John Cloud

 

JOHN CLOUD


1740: Born in Edinburgh, Scotland (or New Light Creek, N.C.) on February 5. Came to America with his parents; landed at Jamestown, Va., and settled on Cherokee Strip (or Pond), N.C. (He later attested that he was born on New Light Creek, N.C.)


1776: Volunteered in Militia of South Carolina under General Williams. At this time he resided in what was then called Wilkes County, State of Georgia. The tour of duty lasted about one month. Then he went on another tour of duty from White Hall in S.C. to Rayborn's Creek. Colonel Thompson and Col. Richardson served in this unit. In the same winter or early next spring he enlisted under Capt. Lenn Marbary for 18 months. He was living in Ga. when he enlisted this time. The Lieutenant of this Company was Hatton Middleton. He served out this enlistment and received a discharge from Capt. Marbary, which he left in his father's house in Ga. and the house was burned by the Tories. During this tour he was stationed in a Fort on Ogechee? River. After discharge he returned home where all were warned to protect themselves from Tories and Indians.


1777: Drafted in the Militia of Georgia and served under Capt. Duley. Tour lasted two weeks. During this tour he marched from Wilkes County, Ga. to the Cherokee towns. The party killed some Indians and burned two Indian towns. After this tour he enlisted under Capt. John Steward of Calvary to scout against Indians in the upper part of Georgia. He served 18 months under this enlistment. He believed Capt. Steward was commissioned by Congress or Gen. Washington. He was stationed during this tour on Broad River in Ga. for nearly the whole time but was sent to FT. Barrington on the Uttanabald River, at 'Cat Head' about 3 miles from Ft. Barrington, Colonel Scriven joined the command and they marched up the Uttanabald? River on a scout against the Tories. He was discharged and this paper burned with the other one at his father's house.


1778: He then went over into S.C. and volunteered under Capt.Wilson. Gen Williamson was the Commander. This tour lasted the whole summer or 6 months. The command marched to St. Mary's to attack St. Augustin. They lay for sometime and returned and were dismissed. His next tour was in the Militia of Georgia as a volunteer under Gen. Clark He marched from S.C. to Carr's Fort in Wilkes County, Ga. The troups had to run off in the night and come back in the night. The tour lasted a few days. His next tour was under Gen. Clark also. He marched from Wilkes County to Auyes? County. Tour lasted one week, when a Colonel Cruger of the British Army came with a regiment? and drove off the Americans. On his next tour he engaged in no civil occupations or pursuits until after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. He served as a Private the whole time and in no other rank.

(This information is from a sworn affidavit on Aug. 27, 1833, in Natchitoches Parish, La. when he was applying for a veteran's pension. He said he was "93 years old on the 5th of Feb. 1833." He also swore that the time period was"more than two years and that during this time he was not employed in any other civil pursuit," and that he was born "in North Carolina on a creek called New Light Creek and in the year 1740." Also, "I have lived since the War of the Revolution in the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Louisiana." These affidavits are all signed with "His X" by his name, indicating either that John Cloud did not write, or, perhaps, that at age 93, he no longer was able to see to write. However, if the tradition which holds that he could still shoot squirrels at age 100 is correct, then he should also be able to write his name.


His sworn statements were attested to by G.B. Blanc, a clergyman, and Henry Levornworth, both residing in Natchitoches Parish at that time. Records then show that on a Certificate of Pension issued Nov. 15, 1833, he received $240.


According to family tradition, John Cloud also fought as an English soldier under General Wolfe at the siege of Quebec, and kept as a souvenir a piece of the rock on which the general died after his victory over the French. They also say that he fought at Bunker Hill and that his commission was signed by General George Washington. After his death the commission passed into the hands of his son Noah, who eventually gave it to the heirs of his sister, Annie Cloud Villars, then living in Robeline, La.


