1810 - 1870 (59 years)
||William Augustine Cloud |
||Oct 26, 1810
||Charleston, Charleston county, South Carolina, USA
||May 27, 1870
||Bagdad, Williamson county, Texas, USA 
||Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Williamson county, Texas, USA 
- Inscription: age 59y 7m 1d
- Margaret Lindly wrote: “In 1833 William Cloud was in Cypress Creek AL with his brothers John B. Cloud and Douglas B. Cloud. Douglas returned to SC. 1839 William A. Cloud was Justice of the Peace in AL. 1840-50 federal Census places him in Farmersville Union Parish LA. 1851 he and family were in Williamson Co. TX. 1860 William A. Cloud was a Justice of the Peace for Williamson Co. TX. On the 1850 LA Federal census William A. Cloud is listed as William L. Cloud, 40 years of age given. Sources are: Book: Cloud, Woolsey, and Allied Families by Margaret Howze Purcell 1987. Book: Cloud by Edward Jacob Cloud. Book: William Cloud, Pennsylvinia Proprietor ( I think that is the name), Quaker records on Cloud. Book: Williamson County, Its History and its people. Williamson County TX court house located in Georgetown TX and the Georgetown Library for birth and death and marriage records. Family materials from Rosa W. Howze of Austin TX. Federal Census from Washington DC Federal Archives and the Denver Co. and Austin TX state archives. Thirty years of tracking the Clouds , Pates,Lindley/Lindlys, Stearns/Starnes, Millers, Roberts, Johns, and many other families. Information from my family.“
Young William remained in Fairfield District, SC until 1833, when he, his twin brother John Benjamin and their brother Douglas B. ventured in Cypress Creek, Alabama in 1833 to seek their fortune in the mercantile business. The three brothers were occupied as merchants for about two years, but when William became engaged to Elizabeth Grace Kennedy, the other two decided to return to South Carolina.
The William A. Clouds had three children in Alabama, then in 1840 moved to Farmersville, Union Parish, LA. where they remained for eleven years and had six more children. It was a tragedy stricken one, for they lost one child in 1840 and three in the summer of 1850. The climate also affected William's health adversely, so in 1851 they decided to take friends advice and move to California. He was so ill that the westward journey had to be taken in slow stages; after three months they had only reached Williamson County in Central Texas. After a few days of camping near the head waters of Brushy Creek, William was feeling so much better they decided to stay.
With the help of friends and the oldest boys, William erected a log structure chinked with mortar and surrounded by big shade trees and peach trees. After three or four years they began building a large rock house nearby, but because of the civil war, they were unable to finish it for several years.
Although they lived near Bagdad and about three miles east of the present town of Leander, they were virtually pioneering in the wilderness in the beginning. In 1854, Charles Babcock surveyed the town site which he named for the ancient city of Bagdad. By 1950, Bagdad was considered part of Leander.
The Clouds accumulated several hundred acres of good land and were successful farmers and stockmen.
William served his community as Justice of the Peace for several years and was a faithful and zealous member of the Protestant Methodist Church for 24 years.
William opposed the secession of Texas from the Union; an affidavit in which he swore that he had been loyal to the union throughout the Civil War was in the possession of one of his granddaughters, Rosa (Woolsey) Howze of Austin. However two of his sons, Joseph and James served in the Army of the Confederacy and are said to have been present at the retaking of Galveston from the Federals on 1 January 1863.
William Augustine Cloud died at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday the 27th of May 1870. He was buried in the Bagdad Cemetery and the body of this wife was interred beside his when she died on the 9th of May 1881. After her death, the land was divided among the six surviving children.
The Children who died before the 1850 census were Mary Goff/Gough, Mary Jane, Elizabeth Alice and William Douglas.
