MARY IZORA SMITH CLOUD

 

MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER ON FATHER’S SIDE


1849: Born 28 April in Lions County, near Mobile, Alabama. Went to school in Huntsville, Alabama.  After her mother's death, her brother Morgan wanted to keep his sister but  their father, Captain John Nelson Smith, took her and a trunk of gold to a farm.  Morgan had his father arrested but John Nelson was clever.  He put his daughter on a boat to evade his son.  Then he slipped her out to Louisiana and kept her in a convent school. Both of her parents were born in Alabama. Mary Izora continued her education at Alexandria and  Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she met Noah Cloud Jr.


1866: When she was 16, Mary Izora married Noah Cloud Jr.(For further information on their marriage, see D3)


1883: Died at age 34, on October 22 one day after the death of her eighth child. Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.