1779: After the war the three brothers went to South Carolina and separated, according to Mollie Cloud Elkins, "when they got to the line of Tennessee they separated. William and Noah went to N.C. while John went to S.C." She also said he "entered 400 acres of land on Brier Creek, what is known as Cherokee Pond, S.C." (This has not been proven, but a land grant was issued in Wilkes Co., GA to John Cloud for 400 acres on the 12 day of July 1884.)


He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Lacy, a Cherokee Indian, by the Cumberland River in Kentucky.


Their first son, William, was born in S.C. (William married twice; first, to Rebecca Roe, and then to Betsey Johnson. U.S. Land records show that he was granted a land patent in Sec. 1, T13N, R4W, East of Dugdemona Bayou in 1839. He had a daughter named Melissa Cloud who was the great, great, grandmother of Elgie Rogers, husband of Barbara Evans. William died during the Civil War from typhoid fever.)


1794: A John Cloud is listed as a first settler in Monroe, La. with "4460 A. League and Labor," also with 2200 A. west of Monroe (Flat Creek) 20 miles south of Monroe.


1800: Noah, their second son, Jeremiah, their third, and Ann, were born in Kentucky.


1808: William, Noah, Jeremiah, and Ann Cloud were living in Livingston County, KY. According to an affidavit in Natchitoches Parish in 1854, "John lived in Livingston County, Kentucky with his wife Betsy and children, William, Noah, Jeremiah, and Ann." According to Delilah Cloud they "lived on the Cumberland Mts., came by river to Vixburg, did not like there, came on to Natches, from there to Alexandria, La., did not like there, on to Texas, did not like there, on to Ark did not like, down to Monroe, La., lived there a no of years." She also wrote, "there were 4 boys and 4 girls of the Clouds, vast heards of cattle all over the woods, made a cheese each day the Negro Cris would hitch a wagon and go to Alexandria to sell cheese, hides, etc."


1824: Daughter, Annie, was born Feb. 7. Apparently her mother, Betsy died at this time. An affidavit in Natchitoches Parish in 1854 states that they knew "John about 30 years ago living in Parish of Ouachita, La., that wife was dead at that time. Their other children, after Noah, were:

Frank.

Lee, who died of pneumonia, unmarried.

Jeremiah, (Jerry) who is said to have fought with his father at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, then moved to Calcasieu Parish, La.

Ruben.

Minerva; married a Cummings.

Annie; married Valentine McDaniel, a U.S. soldier  stationed at Ft. Natchitoches; then later married  John Anders; later married Marshall Villars. They  lived in Robeline, La.; died 3 Aug. 1899.


The family moved to Gansville, La. in Winn Parish to what is known as the Clifton Place across Saline Bayou. They "had many sheep and cattle."


1830: La. Census lists: "Cloud, John; Natchitoches Parish." The age bracket is "90-100."


1833: John, aged 93, applied for a veteran's pension in Natchitoches Parish (File No. S-30935, V.A. Bureau, Washington, D.C.). The Certificate of Pension was issued 15 Nov. 1833, and sent to Gen. H. Leavenworth, Ft. Jessup, La. The pension was for "$80/annum." He received $240 at that time, "arrears to 4th of Sept. $200, Semi-annual allow. $40."


1835: Davy Crockett from Tennessee and Ben Milam of Ky. heard the call of Sam Houston for troops to defend the Alamo against Mexican General Santa Anna, and set out to meet Houston at the Prothro Mansion near St. Maurice in Winn Parish. According to family tradition, the two fighters stopped off to visit with their friend John Cloud, for a week of hunting raccoons, to be used for, among other things, coon skin caps. A young relative, Daniel Cloud who was a lawyer practicing in Natchitoches took a rifle inherited from his father and is believed to have died with Crockett, Jim Bowie, Milam, William B. Travis, and others who perished at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. The last contact between John Cloud and his friend Davy Crockett was a letter mailed by Crockett from St. Augustine, Texas, dated January 9, 1836.


