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Alexander Moore Cloud[1, 2]

Male 1847 - 1925  (78 years)


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  • Name Alexander Moore Cloud 
    Born Jan 03, 1847  Tazewell, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Sep 20, 1850  Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Tazewell, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died May 27, 1925  Tazewell, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Irish Cemetery, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Date:  October 30, 1931; Title of article:  "Seen And Heard" by J. A. Dunn.
        "Since I have been writing these articles on Old Time Tazewell," writes Mr. Alexander Moore Cloud, 'I have received several letters requesting me to write a sketch about my father, the origin of the Cloud family, and Cedar Hill.  Had I not been asked to write on this subject, I would have chosen one not as personal for this article.' Continuing, Mr. Cloud wrote:
        "The first of my ancestors of whom I have any record was William Cloud, who came from Wiltshire, England, to Pennsylvania, in 1862 (sic), and got a grant of land from William Penn.  So far as my record shows he was the first Cloud that came to America.  He married Elizabeth Bailey in 1865 (sic), and had eight children.  One of his sons, Jeremiah, Jr., married Annie Bailey, and to that union a number of children were born.  Their youngest son, William, married Mary Pierce in 1739, and they had eight children.  Their son, Jesse, married Mary Allen in 1769, and he was the father of several children, of whom I shall name my great grandfather, Joseph Cloud.
        "Joseph Cloud settled in Stokes county, North Carolina, but I do not know who he married.  He came over the mountains into Tennessee in the latter part of the nineteenth century and entered a large tract of land that included what is now Bean Station.  Joseph Cloud had several children.  His son, Benjamin, married Mary Chadwell about the year 1800, and moved to Hawkins county, where he lived until about 1808.  Later he came to Claiborne county and settled on the farm that is better known as the Bob Fugate farm in Mulberry Valley.  In 1816 he left his farm and moved to Tazewell.  He lived on the corner just opposite the entrance to the Baptist church until 1836, when he moved to Chadwell's Station, Lee county, Va., dying about 1846.
        "Benjamin Cloud had seven children:  Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Moore, Pleasant, Louisiana, Nancy, Bathenia and Betty.  Alexander Moore Cloud was a bachelor.  He died in 1844.  Pleasant died in infancy.  Barthenia married the Rev. Josiah Smith and moved to Carthage, Tenn.  Louisiana married Jacob Schultz, of Big Sycamore. Schultz moved to Virginia, but his son, B. F. Schultz, came back to Tazewell, married, and remained there until his death.  Nancy Cloud married Dr. Shackleford.  She died in Tazewell.  Betty never married, died comparatively young.
        "My father, Benjamin Franklin Cloud, was the oldest of the Cloud children.  He served two terms as circuit court clerk, but was forced to retire to private life on account of what his physician diagnosed as tuberculosis.  He built a home on Cedar Hill and moved there the same year.  By adopting a series of deep breathing exercises, he cured himself in two years.  It was in 1845 he built his home, which still stands on the hill, and in the fall of 1845 he married Mahuldy Schultz.  He was the father of four children:  Alexander Moore, Mary, Carrick, Carriger, and Frank.
        "Alexander M. Cloud, ye humble author, lived at the old homestead. Carrick C., who never married, died several years ago.  Mary died at the age of 18, and Frank died in infancy.  When the Civil War came on B. F. Cloud was too old to enlist in either army.  However, his sympathies were with the South, because he was a slaveholder. Notwithstanding the fact that my father was a Southerner at heart, he would help either a Federal or Confederate soldier to escape if in his power to do so.  In 1865 he was called upon to represent Claiborne county in the legislature, and was later elected to the state senate.  He died at his home in Tazewell in 1886.
        "When Tazewell was first settled, what is known as Cedar Hill was then called Bald Hill, because several acres of the summit were barren.  The cedars at the foot of the hill were small but very dense, and afforded an excellent hiding place for those who wished to escape the eyes of the public.  Doubtless the expression 'hit the bald,' meaning to hide or run from, originated at Tazewell.  Sixty years ago when there was a fight or disturbance of any kind at Tazewell, many of the scary negroes would run to the cedars and hide until quiet again reigned.  Often, at that time, men would get drunk and threaten to make everybody 'hit the bald,' meaning they would run everybody into the cedars.
        "William Kirkpatrick and William Epps each built a home in Tazewell the same year my father built his on Cedar Hill.  The Epps home is the last dwelling house on the south end of Church street, and the Kirkpatrick house is on the next street that runs just back of the Epps house.  They are built on the same architectural lines.  Each has two rooms which, by means of double doors, can be converted into one large dancing hall.
        "William Epps was a merchant in Tazewell.  He married a Miss Evans, and they had four children:  Edward, Charlie, Sallie and Matilda. Edward married Kate Fugate, and was a partner in the mercantile business with his father.  When the latter died, Edward took charge of the store and was the leading merchant of Tazewell until shortly before his death.
        "William Kirkpatrick married a sister of William Epps' wife, and was the father of four children: James, William, Jane and Ann.  James went to Mississippi before he married.  Jane taught school at Tazewell for several years and then married Dr. McGee of Morristown. Ann married a young lawyer of Knoxville, or Chattanooga, whose name was McDermit.  Soon after their marriage they moved to Knoxville or Bristol.  Her husband died, but she is still living.  Judge Lon Tyler married her daughter.  William Kirkpatrick moved from Tazewell to Morristown."
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        Although part of the article does not deal with the CLOUD family, I have copied the entire article because of the other names.  For those on this list who have done any research regarding Claiborne Co TN families will most likely recognize all of the names.  As a follow-up to what "ye humble author" said regarding Jacob Schultz "moved to Virginia," the following appears in the Greene Co MO history, 1883, and I will quote only part from a sketch about W. M. SCHULTZ:
        "W. M. Schultz was born in Claiborne county, Tennessee, December 7, 1845.  His father--Jacob Schultz--came to this county in 1858, and settled on a large farm two miles southwest of Springfield, where he resided till his death, in 1865.."
        Some of the SHACKLEFORD family also came to Greene Co MO.  Chances are Alexander M. Cloud was not aware of the final move to Greene Co.
    Person ID I66943  mykindred
    Last Modified Dec 14, 2010 

