite Meeting In Ohio. The land was turned 
over to the Redstone Quarterly Meeting, which sold it to 
Amos G. Cleaver and Joseph Farquhar for $300.00 In 1866. 
Much of the family left - many for various parts of Ohio - 
but Isaac and Susannah remained. They attended the Metho- 
dist Church when no Meeting was available. 


An interesting tale is found in the papers of Jonathan 
Knight, a prominent Washington County figure, chief en- 
gineer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railway, inventor, con- 
gressman and friend of Henry Clay. Jonathan's son, who 
played the flute, had to keep it In the barn because of the 
Quaker sentiment against it, but he attended a "Geography 
Class conducted by Isaac Cleaver." 

The young folks, fifty to a hundred, met at the School- 
house in the evenings and sang their lessons. For i n- 


stance, all the capes, all the islands, all the rivers 
and their tributaries. They always began with the 
four divisions of the earth. When they took a river, 
they would name the tributaries on one side of the 
river then go down the other. Mr. Cleaver beat time 
and Father said it was quite exciting. 


Besides his geographic singing, Isaac was a leader in the 
Centreville Abolition Society. All that is known of it 
comes from the local paper, Examiner, of 13 January 1827. 
Jehu Lewis and Isaac Cleaver had extracted the preamble 
and resolutions of the Society and presented them to that 
paper (as well as the Reporter and the Genius of Universal 
Emancipation) for publication. (153) 

Isaac's will was dated the 22nd day of the ninth month of 
1864 and was proved 24 January 1867. Letters of Administra- 
tion were then issued to his younger son, Isaac Allen Clea- 
ver, who had been named executor. All his real and person- 
al property was to be enjoyed by Susannah, his wife, during 
her lifetime. At her death the personal property was to 
be sold and divided equally. The forty-six acre farm was 
to be held by Isaac Allen with the provision that he pay: 
heirs of his son Samuel (who died in 1854), $50; son Jesse, 
$100.00; son John, $5.00; and the three daughters Alice, 
Eliza and Rachel, $100.00 each. Elizabeth, daughter of 
his second marriage, was bequeathed $200.00, and his grand- 
daughter Philena (who he had raised since she was age four) 
was bequeathed $50.00. (165) 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Elizabeth Garretson: 

i. Rachel, b. 9 mo. 22, 1809; d. I mo. 12, 1811. 

12 mo. 26, 181 I . 

13, 1815. 

, 1817 in York Co., Pa.; d. I mo. 
30, 1837 Ezra Comley, son of 
Samuel and Susanna (Wierman) Comley of Adams Co., 
Pa. He was b. 5 mo. 13, 1812 and d. in Iowa 3 mo. 
9, 1891. Alice was disowned by the Warrington Meet- 
ing for marriage contrary to discipline and joining 
another Society, Hicksite, 10 mo. 24, 1838. The 
couple moved west, living in Knoxville, Knox Co., 
Nebr. and Lehigh in Webster Co., Iowa. For a time 
they were at Clear Creek Meeting in Putnam Co., III. 
Their first child was b. in Illinois. Children 



ii. Samuel Garretson, 



i i i . John W. , b. 6 mo. 



iv. El i T. (Y.), b. 7 


V. A 1 ice G. , b. 4 mo, 

. 1 

22, 1894; m. 1 1 


were: (I) Martha Jane, b. 10 mo. 25, 1839; (2) John 
W., b. 8 mo. 27, 1842, d. 5 mo. 14, 1863; (3) Isaac, 
b. 2 mo. 18, 1847, d.y.; (4) Elizabeth Ann, b. 8 
mo. 23, 1848, d. 6 mo. 9, 1882 in Iowa; (5) Susanna, 
b. 12 mo. 12, 1850, m. James Barker of Lehigh, Iowa 
and had 5 children; (6) Angeline, b. 8 mo. 6, 1854. 
vi. Jane, b. 7 mo. 7, 1819 in Washington Co., Pa.; d. 10 
mo. 7, 1855 in Waynesburg, Pa.; m. II mo. 16, 1854 
Daniel F I ick. 
vii. Eliza, b. I mo. 13, 1822 in Washington Co., Pa.; m. 
4 mo. 23, 1840 Henry Garretson and was disowned by 
the Westland Meeting II mo. 24, 1841 for the mar- 
riage contrary to discipline. Another entry 5 mo. 
23, 1844 disowns her again for joining Hicksites. 
They had two children. 
126. viii. Jesse Ball, b. 4 mo. 22, 1824. 

ix. Rachel Ann, b. 6 mo. 26, 1826 in Washington Co., Pa.; 
m. 9 mo. 18, 1845 Joshua (John) Shipley, son of Sam- 
uel and Rachel Shipley. Joshua was b. in Baltimore 
II mo. 21, 1822 and d. in III. 9 mo. 9, 1863. There 
are two entries in the Westland MM records disowning 
her. The first 7 mo. 23, 1846 for joining the Hick- 
sites and then 8 mo. 25, 1847 for marriage contrary 
to discipline and joining Hicksites. They moved to 
Kewanee, Henry Co., III., though some of their chil- 
dren were b. In Beallsville, Washington Co., Pa. 
They had: (I) John W., b. Beallsville 10 mo. I, 1846, 
d. 3 mo. 25, 1851; (2) Isaac C, b. Beallsville II 
mo. 21, 1848; (3) Lewis A., b. Beallsville II mo. 21, 
1850, lived in Holt Co., Mo.; (4) Anna Bell, b. 8 mo. 
18, 1853 at Beallsville, m. Albert Enslow; (5) Lucy 
Ellen, b. 2 mo. 16, 1856 at Kewanee, m. Samuel W. 
Blood; (6) Charles Emory, b. 4 mo. 18, 1858 at Bealls- 
ville, d. 9 mo. 12, 1858; (7) George Washington, b. 
8 mo. 22, 1859 at Kewanee; (8) Archie Benoni, b. II 
mo. I , 1861, d. 9 mo. 6, 1862. 

(6)(85)(I60)(22I )(462)(522) 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Susannah Shaw: 

X. Elizabeth, b. 8 mo. 16, 1832 In Washington Co., Pa.; 
d. 22 Jan. 1891 near Salem, Ohio; m. 10 mo. 9, 1856 
Jesse K. Blackburn, son of William and Amy Black- 
burn, who came to Westland MM from Dunnlngs Creek 
MM in 1816. Jesse d. 5 Jan. 1902. He and Eliza- 
beth had: (I) John C. , who d. 3 mo. 27, 1897, and 
(2) Jesse Harvey. After Elizabeth's death Jesse 


m. Mary Jane - "a lady from Chester" - who survived 
127. xi. Isaac Allen, b. 2 mo. 26, 1835. (6) (85) (1 60) (462) 

61. JOHN CLEAVER (John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, Peter I) was 
born at Warrington, York County, Pennsylvania 3rd month 9, 
1793. He died 6 month 23, 1864 at Centreville, Pennsylvan- 
ia. He married at Warrington Monthly Meeting 4 month 6, 
1815 Ann Vale, daughter of John and Deborah Vale of Colum- 
biana County, Ohio. Ann was born 5 month 12, 1796 and died 
in Washington County, Pennsylvania 8th month 5, 1870. Their 
obituaries called them members of the Salem MM, Ohio be- 
cause of the HIcksite transfer, but they are buried in the 
Westland Cemetery. (6) (47) (94) (5 10) (537) 

A few months after their marriage, John asked for a certif- 
icate for himself and his wife to move west from Warrington 
to Westland MM in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It was 
granted 8 month 23, 1815. Ann's brother, Robert Vale, and 
John's sister Martha, who had married Robert Vale, went 
west at the same time. John bought the land upon which he 
laid out the town of Centreville, and he built the first 
house on it. The first lot John sold to his brother-in- 
law, Robert Vale. This is now lot 17 on the corner of Main 
Street and Pine Alley. Some local historians say the town 
was called Cleverville until 1821 when It was Incorporated. 
(The Centreville name Is disputed. Either It means half 
way between Uniontown and Washington, or halfway between 
Scenery Hill and Brownsville.) An interesting Warrington 
MM record shows that Amos Griffith (who had married John's 
older sister Mary) "requests liberty on behalf of John 
Cleaver, Jr. to recover a just debt on a plain bond by due 
course of law of a member or members of Menallen MM." A 
committee was appointed to inspect the case on 6 month 16, 
1818. "Not granted at this time" was the verdict. Friends 
did not like to resort to the Court to settle their dif- 
ferences. John and Ann were members of the Westland Meeting 
until they appeared on the list of Hicksltes transferred 
at the time the Meeting was "laid down." He was the first 
to leave Warrington. Ultimately all of his brothers and 
most of his sisters came as well. (47) ( I 62) ( I 64) 

John, In addition to his farm, had a tannery and later man- 
ufactured boots and shoes. He also dealt in cattle. He 
was a Whig and an ardent Abolitionist. On 18 October 1836 
a public meeting of citizens was held in Washington to take 
into consideration the question of the erection of a new 
courthouse and other county buildings. John Cleaver of 


East Bethlehem was chosen chairman. "After a long discussion 
resolutions passed setting forth necessity of new buildings be submitted to the voters." The Court House was 
started in 1839 and finished in 1842 at a cost of $24,958.00 
including $1233.00 to lay the stone, $3000.00 to lay the 
brick and $4000.00 for the carpentry. (I64)(325) 

Children of John Cleaver and Ann Vale: 






Amos Griff ith, b. 
Eli Va le, b. 3 mo. 
I saac N. , b. 4 mo. 
Hi ram Thomas, b. 2 
Hannah B. , b. 3 mo 

12 mo. 22, 1815 

16, 1818. 

12, 1820. 

mo. 17, 1822. 
, 9, 1824; d 

30 June 1906 at Nag- 

ley, Ohio; m. 3 mo. 10, 1842 Joseph B. Richardson. 
They lived near Clarkson, Columbiana Co., Ohio and 
had three children: (I) Mary Etta, m. Samuel Carter, 
(2) John C, m. Elizabeth Rodebaugh, (3) Anna, m. 
Anson Farr. 
vi. Sheshbazzar Bentley, b. 5 mo. 28, 1826. 
vii. James Harvey, b. 4 mo. 4, 1829; d. I mo. 10, 1852 un- 
married. He was on his way to California by way of 
the Isthmus of Panama and drowned in the Chagres 
viii. Mary Ann, b. 4 mo. 29, 1831; d. 2 mo. 16, 1839. 
ix. John Ira, b. 8 mo. 30, 1834. 

X. Ann (twin), b. 1834; d. 1834 (Not mentioned in fam- 
ily papers, but appears in Potts book and Griest 
Genealogy.) (6) ( 12) (94) (462) 

62. PETER CLEAVER (John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, Peter I) was 
born in York County, Pennsylvania 4th of 5th month 1798. 
He died in Washington County, Pennsylvania 4 month 28, 1885 
in his 87th year. He married at Pike Run, reported by the 
Westland Meeting 2nd month 7, 1821, Jane Taylor, daughter 
of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Griffith) Taylor of Washington 
County. Peter was in Washington County but received a cer- 
tificate of clearness from Warrington for the marriage. 
The couple returned to York County 3 month 22, 1821 where 
they remained until 1829. Jane died 19th, 5th month 1871 
near Westland of paralysis in her 62nd year, a member of 
the Salem Monthly Meeting, Ohio (because of the Hicksite 
transfer). Peter then remarried Eliza (Blackburn) Knight, 
widow of David Knight and daughter of J. and Mary (Noble) 
Blackburn. There were no children of the second marriage. 


Peter was the last of the brothers to migrate to Washington 


County. He and his brother Nathan had settled their fath- 
er's affairs, and he had taken possession of the family 
farm. The anti-Friend activity in the county may have had 
some influence on the decision - besides the favorable re- 
ports from the earlier migrants. In August of 1826 he had 
lost four sheep worth $6.00 which were taken by James 
Marshall, Constable, for a $2.00 military fine for the 
year 1825. Peter had refused to train. He was, that same 
year, appointed Assistant Clerk of the Warrington Meeting, 
19th, 1st month. In the following year he was reappointed, 
January 1827, and on 3 month 21, 1827 he was made an Over- 
seer. But on 9 month 24, 1829 he requested a certificate 
to Westland Meeting for himself, his wife and four child- 
ren: Susanna, Elizabeth, John and Mariah. The trip by 
covered four-horse wagon took nine days. (6) (47) 

He had already purchased, with the help of his brothers, 
one hundred twenty-seven acres In Pike Run Township, Wash- 
ington County on 4 month 14, 1829. He apparently made fur- 
ther purchases, because sales in 1871 and 1872 in Pike Run 
totalled almost one hundred fifty-five acres. In 1869 and 
1870 he purchased the land in East Bethlehem Township on 
which he lived when he died. At the same time he sold one 
hundred forty-three acres in West Pike Run to his son Ben- 
jamin T. - possibly the original farm - and eleven acres in 
East Bethlehem to his daughter Elizabeth. (168) 

On I April 1863 the State Legislature passed an enabling 
act to provide for the Settlement of the Westland Meeting 
property. Representatives of both the Orthodox and the 
Hicksite factions were named to a committee authorized to 
oversee an amicable sale. Peter Cleaver was a Hicksite 
member of the committee. The purchaser, apparently the 
last of the Orthodox group, was Amos Griffith, Peter's 
brother-in-law. The Hicksite Meeting decided "upon mature 
reflection, that this meeting had no right to pay out any 
part of the proceeds to any of the original contributors, 
but direct our treasurer, Peter Cleaver, to pay out the 
whole amount $124.00 to Salem M. Meeting." (4-21-1864) On 
the same date the clerk was directed to inform the Quarter- 
ly Meeting that Lewis Harry, Peter Cleaver, Jane Cleaver 
and Onor C. Li I ley "stand appointed overseers." (I 64) (452) 

His very simple will was dated 4th month 19, 1881 at East 
Bethlehem Township. He provided his unmarried daughter 
Elizabeth initially with $100.00, then divided the balance 
equally among his surviving heirs. He had outlived all but 
four of his children. His son-in-law, Eli Farquhar, and 
his son, Benjamin T., were executors. (169) 


I I 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Jane Taylor 

Benjamin T., b. I mo. 2, 1822; d. 8 mo. 8, 1823. His 
grave at Warrington was dug for 75 cents. 

Susannah, b. 3 mo. 13, 1823 at Warrington; d. I mo. 
9, 1901 in Columbiana Co., Ohio; m. (1st) 10 mo. 2, 
1844 David Young, son of Ba Itzer and Elizabeth (Buss) 
Young. David was b. M June 1800 and d. 12 July 
1874. Their children, born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, 
were: (I) Cinderella, b. 28 July 1846, d. 28 June 
1918, m. 23 Nov. 1865 Landon Burson; (2) Peter Clea- 
ver, b. 19 May 1848, d. 25 Jul. 1899 in Philadelph- 
ia, m. 16 Oct. 1872 Anna Louisa Ater. He was an 
attorney-at-law in Wellsville, 0. (3) Jennie Martha, 


I V, 





b. 6 Jun. 1851 




0. (5) 


on the 

Charles Fremont Burson 15 
1879; (4) David Clinton, b. 28 Mar. 1854, m. 
Price. He was a medical doctor in Clarkson, 
William H. , b. 6 Feb. 1858, d. 13 Apr. 1939, 
Rachel Shafer. David Young (the father) was 
school board and on a committee to redraft govern- 
ing of schools in 1853. After his death Susannah 
remarried 6th mo. 2, 1876 Peter W. Smith. 

Elizabeth, b. 10 mo. 9, 1824. She did not marry. 
She had purchased land from her father and had a 
special bequest from him, but she apparently lived 
with her sister Mary Eliza Farquhar. 

John E., b. 2 mo. 14, 1826. 

Mariah (Maria), b. II mo. 10, 1827; d. II mo. 15, 
1864; m. I mo. II, 1849 James Jones, who d. 23 Aug. 
1836. Their children were: (I) Jane Cleaver, b. 10- 
11-1849, who m. David N. Williams; (2) Elizabeth, 
b. 9-8-1852, who m. Samuel 0. McElhinney; (3) Jo- 
sephine, d.y.; (4) Gulielma, b. 6-16-1858, who m. 
Solomon W. Huffman; (5) John Lincoln, b. 2-8-1861, 
d. 3 Mar. 1892; (6) Martha Araminta, b. 3-30-1863, 
who m. George P. Weaverling. 

Benjamin T., b. II mo. 3, 1829. 

Joseph, b. 3 mo. 4, 1832; d. 9 mo. 1833. 

Martha Jane, b. 22 Dec. 1835; d. 21 Sept. I860; m. 
20 Jan. 1859 Oliver Griffith, son of William M. and 
Lavina (Garretson) Griffith. 
Elsie (Eliza) E. Hines and m. 
R. Roseman. 

Wi I I iam H. H. , b. 9 Feb. 1840; 

Mary Eliza, b. 26 May 1846; m. 
quhar. They I i ved 1 
Centrevi Me. Their 

He m. 

in 187 

n 1864 

d. 19 Oct. 1849. 

16 Nov. 1865 El i Far- 
n the Farquhar homestead near 
children were: (I) Carrie, b. 

27 Nov. 1867, who m. J. W. Parker of Colerain, Pa 


and had six children; (2) William, b. 12 Dec. 1870, 
who m. Cora Linton, the dau. of Oliver and Philena 
(Cleaver) Linton (his second cousin once removed) 
and had Ruth, Hazel and William Linton; (3) Clif- 
ford, b. 2 Mar. 1882, who lived in Monessen; (4) 
Howard, b. 24 Sept. 1889. (6) ( I 68) (453) (457) 

63. NATHAN CLEAVER (John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, Peter I) was 
born in York County, Pennsylvania 10 month 10, 1801. He 
died in Monongohela, Pennsylvania 25 June 1887. He married, 
first, at Westland Monthly Meeting, 3 month I, 1832 Sarah 
Linton, daughter of Mahlon and Ann (Hi lies) Linton of Wash- 
ington County. She was born 14 August 1804 and died 21 
December 1873, and Nathan remarried Mrs. Elizabeth (Clark) 
Leonard. Both Nathan and Sarah are buried at the Westland 
Meeting burial ground. (6) (47) (85) (4 I 0) 

Nathan moved from Warrington, York County to Westland in 
Washington County on a certificate requested 5 month 22, 
1828 and granted 6 month 18, 1828. He had experienced some 
difficulty in York County as a Quaker. In 1825 he had a 
saddle and bridle worth $8.00 confiscated by Constable Jo- 
seph Sobaugh In payment of a military fine of $2.00 for the 
year 1824. But in Washington County he became a prosperous 
farmer and was elected to serve a term as County Commission- 
er In 1856. He was a Republican and lifelong member of the 
Society of Friends, and was one of those disowned by the 
Orthodox Meeting as a Hicksite. A tale about the escape 
of a fugitive slave, Renols Parker, who was employed by 
Nathan and Sarah when he was sought by bounty men from Vir- 
ginia - and how he was helped out of the community and on 
to Canada - appears in Centrevi I I e's Bi-Centennia I history. 
After his second marriage he left the farm to reside in 
Monongahela. (47) (85) ( 162) ( I 64) ( I 72) (5 I 3) 

Nathan's will reflects an expansive prosperity. His only 
daughter had already been conveyed the farm homestead upon 
which she grew up and upon which he had lived until his 
second marriage. (It is still being used.) In addition she 
was bequeathed 160 acres In Nickolls County, Nebraska, two- 
thirds of his^personal estate, the family Bible and family 
records and her choice of any other books In his library. 
His wife Elizabeth was given the house and lot in Mononga- 
hela City with its furniture (except the books), the buggy 
and harness and 60 acres with appurtenances in Lee County, 
Iowa plus her one-third. There was another item clearing 
up a family debt. Mrs. Ellen V. Galway, wife of Thomas and 
daughter of Isaiah Linton, was bequeathed $500.00 less the 


outstanding balance on two $100.00 notes from them. Lewis 
M. Cleaver and George V. Saurem (?) were named executors. 


Child of Nathan Cleaver and Sarah Linton: 

i. Martha Malinda, b. 24 May 1833; d. 9 Mar. I9I2; m. W. H. 
Mitchell. They lived on the Nathan Cleaver home- 
stead. (6) (I 73) 

64. ELIAS CLEAVER (Jonathan 25, Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born at Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania II 
month 29, 1807. He died in Philadelphia 3 July 1876. He 
married Ann Acuff about 1834. She was born about 1811 or 
1812. (I7)(I9) 

The Gwynedd Meeting disowned El ias 3 month 3, 1831 for join- 
ing the Hicksite movement. He next appeared in Philadelphia 
in 1834 when the death of a Margaret Jones of Philadelphia 
was reported as having occurred in his house. In 1849 the 
Philadelphia City Directory listed him as a grocer at 8 
East 2nd Street, with a house at 8th and Wallace Streets. 
By 1854 he had a restaurant at 168 Callowhill and had 
moved his home to 125 Franklin. He called himself a con- 
ductor in I860, but by 1861 he was "gentleman," the desig- 
nation for retirement from business. His house then was 
at 443 North 6th Street. But he was soon back into busi- 
ness. In 1862, 443 North Sixth Street was a "hotel" which 
by 1863 he called a boarding house. By 1867 the hotel was 
at Water and Vine, and his son Jonathan had joined him. 
In 1870 both Jonathan and Ellas said they purveyed liquors 
at Vine and North Water. ( 17) (231) (234) 

An interesting notice of "Farm at Public Sale" is preserved 
in the Montgomery County Historical Society Library. On 
17 October 1850 there was offered by El ias Cleaver, grocer, 
of S.E. Corner of Second & Green Streets, Philadelphia: 

No. I. That splendid farm known as El ias Cleaver's, 
situated In the township of Montgomery, Montgomery 
County, on the Horsham road, I mile from Bethlehem 
Turnpike, 1-1/2 miles from Montgomery Square, and 
adjoining lands of Nathan and Salathiel Cleaver and 
others; it contains 95 Acres of Land, Twelve of which 
are excellent Woodland, the remainder arable land of 
excellent quality, in a high state of cultivation, 
(recently well limed) divided into convenient fields, 
and under good post and rail fence. The improvements 


consist of a good two story Mansion House, 47 by 18 
feet; 3 rooms on the first floor, 4 on the second, 
sealed garret, cellar under the whole, with milk 
house attached; also wash, wood, smoke and slaughter 
houses all in good order; Stone Barn, 57 by 30 feet; 
two story frame Stable and Carriage House, and all 
necessary out-buildings about a well regulated farm, 
all in good order. There is on the place, a very 
fine thrifty young Apple Orchard of good grafted fruit, 
just beginning to bear; there is, also, a pump of excel- 
lent water at the house and barn, and a very steady 
stream of water running through the property; a never 
failing spring of soft water near the house. 

No. 2 Is a small tract of land containing 32-3/4 acres, 
(No Improvements) on the road leading from Horsham road 
to the County Line, and a half mile from farm No. I. 
There is an excellent stream of water passing through 
the centre; also, a never failing spring of soft water 
on the property (well situated to build by) adjoining 
lands of Widow Steven, David Morgan and others. 

No. 3 Is a lot containing 7 Acres and Some Perches of 
Land, well improved, adjoining No. 2. The improve- 
ments consist of a Frame House, two stories, 2 rooms 
on the first floor, 2 on the second, and a very con- 
venient garret - and excellent cellar under the whole; 
a never failing spring of soft water near the door; 
also a snug Stable on the lot; house and stable built 
last summer. Those wishing to view the property pre- 
vious to the day of sale can be shown the same by call- 
ing on Allen Donehower, residing on farm No. I.... 

The notice was printed by Paxon's Steam Press, Democrat 
Building, Doylestown, Pa., 5 September 1850. 

Children of Elias Cleaver and Ann Acuff: 

i. Jonathan, b. about 1835, joined his father in business 
in Phi ladel phia. 
ii. Margaret, b. about 1839. 
iii. William A., b. about 1847, was a clerk in Philadelphia 
in 1875. 
iv. Ann, b. about 1849 or 1850. (96) ( I 42) (231 ) 

65. DAVID CLEAVER (Nathan 26, Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 6 month 9, 
1811. He died 7 month 9, 1886 and Is buried at the Gwynedd 


(Hickslte) Meeting burial ground. He married at the house 
of John Holt in Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, 4th month 
A, 1851, Hannah Holt, daughter of John and Rachel (McKenney) 
Holt. Hannah was born 9 mo. 17, 1824 at Gwynedd and died 
there 9th month 4, 1908, age 83. She, too, is buried at 
the Gwynedd (Hicksite) Burial Ground. Each of them had 
obituary notices in the Friends Intelligencer . David was 
an Elder of the Gwynedd Hicksite Meeting. 


Children of David Cleaver and Hannah T. Holt: 

136. i. Edward Hicks, b. 28, 3rd mo. 1852. 

ii. Annie, b. 14 of 2nd mo. 1854; m. Wilmer A. Wood, b. 
17 July 1852, son of George and Sarah (Garrigues) 
Wood of Norristown. 
iii. Tacy H., b. 8th mo. 12, 1855; d. 1931; buried at Gwyn- 
edd with her parents. 
iv. Martha, b. lOth mo. 17, 1858; d. 1928, bur. at Gwynedd; 

m. Jacob Styer. 
v. Rachel H. , b. 8th mo. 15, 1861; d. 1931, bur. at Gwyn- 
edd with her parents, 
vi. Lydia D., b. lOth mo. 12, 1864; d. 1937, bur. at Gwyn- 
edd with her parents. ( 17) (I 06) ( 184) (41 I ) 

66. JESSE CLEAVER (Nathan 26, Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter I) 
was born In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 8th of 6th month 
1816. He died 3rd of 8th month 1894 in his 79th year and 
is buried at Gwynedd Hicksite Friends Cemetery, as were his 
parents. He married 15, 2nd month 1844 at Warminster 
Monthly Meeting, Lydia Davis, daughter of Seth and Jane Da- 
vis of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The marriage was re- 
ported "orderly" to Horsham Meeting 2 month 28, 1844. She 
was born about 1823, computing from the census. 


Jesse and Lydia moved their membership in the Friends So- 
ciety to Horsham Meeting 10 month I, 1845, and they were 
recorded in Bucks County In 1850. At that time an Anna 
Wood, age 5, and a Robert Thornton, age 14 were In the 
household. By 1865 Jesse was listed as "gentleman" (pre- 
sumably retired) in Philadelphia on 1108 Green Street. La- 
ter he called himself a salesman, living on 1241 North Nth 
Street. Jesse's extensive obituary says he was a member 
and overseer of the Green Street Meeting, a promoter of 
the Fair Hill Meeting and a member of the Prison Society 
active In visiting prisons. He was the first President of 
the Friends Home for Children at 3401 Germantown Road, 

I 10 

founded in 1881. "The good object Is to protect orphans and 
others who need caretakers, and find them homes." 

(96)(69)(I76)(23I )(4I3) 

Jesse's will, #1206, Book 174, Philadelphia County, was da- 
ted 16th of 5th month 1894 and was admitted to probate 20 
August 1894. His property was to go into trust with 
Charles Saunders, the Executor, who was to provide income 
for his wife Lydia. At her death $500.00 of the principal 
was to be paid to his sister Rebecca Cleaver, and all the 
remainder to the children of his deceased brother David. 


67. NATHAN CLEAVER (Salathiel 27, Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter 
I) was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 12th month 
20, 1812. He died 3rd month 10, 1885, "a valued member of 
the Upper Dublin Preparatory and Horsham Meetings." He 
married 12th month 5, 1839 (1st Intentions lOth month 30, 
1839) Deborah Conrad (sometimes Conard), daughter of Jon- 
athan and Hannah of Montgomery County. The marriage was 
recorded at the Horsham Monthly Meeting. Deborah was born 
17, 7th month 1811 and died 4th month 24, 1886. They 
were buried at Upper Dublin and were members of Gwynedd 
Meeting. ( 17) (69) ( 177) (509) 

In the 1850 Census, Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, 
Nathan, a farmer with real estate valued at $4300.00, had 
in his household two laborers, William Tyson, age 18 and 
Joseph Dorsey, a black from Maryland. Also in the house 
was John McCame, age 13, from Ireland and Eliza Edklns, age 
17, from Pennsylvania. It Is strange that his son Jonathan 
L. was in the household of Jonathan Lukens in I860 when he 
was eight years old. It may have been the household was 
crowded, or Jonathan may have been being "trained" by Jon- 
athan Lukens. (96) 

Children of Nathan Cleaver and Deborah Conrad: 

i. Sarah G., b. 12 mo. 14, 1840; m. 1 0th mo. 26, 1865 
Jesse James, son of Jesse and Martha of Byberry. 
They lived in Byberry. 
ii. Mary, b. 2nd mo. 26, 1846; m. 5th mo. 20, 1868 James 
Atkinson of Bensalem, Bucks, Co., Pa. at house of 
Jesse James, 
ill. Hannah C, b. 8 mo. 28, 1852; d. II mo. 30, 1856, 4 
yrs. and 3 mos., bur. at Gwynedd. 
137. iv. Jonathan L., b. 7-21-1852 (given this way in record - 
unable to find correct date). 

138. V. El I is, b. 2 mo. 4, 1854. 

vi. Susan, b. 10 mo. 19, 1855. (I7)(34)(69) 

68. JOSIAH CLEAVER (Salathiel 27, Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter 
I) was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 3rd month 
25, 1815. He died there 8th month 10, 1887, "an esteemed 
member of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting," and is buried in the 
Hicksite Gwynedd Cemetery. He married 4th month II, 1844 
at the house of Evan Jones, Martha P. Lukens, daughter of 
Peter (deceased) and Mary. Martha P. was born 4th month 
1823 and died at North Wales, Pennsylvania 12th month I, 
1890 in her 68th year, a member of the Gwynedd Meeting. 
They were both buried at Gwynedd (Hicksite) Burial Ground. 


In 1850, besides the two older children, Stephen Hutchins, 
age 29, a blacksmith, and Mary Johnson, age 20, were in the 
household. Josiah was a farmer. (96) 

Children of Josiah Cleaver and Martha P. Lukens: 

39. i. Daniel, b. 2nd mo. 15, 1846. 

ii. Jane L. , b. 17, 4th mo., 1848; d. 12 mo. I, 1890; m. 

23 Nov. 1876 William B. Richards, son of Samuel S. an 
and Elizabeth (Justice) Richards of Plymouth Town- 
ship. There were six children, 
iii. Lydia A., b. 2 mo. 17, 1851; d. 3 mo. 8, 1902, age 51; 
lived in Plymouth, apparently unmarried, 
iv. Mary E., b. 6 mo. 24, 1856. 

V. Phebe P., b. 6 mo. 27, 1862; m. 23 Dec. 1886 Charles 
Rex Keisel, son of James and Caroline (Rex) Keisel, 
who was b. 31 July 1854. They had: Martha, b. 23 
Nob. 1887 and Raymond Cleaver, b. May 1899. They 
lived In Ocean City, N.J. ( 17) ( 106) (208) (451 ) 

69. SILAS CLEAVER (Salathiel 27, Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter 
I) was born in Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania 2nd month 7, 1819. He died suddenly 2nd month 
18, 1884 in Whitemarsh Township at age sixty five. "Car- 
riages will meet train which leaves Ninth and Green Streets 
at 9:55 AM for Chestnut Hill." He married "out of unity" 
3rd month 9, 1848 Mary E. Rupert, daughter of John Rupert 
of Norristown. She was born in 1826 and died 12th month 5, 
1916 at Norristown at age 90. They are buried at Plymouth 
Friends (Hicksite) Burial Ground. ( 17) ( 138) ( 180) (530) (549) 

Silas was educated in the boarding school of Joseph Fou I ke 
in Gwynedd. At age nineteen he entered the mill of William 

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Ely In Whitemarsh as an apprentice in the miller's trade. 
After his apprenticeship he leased and operated the Walnut 
Mill in Lower Dublin Township. After eight years there he 
purchased in 1848 a mill at Wissahickon which, in partner- 
ship with his brother John, he operated for thirty-six 
years. This grist mill was originally built before 1747 
with two grinding stones. It had a long history of many 
owners before it became the Cleaver Mill and was "modern- 
ized." The first steam engine in the township was added, 
and it was termed the "finest mill In the township." It 
burned In 1907. (98) (308) (41 5) (417) 

Silas was buying a new home with the plan to retire when 
he died suddenly. He was a Whig who turned Republican, he 
acted as school director, was a member of the Corn Exchange 
in Philadelphia and a Director of the Mutual Fire Insurance 
Company. He and his family worshipped at Plymouth Meeting 
after he had been disowned for his marriage of a non-member 
and joining the Hicksltes by the Gwynedd Meeting, II month 
29, 1849. Mary had become a Friend on request to the Gwyn- 
edd Meeting later. (1 7) (98) 

Silas' estate was settled by his wife Mary and his brother 
and partner John. He had no will. The accounting, which 
appears not to include real estate, amounted to $19, 573.33. 


Child of Silas Cleaver and Mary E. Rupert: 

i. Mary, b. about I860. (270) 

70. JOHN CLEAVER (Salathiel 27, Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter 
I) was born on the homestead In Montgomery Township of Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania Nth month 2, 1822. He died 
in Norristown 12 month 19, 1901 at age 79 and is buried at 
Plymouth Meeting Burial Grounds. He married II month II, 
1852 Sarah Jane Kenderdine, daughter of Chalkley and Ann 
(Jarrett) Kenderdine of Horsham Township. Sarah Jane was 
born 7th month I, 1832 and died 3 month 19, 1912 at age 
80. They were lifetime members of the Society of Friends. 
At John's death he was a member of the Gwynedd Meeting. 

(I3)(I7)(69)(98)(5I I )(530) 

John, as his brother Silas had, attended Joseph Foulke's 
boarding school in Gwynedd, then went Into apprenticeship 
in the milling business. He first went to the Pennypack 
mill in Philadelphia and, after two and a half years of 



apprenticeship, went to Byberry, later joining William Buck- 
man in a mill for two years. In 1848 he joined his brother 
Silas In the partnership that was to be carried on by his 
sons for many years. The S. & J. Cleaver & Sons or Cleaver's 
mill had one of the first steam engines in milling - added 
in 1894 under the supervision of John's son Chalkley. 


John was for twenty-five years a member of the Commercial 
Exchange In Philadelphia, he was "an earnest and uncompro- 
mising Republican," having "readily adopted the platform 
on its organization" from his position as an "Old Line 
Whig." He was a Hicksite Friend and worshipped at Plymouth 
Meeting and later at the Norrlstown Meeting where he was an 
Overseer. He apparently retired to Norrlstown around 1900, 
but In 1877 he bought 120 acres near the mill, the "Phipps 
Place," with an old stone house which was replaced by a 
modern house in 1886. ( 13) (54) (98) (308) 

Children of John Cleaver and Sarah Jane Kenderdine: 

I. William J., b. 2 mo. 3, 1854; d. 8 mo. 31, 1888 at 
age 35. He had joined his family's milling firm at 
the time of his early death, which was reported In 
the Friends Intelligencer . 
ii. Anna Kenderdine, b. 6 mo. 3, 1855; m. 2 mo. 26, 1888 
George Rex, son of Joseph and Amanda (Keisel) Rex. 
They lived in Philadelphia and had children: (I) 
John C, b. 20 Feb. 1881, d. 26 July 1881; (2) Jo- 
seph, b. 8 Apr. 1882, m. Til lie May Fletcher; (3) 


Wi I I lam 
1888, d. 

El la, b. 




C, b. 18 Nov. 1885; (4) Sarah C. , b. 6 June 
3 May 1894. 

7 mo. 5, 1856; d. I mo. 17, I860, 
b. 10 mo. 15, 1857. 
Mary R., b. 9 mo. 14, 1859; d. 10 July 1936 at her 
home at Jacoby St., Norrlstown, Pa. She was unmar- 
ried and a member of the Norrlstown Society of 
Friends. Her sister Tacy survived her. 
Emma, b. 10 mo. 16, 1862; d. 3 mo. 12, 1913, age 51. 
Sarah, b. 3 mo. 9, 1864; d. 1928. 
Tacy K. , b. 8 mo. 21, 1865; unmarried. 
Silas, Jr., b. 12 mo. 17, 1866; d. in his 17th year, 
6 mo. 10, 1883. (54) ( 103) ( 18 I )( 182) (208) (307) (530) 

71. JESSE CLEAVER (Joseph 28, John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) 
was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania about 1802. He 
died in Marshall County, Iowa at age 68. He married in 
1824 Sarah Evans Jackson, daughter of Joseph and Mary 

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(Bonsai I) Jackson. Sarah was born 16 May 1804 and was liv- 
ing In 1870 with her daughter Mary Evans. 


Jesse was a carpenter in 1850 and a fairly itinerant one, 
as evidenced by the trail he left. He was in Columbia 
County in 1831 and again as late as 1840, but he went to 
Canada in 1837 or earlier, where he became involved in the 
revolt against the Crown in 1838, was captured, jailed In 
Toronto, charged with high treason and banished into exile 
after eight months of imprisonment. Historians have deem- 
ed this rebellion against authority in Toronto unsuccessful 
because it was not really a universal unrest. There were 
about as many "Tories" as "Grits," the hardships in this 
rapidly growing country were more the fault of nature than 
of government, the unrest of European dissidents of the era 
had more reason to seek more Individual freedom. Jesse's 
twin daughters were born in Ohio In 1840. He was "among 
the early settlers of Bourbon Township" of Marshall County, 
Indiana in 1842. His name Is listed among the petitioners 
for the organization of Tippecanoe Township from a part of 
Bourbon. By 1850 he was in LaPorte County, Indiana In Sci- 
pio Township, and in 1857 he went to Marshall County, Iowa. 

(323) (466) (472) (474) (475) (527) (539) (540) (570) 

A history of Marshall County, Iowa, written by a contemporary 
In 1867, calls Jesse an "excellent citizen" with a farmhouse 
which was a "pleasant resort for citizens of Marshal Itown 
in the warm season." "Many remember with pleasure the 
hours spent with music and chess, and let us add, the most 
fragrant cup of coffee in the county." (540) 

Children of Jesse Cleaver and Sarah Evans Jackson: 

41. I. Joslah J., b. 25 June 1831 in Pennsylvania. 

42. ii. Kimber, b. 10 July 1837 in Canada. 
ill. Sarah Ann, b. about 1840 (twin). 

iv. Mary Ann, b. about 1840 In Columbiana Co., Ohio; m. 21 
Oct. 1868 Martin V. B. Evans, son of Griffith Evans, 
b. 24 Oct. 1838 in Brown Co., Ohio. Martin enlisted 
in the ^th Iowa Cavalry, Co. I in Aug. 1863. He was 
captured at Newnan, Ga., finally imprisoned in An- 
dersonvi I le. After his discharge he farmed in Vi- 
enna Twp., Marshall Co., Iowa until 1881, when he 
moved to Beaman in Grundy Co., where he operated a 
lumber and coal business, dealt In livestock and 
became Mayor. Mary Ann and Martin had (I) Maude L. , 
(2) Grace I., (3) Homer M., (4) Thomas L. and (5) 

Earl, who d. as an infant. 
V. Amanda, b. about 1848 In Indiana. 


72. JOSEPH B. CLEAVER (Joseph 28, John II, Derrick 3, Peter 
I) was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 1st month 26, 
1805. He died there II October 1890 and is buried at the 
Trinity Methodist Cemetery, Numedia. He married Sarah Mil- 
ler, who was born 13 November 1809 and died in Columbia 
County 31 January 1882 and, too, is buried in the Trinity 
Methodist Cemetery at Numedia. (I 9) (205) 

In 1850 Joseph as a farmer in Columbia County had his mother 
in his household, an Elizabeth Scott, age 16, and a Henry 
Bair, age 15, as well as a Marget Van Dusan and her child, 
and Edward Cleaver, Joseph and Sarah's only surviving child. 
Several children died young. (96) 

Child of Joseph B. Cleaver and Sarah Miller: 

43. i. Edward, b. about 1848. (I9)(96) 

73. KIMBER CLEAVER (Joseph 28, John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) 
was born 17 October 1814 In a log cabin at Roaring Creek, 
Columbia County, Pennsylvania. He died in Shamokin, Penn- 
sylvania 19 October 1858 of typhoid fever and is buried 
there in a graveyard he laid out when he surveyed Shamokin 
as a new town. He married I January 1839 Elizabeth Montel- 
lus Taylor, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Taylor of Mif- 
fllnburg. Union County. Elizabeth was born 10 September 
1819 in Mifflinburg and died 3 March 1886 and is buried 
with her husband. ( 19) (55) ( I 83) (229) 

A grandiloquent biographer of KImber Cleaver ascribes his 
outstanding success to a childhood accident which made him 
unfit for farm work. This enabled him to enjoy th^ encour- 
agement and assistance of his mother In starting his educa- 
tion. His grandmother had been a teacher, so that his 
mother was raised in an atmosphere of learning. Kimber's 
few months In the school each winter were supplemented at 
home after the accident. When he recovered from the "white 
swelling" In the knee that had disabled him, he taught 
school for a time before he got a job as "peg man" for the 
transitmen surveying the roadbed for the Danville and Potts- 
vi I le Railroad which was being built. He rose through sev- 
eral positions until by 1835 he was recognized as one of 
the principal engineers of the project. When the town of 
Shamokin was planned in 1835, he became the chief engineer 

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and laid out the streets and arranged the division of the 
lots. In 1838 he led the citizens of the new town in a 
fight for the public school system. He was elected Secre- 
tary of the new School Board. A year later the State appro- 
priated $530.00, and by 1839 two schools were constructed, 
a two story brlcl< school for $600.00 and a smaller frame 
bui Iding for $94.87. 

The Shamokin Coal and Iron Company was incorporated to 
build a furnace for iron, and Kimber designed the 20 foot 
stack and foundation in 1841. But the Pottsville and Dan- 
ville Railroad was declining, and many of the coal experts 
left the Shamokin area for the Schuylkill area across the 
mountains. Kimber was then involved as engineer for the 
Mount Carbon and Port Carbon Railroad. In the meantime, 
independently he surveyed and constructed a man of the Mid- 
dle coal fields of Pennsylvania, which became his principal 
claim to fame. The Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron 
Company ultimately purchased these maps from his widow. 
They were the authority for years to come. 

In 1850 he returned to Shamokin and became involved in the 
Mahanoy and Shamokin Improvement Company. This operation 
included another rail line, the laying out of the town of 
Trevorton, the opening of more coal fields and the Philadel- 
phia and Sunbury Railroad where he again was chief engin- 
eer. He invented a new lock for the Sunbury Canal and basin, 
wrote extensively in Philadelphia papers of the opportunit- 
ies in the Shamokin region and was, in 1852, the architect 
and a prime mover In the Shamokin Collegiate Institute 
(which was later abandoned in a Lutheran Synod Internal 
dispute and became the Academy School). 

Two other facets round his biography. In 1841 he conceiv- 
ed the idea of an underwater telegraph, not knowing of the 
Morse telegraph, and wrote as "Cosmopolite" in the Harris- 
burg newspaper describing the advantage of a link from 
"Washington to St. James Palace." In another facet he 
was identified with the Native American or "Know Nothing" 
party and was a reluctant candidate for a number of offices 
which he'd specifically rejected. In 1851 the voters of 
Pennsylvania gave him 1,850 votes for a Governorship he did 
not seek. The winner, William BIgler, had 186,489 votes. 

His numerous designs and inventions, starting with the wood- 
en clock he whittled as a boy. Included the "Cleaver Im- 
proved protractor" adopted by the government service for 
drafting, an ingenious boxcar, shutes and breakers for mines, 


and a number of other devices for mining operations. It 
appears most of these activities benefited everyone but him- 
self. Contemporary mining authorities claimed that had he 
lived to publish some of his scientific notions and designs, 
mining would have been considerably Improved much earlier. 


He apparently continued his Friends membership. Eliza John, 
writing of Quakers In Northumberland, mentions that he and 
Clinton (a first cousin) spent the night with her in April 
1847. "Them and some more was running a railroad past 
here." She reported his death In 1858 and mentions that 
Elizabeth and her children attended Meeting 25 April 1851. 
"She was the widow of KImber Cleaver." Eliza was a member 
of the Roaring Creek Meeting of Friends. The first Sunday 
School in Shamokin, "The Shamokin Town Union Sunday School," 
was organized In 1839, and KImber Cleaver was among the or- 
ganizers. (5I9)(574) 

Children of KImber Cleaver and Elizabeth M. Taylor: 

i. Columbus, "a very promising and highly gifted son," d. 
27 Nov. 1843, age 3 yrs., 10 mos., 15 days, at the 
home of his grandfather, Isaac Taylor, Esq., In Coal 
Twp., Northumberland Co. 

ii. Isaac T., of Pottsvi I le, d. 9 Feb. 1845, age I yr., 9 
mos. , 5 days. 
III. Reyna I I Coates, 6th born. May 1848, was drowned In the 
Susquehanna River, 19 Aug. 1865, while swimming, age 
17 yrs., 3 mos., 18 days. He was a student at Dick- 
inson Seminary, WI I I lamsport . He Is buried In the 
Shamokin Cemetery. 

Iv. Kate, 9th born, m. 13 Dec. 1876 Elmer Hef fel f i nger, 

editor of the Shamokin Herald. He was b. 1848, son 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Kirk) Hef fel f I nger. They 
had: (I) Reynold, b. 1877; (2) William K. , b. 1879; 
(3) Elmer, b. 1884, d. 1885; (4) Kate, b. 1889. 
V. Mary Clinton, d. In Shamokin 23 Aug. 1858, age I yr., 
4 mos. (I83)(234)(4I6)(527)(537) 

74. JOHN PRUTZMAN CLEAVER (Isaac 31, John II, Derrick 3, 
Peter I) was born 31 July 1801 in Berks County, Pennsylvan- 
ia. He died 23 April 1847 in Colebrook Township, Berks 
County, intestate, and is buried at Hill Church Cemetery 
(Oley Hills). He was married 21 December 1823 to Hannah 
Lesher Focht at the Oley Lutheran Church, Oley Township 
in Berks County by Rev. C. Miller. She was born 16 January 
1802 and died 9 July 1859. After John's death Hannah be- 

I 18 

came the second wife of John High and later the second wife 
of William Horb. ( I 9) ( 185) (240) (527) (537) (561) 

Administration of John's estate was granted 31 May 1847 to 
Daniel Cleaver, his brother, and Hannah, his widow. Hannah 
petitioned the Orphan's Court 6 October 1847 for a direc- 
tion In the division of the one hundred twelve acres in 
Col ebrookda le Township. It was decreed that the land would 
be spoiled If divided, so it was sold. In 1929 another pe- 
tition describes the land, again names the children and 
quiets the title with regard to Hannah's dower Interests, 
which were a part of the original sale provisions. In 1847 
Samuel, John's brother, was appointed guardian for sons 
John and Franklin; Gideon Grim was guardian for son Jacob; 
John Henry was Abner's guardian and brother Benneville was 
guardian for Taresa and Mahlon, John was a wheelwright. 


Children of John P. Cleaver and Hannah Focht: 




• • 

1 1 
I I i 


I V 





vi i 

vl i I 


Ephralm F., b. about 1824. 

Isaac F., b. 19 Mar. 1826. 

John, b. 12 Apr. 1828; d. I Nov. 1849 and is buried 

at Hill Church Cemetery. 
Jacob, b. about 1830. 
Abner F., b. 27 Sept. 1832. 
Mark, b. about 1834, must have d. before 1847, not In 

estate settlement. 
FrankI in F. , b. 22 Mar. 1837. 
Taresa, b. about 1839; m. John Mackley, who was b. 4 

July 1834 and d. 3 May 1872 and Is buried In Hill 

Church Cemetery. 
Mahlon, b. about 1842 or 1843. 

(I9)(96)(I85)(527)(537)(56I ) 


Derrick 3, 

Peter I) was born in Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsyl- 
vania 20 Aug. 1803. He died 23 February 1876 and Is buried 
in Union Cemetery In Pleasantville in Berks County. He 
married, first, at the New Hanover Lutheran Church 20 July 
1829, Susanna Koch, daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Walter) 
Koch. She was born 15 January 1802 and died 16 October 
1847 and is buried In Hill Church Cemetery. She came from 
Rochgebren, Germany. He married, second, Catharine Fraun- 
heiser (Fronhelser) 25 March 1851, also at the New Hanover 
Lutheran Church. Catharine was born 9 October 1832 and 
died 24 August 1888 and Is buried at Union Cemetery, Plea- 
santvi Me. ( I 6) ( 19) ( 184) (370) (418) (561) 


Daniel's career was checkered and not a notable financial 
success - to the extent that a kindly biographer felt im- 
pelled to say that his misfortunes did not alter his ster-^ 
ling character. He started as a worker In a woolen mill, 
and when he had "improved himself" he farmed 212 acres 
near Hill Church in Pike Township - a portion of the farm 
being in Washington Township - purchased in 1842. He later 
sold it after several improvements and purchased an iron 
forge in Rockland Township. This venture, started at a time 
iron forges generally were beginning to have difficulties, 
proved a failure, and apparently Daniel lost considerable 
money. The Cleaver Forge is shown on an 1854 map of Rock- 
land Township. He then went for a time to Reading, then 
Montgomery County, but finally returned to Pike Township 
to a small farm. (I6)(470) 

He served many years as a justice of peace, first as an 
appointee of Governor Ritter, then as an elected official. 


Children of Daniel P. Cleaver and Susanna Koch: 

i. Catharine; b. 23 Dec. 1829 and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 9 Apr. 1830, d. 26 June 1916; m. Levi Bechtel, 
22 Nov. 1846 at Oley Lutheran Church, Oley Twp . , 
Berks Co. Levi was b. 24 Dec. 1824 and d. 26 Dec. 
1905. He was the son of Gerhard S. and Maria (Erd- 
man) Bechtel. They had (I) Cassie Ann, b. 13 Sept. 
1862, d. 13 Jan. 1870; (2) Mary C, b. 15 Mar. I860, 
d. 30 Dec. 1918. 
50. ii. William K. , b. 5 Jan. 1832 and bapt. at Oley Hills 
Church 27 May 1832. 
ill. Aaron K., b. 26 Aug. 1834 and bapt. 22 June 1834 at 
Oley Hills Church. He was age 27 when he enlisted 
at Lebonon, Pa. in Co. K, 93rd Regt of Pennsylvania 
Infantry on 21 Oct. 1861. The next day he was pro- 
moted to Corporal. He was absent sick in Washington, 
D.C. in Sept. 1862, dropped from the records in Nov- 
ember, reinstated Feb. 1863 and detailed to Brigade 
Headquarters. On I Jan. 1864 he re-enlisted as a 
veteran volunteer and was paid $100.00 bonus. He 
was then at Brandy Station, Va. He was promoted to 
sergeant in May 1864 and was killed in action near 
Charlestown, Va. 21 Aug. 1864. On 2 Mar. 1865 the 
Orphan's Court of Berks Co. ordered the sale of 2 
acres and 25 perches deeded to Aaron K. on 12 Mar. 
1864 so that the administrator, Charles Levan, could 
satisfy debts. No family was mentioned. The real 


estate was in Ruscrumb Manor on Prlcetown Rd. 
iv. Daniel, b. 26 Aug. 1836 and bapt. at Oley Hills Church 
3 Dec. 1836; d. 15 Aug. 1838 and is buried at Oley 
Hi I Is Church . 
Two other chi Idren died young. 

Children of Daniel P. Cleaver and Catharine Fronheiser: 

l5lo vi. Isaac, b. 19 Nov. 1851 and bapt. 22 Feb. 1852 at Oley 
Hills Church. 

152. vii. Samuel, b. Aug. 1853. 

153. viii. Kimber, b. Nov. 1855. 

ix. Mary Ann, b. 5 July 1858 and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 29 Aug. 1859; d. 2 June 1905; m. William S. 
Sol lenberger, son of John M. Sol I enberger. He 
started his career as a tombstone cutter at age 18 
at Hillchurch, and fn a few years went into business 
for himself at Yoder's Mill. After a time in Plea- 
santville and Friedensburg, he settled in 1899 in 
Boyertown. He was a prosperous businessman and a 
councilman when he and his second wife, Mrs. Mary C. 
(Keller) Boyer, both perished in the Opera House 
fire of 13 Jan. 1908. They are both buried at Fair- 
view Cemetery. 
X. Hettie (Esther), b. 15 Jan. 1865 and bapt. at Oley 
Hills Church, 17 Apr. 1865; unmarried. 

(16) (19) (240) (356) (370) (418) (41 9) (536) (537) (561) 

76. SAMUEL C. CLEAVER (Isaac 31, John II, Derrick 3, Peter 
I) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania 10 June 1809. He 
died in Oley Township, Berks County 31 October 1852 and is 
buried at Hi I I Church Cemetery. He married at New Hanover 
Lutheran Church 29 January 1832 Hannah Koch, who was born 
about 181 I. (I9)(I84)(370) 

Samuel was a farmer and blacksmith in Oley Township all of 
his life. He was a Whig who turned Republican when the 
party was formed, and his family belonged to the Lutheran 
Church. When he died intestate only one son, Hiram, was 
not a minor. Hannah, as widow, was appointed administra- 
tor of the estate 3 December 1852. Samuel Francis, Senr. 
was appointed guardian of the minor children, and he joined 
Hiram in a Petition to the Orphans Court to divide the as- 
sets on II September 1853. 

The land, consisting of his house and fifty acres in Oley 
Township and an eight acre portion of a woodland in Earl 
Township, was valued by men appointed by the court. Hiram 


accepted the homestead as valued, agreeing to pay to his 
mother interest on her one-third entitlement and the other 
heirs their portion. The guardian accepted the woodland 
to hold for Albert, agreeing to pay interest to the heirs. 
The house and 50 acres was valued at $3900.00 and the wood- 
land at $900.00. ( I6)(I87)(448) 


Idren of Samuel Cleaver and Hannah Kochs: 

154. i. Hiram K. , b. 31 Oct. 1832 and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 5 Jan. 1833. 

155. ii. Albert K. , b. 29 Aug. 1833 and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 22 June 1834. 
iii. Sarah Ann, b. 8 July 1835 and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 13 Sept. 1835; m. 18 Jan. 1854 William Haas 
of Pottsville by Rev. R. S. Wagner. 
Iv. Angel Ine, b. 13 Mar. 1837 and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 30 June 1837; m. - High and moved to Nebras- 
V. Hannah, b. 3 Dec. 1843; d. 17 June 1930; m. Henry 

156. vi. Samuel K. , b. 1846. ( I 9) (240) (370) (561 ) 

77. ABRAHAM CLEAVER (Isaac 31, John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) 
was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania 23 October 1811. 
He died 30 January 1864 in Philadelphia. He married 14 
December 1834 Sarah Braun (Brown), daughter of Jacob and 
Charolotte, at the New Hanover Lutheran Church. She was 
born 16 September 1810 and died 27 February 1870. 


Abraham operated a store before 1850 in the first business 
building erected in Pleasantvi I le by Isaac Yoder. By 1851 
he appears in Philadelphia as a merchant of dry goods on 
95-1/2 North 3rd Street, the A. P. Cleaver and Co. He 
lived at Randolf below Franklin. For a brief time his 
brother Daniel was with him. He apparently prospered and 
moved both his establishment and his home. By 1854 his 
house was at 474 North 13th and his business at 237-1/2 
North 3rd. In 1855 his house was at Lewis above Girardau, 
and in 1857 he had again moved and was a real estate agent. 
Just before his death he was listed as "police" at 1337 
Crease Street. (I6)(23l ) 

The records for his children are taken from a Bible owned 
by Marie Allen, the compiler of reference (19). 

Children of Abraham Cleaver and Sarah Brown: 


i. Sarah, b. 8 Jan. 1836; d . in Infancy, bur. Pleasant- 
vllle Union Cemetery, Berks Co. 
II. Elmira, b. 12 Mar. 1838 and bapt. at Oley Hills Church 
17 June 1838; d. 23 Oct. 1888 in Philadelphia, un- 
married. Her will, dated 10 Dec. 1887 In Philadel- 
phia, gave her friend Joseph Johnson her "premises 
on 2453 No. 6th Street." The Monument Cemetery Co. 
was given $200, the Interest of which was to "keep 
her lot In order." Sister Maria Hanlfer and Fred- 
erick Orwan were co-executors and were to sell rail- 
road stock to pay the legacies; then Maria Hanlfer 
was to get the residue. Cousins Emmallne Crwan, 
Frederick Orwan, Maggie Robinson and neices Ella C, 
Miriam, and Laura were all mentioned for money and 
Jewelry and furniture including the "plush parlor 
suite," a sewing machine, considerable bed-chamber 
and "sitting room" furniture. Her Bible was used 
by Mrs. Allen, the compiler of reference #19. 
ill. Maria, b. 10 Aug. 1849; d. 8 Feb. 1904; m. 26 July 
1867 at Second Baptist Church, Philadelphia, John 
Eugene Hanlfer, who was b. 12 Sept. 1848 and d. 21 
Nov. 1921. They had four daughters: Ella C, Miriam 
and Laura, mentioned in their aunt Elmira's will, 
and Elmira, who m. William E. Dobbins. One of Wil- 
liam and Elmira's three dciughters was Marie H. 
(Dobbins) Fueller Allen, who compiled the Invaluable 
reference i^ 1 9 used extensively herein, 
iv. Chester, b. 9 July 1846; d. In 1850. 


78. BENNEVILLE CLEAVER (Isaac 31, John II, Derrick 3, Peter 
I) was born In Berks County, Pennsylvania II June 1813. He 
died 15 October 1899 at age 86 years, 4 months and 4 days 
and Is buried at Pleasantvi I le Union Cemetery, seven miles 
from Boyertown. He married Elizabeth RItter, who was born 
9 November 1820 and died 10 February 1890 and, too, is bur- 
ied at Pleasantvi I le Union Cemetery. ( 16) (55) (270) (4! 8) 

Bennevllle was undoubtedly named for Dr. George DeBenne- 
vllle, a French churchman who appeared In Oley around 1742, 
a time of serious religious ferment in the area. He had 
been entertained by the De Turks (with Count Zinzendorf in 
attendance) and was to become a religious leader at a time 
the people of Oley sadly needed one. Synods had broken 
down, the brothers at Ephrata were making "raids" on Oley 
people, and the followers of Mattlas Bauman were in general 
d isrepute. (421 ) 


Bennevllle Cleaver was a wheelwright and farmer with land 

adjacent to his brother Samuel. He died Intestate, and 

his son Frank R. administered his estate as eldest son, ap- 
pointed 21 October 1899. 

Children of Benneville Cleaver and Elizabeth Ritter: 

57. i. Franklin R. , b. 7 Feb. 1843 and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 5 June 1843. 

58. ii. John R., b. about 1852. (142) (270) (41 8) (561 ) 

79. PETER CLEAVER Jonathan 32, John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) 
was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, probably in Oley 
Township, I April 1810. He died in Reading, Pennsylvania 
19 November 1886 leaving a will. He married at Oley Luth- 
eran Church in Oley Township 28 May 1835 Jemima Bertolet, 
daughter of John A. and Catherine K. Bertolet of Friedens- 
burg in Berks County. Jemima was born there 24 August 1816 
and died in Reading 26 September 1892. The Bertolet fam- 
ily, distinguished in Berks County and Pennsylvania, des- 
cended from a Swiss Huguenot family which emigrated from 
the Palatinate In 1726. They were intermarried with the 
De Turk family, also of Huguenot origin. Peter and Jemima 
are buried at Charles Evans Cemetery In Reading. 

(I I9)(240)(298)(537) 

This may be the Peter who had the first store in a dwelling 
house In Mardin's Creek, Blandon Township, which was sold 
about 1846. By 1850 Peter Is listed as a teacher living 
In the Southwest Ward of Reading. He served as Auditor 
of Reading in 1855-56, Treasurer, 1859-61 and was an Al- 
derman from 1863 to 1868. In 1870 he was at I 1 2 Wood 
Street In Reading and was a clock repairer. He remained 
in this location until his death, although the last list- 
ing omitted the occupation, and his widow was In the house 
after 1886. (I6)(96)(l I9)(37l ) 

Peter's will was dated 21 May 1880 In Reading and was prov- 
ed there 6 December 1886. It simply left all property 
real and personal to Jemima K., his wife, and she was is- 
sued letters of administration. (442) 

Jemima's will was dated 9 July 1892 in Reading and named 
her three children and Miranda's husband, Anthony W. Hel- 
ler. The total estate was to be divided into three equal 
parts. Her sons Irwin B. and Henry Tyson as executors 
were empowered to sell the real estate at 230 and 240 Mif- 
flin Street and at 112 Wood Street in Reading if they 


should have difficulty in payment of the debts or making 
a division. (447) 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Jemima K. Bertolet: 

I. Miranda, b. I May 1839; m. Anthony W. Heller. 

159. ii. Irwin B. , b. 6 Sept. 1846. 

160. iii. Henry Tyson, b. 5 May 1852. (6)(II9)(447) 

80. JONATHAN B. CLEAVER (Jonathan 32, John II, Derrick 3, 
Peter I) was born on the homestead in Earl Township, Berks 
County, Pennsylvania 30 April 1814. He died 10 August 
1901 at 87 years, 3 months and 10 days and is buried at 
the Oley Church in Oley Township, Berks County. He married 
Susanna Reidenheur, who was born 27 November 1820 and died 
19 June 1893, age 72 years, 5 months and 22 days. 


Jonathan farmed thirty acres in Earl Township and was an 
active Republ ican who served as justice of peace for twen- 
ty-five years. In the 1850 census he called himself a 
woolen manufacturer, and the I860 census calls him "Esq." 
and lists him as a lawyer. The "Esq." may have been a 
title for the Justice of Peace. It is the designation 
then often given lawyers. Papers indicate he served his 
neighbors with wills and estates. The family was Lutheran. 

(I6)(I9)(96)( 142) 

Children of Jonathan B. Cleaver and Susanna Reidenheur: 

I. Sarah Ann, b. 25 Dec. 1840; d. 15 Feb. 1910; m. James 

Earl Twp., who was b. 10 Sept. 1839 and 
1929. They are buried in Oley Cemetery. 
E.), b. about 1848, died young, 
b. 7 June 1852. ( I 6) ( I 9) (537 ) 

81. GEORGE K. CLEAVER (Jonathan 32, John II, Derrick 3, 
Peter I) was born in Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsyl- 
vania 18 May 1816. He died in Reading 23 April 1897. He 
married 5 January 1840 Christiana Neiffer (Neifert) at the 
New Hanover Lutheran Church. Christiana was born in Ger- 
many 15 November 1815 and died in Reading 19 June 1893. 
They are buried at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. 


After his "common school" education, George learned the 
fuller's trade, and in 1850 he was in Chester County in 
South Coventry working as a carder. By 1852 he was in 



Bohn of 


28 Apr. 

i i . Lizz ie (Anna 

I i . Jona 

than M. , 

Reading as a deputy and overseer for Dr. Henry Tyson, who 
was Warden of the Berks County Prison. Dr. Tyson had re- 
cruited George so that he could teach prisoners to weave 
rag carpet as a part of his pioneer attempt at a rehab- 
ilitation program. After twelve years there George re- 
turned to his trade and manufactured carpet with a store 
in Reading. The Reading City Directories list him as a 
carpet manufacturer on 750 Penn Street, with a home at 
1132 Perkiomen. In Reading the family changed from Luth- 
eran to join the Methodist Episcopal Ctiurch. In his last 
few years, on crutches, George operated a candy and groc- 
ery store. (I6)(96)(37l )(527) 

Dr. Henry Tyson, for whom George worked for twelve years, 
must have had a tremendous influence on the family - as 
he obviously did on the community. He was a graduate of 
Pennsylvania Medical College, Philadelphia, had taught in 
Philadelphia, made numerous contributions to medical, ag- 
ricultural and occasionally Society of Friends literature. 
He was noted as a warden whose efforts to rehabilitate 
prisoners was a rarity of the time. He retired to Exeter 
Township, but continued to practice medicine, was an ac- 
tive Hicksite Friend, helped organize and build the Meet- 
ing house in Reading in 1867 and 68. George's son, Israel, 
started his medical study with him; George named a son 
James Tyson. George's brother Peter, a teacher and alder- 
man in Reading, named a son Henry Tyson, and he had a 
grandson named Henry Tyson Cleaver. It Is interesting, 
too, that over one hundred years earlier, in the second 
generation of the family, Isaac Cleaver's daughters mar- 
ried early Tyson generations. (16) 

Children of George K. Cleaver and Christiana Nelffer: 

162. i. Israel, M.D., b. 26 Nov. 1842. 

il. George Washington, b. 24 Nov. 1845; d. 26 or 27 Mar. 
1921, For a time he lived with his father In Read- 
ing and was In the insurance business. He Is list- 
ed separately in 1872, and by 1890 he was "Sunt, of 
Agencies." Later he located In New York City, liv- 
ing in Hackensack, N.J. 
III. Christian Harrison, b. 25 Jan. 1848; d. 6 Mar. 1852 
and Is buried at Charles Evans Cemetery. 

Iv. Jonathan, b. 17 Nov. 1850; d. 17 Feb. 1852. 

163. V. John Wesley, b. 28 Dec. 1852. 

164. vl. James Tyson, b. 21 July 1854. 

vll. Gertrude, b. 5 Oct. 1857; d. 17 May 1885 and is bur- 
ied at Charles Evans Cemetery; m. 9 Mar. 1882 Linton 


0. Miller at Covenant M.E. Church, Reading. Ger- 
trude was bapt. at St. Peter's M.E. Church, Reading. 
There were two children: (I) Earl and (2) Alma J. 
viii. Charles E., b. 31 Jan. 1850; d. 27 July 1851 and is 
buried at Charles Evans Cemetery. 

( I 6) ( I 42 )( 326) ( 370 ) (37 1 ) (423) (505) (537) 

82. JOHN OLIVER CLEAVER (Nathan 33, John II, Derrick 3, 
Peter I) was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania in 1823. 
He died at Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe), Carbon County in 
1853. He married about 1845 Elizabeth Newton, daughter of 
Baxter B. Newton of Norwich, Vermont. She was still living 
at age 84. (55)(I88) 

John Oliver was an engineer and, in his short lifetime, one 
of the pioneers of anthracite coal mining, having operated 
the Coleraine Colliery In Beaver Meadows in Carbon County. 
When he took up his residence in Mauch Chunk (now Jim 
Thorpe), he became interested In military activity and or- 
ganized the Cleaver Artillerists of which he became Captain, 
He and his family belonged to the Episcopal Church of Mauch 
Chunk. (55)(I88) 

Children of John Oliver Cleaver and Elizabeth Newton: 

65. i. Albert Newton, b. 25 Feb. 1848. 

11. Mary, d. in infancy. (55)(I88) 

83. JONATHAN R. CLEAVER (Derrick 34, John II, Derrick 3, 
Peter I) was born probably in Berks County, Pennsylvania 
14 December 1802. He died at Friedenburg Village, Oley 
Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania 26 December 1877. He 
married Sarah whose name was probably Gabey. A Sarah Gaby, 
age 70, was In the household of Jonathan and Sarah In I860. 
She was Sarah Ganby In 1870, and her tombstone reads Gabey 
(1788-Jan. 22, 1875). Sarah was born 25 September 1812 
and died 9 November 1890 and Is burled with her husband, 
her Infant daughter and Sarah Gabey in Union Cemetery be- 
tween Oley and PI easantvl I I e. (35) (270) (394) (527) (537) 

Jonathan was a saddler in Oley Township. His will, which 
was proved 15 January 1878, and letters Testamentary Issued 
to his widow Sarah and two children, John R. and Hannah, 
Included a Codicil dated 24 October 1876. 

As it appears at Present there is considerable loss 
In my shares on the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, 
I must reduce the amount mentioned in my will to my 


four children of Five hundred to One hundred after my 
decease for the benefit of my wife Sarah Cleaver. 

His will had directed that all real and personal property 
by sold, including "Bonds Mortgage and Railroad Shares" to 
provide for the four children. The residue was to go to 
his widow Sarah. Sarah, son John G. and Hannah were named 
as executors. (55) (394) 

Children of Jonathan R. Cleaver and Sarah (probably Gabey). 
(There may have been more. ) 

i. Rebecca, b. 1833; d. 1837 and is buried in Union Cem- 
etery near PI easantvi I I e. 
ii. Hannah, b. about 1842. 
166. iii. John G., b. about 1843. 

iv. Mary E. , b. about 1851, m. Jacob Wisco. 
V. Louisa, m. Joel Weiser. ( 142) (270) (394) (537) 

84. THOMAS CLEAVER (Isaac 35, Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) 
was born I August 1781, probably in Salem, New Jersey. He 
died there 22 March 1859. He married 12 September 1804 
Rachel Lambert, who was born in England 13 December 1785, 
the daughter of John Lambert who came to America from Dan- 
field, county Essex, England about 1795. John Lambert 
is credited with having introduced red clover to this 
country with seed he brought with him. He took a sample to 
Philadelphia to discuss its merits with George Washington. 
They traded seed, and the letter from Washington comment- 
ing on the transaction is preserved in the family. Rachel 
died in Salem 3 November 1855. They are buried in the 
Baptist Graveyard, Yoke Street, Salem. ( I 9) ( I 89) (248) 

Thomas apprenticed as a carpenter with the Quaker craftsman 
Jonas Freedland and spent his lifetime in that occupation. 
He left a wi I I dated 29 January 1859 which names all of his 
children and their spouses. The youngest daughter, Rachel, 
was given a special bequest of $90.00. The balance was 
divided equally by the seven surviving children including 
Rachel. Although the personal inventory amounted to 
$162.67, the value placed on the goods indicates a fairly 
conservative appraisal. Two chests of carpenter tools at 
$41.20 was the largest item. Three feather beds with bol- 
sters and pillows ranked second at $20.00. Seven quilts 
and two blankets were valued at $8.00, six Winsor chairs 
at $7.50, seven pair of sheets were appraised at $3.50 and 
a desk and bookcase at $5.00. Thirty-four yards of carpet 
was a large item at $6.80. Thomas' son-in-law, Frances 



Hand was the executor. William Lambert Cleaver, the only 
son, left a Bible copied by Mrs. Allen (reference 19) 
which provided additional family data. ( I 9) ( I 89) (I 90) (248) 

Children of Thomas Cleaver and Rachel Lambert: 

i. Mary Wilkinson, b. 7 Oct. 1806, d. 25 Sept. 1807. 

li. Sarah Millbank, b. 4 Nov. 1808; m. 4 Oct. 1830 at 

Salem, N.J. James Madison Smith. They had: (I) Thom- 
as Cleaver, (2) James Lambert, (3) George Washing- 
ton, (4) Charles William, (5) Caroline Lydia, (6) 
Harriet Derissa, (7) Mary Hannah and (8) Theophius 
Aurel ius. 
ill. Hannah Garrison, b. 27 Dec. 1810; m. 6 Feb. 1831 at 

Salem, Joseph B. Paulding. They had: (I) Theophili- 
us Jackson, (2) Willima Cleaver, (3) Sarah Eliza- 
beth, (4) Eliza A., (5) Celia Letitia, (6) Sarah 
Rachel, (7) Newcomb Henry, (8) Elias Eckfeldt and 
(9) Joanna Mary. 

Iv. Elizabeth Sheppard, b. 4 Dec. 1814; m. I Nov. 1834 
Charles Lolly. They died in Camden, N.J. and are 
buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery. Their children 
were: (I) Arabella and (2) Janetta, who m. Benjamin 
V. Mary Watkinson, b. 23 June 1817; d. I Mar. 1844; m. 
Joseph Brick Elwell 24 Aug. 1838 at Salem. They had 
children: (I) Adelaide Cleaver, (2) Rebecca Bal lin- 
ger, (3) Morris Rose, (4) Mary Elizabeth, (5) Jo- 
seph Brick, (5) Margaret Trout, (7) Sarah Ladne, 
(8) Susan Jane Ayars. Eight children in less than 
six years of marriage! 
167. vi. William Lambert, b. 23 Sept. 1819. 

vii. Ann Wright, b. 16 Jan. 1822 "In same old house" south 
side of Fenwick St., Salem; d. 30 Aug. 1861 and bur- 
ied at Methodist Cemetery, Salem; m. at her father's 
"same old house" 22 Oct. 1840 Francis Hand. They 
had: (I) Alexander Norman, (2) Mary Elizabeth, (3) 
Sarah Cleaver and (4) Elizabeth Ann. Francis Hand 
was executor of Ann's father's will, 
viii. Caroline Nicholson, b. 2 July 1824; m. 25 May 1843 
at Salem, Charles Hall Ware. Their children were: 
(I) Thomas Cleaver, (2) Mary Rebecca, (3) Lavlna 
Hall, (4) Charles B. , (5) Lambert Millbank, (6) 
Francis Hand, (7) Percival Lincoln and (8) Anna Re- 
becca . 

Ix. Rachel Lambert, b. Salem, 25 Apr. 1829; d. of pneu- 
monia 20 Feb. 1899; m. (1st) II June 1853 Charles 
Hopkins Hall. They had Mary Louisa. She m. (2nd) 


Nehemiah Gregory, 22 Sept, 
ch i I d : Franci s A. 

