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I have only limted information on my grandmother's family, Cleaves. My information indicates that she is descended from a Capt. John Cleaves b. bef. 1600, Beverly, Essex, MA, or abt. 1673, Mattituck, Southold, Suffolk Co., NY, d. 01.19.1706/07, Southold, Suffolk, Co., NY, m. Elizabeth ?. Is there any connection to your William Cleaves? Any help would be appreciated.