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Elisha Cloud[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male Abt 1809 - 1871  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Elisha Cloud 
    Born Abt 1809  Newberry county, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Mar 11, 1871  Cottonwood, Madison county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Mar 11, 1871  Kurten, Brazos county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • They lived in Macon county, Georgia. They moved to Texas, arriving in Brazos county in 1868. It is thought that Ruth died prior to his coming to Texas. They had 11 children. He came to Brazos county, Texas by late 1868.
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      I also found a copy of the membership list for the Grand Lodge of Georgia, 1854, South-Western Lodge No. 143, Oglethorpe, Macon County, Ga. Elisha Cloud was on that list.
      E. J. Pinckard
      Rob't. Carson
      Rev. P. L. J. May
      Elisha Cloud
      Daniel Kleckly
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      In the tax index of GA 1814-1817 the only Clouds mentioned are Ezekiel (Putnam Co,) and Reuben (Morgan Co) Joseph and Mary Clough are in Green Co so our Clouds are still in SC
      The following heads of household were living in Marion County in 1830. Sources include: History of Marion County by Nettie Powell, 1830 census Extract, and documented submissions by researchers
      CALHOUN, James; CANADY, David; CAPPS, James W.; CASE, Daniel; CASTLEBERRY, James; CHAMPION, Jesse; CHAPMAN, John; CHERRY, Samuel; CHILDS, Joel; CHRISTOPHER, Wm.; CLARK, James; CLOUD, Elisha; CLOUD, William; COCKEREL, Thomas; COKER, Frances; COLLINS, James; COLLINS, Wilson; COVINGTON, L.; COVINGTON, Laver; COX, George; COX, John; COX, Phebe; CREIGHTON, William W.; CULBREATH, Alexander.
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      Lived in Macon Co GA for many years after the Civil War and then moved to TX 1866 (according to son James Washington Cloud's Civil War pension application) with all surviving children.
      From the book "Twixt the Brazos and the Navasot"
      Elisha and his sons: James Washington with wife, Lucy, Monroe with wife, Ann Crockett, and his daughters, Frances (Fannie) Ruth, and Emily came to Texas from Macon County, Georgia in 1868. (PROBABLY CAME SOONER AS DAUGHTER SARAH REMARRIED WILLIAM BERRY IN 1867 IN BRAZOS, TEXAS) They settled on the Joshua Seale grant at first, later spreading to the Hardin Nevill grant, H.R. Cartmell grant and others. In about 1872 his son, William Wilson Cloud and his wife Sarah Jane Smith joined a wagon train of people from Georgia and came to join their family and friends in Texas. Will settled on land near his father and eventually had many acres, including some of the Isaiah Curd, H.R. Cartmell, Joshua Seale, and John W. Stewart grants.
      There were three other children of Elisha Cloud and his wife, Ruth Collins Cloud, who eventually lived in Texas: Joe, of whom we find no record, Sarah, who came as the widow of Robert Martin and later married Wm. Wesley Barry, and Jane Harriett, who married Warren Lee Edge in Oglethorpe, Georgia, but moved to Texas later. Warren Lee Edge operated a stock farm, cotton gin, and general store near Cottonwood.
      This Cloud family was an old family who came to America from Scotland and settled in North Carolina in the 1700's. They later moved to Newberry, SC, where Elisha married Ruth Collins, daughter of Wilson Collins in 1830.
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      Elisha lived in a rural area near where many of his descendants are buried in Tryon Cemetery. It is my personal conviction that he is buried there in an unmarked grave -- In fact, Susan Elizabeth Smith English Cloud, second wife of William Wilson Cloud, is buried there in an unmarked grave. I say that because one of her grandsons told me that. when I was a child, my Grandmother went regularly to "cemetery workings" to keep that site cleared. She, too was reared in that community. But, there are many unmarked graves in that old cemetery toward the back near a ravine -- it is possible that there was at one time a marker that deteriorated. Recently there has been a push to do more to preserve the site. I was called by one of those interested to see if I could identify anyone positively buried there. Jeanette Tabb, the wife of Bill Tabb, who descended from William Wilson Cloud's daughter Mary Ruth (married Easters) wrote to the LDS group that Elisha died in Cottonwood community and is buried there. Where she got such information, I do not know -- and she would not answer when I asked her. I did some investigating and learned that Cottonwood is a community in Madison Co. TX. which borders Brazos Co. near the Kurten community where Elisha lived -- so I guess it is possible. But why would he have been in Madison Co. when he died when all his children were in Brazos Co? And even if he were visiting there or something, surely he would have been brought back to his home county for burial. Our local library has a book compiled listing cemeteries in this county and all readable stones. I have perused it carefully, and Elisha Cloud is not there.
      Olive Ruth Nabors descendant of William Wilson Cloud
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      (ed: there are 5 communities in TX named Cottonwood -- one is in Madison cty and another is in Brazos county at the intersection of Tabor Rd. (974) and 2038, about 12 miles West of the Cottonwood in Madison county.)