1840: Census of Louisiana lists: "John and Noah Cloud, Natchitoches Parish." According to family tradition, John Cloud was 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighed 200 pounds, and had one black and one blue eye. He "never wore glasses, could see to shoot a single ball rifle and kill a squirrel out of the tops of those long leaf pines when he was nearly 100 years old." He lived with his son, Noah, near Cloud Crossing on Saline Creek and died four days before his 100th birthday.


He is buried south of Gansville, La. on the Cloud homesite (Sec. 10, T13N, R4), owned in 1970 by John M. Maxwell. Maxwell purchased the land from Cornelius Rushing, a great-grandson of the original owner, who boutht the site from the mcGinty family. John Cloud was the only Revolutionary War Veteran known to be buried in Winn Parish. The D.A.R. erected a monument at his grave. The tombstone is inscribed: John Cloud, N.Carolina Pvt., Ga. Troup; Feb 5, 1740, Feb 1, 1840. There are seven grave markers in this small cemetery, including another monument to Dr. T.A. Wilkinson (1886) and Elisha O. McGinty (1884). In 1880 A.J. Domangue was living on the property and claimed “to have had a paper that stated that the cemetery which is located behind his home was filled with Indians, Slaves, and Hunters. However, it was destroyed when his home burned several years ago. He has kept the grave clear of brush and said that he was going to erect a white picket fence around the grave.”


1854: His four children: William lived in Bienville Parish; Noah, Jeremiah, and Ann lived in Natchitoches Parish.


“It is positively asserted in the family that John Cloud’s commission as a soldier of the Revolution was signed by George Washington, himself. This commission, after the death of John Cloud, the soldier of the Revolution, passed into the hands of his son Noah Cloud, who eventually gave it to heirs of his sister Annie Cloud Villars, daughter of the deceased soldier, then living in Robeline, Louisiana....According to a tradition piously preserved in the Cloud family in Louisiana, John Cloud, the Revolutionary soldier, was six feet, two inched tall, weighted two hundred pounds and had one of his eyes blue and the other eye black. The family also asserts the fact that he had fought as an English soldier under General Wolfe, at the siege of Quebec and kept as a souvenir a piece of the rock on which General Wolfe died, after his victory over the French. It is also asserted that he fought at Bunker Hill and that after the Revolution he came to South Carolina and entered 400 acres on Brier Creek, at what is now known as Cherokee Pond, SC. It is said that his son Noah Cloud was born there. The family traditions assert that John Cloud, the Revolutionary soldier married Elizabeth “Betsy” Lacy, the Cherokee Indian girl, near the Cumberland River in Kentucky, and later moved with her and family to Vicksburg, Miss. And Natchez, Miss., then to Alexandria, Louisiana, then to Texas, then to Arkansas, then to West Monroe, Louisiana where he lived for a number of years - then to Gaineville, Louisiana where he had many sheep and cattle - then to what is known as Clifton Place, across Saline Bayou, near the Cloud Crossing, in Winn Parish, Louisiana, and eventually to Natchitoches Parish where he died in 1840.” (Source: John Cloud, Calvin, La (Winn Parish Historical Coll) 10/76 by John Price)


In documents filed in Natchitoches Parish on March 20, 1854, Clerk of Court, William P. Morrow attested “that satisfactory evidence has been exhibited to me...that John Cloud was a Pensioner of the Unites States at the rate of Eight dollars per month; was a resident of the Parish of Natchitoches...and died in the year 1840 between the 25th of January and the 1st of February; that he left no widow, but children, whose names are William Cloud, Noah Cloud, Jeremiah Cloud and Ann Cloud.