1864, and they had one 



85. ISAAC CLEAVER (John 36, Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) was 
born in Salem, N.J. 6 June 1794. He died on his farm 3 
November 1869 and is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery near 
Port Penn, Delaware. He married Jane Burchard, daughter 
of David Burchard, a farmer of St. Georges Hundred, Dela- 
ware. She was born 6 December 1798 and died 7 August 1872 
and is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery. ( I 9) (59) (432) 

Isaac as a young man moved to St. Georges Hundred, Dela- 
ware and farmed rented property for a number of years be- 
fore he became a landowner. He was a Whig who joined the 
new Republican Party. His wife Jane and son Isaac, Jr. 
were appointed administrators of his estate 16 November 
1859 at St. Georges Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. 

(59)(I9I )(248)(252) 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Jane Burchard: 

i. Letitia, b. 7 Feb. 1822; d. I Jan. 1902; m. 19 Jan. 
1843 Ferdus (Fredus, Frederick) Van Hickle (Vanhek- 
el). They had twelve children: (I) Emma, (2) Re- 
becca, (3) Jane, (4) Isaac C, (5) Charles T., (6) 
Letitia C, (7) Maggie, (8) Fredus, (9) Anna, (10) 
l^ary, (II) John and (12) Harriet. Ferdus, the 
father, died 23 October 1899 of paralysis. 

i. John, b. i I May 1827. 

i. Wi I I iam S., b. 2 Feb. 1829. 

V. Rebecca, (twin) b. I Feb. 1829, died young. 

V. Peter, b. 24 July 1830. 
vi. Martha, b. 27 Mar. 1832; d. 6 Aug. 1900; m. Michael 
Bryan, who died 13 Mar. 1897. They are both buried 
at Hickory Grove Cemetery. They had three children; 
(I) William, (2) Cleaver and (3) Marian, 
vii. Isaac, b. 26 April 1836. 
viii. Rachel, b. 24 May 1839. She died I Oct. 1926 of par- 
alysis, unmarried, and is buried beside her parents 
at Hickory Grove. ( I 9) (59) (248) (252) 

86. PETER CLEAVER (John 36, Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) was 
born in New Castle County, Delaware, 8 December 1798. He 
died 21 April 1868 in Cecil County, Maryland. He married 
in New Castle County II January 1826 Ann Jefferis (Jeff- 
reys), who was born 8 June 1808 and died 22 September 1858 
in Cecil County. They are buried in Hickory Grove Ceme- 
tery. (I24)(I92)(I93)(248)(432) 




The family moved from New Castle County to Cecil County, 
Maryland in 1849, where their farm was valued at $9000.00 
(so must have been extensive). Although they were members 
of the Society of Friends in Delaware, they became mem- 
bers of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Ann's brother 
Joshua was noted as one of the first steamboat captains 
on the Delaware River. (I92)(I93) 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Ann Jeffreys: 

Carol Ine, b. about 1828. 
Catherine, d. in infancy. 
Ml. George, b. about 1831. 

Joshua, b. 8 May 1833; d. in Elkton 3 May 1871; bur- 
ied in Hickory Grove Cemetery. 
Mark M., b. I mo. 3, 1835. 
Thomas J., b. 15 Dec. 1836. 

Isaac C, b. about 1837 or 1840. In 1900 he lived 
in home of his brother Mark. 
Peter H. , b. about 1841 . 
Hannah (Annie), b. about 1843. 

I V, 

vi . 
vi i . 

vi i i . 


xi . 

Letltia, b. about 
Wi I I iam G. , b. 27 

yrs. , 9 mos. , 23 


I 846; d. i n Wi Imington. 
Aug. 1848; d. 20 June 1856, age 7 
days; buried at Hickory Grove Cem- 
(I92)(I93)C248)(252)(432)(58I ) 

87. JOHN CLEAVER (William 37, Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) 
was born in New Castle County, Delaware 3 December 1795. 

He died at St. Georges Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware 
26 July 1875. Letters of Administration were issued there 
2 August 1875 to his son, William A. Cleaver. He married 
In Salem, New Jersey 12 March 1823 Rachel Murphy. Both 
were listed in the license application as residents of St. 
Georges Hundred. Rachel was born 10 January 1803 in New 
Jersey and died 27 May 1867. The 1850 Census calls John a 
farmer on real estate valued at $10,500 employing three 
black laborers. ( I 9) ( I 22) ( I 94) (I 95) (248) (432) 

Children of John Cleaver and Rachel Murphy: 

175. i. George G., b. 28 Aug. 1823. 

176. i i. Wi I I iam A. , b. 5 Dec. 1825. 

i i i . El izabeth, b. 16 Mar. 1828; d. young 5 July I 83 1 . 


88. JOSEPH CLEAVER (William 37, Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) 
was born In New Castle County, Delaware 19 August 1797. 

He died In Port Penn 23 June 1858 and is buried In the 


Hickory Grove Cemetery. He married in New Castle County I 
April 1825 Catherine Biddle, daughter of Samuel Biddle, 
a farmer from Maryland. She was born on 20 April 1804 
In McDonough, St. Georges Hundred and died 30 October 1886 
In Port Penn. She Is burled in the Hici<ory Grove Cemetery 
there. (I 9) (59) (I 24) (432) 

Joseph was a self educated man. He left his father's farm 
to start a merchantlle business In Port Penn, dealing prin- 
cipally In grain and lumber. Eventually he began to char- 
ter ships to ship to the New England market, so he built 
a wharf at Port Penn. In 1835 he erected a brick dwelling 
house and store In Port Penn from which he operated. He 
was the earliest Postmaster of Port Penn when mall came by 
stage from Delaware City. He was a founding commissioner, 
director and the larger stockholder of the Delaware City 
Bank founded in 1849, a promoter and director of the Odessa 
Insurance Company of Odessa and a director of the Farmers 
Mutual Fire Insurance Company of St. Georges. He owned a 
four hundred acre farm, was a Whig and remained a member 
of the Society of Friends, even though his family attended 
the Presbyterian Church. (59) (I 96) 

Children of Joseph Cleaver and Catherine Biddle: 





Charles, b. 17 Jan. 1826; d. 4 Aug. 1826. 

Ann, b. 26 Feb. 1827; d. 20 Aug. 1831. 

Samuel B. , b. 15 July 1829 at Port Penn; d. there 19 
Feb. 1887. He did not marry. He was a coal and 
grain operator, having gone Into his father's bus- 
iness. He was Postmaster of St. Georges Hundred In 
1865, was an original stockholder of the Delaware 
City Bank in 1865 and became Postmaster of Port Penn 
in 1872. In 1870 he was living with his mother on 
the home place with his unmarried sisters Angel Ine 
and Sarah and his unmarried brother Henry. He was 
a Trustee for the land of the Presbyterian Church. 

Charles, b. 13 Mar. 1832; d. 10 Sept. 1832. 

Joseph L. , b. 8 July 1833. 

Angellne, b. 15 Aug. 1836; d. 19 June 1903; m. 31 
Oct. 1872 as his second wife James M. Vandegrift, 
who was b. 15 June 1813 and d. 28 Apr. 1902. He 
was called the "Presbyterian stalwart." 

Sarah B. , b. 24 May 1839; d. II Dec. 1915, unmarried, 
at the home of her brother Henry. She was burled 
at Hickory Grove Cemetery. 

Elizabeth W. (Eliza), b. 1842; d. at the house of 
her brother Henry 23 Sept. 1923 and Is buried at 


Hickory Grove; m. Harry H. Hall of Philadelphia, who 
d . 10 Dec. 1910 and Is buried at Westminster, Pa. 
They had two children: (I) Henry and (2) Florence, 
ix. Julia F., b. about 1845; m, Charles Boyd of McDon- 
ough, Del., son of John. Charles died in a street 
accident in Philadelphia and is buried in Drawyers 
Cemetery. They had a son, Herbert Hart. 
X. Henry, b. 19 Dec. 1847; d. unmarried. Henry attend- 
ed public schools at Port Penn, the Delaware Acad- 
emy and a private school in Philadelphia. He then 
entered the family merchantile business of buying 
and shipping coal and grain as well as a number of 
other enterprises. He succeeded his father and 
brother Samuel in a directorship in the Delaware 
City National Bank and became its President in 
1889. He was also Postmaster of Port Penn from 1872 
and librarian for the Presbyterian Church. He was 
a "sincere Republican." In 1880 he was living with 
his mother on the homestead, along with his unmar- 
ried brother Samuel B. and his unmarried sister 
Sarah B. ( I 9) (59) (I 96) (248) (253) (432) (581 ) 

89. GEORGE G. CLEAVER (William 37, Peter 12, John 4, Peter 
I) was born 16 October 1803 in New Castle County, Dela- 
ware. He died there 8 June 1864. He married Jane Diehl, 
who was born 2 October 1816 and died 31 July 1892. They 
are buried in the Hickory Grove Cemetery. (I 9) (432) 

George G. Cleaver was a merchant in Red Lion, Delaware. 
His household there in 1850 included twenty people, in- 
cluding a Joseph Brewer, who was a blacksmith, a carpenter 
named John Homans and his family, a John Brown and his 
wife and child. Elizabeth Diehl may have been his mother- 
in-law, and E. D. Cleaver, a clerk, was undoubtedly his 
nephew who ultimately married his older daughter Ann. It 
was apparently quite an establishment. (195) 

George was allied with his brother Joseph in a number of 
enterprises. He joined in the organization of the Bank of 
Delaware City in 1849 and became a director. His nephew 
(and son-in-law) Edmund D. became a teller in 1856, and 
his son Henry was a director in 1876 - truly a family af- 
fair. He was an undertaker or sponsor when the Delaware 
Academy was formed in 1858, was first Postmaster at Dela- 
ware City - until 1853 - and owned a mi I I after 1859. 


In the HIggins Memoirs published in Delaware History it 


says his house was the "second house In St. Georges on the 
left side going south, occupied once by Capt. Kirkwood." 
The memoir continues: 

George G. Cleaver of Delaware City, merchant, grain 
buyer was banker for the farmers. He and his brother 
Joseph of Port Penn had the confidence of everybody. 
Running accounts were kept at his store and settled 
when a crop of grain would be sold [the grain was 
corn]. (255) 

Children of George G. Cleaver and Jane Diehl: 

i. Ann, b. 26 Jan. 1845; d. 24 Oct. 1898; m. Edmund D. 
Cleaver, son of William and Mary (Stilley) Cleaver, 
her first cousin (#179). 
ii. Elizabeth, d. 25 Jan. 1915; m. Newbold Price. They 
had one son, C. Newbold Price, who m. Clara Vail 8 
July 1896. 
iii. Sarah, d. I Jan. 1917; m. William James Clark. 

Their children were: (I) Cortland, (2) John, (3) 
Jenn ie and (4) Wi I I iam D. 
iv. Martha, d. 8 May 1904; m. William Price, son of Thom- 
as and Martha Jane Price. He died 3 July 1907, and 
they are both buried at Hickory Grove. In 1870 
they were living with her widowed mother. Their 
children: (I) George Cleaver, (2) Elizabeth Newbold 
and (3) Wi I I iam Diehl . 
V. Mary, d. 27 Nov. 1916; m. Frederick A. Churchman. 
They had: (I) James and (2) Albert, 
vi. Emma, b. ca. 1849; m. Thomas Price. Their children 
were: (I) Freddie C. , (2) Harry C, (3) Martha 
Diehl, (4) Elsie, (5) Ella R. (6) Harrison H. and 
(7) Marian E. 
vil. George G., Jr., b. ca . 1850. He did not marry, but 
he was engaged in the family businesses and was a 
supporter of the Delaware Academy, 
vil I. William D., b. 22 Feb. 1853, died young I Aug. 1857. 
178. Ix. Jefferson Henry, b. 12 Jan. 1857. 


90. ISAAC CLEAVER (William 37, Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) 
was born In New Castle County, Delaware 15 Dec. 1803. He 
died of cholera in his 29th year, 25 September 1832. He 
married 22 Sept. 1827 at New Castle Priscilla Murphy, who 
was born about 1806 and remarried after Isaac's death with 
Isaac's brother, William. (I 9) ( I 24) (248) (432) 



I I 

Idren of Isaac Cleaver and Priscilla Murphy: 

. Amanda, did not marry. Lived with her mother and her 
step-father, who was her uncle William. 

. Rachel, m. 6 June 1849 William Parker. They had one 
son, W. C. Parker, who d. in Orlando Fla. 

. Elizabeth, b. 21 Feb. 1832; d. 18 Sept. 1877; m. 
Wi I I i am Cleaver, son of Wi I I lam and Mary (Sti I I y ) 
Cleaver. He was her first cousin. See #179. 


91. WILLIAM CLEAVER (William 37, Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) 
was born in New Castle County, Pennsylvania 5 March 1806. 
He died 5 June 1862 of paralysis and his estate was 

istered by his sons, William and Edmund D. Cleaver. 

admi n- 

married, first, 24 February 1829, Mary Sti I ley, who was 
born about 1807 and died 28 August 1840. He remarried 15 
November 1841 Priscilla (Murphy) Cleaver, the widow of 
his brother Isaac. She died 10 January 1872 at age 66 and 
is buried at Hickory Grove. ( I 24) ( I 38) (248) (432) 

When seventeen members were excused from Drawyers Presby- 
terian Church to form Port Penn Presbyterian Church in 1837, 
Mrs. Priscilla Cleaver (then the wife of Isaac), Mrs. Mary 
Cleaver (first wife of William) were among the organizers. 
William was elected one of the first Elders of the church 
16 July 1837 and served more than twenty-five years until 
his death. He was a I so a Trustee when land was conveyed 
for a new two-story brick building in 1856. He was a farm- 
er, and his household in 1850 included two of his brother's 
orphaned children as well as his own, a "serving girl" 
age 21, and a mu I ato boy. ( I 95) ( I 96) (248) 

Chi Idren of Wi I I iam Cleaver and Mary Sti I ley: 



Wi I I iam, b. 24 Dec. 1829. 
Isaac S., b. 24 Dec. 1829 (twin), 
iii. Edmund D., b. 15 Jan. 1833. 
iv. Emma, b. 5 Nov. 1831; d. 27 Dec. 1835. 
v. Charles H. B., b. 9 July 1836. 
/i. Darrach, b. 19 Aug. 1838; d. 2 Dec. 1898 unmarried 

in Philadelphia. His body was returned to Port Penn 
for burial at Hickory Grove Cemetery. He was Post- 
master of Red Lion Hundred from 1862 to 1866. In 
1870 he was listed as a farmer with $20,000 worth 
of real estate, living with a housekeeper, a dom- 
estic servant and three black farm laborers. The 
city directory in Philadelphia shows him there in 


1875 with a produce establishment at 257 North 
Front and a house a 224 North 5th Street, 
vli. Mary Emma L., b. 25 Apr. 1840; d. II Dec. 1844. 


Children of William Cleaver and Priscilla (Murphy) Cleaver: 

vili. Joel, b. 12 Aug. 1842; d. 14 Aug. 1342. 

Ix. John Barr, d. 4 Sept. 1852 at age 8 yrs., 3 mos., 

and 22 days, bur. at Hickory Grove. 
X. Albert, d. 4 July 1848, age I yr. , 7 mos. and 26 

days, bur. at Hickory Grove. ( I 9) (248) (432) 

92. THOMAS CLEAVER (William 37, Peter 12, John 4, Peter I) 
was born at Port Penn, Delaware 19 June 1811. He died 
there 16 October 1868. He was married 30 November 1841 by 
Rev. T. J. Thompson to Sarah Daniels, daughter of John and 
Elizabeth (Press) Daniels of Salem, New Jersey, as report- 
ed in the Delaware Gazette of 10 December 1841. She was 
born about 1817 and died 22 October 1887. (248) (254) (432) 

Thomas called himself merchant in 1850, but by I860 he 
lived in Middletown, retired on real estate valued at 
$40,000.00. (I95)(257) 

Child of Thomas Cleaver and Sarah Daniels: 

83. i. William Eaton, b. 14 Oct. 1842 at Port Penn. (248) 

93. WILLIAM CLEAVER (Jonathan 38, William 13, John 4, Pet- 
er I) was born 21 of Nth month 1802 in Upper Merion, 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania as recorded by the Radnor 
Meeting. He died 16 of 12th month 1834 at age 32. He 
married at Radnor Meeting 19th day of 1 0th month 1823 Jane 
Walker Thomas, daughter of William and Naomi (Walker) 
Thomas. Jane was born in Radnor Township in 1803 and died 
14 July 1893, in her 91st year, at the home of her son-in- 
law Hugh DeHaven near King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Both 
are buried in the Valley Friends Burial Ground. 

(51 )(60)(I27)(I97)( 198) 

William and Jane lived In "Bellwood Farm" In Montgomery 
County, which they inherited from his father Jonathan. 
The house was on a hill and was "one of the most imposing 
residences in the neighborhood." In 1831 William made a 
contribution to the Union School and Stewart Ford Hall. 
This institution was one of the earliest schools In Mont- 
gomery County and was built on land deeded in 1798 by 


William's grandfather, William. ( I 27) ( I 99) (425) 

William's will named his wife Jane and her brother, Joseph 
W. Thomas, as executors. After debts Jane was to receive 
the total of the personal property and the "farm and plant- 
ation" upon which they lived, 150 acres, 19 perches, which 
was a part of his father's estate. In the event of Jane's 
death or remarriage, the farm and plantation was to be di- 
vided by his two sons, Jonathan and William Thomas, each of 
them to pay each of the sisters, Mary, Rebecca Ivens and 
Sarah Louisa $750.00 each when they were twenty-one. There 
was a survivorship clause granting the whole farm to the 
surviving son - which would have become operative since 
William Thomas died at age 20 unmarried. But both sons 
died before their mother. Joseph Thomas died 24 December 
1835 and Jane continued the settlement of the estete. The 
personal property amounted to $5019.92, and the expenses 
included several payments of interest to Rebecca Cleaver, 
William's mother, for her "thirds interest" until her death 
in 1842. Rebecca's heirs were then paid. (551) 

Both of Jane's sons had died before she made her will, 4th, 
2nd month 1887, and a daughter after the will was made and 
before Jane died, so that a codicil was added 29 December 
1888. The will was admitted to probate 16 December 1893. 
Daughter Rebecca, who "faithfully nursed and cared for me 
during my advancing age," was the principal beneficiary. 
Mary J. DeHaven, her daughter, was to have had the por- 
trait of herself "and no other provisions for the reason 
that I consider the sale of the farm to her which I owned 
at liberal terms... a full and ample equivalent of what I 
would otherwise have thought it my duty to leaver her..." 
Since Mary predeceased her, the codicil gave the portrait 
to her son, Holstein DeHaven, who replaced friend Morris 
Perot as co-executor with Rebecca. (426) 

Chi Idren of Wi I I iam Cleaver and Jane W. Thomas: 

i. Mary, m. Hugh DeHaven of Philadelphia, son of Holstein 
and Sophia (Elliott) DeHaven. Hugh's grandfather 
Peter had charge of a gun lock factory in Pennsylvan- 
ia during the Revolution. The family descended from 
Evert DeHaven, who came from Holland. Mary and Hugh 
bought "Bellwood" from her mother "at a liberal 
price" and settled there some years after their 
marriage. They had: (I) Holstein, who married An- 
nah B. (Colket) Gallup, (2) Jane, (3) Sophia and 
(4) Emma, who married Frank D. Bright. Mary died 


between 1887 and 29 Dec. 1888. 
184. li. Jonathan, b. 13, lOth mo. 1825. 

iii. William Thomas, died age 20, unmarried, 26 Sept. 1852. 
iv. Rebecca Ivens, b. I I of 12th mo. 1832; d. unmarried 
23 Dec. 1895 and is buried at Valley Friends Bury- 
ing Ground. She was a member of the Monthly Meet- 
ing o-f Philadelphia and an eloquent and lengthy 
obituary appeared in the Friends Intelligencer tes- 
tifying to her faith and service. Her mother lived 
with her in Philadelphia in her "advancing age." 
Rebecca's will was explicit and indicated that many 
gifts had been given prior to her death. It con- 
cerned chiefly fine furniture and silver, some of it 
still at "Bell wood." Nephews William and Jonathan 
were to receive each a bureau and looking glass 
"belonging to their dining table" and a feather bed, 
nephew Hoi stein DeHaven a sideboard "now at Be I I - 
wood," bedsteads, wash stands and cane seated 
chairs. Nieces Jennie DeHaven Lee, Annie Eberhardt, 
Sophia DeHaven, Emma Bright, Mary DeHaven and a 
grandniece Elsie Lee and Mary D. DeHaven were all 
listed for silver, booi<s, silk quilts and furniture. 
Hoi stein DeHaven and William Cleaver, nephews, were 
named executors. 
v. Naomi, d. in infancy, 
vi . Charles, d. in infancy. 
vii. Sarah, d. after 1832. (I 9) ( I 27) ( I 38) ( I 98) (200) (427) 

94. JESSE B. CLEAVER (Isaac 39, John 14, John 4, Peter I) 
was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 10 October 1792. 
He died there in Franklin Township 29 August 1865 at age 
72 years, 10 months and 19 days and is buried in the Mt. 
Zion Cemetery just outside Catawissa. He and his wife had 
given the land to the Methodist Church for this cemetery. 
He married, first, Catherine Richards, daughter of James, 
who was born about 1797 and died 16 November 1852 and, too, 
is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Jesse married, second, 
Elizabeth Swayze, widow of Jacob Swayze. She was born 9 
April 1825 and died 16 July 1892 and is buried in the 
Methodist Cemetery west of Catawissa. There were no child- 
ren in the second marriage, but Elizabeth Swayze had child- 
ren from her first marriage, three sons and two daughters. 


In 1895 James Richards Cleaver, the eldest son of Jesse and 
Catherine, at the request of his youngest daughter, wrote 
for "our after a while grat i f icat Ion. .. some of the happen- 
ings and doings of years long ago." In it James tells of 


his school days, describes his father's ferry boat enter- 
prise, and tells of the hardships of the times in a charm- 
ing manner which loses its flavor in a digest such as this. 
Three or four years after 1828 (this would have been just 
after Jesse had acted as co-executor for his father's will, 
In which he inherited 127 acres of land purchased in Col- 
umbia County by his grandfather, John Cleaver) Jesse and 
his family moved opposite Catawissa, and Jesse operated a 
ferry - the only crossing of the Susquehanna between Dan- 
ville and above Bloomsburg. Teams, produce and all com- 
merce were ferried, with Jesse's wife Catherine often do- 
ing the steering while four or five men poled the flat- 
boat. Sometimes a six horse team, with its wagon load of 
merchandise from Philadelphia was ferried. The return 
trips were usually furs. Jesse was a I so a member of an 
underground railway group, and his son recalls seeing his 
first "darkey" hidden in the barn being fed by his mother 
while he awaited the next Friend who would pilot him on 
toward Canada. The Sheriff and a possee came shortly 
thereafter, and James suspected his Quaker parents were not 
altogether truthful. Another tale is of a field on their 
farm which they never cultivated. In it someplace were 
the bodies of a number of women and children scalped and 
left there during an earlier Indian raid. (247) 

Although Jesse and Catherine were Friends, the only relig- 
ious service available was an occasional one held in the 
school house, which seemed to be Lutheran and was often in 
German, which was the prevailing language in "Dutch Valley" 
where they farmed from about 1828 until the ferry boat 
period. A treat was to go to Bloomsburg to a service where 
there were musical instruments. But the family had daily 
Bible readings and prayer at home. (247) 

Jesse was elected Constable, a position of some consequence 
on the frontier, and as such did considerable travel in 
the county. He was also Captain of the Militia and drilled 
local troops carrying a sword and wearing a red topped 
white feather in his hat. His wife thought these "train- 
ing days" would have been better spent at home. "Battal- 
ion Day" was more festive than the Fourth of July, with 
parading with the fife and drum and ample use of the apple- 
jack made from all the surplus apples of the season before. 


In 1836 Jesse moved his family back over the river to the 
Cleaver homestead and started the slow process of rebuild- 
ing a run-down primitive farm. He hauled limestone and 


burned it to spread on the fields, built a large barn and 
a brick house, and ultimately a building near the mill 
in which he operated a store which was started with $400.00 
of stock brought from Philadelphia. Son James, a budding 
carpenter, framed the building, which was raised in half 
a day by forty neighbors. The most ready sale of all the 
goods in the store was Monongahela whiskey, which was a 
staple for farmers to use in compensating their hired 
hands. (247) 

Jesse's will, dated 19 July 1865, was proved 2 September 
1865. It was witnessed by Benjamin P. Fortner and Sylves- 
ter Cleaver, a nephew, the son of Jesse's brother John. 
Sylvester had been living in Jesse's household since his 
father's death in 1847. The executors of the will were 
sons James R. and Jackson. The farm of forty-seven acres 
on which he lived was left to wife Elizabeth for her life- 
time. It was then to be sold and the proceeds divided 
equally among the five sons. All other property was also 
to be divided equally. A transaction had been made to 
sell his one-third interest In the mill at Roaring Creek 
to his son Wellington for $2000.00. No money had been 
paid and no title or deed g I ven to Wei I i ngton , so the will 
directed that a deed be given and the other four sons 
take Wellington's bond for $400.00 each. (201) 

When Elizabeth Swayze Cleaver died in 1893, her will named 
her three Swayze sons, Jacob B., John and Welling, and two 
daughters, Hattle and Mary Swayze. (Mary appears In the 
1870 census, but not Hattie, who may have married and left.) 
The bequests were of household goods such as "bed over 
kitchen where stovepipe goes through," "all in the parlor 
except the sewing machine" and "bureau in sitting room and 
carpet." This confirms that Jesse's sons from his first 
marriage received the farm. (270) (287) 

Children of Jesse B. Cleaver and Catherine Richards: 

185. i. James Richards, b. 10 Oct. 1820. 

186. ii. Wellington, b. 28 Jan. 1825. 

187. Hi. WI I I lam, b. 30 Oct. 1826. 

iv. John, b. 1828; d. 30 Mar. 1888 and is buried In Brock 
Cemetery, Ashland; "large, powerful man," served In 
Civil War, never married, worked In Ashland in the 
lumberyard of his brothers James and William. His 
death was attributed to the "effects of whiskey." 

188. V. Jackson, b. about 1830. 

(201 ) (202) (203) (270) (477) (527) (537) 


95. BENJAMIN CLEAVER (Isaac 39, John 14, John 4, Peter I) 
was born In Columbia County, Pennsylvania 7 October 1794. 
He died there 22 August 1841 at age 46 years, 10 months 
and 15 days. He married, first, In Philadelphia at Old 
Swedes Church 22 October 1818 Kesiah Alglns, daughter of 
George, deceased, and his relict Jane. He married, sec- 
ond, probably in Columbia County, Mary Ann Clark. Mary 
Ann was born in 1795 and died 7 May 1872 and is buried In 
Union Cemetery near Pleasantvl I le. ( I 9) (25) (133) (336) 

At the time of his first marriage Benjamin was a tal lor 
residing in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Kesiah was from 
Chester County "past twenty-eight," according to the church 
record of Gloria Del. Benjamin's children were from his 
second marriage, and because of his early death the family 
was scattered. (25) (336) 

Children of Benjamin Cleaver and Mary Ann Clark: 

189. i. Richard W. , b. about 1827. 

ii. Sarah Ann, b. 1829, d. 6 Oct. 1854, age 25 years, 2 
mos., 9 days and Is burled with her mother. She 
was living with her mother In 1850. 
Hi. Tassle (Tacy), b. about 1832 or 3, d. 1897 in May- 
berry Township, Montour Co., Pa.; living in house- 
hold of Walter Lashells, plasterer in 1850; m. 
Peter Vought, who survived her. 

190. Iv. Jesse, b. about 1834. 

191. V. David Clark, b. 4 Oct. 1838. 

vl. George, In Pittston In 1897, had a daughter, Mrs. 

Staley, who attended Tacy's funeral In his stead in 
1897. (I9)(96)(527) 

96. HANNANIAH CLEAVER (Isaac 39, John 14, John 4, Peter I) 
was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 2 January 1797. 
He died there In Catawissa 3 November 1827 at age 29 years, 
10 months and I day. He married Elizabeth -, who turned the 
administration of his estate over to Daniel, Samuel and 
John Yetter. ( 133) (243) (245) (527) (545) 

Although the transcriptions of the Bible Records show Han- 
naniah's dates as for "Hannah," it Is obvious from Eliza- 
beth's letter stating the same death date (and the Bible 
records spel led out the age to the day) that it is a mis- 
take in transcription. Elizabeth calls Daniel Yetter a 
"trusty friend." Jacob Yetter, who also signed with Dan- 
iel on the bond for administration along with Samuel Yetter, 
was named guardian of the children, who were all under age 

14 at the time of the appointment in 1829. 


Children of Hannaniah Cleaver and Elizabeth -: 

i. Samuel 
i i . Jesse 
ill. Joseph (546) 

97. JOHN CLEAVER (Isaac 39, John 14, John 4, Peter I) was 
born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 23 April 1810. He 
died in an accident 12 October 1847, age 36 years, 5 months 
and 30 days, and was buried in the Friends Burying Ground, 
Catawissa, Pennsylvania the next day. He married Lucy Ann 
Reigel, who was born about 1821, apparently the daughter 
of Daniel and Margaret Reigel. She survived him and was 
living in Franklin Township, Columbia County in 1850 with 
her five children and Daniel Reigel. 


The Eliza John Diary has an entry for the 13th of October 

John Cleaver was also buried in Friends Burying Ground. 
He was hurt by a fall of a chestnut tree and never 
spoke after nor seen nor heard. Lived I heard twen- 
ty four hours. He was an odd fellow and buried in 
their farm. 

Since the cemetery records show John buried at the Quaker 
Cemetery in Catawissa, the "buried in their farm" must 
have meant John didn't venture forth much into Eliza John's 
society. Lucy Ann released her interest in the administra- 
tion of her husband's estate to John Sharpless on 25 Octo- 
ber 1847. (204)(5I9) 

Children of John Cleaver and Lucy Ann Reigel: 

192. i. Kersey Sharpless, b. I Feb. 1840. 

193. 11. Sylvester R., b. 3 Sept. 1841. 

ill. Mary Margaret, b. 10 Aug. 1843; d. 1935; m. Charles 
S. Hartman, who was b. 1836 and d. 1913. They are 
buried in the newer part of the Quaker Cemetery, 
Catawi ssa . 

194. iv. Alem Britton, b. 5 May 1845. 

195. V. Jesse Y., b. 20 Feb. 1847. ( 1 9) (244) (537) 


98. JAMES CLEAVER (John 40, John 14, John 4, Peter I) was 
born 30 January 1800 in Catawissa, Columbia County, Penn- 
sylvania. He died in Lowville, Ontario 30 Inarch 1890 in 
his 91st year and is buried in Lowville. He married at 
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 3 November 1837 Angel ine DeMond, 
who died 9 January 1841 and is buried at St. Paul's Pres- 
byterian Churchyard, Holton County, Ontario. Her death 
was three weeks after the birth of her seventh child. 
James married, second, 19 November 1842 Jane Watson, who 
was born 29 August 1824 in Durham, England, the daughter 
of William and Dinah (Richardson) Watson, who emigrated 
to Holton County in 1836. William Watson was a merchant 
with a shop in Hamilton, Ontario. ( I 36) (288) (365) 

James was a young boy in 1805 when his family moved to 
Aurora, York County, Ontario, and when they removed a year 
or two later to Holton County. He would have been about 
thirteen when the War of 1812 came to the county in the 
form of recruiters scouring the countryside for men and 
horses. When his father's team was requisitioned, James, 
who would have been tall and sturdy by then (he ultimate- 
ly was "six feet two in his stocking feet"), volunteered 
to go with them to be certain they would be returned. The 
team was especially prized by his father, who had brought 
the horses from Catawissa after a visit there. Oxen were 
the usual power on the farms. Horses were a luxury. 
Though it is uncertain where he might have served with the 
team, it has been supposed it was at Stony Creek, where an 
American probe at Hamilton was stopped. In due course 
he and the horses returned, and he was given a certificate 
which later would have entitled him to a pension had he 
not declined it. ( I 36) (246) (384) 

James attended school first in a one room school house, 
where elementary education was afforded locally in short 
terms designed not to Interfere with the farm chores of 
the students. In the meantime, he was one of the men em- 
ployed by his father cutting timber and splitting it into 
oak staves for potash barrels. At some point, probably 
while away from home during the war, he became ambitious 
to become a Provincial Land Surveyor. For qualification 
for this designation it was necessary that he attend an 
academy In the small settlement at Hamilton at the head 
of Burlington Bay. There Is a family tradition that he 
sometimes shortened the horse ride there by leaving his 
horse with a farmer and swimming across the bay, pushing 
his clothes ahead of him on a log. ( I 36) (246) (384) 


By age twenty he was teaching in a one room school while he 
continued his studies for the surveyor's examination. He 
was over six feet and weighed two hundred pounds, a prime 
consideration for his employment. His predecessor had 
been driven out by the "big boys," who here, as In school- 
houses universally at the time, tested the teacher phys- 
ically on his first day. His discipline was successful, 
if corporal, and he was able to teach until he fulfilled 
his ambition. (246)(384) 

Designated as PLS, Public Land Surveyor, he worked first 
In Holton and Wellington Counties. It was apparently dur- 
ing his surveying activities that he chose the land upon 
which to settle. The site was on Twelve Mile Creek in 
Lowville where, in addition to a small fleldstone house, a 
flouring mill was built (which still stands). Sometime 
later a gray stone house was built near the road and the 
mill. He a I so had a cheese factory and a farm. He did 
not marry until the mill was producing. ( I 36) (245) (384) 

When he started surveying In Tuscola County, Michigan Is 
not clear. He is listed as entering land In Aimer in 1853, 
1854 and 1855 along with his son George. Seven sections 
were entered in the town of Elmwood in 1855 and 1855, and 
he also had two sections in Ellington and two in Columbia 
in the same years. This was all timberland, obtained at 
a "moderate price" from the U.S. Government - probably 
$1.50 per acre. In the meantime he was "handsomely compen- 
sated" at $5.00 per day and his expenses. (245)(3I5) 

James has been described as a hard working, enterprising 
man with a wide circle of friends, associates and Inter- 
ests. He was called "Squire," and he maintained the Quak- 
er code of his ancestry. It was understood by his family 
that they were "to go as far as they wished with their 
education." He was apparently active until steam engines 
were Introduced into Canada, decreasing the effectiveness 
of water-driven milling. (384) 

His will is dated 30 January 1877, well before his death 
in 1890. In it he provided an annuity of $200.00 to his 
wife for life, and she was to have all the household goods 
and residence in the homestead. The Canadian lands, tene- 
ments, hereditaments and his personal estate were bequeath- 
ed to his executors: son James and nephews John Ramsey, Jr. 
and George Alton. They were to have complete use of the 
property, but were to provide the annuity and the educa- 
tion and maintenance of any children under age twenty-one. 


(All children had become twenty-one by the time of his 
death in 1890.) He set a termination date of seventeen 
years from the date of the will for the trusteeship, unless 
his wife was still living. His instructions for leasing 
the mill in Lowville and investing his securities were 
elaborate. The interest and lease money from the mill was 
to be divided from time to time among his seven daughters. 
His eight sons were bequeathed land. Son James withdrew 
from the executorship because he was farming in Michigan. 
Five thousand seven hundred and twenty acres of land in 
Tuscola County were distributed (with precise survey des- 
cription, as would befit him): 

son George - 160 acres, grandson James (son of George) 

160 acres 
son John - 480 acres 
son James - 960 acres 
son Wi I I iam - 680 acres 
son Richard - 1000 acres 
son Solomon - 480 acres 
son Thomas - 1000 acres 
son Ellis Hughes - 800 acres 

The Canadian real estate was valued at $6000.00, and the 
total estate, which apparently did not include the Michigan 
property, was $13,485.00. This was a successful enter- 
priser. (276) 

Children of James Cleaver and Angel ine DeMond: 

i. Mary, b. 24 Sept. 1828; m. 6 May 1850 Thomas Colling. 
Their children were: (I) James C, b. 14 Dec. 1854, 
m. 24 Jan. 1881 Alice E. Horlacher and had four 
children; (2) Sarah, d. 29 June 1908, m. James 
Hume 27 Mar. 1880 and they had four children; (3) 
John W., m. Mary J. Richardson and they had seven 
ch i I dren . 
96. ii. George, b. 25 June 1830. 

iii. Nancy, b. 30 June 1833; m. David Plewes. Their chil- 
dren were: (I) Angelina, m. Walter Hughes; (2) 
Mary; (3) Charlotte, m. William Grey McAllister and 
had two children; (4) Simon E. , m. Elsie Jones and 
had two children; (5) Charles; (6) Alfred H., m. 
M. Griffon; (7) Nancy; (8) Sarah; (9) Hannah E., m. 
Charles P. McGregor and had three children; (10) 
David F., m. Mary Wi Imont and had two children; 
(II) William W. ; (12) Ethel D., m. Robert Craw and 
had two ch i I dren. 



I V 

V I 

vi i 

John, b. 13 Jan. 1835. 

Rachel, b. 12 Nov. 1837; m. 15 Nov. 1855 Joseph 

Coverdale. They had four daughters and one son, 

George, who died young: (I) Li I lie, b. 13 Sept. 

1856, m. Joseph Sherloci< 

Clarence; (2) Emma E. , 

7 Jan. 1882 and had a son 
b. 23 June 1859, m, 
dren; (3) Mary A. , 
854, m. George Robertson and 

b. 2 Mar 

had a son. Earnest M.; 


l_l I HI lU 

Fi I I eu I and had no chi 

1862, m. John Readhead 

(4) Nancy, b. 26 Dec. 

had eight chi Idren. 

Angel ine, b. 17 Sept. 1838; d. 10 Dec. 1905; m. 

John Shaw. There were no children. 

Sarah, b. 19 Dec. 1840; m. Nicholas Dent, who d. 7 

April 1908. They had: (I) George, who m. Lillian 

Blackwel I ; (2) James, who m. Nellie Cudmore; (3) 

David; (4) Herbert; (5) Wilbert, who m. Alice Wil- 

kins; (5) Frances, who m. George C. Crawford. 

Children of James Cleaver and Jane Watson 







xi i 

201 . 

xi i i 

xi v 



June 1847. 
31 May 1847. 

XV i i 

203. xvi i i 

Ann, b. 10 Mar. 1844; d. 9 

James, b. 15 Sept. 1846; d. 

James W. , b. 15 July 1848. 

Wi I I iam, b. 7 Aug. 1850. 

Richard, b. 10 Nov. 1852. 

Solomon, b. I Apr. 1855. 

Charles, b. 15 Jan. 1858; d 

Charlotte, b. 23 Jan. I860; 

Jan. 1884 Thomas Dawson. A 

dent; a dau. b. in 1886, at Charlotte's death 

with her grandparents, James and Jane. 

Thomas, b. 15 May 1862. 

Jane A. (Jennie), b. 27 Jan. 1865; d. an invalid - 

perhaps encephalitis. 

Ellis Hughes, b. 12 Dec. 1867. (I36)(207) 

13 Feb. 1859. 
d. 17 Feb. 1888; m. 19 
son d . i n a trai n acci- 

i ved 

99. JOSEPH CLEAVER (David 41, John 14, John 4, Peter I) 
was born at Catawissa, Columbia County, Pennsylvania about 
1805-1815. He died young 22 February 1834, and letters of 
administration were granted to Casper Hartman with Sarah's 
release 21 March 1834. He married Sarah Case, daughter of 
Adam Case, who died 27 January 1856. Joseph is buried in 
an unmarked grave in the Quaker Cemetery at Roaring Creek, 
and Sarah is buried next to him with a small marble mark- 
er "My Mothers Grave" which was all the Elders of the 
Meeting would permit their son, Elijah Collins Cleaver, to 
erect, despite the vehemence of his pleas. After Joseph's 
death Sarah married William Cool and had a number of chil- 
dren. (66)(206)(527) 



Joseph Cleaver was in his brief lifetime a farmer, and he 
did some teaming. 

Children of Joseph Cleaver and Sarah Case: 

El iza. 


Matilda, m. Allen John and lived In Mahaska Co., Iowa. 
V. Elijah Collins, b. 18 March 1833. 
V. Rebecca, b. about 1835. (65) 

100. DAVID CLEAVER (David 41, John 14, John 4, Peter I) 
was probably born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. He Is 
very probably the David who married Mary Hughes. A "Mary 
wife of David" is burled in the Catawissa Cemetery. She 
was born I August 1796 and died 26 March 1881. (207) (378) 

Children of David Cleaver and Mary Hughes: 

i. Atta R., She of Catawissa appointed William H. Rahn 

attorney for one-third of estate of David and Mary 
i i . Joseph W. 
iil. Theresa, She of Borough of Ashland appointed W. H. 
Rahn attorney for one-third estate of David and 
Mary Cleaver. (527) 



101. WILLIAM R. CLEAVER (John 42, Peter 17, Isaac 7, Peter 
2, Peter I) was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 7 
October 1831. He died 20 April 1910. He married Henrietta 
Earnest, who was born 3 January 1831 and died 16 January 
1922. They are both buried in St. Thomas Episcopal Church- 
yard at Whitemarsh. ( I 9) (76) (536) (559) 

In 1880 William's father John was living with the family 
in Upper Dublin at age 97. William and Henrietta were 
alone at the same locality in 1900. (536) (559) 

Children of William R. and Henrietta Earnest: 

i. John H., b. about 1854; d. 1906; m. Emma Kneezel, 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 24 Apr. 1856; m. 26 Nov. 1874 El wood 
Kneezel . 

i i i . Henrietta May. 

iv. Charl es Bu i lard. 

V. Ella S. , b. about 186! . 

vi. Sarah R., b. about 1869. 

vii. Nettie, b. about 1872. ( I 9) (76) ( I 42) (527) (536) (559) 

102. DANIEL CLEAVER (Charles 43, Peter 17, Isaac 7, Peter 
2, Peter I) was born In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 8 
February 1847. He died 28 August 1919 in Upper Dublin in 
Montgomery County. He married Elizabeth Ann -,who died 2 
March 1880 at age 30 years, 8 months and 16 days. They 
are buried at St. Thomas Episcopal Churchyard in White- 
marsh, Montgomery County. (76) (550) 

Isaac K. B. Hause! I was administrator of Daniel's estate. 
His survivors were his sisters, Mary A. Cleaver, Sarah L. 
Haupt and Emma E. Cleaver, and his niece Elsie Cleaver 
with his nephew Charles Cleaver. (550) 

Child of Daniel Cleaver and Elizabeth Ann -: 

i. Charles D., b. about 1880, perhaps at his mother's 

death. He was living at the time of the 1880 cen- 
sus, but apparently died young. (559) 

103. FRANK CLEAVER (Charles 43, Peter 17, Isaac 7, Peter 
2, Peter I) was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 
1854. He died there in 1917. He married Clara A. Morgan, 
who was born in 1866 and died in 1937. They are buried 

in St. Thomas Episcopal Churchyard in Whitemarsh. 



Children of Frank Cleaver and Clara A. Morgan: 

I . Harry, b. 1888; d. 1914. 
i i. Clarence, b. 1889; d. 1890. 
lii. Charles, alive in 1919 and named in his uncle Daniel's 
estate settlement, 
iv. Martha Elsie, b. June 1892, alive 1919 and included in 
her uncle Daniel's estate. (76)(550) 

104. CHARLES OSCAR CLEAVER (Charles 44, Joseph 18, Isaac 7, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Perry Township, Tippecanoe 
County, Indiana 10 October 1835. He died at Milford in 
I roquoi s County, II I inoi s I June 1910 and was buried in 
Maple Grove Cemetery. He was married 17 October 1858 
at Mi I ford by Dr. Ful I inwi Ider, a J .P. , to Charlotte Davis, 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Britton) Davis. (She 
signed herself Charlottie in pension applications.) She 
was born I January 1842 in Ohio and died at Milford 19 
December 1911. She, too, is buried in Maple Grove Ceme- 
tery there. (I40)(!4I )(295)(5I7) 

Charles was quite young when he was orphaned. His mother 
died when he was four, his father when he was thirteen. 
He grew up and was educated by his bachelor uncle Mahlon. 
At age twenty-one he went to Milford, Illinois to clerk in 
the drugstore of Dr. Secrests, who was the husband of his 
first cousin, Martha A. (Cleaver) SecrestSo (Since Martha 
was the daughter of David and his aunt Louisa, she was 
also his third cousin.) During his stay in Milford he 
married, was listed as Postmaster of Milford from I Nov- 
ember I860 until 28 June 1861, then returned to Tippecanoe 
County to help with his uncle Mahlon's farm interests. 

(|40)(I4I )(480) 

He was mustered into the 1 0th Battery of the 2nd Indiana 
Light Artillery on 19 December 1861 in Lafayette, and he 
served until 10 January 1865. During this time he devel- 
oped granular eyelids which ultimately almost blinded him. 
He was considered unfit for artillery duty at one point 
and was put on detached duty at No. I USA Hospital at 
Nashville, Tennessee as a druggist and a hospital steward. 

The county history tells of participation in the battles 
of Pittsburg Landing, Tuka, Perryville, Stone River, the 
Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge forays of Indiana 
fame and gunboat duty on the Tennessee River. The extent 
of these engagements may indicate the sparse character 
of records of military pension records, an over-enthusiasm 


by the county historian, or perhaps the usual enlargement 
of past battles by old soldiers. ( 140) (141) (295) 

After Charles' discharge he returned to Milford, where he 
had a grocery in partnership with William Farmer and for 
a time a restaurant. He was Postmaster again from 8 Octo- 
ber 1866 until I April 1868, filling an unexpired term. 
He then moved back to Tippecanoe County to farm until 17 
October 1889. During that time in Indiana he also served 
as Justice of Peace and as Postmaster of Col burn in Boone 
County. Returning to Milford in 1889, he served successive- 
ley as Town CI erk, Constab le, Justice of Peace and finally 
as Police Magistrate, to which position he had been re- 
elected sixteen times in 1907. His biographer called him 
"Judge." (I40)(I4I )(295)(480) 

Children of Charles 0. Cleaver and Charlotte Davis: 

I . 



V I . 


El la, b. about I860, d. 1862. 

Charles Ernest, b. 7 May 1862; d. at Battleground, 
Ind. 1898; m. 19 Feb. 1885 at Dayton, I nd . Anna May 
Royer, b. Oct. 1863, daughter of Daniel. They had: 
(I) Nina 0., b. Dec. 1886, (2) Ruby B. , b. 21 May 
1890 and (3) Oscar D., b. Mar. 1892. 

Archibald D., b. 28 Nov. 1866; lived in Orange Co., 
Ca I i f . 

Winnifred; m. Alexander Galey of Battleground. There 
were four children: (I) Ruth and (2) Naomi, who 
lived with their grandparents after their mother's 
early death, (3) Goodwin and (4) Raymond. 

Frankie M., b. 5 Feb. 1870; d. 23 Nov. 1871; buried 
Cleaver Cemetery in Tippecanoe Co. 

Henry Ward Beecher, b. 4 Mar. 1874; d 

III. and is buried 

in I roquoi s Co. , III 
Grove Cemetery. 
Barton R., b. 20 Sept. 
quoi s Co. , III. and 

22 Aug. 1909 
in the Map le 

1876; d. 25 May 1925 in I ro- 
s buried in the Maple Grove 
Cemetery; m. in Tippecanoe Co., Ind. 19 Oct. 1898 
Mary Susan Fairfield. He was a barber for a time 
in Mi Iford. 

( 140) ( 141 ) (292) (293) (295) (465) (480) (560) 

105. WILLIAM F. CLEAVER (Sewel I 45, Joseph 18, Isaac 7, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born 20 March 1840 in Tippecanoe 
County, Indiana. He died at Burlington, Carroll County, 
Indiana 26 August 1914 of carcinoma of the bladder. He 
was married at Monitor, Indiana 24 November 1864 by J.M. 
Hershey to Rowena Payne, daughter of Samuel and Emily 


(Greenlaw) Payne. Rowena was born 18 December 1847 in 
Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana and died of chronic 
nephritis 16 June 1927 in Burlington, where she is buried. 


William F. was a farmer In Carroll County, Indiana when 
he enlisted 18 September 1861 in Co. G., 1 0th Regiment, 
Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was on duty in Kentucky 
when he was "left sick" in Louisville in February 1862. 
After a sick furlough he was given a Disability Discharge 
for Rheumatism II May 1862 in Louisville. On 25 July 1863 
he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and joined Co. E., 
Il6th Indiana Infantry on 7 August 1863. He was Honorably 
Discharged I March 1864 with his Company. He had a pension 
starting about 1906, and Rowena had one as a widow until 
her death. After his service he returned to farm and did 
so until he was entirely incapacitated by rheumatism, kid- 
ney problems and loss of one eye. The affidavits from his 
physicians and neighbors make gruesome reading. He was a 
sick old man, as many veterans of that war seemed to be- 
come. (344) 

Children of William F. Cleaver and Rowena Payne: 

I. Stella B. (Estella), b. 4 Oct. 1865; m. 25 Dec. 1892 
William A. James in Carroll County. 
ii. Freddie, d. 27 Oct. 1870 and bur. Zion Cemetery, 
iil. Zillah, b. 25 Sept. 1867; d. 5 Apr. 1872 and bur. 
Zion Cemetery. 
Iv. Samuel Suel, b. 28 Aug. 1872; d. 10 Aug. 1958; m. 19 
Mar. 1899 Elsie Unger. They had at least one son, 
Floyd F. 
V. Guy B. , b. 22 Mar. 1875; m. 18 Nov. 1911 Addie May 
Durrer, dau. of George and Martha E. (Endicott) 
Durrer. She d. II Feb. 1920. A child, Martha R., 
was born in Clinton County 5 Dec. 1919. 
vi. B. Grace, b. 29 Mar. 1877; m. 15 Apr. 1903 as his 

second wife Oliver Unger, who had m. first Margaret 
A. Lucas, who d. 29 Oct. 1901. Oliver and Grace 
had at least George F., b. 5 Feb. 1917, and Harold 
Devon, b. 4 Sept. 1908. 
vii. Mabel A., b. 8 Mar. 1879; m. 21 Dec. 1899 Daniel 
viii. Clifford E. , b. 20 Apr. 1883; m. 24 June 1919 Nellie 
McCarty, dau. of J.C. and E.R. (Smith) McCartv of 
ix. Earl S., b. 24 Jan. 1886; m. 16 Feb. 1911 Roxie Eaton, 
dau. of Henry H. and Elizabeth (Witter) Eaton, 


X. Closs A., b. 9 July 1889; m. 13 Mar. 1911 Ethel Sib- 
bitt, dau. of William B. and Emma (McDonald) Slb- 
bltt. In 1916 he lived at 63! No. Capitol Ave. in 
Indianapolis and was a clerk. 
( (330) (344) (345) (347) (348) (349) (350) (467) (468) (584) 

106. REV. ISAAC SEWELL CLEAVER (Sewel I 45, Joseph 18, Isaac 
7, Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Perry Township, Tippecanoe 
County, Indiana 20 March 1847. He died in Elkhart, Indiana 
6 March 1917 and is buried in the Grace Lawn Cemetery there. 
He married at Monitor, Indiana in Tippecanoe County 24 March 
1872 Martha Williams, who was born at Monitor 26 September 
1852 and died In Elkhart 7 June 1935 and, too, is buried 

at Grace Lawn Cemetery. (I 5 I ) (359) (388) (389) (390) 

Isaac called himself farmer, aged 18, when he enlisted in 
Co. G., 135th Indiana Infantry 26 April 1864. Actually he 
was age 17. He was mustered out 21 September 1864. He 
apparently returned to farming until he enrolled in semin- 
ary at Dayton, Ohio and in Roanoke College. He was ordain- 
ed minister in the United Brethren Church in the fall of 
1874. His charges were in northern Indiana and Michigan, 
with a first assignment in Elkhart and subsequent assign- 
ments In Berrin County, Michigan, Huntington, Indiana 
in 1889, Frankfort In 1893, Elkhart In 1905, with addi- 
tional ministry In Plymouth and Rich Valley. His final 
twenty years he lived in Elkhart, where he built a home. 
Poor health after forty-three years forced retirement in 
1916. He had been receiving a pension for disabilities 
since 1887. (359)(388) 

Isaac and Martha adopted the daughter of Martha's nephew, 
Charles Senseney, Mary Ellen, who married a Mr. Good and 
lived in Indianapolis. Charles' mother was Martha's twin 
sister. (I5I)(359) 

107. FRANCIS MARION CLEAVER (Chalkley 46, Joseph 18, Isaac 
7, Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Tippecanoe County, India- 
na about 1835. His Civil War Pension papers show him liv- 
ing in Tippecanoe County In 1891, but do not show a death 
date. He was dead by November 1892 when his mother's 
estate was settled. He married In Clinton County, Indiana 
15 July 1859 Ann N. Miller. She was not mentioned in the 
Pension records. (352) (353) 

It appears from the numerous affidavits filed after his 
service in the Civil War that Francis Marion never was ful- 
ly able to work after his service. He was a "wool carder" 


or "wool manufacturer" at Monitor before his first enlist- 
ment 18 August 1862 in Co. G, lOth Regiment of Indiana 
Volunteer Infantry. His brothers Mahlon and Isaac were 
in the same regiment. Two weeks after his enlistment, on 
a march to Tennessee, he contracted a cold at Perryville, 
Kentucky. At Gallatin, Tennessee he was deemed unfit for 
duty with "catarrah of the head" and was given a Disabil- 
ity Discharge 31 December 1862 for "Incipient Phthisis 
Pulmonalis." By 22 December 1863 he had re-enlisted in 
22nd Battery of Indiana Light Artillery as a corporal. 
But his record, again, was mostly hospitalization until 
15 December 1864, when he transferred to the U.S. Army 
(Regular, rather than Volunteer) as a Hospital Steward. 
He was discharged in 1865. Affidavits from the Regimental 
Surgeon, his Captain, and several doctors starting in 
1885 testified to his disability. He was given $4.00 per 
month then. The last record shows a pension of $22.00 per 
month for 'seven-eighths" disability. He had no hearing, 
no sense of taste or smell and disabling rheumatism. (352) 

No mention of a wife or children is made in the pension 
papers. His nephew, Dr. Conrad Secrests of Watseka, Illi- 
nois, testified that he treated him there from 1865 to 
1873. In 1880 he spent a year with his brother Mahlon in 
bed sick in Monitor, Tippecanoe County. He was in LaPorte, 
Indiana in 1887 and back in Lafayette in 1891. Another 
nephew, Elba Cleaver, witnessed his papers there. (352) 

108. MAHLON B. CLEAVER (Chalkley 46, Joseph 18, Isaac 7, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana 
17 August 1839. He died there on "the homeplace" 3 July 
1885 and is buried in Cleaver Cemetery. He married in Tip- 
pecanoe County 29 October 1862 Mary J. Elzy, who was born 
in Ohio 5 November 1844 and died in Tippecanoe County 6 
June 1884 and is also buried in Cleaver Cemetery. 


Mahlon was working in an oil mill, presumably the family 
mill, when he enlisted in Co. C, lOth Regiment, Indiana 
Infantry Volunteer 19 September 1861. In February of the 
next year he "went home with his brother's corpse," the 
muster roll says. His brother, Isaac B. , died in the 
service 27 February. Back in camp at Mill Springs, Ken- 
tucky he contracted typhoid fever and was certified disab- 
led by the Surgeon at Lebanon, Kentucky 23 August 1862. 
His Disability Discharge was dated in Indianapolis 26 Aug- 
ust 1862 and stated he was three-fourths disabled. He 
was a Corporal . (35 I ) 




Apparently he did not return to the mill, because he could 
not work a full day, but attempted part-time farming for 
the remainder of his short life. When he died at age 46, 
Calvin Dill was appointed Guardian for his five minor chil- 
dren. His application for unpaid pension includes the 
birth dates of those children. (332) (340) (35 I) 

Children of Mahlon Cleaver and Mary J. Elzy: 

i. Electra, b. about 1862; m. 30 Oct. 1883, at age 21, 
Arthur E. Richards of Stanley, Wisconsin. 
ii. Alice, b. 25 Feb. 1865; unmarried in Lafayette, 1909. 
iii. Elba, b. 20 Feb. 1867; d. 1896; m. II July 1888 Es- 
telle Buck, who was b. 1865 and d. 1905. They had 
at least Mary, b. 1891 and an infant b. 1893 and 
bur. that year in Isley Cemetery. 
Blanche, b. I Jan. 1870; d. 20 Sept. 1870. 
Edward M., b. 19 Dec. 1871; m. 12 Feb. 1896 at age 
24 Anna Mary Cockrell, dau. of Jesse and Julia. 
They lived in Huntington Co., I nd . 
Mordecai, b. 21 July 1875; d. 10 Sept. 1875. 
vii. Howard, b. 21 July 1875 (a twin); m. 8 Feb. 1899 at 
age 24 Florence Spidle, dau. of Henry and Esther 
(Brandt) Spidel. A son, Clifford, was b. 5 Jun. 
viii. Charles H. , b. 30 July 1877; m. 28 Dec. 1896 Fannie 
Newhouser of Clinton Co., Ind., dau. of Peter and 
Mary. He farmed first in Clinton Co., then bought 
80 acres in Perry Township which he called Clover 
Leaf Stock Farm. He was a breeder of Duroc swine, 
Shetland ponies, horses and mules. He was Republi- 
can. He had two sons: Floyd L., b. 15 May 1900, 
and Clyde L., b. 17 Mar. 1905. 
ix. Jesse, b. 21 Feb. 1880; d. 19 Aug. 1961; m. 26 Dec. 
1900 Bertha Haley. He worked for Lafayette Water- 
works and was a farmer. Some of his children were: 
Roy of Mulberry, Harold of Toledo, Mildred who m. 
William Hengst, Jesse W. who m. Julia A. Delong 17 
Aug. 1941. 
X. Nellie, b. 28 Apr. 1884; m. 20 Dec. 1905 Claude Les- 
lie. (292)(293)(305)(3I0)(332) 

109. ISAAC ABRAHAM CLEAVER (Hiram 47, Isaac 19, Isaac 7, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born on his father's farm at Radnor, 
Delaware County, Pennsylvania 12 May 1843. He died at 
Ardmore in Philadelphia County 10 May 1909. He was mar- 
ried, first, by Rev. J. E. Wilson 21 January 1865 at Leo- 
pard in Chester County, to Mary Barbara Kaufman, the daugh- 


ter of Henry and Sarah of Easttown. She died 5 July 1874 
and was buried at the Great Valley Baptist Church on July 
9. He was married, second, by Rev. George Pierce at the 
Great Valley Church, to jvjary Elizabeth Groff, daughter of 
John and Susan (Beaver) Groff. Mary Elizabeth was born 
5 June 1856 and died in 1927. (79) ( I 38) (208 ) (360) 

From II September 1861 until 2 September 1864 he served 
in Company C of the 97th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Vol- 
unteer Infantry, having enlisted with a number of Great 
Valley Baptist Church members. He was mustered in, at 
age 18, as a Corporal and was promoted I July 1863 to 
Sergeant. On 20 May 1864 he was wounded with a ball In 
his foot at Green Plains, Virginia, after having been 
commended for service at Bermuda Hundred in Maryland. He 
was sent to an Army Hospital in Philadelphia and was dis- 
charged 2 September 1864 after his pay was "stopped" for 
40i? In garrison material and 23<J for lost ordnance. 


After farming his father's farm for four years he started 
a mercantile business with a general store in Reesevllle 
(now Berwyn). He outgrew his first establishment by 1870 
and built an enlarged store and residence (in one build- 
ing) which is pictured in the History of Chester County. 
He acted as first postmaster of Berwyn, after that name 
replaced Reesevllle on the map, was Vice President of Ber- 
wyn National Bank, Treasurer of the Berwyn Building and 
Loan Association, President of the School Directors of 
Chester County, Vice President of the Penn Mutual Fire 
Insurance Company, and for many years Clerk and Deacon of 
the Great Valley Baptist Church, having succeeded his 
father in those church offices. He was a Trustee of the 
Baptist Home for their aged, a Sunday School superlnten- 
dant and President of the Survivors Association for his 
Regiment. Contrary to his specific Instructions, his fun- 
eral was elaborate and extensively reported In the local 
newspapers. (35) (79) ( I 38) 

Children o/ Isaac Abraham Cleaver and Mary B. Kaufman: 

i. Frank Fenimore, b. 1865; d. II Feb. 1871, age 6, 
of scarlet fever at "Cottage Home," Easttown. 
II. Eugene, b. 3 Mar. 1867; d. 23 July 1897 in Dallas, 
Texas. He entered Univ. of Pennsylvania in 1884 
and graduated 1889 with B.S. and C.E. degrees. He 
was a civil engineer and a member of the Franklin 
Institute in Philadelphia. His promotion by the 


Pennsylvania R.R. to Chief o"'' Corps of Surveyors at 
age 24 was announced in the newspapers, 
iii. Jane, b. 9 May 1868; m. Robert R. Forbes, 
iv. Mary, b. 1870; d . 6 Mar. 1873. 
V. Sarah, b. 1872; d. 1872. 
vi . El iza, b. 1874; d. 1875. 

Children of Isaac Abraham Cleaver and Mary Elizabeth Groff: 

vil. Moreau Victor, b. 20 Mar. 1883; d. 21 Dec. 1884 of 

scarlet fever, 
•iii. Mary Kaufman, b. 17 June 1884, unmarried. 

ix. Horace Jones, b. 19 June 1887; m. Margaret Knox Brad- 
bury. There were no children. They lived in New 
X. Gertrude Groff, b. 27 Jan. 1890; unmarried. 

(17) (I 38) (208) (360) (379) (406) (536) 

110. ISAAC CLEAVER (Samuel 48, Isaac 19, Isaac 7, Peter 2, 
Peter I) was born In Tioga County, Pennsylvania at Cov- 
ington 21 January 1843. In 1867 he married Marie L. Wil- 
lour, daughter of James H. and Lydia (Palmer) Wi Hour, who 
was born in New York in May 1847. (309) (3 II ) (537) 

Isaac moved at age twenty-two to Troy in Bradford County, 
Pennsylvania and worked as a clerk in a general merchandise 
store, Newberry & Peck. In 1874 he was admitted into the 
partnership. In 1890 the original partners retired, and 
the store operated as Cleaver and Bailey. Isaac was a 
Republican, Knight Templar and a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. In 1900 he was in Troy with his sister 
Mary Long and Olive Jenkins (who may have been Maria's 
sister) in his household. (3II)(537) 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Maria Willour: 

(as listed in 1900 Census. There may have been more) 

i . Mary E. , b. March 1886. 
ii. Harry M., b. Sept. I899(?) (537) 

111. DAVID CLEAVER (Ezekiel 50, Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born about 1824-25 in Warren County, 
Ohio. He died in 1898 in Oregonia, Warren County. He 
married in Clinton County, Ohio 4 July 1850 Missousa A. 
Royce, who died before he did. (209)(2I4) 

David was a miller, age 39, when he enlisted at Dayton, 
Ohio in the 34th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 26 


February 1854. He was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall 
with blue eyes and sandy hair and complexion. He received 
a $100.00 bonus for enlistment and was assigned to Company 
F. This Regiment was at Beverly, West Virginia in January 
1865 when they were overrun, and David and many others 
were captured. They were marched to Richmond as prisoners 
of war, wading icy streams in extremely cold weather for 
what was reported as a 140 mile march. "The rebels were 
mounted," the report states. The exposure from this march 
was described in 1888 as being the cause of the disabil- 
ities cited in a pension application. Six others who made 
the march were found in 1888 in neighboring counties to 
testify as to the hardships twenty-three years before. 
One affidavit said, "With all they had heard of the horrors 
of Libby, the weather was so cold we were glad to get 
there." Whatever pension was approved in 1888 was in- 
creased in 1892 to $8.00 per month for "Rheumatism and 
heart trouble." David was exchanged 15 February 1865, 
sent back to Ohio where, after a 30-day furlough, he 
went back to duty and was sent to Wheeling, West Virginia. 
He was discharged there 27 July 1865 after paying $6.00 
for "lost equipments." (216) 

Children of David Cleaver and Missousa A. Royce: 

i. Laura, b. 19 Apr. 1851; m. 1869 James W. Smith, 
ii. Ellis, b. ca. 1858, may have died young. In I860 

Census but not mentioned in 1888 pension applica- 
iii. Maggie, b. 5 Nov. I860; m. - Kemp, 
iv. Frank C, b. 5 Apr. 1867; d. 2 June 1934 at Mason, 

Ohio. (2I4)(2I6)(300) 

112. ROBERT CLEAVER (Ezekiel 50, Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Massie Township, Warren Coun- 
ty, Ohio in 1830. He died II March 1863 in Waynesville, 
Ohio, eight days after his discharge from the Union Army 
with a Disability Discharge (but "not entitled to a pen- 
sion"). He was married 18 December 1856 to Ellen McKinsey 
by a Justice of Peace, J.D. Blackburn, in Lebanon, Ohio. 
She was born in 1836 and died in Waynesville, Ohio, 7 No- 
vember 1910. After Robert's death she was remarried by 
Rev. J.T. Bail at Waynesville to George W. Sides on 29 
October 1879. He died 3 May 1905, and Ellen reclaimed her 
widow's pension. She was receiving $12.00 per month when 
she died. (262) 

Robert enlisted 14 August 1862 at Waynesville In Co. H, 


79th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers. He was discharged as 
disabled a little over six months later at Gallatin, Ten- 
nessee with what the surgeon called "Phthisis Pulmonalis," 
or consumption, having first had measles. He died of 
"camp diarrhea" three days after he had made his way home. 


Child of Robert Cleaver and Ellen McKinsey: 

1. George L. , b. 6 Dec. 1857 (a later M.D. report says 

1858). He is mentioned in his grandfather Ezekiel's 
estate. (262) 

113. JOHN D. CLEAVER (Peter 51, Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Warren County, Ohio 2 month 
12 1820. He died 26 February 1904 and is buried in the 
Miami Cemetery in Warren County. He married, first, in 
November 1843 (and was disowned for "marriage out of unity" 
25, 12 month 1844) Catherine Kiger, who was born about 
1821 and died 20 September 1852. John married, second, 
license dated 13 May 1854, Lucinda Reed, daughter of John 
B.C. and Elizabeth (Hart) Reed. John Reed was a native of 
Scotland, Elizabeth of Pennsylvania. This marriage was 10 
May 1854. Lucinda was born 14 August 1825 In Montgomery 
County, Ohio and died 15 February 1894 and is, too, buried 
in Miami Cemetery. (43) (84) (86) ( I 46) ( I 48) (294) 

John was age 12 when his father died, but he and his bro- 
thers continued the family farm with the direction of the 
remarkable Sarah. He farmed until 1870, when he retired, 
living first in Clarksville, then In Harveysburg. He 
served as Mass I e Township Trustee. 

Children of John D. Cleaver and Catherine Kiger: 

I. Peter Benton, b. 1844; d. 16 Apr. 1932; m. 16 Sept. 
1869 Elizabeth Jane Anson. Their children were: 
(I) Harry L., b. 1871, d. 15 Jul. 1871; (2) Flor- 
ence Belle, b. 18 Apr. 1873, d. 6 Oct. 1932, m. 
Wilbur I. Shidaker; (3) Clint John, b. 24 Nov. 
1874, m. Rose Anna Shidaker; (4) Wilbur A., b. 9 
Apr. 1878, d. 15 Mar. 1879; (5) Clyde L., b. 2 Dec. 
li. Charles C, b. 31 May 1846; d. II Apr. 1936; m. (1st) 
Amanda Harlan, who d. 1882 after they had had 2 
children; m. (2nd) Li I I le May Rutherford 22 Dec. 
1884. She d. 13 Apr. 1886. There were no child- 
ren; m. (3rd) Sal lie Shank 16 July 1887; m. (4th) 


I I 

Sarah (Sal lie) Housland. They had a daughter, Eve; 
m. (5th) Cora Dedrick. Their child, Roy J., m. 
Stel I Gray. They were the parents of Horace W. 
Harriet (May), b. 1852; d. 10 Apr. 1857. 

Child of John D. Cleaver and Lucinda Reed: 
iv. Effie May, b. 1866; d. 4 Mar. 1880. 


114. LEVI L. CLEAVER (Peter 51, Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born 9 month 26, 1823 in Warren Coun- 
ty, Ohio. He died 2 December 1875 and is buried in the 
Miami Cemetery, Warren County. He married 4 March 1849 
Mary Ann Thompson, daughter of David and Lucy (Ridge) 
Thompson, who came to Warren County in 1832. Mary Ann was 
born 16 September 1820 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and 
died 6 February 1913 in Warren County. She, too, is bur- 
ied in Miami Cemetery. (43) ( I 46) (21 I ) 

Levi was a carpenter and wagon maker in Warren County, 
living in Wayne and Massie Townships. On 23rd of 9th 
month 1846 he was disowned by the Miami Meeting for "dis- 
unity." In 1850 his mother and two of his brothers, Nath- 
an and John, and their families lived with him in Wayne 
Township. (212) 

Children of Levi L. Cleaver and Mary Ann Thompson: 

Casslus Clay, b. 4 Nov. 1849; d. a young man. 

Sarah Louise, b. 19 Oct. 1850; d. 10 Apr. 1852. 
Ml. Alwida, b. 30 Mar. 1853; d. 9 Oct. 1916; m. Willis H. 
O'Neal, a Free Baptist preacher. 

Eva Lucy, b. 14 Nov. 1854; m. Alfred Wysong. 

Emma Rachel, b. 25 May 1856; m. John Wolf. 

Lew Wallace, b. 12 Apr. 1862; d. 15 Sept. 1902; m. 
19 Sept. 1889 Maud Rich, who was b. 18 May 1869 and 
d. 17 May 1947, the dau. of Nathan Barclay and 
Catherine (Watts) Rich. A daughter was Audrey Paul- 
ine Warwick. After Lew's death Maud m. Elmer F. 
Schrader, 3 Jan. 1921 . (2I0)(2I I ) 


vl . 

115. NATHAN V. CLEAVER (Peter 51, Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born 2 month 16, 1826 in Warren 
County, Ohio. He died in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He mar- 
ried 10 Oct. 1850 at Harveysburg, Warren County, Elizabeth 
Reason, who was born 22 August 1830 and died I June 1882 
In Jennings County, Indiana and Is buried in Miami Cemetery, 


Cowin, Wayne Township, Warren County, Ohio. Nathan was 
disowned by the Miami Meeting for this marriage. 


Nathan joined the 79th Regiment, Company H, Ohio Volunteers 
14 August 1862. After two years service he was discharged 
as a Second Lieutenant, to which rank he had been promoted 
from First Sergeant on 31 December 1862. He was discharged 
for wounds received at the battle of Risaco, Georgia 15 
May 1864. His sword is on display at the Warren County 
Historical Society. He was Sheriff of Warren County for 
the years 1867 through 1870. (209) 

Children of Nathan V. Cleaver and Elizabeth Reason: 

i. Matilda, b. 1852; d. 1864. 

i i. Harvey M., b. 1854. 

ii i . FrankI in, b. 1857; d. 1867. 

iv. Charles, b. I860; d. 20 Dec. 1863. 

V. John W. (L.), b. 17 Apr. 1869. 

vi. Maud, b. 24 Nov. 1872; d. 28 Feb. 1882, Jennings Co., 

vil. infant dau., b. 26 Nov. 1879. ( 146) (209) (21 4) 

116. WILLIAM HARVEY CLEAVER (Peter 51, Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 
8, Peter 2, Peter I) was born In Warren County, Ohio 8 
month 19, 1830. He died 23 October 1902 in Warren County 
and is buried at the Miami Cemetery, Wayne Township there. 
He married, first, 12 January 1853 Martha Reason, daughter 
of John and Sarah, who was born in 1833 and died at age 
24, 20 March 1857. The marriage was "out of unity," and 
William was disowned by the Miami Meeting 25, 4th month 
1855. He married, second, 15 April 1863 Mary Jane Sears, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth, who was born 8 July 1838 
and died on 24 Oct. 1916 and is buried at Miami Cemetery, 
Warren County. (43) ( 146) ( I 51 ) 

William Harvey was a farmer in Massie Township. He served 
there as Township Trustee. (84) 

Children of William Harvey Cleaver and Martha Reason: 

i. Sarah Bell (Sally), b. 1854; d. 1862. 
ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. 16 Mar. 1857; m. William Grimes. 

Children of William Harvey Cleaver and Mary Jane Sears: 

iii. Martha A., b. II Oct. 1865; m. - Davis. 