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      From Pioneer Trails, The Birmingham Genealogical Society, Jan. 1976, Vol. 18, No. 1 p. 22
      Morgan's General Store Receiving Book, Hamburg, GA June 19, 1839 - Jan. 13, 1840
      The following names of customers were copied by Mrs. Frances W. Garrison (in 1965) from an old leather bound book, then in possession of Mrs. Bill Eddings, Birmingham, Alabama. Hamburg, in lower Macon Co., GA, was founded in the early 1800's by German settlers. It was the junction for two stage routes.
      Thomas Henry (sic) Morgan came south from Bolingbroke, Mass., in 1837. He operated a general store, was postmaster, served as county surveyor, tax receiver and collector, and served in the Confederate States Army.....
      CLOUD, E., Elijah, Elisha, Henry, Mrs.
      (and since Collins and Clouds intermarried)
      COLLINS, A.N., A.W., Mrs. A.W.
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      Raymond Shirley rshirley-at-icx.net> wrote:
      "I think that I have found the country of origin for Elisha Cloud of Marion/Macon counties, Georgia. The information was found in "A History of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1938-1958", compiled by Dan O. Harvill. Mr. Harvill:
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      HISTORY OF MT. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 1938-1958
      Compiled and Written by Dan 0. Harvill
      "Those families living in the German Palatinate and Salzburg areas in the late 1600's and early 1700's were "dutch headed" in that they continued to give instructions to their children on the Bible and circulating devotional literature after having been expressly forbidden to do this by the Roman Catholic Church which was the State religion of that time ... It was this religious tyranny and intolerance that started a mass emigration of many Lutherans from the Salzburg and Palatinate areas of Germany. Some of them moved to other areas of Germany and Europe, others chose America as their destination, and it is with this last group that the slow movement of Lutherans to Macon County began. ....
      "From Heidelberg and the area Southward came the Shealys, Clouds, Eptings, Coogles, Kleckleys and others to South Carolina to establish new homes among and near other settlers of German descent. So it is with the "Dutch Fork" district of Newberry County that we begin our story of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.
      " .... the census of 1840 for the newly formed Macon County includes David Coogle, Peter McBride, John F. Robinson, Andrew Shealy, Jacob Kleckley, John Coogle, John Helvingsteen, Daniel Smith, ELISHA CLOUD, William Dyess, Joseph Mott and Newton Williams, all names that appear on the early rolls of Mt. Zion Church."
      "Sarah's father was Elisha Cloud. He was born about 1809 in Newberry County, South Carolina. Elisha and his brother Elijah moved to Macon County, Georgia, in about 1840. By 1852 Elisha had become a wealthy man. The combined value of his land, slaves and personal property was over $30,000. That was an enormous amount of money in 1852. Just before the Civil War, Elisha's estate had increased in value to over $35,000.
      He was outspoken about congress putting import tariffs on foreign good in an attempt to force southerners to buy northern products. At the same time he was opposed to export tariffs on southern products, especially cotton, thereby making southern products less attractive to foreign buyers. He was also very annoyed at the North's opposition to slavery. Agriculture, the primary source of income in the South, was very labor intense. People of the South needed slaves to maintain their way of life.
      Elisha lost his wife Mary Ruth Collins about the time the Civil War started. After the war Georgia was decimated and overrun with northerners making life miserable. In 1866 Elisha and several of his children decided to leave their homes and come to Texas. Here they hoped to begin new lives. The trip from Georgia to Brazos County took about six weeks. They arrived in Brazos County in late 1866 or early 1867.
      Elisha's children who made the move included his daughter Jane and her husband Warren Lee Edge. It also included his son James Washington and his new bride Lucinda Martin. Of course Elisha's daughters Ruth Frances and Emily Catherine, who were unmarried, came. Elisha's single son Monroe also came. A couple of years later, Elisha's son William Wilson, his wife Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah's sister Susan Elizabeth and her husband joined them. When William's wife died and Susan's husband died, William and Susan married each other.
      Nearly everyone in the wagon train settled in the Reliance Community, not far from my great-great Seale grandparents' home. Elisha and his daughters attended the Tryon Baptist Church. That is likely where Sarah met William Wesley "W.W." Berry. W.W.'s first wife, Mary Jane Seale, had died the previous year leaving him a widower with three minor daughters. He and Sarah were attracted to each other and it wasn't long before they were married. A few months after the marriage, Elisha purchased a 78.5 acre track of land out of the Joshua Seale Grant, adjacent to W.W. and Sarah's home.
      For a complete history of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, go to
      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/macon/churches/mtzion.txt>
      (Note: Mary Jane Seale was my gg grandfather's sister. Joshua Seale was my ggg grandfather's first cousin; Jim Boyd, July, 2005)
    Person ID I56282  mykindred
    Last Modified Dec 7, 2015 

