Joseph Cleverly1,2

(18 April 1713 - 16 March 1802)

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Relationship6th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Corkum Family Pedigree
FatherJohn Cleverly3 (8 Oct 1667 - 23 Sep 1725)
MotherHannah Savil (13 Jul 1674 - 1 Aug 1727)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJoseph Cleverly was born on 18 April 1713, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.3,4
ChildHe was baptized on 19 April 1713, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.5
GroomHe married Esther Minor, daughter of Richardson Minor and Elizabeth Munson, on 28 April 1752 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.5,6
DeceasedHe died on 16 March 1802 in Quincy, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, at the age of 88.7,8
InterredHe was buried in Christ Church Burial Ground, Quincy, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.9

Children with Esther Minor:

Some Life Events of Interest

"...(T)he Selectmen presented a list to the Town of those persons they esteemed Inimical to the United States which is as follows, viz. Revd. Edward Winslow, Majr Ebenr. Miller, John Cheesman, Mr. Joseph Cleverly, James Apthorp, William Veazie, Benj Cleverly, Oliver Gay, & Nedabiah Bent, all which was Voted by the Town to be persons esteemed Inimical". It would appear that while Joseph was acknowledged to be a Loyalist and not in sympathy with the Rebels, he did not suffer unduly for his postition.10


A School Master11

Sources - Citations

  1. [S16] Jay and Delene Holbrook, Compilers, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Collections by Town) (Provo, Utah: Holbrook Research Institute, 2011).
  2. [S26] Probate Index, Norfolk County, Massachusetts; Vol 2, L - Z (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910).
  3. [S957] "Genealogical", Boston Evening Transcript, (1911-1914), Boston, Massachusetts 1932:Nov9: Note#2550: Early Braintree Births. Part V; names, events, date, relationships, locations,, (Digitized copies of complete page, archived by American Ancestors )
  4. [S966] Colonial Collegians: Biographies of Those Who Attended American Colleges before the War for Independence, (Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society) , Harvard:3968; names, events, dates, places, relationships.
  5. [S963] Quincy, MA: Vital and Church Records, 1672-1870, (From original records held at the Randolph Town Hall. Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society; Unpublished transcription by Waldo C. Sprague from original records, donated from the estate of Mr. Sprague to NEHGS in 1962), names, relationships, dates, events, places.
  6. [S964] Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History (Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899 -), 37 (1986):4; names, relationships, dates, events, places.
  7. [S26] Probate Index, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Death place: Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; Residence place: Quincy.
  8. [S963] Quincy: Vital and Church Records, 1672-1870, Online database., Deaths 1802, pg.5; name, date, place.
  9. [S210] Find A Grave, online at; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources, Find A Grave Memorial# 67469377 - Photo.
  10. [S980] Samuel A. Bates, Editor, Records of the Town of Braintree : 1640 to 1793 (Randolph, Massachusetts: Daniel H. Hunford, Printer, 1886), pg. 481.
  11. [S966] Colonial Collegians, Online database., Harvard: 3968; Joseph Cleverly (Harvard, 1733).
  12. [S964] Mayflower Descendant, 35 (1985):152; names, relationships, dates, events, places.
  13. [S964] Mayflower Descendant, 35 (1985):45; names, relationships, dates, events, places.
  14. [S964] Mayflower Descendant, 36 (1986):45; names, relationships, dates, events, places.
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