Iv. Anna C. , b. 2 Dec. 1867. 
V. Lutle A., b. 18 Nov. 1868; d. 1870. 
vi. Willie E., b. 22 Jul. 1871, d . infancy, 
il. Warren M., b. 3 Aug. 1872; d. 1946; m. Anna A -, who 
was b. in 1874 and d. in 1907. (84)(209) 

117. CLINTON D. CLEAVER (Nathan 53, Ezekiel 20, Ezekiel 8, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Iroquois County, Illinois 
about 1837. He died at either Camp Tallahatchie, Missis- 
sippi or Lagrange, Tennessee of typhoid fever while in the 
Illinois Volunteer Infantry (the Army records differ on 
the location) I January 1863. His body was returned to 
Mllford, Iroquois County for burial in the Sugar Creek Cem- 
etery. He married 2 September 1857 at MIddleport, Iro- 
quois County Sarah Ann Burk, the daughter of Mary Eliza- 
beth Burk. H. C. Bryant, a Justice of Peace, signed the 
marriage certificate. After Clinton's death Sarah Ann 
married 9 March 1865 Eli H. Timmons of Mace, Montgomery 
County, Indiana. He died there 20 May 1902. Sarah Ann 
was born about 1839 and died in Montgomery County, Indiana 
24 March 1913. ( 143) ( I 47) (526) 

Clinton enlisted at Prairie Green, Illinois in Co. E, 76th 
Reg't., Illinois Infantry on 9 August 1862. He was a Pri- 
vate when he died in either Tennessee or Mississippi. Af- 
ter the death of Sarah Ann's second husband, she applied 
to have her pension reinstated. She at that time lived 
In Linden, Indiana with a house and lot worth $800.00, 
household goods amounting to $100.00 and a $25.00 cow. Eli 
H. Timmons had been guardian of her daughter, Mary A., dur- 
ing her minority. (526) 

Children of Clinton D. Cleaver and Sarah Ann Burk: 

i. William R. , b. 4 June 1858 in Iroquois Co.; d. 30 Aug. 
1864 and is buried at Sugar Creek Cemetery, 
i I . Mary A. , b. 4 June I860. 

118. ELLWOOD CLEAVER (Ellis 56, Ellis 21, Ezekiel 8, Peter 
2, Peter I) was born 2nd month 7, 1830 at Gwynedd, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania. He died 21 Feb. 1908 in Red 
Oak, Iowa. He married 10 month 9, 1851 Martha Ann Lukens, 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth of Gwynedd, at the 
house of Jonathan Lukens. Ann was born 2nd month 27, 1830 
and died 5 month 6, 1900 in Red Oak, Iowa and Is burled In 
Evergreen Cemetery there. (17) (552) 

In I860 he was called storekeeper In Upper Dublin, and his 


father was living with him. In July of 1862 "The riding 
committee reports bills of mileage as follows: Benj . C. 
Rush and Ellwood Cleaver, 48 miles... for which Treasurer 
directed to pay..." This was the "Upper Dublin Association 
for the Recovery of Stolen Horses, Detention of Horse 
Thieves and Obtaining Other Stolen Property." It was an 
old organization, having been organized in 1828 to help 
compensate those who pursued thieves. It must have been 
effective to endure so long. Original initiation fees 
were $1.00, with annual dues of 50 cents. The fund helped 
compensate those who rode in pursuit, which acted as in- 
surance that organized help was available for the victim. 


Sometime after the burial of the seventh child, Ellwood, 
Jr., in 1867, the family moved to Red Oak, Iowa. The 
Gwynedd Meeting (Hicksite) recorded some of the family 
data, apparently reported from Red Oak. He served at one 
time as a Street Commissioner of Red Oak. ( 17) ( I 06) (583) 

Children of Ellwood Cleaver and Martha Ann Lukens: 

i. Jonathan, b. 2 mo. 4, 1854 at Gwynedd; d. 6 mo. 2, 
1889, age 36, at Red Oak, Iowa; letters of admin- 
istration were granted to his brother Ellis, 
li. Ellis, b. 10 mo. 19, 1 856 at Gwynedd. 
iii. Susun L., b. 3 mo. 18, 1858 at Gwynedd; d. 2 mo. 19, 
1861, age 3, at Gwynedd. 
Iv. Joseph A., (twin) b. 3 mo. 18, 1858 at Gwynedd; d. 

3 mo. 2, 1864 (or 1861) at Gwynedd. 
V. Walter T., b. 2 mo. 3, 1862 at Gwynedd; d. 7 mo. 13, 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 4 mo. 5, 1864; d. Aug. 1891 in Red Oak, 
leaving a child who d. at age 3 mos. and her hus- 
band, Joseph Hunter. 
V i i . El wood (Ell wood ) Jr., b. 2 mo. 15, I 867 ; d . 7 mo . 24 , 
1867, age 5 mos., 9 days. He is buried at the Bur- 
ial Ground of Gwynedd (Hicksite) Meeting, and his 
death was reported by the Norristown Herald and 
Free Press. 
viii. Anna, born probably at Red Oak; m. Gilbert J. Hough. 


119. MORDECAI T. CLEAVER, M.D. (Ezekiel 57, Peter 22, Ez- 
eklel 8, Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Warren County, Ohio 
22nd of 9th month 1832. He died 25 May 1878 at West Car- 
rol Iton, Montgomery County, Ohio. The death of Dr. Mor- 
decai Cleaver was reported in the Dayton Journal, and he 


was burled in the cemetery at Springboro Meeting with a 
Grand Army of the Republic marker. He married, first, 28, 
9th month 1855 at Springboro Monthly Meeting, Warren Coun- 
ty Ruth Mull in, daughter of Aaron and Bathsheba Mull in of 
Springboro. Ruth was born at Springboro 12th, 5th month 
1838 and died at Springboro "after a long and painful ill- 
ness," as reported in her obituary in the Friends Intel- 
ligencer, 30th, 3rd month 1865. Mordecai was married, 
second, 6 October 1868 by a Presbyterian Minister, F. M. 
Wood, in Warren County to Sarah E. Pease, widow of Joseph 
Pease, who had died in May 1861. Sarah survived Mordecai 
until 26 September 1926 when she died in Monterey, Calif- 
ornia. (I58)(I59)(2I4)(2I5)(342) 

In 1850 while living with his father for a brief time in 
Wayne County, Indiana, he called himself a wheelwright, 
aged 17. By I860 he was a medical student in the census. 
In 1861 on 5 September he enlisted at Lebonon, Ohio in 
Company F, 35th Regiment, Ohio Infantry. He was promoted 
from Private to Hospital Steward I January 1862 and was 
sent to duty in November and December of 1863 to the hos- 
pital at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was mustered out 8 
September 1864 at Chattanooga. A reminiscence of Spring- 
boro written by Charity Peebles in 1927 at age 83 mentions 
a "Mordichi" taking over Richard Peebles' drugstore In 
Springboro. There was no date, but it seems reasonable to 
conclude It was after he was mustered out. By 1868 he was 
practicing medicine in West Carrol Iton, Ohio. 


Child of Mordecai Cleaver and Ruth Mull in: 

i. Wi I I lam, b. about 1859. (212) 

Children of Mordecai Cleaver and Sarah E. Pease: 

i i . Lucy, b. 5 Apr. 1 875. 
i i i. Lewis, b. 26 Feb. 1877. (342) 

120. LEWIS CLEAVER (John 58, Peter 23, Peter 9, Peter 2, 
Peter I) wss born in York County, Pennsylvania about 1834. 
He died after 1886 and before 1900. He married Jane E. -, 
who was born September 1851 and was living In York Springs 
In 1900. (536)(559) 

Lewis and his family were In Tyrone Township, Adams County 
In 1880. (559) 


Children of Lewis Cleaver and Jane E. -: 

i. Joseph W., b. Jan. 1876; in 1900 he had left home and 

was a "hireling" of John Reeser. 

i. Margaret C, b. about 1880. 

i. Lewis A., b. about Apr. 1881. 

V. Myrtle, b. about Jan. 1883. 

V. Dasie A., b. about 1884. 

vi. Mary J., b. about 1886. (536)(559) 

121. ABSALOM CLEAVER (John 58, Peter 23, Peter 9, Peter 2, 
Peter I) was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania 5 January 
1836. He died 20 May 1910 in York County, Pennsylvania of 
a paralytic stroke and is buried at Red Mount Cemetery, 
Washington Township in York County. He married, first, 
Abigail Kechler, who was born 16 March 1838 and died 30 
December 1892 and is buried at Hampton in Adams County. 
He married, second, 7 May 1893, Sarah C. (Smith) Hikes. 
She had divorced Calvin Hikes 6 March 1888. Sarah was 
born 15 May 1852 or 1853. She is buried at Red Mount Cem- 
etery. (97) (263) (264) (265) 

Absalom was a chalrmaker when he enlisted 2 September 1864 
in the Union Army. He was assigned to Company I, 209th 
Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded with a 
"severe wound in the foot" less than two months later, 18 
October 1864, on a picket line in front of the defenses 
of Bermuda Hundred. He was then sent to the Base Hospital 
(Slough Barracks Branch) of the 3rd Division and moved 
again 20 December 1864 to the U.S. General Hospital at Fort 
Monroe, Virginia. The right foot had a broken bone. He 
was finally moved to McClellan General Hospital in Phila- 
delphia with pleurisy added to the gunshot wound and mus- 
tered out 9 June 1865. He was charged $4.60 against his 
final pay for a lost haversack, canteen and straps. He 
was getting a pension of $15.00 per month when he died in 
1910. (265) 

Children of Absalom Cleaver and Abigail Kechler: 

i. John William, b. 7 Aug. 1859; d. II Dec. 1934; m. 
2 Apr. 1882 at Upper Bermudia Lutheran Church, Mary 
E. Griner. 
ii. Lovina Catherine E., b. II Apr. 1862; d. 5 Dec. 1909; 
m. - Herman, 
iil. Jacob Absalom, b. 7 Dec. 1864; d. 9 Aug. 1894, age 
29, of typhoid; m. 21 Feb. 1893 Mary S. Slaybaugh 
of Tyrone Twp . A son, Wilbert Luther, was b. 9 Jan. 



vi , 
vi i , 


ncoln (twin), b. 7 Dec. 1864; d. 22 Jan. 
Is buried at Hanover, Pa.; m. 25 Dec. 1887 

1868 and 

Iv. Abraham L 
1949 and 

Amanda 01 ie Chronister, who was b. 22 Oct. 
d. I May 1944. They had: (I) Clarence William, b. 
30 Oct. 1890; d. 9 Dec. 1918; m. Esther Mary Hoff 
30 Oct. 1913. They had William Walter, Rhoda Lew- 
el la and Charles Russell; (2) Harry Cletus, b. 27 
Feb. 1893; living 1982; m. 21 Nov. 1920 Sarah Lovina 
Brown. They had: Earl Cletus, who m. Mildred E. 
Decker; Lloyd Edward, who m. Margaret Grace Duncan; 
Marie Grace, who m. Robert Roy Stock; and Harry 
Cletus, Jr., who m. Joyce Elaine Grim; (3) Edna May, 
b. 2 July 1910; living 1981; m. (1st) - Quickel, m. 
(2nd) 5 June 1931 Charles William Forsythe, who was 
b. 16 Dec. 1890 and d. 3 Mar. 1962. She had James 
Lavere Quickel, b. 4 Sept. 1927. She contributed to 
thi s comp i lat ion. 
Til lie Adaline, b. 6 var. 1867; d. 

Cora Ellen, b. 29 Oct. 1869; d. 21 Aug. 1940; m. - 

Peter Keckler, 
Al ice Mi I ler, 
Miller. She was b. about 1875 and d. 24 Apr. 1964. 

ii. Annie May, b. 27 July 1875; d. 23 Sept. 1879, age 4. 

ix. Joseph Miles, b. II May 1878. 

X. Lucretia Garfield, b. 23 Sept. 1881; d. 25 June 1910, 
age 28. 

9 Nov. 1871 , age 

b. 12 May 1872; d. 
dau. of John and E 

17 Sept. 1949; 
izabeth (King) 


Children of Absalom Cleaver and Sarah C. Smith 

xl . Rosa E. , b. July 1890. 
xli. Maude E., b. 22 July 1894; d. II Oct. 1894, age 2 

mos. and 19 days. (97) (264) (289) (536) (556) 

122. DAVID CLEAVER (John 58, Peter 23, Peter 9, Peter 2, 
Peter I; was born in York County, Pennsylvania about 1841. 
He died there in Franklin Township 29 May 1895, and admin- 
istration papers were issued 10 July 1895 to Edward Dick. 
Henryetta had renounced administration. He married Henry- 

etta -, who was born about 1845. 


Children of David Cleaver and Henryetta - 

. John M. , b. about 1866. 
. Wi I I iam M., b. about 1871 . 
. Mary M. , b. about 1876. 



123. SAMUEL G. CLEAVER (Isaac 60, John 24, Peter 9, Peter 
2, Peter I) was born In York County, Pennsylvania 12 month 
26, 1811. He died In Greene County, Pennsylvania 3 Octo- 
ber 1854. He married In Washington County, Pennsylvania 

5 February 1834 Mary Mitchell, who was born about 1816 and 
survived her husband. (6)(47) 

In 1850 Samuel G. Is listed as a silversmith In Greene 
County. In his household at that time was a teacher, Jane 
E. Cleaver, who was probably his sister who married in 1854. 
After his death Mary listed herself as seamstress. She was 
In Greene County in I860, but moved later to Mt. Pleasant, 
Iowa. (6)(96)(I42) 

Children of Samuel G. Cleaver and Mary Mitchell: 

i. Melvina, b. ca . 1835, was not in household in I860, 
il. Emily, b. ca. 1837, was not in household in I860. 
Hi. Elizabeth A., b. ca . 1840/41. 
Iv. Mary Ellen, b. ca. 1845, may have died young, was not 

in household in I860. 
V. Sarah Jane, b. ca . 1848, may have died young, was not 
In household In I860, 
vi . Amanda , b. ca. I 851 . 
vli. Lucy, b. ca. 1854. (96)(I42) 

124. REV. JOHN W. CLEAVER (Isaac 60, John 24, Peter 9, Pe- 
ter 2, Peter I) was born in York County, Pennsylvania 6 
month 6, 1813. He died in Bellvllle, Ohio In 1875. He 
married 19 Oct. 1843 Sarah Emily Johnson of Richland Coun- 
ty, Ohio, who was born about 1825. (6)(47) 

The I860 Census for Ohio lists this family then In Jeffer- 
son Township, Richland County, and John W. is called a 
Presbyterian minister. We know nothing of his education 
or life before that time. (214) 

Child of John W. Cleaver and Sarah E. Johnson: 

I. WI I I lam, b. about 1845. (214) 

125. ELI T. CLEAVER (Isaac 60, John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, 
Peter I) was born at Warrington, York County, Pennsylvania 
7 month 13, 1815. He died in Columbiana County, Ohio 2nd 
mo. 18, 1845 at age 29 years and 8 months and Is buried 

In the Dutton Cemetery in Hanover Township there. He mar- 
ried II month 20, 1840 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 
Deborah Dutton, daughter of Joseph and Joanna Dutton of 


Columbiana County. She, too, died quite young, 15 of 9th 
month 1845, seven months after her husband, and is buried 
with him. (6)(47)(85)(I7I )(2I7) 

Eli was condemned for his marriage contrary to discipline, 
HIcksIte, 2nd month 25', 1841 by the Westland Meeting, and 
the New Garden Meeting made a similar entry for Deborah 3 
month 24, 1842. This was a part of the Orthodox-HIcksI te 
schism that destroyed the Orthodox Meeting In Washington 
County. (85)(2I8) 

The two children were taken by their grandfather, Isaac 
Cleaver, in Washington County and grew up with his younger 
children there. The transfer to the Westland Meeting, as 
minors, from the New Garden Meeting in Columbiana County 
was on a certificate dated 27, 1 0th month 1847 and accept- 
ed 27th of 1st month 1848. (85) ( I 71 ) (218) 

Children of Eli T. Cleaver and Deborah Dutton: 

I. Phllena, b. 18 of 9th mo. 1841; d. 9 July 1900; m. at 

New Hanover, Ohio 26 Oct. 1865 Oliver Morris Linton, 
son of William and Matilda (Taylor) Linton. He was 
b. at Centreville, Pa. 13 Jan. 1840; d. 17 May 1919. 
Both are buried at Westland Cemetery. There were 
five daughters, but only two survived. (I) Nora 
May, b. 19 Aug. 1867; d. 14 Mar. 1872; (2) Mary Ma- 
tilda, b. 2 Aug. 1869, d. 15 Feb. 1872; (3) Eliza- 
beth Luella, b. 10 Sept. 1871, d. 12 Mar. 1872 
(There must have been a serious epidemic in Feb. and 
Mar. of 1872); (4) Cora Elma, b. 3 Apr. 1873; m. 
William H. Farquhar (It is Interesting that William 
Farquhar was the son of Eli and Mary Elizabeth 
[Cleaver] Farquhar, so that he was the great grand- 
son of John Cleaver and Susanna [Everett], while 
Cora was the great great granddaughter of the same 
John and Susanna); (5) Eva Olive, b. 2 Nov. 1882, 
m. El I Is M. Li I ley. (6)(I7I )(4I0) 

ii. Isaac Jefferson, b. 8 month 2, 1843; d. 20 June 1864 
on a transport on the way to Washington D.C. up the 
Potomac River from Virginia to be In the "grand 
parade." He had enlisted 4 Sept. 1862 In Company 
C, 140th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, served In 
Virginia, became a Corporal the month before he died 
of measles which caused "congestion of lungs." He 
had grown up with Isaac Allen CI eaver (#1 09) who was 
a ha I f brother of his father, after he had come to 
live with his grandfather Isaac (#60). It seems 


that soon after the birth of Isaac Allen's son, Wil- 
liam Jefferson (undoubtedly named for him), Isaac 
Allen was contemplating going to the Civil War, in 
spite of his Quaker teachings. Jefferson, who was 
less than age 19, convinced him to stay and look 
after his children and he, Jefferson, would enlist 
in lieu of him. After his death Isaac Allen went 
to Washington, D.C. and brought the body back to 
Columbiana County, Ohio for burial with his parents 
in the Dutton Cemetery. The inventory of his per- 
sonal effects was: I watch, 3 pictures, 73<? in mon- 
ey, AOi in postage and a packet of letters. 


126. JESSE BALL CLEAVER (Isaac 60, John 24, Peter 9, Peter 
2, Peter I) was born 4th month 22, 1824 in Washington Coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania. He died 19 June 1893. He married, 
first, Rebecca Powell of Henry County, Illinois II June 
1851. She died 24 October 1863, and Jesse moved to Iowa 
and married, second, Melinda M. Moore, 20 Feb. 1872. She 
died 6 March 1891. (6)(I7I )(57l ) 

After the death of his first wife, Jesse returned to Wash- 
ington County, built a barn for a friend, then went to 
Iowa to join his sister Alice and her husband, Ezra Com- 
ley. The early deaths of Jesse and Melinda left four 
younger children in Christian Home at Council Bluffs. Two 
sisters were adopted. Porter was taken at age II by his 
sister, Ada Wood. ( 17 I) (571 ) 

Children of Jesse B. Cleaver and Rebecca Powell: 

four boys d. in infancy, 
i. Alice, b. 10 Aug. 1854; d. 1888; m. Frank Cisna. 
They moved to northern Iowa after marriage, 
ii. Mary Jane, b. 19 July I860; m. John Showalter. 

Children of Jesse B. Cleaver and Melinda M. Moore: 

iii. Ada, m. 12 Nov. 1891 Robert Wood of Lucas Iowa. 
There were 3 children, 
iv. Theda, b. 6 June 1876, was teaching near Seneca, 

Kansas in 1900. 
V. Minnie, m. 16 June 1898 Oliver Brooks, lived in 
Colby, Kansas, 
vi. Helen, in school (1900) in Taskir, Mo. 
vii. Porter, b. 18 Jan. 1885; m. 24 Sept. 1917 Estella 

Geneva Dorcas, who was b. 19 Nov. 1893. They had: 


(I) Howard Ora, b. 14 July 1919, who m. 2 Nov. 1940 
Marian Elizabeth Neighbors and had four children: 
Carol Lois, Philip Gary, Evelyn Virginia and Eliza- 
beth Ann; (2) Philip, b. 10 Nov. 1926. 
viii. Edgar, b. 9 Nov. 1888; m. Maitee Yaw. They had a son. 
Dr. Edgar, who m. and had a dau. Lori . 
ix. an infant died about time of his mother's death. 

(6)(57l ) 

127. ISAAC ALLEN CLEAVER (Isaac 60, John 24, Peter 9, Pe- 
ter 2, Peter I) was born near Centreville, Washington Coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania 2nd month 26, 1835. He died in Splcewood, 
Henry County, Indiana 24 December 1910 and Is buried in 
the Upper Springfield Friends Burial Ground (now know as 
Damascus MM) at Damascus, Columbiana County, Ohio. He 
married 4 November 1858 in Chester County (?), Pennsylvan- 
ia, Sarah Hannah Maxwell, daughter of James and Mary (Men- 
denhall) Maxwell. She was born 31 August 1840 and died I 
December 1929 at Carmel, Hamilton County, Indiana. She, 
too, is buried in the cemetery at Upper Springfield Friends 
Meeting, Damascus. (85) ( I 71 ) (220) (221 ) (3 14) 

Isaac Allen built a small house near his father's at the 
time of his marriage and farmed his father's farm. In 
December of 1866, when his father died, he moved to the 
"big house," where he stayed until 1873 when he moved to 
Oliver Taylor's farm. "Uncle" Oliver Taylor was the hus- 
band of Caroline (Carrie) Virginia, a half sister of his 
wife Sarah. Oliver Taylor had left the farm to be cash- 
ier of the bank at Brownsville. Isaac Allen and his fam- 
ily lived here until March of 1878, when they loaded wag- 
ons for Damascus, Ohio where he had bought a farm in the 
winter of 1877. His elder daughter, Carrie, was in the 
Pittsburg Female College and came to the new home ''in the 
cars." His son, William, in his memorial says the move 
was "principally for better school advantages for his 
children." There was a Friends School there, the Friends 
Boarding School, which was organized in 1857 and became 
in 1885 the Damascus Academy. In 1885 it had all eight 
grades, a four-year high school and two years of "normal" 
work for those who wanted to enter the teaching field. 
Tuition was $4.25 for eleven weeks of the "common course" 
or $5.00 for other courses. Board was available in priv- 
ate homes for $2.00 per week. Ultimately in 1886-87 Isaac 
Allen became a Trustee of the Academy, as later did his 
daughter Carrie and her husband Volentine Chambers. A 
grandson, Wi I I iam R. Chambers, was one of two graduates 
who are listed in who's Who in America. Several grand- 


children attended the Academy until it gave way to public 
schools in 1910; his daughter Lena graduated there and 
taught there for a time. The Academy seemed to have a 
large influence on Isaac's family. ( 17 I ) (22 I ) (226) (3! 3) 

In the Hicksite turmoil in the Westland Meeting in Washing- 
ton County, Isaac Allen and his family were among the early 
proponents of Hicks and were transferred out of the Ortho- 
dox Westland Meeting to the Salem Quarterly Meeting 21 
April 1864. For a time before they moved to Ohio, they 
attended the Methodist Church. They were received on re- 
quest at the Upper Springfield Meeting in Damascus 24 May 
1879 and continued thereafter as Friends. (85) (220) (226) 

In 1885, at age fifty, his "health not being strong," he 
turned the farm over to h i s son Wi I I iam and moved to a 
house he bought in Damascus. The farm later was again 
transferred to Volentine Chambers and his wife Carrie, son- 
in-law and daughter, when William left Ohio for Michigan 
in pursuit of his ministry. Notes In Carrie Chambers' 
diary throughout the next twenty-five years mention 
"Father pale and sad," and poor health or "straightened 
circumstances." But he was able to make a number of trips 
back to Pennsylvania and to Michigan to visit for several 
months while William was minister in Ypsilantl. The di- 
ary also reports "Father and mother after shifting around 
from place to place finally settled in Spiceland May 1904 
in a very cozy cottage home." The Spiceland Monthly Meet- 
ing minutes show them received from Dublin MM In Jackson 
Township, Wayne County 8 Oct. 1904 and getting a certif- 
icate again for Ypsilantl, Michigan 2 November 1907. Re- 
turning a year later for their fiftieth wedding anniversa- 
ry and a trip again to Pennsylvania. They were received 
again at Spiceland Meeting 7 November 1908. (226)(3I4) 

There Is a collection of verse he wrote for the local pa- 
pers and to members of his family to commemmorate various 
occasions, triumphs or sorrows. In 1864 he had gone to 
Washington to bring home the body of his nephew, Isaac Jef- 
ferson Cleaver, who had died In the Army there (and who, 
he felt, had served for him). In 1895 he wrote for Phil- 
ena Linton, Isaac Jefferson's sister from Dutton's Ceme- 
tery outside Damascus: 

A line I wi II write In my 61st year of age 

To you my nelce on this blank page 

This morning I hitched up to our one horse shay 

And with wife and grandchildren have come this way 


It was for no idle pleasure this day we drove 

But in remembrance of him we dearly love 

As I sit here by this mound of clay 

My mind goes back to our youth-ful days 

When your father and mother full of life and mirth 

Started together through their journey on earth 

He was my parents favorite son 

But alas how soon his race was run 

They were called away in time so near 

Leaving their little ones they loved so dear. 

Father and Mother reared the girl and boy 

And we a I I found in them a real Joy 

This life is full of sorrow and care 

And to you has come a full share 

As I sit here and think of him so young and brave 

That went to the war his country to save 

And then the sad task left me to do 

Of going to Washington for the cold form of him so true 

At thy request we laid him thy only brother 

Here besides the forms of your father and mother 

Rest on dear brother sister and son 

May we a II in Heaven a family be one 

I too had an only boy 

To add to our comfort and joy 

But I gave him up to the Master's call 

To go to the front and if need be fal I . 

But a different battle he went to win 

To warn the people to flee from sin 

I have lived three score years and one 

On this beautiful earth since I first begun 

I have tasted the bitter as we I I as the sweet 

But hope to be ready my dear ones to meet 

As I think of Jeff so good and brave 

I look beyond and not into the grave 

Where wars never come and the weary may rest 

Oh the comforting thought a home for the blest. 

May this be yours my sister and neice 

While the cares of life seem to increase 

I drop these flowers for you on his grave 

By the s4de of the emblem of the true and the brave 

While in mental vision I see him so clear 

I am not ashamed to drop a sorrowing tear. (171) 

Children of Isaac Allen Cleaver and Sarah Maxwell: 

i. Carrie Louanne, b. 3 mo. I, I860; d. 31 Aug. 1925; m. 
2 Aug. 1881 Volentine Chambers, who was b. 20 Oct. 
1856 and d. Jan. 1929. They are buried in the Up- 


per Springfield Friends Burying Ground at Damascus, 
Ohio. Their children were: (I) William Royal, b. 
3 July 1882, d. 18 July 1959, m. 26 June 1907 Pearl 
E. Hall, who was b. 6 Feb. 1882 and d. 22 Feb. 1970, 
and had Edwin Graydon who m. (1st) Ellen 0. Johnson 
and had El len Patricia, who m. Robert B. Amos; Edwin 
David, who m. and divorced Sharon Bush; and Joel 
Robert, who m. Jan Ellen Ward. Edwin m. (2nd) Hel- 
en Louise Graves; (2) Cloyd, b. 3 June 1886, d. 20 
Sept. 1964, m. Myrtle Bob let, who was b. I Nov. 
1885 and had Caroline Elizabeth, b. 17 Mar. 1915, 
who m. John Miller; and Martha Jane, b. 28 Dec. 
1916 and d. unm. Oct. 1959; (3) Binford Vincent, b. 
II Feb. 1892, d. 6 Mar. 1925, m. 4 Oct. 1919 Mar- 
garet Patterson, who was b. 23 July 1890 and had 
Richard Vincent, b. 19 Jan. 1921, who m. Eleanor 
Stanley; and Curtis Allen, b. 24 Apr. 1924, who m. 
Anna Jane Winn; (4) Frederick James, b. 19 Oct. 
1898, d. 2 May 1976, m. 1925 Nora Peeples, b. 17 
Sept. 1902 and had Frederick J., b. 7 Aug. 1926, 
who m. Joan Varner; and Margaret Louanna, b. 19 May 
1930, who m. Alman D. White; (5) Beatrice, b. 12 
Apr. 1906, d. I I Mar. 1908. 
11. William Jefferson, b. 2 Mar. 1862, d. 21 Mar. 1955, 

m. 5 Aug. 1884 Martha Evelyn Grinnell, dau. of Jer- 
emiah Austin and Martha (Taber) Grinnell. She was 
b. 2 Nov. 1862 and d. 26 Feb. 1940. Their child- 
ren were: (I) Carrie Marie, b. 14 May 1886, d. 15 
Dec. 1972, m. I Sept. 1909 Morton Hayworth Hawkins, 
who was b. 9 Apr. 1887 and d. 16 Mar. 1977. Their 
son was Carl Cleaver, b. 18 June 1910, who m. Hel- 
en Marie Burton and had John Burton and Barbara 
Louise. (2) Allen Grinnell, b. 16 Feb. 1890, d. 31 
July 1975, m. 2 Sept. 1914 Martha Irene Jessup, b. 
II July 1890, d. I July 1977. Their children were 
William Jessup, b. 3 Nov. 1915 (the compiler), who 
m. Anne Katharine Hoffman and had Martha Anne and 
Katharine Irene; Martha Lou, b. 5 Mar. 1917, who m. 
(1st) Gilbert Johnson and had Jon Allen, and m. 
(2nd) William Moore Lauderdale and had William 
Cleaver; Charles Grinnell, b. 9 Dec. 1922, who m. 
Sara Ellen Dever and had Richard Grinnell and Ann 
Jessup; (3) William Lowell, b. 22 July 1898, d. 24 
Oct. 1976, m. (1st) 1 2 Aug . 1919 Cor inne Stout, who 
d., and m. (2nd) 16 Aug. 1923 Mary Bessie Reagan 
and had Hubert Kent, who m. Jacqueline Smith and 
had Nancy Elizabeth, Diane Grinnell, Brian Kent; 
and Robert Edgar, who m. Jane Renee Titus Ackerson 


and had David Lindley, Carol Ann, Richard Allen, 
Steven Charles and Catherine Mary, 
iii. Mary Lena, b. 6 Sept. 1866, d. 1949, m. 14 Feb. 1900 
Orley Smith and had Perry Smith, b. 29 Mar. 1901, 
d. 5 Mar. 1962, who m. 16 Sept. 1931 Mary Pickett; 
and Glenn, who m. Loretta White. 

(I60)(I7I )(220)(22l )(223) 

128. AMOS GRIFFITH CLEAVER (John 61, John 24, Peter 9, Pe- 
ter 2y Peter I) was born 12 month 22, 1815 at Westland, 
Washington County, Pennsylvania. He died there 12 March 
1900. He married 2nd month 9, 1837 Amelia Morris, daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Jennie (Sturgeon) Morris, at Centreville. 
She was born 31 July 1818 and died 24 February 1905. They 
are both buried in the Westland Friends Cemetery in Wash- 
ington County. (6)(I7I )(222) 

He was first a tanner, then a farmer, specializing in the 
breeding of sheep. He brought the first full-bred Merino 
sheep from Vermont in 1858. This flock was to be contin- 
ued by his son, Samuel M. Cleaver, who became an officer 
in several national organizations of sheep breeders. 

(171 )(222) 

Amos and Amel ia were Friends and were among the twenty-one 
Cleavers who were disowned and transferred as Hicksites 
when the Westland Meeting was "laid down." He and Henry 
Farquhar bought the Meeting House property when It was 
sold in 1866 for $300.00. The Cemetery, when it was later 
put up for auction, was bought for $51.00 by Samuel Taylor, 
President of the National Deposit Bank of Brownsville, who 
organized a cemetery association. Amos entertained the 
Friends minister, Abel Mills, and arranged meetings for 
him when he visited on Friends business. 


In 1892 Amos and Amelia had a house built by a "profession- 
al builder," Charles Regester. After it had served two 
other generations of Cleavers, It was sold to a group of 
local mining unions to be converted into a medical clinic. 
The Joseph A. YablonskI Clinic Is now Internationally fam- 
ous. Though many additions have been made, the house Is 
still a part of the complex. (162) 

Children of Amos Griffith Cleaver and Amelia Morris: 

I. Lewis Morris, b. 14 Nov. 1837 at East Bethlehem, Pa.; 
d. 10 Dec. 1925 In Orlando, Fla. and is buried at 


Arlington National Cemetery In Washington, D.C. He 
was married to Mary Manila Kenney at Centreville, 
Pa. 5 Dec. 1873 by a Methodist minister. Rev. J. H. 
Henry. She was born I Oct. 1852 and died at age 96 
in Orlando, Fla. 12 Feb. 1948. Lewis was a teacher 
in Centreville when he first enlisted in the Union 
Army and was assigned to Co. K, 13th Pennsylvania 
Volunteers, 26 Apr. 1861. He was discharged at 
Pittsburg 6 Aug. 1861 and re-enlisted 12 Aug. 1862 
in Co. C, 140th Reg't., Pennsylvania Infantry. He 
was wounded first at Spotsylvania, Va. with a chest 
wound on the second day of the battle, after which 
he was hospitalized in Washington and Philadelphia 
from 30 June 1863 to 3! Oct. 1863. The wound never 
completely healed and was still being dressed in 
1904, some forty years later when he applied for 
his pension. He was later in the battles of Wil- 
derness, Cold Harbor and Chance lorvl I le and was 
wounded in the left calf at Tolopotomoy 31 May 1864. 
He was discharged at Alexandria, Va. 3 June 1865. 
Returning to centreville, he was engaged In the 
dry goods and hardware businesses and as a druggist 
until 1901, when he and his wife moved to Orlando, 
Fla. There he managed an orange grove and contin- 
ued his collection of family data. He compiled the 
Cleaver History extensively used in this compila- 
tion and listed as reference j^6. In 1904 at age 67 
he applied for and was granted a pension of $4.00 
per month. This was gradually increased, along 
with reams of bureaucratic paper, to $20.00 per 
month, and Mary, as a widow, was receiving $48.00 
in 1948 when she died. There were no children. 
II. Mary Ann (sometimes Annie C. or Amelia), b. 2 May 
1841; m. Ahira Jones of Vermont. Their children 
were: (I) Amelia (Millie), b. 21 May 1862, m. James 
T.Espy and had James C. and Walter R.; (2) Fanny 
(Frances), b. 6 Mar. 1864, m. Richard Watkins, who 
d. 30 Mar. 1915, and had one son Frederick; (3) 
Roll in R., b. 27 Mar. 1866, m. Mary Miller, who d. 
2 Feb. 1914, and had one son, Harry M.; (4) Ida R., 
b. II May 1868, d. 20 Apr. 1897, m. Elmer Floyd; 
(5) Edwin G., b. 16 July 1870, m. Agnes Malone and 
lived in U I richsvi I le, 0., and had Anna Mae and 
Phyllis; (6) Oliver H. , b. !8 Apr. 1873, m. (1st) 
Maggie Jones of Canonsburg, Pa. and lived In Ind.; 
m. (2nd) -; (7) Caroline, b. 20 Aug. 1875, m. II 
May 1904 Alvin E. Hackney and had Alvln Wayne and 
James McDonald. Ahira Jones was a Justice of Peace 
in 1879. 


iii. Hiram Thomas, b. 20 Nov. 1843, d. 31 Dec. 1928, m. 25 
Dec. 1867 Margaret E. Woodfill (or Wood j i I I ) , who 
was b. 1849 and d. in 1928. Their children were: 
(I) Ira A., b. 19 Apr. 1869, d. 1952, m. Emily May 
Williams, b. 1865 and d. 1941, and had a son Ever- 
ett. Ira and May are buried at Taylor M.E. Ceme- 
tery, Centreville; (2) Mahlon, b. 19 Jan. 1871, d. 
II Nov. 1900, m. Bertha Sybert of Armstrong, Pa. 
and had Ashley, who m. Alma Norton, and Chester; 
(3) Ella, b. 6 Apr. 1874, m. Frank Reynolds of 
Clarkstown; (4) Clara, b. 9 Apr. 1877, m. 22 Nov. 
1905 Charles Brashear. Hiram and Margaret are bur- 
ied at Taylor M.E. Cemetery near Centreville. 
iv. William H., b. 3 Feb. 1846; d. II Sept. 1933 and is 
buried with his wife at Taylor M.E. Cemetery, Cen- 
treville; m. 1st 27 Nov. 1870 Annie E. White, who 
was b. 1847 and d. 5 Jan. 1889. Their children 
were: (I ) Nel I ie J. (El eanor Joy) , b. 23 Sept. 1872, 
who was living with her father, unmarried, in 1900. 
She d. 7 Feb. 1914. She was a nurse; (2) Lenora J., 
b. I Aug. 1874, m. 14 June 1899 James Hill and had 
Howard, William and Jane; in 1900 she was living 
with her father In Washington Co. and had Howard 
with her; (3) Mary Amelia, b. 24 June 1876, m. 22 
July 1903 Frederick B. Linton, son of Miles and 
Emma C. (Buffington) Linton and had Fred, Jr. and 
Anna J. After Annie C.'s death, William remarried 
19 Nov. 1904 Phebe Ruble, who was born 1846 and 
died 17 Feb. 1912. Her will, dated 17 Mar. 1911, 
left $1000.00 to the Centreville ME Church, $150.00 
to go for a marker and its care, $500.00 each to Ag- 
nes Hill and Helen HIM, furniture to Isaac Ruble 
HIM and Jennie Smith, a piano to Beyl (?) HI I I and 
all her remaining property, including real estate, 
to her husband, W. H. Cleaver, along with $500.00 
to be used for its maintenance. Her three sisters 
were to share the "property" at William's death. In 
1876 William was Burgess of Bentleyville. 
V. Elizabeth J. (Lizzie), b. 17 June 1848; d. 2 Sept. 
1948 in her lOlst year. She m. 26 Dec. 1867 Mah- 
lon Linton. Their children were: (I) Lorena, b. 12 
Apr. 1872, m. - Stroud and had William; (2) Gertrude, 
b. 6 July 1877, m. Jesse A. Pennington and had Jes- 
se A., Jr., Elizabeth (Pennington) Booth and Gert- 
rude Ann (Pennington) Smith; (3) Naomi, b. 17 Feb. 
1880, m. Dr. Sargent of Pittsburgh; (4) Edith, b. 
9 May 1887, m. Morris Taylor of Hamilton, 0. and 
had El Izabeth and Mary. 


vl. Samuel M., b. 18 Apr. 1851; d. 19 Oct. 1920; m. (1st) 
Ella F. Curry, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Curry of 
Washington Co. They had one son, Frank W. , who m. 
Florence WIckersham and had Frances, b. 19 Aug. 1901. 
Ella d. 3 June 1896, and her will, dated 27 May 1896 
left livestock, furniture and real estate in two 
townships to her son Frank, or in event of his prior 
death, to her husband. Mahlon Linton and Lizzie 
Linton were witnesses. Samuel m. (2nd) Mina (Ken- 
nan) Farquhar, daughter of William Kennan and widow 
of Dr. Charles Farquhar. Mina d. 3 Sept. 1963, age 
100 years and 9 months. Samuel and Mina's child 
was Elizabeth, b. II June 1903, who m. Hiram S. 
Bronson, who d. 20 Dec. 1959. She has contributed 
generously to this compilation. Samuel continued 
the breeding of fine sheep started by his father. 
He apparently moved in 1905 to 126 acres in Dela- 
ware Co., Ohio. That same year he was elected Sec- 
retary of the Consolidated Association of Merino 
vii. John W. , b. 27 Sept. 1864; d. 8 Jan. 1947; m. 15 Dec. 
1886 Ida Jane Drake, who was b. Feb. 1866, daughter 
of Alexander Drake. They lived on the homestead 
farm until their deaths. Their children were: (I) 
Harriet A., b. 22 Nov. 1887, who m. 23 Feb. 1910 
Jay Nelan and had John L. , b. 19 Apr. 1911, James 
W., b. II June 1913, and Amelia Kathryn, b. 22 Nov. 
1914; (2) Amelia Anne, b. 21 Dec. 1889, who m. 25 
Feb. 1915 L. Playford Gil I is and had Lindsay P., b. 
7 Jan. 1919 and John C, b. 8 Apr. 1925; (3) Harry 
M., b. 29 June 1893, who m. 20 June 1918 Marjorie 
Dorsey and had John D., b. 12 Apr. 1919 and Marjorie 
Anna, b. 4 Jan. 1922. John D. m. Anne M. Olshock; 
they have greenhouses at Daisytown where they enter- 
tained and loaned documents to the compiler. Mar- 
jorie Anna m. Harold Barr. (4) Cora Kathleen, b. 
2 Sept. 1898, who m. 19 July 1922 John Powell Izett 
and had Ruth Adell, b. 4 May 1923, Cora Clemens, b. 
16 Mar. 1926 and John P., b. 14 Aug. 1928. Cora 
Cleaver Izett was an ardent collector of family his- 
tory, and some of her material is reference (224). 
(5) Lewis Morris, b. 2 Jan. 1907, who m. 23 Jan. 
1931 Grace Hess and had Lois Ann, b. 19 Aug. 1931 
and James Morris, b. 29 Sept. 1942. In 1900 Alex- 
ander Drake, age 66, and Amelia M. Cleaver, age 
81, were living with John W. and his family. 

(6) (94) ( 162) ( 164) ( I 7 I ) (222) (223) 
(224) (324) (4 10) (437) (453) (454) (462) (536) (537) 


129. ELI VALE CLEAVER (John 61, John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, 
Peter I) was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania 3rd 
month 16, 1818. He died 23 December 1881 in Mt. Pleasant, 
Ohio. He married 8 August 1839 Rebecca Bracken, daughter 
of Solomon Bracken of Mount Pleasant, Ohio. Rebecca died 
28 December 1901 . (6) (171 ) 

In 1850 Eli was a miller in Wheeling Township, Belmont 
County, Ohio. He was a Representative in the Ohio Legis- 
lature 1854-1856 and was Vice-President of the Belmont Ag- 
ricultural Society in 1853-4. In I860 he was in Wells 
Township of Jefferson County as a railroad station agent, 
and in 1876-1878 he was back in Belmont County again, serv- 
ing in the Ohio General Assembly. (6) (21 2) (329) 

Children of Eli Vale Cleaver and Rebecca Bracken: 

i. Mary Anna, b. 29 June 1840; d. 21 Mar. 1916; m. I 
Jan. 1862 Robert Patterson Allen of Pruggestown, 
Pa., who d. 22 Feb. 1906. They moved to Iowa. 
Their children were: (I) Eva Jane, b. 26 June 1863, 
d. 17 Aug. 1863; (2) Roland Levering, b. 8 Aug. 1864, 
m. 16 Nov. 1892 Minnie B. Whiting; (3) Charles Ew- 
ing, b. 5 Aug. 1866, m. Elizabeth Bradley 25 Nov. 
1896; (4) Clara Bernice, b. 2 Feb. 1869, m. William 
C. Wasser 4 Oct. 1893; (5) Frederick Patterson, b. 
9 Sept. 1872, d. 8 Sept. 1873; (6) Leon Cleaver, b. 
29 July 1874, d. 5 Sept. 1874; (7) Ella Mary (twin), 
b. 29 July 1874, m. Orrin J. Gee; (8) Lulu Bell, b. 
24 May 1877, m. Nicholas J. Feller 17 June 1915; 
(9) Nina Channing, b. 25 Oct. 1879, m. 12 June 1901 
John McPherson. 

ii. William Cope, b. 5 Apr. 1849; d. 19 Feb. 1856. 
ill. Sarah Elwinna, b. 6 May 1852. 

iv. Clara Belle, b. 5 Mar. 1856; m. 14 Feb. 1894 John W. 

Ong and had Millicent Elizabeth, b. 18 Apr. 1895. 
V. Oliver Roland, b. 17 Jan. 1861; d. 7 Jan. 1892; m. 
23 Oct. 1884 Anna C. Kithcart of Ohio. Their son 
Frank Lyman was b. 26 Apr. 1889 and m. Pauline Pat- 
terson 3 June 1914. 

vi. Emma Amelia, b. 6 Dec. 1865. (6) ( I 2) (94) ( I 7 I ) 

130. ISAAC N. CLEAVER (John 61, John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, 
Peter I) was born 4th month 12, 1820 in Washington County, 
Pennsylvania. He died there II month 4, 1864. He married 
3 month 4, 1841 Isabel M. Dutton, daughter of David and 
Mary (Rogers) Dutton. She died at Centreville 3 December 
1893 and is buried in Westland Friends Cemetery. 



Isaac N. was a merchant, a farmer and a Justice of Peace 
in 1850 and 1855. He lived in East Bethlehem Township in 
Washington County. When Isabel's father died In 1841, she 
and Isaac participated in the division of the estate. 


Children of Isaac N. Cleaver and Isabel M. Dutton : 

i. Salena (Selma) C, b. 3 Mo. 8, 1842; m. 3 Mo. 30, 1864 
Hopkins Moffitt. They had: (I) Clyde, b. 27 Aug. 
1856, m. 24 May 1891 Cora Wood and had Ina Virginia, 
Mary Selma and Francis; (2) Franklin, b. 29 Dec. 
1859, m. 15 May 1909 Lottie Whitford; (3) Laura 
Belle, b. 29 Dec. 1869, d. I Aug. 1897, m. 28 Oct. 
1890 John Pepper; (4) Alva, b. 12 Apr. 1872, m. I 
July 1896 Phoebe Taylor and had three children. 

i i . Prisci Ma R. , b. 8 month 22, 1843; m. I I month 23, 
I860 John E. Michener, Their children were: (I) 
Maude, b. 18 Aug. 1851, m. Andrew Shannon; (2) 
Eugene, b. 5 Oct. 1855, m. - Hornell; (3) Gertrude, 
b. 29 Oct. 1870, d. 24 Dec. 1894; (4) Algernon, b. 
12 Feb. 1870. 
iil. Walter D., b. 7 month II, 1845; lived in Washington, 

iv. Victoria L., b. I month 27, 1849; d. 27 Oct. 1880; m. 
15 May 1857 Robert Hornell (Homel), son of John and 
Mary (Goslin) Hornell, who was b. 25 Oct. 1837 and 
d. 24 Aug. 1920. Their children were: (I) Maud, b. 
18 Oct. 1868, m. Lindsay Gil lis; (2) Jennie, b. 19 
Oct. 1870, m. David Gil lis; (3) Cleaver H., b. 16 
Apr. 1873. 
V. Franklin M., b. 8 month 3, 1851; moved to Washington, 

vi. James Harvey, M.D., b. 3 mo. 21, 1856; m. 22 Dec. 

1881 Mary L. Deaves. They moved to Council Bluffs, 
Iowa, where he practiced medicine and was mayor of 
the city. Their children were: (I) Lizzie D., b. 
18 Sept. 1882, d. 13 Oct. 1900; (2) Leon D., b. 31 
Oct. 1884; (3) Jay H. , b. 17 Sept. 1887, m. 23 Feb. 
1911 Bertha Johnson; (4) Walter D., b. 23 Oct. 1891; 
(5) Frank S., b. I Feb. 1897. 


131. HIRAM THOMAS CLEAVER, M.D. (John 61, John 24, Peter 
9, Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Washington County, Penn- 
sylvania 2nd month 17, 1822. He died in Las Vegas, New 
Mexico II January 1888, although his home was Keokuk, 
Iowa. He married four times, first to Anna Hanna, 27 March 


1845. He married, second, Annie Trimble, third, Annie Gar- 
retson, and in July of 1868 Clarissa Bracken of Brownville, 
Fayette County, Pennsylvania. (6) (325) 

After a youth spent on the farm and in his father's tan 
yards, during which time he attended schools on alternate 
weeks during the winter, Hiram was sent at age 1 5 to a 
Friends School in New Lisbon in Columbiana County, Ohio. 
He graduated there in 1841 and remained in New Lisbon, 
studying medicine with Dr. T. Green (Horace Mack In his 
History says he studied under Dr. Hanna, who later moved 
to Cleveland). After three hears he became a partner and 
practiced with him until 1846. Dr. Green left for Pitts- 
burg in 1846, and Hiram continued the practice for two 
years, then moved west to Wapelo, Iowa, in Louisa County, 
He practiced medicine there until 1862, meanwhile serving 
in a number of political situations, including a four- 
year term in the State Senate from 1854 to 1858. In 1862 
he moved to Keokuk in Lee County, Iowa and was appointed 
Surgeon of the Est is House Government Hospital for the dur- 
ation of the Civil War. At the same time he accepted a 
chair In the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a Pro- 
fessor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women. He was elect- 
ed Vice President of the College In 1865 and held that 
office until 1881, when he was named Dean of the Faculty. 
About this same time he served as City Treasurer. In 1878 
he made a five-month trip to England and Europe to study 
medical institutions as one of five delegates from the 
State Medical Association, an organization he had led as 
President In 1861 and 1872. He was a stockholder In the 
Keokuk National Bank, the Waterworks, the Building and Loan 
Association and the Library Association and was a commun- 
ity supporter generally. Dr. Cleaver was a Republican and 
a Baptist. (6) (325) (457) 

Children of Hiram T. Cleaver and Annie Trimble: 

i . Anna Frances, 
ii. Laura M., b. 25 May 1850; m. Herman Lander of Musca- 
tine, Iowa. They had one child, Frank. 

Children of Hiram T. Cleaver and Annie Garretson: 

ill. Emma G. , b. 6 Mar. 1853; m. Dr. Joseph A. Scroggs of 
Keokuk. They had two sons: (I) Cleaver, b. 1882 
and (2) Joseph, b. 1883. 
iv. Mary C, d. 25 Feb. 1855; m. Charles H. Hain of Des 
Moines. They had Eleanor C. 
. V. Nellie, b. 21 Nov. 1856; m. Charles S. Whitney of 


Omaha, Neb. They had: (I) Emma A., b. 1881, m. 24 
Nov. 1906 Robert Allison, 
vi . John, d. 17 Dec. 1884. 
vii. Hiram T. , Jr. (Harry), b. 7 May 1866; m. Catherine 
Muloch; graduated from LaGrange College, Missouri. 


132. SHESHBAZZER BENTLEY CLEAVER (John 61, John 24, Peter 
9, Peter 2, Peter I) was born 5th month 28, 1826 in Wash- 
ington County, Pennsylvania. He died in Wapello, Iowa. 
He married at Carmel, Ohio 21 March 1848 Elizabeth Sharp- 
less Pyie, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Wright) 
Pyle. She was born at Carmel, Ohio 23 September 1826. 


He was undoubtedly named for his uncle Sheshbazzar Bent- 
ley, a pioneer in Washington County and a proprietor of 
Bent leyvi I le. In 1830 he was a blacksmith in Centreville, 
East Bethlehem Township in Washington County. Sometime 
between 1853 and 1857 the family moved to Wapello, Iowa, 
where the third child was born. Sheshbazzar had a hard- 
ware store there. (6)(27l) 

Children of Sheshbazzer Bentley Cleaver and Elizabeth 
Sharpless Pyle: 

i. Sarah Virginia, b. 9 Apr. 1849 in Centreville; m. 
Elisha Mai lory. They lived in Harper, Kans. and 
had three children: (I) Cora, b. 24 Oct. 1869; (2) 
George B., and (3) Roy C. 

ii. Mary Adda, b. 13 Aug. 1851 in Centreville; m. 20 Jan. 
1875 in Wapello, Iowa Samuel Thompson, who was b. 
in Milford, Defiance Co., Ohio, son of John G. and 
Mary (Dunlop) Thompson of Ainsworth, Iowa. He 
farmed 87 acres and they had: (I) Anna Rowenna, (2) 
Mary Elizabeth, (3) Samuel Bentley, (4) Ralph Waldo 
and (5) Lulu Jane, 
iii. Anna Amelia, b. 24 Oct. 1853 in Centreville; m. 
Charles Mosier of Toolsboro, Louisa Co., Iowa. 
Their children were: (I) George H., b. 10 April 
1876; (2) Walter C, b. 12 Aug. 1878; (3) S. Vir- 
ginia, b. 8 Mar. 1881 and (4) Ann Faith, b. 30 
Sept. 1884. 

iv. Ella, b. 28 May 1857 in Wapello, Iowa; d. 31 Aug. 

V. Charles Harvey, b. 30 Sept. 1859 in Wapello; d. 
I Aug. 1864. 

vl. John Henry, b. 30 Mar. 1864; unmarried in 1887. 
vii. Lucretia Vale, b. 17 Dec. 1866. 


viii. Hiram Curtis, b. 21 Mar. 1869. (6) (223) (271 ) 

133. JOHN IRA CLEAVER (John 61, John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, 
Peter I) was born in East Bethlehem Township, Washington 
County, Pennsylvania 8th month 30, 1834. He died near 
Centreville 15 December 1910. He married 14 September 
1854 Pleasant Hill, daughter of George and Nancy (Speers) 
Hill, who was born May 1831. She died 2 November 1900. 
Her father George was from Ireland. Her mother was from 
Scotland. She is buried at Westland Friends Cemetery. 


John Ira was a farmer and sheep breeder in Washington Coun- 
ty and a member of the Westland Meeting of Friends. He 
was condemned for his marriage because Pleasant Hill was 
Hicksite, and he was in 1864 on the list of those Hicksites 
whose membership was transferred to the Salem Monthly Meet- 
ing. (85)(272) 

Children of John Ira Cleaver and Pleasant Hill: 

i. Mary Ella (Etta), b. 22 Oct. 1855; d. 12 Apr. 1858. 

ii. Joseph Vale, M.D. b. 13 June 1858 in East Bethlehem; 
m. 24 Oct. 1894 Mabel Wagoner, dau. of Capt. Aaron 
Wagoner. He took a course at Southwest Normal 
School in Washington County, after which he taught 
school for four years while reading medicine with 
Dr. Q.C. Farquhar. He also served as County Treas- 
urer during this period. He then entered the Med- 
ical Department of the Univ. of Pennsylvania for 
special Instruction in surgery. He graduated in 
1887 and started practice in Akron, Ohio, where he 
was active in medical affairs, contributing papers 
to the Societies and acting as both City Physician 
and Infirmary Physician and M.D. for the Northwest- 
ern Ohio R.R. He was a Republican. There was one 
chi Id, Josephine, 
iii. Solon Hill, b. 27 July 1861; d. 20 Mar. 1864. 

iv. Isaac Newton, b. 24 July 1865; m. Lota Keyes of Bea I I s- 
ville. There were two sons: (I) Lester Solon, b. 
21 Jan. 1889, d. 15 May 1889 and (2) Ivan Vale, b. 
19 June 1890, who lived in Indianapolis. An in- 
teresting note in Isaac's estate papers shows that 
Ivan had loaned his father $2150.00 in 1902 which 
Isaac instructed to be repaid before any division 
of his estate be made. 
V. Lester Solon, b. 1869, d. 1869. 



134. JOHN E. CLEAVER (Peter 62, John 24, Peter 9, Peter 2, 
Peter I) was born In York County, Pennsylvania 2nd month 
14, 1826. He died 15 September 1865 at Clear Creel<, Put- 
nam County, Illinois. He married 2 month 3, 1857 or 1858 
Rebecca Garretson, his second cousin, daughter of Brazil la 
and Matilda (Malinda) (Everett) Garretson of Menallen Meet- 
ing. Rebecca was born in York County 12, 1 0th month 1834 
and died in Indianapolis, Indiana II January 1922. After 
John's death Rebecca married 10 January 1867 Isaac Lewis, 
and they lived in Eubank, Kentucky. (6)(94)(462) 

The family moved in March 1864 to Putnam County, Illinois 
and again in March 1865 to LaSalle County, Illinois. (6) 

Children of John E. Cleaver and Rebecca Garretson: 

i. Melinda G., b. II October 1858; m. George C. Faville 
of Mitchell, Iowa. They had: (I) Esther D., who 
was a student at Berea, Kentucky; (2) Edith, who 
taught in Norfolk, Va.; (3) George C, an engineer 
from Va. Polytech. Institute. Melinda made addi- 
tions to Lewis Cleaver's family history at Norfolk 
in 1906. 
ii. Martha W., b. 22 Feb. 1864; m. 22 Feb. 1882 Sherlock 
Prentiss McClure. He d. 1902, and she moved 1904 
to Berea, Ky. with 8 children: (I) Harry, (2) Pearl, 

(3) Burtis, (4) Levi Nelson, (5) Carl, (6) Eliza- 
beth, (7) Nina Susan and (8) Lena, all born in Owen 
Co., Ind. 

135. BENJAMIN T. CLEAVER (Peter 62, John 24, Peter 9, Pe- 
ter 2, Peter I) was born "first child west of the mountains 
of this family" in Washington County, Pennsylvania Nth 
month 3, 1829. He died at his home in East Fairfield, 
Columbiana County, Ohio 20 April 1897. His obituary ap- 
peared in the Friends Intelligencer . He married in 1856 
Mary M. Graves, who died at Centreville 4 Nov.(?) 1904. 


Children of Benjamin T. Cleaver and Mary M. Graves: 

i. Flora, b. Jan. 1858; m. J.T. Jones. Their children 
were: (I) Roy M., b. 20 Apr. 1881; (2) Walter B. , 
b. 7 Oct. 1884; (3) Cleaver T., b. 25 Jan. 1888; 

(4) Naomi, b. 19 Feb. 1892; (5) Paul Aston, b. 6 
Dec. 1895 and (6) Ruth, b. 4 Sept. 1898. 

ii. Martha, d. 10 Feb. 1901; m. John C. Kendall and had 

Mary Elizabeth, b. 5 May 1900. (6)(223) 


136. EDWARD HICKS CLEAVER (David 65, Nathan 26, Nathan 10, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born at Gwynedd, Montgomery County, 
Pennsylvania 28 of 3rd month 1852. He married first Emma 
-, who died 29 December 1877 at age 26 years, 5 months and 
19 days, as reported by the New Hanover Lutheran Church. 
Edward was disowned by the Gwynedd Meeting for this mar- 
riage and was reported to have gone to Chicago. According 
to the census, he was in Chicago at 1441 Jackson Boulevard 
in 1900, married to Minnie E., who was born in Wisconsin 
in March 1863. ( I 7) (I 84) (566) 

Children of Edward Hicks Cleaver and Minnie E. -: 

i. Thane, b. Illinois June 1889. 
ii. Phyllis, b. Illinois Jan. 1896. (566) 

137. JONATHAN L. CLEAVER (Nathan 67, Salathiel 27, Nathan 
10, Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Montgomery County, Penn- 
sylvania. The birth date given in the transcription of 
the Gwynedd Meeting records, 7-21-52, is contradictory 
with other children and may be incorrect. He died in Red 
Oak, Iowa, intestate, I June 1889. He married Rebecca J. 
-, who survived him, remarried to Ignatius Wanker and in 
1909 lived in Ainsworth, Nebraska. (I7)(535) 

Ellis Cleaver, Jonathan's brother, was named administrator 
of his estate and made a settlement, but his appointment 
in Iowa was deemed improper, and the estate was reopened 
and a division made in 1909: one half to his widow, one 
third to his son Charles L. , and one sixth to the surviving 
husband of his daughter, Martha Ann. The balance redis- 
tributed in 1909 was $398.27. (535) 

Children of Jonathan L. Cleaver and Rebecca J.-: 

i . Charles L. 
ii. Martha Ann; d. without children 10 June 1900; m. George 
McDonald. (535) 

138. ELLIS CLEAVER (Nathan 67, Salathiel 27, Nathan 10, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born in Montgomery County, Pennsyl- 
vania as recorded by Gwynedd 2nd month 4, 1854. He mar- 
ried about 1887 Edna Miller, daughter of Michael Miller, 
who was born in Iowa about July 1867 of Indiana parents. 


In 1900 Ellis was a farmer in Garfield Township, Montgom- 
ery County, Iowa on a mortgaged farm. Besides his wife 


and children, his household included a servant and Lena 
Leech, a school teacher, age 24, who was a boarder. (582) 

Children of Ellis Cleaver and Edna Miller: 

I i 

Elwood, b. about Feb. 1888 

in Iowa. 

Ray, b. about Feb. 1891 in 

Iowa . 

Justus, b. about Oct. 1892 

in Iowa. 


139. DANIEL CLEAVER Oosiah 68, Salathiel 27, Nathan 10, 
Peter 2, Peter I) was born 2nd month 15, 1846 at Gwynedd, 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died there 2nd month 
9, 1904 and is buried at the Gwynedd (Hicksite) Burying 
Ground. He married Hannah Shepherd, who was born 3rd 
month 17, 1856 and died 4th month 23, 1897. She, too, is 
buried at the Gwynedd (Hicksite) Burying Ground. His obit- 
uary appears in the Friends Intelligencer. 

(I7)(I06)(4I2)(45I ) 

The transcript of one Gwynedd record calls him David in 
error, I believe. There are two death dates given. The 
one appearing most authentic is used. (I7)(4I2) 

140. CHALKLEY KENDERDINE CLEAVER (John 70, Salathiel 27, 
Nathan 10, Peter 2, Peter I) was born at the homestead in 
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 1 0th month 16, 1857. He 
died at age 47, 12th month 19, 1904 at Plymouth, Montgom- 
ery County. He is buried in the Plymouth (Hicksite) 
Friends Burying Ground. He married 5th month 27, 1884 
Anna Laura White, daughter of Thomas and Mary White. Thom- 
as was a cattle dealer in Norristown. Anna Laura was 

born 6th month 22, 1863. She remarried after Chalkley's 
death. (I3)(I7)(I9)(54)(530) 

Chalkley was educated in the public schools of Whitemarsh, 
the Friends Central School, and the Lauderbach Select 
School in Philadelphia and the West Chester Normal School. 
He then joined his father's milling firm, which he headed 
after his father's death. Under his direction more modern 
machinery was added. He was considered a leading entre- 
preneur of the area. His family was active in the Plymouth 
Friends Meeting, and he was a Republican. (I3)(54) 

Children of Chalkley K. Cleaver and Anna Laura White: 

i i 

El la M., b. 8th mo. 27, 1885. 

Mary A., b. 4th or 5th of 8th mo. 1889. 

Sarah Isabel, b. 7th mo. 17, 1895. (I7)(54) 


141. JOSIAH J. CLEAVER (Jesse 71, Joseph 28, John II, Der- 
rick 3, Peter I) was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 
25 June 1831. He died in Parkersvi I f e, Butler County. Iowa 
10 August 1911. He was married in Marshall County, Iowa 
by T. A. Lampman, County Judge, to Mary B. Lampman 6 Dec- 
ember 1856 in the home of her mother, Mrs. M. N. Lampman. 
The Judge was undoubtedly a relative. Mary was born in 
Ohio about 1825 and died in Parkersville 25 May 1913. 


Josiah was a farmer when he enlisted 30 September 1863 
in Co. I, 8th Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Cavalry at the 
same time the Eighth Cavalry was mustered into service. 
The regiment was sent to Chatanooga to the front with 
General Rosencrans even before it was equipped or mounted. 
Soon equipped, they were engaged in the battles at Lost 
Mountain, Lovejoys Station and in Sherman's raids around 
Atlanta. On 19 March 1865 he was commissioned 1st Lieu- 
tenant and made "responsible for Government property" as 
of I April. He was commanding the company when he was 
promoted to Captain 22 July 1865. He was mustered out as 
Captain when the regiment was mustered out 13 August 1855 
in Macon, Georgia. When he applied for an increase in 
his pension in 1902, he had had an accident as a butcher 
and a finger was removed. (575) 

In 1870 Josiah was a painter in Marsha I Itown, Iowa, living 
in the 3rd Ward. In 1891 he was in Tulare County, Califor- 
nia, but by October of 1892 he had returned to Butler Coun- 
ty, Iowa to the vi I lage of Al I ison. At the time of his 
death in 1896 he was in Parkersville. (533) (539) 

Children of Josiah J. Cleaver and Mary B. Lampman: 

i. Eltor 

1 A. 

, b. 


i i . Cora 




i i i . Lyie 




iv. Mabel, b. 1876. (575) 

142. KIMBER CLEAVER (Jesse 71, Joseph 28, John II, Derrick 
3, Peter I) was born in Kings County, Canada 10 July 1837. 
He died in Orange County, California 7 January 1908. He 
was married by Rev. Joshua Cook, minister of the Presby- 
terian Church at Marsha I I town, Iowa, 7 December 1865 to 
Rozina Amelia Randall, who died 20 December 1921. 

(323) (527) (533) (534) (577) (578) 

On 15 October 1851 Kimber Cleaver, 24, farmer, 5'6" tall, 


light complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, enlisted as a 
Private in Co. H, 13th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. In July 
of 1862 he was detached for a time to act as teamster at 
Corinth, Mississippi. On 31 Dec. 1864 he was discharged 
to re-enroll as a veteran volunteer at Vicksburg. He was 
wounded in action twice, once at Shiloh and again "before 
Atlanta" 21 July 1864. He was hospitalized at Marietta, 
Georgia, returned to duty, promoted to Sergeant at Vicks- 
burg 28 March 1865 and finally discharged at Louisville, 
Kentucky 21 July 1865 at the time the regiment was dis- 
banded. The regiment had been engaged at Kenesaw Moun- 
tain, the Atlanta seige and in Sherman's "March to the 
Sea." (578) 

At some time before 1893 (when he applied for a pension), 
he moved his family to Santa Ana, California, where he 
farmed ten acres he bought, with a $1600.00 loan and a 
$3000.00 mortgage, in the Tustin District of Orange Coun- 
ty. At his death Rozina sold the property for $8000.00, 
repaid all debts and apparently returned to Iowa, where 
she applied for widow's benefits. (578) 

Children of Kimber Cleaver and Rozina Randall: 


• • 

I I 

Jesse L. , b. 16 Jan. 187 1 . 

Herbert Randall, b. 20 Dec. 1876. 

Myra Rozina, b. 2 Nov. 1878. (578) 

143. EDWARD CLEAVER (Joseph B. 72, Joseph 28, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Roaring Creek, Columbia 
County, Pennsylvania in May 1847. He died there 31 May 
1927. He married Lucinda Camp, who was born in August 
1851 and died 24 August 1931 and is buried at St. Paul's 
Churchyard, Numedia, Pennsylvania with her husband and 
her son, Kimber. Her will was dated 25 October 1928 and 
was proved 5 September 1931. ( I 9) (202) (273) (527) (536) 

Lucinda's will indicates that Edward had an interest in 
the bank at Numedia, but little else is known about him. 
Her three sons-in-law were executors, and the division was 
one share of stock in Valley National Bank of Numedia for 
each of her three daughters. Her watch was given to Lucin- 
da Vought, her granddaughter, and the balance was to be 
divided four ways between her three daughters and the chil- 
dren of her son, Kimber, who predeceased her. (273) 

Children of Edward Cleaver and Lucinda Camp: 


Kimber Reynolds, M.D., b. about 1870; d. 18 July 1907 
Intestate and is buried at the Lutheran Cemetery at 
Numedia, Pennsylvania. He married Laura Bell Yokum. 
He was admitted to the Schuylkill County Medical 
Society in 1897, but his early death at age thirty- 
seven left three minor children. His widow, Laura 
Bell, was appointed administrator of his estate 26 
July 1907, and the Orphan's Court appointed the 
Schuylkill Trust Company of Pottsville as guardian 
for the children 16 Nov. 1908. The final account- 
ing in 1909 distributed $3293.99 to Laura B. and 
$2196.00 to each of the children. Dr. Kimber had 
real estate which was rented, then sold to a Dr. 
Stewart, some bonds and mortgages, and a "book" of 
unpaid medical fees. For some strange reason the 
children were placed in the Tressler Orphan's Home 
in Loysville, Perry Co., and the income from their 
portion of the settlement paid the $100.00 per an- 
num tuition. The children were: (I) Grace, who m, 
Harry Hartman, (2) Reynold C, and (3) Emma V., who 
was age 20 in 1921 when the Court permitted the 
guardian to use $1000.00 per year for two years to 
provide expenses at the Sargent School for Physical 
Education in Peterborough, N.H. She had graduated 
from the Bloomsburg State Normal School. 

Sarah, m. Preston Crowl. 

Harriet, m. Thomas Crowl. 

Kathryn, b. Apr. 1884; m. Cleveland Vought. A daugh- 
ter was Lucinda. ( 19) (202) (273) (274) (478) 

144. EPHRAIM F. CLEAVER (John P. 74, Isaac 31, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Colebrook Township, Berks 
County, Pennsylvania 22 April 1824. He died II July 1916 
and is buried in Hill Church Cemetery. He married at New 
Hanover Lutheran Church in Montgomery County, 21 March 
1847, Elizabeth Gross, who was born 4 April 1829 and died 
16 May 1907 and, too, is buried at Hill Church. 

(I9)(I84)(527)(537)(56I ) 

Ephraim was a ploughmaker In Colebrook Township. (196) 

Children of Ephraim F. Cleaver and Elizabeth Gross: 

i. Mary Ann, b. 12 June 1847 and bapt. at Oley Hills 
Church I Aug. 1847; d. I May 1874; m. Milton Z. 
Gilbert 13 Nov. 1869. He was b. 28 Dec. 1841 and 
d. 26 Nov. 1910. They had: (I) Ephraim C. , b. 6 Jun. 
1870, d. 1957, m. Sal lie Weidner and had 5 child- 


ren; (2) Emeline, b. 1873, d. I960, m. John Smith 
and had 3 children; (3) Horace, b. 24 Apr. 1874, m. 
Alice Fraunheiser. Horace was bapt. in Evangelical 
Lutheran Church the same day his mother was buried 
at Hill Church Cemetery. Milton remarried 28 Oct. 
1876 Sarah B. Wolfgang, 
ii. Emma line, b. 18 May 1849 and bapt. at Oley Hills Church 
15 July 1849. (I 6) (96) (I 42) (527) (537) (561) 

145. ISAAC F. CLEAVER (John P. 74, Isaac 31, John II, Der- 
rick 3, Peter I) was born in Colebrook Township, Berks 
County, Pennsylvania 19 March 1826. He died there 4 Nov- 
ember 1910. He married at the New Hanover Lutheran Church 
I Apr. 1849 Catherine Motz, daughter of Adam and Susanna 
Motz (Moatz) of Colebrook Township. Catherine was born 
6 April 1826 and died 17 April 1884 and is buried at Hill 
Church in Berks County. ( 13) ( 142) (339) (537) 

Isaac and his family lived on land next to Adam Motz in 
Earl Township. He was a blacksmith and a farmer. On 26 
October 1862 he was enrolled at Reading in Co. C of the 
167th Regiment of Drafted Pennsylvania Infantry for nine 
months. He was mustered out I I August 1863. He had pro- 
vost duty in Suffolk, Virginia and there suffered a leg 
injury (not gunshot) which contributed to the "open ulcer- 
ated varicosities" that qualified him for a pension in 
1890. He was receiving $20.00 per month when he died. 
Thirty-five acres of land belonging to Catherine was held 
after her death by Isaac, and the heirs petitioned for 
sale of the property and division in 1912. 


Children of Isaac F. Cleaver and Catherine Motz: 

i. Edwin, b. 18 June 1849; m. (1st) Emma C. Hoffman 25 

Dec. 1873. She d. 29 Dec. 1877, as reported by the 
St. John's Lutheran Church, Boyertown, and he m. 
(2nd) Annie Miller. He was a brick manufacturer in 
Lower Providence. He had one child, 
ii. Isaac M., b. 12 May 1851; d. 2 Mar. 1933; m. Catherine 
Hornetter, who was b. 27 Nov. 1851 and d. 9 Feb. 
1923. He was a farmer at Pennsburg. They had: (I) 
Annie Octavia, b. 13 July 1874; (2) Mary Mand i I la , 
b. 18 Apr. 1878, d. 12 May 1885; (3) Lilly Eva, b. 
28 June 1880, d. 25 Mar. 1882; (4) Alice Nora, b. 
2 Jan. 1883, d. 21 May 1885; (5) Sal lie Jane, b. 
13 Jan. 1885; (6) Stella, b. 1887; (7) Elsie, b. 
26 June 1890. 




lo was 







Al ice 

, who 

iii. Susanna, b. 18 Aug. 1852; m. Henry Kle' 
a clerk in the Court House at Reading, 
(I) Susanna, who had died by 1912 when 
parents' estates were settled, and (2) 
had married Morris W. Mathias by 1912. 
iv. Augustus M., b. 3 Sept. 1852; d. 4 Feb. 1913; m. 23 
Feb. 1882 Agnes Yoder, who was b. 21 Oct. 1862 and 
d. 14 Apr. 1939, dau. of William E. and Mary Ann 
(Gresh) Yoder of Montgomery Co. Augustus' will 
dated 20 Nov. 1909 left everything to his wife 
Agnes, who was named executrix and was only direct- 
ed to erect a tombstone "which shal I not cost too 
much." Their children were: (I) an infant who was 
b. and d. 8 Oct. 1883; (2) William Isaac, b. 28 Feb. 
1885, bapt. 25 Oct. 1885; (3) Daniel Augustus, b. 
1886; (4) James Adam, b. 4 Sept. 1888; (5) Odon Y., 
b. 1888, d. 1955 (twin; (6) John Y., b. 1894; (7) 
Edwin Y., b. 1897, d. 1959, drowned in a cistern; 
(8) Eva, b. 21 Jan. 1890, d. 27 July 1890. Augus- 
tus and his wife and four of the children are bur- 
ied at Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. 
V. Catherine, b. II May 1854; m. Abner Johnson, a mer- 
chant In Pottstown. There were four children. 
vi. Amelia, b. II Mar. 1863 and bapt. 10 May 1863 at 

Oley Church; d. before 1912; m. Adam C. Stetler, a 
butcher in Douglass Twp. They had: (I) Lizzie Al- 
ice, who m. Milford Welder; (2) Preston; (3) Sadie, 
who m. - Romig and (4) Norman, a minor in 1912 for 
whom Berks Co. Trust acted as guardian, 
vii. John M., b. 19 Dec. 1864; d. 19 June 1925; m. at St. 
John's Lutheran Church, Boyertown, 5 Aug. 1886, Ida 
M. Drumheller, who was b. 2 Nov. 1865 and d. 6 June 
1905. John was a furnaceman at the Pottstown Iron- 
works. For some strange reason John and his sister 
Amelia were omitted in the list of children in their 
father's pension application. They were included in 
the estate settlements of both parents. It appears 
Isaac used the space provided in his pension form 
and stopped the list when the space was filled. 
John M. and Ida had: (I) Clinton D., b. 22 Feb. 
1887, d. 26 May 1934 and is buried at Hill Cemetery, 
m. Lilly G., who was b. 13 June 1894; a son, Wi Imer 
Y. , d. in infancy. There may have been more; (2) 
Mary, b. 19 Feb. 1890, d. 26 Apr. 1890; (3) Alice, 
b. 28 Nov. 1891; (4) Abner D., d. 1895; (5) John D., 
d. 1896; (6) Helen, b. 7 Jan. 1898. Mary, Alice 
and Helen were bapt. at St. Joseph's Union Church, 
vii I. Hanna Amanda, b. 15 Aug. 1866; bapt. at Oley Hills 


Church 2 Dec. 1866; d. 13 Mar. 1882. 

