Oliver Cleveland (October 1733 to September 5, 1803) - Oliver was born October 1733 in Rhode Island, and died September 05, 1803 in Hampton, Washington, New York. He married AZUBAH SMITH on April 10, 1756, at the age of twenty-two, in Killingsworth, Connecticut. Oliver Cleveland of Hampton, New York, reported to have come from Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, to Fair Haven, 1777, and removed to Hampton, then Greenfield. Various accounts state that he was a nephew of Enoch Cleveland, and cousin to Solomon Cleveland. According to the gravestone at Hampton burying ground Oliver Cleveland died in his 70th year.
The charter of Fair Haven was granted at Manchester, Vermont, October 27, 1779, in consideration of 6930 English pounds, signed at Arlington, Bennington county, Vermont, by Governor Thomas Chittenden, April 26, 1782, Oliver Cleveland, one of the original grantees and proprietors. Oliver Cleveland, an active pioneer in the settlement and organization had made improvements before act of incorporation, and appears to be the only on of the original settlers who is represented in the charter. He had come from Killingsworth, Connecticut, and sat down with other members of his father's family on what is now New York, or Hampton side of the river, then call "Greenfield", which is was at that time expected would be in Vermont, the State line or boundary between the two states not being as yet settled. While residing near the river, the road running close by the bank, instead of over the flat as now, he had commenced clearing the land which about this time became his home farm in Fair Haven. It extended from Poultney river to Poultney west line, and is said in a survey of 1746 to contain 205 acres, laid, all but 64 acres of it, on his own proprietary right. At his death the farm became divided among his sons, Joshua, Albert and James. James' part, about 80 acres, he sold in November 1807. Albert also sold his 60 acres in 1813, but probably continued to occupy it until September 1817. Joshua had 60 acres and lived on the same until near the spring of 1818, when he returned to Hampton and sold his part.
Mr. Cleveland was a rough illiterate man, unable even to write his own name, yet a man of great natural force and ability, and was elected one of the selectmen of the town from March 1784, nearly every year until his death. John Meacham, Abel Parker, SOLOMON CLEVELAND, Abel Sharp, OLIVER CLEVELAND, Derrick Carner, Isaac Race, Benjamin Parmenter, and Stephen Holt, sign June 1, 1781, petition to Assembly of Vermont, the subscribers being sttlers of a tract of land called Greenfield [now in Hampton] to be incorporated under government of Vermont, Lt. Elisha Clark, OLIVER CLEVELAND, and Asa Dudley chosen at first meeting proprietors June 14, 1780 to lay out first division of lots on public rights.
Azubah Smith (April 10, 1738 to August 20, 1823) Azubah was born in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts to James Smith and Azubah Gunn. She married Oliver Cleveland on her eighteenth birthday and together they had nine children. She died in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, at the ripe old age of eighty-five.