1740 - Abt 1840 (99 years)
||John Cloud |
||Feb 05, 1740
||New Light Creek, North Carolina, USA [1, 3, 4]
||Abt 1 Feb 1840
||Natchitoches, Natchitoches parish, Louisiana, USA 
||Gansville Cemetery, Gansville, Winn parish, Louisiana, USA
- There is a statue of him in Winnfield, Winn parish, Louisiana for his being the only Revolutionary War Soldier to live in that parish. George C.H. Kernion wrote: "While a resident of Varren county, Georgia, he volunteered sometime in 1776, and served at various times until after the surrender of Cornwallis, amounting in all to more than two years, as a private in the South Carolina and Georgia troops. During these years he served under Captain Karbury, Dooley and Stewart, in the Georgia troops, and was in dangerous encounters with the Indians. He crossed into South Carolina and served one summer in Captain Stewart's South Carolina Company. He then returned and served several tours under General Clarke, specific dates not shown. After the War, John Cloud resided in Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky and Louisiana. John Cloud was allowed a pension, as a Soldier of the Revolution, on his application executed April 27, 1833, at which time he resided in Natchitoches parish, Louisiana. He died sometime betwee January 25th and February 1st, 1840, in Natchitoches parish, Louisiana, having lived in that parish for 20 years preceding his death. It is said that he died at the home of his son, Noah Cloud, in Natchitoches parish, Louisiana. John Cloud had married Elizabeth (or Betsy) Lacey, and resided with her and his children."
"About the year 1824, John Cloud and his children (his wife being then dead) were residents of Ouachita parish, Louisiana. In 1854 his children, viz: William, Jeremiah and Ann Cloud, were living the first, namely, Wiulliam Cloud, in Bienville parish, Louisiana, and the others, namely, Noah, Jeremiah and Ann Cloud, in Natchitoches parish, Louisiana. (For all these facts just stated, see John Cloud Pension Claim S-30935 Veterans' Administration Bureau, Wahsington, DC, Application executed April 27, 1835)."
"It is positively asserted in the family that John Cloud's Commission as a Soldier of the Revolution was signed by George Washington himself. This Commission, after the death of John Cloud, the soldier of the Revolution, passed into the hands of his son, Noah Cloud, who eventually gave it to his heirs of his sister Annie Cloud Villars, daughter of the deceased soldier, then living in Robeline, Louisiana. John Cloud, the Revolutionary Soldier, and his wife, Elizabeth (or Betsey) Lacey, had eight children."
"According to family tradition, previously preserved in the Cloud family on Louisiana, John Cloud, the Revolutionary Soldier, was six feet two inches tall, weighted two hundred pounds, and had one of his eyes of blue color and the other eye black. The family also asserts the fact that he fought as an English soldier, under General Wolfe, at the siege of Quebec, and had kept as a souvenir a piece of the rock on which General Wolfe died after his victory over the French. It is also asserted that he fought at Bunker Hill, and that after the Revolution he came to South Carolina, and entered 400 acres on Brier Creek, at what is now known as Cherokee Pond, South Carolina. It is said that his son, Noah Coud, was born there. The famiy tradition asserts that John Cloud, the Revolutionary Soldier, married Elizabeth Lacey on the Cumberlin River, in Kentucky, and later on moved with her and his family to Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi, then to Natchitoches, Louisiana, then to Texas, then to Arkansas, then to West Monroe, Louisiana, where he lived for a number of years, then to Gainesville, Winn parish, Louisiana, where he had many sheep and cattle, then to what is known as the 'Clifton Place' across Sabine Bayou, near the 'Cloud Crossing', in Winn parish, Louisiana, and eventually to Natchitoches parish, where he died in 1840."
Letter attached to his Revolutionary file:
July 7, 1937
Mrs. Nannie Hicks John Cloud
R.F.D.#1, Box 83 S 30935
The data given herein were found in pension claim, S. 30935, based upon service of John Cloud in the Revolutionary War.