(I 3) (I 9) (96) (339) (368) (482) (537) (56 I) (563) 

146. JACOB F. CLEAVER (John P. 74, Isaac 31, John II, Der- 
rick 3, Peter I) was born in Colebrook Township, Berks 
County, Pennsylvania 27 March 1830. He died 7 May 1898, 
probably in Allentown, Lehigh County. He married Sarah 
Hilliard, who was born 24 December 1830 and died July 1912 
in Allentown. She was the daughter of John and Sarah (Rei- 
mer) Hilliard of Allentown. (55) ( I 12) (275) 

Jacob was first a blacksmith for a number of years. In 
I860 the census called him an ostler. For a time he drove 
a stage between Easton and Wi I kes-Barre. Later he became 
an agent for the Philadelphia and Reading Express Company. 
The family lived in Allentown when their son Kilburn Henry 
was born. Jacob voted the Democratic ticket. (142) (275) 

Children of Jacob F. Cleaver and Sarah Hilliard: 

i. Kilburn Harry, b. 30 Oct. 1855; d. 1924 and is buried 
in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, m. 1892 Kath- 
arine F. Mertz, daughter of Albert and Catherine. 
She was b. 1872 and d. 1947, leaving a will dated 
18 April 1947. She, too, is buried at Charles Evans 
Cemetery, Reading. K. Harry was a veterinary sur- 
geon, having graduated from the Veterinary College 
of Ontario. He had an extensive practice in Read- 
ing, became President of the Reading Chemical Fer- 
tilizer Co., and was a Common-Councilman of the 8th 
Ward of Reading from 1898-1900. Katharine's will 
disposed of real estate on North 8th and South 8th 
Streets and on Cedar Street In Reading. It repaid 
a $2000.00 debt to her daughter, Helen M., and div- 
ided the residue among her three daughters: (I) 
Katharine Lambert, wife of Fred Lambert, b. 30 Mar. 
1883, d. 15 Aug. 1926. He was a Cpl. in AEF In 
WWI; (2) Marian Ancola and (3) Helen M. Cleaver, a 
teacher. Half of the home at 42 South 8th Street 
was to go to Helen with her sisters dividing the 
other half. An Infant son was buried In 1903. 
i i . Hanna, b. about I 854. 
iii. Jacob, b. Mar. 1858; m. Emma E. -, who was b. Feb. 

1864. Their children were: (I) Blanche B., b. Mar. 
1882; (2) Lloyd S., b. July 1884; (3) Fred K. , b. 
June 1886; (4) Raymond S., b. Feb. 1889; (5) Edwin 
P., b. Aug. 1891; (6) Susan H. , b. Nov. 1892; (7) 
Earl M., b. May 1895. 

(I 6) (1 42) (275) (369) (37 I) (483) (527) (537) 


147. ABNER F. CLEAVER (John P. 74, Isaac 31, John II, Der- 
rick 3, Peter I) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania 27 
September 1832. He married in 1854 Elizabeth Heft, daugh- 
ter of Moses Heft of Springfield Township, Bucks County. 
She was born in 1831 and died in 1871 and is buried in 
Doylestown Cemetery on Court Street, Bucks County, along 
with her son James and a daughter Mary. (527 ) (537) (573) 

At age sixteen Abner left home and started a livery busin- 
ess in Bethlehem, which engaged him for six years. In 
1854 he located in Bucks County, involved in various enter- 
prises until he started managing the Farmers Hotel in 
Doylestown. In 1873 he moved to Philadelphia, where he was 
(except for eighteen months) in the hotel business until 
1881. He then rented the Brick Hotel in Newton, which he 
purchased in 1884. "He was a popular landlord and the 
Brick Hotel became favorably and widely known by travel- 
lers." (573) 

Children of Abner F. Cleaver and Elizabeth Heft: 

i. Warren, this is very probably the Warren H., b. 1859, 
who m. Nora -, b. 1872 and lived in Philadelphia in 
ii. Corson, b. Jan. I860, m. Elizabeth Teufel, daughter 
of Elizabeth, who was b. Apr. 1856. They had: (I) 
Corson, b. May 1884; (2) Gertrude, b. Jan. 1893. 
They lived at 3545 12th St., Philadelphia, 
ili. James, b. 1861; d. 1892 and is buried in Doylestown 
iv. Mary, b. 1863; d. 1903; m. - Fell, who apparently d. 
before 1900. In 1900 Mary was living with her fa- 
ther and two children: (I) Abner, age 15 and (2) 
Sarah, age 12. 
V. Abner. 
vi. Fannie. (527) (536) (537) (573) 

148. FRANKLIN F. CLEAVER John P. 74, Isaac 31, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Colebrook Township, Berks 
County, Pennsylvania 22 March 1837. He died 25 March 1900, 
age 63 years, 3 days, and is buried at the cemetery in 
Sprlngsvi I le, Oley Township. He married Rebecca Clauser, 
daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Brumbach) Clauser of Fried- 
envllle, at the Pottstown Reformed Church at Pottstown, 

14 September 1862. Rebecca was born 9 October 1843 and 
died 14 February 1900 at age 56 years, 4 months a 5 days. 
Since Franklin died intestate, and Rebecca died slightly 
over a month before him, there may have been an illness 


they shared. Rebecca, too, is buried at Spanqsvi I I e. 


Franklin owned a creamery in PI easantvi I le, which he may 
not have always managed. An Eli Griesemer managed it for 
him for two years. In the 1870 census he called himself 
Huckster. (I 6) (270) 

He was able to accumulate considerable property, which was 
listed in a petition to the Orphans' Court in August of 
1900, made by his children pleading an order to sell the 
property so as a division might be made. Eight pieces of 
property were listed, and they were sold primarily to mem- 
bers of his family. The total of the sales was $24,400. 
In September of 1900 the petitioners reported the following 
d I sposit ion: 

Parcel #1, messuage tenement and 32 acres, 131 perches 
in Oley Township was bought by son Horace for $5850. 

Parcel #2, pasture of 4 acres, 34 perches was also 
bought by Horace for $490.00. 

Parcel #3, messuage tenement and 17 acres, 19 perches 
in Oley Township was bought by son Henry and CD. 
Hoffman, along with 

Parcel #8, 80 perches in Oley Township on which cream- 
ery was built. The price for these two parcels was 

Parcel #4, messuage tenement and 13 acres in the vil- 
lage of PI easantvi I le, purchased by Peter Haas, hus- 
band of Emma. 

Parcel #5, woodland in Earl Twp. of 13 acres, bought 
by Horace and his brother Charles for $2500.00. 

Parcel #6, 69 acres, 49 perches and messuage tenement, 
bought by Charles for $4000.00. He also bought for 

Parcel #7, 70-1/2 perches in Exeter Twp. upon which 
the creamery was built. The creamery apparently 
was in two townships. (435) 

Children of Franklin F. Cleaver and Rebecca Clauser: 

i. Mahlon, b. 9 Dec. 1863 and bapt. at Oley Hills 
Church 14 Feb. 1864; appears in the 1870 census, 
but apparently died young afterwards. A later child 
was named Mahlon C. Other earlier children said to 
be st i I I born, 
ii. Emma, b. 21 Mar. 1865 and bapt. at Oley Hills Church 
30 July 1865; d. 1936; m. Peter Haas and had: (I) 


William, who m. Ida Stauffer; (2) John, who m. Ruth 
Dilliplane; (3) C larence and (4) Paxton , who m. 
Paul Rhoads. 

Hi. Henry C, b. 15 May 1867 and bapt. at Oley Hills 

Church 14 July 1867; d. 1941 and buried in Oley Cem- 
etery; m. Lucinda Grim. Their dau., Essie, m. Ar- 
thur Frey and they had Henry. Essie was b. Dec. 
1892 and acted with her son Henry as administrator 
of her father's estate. In 1900 the family lived on 
Germantown Ave., Philadelphia. 
iv. Frank C, b. 23 Oct. 1868; d. 30 Sept. 1937 and is 
buried in Oley Cemetery; m. Minnie Lee, who was b. 
7 Nov. 1868, dau. of Thomas and Rebecca (Guldin) 
Lee. Their children were: (I) Frank, b. 22 Mar. 
1892, d. 27 Jan. 1957, who m. Elsie Baus and had 
Sara Cleaver, who m. Thomas Bradford; (2) Thomas, 
b. 16 Aug. 1894, who m. Amelia Klein, b. 28 Dec. 
1896 and had Frank L., who m. Olga DeCowsley; (3) 
Margaret, b. 12 Dec. 1896, who m. Raymond Butz, b. 
22 Sept. 1895 and had 2 children; (4) J. Oliver, b. 
13 Mar. 1899, who m. Myrtle Lochman, b. 22 Oct. 
1900, d. II May 1934, and had Oliver L., Pauline 
and Donald. J. Oliver m. (2nd) Edna Shantz; (5) 
Rebecca, b. 22 Jan. 1902, who m. Frank Yeakel and 
had Patricia, who m. Ronald Clark; (6) Minnie, b. 
20 Feb. 1904, who m. Warren Stauffer and had El- 
eanor, Wallace and Edgar; (7) Anna, b. II July 
1906, who m. Titus Johnson, b. 29 Jan. 1906, and 
had Henry, Marjory and Laura; (8) Nettie, b. 15 
Dec. 1908, who m. Mark Stahl and had a dau., Betty, 
who m. Richard Ziegler; (9) E. Eugene, M.D., b. 19 
July 1912, who m. Mary Elizabeth Maun and had Eu- 
gene Lee, William Maun and John Charles. 
V. Edward, b. 23 April 1870; d. II Feb. 1871 and is bur- 
ied at Oley Cemetery. 

vl. Horace C, b. 23 Jan. 1871; d. 1947; m. Kate F. 

Reichart, who was b. Feb. 1871 and d. in 1962 at 
age 91. They had: (I) Charles R., b. Aug. 1891 and 
m. - Sittler and had Horace; Kenneth, who m. Irene 
Dilliplane; Helen and Anna; (2) Herbert R., b. June 
1893; (3) Horace R., b. June 1895, who m. Lydia 
Romig (4) Harvey R., b. Apr. 1897. 

']]. Charles G., b. 27 Nov. 1873; d. 16 Jan. 1929; m. 

(1st) Sarah Ann Strunk, dau. of Jacob and Lucy (Her- 
bein) Strunk. Sarah Ann was b. 25 Aug. 1871 and d. 
l9July 1900. Charles then m. (2nd) Emma R. Strunk, 
Sarah Ann's sister, who was b. 16 Dec. 1879 and d. 
17 Nov. 1943. Charles and his two wives are buried 


at Oley Cemetery, Spangsville. Two infants are 
buried in the same plot. Charles' will, dated 12 
Feb. 1924, named Emma executrix, gave her the total 
estate for her lifetime, it then to revert to his 
son Wi I I lam S. Cleaver, 
viii. Ella C, b. 1877; d. 1930; m. John B. Griesemer, who 
was b. 4 June 1877. They had two children: (I) 
Frank C. and (2) George C, who m. Verna Dllllplane. 
Ix. Mahlon C, b. 1879; d. 1944; m. Anna Nervine, b. July 

1863, and had one son. Earl M., b. Dec. 1899. 
X. John, b. 12 Feb. 1883; d. 12 Mar. 1883 and Is buried 
at Oley Cemetery. 
(I 6) (208) (270) (407) (436) (486) (536) (537) (54 I) (56 1) 

149. MAHLON F. CLEAVER (John P. 74, Isaac 31, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania 
in 1842 and died there in 1926. He married Sarah Ann Brum- 
bach, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Mary (Clausen) Brum- 
bach of Berks County. Sarah Ann was born In 1842 and died 
In 1935. Mahlon, Sarah Ann and Children Sara B. , Katie B. 
and John B. are buried at Falrvlew Cemetery, Boyertown. 


Mahlon's will was dated at Boyertown 5 November 1926. In 
it he named Sarah, his wife, and son Jacob as co-executors 
and provided that the total estate be at Sarah's disposal 
for her lifetime with division thereafter equally between 
the five named children. One daughter was married at the 
time of the wll I . (487) 

Children of Mahlon F. Cleaver and Sarah Ann Brumbach: 

i . Katie B., b. 1862; d. 1942. 
11. Hannah B. , b. 19 June 1869; d. 25 Apr. 1957; m. Aug- 
ust J. Rolland, who was b. 23 July 1873 and d. 6 
Dec. 1952 and is buried at Falrvlew Cemetery. They 
had one daughter, Catharine Eva, b. 20 Mar. 1897, 
who m. Edwin Haag. 
Hi. John B. , b. 30 July 1875; d. 30 May I960 In All en- 
town and burled in Falrvlew Cemetery. Boyertown; m. 
Mamie E. Abele and had 2 children: (I) Myron Al- 
bert, b. I Mar. 1906 and bapt. in St. John's Luth- 
eran Church, Boyertown; (2) Mildred C, who m. - 
Iv. Jacob B., b. 8 Sept. 1877; d. 10 July 1959 in Boyer- 
town and burled in Oley Cemetery; m. Cora R. Yerger, 
who d. 1954. 


V. Sara Ann, b. 6 Sept. 1882, bapt. 22 Apr. 1883 at Oley 
HIM Church. (487 ) (527) (537) (561 ) (563) (565) 

150. WILLIAM K. CLEAVER (Daniel P. 75, Isaac 31, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born In Earl Township near Pleas- 
antville in Berks County, Pennsylvania 5 January 1832. He 
died I March 1917 of pneumonia in Oley, Berks County and 
is buried In the Oley Cemetery. He was married 13 January 
1866 to Sarah Geiss, daughter of Henry and Susanna (Hock) 
Geiss, by Rev. J.S. Herman of the Kutztown Church in 
Oley Township. She was born 23 July 1843 and died at Lime- 
kiln, Berks County, 24 January 1934. Their graves are In 
Spangsville, Oley Township. ( I 6) ( I 9) (334) (335) (369) (561 ) 

William worked on his father's farm until he was eighteen. 
He then started learning the blacksmith trade. In I860 
he was living in Oley Township as a blacksmith in the house 
of a landlord, Ruben Drey. In April 1861 he enlisted in 
Co. D, 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry for three 
months. In September 1861 he re-enlisted, this time in 
Capt. Durreil's Light Battery (Ring-gold) of the 104th 
Pennsylvania Volunteers, which organization later was des- 
ignated (Independent) Battery D, Pennsylvania Light Artil- 
lery. They saw service at Kelly's Fort along the Rappa- 
hannok, Bristol Station, the Second Battle of Bull Run, 
Chantllly, South Mountain, Antletam, White Sulphur Springs, 
Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, at Jackson, Mississippi, the 
Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and 
finally at Petersburg, where he was mustered out 23 Sept- 
ember 1864. He apparently was unscathed except for a bout 
of "camp diarrhea" for a month In 1862. He applied for 
and received a pension in 1893, and Sarah was receiving 
$42.50 per month as his widow when she died in 1934. 


After his service he returned to Oley Township and resumed 
his blacksmithing until his marriage. After his marriage 
he farmed as well as continuing his trade in Montgomery 
County, then In Boyertown. He then moved to one hundred 
seventy-five acres in Oley, on which land he retired In 
1893. This property was acquired through his wife and was 
historic as well as substantial. The house was built of 
stone in 1767 and was a local landmark because It had been 
the residence of one Susanna Cox, an illiterate girl con- 
victed of Infanticide in 1808, whose dubious place in his- 
tory was as the first woman hanged in Berks County. (16) 

William K. served as school director for three years, was 


a Republican and a Lutheran. His wife Sarah attended the 
Reformed Church of 01 ey. (16) 

Chi Idren of Wi II iam K. Cleaver and Sarah Geiss: 
(birth dates from pension papers) 

i. Rev. Aaron G., b. I Oct. 1866; d. II July 1937; m. 
Annie E. Heilig, who was b. 18 Apr. 1869 and d. 27 
Feb. 1953. They had at least one son, Elton Ar- 
thur, who was b. 18 Dec. 1897 and was bapt. at St. 
Mark's Lutheran Church. Aaron Is listed as grocer 
In Reading In a rented house. By 1915 he was call- 
ed laborer. Though we know nothing of his ministry, 
his tombstone calls him "Rev." Both Aaron and An- 
nie are buried at Spangsvllle In Oley Township. 

ii. Mary, b. 7 Aug. 1868; m. Albert Happel; in 1900 list- 
ed living at home as Mary Cleaver. 
Hi. Susan, b. 12 Oct. 1870; m. Oliver H. Gift, b. 1868, 
d. 1924; They are buried In Oley Cemetery. Will- 
iam C, b. 1894, d. 1918, and Daniel R., b. 5 Jan. 
1906 and d. 26 Apr. 1915, are probably their sons. 

iv. Wi I I iam G. , b. 13 May 1873, confirmed at Oley Luth- 
eran Church 22 Oct. 1887; m. Norma M. -, who d. 
intestate In Exeter Twp., 7 May 1928. William G., 
then of Jacksonwald, Pa., was named administrator. 
They had a daughter, Helen, b. May 1899. William 
G. became Super! ntendant of the Cheltenham Schools. 
In 1900 he and his wife and daughter were In Johns- 
town In Cambria County. 
V. Katie, b. 12 Feb. 1876; m. Harvey Bush. 

vi. Harry, b. 14 Sept. 1878; d. 7 Aug. 1880. 
vii. Charles G. (twin), b. 12 Dec. 1880; unmarried in 
viii. Daniel G. (twin), b. 12 Dec. 1880; d. 25 May 1889. 

ix. Sal lie G., b. 15 Nov. 1882; d. at Elverson 6 Nov. 
1959 at age 77, m. Albert T. Care. They had: (I) 
Sarah, who m. Cyrus Shell. There was a step-son, 
Alton F. Care. 

(16) ( 19) (334) (369) (423) (488) (527 ) (536) (537 ) 

151. ISAAC CLEAVER (Daniel P. 75, Isaac 31, John II, Der- 
rick 3, Peter I) was born In Berks County, Pennsylvania 
19 November 1851. He died there 6 November 1872, age 20 
years, II months and 17 days, and is burled In the Pleas- 
antville Cemetery with his son, who had died earlier in 
the same year. He married and "lived in harmony" (as the 
tombstone says) Amanda Ziegler. 


Child of Isaac Cleaver and Amanda Zlegler: 

i. Franklin, b. 18 May 1872; d. II Aug. 1872 and is buried 
in P I easantv i I I e Cemetery . ( I 6 ) (I 9 ) ( 537 ) ( 56 1) 

152. SAMUEL CLEAVER (Daniel P. 75, Isaac 31, John II, Der- 
rick 3, Peter I) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 
August 1853. He married Catherine -, who was born February 
1855. (536) 

Samuel in 1900 lived at 1715 North 43rd Street in Philadel- 
phia and was a watchman. His sister Hettie, unmarried, 
was living with him, along with a servant, born in Ire- 
land In 1840, Hannah McDeret. It appears he may have been 
in Pottstown in Montgomery County in 1880. (371 ) (536) (559) 

Child of Samuel Cleaver and Catherine -: 

i. Mary A., b. about 1875; apparently married or died be- 
fore 1900. (536) (559) 

153. KIMBER CLEAVER (Daniel P. 75, Isaac 31, John II, Der- 
rick 3, Peter I) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 
November 1855. He married Anna M. -, who was born in 1853. 
In 1900 the family lived on Laird Street in Philadelphia. 


Children of Kimber Cleaver and Anna M. -: 

Eva C. , b. Nov. 1885. 
Samuel H., b. Apr. 1887. 
ill. Ida F. , b. Nov. 1888. 

iv. Daniel P., b. Jan. 1894. 


154. HIRAM K. CLEAVER (Samuel C. 76, Isaac 31, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Pike Township, Berks Coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania 31 October 1832. He died in Oley Town- 
ship, Berks County 6 June 1877 at age 44 years, 7 months 
and 5 days and is buried at the Cemetery in Spangsville in 
Oley Township. He married, first, 19 June 1853, Catherine 
Bertolet, daughter of Abraham and Catherine (DeTurk) Ber- 
tolet. She was born 18 September 1834 and died 29 November 
1857 at age 23 years, 2 months and 12 days. Hiram then 
married, second, Mrs. Esther (Griesemer) Bieber, daughter 
of Daniel Griesemer. Esther was born 21 December 1828 and 
died 2 December 1877. Both wives are buried with Hiram K. 
in the Spangsville or Oley Cemetery. 

( 16) ( I I 9) (240) (369) (370) (407) (-537 ) 


Hiram was a blacksmith, having learned the trade from his 
father. He had a shop and store in Pleasantvi I le and, as 
was the custom, farmed as well. (16) (I 19) 

Children of Hiram K. Cleaver and Catherine Bertolet: 

i. Anna Catharine, b. 27 Feb. 1854, bapt. in Oley Hills 
Church 13 May 1854. She appeared in 1870 in the 
household of John Guldin (as did her sister) as a 
ii. Chester B. , b. 21 Nov. 1855; d. 1925; m. Ellen B. 

Weidner, who was b. 1855 and d. 1938. At age 12 he 
entered an uncle's store in Girardville in Schuyl- 
kill County where he stayed 3 years. He then at- 
tended the State Normal School at Kutzville five 
months and worked in his father's store in Pleas- 
antvi Me. Three years later he operated his own 
store in Spangsville and started farming. In 1879 
he bought 71 acres in Oley Township, later adding 
tracts until he owned 174 acres. About 1885 he 
started in the horse and cattle business with a 
sale barn and a livery stable. In 1900 he had liv- 
ery and boarding stables in Reading at Cherry and 
Ward Streets and a "horse bazaar" at 4th and Cherry 
managed by his son Howard. He was elected County 
Commissioner in 1906 as a Republican. Tales were 
told the compiler of the huge crowds who once trav- 
eled to his sales barns for the fabulous meals 
they were always fed, whether or not they made a 
purchase. Chester's will seems to have been made 
In contemplation of a transaction two years before 
his death. Insurance proceeds of $10,000.00 were 
to be used to repay a loan he "contemplated making 
on my Berks County farms." But the $10,000.00 was 
to be provided for his wife, Ellen B., from other 
assets. The will explains that she was consulted 
in the matter and approved. An immediate $500.00 
was to be paid her, she was to have one third of the 
balance in addition to these bequests, and the res- 
idue was to be divided among the four named child- 
ren. The Farmers National Bank of Boyertown was 
named trustee for Warden's share, indicating that 
he might have been unable to care for himself. Sons 
Howard and Webster were named executors, granddaugh- 
ters Anita and Mary Cleaver had special bequests of 
$50.00, and grandson Howard Bell was to have the 
gold watch. Chester and Ellen had: (I) Howard D., 
b. Apr. 1878, d. 1954, m. Lizzie C. -, b. 1877, d. 


1943; (2) Webster W., b. 1881, m. Mary P. -, who was 
b. 1879 and d. 1958; (3) Warden E., b. 1883, d. 1950 
and (4) Mabel C, b. Dec. 1891, m. Charles S. Free- 
iil. Amanda, b. about 1857. She was in the household of 
John Guldin at age 13. She was probably the Amanda 
who m. El las Weidner, son of Reuban and Mary (Beam) 

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Children of Hiram K. Cleaver and Esther (Griesemer) Bieber: 

iv. Daniel Griesemer, b. 16 Feb. I860; d. 7 Sept. I860, 

age 6 mos. 20 days. 
V. Rosella (Rose Ellen), b. about 1861. She is probab- 
ly the Roselle who m. Irvin Kline, son of Daniel 
and Mary (Inbody) Kline. Daniel was a spinning 
wheel manufacturer, 
vi. Hannah Catherine, b. 1862; m. Daniel Clausen and had 
two daughters and a son. Dr. Herbert Clauser. 
vii. Mary Ann, b. about 1864. This is probably the Mary 
Ann who m. B.C. Deisler Apr. 1886 at Friendens 
Reformed Church, Oley Twp. 
viii. Sarah Ann, b. 21 Jan. 1866, d. 31 Oct. 1866, age 9 
mos. 29 days. 
ix. Jacob, b. 13 Sept. 1867, d. age 9 mos. 19 days. 


155. ALBERT K. CLEAVER (Samuel C. 76, Isaac 31, John M, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania 
about 1834. His will was dated 29 December 1909, but he 
was in Reading City Directory in 1915. He was married by 
Rev. A. A. Leinbach in Oley Township 6 February 1858 to 
Margaret Herner, who was born about 1833 or 1834, the daugh- 
ter of Jacob and Susanna (Wann) Herner of Reading. She 
was not mentioned in his will of 1909. 


Albert had a saddlery in Pleasant Hill in Oley Township 
and was listed as Trustee of the Ebenezor Evangelical 
Church In 1886. By 1890 he appeared as a saddler in Read- 
ing, living on Mulberry Street. In 1900 he was listed at 
815 Elm Street, which is described in his will as a two- 
story brick house. By 1910 he called himself "huckster." 


His will in 1909 left his real estate on Elm Street and 
the furnishings to two unmarried daughters, Ada and Mary, 


who with their brother James were named as executors. A 
son-in-law, William Sutter, was given a bequest of $50.00, 
and all the residue was to be divided five ways. One fifth 
was to go to Margaret Sutter, gradddaughter, with son 
James as guardian of this fund to be paid her at age 21. 
The other fifths went to Ada, Mary, Samuel and James, This 
suggests that both Emma and Kate had died before 1909, but 
one of them married Wi I I iam Sutter and had a daughter, 
Margaret, before her death. Further search could clarify 
this question. (490) 

Children of Albert K. Cleaver and Margaret Herner: 

i. Ada, b. 22 Mar. 1859 and bapt. at Oley Hills Church 3 
July 1859, unmarried in 1920. She was listed as a 
dressmaker at 815 Elm Street beginning 1880. 
ii. Samuel, b. about 1861. 
iii. James, b. about 1863. This is undoubtedly the James 
who m. Elizabeth Eshbach, went from Reading to Lan- 
caster, was a bookkeeper for the Haefner Brewing 
Co., then purchased the Manhattan Laundry. Two 
children were: (I) Anna and (2) Albert, who m. Lena 
S. -. 
iv. Kate (Keate), b. about 1865. 
V. Emma, b. about 1869. 
vi. Mary H., b. after 1870, was unmarried and a boxmaker 
I iving at 815 Elm St. in 1920. 

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156. SAMUEL K. CLEAVER Samuel C. 76, Isaac 31, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Oley Township, Berks Coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania January 1847. He married Lizzie Hower, 
who was born May 1849. In 1900 they lived at 1518 29th 
Street Philadelphia and Samuel was a salesman. 

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Children of Samuel K. Cleaver and Lizzie Hower: 

i. Charles Samuel, b. 15 Jan. 1877, bapt. 15 July 1877 
at Oley Lutheran Church, 

ii. Clara Mabel, b. 18 Oct. 1878, d. 1883. 

iii. Estella Lizzie, b. 30 Oct. 1880. 

iv. Clay, b. May 1883. 

V. Scott, b. Feb. 1885. 

vi. Edna, b. Nov. 1886. (527) (536) (543) 

157. FRANKLIN R. CLEAVER (Benneville 78, Isaac 31, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) of Pleasantvi I le was born in Oley 


Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania 7 February 1843. He 
died there 14 February 1908 at age 55 years and 7 days and 
Is buried in Pleasantvi I le Union Cemetery. He was married 
In Reading by Rev. J.J. Kuendig of the St. John's German 
Lutheran Church to Amelia Leimbach, who was born I Novem- 
ber 1844 and died 19 September 1911 and Is buried with her 
husband. (418) (537) (575) 

Franl<iln was a farmer and a carpenter living near his fa- 
ther in Oley Township. He added the "R" to his name from 
Ritter, his mother's name, as an adult "for business reas- 
ons." There was another Franklin in the area. On 5 Aug- 
ust 1862 he enlisted in Co. A, 128th Reg't., Pennsylvania 
Volunteer Infantry. He served until 19 May 1863, and as a 
result of this service was given a pension in 1889 for 
partial disability caused by "rheumatism and dyspepsia and 
general debility." He is listed as a Trustee of the Eben- 
ezer Evangelical Church. His will, dated 17 April 1896 and 
proved 27 February 1908, named his son, Harry L., as exec- 
utor and provided all his property to go to his wife. It 
consisted of a brick house and two lots worth $2500 and 
"life insurance, stocks and bonds" worth $3200 which was 
to be invested for her. ( I 6) (270) (366) (575) 

Children of Franklin R. Cleaver and Amelia Leimbach: 

I. Harry L., D.D.S., b. Mar. 1867; m. 20 June 1895 Elea- 
nor G. Lee, who was born in 1870 and died 17 Nov. 
1943, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Guldin) Lee. 
Harry graduated from the Dental School of the Univ- 
ersity of Pennsylvania in 1895 and practiced den- 
tistry in Reading. He made a wi I I in Reading 18 
Dec. 1905; however, he was still listed in the 1920 
City Directory of Reading. Eleanor's will was 
dated 4 June 1943 and directed that she be buried 
with her husband in Laureldale Cemetery. There were 
no children. A niece, Eleanor Stauffer, was named 
for $100.00, as was the First United Evangelical 
Church of Reading for the same amount. All the re- 
mainder was to go to Mrs. Charles M. Boyer, friend 
of Oley "in appreciation for the kindness which she 
and her husband have shown me for many years and 
particularly during my present illness." 
ii. Alice Leimback, b. 1869; d. 1949; m. 17 May 1897 Wil- 
liam 0. Freet, who was b. in 1867. They had: (I) 
Alice, who m. J.H. Cowe I I ; (2) Margarite, who m. 
George Hardie; and (3) Harold, 
iil. Emma L. , d. by 1955; m. 19 June* 1897 Dr. Levi Franklin 


Wagner, who was b. 1853. They had: (I) Elsie Mae, 
d. 14 Feb. 1959, who m. Ralph R. Bentz; (2) Ruth, 
who m. - Hugg; (3) L. Frank; and a son who d. in 

iv. Amanda L. , b. 1873; d. 1950; m. 16 July 1892 John Ger- 
nant Herblne, who was b. 1865 and d. 1937, son of 
George G. and Sarah Herbine. They had: (I) Fred, 
a dentist; (2) Stanley C. and (3) Sarah A., who m. 
Bert Hausa I pa I ser. John was a hotel keeper In Read- 
ing and Berks Co. Poor Director. 
V. Lizzie L., b. 21 Dec. 1877; d. 27 Mar. 1886. 

vi. Elsie, m. - Madeira. She was a Registered Nurse. 

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158. JOHN RITTER CLEAVER (Benneville 78, Isaac 31, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 29 August 1851 In Oley Town- 
ship, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died in Reading 6 
December 1901. He married Mary G. Brumbach, who was born 
13 April 1853 and died 21 September 1939. They are burled 
In Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. 

(371 )(395)(493)(527)(537) 

John R. first appeared in Reading as a cabinet maker, board- 
ing at 35 7th Street in 1870-71. By 1885 he was a rail- 
road brakeman living at 316 Pear Street. That was his oc- 
cupation when he died. His will named his son Warren B. 
as executor and provided that all real estate and personal 
property go to his widow, with $200.00 withheld for Immed- 
iate division between his widow and three daughters. Af- 
ter Mary's death the real estate was to be sold and 
divided equal ly to the four chl Idren named. Three chl Id- 
ren had died. On 5 April 1946 Ella B. Selforth petitioned 
the Court to be appointed administrator in lieu of Warren 
B. , who had died, so that a remainder of the estate, $4500 
in real estate, could be divided. It was the two-story 
brick house at 316 Pear Street in Reading. (371) (395) 

Children of John R. Cleaver and Mary G. Brumbach: 

i. Ella (Ellen) b. II Apr. 1875; m. Frank E. Selforth 
and had a son, John. 
II. Warren B. , b. II May 1877; d. 16 Nov. 1936; m. Isa- 
bella S. -; was a Chief Clerk In Reading and is 
buried at Charles Evans Cemetery. 
III. Edward B., b. 2 Aug. 1878; d. 4 Feb. 1882 and Is bur- 
ied at Pleasantvi I le Cemetery, 
iv. William B. , b. 20 Dec. 1881; d. 9 July 1882 and is 
buried at Pleasantvi II e. 


V. George B. , b. 15 Dec. 1883; d. 9 Sept. 1887 and is 
buried at Pleasantvi I le. 
vi. Mary, b. 24 July 1888; m. H. Philemon Brunner, M.D. 
vi I. Verna, b. 21 Oct. 1889. 

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159. IRWIN B. CLEAVER (sometimes Irvin) (Peter 79, Jonathan 
32, John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 6 September 1846 
In Reading, Pennsylvania. He died 6 March 1905, intestate, 
of a heart attack in Reading and is buried at the Charles 
Evans Cemetery there. He was married In Reading by Rev. 
Charles A. Paul I 18 February 1869 to Caroline Harner, who 
was born 18 March 1846 and died in Reading 25 June 1928. 
Her will was dated 7 December 1925. She, too, is buried 
at Charles Evans Cemetery. ( I I 9) (438) (496) (507) (51 8) (537) 

Irwin B. enlisted In Company I, 194th Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers 12 July 1864 and was discharged 5 November 1864. He 
was pensioned as a veteran In June 1892 after a collision 
of engines in the Reading Railway Yards In which he was 
pitched from the engine onto the rails, striking his head. 
He also alleged heart disease and rheumatism. He was list- 
ed in the Directories first as a machinist and later as 
an engineer, living at 43 North 7th Street in Reading. 


He died owning real estate without a mortgage, and his son, 
Amos B., was granted letters of administration. The real 
estate was a two-story brick house at 43 North 7th Street 
valued at $2650.00, a three-story brick house at 1753 
Cotton Street, and a one-half Interest with his sister, 
Miranda Heller, In real estate at 230 and 240 Miflin Street 
which they had inherited from their mother (their brother, 
Henry Tyson Cleaver, U.S. Navy, had relinquished his int- 
erest to Miranda). A Court Order named the surviving chil- 
dren. All property was to be sold, but Caroline continued 
to live at 43 North 7th, and at the time she applied for 
a widow's pension, she was taking In boarders at $3.00 per 
week. Caroline's will named her son Henry T. as executor, 
gave Henry T. the household furniture, Amos B. $100.00, 
and the Charles Evans Cemetery $100.00. After these spe- 
cific items the balance was to be divided into five shares 
for Jennie B. Hanley, Hesper Siegfried, Irwin, Helen Pot- 
telger and Henry T. Apparently W. Llewellyn, who was men- 
tioned In his father's settlement, had died. 

(371 )(438)(496) 


Children of Irwin B. Cleaver and Caroline Harner: 
(Order as in Court Order, except for the arbitrary inclu- 
sion of Carrie and Clifford, then deceased) 

i. Carrie (Carolyn), b. 30 Nov. 1877; bapt. at St. Pet- 
er's M.E. Church, Reading, 5 Jan. 1878; d. 2 May 
1879 and is buried in Charles Evans Cemetery. 

ii. Clifford, b. 1869; d. 1904 and is buried at Charles 
Evans Cemetery. His two children (I) Stanley and 
(2) Florence are included in the settlement of 
their grandfather's estate. Colonial Trust of Read- 
ing was their guardian. Clifford was a jeweler, 
iii. Amos B. , b. 1870; d. 20 Jan. 1942; m. Annie B. Berg, 
who was b. 1867 and d. I Jan. 1954, naming a Frank 
W. Berg, nephew, for $50.00, with al I residue to 
Dorothea M. Boyer, who petitioned to close the small 
estate with net assets of $224.21. Amos B. was 
a clerk in Reading. They are buried at Charles 
Evans Cemetery. 

iv. W. Llewellyn, b. 1874; d. 1922 and is buried in the 

Charles Evans Cemetery. Reading. 
V. Irwin B. , Jr., m. Olivia Moser and had Edwin M., who 
m. Sadie M. and had Ellwood and Ella. Edwin M. d. 
10 Oct. I960 at age 50. 

vi . Jemima (Jennie B. ) m. Charles M. Hanley. 
vii. Hesper M., b. 1881; d. 1947; m. (1st) - Waldeman, m. 
(2nd) Fred Siegfried, 
viii. Henry Tyson, b. 4 Feb. 1889; d. 7 Sept. 1946 and bur. 
at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. He was an el- 
ectrician in a steel company in Reading, and he had 
had two enlistments in the Army: from 26 Feb. 1911 
to 25 Feb. 1914 in the Cavalry and from II Dec. 1917 
to I Feb. 1919 as a Cp I. in a training Battalion at 
Fort Dix and Texas. He named Mary Louella Cramp, 
friend, in his will, and she was beneficiary to his 
insurance, which was his total estate. He died in 
her house some fifteen years after the will was 
made. She called herself fiance in her correspond- 
ence with the Veterans Administration. His weighty 
file of veteran's papers reveals little but poor 
hea Ith. 

ix. Helen, a minor in 1907; m. Herbert Potteiger. 

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160. HENRY TYSON CLEAVER, CAPT. U.S.N. (Peter 79, Jonathan 
32, John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born In Reading, Penn- 
sylvania 5 May 1852. He died 9 June 1916 at Portland, Ore- 
gon of cerebral thrombosis, age 64, I month and 5 days. 


He married at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 20 September 1912 Mary 
Deloris Porter, daughter of William and Martha Jane (Taylor) 
Porter. She was born 2 December 1870 in Boise, Idaho and 
died there 24 August 1956. He was age sixty at the time 
of the marriage. She was about age forty-two. There were 
no Chi Idren. (I I9)(504) 

Henry Tyson was a career naval officer. He was admitted 
to the Naval Academy sometime in 1871 and was appointed 
Cadet Engineer I October 1871. He was commissioned as 
Assistant Engineer 13 November 1875 and was sent to duty 
aboard the "Lehigh." He had during his training served 
on the "Saranac" and the "Benicia." His duty In the fol- 
lowing years included sea duty aboard the "Trenton," the 
"Despatch," the "Michigan," "Swatava," "Polos," "Franklin," 
and the "Raleigh." He was with the fleet in the Philip- 
pines during the insurrection from 1899 to 1901 aboard 
the "Yorktown." His promotions came slowly until the Phil- 
ippine duty. He was then made Lieutentant Commander 3 
March 1899 aboard the "Yorktown," and became a Commander 
in 1903 after a professional examination. His commission 
as Captain came after he had retired In 1905, but his duty 
continued from time to time, as he was recalled for Navy 
Yard Inspections In New York and boiler Inspections In 
Barberton, Ohio. He was granted permission to live out- 
side the United States on a year-to-year basis from 1907 
until he went into the Naval Hospital at Yokohama, Japan 
for apoplexy In July 1915. He was returned to the Naval 
Hospital at Mare Island and discharged a year before his 

There were In his career two brushes with naval authority. 
In 1894, while assigned as Passed Assistant Engineer to 
the U.S.S. "Raleigh" at Norfolk, Virginia, he was "absent 
without leave" for a week, and a Court Martial was con- 
vened to try him. He plead guilty, wrote a letter point- 
ing out that no commanding or engineering officers were 
available to testify as to his past service or ability 
and refused defense. The Court sentenced him to suspension 
for a year on furlough pay, with no loss of rank, and "his 
loss of number of the list of Passed Assistant Engineers 
not to exceed four." The Review Board demanded the Court 
to reconvene, citing the inadequacy of the sentence as not 
commensurate with punishment of enlisted men for the same 
offence. Strangely, the Court did reconvene, clarified 
the sentence "without loss of number" - a I ighter sentence. 
Again in 1898 he overstayed a leave, was arrested, and Im- 
mediately restored to duty as Chief Engineer and assigned 


to a Trial Board for the U.S. T. B. "Farragut" at Mare 
Island at the Union Iron Works. But not without a long 
and pious letter from the Secretary of the Navy about con- 
trolllng his drinking. (567) 

It would be interesting to know more of where he resided, 
apparently in the Orient, during his retirement years. His 
extensive naval record reveals little time in this country 
during his career. (504) 

161. JONATHAN M. CLEAVER (Jonathan B. 80, Jonathan 32, 
John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 7 June 1852 in Earl 
Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died there 10 
December 1909. He married 6 May 1876 Maranda Mathias, 
daughter of Daniel and Wilhelmina (Focht) Mathias, who was 
born 25 November 1857 and died 20 April 1900 and is buried 
at Spangsville in Berks County. (I6)(I9)(369) 

Jonathan M. was a farmer with land lying in both Earl and 
Oley Townships and an additional 60-acre woodlot in Earl 
Township. The farm was his birthplace, the homestead he 
purchased from his father in 1878. The Boyertown trolley 
passed through it. He was educated at Oley Academy in 
Friedensburg, served as Township Supervisor, was Census 
Taker in 1900 and was a Republican. (16) 

Child of Jonathan M. Cleaver and Maranda Mathias: 

i. Daniel M. (W), b. 28 June 1879; d. 17 Feb. 1944; m. 
17 Feb. 1903 Sal I ie E. Rothenberger, daughter of 
John H. and Mary Ellen (Kauffman) Rothenberger, who 
was born in Oley in 1884 and died 16 April 1948. 
They had a daughter, E. Marie, who m. Howard Diet- 
rich and had Malcolm H. and Leonard M. Daniel farm- 
ed the homestead. He made his will shortly after 
his father's death, dated 30 Dec. 1909, leaving 
everything to his wife, Sal lie E., with explicit 
instructions to "erect a tombstone on my grave the 
same as is erected upon my father's grave, the cost 
thereof not to be less than Seventy-five Dollars." 


162. ISRAEL CLEAVER, M.D. (George K. 81, Jonathan 32, John 
II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born 26 November 1842 in Berks 
County, Pennsylvania. He died 10 April 1926 at his home 
on 223 South 5th Street, Reading, Pennsylvania. He mar- 
ried Lorena Moore, daughter of Wilson Moore of Clearfield, 
Pennsylvania on 25 October 1866 at the Punxsutawney M.E. 


Church in Clearfield County. Rev. D. Latshaw was the min- 
ister. Lorena was born 8 February 1844 and died 30 Septem- 
ber 1923. They are buried at the Charles Evans Cemetery, 
Reading. ( 16) (I 9) (326) (357) (537) 

Israel started his medical studies in the office of Dr. 
Henry Tyson. He taught school for three years, then en- 
tered the Medical Department of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, where he was graduated in 1863. While in the Un- 
iversity he had also served as a cadet In the Buttonwood 
Military Hospital in Philadelphia, and immediately upon 
graduation he enrolled, 14 March 1863, in the Marine Reg- 
iment of the U.S. Volunteers, where he was appointed as- 
sistant surgeon by Secretary of War Stanton. This Brigade 
was organized to keep the Mississippi River clear of 
bushwhackers and was equipped for both land and river man- 
euvers. He served on the Hospital Steamer "Woodford" and 
the Steamer "B.J. Adams" until his discharge at VIcksburg 
30 January 1865. During a fight at Duck Creek, Tennessee 
26 April 1863, he was thrown upon the pommel of his sad- 
dle, incurring an injury to a testicle that continued to 
trouble him throughout his life - and was a partial basis 
for his request for a pension in 1893. At that time he 
received $6.00 per month, and he complained to the author- 
ities that the pension had been applied for "contrary to 
my desire" by his attorney under the wrong act of 1890. 

Inasmuch as my disabilities were all received while 
in the U.S. service - not since - though largely in- 
creased since, I felt I was entitled to pension under 
the previous enactments whereby my rank would be 
taken into consideration. . .Re lative to the pension 
granted, pardon me for saying it does me much injus- 

Whether or not an Increase was made has been lost. 


After his discharge from the service he practiced medicine 
in Luthersburg in Clearfield County, where he was married. 
They moved to Centre County after a time and stayed there 
until 1871, when he started his practice In Reading. The 
history of the Reading Medical Association (which he wrote) 
shows that he Introduced physical culture and calisthenics 
to the schools, was Inspector for the Pennsylvania Board 
of Health, an Examiner for the Federal Pension Board, Pres- 
ident of the Medical Association, on the managing board of 
the Reading Hospital, was In charge of the Dispensary for 


Tuberculosis, and was on the governing board of the Meth- 
odist Church. The family worshipped at St. Peter's M.E. 
Church. (I6)(326)(357)(379)(423) 

Lorena Cleaver made a wi I I in Reading I September 1920 nam- 
ing her daughter Helen Guthrie Cleaver as executrix. Ap- 
parently the house in which they lived was in her name. 
She directed that it not be sold as long as her husband 
Israel or her daughter Helen Guthrie used it. If either 
of them no longer wished to reside there, the furnitue 
and house were to be sold and the proceeds divided among 
the three children: Helen G., Wilbur Moore and Hattie. A 
special bequest of a mahogany bureau was made to Helen. 


Children of Israel Cleaver and Lorena Moore: 

i. Mildred, b. 16 Mar. 1868; d. 19 Oct. 1872. 
ii. Wilbur Moore, b. 16 Jan. 1870; d. in San Francisco 
in 1954; m. (1st) Grace M. Sumner and had Robert 
Sumner, who m. Bi I I ie - and had Pamela. Wi Ibur m. 
(2nd) Emilie Potter of Puffamburg and moved to New 
York City. Robert Sumner lived in Mountain Lakes, 
iii. Hattie, b. 8 July 1871; d. 21 Oct. 1956; m. F. Free- 
man Boas of Reading, b. 16 Aug. 1862, d. 4 Oct. 
1947, and had (I) Stewart Hoover, who m. Florence 
Stoudt; (2) Frank Cleaver, who m. Minnie -; (3) 
Paul, who m. Helen -; and (4) Ruth, who m. Albert 
Hiester. Hattie and Freeman are burled at Charles 
Evans Cemetery, 
iv. Helen Guthrie, b. I Jan. 1878; made will dated 21 July 
1949 and died 18 Sept. 1950. She was an unmarried 
teacher of music at the Sternberg School of Music 
in Philadelphia until she returned to Reading some- 
time before 1920 to care for her aged parents. She 
apparently continued to teach, with a music studio 
in Reading. Her elaborate will provides the names 
of nieces and nephews who were amply endowed with 
silver, china, jewelry, a piano and library, and 
divided the estate among them. A friend, Jana 
Boyard, was mentioned, and her painting was to be 
returned to her. Stock in the Reading Consumers 
Co-operative Association was to be returned to the 
Association. She arranged cremation and burial 
and asked for no formal service, eulogy or sermon 
by the Episcopal Rector, for which he was to receive 
$25.00 for "committal service." She seems a remark- 
able lady. (I6)(357)(423)(498)(499)(527)(539) 


163. JOHN WESLEY CLEAVER (George K. 81, Jonathan 32, John 
II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Reading, Pennsylvania 
28 December 1852. He died "the last of his family" 2 June 
1934 in Reading. He married I October 1874 at the Coven- 
ant Memorial M.E. Church in Reading Ella Matilda Tyson, 
daughter of John and Mary Alice (Eichorn) Tyson. She was 
born in Reading 25 November 1854 and died there 26 October 
1929. After John's death Ella remarried John Hetrick. 
John Wesley and Ellen are buried at Charles Evans Cemetery. 

( I 42) (423) (500) (505) (527) (537) 

John was a hatter in Reading until 1910, when the hat fin- 
ishing business declined, after which date he called him- 
self janitor, living at 1707 Perkiomen Avenue. His child- 
ren were baptized in the Covenant M.E. Church, and at his 
death he was its oldest member. (371) (423) 

El la M. Cleaver of Reading dated her wi I I 7 May 1929. She 
made a special bequest of clothing and jewelry to her 
daughter Florence, then provided that her house at 1707 
Perkiomen Avenue, as well as the remainder of her estate, 
be left with her husband for his lifetime. She then direc- 
ted that after his death the estate was to be divided 
between three children. C. Raymond was to be paid $200,00; 
the remainder was to be shared equally by George E. and 
Florence. George was named executor. (500) 

Children of John Wesley Cleaver and Ella M. Tyson: 

i. George Edward, b. 31 Dec. 1874; d. 19 Nov. 1964; bapt. 
24 Aug. 1876; m. 23 Apr. 1902 in the Episcopal 
Church in New Brunswick, N.J. Rosina Amelia Stevens, 
daughter of Thomas Endel and Annie (Manning) Stev- 
ens of Plymton, England. Rosina was born 25 July 
1877 in New Brunswick, N.J. and died 5 Oct. 1928 in 
Reading. She was buried in New Brunswick. Their 
children were: (I) Thomas Stevens, b. 19 July 1910; 
(2) Mary Tyson, b. 4 May 1913, d. 2 Sept. 1980 in 
Tampa, Fla., leaving a son, William Cleaver Trout, 
and a daughter, Marilyn Trout. 

ii. Charles Raymond, b. 8 Jan. 1877; d. 1962; bapt. 7 

June 1878; m. Mrs. Katie Gehret Bridegam in Reading 
4 July 1902. There were no children. He was a 
iii. Emily Agnes, b. 23 Mar. 1879; d. 24 Jan. 1880. 

iv. Frank, b. 6 Jan. 1881; d. 18 July 1881. 
V. Alice May, b. 14 Mar. 1882; d. 6 Dec. 1919. 

vi. Marion, b. 14 Mar. 1882; d. 13 Aug. 1882. 


vii. Florence Ella, b. 3 Feb. 1886; d. 27 June 1980 unmar- 
ried. She was responsible for collecting the data 
from family Bibles used herein. 

(371 )(423)(500)(505)(537) 

164. REV. JAMES TYSON CLEAVER (George K. 81, Jonathan 32, 
John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Reading, Pennsyl- 
vania 21 July 1854. He died there 8 April 1907 and is bur- 
ied in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. His tombstone 
there is inscribed "Rev." He is probably the James who 
married 24 December 1879 Emma L. Hoffman at St. Peter's 
Methodist Episcopal Church in Reading. ( 16) (142) (423) (537) 

The Reading City Directories of 1874 through 1877 list 
James as a blacksmith. He later became at various times 
a policeman, a motorman, a pugilist, and finally a preach- 
er, according to family information. (37l)(527) 

Child of James Tyson Cleaver and Emma L. Hoffman: 
(There may have been more) 

i. Ellsworth Lincoln, b. I May 1880, bapt. 26 Dec. 1881 

at St. Peter's M.E. Church, Reading. (423) 

165. ALBERT NEWTON CLEAVER (John Oliver 82, Nathan 33, 
John II, Derrick 3, Peter I) was born in Norwich, Vermont 
25 February 1848. He married I June 1876 Elizabeth K. 
Sayre, daughter of Robert H. and Elizabeth (Smith) Sayre. 


Albert Newton's education was at Sanders' Institute in 
West Philadelphia, and the Eagleswood Military Academy 
at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, after private school education 
at Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe), Pennsylvania. He started 
immediately in the anthracite coa I business, in which his 
father had been a prominent engineer, as a salesman. In 
1869 he moved to Bethlehem in Northampton County, where 
he was Comptroller, then Treasurer of the Bethlehem Steel 
Company and helped organize the Lehigh National Bank. In 
1872 he was Cashier of that bank, and from there he became 
Manager of the coal firm of Linderman, Skeer and Company. 
He next became President of the W.C. Mason Company, coal 
wholesalers, with offices in Hartford, Connecticut and 
New York. He was also President of the Jeansvi Me Iron 
Works, Vice President of the Wilbur Trust Company, Pres- 
ident of the Sayre Mining and Manufacturing Company that 
operated collieries in Alabama. (55)(I88) 


He was a trustee of Lehigh University and St. Lukes Hospi- 
tal, a manager and guarantor of the Bach Choir, organizer 
of Associated Charities of Bethlehem, lay deputy for the 
Bethlehem diocese of the Episcopal Church, a vestryman 
and senior warden of his church and active in the Histori- 
cal Society of Pennsylvania. In his later years he was 
also involved in the administration of the Sayre Trust es- 
tablished by his father-in-law. In 1900 he was listed in 
South Bethlehem with Kate Lavan, age 23 and Mary McFadden, 
age 27 listed as sisters. Mary was born in Ireland. Ex- 
actly what their relationship was is unknown. Apparently 
there were no children. (55) (I 88) (536) 

166. JOHN G. CLEAVER (Jonathan R. 83, Derrick 34, John II, 
Derrick 3, Peter I) was born about 1843, probably in the 
village of Friendenburg, Oley Township, Berks County. He 
died before 1890, when his wife was listed as widow in the 
Reading City Directory. He married at the Ebenezer M.E. 
Church in Reading 6 March 1873 Amanda Dippery, who was born 
in 1852 and died in 1926. They were both then of Reading. 
She is buried in Charles Evans Cemetery. 

(I42)(37l )(393)(537) 

John G. first appeared in the Reading City Directory as a 
clerk in 1869, living in the City Hotel. He called himself 
salesman in 1872 and had moved to the Keystone House. In 
1874 and 5 Delp and Cleaver were listed as purveyors of 
groceries, dry goods and queensware. His widow lived on 
Pine Street in 1890. He was selected to administer his 
father's estate, along with his mother and his sister Han- 
nah. The final transaction for this affair in 1892 was 
completed by Hannah, who was the only survivor. (37l)(394) 

Children of John G. Cleaver and Amanda Dippery: 

i. Sal lie Maude, b. 4 Oct. 1873; she was a clerk living 

with her widowed mother at 842 McKnight Street, Read- 
ing in 1900, and she called herself retoucher in 
ii. Blanche, b. 5 Sept. 1875; m. 14 Dec. 1899 Frank B. 
Shalters, son of Frank B. and Ellen of Reading, 
iii. Charles R., b. 16 August 1878; d. 7 Feb. 1914 and is 
buried in Charles Evans Cemetery. 

There may have been more children. These children were 
baptized at Ebenezer M.E. Church 20 Nov. 1877. 



167. WILLIAM LAMBERT CLEAVER (Thomas 84, Isaac 35, Peter 
12, John 4, Peter I) was born in Salem, New Jersey 23 Sep- 
tember 1819. He died at Milwaukee, Wisconsin of spinal 
meningitis 4 July 1873 and is buried there at the Forest 
Home Cemetery. He was married, first, in Salem I July 
1840 by Alexander Heberton, Presbyterian minister, to Ann 
Weatherby Sheppard, the daughter of Robert R. and Phoebe 
(Weatherby). Ann was born I September 1819 and died at 
Salem in the Homestead on Union Street of consumption 18 
December 1850. She is buried in the Presbyterian grave- 
yard in Salem. William Lambert married, second, 3 April 
1854 Hannah Ogden Harris, the daughter of Ephraim and Abi- 
gail (Howell) Harris of Sayres Neck near Cedarville, Cum- 
berland County, New Jersey, by a Presbyterian minister. 
Rev. John A. Annion. Hannah was born at Sayres Neck 25 
June 1831 and was teaching in Bridgeton, New Jersey at the 
time of her marriage. She died in Milwauke of consumption 
12 March 1873 and is buried at Forest Home Cemetery. 


William Lambert's career was varied. He started at age 10 
as penny post (or letter carrier) for Salem. His school 
ended at age 14 when he started keeping books and attending 
shop for a butcher. He became a partner in a butchering 
firm in 1840 at age 21, but retired because of poor health. 
He was a carpenter until 1850, when he became a clerk for 
the Court at Salem. In 1853 he moved to Washington, D.C. 
as clerk for the pension office. In 1857 he was transfer- 
red to Milwaukee as Deputy to the Clerk of the Circuit 
Court. He died at age 54. He is the author of the compila- 
tion of the Delaware branch of the family, reference (248). 


Children of William Lambert Cleaver and Ann Sheppard: 

i. Robert Bennett, b. 29 May 1841 at Salem; d. II July 
1841 and is buried with his sister Mary and his 
mother in Salem, 
ii. John Lawson, b. 26 June 1842 in Salem; m. in Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 29 July 1867 at the Presbyterian Church 
Rosa Parker, daughter of Joseph D. and Mary D. Par- 
ker of Nashville. Rosa was born in Clinton, Ky. 16 
May 1847. They lived in Nashville for a year, moved 
to Milwaukee, where John worked with his father, 
then homesteaded in Nebraska. They had three child- 
ren: (I) Mary Florence, b. 29 May 1868 in Edgefield, 
Tenn.; (2) Alice Eliza, b. II Apr. 1870 in Racine, 
Wis.; and (3) Nellie Barker Cleaver, b. in Milwau- 
kee 6 July 1871 . 


ili. Thomas Jefferson, b. 17 Dec. 1844 at Salem; m. 29 

Feb. 1872 at Beloit, Wis. Mrs. Ann (Coleman) Smith, 
who was born in England. They homesteaded in Neb- 
raska on a farm adjoining his brother until 1883, 
when he started the weekly Harlem County Press at 
Orleans, Neb. In 1884 they had no children, 
iv. Elizabeth Padgett, b. 21 Sept. 1846 at Salem; d. 13 
Mar. 1901 in Wis.; m. (1st) in Milwaukee 21 Apr. 
1864 by Rev. Town, D.D., Presbyterian minister, 
Albert Lyman Wright, son of Lyman and Susan of Mil- 
waukee. They had: (I) Elbert Lawson and (2) Adella. 
She m. (2nd) 17 July 1873 by Rev. C.P. Nichols of 
Imanuel Presbyterian Church George L. Ridsdale. 
They had (3) Edgar, who d. an infant, (4) Edith, 
b. 1888, (5) Millard, b. 1890, (6) Jesse, b. 1896, 
d. before 1901, and (7) Elizabeth, who d. an infant. 
V. Mary Sheppard, b. 23 June 1848 at Salem; d. there 16 
Feb. 1849. 

Children of William Lambert Cleaver and Hannah Ogden Harris: 

vi. William Harris, b. 28 June 1855 in Washington, D.C.; 
d. in Milwaukee 5 Sept. 1872 of typhoid fever, 
vli. Hannah Howell, b. 31 Jan. 1857 in Washington, D.C.; 
d. in Milwaukee 23 Aug. 1858 and is bur. at Forest 
Hi I I . 
viii. Edgar Howard, b. 22 Aug. I860 in Milwaukee; d. 13 
Apr. 1940. 
ix. Emma Osborn, M.D., b. 5 May 1862 in Milwaukee; m. Dr. 
Frederick Parrot in Shanghai. After her graduation 
from Woman's College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 
in 1895, she practiced medicine in Reading, Pa., 
where she is listed in 1896 and 1897. She then be- 
came a medical missionary at the Margaret William- 
son Hospital in China. He was in charge of the Brit- 
ish American Bible Society. They lived in Kobl. 
The Margaret Williamson Hospital was apparently not 
a Presbyterian Mission. The Presbyterian Historical 
Society has no record of it. 
X. Edgar Ewing, b. 26 Aug. 1864 in Milwaukee. 
xi. Rachel Lambert, b. 28 June 1866 in Milwaukee; d. I 
June 1871 . 
xii. Ephraim Harris, b. 17 Jan. 1873 in Milwaukee; d. 

there 17 Feb. 1873. (248) (371 ) (473) 

168. JOHN CLEAVER (Isaac 85, John 36, Peter 12, John 4, 
Peter I) was born in New Castle County, Delaware II May 
1827. He died 3 February 1898 near Smyrna, Delaware and is 


buried at the Hickory Grove Cemetery. He married 4 March 
1849 Ann Grose, daughter of Jacob and Betsy Grose, as re- 
ported in the newspapers Delaware Gazette, Delaware State 
Journal and the Blue Hen's Chickens. (59) (248) (254) 

Children of John Cleaver and Ann Grose (order uncertain): 

i. James McMullen, b. ca . 1850; d. 23 Aug. 1914; m. 
(1st) 10 May 1876 Mary Jane Eaton, who d. 22 July 
1906. They had four children: (I) Frederick, who 
d. at 4-1/2 mos.; (2) Edna Mitchel, b. I Sept. 
1879, who m. George Jacob Beuhm(?); (3) Russel 
Frank, b. 24 July 1892, who m. Grace Mary Bignear; 
(4) Earl Cummons, b. 13 Sept. 1898. James M. m. 
a second time, 
ii. Alfred, m. Mrs. Jane (or John) Ingram 10 Jan. 1894. 
They had: (I) Israel, b. 23 Nov. 1894; (2) Glen 
John, b. 22 Sept. 1896. 

lii. Susan Leona, m. James H. A! free. They had: ( I ) Clara 
Ann, b. 26 May 1875; (2) William Franklin, b. 2 
Nov. 1876, d. II Aug. 1886; (3) Letitia Viola, b. 
30 Jan. 1878; (4) John Henry, b. 16 Apr. 1879; (5) 
Elsie May, b. 28 Jan. 1881; (6) Matilda Francinia, 
b. 13 Apr. 1883; (7) James Clarence, b. 23 June 
1886, d. 10 Sept. 1886; (8) Susan Leona, b. 3 Sept. 
1887; (9) Maud Buggs, b. 2 May 1889, d. 22 Nov. 
1895; (10) Laura Gould, b. 9 Oct. 1891, d. 24 Feb. 
iv. Henry Clay (Harry), m. 29 Nov. 1894 Alice Millman. 

They had William Henry, b. 17 Apr. 1896. 
V. Walter Fredus, m. Elizabeth Hoi let 18 Mar. 1890. 

She d. 23 Sept. 1900 and is buried at Hickory Grove 
Cemetery. They had: (I) Letitia May, b. 6 May 
1891; (2) Nellie Elizabeth, b. 18 Oct. 1893; (3) 
Walter Eli, b. 4 July 1896. 
vi. Ewell, m. 27 Feb. 1894 Mrs. Ann Boyce. 

vii. Jane (Jennie Ann), m. 13 Dec. 1893 John R. Robinson. 
They had: Emma Lydia, b. 22 Sept. 1895. 
viii. Letitia V., m. William Kennedy Price, 2 or 23 Mar. 

1878. They had: (I) Mary Reybold, b. II Feb. 1879, 
d. 25 July 1879; (2) Howard, b. 21 Feb. 1880, d. 
21 Sept. 1880; (3) Alida A., b. 8 Feb. 1882; (4) 
Miriam Bryan, b. 24 Aug. 1889. (248) 

169. WILLIAM S. CLEAVER (Isaac 85, John 36, Peter 12, John 
4, Peter I) was born in New Castle County, Delaware 2 Feb- 
ruary 1829. He died 7 October 1897 near Mt. Pleasant, 
Delaware and is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery. He mar- 



rled Mary L. Grier, daughter of William and Rebecca Grier. 
She was born 27 September 1833 and died suddenly of apop- 
lexy 26 April 1894 and, too, is buried at Hickory Grove. 
In 1880 William was a farmer in St. George's Hundred with 
two black laborers and a white "servant." (248) (432) (581 ) 

Children of William S. Cleaver and Mary Grier: 

i. Alfred, b. ca . 1856; m. 18 Nov. 1885 Lucy Wadsley of 
Kent Co. at Asbury M.E. Church, 
ii. Mary Emma, b. about 1862. 
iii. Rebecca G., b. about 1864. 
iv. Eugene, b. about 1865. 
V. Ida, b. about 1871. (248) (254) (58 1) 

170. PETER CLEAVER (Isaac 85, John 36, Peter 12, John 4, 
Peter I) was born in New Castle County, Delaware 24 July 
1830. He died 17 August 1904 at Delaware City, Delaware 
and is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery. He married 5 
April 1856 near Smyrna, Delaware Sarah Cochran, the daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Eliza Cochran. She was born in Kent 
County 24 May 1838 and died 26 June 1922 at age 84. 


Peter farmed with his father until age 25, then leased a 
farm in Cecil County, Maryland for three years. He then 
leased 178 acres near St. George's, Red Lion Hundred, which 
he eventually purchased some twenty-eight years later. In 
1890 he retired and moved to Delaware City. In 1900 he and 
Sarah and his daughter "Lizzie," probably Eliza, were there. 
He was a Republican and Superintendent of the M.E. Church 
Sunday School . (59) 

Children of Peter Cleaver and Sarah Cochran: 

i. Emma, b. I Feb. 1857; m. 21 Nov. 1878 at Red Lion 
Hundred James H. Batten, who was b. 25 May 1851. 
They had: (I) Clarence, (2) Harold, (3) Harriet, 
(4) Laura and (5) Henry, and were members of the 
M.E. Church, 
ii. Eliza, b. 15 Aug. 1858; m. May 1881 Alfred J. David- 
son. They had: (I) Bessie, who m. R. Cooling Haman; 
(2) Corbit, who m. Margaret Cann; (3) Lee, who m. 
Mabel Jones; (4) Alfred, who m. Clara Stafford; 
and (5) Fred, who m. Helen N. Hayes, 
iii. Hannah C, b. 23 July I860; m. 9 Dec. 1885 Edward 
M. Hance. They had: Eleanor, who m. Claud Edward 
Lester and had 2 children. 


iv. Clara J., b. 29 Nov. 1862; d. 28 Feb. 1895; m. Nov. 
1884 William Silver, postmaster of Red Lion. They 
had: (I) Sarah Edna, who m. Preston Newbold and had 
six children; (2) William Frank, who m. Hazel Pearl 
Bittle and had two children. 
V. Francis (Frank), b. 2 Mar. 1864; m. Fannie Gray, who 
d. 25 Oct. 1924. He farmed the homestead, 
vi. Elizabeth I^., b. 7 June 1865; she was living with 
her parents, unmarried, in 1900. 
vii. Caroline D., b. 28 Dec. 1869, d. 8 Aug. 1870. 
vii. Georgiana S., d. 18 Apr. 1878 at age 3 years, 9 mos. 
and II days. (59) (248) (432) (580) 

171. ISAAC CLEAVER (Isaac 85, John 36, Peter 12, John 4, 
Peter I) was born in New Castle County, Delaware 26 April 
1836. He died I April 1918 at his home in Kennedyvi I le, 
Maryland and is buried near Sud I ersvi I I e, Maryland. He 
married Elizabeth Bennett, daughter of William and Mary 
(Robinson) Bennett. Elizabeth died 30 May 1926 and is bur- 
ied with her husband. Her father was born in England. In 
1880 they had a farm in St. Georges Hundred. 

Children of Isaac Cleaver and Elizabeth Bennett: 

Oliver H., b. II May 1862; m. Hattie 0. Webb. 
Maggie, b. 23 Sept. 1863; m. Samuel W. Webb, 
lii. Jane, b. 2 Nov. 1865; m. James H. Webb, 
iv. William B., b. 6 Aug. 1868; m. 21 Jan. 1903 Maud(?) 

B. Davis, daughter of Cornelius Davis. 
V. Mollie, b. 29 Aug. 1870; d. 13 June 1871. (248)(58l) 

172. GEORGE CLEAVER (Peter 86, John 36, Peter 12, John 4, 
Peter I) was born in New Castle County, Delaware about 
1831. He died in Chesapeake City, Maryland. He married 
19 February 1857 at Mount Vernon Farm, Delaware, Elizabeth 
Cazier, as reported in the Delaware Republican. She died 
21 January 1859 at age 28 and is buried in the Wilmington 
and Brandywine Cemetery in Wilmington. (248) (432) 

173. MARK MILLER CLEAVER (Peter 86, John 36, Peter 12, 
John 4, Peter I) was born near Port Penn, Delaware 1st 
month 3, 1835. He died in Wilmington, Delaware 24 March 
1917 and is buried in the Wilmington and Brandywine Cem- 
etery in Wilmington. He married, first, 26 May 1858 at 
Wilmington Mary Anna Guthrie. She died 29 July 1895 and 
is buried in the Episcopal Cemetery in Wilmington. His 
second wife, Fannie E. -, survived him and was provided for 
in his will. (252) (430) (431 ) (432) (433) 


Mark was elected to the Board of Directors of the New Cas- 
tle Mutual Insurance Company In Wilmington I May 1871 and 
served the Board for forty-six years until his death at age 
82. He was Secretary and Treasurer in 1879, and on 13 
November 1899 he was elected President of the company. He 
was Treasurer of New Castle County in 1873 and 1874, was 
one of three Commissioners of Wilmington in 1874 when the 
city was organized, was a member of the Wilmington Institute 
in 1888 (the library) and was Treasurer of the Historical 
Society of Delaware. He wrote a paper for that Society 
on the life of Commodore Jacob Jones which was published 
in the Society journal. His summary of his ancestry was 
used in this compilation. ( I 96) (434) (435) 

Samuel G. Cleaver, his son, was named Trustee and Executor 
of his will dated 25 March 1915, and letters were issued 
5 April 1917. The will established a trust fund to pro- 
vide $700.00 per year in interest as an income for his 
widow, Fannie E. She was to have use of the house and 
furnishings at 803 Jackson Street if she wished to live 
there. The mortgage on the house was either to be repaid 
or the interest on it provided with taxes without cost to 
Fannie. If she preferred to move, one third of the pro- 
ceeds from the sale of the house was to be added to the 
trust funds to provide additional income. The amount of 
the trust and any other property was to be divided at Fan- 
nie's death, one part for Samuel G., the son, and the other 
part to be held in trust by Samuel, who was to pay the 
interest to his sister, Maria G. Fisher, during her life- 
time. On Maria's death the principal was to be divided 
among her children. The petition for the administration 
shows that Mark had $20,000 of property in addition to the 
encumbered house. (430) 

Children of Mark M. Cleaver and Mary Anna Guthrie: 

i. Maria G. (J.), b. about I860; m. - Fisher. They had a 
son. Will iam Gau It. 
ii. Samuel Guthrie, b. about 1868, d. 19 June 1928; m. 

Georgianne Hayes. They had one son, Mark M., II, 
who married Janette Warriner. Mark II was b. 20 
Nov. 1904 and d. in 1958. Janette (Warriner) Cleav- 
er kindly furnished valuable information to this 
compilation. Samuel followed in his father's foot- 
steps as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and 
finally President of the New Castle Mutual Insurance 
Company. (430) (431 ) (434) (581 ) 


174. THOMAS J. CLEAVER (Peter 86, John 36, Peter 12, John 
4, Peter I) was born in New Castle County, Delaware 15 
December 1836. He married 12 January 1862 Cornelia H. 
Karsner, daughter of Daniel and Eleanor Karsner. (I92)(252) 

Thomas left his father's farm in Cecil County at age 21, 
returned to New Castle, attended school for a year and be- 
came a clerk in a country store. He had had previous 
schooling in New Castle Academy. In 1858 he moved to 
Chesapeake City, Maryland as a clerk in the collector's of- 
fice of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. He became Col- 
lector and then Superintendent of the Canal in June of 
1896. He was also part owner of two tugs and three barges 
that operated out of the port at Chesapeake City. He was 
a Presbyterian. (192) 

Children of Thomas J. Cleaver and Cornelia Karsner: 

Two children died in infancy. 

iii. Harry Archer, M.D. attended Chester Military Academy, 
Wesleyan University, Columbia College in N.Y. and 
the Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania, 
where he graduated in 1895. He was in the service 
during World War I, and in 1922 was in practice in 
Wilmington. (I92)(379) 

175. GEORGE G. CLEAVER (John 87, William 37, Peter 12, 
John 4, Peter I) was born in New Castle County, Delaware 
28 August 1823. He died, according to h I s tombstone, 26 
February 1880 and is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery. He 
married 29 January 1845 Elizabeth Hansen, daughter of 
Peter and Rachel Hansen, who was born 23 December 1825 and 
died 9 July 1909 and, too, is buried at Hickory Grove near 
Port Penn. There is a record of letters of administration 
for George's estate being issued to his son John A. 15 July 
1891 which indicate no particular urgency in settling the 
affairs or , since bond was only set at $50.00, perhaps 
most affairs had previously been arranged. (248) (432) (44 I ) 

George was a farmer in St. Georges Hundred. In I860 his 
land was valued at $18,000, and he had besides his large 
family a private school teacher, a domestic servant and 
an Irish farm laborer in his household. (257) 

Children of George G. (sometimes C.) Cleaver and Elizabeth 
Hansen : 

i. Cora R. , b. 28 Sept. 1845; m. 2 Apr. 1873 John Diament. 
They had (I) George, b. 28 Feb. 1874 and (2) John 
Cleaver Diament, b. 23 Jan. 1881, who m. Susan Peck. 