    Father Benjamin Franklin Cloud,   b. Nov 08, 1802, Walnut Ridge, Hawkins county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 31, 1880, Tazewell, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mahulda Shultz,   b. Nov 04, 1828, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 04, 1913, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Dec 29, 1845  Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 census, TN, Claiborne, 7th sub. Eastern Dist, (M432-874, p.270)
      Sept. 20, 1850
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnclaib2/1850cct/04670477.jpg
      HH 468/468
      B.F. Cloud, 46, M, farmer, TN
      Elizabeth M Cloud, 21, F, TN
      Alexander Cloud, 3, M, TN
      Benj F Cloud, 1, M, TN

      HH 472/472
      Armstead Cloud, 68, M, B, laborer, VA
      ....    Cloud, 65, F, B, VA
      1860 census, TN, Claiborne, Tazewell, p. 186, (M653-1244, p.340)
      dwelling 1202, all b. TN
      Benj. F. Cloud, 57, M, farmer, $25,750, $17,298
      Mahulda  "  , 31, F
      Alexander  "  , 13, M
      Mary E  "  , 8, F
      Carruck C, 5, M
    Family ID F22736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Johnston,   b. Apr 24, 1855, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 06, 1911, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Jun 03, 1875  Tazewell, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Franklin Cloud,   b. Dec 18, 1878, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 04, 1951, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Lula L. Cloud,   b. Jun 1881, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     3. William A. Cloud,   b. Sep 25, 1882, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 18, 1915, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +4. Ralph D. Cloud,   b. Mar 28, 1884, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 19, 1942, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +5. Lizzie K. Cloud,   b. May 1884, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +6. Carrick Carringer Cloud,   b. Sep 29, 1892, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 10, 1959, Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F22737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1548] Seen and Heard, J.A. Dunn.

    2. [S1502] Bennett, Imogene, email to Cloud@rmgate.php.indiana.edu of Mar 10 1997.

    3. [S4251] 1850 US federal census, 1850 census, TN, Claiborne, 7th sub. Eastern Dist, (M432-874, p.270).

    4. [S136] 1860 US federal census, 1860 census, TN, Claiborne, Tazewell, p. 186, (M653-1244, p.340).