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CLOUD William
Male 1745 - 1795

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  • Birth  Abt 1745  Willow Glen Est., Front Royal, Warren Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Sep 1795  Burlington, Boone Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Logan Corner Bap, Logan Twp., Dearborn Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1454  cloud
    Last Modified  26 Apr 2011 
     
    Father  CLOUD Henry,   b. Abt 1720, Rockland Manor, New Castle Co., Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1787, Shenandoah, Frederick Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HARDIN Elizabeth,   b. Bef 1724, Prince Wm. Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1774 
    Married  Abt 1742 
    Family ID  F830  Group Sheet
     
    Family  JONES Jane (Leah),   b. Abt 1740, Frederick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1832, Boone, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1767 
    Children 
     1. CLOUD James,   b. 15 Feb 1771, Front Royal, Frederick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1848, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. CLOUD Keziah,   b. 1772, Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1855, Harrison, Hamilton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. CLOUD Hannah,   b. 24 Dec 1774, Culpepper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1870, Dearborn Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. CLOUD Leah Jane,   b. 10 Jan 1776, Frederick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1868, Fayette Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. CLOUD Bayliss,   b. 22 May 1776, Front Royal, Warren Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1869, Logan, Dearborn Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. CLOUD Sarah Sally,   b. 1784,   d. Abt 1845
     7. CLOUD Peggy\Margaret Ann,   b. Abt 1791, Front Royal, Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1849, Boone Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. CLOUD William, Jr,   b. 27 Jun 1792, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1871, Burlington, Boone Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. CLOUD Daniel,   b. Abt 1793/1794, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, In Or KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F831  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • DEATH: Age:About 49-50

      1. LAND: Inherited 134 acres of fathers land in VA. Revolutionary
      soldier (PVT. VA) Sold his land to his brother Daniel & moved to
      Boone Co. KY (1790 Census) Boone was earlier called Campbell Co.
      Children lived in KY, OHio, & IN.
      Killed on trip back to VA to collect money owed to him.

      2. MILITARY: William Cloud was a private in the Revolution
      from the Lower District of Dunmore Co. VA. (which later became
      Shenandoah and Warren Counties) under the command of Captain
      Joseph Bowmanin 1775, with 110 days service.
      Dunmore Co papers, 1775-6, etc. (Acc no 21127) p. 37 "A list of
      men living in the Lower District Dunmore Co under the command
      of Captain Joseph Bowman; including the name William Cloud

      3. BIRTH: Year andplace from FGR, PNMIS00008.14 Place is
      Willow Glen Estate, Front Royal, Virginia. BOMIS00010.13
      Letter by Pat Wolcott has Shenandoah Co.,
      VA BOMIS00013.1

      4. MARRIAGE: Year from FGR, PNMIS00008.14
      Letter by Pat Wolcott has 1770 Chester Co.,PA, BOMIS00013.1

      5. DEATH: Year and place from FGR, PNMIS00008.14
      Letter by Pat Wolcott has 1786 in Campbell Co., Kentucky.
      BOMIS00013.1

      6. BURIAL: Logan Corner Baptist Cemetery, from FGR, PNMIS00008.14

      7. Submitted by John Cloud (CODE32XRAY@aol.com

      William Cloud was born in 1745, Front Royal, VA on the Willow
      Glen Estate. Married in 1768, Jane Jones. He was a Private in the Revolutionary War, serving under the command of Capt. Joseph Bowman
      in 1775-76 giving 110 days ofservice (Brumbaugh Records v.1; p.604)
      His brother Daniel and cousin, Capt. William Cloud were also
      patriots in the Revolution.
      The publication, "Warren Sentinal" of Front Royal, VA carried this
      article in 1920:
      "Among the prosperous farmers in the Shenandoah Valley are the Cloud
      Families. They have always been people of considerable wealth and
      the best social standing of their day".
      When William Cloud married Jane Jones, he became a part of the
      famous MASON family of Virginia, as Jane was the daughter of James
      Jones and Frances Mason.
      The Children of William and Jane Jones Cloud
      all born Shenandoah Co., VA include:
      1. James, b. 1767 - d. 1848 - m. Sarah Ramey
      2. William b. abt 1770 - d. aft 1832
      3. Keziah, b.1772 - m. Baylis Ashley on Aug 20, 1791
      4. Hannah, b. Dec 24, 1774 - d. March 26, 1870,
      Dearborn Co, IN - m. William Cloud (distant cousin)
      5. Leah, b. Jan 10, 1776 - d. 1868 - m. William Webb
      6. Baylis, b. Jan 1777 - d. 1890 - m. Elizabeth Tebbs
      7. Daniel, b. June 5, 1780 - m. Nancy Owen d. Jan 25 1818
      8. Margaret Ann, b. 1782 - m. James Dickens in 1808
      9. Sarah, b. 1784 - m. Joel Dickens in 1800

      In the Fall of 1795, William found it necessary to return to
      Virginia to collect money that was due him. He never returned.
      There are two accounts of what happened. One record states that
      he and two companions were killed by hostile Indians at the
      Licking River. Another story is that he was killed by a companion
      for the money he carried.
      A letter written by William's granddaughter, Margaret Cloud
      Torrence, (the probable daughter of James and Sarah Ramey), tells
      of the walk to Kentucky from Virginia and the purchase of 260 acres
      of land for 25 cents an acre. The letter continues... "one day
      Grandfather received a letter from Virginia, from some relative
      asking him to come and get his share of money from an estate.
      Grandfather started back to Virginia, taking a strange man as a
      body-guard. They went by horseback for 700 miles. They left
      Grandmother and the children, also the negros at home in Kentucky.
      After they had been gone for about 3 months; the man that had left
      with Grandfather returned with $3000. in a pair of saddlebags and
      told Grandmother that her husband had died of the fever on the road,
      about 200 miles from Culpepper, VA." The letter also said,
      "...the family believed that Grandfather left Virginia with
      $7,000. and the companion murdered him and took $4000.
      Grandmother was never really sure what happened."

      Jane owned and operated a large tobacco plantation for nearly
      30 years. She obviously did very well, as she left a large
      estate. Her will, dated March 16, 1832 is recorded in Burlington,
      Boone Co., KY. She asks that her land, livestock and household
      furnishings be sold and equally divided between her eight children.
      Son Daniel was deceased and his share was to go to his children.
      She stated that it was her will that son William, shall be entitled
      to ten dollars only. This is the only record that there was a
      son named William, so he has been entered on the list of children,
      in what is the logical place of birth.


      7. TEMPLE WORK: B- IGI Batch #7207527Sheet#97Source #820267

      E- IGI Batch #7207527 Sheet #97 Source#820267
      SP- IGI Batch #7207527 Sheet #97 Source#820267

      8. IGI lists EVENT as WILL dated 25 SEP 1787in Shenandoah, Virginia.

      9. MILITARY: He served in the Revolutionary War,BOMIS00010.11
      And also served in the Virginia Militia in 1776, BOMIS00013.1

      10. B & d date, marr from data rec from Harley A. Cloud,
      7805 Birnam Wood Dr, McLean, VA 22102-2708
      His sources not noted. Ken Cloud

      moved to Boone Co. KY(listed in 1790 KY census) children
      lived in KY, OH and IN.
      Killed in trip back to VA to collect money owed to him. ?? KC

      B, d, marr dates/places from FGSs by Jim Brewton,
      14802 Northwood Dr., Magalia, 95954