John Aldis, b. 8 Sept. 1847; d. I Mar. 1923 in Mld- 
dletown; m. (1st) Martha Burgess 23 Feb. 1871. Mar- 
tha was b. 12 Oct. 1847 and d. 12 Dec. 1911. Both 
are buried at Hickory Grove. John m. (2nd) Rebecca 
Brown. John A. and Martha B. had: (I) John D., b. 
2 Nov. 1871; (2) Gilbert Boardman, b. 8 Sept. 1873 
and d. 27 Mar. 1895; (3) Hattle Burgess, b. 27 July 
1878; (4) Marian Elizabeth, b. 23 Sept. 1880, who m. 
Wi I I iam H. Grier of Middletown; and (5) Wi I I iam 
Bright, b. 5 Aug. 1882. 

Julius George, b. 15 July 1849; his tombstone at Hick- 
ory Grove had no death date when read in the 1930s. 
He m. (1st) 27 Apr. 1871 Emma Burgess, sister of 
Martha, who was b. 31 July 1846 and d. 20 Sept. 
1889. Julius then m. (2nd) Annie Green at the 
bride's home near McDonough, Del. 10 Feb. 1892. 
Julius and Emma had eleven children: (I) Charles 
Raymond, b. 17 Mar. 1872, d. 7 Mar. 1886; (2) Elsie 
L. , m. Isaac Green; (3) Elwood B., m. Iradella Fo- 
shell 19 Jan. 1898 and had Myrtle and Helen; (4) 
Nora R., m. Howard D. Rat ledge and had Bertha Eliz- 
abeth and Dorothy; (5) John Elliott, m. Bertie Good- 
en; (6) Lillian E. , m. Ernest M. Ratledge and had 
Earnest; (7) Julian G., b. 16 Oct. 1882, m. Esther 
Davis, b. II Oct. 1886 and had Marjorie Maud and 
Harry Stewart; (8) Harry Stewart, b. 18 Dec. 1883, 
d. 17 June 1904; (9) Clarence B. ; (10) Norman; (II) 
Cora Irene, m. John C. Diehl and had Elizabeth Cleav- 
er, John Cleaver, Norman William Diehl. Julius 
George from his second marriage with Annie Green 
had: (12) Gilbert Lester, b. 8 June 1894, m. Gladys 
Pollil and had Mary Ann; (13) Isaac Green, m. Nora 
Lavina Robinson and had Fred R.; (14) Clyde Grose, 
b. 19 Feb. 1898, d. age 20; (15) Helen Eliza, m. 
George Parker Crossland and had Anna Hilda; (16) 
Bessie Gooden; (17) Hilda May; (18) Anna Florence. 

Edgar Hansen, b. 20 July 1851; d. 21 May 1861. 
V. Marian Elizabeth, b. 6 Feb. 1853; d. 21 Sept. 1880 
at Townsend, Del.; m. 3 July 1879 Samuel Bouchell. 

Charles Alphus, b. 24 Feb. 1856; m. 6 Apr. 1876 Let- 
t1tia Van Heckle. They had: (I) Bertha C; (2) 
Ormsby J.H., b. Dec. 1878; (3) Charles Barrett, b. 
May 1881, who m. Armine Nixon Hart Murray, dau. of 
Charles and Ella (Pechin) Murray and had Charles B. 
Jr. and Dorothy C. Neff. Armine d. 22 Nov. 1967. 
Charles Barrett d. 30 June 1970. (4) George H. , b. 
Apr. 1883; (5) Margaret M., b. May 1885; (6) Fredus 
v., b. Sept. 1886. In 1900 the family lived at 



2219 22nd St., Phi ladelphia. 
vli. Laura Jane, b. 31 Mar. 1857; d. 12 Apr. 1910; m. 13 
Nov. 1879 David Steel man. Their children were: (I) 
Henry Cleaver and (2) Herbert. 

viii. William Clayton, b. 20 July I860; m. I Oct. 1879 Liz- 
zie Keen. Their children were: (I) Roy; (2) Chance; 
(3) Viola; (4) William Hamilton; (5) Beulah; (6) 
Malcolm Burgess; (7) Alonzo Lee, who d. 17 May 
1953, the Manager of the West Chester Daily News. 
His wife was Grace Money, and they had Suzanne Les- 
sig and Gladys; (8) Aldice John of Baltimore and 
(9) Ashton G. of Auburn, N.J. The children's births 
are listed in Kelso Methodist records, 
ix. Frank Leslie, b. 20 July I860; m. 10 June 1882 Annie 
Oliver. Their children were: (I) Robert; (2) Liz- 
zie; (3) Beatrice. 
X. Emma H., b. 22 Jan. 1863; m. 3 Jan. 1884 William A. 
Davidson. They had: (I) Alice A.; (2) Bernice E. ; 
(3) Mi Idred H. 
xi. Alida A., b. 17 May 1865; m. 26 Jan. 1888 George N. 
Burgess. He was a brother to the sisters who m. 
John Aldis and Julius. Their children were: (I) 
Reba and (2) Emma Nicholas. 
xii. Harry (Harris C), b. 22 Feb. 1867 in Delaware City, 
Del.; d. 6 June 1949 at home of his daughter, Mrs. 
Guy Chi I las of Mil I town. Pa. ; m. Mary Ella Mason, 
who was b. Aug. 1869 and predeceased him. Their 
children were: (I) Lillian M. , b. Dec. 1889; (2) 
Charles M., b. June 1891; (3) Warren F., b. July 
1892; (4) Edith C, b. Mar. 1897 and (5) Raymond D., 
b. Oct. 1899. In 1900 the family resided in Sharon 
Hill, Delaware Co., Pa. 

xiii. Fannie Garrison, b. 30 Aug. 1865; d. 27 July 1869. 


176. WILLIAM A. CLEAVER (John 87, William 37, Peter 12, 
John 4, Peter I) was born in St. Georges Hundred, New 
Castle County, Delaware 5 December 1825. He died 6 April 
1899 at his home in Wilmington, Delaware of typhoid fever 
and is buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery. He married 7 
January 1862 Lafonse Bowman, daughter of William and Ann 
Bowman. She was born about 1834 and died 17 February 1927 
in Wilmington in her 94th year. She, too, is buried at 
Hickory Grove. She is called Alfonse in some records, and 
tombstones of some of her children read "A.B." (248)(432) 

We do not know what William's occupation was in Wilmington. 


Children of William A. Cleaver and Lafonse Bowman: 

Howard Bowman, b. II Oct. 1862; d. 14 Apr. 1865. 

Walter, b. 4 Feb. 1864; d. 18 Apr. 1865. 
iii. Sidney John, b. 12 Nov. 1865; d. 14 May 1901 in Wil- 
mington of consumption. He is buried at Hickory 
Grove Cemetery. 

Nellie Emma Frances, m. 30 June 1903 at 1802 Race 
Street, Philadelphia, Dr. Frank H. Dinsmoor from 
Keen, New Hampshire. A son. Dr. Harry Cleaver Dins- 
moor, was born 22 Apr. 1904. He m. Ernestine Adele 

I V 


Strehle in 1929. 
Cornelius Delaware, 
fever 8 Nov. 1901 
at Hickory Grove. 

b. 13 Dec. 1875; d. of typhoid 
at Columbia, B.C. He is buried 


177. JOSEPH L. CLEAVER (Joseph 88, William 37, Peter 12, 
John 4, Peter I) was born in Port Penn, Delaware 8 July 
1833. He died in his Delaware City residence 15 November 
1909 after a "lingering illness, brain trouble." He mar- 
ried "within the year," according to the I860 census, Jo- 
sephine Reybold, who was born 6 September 1838 and died at 
the home of her daughter, Katie Gillingham, "a few miles 
below Washington, D.C." 22 February 1916. Both Joseph and 
Josephine are buried at St. Georges Presbyterian Cemetery 
in the family plot. (248) (257) (318) (432) 

Joseph entered Delaware College at Newark 31 August 1853, 
and after examination by the teachers, was admitted to the 
Junior Scientific class with a "condition" for a deficien- 
cy in algebra. In 1950 a part of a diary was found and 
published by the University of Delaware's librarian and 
archivist, William Ditto Lewis, citing the extraordinary 
maturity and ability exhibited by it. The manuscript was 
exhibited in 1953, the centenary of his matriculation, 
along with an enlarged copy of a daguerreotype taken while 
he was a student. The document reveals not only the man- 
ner and methods of education of the time, but some of the 
physical problems of the student, with rickety chimneys, 
smoky unreliable coal stoves in the rooms, smoking lamps 
and drafty halls. The Athenean Literary Society seemed 
to play a larger part in the educational process than the 
formal lectures. They had the better library. Debates 
and compositions and declamations were scheduled weekly, 
and serious preparation and participation seemed to be 
the rule. Joseph's diary shows a timidity at the outset, 
growing into an "elder statesman" role toward the end. 
He served two terms as secretary, one as president, was 


often called upon to "pinch hit" in debates, and was elect- 
ed the first official critic of the Society. There were 
the usual col lege pranks, such as chickens in the bel I tow- 
er and the age-old town-gown brawls in the town, the de- 
fiant "smoking of segars In view of the Faculty," and 
long "after lights" discussions of religion and politics, 
but the general tenure of the debates and oratorical sub- 
jects was remarkable. They ranged from "Should the United 
States endeavor to propogate their principles otherwise 
than by example?" to "Does the system of modern warfare 
indicate any progress of civilization?" to "Should bonds 
and mortgages be taxed?" to "Should ingress of Catholics 
to the country be prohibited by law?" An interest in 
music and art was started, and at one point Joseph started 
teaching himself the flute. The diary lists a tremendous 
number of books "drawn" from the Society and devoured. And 
each Sunday the Text for the sermon was quoted. Chapel was 
a compulsory part of the curriculum, but seemed no hard- 
ship. (3I8)(3I9) 

Joseph is listed as graduating as Ph.B. in 1856. He 
then went to work as "assistant-general" in his father's 
store. He ultimately inherited the four-hundred-acre farm 
and the store. His brothers seemed to have taken to the 
banking and shipping interests from their father's enter- 
prises. In 1870 the census evaluated Joseph's farm at 
$40,000 and his establishment had one white and one black 
domestic and four black farm laborers. About two years be- 
fore his death he retired to Delaware City. 


Children of Joseph L. Cleaver and Josephine Reybold: 

I. Caroline Reybold, b. about 1861; m. 23 Oct. 1890 I.W. 
Cleaver Parker, son of William and Rachel (Cleaver) 
Parker, a second cousin. They moved to Onieda, 
li. Catherine Whitby (Katie), b. about 1862; m. 29 Apr. 

1897, Rev. Oscar Gill Ingham of Port Penn Presbyter- 
ian Church. He was b. 3 Feb. 1868, son of Smith P. 
and Margaret C. (Scarborough) Gil I Ingham, and was a 
graudate of Princeton Theological Seminary. They 
were married by Prof. J.B. Kendall of Lincoln Univ- 
ersity, Chester County, Pa., assisted by Rev. Sam- 
uel C. Wasson of Churchville, Md. Rev. Gil I Ingham 
d. In Germantown where he was pastor 25 Mar. 1926. 
He Is burled in Oxford, Pa. 
ill. Natalie Baynard, b. 22 Mar. 1864; d. 6 Mar. 1878. 



iv. Philip R. , M.D., b. about 1867; graduated from Medico 
Churgical College, Philadelphia 10 Apr. 1890; start- 
ed practice in Philadelphia; m. (1st) Mary Malone, 
dau. of John K. and Sarah H. Malone, who d. 7 Feb. 
1923 at Johnstown, Pa.; m. (2nd) Mary A. Matteus, 
27 Nov. 1924 at Johnstown. ( I 38) (248) (41 I ) (432) 

178. JEFFERSON HENRY CLEAVER (George G. 89, William 37, Pe- 
ter 12, John 4, Peter I) was born in New Castle County, 
Delaware, probably at Red Lion, 12 January 1857. He died 
at his home in Wilmington 8 June 1920. He married 15 Feb- 
ruary 1894 at her father's house in Chester, Pennsylvania, 
Ada Van Lear McCal I , who died 10 November 1945 at age 86. 


Jefferson Henry was listed as a store keeper living with 
his mother in 1870, but by 1880 he lived in Wilmington and 
called himself clerk. In 1890 he was the President of 
Cleaver and Hearn Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer 
of stoves. He apparently was well-established before his 
marriage at age forty-one. (253) (258) 

Children of Jefferson Henry Cleaver and Ada Van Lear 
McCa I I : 

i. Henry Paul, b. Wilmington 29 Nov. 1894; m. Hannah 

Yarnel I of Swarthmore, Pa. He became Production 
Manager of Fuller Brush Co. and resided in Hart- 
ford, Conn. 
li. Charles VanLear, b. 20 Jan. 1896; bapt. in Central 

Presbyterian Church 19 Mar. 1896; m. 4 June 1921 
Ella Frederick of Centervi I le, Md., daughter of 
John and Elizabeth. After service in the Submarine 
Patrol which interrupted study in the University 
of Delaware, Charles entered I.N. Eaton Co., a 
plumbing and heating company. When it reorganized 
in 1929, he became Secretary and Treasurer. He 
was a Republican, a Presbyterian and active in the 
Masonic lodges. (248) (254) (31 7) 

179. WILLIAM CLEAVER (William 91, William 37, Peter 12, 
John 4, Peter I) was born 25 December 1829 in New Castle 
County, Delaware. He died 20 September 1894 at Onieda, 
Florida. He married, first, Elizabeth Cleaver, daughter 
of Isaac and Priscllla (Murphy) Cleaver, his first cousin. 
She was born 21 February 1832 and died in Lake Jessup, 
Florida 18 September 1877 and is burled in the Methodist 
Graveyard there. The bodies of both William and Elizabeth 


were removed and returned to Hickory Grove Cemetery 24 
February 1896. William married, second, Elizabeth Boyd, 
daughter of John Boyd and sister to his brother's wife, 
Mary Ann, 16 October 1890 at his brother's house in Dela- 
ware. She was born in 1834 and died in 1919 and is bur- 
ied at Hickory Grove. They returned to Onieda, Florida. 


In I860 William was a farmer, living on a farm which he 
did not own, but he had five black laborers employed. 


Chi Id of Wi I I iam Cleaver and El izabeth Cleaver: 

i. John, b. about 1857 or 8; m. in Florida I May 1893 - 

Patterson. They had one daughter, Elizabeth, b. Dec. 
1893. (248) 

180. ISAAC S. CLEAVER (William 91, William 37, Peter 12, 
John 4, Peter I) was born near Port Penn, Delaware 24 Dec- 
ember 1829. He died 2 September 1899. He married 15 May 
1856 Mary A. Boyd, daughter of John Boyd of McDonough, 
Delaware. She was born 7 November 1830 and died at Dela- 
ware City 31 May 1895. (248)(432) 

Isaac was a farmer in Port Penn, St. Georges Hundred, with 
a farm valued at $20,000 in 1870. He employed then one 
white and three black farm laborers. A strange will was 
filed in Philadelphia by Mary A.B. Cleaver, dated 5 Sep- 
tember 1892, which directed all her possessions after debts 
be held in trust by Thomas McD. Janvier of 41st Street, 
West Philadelphia and Wilmington as executor. He was to 
invest in order to provide income for her husband Isaac S., 
except that none of the income could be "alienated or dis- 
posed of" to satisfy his bankruptcy. In event of Isaac's 
death, the children were to receive proceeds. Apparently 
Isaac had given all his property to her in July of 1892, 
probably to forestall losing it in bankruptcy. 


Children of Isaac S. Cleaver and Mary A. Boyd: 

I. Mary Stilley, b. about 1858; d. Duluth, Minn. 2 Jan. 
1918; m. 29 Jan. 1890 J.F. Gordon at her father's 
home by Rev. Sawyer. They moved to Duluth, Min- 
nesota and had: (I) Dorothy, who m. Arthur Sundeen 
at Duluth; (2) Juliet Philips, and (3) Joseph Reed, 
ii. Emma, b. about I860; m. Abram Vandegrift, son of 


Leonard George and Hester, at Port Penn by Rev. S. 
G. Boardman, 14 Feb. 1883. They had: (I) Mary Hes- 
ter, (2) Julia, (3) Rachel L. , (4) Alan, (5) Ellen 
E. and (6) Mildred Boyd. Abram d. 7 Feb. 1932 in 
Pablo, Montana. 
iii. Boyd Reed, b. 27 July 1861; d. at Colorado Springs, 
Colo. 15 Mar. 1915, and his body was returned to 
Hickory Grove; m. 31 Oct. 1893 at Port Penn Pres- 
byterian Church, Lillian Harmer. There were no 
ch i I dren . 
iv. Julia F., b. about 1866; m. 14 Feb. 1883 Hiram D. 
Griffith in Port Penn Presbyterian Church. They 
had (I) Hiram D. and (2) Margaret, who died at age 
14. (248)(259)(432) 

181. EDMUND D. CLEAVER (William 91, William 37, Peter 12, 
John 4, Peter I) was born in New Castle County, Delaware 
15 January 1833. He died 19 September 1888 at Delaware 
City. He married Ann Cleaver, a daughter of George and 
Jane (Diehl) Cleaver, his first cousin. She was born 26 
January 1845 and died 24 October 1893. (248) (432) 

Edmund was engaged in "general merchandise" in Delaware 
City, Red Lion Hundred, as well as in quite a number of 
other activities. He was Postmaster from 1866 to 1869, 
was a director and stockholder of Delaware City National 
Bank (along with his cousins), spent some time as a teller 
of the bank, was a contributor to the Delaware Academy 
and a member of the Delaware City School Board in 1879 and 
1881, was an Elder in the 1st Presbyterian Church of Dela- 
ware City. He was a Town Commissioner from 1864 to 1866 
and was on the Board of Health in 1881. He acted quite a 
number of times as administrator of estates for various 
people, was guardian in 1876 for J.H. Cleaver and sent 
money for school bills for him at the Classical and Com- 
mercial High School (this was probably Jefferson Henry, a 
first cousin whose father died in 1864 and who was twenty 
years younger than Edmund). Sadly, however, when he died 
his estate was insolvent, his real estate was mortgaged 
"to the full" and his personal estate would not cover his 
debts. In the last year of the Civil War he had bought a 
large cargo of wheat, the ice and winter prevented its 
delivery and sale, and the prices dropped drastically af- 
ter the war. By 1928, forty years after his death. Miss 
Ella, his daughter, was writing her brother Norman to 
"please pay off father's debts after my death." (196) (260) 

Another strange letter that has been preserved came from a 


friend in Pittsburgh with whom he was engaged in shipping 
wheat in 1858. The friend made a plea about marriage be- 
tween cousins - "and who is she -." A Harry Spaulding in 
Washington conducted a law suit for a number of years at- 
tempting to get back pay for postmasters under some quirk 
in the law. Edmund finally got $531.90 in 1885, of which 
Spaulding kept $132.97. From the correspondence it appears 
Edmund had little sympathy for the suit, but merely con- 
tinued because other postmasters were Involved. He had a 
"Certificate of Non-Liability to Military Service" by reas- 
on of furnishing a substitute (colored), one James Price. 


Children of Edmund D. Cleaver and Ann Cleaver: 

i. Ella, b. about 1861, was a school principal at some 
time between 1885 and 1888. Was still unmarried in 
il. William G., b. about 1866; d. 20 Mar. 1927. 
iii. Albrie Ash, b. 15 Mar. 1872; d. 24 July 1889 at age 
17 yrs. 4 mos. 9 days, 
iv. Norman; his sister Ella wrote him in 1928. 


182. CHARLES H.B. CLEAVER (William 91, William 37, Peter 
12, John 4, Peter I) was born 9 July 1836 in New Castle 
County, Delaware. He died suddenly at Delaware City of 
apoplexy 27 May 1894 and is buried at Hickory Grove Ceme- 
tery. He married Harriet Clark, who died 22 January 1909 
and, too, is buried at Hickory Grove. (248)(432) 

Children of Charles H.B. Cleaver and Harriet Clark: 

i. Lizzie, m. William Rosenfield. 
ii. Angel ine, m. Benjamin Foreshimer. (248) 

183. WILLIAM EATON CLEAVER (Thomas 92, William 37, Peter 
12, John 4, Peter I) was born at Port Penn, Delaware 14 
October 1842. He died 12 September 1890 in Brooklyn, New 
York and is buried there. He was married by Rev. Allen at 
the Delaware Methodist Church 13 April 1870 to Nellie 
Allen. (248) 

Chi Idren of Will i am Eaton Cleaver and Nel I ie Al len: 

i . Al len. 
i i . Herbert. (248) 


184. JONATHAN CLEAVER (William 95, Jonathan 38, William 13, 
John 4, Peter I) was born at "Bellwood" in Montgomery Coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania 21 September 1825. He died 22 of 3rd 
month 1862 near Valley Forge and is buried in the Valley 
Friends Cemetery there. He married Anna Jane Wood of Con- 
shohocken, who was born about 1827 and survived her hus- 
band. She, too, is buried at Valley Friends Graveyard. 


After education locally and at West Chester Academy, Jon- 
athan became a farmer in Chester County. He later pur- 
chased 100 acres near Conshohocken in Plymouth Township of 
Montgomery County. His next move was back to Chester Coun- 
ty near Centreville, then on to Valley Forge. He was a 
Whig who turned Republican and a life-long Friend. 


The accounting papers for the administration of Jonathan's 
estate show a prosperous inventory of farm equipment and 
livestock. When his wife Jane, as Administrix, advertised 
for a sale on 14 April 1862, the goods listed included a 
good driving mare and a good working mare, three colts, 
nine cows with calves, 49 ewes with lambs, 4 shoats, two 
sows with pigs, a good wagon, a cart, a sulkey, a mowing 
machine, a seed drill, and a windmill, along with a large 
assortment of harness and dairy fixtures. Jane had some 
difficulty in the settlement because she claimed $1500.00 
that Jonathan had advanced her to purchase real estate be- 
fore his death. The auditor found she had some $3684.00 
in trust with a John Wood (undoubtedly a relative) and 
that only $1215.73 should be her part. (I38)(279) 

Children of Jonathan Cleaver and Anna Jane Wood: 

1. Anna, b. about 1851; m. James Everhardt. 
ii. William, b. I July 1852 at Valley Forge, Pa.; d. 31 
Oct. 1933 at Conshohocken at h i s residence at 7 1 2 
Fayette St. He m. (1st) 16 Jan. 1889 Emma L. De 
Haven, dau. of John and Mary DeHaven, who was b. in 
Gulph Mills and d. 27 Jan. 1897. He m. (2nd) 14 
June 1899 Li I I ie Lee, dau. of Bradford and Sarah 
(Rayson) Lee. Li I lie was b. 20 Jan. 1863 and d. 
2 Mar. 1923. William began his career in business 
at age 13 as a grocery clerk. At age 14 he started 
at the J. Wood and Bros. Iron & Steel Co. rolling 
mill, where he remained (except for a two-year 
period with the North Pennsylvania RR) until he re- 
tired as a foreman at age 71. He served 30 years as 


a member of the Board of School Directors, much of 
the time as its President. He was a vestryman of 
the Episcopal Church, a 32nd degree Mason and a 
Republican. From his first marriage he had two 
daus.: (I) Fannie E., b. Aug. 1891, who m. Barry 
Barkydt of Hartford, Conn, and (2) Mary E., b. Dec. 
lii. Jonathan, b. 24 Feb. 1854; d. at Plymouth 3 Mar. 1917; 
m. Kate Shepherd, b. 1859, dau. of Linford L. and 
Emily Shepherd of Whitpain Township. Kate d. in 
1916 and is buried with Jonathan at Montgomery Cem- 
etery in Norristown. She was named co-executor with 
their son, Jonathan, Jr., when Jonathan made his 
wi I I 9 October 1915, but Jonathan, Jr. applied for 
letters testamentary as survivor 8 Mar. 1917. Jon- 
athan started his employment at J. Wood rolling mill, 
but soon left to become a plumber and gas fitter. 
After a time at Albion printworks he started in 
business for himself in Conshohocken. Their child- 
ren were: (I) Francis, (2) Emily, who d. age 5 and 
is bur. in Montgomery Cemetery, (3) William, (4) 
Jonathan, Jr., who was a Sgt. in Co. K, 314th Inf. 
in WW I, as his grave is marked at Montgomery Cem- 
etery, (5) Holstein DeHaven and (6) Hester Shepherd. 
Apparently Francis and Emily died before their fa- 
ther. Jonathan's will left the good will, stock 
and plumbing business, including the steam heat 
branch, to Jonathan, Jr. without accounts receiv- 
able, which were to go to the "general estate." 
Kate was to receive the benefit of the rest of the 
estate (had she lived); $1500.00 was specifically 
for Hester, the balance to be divided equally by 
the four surviving children, 
iv. Mary, b. about 1856; m. John DeHaven. 
v. Jane (Jenny), m. J.EIIwood Lee of J. Ellwood Lee Sur- 
gical Instrument Mfg. Co., Conshohocken. 
vi. Benjamin Harry, d. age 8, 23 Apr. 1866, as reported 
by the Norristown Herald and Free Press. 
(I I )( 127) (I 38) (142) (277) (278) (307) (536) (553) (554) (555) 

185. JAMES RICHARDS CLEAVER (Jesse B. 94, Isaac 39, John 
14, John 4, Peter I) was born 10 October 1820 in Columbia 
County, Pennsylvania in a log house of one and one-half 
stories a half mile below Catawissa on the north side of 
the Susquehanna River. He died 20 May 1898 in Philadel- 
phia, but is buried In Citizens Cemetery outside Ashland. 
He married Adeline Clayton, daughter of William and Eliza- 
beth (Motz) Clayton of Columbia County. She was born 10 


July 1827 and survived her husband, dying 20 January 1909. 
She, too, is buried at Citizens Cemetery. 


One of James' earliest memories is that of riding the ferry 
across the Susquehanna operated by his father and often 
steered by his mother. He writes in his letter to his 
children of the dangers of the river, especially when it 
was frozen or supposed to be, and crossing was continued 
as a matter of necessity. He once almost lost a team and 
himself on "rotten ice." The river played a large role in 
his youth. His education was scanty in three-month terms 
in the winter. In his first school the teacher taught both 
German and English. The spelling book was followed by the 
New Testament. Apparently he attended these three-month 
terms for eight years from 1828 to 1836. One of his amus- 
ing memories was of the shock he got at age 18 with dollars 
and cents. His arithmetic book was in pounds, shillings 
and pence. Teachers had little "resource material." (247) 

When he was age twenty-one he went to work for his uncle, 
George Means, as an apprentice carpenter at $5.00 per month 
and board. He learned furniture making as well as building 
carpentry. In 1840 a charcoal furnace was erected near the 
mouth of Roaring Creek, and he hauled stone to erect the 
stack and the workmen's housing. After the furnace was 
"blown in," he filled the furnace on alternate 12-hour 
shifts at $1.00 per shift. Things were getting better. 
Soon his father furnished him with a good five-horse team, 
and he began hauling the iron ore - an even better situa- 
tion. (247) 

Ultimately James Richards became interested in collieries 
and became wealthy. He was active in public affairs, being 
the first Treasurer of Schuylkill County and in 1867 Sec- 
retary of the l^ahoney Valley Insurance Company. In 1877 
he moved to Kansas, returning in 1880 to Ashland and going 
into the lumber business. He retired to Philadelphia be- 
fore his death. He apparently was a Methodist. A build- 
ing committee appointed in 1891 in Pottsville to replace a 
church whose foundations had been endangered by mining op- 
erations included James R. Cleaver. 

James R. Cleaver's will was dated 14 March 1898 in Phila- 
delphia where he died, but he called himself "of Borough 
of Ashland." Adeline, his wife, was executor and was to 
have all his property. She was directed that at her death 
amounts already given four children were to be considered 


in the equal division between the five children then living. 
Harriet had already been given $2000.00, and Clara, Henry 
and Mary had previously been given $500.00. Spouses of 
those married were indicated. (440) 

Children of James Richards Cleaver and Adelaide Clayton: 

i. Emma C. , b. about 1850; d. before father's will 1898; 
m. - Bitting and had an infant dau., Emma, who is 
buried in Citizens Cemetery. Emma is buried in 
Wichita, Kans. 

ii. Harriet C, b. about 1852; m. I.R. Reifsyder of Phil- 
adel phia. 
iii. Henry J., b. 13 Nov. 1854; d. 10 Sept. 1900, unmarried 
at time of his father's will, 1898. 

iv. Clara Y., b. about 1855, d. before 1915; m. George 

M. Kraose of Mi I ton, Pa. 
V. Mary A., b. 9 Mar. I860, d. II Apr. 1920; m. George 
Robert Patterson, who was b. 9 Nov. 1863 and at his 
death, 21 Mar. 1906, had just been elected to his 
third term as Representative to Congress for the 
12th District, Pa. He was the son of a Presbyterian 
minister, Rev. James A. Patterson, and his wife 
Anna G. He had been a hardware merchant and was in- 
volved in seed and flour as a salesman In Ashland. 
There were two children: (I) Granville and (2) 
Esther. George and Mary are burled at Citizens Cem- 
etery, outside Ashland. 

vl. Edith, b. about 1867; teacher In Philadelphia in 1916, 
wrote for various ladies magazines using her grand- 
mother's name, Catherine Richards; unmarried, 
vil. Myra, d. 10 Nov. 1868, age 2 yrs. I mo. 21 days. 


186. WELLINGTON CLEAVER (Jesse B. 94, Isaac 39, John 14, 
John 4, Peter I) was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 
28 January 1825. He died 3 April 1904 and Is burled at the 
Riverside Cemetery at Riverside, Pennsylvania. He married 
Sarah Ann Drumm, who was born 15 March 1830 and died 12 
January 1912 and, too, is burled at Riverside. (528) 

Wellington had a one-third interest in a mill in Roaring 
Creek purchased in part from his father. (201) 

Children of Wellington Cleaver and Sarah Ann Drumm: 

I. Clarence James, b. 25 Sept. 1851; d. 1935; m. 10 

Feb. 1876 Mary M. Creasy, dau. of Ellas Creasy, who 


was b. 6 Dec. 1855 and d. 1909. They had children: 
(I) Alma Leta, b. II Mar. 1877; d. unm. 1920; (2) 
Wellington Hoyt, b. 29 Sept. 1879; d. unm. 1924; 

(3) Ralph Elias, b. 16 Dec. 1881, d. 1930 and buried 
at Oddfellows Cemetery, Danville; m. Mary Newhard 
and had 3 children: Kathryn, Benjamin A., Edna Mae; 

(4) Edna Elizabeth, b. 29 Dec. 1883; m. Bruce 
McCracken and had four boys; and (5) Leon Park. 
They were in Mayberry Twp., Montour Co. in 1900. 

ii. Elizabeth Alice, b. 9 June 1853; d. 1920; m. Theodore 
Kimbe I . 
iii. Matilda, b. 8 Nov. 1855; d. 1919 and is buried at Mt. 
Zion Cemetery; m. - Henry. 
iv. Jesse B., b. 19 Aug. 1858; d. 1936; lived, married 
and died in Pittsburgh, but is buried with his wife 
and son, John W., at Oddfellows Cemetery, Danville, 
Pa.; m. Elizabeth Rockefeller, b. May 1863, d. 1945, 
and had John Wellington, b. Oct. 1892, d. 1950, who 
m. Helen K. - and had John Wellington, Jr. and Anne 
V. Kimber, said to be a teacher in Scranton with a daugh- 
ter, Ruth, 
vi. Adaline, d. 20 Aug. 1862, age 4 yrs. and I month, 
vil. Harry Grant, b. 8 Nov. 1864; d. 1904. 
viii. Clark H., b. 12 Mar. 1869; d. 10 Nov. 1870. 


187. WILLIAM CLEAVER (Jesse B. 94, Isaac 39, John 14, John 
4, Peter I) was born near Catawissa, Columbia County, Penn- 
sylvania 30 October 1826. He died at Ashland, Pennsylvania 
7 July 1906. He married I January 1856 Rosetta Amanda 
Hoffman, daughter of Peter and Hannah Hoffman. Rosetta 
Amanda was born 14 March 1834 and died 30 April 1896. The 
names and birthdates of the children were taken from Wil- 
liam's Bible by Mrs. James J. Sweeney and from his pension 
papers. William and Rosetta are buried in Citizens Ceme- 
tery outside Ashland. (I 9) (338) (537) 

William and his four brothers were born and grew up in a 
story-and-a-hal f log cabin on a farm near Catawissa. As 
young boys they built a flow mill at Roaring Creek which 
was still standing in 1915. The millrace was cut from 
solid rock. Another early venture was hauling produce to 
Reading or Philadelphia, a round trip which would consume 
a month. On the return trip they would bring tea, salt, 
china and clothing and furniture items to be traded in Cat- 
awissa. Indians and wild animals were numerous along the 
trail. During this time the educational process consisted 
of two or three months each winter. (477) 


In April of 1853 William moved to Ashland and started work 
as a carpenter. There were only about twenty houses in 
Ashland at that time. He also helped in the survey of 
the railroad from Catawissa to Milton in January 1853. By 
1855 he had built the "Union House," which he owned. He 
became interested in the lumber business, and in the 1870 
census called himself a lumber dealer. He also was inter- 
ested in coal lands. In 1881 he was a Justice of Peace. 
He lived near his brother, James R. , and they undoubtedly 
had mutual business interests. (477) 

William served in the Civil War from 8 August 1852 until 
his discharge at Harrisburg 18 May 1853 in Co. G, 129th 
Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. That regiment was engaged 
at Antietam, Fredericksburg and at Chancel lorsvi I le. In 
1898 he was receiving a pension of $12.00 per month. (338) 

His simple will, signed at Borough of Ashland, dated 15 
April 1905, named his son, George W. , and his son-in-law, 
Joseph D. McConnell, as executors. After debts were sat- 
isfied and a $125.00 provision was made for a grave marker, 
all property, real and personal, was to be divided share 
and share alike by his children. (47!) 

Children of William Cleaver and Rosetta Amanda Hoffman: 

i. Sarah Jane, b. 30 Sept. 1855; d. 15 Sept. 1850 and 
is buried in Brock Cemetery, Ashland. 

ii. Arthur Lee, b. 12 Aug. 1855; d. 20 Aug. 1855 and is 
buried in Brock Cemetery, 
iii. Howard Jesse, b. 5 July 1857; d. 14 Sept. 1858 and is 
buried In Brock Cemetery. 

iv. Ida Catharine, b. 15 Nov. 1858; d. 1938; m. William 

Mowery and had a son, William, b. Mar. 1880. 
V. George Washington, b. 4 Apr. 1851; d. 1932; m. but 
no children, was a mail carrier in Philadelphia for 
about 30 years. At one time he was "mugged," suf- 
fered severe headaches thereafter, and committed 
suicide "jumping from a bridge," according to his 
brother Will. 

vi. Flora, b. 22 Dec. 1852; d. 21 Feb. 1948; m. 17 Jan. 
1889 Joseph Daniel I McConnell, who was b. 14 Jul. 
1854 and d. 15 Feb. 1931. They had: (I) Alice, b. 
22 Dec. 1889, m. 8 June 1914 Frank S. Kiefer and had 
one son, Joe; (2) Harry, b. 12 Aug. 1891, m. 20 
Sept. 1922 Elizabeth G. Poey and had one son and one 
daughter; (3) Lois, b. 15 Mar. 1897, m. 27 Sept. 
1917 Carl Alfred Waldner and had two sons and a 


daughter, Nancy, who m. James J. Sweeney. Nancy 
Sweeney has been a substantial contributor to this 
compilation and to numerous genealogical collections, 
vil. Li I lie May, b. 25 Jan. 1865; d. 19 Feb. 1935; m. Rich- 
ard J . Will iams. 
viii. William Lincoln, b. 31 Dec. 1865; d. 2 Dec. 1953; m. 
Mary Williams and lived in Philadelphia. 
ix. Mary Gertrude, b. 4 Jan. 1868; d. 31 Dec. 1953; m. 

Wi I I iam Rotheme I . 
X. Minnie Bell, b. 19 Jan. 1870; m. Clinton Kesler. 
xi. Ella Amanda, b. 6 Mar. 1873; d. 3 Jan. 1955; m. WII- 
I iam Peter Snyder, 
xii. Carrie Agnes, b. 24 Jan. 1876; d. 1949; m. John Haas. 
xiii. James Richard, b. 17 Nov. 1877; d. 1946 unmarried. 


188. JACKSON CLEAVER (Jesse B. 94, Isaac 39, John 14, John 
4, Peter I) was born near Catawissa in Columbia County, 
Pennsylvania in January 1830. He died 9 May 1910 in Frank- 
lin Township, Columbia County as sworn by Kimber Drum in 
the probate of his estate. He married 21 May 1857 Eliza 
Drum, who was born September 1832 and died March 1930 at 
age 98. They were both of Main Township at the time of 
the wedding in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
They are both buried at Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery, Cat- 
wissa. (202) (280) (378) 

Jackson was a farmer in Franklin Township on 127 acres of 
land which had been settled by his great grandfather John 
on a squatter's deed sometime around 1784. John had sold 
it to his son Isaac for $1.00, as recorded 6 January 1823. 
Isaac died intestate in 1833, and one of his sons, Jesse, 
bought out the other heirs (except for dower rights) In 
May 1833. Jesse sold the land to his son Jackson, and at 
his death it reverted to his widow Eliza, who held it un- 
til 1928. The land had been in the family over 144 years. 


Jackson's will, dated 23 February 1910, was witnessed by 
Kimber and J.C. Drum, undoubtedly relatives of his wife. 
In 1870 a Daniel Drum, age 30, lived In the household. 
The will left all property to Eliza for her lifetime, it 
then to go to their only daughter, Mary Catharine Clark. 
Mary's husband, Wi I I Iam Clark, was named executor. 


Child of Jackson Cleaver and Eliza Drum: 


i. Mary Catharine, b. about 1855; m. William R. Clark, who 
was b. 1856 and d. 1923 and is buried in Mt. Zion 
Cemetery. (270) (280) 

189. RICHARD WALKER CLEAVER (Benjamin 95, Isaac 39, John 14, 
John 4, Peter I) was born about 1827 in Columbia County, 
Pennsylvania. He married, first, Ida - and, second, Kate 

-, who was born about 1830. ( I 33) (270) (527) 

Richard would have been about eleven when his father died 
in Philadelphia. In 1850 at age 23 he was apparently an 
apprentice cordwainer, living in the household of Jacob 
Lavlan, a cordwainer in the 3rd Ward of Philadelphia. Sev- 
eral other young men listed as cordwainers were in the same 
house. In 1852 he had a separate listing as a cordwainer 
on Church Avenue in Philadelphia, but by 1854 he called 
himself confectioner on Coates Street above 18th. He ap- 
parently vacilated between confections and shoes with al- 
ternate listing until 1861, after which date the shoe- 
making designation was dropped. By 1865, at the same ad- 
dress, he was a baker, and in 1867 he had a restaurant on 
NW 8th and Race, with his home address still on Coates 
Street. When he attended the funeral of his sister, Tacy 
Vought, in 1897, he was from Atlantic City. (23l)(270) 

Children of Richard W. Cleaver and Kate -: 

i . Ida, b. about 1858. 
li. Fannie, b. about 1861. 
lil. Addie, may have d. before 1870. (270) (527) 

190. JESSE M. CLEAVER (Benjamin 95, Isaac 39, John 14, 
John 4, Peter I) was born about 1834 in Montour County, 
Pennsylvania. He died 25 January 1904, apparently in the 
National Soldiers Home at Elizabeth City, Virginia. He 
married at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 22 February 1856 Ann 
Catharine Donnachy, who was born about 1831 and died at 
age 52 12 November 1883. She is buried in the Lewisburg 
Cemetery, and her death was reported in the Lewisburg 
Journal 3 December 1883. ( I 9) (337) (378) (520) (537) 

Jesse was about seven when his father died, and the family 
was scattered. In 1850 he appeared In the house of William 
Kimble in Montour County. He was listed as a laborer, age 
16. He became a plasterer and so called himself when he 
enlisted in Co. E, 202nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. 
He was discharged at Harrisburg 3 August 1865 and returned 
to Columbia County and was engaged primarily in farming 


in later years as a farm hand. His pension papers show ad- 
dresses at Roaring Creek in Columbia County, Elysburg in 
Northumberland County, and in 1887 and 8 he was working on 
the farm of Peter Vought, his brother-in-law, in Mayberry 
Township, (Contour County. He apparently received his first 
pension of $8.00 per month in 1891, and that was increased 
to $10.00, and he was admitted to the Soldiers Home in Eliz- 
abeth City, Virginia in 1892. When he attended his sister's 
funeral (Tacy Vought) in 1897, the obituary gave his home 
address as Wi I kes-Barre, but his military records make it 
appear that he died in the Soldiers Home in Virginia. He 
had heart murmurs, poor eyesight and hearing, "a few stumps 
In each jaw" and acute rheumatism - a sad old soldier. 


Children of Jesse Cleaver and Ann Catharine Donnachy: 
(as listed living in 1898 pension papers) 

I. Mary Emma, b. 23 Sept. 1857; d. 5 Dec. 1917 and is bur- 
led at Lewisburg Cemetery, Union Co., Pa. 
II. Charles H., b. 5 May I860; d. I Nov. 1917; m. Alice -, 
who was b. 25 Jan. 1868 and d. I June 1920. They 
are buried in Lewisburg Cemetery, Union Co., Pa. 


191. DAVID CLARK CLEAVER (Benjamin 95, Isaac 39, John 14, 
John 4, Peter I) was born 4 October 1838, probably in Col- 
umbia County, Pennsylvania. He married I August 1861 El- 
izabeth L. Fenner In Philadelphia. She was born I October 
1839 and died 12 September 1892. David Clark remarried 
after 1892 Maude -, his young housekeeper, and died a few 
years later. ( I 33) (270) (281 ) (527) 

David's father died shortly after he had moved his family 
to Philadelphia, so David was quite young when he started 
to clerk In a wallpaper store. He continued this business 
for thirty years, then began building and selling houses. 
He built some seven hundred dwellings in the period from 
1864 to 1873 (it would be interesting to know what type) 
and continued in the real estate business until his re- 
tirement In 1888. He owned considerable real estate, serv- 
ed as City Councilman for fifteen years, and belonged to 
the Methodist Church. His residence in Philadelphia was 
on the corner of 19th and Spring Garden Streets and has 
been described as a large greystone house. (230) (270) (281 ) 


Children of David Clark Cleaver and Elizabeth L. Fenner: 

Clarence, b. 1862; d. 1862. 

Horace, b. about 1864; d. 1880. 

Edwin, b. 1868; d. 1868. 

William Wellington (Will), b. 22 July 1871 in Phila- 
delphia; m. 23 Jan. 1894 In the First English Luth- 
eran Church in Columbia, Pa. Sarah Wike Mullen, dau. 
of Henry and Hannah Gardner (Wike) Mullen. Henry 
was once Postmaster of Columbia. In 1893 Will, In 
partnership with C.C. Root, established a men's 
furnishing store in Columbia employing five clerks. 
He was a Mason, a Methodist and a Republican. Sar- 
ah was born 1874 and died In 1943. Their only son 
was David Clark Cleaver, born 7 Dec. 1894, who m. 
Mabel - and had (I) Virginia, (2) John L. and (3) 
V. Bessie, b. 1880; m. Sloan (Morris) Broadt. One son 
d. in his twenties, unm. After Bessie's death Mor- 
ris remarried and moved to Trenton, N.J. 

(270)(28l )(336)(527) 

192. KERSEY SHARPLESS CLEAVER (John 97, Isaac 39, John 14, 
John 4, Peter I) was born I February 1840 in Columbia Coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania. He died there in December 1923 and is 
buried In Hillside Cemetery, Catawlssa. He married Emaline 
Hoagland, daughter of John and Rachel Hoagland, who was 
born in 1844 and died In 1912 and Is also buried at Hill- 
side Cemetery. ( I 9) (244) (378) 

He was a carpenter in 1870, living in Catawlssa. He also 
lived for a time in Central ia. Letters of administration 
were issued to Charles Cleaver, son, 14 December 1923. 


Children of Kersey Sharpless Cleaver and Emaline Hoagland: 

1. Charles C, b. 1868; d. 1951; m. Laura B. Oberdorf, 

dau. of John and Sarah (Pifer) Oberdorf, who was b. 
4 July 1875 and d. 8 July 1959. They are buried at 
Hillside Cemetery, Catawlssa. Charles was a tin- 
smith in Catawlssa. They had: (I) Rebecca Irene, 
b. 24 Oct. 1894, m. Rush Whltmire; (2) John H., b. 
1897, m. Helen K. -. 
il. Irene C, b. 1876; m. 15 Mar. 1899 Milton B. Creasy, 
who was b. 1874. They had a daughter, Emaline. 

(I 9) (270) (282) (527) (536) (537) (542) 


193. SYLVESTER R. CLEAVER (John 97, Isaac 39, John 14, John 
4, Peter I) was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 3 
September 1841. He died there 20 September 1874 and is bur- 
ied In Union Cemetery in Catawissa. He married 17 January 
1861 at the Union Lutheran and Reformed Church, Catawissa, 
Juda Hallenbach, who was born 28 August 1839 and died in 
Catawissa 8 November 1898 and is buried with her son and 

an infant son, Clark, at Union Cemetery, Catawissa. 


Children of Sylvester Cleaver and Juda Hallenbach: 

i. Clark, d. 10 Mar. 1863, age 3 mos. and 6 days, 
ii. Sarah E., m. Preston Crow I .(? ) 
iii. Charles B. , b. 31 July 1865; d. 6 Feb. 1887 at age 
21 years, 6 months and 6 days. 
iv. Ambrose, b. 5 May 1869; d. 29 Dec. 1877, age 8 years, 
7 months and 24 days. 
There were two other daughters. ( I 9) (205) (537) 

194. ALEM BRITTON CLEAVER (John 97, Isaac 39, John 14, John 
4, Peter I) was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 5 
May 1845. He died in Catawissa in Columbia County 2 Oct- 
ober 1886. He married Addie Adele Baker of Peoria, Illinois 
at Peoria 23 July 1874. She was born at Erie, Pennsylvania 
5 March 1844 and died Sunday 25 April 1920 in Catawissa. 
They are both buried In Greenwood Cemetery (a new part of 
the Quaker Cemetery), Catawissa. ( I 9) (244) (378) (503) 

Alem B.'s father died when he was two years old. At age 
five he was living with his aunt and uncle, George and 
Catherine Mears, in Columbia County. He was sixteen and a 
half when he enlisted In Co. H, 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry, 
12 November 1861. During that first winter he contracted 
"Typhoid Pneumonia" and was discharged on a Surgeon's Cer- 
tificate of Disability at Davis Island Hospital, Rochelle, 
N.Y. 23 September 1862. He served again from Catawissa in 
an Emergency Regt., 30 Pennsylvania Militia for the month 
of July 1863 and re-enlisted 2 February 1864 in Co. D, 152 
Regt., 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery for garrison duty. 
He was discharged at Fort Monroe, Virginia 9 November 1865. 
A Dr. J.E. Robblns of Catawissa testified 29 December 1879 
that he had a persistent cough, and he suspected "Tubercu- 
lar disease." He was only forty-one when he died. 


He called himself tinsmith in 1870 in Catawissa, and why 
he was married In Peoria or how long he might have stayed 


has not been learned. It is interesting that their first 
child, born in Catawissa in 1875, was named Louis Know I ton. 
A Jesse and Olive Knowlton witnessed the wedding in Peoria 
performed by Rev. E.H. Warmuth. (270) (503) 

In his will, which was dated in Catawissa 31 August 1885 
and proved II October 1886, he named his wife executrix and 
specified that she was to have control of the children with 
no guardian appointed. The house in which they lived, with 
all "contained therein," was to be Addie's, "she having 
five hundred dollars invested in said property." Other real 
estate is implied since "all other real estate and personal 
property to be turned into money." Two thirds of this was 
for Addie, and one third for the education of the children 
unless it was necessary to use some of it for food, cloth- 
ing or sickness. (284) 

Addie, as she signed herself, lived another thirty-four 
years - apparently in some comfort, as she had property to 
dispose of in her will. The house and lot in the Borough 
of Catawissa (presumably that in which she invested $500) 
was to go to Roy LaVerne. The balance of the property, 
including "money in Bank, savings stamps, etc." was to be 
divided equally between her two sons, Lewis K. and Roy 
LaVerne, with Roy named as executor. (284) 

Children of Alem Britton Cleaver and Addie Baker: 

i. Louis Knowlton, b. 13 May 1875 in Catawissa; d. 1938 
and buried in Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa. He 
wrote a letter from Johnstown, Pa. in 1929 regard- 
ing his family which is in H.S.P. Library, 
ii. Roy LaVerne, b. 20 Jan. 1881 at Catawissa; d. 6 Dec. 
1945 and is buried in the newer part of the Quaker 
Cemetery, Catawissa; m. 8 mo. 19, 1920 Mary B. 
Sharp less as her second husband. She had divorced 
Clarence A. Worm. She was born in 1880. 


195. JESSE Y. CLEAVER (John 97, Isaac 39, John 14, John 4, 
Peter I) was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 20 Feb- 
ruary 1847. He died in Mr. Carmel, Northumberland County, 
Pennsylvania 23 November 1910. He was married by the Rev. 
S.C. Swallow at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Cata- 
wissa, Pennsylvania, II January 1867, to Sarah (or Mary) 
Yeager, who was born in 1846 and died 21 February 1914. 
They are buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Penn- 
sylvania. ( I9)(244)(506)(537) 


Jesse enlisted 19 September 1864 in Co. I, 17th Pennsylvania 
Cavalry at age seventeen and a half. He served about nine 
months and was discharged 16 June 1865 at Clouds Mills, Vir- 
ginia. In 1888, when he first applied for a pension, he 
was employed in the mines by Alaka Collieries at Mt. Carmel, 
where he sustained injuries to his spinal column. In 1905 
his pension amounted to $8.00 per month. His widow was 
receiving $12.00 per month in 1914 when she died. The 
children are listed in an 1898 pension application. In 
1900 he was a Health Officer in Mt. Carmel. (506)(536) 

Children of Jesse Y. Cleaver and Sarah Yeager: 

i. Harry J., b. 15 Aug. 1866, probably the Harry listed 
in 1900 as a carpenter on 3rd St., Mt. Carmel. 

ii. Florence L., b. 26 Sept. 1869; m. Samuel Maurer 5 

July 1888. In 1900 two grandchildren, William and 
Laures (?) Maurer, were living with Jesse Y. and Mary 
in Mt . Ca rme I . 
lii. Annie, b. 26 Feb. 1871; m. Will Moyer. 

iv. Isaac E., b. 30 Mar. 1872 or Apr. 1873; m. Jane -, 

who was born Jan. 1875. They had in 1900 Raymond, 
b. Mar. 1896, and lived on 3rd Street in Mt. Carmel. 
He was a coal miner. 
V. Margaret M., b. 14 Aug. 1877 in Lincoln, Nebraska, 

according to the marriage record in Columbia County 
Court House; m. Samuel H. Richards, 26 June 1901, 
machinist of Mt. Carmel. (506) (527 ) (536) 

196. GEORGE CLEAVER, M.D. (James 98, John 40, John 14, John 
4, Peter I) was born 25 June 1830 at Guelph, Ontario, Can- 
ada. He died 20 February 1885, probably in Michigan. He 
married Deborah Dixon, who remarried Loyal Martindale 
after George's death. (136) 

George was a clergyman who turned to the practice of med- 
icine because of a weak throat. ("Preachers throat" or 
"singers throat," apparently growths on the vocal cords, 
was fairly common before electronic amplification - this 
may have been the situation.) He later suffered from 
"stones," either gall bladder or kidney stones, and made a 
visit from his home In Michigan to h I s parents' home in 
Canada hoping the spring water would relieve his difficul- 
ties. Although his Inheritance of Michigan land was small- 
er than his brothers', his son James was bequeathed one 
hundred sixty acres next to it. An early residence was 
established In Michigan by additional land he purchased. 
He Is listed as a first settler of Aimer, entering a Gov- 


ernment claim 15 June 1853. In 1854 he entered more land 
in Ellington and in 1858 in a new town of Wells, all in 
Tuscola County. ( I 36) (207) (276) (315) 

Children of George Cleaver and Deborah Dixon: 

i. James, b. 10 May 1855; m. 10 Apr. 1876 Caroline Kinde; 
inherited 160 acres in Tuscola Co., Mich, from his 
grandfather. There were 10 children: (I) Charlotte, 
b. 7 Mar. 1877, m. Joseph O'Connor; (2) George, b. 
II Dec. 1882; (3) Matilda, b. 29 Dec. 1884; m. George 
E. Ryder; (4) John, b. I Jan. 1887, m. Minnie McCoy; 
(5) Martha, b. 8 May 1889, m. Joseph Singleton; (6) 
Frederick, b. 12 Sept. 1892; (7) Charles, b. 18 Jan. 
1895; (8) Thomas, b. 13 Mar. 1897; (9) James, b. 2 
Mar. 1900; (10) Viola, b. 2 Aug. 1902. 
ii. Sarah Angelina, m. August Kinde. They had (I) Augusta, 
b. 28 Mar. 1879, m. Elon Chape; (2) Anna Alfretta, 
b. 25 June 1881; (3) James Lloyd, b. 25 Jan. 1885, 
m. Stella Erb; (4) John Lount, b. 7 June 1889. 


197. JOHN CLEAVER, M.D. (James 98, John 40, John 14, John 
4, Peter I) was born 13 January 1835, probably in Holton 
County, Ontario. He died there 27 June 1880 while visiting 
home hoping for improvement in his health. One family 
story says he suffered from a liver ailment and (as his 
brother did) hoped the water would relieve him. Another 
version says he had tuberculosis - or a fever - and lived 
for a "year or so" carefully keeping the windows closed 
to avoid drafts, even in the summer. He married in Canada 
Catherine Eddy, the daughter of a Methodist minister. 

(I36)(207)(286)(36l ) 

John first accompanied his father on the surveying trip to 
Michigan. He then was educated as a physician and practiced 
medicine in Canada until 1870, when he moved to Tabor in 
Fremont County, Iowa. Although he had Inherited four hun- 
dred acres in Tuscola County, Michigan, he apparently nev- 
er lived there. His first four children were born in Can- 
ada, the next three in Iowa. The 1870 Iowa census shows a 
Dr. Alfred Eddy, undoubtedly a relative of his wife, age 
36, living In the household. (286) (34 I ) (361 ) 

Catherine (Eddy) Cleaver was described as a tiny woman, 
never weighing more than one hundred pounds, deeply reli- 
gious, a positive character who "carried her faith some- 
times to intolerance." Once she was heard to exclaim, 


"Those poor Baptists - they will never be saved." Her in- 
fluence may account for John's abandoning a modestly suc- 
cessful career in medicine to become a Methodist preacher 
in Halvern^ Iowa, a town just north of Tabor. His early 
death left Catherine with six chi I dren, rangi ng in age 
from nineteen to four, and thousands of dollars in uncol- 
lected medical fees from John's practice. After a long 
financial struggle, the three youngest sons were able to 
graduate from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. 

(276)(286)(36l ) 

Children of John Cleaver and Catherine Eddy: 

i. Alfretta Jane, b. 3 Aug. 1851 in Canada; m. 23 May 
1887 Charles H. Withnell. They had: (I) John Eddy 
Cleaver Withnell, b. 14 Feb. 1888 and (2) Kent Ire- 
land Withnell, b. 27 August 1891. 

ii. James Eddy, b. 9 Sept. 1863 in Canada; m. M Nov. 

1891 Lizzie Guilford. They had: (I) Mary Catherine, 
b. 13 Feb. 1894; (2) Mary Louisa, b. 10 Apr. 1896; 
(3) Charlotte Ella, b. 29 Dec. 1898; (4) John Evart, 
b. 5 Sept. 1900; (5) John DeMond, died young, 
lii. Mary Ida, b. 23 Dec. 1857 in Canada; m. Frank Aden 
Paddock 26 Apr 1886. Their children were: (I) 
Francis Adair, b. 15 Jun. 1887; (2) Henry Allyn, b. 
5 Oct. 1889; (3) F. (?) Howie, b. 17 July 1901. 

iv. Lena Angel ine, b. 21 July 1870 in Canada; d. II Oct. 

V. George Lount, b. 18 Sept. 1871 in Iowa; m. Helen Howe 
Byrkit 25 Aug. 1898. Their children: (I) John Fran- 
cis, b. 17 Feb. 1901; (2) Walter Seegler, b. 23 Apr. 

vi. Charles Wilfred, b. 28 Jan. 1874 in Iowa; m. (1st) 

Iva Bundy 16 Aug. 1897; m. (2nd) Margaret Nicholson 
Kirk after 1917. Iva Bundy was b. 1876 and d. 1917. 
Children of Charles W. and Iva Bundy were: (I) Har- 
ry Morris (who made notes on the family used here), 
b. 5 Mar. 1899, d. 1944; (2) Ralph Bundy, b. 12 Dec. 
1900, d. 1936; (3) Charles Eddy, b. 13 July 1904 
and (4) Lydia May, b. 10 Dec. 1905, who has furnished 
invaluable material for this compilation. She was 
married to Harry James Higgs of Plalnfield, Mich, 
vii. Harry Hughes, b. 25 Sept. 1876; m. Mabel Catherine 

Warner 15 Jan. 1904. They had Catherine Constance, 
b. 25 Aug. 1905. (I 36) (286) (361 ) 

198. JAMES W. CLEAVER (James 98, John 40, John 14, John 4, 
Peter I) was born in Ontario, Canada, 15 July 1848. He 


married 10 February 1870 Helen Black, daughter of Hugh and 
Mary (Barnes) Black. Hugh was a surveyor, as was James 
W.'s father, and a native of one of the western islands 
of Scotland. Helen Black was a teacher before her marriage, 
She was born about 1846. (I 36) (288) 

James W. was named as a co-executor of his father's estate, 
but he renounced his appointment because he was farming 
in Tuscola County and the affairs of James, senior, needed 
to be settled in Canada. He inherited nine hundred sixty 
acres in Tuscola County. He had first gone to Michigan as 
a part of his father's surveying crew in 1868. He moved 
there the following year and started clearing two hundred 
fifty acres which his father had given him in Aimer Town- 
ship. He eventually owned as well an additional seventy 
acres in Caro and forty acres in Ellington. At one time 
he had a large grist mill with a capacity of one hundred 
barrels a day, but It burned and was not rebuilt. James 
was a Methodist while his wife continued as a Presbyterian. 
Perhaps the fact that he had two brothers who were Meth- 
odist ministers had an influence. He was a member of the 
Farmers Alliance and once served as Justice of Peace. 


Children of James W. Cleaver and Helen Black: 

871 ; d. 29 Feb. 1888. 
1873; d. I Jan. 1874. 
2 Dec. 1874. 
V. Scott, b. 25 May 1877; d. 10 June 1878. 
b. Myra, b. 20 Mar. 1879; m. George E. Blue 3 Apr. 1901. 
He was b. 7 Apr. 1867 in Ontario. Their children 
were: (I) Helen, b. 25 Mar. 1902; (2) Marion, b. 7 
Sept. 1903; (3) Myra, b. 28 Feb. 1906, who m. Der- 
vil A. Robinson; (4) Jean, b. 6 Aug. 1907; (5) Al- 
ice; (6) Malcolm. (I36)(568) 

199. WILLIAM CLEAVER (James 98, John 40, John 14, John 4, 
Peter I) was born In Ontario 7 August 1850. He died of 
cancer. He married Mary White. There were no children. 

William was a quiet individual with an interest In nature 
and "tinkering." He was an inventor and designed a sturdy, 
collapsible crate for the use of fruit farmers in shipping 
fruit to the market. There were cost difficulties In its 
production, and the firm set up to produce It failed. He 
Inherited six hundred eighty acres In Tuscola County and 
lived there, although It appears the Handl Crate Company 


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was organized in Burlington, Ontario. Sometime after 1871 
he platted an addition to the village of Gagetown. 


200. RICHARD CLEAVER (James 98, John 40, John 14, John 4, 
Peter I) was born in Ontario 10 November 1852. He died in 
a home for old folks in Toronto. He married Euphemia 
Brooker, probably in Michigan, in 1883. (I36)(276) 

Although he inherited one thousand acres of timberland in 
Tuscola County, (Michigan, he went west in Canada to home- 
stead land. The conditions were apparently so bleak and 
rugged that his wife returned to the United States, bring- 
ing her daughter along. They were divorced. (207) (276) 

Child of Richard Cleaver and Euphemia Brooker: 

i. Lowes (daughter), b. 1884. (136) 

201. REV. SOLOMON CLEAVER, M.A., D.D. (James 98, John 40, 
John 14, John 4, Peter I) was born in Holton County, On- 
tario I April 1855. He died in Toronto 5 June 1939 at age 
84. He married 5 August 1880 Ida Anna Edgar, daughter of 
Rev. James Edgar, M.D., a Methodist minister who also 
continued the practice of medicine. (I36)(385) 

Solomon graduated from Toronto University in 1879 and was 
ordained by the Toronto Conference of Wesleyan Methodist 
Church in 1886. His first parish was in Niagara-on-the- 
Lake, his second in Victoria, British Columbia. He also 
preached in Winnipeg, Merriton, Hagersville, Waterdown, 
and in some of the larger churches in Toronto. He was the 
author of many books, including a revision of Victor Hugo's 
Les Miserables , which he called Jean ValJean. He retired 
from active ministry at age 75 after forty-three years in 
the pulpit. His obituary called him a "Prince in the pul- 
pit and upon the platform." (385) 

His share of the Michigan land in his father's estate was 
four hundred and eighty acres. (275) 

Children of Solomon Cleaver and Ida Anna Edgar: 

1. Earnest Edgar, M.D., b. 4 Apr. 1882; d. 17 Nov. 1946 

In Toronto; m. Lillian Sharpe. They had a daughter, 
Mrs. Harry R. McKnight. Dr. Cleaver was in the 
RCAMC during World War I as a Captain. His medical 
practice in gastro-enterology was in Toronto. 


II. Mona F., b. 4 May 1884; m. H.M. Purser of Toronto. For 
many years she wrote a homemaker column in the Tor- 
onto Globe s Mail. ( I 36) (207) (386) 

202. THOMAS CLEAVER (James 98, John 40, John 14, John 4, 
Peter I) was born In Ho I ton County, Ontario 15 May 1862. 
He died about 1944. He married 12 April 1892 Catherine 
(Cassie) Moffat, who was born in Moffat, Holton County 
about 1868 and died 2 December 1949 in her 81st year in 
Windham Township. She was the daughter of James and Cath- 
erine (Menzies) Moffat. (I36)(387) 

Thomas' share of the Michigan timberland was one thousand 
acres. He lived in Burlington and was a watchman at the 
Canadian Westinghouse plant. A childhood accident had det- 
rimental effect upon his life. (207)(276) 

Child of Thomas Cleaver and Catherine Moffat: 

1. Jean, b. 5 Mar. 1894; m. George W. Pettit of Windham. 

203. ELLIS HUGHES CLEAVER, K.C. (James 98, John 40, John 
14, John 4, Peter I) was born in Holton County, Ontario 12 
December 1867. He died in Burlington at age 83 on 14 Sep- 
tember 1951 after an operation and is buried at Greenwood 
Cemetery. He married 29 May 1890 Annie Jane Hoey, daughter 
of James Hoey, who was born in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1828 
and came to Canada in 1862. Annie Jane's mother was Jane 
Bell, the daughter of an Anglican clergyman of Northumber- 
land, England. She came to Canada with her first husband. 


Since there was no high school in Lowville, after the one- 
room school house there Ellis had to leave home for the 
"academy." For a time he lived with his brother Solomon 
while attending school at Niagara-on-the-Lake. This was 
the locality of Solomon's first parish. He spent summers 
at home in Lowville, and that is probably when he met 
Annie Jane Hoey, who was to become his wife. She was liv- 
ing in Lowville with her aunt, Mary Dent. After he had 
finished his academy training in Hamilton, he enrolled to 
attend lectures at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. This was the 
only school in Ontario to graduate lawyers. After a year 
he decided to open an office in Burlington to practice what 
law would be permitted. He continued his studies, com- 
muting to Toronto. (384) 

In 1890, in addition to his studies, he was responsible for 


administering his father's will. The other brothers were 
either away or felt no responsibility. He was also making 
elaborate plans for a house - an impressive brick mansion 
with turret, the best of materials and a large apartment 
for his mother. The project took some years and included 
an orchard, gardens and extensive lawns. 

He became very soon a vestryman in the Methodist Church 
and was elected Superintendent of the Sunday School. He 
was Burlington Solicitor for thirty years, served as Reeve, 
or Mayor, in 1898, was once President of the Liberal As- 
sociation and stood for Parliament (a seat his son Ellis 
Hughes, Jr. won later). He was a member of the School 
Board, President of the Holton County Bar Association, and 
was made a King's Counsel in 1922 and as such visited 
Buckingham Palace with other barristers. His house became 
a meeting place for visiting celebrities, both political 
and for the church, and he had numerous ventures in addi- 
tion to the legal practice. He bought timber to float 
down the lake and river to Montreal, he had the Handy Crate 
factory and a fox farm which became a mink ranch. He 
practiced law for sixty years and was active and drove his 
own car until two days before his death. (207) (384) (442) 

Annie Jane Hoey's father had run away to sea at age four- 
teen. He settled in Canada in 1852 and had a farm and 
coaching-inn in Blackheath, some miles out of Hamilton. 
He is described as a staunch Orangeman, fond of horses and 
politics. He decided that political and economic opportun- 
ities were better in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, so moved 
there with a I I of his family except Annie Jane, who was left 
behind to live with her recently widowed Aunt Mary. James 
Hoey commanded a company of Prince Albert Volunteers during 
the North West rebellion and became a member of the Saskat- 
chewan Legislative Assembly in 1888. The village of Hoey 
in Saskatchewan was named for him. But his daughter Annie 
Jane was denied knowing him well. (384) 

Children of Ellis Hughes Cleaver and Annie Jane Hoey: 

i. Hazel Jessine, b. II Apr. 1891, living, m. Douglas 
Bush, a Professor at Harvard Univ. Their son was 
Geoffrey. At one time Hazel was in her father's 
office and considered a legal career. She won a 
gold medal as the top of her class at Victoria Col- 
lege, Univ. of Toronto, and afterwards edited the 
Methodist Church Onward. She wrote numerous letters 
and biographies of her family which were a most val- 


uable contribution to this compilation, 
ii. Ellis Highes, Jr., b. 18 Sept. 1892; d. 31 Oct. 1980; 
m. 24 Aug. 1916 Ariel Annie Shapland. Their child- 
ren were: (I) Helen Elizabeth, who m. Allan North; 

(2) Margaret Mary, who m. Howard Hami Iton Watson; 

(3) Ariel Marie, who m. Kenneth O'Neil. Ellis 
Hughes, Jr. was a lawyer, Reeve of Burlington, a 
member of the Tank Battalion during World War I, 
M.P. for Holton County and, like his father, engaged 
in various other enterprises, including a bus line, 
a forerunner to today's motels, land development 
and a Repeater Fuse factory. 

iii. Aubra Kathleen, R.N., b. 5 July 1894; d. unmarried. 
She was a Red Cross and Public Health Nurse, once 
Supt. of Nurses at Yorktown, Sask. and later Supt. 
at Gait (now Cambridge) General Hospital. 
iv. Annie Jane, b. 22 June 1895; d. unmarried. 
v. Helen Winifred, b. 19 Apr. 1900; d. Boxing Day, 26 
Dec. 1980, unmarried. She was a secondary teacher 
of French. 
vi. Ivan Howye, b. 23 Jan. 1911, living, m. at Toronto 8 
July 1933 Berna Maud Langford. Their children are: 
(I) John Ivan, b. 29 June 1934, m. Margaret Eleanor 
Osborn; (2) Nancy Langford, b. 29 Aug. 1937, m. 
Ralph Magel; (3) Susanne Berna, b. 4 Sept. 1943, m. 
John R. Auld; (4) Peter Hughes, b. 20 Mar. 1945, m. 
Catherine Badger. Ivan was a secondary teacher for 
ten years, then opened his own Realty and Insurance 
office, which he sold on retirement. It is now 
Cleaver Auld, Ltd. John Auld Is his son-in-law. 
Ivan Cleaver's correspondence, hospitality and col- 
lection of family papers were enormous contributions 
to this compi lation. (I36)(207) 

204. ELIJAH COLLINS CLEAVER (Joseph 99, David 41, John 14, 
John 4, Peter I) was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania 
18 March 1833. He died 29 March 1901, as reported in the 
Belefonte, Pennsylvania Democratic Watchman. He married 
24 March 1853 Martha Ann Cool, daughter of Philip and Han- 
nah (Smith) Cool. She was born I November 1834 and died 
in September 1912. They are buried in Ku I p Cemetery, Lo- 
cust Township, Columbia County. (206) (375 ) (537) 

Elijah was only eleven months old when his father died. 
At age sixteen he hired himself out as a farm hand. In 
1850 he was in the household of Peter Kerne, a farmer of 
Bloom Township, as a farm laborer. His first farm was a 
rented one in Roaring Creek Township, which he cultivated 


for a year before his marriage in 1853. After some other 
moves he bought 104 acres In Roaring Creek in 1857. Dur- 
ing the Civil War he was in Company I, 13th Regiment of 
the Pennsylvania Volunteers at Camp Biddle and Cold Springs 
near Hagerstown. He was described then as a farmer, age 
28, 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair and eyes. He be- 
came a Republican, was a Methodist and served one term as 
a school director before the hay wagon accident on his farm 
that ki Med him. (66) (206) (328) 

Children of Elijah Collins Cleaver and Martha Ann Cool: 

I. Wesley Manley, b. 20 June 1854; d. 15 Dec. 1918 

in the influenza epidemic and is burled in Kulp Cem- 
etery; m. Mary Ellen (Nellie) Dyer, who was born in 
1868 and died in 1908 and, too, is buried in Kulp 
Cemetery. She was the daughter of Charles and Mary 
(Evans) Dyer. Wesley had A.B., B.E., M.E., B.S. 
and M.S. degrees from Bloomsburg Normal School and 
Amherst and did post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins 
Univ. He taught in Catawissa, was principal of 
schools in Johnstown and Ashley, Pa., and taught 
geology at Johns Hopkins. At his father's death he 
returned to care "temporarily" for the farm and his 
mother. He was never able to return to the scholas- 
tic life he preferred. Three children were: (I) 
Grant Collins, b. 1902, d. 1978; (2) George Washing- 
ton, b. 3 Dec. 1905, d. 17 July 1980, graduate 
Beckley College, Harrisburg, m. Minnie E. Richards; 
(3) Bruce Robert, graduate Dickinson Seminary (The- 
ology), Tri-State College, Angola. He was a Meth- 
odist minister. 
ii. Brittain W., b. Sept. 1859; d. 1925, surviving an as- 
sault reported in the local paper: "John Earnest on 
August 13, 1891 near Numedia stabbed his brother-in- 
law Brit Cleaver and it may prove fatal;" m. Sarah 
Earnest. They had six children, four of whom were: 
(I) Howard R., b. Jan. 1887; (2) Laura M., b. Sept. 
1888; (3) Mary E., b. Apr. 1893; and (4) Addle I., 
b. Sept. 1897. 
iii. Charles Lincoln, b. 3 May 1861; d. 1941; m. Mary Per- 
ry, dau. of Wesley and Eliza (Marks) Perry, who was 
b. Oct. 1861. He was educated at Bloomsburg State 
Normal and Dickinson Law School, B.S., M.S., taught 
public school at Mt. Carmel for 9 years, was Tax 
Collector from 1916 to 1923, purchased and published 
the Mt. Carmel Daily News from 1899. Five children 
were: (I) Carrie, b. Apr. 1882, m. Stanford Moyer, 


1914, no children; (2) Wesley Nelson, b. Mar. 1885, 
d. 1930, m. Emily Lynne, b. 1880, d. 1933. They had 
a dau., Mary Lynne, b. 1907, d. 1927. They are bur- 
ied at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. He became editor of his 
father's newspaper; (3) Charles Lincoln, Jr., b. 
Sept. 1890, must have died young; (4) Roy, m. Vir- 
ginia Brunner, who was b. 23 Feb. 1904 and d. II Jan. 
1951 and is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Roy had 
a Ph.B. from Dickinson College and a M.E. degree 
from Pitt; (5) C. Perry, M.D., m. Gertrude Clark. 
He graduated from Dickinson Col lege and Jefferson 
Medical College, was Medical Officer of State Hos- 
pital at Selinsgrove, a Medical Officer of U.S. 
Army Reserves, practiced medicine in Catawissa. He 
was a generous contributor to this compilation. 
iv. Rev. Nelson Elijah Collins, b. 1864; d. 3 June 1913; 
m. Minerva (Minnie) Rupp, who was b. 1867 and d. 13 
Apr. 1911; Dickinson College, 1887, Drew Theological 
Seminary, Methodist Minister. He was a three- letter 
man In college sports and was responsible for the 
beginning of football at Penn State College. He 
started his "itinerant ministry" in 1892. There 
were three children: (I) Thoburn (1897-1963), a 
graduate of Cornell University; (2) Helen, graduate 
of Penn State, Lt. Com. U.S. Navy, 1942-45; (3) 
Minerva, m. John Hess (1905-1977), lived in Virginia 
Beach. Rev. N.E.C. Cleaver, his wl fe Mi nerva, and 
children Thoburn and Helen are buried at Lewisburg 
V. Clarence Grant, b. 1868; d. 1943; m. Ethelyn Hardesty; 
graduate Dickinson College, A.B., M.A., taught in 
public schools in Milton and Parrel I, Pa., Principal 
of High School at Lock Haven, Pa., taught Dickinson 
College 1941-1943, representative of Ginn & Co., 
publishers. There were four children: (I) Charlotte, 
graduate of Wellesley College, librarian in New York 
City; (2) Priscilla, graduate of Wellesley College, 
teaches in Garden City; (3) Grant; (4) Eugenia, 
graduate of Wellesley College, 
vi. Curtis, d. 21 Feb. 1867 at age 7 mos. 2 days, 
vii. Joseph C. , b. 1870; d. 1921; m. Jennie Teitsworth, 

who was b. 1865 and d. 1926. Joseph taught in Col- 
umbia County schools. There were two children: (I) 
Herbert, m. , no children; (2) Pauline, m. - Smith 
and had six children. They are buried in Rosemont 
Cemetery, Columbia Co. 
viii. Rose A., b. June 1873; d. 1954; m. Amos Teple and had 
one child, Nettie, who graduated from Bloomsburg 


state College and taught. 
ix. Lillian Hannah, b. Dec. 1875; d. 1945; unmarried. 

