BIOGRAPHY of SHEPARD A. CLEVELAND
Shepard A. Cleveland was born in Delaware County, NY, August 7, 1842. John P. Cleveland, his father, was a native of the same county, and came to South Post, on the line between Steuben County and Chemung County, where he bought timberland and cleared a farm. He was in the lumber business for many years, and died in the town of Campbell (Steuben County, NY), aged ninety-four years. He married Nancy Cotton of Connecticut. Shepard A. Cleveland was educated in Steuben County and then engaged in farming, and now owns a farm of 270 acres. He married Mary, daughter of Samuel Rumsey of Victor, Ontario County, by whom he had five children: Ida M., Alice G., Nancy D., Ray S., and Mertie M. Mr Cleveland has held many of the minor offices of the town, and is a member of the Methodist-Episcopal church. In politics he is a Prohibitionist.
Taken from "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896.
This family unrelated to typist, Annette Campbell, August 12, 2001