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William Cloud[1]

Male Abt 1832 - 1868  (~ 36 years)

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  • Name William Cloud 
    Born Abt 1832  Jackson county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Jun 11, 1860  Gainesville, Cooke county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Nov 26, 1868  Gainesville, Cooke county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His wife was apparently of Choctaw ancestry.  When he discovered her affair with one Thomas Mosby, Mosby killed him.
      The Texas Republican, Dec. 18, 1868, p. 2:  "William Cloud killed at Gainsville, Texas, 26 November 1868 by a lawyer named Thomas Mosby, also of Gainsville, Texas".
      1860 census, TX, Cooke, Gainesville, p. 1, (M653-1291, p.221)
      June 11, 1860, HH 8/8
      Wm CLOUD, 28, M, merchant, $2000, $10000, Ala
      George CLOUD, 16, M,  "
      Isaac CLOUD, 14, M,  "
      R.F. BOSTICK, 25, M, merchant, $2000, $10000, Tenn
      C.C. PEERY, 27, M, land locator, $10000, $7000, MO
    Person ID I129059  mykindred
    Last Modified Aug 11, 2018 

    Father Francis "Frank" Cloud,   b. 1800, Sullivan county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Feb 1854, Lamar county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years) 
    Mother Maria (Mrs. Frank Cloud),   d.  
    Family ID F25076  Group Sheet

    Family Harriett "Hattie" Thompson,   d.  
    Married Mar 27, 1861  Grayson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • August 1869 in the County Court of Cooke County Texas.
      The petition of J.M. Lindsay adm. of the Estate of William Cloud dec'd .... shows that Hattie Cloud who was the wife of the said dec'd William Cloud did during the life of said William Cloud her husband forfeit her right to the homestead under the laws of the State of Texas by reason of the following fact: towit lst. The said Hattie Cloud during the entire year of 1868 prior to the death of the said William Cloud in ___ of the said year was guilty of the ____ infidelity to her said husband by having illicit and adulterous intercourse with one Thomas F. Mosby in and around the Town of Gainesville whenever and wherever she could contrive to meet .... 2nd he avers that the business of the dec'd, the said Hattie's husband caused him to be absent from home a great deal during the said time and that the said Hattie frequently continued to have the said Mosby visit her at her house when alone at night, when and where she had carnal and adulterous intercourse with the said Mosby. 3rd During the whole of the said time the said Hattie carried on regular secret correspondence with said Mosby writing the most affectionate letters that could possibly be written to the said Mosby in which she speaks of her husband in most contemtible terms. 4th After she had been guilty of this long continued infidelity to her said husband from the ___ first of the year 1868 until the month of October of said year when she was detected in the same she left the house of the said Cloud and went to the Choctaw Nation with the avowed purpose of remaining there and with the expressed designed of not again returning to her home in the State of Texas and that she did remain there until the death of her said husband and has remained there ... as a resident of the said nation.
    Family ID F41872  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2030] Cloud Family Association Journal, Vol. XVI, #4, pp 99-101.

    2. [S136] 1860 US federal census, 1860 census, TX, Cooke, Gainesville, p. 1, (M653-1291, p.221).

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