Her nephew, C. Perry Cleaver, M.D., settled her es- 
tate. She is buried at Ku I p Cemetery. 

(66) (I 52) (206) (375) (376) (520) (527) (536) (537) 



The collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvan- 
ia are housed in the Library of the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania, along with the collections of that Society. 
It is sometimes difficult to distinguish to which Society 
a book or document should be attributed. G. S. P. and 
H. S. P. are used to cite the source, with apologies if an 
item i s mi sassigned . 

(1) Abington Monthly Meeting Records, Copied by Gilbert 
Cope, in Collection of the Genealogical Society of 
Pennsylvania in the Library of the Historical So- 
ciety of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. (G. S.P.-H.S.P. ) 

(2) Will of Peter Cleaver dated 1 0th day. Nth month, 
1727. And Inventory. Pages 72-3, Vol. E, Phila- 
delphia County, Pa. 

(3) The Settlement of Germantown and Causes which led to 
it, Samuel N. Pennypacker, Pennsylvania Magazine of 
History and Biography, Vol. IV, No. I, 1880. 

(4) William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Penn- 
sylvania, William I. Hull, Swarthmore College Mono- 
graphs on Quaker History, No. 2, 1935. 

(5) Grund und Lager Buch, Francis Daniel Pastorius, in 
Library of Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania 
(Ground and Lot Book of all and each real Properties 
and uncleared Land in the entire German township, 
Order of a General Court at that Place begun by 
Francis Daniel Pastorius). 

(6) History of Cleaver Family, Lewis M. Cleaver, type- 
script, 1901, in family papers in possession of the 
comp i I er . 

(7) Pedigree of the Families of Cleaver and Peach, Lon- 
don, 1871, printed privately, in Genealogical Society 
of Utah Library. 

(8) Dictionary of National Biography , Oxford University 
Press, 1917, Reprint 1959-60. 

(9) Colonial Records of Pennsylvania Vol. 2, pp. 493-4. 
{\0) A Fair and Happy Land, Viilliam A. Owens, 1975. 

(11) Scrapbook D-7, Montgomery County Historical Society, 
clippings of newspaper solumn written by "E.M." 

(12) Historical Collections Relating to the Potts Family 
in Great Britain and America, Thomas Maxwel I Potts, 
1901 . 

(13) Biographical Annuls of Montgomery County, Pennsylvan- 
ia, Ellwood Roberts, 1904. 

(14) Will of Peter Cleaver (Jr.), 7th day of 4th month, 
1776, proved Philadelphia County, Pa. 25 May 1776. 


Vol . Q, page 292. 

(15) Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania, Thomas A. Glenn, 191 
Vol . I . 

(16) History of Berks County, Pennsylvania, 2 vols., Mor- 
ton L. Montgomery, 1909. 

(17) Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records, typescript in Fort 
Wayne-Allen County Library, Hinshaw cards and micro- 
film at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore Col- 

(18) Will of Derrick Cleaver (signed Valentine), Doug- 
lass township, Berks Co. Pa., dated 25 October 1767, 
proved 26 Feb. 1768. 

(19) Cleaver Family, undated typescript by Marie D. Allen 
In York County Historical Society - Cleaver File - 
and Montgomery County Historical Society. 

(20) L. Gertrude Fryborg Collection, G.S.P. 

(21) Abstracts from Pennsylvania Gazette of 1750, in Li- 
brary of H.S.P. 

(22) Exeter Monthly Meeting Records, Friends Historical 
Library, Swarthmore College and Library of Willard 
Hei ss In I nd ianapol I s. 

(23) Records of 1st Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 

(24) Will of John Cleaver, Vol. E, pp. 178-9, Philadelphh 
County, Pa., dated 25th, lOth month 1773, proved 6 
Nov. 1773. 

(25) Gloria Dei (Old Swede's Church) Baptisms and Mar- 
riages, 1750-1789, Vol, 529, 1924, Co I i ect ions of 
G.S.P. at H.S.P. Library. 

(26) Records of Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810, 
Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1968 re- 
print. Vol . I . 

(27) History of Columbia County, Pennsylvania , John G. 
Freeze, 1883. 

(28) Papers of John E. Eshelman, Fleetwood, Pa., in 
Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. 

(29) Cleaver file, Gilbert Cope Collection of Notes and 
Correspondence, In G.S.P. Collections, H.S.P. 

(30) Abstracts of Montgomery County, Pa. Wills, Vol. 2, 
p. 122, H.S.P. 

(31 ) Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd, Howard 
Jenkins, 1897, Ch XXVI . 

(32) Will of John Cleaver of Upper Dublin Township, Mont- 
gomery County, Pa., dated 30 of 8th mo 1799, proved 
24 July 1804. 

(33) Pennsylvania Magazine of History, Vol. 31 (1907), 
p. 432. 

(34) Horsham Meeting Deaths, H.S.P. Library. 


(35) Great Valley Baptist Church Records, transcribed 1896 
by Gilbert Cope (with additional Cleaver genealogy 
added), H.S.P. Library. 

(36) "Account of births, Coppy of My Father Mother Broth- 
ers and Sisters Births and Mine," Ellis Cleaver. A 
small leatherbound account book in Friends Historical 
Library, Swarthmore College. 

(37) An account book, approximately 3" x 5", leatherbound, 
by Solomon Cleaver (son of Ellis) in Cleaver files at 
Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. 

(38) Soldiers in the American Revolution, Philadelphia 
County including Montgomery County, Transcribed from 
Pennsylvania Archives, Richard T. and Mildred C. 

Wi I I iams. 

(39) Land Records from Frederick County, Va. 

(40) Proprietor's Records, photocopied by Virginia State 

(41) statutes at Large: Being a Collection of All the Laws 
of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature 
in the Year 1619, W. W. Henning, Vol. I, pp. 532-3. 

(42) Will of Ezekiel Cleaver, Montgomery County, Pa., dated 
7, 4th mo. 1785, proved 25 May 1785. 

(43) Miami Monthly Meeting Records, Encyclopedia of Amer- 
ican Quaker Genealogy, W. W. Hinshaw, Vol. V. 

(44) Hopewell Monthly Meeting Records, Encyclopedia of 
American Quaker Genealogy, W. W. Hinshaw, Vol. VI. 

(45) Abigail Rogers Bible, a present from her father Ezek- 
iel Cleaver, 4, Nth mo. 1827, Bible printed and sold 
1791. Transcription in H.S.P. Library. 

(46) Hopewell Monthly Meeting Records, Hopewell Friends 
History (1734-1934) , Joint Committee of Hopewell 
Friends assisted by John W. Wayland, 1936. 

(47) Warrington Monthly Meeting Records, microfilm at 
Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. Film 
includes some Menallen Meeting records. 

(48) Tombstone Inscriptions, Warrington Friends Meeting 
House in Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvan- 
ia, Albert Cook Myers, 1902. 

(49) Will of Peter Cleaver, Warrington Township, York 
County, Pa., dated 5th of Nth mo. 1791. Letters of 
Administration, 30 October 1795. 

(50) Cleaver file, York county Historical Society. 

(51) Radnor Monthly Meeting Records, In Gilbert Cope Col- 
lection, H.S.P. Library. 

(52) General Muhlenberg's Orderly Book, 1777, in Pennsyl- 
vania Magazine of History, Vol. 35: 170. 

(53) Clarence V. Roberts Collection of Family Records, in 
G. S. P. Co I lections. 


(54) Plymouth Meeting Records, E I I wood Roberts, 1900. 

(55) History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania , Roberts, 
Stoudt, Krick & Dietrich, Allentwon, Pa., 1914. 

(56) Records of the Families of Ancestors of Charles and 
Estelle (Shoemaker) Major, Charles Major, 1930, at 
H.S.P. Library. 

(57) Genealogical Record of Members Composing Society of 
Friends Resident at Sometime in Berks Co., Pa., type- 
script of John E. Eshelman, 1930, in Friends Hlstor- 
icla Library, Swarthmore College. 

(58) Records of Office of Comptroller General, Bureau of 
Archives and History, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 
Mi I itia. 

(59) Biographical History of the State of Delaware , J. M. 
Runk & Co., Chambersburg, Pa., 1899. 

(60) Radnor Monthly Meeting Records, Friends Historical 
Library, Swarthmore College. 

(61) Will of William Cleaver of Upper Merion, Montgomery 
Co., Pa., dated 29 November 1802, proved 22 August 

(62) Will of Mary Cleaver of Upper Merion, widow of William, 
Montgomery Co., Pa., dated 6 Aug. 1810, probated 12 
Dec. 1821. 

(63) Will of John Cleaver of Catawissa, Columbia Co., Pa., 
Dated 16 Apr. 1818, proved 9 May 1832. 

(64) Montgomery County, Pa. Land Records, Deed Book #7: 

(65) Northumberland County Land Records, Deed Book C. 

(66) History of Columbia and Montour Counties , Pennsylvan- 
ia, J . H. Battle, 1887. 

(67) Sophia Seldon Rogers Collection, p. 127, G.S.P. 
Collection in H.S.P. Library. 

(68) Will of Jesse Cleaver of North Liberties, City of 
Philadelphia, dated 2 of 7th mo. 1819, proved 2 Dec. 

(69) Horsham Monthly Meeting Records, at H.S.P. Library. 

(70) Obituary of Elizabeth Cleaver in The Friend, Vol. 23, 
p. 104, at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore 

Col lege. 

(71) Philadelphia Northern District Monthly Meeting Rec- 
ords, W. W. Hinshaw cards, at Friends Historical Lib- 
rary, Swarthmore College. 

(72) Letters of Administration, Estate of Jesse Cleaver, 
to John Evans, Henry Rihl and John Rice, 4 Mar. 1850. 
Same for estate of Isaac Cleaver, M.D., same date and 
admi ni strators. 

(73) Will of Elizabeth Cleaver, widow, of North Liberties, 
City of Philadelphia, dated 30th, I 1th mo. 1846. 1 n- 


ventory dated 4 Jan. 1850. 

(74) Will of John Cleaver of Borough of Norfolk, Va., dated 
2 Mar. 1815, proved 21 June 1825, Philadelphia County, 
Pa. - and administration. 

(75) Administration of estate of Grace Cleaver, Philadel- 
phia, 27 June 1825. 

(76) St. Thomas Episcopal Records at H.S.P. 

(77) Petition in Orphans Court, Montgomery Co., Pa., for 
sale of real estate of Peter Cleaver, dec, Chel- 
tenham twp., 21 Nov. 1835. 

(78) Cleaver file, contains family letters, some copied 
vital statistics and two "account books," Friends 
Historical Library, Swarthmore College. 

(79) History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, J. Smith 
Futhey and Gilbert Cope, 1881. 

(80) Obituary, Benjamin T. Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer, 
Vol . 54:317. 

(81) Record of Interments in Friends burying ground at 
Waynesville, Ohio, of Miami Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 
copied from Joel Evans' records by Seth Furnas. Re- 
copied by Willard Heiss, 1950, Indiana State Library. 

(82) Friends Miami Monthly Meeting Centennial, Waynesville, 
Ohio, 1803-1903. No author given. 

(83) Ezekiel Cleaver letters in Cleaver file of Friends 
Historical Library, Swarthmore College. 

(84) History of Warren County, Ohio, Beers & Co., no date. 

(85) West I and Month 'v Meeting Records, Encyclopedia of 
American Quaker Genealogy , VI. W. Hinshaw, Vol. IV, 
and Minutes in Library of H.S.P. 

(86) Warren County, Ohio Records, Robert D. Craig, 1963, 
in Indiana State Library. 

(87) Warren County Marriage Records, 1803-1834, and Warren 
County Marriage Records, 1834-1854, 1854-1861 and 
1861-1867 (2 vols.), copied by Willard Heiss, 1977, 
in Indiana State Library. 

(88) Will of Ellis Cleaver, Gwynedd township, Montgomery 
County, Pa., dated 29, 6th mo. 1825, proved 6 Nov. 
1829, Inventory 6 Nov. 1829. 

(89) The Shoemaker Family of Cheltenham, Benjamin H. Shoe- 
maker, 1903. 

(90) Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, "by a Native," 
Miami Gazette (Ohio), date unknown. In Warren County 
Historical Society Library, Lebanon, Ohio. 

(91) Genealogy of Beeson-Beason Family, Henry Hart Beeson, 

(92) Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 22, 1866. Obituary of 
Al ice Cleaver. 

(93) Crooked Run Monthly Meeting Records, Encyclopedia of 


American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. VI, W. W. Hinshaw. 

(94) Genealogy of Vale and Garretson Descendants, Lydia 
Ann Vale Leffler, 1912, reprinted and reindexed 1975 
by Mrs. Carl Simonsson. 

(95) Administration Papers, Peter Cleaver estate, John 
Hall, administrator, York County, Pa., 1821. 

(96) 1850 Census, Pennsylvania. 

(97) Records of Graves, York County Historical Society. 

(98) History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Vol. II, 
Theodore W. Bean, 1884. 

(99) Administration Papers, John Cleaver of Washington 
twp., York Co., Pa. (yeoman) and Inventory, 1823. 

(100) Records of Death, Philadelphia and Vicinity, Prior 
Norton, in H.S.P. Library. 

(101) Pioneers of Wayne Township Quaker Church, Wayne 
Township Pioneer Association, 1951, Library of War- 
ren County Historical Society (Ohio). 

(102) Fairfax Monthly Meeting Records, Encyclopedia of 
American Quaker Genealogy , Vol. IV, W. W. Hinshaw. 

(103) Hicksite Records of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, Friends 
Historical Library, Swarthmore College. 

(104) Obituary in Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 14:26, 
Martha Cleaver. 

(105) Obituary in Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 24:200, 
Nathan Cleaver. 

(106) T. Chalkley Mattock Collection, Friends Meeting 
Houses and the Boarding Homes, School s and Burial 
Grounds Associated with them. G.S.P. at H.S.P. 

(107) Obituary, Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 14:505, in- 
cludes both Salathiel and Mary Cleaver. 

(108) Will of Joseph Cleaver of Roaring Creek, Columbia 
County, Pa., proved 14 Aug. 1838. 

(109) Will of John Cleaver of Borough of Reading, Berks 
Co. , Pa. , dated 17 Jan. 1833. 

(110) Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Records of 
Comptroller General, Pennsylvania Historical and Mu- 
seum Commission, Harrlsburg, Pa. 

(111) Will of I saac Cleaver of Pi ke twp, Berks Co. , Pa . , 
dated 30 May 1859, proved 10 Sept. I860. Book 10: 

(112) Mary Owen Steinmetz Collection, H.S.P. Library. 

(113) Will of Peter Cleaver of Douglass twp., Berks Co., 
Pa., dated 9 June 1828, proved 25 Apr. 1829. 

(114) Will of Elizabeth Cleaver of Douglass twp., Berks 
Co., Pa., dated 3 Oct. 1823, administration I Nov. 

(115) Petition at Orphans Court, Berks Co., Pa., 6 Jan. 
1832, by Jonathan Cleaver, son of Derrick, to div- 


Ide messauge. 

(116) Letter of Administration, Derrick Cleaver, died in- 
testate, granted to John Hollenback, 27 Mar. 1843. 

(117) Genealogy and History of George and Mary Boone, Hazel 
A. Spraker, 1922. 

(118) Will of Jonathan Cleaver of Earl twp., Berks Co., Pa., 
dated 20 Apr. 1861, proved 12 Dec. 1861, Book 11:91. 

(119) Bertolet Family History, Daniel H. Bertolet, Potts- 
town, 1914, for Bertolet Family Assoc. 

(120) Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the 
State of New Jersey, New Jersey Marriages , 1665- 
1800, Wi I I iam Nelson, 1900. 

(121) Salem, N. J. Monthly Meeting Records, Encyclopedia 
of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. II , W. Vi. Hinshaw. 

(122) Salem, N. J. Marriages from County Clerk's Office, 
H. Stanley Craig, G.S.P. Collections at H.S.P. Lib- 

(123) Swedesboro P. E. Church Records, Swedish Lutheran 
Church, Salem, N.J., G.S.P. Collections at H.S.P. 
Li brary. 

(124) Marriage Bonds, New Castle Co., Dela., transcribed 
by Gilbert Cope, 1910, G.S.P. Collections at H.S.P. 
Li brary. 

(125) Records of Presbyterian Congregation, St. George 
and Penaders, New Castle, Dela., H.S.P. Library. 

(126) Abstracts of Montgomery Co., Pa., Orphans Court, 
H.S.P. Library. 

(127) Lewis Walker of Chester Valley and his Descendants, 
Prisci I la Walker Streets, 1896. 

(128) William M. Mervin Collection, H.S.P. Library. 

(129) St. David's Church, Radnor, Records, H.S.P. Library. 

(130) Will of Rebecca, widow of Jonathan Cleaver, Tredyf- 
frin twp., Chester Co., Pa., dated 10 Mar. 1837 and 
witnessed to be published 13 Dec. 1841. 

(131 ) Record of the Bartholomew Family, George Wei Is Bar- 
tholomew, Jr. , I 885. 

(132) Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series. Vol. 7. 

(133) Bible Records furnished G.S.P. by Mrs. Nancy Sweeney. 
Copied by Mrs. Sweeney from Bible of Isaac Cleaver, 

(134) Administration Papers, Isaac Cleaver of Catawissa, 
Columbia Co., Pa., dated 22 Dec. 1827. 

(135) Index to Chester County Wills, Bert Anderson, Doro- 
thy Lapp, Marwood Darlington, 1970. 

(136) Genealogical Record, Cleaver, Ramsey, Alton, Thomas, 
Winter & McClaren, John Ramsey, Jr. (grandson of 
John Cleaver, #40, and Mary Hughes). Furnished by 
















Lydia Cleaver Higgs of LaGrande, Oregon, granddaugh- 
ter of Dr. John Cleaver, #197. 

Administration Papers, David Cleaver estate, Cata- 
wissa, Columbia Co., Pa., 7 Nov. 1832 and 17 Aug. 

Miscellaneous Newspaper clippings. Cleaver file, 
Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pa. 
Records of Great Valley Baptist Church, H.S.P. Lib- 

Portrait and Biographical Record of Iroquois County, 
Illinois, Lake City Pub I. Co., 1893. 

Past and Present of Iroquois County, Illinois , J. W. 
Kern, S. J. Clarke Publ. Co., 1907. 
I860 Census, Pennsylvania. 

History of Iroquois County, 111., H. W. Beckwith, 

Correspondence with Vera A. Cleaver, Winter Haven, 
Fla., wife of William Joseph Cleaver. 
Miscellaneous Poems, Moral, Religious and Sentimen- 
tal , John Harvey, 1848, in the Library of Willard 
Hei ss, I nd ianapol I s. 

Records of Burials, Warren County Historical Society 
col lect ions. 

1850 Census, Iroquois County, Illinois. 
A Genealogical Index to Miami Valley Pioneers , Ohio, 
Li ndsay M. Brien, 1 970. 

Iroquois , Illinois Land Purchases , R. D. Moore, n.d. 
Grooms Index, typed and bound by Willard Heiss from 
Women's Index, 1969, in Warren County Historical 
Society, Lebanon, Ohio. 

Obituary of Martha (Williams) Cleaver in Elkhart 
Truth, 10 June 1 935. 

Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, J 
Co., 191 I . 
Duck Creek Monthly Meeting Minutes, at Wi 

College, Wilmington, Ohio, 

L. Floyd & 
mi ngton 
artha L. Clea- 
nd iana 

Friends Intelligencer , Vol. 28:234, 
ver . 

Index to Tippecanoe County Marriages , WPA, 
State Library. 

Friends Intelligencer , Vol. 12:249, Lydia Cleaver 
and Vol, 26:570, Phebe Cleaver, daughter of Solomon 
and Lydia. 

Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 43:537, Elizabeth Clea- 

Spri ngborough Monthly Meeting Records, Encyclopedia 
of American Quaker Genealogy , Vol. IV, W. W. Hinshaw. 
Spri ngborough Meeting Minutes, at Wilmington College 


Li brary . 

(160) Family Bible of Rev. William Jefferson Cleaver (1862- 

(161) Obituary, Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 30:250 (1874), 
Susanna Cleaver. 

(162) Centre to Center, Centrevllle (Washington Co., Pa.) 
Borough History Committee, 1976. 

(163) Pennsylvania Magazine of History, Vol. 75, 1951. 

(164) History of Washington County, Pennsylvania, Boyd 
Crumrine, 1882. 

(165) Will of Isaac Cleaver, Washington County, Pa., Will 
Book 9:219, proved 24 Jan. 1867. 

(166) Obituaries, Friends Intelligencer , Vol. 24:712, 

Isaac Cleaver. 

(167) Obituary, Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 28:312, Jane 
CI eaver. 

(168) Washington County, Pa., Land Records, Court House, 
Washington, Pa. 

(169) Will of Peter Cleaver, Washington Co., Pa., dated 
19 Apr. 1881 . 

(170) Obituary, Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 42:281, Peter 

(171) Miscellaneous Cleaver family papers, in possession 
of comp i I er . 

(172) History of Washington County, Pennsylvania, J. H. 
Beers & Co. , 1893. 

(173) Will of Nathan Cleaver, Mongahela City, Pa., dated 
14 Apr. 1885. 

(174) Obituary, David Cleaver, Elder, Friends Intelligenc- 
er, Vol . 43:472. 

(175) Obituary, Hannah T. Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer, 
Vol . 65:61 I . 

(176) Obituary, Jesse Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 
51 : 505. 

(177) Obituary, Nathan Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer, 
Vol. 42:89. 

(178) Obituary, Josiah Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer, 
Vol . 44:536. 

(179) Obituary, Martha Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer , 
Vol. 47:793. 

(180) Obituary, Silas Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer, Vol. 
41 :25. 

(181) Obituary, Silas Cleaver, Jr., Friends Intelligencer, 
Vol. 40:313. 

(182) Obituary, William J. Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer, 
Vol. 45:568. 

(183) History of Northumberland County, Herbert C. Bell, 
1891 . 


(184) History of New Hanover Lutheran Church, Rev. J. J. 
Kline, Ph.D., 1910, in H.S.P. Library. 

(185) Petition of Hannah Cleaver to Orphans Court, Beri<s 
Co. , Pa. , 6 Oct. 1847. 

(186) Appointment of Administrator, estate of John Cleaver, 
Colebrook, Berks Co., Pa., 31 May, 1847. 

(187) Petition to divide estate of Samuel Cleaver, Orphans 
Court, Berks Co., Pa., II Nov. 1853. 

(188) History of Northampton County, Pennsylvania and the 
Grand Valley of the Lehigh, WI I I lam J . Hel ler, Amer- 
ican Historical Assoc, 1920. 

(189) 1850 Census, New Jersey. 

(190) Will of Thomas Cleaver, City and County of Salem, 
N. J., dated 29 Jan. 1859, and Inventory. 

(191) Letters of Administration, Isaac Cleaver, St. 
Georges Hundred, New Castle Co., De I a . , 16 Nov. 1869. 

(192) Portrait and Biographical Record, Harford and Cecil 
Counties, Maryland, Chapman Publishing Co., 1897. 

(193) 1850 Census, Maryland. 

(194) Letters of Administration, John Cleaver of St. 
Georges Hundred, New Castle Co., Del a., dated 2 Aug. 
1875 to William A. Cleaver, bond $60,000. 

(195) 1850 Census, Delaware. 

(196) History of Delaware 1609-1888, Thomas S. Scharff, 
A.M., LLD., 1888. 

(197) Obituary, Jane W. Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer, 
Vol . 50:457, 584. 

(198) Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), Encyclopedia 
of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol . I I , W. W. Hinshaw. 

(199) Historical Sketches, Montgomery County Historical 
Society, Vol . Ill, 1905. 

(200) Obituary, Rebecca Ivens Cleaver, Friends Intelligen- 
cer, Vol . 53:9. 

(201) Will of Jesse Cleaver, Franklin twp., Columbia Co., 
Pa. , dated 19 July 1865. 

(202) Records of Columbia County, Pa., Churchs, Library of 

(203) History of Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, J. H. 
Beers & Co., 1916. 

(204) Letters of Administration, John Cleaver, Catawissa, 
Columbia Co., Pa., dated 25 Oct. 1847. 

(205) Some Columbia County, Pa. Cemetery Records, copied 
by Nancy Sweeney for H.S.P. 

(206) Correspondence and a visit with Dr. C. Perry Cleaver, 
Catawissa, Pa., grandson of Elijah Collins Cleaver, 

(207) Correspondence and a visit with H. Ivan Cleaver, son 
of Ellis Hughes Cleaver, Sr. , #203, who furnished 


many valuable family records. 

(208) Record of Schwenkf elder Families ^ Samuel K. Brecht 
for Schwenkf el der Church, 1923. 

(209) Correspondence with Horace Cleaver, Clarksville, 
Ohio, great grandson of John D. Cleaver, #113. 

(210) Correspondence with Cynthia Quigley, Wilmington, 
Ohio, neice of Horace W. Cleaver. 

(211) Correspondence with Mrs. Audrey Cleaver Warwick, 
Columbus, Ohio, granddaughter of Levi L. Cleaver, 
#1 14. 

(212) 1850 Census, Ohio. 

(213) 1870 Census, Ohio. 

(214) I860 Census, Ohio. 

(215) Obituary, Ruth Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer , Vol. 

(216) Military and Pension Records, David Cleaver, Green 
and Warren Cos., Ohio, National Archives. 

(217) Columbiana County Cemetery Inscriptions , Vol. IV, 
Columbiana Co. Chapt., Ohio Genealogical Society. 

(218) New Garden Monthly Meeting Records, Encyclopedia of 
American Quaker Genealogy , Vol. IV, W. W. Hinshaw. 

(219) Military Record, Isaac Jefferson Cleaver, Washing- 
ton Co., Pa., National Archives. 

(220) Upper Springfield Monthly Meeting Records, Encyclo- 
pedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. IV, W. W. 
HI nshaw. 

(221) Family Bible of Isaac Allen Cleaver. 

(222) Correspondence with Elizabeth Cleaver Bronson, 
granddaughter of Amos Griffith Cleaver, #128. 

(223) Family Records of William R. Chambers, son of Carrie 
Cleaver Chambers, compiled by Mrs. Edwin Chambers 
(El len 0. ) 

(224) Cora Cleaver I zett papers. She Is the granddaughter 
of Amos Griffith Cleaver, #128. 

(225) Orphans' Court Records, York Co., Pa. 

(226) Diary of Carrie Chambers for years 1886-1916. She 
was the daughter of Isaac Allen and Sarah Maxwell 
Cleaver, #127. 

(227) Records from Bible of Judah and Jane Cherlngton at 
H.S.P. Library. 

(228) Tacy Evans, her book - Evans Bible - transcription 
In H.S.P. Library. 

(229) Pennsylvania Early Births, Charles A. Fisher, 1947, 
at H.S.P. Library. 

(230) Aaron Ivens Bible, transcription of records In 
H.S.P. Library. 

(231) Philadelphia City Directories, at H.S.P. Library. 

(232) Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Vol. XXI. 


(233) Philadelphia Board of Health Records, microfilm at 

(234) Excerpts from the Philadelphia Album, Edwin S. Dun- 
kerley, at H.S.P. Library. 

(235) Excerpt from Northumberland Republican, H.S.P. Lib- 

(236) Church Records, Adams Co., Pa., at H.S.P. Library. 

(237) Marriages and Deaths, 1838-1916, Mary Ann Cadbury, 
at H.S.P. Library. 

(238) A Contribution to the History of the Tyson and Fitz- 
water Families, Samuel T. Tyson, 1922. 

(239) Records of St. John's P. E. Church, Norristown, at 
H.S.P. Library. 

(240) Records of 1st Reformed Church, Reading and 1 ey 
Lutheran Church, Oley Twp . , Berks Co., in H.S.P. 

(241) New Jersey Archives, 1st Series, Vol. XX M . 

(242) Pastor Baptist Church Records, Philadelphia, at 
H.S.P. Library. 

(243) Administration papers, Hannaniah Cleaver, Catawissa 
twp., Columbia Co., Pa., dated 15 Nov. 1827. 

(244) Letter of Louis K. Cleaver, I Nov. 1929, to a gen- 
ealogist. In Rogers Collection, H.S.P. Library. 

(245) Transcription of Records in Bible of John Lavinus 
Clarkson, b. 6-22-1725, Bible dated 1756. In H.S.P. 
Li brary . 

(246) A letter written 1950 by Ellis Hughes Cleaver, #203, 
to his children concerning family history, furnished 
by Ivan H. Cleaver, Burlington, Ontario. 

(247) Letter of James Richards Cleaver, #185, Thanksgiving 
1895, to his daughters regarding family history. 
Furnished by Ivan H. Cleaver, Burlington, Ont. 

(248) A Record of the Cleavers, as comp i led by Wi I I iam L. 
Cleaver of Milwaukee, Wise, in 1869, copied and 
additions made in 1891 by Susannah Elizabeth Vande- 
grift of Port Penn, Del., in Library of Delaware 
Historical Society, Wilmington, in a volume Old 
Bible Records, compiled by Cooch's Bridge Chapt. 
D.A.R., Newark, Del., 1944-47. 

(249) Calender of Wills of New Jersey, Index of Wills in 
the Secr'y of States Office, N. J. prior to 1901. 
Published by Secretary of State. 

(250) Cumberland County, N. J. Marriages, at H.S.P. Lib- 

(251) Sexton's Records, Cohansey Baptist Church, Cumber- 
land, N. J., among Cemetery Records at H.S.P. 

(252) Record of Peter Cleaver' s Family (Great Grandfather 
of Cleaver Family of Delaware) apparently compiled 


by Mark M. Cleaver, #173, who made certain notes 
in the margin in 1906. Furnished by Mrs. Mark M. 
Cleaver I I , of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

(253) 1870 Census, Delaware. 

(254) Cleaver catalogue file, Delaware Historical Society, 
Wi Imington. 

(255) Delaware History, journal of the Delaware Historical 
Society, Apri I 1970. 

(256) Governor' s Register, 1674-1851, Public Archives Com- 
mission of Delaware, 1926. 

(257) I860 Census, Delaware. 

(258) City Directories, Wilmington, Del. 

(259) Mary S. Reed Bible, dated February 14, 1842, copied 
I n reference (248) . 

(260) Box 69 and Folder 18, Armstrong Collection at Del- 
aware Historical Society, includes miscellaneous 
Cleaver papers. 

(261) Administration papers, David Cleaver, Catawissa, 
Columbia Co., Pa., dated 7 Nov. 1832 and 17 Aug. 

(262) Military and Pension Records, Robert Cleaver, Nat- 
ional Archives. 

(263) Death Certificate, Absalom Cleaver, York Co,, Pa. 

(264) Records of St. Paul's Episcopal Lutheran Church, 
Adams Co., Pa., in York County Historical Society. 

(265) Military and Pension Records, Absalom Cleaver, Nat- 
ional Archives. 

(266) Biography of Kimber Cleaver, Harold E. Shamper, 
Journal of Northumberland County Historical Society, 

(267) Military Record, Joseph Cleaver, National Archives. 

(268) Military Record, James Cleaver, National Archives. 

(269) Military Records, Empson Cleaver, National Archives. 

(270) 1870 Census, Pennsylvania. 

(271) Genealogy of the Sharpless (Sharpies) Family, Gil- 
bert Cope, 1887. 

(272) Centenniel History of Summit Co., Ohio, William B. 
Doyle, 1908. 

(273) Will of Lucinda (Camp) Cleaver, Nomedia, Columbia 
Co., Pa., dated 25 Oct. 1928, proved 5 Sept. 1931. 

(274) History of Pottsville and Schuylkill Co., Pa., Jo- 
seph Henry Zerbey, 1933-35. 

(275) Book of Biographies of Leading Citizens of Berks 
County, Pennsylvania, Biographical Publishing Co., 

(276) Will of James Cleaver, Nelson Twp , 
Ontario, dated 30 Jan. 1877, with 
administration certificates. 

Hoi ton Co. , 
nventory and 


Henry Wi I son 

(277) Warren and Josephine Ely Collection, G.S.P. Collec- 
tions at H.S.P. Library. 

(278) Cyclopedia of Montgomery County, Pa 
Ruoff, Ph.D., 1895. 

(279) Administration papers, estate of Jonathan Cleaver, 
Tredyffrin twp . , Chester Co., Pa., 1862. 

(280) Will of Jackson Cleaver, Franklin twp., Columbia Co., 
Pa., dated 23 Feb. 1910, proved 18 May 1910. 

(281) Portrait and Biographical Record of Lancaster Co., 
Pa., Chapman Publ. Co., 1894. 

(282) Index of Wills and Administrations, Columbia Co., Pa. 

(283) Will of Alem Britton Cleaver, Catawissa, Columbia 
Co., Pa., dated 3! Aug. 1885, proved II Oct. 1886. 

(284) Will of Addie B. Cleaver, Catawissa, Columbia Co., 
Pa., dated 26 Mar. 1920, proved 28 Apr. 1920. 

(285) The Sharples-Sharpless Family, Bert Anderson, 1966. 

(286) Correspondence with Lydia Cleaver Higgs, La Grande, 
Ore., granddaughter of John Cleaver, #l97. 

(287) Will of Elizabeth Cleaver, Franklin twp., Columbia 
Co., Pa., dated 13 Mar. 1893, proved 22 July 1893. 

(288) Portrait and Biographical Record of Genesee, Lapeer 
and Tuscola Counties, Michigan, 1892, Chapman Bro- 

(289) Correspondence with Edna Cleaver Forsythe, Hanover, 
Pa., granddaughter of Absalom, #121. 

(290) Grist Mills of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, William 
M. Reser, 1945, at Fort Wayne-Allen County Library. 

(291) 1878 Historical Atlas, Tippecanoe Co., Ind . , Kingman 

(292) Cleaver Cemetery Grave Records in Tippecanoe County 
Area Genealogical Society, Lafayette, Ind. 

(293) Tippecanoe County Marriages, from original records 

in Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical Society. This 
Society, under the leadership of Alameda McCul lough, 
salvaged records destined for destruction by the 
county authorities. 

(294) Webster Parry Collection of Quaker Families, edited 
by Edna Harvey Joseph, in Ft. Wayne Library. 

(295) Military and Pension Records, Charles 0. Cleaver, 
National Archives. 

(296) Portrait and Biographical Record of Portage and 
Summit Counties, A. W. Bowen Co., 1898. 

(297) Some Early Lineages of Berks Co., Pa., Clauser, B.H. 
Blair, 1959. 

(298) Annals of Oley Valley, Rev. P. C. Croll, D.D., 1926. 

(299) Colonial Families of Philadelphia, John Jordan, 1911. 

(300) Vital Record Collection, Warren County (Ohio) His- 
tor i ca I Soci ety. 


(301) Tippecanoe County, Ind. Tract Book, Tippecanoe County 
Historical Association. 

(302) A History of Perry Township, Sarah Jane Bowen Morris 
and Maude Fretz Oh I for Tippecanoe County Historical 
Association, 1946. 

(303) Administration papers, Isaac Cleaver, who died in- 
testate 2 Oct. 1841, Tippecanoe County, Ind. In 
Tippecanoe Co. Area Genealogical Society. 

(304) Administration papers, Sewe I I Cleaver, Tippecanoe 
Co., Ind., d. 31 Jan. 1848. In Tippecanoe County 
Area Genealogical Society. 

(305) Past and Present of Tippecanoe County, Jnd., Richard 
P. DeHart, 1909. 

(306) Copy of Records from Bible presented to Emily Cleav- 
er by her father Jonathan in 1819. In Cleaver fold- 
er at Montgomery County Historical Society. Bible 
dated 1784. 

(307) Montgomery County, Pa., A History, C.S. Hunsicker, 

1923, Vols. 2 & 3, Biography. 

(308) Scrap Book 91, Montgomery County Historical Society. 
An article written in 1901. 

(309) History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, R.C. Brown & 
Co., 1897. 

(310) Cleaver file, Tippecanoe County Area Genealogical 

(311) History of Bradford Co., Pa. with Biographical 
Sketches, H.C. Bradsby, 1891. 

(312) Orphan's Court Books R and S, York County, Pa. 

(313) Quaker Sesqui-Centennial 1812-1962, Ohio Yearly Meet- 
ing, 1962. 

(314) Spice land MM Records, Abstracts of the Records of 
the Society of Friends in Indiana, Wi I lard Heiss, 
Part 4. 

(315) History of Tuscola County, Michigan, H.S. Page & Co., 

(316) History of Cumberland & Adams Counties, Pa., Warren 
Beers & Co., 1886. 

(317) Delaware, A History of the First State, Vol. 3, H. 
Clay Reed, 1947. 

(318) The Diary of a Student at Delaware College, August 
1853 to November 1854, Joseph Cleaver's Diary, edi- 
ted by William Ditto Lewis, Delaware Notes, Univer- 
sity of Delaware, 1951. 

(319) Morning News, Wilmington, Del., 31 Aug. 1953. 

(320) E. RIttenhouse Marriages, DAR Magazine, Jan. 1961. 

(321) Catalogue of Smithson College, Indiana Room, Indiana 
State Library. 

(322) Whitewater MM Records, Abstracts of the Records of 


the Society of Friends in Indiana, Vol . I , Wi I lard 
He! ss. 

(323) 1850 Census, Indiana. 

(324) Pension papers of Lewis M. Cleaver at VA Office, 
I ndianapol is, I nd. 

(325) Portrait and Biography Album of Lee County, Iowa, 
Chapman & Co. , 1887. 

(326) Reading and Berks County, Pa., A History, Cyrus T. 
Fox, 1925. 

(327) History of Berks and Lebonon Counties, Pennsylvania, 
I. Daniel Rupp, 1844. 

(328) Military Service Record, Pennsylvania Bureau of Ar- 
chives and History, Elijah Collins Cleaver. 

(329) History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, 
J. A. Caldwel I , 1880. 

(330) History of Carroll County, Indiana, T.B. Helm, 1882. 

(331) Administration papers, Nancy Cleaver, 1892, from 
Tippecanoe Co., Ind., preserved before destruction 
by Tippecanoe Co. Genealogical Society, Lafayette. 

(332) Guardian Book 3, Tippecanoe Co. Ind. at Tippecanoe 
Co. Genealogical Society. 

(333) Administration papers, Charles Cleaver, 1850-56, 
Tippecanoe County Genealogical Society. 

(334) Pension Record, William K. Cleaver, National Archives 

(335) Death certificate, William K. Cleaver, Berks Co., 
Pennsylvania Bureau of Vital Statistics. 

(336) Correspondence with Mrs. Mabel Cleaver, Ocean City, 
N.J., wife of grandson of David Clark Cleaver, #191. 

(337) Pension and Military Records, Jesse Cleaver, National 

(338) Pension and Military Records, William Cleaver, Na- 
tional Archives. 

(339) Pension and Military Records, Isaac Cleaver, National 

(340) Miscellaneous Cleaver papers, Tippecanoe Genealogical 
Society Library. 

(341 ) 1870 Census, Iowa. 

(342) Pension and Military Records, Mordecai T. Cleaver, 
National Archives. 

(343) Delaware Archives, Vol. II: 656, 7,9,750. 

(344) Military and Pension Records, William F. Cleaver, 
National Archives. 

(345) Death certificate, Rowena (Payne) Cleaver, Carroll 
County, Ind. 

(346) Death certificate, William F. Cleaver, Carroll Coun- 
ty, Ind. 


(347) Death certificate, Samuel Suel Cleaver, Carroll Co., 

(348) Carroll County Birth Records, WPA Index. 

(349) Carroll County Marriage Records, WPA Index. 

(350) Carroll County Death Records, WPA Index. 

(351) (Military and Pension Records, Mahlon B. Cleaver, 
National Archives. 

(352) Military and Pension Records, Francis Marion Cleaver, 
National Archives. 

(353) Clinton County Marriage Records, WPA Index. 

(354) Military Record, Joseph W. Cleaver, National Archives. 

(355) Abstract of Will of Ellis Hughes, Yeoman of Catawissa 
Township, Northumberland Co., Pa., proved 28 August 
1800. In Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine XIV. 

(356) Military Record, Aaron K. Cleaver, National Archives. 

(357) Military and Pension Record, Israel Cleaver, M.D., 
National Archives. 

(358) Military Record, Isaac B. Cleaver, Tippecanoe Co., 
National Archives. 

(359) Obituary, Rev. Isaac S. Cleaver, In Elkhart Truths 
6 March 1917. 

(360) Military and Pension Records, Isaac Abraham Cleaver, 
National Archives. 

(361) Notes on Cleaver family by Harry Morris Cleaver, 
furnished by his sister, Lydia May Cleaver Higgs. 

(362) History of York County, Pennsylvania, John Gibson, 

(363) The Welcome Claimants , Proved, Disproved and Doubt- 
ful, George E. McCracken, 1970. 

(364) Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684, compiled and 
edited by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., 1970. 

(365) Inscription of Graves, read by compiler at St. Paul's 
Presbyterian Church near Burlington and Lowvllle 
Cemetery, Lowvllle, Ontario. 

(366) Will of Franklin R. Cleaver, Oley Twp., Berks Co., 
Pa., dated 17 Apr. 1896, proved 27 Feb. 1908. 

(367) Order of Sale, Orphan's Court, Berks Co., Pa. 6 Aug. 
1900, estate of Frank F. Cleaver. 

(368) Order of Sale, Orphan's Court, Berks Co., Pa. 7 May 
1912, estates of Isaac and Catherine Cleaver. 

(369) Tombstone Inscriptions for Christ Lutheran Church 
and Salem United Church of Christ, Spangsvllle, Oley 
Township, Louise E. Conrad, Elizabeth J. Mury, Jef- 
frey J. Howell, 1971, at Berks County, Pa. Historical 
Society. The Inscriptions are not separated by 
Church, but the Cleavers were predominantly Lutheran 
in this era and area. 


(370) Entries from Berks and Schuylkill Journal, a weekly 
newspaper, extracted by Berks County Historical So- 

(371) various Reading City Directories, 1856-1920. 

(372) Upper Dublin Association, Ellwood C. Parry, Jr., 
Montgomery County Historical Society Bulletin, Vol. 

18, 1971-3. 

(373) Descendants of Rynear Tyson, Charles E. Barker, 
Bulletin of Historical Society of Montgomery County, 
April 1946. 

(374) Genealogical Notes, GSP, Vol. 29, Joseph L. Eldridge 
Genealogy, 1899. 

(375) Tombstones in Kulp Cemetery, Locust Township, Colum- 
bia County, copied by compiler. 

(376) Family records compiled by George W. Cleaver, in 
possession of Dr. C. Perry Cleaver. 

(377) The Northumberland County Historical Society, May 
1935, Formation of Townships in Northumberland Coun- 

(378) Cemetery inscription listings, Columbia County His- 
torical Society, Ornageville, Pa. 

(379) General Alumni Catalogue, University of Pennsylvania, 


(380) Transactions of the College of Physicians of Phila- 
delphia, Centennial volume, 1887. 

(381) Genealogy of Pennsylvania Families from Pennsylvania 
Magazine of History and Biography, Introduced by Mil- 
ton Rub i cam, an article from volume XXX and XXXI, 
190607, Atkinson Families of Bucks County. 

(382) The History of Old Germantown, Dr. Naamon H. Keyser, 
John Palmer Gordon, C. Henry Cain, Horace F. McCann, 

(383) Cemetery Inscriptions, Ebenezer Methodist (United 
Church) Cemetery, west side of Guelph line, north of 
Derbyvl Me, Ontario, collected by Ontario Genealogi- 
cal Society and deposited in North York Public Lib- 
rary, Ontario. 

(384) Biographies of her parents, grandparents and other 
family members prepared by Hazel Cleaver Bush with 
the encouragement of Ivan H. Cleaver of Burlington, 

(385) Biographical Record of Ministers, United Church 
Archives, Toronto, Canada. 

(386) Obituary, E.E. Cleaver, M.D., Toronto Globe & Mail, 
18 Nov. 1946. 

(387) Obituary, Catherine Cleaver, Hamilton Spectator, 
3 Dec. 1949. 

(388) Military and Pension Record, Isaac S. Cleaver, Na- 


tional Archives. 

(389) Death Certificate, Isaac S. Cleaver, Elkhart, County, 

(390) Marriage Certificate, Isaac S. Cleaver and Martha 
Williams, Tippecanoe Co., Ind. 

(391) Clippings, Burlington, Ontario star. 

(392) The Garden of Canada - Burlington Oakville & Dis- 
trict, Ontario Archives. 

(393) Church Records of Berks Co., Pa., microfilm at GSP. 

(394) Will of Jonathan R. Cleaver of Oley Township, Berks 
Co., Pa., Vol. 13, pg. 497, proved 15 Jan. 1878 with 
petition of Hannah Cleaver to settle estate I I Feb. 

(395) Will of John R. Cleaver, City of Reading, Berks Co,, 
Pa., Vol. 21, pg. 274, proved 16 Jan. 1902. 

(396) The Settlement of Germantown and the Beginning of 
the German Emigration to North America, Hon. Samuel 
Whitaker Pennypacker, LL.D., 1899. 

(397) The Society of Friends and Their Meeting Houses in 
Berks County, John E. Eshelman, July 1954, Historic 
Review of Berks County. 

(398) Typescript at GSP, author and date not included. 

(399) Vol. 24, Genealogical Notes (chart) GSP. 

(400) Horsham Men in the Revolution, Charles Harper Smith, 
Montgomery County Historical Society Bulletin, Vol . 

I, 1936-39. 

(401) Early Friends' Schools in Montgomery County, Helen 

E. Richards, Historical Society of Montgomery County, 
1925, Vol . VII. 

(402) Fragments of the Past, Historical Sketches of Oley 
and Vicinity, Peter G. Bertolet, M.D., I860, publish- 
ed by the Woman's Club of Oley Valley, 1980. 

(403) Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, newspaper not- 
ices at GSP. 

(404) Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers in St. Thomas 
Churchyard, Bethlehem Pike and Church Road, White- 
marsh, Pa,, Letitia S. Shroy, at GSP. 

(405) Tombstones at Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Pa., 
copied 1931 by J.E. Sturgis Nagle. In Historical 
Society of Berks Co. Library. 

(406) Biographical Catalogue of the Matriculates of the 
College 1749-1893, Comm. of the Society of Alumni, 
University of Pennsylvania, 1894. 

(407) History and Genealogy of the DeTurk, DeTurck Family, 
Eugene P. DeTurk, 1934, at GSP. 

(408) Early Friends of Upper Bucks, Clarence V. Roberts, 
1925, assisted by Warren S. Ely. 

(409) Fa I I 1962 Bulletin of Historical Society of Montgom- 



(41 1 















ery County. 

Linton Genealogy, Morton Linton, n.d., Pres. of Lin- 
ton Assoc, of Philadelphia, at GSP. 
Genealogical Account of the Kirk Family, Miranda S. 
(Kirk) Roberts, 1st mo. 1st, 1902, Books B and C, a 
handwritten book In GSP. 

Burial Ground - Gwynedd Friends - Hickslte. Trans- 
cription In GSP. 

Ancient and Modern Germantown, Mount Airy and Chest- 
nut Hill, Rev. S.F. Hotchkin, M.A., 1889. 
Will of Jesse Cleaver, City of Philadelphia, dated 
5th mo. 16, 1894, proved 20 Aug. 1894, will #1206, 
Book 174, on microfilm. Historical Society of Penn- 
sy I van I a. 

Historical Society of Montgomery County, Vol . I , 

Alphonsus and Abigail Kirk Married 23rd Day of 12th 
Month 1692/3. Names of More than 6000 Descendants , 
Samuel Bird Kirk, 1955, typed book at GSP. 
Bulletin of Historical Society of Montgomery County, 
April 1947. 

Microfilm roll 39, Historical Society of Berks Coun- 
ty, Tombstone inscriptions, transcriber's name not 

Orphan's Court, Berks Co., Pa., Bk 21:488, 2 Mar. 
1865, Order of sale of real estate of Aaron K. Cleav- 
er, dec. 

Will of Elmira Cleaver, single woman, 
dated 10 Dec. 1887, #1335, Bk. 140, p 
rof i Im GSP. 

Historical Review of Berks County, Yost Yoder and 
George DeBennevi I le, John Joseph Stoudt, Jan. 1956. 
Will of Peter Cleaver of Reading, dated 21 May 1880, 
proved In Berks Co., 6 Dec. 1886. 
Berks County Church Records, microfilm GSP. 
An Upper Merlon Remi n i scense, Sarah H. Tyson, Histor- 
ical Society of Montgomery Co., Vol. IV, 1910. 
The Union School and Stewart Fund Hall, Ellwood Rob- 
erts, Historical Society of Montgomery County, Vol. 
II, 1905. 

Will of Jane W. Cleaver, now of the City of Phila- 
delphia, dated 4, 2nd mo. 1887, admitted to probate 
in Philadelphia 16 Sept. 1893. 

Will of Rebecca Cleaver, City of Philadelphia, dated 
28 Nov. 1893, proved 4 Jan. 1896. 

Hughes fami ly notes by Marion (Brecton) Jackson, fur- 
nished by Ivan H. Cleaver of Burlington, Ontario. 
Hughes Family of Cape May County, New Jersey (1650- 

Phi I adel phi a, 
. 578. On mic- 


1950), Raymond Fin ley Hughes, 1950. 

(430) Will of Mark M. Cleaver, City of Wilmington, Del., 
dated 25 May 1915, proved 5 Apr. 1917. 

(431) Correspondence with Mrs. Mark M. Cleaver II (Janette 
Warriner), Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

(432) Walter G. Tatnall Collection of New Castle, County, 
Del. Tombstone Inscriptions, microfilm at Historical 
Society of Delaware, original In State Archives at 
Dover, Del., compiled in 1930s. 

(433) Marriage Records, Delaware State Archives, Dover, 
Del . 

(434) Correspondence with Robert F. Klippel, President of 
New Castle Mutual Insurance Co., Wilmington, who 
furnished Board of Directors minutes of that company 
concerning death of Mark M. Cleaver, President, and 
his son Samuel, later President. 

(435) History of the State of Delaware, Henry C. Conrad, 
Vol. I, 1908. 

(436) Order of Sale of Real Estate of Frank F. Cleaver, 
deed., Berks Co., Pa., 6 Aug. Term 1900. Orphan's 
Court at Reading. 

(437) Will of Phebe M. Cleaver, Washington Co., Pa., date 
17 Mar. 1911. 

(438) Orphan's Court Jan. and Feb. 1907, Orders of Sale of 
Real Estate of Irwin B. Cleaver, dec. of Reading, 
Berks Co. , Pa. 

(439) WIN of Mary A.B. Cleaver, wife of Isaac S. of St. 
Georges Hundred, New Castle Co., Del., dated 5 Sept. 
1892, administered 15 Aug. 1895, Will book I87:#640, 
Ph i lade I phia. 

(440) Will of James R. Cleaver, Borough of Ashland, Co. 

of Schuylkill, dated 14 Mar. 1898. He died In Phi la. 
20 May 1898, Will Book 200, #812, Philadelphia. 

(441) Record of letter of administration being issued John 
A. Cleaver for estate of George G. Cleaver, New Cas- 
tle Co., Del . 15 July 1891 . 

(442) Obituary of Ellis Hughes Cleaver in the Goderich, 
Ontario newspaper. 

(443) George Rex of Germantown, Doris Rex Schutte in Dec. 
1980 National Genealogical Society Quarterly. 

(444) The Organization of Friends Meeting at Norristown, 
Helen E. Richards, 1939, Montgomery County Historical 
Society Bulletin, Vol . II. 

(445) Will of Mary Cleaver, Township of Gwynedd, County of 
Montgomery, dated 26th day of sixth month 1847, prov- 
ed 21 Feb. 1848. 

(446) Inventory of Tacy Cleaver, Gwynedd Township, Mont- 
tomery County, Pa., 12 day, 6th mo. 1840. 


(447) Will of Jemima K. Cleaver, Reading, Berks Co., Pa., 
dated 9 July 1892. 

(448) Letter of administration to Hannah, widow of Samuel 
Cleaver, Berks County, Pa., 3 Dec. 1852. 

(449) Letter of administration to Frank R. Cleaver, eldest 
son of Benneville Cleaver, Berks. Co., Pa. 21 Oct. 

(450) Inventory of Church Archives of the Society of Friends 
in Pennsylvania, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
Li brary. 

(451) Obituary, Hannah Shepherd Cleaver, Friends Intelli- 
gencer, Vol . 54: 31 7. 

(452) Abstract of the Records of Westland Monthly Meeting 
(Hicksite), Washington Co., Pa., at Historical Society 
of Pennsylvania Library. 

(453) Correspondence with Mrs. Leonard LeBlanc, LaHabra, 
Calif., who furnished Washington County, Pa. papers 
and data. 

(454) Will of Ella F. Cleaver, East Bethlehem, Washington 
Co., Pa. dated 27 May 1896. 

(455) Duck Creek MM Records, Abstracts of the Records of 
the Society of Friends in Indiana, Part 4, Wi I lard 
Hei ss. 

(456) West Grove MM Records, Abstracts of the Records of 
the Society of Friends in Indiana, Part 4, Wi Hard 
Hei ss. 

(457) History of Columbiana County, Ohio, Horace Mack, 1879. 

(458) Orphan's Court Order, Berks Co., Pa., 26 Mar. 1929, 
to clear title of land of John Cleaver of Colebrook 
Twp. and his widow Hanna. 

(459) Probate Final Record Book 6:51, Estate of Isaac 
Cleaver settled 19 Aug. 1847. 

(460) 1830 and 1840 Census Indices, Ohio. 

(461) An Index to Miner's Transcript of the Genealogical 
Records of Menallen Monthly Meeting in Adams Co., Pa., 


(462) The Griest Family, Samuel Benjamin Cross, 1966. 

(463) Griest file, York County, Pa., Historical Society. 

(464) History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon and 
Schuylkill Counties, Pa., Daniel Rupp, 1845. 

(465) Cemetery records of Iroquois County, III., furnished 
by Iroquois County Genealogical Society. 

(466) 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 Census, Pennsylvania. 

(467) Clinton County, Indiana Birth Records, WPA Index. 

(468) Various City Directories, Indianapolis, Ind. 

(469) Will of Peter Cleaver, Philadelphia County, dated 7th, 
4th mo. 1776 and proved 25 May 1776. 

(470) Maps by G.M. Melser, Berks Co., Pa., 1971, of 1854 


Berks County Townships, in Historical Society of 
Berks County Library. 

(471 ) Wi I I of Wi I I iam Cleaver, Schuyiki II Co. , Pa., dated 
15 Apri I 1905. 

(472) I860 Census, Indiana. 

(473) Catalogue, Woman's College of Pennsylvania, Phila- 
delphia, 1895, at HSP Library. 

(474) History of Marshall County, Indiana, 1836 to 1880, 
Daniel McDonald, 1881 . 

(475) Twentieth Century History of Marshall County, Indi- 
ana, Hon. Daniel McDonald, 1908. 

(475) Correspondence with Mrs. Lena S. Cleaver of Luther 
Town home, Lititz, Pa. 

(477) Family history and reminiscences of William Garfield 
Mowery, son-in-law of William, #187. 

(478) Administration papers of Kimber R. Cleaver, 25 July 
1907 and guardianship paper and accounts, Schuylkill 
County Orphan's Court. 

(479) Militia Service Record, Bureau of Archives and His- 
tory, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, A I em B. Clever. 

(480) Milford and Vicinity Sesqui centennial Souvenir Book, 
1830-1980, Souvenir Book Committee, no date. 

(481) Iroquois County Republican, newspaper of 13 March 
1901 . 

(482) Will of Augustus M. Cleaver, Douglass Twp., Berks 
Co., Pa., dated 20 Nov. 1909. 

(483) Will of Katharine F. Cleaver, Reading, Berks Co., 
Pa. , dated 18 Apr. 1947. 

(484) Will of Oscar R. Cleaver, Berks Co., Pa., dated 7 
Sept. 1932. 

(485) Will of William H. Cleaver, Centrevllle, Washington 
Co., Pa., dated 3 Aug. 1929, Vol. 50, page 453. 

(486) Will of Charles C. Cleaver of Oley, Berks Co., Pa., 
dated 12 Feb. 1924. 

(487) Will of Mahlon F. Cleaver, Boyertown, Berks Co., Pa., 
dated 5 Nov. 1926. 

(488) Appointment of administrator, estate of Norma M. 
Cleaver of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., Pa., 22 May 1928. 

(489) Will of Chester B. Cleaver, Oley Twp., Berks Co., 
Pa., dated 10 July 1923. 

(490) Will of Albert K. Cleaver, City of Reading, Berks 
Co., Pa., dated 29 Dec. 1909. 

(491) Will of Harry L. Cleaver, D.D.S., Reading, Berks Co., 
Pa. , dated 18 Dec. 1905. 

(492) Will of Eleanor Lee Cleaver of Reading, Berks, Co., 
Pa. , dated 4 June 1943. 

(493) Administration papers, Warren B. Cleaver, intestate, 
Cumru Twp., Berks Co., Pa., 20 Nov. 1946. 


(494) Petition to Register of Wills and ex-officio Clerk 
of the Orplian's Court, Berks Co., Pa., estate of 
John R. Cleaver, Ella B. Seifortln to be named admin- 
istrator in lieu of Warren B. Cleaver, deceased. 

(495) Petition to Orphan's Court, Berks Co., Pa., 15 Jan. 
1954 regarding estate of Annie B. Cleaver. 

(496) Will of Caroline Cleaver, Reading, Berks Co., Pa., 
dated 7 Dec. 1923. 

(497) Will of Daniel M. Cleaver, Earl Twp., Berks Co., Pa., 
dated 30 Dec. 1909. 

(498) Will of Lorena Cleaver, Reading, Berks Co., Pa., 
dated I Sept. 1920. 

(499) Will of Helen Guthrie Cleaver, Reading, Berks Co., 
Pa., 21 July 1949. 

(500) Will of Ella M. Cleaver, Reading, Berks Co., Pa., 
dated 7 May 1929. 

(501) Petition to Orphan ' s Court, Berks Co., Pa., 26 Mar. 
1929 to quiet title on for dower interests, estate 
of John P. Cleaver, dec. 23 Apr. 1847. 

(502) Estate of David Dutton, East Bethlehem, Washington 
Co., Pa., Orphan's Court Aug. 1841. 

(503) Military and Pension Records, Alem B. Cleaver, Na- 
tional Archives. 

(504) Military and Pension Records, Capt. Henry Tyson 
Cleaver, USN (Ret), including marriage and death 
certificates. National Archives and Veterans Admin- 

(505) Correspondence with Thomas S. Cleaver, Reading, Pa., 
grandson of John Wesley Cleaver fi\6'5, which includes 
Bible inscriptions and family records by Florence 
Cleaver, his aunt, a daughter of John Wesley. 

(506) Military and Pension Records, Jesse Y. Cleaver, 
Northumberland Co., Pa., National Archives. 

(507) Military and Pension Records, Henry T. Cleaver, 
Reading, National Archives. 

(508) Will of Henry T. Cleaver, Reading, Berks Co., Pa., 
dated 4 Dec. 1931 . 

(509) Obituary, Deborah Cleaver, widow of Nathan, Friends 
Intelligencer 43:281. 

(510) Obituary, John Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer 27:601. 

(511) Obituary, John Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer 58:825. 

(512) Obituary, Martha L. Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer 

(513) Obituary, Sarah L. Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer 
31 :4I. 

(514) Obituary, Solomon Cleaver, Friends Intelligencer 

(515) Abington MM Records at Swarthmore read by Mrs. Nancy 


p. Speers. 

(516) Gwynedd MM Records at Swarthmore read by Mrs. Nancy 
P. Speers. 

(517) Coroner's Certificates, Iroquois County, III., fur- 
nished by Mrs. Charles Corke, Iroquois County Histori- 
cal Society. 

(518) Military and Pension Records, Irwin B. Cleaver, Na- 
tional Archives. 

(519) Eliza John Diary, From 1839 to 1863, An Historical 
and Genealogical Record of the Quakers in Northum- 
berland County, Pennsylvania, And what Befell Them, 
transcribed from the original manuscript, and with 

an introduction by Helen Doup John, prepared by Don D. 
John for the Historical Collections of the John Fam- 
ily, 1950, typescript in Ft. Wayne-Allen County Li- 

(520) Union County, Pennsylvania, 1865-1965 , Mary Belle 
Lontz, in Ft. Wayne-Allen Co. Library. 

(521) Autobiography of Abel Mills, Vol. XIX, Nos. 1-2, 
Journal of Illinois State Historical Society. 

(522) Friends at Clear Creek, Illinois, 1830-1930, Marion 
Lundy Dobbery and Helen Jean Nelson. 

(523) Genealogy of the Button Family, Gilbert Cope, 1871. 

(524) The Friend, Twelfth Month 15, 1849. In Ft. Wayne- 
Allen County Library. 

(525) Death Certificate, Nathan Cleaver, Iroquois Co., III. 

(526) Pension Record of Clinton D. Cleaver, Iroquois Co., 
III., including marriage records. National Archives. 

(527) Correspondence with Mrs. James J. Sweeney of North 
Redington Beach, Fla. 

(528) Wellington Cleaver Bible owned by Wellington Hoyt 
Cleaver, transcribed by Mrs. James J. Sweeney. 

(529) Obituary, Norristown Herald and Free Press. 

(530) Plymouth Friends (Hicksite) Burials, furnished by 
Mrs. Vivian Taylor. 

(531) Genealogical Notes, Collections of GSP, Vol. 29. 

(532) Athens Scribe, Athens, Pa., 23 Apr. 1842, included 
In Philadelphia Album and Ladies Literary Portfolio, 
compiled by E.S. Dunkerley. 

(533) 1870 Census, Iowa. 

(534) Marshall County, Iowa Marriages, furnished by Mrs. 
James J. Sweeney. 

(535) Orphan's Court, Montgomery County, Pa., 27 Nov. 1909, 
Redivlslon of Estate of Jonathan L. Cleaver. 

(536) 1900 Census, Pennsylvania. 

(537) Tombstone Inscriptions collected by Mrs. James J. 

(538) Friends at Clear Creek, Illinois, 1830-1930, Marlon 


Lundy Dobbert and Helen Jean Nelson. 

(539) Portrait and Biographical Record, Jasper, Marshall 
and Grundy Counties, Iowa, Biographical Pub I. Co., 

(540) History of Marshall County, Iowa, Mrs. N. Sanford, 

(541) Undated note by Henry C. Cleaver naming his daughter 
Essie and her son Henry as administrators. In Berks 
Co . , Pa . wills. 

(542) Columbia County Marriages, Court House, Bloomsburg, 

(543) Oley Lutheran Church Records, furnished by Mrs. James 
J . Sweeney. 

(544) Obituary of Daniel Zarr in Columbia County Historical 
Society scrapbook, furnished by Mrs. James Sweeney. 

(545) Letter of Elizabeth Cleaver, dated 13 Nov. 1827, to 
the Columbia County Court asking for administration 
of her husband's estate to be assigned to Daniel Yet- 

(545) Orphan's Court Docket, Vol. 2, p. 128, appointment 
of guardian for children of Hannaniah Cleaver. 

(547) Estate papers of Jonathan Cleaver, Upper Merion, 
Montgomery Co., Pa., Orphan's Court 18 Nov. 1833 
and other dates. 

(548) Orphan's Court, Montgomery Co., Pa., accounting for 
Jonathan Cleaver's estate by Elias Cleaver, 25 Feb. 

(549) Administration papers, Estate of Silas Cleaver, 
Montgomery Co., Pa., March 1884. 

(550) Administration papers. Estate of Daniel Cleaver, 
Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 1919. 

(551 ) Wi I I of Wi I I iam Cleaver of Upper Merion, Montgomery 
Co., Pa., date unclear, estate settled 19 Aug. 1837. 

(552) Will of Ellis Cleaver of Gwynedd, Montgomery Co., Pa., 
dated 4 mo. 24, 1871 including Orphan's Court, Mont- 
gomery Co. 21 April 1908 final settlement of the 

(553) Will of Jonathan Cleaver, Plymouth Twp., Montgomery 
Co., dated 9 Oct. 1915, proved 8 mar. 1917. 

(554) Tombstones at lots R 202 and 203 purchased by Jona- 
than ^Cleaver 28 Apr. 1893 in Montgomery Cemetery, 
Norri stown. 

(555) Deaths in Norri stown Herald and Free Press, indexed 
by Roy and Vivian Taylor. 

(556) Correspondence with Mrs. Harry C. Cleaver, East Ber- 
lin, Pa . 

(557) History of Marshall County, Iowa, Western Historical 
Co., 1878. 


(558) Petition to Orphan's Court, Berks Co., Pa. 18 Oct. 
I960 for division of estate of Edwin M. Cleaver. 

(559) 1880 Census, Pennsylvania. 

(560) 1880 Census, I I I inois. 

(561) Records of St. Joseph's Union Church, Pike Twp., 
Berks Co., Pa., called Oley Hills Church - 3 miles 
west of Bechtelville. 

(562) Genealogical Records of Columbia County Friends, as 
quoted by Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Sweeney. 

(563) Records, St. John's Lutheran Church, Boyertown, Pa. 

(564) Records of Pottstown Reformed Church, Pottstown, Pa. 

(565) Newspaper clippings furnished by Mrs. James J. Swee- 

(566) 1900 Census, I I I inois. 

(567) Court Martial Proceeding 1894 and 1898, U.S. Navy 

(568) Family Chart of Virginia Lee (Robinson) Martin, 
Los Angeles, Cal i f . 

(569) A History of the Cleaver Family, Southern Ohio 
Branch, compiled by Nathan V. Cleaver and additions 
made by Clyde L. Cleaver. 

(570) History of Canada, Stephen Leacock. 

(57!) Date given Mrs. James J. Sweeney by Porter Cleaver. 

(572) History of Tioga County, W.W. Munsell Co., 1883. 

(573) History of Bucks County, Pa., J.H. Battle, 1887. 

(574) History of Northumberland County, Pa., Everts & Stew- 
art, 1876. 

(575) Military and Pension Records of Franklin R. Cleaver, 
Berks Co. , Pa. 

(576) Military and Pension Records of Josiah J. Cleaver, 
Butler Co. , Iowa. 

(577) Death Certificate, Kimber Cleaver, Orange County, 
Ca I i forn i a. 

(578) Military and Pension Records, Kimber Cleaver, Mar- 
sha I I Co. , Iowa. 

(579) Administration bond, estate of David Cleaver, York 
Co., Pa. , 10 July 1895. 

(580) 1900 Census, Delaware. 

(581) 1880 Census, Delaware. 

(582) 1900 Census, Iowa. 

(583) History of Montgomery County, Iowa, W.W. Merritt, 
Sr., 1906. 

(584) Death certificate. Addle Mae (Durrer) Cleaver, Clin- 
ton Co. , I nd. 



