The Society Of the Cincinnati in The State of Connecticut

The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776-1828. Left: Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (1740-1809) - Speaker of the Us House of Representatives. Right: Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1710-1785) - Governor of Connecticut
The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775. Right: William Hull (1753-1825) - Lieutenant-Colonel in the Continental Army
The Resignation of General Washington, December 23, 1783. Left: Thomas Y. Seymour (1757-1811) - Lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Regiment of the Dragoons
The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 1777

Ensign John Cleveland 1734/35-1818

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Biography of Ensign John Cleveland by Frederick Frelinghuysen Gaines, Jr.

Birth: 27 February 1734/35 Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut (Connecticut
Barbour VR, Canterbury, page 165 )

Death: 15 February 1818, Colebrook, Coos, New Hampshire ,(DAR Patriot Index,
Vol. 1, page 54)

Marriage; 17 November 1762, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut (Connecticut
Barbour VR, Canterbury, page 165) to Elizabeth “Betsy’ Downer”

Children: He had six children, first, Martha, born in New Hampshire, John, Abigail
Downer, Caleb and Anson all born in Canterbury , CT

Education: Details of education unknown, but seems to have had a good background
as he rose thru the ranks from Private to Ensign

Military: Private 8th Connecticut, 11th July to 26 December, 1775: Private, 1st
January, 1777 and Sergeant 4th Connecticut, 28th April 1777:Ensign,
4th January 1780: Transferred to 2nd Connecticut.1st January ,1783, and
served to 3 June 1783 ( Officers of the Continental Army during the War
of the Revolution, April 1775 to December 1783, .Francis B. Heitman.,
1932, page 160 )

Cincinnati: Original member 1783/. First represented by a Hereditary Member who
joined the Society in 2012.

Occupation: Not known for sure, probably a farmer and trader.