John Cloud was born February 5, 1740, on "New Light Creek" in North Carolina. His father, whose name is not shown, resided in Georgia during the Revolutionary War and had his home destroyed by the enemy; the name of his mother is not shown.
While residing in Wilkes County, Georgia, John Cloud volunteered sometime in 1776 and served at various times until after the surrender of Cornwallis, amounting in all to more than two years, as private in the Georgia and south Carolina troops; during the period of his service, he served under Captains Maybury, Dooley and Stewary in the Georgia troops and was in dangerous encounters with the Indiand, crossed into South Carolina and served one summer in Captain Wilson's South Carolina company, afterwards returned to Georgia and served several tours under General Clarke, specific dates of different tours not given.
After the Revolutionary War, the soldier resided in Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky and Louisiana.
John Cloud was allowed pension on his application executed August 27, 1833, at which time he resided in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. He died there sometime between January 25 and February 1, 1840; he had resided in that parish twenty years previous to his death.
John Cloud and his wife, Betsey Cloud, resided in Livingston County, Kentucky, in 1808 with children, William, Noel, Jeremiah and Ann Cloud. The maiden name of said Betsey, her age, and the date and place of their marriage were not given. About the year 1824, the soldier and his children were residents of Ouachita Parish, louisiana, at which time Betsey was deceased.
In 1853, the four children just named were living: William Cloud in Bienville Parish, and the other three in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Very truly yours,
A. D. Hiller
Executive Assistant to the Administrator
Statue for being only Revolutionary War Solder in Winn Parish in middle of Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA
||Dec 6, 2014 |
||William Cloud, Jr., b. Abt 1729/30, Brandywine Hundred, New Castle county, Delaware, USA , d. Aug 30, 1811, Fairfield county, South Carolina, USA (Age ~ 81 years) |
||Ruth Buckingham, b. Abt 1730, Newcastle, Delaware, USA , d. 1827, New Castle county, Delaware, USA (Age ~ 97 years) |
||Elizabeth "Betsey" Lacey, d. 1842, Ouachita parish, Louisiana, USA |
||Cumberland county, Kentucky, USA 
|+||1. Jeremiah "Jerry" Cloud, b. 1789, Cumberland River, Kentucky, USA , d. Louisiana, USA |
| ||2. Ruben Cloud, b. 1793, Kentucky, USA , d. |
|+||3. Noah Cloud, b. Apr 28, 1800, Kentucky, USA , d. 1864, Clouds Crossing, Natchitoches parish, Louisiana, USA (Age 63 years)|
|+||4. Minerva Cloud, b. 1802, Alabama, USA , d. |
|+||5. William M. Cloud, b. Abt 1804, Alabama, USA , d. Between 1861 and 1865, Bienville parish, Louisiana, USA (Age ~ 57 years)|
| ||6. John Anders Cloud, b. Alabama, USA , d. |
| ||7. Thomas Villars Cloud, b. Ouachita parish, Louisiana, USA , d. |
|+||8. Virginia Ann Cloud, b. 1794, d. Abt 1863, Sabine parish, Louisiana, USA (Age 69 years)|
| ||9. Frank Cloud, b. Ouachita parish, Louisiana, USA , d. |
| ||10. Lee Cloud, b. Ouachita parish, Louisiana, USA , d. |
- [S1088] Kernion, George C.H. - Genealogy of the Cloud Family (1924).
- [S1089] The Abridged Compendium of American genealogy; First Families of America, Vol. 1, p. 556.
- [S1090] Cloud, Philip William - "The Descendants of John Cloud".
- [S1880] Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Grant Applications, Roll 196, image 303, file S30935.
Pension application of John Cloud, Aug. 27, 1833.
- [S1852] Gedcom - Smith, Miriam E.
- [S1853] Gedcom - Goodloe, Carla.