Hon. Elijah CLEVELAND, son of Elijah P. Cleveland, was born in Hanover, N.H., June 29, 1795, and immigrated with his father to Waterford, Vt., when five years of age, where he remained until 1816, then removed to Passumpsic village and remained until 1825, when he came to Coventry and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He kept a store twenty-five years, built the first grist-mill of importance, where the present mill stands, and operated the first starch factory for several years.

          He was one of the charter members of the Passumpsic railroad company, and in 1848, was elected a director of the same, which office he held twenty-five years, and in 1854, was appointed secretary of the company, which office he still holds. He was also president of the Bank of Orleans, at Irasburgh, ten or twelve years, succeeding Ira H.Allen to that position. 

          He was several times elected a judge of the county court, and held most of the town offices, was one of the presidential electors when Zachary Taylor was elected, was a member of the State senate two years, and is now a wonderful well preserved man of eighty-eight years. Our engraving represents him at the age of fifty-five years, when he was president of the bank and actively engaged in the railroad enterprise. Two sons, Henry C., occupying the old homestead, and Charles B., of Newport, are his only children now living, he having buried one son. 

[Engraving by J.C. Buttre from a Daguerrotype] 
Source: Gazetteer of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, VT; 1883-1884, by Hamilton Child, July, 1883, page 236. 

Additional information available from Tom Dunn who provided this photo and biographical sketch.