ABELE, Marie E. , 194 
ABRAHAM, Enoch, 86, 87 

Jane, 86 
ACKERSON, Jane Renee Titus, 

ACUFF, Ann, 108, 109 

Sarah, 15 
ADAMS, Eve (Cleaver), 8, 9, 

AIGINS, George, 140 

Jane ( ), 140 

Keslah, 140 
ALEXANDER, Adelaide, 80 
ALFREE, Clara Ann, 214 

Elsie May, 214 

James Clarence, 214 

James H. , 214 

John Henry, 214 

Laura Gould, 214 

Letitia Viola, 214 

Matilda Francinia, 214 

Maud Buggs, 214 

Susan Leona, 214 

Susan Leona (Cleaver), 

Wi I I iam Frankl in, 214 
ALLEN, Charles Ewing, 177 

Clara Bernice, 177 

Elizabeth (Bradley), 177 

El la Mary, 177 

Eva Jane, 177 

Frederick Patterson, 177 

Leon Cleaver, 177 

Lulu Bel I , 177 

Marie H. (Dobbins) Fuel- 
ler, vi , 1 23 

Mary Anna (Cleaver), 177 

Minnie B. (Whiting), 177 

Nel I ie, 226 

Nina Channing, 177 

Rev., 226 

Robert, Patterson, 177 

Roland Levering, 177 
ALLISON, Emma A. (Whitney), 
179, 180 

Robert, 180 

ALTON, Charlotte, 79 

Charlotte (Cleaver), 77, 
78, 79 

David, 78, 79 

El iza (Walton), 79 

Ezra, 79 

Frances, 79 

Frances (Shepherd), 78 

George, 144 

George Shepherd, 79 

Hannah, 79 

Hannah (Atkinson), 79 

James, 79 

Johanna (CI ine) , 79 

John, 79 

Joseph, 79 

Jul ia Ann (Walker), 79 

Margaret (CI i ne) , 79 

Margaret (Reid), 79 

Maria, 79 

Marion Jane, 79 

Mary, 79 

Mary Ann (Breckan), 79 

Nancy, 79 

Samuel Bondhead, 79 

Sarah Ann, 79 

Thomas, 78, 79 

Thomas, Jr., 79 
AMBLER, Andrew, 96 

Hannah (Cleaver), 96 

Joseph M.E., 96 

Mary (Johnson), 96 
AMOS, El len Patricia 
(Chambers), 172 

Robert B., 172 
ANGOLA, Marian (Cleaver), 190 
ANNION, John A., Rev., 212 
ANSON, El izabeth Jane, 158 
ARMPRIESTOR, Anna (Cleaver), 

Ma I inda, 66 

Samuel , 66 
ARMS, Catherine, 63, 64 

Magdalena, 63 
ARMSTRONG, John, Rev., 64 
ASKIN, Henry, 87 


ATER, Anna Louisa, 106 
ATKINSON, Hannah, 79 

James, I I I 

Lucy, 79 

Mary (Cleaver) ,111 
AULD, John R., 246 

Susanne Berna (Cleaver), 

BACON, Joseph, 33 

Sarah, 33 

Uriah, 33 
BADGER, Catherine, 246 
BAIL, J.T., Rev., 157 
BAIR, Henry, I 16 
BAKER, Addie Adele, 237 
BALL, Cyrus, 86 

Sarah Martha, 64 
BARKER, James, 102 

Susanna (Comley), 102 
BARKYDT, Barry, 228 

Fannie E. (Cleaver), 228 
BARNES, Hannah, 33 

Levi , 33 

Sarah (Cleaver), 33 

Susan, 33 

Wi I I lam, 33 
BARR, Harold, 176 

Marjorie Anna (Cleaver), 
BARTHOLOMEW, Ann P. (Steel), 

Benjamin, Capt., 74 

Edward, 74, 75 

Edward Dorsey, 75 

Emi I y Cleaver, 75 

Emi ly (Cleaver) , 75 

Emma (Serri II), 74 

George Roberts, M.D., 74 

John, 74, 75 

John Eugene, 75 

Jonathan Cleaver, 74 

Lydia Ann, 74 

Lydia (Cleaver), 72, 74, 

Martha (Serri II), 74 

Mary Emi ly, 74 

Mary (Pyle), 75 

Bartholomew, Rachel (De- 
weese), 74 

Rebecca P. (Huddleson), 

Rebecca R. (Buchanan), 74 

Wi I I iam, 74 
BATTEN, Clarence, 215 

Emma (Cleaver), 215 

Harold, 215 

Harriet, 215 

Henry, 215 

James H. , 215 

Laura, 215 
BAUMAN, Matt i as, 123 
BAUS, Elsie, 193 

Sara Cleaver, 193 
BEALS, Jacob, 26 
BECHTEL, Cassie Ann, 120 

Catharine (Cleaver), 120 

Gerhard S. , 120 

Levi, 120 

Maria (Erdman), 120 

Mary C. , 120 
BEESON, Al ice, 48, 54, 55 

Edward, 54, 55 

Jane (Pugh), 54 
BELL, Jane, 244 
BENNETT, El izabeth, 10, 216 

John, 33 

Lydia, 33 

Mary (Robinson), 216 

Nicholas, 33 

Rachel , 33 

Rachel (Cleaver), 33 

Sarah, 33 

Wi I I iam, 33, 216 
BENTLEY, Amanda, 59 

Lavine, 59 

Martha Jane, 59 

Sheshbazzar, 59 

Sheshbazzar, Jr., 59 

Susanna Cleaver, 59 
BENTZ, Elsie Mae (Wagner), 

Ralph R. , 202 
BERG, Annie B., 204 

Frank W. , 204 
BERTOLET, Abraham, 197 


Bertolet, Catherine, 197 

Catherine (DeTurck), 197 

Catherine K. ( ), 124 

Christina (Grieseman ) , 67 

Daniel Yoder, 66 

Elizabeth (Cleaver), 66 
I saac G. , 66 

Jemima, 124, 125 

John A., 124 

Jonathan, M.D., 67 

Keturah, 67 

Marie, 67 

Marie H. (Griesemer), 66 

Peter G., M.D., 3! , 32 

Rebecca C. , 67 
BEUHM, Edna M. (Cleaver), 

George Jacob, 214 
BICKELL, Mary A., 80 
BIDDLE, Catherine, 132 

Samuel , I 32 
BIEBER, Esther (Griesemer), 

197, 199 
BIGLER, Wi I I lam, I 17 
BIGNEAR, Grace Mary, 214 
BIRD, Catherine (Thomas), 

Jacob, 53 
BITTING, Emma, 230 

Emma C. (Cleaver), 230 
BITTLE, Hazel Pearl , 216 
BLACK, Helen, 242 

Hugh, 242 

Mary (Barnes), 242 
BLACKBURN, Amy ( ), 102 

El izabeth (Cleaver) , 

J., 104 

J.D., 157 

Jesse Harvey, 102 

Jesse K., 102 

John C, 102 

Mary Jane ( ), 103 

Mary (Noble), 104 

William, 102 
BLACKFORD, Araminta, 59 

Christiana, 59 

Frances, 59 

Blackford, John, 59 

Robert, 59 

Susanna (Vale), 59 
BLACKWELL, Li I I ian, 146 
BLANCHARD, Mary (Alton), 79 

Thomas, 79 
BLOOD, Lucy Ellen (Shipley), 

Samuel W., 102 
BLUE, Al ice, 242 

George E., 242 

Helen, 242 

Jean, 242 

Marion, 242 

Malcolm, 242 

Myra, 242 

Myra (Cleaver), 242 
BOARDMAN, S.G., Rev. , 225 
BOAS, Hattie (Cleaver), 208 

Helen ( ), 208 

F. Freeman, 208 

Florence (Stoudt), 208 

Frank Cleaver, 208 

Minnie ( ), 208 

Paul, 208 

Ruth, 208 

Stewart Hoover, 208 
BOATMAN, Abigail (Cleaver), 

D.L., 90 

Leroy, 90 

Mary, 90 
BOBLET, Myrtle, 172 
BODINE, Peter, 81 

Rebecca (Cleaver), 81 
BOHN, James, 125 

Sarah Ann (Cleaver), 125 
BOONE, Ann (Cleaver), 68 

Daniel , 69 

Edwin, 69 

El lis H., 68 

George, 13, 69 

Sarah El izabeth, 69 

Thomas El wood, 69 
BOOTH, Elizabeth (Penning- 
ton), 175 
BOUCHELL, Marian Elizabeth 
(Cleaver), 219 


BoucKell, Samuel, 219 
BOWER, David, 56 
BOWMAN, Ann ( ), 220 

Lafonse, 220, 221 

Wi I I iam, 220 
BOYARD, J ana, 208 
BOYCE, Ann ( ), 214 
BOYD, Charles, 133 

El izabeth, 224 

Herbert Hart, 133 

John, 88, 89, 224 

Jul ia F. (Cleaver), 133 

Mary Ann, 224 
BOYER, Catherine ( ) , 65 

Charles M. , Mrs., 201 

Dorthea M., 204 

Elizabeth, 65, 66 

Mary C. (Kel ler), 121 

Samuel , 65 
BOYLES, James, 29 

El izabeth (Griest), 29 
BRACKEN, Clarissa, 179 

Rebecca, 177 

Solomon, 177 
BRADBURY, Margaret Knox, 

BRADFIELD, El izabeth 
(Cleaver), 41 

Wi I I iam, 41 
BRADFORD, Sara (Cleaver), 

Thomas, 193 

Wi I I iam, 40 
BRADLEY, El izabeth, 177 
BRANDON, Dr., 85 
BRASHEAR, Charles, 175 

Clara (Cleaver), 175 
BRECKON, John, 79 

Mary Ann, 79 

Sarah Ann (Alton), 79 
BREWER, Joseph, 133 
BRIDEGAM, Katie (Gehret), 

BRIGHT, Emma (DeHaven), 

Frank D. , 137 
BROADT, Bessie (Cleaver), 

Broadt, Sloan (Morris), 236 
BRONSON, Elizabeth (Cleav- 
er), 176 

Hi ram S. , I 76 
BROOKER, Euphemia, 243 
BROOKS, Ann ( ), 61 

Joseph, 61 

Sarah, 6 I , 62 
BROWN, Charlotte ( ), 122 

Jacob, 122 

John, 74, 133 

Rebecca, 219 

Rebeckah (Cleaver), 73, 

Sarah, 122 

Sarah Lovina, 165 

Susanna (Griest), 29 

Thomas, 29 

Wi I I iam C, 73, 74 
BRUMBACH, Daniel , 194 

Hannah Mary (Clauser), 

Mary G., 202 

Sarah Ann, 194 
BRUNNER, H. Phi lemon, M.D., 

Msry (Cleaver), 203 

Virginia, 248 
BRYAN, Cleaver, 130 

Marian, 130 

Martha (Cleaver), 130 

Michael, 130 

William, 130 
BRYANT, H.C., 161 
BUCHANAN, Rebecca R. , 74 
BUCK, Estel le, 154 
BUCKMAN, Wi I I iam, 114 
BUNDY, Ira, 241 
BURCHARD, David, 130 

Jane, 130 
BURGESS, Alida A. (Cleaver), 

Emma , 219 

Emma Nicholas, 220 

George N. , 220 

Martha, 219 

Reba, 220 


BURK, Mary El Izabeth ( ), 

Sarah Ann, 161 
BURKERT, Rebecca, 64 
BURR, Ann (Edwards), 36 

Elizabeth (Cleaver), 36 

Reuban, 36, 81 

Wi I I iam, 36 
BURSON, Charles Fremont, 

Cinderella (Young), 106 

Jennie Martha (Young), 

Landon, 106 
BURTON, Helen Marie, 172 
BUSH, Douglas, 245 

Geoffrey, 245 

Harvey, 196 

Hazel Jessine (Cleaver), 
77, 245 

Jacob, 66 

Katie (Cleaver), 196 

Sharon, 172 

Squire, 44 
BUTZ, Margaret (Cleaver), 
193 ^ 

Raymond, 193 
BYRKIT, Helen Howe, 241 

CAMP, Lucinda, 186 

Jennie (Zarr), 76, 81 
CANARY, El izabeth, 33 

Lawrence, 33 

Sarah (Cleaver) Barnes, 
CANN, Margaret, 215 
CARE, Albert T. , 196 

Alton, F., 196 

Sa I I ie G. (Cleaver) , 

Sarah, 196 
CARR, El izabeth, 90 

Sir Robert, 4, 73 
CARTER, Mary Etta (Rich- 
ardson), 104 

Carter, Samuel , 104 

CARTERET, Phi I ip, 77 

CASE, Adam, 146 
Daniel H., 76 
Rachel (Cherri ngton ) , 76 
Sarah, 146 

Mary (Cleaver), 36 

CAZIER, El izabeth, 216 

CHAMBERS, Anna J. (Winn), 
Beatrice, 172 
Binford Vincent, 172 
Caroline Elizabeth, 172 
Carrie L. (Cleaver), 169, 

170, 171 
Cloyd Cleaver, 172 
Curtis Al len, 172 
Edwin David, 172 
Edwin Graydon, 172 
Ellen 0. (Johnson), 172 
Eleanor (Stanley), 172 
El len Patricia, 172 
Frederick J . , I 72 
Helen Louise Graves, 172 
Jan El len (Ward), 172 
Joan (Varner), 172 
Joel Robert, 172 
Margaret Louanna, 172 
Margaret (Patterson), 172 
Martha Jane, 172 
Myrtle (Boblet), 172 
Nora (Peeples), 172 
Pearl E. (Hal I ), 172 
Richard Vincent, 172 
Volentine, 169, 170, 171 
Wi I I iam Royal, 169, 172 

CHAPE, Augusta (Kinde), 240 
El on, 240 

CHERRI NGTON, Austin, 76 
El izabeth (Rarig) , 76 
Harvey P. , 76 
Hu I da (Yocum) , 76 
I saac W. , 76 
Jane (Cleaver), 76 
Judah, 76 
Mary, 76 
Mary (Hughes), 14, 76 


Cherrington, Matilda, 76 

Owen W. , 76 

Rachel , 76 

Rachel (Myers), 76 

Ruth Ann, 76 

Samuel , 14, 76 

Samuel L., 76 

Susannah (Myers), 76 
CHILD, John, 15, 16 

Sarah (Cleaver), 16 
CHILLAS, Guy, 220 

Li I Man M. (Cleaver) , 
CHRONISTER, Amanda 01 ie, 

CHURCHMAN, Albert, 134 

Frederick A. , 134 

James, 134 

Mary (Cleaver), 134 
CISNA, Al ice (Cleaver), 

Frank, 168 
CLARK, Cortland, 134 

Gertrude, 248 

Harriet, 226 

Jennie, 134 

John, 134 

Mary Ann, 140 

Mary Catharine (Cleav- 
er), 233, 234 

Patricia (Yeakel ), 193 

Ronald., 193 

Sarah (Cleaver), 134 

Wi I I iam D., 134 

Wi I I iam James, I 34 

Wi I I iam R. , 233, 234 
CLARKE, Lemuel B., 40 
CLAUSER, Daniel , 191 , 199 

Hannah Catharine (Clea- 
ver), 199 

Herbert, Dr. , 199 

Rebecca, 191 

Sarah (Brumbach), 191 
CLAY, Henry, 100 
CLAYPOOLE, James, 2 
CLAYTON, Adal ine, 81 

Adel ine, 228 

El izabeth (Motz), 228 

Clayton, Harriet, 81 

Wi I I iam, 228 
CLEAVER, Aaron G., Rev., 196 
Aaron K. , 64, 65, 120 
Abigai I , 48, 50, 90 
Abigail (Kechler), 164 
Abigai I (Richards), 24, 

Abner, 191 
Abner D., 189 
Abner F. (1832-?), I 19, 

Abraham (181 1-1864), 64, 

65, 122 
Abraham Lincoln, 165 
Absalom (1836-1910), 98, 

Ada, 168, 199, 200 
Ada VanLear (McCal I ), 223 
Adal ine, 86, 231 
Adal ine (Clayton), 81 
Addie, 234 

Addie Adele (Baker), 237 
Addie I ., 247 
Addie May (Durrer), 151 
Adel ine (Clayton), 228, 

Agnes, 3, 8, 9 
Agnes (Yoder), 189 
Agness, 17 

Albert, 86, 136, 200 
Albert K. (1834-19?), 

122, 199, 200 
Albert Newton (1848-19?), 

127, 210, 21 I 
Albrie Ash, 226 
Aldice John, 220 
A I em Britton (1845-1886), 

76, 142, 237, 238 
Alfred, 214, 215 
Alfretta Jane, 241 
Alice, 154, 168, 189 
Al ice ( ), 235 
Al ice (Beeson), 48, 54, 

55, 98 
Al ice El iza, 212 
Al ice G., 99, 101 
Al ice Leimbach, 201 


Cleaver, Alice May, 209 
Alice (Mi I ler), 165 
Al ice (Mi I Iman), 214 
Al ice Nora, 188 
Alicia A., 220 
Al len, 226 
Al len Grinnel I, 172 
Alma (Horton), 175 
Alma Leta, 231 
Alonzo Lee, 220 
Alwida, 159 
Amanda, 116, 1 35, 166, 

Amanda (Di ppery) ,211 
Amanda (Harlan), 158 
Amanda L. , 202 
Amanda die (Chronis- 

ter), 165 
Amanda (Ziegler), 196, 

Ambrose, 237 
Amelia, 174, 189 
Ame I i a ( ) , 89 
Amel ia Anne, I 76 
Amelia (Klein), 193 
Amelia (Leimbach), 201 
Amel ia M. ( ), 89 
Amel ia (Morris) , 173 
Amos B., 203, 204 
Amos Griffith (1815- 

1900), 100, 104, 173 
Angeline, 122, 132, 146, 

Angel ine (DeMond), 143, 

Anita, 198 
Ann, 46, 68, 70, 71 , 

74, 75, 104, 109, 

132, 133, 134, 146, 

Ann (Acuff), 108, 109 
Ann ( ) Boyce, 214 
Ann Catharine (Donna- 

chy), 234, 235 
Ann (Cleaver), 134, 135, 

225, 226 
Ann (Coleman) Smith, 


Cleaver, Ann (Evans), 41, 

42, 92 
Ann (Grier), 71 
Ann (Grose), 214 
Ann (Jeffreys), 130, 131 
Ann Jessup, 172 
Ann (Jones), 59, 60 
Ann (Lukens), 20, 21 
Ann (Madden), 84 
Ann N. (Mi I ler), 152 
Ann (Vale), 57, 59, 103, 

Ann Weatherby (Sheppard), 

Ann Wright, 129 
Anna, 66, 92, 162, 193, 

200, 227 
Anna A. ( ) , 161 
Anna Amel ia, I 80 
Anna C. , 161 
Anna C. (Kithcart), 177 
Anna Catharine, 198 
Anna Florence, 219 
Anna Frances, 179 
Anna (Hanna), 178 
Anna Jane (Wood), 227 
Anna Kenderdine, I 14 
Anna Laura (White), 184 
Anna M. ( ), 197 
Anna Maria (Erman), 62 
Anna Mary (Cockrell), 154 
Anna May (Royer) , 150 
Anna (Mervine), 194 
Annalyla, 84 
Annaretta, 44 
Anne Katharine (Hoffman), 

Anne M. (Olshock), 176 
Anne W., 231 
Annie, I 10, 239 
Annie B. (Berg), 204 
Annie C. , 174 
Annie E. (Hei I ig), 196 
Annie E. (White), 175 
Annie (Garretson), 179 
Annie (Green), 219 
Annie Jane, 246 
Annie Jane (Hoey), 244, 



Cleaver, Annie May, 165 
Annie (Mi I ler), 188 
Annie Octavia, 188 
Annie (01 iver), 220 
Annie (Trimble), 179 
Archibald D., 150 
Ariel Annie (Shapland), 

Ariel Marie, 246 
Armine N.H. (Murray), 

Arthur Lee, 232 
Ashley, 175 
Ata, 81, 147 
Atta R., 81 , 147 
Aubra Kathleen, 246 
Ashton G., 220 
Audrey Pau I ine, I 59 
Augustus M. , 189 

B. Grace, 151 
Barton R. , 150 
Beatrice, 220 
Benjamin (1794-1841), 

75, 140 
Ben j ami n A. , 231 
Benjamin Harry, 228 
Benjamin T. (1829-1897), 

105, 106, 182 
Bennevi I le (1813-1899), 

65, 119, 123, 124 
Berna Maud (Langford), 

Bertha C, 219 
Bertha (Haley), 154 
Bertha (Johnson), 178 
Bertha (Sybert), 175 
Bertie (Gooden), 219 
Bessie, 236 
Bessie Gooden, 219 
Beulah, 220 
Bi I I ie ( ), 208 
Blanche, 154, 21 I 
Blanche B., 190 
Boyd Reed, 225 
Brian Kent, 172 
Bridgett (Col I ins), 80 
Brittain W., 247 

Cleaver, Bruce Robert, Rev., 

C. Perry, M.D., 248, 249 

Carol Ann, 173 

Carol Lois, 169 

Carol ine, 83, 131 , 204 

Carol ine D. , 216 

Caroline (Harner), 203, 

Carol ine (Kinde), 240 

Caroline Nicholson, 129 
Caroline Reybold, 222 
Carrie, 204, 247 

Carrie Agnes, 233 
Carrie Louanne, 169, 170, 

Carrie Marie, 172 

Cassie (Moffat), 244 

Cassius CI 
Casra A. , 

ay, 159 


Catheri ne, 

98, 131, 


46, 67, 68, 


Catheri ne 

( ), 98, 197 

Catheri ne 
Catheri ne 
Catheri ne 

(Arms), 63, 64 
(Badger), 246 
( Be rto let). 

197, 198 

(Biddle), 132 

Catheri ne 

Constance, 241 

Catheri ne 

(Eddy), 240, 

Catheri ne 

(Fronhei ser) , 

1 19, 121 

Catheri ne 

(Hornetter) , 


Catheri ne 
32, 64 

(KIger), 158 
(Kl ine), 31, 

Catheri ne 
Catheri ne 
Catheri ne 

Mary, 173 
(Moffat), 244 
(Motz), 188 

Catheri ne 

(Muloch), 180 

Catheri ne 
Catheri ne 
138, I4C 

Pugh, 76 
(Richards) , 

Catheri ne 
1, 3, 4, 

(Shoemaker) , 


Cleaver, Catherine Whitby 

(Katie), 222 
Chalkley (1802-1863), 

44, 86 
Chalkley Kenderdine 

(1857-1904), 114, 184 
Chance, 220 
Charles, vi , 95, 132, 

138, 146, 148, 149, 

160, 240 
Charles (1794-1848), 43, 

44, 83, 84, 93 
Charles Alphus, 219 
Charles B. , 237 
Charles B., Jr. , 219 
Charles Barrett, 219 
Charles Bui lard, 148 
Charles C, 158, 236 
Charles D. , 148 
Charles Daniel , 83 
Charles Daniel (1809- 

1893), 41 , 83 
Charles E., 127 
Charles Earnest, 150 
Charles Eddy, 241 
Charles G. , 192, 193, 

Charles Gri nnel I , I 72 
Charles H., 154, 235 
Charles Harvey, 180 
Charles H.B. (1836- 

1894), 135, 226 
Charles L., 183 
Charles Lincoln, 247, 

Charles M., 220 
Charles Oscar ( 1835- 

1910), 44, 84, 149, 

Charles R. , 193, 21 I 
Charles Raymond, 209, 

Charles Russe M , I 65 
Charles Samuel, 200 
Charles VanLear, 223 
Charles Wi Ifred, 241 
Charlotte, 62, 74, 77, 

78, 146, 240, 248 

Cleaver, Charlotte (Davis), 
149, 150 
Charlotte El la, 241 
Chester, 175 
Chester B. , 198 
Christian Harrison, 126 
Christiana (Neiffer), 

125, 126 
Christina, 7, 8, 9, 14 
Clara, 175 

Clara A. (Morgan) , 148 
Clara Bel le, 177 
C I a ra J . , 216 
Clara Mabel , 200 
Clara Y. , 230 
Clarence, 148, 236 
Clarence B., 219 
Clarence Grant, 248 
Clarence James, 230 
Clarence Perry, M.D., 

248, 249 
CI arence Willi am, I 65 
Clarissa (Bracken), 179 
Clark, 237 
Clark H., 231 
Clay, 200 
Clayton, vi i 
CI ifford, 154, 204 
CI ifford E., 151 
CI int John, 158 
CI inton D. , 189 
CI inton D. ( 1837-1863), 

95, 161 
CI inton DeWitt, 67 
Closs A. , 152 
Clyde Grose, 219 
Clyde L., 154, 158 
Co I i n , 242 
Col umbus, I I 8 
Cora (Dedrick), 159 

El len, 165 

I rene, 21 9 

Kathleen, 176 

M., 185 

R., 218 

R. (Yerger), 194 

Corinne (Stout), 172 


Cleaver, Cornelia H. (Kars- 
ner), 218 
Cornelius Delaware, 221 
Corson, 191 
Curtis, 248 

D.N., 95 
Daniel , 71, 121 
Daniel (1846-1904), 

112, 184 
Daniel (1847-1919), 83, 

Daniel Augustus, 189 
Daniel G., 196 
Daniel Griesemer, 199 
Daniel M., 206 
Daniel P., 197 
Daniel Prutzman (1803- 

1876), >65, I 19, 120, 

121, 122 
Darracii, 135 
Dasie A. , 164 
David, 30, 70 
David (ca. 1762-1832), 

36, 76, 80, 81 
David (1799-1856), 42, 

45, 49, 50, 84, 92, 

93, 94 
David (181 1-1886), 60, 

109, 110, III 
David (?-?), 82, 147 
David (1825-1898), 90, 

156, 157 
David ( 1841-1895), 98, 

David Clark, 236 
David Clark (1838-?), 

141 , 235, 236 
David Lindley, 173 
Deborah (Conrad) , III 
Deborah (Dixon), 239, 

Deborah (Dutton), 100, 

Deborah (Tyson), 19, 20 
Derrick, 68 
Derrick (1702-1768), 8, 

9, 12, 13, 14 

Cleaver, Derrick (1799-1832), 
32, 63, 64, 68 
Diana ( ), 83 
Di ane Gri nne II, I 72 
Donald, 193 
Doris, 236 
Dorothy, 219 

E. Eugene, M.D., 193 

E. Marie, 206 

Earl Cletus, 165 

Earl Cummons, 214 

Earl M. , 190, 194 

Earl S., 151 

Earnest Edgar, M.D., 243 

Edgar, 169 

Edgar, M.D., 169 

Edgar Dwing, 213 

Edgar Hansen, 219 

Edgar Howard 213 

Edith, 230 

Edith C, 220 

Edmund D. ( 1833-1888), 

133, 134, 135, 225, 226 
Edna, 200 

Edna El izabeth, 231 
Edna Mae, 231 
Edna May, 165 
Edna (Mi I ler), 183, 184 
Edna Mitchel I , 214 
Edna (Shantz), 193 
Edward, 193 
Edward (1847-1927), I 16, 

Edward B. , 54, 202 
Edward Hicks ( 1852-19?). 

110, 183 
Edward M., 154 
Edwin, 188, 236 
Edwin M. , 204 
Edwin P., 190 
Edwin Y. , 189 
Effie May, 159 
Elba, 15^, 154 
Eleanor G. (Lee), 201 
Eleanor Joy, 175 
Electra, 154 


Cleaver, El i 

T. (1815- 

1845), 99, 100, 101, 

166, 167 

El i Vale 

:I8I8-I88I ), 

104, 177 

El ias (1807-1876), 60, 

108, 109 

El i jah, 8 

El ijah Col 1 ins (1833- 

1901), 80, 146, 147, 

246, 247 

El iza, 71 , 

87 , 101, 

102, 147, 156, 215 

El iza (Blackburn) 

Kn ight. 


El iza (Drum), 233 

El Izabeth, 

14, 15, 23, 

24, 29, 

33, 34, 35, 

36, 48, 

64, 66, 68, 

69, 71, 

72, 73, 76, 

80, 81, 

90, 96, 98, 

101, 102, 105, 106, 

131, 135, 148, 162, 

176, 223, 224 

El izabeth 

( ), 40, 41, 

68, 141 

El Izabeth 

A., 166 

El izabeth 

Al ice, 231 

El Izabeth 

Ann, 169 

El izabeth 

Ann ( ), 148 

El Izabeth 

(Bennett) , 



(Boyd), 224 


(Boyer), 65, 


El Izabeth 

(Cam), 90 

El Izabeth 

(Cazier), 216 

El Izabeth 

(Clark) Leo- 

nard, 107 

El Izabeth 

(Cleaver) , 

76, 80, 

223, 224 

El izabeth 

(Earnhart), 63 

El izabeth 

(Eshbach), 200 

El izabeth 

(Garretson) , 

99, 101 

El Izabeth 

(Grier), 71 

El izabeth 

(Gross), 187 

El izabeth 

(Hanson), 218 

Cleaver, Elizabeth (Heft), 

El izabeth (Hoi let), 214 
El Izabeth J., 175 
Elizabeth Jane (Anson), 

El izabeth K. (Sayre), 210 
El Izabeth (Kirk), 38, 39 
Elizabeth L. (Fenner), 

235, 236 
Elizabeth (Levering) Tay- 
lor, 14, 15 
El Izabeth M. , 216 
El izabeth M. (Taylor) , 

I 16, I 18 
El izabeth (Mi I ler), 51 , 

El Izabeth (Newton), 127 
El izabeth Padgett, 213 
El izabeth (Potts), 10, 25 
El izabeth (Reason), 159, 

El Izabeth (Ritter), 123, 

Elizabeth (Rockefeller), 

El izabeth S. (Pyle), 180 
Elizabeth Sheppard, 129 
El izabeth (Shriver), 83 
Elizabeth (Swayze), 138 
El izabeth (Teufel ), 191 
El Izabeth W., 132 
Ella, 114, 150, 175, 180, 

202, 204, 225, 226 
El la Amanda, 233 
El la B., 202 
El la C, 194 
El la F. (Curry), 176 
El la (Frederick), 223 
El la M., 184 

Ella Mat i Ida (Tyson), 209 
El la S., 148 
El len B. (Weldner), 198 
El len (McKInsey) , 157, 

El I is, 157, 162, 242 
El I Is (1758-1829), 23, 

47, 51-53 


Cleaver, Ellis (1801-1874), 

23, 52, 53, 54, 93, 
94, 96, 97 

El I Is (1854-19?), I 12, 

183, 184 
El I is Hughes, K.C.(I867- 

1951), 77, 145, 146, 

244, 245 
El I is Hughes, Jr., 246 
Ellsworth Lincoln, 210 
EI I wood, 24, 162, 204 
El I wood (1830-1908), 

24, 97, 161, 162 
El I wood, Jr. , 162 
Elml ra, I 23 

Elsie, 148, 188, 202 

Elsie (Baus), 193 

Elsie L., 219 

Elsie (Unger), 151 

Elton A., 185 

Elton Arthur, 196 

El wood, 162, 184 

El wood B., 219 

Ema I i ne (Hoagland), 236 

Emi lie (Potter), 208 

Emi ly, 72, 75, 166, 228 

Emi ly Agnes, 209 

Emi ly (Lynne), 248 

Emi ly May (Willi ams) , 

Emma, 114, 134, 135, 192, 

200, 215, 224 
Emma ( ), 183 
Emma Ame I ia, I 77 
Emma (Burgess), 219 
Emma C, 230 
Emma C. (Hoffman), 188 

Emma E. ( ), 148, 190 

Emma E I i zabeth, 83 

Emma G. , 179 

Emma H. , 220 

Emma (Kneeze I ) , I 48 

Emma L., 201 

Emma L. (DeHaven), 227 

Emma L. (Hoffman), 210 

Cleaver, Emma Osborn, M.D. 

Emma R. (Strunk), 193, 

Emma Rache I , 159 
Emma V . , I 87 
Emma I ine, I 88 
Empson, 91 
Ephraim F. (1824-1916), 

119, 187 
Ephraim Harris, 213 
Essie, 193 
Estella Geneva (Dorcas) 

Estel la Lizzie, 200 
Estel le (Buck), 154 
Esther, 66 
Esther (Davis), 219 
Esther (Greisemer) Bie- 

ber, 197, 199 
Esther Mary (Hoff), 165 
Ethel (Sibbitt), 152 
Ethelyn (Hardesty), 248 
Eugene, 155, 215 
Eugene Lee, 193 
Eugenia, 248 
Euphemia (Brooker), 243 
Euseby, 2 
Eva, 189 
Eva C, 197 
Eva Lucy, 159 
Eve, 159 

Eve lyn Vi rgi n ia, 169 
Everett, 175 
Ewel I , 214 
Ezekiel (1729-1785), I I 

21, 22, 23 
Ezekiel (1757-1832), 23 

24, 45, 46-49, 54, 84 

Ezekiel (1794-1879), 49 

50, 89, 90, 158 
Ezekiel (179501863), 52 

53, 95 
Ezekiel L. (1798-18?), 

23, 54, 97, 98 


Cleaver, Fannie, 191, 234 Cleaver, George, vil, 141, 

Fannie E., 228 240, 242 

Fannie E. ( ), 216, 217 George (1831-?), 131, 

Fannie Garrison, 220 216 

Fannie (Gray), 216 George, D.D., 242 

Fannie (Newhauser), 154 George, I^.D. (1830-1885), 

Fanny A., 89 145, 239, 240 

Flora, 182, 232 George B. , 203 

Florence, 204 George Edward, 209 

Florence Belle, 158 George G. (1803-1864), 7! 

Florence Ella, 209, 210 133, 134, 225 

Florence L. , 239 George G. (1823-1880), 

Florence (Spidle), 154 131,218 

Florence (Wickersham) , George G., Jr., 134 

176 George H., 219 

Floyd F., 151 George K. (1816-1897), 

Floyd L., 154 66, 67, 125, 126 

Frances, 176 George L. , 158 

Frances (Ruston) Stepli- George Lount, 241 

ens, 89 George Washington, 126, 

Francis, 228 232, 247 

Francis (Frank), 216 Georgiana S., 216 

Francis Marion (1835- Georgianne (Hayes), 217 

1891/2), 86, 152 Gertrude, 126, 191 

Frank, 193, 209 Gertrude (Clark), 248 

Frank (I854-I9I7), 83, Gertrude Groff, 156 

148, 149 Gilbert Boardman, 219 

Frank C, 157, 193 Gilbert Lester, 219 

Frank Fenimore, 155 Gladys, 220 

Frank L. , 193 Gladys (Pollil), 219 

Frank Leslie, 220 Grace, 187 

Frank Lyman, 177 Grace ( ), 39, 40 

Frank S., 178 Grace (Hess), 176 

Frank W., 176 Grace M. (Sumner), 208 

Frankie M., 150 Grace Mary (Bignear), 214 

Franklin, 160, 197 Grace (Money), 220 

Franklin F. (1837-1900), Grant, 248 

I 19, 191, 192 Grant Col I ins, 247 

FrankI in M., 178 Guy B., 151 
FrankI in R. (1843-1908), 

124, 200, 201 - (Hanes), 55 

Fred K. , 190 Hannali, 17, 20, 21, 46, 

Fred R. , 219 59, 65, 69, 76, 79, 96, 

Freddie, 151 122, 128, 131, 190 

Frederick, 214, 240 Hannah Amanda, 189 

Fredus V., 219 Hannah B. , 104, 194 

Hannah C, III, 215 
Hannah Catherine, 199 


Cleaver, Hannah Garrison, 

Hannah (Holt), I 10 
Hannah Howe II, 213 
Hannah (Koch), I 19, 120 
Hannah Lesher (Focht), 

I 18 
Hannah Ogden (Harris), 

212, 213 
Hannah 01 i ver, 68 
Hannah (Pugh), 96 
Hannah (Shepherd), 184 
Hannah (Walton), 19 
Hannah (Yarnel I), 223 
Hannaniah (1797-1827), 

75, 141, 142 
Harold, 154 

Harriet, 147, 159, 187 
Harriet A. , 176 
Harriet C, 230 
Harriet (Clark), 226 
Harris C, 220 
Harry, 148, 196, 220 
Harry Archer, M.C., 218 
Harry Cletus, 165 
Harry Cletus, Jr. , 165 
Harry Grant, 231 
Harry (Harris), 220 
Harry Hughes, 241 
Harry J., 239 
Harry L. , 158 
Harry L., D.D.S., 201 
Harry M., 156, 176 
Harry Morris, 241 
Harry Stewart, 219 
Harvey M. , 160 
Harvey R., 193 
Hattie, 208 
Hattie Burgess, 219 
Hattie C, (Webb), 216 
Hazel Jessine, 245 
Helen, 168, 189, 193, 

196, 203, 204, 219, 

Helen (Black), 242 
Helen (Burton), 172 
Helen El iza, 219 
Helen El izabeth, 246 

Cleaver, Helen Guthrie, 208 
Helen Howe (Byrkit), 241 
Helen K. ( ), 231 , 236 
Helen M. , 190 
Helen Winifred, 246 
Henrietta (Earnest), 148 
Henrietta May, 148 
Henry, 133 
Henry C, 192, 193 
Henry Clay (Harry), 214 
Henry J. , 230 
Henry Paul , 223 
Henry Tyson, 203, 204 
Henry Tyson, Capt. (1852- 

1916), 124, 125, 203, 

204, 205, 206 
Henry Ward Beecher, 150 
Henryetta ( ), 165 
Herbert, 226, 248 
Herbert R. , 193 
Herbert Randal I , 186 
Hesper M. , 203, 204 
Hester Shepherd, 228 
Hettie, 121, 197 
Hi Ida May, 219 
Hiram (1801-1877), 46, 86 
Hiram Curtis, 181 
Hiram K. ( 1832-1877), 

121, 122, 197, 198, 199 
Hiram T. , Jr. , 180 
Hi ram Thomas, I 75 
Hiram Thomas, M.D. ( 1822- 

1888), 104, 178, 179 
Ho I stein DeHaven, 228 
Horace, 193, 236 
Horace C, 192, 193 
Horace Jones, 88, 156 
Horace R. , 193 
Horace W., 159 
Howard, 154 
Howard Be M , 198 
Howard Bowman, 22 1 
Howard D., 198 
Howard Jesse, 232 
Howard Ora, 169 
Howard R. , 247 
Hubert Kent, 172 


Cleaver, Ida, 215, 234 
Ida ( ), 234 
Ida Anna (Edgar), 243 
Ida Catherine, 232 
Ida F., 197 
Ida Jane (Drake), 176 
Ida M. (Drumhel ler), 189 
Ira A. , 175 

Iradel la (Foshel I), 219 
I rene C. , 236 
I rene (DI I I iplane), 193 
Irwin B. ( 1846-1905), 

124, 125, 203, 204 
Irwin B. , Jr. , 204 
Isaac, 38, 39, 42, 43, 

44, 76, 93 
Isaac (1713-1799), 8, 

9, 16, 17, 19 
Isaac (1726-1797), I I, 

12, 20, 21, 26 
Isaac (1760-1792), 33, 

Isaac (1768-1828), 20, 

21 , 45, 46 
Isaac ( 1770-1827), 36, 

Isaac (1776-1860), 31 , 

32, 63, 64, 65, 66 
Isaac (1787-1866), vi i, 

57, 58, 99, 100, 101, 

Isaac (1794-1869), 70, 

Isaac (1803-1832), 71 , 

134, 135, 223 
Isaac ( 1836-1918), 130, 

Isaac (1843-18?), 88, 

89, 156 
Isaac (1851-1872), 121, 

196, 197 
Isaac, M.D., 39 
Isaac Abraham ( 1843- 

1909), 87, 88, 154, 

155, 156 
Isaac Al len (1835-1910), 

99, 101, 103, 167, 

168, 169, 170, 171 

eaver, Isaac B., 86, 153 
I saac C. , 131 
Isaac E. , 239 
Isaac F. (1826-1910), 

119, 188 
Isaac Green, 219 
Isaac Jefferson, 100, 

167, 168, 170 
Isaac M. , 188 
Isaac N. ( 1820-1864), 

104, 177, 178 
Isaac Newton, 181 
Isaac S. ( 1829-1899), 

135, 224 
Isaac Sewe M , Rev. (1847- 

1917), 85, 152 
I saac T. , 118 
Isabel M. (Dutton), 177 
Isabel la S. ( ), 202 
Isaiah (1814-18?), 98, 

Israe I , 214 
Israel , M.D. (1842-1926), 

126, 206, 207, 208 
Iva (Bundy), 241 
Ivan Howye, 246 
Ivan Vale, 181 

J . 01 Iver, 193 

Jackson (1830-1910), 140, 

Jacob, 65, 190, 199 
Jacob Absalom, 164 
Jacob B., 194 
Jacob F. ( 1830-1898), 

119, 190 
Jacqueline (Smith), 172 
James, vi , 90, 91 , 145, 

146, 191, 200, 239, 240 
James (1800-1890), 77, 

78, 143, 144, 145, 146 
James Adam, 189 
James Eddy, 241 
James Harvey, 104 
James Harvey, M.D., 178 
James McMul len, 214 
James Morris, 176 
James Richard, 233 


Cleaver, James Richards Cleaver, Jesse A., 92 

(1820-1898), 81, 138, Jesse B., 231 

140, 228, 229, 230, Jesse B. (1792-1865), vii, 

232 75, 138, 139, 140 

James Tyson, Rev. (1854- Jesse Ball (1824-1893), 

1907), 126, 210 101 , 102, 168 

James W. (1848-?), 144, Jesse L., 186 

145, 146, 241, 242 Jesse M. (1834-1904), 

Jane, 76, 99, 102, 156, 141, 234, 235 

214, 216, 228 Jesse W. , 154 

Jane ( ), 239 Jesse Y. (1847-1910), 

Jane A. (Jennie), 146 142, 238, 239 

Jane (Abraham), 86, 87 Joel, 136 

Jane (Burchard), 130 John, vi , 46, 71, 81, 83, 

Jane (Diehl), 133, 134, 90, 119, 140, ISO, 194, 

225 224, 240 

Jane E., 102, 166 John (1705-1773), 8, 9, 

Jane E. ( ), 163, 164 14, 15, 16 

Jane ? (Ingram), 214 John (1724-1804), 12, 17, 

Jane (Jenny), 228 19, 20 

Jane L. 112 John (ca. 1728-1790), 13, 

Jane Renee T. (Ackerson), 14, 31, 32 

177 John (1743-1832), 15, 16, 

Jane (Taylor), 104, 105, 35, 36, 75, 139 

106 John (1760-1823), 26, 28, 

Jane Walker (Thomas), 29, 56, 57, 58, 100, 

136 167 

Jane (Watson), 143, 146 John (1767-1838), 32, 62, 

Janette (Warriner), 217 63 

Jay H., 178 John (1766-1825), 20, 39, 

Jean, 244 40 

Jefferson Henry (1857- John (1767-18?), 33, 70 

1920), 134, 223, 225 John (1771-1838), 36, 77, 

Jemima, 203, 204 78 

Jemima (Bertolet), 124, John (1783-1880), 41, 83, 

125 148 

Jemima (Draper), 69 John (1793-1864), 57, 59, 

Jennie Ann, 214 99, 103, 104 

Jennie B. , 204 John (1795-1875), 71, 131 

Jennie (Tei tsworth) , John (1805-18?), 55, 56, 

248 98 

Jesse, 142, 154 John (1810-1847), 36, 76, 

Jesse (1758-1819), 19, 140, 142 

20, 38, 39 John (1822-1901), 61, 113, 

Jesse (1802-1870), 62, I 14 

I 14, I 15 John ( 1827-1898), 130, 

Jesse (1816-1894), 60, 213, 214 

110, III John, M.D. (1835-188), 


145, 146, 240, 241 
Cleaver, John Aldis, 219 
John B., 194 
John Barr, 135 
John Charles, 193 
John D., 176, 189, 219 
John D. (1820-1904), 92, 

158, 159 
John DeMond, 241 
John E. (1826-1865), 

105, 106, 182 
John El I iott, 219 
John Evart, 241 
John Francis, 241 
John G. (1843-18?), 127, 

128, 21 I 
John H., 148, 236 
John Henry, 180 
John Ira (1834-1910), 

104, 181 
John Ivan, 246 
John L. , 236 
John Lawson , 212 
John M., 165, 189 
John 01 iver (1823-1853), 

67, 127 
John Prutzman (1801- 

1847), 63, 65, I 18, 

I 19 
John Ritter (I85I-I90I), 

124, 202 
John W., 98, 176, 231 
John W. (L.), 160 
John W. (1813-1875), 

99, 101, 166 
John We M i ngton, 231 
John Wellington, Jr., 

John. Wesley (1852-1934), 

126, 209 
John Willi am, 164 
John Y., 189 
Jonas Jones, 87 
Jonathan, 108, 109, 126, 

138, 162, 228 
Jonathan (1758-1833), 

34, 35, 72, 136 

Cleaver, Jonathan (1775- 

1832), 30, 59, 60 
Jonathan (I78I-I86I ), 32, 

63, 64, 65, 66 
Jonathan ( 1825-1862), 73, 

137, 138, 227 
Jonathan, J r. , 228 
Jonathan B. ( I8I4-I90I ), 

66, 67, 125 
Jonathan L. ( 1852-1889), 

III, 183 
Jonathan M. ( 1852-1909), 

125, 206 
Jonathan R. ( 1802-1877), 

68, 127, 128 
Joseph, 44, 106, 142 
Joseph (1764-1838), 32, 

61 , 62, 63 
Joseph ( 1766-1827), 20, 

21, 41 , 42, 92 
Joseph (1797-1858), 71, 

131, 1 32 

Joseph (18107-1834), 80, 

81, 146, 147 
Joseph A. , I 62 
Joseph B. ( 1805-1890), 

61 , 62, 116 
Joseph C. , 248 
Joseph H., 83 
Joseph L., 97 
Joseph L. (1833-1909), 

132, 221 , 222 
Joseph Mi les, 165 
Joseph Vale, M.D., 181 
Joseph W., 85, 93, 147, 

Josephine, 181 
Josephine (Reybold), 221, 

Joshua, vl , 2, 131 
Josiah ( 1815-1887), 61 , 

I 12 
Josiah J. ( 1831-19! I ), 

115, 1 85 
Joyce Elaine (Grim), 165 
Juda (Hal lenbach), 237 
Julia A. (Belong), 154 


Cleaver, Julia F., 133, 225 
Jul ian G., 219 
Ju I ius George, 219 
Justus, 184 

Kate, I 18, 200 
Kate ( ), 234 
Kate F. ( Re i chart), 193 
Kate (Shepherd), 228 
Katharine, 190 
Katharine Irene, 172 
Katherine (Mertz), 190 
Kathryn, 231 

Katie, 196 

Katie B. , 194 

Katie (Gehret) Bride- 
gam, 209 

Kenneth, 193 

Kersey Sharp I ess (1840- 
1923), 142, 236 

Kesiah (Aigins), 140 

Keziah, 72, 73 

Ki Iburn Harry, 190 

Kimber, 231 

Kimber (1814-1858), 62, 
67, I 16, I 17, I 18 

Kimber (1837-1908), I 15, 

185, 186 

Kimber (1855-?), 121, 

Kimber Reynolds, M.D., 

186, 187 

Lafonse (Bowman), 220, 

Laura, 157 

Laura B. (Oberdorf), 236 
Laura Bel I (Yokum), 187 
Laura Jane, 220 
Laura M., 179, 247 
Lei da (Lydia), 67 
Lena Ange I i ne, 24 I 
Lena S. ( ) , 200 

Lenora J 


Leon D., 178 
Leon Park, 231 

Cleaver, Lester Solon, 181 
Letitia, 130, 131 
Letitia (Gi I Iman), 70 
Letitia May, 214 
Letitia V., 214 
Lettie (VanHeckle), 219 
Levi L. (1823-1875), 92, 

Lew Wal lace, 159 
Lewis, 67, 163 
Lewis ( 1834-ca. 1888), 98, 

163, 164 
Lewis A. , 164 
Lewis Morris, vi , 2, 108, 

173, 176 
Li I I ian E., 219 
Li I I ian Hannah, 248 
Li I I ian (Harmer) , 225 
Li I I ian M. , 220 
Li I I ian (Sharpe), 243 
Li I I ie (Lee), 227 
Li I I ie May, 233 
Li I I ie May (Rutherford), 

Li I ly Eva, 188 
Li I ly G. ( ), 189 
Lizzie, 125, 175, 220, 

Lizzie C. ( ), 198 
Lizzie D., 178 
Lizzie (Gui Iford), 241 
Lizzie (Hower), 200 
Lizzie (Keen), 220 
Lizzie L. , 202 
Lloyd Edward, 165 
Lloyd S., 190 
Lois Ann, 176 
Lorena (Moore), 206, 207, 

Lori, 169 
Lota (Keyes), 181 
Louis Know I ton, 238 
Louisa, 42, 45, 84, 86, 

92, 93, 128 
Louisa (Cleaver), 42, 45, 

84, 92, 93 
Lovina Catherine E., 164 
Lowes, 243 


Cleaver, Lucinda (Camp), 

Lucinda (Grim), 193 
Lucinda (Reed), 158, 159 
Lucretia (Garfield), 165 
Lucretia Vale, 180 
Lucy, 163, 166 
Lucy A. (Reigel ), 142 
Lucy (Wadsley), 215 
Lutie A. , 161 
Lydia, 21 , 44, 46, 50, 

56, 61, 67, 74, 84, 

Lydia A., 112 
Lydia D. , 110 
Lydia (Davis), 110, III 
Lydia May, 241 
Lydia (Romig), 193 
Lydia (Shoemal<er) , 95, 

Lyie B., 185 

Mabel, 185 

Mabel ( ), 236 

Mabel A., 151 

Mabel C, 199 

Mabel Catherine (Warner), 

Mabel (Wagoner), 181 
Maggie, 157, 216 
Mahlon, 42, 43, 44, 84, 

85, 93, 149, 175, 192 
Mahlon B. (1839-1885), 

86, 153 

Mahlon C, 192, 194 
Mahlon F. (1842-1926), 

I 19, 194 
Mai tee (Yaw), 169 
Malcolm Burgess, 220 
Mamie E. (Abele), 194 
Maranda (Mathias), 206 
Margaret, 32, 68, 90, 

109, 193 
Margaret ( ), 64, 65 
Margaret C. , 164 
Margaret E. (Woodf i I I ) , 


Cleaver, Margaret Eleanor 

(Osborn), 246 
Margaret Grace (Duncan), 

Margaret (He men), 199, 

Margaret Knox (Bradbury), 

Margaret M., 219, 239 
Margaret Mary, 246 
Margaret Nicholson (Kirk), 

Maria (Mariah), 105, 106 
Maria G., 217 
Mariah (Maria), 106 
Mariam, 56 
Marian, 190 
Marian El izabeth, 219 
Marian Elizabeth (Neigh- 
bors), 169 
Marie Grace, 165 
Marie L. (Wi I lour), 156 
Marietta, 85 
Marion, 209 
Marjorie Anna, 176 
Marjorie (Dorsey), 176 
Marjorie Maud, 219 
Mark, 119 
Mark M. , 11,217 
Mark Mi I ler (1835-1917), 

131 , 216, 217 
Martha, 14, 23, 24, 32, 

58, I 10, 130, 134, 182, 

Martha A., 13, 149, 160 
Martha Ann, 183 
Martha Ann (Cool ), 246, 

Martha Ann (Lukens), 161 
Martha Anne, 172 
Martha B. , 55 
Martha (Burgess), 219 
Martha (Davis), 85 
Martha Elsie, 148, 149 
Martha Evalyn (Grinnell), 

Martha Irene (Jessup), 



Cleaver, Martha Jane, 106 
Martha L. (Shoemaker), 

Martha Lou, 172 
Martha Mai inda, 108 
Martha P. (Lukens), I 12 
Martha R. , 15! 
Martha (Reason), 160 
Martha (Shoemaker), 60, 

61, 95 
Martha W. , 182 
Martha (Wi I I iams), 152 
Mary, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 
21, 23, 29, 36, 49, 53, 
55, 56, 58, 65, 67, 68, 
69, 72, 73, 76, 79, 89, 
III, 113, 127, 134, 
137, 145, 154, 156, 
189, 191, 196, 198, 
199, 200, 203, 228 
Mary A. , 93, 161, 184, 
Mary A. (Boyd), 224 
Mary A. (Mattius), 223 
Mary Adda, 180 
Mary Amel i a, I 75 
Mary Ann, 44, 71 , 83, 
104, 115, 121, 148, 
174, 187, 199, 219 
Mary Ann (Clark) , 140 
Mary Ann (Thompson), 159 
Mary Anna, 1 77 
Mary Anna (Guthrie), 216 
Mary B. (Kaufman), 154, 

Mary B. (Lampman), 185 
Mary B. (Sharpless), 238 
Mary Bessie (Reagan, 

Mary (Burchf iel d) , 80, 81 
Mary C, 90, 179 
Mary C. (Kel ler) (Boy- 

er), 121 
Mary Catharine, 233 
Mary Catherine, 24! 
Mary CI inton, I 18 
Mary (Davis), 75 

Cleaver, Mary Del ores (Por- 
ter), 204 
Mary E., I 12, 128, 156, 

228, 247 
Mary E. (Elzy), 153 
Mary E. (Griner), 164 
Mary E. (Groff), 155, 156 
Mary E. (Rupert), I 12, 

I 13 
Mary El izabeth, 95, 160 
Mary Elizabeth (Maun), 

Mary Ella (Etta), 181 
Mary Ella (Mason), 220 
Mary El len, I 66 
Mary El len (Dyer), 247 
Mary Emily (Jackson), 

88, 89 
Mary Emma, 215, 235 
Mary Emma L. , I 36 
Mary Florence, 212 
Mary G. (Brumbach), 202 
Mary Gertrude, 233 
Mary H., 199, 200 
Mary (Hughes), 77, 147 
Mary Ida, 241 
Mary J . , 164 

Mary J. (Elzy), 153, 154 
Mary Jane, 168 
Mary Jane (Eaton), 214 
Mary Jane (Sears), 160 
Mary Kaufman, 156 
Mary (Knight), 34, 35 
Mary L. (Deaves), 178 
Mary L. (Crier), 215 
Mary Lena, 170, 173 
Mary ( Lewi s) , 21, 23 
Mary Louisa, 241 
Mary Lynne, 248 
Mary M. , 165 
Mary M. (Creasy), 230 
Mary M. (Graves), 182 
Mary Mandi I la, 188 
Mary Manila (Kenney), 

Mary Margaret, 142 


Cleaver, Mary (Malone), 
Mary (Mitchel I ), 166 
(Newhard), 231 
(01 iver?), 67 



P. ( ), 199 
(Perry), 247 
(Potts), 12, 13 
R., 114 
(Reed), 55, 56 
S. (Slaybaugh), 164 

Mary Sheppard, 213 

Mary (Shoemaker), 61 

Mary Sti I ley, 224 

Mary (Sti I ley), 134, 135 

Mary Susan (Fairfield), 

Mary (Taylor), 97, 98 

Mary Tyson, 209 

Mary Watkinson, 129 

Mary (White), 242 

Mary (Wi I I iams), 233 

Mati Ida, 147, 160, 231, 

Maud, 160 

Maud ( ), 235 

Maud (?) B. (Davis), 216 

Maud E., 165 

Maud (Rich), 159 

May (Wi I I iams), 175 

Mel inda G. , 182 

Mel inda M. (Moore) , 168 

Melvina, 166 



• Idred, 154, 208 


■ Idred C, 194 


' Idred E. (Decker), 


na (Kennan), 176 


nerva, 248 


nerva (Rupp), 248 


nnie, 168, 193 


nnie Bel 1 , 233 


nnie E. ( ), 183 


nnie E. (Richards) 


nnie (Lee), 193 


nnie (McCoy), 240 


nnie (Rupp), 248 


randa, 124, 125 


riam, 29 


Cleaver, Miriam (Frazier), 
24, 25, 26, 28, 29 

Missoula A. (Royce), 156, 

Mo I I i e , 216 

Mona F. , 244 

Mordecai , I 54 

Mordecai T., M.D. (1832- 
1878), 98, 162, 163 

Moreau Victor, 156 

Moses, 73 

Myra, 230, 242 

Myra, Rozina, 186 

Myron Albert, 194 

Myrtle, 164, 219 

Myrtle (Lochman), 193 


y, 70, 75, 80, 


Nancy Ann (Prater), 


Nancy El izabeth, 172 

Nancy (Lairy), 86 

Nancy Langford, 246 

Naomi, 138 

Natal ie Baynard, 222 

Nathan, 62, 95 

Nathan (1739-1809), 


12, 26, 30 

Nathan (1778-1867), 


60, 61 

Nathan (1796-1876), 



Nathan (1801-1887), 

vi i. 

57, 59, 107, 108 

Nathan (1804-1878), 


93, 94, 95, 108 

Nathan (1812-1885), 


1 1 1 

Nathan V. (1826-18?; 

, 92, 

159, 160 

Nel 1 

e, 154, 179 

Nel 1 

e (Al len), 226 

Nel 1 

e Barker, 212 

Nel 1 

e El izabeth, 214 

Nel 1 

e Emma Frances, 


Nel 1 

e J., 175 

Nel 1 ie (McCarty), 151 

Nel son El i jah Col 1 ins. 


/., 248 


Cleaver, Nettie, 148, 193 

Nina 0., 150 

Nora ( ) , 191 

Nora Lavina (Robinson), 

Nora R., 219 
, Norma M. ( ), 196 

Norman, 219, 225, 226 

Odon Y., 189 

Olen John, 214 

Olga (DeC lows ley), 193 

01 ive, 94 

01 iver H., 216 

01 iver L., 193 

01 iver Roland, 177 

01 ivia (Moser), 204 

Ormsby J.H., 219 

Oscar D. , 150 

Pamela, 208 

- (Patterson), 224 

Paul ine, 193, 248 

Pauline (Patterson), 177 

Peter, 56 

Peter (ca. 1667-1727), 

vi , vi i , I , 3, 4, 5, 

6, 7, 16 
Peter (1697-1776), 4, 

6, 8, 9, 10, II, 12, 

Peter (1730-1795), I I , 

12, 13, 24-29, 57 
Peter (1732-1819), 15, 

Peter (1755-1836), 20, 

21, 40, 41 
Peter (1758-1821 ), 28, 

29, 55, 56 
Peter (1767-?), 23, 24, 

48, 54, 55 
Peter (1770-1829), 32, 

63, 64 
Peter (1796-1832), 50, 

91, 92 
Peter (1798-1885), 57, 

58, 59, 104, 105, 106 

Cleaver, Peter (1798-1868), 

70, 130, 131 
Peter (1810-1886), 63, 

64, 66, 124, 125 
Peter (1830-1904), 130, 

Peter Benton, 158 
Peter H., 131 
Peter Hughes, 246 
Peter Keckler, 165 
Phebe, 30, 60, 96 
Phebe F. , 112 
Phebe (Ruble), 175 
Philena, 100, 101, 167 
Philip, 169 
Phi I ip Cary, 169 
Phi lip R. , M.D., 223 
Phineas ( 1806-18?), 46, 

88, 89 
Phyllis, 183 
Pleasant (Hi I I ), 181 
Porter, 168 
Prisci I la, 248 
Prisci I la (Murphy), 134, 

135, 136, 223 
Prisci I la R., 178 

Rachel , 17, 33, 70, 101, 

130, 135, 146 
Rachel Ann, 101, 102 
Rachel H., 110 
Rachel Lambert, 128, 129, 

Rachel (Lambert), 128, 

Rachel (Murphy), 131 
Rachel (Sturgis), 45, 46 
Ralph Bundy, 241 
Ralph El ias, 231 
Ray, 184 
Raymond, 239 
Raymond D. , 220 
Raymond S. , 190 
Rebecca, 17, 32, 60, 72, 

73, 74, 81, III, 128, 

130, 147, 193 
Rebecca ( ), 31 , 32 


Cleaver, Rebecca Ann, 68 
Rebecca (Bracken), 177 
Rebecca (Brown), 219 
Rebecca (Burkert), 64 
Rebecca (Clausen), 191, 

Rebecca G., 215 
Rebecca (Garretson), 182 
Rebecca ( I rede II), 16, 

Rebecca Irene, 236 
Rebecca Ivens, 137, 138 
Rebecca (Ivens), 35, 72 
Rebecca J. ( ), 183 
Rebecca (Rowel I ), 168 
Rebeckah, 20, 74 
Rebekah ( I vi ns) , 72 
Reynal I Coates, I 18 
Reynold C. , 187 
Rhoda Lewel la, 165 
Richard, 68, 99 
Richard (1852-?), 145, 

146, 243 
Richard Al len, 173 
Richard Grinnel I , I 72 
Richard Walker (1827-?), 

141, 234 
Robert, 2, 220 
Robert (1830-1863), 90, 

157, 158 
Robert Bennett, 212 
Robert Edgar, 172 
Robert Sumner, 208 
Rosa E. , I 65 
Rosa (Parker), 212 
Rose A. , 248 
Rose Anne (Shidaker), 

Rose I la (Rose El len ) , 

199 ^ 
Rosetta Amanda (Hoff- 
man), 231 
Rosina A. (Stevens), 

Rowena (Payne), 150 
Roxie (Eaton), 151 
Roy, 154, 220, 248 
Roy J., 159 

Cleaver, Roy LaVerne, 238 
Rozina A. (Randal I ), 185 
Ruby B. , 150 
Russel Frank, 214 
Ruth, 32, 62, 231 
Ruth ( ), 99 
Ruth (Mul i in), 163 
Ruth (Roberts), 30 

- (Sittler), 193 
Sadie M. ( ), 204 
Salathiel (1780-1857), 

30, 60, 61 , 108 
Salena (Selma) , C. , I 78 
Sal lie E. (Rothenb^erger) , 

Sal I ie G., 196 
Sal I ie Jane, I 88 
Sal! ie Maude, 21 I 
Sal I ie (Shank), 158 
Sal ly (Brumback), 194 
Samuel , 142, 200 
Samuel (1803-186?), 46, 

88, 89 
Samuel (1853-?), 121, 152 
Samue I , Jr., 89 
Samuel B. , 132, 133 
Samuel C. (1809-1852), 

65, 119, 121, 122, 124 
Samuel Garretson (1811- 

1854), 99, 101 , 166 
Samuel Guthrie, 217 
Samuel H., 197 
Samuel K. (1847-19?), 

122, 200 
Samuel M., 173, 176 
Samue I Sue I , 151 
Sara, 193 
Sara Ann, 195 
Sara El len (Dover), 172 
Sarah, 16, 17, 20, 23, 

29, 33, 36, 46, 47, 48, 

52, 53, 65, 68, 70, 74, 

76, 79, 81, I 14, 123, 

134, 138, 146, 156, 187 
Sarah ( ), 35, 36 
Sarah Ange I i na, 240 
Sarah Ann, I 15, 122, 125, 

141. 199 



Sarah Ann (Brum- 

Cleaver, Sarah (Prutzman), 


^), 194 

64, 65 


Ann (Burk), 161 

Sarah R. , 148 


Ann (Drumm), 230 

Sarah V i rgin ia, 1 80 


Ann (Strunk), 

Sarah Wike (Mul len), 236 


Sarah (Yeager), 238 


B., 132, 133 

Sarina D. (Jones), 87 


(Bacon), 33 

Scott, 200, 240 


Be 1 1 , 1 60 

Sewel 1 (1797-1848), 43, 


(Brooks), 61 , 62 

44, 85 


(Brown), 122 

Sheshbazzar Bent ley 


C. (Smith) Hikes, 

(1826-18?), 104, 180 


, 165 

Sidney John, 221 


(Case), 146 

Si las (1819-1884), 61 , 


(Cochran), 215 

1 12, 1 13, 1 14 


(Crew), 91, 92 

Si las, Jr., 1 14 


(Daniels), 136 

Smith, 90 


E., 237 

Solomon (1797-1865), 23, 


E. Pease, 163 

52, 53, 95, 96 


(Earnest), 247 

Solomon, M.A., D.D. 


Elwinna, 177 

(1855-1939), 145, 146, 


Emi 1 y (Johnson) , 



Solon Hi 1 1 , 181 


Evans (Jackson), 

Stanley, 204 


. 115 

Stratia (Garrison), 70 


G., Ill 

SteM (Gray), 159 


(Gabey?), 127, 

Stella, 188 


Stel la B., 151 


(Geiss), 195 

Steven Charles, 173 


H. (Maxwel 1 ), 169, 

Susan, 112, 196 


Susan H. , 190 


(Milliard), 190 

Susan Jane (Hoddy), 84 


(Housland), 159 

Susan L., 162 


Isabel, 184 

Susan Leona, 214 


J., 87 

Susanna, 69, 189 


Jane, 166, 232 

Susanna (Everett), 56, 


Jane (Kenderdi ne) , 

57, 58, 167 

1 13 

Susanna (Koch), 1 19 


L. , 83 

Susanna (Reidenheur) , 


(Linton), 107, 



Susannah, 59, 105, 106 


Louise, 138, 159 

Susannah ( Longstreth) , 


Lovina (Brown), 

96, 97 


Susannah (Shaw), 99, 101 , 


Ml 1 Ibank, 129 



(Miller), 116 

Suzanne, 220 


(Mul len), 236 

Susanne Berna, 246 


Cleaver, Sylvester R. 

(1841-1874), 140, 142, 

Tacy (Evans) , 51 , 53 
Tacy H. , I 10 
Tacy K. , 114 
Taresa , 119 
Tassie, 141 
Thane, 183 
Theda, 168 

Theodosia, 72, 73, 74 
Theresa, 147 
Thoburn, 248 
Thomas, vl , 193, 240 
Thomas (1781-1859), 69, 

128, 129 
Thomas (181 1-1868), 71 , 

Thomas (1862-1944), 145, 

146, 244 
Thomas J. (1836-?), 131 , 

Thomas Jefferson, 213 
Thomas Stevens, 209 
Ti I I ie Adal ine, 165 

Valentine, 13, 98 
Verna, 203 
Victoria L., 178 
Viola, 220, 240 
Virginia, 236 
Virginia (Brunner), 248 

W. LI ewe I lyn, 204 
Walter, 221 
Walter D. , 178 
Walter Eli, 214 
Walter Fredus, 214 
Walter Seegler, 241 



















Webster W. 

, 198, 


Cleaver, Wellington (1825- 

1904), 140, 230 
Wei I ington Hoyt, 231 
Wesley Man ley, 247 
Wesley Nelson, 248 
Wi Ibert Luther, 164 
Wi Ibur A., 158 
Wi I bur Moore, 208 
Wi I I iam, 36, 56, 70, 73, 

99, 138, 163, 166, 227, 

Wi I I iam ( 1735-1809), 16, 

33, 34, 35, 137 
Wi I I iam (1770-1859), 33, 

Wi I I iam (1802-1834), 34, 

72, 73, 75, 136, 137 
Wi I I iam (1806-1862), 71 , 

134, 135, 136 
Wi I I iam (1826-1906), 140, 

231 , 232 
WI I I iam (1829-1894), 135, 

223, 224 
Wi I I iam (1850-?), 145, 

146, 242 
Wi I I iam A. , 109 
Wi I I iam A. (1825-1899), 

131 , 220, 221 
Wi I I iam B. , 202, 216 
Wi I I iam Bright, 219 
Wi I I iam Clayton, 220 
Wi I I iam Cope, 177 
Wi I I iam D., 134 
Wi I I iam, D.D. , 2 
Wi I I iam Eaton (1842-1890), 

136, 226 
Wi I I iam F. (1840-1914), 

85, 150, 151 
Wi I I iam G., 131 , 196, 226 
Wi I I iam H., 92, 175 
Wi I I iam H.H. , 106 
WI I I iam Hami Iton, 220 
Wi I I iam Harris, 213 
Wi I I iam Harvey ( 1830- 

1902), 92, 160 
Wi I I iam Henry, 68, 214 
WI I I iam Isaac, 189 


Cleaver, Wi I I iam J . , 114 








I iam Jefferson, 

70, 172 

I Iam Jessup, I 72 

i iam K. (1832-1917), 

20, 194, 195 

I iam Lambert (1819- 

873), vl, 2, 33, 129, 
212, 213 

I iam LI ncol n, 233 

I I am Lowe! I , I 72 

I iam M. , 165 

I iam Maun, I 93 

I iam R. , 161 

I iam R. (I83I-I9I0), 
83, 148 

I iam S., 194 

I Iam S. (1829-1897), 

30, 214, 215 

I iam Thomas, I 37, I 38 

I iam Wa Iter, 165 

I iam Wei I I ngton, 236 

I ie E., 161 

mer, Y. , 189 

WInnlfred, 150 
Zi I lah, 151 

CLINE, Anson Green, 79 

Johanna, 79 

Margaret, 79 

Maria (Alton), 79 
COCHRAN, El iza ( ), 215 

Joseph, 215 

Sarah, 215 
COCKRELL, Anna Mary, 154 

Jesse, 154 

Jul la ( ), 154 
COFFEE, Johanna, 79 
COLLING, Al ice E. (Hor- 
lacher), 145 

James C. , I 45 

John W., 145 

Mary (Cleaver), 145 

Mary J. (Richardson), 

Sarah, 145 

Thomas, 145 

COLLINS, Amy (Jones), 80 

Bridgett, 80 

Joseph, 80 
COMER, Joseph, 26 

Robert, 26 
COMLEY, Alice G. (Cleaver), 
101, 168 

Angel Ine, 102 

El izabeth Ann, 102 

Ezra, 101, 168 

Isaac, 102 

John W. , 102 

Martha Jane, 102 

Samue I , 101 

Susanna, 102 

Susanna (Wierman), 101 
COMPTON, Harriet (Donald- 
son), 90 

Ida Bel I , 90 

Israel , 90 

Margaret (Cleaver), 90 

Stephen W. , 90 
CONRAD, Deborah, I I I 

Dennis, 5 

Hannah ( ), III 

Jonathan, I I I 
COOK, B.E., 85 

Joshua, Rev., 185 

Ruth, 26 
COOKSON, John, 57 
COOL, Hannah (Smith), 246 

Martha Ann, 246, 247 

Phi I I p, 246 

Sarah (Case), 146 

William, 146 
COPE, Gi Ibert, 2 
COTTER, Frances (Alton), 79 

John, 79 
COVERDALE, Emma E., 146 

George, 146 

Joseph, 146 

Li I I ie, 146 

Mary A. , 146 

Nancy, 146 

Rachel (Cleaver), 146 
COWELL, Al ice (Freet), 201 

J.H., 201 
COX, Susanna, 195 


CRAFT, George, 17 

Rebecca (Tyson), 17 
CRAIG, Johanna, 58 
CRAMP, Mary Louel la, 204 
CRAW, Ethel D. (PI ewes), 

Robert, 145 
CRAWFORD, Frances (Dent), 

George C. , I 46 
CREASY, El las, 230 

Ema I ine, 236 

Irene C. (Cleaver), 236 

Mary M. , 230 

Mi I ton B., 236 
CREW, Hiram, 91 

Sarah, 91, 92 

Sarah ( ), 91 
CRIST, Martha (Cleaver), 

32, 64 
CROSSLAND, Anna Hi Ida, 219 

Helen Eliza (Cleaver), 

George Parker, 219 
CROWL, Harriet (Cleaver), 

Preston, 187, 237 

Sarah (Cleaver), 187 

Sarah E. (Cleaver), 237 

Thomas, 187 
CUDMORE, Nel I ie, 146 
GUMMING, Hannah (Knight), 

R.R., 21 
CURRY, Ella F., 176 

Sarah ( ), 176 

Thomas, 176 
CURTZ, Elizabeth (Cleaver), 

CUSTER, Jonathan, 64 

Paul, 64 

Sarah Martha (Bal I ), 64 

DANIELS, Elizabeth (Press), 

John, 136 

Sarah, 136 
DARE, Sarah (Cleaver), 70 

Dare, Will iam, 70 
DASKER, Mary (Kirk), 38 
DAVIDSON, Alfred, 215 

Alfred J., 215 

Al ice, A. , 220 

Bern ice E., 220 

Bessie, 215 

Clara (Stafford), 215 

Corbit, 215 

El iza (Cleaver), 215 

Emma H. (Cleaver), 220 

Fred, 215 

Helen N. (Hayes), 215 

Lee, 215 

Mabel (Jones), 215 

Margaret, 80 

Margaret (Cann), 215 

Mi Idred H., 220 

Wi I I iam A., 220 
DAVINSON, Isabel la, 79 

Margaret, 79 
DAVIS, Al ice ( ), 50 

Anthony , 9 

Asa C. , 50 

Benjamin, 36, 75 

Cadwalader, 37 

Catherine (Pugh), 36, 75 

Charlotte, 149, 150 

Cleaver, 36 

Corne I i us, 216 

David, 50 

El isha, 50 

El izabeth, 36, 50 

El izabeth (Britton), 149 

Esther, 219 

Frederick, 85 

Hannah, 37 

Hannah Ann, 50 

James Stanton, 51 

Jane ( ), 110 

Jane (Dickey), 51 

John P., 50 

John Pugh, 36 

Jonathan, 149 

Leva I I en, 56 

Lydia, 110 

Lydia (Cleaver), 50 

Marlam (Cleaver), 56 


Davis, Martha, 36, 85 

Martha A. (Cleaver), 160 

Mary, 36, 50, 75 

Mary M. (Stanton), 50 

Maud (?) B., 216 

Nathan, 50 

Norris, 37 

Phoebe, 37 

Sarah (Cleaver), 36 

Seth, I 10 
DAWSON, Charlotte (Cleav- 
er), 146 

Thomas, 146 
DEAVES, Mary L. , 178 
DeBENNEVILLE, Dr. George, 

DECKER, Mi Idred E., 165 
DeCOWSLEY, Olga, 193 
DEDRICK, Cora, 159 
DeHAVEN, Anna B. (Colket) 
Gal lup, 137 

Emma, 137, 138 

Emma L. , 227 

Evert, 137 

Hoi stein, 137, 138 

Hugh, 136, 137 

Jane (Jennie), 137, 138 

John, 227, 228 

Mary ( ) , 227 

Mary (Cleaver), 137, 
138, 228 

Mary D. , 138 

Peter, 137 

Sophia, 137, 138 

Sophia (El I lot), 137 
DEISLER, B.C., 199 

Mary Ann (Cleaver), 199 
DELONG, Jul ia A. , 154 
DeMOND, Angel ine, 143, 145 
DENNY, John, 47 
DENT, Al ice (Wi Ikins), 146 

David, 146 

Frances, 146 

George, 146 

Herbert, 146 

James, 146 

Li I I ian (Blackwel I ), 146 

Dent, Mary, 244 

Nel lie (Cudmore) , 146 

Nicholas, 146 

Sarah (Cleaver), 146 

Wilbert, 146 
DETTRA, Christian, 36 

Martha (Davis), 36 
DEVER, Sara El len, 172 
DIAMENT, Cora R. (Cleaver), 

George, 218 

John, 218 

John Cleaver, 218 

Susan (Peck), 218 
DICE, Hannah, 80 
DICK, Edward, 165 
DICKEY, Ann ( ), 51 

Jane, 5! 

