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William Lafayette "Bill" Cloud[1, 2, 3]

Male 1851 - 1917  (65 years)


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  • Name William Lafayette "Bill" Cloud 
    Born Aug 23, 1851  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Dates on headstone are August 23 1849 to January 18, 1917.
    Gender Male 
    Census Aug 23, 1870  Millerton, Milam county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census Jun 02, 1900  Chickasha, Grady county, Indian Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1907  Konawa, Seminole county, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census May 09, 1910  Konawa, Seminole county, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died Jan 19, 1917  Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Konawa Cemetery, Konawa, Seminole county, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • His mother and dad moved to Texas about 1851 and settled in Washington County.  It's believed they moved to Milam County about 1858 or 1859, settling in Millertown.  He apparently met and married Elizabeth Rutherford in Milam county and fathered Jasper, Tom and Jake there.  (No one remembers a child named Nancy.)  His niece, Jodia Ferguson, in copying from her mother's Bible (his older sister, Becky), copied his middle name as "Lafaet".
      The 1870 Census shows him in Milam county, Texas and 17 years old (implying dob ca 1853-4).  The 1880 census lists his occupation as farmer and his age as 28, implying the same date of birth -- yet his tombstone shows his dob as 1849.  His granddaughter, Hazel Cloud, wrote that he "eloped with Margaret" to Center, I.T.  He left his wife, Nancy Rutherford, in Texas, probably around 1882, and moved to Center, I.T.  Hazel said Grandpa Bill left his first wife, Nancy Elizabeth, and married Margaret in Texas, and the 1900 census shows that his first child with Margaret was born in Texas in 1880 but his next child, John, was born in 1885 in Indian Territory.  After he moved to Oklahoma, Nancy married a man named Wilson.  Apparently none of the kids liked Wilson, so they all moved to Oklahoma to be with their dad.  He took Her and her youngest child, Jake, to Florida.  Mr. Wilson died with no children by Nancy.  She was known as "Grandma Wilson" and Margaret was called "Grandma Cloud".
      Carl Cloud said in October of 1998 he'd heard there had been a knife fight and one man was killed, that Bill was the only witness to the fight, and that he was advised to leave and go to Oklahoma before the trial.
      The Oklahoma land rushes were taking place in the 1890 to 1895 time frame.  Perhaps he participated in one of these?  He owned a gin in Center, I.T. and some property (houses and lots).  (9-11-1997) Aunt Hazel Cloud Brown said he was a cotton gin man and that Jake worked for him as did Lizzie Seybold.  Carl Cloud said that Jasper worked in the store and that his dad, Thomas M., and Jake worked in the cotton gin.  He said that the gin burnt down one day while they were working there.  Carl said that Bill also had a gristmill and a sawmill.
      He subsequently moved to Konawa and then to Sasakwa, Oklahoma where he farmed -- raising cotton and tobacco.  Hazel said he lived in Center through about 1908 and was living in Konawa about 1910.
      A Warranty Deed in Milam County records, vol 103 p 110, executed May 31st, 1910 and recorded June 14, 1911, deeding land in Milam county from W.L. Cloud and M.S. Cloud, husband and wife, to J.C. Johnson, containing 196 acres of land.  "Also our entire interest in, and to all of the estate of W.J. Cloud deceased (father of W.L. Cloud, grantor herein) situated in Milam County, Texas except a tract of land which been sold to R.S. Cloud described in deed dated January 13th 1896 filed for record Dec. 14th 1907."
      Aunts Hazel and Shorty said his cousin, Jim, killed a man at Center, I.T. and grandpa Bill gave him $3.00 and told him to leave.  Jim moved close to Muskogee (in the Kiamichi hills) and changed his name to Black.
      Ruby Spaulding Varner said he raised 14 orphans in addition to his six children and that aunt Elba and Aunt Lizzie were two of those. This could explain how the children of J.R. and Amanda Seybold were cared for when they died (Zeb, Lena and Lizzie).  (Could his second wife, Margaret, have been one of the orphans he took in?)  Ruby also said he was worth 1 million dollars at one time but was $200 in debt when he died.
    Person ID I1172  mykindred
    Last Modified Nov 18, 2015 

