Cleveland,  Susan Sophia

Cleveland, Susan Sophia

Female 1843 - 1938  (95 years)

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  • Name Cleveland, Susan Sophia  [1, 2
    Born 2 Sep 1843  Fayetteville, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Residence Holland Patent, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1850  Manlius, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1860  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1865  Trenton, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1870  Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1880  Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1900  Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1905  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1913  Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Nov 1938  [2
    Buried Palmyra, Wayne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I23996  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 

    Father Cleveland, Richard Falley,   b. 19 Jun 1804, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1853, Holland Patent, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Neal, Anne,   b. 4 Feb 1806, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1882, Holland Patent, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Sep 1829  Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Yeomans, Lucien Theron,   b. 1 Dec 1840, Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1906  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1867  Holland Patent, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Yeomans, Ellen Louise,   b. 1870, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1961, Lake City, Berrien, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     2. Yeomans, Anna Gertrude,   b. 23 Sep 1871, Holland Patent, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Yeomans, Mary Cleveland,   b. 1875, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1968, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
     4. Yeomans, Lucien Ingraham,   b. 3 Apr 1878, Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1954, Evanston, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     5. Yeomans, Theron Grover,   b. 21 May 1885, Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1950, St Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
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    Cleveland, Susan Sophia and Lucien Theron Yeomans Children
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia and Lucien Theron Yeomans Children
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F8477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1843 - Fayetteville, Onondaga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Holland Patent, Oneida, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Manlius, Onondaga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1865 - Trenton, Oneida, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Dec 1867 - Holland Patent, Oneida, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Walworth, Wayne, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1905 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1913 - Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Palmyra, Wayne, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Cleveland, Susan Sophia
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia Yeomas 1905
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia Yeomas 1905
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia Yeomas 1905
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia Yeomas 1905
    Cleveland Family Crest
    Cleveland Family Crest

    Documents
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia 1880
    Cleveland, Susan Sophia 1880

    Family Crest
    Cleveland Family Crest
    Cleveland Family Crest
    This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a regional name from a district in North Yorkshire around Middlebrough. The derivation of Cleveland, which first appears circa 1110 in the Yorkshire Charters as "Clivelanda", is from the Olde English pre 7th Century "clif", cliff or hill, with "land", land; thus, "a hilly district". During the Middle Ages, when it became more usual for people to migrate from their birthplace, they would often adopt the placename as a means of identification, thus resulting in a wide dispersal of the name. In the case of regional names they tended to be acquired when someone travelled a considerable distance from his original home, where a specific locational name would be meaningless to his new neighbours. Early recordings from Yorkshire Church Registers include: the christening of Christiane Cleveland on May 16th 1574, at Filey, and the christening of Ann Cleveland on August 10th 1599, at Normanton. A Coat of Arms granted to a family of the name is described thus: "Per chevron black and ermine a chevron engrailed counterchanged, the Crest being a demi old man proper habited blue having on a cap red turned up with a hair front, holding in the dexter hand a spear headed silver on the top of which is fixed a line proper passing behind him, and coiled up in the sinister hand. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Cleveland, which was dated April 20th 1572, recorded at Filey, Yorkshire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • By Dorothy French The ringing of a school bell would normally not be something of interest in the Walworth community, but it forever changed the life of a young woman. That woman was Susan Sophia Cleveland, and her ringing of the bell at an appointed hour was music to the ears of Lucien Theron Yeomans because it meant she had accepted his marriage proposal. Susan was born Sept. 2, 1843, in Caldwell, N.J., one of five daughters and four sons of Richard (a Presbyterian minister) and his wife, Ann (Neal) Cleveland. One of her brothers was Grover, a Buffalo assistant district attorney. He managed to save enough out of his $10 weekly pay to send Susan to college, a gesture gratefully appreciated. Following college, Susan taught at the East Bloomfield Academy. Learning of a school principal position available at the Walworth Academy, she successfully applied for the job and moved to Walworth in the late 1860s. There she met Lucien and a romance began to develop, followed by his proposal of marriage. There is a discrepancy in their marriage date. Local records indicate they married in 1873. However, the 1880 United States Census lists the marriage year as 1868. Upon her marriage, Susan became the wife of the Honorable Lucien Theron Yeomans, a Republican state assemblyman and prominent businessman. The Yeomans of Walworth were successful land owners, apple growers and operated a nursery business. In addition, Lucien’s father, Theron, was one of the first to import Holstein-Friesian stock from Holland to America. Between 1883 and 1885, Susan’s brother Grover was governor of New York state and a rising star in the Democratic Party. Sometime during those two years, he spent Thanksgiving with Lucien, Susan and their five children: Ellen Louise (also known as Nellie), born in 1869; Anna Gertrude, born in 1871; May Cleveland, born in 1874; Lucien Ingraham, born in 1878; and Theron Grover, born in 1885. According to an 1884 newspaper story, Lucien’s position in the Republican party did not change Susan’s natural impulse. “When her husband sent a banner bearing the legend ‘Blaine and Logan’ to the top of the ‘liberty pole’ in their dooryard, Susan immediately caused to be erected alongside a second ‘liberty pole’ and just as high. From it she floated a banner bearing the inscription, ‘Cleveland and Hendricks.’ People came miles to see the anomaly, some to cheer Grover’s militant sister.” Grover and Thomas Hendricks narrowly won the presidential election, but were defeated in the 1888 election. Political differences were temporarily put aside when Anna and Nellie chose June 10, 1891, as their double wedding day. The wedding would be held at their parents’ home on High Street in the Walworth hamlet. Lucien would give Nellie in marriage and Uncle Grover would escort Anna. Three years earlier, President Cleveland had married Frances Folsom in the White House; she did not accompany him to Walworth in 1891. The day of the wedding was unbearably hot. Uncle Grover and his bulk suffered through the heat as best he could. A newspaper clipping, written by Arch Merrill and titled “The Two Brides Were Beautiful - But Guests Watched the Fat Man” appeared in an area newspaper on Nov. 30, 1947. Because Grover was a guest of his sister and brother-in-law, he abided by the rules of the temperance household. However, as soon as possible, he departed for “somewhere east of Walworth, where there are deserving Democrats and a man can quench a thirst.” Grover won the nomination again in 1892 with Adlai Stevenson I as his vice presidential running mate. They successfully ran against the incumbent Republican president, Benjamin Harrison, and vice presidential candidate Whitelaw Reid. Susan Cleveland Yeomans died Nov. 4, 1938, in Brooklyn - the sole survivor of her siblings. Her claim to fame is not as the sister of a United States president, but as a teacher, principal, wife, mother, anti-suffragist, member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and a Democrat. Lucien died Feb. 5, 1906 (he was born Dec. 1, 1840). They are buried in Palmyra. In 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford (Emily) Huntley donated an area known as Yeomans’ Park in honor of Clifford’s great- grandfather, Theron G. Yeomans, for a museum. A groundbreaking ceremony was held July 10, 1988, at the corner of High and Academy streets. One year later - on Sept. 18, 1989 - the museum was dedicated at the first meeting. Dorothy Basch French is a trustee of the Walworth Historical Society. Her interest in genealogy has resulted in the publication of several books relating to family history. “Talk to your family, ask them questions about their childhood or their parents,” she urges. “Take the time now to do this - don’t wait until you have the time because then it may be too late.”

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).

    2. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Rev Richard Falley Cleveland

    3. [S21] 1880 USA Federal Census, taken June 1, 1880.