Nimrod, 51 
DICKINSON, Mary, 15 
DIEHL, Cora Irene (Cleaver), 

Elizabeth, 133 

El izabeth Cleaver, 219 

Jane, 133, 134 

John C, 219 

John Cleaver, 219 

Norman Wi I I iam, 219 
DIETRICH, E. Marie (Cleav- 
er), 206 

Howard, 206 

Leonard M. , 206 

Malcolm H., 206 
DILL, Calvin, 154 
DILLIPLANE, Irene, 193 

Ruth, 193 

Verna, 194 
DINSMOOR, Ernestine Adele 
(Strehl ), 221 

Frank H., M.D. , 221 

Harry Cleaver, M.D., 221 

Nellie Emma F. (Cleaver), 
DIPPERY, Amanda, 21 I 
DIXON, Absolom, 79 

Deborah, 239, 240 

Marion Jane (Alton), 79 


DOBBINS, Elmira (Hanifer), 

Marie H., 123 

Wi I I iam E., 123 
DONEHOWER, Al len, 109 
DONNACHY, Ann Catharine, 

234, 235 
DORCAS, Estel la Genesa, 168 
DORSEY, Joseph, I I I 

Marjorie, 176 
DOTTERER, Carol ine, 64. 
DOUGHTY, Rebecca Ann (Clea- 
ver), 68 

WI I I iam, 68 
DRAKE, Alexander, 176 

Ida Jane, 176 
DRAPER, Edward, 69 

Jemima, 69 

Mary ( ) , 69 
DREISER, B.C., 199 
DREY, Ruben, 195 
DRUM, Daniel , 233 

El iza, 233 

J.C, 233 

Kimber, 233 
DRUMHELLER, Ida M., 189 
DRUMM, Sarah Ann, 230 
DUNCAN, Margaret Grace, 

DUNGAN, Jesse, 21 

Lydia (Cleaver), 21 
DURRELL, Capt. 195 
DURRER, Addie May, 151 

George, 151 

Martha (Endicott), 151 
DUTTON, Asa, 24 

David, 177 

Deborah, 166 

Isabel , M., 177 

James, 24 

James V. , 24 

Joanna ( ), 166 

John, 24 

Joseph, 166 

Lydia, 24 

Lydia ( ), 24 

Martha (Cleaver), 24 

Mary, 24 

Dutton , Mary (Rogers), 177 
Si I us, 24 

DYER, Charles, 247 
Mary El len, 247 
Mary (Evans), 247 

EARNEST, Henrietta, 148 

John, 247 

Sarah, 247 
EARNHART, El izabeth, 63 
EASTERLY, Mary, 78 
EATON, El izabeth (Witter), 

Henry H. , 151 

Mary Jane, 214 

Rox i e , 151 
EBERHARDT, Annie, 138 
EBERLE, Mave, 80 
EDDY, Alfred, Dr., 240 

Catherine, 240, 241 

Ida Anna, 243 
EDGAR, James, Rev., M.D., 

EDKINS, El iza, I I I 
EDMUNDSON, El izabeth ( ), 

Hannah, 29 

Mary, 29 

Thomas, 29 
EDWARDS, Edward, 17 

John, 8 

Rebecca (Tyson), 17 
ELLIS, John, 90 

Margaret (Cleaver), 90 

Olive A., 90 

Thomas, 13 
ELWELL, Adeliade Cleaver, 

Joseph Brick, 129 

Margaret Trout, 129 

Mary El izabeth, 129 

Mary W. (Cleaver), 129 

Morris Rose, 129 

Rebecca Bal linger, 129 

Sarah Ludne, 129 

Susan Jane Ayars, 129 
ELY, Al ice, 97 


Ely, Wi I I lam, i I 3 
ELZY, Mary J., 153, 154 
ENGARD, Hannah (Cleaver), 

Lydia, 21 

Phi I ip, 19, 21 
ENNIS, El izabeth, 21 
ENSLOW, Albert, 102 

Anna Bel I (Shipley), 102 
ERB, Stel la, 240 
ERMAN, Anna Maria, 62, 63 

Maria, 63 

Wi I I iam, 63 
ESHBACH, El izabeth, 200 
ESPY, Amel ia (Jones) , 174 

James C. , 174 

James T. , I 74 

Walter R., 174 
EVANS, Ann, 41 , 42 

Calab, 52 

Catherine (Jones), 41 

Earl , I 16 

El izabeth (Roberts), 51 

Grace I 

I 15 

Griffith, I 15 

Homer M. , 115 

Jesse, 41 

John, 39 

Martin V.B., I 15 

Mary Ann (Cleaver) , 115 

Maude L., 115 

Rebecca L., 39 

Tacy, 51 

Thomas, 30, 51 

Thomas L. , 115 
EVERETT, Isaac, 27, 57 

Martha (Griest), 57 

Rachel , 26 

Susanna, 56, 57, 58 
EVERHARDT, Anna (Cleaver), 

James, 227 

FAIRFAX, Thomas, Lord, 22 
FAIRFIELD, Mary Susan, 150 
FARMER, Wi II iam, 150 

FARQUHAR, Carrie, 106 

Charles, M.D., 176 

Clifford, 107 

Cora (Linton), 107 

Eli, 105, 106, 167 

Hazel, 107 

Henry, 173 

Howard, 107 

Joseph, 100 

Mary Eliza (Cleaver), 167 

Mina (Kennon), 176 

O.C., Dr., 181 

Ruth, 107 

Wi I I iam, 107, 167 

Wi I I iam Linton , I 07 
FARR, Anna (Richardson), 104 

Anson, 104 
FAVILLE, Edith, 182 

Esther D., 182 

George C, 182 

Mel inda G. (Cleaver), 182 
FELL, Abner, 191 

Mary (Cleaver), 191 

Sarah, 191 
FELLER, Lulu Bel I (Al len), 

Nichol as J . , I 77 
FENNER, El izabeth L., 235, 

FERREE, Emily Cleaver (Bar- 
tholomew), 75 

T. Waters, 75 
FILLEUL, Earnest, 146 

Emma E. (Coverdale), 146 
FISHER, Maria G. (Cleaver), 

Wi I I iam Gault, 217 
FITZWATER, El izabeth, 73 

John, 11,12 

Matthew, 73 

Rebecca, 73 

Sarah (Bewley), 73 
FLETCHER, Agnes (Lukens), 

Thomas, 17 

Ti I I ie May, I 14 
FLICK, Daniel , 102 

Jane (Cleaver), 102 



I am 

Floyd, Elmer, 174 

Ida R. (Jones), 174 
FOCHT, Hannah Lesher, 

I 19 
FOLWELL, Sarah (Knight), 

FORBES, Jane (Cleaver), 
Robert R. , 156 
FORESHIMER, Angel ine (Clea- 
ver), 226 
Benjamin, 226 
FORTNER, Benjamin, 36 
Benjamin P., 140 
Mary (Davis), 36 
Norris, 37 
Phoebe, 37 
FORSYTHE, Charles W 
Edna May (Cleaver) 
Qui eke I, 165 
FOSHELL, Iradel la, 219 
FOULKE, Hugh, 51 
Jesse, 30 
Joseph, 112, 113 
Levi , 30 
FOX, George, I 
FRANCIS, Samuel , Sr., 
ERASER, Isabel la, 79 
FRAZER, Caleb, 26 

Moses, 26 
FRAZIER, Aaron, 25, 26 
Alexander, 24, 25, 26 
James, 25 

Miriam, 24, 25, 26, 29 
Sarah (Coppock), 24, 25 
FREDERICK, El izabeth ( ), 

Freet, Margarite, 201 
Wi I I iam 0., 201 

FREY, Arthur, 193 

Essie (Cleaver), 193 
Henry, 193 

FRONHEISER, Catharine, 





El la, 223 

John, 223 
FREEDLAND, Jonas, 128 
FREEMAN, Charles S. , 199 

Mabel C. (Cleaver), 199 
FREET, Al ice, 201 

Alice Leimback (Cleav- 
er), 201 

Harold, 20! 

GABY (GABEY), Sarah, 
GALEY, Alexander, 150 

Goodwin, 150 

Naomi , I 50 

Raymond, 150 

Ruth, 150 

Winnifred (Cleaver), 150 
GALLOWAY, Sarah (Thomas), 79 

Thomas, 79 
GALLUP, Annah B. (Colket), 

GALWAY, El len V. (Linton), 

Thomas, 107 
^^ ^ GARRISON, Ananias, 69 
t>/Wv£»^ Dav i d , 69 , ,^ .- , , , 
"^HWf^ Jemina (Dooper), 69 
121 ^^!T Stratia, 70 

GARRETSON, Alice (Black- 
burn), 59, 99 

Annie, 179 

Brazil la, 182 

El i za (Cleaver) , 

El izabeth, 99 

El izabeth (Vale), 

Henry, 102 

Isaac, 59 

Jane (Hoopes) Warner, 59 

Joseph, 26 

Ma I i nda (Everett) , 

Mary, 26 

Rebecca, 182 

Samuel , 



Wi I I iam 
GEE, El la Marv (Al len). 177 




59, 99 

(Cleaver) , 

. 26 
Mary (Al len). 


Orrin J 



GEISS, Henry, 195 

Sarah, 195 

Susanna (Hock), 195 
GIFT, Daniel R. , 196 

01 iver H., 196 

Susan (Cleaver), 196 

Wi I I iam C., 196 
GILBERT, Alice (Fraunheis- 
er), 188 

Erne I ine, I 88 

Ephraim C. , I 87 

Horace, 188 

Mary Ann (Cleaver), 187 

Mi Iton Z., 187 

Sal I ie (Weidner), 187 

Sarah B. (Wolfgang), 188 

Sarah (Cleaver), 41 

Wi I I iam, 4! 
GILLINGHAM, Catherine W. 
(Cleaver), 221, 222 

Margaret C. (Scarbor- 
ough), 222 

Oscar, Rev., 222 

Smith P. , 222 
GILLIS, Amelia Anne (Clea- 
ver), 176 

David, 178 

Jennie (Home II), I 78 

John C.', 176 

L. Playford, 176 

Lindsay, 178 

Linsay P. , I 76 

Maud (Home I I ), 178 
GILLMAN, Letitia, 70 
GLENN, T.A., 2 
GOOD, Mary Ellen (Senseney), 

Mr., 152 
GOODEN, Bertie, 219 
GOODRICH, Henry H., 88 
GORDON, Dorothy, 224 

J.F., 224 

Joseph Reed, 224 

Jul let Phi I Ips, 224 

Mary S. (Cleaver), 224 

(Cleaver), 165 
GRAVES, Helen Louise, 172 

Graves, Mary M., 182 
GRAY, Abigai I, 49 

Ann, 49 

Fannie, 216 

John, 49 

L. Jane, 49 

Mary (Cleaver), 49 

Nancy ( ) , 49 

Rebecca, 49 

Stell, 159 

Wi I I iam, 49 
GREELEY, Horace, 89 
GREEN, Annie, 219 

Elsie L. (Cleaver), 219 

Isaac, 219 

T., Dr., 179 
GREGORY, Francis A., 130 

Nehemiah, 130 

Rachel L. (Cleaver), 129 
GRIER, Ann, 71 

El izabeth, 7! 

Marian Elizabeth (Clea- 
ver), 219 

Mary L., 215 

Rebecca ( ) , 215 

Wi I I iam, 215 

Wi I I iam H., 219 
GRIESEMAN, Christina, 67 

Eli, 192 

Emma C. (Cleaver), 194 

Esther, 197 

Frank C, 194 

George C, 194 

John B., 194 

Vema (Di I I iplane), 194 
GRIEST, Ann (Rogers), 29 

Cyrus, 57 

Daniel , 29 

El izabeth, 29 

Hannah (Edmundson), 29 

Jacob, 56 

John, 29 

Joseph, 29 

Mary (Edmundson), 29 

Mi riam, 29 

Miriam (Cleaver), 28, 29 

Peter, 29 


Griest, Rebecca (Hussey), 

Susanna, 29 
GRIFFITH, Amos, 30, 58, 
103, 105 

Elsie E. (Mines), 106 

Helen R. (Roseman), 106 

Hiram D. , 225 

Johanna, 58 

Johanna (Craig), 58 

John, 58 

Julia F. (Cleaver) , 225 

Lavina (Garretson), 106 

Margaret, 225 

Martha Jane (Cleaver), 

Mary, 58 

Mary (Cleaver), 58, 103 

Oliver, 106 

Phebe (Cleaver), 30 

Ruth, 58 

Sarah (Lawrence), 30 

Susanna, 58 

Wi I I iam, 58 

Wi I I iam M., 106 
GRIFFON, M., 145 
GRIM, Gideon, I 19 

Joyce Elaine, 165 

Lucinda., 193 
GRIMES, Mary El izabeth 
(Cleaver), 160 

William, 160 
GRINER, Mary E., 164 
GRINNELL, Jeremiah Austin, 

Martha Evalyn, 172 

Martha (Taber), 172 
GROFF, John, 155 

Mary El izabeth, 153, 

Susan (Beaver), 155 
GROSE, Ann, 214 

Betsy ( ), 214 

Jacob, 214 
GROSS, El izabeth, 187 
GRUBB, Henry, 6 
GUILFORD, Lizzie, 241 

GULDEN, Catherine (Cleaver), 

GULDIN, Joel , 67 

John, 198 
GUTHRIE, Mary Anna, 216 

HAAG, Catharine Eva (Rol- 
land), 194 

Edwin, 194 
HAAS, Carrie Agnes (Clea- 
ver), 233 

Clarence, 193 

Emma (Cleaver), 192 

Ida (Stauffer), 193 

John, 193, 233 

Paxton , I 93 

Peter, 192 

Ruth (Di I I iplane), 193 

Sarah Ann (Cleaver), 122 

William, 122, 193 
HACKNEY, Alvin E. , 174 

Alvin Wayne, 174 

Caroline (Jones), 174 

James McDonald, 174 
HAIN, Charles H. , 179 

Eleanor C, 179 

Mary C. (Cleaver), 179 
HALEY, Bertha, 154 
HALL, Charles Hopkins, 129 

El izabeth (Cleaver), 132, 

Florence, 133 

Harry H., 133 

Henry, 133 

Mary Louisa, 129 

Pearl E., 172 

Rachel L. (Cleaver), 129 
HALLENBACH, Juda, 237 
HALLOWELL, James S., 53 
HAMAN, Bessie (Davidson), 

R. Cool ing, 215 
HAMILTON, Mary A. (Cleaver), 

S.B., 93 
HANCE, Edward M. , 215 


Hance, Eleanor, 215 

Hannah C. (Cleaver), 215 
HAND, Alexander Norman, 129 

Ann Wright (Cleaver), 

El izabeth Ann, 129 

Francis, 129 

Mary El izabeth, 129 

Sarah Cleaver, 129 
HANES, Miss, 55 
HAN I PER, El la C, 123 

Elmira, 123 

John Eugene, 123 

Laura, 123 

Maria (Cleaver), 123 

Miriam, 123 
HANK, Jane, 30 
HANLEY, Charles M. , 204 

Jemima (Cleaver), 203, 
HANNA, Anna, 178 

Dr., 179 
HANSEN, El izabeth, 218 

Peter, 218 

Rachel ( ), 218 
HAPPEL, Albert, 196 

Mary (Cleaver), 196 
HARDER, El izabeth (Zarr), 

T.F., 81 
HARDESTY, Ethelyn, 248 
HARDIE, George, 201 

Margarite (Freet), 201 
HARLAN, Amanda, 158 
HARMER, Li I I ian, 225 
HARNER, Caroline, 203, 204 
HARRIS, Abigai I (Howe! I), 

Ephraim, 212 

Hannah Ogden, 212 
HARRY, Lewis, 105 
HARTMAN, Casper, 146 

Charles S., 142 

Grace (Cleaver), 187 

Harry, 187 

Mary M. (Cleaver), 142 
HARVEY, John, 91 
HATFIELD, Adam, 14 

Hatfield, John, 14 

Martha (Cleaver), 14 

Nathan, 14 
HAUPT, Sarah L. (Cleaver), 

83, 148 
HAUSELL, Isaac K. , 148 

Sarah A. (Herbine) , 202 
HAUSELL, Isaac K.B., 148 
HAWKINS, Barbara Louise, 172 

Carl Cleaver, 172 

Carrie Marie (Cleaver), 

Helen Marie (Burton), 172 

John Burton, 172 

Morton Hayworth, 172 
HAYES, Georgianne, 217 

Helen N., 215 
HAYHURST, Ezra, 80 
HEALD, Johanna, 27 
HEBERTON, Alexander, Rev., 

HEDDY, Susan Jane. 84 
(Kirk), 118 

Elmer, I 18 

Kate, I 18 

Kate (Cleaver), I 18 

Reynold, I 18 

Samue I , 118 

Wi I I iam K. , 118 
HEFT, El izabeth, 191 

Moses, 191 
HEILIG, Annie E., 196 
HEISS, Wi I lard, v 
HELLER, Anthony W. , 124, 125 

Miranda (Cleaver), 124, 
125, 203 
HENDERSON, Keziah (Cleaver), 
72, 73 

Mary Emily (Bartholomew), 

Samue I , Col . , 73 

Wal lace, 74 
HENGST, iviildred (Cleaver), 


am, 154 

HENRY, J.H., Rev., 174 


Henry, John, ! 19 

Mati Ida (Cleaver), 231 
HERBINE, Amanda L. (Clea- 
ver), 202 

Fred, D.D.S., 202 

George, G. , 202 

John Gernant, 202 

Sarah ( ) , 202 

Sarah A., 202 

Stanley C. , 202 
HERMAN, J .S., Rev., 195 

Lovlna Catherine (Clea- 
ver), 164 
HERNER, Jacob, 199 

Margaret, 199, 200 

Susanna (Wann), 199 
HERSHEY, Joseph M., 85, 150 
HESS, Grace, 176 

John, 248 

Minerva (Cleaver), 248 
HESTON, John, II, 12 
HETRICK, Ella M. (Tyson), 

John, 209 
HICKS, Elias, 100 

Margarethe, 15 
HIESTER, Albert, 208 

Ruth (Boas), 208 
HIGG5, James Harry, 241 

Lydia May (Cleaver), 
HIGH, Angel ine (Cleaver), 

John, I 19 
HIKES, Calvin, 164 

Sarah C. (Smith), 164 
HILL, Agnes, 175 

Bey I (?), 175 

George, 181 

Helen, 175 

Howard, 175 

Isaac Ruble, 175 

James, 175 

Jane, 175 

Lenora J. (Cleaver), 175 

Nancy (Speers), 181 

Pleasant, 181 

Wi I I iam, 175 

HILLIARD, John, 190 

Sarah, 190 

Sarah (Reimer), 190 
HIMAN, Mary, 41 
HINES, Elsie E. , 106 
HOAGLAND, Ema I ine, 236 

John, 236 

Rachel ( ) , 236 
HOCKLEY, Henry, 63, 64 
HODDY, Susan Jane, 84 
HOEY, Annie Jane, 244, 245 

James, 244 

Jane (Bel I ), 244 
HOFF, Esther Mary, 165 
HOFFMAN, Anne Katharine, 172 

CD., 192 

Emma C . , I 88 

Emma L . , 210 

Hannah ( ), 231 

Peter, 231 

Rosetta Amanda, 231 
HOLLET, El izabeth, 214 
HOLT, Hannah, I 10 

John, I 10 

Rachel (McKenney), I 10 
HOMANS, John, 133 
HOMER, El izabeth, 39 
HOOPES, El isha, 59 

Mary ( ) , 59 
HORB, Wi II iam, 119 
HORLACHER, A I i ce E. , 145 
HORNELL, Cleaver H., 178 

Jennie, 178 

John, 178 

Mary (Cos I in), 178 

Maud, 178 

Robert, 178 

Victoria L. (Cleaver), 
HORNETTER, Catherine, 188 
HORTON, Alma, 175 
HOUGH, Anna (Cleaver), 162 

Gi Ibert J., 162 
HOUSLAND, Sarah, 159 
HOWER, Jacob, 81 

Lizzie, 200 
HUDDLESON, Rebecca P., 74 
HUFF, Maud (Whiteman), 86 


HUFFER, Daniel , 151 

Mabel A. (Cleaver), 151 
HUFFMAN Gul iema (Jones), 

Solomon W. , I 06 
HUGG, Ruth (Wagner), 202 
HUGHES, Angel ine (Plewes), 

Edward, 68 

Edward, Mrs. 67, 68 

Elizabeth, 14 

El izabeth (Wl I letts), 

El lis, 35, 77, 78 

Humphrey, 77 

Jeremiah, 14 

John, 13 

Lawson, 76 

Mary, 14, 77, 78 

Mary ( ) , 77 

Mary (Cherri ngton) , 76 

Mary (Cleaver), 14, 35, 

Mary (Easterly), 78 

Phi ladelphia, 78 

Samuel , I 4 

Walter, 145 

Wi II iam, 14, 35 
HULL, John, 55 

Wi I I iam, I . , I , 3 
HUME, James, 145 

Sarah (Col I ing), 145 
HUNTER, Elizabeth (Cleaver), 

Joseph, 162 
HUSSEY, Amey, 26 

Christopher, 26 

El izabeth, 26 

Rebecca, 29 

Stephen, 26 
HUTTON, Nehemiah, 35 

NGLEHART, Charlotte 
(McLaren), 80 
Eleanor (McLaren), 80 
Peter J . . 80 

Inglehart, William Cyrus, 80 
INGRAM, Jane, 214 

Mrs. John, 214 
IREDELL, Ellinore (Jackson), 

Rebecca, 16, 17 

Rebecca (Wi I I iams) , 16 

Robert, 16 

Thomas, 16 
IVINS, Kesiah (Shreve), 72 

Moses, 72 

Rebekah, 72 
IZETT, Cora Clemens, 176 

Cora Kathleen (Cleaver), 

John P., 176 

John Powel I , 176 

Ruth Adel I, 176 

JACKSON, Ebenezer, 88 

Joseph, 114, 115 

Mary (Bonsai I ), 115 

Mary Emi ly, 88, 89 

Sarah Evans, 114, 115 
JAMES, Jesse, I I I 

Martha ( ), III 

Sarah G. (Cleaver), I I I 

Stel la B. (Cleaver), 151 

Wi I I iam A., 151 
JANSON, Reyner, 4 
JANVIER, Alfred, 70 

Ann (Cleaver), 70 

Charles, 70 

Clara, 70 

Edward, 70 

El len, 70 

Emma, 70 

Henry, 70 

Mary, 70 

Mati Ida, 70 

Thomas McD. , 224 
JEFFERSON, Peter, 22 
JEFFREYS, Ann, 130, 131 

Joshua, 131 
JENKINS, 01 ive, 156 
JESSUP, Martha Irene, 172 
JOHN, Al len, 147 


John, El iza, 67, I 18 

Mati Ida (Cleaver), 147 
JOHNSON, Abner, 189 

Anna (Cleaver), 193 

Bertha, 178 

Catherine (Cleaver), 189 

El len 0., 172 

Gilbert, 172 

Henry, 193 

Joseph, 123 

Laura, 193 

Marjory, 193 

Mary, 112 

Sarah Emi ly, 165 

Titus, 193 
JONES, Agnes (Malone), 174 

Ahira, 174 

Amel ia, 174 

Ann, 59 

Anna Mae, 174 

Carol ine, 174 

Cleaver T. , 182 

Edward, 55 

Edwin G. , 174 

Elizabeth, 106 

Elsie, 145 

Evan, 45, I 12 

Fanny, 174 

Flora (Cleaver), 182 

Gainir ( ), 59 

Gu I ie Ima, I 06 

Hannah (Cleaver), 55 

Harry M. , 174 

Ida R., 174 

Isaac, 59 

J. T., 182 

Jacob, Commodore, 217 

James, 106 

Jane Cleaver, 106 

John, 87 

John B. , 45 

John Lincoln, 106 

Josephine, 106 

Lavina (Bentley), 59 

Lewis, 52 

Mabel, 215 

Maggie (Jones) . 174 

Margaret, 108 

Jones. Mariah (Cleaver), 106 
Martha Araminta, 105 
Mary Ann (Cleaver), 174 
Mary (Mi I ler), 174 
Naomi , I 82 
01 iver H. , 174 
Paul Ashton, 182 
Phyllis, 174 
Rebecca Ann, 74 
Robert L. , 59 
Ro I I i n R . , 174 
Roy M., 182 
Ruth, 182 
Sarah Ann, 74 
Sari na D. , 87 
Walter B. , 182 

KARSNER, Cornel ia H. , 218 

Daniel , 218 

Eleanor ( ), 218 
KAUFMAN, Henry, 155 

Mary B. , 154, 155 

Sarah ( ), 155 
KECHLER, Abigai I , I 54 
KEEHN, Hiram W., 57 

Keturah (Bertolet), 67 
KEELY, - (Cleaver), 14 

Mary, 14 

Valentine, 14 

Lizzie, 220 
KEISEL, Carol ine (Rex), I 12 

Charles Rex, I 12 

James, I 12 

Martha, I 12 

Phebe F. (Cleaver), I 12 

Raymond Cleaver, 112 
KELCHNER, Mary (Cleaver), 65 

Wi I I iam C. , 65 
KELLY, Clayton, 59 

El izabeth (Cleaver), 69 
KEMP, Maggie (Cleaver), 157 
KENDALL, J.B., Prof., 222 

John C. , 182 

Martha (Cleaver), 182 

Mary El izabeth, 182 
KENDERDINE, Ann (Jarrett), 
I 13 


Kenderdi ne, Chalkley, 113 

Sarah Jane, I I 3 
KENNAN, Mina, 176 

William, 176 
KENNEDY, Al i da Jane, 70 
KENNEY, Mary Man i la, 174 
KENNY, Charlotte (Thomas), 

Wi I I iam, 79 
KENWORTHY, Hannah (Clea- 
ver), 59 

Isaac, 59 

Mary (Everett), 59 

Wi I I iam, 59 
KERNE, Peter, 246 
KESLER, CI inton, 233 

Minnie Be M (Cleaver) . 
KESTER, Enoch, 76 

Ruth Ann (Cherrington ) , 
KEYES, Lota, 181 
KIEFER, Al ice (McConnel I ), 

Joe, 232 

Frank S. , 232 
KIGER, Catherine, 158 
KIMBEL, El izabeth Al ice 
(Cleaver), 231 

Theodore, 231 
KIMBLE, El izabeth A. (Clea- 
ver), 231 

Wi I I iam, 234 
KINDE, Anna Alfretta, 240 

August, 240 

Augusta, 240 

Carol ine, 240 

James Lloyd, 240 

John Lount, 240 

Sarah Angelina (Clea- 
ver), 240 

Stel la (Erb), 240 
KIRBY, Emma, 70 

Henry, 70 

Mary (Price), 70 
KIRK, Carol ine, 39 

El izabeth, 38 

Kirk, Elizabeth (Cleaver), 

George, 38 

Hannah R. , 39 

Isaac, 38, 39 

Isaac Rush, 39 

Jacob, 15 

John, 15, 38 

Joseph, 39 

Louisa, 39 

Margaret, 39 

Margaret Nicholson, 241 

Mary, 38, 39 

Prisci I la, 39 

Sarah Ann, 39 

Susanna N. , 39 
KIRKPATRICK, El la (White- 
man), 86 
Kl SINGER, Abraham, 35 
KITHCART, Anna C, 177 
KLEIN, Amel ia, 193 
KLEISER, Al ice, 189 

Henry, 189 

Susanna, 189 

Susanna (Cleaver), 189 
KLINE, Catherine, 31 , 32 

Daniel, 199 

Irvin, 199 

Marv ( Inbody), 199 

Peter, 32 

Rose I le (Cleaver), 199 

Susanna (Lee); 32 
KNABB, Daniel Yoder, 66 

Malinda (Armpriestor) , 66 
KNEEZEL, Elizabeth (Cleaver), 

El wood, 148 

Emma, 148 
KNIGHT, Ann, 21 

David, 104 

El iza (Blackburn), 104 

El izabeth ( ) , 34 

El izabeth (Ennis) , 21 

Hannah, 21 

I saac, 21, 34 

Jane, 21 

Jonathan, 21 , 100 


Knight, Lydia, 21 

Mary, 21, 34, 35 

Mary (Cleaver), 21 

Rebecca, 21 

Sarah, 21 

Susan, 21 
KNITTE, Daniel , 81 
KNOWLTON, Jesse, 238 

01 ive, 238 
KOCH, Catharine (Walter), 
I 19 

Hannah, 121 

Jacob, 119 

Susanna, I 19 
KRAOSE, Clara (Cleaver), 

George M., 230 
KUENDIG, J .J., Rev., 201 
KUNDERS, Thones, 5 
KUSER, Henry, 68 

Mary (Cleaver), 68 
KUSTER, Herman, 64 

LAIRY (Larry), Nancy, 86 
LAMBERT, Fred, 190 

John, 128 

Katharine (Cleaver), 

Rachel, 127, 128 
LAMPMAN, M.N., Mrs. , 185 

Mary B. , 185 

T.A., 185 
LANDER, Frank, 179 

Herman, 179 

Laura M. (Cleaver), 179 
LANGFORD, Berna Maud, 246 
LANGTON, Rachel (McLaren), 
80 ' 

Thomas, 80 
LASHELLS, Walter, 141 
LOTSHAW, D. , Rev. 207 
LAUDERDALE, Jon Allen John- 
son, 172 

Martha (Cleaver), 172 

Wi I I iam Cleaver, I 72 

Wi I I iam Moore, I 72 

LAV AN, Kate, 21 I 
LAV IAN, Jacob, 234 
LAWRENCE, 01 ive A. (Ellis), 

LEE, Absolom, 32, 63 

Bradford, 227 

Eleanor G. , 201 

Elsie, 138 

Emma (DeHaven ) , I 38 

Isaac. 32 

J. El iwood, 228 

Jane (Cleaver), 228 

Jane (Hughes), 32 

Jesse, 32 

John, 32, 36, 227 

Li I I ie, 227 

Lydia Ann (Bartholomew), 

Minnie, 193 

Nathan, 32, 63 

Rebecca, 32 

Rebecca (Guldin), 193, 

Ruth (Cleaver), 32, 62, 

Sarah (Rayson), 227 

Susanna, 32 

Thomas, 193, 201 

Wi I I iam Latta, 74 
LEECH, Hannah (Cleaver) 
Tyson, 17 

Lena, 184 

Thomas, 17 
LEIMBACH, Amel ia, 201 
LEINBACH, A. A., Rev., 199 
LEONARD, Elizabeth (Clark), 

LESLIE, Claude, 154 

Nel I ie (Cleaver), 154 
LESSIG, Suzanne (Cleaver), 

LESTER, Claud Edward, 215 

Eleanor (Hance), 215 
LEVAN, Charles, 120 

Kate, 21 I 
LEVERING, Elizabeth, 14, 15 

William, 14, 15 


LEWIS, El I is, Jr., 21 

Evan, 72 

Isaac, 182 

Jehu, 101 

Mary, 21 , 23 

Mary ( ), 21 

Rebecca (Garretson), 

Wi I I iam Ditto, 221 
LIESS, Henry, 68 

Margaret (Cleaver), 68 
LILLEY, El lis M. , 167 

Eva Olive (Linton), 167 

Onor C, 105 

Lydia (Zarr), 81 
LINERD, Ann (Knight), 21 

Joseph B. , 2 I 
LINTON, Ann (Hi I les), 107 

Anna J . , I 75 

Cora El ma, 107, 167 

Edith, 175 

Elizabeth J. (Cleaver), 

El izabeth Luella, 167 

Emma C. (Buf f i ngton) , 

Eva 01 ive, 167 

Frederi ck B. , I 75 

Frederi ck, Jr., I 75 

Gertrude, 175 

Isaiah, 107 

Lizzie, 175, 176 

Lorena, 175 

Mahlon, 107, 175, 176 

Mary A. (Cleaver) , 175 

Mary Mati I da, 167 

MatI Ida (Taylor), 167 

Miles, 175 

Naomi , I 75 

Nora May, 167 

01 iver Morris, 107, 167 

Phi lena (Cleaver), 107, 
167, 170 

Sarah, 107, 108 

William, 167 
LIPTRAP, George, 84 

Susan Jane (Heddy) 
Cleaver, 84 

LOCHMAN, Myrtle, 193 
LOESER, Christopher, 6 
LOLLY, Arabel la, 129 

Charles, 129 

Elizabeth S. (Cleaver), 

Janetta, 129 
LONG, H.F., 89 

Mary (Cleaver), 89, 156 
LONGSTRETH, Joseph, 96 

Sarah ( ) , 96 

Susanna L. , 96 

Susannah L, 96, 97 
LOUNT, Gabriel , 78 

Philadelphia (Hughes), 78 

Samue I , 78 
LOW, Mary (Cleaver), 76 
LUCAS, Margaret A., 151 
LUCKEN, Jan, 20 

Mary, 20 
LUKENS, Agnes, 17 

Ann, 20, 21 

Benjamin, 24 

Elijah, 17 

El izabeth ( ), 161 

El izabeth (Cleaver), 24, 

Gaynor (Evans), 20 

John, 24, 32 

Jonathan, III, 161 

Joseph, 24 

Lewis, 24 

Levi , 24, 48 

Margaret (Cleaver), 32, 

Martha Ann, 161 , 162 

Martha P., 112 

Mary, 24 

Mary ( ), 112 

Peter, 20, I 12 

Rachel , 24 

Rebecca (Cleaver), 32 

Rebecca (Tyson), 17 

Salathiel, 24 
LUNDY, Susanna, 29 
LYNNE, Emi ly, 248 


McAllister, charlotte 

(PI ewes), 145 
Wi I I iam Grey, 145 
McCALL, Ada VanLear, 223 
McCAME, John, III 

Mccarty, e.r. (Smith), i5i 

J.C, 151 

Nellie, 151 
McCLURE, Burtis, 182 

Carl, 182 

Elizabeth, 182 

Harry, 182 

Lena, 182 

Levi Nelson, 182 

Martha W. (Cleaver) , 

Nina Susan, 182 

Pearl, 182 

Sherlock Prentiss, 182 
McCONNELL, A I ice, 232 

El izabeth G. (Poey), 

Flora (Cleaver), 232 

Harry, 232 

Joseph Dan iel I , 232 

Lois, 232 
McCOY, Minnie, 240 

Mccracken, Bruce, 231 

Edna E. (Cleaver), 231 
McCURDY, Annaretta (Clea- 
ver), 44 

Archibald, 44, 85 

John , 44, 84, 93 

Joseph, 44 

Lydia (Cleaver), 44 
McDERET, Hannah, 197 
Mcdonald, George, 183 

Martha Ann (Cleaver), 
McELHINNEY, El izabeth 
(Jones), 106 

Samuel 0. , 1 06 
McFADDEN, Mary, 21 I 
McGIRR, Wi I I iam, 100 
McGregor, Charles P., 145 

Hannah E. (Plewes), 145 
McKINSEY, El len, 157, 158 

Mcknight, Harry R. , Mrs. , 

McLaren, Adelaide (Alexan- 
der), 80 

Andrew, 80 

Charlotte, 80 

Eleanor, 80 

Hannah (Dice), 80 

Hugh, 80 

James Whi I den, 80 

Jane, 30 

Janet (Marshal I ) , 80 

John, 80 

John A. , 80 

Mary A. , 80 

Mary A. (Bickel I ) , 80 

Nancy, 80 

Nancy (Cleaver), 80 

Rachel , 80 

Thomas, 80 
McMillan, Joseph, 57, 58 
McPHERSON, John, 177 

Nina C, (Al len), 177 

MACKLEY, John, I 19 

Taresa (Cleaver) , 119 
MADDEN, Ann, 84 
MADEIRA, Elsie (Cleaver), 

MAGEL, Nancy Langford (Clea- 
ver), 246 

Ralph, 246 
MALLORY, Cora, 180 

Elisha, 180 

George B. , 180 

Roy C, 180 

Sarah Virginia (Cleaver), 
MALONE, Agnes, 174 

John K., 223 

Mary, 223 

Sarah H. ( ), 223 

James, 72 
MANNON, E.G., 91 
MARPLE, Margaret (Kirk), 39 
MARSHALL, James, 105 


Marshal I , Janet, 80 
MARTIN, Christian, 56 

Lydia (Cleaver), 56 
MARTI NDALE, Loyal, 239 
MASON, Mary Ella, 220 
MATHERS, Henry D., 86 
MATHIAS, Al ice (Cleaver), 

Daniel , 206 

Maranda, 206 

Morris W., 189 

Wi Ihelmina (Focht), 206 
MATTEUS, Mary A., 223 
MATTHEWS, Wi I I iam, 27 
MAUN, Mary El izabeth, 193 
MAURER, Florence L. (Clea- 
ver), 239 

Laures (?), 239 

Samue I , 239 

Wi I I iam, 239 
MAXWELL, James, 169 

Mary (Mendenhal I ) , 169 

Sarah Hannah, 169 
MEARS, Ann (Cleaver), 75 

Catharine Pugh (Clea- 
ver), 76, 237 

George, 76, 229, 237 

Isaac, 75 

Jane, 75 

Nancy (Cleaver), 75 

Samue I , 75, 76 
MELCHOIR, Christina (Clea- 
ver), 7, 8, 9, 14 

Wi I I iam, 9 
MENSCH, John S . , 76 

Mati Ida (Zarr), 76 
MERCER, Susan (Winter), 80 

Wi Ison, 80 
MERRILL, 01 ive (Cleaver), 

MERTZ, Albert, 190 

Catherine ( ), 190 

Katharine F. , 190 
MERVINE, Anna, 194 
MICHENER, - (Hornel I ), 178 

Algernon, 178 

Eugene, 178 

Gertrude, 178 

Michener, John E., 178 

Maud, 178 

Priscilla R. (Cleaver), 
MILLAR, Parson, 31 
MILLER, Al ice, 165 

Alma J., 127 

Ann N. , 152 

Annie, 188 

Bennevi Me, 65 

C. , Rev. , 118 

Caroline E. (Chambers), 

Earl, 127 

Edna, 183 

El izabeth, 51 

Elizabeth (King), 165 

Gertrude (Cleaver), 126, 

John. 165, 172 

Linton 0. , 127 

Mary, 174 

Michael, 183 

Sarah, 116 

Sarah ( ), 51 

Sarah (Cleaver), 65 

Solomon, 51 
Ml LLHAVER, Henry, 47 
MILLMAN, Al ice, 214 
MILLS, Abel, 173 
MINTZ (Martz), Benedict, 

31 , 64 
MINTZ, Catherine (Kl ine) 

Cleaver, 64 
MITCHEL, James, 58 
MITCHELL, Martha Mai inda 
(Cleaver), 108 

Mary, 166 

W. H., 108 
MOFFAT, Catherine (Cassie), 

Catherine (Menzles), 244 

James, 244 
MOFFITT, Alva, 178 

Clyde. 178 

Cova (Wood), 178 

Francis, 178 

Franklin, 178 


Moffitt, Hopkins, 178 

1 na Vi rgi nia , I 78 

Laura Bel le, 178 

Lottie (Whitford), 178 

Mary Selma, 178 

Phebe (Taylor), 178 

Salena C. (Cleaver), 178 
MONEY, Grace, 220 
MONROE, Elizabeth (Davis), 

Isaac, 36 
MOORE, Lorena, 206, 207, 

Mel inda M. , 168 

Wi Ison, 206 
MORGAN, Clara A. , 148 

Co I . , 31 

David, 109 
MORRIS, Amel ia, 173 

Isaac, 52 

Jennie (Sturgeon), 173 

Samue I , I 73 
MORROW, Elizabeth (Cleav- 
er), 63, 68 

John, 68 
MOSER, 01 ivia, 204 
MOSIER, Ann Faith, 180 

Anna Amelia (Cleaver), 

Charles, 180 

George H. , 180 

S. Vi rgi n ia, I 80 

Walter C, 180 
MOTZ, Adam, 188 

Catherine, 188 

Susanna ( ), 188 
MOWERY, Ida Catherine 
(Cleaver), 232 

Wi I I lam, 232 
MOYER, Annie (Cleaver), 239 

Carrie (Cleaver), 247 

Stanford, 247 

Wi II , 239 
MUHLENBERG, General , 30 
MULLEN, Hannah Gardner 
(Wike), 236 

Henry, 236 

Sarah Wike, 236 

MULLIN, Aaron, 163 

Bathsheba ( ), 163 

Ruth, 163 
MULOCH, Catherine, 180 
MUNSHOWER, Isaac, 66 

Mary (Cleaver), 66 
MURPHY, Prisci I la, 134, 135, 

Rachel, 13! 
MURRAY, Armine Nixon Hart, 

Charles, 219 

Ella (Pechin), 219 
MYERS, Rachel , 76 

Susannah, 76 

NAGLE, Peter, Captain, 63 
NANA, Ann, 10 

Elizabeth, 10 

Rees, 10 
NEFF, Dorothy (Cleaver), 219 
NEIFFER (Neifert), Christi- 
ana, 125, 126 
NEIGHBORS, Marian El i za- 

beth, 169 
NELAN, Amelia Kathryn, 176 

Harriet A. (Cleaver), 176 

James W. , I 76 

Jay, 176 

John L. , I 76 
NEWBOLD, Preston, 216 

Sarah Edna (Silver), 216 
NEWHARD, Mary, 231 
NEWHAUSER, Fannie, 154 

Mary ( ), 154 

Peter, 154 
NEWKIRK, Amanda (Bentley), 

Isaac, 59 
NEWTON, Baxter B., 127 

Elizabeth, 127 
NICHOLS, C.P., Rev., 213 
NORTH, Al Ian, 246 

El izabeth C, 39 

Helen Elizabeth (Cleav- 
er), 246 


OBERDORF, John, 236 
Laura B. , 235 
Susan (Pifer), 236 
O'CONNOR, Charlotte (Clea- 
ver), 240 
Joseph, 240 
OLIVER, Annie, 220 
OLSHOCK, Anne M., 176 
O'NEAL, Alwida (Cleaver), 
Wi II is H., 159 
O'NEIL, Ariel Marie (Clea- 
ver), 245 
Kenneth, 245 
ONG, Clara Bel le (Clea- 
ver), 177 
John W., 177 
Mi I I icent El izabeth, 
ORWAN, Emma I ine, 123 

Frederick, 123 
OSBORN, Margaret Eleanor, 

PADDOCK, F. (?) Howie, 241 

Francis Adair, 241 

Frank Aden, 241 

Henry Al lyn, 241 

Mary Ida (Cleaver), 241 
PAPEN, He i vert, 5 
PARDONS, Joseph, 36 
PARKER, Caroline R. (Clea- 
ver), 222 

Carrie (Farquhar), 106 

I .W., 222 

J.W., 106 

Joseph D., 212 

Mary D. ( ), 212 

Rachel (Cleaver), 135, 

Reno Is, 107 

Rosa, 212 

W.C., 135 

Wi I I iam, 135, 222 

PARROT, Emma 0. (Cleaver), 
M.D., 213 

Frederick, Dr., 213 
PARSON, Sarah Ann (Kirk), 39 
PASTORIUS, Daniel Francis, 
vii, I, 3, 4, 5, 5, 7 
PATTERSON, Ann (Knight), 21 

Anna G. ( ), 230 

Esther, 230 

George Robert, 230 

Granvi I le, 230 

James A. , Rev. , 230 

Margaret, 172 

Mary A. (Cleaver), 230 

Miss, 224 

Pau I ine, I 77 

T.B., 21 
PAULDING, Cel ia Letitia, 129 

El ias Eckfeld, 129 

El iza A., 129 

Hannah G. (Cleaver), 129 

Joanna Mary, 129 

Joseph B., 129 

Newcomb Henry, 129 

Sarah El.izabeth, 129 

Sarah Rachel , 129 

Theophilius Jackson, 129 

Wi I I ima Cleaver, 129 
PAULI , Charles, Rev., 68, 

PAYNE, Emi ly (Greenlaw), 151 

Rowena, 150 

Samuel , I 50 
PEACOCK, John, 79 

Nancy (Alton), 79 
PEASE, Joseph, 163 

Sarah E. ( ), 153 
PECK, Susan, 218 
PEEBLES, Charity, 163 

Richard, 163 
PEEPLES, Nora, 172 
PEER, Charles, 79 

Charlotte (Thomas), 79 
PENN, John, 26 

Thomas, 35 

Wi I I iam, 3, 35 
PENNINGTON, Aldrich R. , 70 

Elizabeth, 175 


Pennington, Gertrude Ann, 

Gertrude (Linton), 175 

Jesse A. , I 75 

Jesse A. , Jr. , I 75 

Martha Jane, 70 

Rebecca (Vandegri ft) , 
PEPPER, John, 178 

Laura (Moffitt), 178 
PEROT, Morris, 137 
PENROSE, Wi I I iam, 26 
PERRY, Eliza (Marks), 247 

Mary, 247 

Wesley, 247 
PETTINGER, Johanes, 5, 6 
PETTIT, En ion, 42 

George W. , 244 

Jean (Cleaver), 244 
PHILLIPS, Samuel D. , 72, 
73, 74 

Theodosia (Cleaver), 
72, 74 
PICKETT, Andrew, 80 

David, 79 

Mary, 173 

Mary A. (McLaren), 80 

Rachel (Winter), 79 
PIERCE, George, Rev., 155 
PLEWES, Alfred H., 145 

Ange I i na, I 45 

Charles, 145 

Charlotte, 145 

David, 145 

David P., 145 

Elsie (Jones), 145 

Ethel D., 145 

Hannah E. , 145 

M. (Griffon), 145 

Mary, 145 

Mary (Wilmont), 145 

Nancy, 145 

Nancy (Cleaver), 145 

Sarah, 145 

Simon E. , I 45 

WI II iam W., 145 

PLOCKHOY, Peter Cornel i us, 

4, 5 
POEY, El izabeth G., 232 
POLLIL, Gladys, 219 
PORTER, Mary Del ores, 204 

Martha Jane (Taylor), 204 

Wi I I iam, 204 
POTTEIGER, Helen (Cleaver), 
203, 204 

Herbert, 204 
POTTER, Emi I ie, 208 
POTTS, Alice (Croasdale), 

David, 2, 9, 10 

Dr., 32 

El izabeth, 10, 25 

Hannah (Cleaver), 16 

Isaac, 72 

John, 10, 12 

Martha (Keurl is), 12 

Mary, 12 

Thomas, 12, 13, 15 

Thomas, Jr., 12 

Thomas Maxwe I I , 55 
POWELL, Rebecca, 168 
PRATER, Nancy Ann, 94 
PRICE, Albert, 29 

Al ida A., 214 

Alida Jane (Kennedy), 70 

Ann, 70 

C. Newbold, 134 

Clara (Vai I), 134 

Cora, 106 

El la R., 134 

Elizabeth (Cleaver), 134 

El izabeth Newbold, 134 

Elsie, 134 

Emma (Cleaver), 134 

Freddie C. , 134 

George Cleaver, 134 

Harry C, 134 

Harrison H., 134 

Henry, 70 

Howard, 214 

James, 226 

John, 69 

John W., 29 


Price, Marian E., 134 

Letitia V. (Cleaver), 

Mar+ha (Cleaver), 134 

Martha Diehl , 134 

Martha Jane ( ), 134 

Martha Jane (Penning- 
ton), 70 

Mary, 70 

Mary Reybold, 214 

Mi riam Bryan, 21 4 

Newbold, 134 

Sarah (Wierman), 29 

Susanna (Cleaver), 59 

Thomas, 70, 134 

William, 134 

Wi I I iam Diehl , 134 

Wi I I i am Kennedy, 214 

Wi I I lam M., 29 
PRUTZMAN, Adam, 64 

Hannah (Custer), 64 

Sarah, 64, 65 
PUGH, Esther ( ) , 97 

Hannah, 97 

Isabel la, 97 

Jonathan, 97 
PURSER, H.M., 244 

Mona F. (Cleaver), 244 
PYLE, Benjamin, 180 

Elizabeth Sharpless, 180 

El izabeth (Wright), 180 

Mary, 75 

QUICKEL, Edna May (Cleav- 
er), 165 
James Lavere, 165 

RAHN, Wi I I iam H., 147 
RAMBO, Abraham, 34 

Mary (Cleaver), 35, 72, 

Peter, 73 
RAMSEY, John, 77, 78 

John, Jr., 77, 78, 144 

Martha, 78 

Mary, 78 

Ramsey, Rachel (Cleaver), 

77, 78 
RANDALL, Rozina Amelia, 185 
RAPP, Phi I ip, 35 
RARIG, El izabeth, 76 
RATLEDGE, Bertha Elizabeth, 

Dorothy, 219 

Earnest, 219 

Earnest M., 219 

Howard D. , 219 

Li I I ian E. (Cleaver), 219 

Nora R. (Cleaver), 219 
READHEAD, Earnest M., 146 

John, 146 

Mary A. (Coverdale), 146 
REAGAN, Mary Bessie, 172 
REASON, Elizabeth, 159, 160 

John, 160 

John M., 90 

Martha, 160 

Mary C. (Cleaver), 90 

Sarah ( ), 160 
REED, El izsbeth (Hart), 158 

John B.C., 158 

Lucinda, 158, 159 

Mary, 55, 56 
REESER, John, 164 
REGESTER, Charles, 173 
RE I CHART, Kate F., 193 
RE ID, Margaret, 79 
REIDENHEUR, Susanna, 125 
REIFSYDER, Harriet (Cleav- 
er), 230 

I .R., 230 
REIGEL, Daniel, 142 

Lucy Ann, 142 

Margaret ( ), 142 
REX, Amanda (Keisel ), 114 

Anna K. (Cleaver), I 14 

Barbara ( ), 15 

Christopher, 15 

George, 15, 114 

Jesse, 15 

John C. , 114 

Joseph, I I 4 

Margaret (Wright), 15 

Margaret (Snyder), 15 


Rex, Margarette (Hicks), 

Mary (Cleaver), 15 
Mary (Dickinson), 15 
Sarah (Acuff), 15 
Sarah C. , 114 
Ti I I ie May (F letcher) , 

I 14 
Wi I I iam, I 5 
Wi I I lam C, I 14 
REYBOLD, Josephine, 221 , 

REYNOLDS, El la (Cleaver), 

Frank, 175 
RHOADS, Paul, 193 

Paxton (Haas), 193 
RICH, Catherine (Watts), 

John, 26 
Maud, 159 

Nathan Barclay, 159 
RICHARDS, Abigai I , 24, 45, 

Arthur E., 154 
Catherine, 138, 140, 

Electra (Cleaver), 154 
Elizabeth (Justice), 

I 12 
James, 138 

Jane L. (Cleaver) , 112 
Lydia ( ), 46, 48 
Margaret M. (Cleaver), 

Minnie E. , 247 
Rowland, 46, 48 
Samuel H., 239 
Samue I S. , 112 
Wi I I iam B., I 12 
RICHARDSON,^ Anna, 104 

Elizabeth (Rodebaugh), 

Hannah B. (Cleaver), 

John C. , 104 
Joseph B. , 104 
Mary Etta, 104 

Richardson, Mary J., 145 
RICKERD, Arthur, 86 

Electra (Cleaver), 86 
RIDSDALE, Elizabeth P. (Clea- 
ver) Wright, 213 

George L. , 213 
RISDALE, Edith, 213 

Edgar, 213 

El izabeth, 213 

Jesse, 213 

Mi I lard, 213 
RITTER, El izabeth, 123, 124 

Governor, 120 
RGBS INS, Ann, 95 

J.E., M.D., 237 

James H. , 95 

Mary Elizabeth (Cleaver), 

Wi I I iam D. , 95 
ROBERTS, Cadwalledar, 9, 52 

Elizabeth (Cleaver), II, 
12, 30 

Isaac, 72 

Jane (Hank), 12, 30 

John, II, 12, 30 

Joseph, 9 

Mary (Shoemaker), 9 

Peter, 12 

Ruth, 12, 30 

Sarah (Shoemaker), 9 

Thomas, Rev., 45 
ROBERTSON, George, 146 

Nancy (Coverdale), 146 
ROBESON, Elizabeth (Cleaver), 

Hannah ( ) , 73 

Jonathan, 73 

Samuel Levis, 73 
ROBINSON, Dervi I A., 242 

Emma Lydia, 214 

Jennie Ann (Cleaver), 214 

John R., 214 

Maggie, 123 

Myra (Cleaver), 242 

Nora Lavlna, 219 
ROCKEFELLER, Elizabeth, 231 
RODEBAUGH, El izabeth, 104 


ROGERS, Abigai I , 50 

Ablgai I (Cleaver), 48, 

Catherine (Cleaver), 68 

El izabeth, 50 

Empson, 50 

Esther, 50 

Esther ( ), 50 

Ezekiel, 50 

Hannah, 50 

Joseph, 50 

Josiah, 50 

Margaret, 50 

Mary, 50 

Wi I I iam, 68 
ROHN, David, 37 

Hannah (Davis), 37 
ROLLAND, August J., 194 

Catharine Eva, 194 

Hannah B. (Cleaver), 194 
ROMIG, Lydia, 193 

Sadie (Stetler), 189 
ROOT, C.C., 236 
ROSEMAN, Helen R. , 106 
ROSENFIELD, Lizzie (Clea- 
ver), 226 

Wi I I iam, 226 
ROTHEMEL, Mary G. (Clea- 
ver), 233 

Wi I I iam, 233 

Mary Ellen (Kauffman), 

Sal I ie E., 206 
ROYCE, Missoula A., 156, 

ROYER, Anna May, 150 

Daniel, 150 
RUBLE, Phebe, 175 
RUGER, Hans Jurg 
RUPERT, John I 12 

Mary E., 112 
RUPP, Minerva (Minnie), 

RUSH, Benj. C, 162 
RUSTON, A.W., 89 
RUTHERFORD, Li I lie May, 158 

RUTTER, Conrad, 4 

Thomas, 13 
RYDER, George E., 240 

Mati Ida (Cleaver), 240 

SANDERSON, Mildred C. (Clea- 
ver), 194 
SANDS, Captain, 63 
SARGENT, Naomi (Linton), 175 
SAUNDERS, Charles, I I I 
SAUREM, George V., 108 
SAVAGE, Wi I I iam, 26 
SAWYER, Rev., 224 
SAYRE, El izabeth K. , 210 

El izabeth (Smith), 210 

Robert H., 210 
SCHRADER, Elmer F., 159 

Maud (Rich) Cleaver, 159 
SCOTT, Edwin F., 40 

Elizabeth, 116 

George, 81 
SCROGGS, Cleaver, 179 

Emma G. (Cleaver), 179 

Joseph, 179 

Joseph A., M.D. , 179 
SEARS, El izabeth ( ), 160 

John, 160 

Mary Jane, 160 

Rev. , Mr. , 89 
SECREST(S), Conrad, M.D., 94, 
149, 153 

Daniel , 94 

Daniel C. , 94 

El izabeth (Fouts), 94 

Martha A. (Cleaver), 93, 
94, 149 
SEIFORTH, El !a B. (Cleaver), 

Frank, 202 

John, 202 
SENSENEY, Charles, 152 

Mary El len , I 52 
SERRILL, Emma, 74 

Martha, 74 
SEXTON, Hannah (Cleaver), 

Mr., 69 


SHAFER, Rachel, 106 
5HALTERS, Blanche (Clea- 
ver), 21 I 

El len ( ), 211 

Frank B. , 211 
SHANK, Sal I ie, 158 
SHANKS, Martha (Cleaver), 
23, 24, 55 

Michael , 55 
SHANNON, Andrew, 178 

Maud (Michener), 178 
SHANTZ, Edna, 193 
SHAPLAND, Ariel Annie, 246 
SHARPE, Li I I ian, 243 
SHARPLESS, John, 142 

Mary B., 238 
SHAW, Angel ine (Cleaver), 

El izabeth (Bal I ) , 99 

John, 146 

Samuel , 99 

Susannah, 99, 100, 102 
SHELL, Cyrus, 196 

Sarah (Care), 196 
SHEPHERD, Emi ly ( ), 228 

Frances, 78 

Hannah, 184 

Kate, 228 

Linford L., 228 
SHEPPARD, Ann Weatherby, 

Phoebe (Weatherby), 212 

Robert R., 212 
SHERLOCK, Clarence, 146 

Joseph, 146 

Li I I ie (Coverdale) , 146 
SHIDAKER, Florence Bel Ie 
(Cleaver), 158 

Rose Anne, 158 

Wi Ibur I ., 158 
SHIPLEY, Anna Be I I , 102 

Archie Benoni , I 02 

Charles Emory, 102 

George Washington, 102 

Isaac C. , 102 

John W., 102 

Joshua (John), 102 

Lewis A. , 102 

Shipley, Lucy Ellen, 102 

Rachel ( ), 102 

Rachel Ann (Cleaver), 102 

Samuel , I 02 
SHOEMAKER, Agnes (Cleaver), 
3, 8, 9 

Amal ia (Bird) Hal I owe I I , 

Ann (Wi I I iams), 9 

Catherine (Gertrud), I, 
3, 4, 9 

Daniel , 60, 61 , 95 

El rzabeth C, 53 

El I is, 53 

Ezekiel , 9 

George, 9 

Jacob, 9 

Lydia, 95, 96 

Martha, 60, 61 

Martha ( ) , 95 

Martha L., 95 

Martha (Leech), 53 

Mary, 9, 61 

Peter, I , 9 

Phebe ( ), 60, 61 , 95 

Rebecca, 23, 53 

Richard, 9, 23, 24 

Richard C. , 53 

Richard M., 53 

Robert, 23, 24, 53, 95 

Sarah, 9 

Sarah (Cleaver), 23, 52, 

Sarah (Wei I), 9 
SHORT, Elizabeth (Cleaver), 

John, 14 

William, 14 
SHOWALTER, John, 168 

Mary Jane (Cleaver), 168 
SHRIVER, El izabeth, 83 
S IBB ITT, Emma (McDonald), 

Ethel, 152 

Wi I I iam B., 152 
SIDES, El len (McKinsey), 157 

George W. , I 57 
SIEGFRIED, Fred, 204 


Siegfried, Hesper M. 

(Cleaver), 203, 204 

SILANS, John, 4 

SI LVER, Clara J . (Cleaver), 
Hazel Pearl (Bittle), 

Sarah Edna, 216 
Wl I I iam, 216 
Wi I I iam Frank, 216 

SIMS, Jemima (Draper) 
Cleaver, 69 
Joshua, 69 
Lewis, 69 

SINGLETON, Joseph, 240 
Martha (Cleaver), 240 

SILER, Adam, 73, 75 

SITER, Charlotte (Cleaver), 
72, 73, 74, 75 

SUTLER, Miss, 193 

SLAYBAUGH, Mary S., 164 

SMICK, Isaac, 70 
John, 70 
Letitia, 70 
Margaret, 70 
Rachel (Cleaver), 70 
Wi I I iam, 70 

SMITH, Abraham, 56 
Ann (Coleman), 213 
Carol ina Lydia, 129 
Charles Wi I I iam, 129 
El Iza (Cleaver), 71 
Emel ine (Gi Ibert), 188 
George Washington, 129 
Gertrude Ann (Penning- 
ton), 175 
Glenn, 173 
Hannah (Kirk), 39 
Harriet Derissa, 129 
Jacque I ine, 172 
James Lambert, 129 
James Madison, 129 
James W. , 157 
Jennie, 175 
John, 58, 188 
Laura (Cleaver), 157 
Loretta White, 173 
M&ry Hannah, 129 

Smith, Mary (Pickett), 173 

Mary Lena (Cleaver), 173 

Orley, 173 

Paul ine (Cleaver), 248 

Perry C, 173 

Peter W. , 106 

Phineas, 71 

Sarah Millbank (Cleaver), 

Susannah (Cleaver), 106 

Theopius Aurelius, 129 

Thomas Cleaver, 129 
SNIDER, Louisa (Kirk), 39 
SNYDER, Ella Amanda (Clea- 
ver), 233 

Margaret, 15 

Wi I I iam Peter, 233 

Mary Ann (Cleaver), 121 

Mary C. (Kel ler), 121 

Wi I I iam S., 121 
SPAULDING, Harry, 226 
SPIDLE, Esther (Brandt), 154 

Florence, 154 

Henry, 154 
SPROGELL, John Henry, 3 
STAFFORD, Clara, 215 
STAHL, Betty, 193 

Mark, 193 

Nettie (Cleaver), 193 
STALEY, Mrs., 141 
STANLEY, Eleanor, 172 
STANTON, John, 51 

Mary M. , 50 

Michael ( ), 51 

Secretary, 207 
STAUFFER, Edgar, 193 

Eleanor, 193, 201 
Ida, 193 

Minnie (Cleaver), 193 

Wallace, 193 

Warren, 193 
STEEL, Ann P., 74 
STEELMAN, David, 220 

Henry Cleaver, 220 

Herbert, 220 

Laura Jane (Cleaver), 220 


STEPHENS, Frances Y. 
(Ruston), 89 

Genera I , 30 

John W., 59 

Martha Jane (Bent ley), 
STETLER, Adam C. , 189 

Amelia (Cleaver), 189 

Lizzie Al ice, 189 

Norman, 189 

Preston, 189 

Sadie, 189 
STEVENS, Annie (Manning), 

Rosina Ame I ia, 209 

Thomas Endel , 209 
STEVER, Widow, 109 
STEWART, Dr., 187 

Wi I I iam, 34 
STILLEY, Mary, 134, 135 
STITZEL, Sebastian, 56 
STOCK, Marie Grace (Clea- 
ver), 165 

Robert Roy, 165 
STOKES, Sarah (Cleaver), 76 

Wi I I iam, 76 
STOUDT, Florence, 208 
STOUT, Corinne, 172 
STREHLE, Ernestine Adele, 

STREPERS, Wi I I iam, I, 5 
STROUD, Lorena (Linton), 

William, 175 
STRUNK, Emma R. , 193, 194 

Jacob, 193 

Lucy (Herbein), 193 

Sarah Ann, 193 
STURGIS, Catherine (Phi !- 
lips), 45 

Nathan, 45 

Rachel, 45, 46 
STYER, Jacob, I 10 

Martha (Cleaver), I 10 
SUMNER, Grace M., 208 
SUNDEEN, Arthur, 224 

Sundeen, Dorothy (Gordon), 

SUTTER, Margaret, 200 

Wi I I iam, 200 
SWALLOW, S.C., Rev., 238 
SWANK, Mati Ida (Cherring- 
ton), 76 

Peter, 76 
SWAYZE, El izabeth, 138, 140 

Hattie, 140 

Jacob, 138 

Jacob B. , 140 

John, 140 

Mary, 140 

Wei I Ing, 140 
SWEENEY, James J., 233 

Nancy (Waldner), 80, 231 , 
SYBERT, Bertha, 175 

TAYLOR, -, 14 

Benjamin, 104 

Carol ine (Moore) , 169 

Edith (Linton), 175 

Elizabeth, 175 

El izabeth ( ), 116 

El izabeth (Griffith), 104 

Elizabeth (Levering), 14, 

El izabeth Monte I ius, 116 

Frances ( ), 98 

Isaac, 116, 118 

Jane, 104, 106 

Mary, 97, 98, 175 

Modecai, 97 

Morris, 175 

Oliver, 169 

Phoebe, 178 

Samuel , I 73 
TEISEN, Reynier, 16 
TEITSWORTH, Jennie, 248 
TEPLE, Amps, 248 

Nettie, 248 

Rose A. (Cleaver), 248 
TEUFEL, El izabeth, 191 
THOMAS, Charlotte, 79 

Clement, 93 


Thomas, Edward, 79 

George McKay, 79 

Isabella (Davlnson), 79 

I sabel I a (Fraser) , 79 

Jane Walker, 136, 137 

John, 79 

Jonathan, 20, 74 

Joseph W. , I 37 

Margaret (Davlnson), 79 

Mary (Cleaver), 79 

Naomi (Walker), 135 

Rebeckah (Cleaver), 74 

Sarah, 79 

Wi I I iam, 136 
THOMPKINS, Lydia, 18 
THOMPSON, Anna Rowena, 180 

Benjamin, 33 

David, 159 

Elizabeth (Cleaver), 33 

Isaac, 33 

John G., 180 

Thompson, Lucy (Ridge), 

Lulu Jane, 180 

Mary Adda (Cleaver), 

Mary Ann, 159 

Mary (Dunlop), 180 

Mary El izabeth, 180 

Ralph Waldo, 180 

Samuel, 180 

Samuel Bent ley, 180 

Sarah, 33 

T.J., Rev., 136 
THORTON, Robert, I 10 
TIMMONS, Eli H., 161 

Sarah Ann (Burk) , 161 
TOMPKINS, Lydia, 18 
TOWN, Rev., 213 
TREQUAIR, Rebecca (Tyson), 

Samue I H. , 73 
TRIMBLE, Annie, 179 
TROUT, Mari lyn, 209 

Mary Tyson (Cleaver), 

Wi I I iam Cleaver, 209 
TWINING, Mary (Kirk), 39 

TYSON, Abigai I , 18 
Agnes (Lukens), 17 
Agness (Cleaver), 17 
Ann (Hooten), 19 
Benjamin, 17 
Deborah, 17, 19, 20 
Derrick, 19 
Eleanor, 17 
Ella Mat i Ida, 209 
Hannah, 17 

Hannah (Cleaver), 17 
Henry, M.D., 126, 207 
Isaac, 17, 18 
Jacob, 17 
Jesse, 17 
John, 17, 209 
John, Jr., 17 
Joseph, 17 
Joshua, 73 

Kesiah (Cleaver), 73 
Lydia (Thompkins), 18 
Mary, 17 

Mary Alice (Eichorn), 209 
Mary (Cleaver), 17 
Mary (Kirk), 39 
Mary (Roberts), 17 
Peter, 17 

Pri sci I I a (Nay lor) , I 7 
Rebecca, 17, 39 
Ruth, 38 

Rynear, 13, 17, 20 
Sarah (Cleaver), 17, 18 
Thomas, 17 
Wi I I iam, I I I 

UNDERHILL, David, 42 

Keith, 26 

Sarah, 25 

Wi I I iam, 26 
UHLER, George, Dr., 21 

Rebecca (Knight), 21 
UNGER, B. Grace (Cleaver), 

Elsie, 151 

George P., 151 

Harold Devon, 151 

Margaret A. (Lucas), 151 

Oliver, 151 


VAIL, Clara, 134 

VALE, Ann, 57, 59, 103, 104 

Asabel Walker, 59 

Deborah, 59 

Deborah ( ), 103 

Deborah (Thomas), 58 

Eli, 59 

El iza, 59 

El izabeth, 29, 59 

El izabeth (Cleaver), 27 

Isaac, 58, 59 

Isaac Edwin, 59 

John, 58, 103 

John C, 59 

Joshua, 28, 29, 58 

Martha (Cleaver), 57, 58 

Mary, 29 

Mary Ann (Wal ker) , 59 

Mary E. , 59 

Nathan, 29 

Nathan C. , 59 

Peter, 29 

Robert, 29, 57, 58, 103 

Robert Amos, 59 

Sarah, 29 

Sarah (Bui ler), 29 

Susanna, 59 
VANDEGRIFT, Abram, 224, 225 

Alan, 225 

Andrew J . , 70 

Angel ine (Cleaver), 132 

Ann (Price), 70 

Anna, 69 

El len E., 225 

Emma (Cleaver), 224 

Hester ( ) , 225 

James M., 132 

Jesse, 21 

Joseph, 21 

John, 225 

Leonard George, 225 

Mary Hester, 225 

Mi Idred Boyd, 225 

Rachel L., 225 

Susan (Knight), 21 

Susanna Elizabeth, vi 

VanDUSEN, Marget, I 16 
VanHECKLE, Lettitia, 219 
VanHICKLE, Anna, 130 

Charles T. , 130 

Emma , I 30 

Ferdus (Fredus), 130 

Harriet, 130 

Isaac C, 130 

Jane, 130 

John, 130 

Letitia C, 130 

Letitia (Cleaver), 130 

Maggie, 130 

Mary, 130 

Rebecca, 130 
VANNEMAN, Benjamin, 129 

Janetta (Lol ly), 129 
VARICK, Rudolphus, I 
VARNER, Joan, 172 
VIRGIN, Louisa (Cleaver), 86 

01 iver, 86 
VOUGHT, Cleveland, 187 

Kathryn (Cleaver), 187, 

Lucinda, 186, 187 

Peter, 141, 235 

Tassie (Tacy) (Cleaver), 
141, 234, 235 

WADSLEY, Lucy, 215 
WAGNER, Emma L. (Cleaver), 

Elsie Mae, 202 

L. Frank, 202 

Levi FrankI in, M.D., 201 , 

R.S., Rev., 122 

Ruth, 202 
WAGONER, Aaron, Capt., 181 

Mabel, 181 
WALDEMAN, Hesper M. (Clea- 
ver), 204 
WALDNER, Carl Alfred, 232 

Lois (McConnel I ), 232 

Nancy, 233 
WALKER, Banjamin, 26, 57 

Jonathan C. , 73 


Wal ker, Julia Ann, 79 
Mary Ann, 59 
Rebecca Ann (Jones), 74 
Richard C. , 74 
Sarah (Cleaver), 73, 74 
Sarah Ann (Jones), 74 
Thomas Ivens, 73, 74 

WALN, Richard, 13 

WALTON, El iza, 79 

Elizabeth C. (Shoemak- 
er), 23, 53 
Hannah, 19 
John, 19 
Phebe, 19 

Phebe (Atkinson), 19 
Wi I I iam, 19 

WANKER, Ignatius, 183 
Rebecca ( ), 183 

WARD, Jan El len, 172 

WARE, Anna Rebecca, 129 
Caroline N. (Cleaver), 

Charles B., 129 
Charles Hal I , 129 
Francis Hand, 129 
Lambert Mi I Ibank, 129 
Lavina Ha I I , 129 
Mary Rebecca, 129 
Percival Lincoln, 129 
Thomas Cleaver, 129 

WARMUTH, E.H., Rev., 238 

WARNER, El izabeth (Kirk), 
Jane (Hoopes), 59 
Mabel Catherine, 241 
Wi I I lam, 59 

WARRICK, Elizabeth (Clea- 
ver), 90 
Jesse, 90 

WARRINER, Janette, 217 

WARWICK, Audrey Paul i ne 
(Cleaver), 159 

WASHINGTON, George, 64, 

WASSER, Clara Bern ice 
(Allen), 177 
Wi I I iam C. , 177 

WASSON, Samuel C. , Rev. , 

WATKINS, Fanny (Jones), 174 

Frederick, 174 

Richard, 174 
WATSON, Dinah (Richardson), 

Howard Hami I ton, 246 

Jane, 143, 146 

Mary Margaret (Cleaver), 

Wi I I iam, 143 
WEAVERLING, George P., 106 

Martha Arminta (Jones), 
WEBB, Hattie 0., 216 

James H. , 216 

Jane (Cleaver), 216 

Maggie (Cleaver), 216 

Samue I W. , 216 
WEIDNER, Amanda (Cleaver), 

Eli as, 199 

El len B., 198 

Mary (Beam), 199 

Reuban, 199 

Sallie, 187 
WEISNER, Joel , 128 

Louisa (Cleaver), 128 
WELDER, Lizzie Alice (Stet- 
ler), 189 

Milford, 189 
WENTZEL, Roger, 64 
WEST, Robert N., 59 

Susanna Cleaver (Bent- 
ley), 59 
WHITE, Alman D., 172 

Anna Laura, 184 

Annie E., 175 

Loretta ( ), 173 

Margaret L. (Chambers), 

Mary, 242 

Mary ( ), 184 

Thomas, 184 
WHITEMAN, Abraham, 86 

Ada I ine (Cleaver) , 86 

Claude, 86 

El la, 86 

Manson, 86 
WHITFORD, Lottie, 178 


WHITING, Minnie B., 177 
WHITMIRE, Rebecca Irene 
(Cleaver), 236 

Rush, 236 
WHITNEY, Charles S., 179 

Emma A. , 179 

Nel I ie (Cleaver), 179 
WICKERSHAM, Florence, 176 
WIERMAN, Amy, 29 

El iza, 29 

Gertrude (Seitman), 29 

Joseph, 29 

Sarah (Cleaver), 28, 29 

Susanna (Lundy), 29 

Wi I I iam, 29 

Wl I I lam Cleaver, 29 
WIGHTMAN, Jane (McLaren), 

John H. , 80 
WILKINS, Al ice, 146 

Anthony, 15 

David N. , 106 

Emi ly May, 175 

Jane Cleaver (Jones), 

John, 21 

Li I I ie May (Cleaver) , 

Lydia (Knight), 21 

Martha, 152 

Mary, 233 

May, 175 

Richard J., 233 
WILLOUR, James H. , 156 

Lydia (Palmer), 156 

Marie L. , 156 
WILMONT, Mary, 145 
WILSON, J.E., Rev., 154 
WINN, Anna June, 172 
WINTER, Henry, 79 

James, 79 

Johanna (Coffee), 79 

Lucy (Alkinson), 79 

Margaret (Davidson), 80 

Mave (Eberle), 80 

Rachel, 79 

Roland. 79 

Winter, Sarah (Cleaver), 79 

Solomon, 79 

Susan, 80 

Thomas, 80 
WISCO, Jacob, 128 

Mary E. (Cleaver), 128 
WITHNELL, Alfretta Jane 
(Cleaver), 241 

Charles H. , 241 

John Eddy Cleaver, 241 

Kent Ireland, 241 
WOLF, Emma Rachel (Cleaver), 

John, 159 
WOLFGANG, Sarah B. , 188 
WOOD, Ada (Cleaver), 168 

Anna, I 10 

Anna Jane, 227 

Annie (Cleaver), I 10 

Cora, 178 

F.M., Rev., 163 

George, I I 

John, 227 

Robert, 168 

Sarah (Garrigues), 110 

Wi Imer A. , 110 
WOODFILL, Margaret E., 175 
WOOLIN, John, 20 

Joseph, 19, 20 

Rebeckah (Cleaver), 20 
WORM, Clarence A,, 238 
WORREL, Richard, vi I , 5 
WRIGHT, Adella, 213 

Albert Lyman, 213 

Anthony, 70 

Elbert Lawson, 213 

El izabeth, 39 

El izabeth (Cleaver), 34 

Elizabeth Padgett (Clea- 
ver), 213 

Lyman, 213 

Margaret, 15 

Mary (Cleaver), 69 

Nancy (Cleaver), 70 

Samuel , 69 

Susan ( ) , 213 
WYSONG, Alfred, 159 

Eva Lucy (Cleaver), 159 



YABLONSKI, Joseph, 173 
YARNELL, Hannah, 223 
YAW, Mai tee, 169 
YEAGER, Sarah, 238 
YEAKEL, Frank, 193 

Patricia, 193 

Rebecca (Cleaver), 
YERGER, Cora R., 194 
YETTER, Daniel, 141 

John, 141 

Samue I , 141 
YOCUM, Charlotte (Cleaver), 

Hulda, 76 

Isaac, 62 
YODER, Agnes, 189 

Hannah (Cleaver), 

Henry, 122 

Isaac, 122 

Mary Ann (Gresh) , 

Wi II iam E., 189 
YOKUM, Laura Bel I , 187 
YOUNG, Anna Louisa (Ater), 

Baltzer, 106 

Cinderel la, 106 

Cora (Price), 106 

David, 106 

David CI inton, 106 

Elizabeth (Buss), 106 

Jennie Martha, 106 

Peter Cleaver, 106 

Rachel (Shafer), 106 

Susannah (Cleaver), 106 

Wi I I iam H., 106 
YOUNGMAN, John, 89 



Zarr, Lydia, 81 
Mati Ida, 76 
Mary Catherine, 76 
Sarah (Cleaver), 76, 81 
Sarah Jane (Jennie), 76 
Wellington Clayton, 76 

ZARTMAN, Harriet (Clayton), 
Henry W. , 81 

ZIEGLER, Amanda, 196, 197 
Betty (Stahl ), 193 
Richard, 193 

ZINZENDORF, Count, 123 

ZOLLER, Esther (Cleaver), 66 
Jacob, 66 

ZARR, Albina, 76 
Daniel , 76, 81 
Elizabeth, 81 
George B. , 76 
Hannah (Cleaver), 76, 81 
Harriet (Clayton), 81 
Jennie, 81 
John, 81 



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