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Clerk County Court, William Lenoir. Representatives, Benjamin Cleveland and Elisha Isaacs. Benjamin Cleveland Ancestry A story has it that a beauty in the time of Charles the First named Elizabeth Cleveland, a daughter of an officer of ithe palace of Hampton Court, attracted the attention of her soverign, and an amount was the result.
When Oliver Cromwell became the rising star of the empire the same charms won his sympathies, and a son was born unto them. The mother retired from public gaze and subsequently married a man named Bridges. When this illigitimate son grew up he took his mother's name and was the reputed author of a book "Thw Life and Adventures of Mr.
Cromwell, Natural Son of Oliver Cromwell," published after his death by consont of his son, first ina second edition, with a French translation in l74l, and yet another edition in Whether or not Benjamin Cleveland descended from this man and from Oliver Cromwell is a matter of conjecture.
But whether or not the story is a romance or records a series of facts it is nevertheless true that Colonel Cleveland had a copy of the book and claimed in this way to have descenddd from th Illustrious Oliver Cromwell.
Others of the Cleveland family made the same claim. The Clevelands derive their name from a tract of country in the north Riding of Yorkshire England, still called Cleveland.
John Cleveland was one of the early migrants to Virginia. He settled on the since famous Bull Run, and his occupation was that of horse joiner.
His son, Benjamin Cleveland, the subject of this sketch was born there on the 26th day of May, ; and while yet very young his father moved some sixty miles to the south-west, located in a border settlement on Blue Run, some six or eight miles above its junction with the Rapidan near the line of Albemarle.
Boyhood When little Benjamin was about twelve years old, some drunken rowdie came to Cleveland's home one day when both parents were away from home. The rowdies commencd throwing the steels in the fire when little Ben snatched his father's rifle from the racks and simply said, "gentlemen -do not you see this?
Young Cleveland did not "fancy" farm life, but like Daniel Boone, he preferred a dog and gun and the forest.
He spent much of his time from early youth in the wilderness, securing pelts and furs which found a market. Firehunting at that day was a very common and popular mode of entrapping the deer in warm weather, when they repaired to certain localities at night in shallow streams, where they could find food suiting their taste.
The torch lights of the hunters would so dazzle the attetion of the deer that he would stand in amazement watching the strange light, while the hunter had only to blaze away at its glaring eyes and bring it down.
There was an old Dutchman in that region who had a good stand for fire hunting, and young Cleveland wanted it himself, One day he peeled some bark off a tree and placed it ing the water to resemble a deer.
At night he concealed himself nearby where he could watch operations.
In due time the Dutchman made his appearance--fired upon the supposed deer without bringing him down; he repeated his shot -but still the deer remained unmoved, The Dutchman became alarmed and exclaimed, "It's do duv-vil," and at once abandoned that hunting ground.
Young Cleveland chuckled not a little over the success of his stratagem. But his marriage did not reform his wild and reckless habits. He still loved gaming, horse-racing, and the wild frolicking common in frontier life. In company with Joseph Martin afterwoods General Martin--he put in a field of wheat on Pig river, about the yearwhere he settled some four years before; but they were to indolent to fence it properly.
When harvest time came there was something of a crop. As was the custom of that time they invited their friends to join them in cutting the grain; for which occasion some liquor and a fiddler were proveded, and a good time was necessary before entering upon the work, which ended in a debauch, and the grain was never harvested.
Tradition tells us that Cleveland took an active part in the French and Indian wars, but the facts are lost to history. No doubt he was initiated into the military service in that border conflict which proved a training school for his Revolutionary career.
Cleveland Moves To Wilkes In order to break away from reckless habits and old associates, Cleveland, aboutremoved, with his father-in-law and family, to North Carolina and settled on the waters of Roaring River, then in Rowan, later in Surry, and a few years later Wilkes county.
Here Cleveland raised stock and devoted much of his time to hunting, Some time later he located or the noted tract on the north bank of the Yadkin, near Ronda, where Dr. James Hickerson now resides, known as the "Round About," taking its name from the horse-shoe shape of the land, nearly surrounded by the river.2 Robert Frost Robert Lee Frost (March 26, – January 29, ) was one of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the 20th century, he was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
WhatsNew: New River Notes — Complete January 21, After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes.
On January 21, we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions. This may be changing: Paul Muldoon claims Frost as “the greatest American poet of the 20th century,” and the New York Times has tried to resuscitate him as a proto-experimentalist: “Frost on the Edge,” by David Orr, February 4, in the Sunday Book Review.
Echoes from the Southern Kitchen. [compiled and published by the Robert E. Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, No. ] Ads throughout fir Los Angeles businesses. As Strand states in this introduction, this book presents a great poems of the 20th century, not the great poems of the 20th century.
The selection naturally reflects Strand's personal but excellent taste/5(4). Robert Frost is perhaps the most popular and beloved of 20th-century American poet. Born in San Francisco, he spent most of his adult life in rural New England.
Through the poem, I can meditate and reflect on life as Frost did.4/5(6).