    Father William Jasper "Bill" Cloud, CSA,   b. Apr 09, 1824, ? Mount Meigs, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 09, 1871, Milam county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jane "Jane" Boyd,   b. Jun 23, 1832, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1918 OR 15 May 1918, Milam county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Jun 24, 1849  Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    •   William CLOUD & Jane BOYD  lic. 20 June 1849; mar. 24 June 1849, by Jas. A. McGEE, JP
    Notes 
    • This must be him in 1850 sandwiched between his mother-in-law Betsey Boyd and his brother-in-law Julius Merritt who married Elizabeth's sister Sarah.
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      1850 census, AL, Montgomery cty, 2nd district, Nov 13, series M432, roll 12, p 186
      line 7-9, dwelling/household 517/517
      William CLOUD, 22, M, farmer, Geo
      Jane CLOUD, 17, F, Ala
      Martha CLOUD, 1, F, Ala
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      1870 Census; from Milam County, TX taken on 23 Aug 1870. (Notes from Lura Black.)  "The ages don't all match.  I find it interesting that the census was taken on the same day that two of this family were celebrating birthdays (based on the dates that have been given to me)."
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      1870 census, TX, Milam, Millerton P.O., p. 200, (M593-1598, p.312), Aug 23
      CLOUD, Wm J, 46, farmer, ALA
      CLOUD, Elizabeth, 36, working on farm, ALA
      CLOUD, William, 17, ALA
      CLOUD, Margaret, 14, TX
      CLOUD, Thomas, 11, TX
      CLOUD, Dowen, 9, TX
      CLOUD, Mary, 7, TX
      CLOUD, James, 5, TX
      CLOUD, Robert, 1, TX
      - William is dead by 1880
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      1880 census, TX, Milam, pct 5, p 67, sd 5, ed 104, (T9-1320, p.303)
      June 28, 1880, HH 497/506
      CLOUD, Jane, W, F, 48, keeping house, AL, NC, SC
      CLOUD, James, 15, son, farm laborer, TX
      CLOUD, Dowen, 18, son, TX
      CLOUD, Robert, son, TX
      CLOUD, Willie, 9, dau, TX
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      1900 census, Texas, Milam county, J.P. 4, e.d. 73, 23-A, T623-1657, p.220)
      (no enumeration date given), HH 422
      CLOUD, Robt, head, W, M, Sept 1866, 33, m 10yrs, TX, AL, AL, farmer
      CLOUD, Ada, wife, W, F, Mar 1870, 30, m 10 yrs, 5 children, 4 living, KY, TN, KY
      CLOUD, Pearl, dau, Aug 1890, 9, TX, TX, KY
      CLOUD, Maggie, dau, Mar 1892, 8, TX, TX, KY
      CLOUD, Ida, dau, July 1893, 6, TX, TX, KY
      CLOUD, Willie, son, July 1896, 3, TX, TX, KY
      lines 13-17, HH 423
      CLOUD, D.A., head, W, M, Aug 1860, 39, m 18 yrs, TX, AL, AL, farmer
      CLOUD, Mary J, wife, W, F, Mar 1863, 37, m 18 yrs, 4 children, 3 living, TX, TN, TN
      CLOUD, Margaret, dau, Feb 1894, 6, TX, TX, TX
      CLOUD, Raymond, son, Oct 1895, 4, TX, TX, TX
      CLOUD, Annie, dau, Mar 1898, 2, TX, TX, TX
      lines 18-19, HH 424
      CLOUD, Elizabeth J, head, W, F, July 1830, AL, GA, GA, farmer
      LESAY(?), George, lodger, W, M, Apr 1892, 8, TX, TX, TX, at school
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      1910 census, Texas, Milam county, pct. 4, e.d. 62, 4-A, (T624-1578, p. 28)
      April 23, 1910, HH 68
      CLOUD, Elizabeth J, head, F, W, 78, widowed, AL, AL, GA
      ROE, Margaret, dau, F, W, 45, widowed, 5 children, 4 living, TX, AL, AL
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    Family ID F4862  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Nancy Elizabeth Rutherford,   b. Jan 03, 1851, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 17, 1934, Konawa, Seminole county, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1873  Milam county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      1880 Census, TX, Milam, June 24
      William CLOUD, 28, farmer, AL, dad b: AL, mom b: AL
      Nancy E. CLOUD, 26, wife, keepinghouse, TN, TN, TN
      William CLOUD, 5, TX
      Thomas M. CLOUD, 3, TX
      (Jake was born the 4th of the next month.)
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      1900 census, IT, Chickasaw Nation, June 2, lines 43-50
      CLOUD, William, head, W, M, Aug, 1850, 49, m. 19, AL, unk, unk
      CLOUD, Margaret, wife, W, F, Jan 1863, 37, m. 19, 6/3 children, TX, AL, AL
      CLOUD, Jasper, son, Sept 1874, 25, single, TX, AL, TX
      CLOUD, Thomas, son, Oct 1876, 23, single, TX, AL, TX
      CLOUD, Jacob, son, July 1879, 20, single, TX, AL, TX
      CLOUD, Mary, daughter, July 1880, 19, single, TX, AL, TX
      CLOUD, John, son, Feb 1885, 15, single, Ind. Ter., AL, TX
      CLOUD, Alice, daughter, Feb 1887, 13, single, Ind. Ter., AL, TX
      (next page line 1)
      JOHNSON, Myrtle, servant, W, F, Feb 1881, 19, single, MO, unk, unk
      *(This is probably Rhoda Myrtle Johnston who later married Jasper.)
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      1907 OK state census, Konawa, p. 58
      CLOUD, William L. Head of household, white male, 60 years of age.
      CLOUD Margaret S. Wife, white female, 44 years of age
      CLOUD, Alice J. Daughter, white female, 18 years of age
      CLOUD, John M., Son, white Male, 21 years of age
      HOBGOOD, Mary, Daughter, white Female, 25 years of age
      HOBGOOD, William H, Grandson, White Male, 2 years of age.
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      1910 census, OK, Seminole, Konawa
      CLOUD, William, head, M, W, 61, m2, 30, AL, AL, AL, farmer
      CLOUD, Margaret, wife, F, W, 46, m2, 30, TX, AL, AL
      CLOUD, John, son, M, W, 24, OK, AL, TX
      CLOUD, William H, grandson, M, W, 5, OK, TX, TX (this is Mary's son)
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      [11]
    Children 
    +1. William Jasper Cloud,   b. Oct 21, 1874, Rockdale, Milam county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 09, 1933, Ada, Pontotoc county, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Thomas Marion Cloud,   b. Jan 14, 1877, Rockdale, Milam county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 24, 1962, Ada, Pontotoc county, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Jake Washington Cloud,   b. Jul 04, 1880, Milam county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 24, 1968, Newman, Stanislaus county, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F446  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Margaret Skipper,   b. Jan 21, 1862, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 01, 1919, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1882 
    Notes 
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      1900 census, Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation, twp 4 N range 5 E, p. 3
      enumerated June 2, 1900, lines43-50
      CLOUD, William, head, W, M, Aug, 1850, 49, m. 19, AL, unk, unk
      CLOUD, Margaret, wife, W, F, Jan 1863, 37, m. 19, 6 children, 3 living, TX, AL, AL
      CLOUD, Jasper, son, Sept 1874, 25, single, TX, AL, TX
      CLOUD, Thomas, son, Oct 1876, 23, single, TX, AL, TX
      CLOUD, Jacob, son, July 1879, 20, single, TX, AL, TX
      CLOUD, Mary, daughter, July 1880, 19, single, TX, AL, TX
      CLOUD, John, son, Feb 1885, 15, single, Ind. Ter., AL, TX
      CLOUD, Alice, daughter, Feb 1887, 13, single, Ind. Ter., AL, TX
      (next page line 1)
      Johnson, Myrtle, servant, W, F, Feb 1881, 19, single, MO, unk, unk
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      1907 census, OK, Seminole, Konawa, p. 58
      Cloud, William L.  Head of household, white male, 60 years of age.
      Cloud Margaret S.  Wife, white female, 44 years of age
      Cloud, Alice J. Daughter, white female, 18 years of age
      Cloud, John M., Son, white Male, 21 years of age
      Hobgood, Mary, Daughter, white Female, 25 years of age
      Hobgood, William H,  Grandson, White Male, 2 years of age.
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      1910 census, OK, Seminole, Konawa, ed 185, 14-B, May 9
      --
      -- HH 238/245
      RAINS, George W, head, M, W, 31, m 2 0 yrs, MO, MO, MO
      RAINS, Mary, wife, F, W, 26, m2 0 yrs, 1/1 child, TX, TX, TX
      RAINS, Mary G, mother, F, W, 65, widowed, 12/10 children, MO, US, US
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      -- HH 239/246
      CLOUD, William, head, M, W, 61, m2 30 yrs, AL, AL, AL, farmer
      CLOUD, Margaret, wife, F, W, 46, m2 30 yrs, 6/3 children, TX, AL, AL
      CLOUD, John, son, M, W, 24, OK, AL, TX
      CLOUD, William H, grandson, M, W, 5, OK, TX, TX (this is Mary's son)
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    Children 
    +1. Mary Elizabeth Cloud,   b. Jul 1880, Milam county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1951, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     2. John Marion Cloud,   b. Feb 09, 1885, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 10, 1974, Albuquerque, Bernalillo county, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Alice J. Cloud,   b. Feb 22, 1887, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 10, 1973, Wasco, Kern county, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F440  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Cloud, William Lafayette 'Bill' (1851-1917)
    Cloud, William Lafayette "Bill" (1851-1917)
    Cloud, Bill
    Cloud, Bill
    Cloud, Bill (1851-1917)
    Cloud, Bill (1851-1917)