Samuel Williams, a resident of Bienville Parish, aged fifty six years, appeared before Frederick Williams, Justice of the Peace in Natchitoches, and attested “that he first became acquainted with John Cloud, deceased, the father of William Cloud, Noah Cloud, Jeremiah Cloud and Ann Cloud in Livingston County, in the State of Kentucky, in the year 1808, became personally acquainted with him, his wife Betsy Cloud, all of their children above named, and was intimately acquainted with the deceased John Cloud and his wife Betsy Cloud from that time up to the time of their deaths. He always understood and considered them man and wife...that they always recognized and called the persons named before...children of theirs, and the children called them Father and Mother. He further states that during the life time of the parents...he was in the habit of spending a good deal of his time at their house. Witness further swears that he is neither directly or indirectly interested in whatever may be received from Government by the applicants.”


At this same hearing, Zepheniah Liles, a resident of the Parish of Winn, State of Louisiana, aged fifty six years attested that he “first became acquainted with John Cloud, deceased, Father of William, Noah, Jeremiah, and Ann about 30 years ago, in the Parish of Ouchita, Louisiana; that the wife of John Cloud was dead at the time; that he also became acquainted with the children, William, Noah, Jeremiah, and Ann Cloud at the time; was intimately acquainted with the Father John Cloud up to the time of his death in January 1840; that John Cloud in speaking of William, Noah, Jeremiah, and Ann Cloud, spoke of them as his children, and they spoke of him as their Father...”


STORY OF JOHN CLOUD

By

Bruce Evans


John Cloud, my ggggrandfather, is the only know Revolutionary War soldier buried in Winn Parish, Louisiana. Born in 1740, he was, according to family tradition, 6' 2" tall, weighed 200 pounds, and had one black and one blue eye. He never wore glasses, but was said to be able to shoot a cat squirrel out of the tallest pine tree when he was nearly 100 years old. Near the end of his life he lived with his son, Noah, near Cloud Crossing (now a National Preserve) on Saline Bayou, and died four days before his 100th birthday. He was buried South of Gansville, Louisiana on the Cloud homesite (Section 10; Township 13 North, Range 4 West). The D.A.R. of Shreveport later erected a marker at his grave honoring him as a North Carolina Private with the Georgia Troops in the Revolutionary War.

The family asserts that John Cloud fought as an English soldier under General Wolfe at the siege of Quebec and kept as a souvenir a piece of the rock on which the general died after his victory over the French. They also say he fought at Bunker Hill and that he was a commissioned officer, with his commission signed by General George Washington. After John died it is said that his commission passed to his son, Noah, who eventually gave it to the heirs of his sister, Annie Cloud Villars, then living in Robeline, Louisiana.

Unfortunately these glowing traditions are not supported by facts available now. What we know about his war record comes from affidavits which he gave and signed in 1833, when he was

93 years old, applying for a veteran’s pension in Natchitoches Parish (File No. S-30935, V.A. Bureau, Washington, D.C.). In these documents he recalls his war record as follows:

In 1776 he volunteered in the Militia of South Carolina under General Williams. At this time he was residing in Wilkes County, Georgia. The tour of duty lasted about one month. Then he went on another tour of duty from White Hall in South Carolina to Rayborn's Creek. Colonel Thompson and Colonel Richardson served in this unit. In the same winter or early next spring he enlisted under Captain Lenn Marbary for 18 months. He was living in Georgia when he enlisted this time. The Lieutenant of this Company was Hatton Middleton. He served out this enlistment and received a discharge from Captain Marbary, which he left in his father's house in Georgia and the house was burned by the Tories. During this tour he was stationed in a Fort on Aquechee River. After discharge he returned home where all were warned to protect themselves from Tories and Indians.

Soon after he returned from this tour he was drafted in the Militia of Georgia and served under Captain Dooley. This tour lasted two weeks, during which he marched from Wilkes County, Georgia to the Cherokee towns. The party killed some Indians and burned two Indian towns. After this tour he enlisted under Captain John Steward of the Calvary to scout against Indians in the upper part of Georgia. He served 18 months under this enlistment. He believed Captain Steward was commissioned by Congress or General Washington. He was stationed during this tour on Broad River in Georgia for nearly the whole time but was sent to Fort Barrington on the Uttanabald River. At 'Cat Head,' about 3 miles from Fort Barrington, Colonel Scriven joined the command and they marched up the Uttanabald River on a scout against the Tories. He was discharged and this paper was burned with the other one at his father's house.