    Father William Cloud,   b. Between 1780 and 1786, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1832, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Sarah (__),   b. Abt 1790, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1880, Henry county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 1808  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19891  Group Sheet

    Family Ruth Collins,   b. Abt 1812, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Macon county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1830  Marion county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • -
      1830 census, GA, Marion, p 141 (living near William CLOUD p 143)
      Males:
      Under 5 - 1
      15-20- 1
      20-30- 1
      Females
      Under 5 - 2
      5-10 - 2
      10-15 - 1
      15-20 - 1
      40-50 - 1
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      1840 census, GA, Marion, HH 443
      2-M under 5
      2-M 10-15
      1-M 20-30
      1-M 30-40
      3- F 5-10
      1-F 10-15
      3-F 15-20
      1-F 20-30
      2 slaves
      16 total - 2 Agri
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      1850 census, GA, Macon, p 99, HH 404
      CLOUD, Elisha, 51, W, M, SC
      CLOUD, Ruth, 48, W, F, GA
      CLOUD, William, 23, W, M, GA
      CLOUD, Alexander, 19, W, M, GA
      CLOUD, Emily, 17, W, F, GA
      CLOUD, Joseph, 15, W, M, GA
      CLOUD, Monroe, 10, W, M, GA
      CLOUD, Fanny, 6, W, F, GA
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      1860 census, GA, Macon, 740 dist, Farmers Academy, p. 99, (M653-130, 99), Aug. 1
      HH 403/403
      Joel T. KLECKLEY, 23, M, farmer, $1000, $3325, SC
      Kiziah KLECKLEY, 18, F, GA
      Sarah F KLECKLEY, 1, F, GA
      -- HH 404/404
      Elisha CLOUD, 51, M, farmer, $8000, $15250, SC
      Ruth CLOUD, 48, F, GA
      William CLOUD, 23, M, GA
      Alexander CLOUD, 19, M, GA
      Emily CLOUD, 17, F, GA
      Joseph CLOUD, 15, M, GA
      Jane CLOUD, 13, F, GA
      Monroe CLOUD, , 10, M, GA
      Fanny CLOUD, 6, F, GA
      -- HH 405/405
      James CLOUD, 21, M, farmer, $--, $150, GA
      -- HH 406/406
      Daniel KLECKLEY, 42, M, $5000, $18250, SC
      Sarah J KLECKLEY, 28, F, GA
      Jacob A KLECKLEY, 16, M, GA
      John L KLECKLEY, 14, M, GA
      David E KLECKLEY, 12, M, GA
      Sarah F KLECKLEY, 3, F, GA
      John J. ROBINSON, 24, M, farm laborer, GA
      Jesse M. COOGLE, 25, M, farm laborer, SC
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      1870 census, TX, Brazos cty, Bryan, p. 171 & 172, (M593-1577, 86)
      Sept. 20, lines 40 & 1-3 , HH 93
      CLOUD, Elisha, 61, M, W, farmer, 2000, 400, SC
      CLOUD, Monroe, 20, M, W, farmer, GA
      CLOUD, Fannie, 16, F, W, at home, GA
      CLOUD, ?Jr?, 15, M, W, domestic servant
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      1830 census, GA, Marion, p 141 (living near William CLOUD p 143)
      Males:
      Under 5 - 1
      15-20- 1
      20-30- 1
      Females
      Under 5 - 2
      5-10 - 2
      10-15 - 1
      15-20 - 1
      40-50 - 1
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      1840 census, GA, Marion, HH 443
      2-M under 5
      2-M 10-15
      1-M 20-30
      1-M 30-40
      3- F 5-10
      1-F 10-15
      3-F 15-20
      1-F 20-30
      2 slaves
      16 total - 2 Agri
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      1850 census, GA, Macon, p 99, HH 404
      CLOUD, Elisha, 51, W, M, SC
      CLOUD, Ruth, 48, W, F, GA
      CLOUD, William, 23, W, M, GA
      CLOUD, Alexander, 19, W, M, GA
      CLOUD, Emily, 17, W, F, GA
      CLOUD, Joseph, 15, W, M, GA
      CLOUD, Monroe, 10, W, M, GA
      CLOUD, Fanny, 6, W, F, GA
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      1860 census, GA, Macon, 740 dist, Farmers Academy, p. 99, (M653-130, 99), Aug. 1
      HH 403/403
      Joel T. KLECKLEY, 23, M, farmer, $1000, $3325, SC
