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Jeremiah "Jerry" Cloud[1]

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  • Name Jeremiah "Jerry" Cloud 
    Born Aft 1860 
    Gender Male 
    • He signed an affidavit (Jeremiah) in 1882 reaffirming his signature on a deed transaction in 1874, saying he was a minor at that time. His deceased mother's land was sold in 1874.  He was not on the 1860 census, so it could be conjectured he was born in the early 1860's. He has not been found on the 1880 or later censuses.
    Person ID I1052  mykindred
    Last Modified Mar 30, 2018 

    Father John Clark Cloud,   b. 1815, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1868, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Polly "Polly" Griffin,   b. 1818, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1874  (Age < 55 years) 
    Married Jan 07, 1836  Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On NOV 15 1999, Ellen Crawford> wrote:
      "John C Sr and Mary Griffin were married the 7th of Jan 1836 in Montgomery Co AL.  I believe that her father John Griffin came along with Jeremiah for he got a land grant dated the same as Jeremiah's and John's.  They are dated 1839 and states they have been in TX since 1836.  All of John and Mary's children were born in TX including my gr grandfather John Jr in 1845.  They may not have moved at all.......Since the changing of the county boundaries...    Ellen
      The family is on the
      - 1840 Texas Tax list
      - 1850 TX, Austin, p 89, HH 18/18:
      Cloud, John C., 35, M, farmer
      Cloud, Mary, 32, F
      Cloud, Mary Jane, 11, F
      Cloud, Marion, 8, M
      Cloud, John, 5, M
      Cloud, Margurette, 2, F
      - 1860 TX, Milam, Cameron, p 12, (M653, 1301)
      Cloud, J.C.,  Farmer, 45, M, GA, Cameron, 110
      Cloud, Polly, 35, F, GA, Cameron, 110
      Cloud, Marion, Laborer, 16, M, Tex, Cameron, 110
      Cloud, John, 14, M, Tex, Cameron, 110
      Cloud, Margaret, 13, F, Tex, Cameron, 110
      Cloud, Fanny, 10, F, Tex, Cameron, 110
      Cloud, Melissa, 8, F, Tex, Cameron, 110
      On October 19, 1998 Ellen (Williams) Crawford wrote regarding the following 1875 deed record:
      "The children of J C  Sr and Mary Griffin Cloud sold the land she had bought sometime earlier (I also have that deed).  The deed mentions all the children except Marion and they were probably deceased by that time."
      Dec 16, 1875
      State of Texas
      Milam County
      Know all men by these presents that we Margaret Carter and her husband T Carter, Francis Rutherford and her husband J H Rutherford, J C Cloud and Jerry Cloud, J D Rogers, his wife M E Rogers, all of the County of Milam for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred dollars, one hundred and twenty two dollars and fifty cents have been received in cash and three hundred and seventy seven dollars and fifty cents to be paid in twelve months from this date, do by these presents, grant, bargain and sell and convey to the said L B Rutherford, his heirs and assigns, the half of the following described land situated in the county of Milam and state of Texas and more particularly described in metes and bounds as follows, to wit:  Beginning on the N E corner of Stovall's survey, thence N 19 degrees West with the lines of John Griffin's tract 924 varas passes Griffin's corner 1323 varas to N E corner of this survey a black jack from which a post oak bears 87 degrees W 21 varas, thence S 71 degrees W 590 varas crossing a prong of a creek called Sand 1066 varas to the N W corner of the tract from which a post oak bears S 88 degrees W 8 varas and a black jack bears S 62 degrees W 4 varas, thence S 19 degrees E 1320 varas entering N line of Stovall's survey for the south west corner of this survey from which a post oak bears N 50 degrees E 4 varas, thence N --?-- E with Stovall's line 1066 varas to the place of beginning, two hundred and fifty acres off of the Jose Lead claim, to have and to hold the half of the above described land, one hundred and twenty five acres, with all the rights, members, herediments and appurtenances  to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining unto the said L B Rutherford, his heirs, assigns forever.  The said half of the said two hundred and fifty acres tract of land hereby conveyed to the said L B Rutherford to include the house and other  improvements upon said land occupied by the said L B Rutherford, the division line to be run strait through said tract so as to have the greater part of all the improvements on said tract on the half conveyed to L B Rutherford and we hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators and assigns forever, to warrant and defend the title to the said half of the said tract of land unto him the said L B Rutherford, his heirs and assigns against the claim of all persons or any claiming the same by through or under us.  In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hands this the 6th day of December 1875.
      (............  remnant not quoted here)
      Filed for record at 6 o'clock PM Sept 22 1885
      W Paden, clerk
      Milam County Land Records, Book 14 pages 577, 578, 579, and 580 (LDS Film # 981410).
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] The Comanche Chief of August 2, 1929.

    2. [S30] Milam County Courthouse.

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