The Cleland Family of Buffalo Township,|
Washington Co., Pa.
James Cleland Sr came to Buffalo Township about 1802. In that year "of East Nottingham Hundred, Cecil County, Maryland" he purchased a farm just north of Jacob Wolf (Deed Book R, 117). The 1790 census lists in East Nottingham a James Cleland with 3 males over 16, 6 under 16, and 5 females. James Sr was born in 1753 and died Nov 3-1830. He married Elizabeth --- b 1754 d Apr 5-1838. Their children were: 1. John Cleland b Feb 13-1778 d Apr 18-1828 Richland Co, Ohio m c1808 Margaret (daughter of Jacob) Wolf b Aug 10-1788 d Oct 11-1859 - they went to Ohio about 1824. a. James 1809-1881 b. Jacob Wolf c1812- c. Elizabeth c1814- m Wilson d. William b Jun 18-1816 d 1893 m 1844 Charlotte Cline 1824-1903 e. John b Apr 27-1819 d Aug 16-1892 m Grizella --- 1819-1891 /191? f. Amaziah b Oct 11-1822 d Apr 15-1890 m 1849 Ellen L Stewart 1830 2. James Cleland Jr b 1781 d Feb 1-1850 Buffalo Twp m c1805 Mary --- b 1787 d Aug 19-1870 a. Samuel b c1806 b. Elizabeth b 1808 m Feb 12-1835 Samuel Short c. Jane m Jan 12-1837 Kendall Gibson d. Margaret S m John Ely 1820-1908 - Henry Co, Mo e. Nancy b c1824 m Nov 28-1850 ?John Moore f. James Jackson 1826- g. Mary F 1828- m ?John Thompson 3. Nancy Cleland b 1785 m Wallace McWilliams 1785-1860 Washington Co 4. Samuel Cleland b Dec 27-1783 d Mar 17-1864 Richland Co, Ohio m c180? Hester (daughter of James) Clemens b Jun 18-1785 d Nov 12-1848 a. Jonathan b Sep 24-1815 d Jul 16-1891 m1 Margaret Dunshee 1810-18?? m2 Eliza J Barnett 1817-1900 b. James b Aug 6-1810 d Nov 16-1876 c. Samuel d. Cenia m Quigley Beattie e. Hannah m Barnett f. Wallace McWilliams b Jan 20-1830 d Nov 10-1834 5. Robert Cleland b 1793 d 1826 6. Elizabeth m John McWilliams - Olivesburg, Ohio 7. Sarah Cleland m James Irwin 8. Jonathan Cleland died young Three of Jacob Wolf’s children went to Richland County: Jacob Jr, Margaret, and Delilah
This article was transcribed by Lou Ann Corrigan of Burlington, WI in February 1998.
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