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Tracy Cleveland 1749-1836

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Tracy Cleveland was born in Canterbury, Connecticut, in 1749, and died in Ohio, Feb. 27, 1836. Had he lived until May 8th he would have been eighty-eight years old. He is buried on the Harmon farm in Kirtland, Lake Co., Ohio.

In "Connecticut men in the Revolution" is the following service of Tracy Cleveland: "A private in Capt. Bacon's company, Sixth Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade, Col. John Chester commanding the battalion in 1776."

"This Battalion was raised in June to reinforce Washington in New York; was stationed at Flat Bush Pass on Long Island, Aug 26; and engaged in the battle of the following day; narrowly escaped capture in retreat from New York, and engaged at White Plains, Oct. 28"

"Was in New Jersey at the time of the battle of Trenton."

For his services he received a pension under the Act of 1832.

His wife, Phebe, died Nov. 5, 1829, in her seventy-seventh year, and lies by his side.

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