      Kiziah KLECKLEY, 18, F, GA
      Sarah F KLECKLEY, 1, F, GA
      -- HH 404/404
      Elisha CLOUD, 51, M, farmer, $8000, $15250, SC
      Ruth CLOUD, 48, F, GA
      William CLOUD, 23, M, GA
      Alexander CLOUD, 19, M, GA
      Emily CLOUD, 17, F, GA
      Joseph CLOUD, 15, M, GA
      Jane CLOUD, 13, F, GA
      Monroe CLOUD, , 10, M, GA
      Fanny CLOUD, 6, F, GA
      -- HH 405/405
      James CLOUD, 21, M, farmer, $--, $150, GA
      -- HH 406/406
      Daniel KLECKLEY, 42, M, $5000, $18250, SC
      Sarah J KLECKLEY, 28, F, GA
      Jacob A KLECKLEY, 16, M, GA
      John L KLECKLEY, 14, M, GA
      David E KLECKLEY, 12, M, GA
      Sarah F KLECKLEY, 3, F, GA
      John J. ROBINSON, 24, M, farm laborer, GA
      Jesse M. COOGLE, 25, M, farm laborer, SC
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      1870 census, TX, Brazos cty, Bryan, p. 171 & 172, (M593-1577, 86)
      Sept. 20, lines 40 & 1-3 , HH 93
      CLOUD, Elisha, 61, M, W, farmer, 2000, 400, SC
      CLOUD, Monroe, 20, M, W, farmer, GA
      CLOUD, Fannie, 16, F, W, at home, GA
      CLOUD, ?Jr?, 15, M, W, domestic servant
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    Children 
    +1. Mary Caroline Cloud,   b. Sep 05, 1831, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 11, 1904, Ogelthorpe, Macon county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Martha Cloud,   b. Sep 1833, Marion county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +3. Sarah Elizabeth Cloud,   b. 1835, Marion county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 02, 1917, Lampasas county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. William Wilson Cloud,   b. May 16, 1837, Newberry, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 18, 1907, Kurten, Brazos county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +5. James Washington Cloud,   b. Apr 02, 1839, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 26, 1925, Bryan, Brazos county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Pvt. Alexander H. Cloud, CSA,   b. 1841, Macon county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 12, 1864, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +7. Emily Catherine Cloud,   b. Mar 03, 1843,   d. Oct 27, 1927, Bronte, Coke county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Joseph H. Cloud,   b. 1844,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 25 years)
    +9. Jane Harriet Cloud,   b. Jan 23, 1847, Macon county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 09, 1908, Kurten, Brazos county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +10. Monroe C. Cloud,   b. Feb 09, 1850, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 04, 1917, Lampasas, Lampasas county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +11. Frances Ruth Cloud,   b. Jul 26, 1852, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 31, 1936, Kurten, Brazos county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F19889  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Early Families of Decatur county Georgia
    Early Families of Decatur county Georgia
    The Post-Searchlight May 19, 1976 p.5A

  • Sources 
    1. [S1017] Nabors, Olive Ruth, post to rootsweb Cloud surname bulletin board of JAN 20, 2003.
      http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.cloud&m=762

    2. [S1121] Cress, Glenn, email to Tom Cloud of OCT 29, 2005.

    3. [S14] 1870 US federal census, 1870, TX, Brazos cty, Bryan, p. 171 & 172, (M593-1577, 86).
      1870, TX, Brazos cty, Bryan, p. 171 & 172, (M593-1577, 86)
      Sept. 20, 1870, lines 40 & 1-3 , HH 93
      Cloud, Elisha, 61, M, W, farmer, 2000, 400, SC
      Cloud, Monroe, 20, M, W, farmer, GA
      " , Fannie, 16, F, W, at home, GA
      " , ?Jr?, 15, M, W, domestic servant

    4. [S1653] Gedcom - Cullers McChrystal, Sharon.



  
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