He then went over into South Carolina and volunteered under Captain Wilson. General Williamson was the Commander. This tour lasted the whole summer or six months. The command marched to St. Mary's to attack St. Augustin. They lay for sometime and returned and were dismissed.

His next tour, which only lasted a few days, was in the Militia of Georgia as a volunteer under General Clark. He marched from South Carolina to Carr's Fort in Wilkes County, Georgia. The troops had to run off in the night and come back in the night. During his next tour which was also under General Clark, he marched from Wilkes County to Auyes? County. This tour lasted one week, when a Colonel Cruger of the British Army came with a reinforcement and drove off the Americans. He remained in the service until the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. He served, he attested, as a Private the whole time and in no other rank.


Following these affidavits, which were also accompanied by other supporting statements from persons who knew him, the pension was granted. Records then show that on a Certificate of Pension issued Nov. 15, 1833, he received $240.


After the Revolutionary War, John Cloud and his two younger brothers are said to have left Georgia where their father lived. "When they got to the line of Tennessee they separated. William and Noah went to North Carolina while John went to South Carolina where he entered 400 acres of land on Brier Creek, what is known as Cherokee Pond, South Carolina. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Lacey, a Cherokee Indian, by the Cumberland River in Kentucky.”(note mollie letter)

Their first child, William, was born about 1798, followed by a second son, Noah, born April 28, 1800. Another son, Ruben was born in 1804; a daughter Minerva, in 1806; followed by sons, Frank, Lee, and Jeremiah; Annie was born February 7, 1824. Apparently all eight children were born in Livingston County, Kentucky, before the family moved south.

My grandmother, Delilah Cloud (John’s great grandaughter) later wrote: they "lived on the Cumberland Mts., came by river to Vixburg, (Vicksburg) did not like there, came on to Natches (Natchez), from there to Alexandria, La., did not like there, on to Texas, did not like there, on to Ark (Arkansas) did not like, down to Monroe, La., lived there a no. of years." She also wrote, "there were 4 boys and 4 girls of the Clouds, vast heards of cattle all over the woods, made a cheese each day. The Negro Cris would hitch a wagon and go to Alexandria to sell cheese, hides, etc."

It was also said that the Cloud’s, along with members of his wife’s family (Lacy’s) and a Folsom family, followed a nephew of Edward M. Breckinridge (famous for Breckinridge park in San Antonia, Texas) on their trek which ended in the northwest part of what is now Winn Parish.

Whatever their path, the Cloud family eventually settled in Ward Ten above the Drake Salt Licks, then in Natchitoches Parish, but later carved into Winn in 1852.

The 1830 Louisiana Census lists: "Cloud, John; Natchitoches Parish." The age bracket is "90-100."

In December, 1835, according to family tradition, John Cloud was visited by some of his Kentucky friends who later became famous. As Barry W. Zander told the story in the Winn Parish Enterprise (March 19, 1970): “Davy Crockett from Tennessee and Ben Milam of Kentucky heard the call of Sam Houston for troops to defend the Alamo against Mexican General Santa Anna. They set out to meet Houston at the Prothro Mansion near St. Maurice in Winn Parish.

“The two fighters stopped off to visit with their friend John Cloud, for a week of hunting  raccoons to be used for, among other things, coon skin caps.

“Cloud had more than just friends fighting for Texas’ independence, according to local historian Harley B. Bozeman.”

Bozeman had previously written (1965) about this visit and quoted from a recently published book, HEROES OF TEXAS: “At Natchitoches, Louisiana, Daniel Cloud (probably a young nephew of John, believed to be a son of John’s younger brother, Noah), reacting to Houston’s appeal to ‘come with a good rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition— and soon,’ gave up his promising law practice and joined Davy Crockett’s Mounted Volunteer Sharpshooters.”