||Oct 16, 2008 |
||Joseph Cloud, b. Mar 23, 1770, Camden, Kershaw county, South Carolina, USA , d. Oct 05, 1851, Kershaw county, South Carolina, USA (Age 81 years) |
||Martha "Patty" Nettles, b. Oct 15, 1785, Fairfield county, South Carolina, USA , d. May 02, 1852, Kershaw county, South Carolina, USA (Age 66 years) |
||Dec 25, 1801
||Wateree, Kershaw county, South Carolina, USA
||Elizabeth Grace Kennedy, b. Sep 23, 1818, Maury county, Tennessee, USA , d. May 09, 1881, Bagdad, Williamson county, Texas, USA (Age 62 years) |
||Jul 24, 1835
||Selma, Dallas county, Alabama, USA 
1850, LA, Union, HH 628, p. 389
Wm L. CLOUD, 40, SC, farmer
Elizabeth CLOUD, 32, TN
James CLOUD, 10, AL
John CLOUD, 7, AL
Martha CLOUD, 5, LA
1860 census, TX, Williamson, p. 27, HH 213
W. A. CLOUD, 49, SC
E. G. CLOUD, 41, TX
James F. CLOUD, 22, AL
Joseph E CLOUD, 21, AL
John A. CLOUD, 18, LA
Martha A. CLOUD, 15, LA
Thomas J CLOUD, 11, LA
Eliza C. CLOUD, 8, TX
George S (or A) CLOUD, 5, TX
Amelia B. CLOUD, 2, TX
1870 census, TX, Williamson, Bagdad, HH 517
Elizabeth CLOUD, 51, TN
Tom CLOUD, 20, LA
Clusia (?) CLOUD, 17, TX (female)(Eliza C.??)
George CLOUD, 15, TX
Barbary CLOUD, 11, TX (male)(suspect should be female)
Isaac CLOUD, 9, TX
1880 census, TX, Williamson, HH 111, p. 465B
Elizabeth CLOUD, 62, AL, --, --
George A. CLOUD, 25, TX, SC, AL
Isaac K. CLOUD, 19, TX, SC, AL
George MITCHELL, son-in-law, 30, MO, TN, GA
Barbara E. MITCHELL, dau, 21, TX, SC, AL
|+||1. James Franklin Cloud, b. Jul 23, 1837, Cypress Creek, Lowndes county, Alabama, USA , d. Nov 10, 1879, Leander, Williamson county, Texas, USA (Age 42 years)|
|+||2. Joseph Evander Cloud, b. Sep 17, 1838, Cypress Creek, Lowndes county, Alabama, USA , d. Jun 20, 1863, Orange, Orange county, Texas, USA (Age 24 years)|
| ||3. Mary Grace Cloud, b. Jun 16, 1840, Cypress Creek, Lowndes or Lamar county, Alabama, USA , d. Jun 17, 1840, Cypress Creek, Lowndes or Lamar county, Alabama, USA (Age 0 years)|
|+||4. John Austin Cloud, b. Nov 02, 1841, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA , d. Nov 17, 1886, Coryell county, Texas, USA (Age 45 years)|
|+||5. Martha Ann "Mat" Cloud, b. Nov 06, 1843, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA , d. May 23, 1928, Stephensville, Erath county, Texas, USA (Age 84 years)|
| ||6. Mary Jane Cloud, b. May 15, 1845, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA , d. Jul 03, 1845, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA (Age 0 years)|
| ||7. Elizabeth Alice Cloud, b. Apr 28, 1847, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA , d. Jun 20, 1850, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA (Age 3 years)|
| ||8. William Douglas Cloud, b. Oct 06, 1848, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA , d. Jun 29, 1850, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA (Age 1 years)|
|+||9. Thomas Jefferson Cloud, b. May 08, 1850, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA , d. Mar 1918, Eldorado, Schleicher county, Texas, USA (Age 67 years)|
|+||10. Eliza Catherine Cloud, b. Oct 15, 1852, Williamson county, Texas, USA , d. Feb 08, 1889, Hutto, Williamson county, Texas, USA (Age 36 years)|
|+||11. George Augustus Cloud, b. Nov 29, 1854, Williamson county, Texas, USA , d. Apr 03, 1937, Burnet county, Texas, USA (Age 82 years)|
| ||12. Barbara Emily Cloud, b. Aug 30, 1858, Bagdad, Williamson county, Texas, USA , d. Nov 22, 1944, Pearsall, Frio county, Texas, USA (Age 86 years)|
| ||13. Isaac Kennedy Cloud, b. Aug 15, 1860, Williamson county, Texas, USA , d. |
- [S922] Gedcom - DuVall, Lissa.
- [S1047] Lindly, Margaret, email to cloud-l of DEC 13 2002.
- [S1051] Gedcom - Gordon, Ric.
- [S2843] Cloud, Franklin M., email to Tom Cloud of AUG 03 2005.
- [S1125] 1870 Mortality Schedule, TX, Williamson county.
Cloud, William, 59, M, W, married, b. SC, d. May,
- [S2015] Obit / burial information (Reliability: 3).
- [S1053] Family Bible of James Daniel Cloud, Marriages.