Bell Anthology - Cleland Family

The Raymond M. Bell Anthology

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 
         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 
         a. Jonathan b Sep 24-1815 d Jul 16-1891 m1 Margaret Dunshee 
            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.

Raymond M. Bell Anthology     Genealogy in Washington Co., PA

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