Zander noted: Daniel Cloud “is believed to have died with Crockett, Milam, Jim Bowie, William B. Travis, and James Bonham at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. The last contact between John Cloud and Davy Crockett was a letter mailed by Crockett from St. Augustine, Texas, dated January 9, 1836, while they were on the march from Natchitoches Parish into Texas just two months before he and all his men died in defense of the Alamo.”

John Cloud died four years later on February 1, 1840, while living with his son, Noah Cloud, near Cloud’s Crossing on Saline Bayou, just four days before his 100th birthday.


CLOUD FAMILY HISTORY


John Cloud was a fifth generation American. His ggggrandfather, William Cloud, born CA 1625 in Wiltshire, England, purchased 500 acres of land in Pennsylvania from William Penn and came to America in 1662. He had five sons and one daughter, all born in England. His five sons came to  America with him, but his daughter, who married in England, remained there.

His second son, Jeremiah Cloud, born 1645 in England, inherited 200 acres from his father and married Elizabeth Bailey; they had eight children. Their third son, William Cloud, born 1681 in Pennsylvania, married Elizabeth Hayes; they had nine children. According to the Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy (Vol I, p 556) three of their sons are recorded as soldiers in the American Revolution. Their fourth son, named William after his father and great grandfather, was a minor child at the time his father died in 1747.

William is said to have later returned to England, then on to France where he married a French girl. (name unknown). According to family tradition, they lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, where their first son, John Cloud (our subject) was born. (This family information was contradicted by John Cloud, who declared when he applied for a pension at age 93, that he was born at New Light Creek in North Carolina.)

Mollie Cloud Elkins, a great granddaughter of John Cloud, wrote in 1950: “I am the oldest of our Father Noah Cloud’s children and I know of our ancestors on the Cloud side told to me by our grandmother, Delilah Fulsom Cloud, who was our father’s mother. She was born in 1808 and died the latter part of September, 1883. I was 16 years old then and remember well the things grandmother told me, beginning when I was a little girl and many times through the years up to the time of her passing away. She said she wanted me to know about our older Cloud people.”

Mollie Cloud goes on to write that William Cloud and his French wife, with their young John Cloud came back to America, landed at Jamestown, Virginia, and moved to North Carolina. There they had two more sons, William and Noah, and “then they moved by way of ox wagon over into Kentucky. In going over the mountains it was very cold and they stopped and made a fire. A girl named Mary sat down by a tree while the fire was being made and when they called her she did not move; she had frozen to death. They settled on the Cumberland River. John married there to Elizabeth Lacy, a Cherokee girl.” (From letter in author’s possession)

If this information is correct, John Cloud would have been ½ English and ½ French. His children would then be ½ Cherokee Indian, 1/4 English, and 1/4 French.


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OTHER FAMILY INFORMATION

CLOUDS IN AMERICA


FIRST GENERATION


William Cloud and wife unknown had six children:


1. William Cloud, married Grace Willis, had six children, died in 1719.

2. Jeremiah Cloud, married Elizabeth, had eight children (see Second Generation).

3. Sussanna Cloud, married a Mr. Lukens in England and resided there.

4. Joseph Cloud, died in 1739, had married Mary Moore (nee Greene) and had 3 children.

5. John Cloud, married Ann Beeson, had four children, and died in 1744.

6. Robert Cloud, wife unknown, had three children.


SECOND GENERATION


Jeremiah Cloud married Elizabeth Bailey and had eight children:


1. Jeremiah Cloud, married Ann Bailey.

2. Daniel Cloud

3. William Cloud, married Elizabeth Hayes (Third Generation).

4. John Cloud

5. Hannah Cloud, married Caleb Pew, and later John Baldwin.

6. Sarah Cloud, married John Baldwin, her widowed brother-in-law.

7. Elizabeth Cloud, married Joseph Hayes.

8. Mordecia Cloud, married Sarah Chads, then Abigail Bailey (nee Johnson).


THIRD GENERATION


William Cloud married Elizabeth Hayes and had nine children:


