B. F. CLEVELAND was born August 11, 1848 , in Georgia. His father, Robert M. CLEVELAND, was a native of North Carolina, and married Miss Fannie L. WRIGHT, a native of Rhode Island. To this union were born the following children: William C., Jeremiah, Vannoy, Caroline, Harriet D., B. F. (our subject), Georgia A. and Robert M., Jr. The father of these children was a manufacturer and capitalist, and moved to this State in 1866, locating at Wartrace, where he died in 1876. The mother is now in Marietta, Ga.
Our subject was educated in the high school of Greenville, S. C. In 1854 he enlisted in the Second South Carolina Calvary, and served with the command until the close of the war. He then returned home to this county and engaged in the business of farming which he followed until 1882. He then opened a private bank in Wartrace, which he still continues to manage in a very successful way. In 1872 he married Miss Lizzie PEPPER, a native of this county. The result of this union is a family of for children: Mattie W., William P., Jesse F., and Eliza P. Mr. Cleveland is a member of the K. of H., a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.
Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins
Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.