    Documents
    Cloud, Jake Washington (1880-1968)
Social Security Application
    Cloud, Jake Washington (1880-1968) Social Security Application

    Headstones
    Cloud, William Lafayette & Margret
    Cloud, William Lafayette (1849-1917)

  • Sources 
    1. [S607] Bible, family -- copied by Jodia Ann Ferguson (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S955] Adams, Shelly, email to Tom Cloud of NOV 5, 2003.

    3. [S14] 1870 US federal census, 1870 census, Milam county, Millerton P.O., p. 200, Aug 23, 1870.

    4. [S14] 1870 US federal census, 1870 census, TX, Milam, Millerton P.O., p. 200, (M593-1598, p.312).

    5. [S3961] 1900 US federal census, 1900 census, Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation, twp 4 N range 5 E, p. 3.

    6. [S209] 1907 Oklahoma statehood census, 1907 Oklahoma state census, p. 58, Konawa.

    7. [S967] 1910 US federal census, 1910 census, OK, Seminole, Konawa, ed 185, 14-B, May 9.

    8. [S422] Konawa Cemetery.
      Dates on headstone are August 23 1849 to January 18, 1917.

    9. [S221] Montgomery County Genealogical Society.

    10. [S210] Montgomery County Alabama records.

    11. [S135] 1880 US federal census.



  
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