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The City of Cleveland, Ohio was named after Moses Cleaveland, a surveyor of the Connecticut Land Company. Melbourne, Australia by night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... City nickname: The Forest City Location Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Government County Cuyahoga Mayor Jane Campbell Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 213. ...

He was born in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut on January 29th, 1754. In 1777, he graduated Yale where he studied law. He returned to his native town and began his own practice. Canterbury is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Other U.S. States Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Official languages English Area 14,371 km² (48th)  - Land 12,559 km²  - Water 1,809 km² (12. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ...

In 1779, Moses Cleaveland was commissioned captain of a company of sappers and miners. He served as the captain of the group for several years until he eventually resumed his legal practice. 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with combat engineering. ...

He was known as a very energetic person with high ability. He was elected to the legislature several times and in 1796 was commissioned brigadier-general of militia. He was a shareholder in the Connecticut Land Company, which had purchased for $1,200,000 from the state government of Connecticut the land in northeastern Ohio reserved to Connecticut by Congress, known at its first settlement as New Connecticut, and in later times as the Western Reserve. 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... Brigadier General (sometimes known as a one-star general from the United States insignia) is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... A militia is a group of citizens organized to provide paramilitary service. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Seal of the Congress. ... The Connecticut Western Reserve was land claimed by Connecticut in the Northwest Territory in what is now northeastern Ohio. ...

He was approached by the directors of the company in May, 1796 and asked to lead the survey of the tract and the location of purchases. He was also responsible for the negotiations with the Indians living on the land. In June, 1796 he set out from Schenectady, New York. His party include fifty people including six surveyors, a physician, a chaplain, a boatman, thirty-seven employees, a few emigrants and two women who accompanied their husbands. Some journeyed by land with the horses and cattle, while the main body went in boats up the Mohawk, down the Oswego, along the shore of Lake Ontario, and up Niagara River, carrying their boats over the long portage of seven miles at the falls. 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... For other uses, see Mohawk River (disambiguation) The Mohawk River is a major waterway in north-central New York. ... Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ... For the Gentoo Linux package manager, see Portage (software). ... The Horseshoe Falls, one of the three Niagara Falls. ...

At Buffalo a delegation of Mohawk nation and Seneca tribe Indians opposed their entrance into the Western Reserve, claiming it as their territory, but waived their rights on the receipt of goods valued at $1,200. The expedition then coasted along the shore of Lake Erie, and landed, on July 4th, 1796, at the mouth of Conneaut Creek, which they named Port Independence. The Indians were propitiated with gifts of beads and whiskey, and allowed the surveys to proceed. General Cleaveland, with a surveying party, coasted along the shore and on July 22nd, 1796, landed at the mouth of the Cuyahoga. He ascended the bank, and, beholding a beautiful plain covered with a luxuriant forest-growth, divined that the spot where he stood, with the river on the west and Lake Erie on the north, was a favorable site for a city. Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Buffalo, is an American city in western New York. ... The Kanienkehaka, or Mohawk tribe of Native American people live around Lake Ontario and the St. ... The Seneca are a Native American people, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. ... Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, the worlds largest such lakes. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... The Cuyahoga River is located in northeast Ohio. ...

He accordingly had it surveyed into town lots, and the employees named the place Cleaveland, in honor of their chief. There were but four settlers the first year, and, on account of the insalubrity of the locality, the growth was at first slow, reaching 150 inhabitants only in 1820. 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

In 1830, when the first newspaper, the "Cleveland Advertiser," was established, the editor discovered that the head-line was too long for the form, and accordingly left out the letter "a" in the first syllable of "Cleaveland," which spelling was at once adopted by the public. 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Moses Cleaveland eventually returned to his hometown and died there on November 16, 1806. Today, a statue of him stands on Public Square in Cleveland. November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

External links

  • Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Research Guide to Connecticut's "Western Lands" or "Western Reserve"


The following publications are in the collection of the Connecticut State Library (CSL):

  • The Public Records of the State of Connecticut [HistRef ConnDoc G25 1776-]. This multi-volume set contains the record of transactions of the Connecticut General Assembly. Each volume covers a given time period and has an index. Researchers interested in the Western Lands should consult these volumes to gain knowledge of the legislative actions and petitions granted by the Connecticut General Assembly.
  • Burke, Thomas Aquinas. Ohio Lands: A Short History. [Columbus, OH]: Auditor of State, c1997 [CSL call number HistRef HD 243 .O3 B87 1997].
  • Cherry, Peter Peterson. The Western Reserve and Early Ohio. Akron, OH: R. L. Fouse, 1921 [CSL call number F 495 .C52].
  • Fedor, Ferenz. The Yankee Migration to the Firelands. s.l.: Fedor, 1976? [CSL call number F 497 .W5 F43 1976].
  • Hatcher, Harlan Henthorne. The Western Reserve: The Story of New Connecticut in Ohio. Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1966 [CSL call number F 497 .W5 H27 1966].
  • Mathews, Alfred. Ohio and Her Western Reserve, With a Story of Three States Leading to the Latter, From Connecticut, by Way of Wyoming, Its Indian Wars and Massacre. New York: D. Appleton, 1902 [CSL call number F 491 .M42].
  • Mills, William Stowell. The Story of the Western Reserve of Connecticut. New York: Printed for the author by Brown & Wilson Press [ca. 1900] [CSL call number F 497 .W5 M6].
  • Peters, William E. Ohio Lands and Their Subdivision. Athens, OH: W. E. Peters, 1918 [CSL call number F 497 .W5 P47 1918].
  • Rice, Harvey. Pioneers of the Western Reserve. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1883 [CSL call number: F 497 .W5 R5 1883].
  • Upton, Harriet Taylor. History of the Western Reserve. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1910 [CSL call number: F 497 .W5 U7].
  • Wickham, Gertrude Van Rensselaer. Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve. [s.l.]: Whipporwill, [197- ] [CSL call number F 497 .W5 W63 1970z].

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