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William Augustine Cloud[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1810 - 1870  (59 years)


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  • Name William Augustine Cloud 
    Born Oct 26, 1810  Charleston, Charleston county, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 27, 1870  Bagdad, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Inscription: age 59y 7m 1d
    Notes 
    • 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.
    Person ID I53031  mykindred
    Last Modified Oct 16, 2008 

    Father Joseph Cloud,   b. Mar 23, 1770, Camden, Kershaw county, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 05, 1851, Kershaw county, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Martha "Patty" Nettles,   b. Oct 15, 1785, Fairfield county, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 02, 1852, Kershaw county, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Dec 25, 1801  Wateree, Kershaw county, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18645  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Grace Kennedy,   b. Sep 23, 1818, Maury county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 09, 1881, Bagdad, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Jul 24, 1835  Selma, Dallas county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • -
      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
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      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
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      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
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      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
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    Children 
    +1. James Franklin Cloud,   b. Jul 23, 1837, Cypress Creek, Lowndes county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 10, 1879, Leander, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +2. Joseph Evander Cloud,   b. Sep 17, 1838, Cypress Creek, Lowndes county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 20, 1863, Orange, Orange county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. Mary Grace Cloud,   b. Jun 16, 1840, Cypress Creek, Lowndes or Lamar county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 17, 1840, Cypress Creek, Lowndes or Lamar county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. John Austin Cloud,   b. Nov 02, 1841, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 17, 1886, Coryell county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +5. Martha Ann "Mat" Cloud,   b. Nov 06, 1843, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 23, 1928, Stephensville, Erath county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Mary Jane Cloud,   b. May 15, 1845, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 03, 1845, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Elizabeth Alice Cloud,   b. Apr 28, 1847, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 20, 1850, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     8. William Douglas Cloud,   b. Oct 06, 1848, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 29, 1850, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +9. Thomas Jefferson Cloud,   b. May 08, 1850, Farmersville, Union parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1918, Eldorado, Schleicher county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +10. Eliza Catherine Cloud,   b. Oct 15, 1852, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 08, 1889, Hutto, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    +11. George Augustus Cloud,   b. Nov 29, 1854, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 03, 1937, Burnet county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     12. Barbara Emily Cloud,   b. Aug 30, 1858, Bagdad, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 22, 1944, Pearsall, Frio county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     13. Isaac Kennedy Cloud,   b. Aug 15, 1860, Williamson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Family ID F18693  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Cloud, William Augustine (1810-1870)
    Cloud, William Augustine (1810-1870)

  • Sources 
    1. [S922] Gedcom - DuVall, Lissa.

    2. [S1047] Lindly, Margaret, email to cloud-l of DEC 13 2002.

    3. [S1051] Gedcom - Gordon, Ric.

    4. [S2843] Cloud, Franklin M., email to Tom Cloud of AUG 03 2005.

    5. [S1125] 1870 Mortality Schedule, TX, Williamson county.
      Cloud, William, 59, M, W, married, b. SC, d. May,

    6. [S2015] Obit / burial information (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1053] Family Bible of James Daniel Cloud, Marriages.


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