1. Henry Cloud

2. Jeremiah Cloud

3. Daniel Cloud, served in Revolutionary War from June 8, 1776 to 1778.

4. William Cloud (Fourth Generation).

5. Mordecia Cloud, 1727-1789.

6. Joseph Cloud

7. Margaret Cloud, married Samuel Tally.

8. Mabel Cloud, married Lazarus Askew.

9. Elizabeth Cloud, married Robert Booth.


FOURTH GENERATION


William Cloud married a French girl (possibly Ruth Buckingham) and had three children:


1. John Cloud, 1740-1840 (our subject).

2. William Cloud, born September 17, 1750; married Adeline Martin, Mary Morgan, and Nancy Vaughn, lived in Georgia during the Revolutionary War; went to North Carolina after 1776 and later visited his brother John in Louisiana; is said to have died at the age of 114.

  1. 3.Noah Cloud, born 1752 in North Carolina or Virginia; fought in the Revolutionary War and received a pension on November 4, 1832 (Claim W-9369, V.A. Bureau, Washington, D.C.). His wife, Unity, born CA 1755, whom he married several years before the close of the war was allowed a pension as a widow of a Revolutionary soldier. At the time of her application, executed October 18, 1838, she was 83 years old, residing in Edgefield, South Carolina. Noah died August 15, 1838.

  2. 4.

FIFTH GENERATION


John Cloud married Elizabeth Lacey and had eight children:


1. William Cloud, born CA 1798, married twice; first, Rebecca Roe; they had Samuel Noah, Malissa, and Mary Cloud; then, he married Elizabeth (Betsy) Johnson, and they had Newton, Henry, Frank, Nancy, and Elizabeth Cloud. U.S. Land records show that he was granted a land patent in Section 1, Township 13 North, Range 4 West, East of Dugdemona Bayou, Louisiana, in 1839. In 1954 he was living in Bienville Parish where he died during the Civil War of typhoid fever along with his second wife and other members of his family.

2. Noah Cloud, born April 28, 1800 (the author’s great great great grandfather.

3. Ruben was, born in 1804.

4. Minerva, born 1806

5. Frank Cloud

6. Lee Cloud, never married, died of pneumonia.

7. Jeremiah Cloud, said to have moved to Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.(This Jeremiah may have been born in 1782 in Georgia and married Elizabeth? about 1817. This family is listed in the 1850 Census of Austin County, Texas as being 68 and 60 years old, with property valued at $2,000; the 1860 Census of Travis Precinct lists them with real estate valued at $20,000 and personal property valued at $11,410.)

8. Annie Cloud, born February 7, 1824, married Valentine McDaniel, a U.S. soldier stationed at Fort Natchitoches, then married John Anders, and later, Marshall Villars. She died August 3, 1899.


SOURCES


.Brewton, James Perry; Compilation from Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol I, p 556)

Bozeman, Harley B.; Article in Winn Parish Enterprise; January 14, 1965.

Cloud, Philip William; The Descendants of John Cloud; 1058 E. Morningside St. Springfield, MO; January 12, 1976.

Cloud, Walter Lee; Family correspondence (in author’s possession).

Cloud, Manie; Family correspondence (in author’s possession).

Elkin, Mollie Cloud; Family correspondence (in author’s possession).

Evans, Constance Coker; Correspondence and research records (in author’s possession).

Evans, Delilah Cloud; Family records (in author’s possession).

Evans, J. Bruce; History of the Cloud Family; 1976.

Kernion, George C.H.; (Ex-Chancellor-General Natl. Society S.A.P. and Louisiana Genealogist) Genealogy of the Cloud Family in America.

Price, John; Winn Parish Historical Collection; John Cloud;  Colvin, LA; October, 1976.

Zander, Barry W.; Article in Winn Parish Enterprise; March 19, 1970.


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