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James Ross Cloud

Male 1883 - 1935  (52 years)


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  • Name James Ross Cloud 
    Born Sep 25, 1883  Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth Nov 15, 1883  [1
    • He gave Nov. 15, 1883 for his birth date on WW-I draft registration.
    Residence Sep 12, 1918  Prattville, Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • On his WW-I draft registration he is a merchant for Rawlinson & Cloud and lists his nearest relative as Fannie Murphree Cloud.
    Died Nov 06, 1935  Prattville, Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Prattville, Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Plot: 740
    Notes 
    • WW-I draft registrations: James Ross Cloud 15 November 1883  [place of birth not listed]; White Autauga Alabama


    Person ID I695  mykindred
    Last Modified Apr 5, 2012 

    Father James W.J. Cloud,   b. 1845, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 17 Sep 1886, Hempstead, Waller county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Laura Frances Burt,   b. Jul 24, 1846, Prattville, Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 21, 1923, Prattville, Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Jan 04, 1871  Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • -
      1880 census, TX, Waller, pct 1, p 37, sd 4, ed 158, (T9-1331, 384)
      June 10, HH 399/439
      CLOUD, JWJ, W, M, 34, AL, GA, GA
      CLOUD, LF, W, F, 33, AL, NC, VA
      CLOUD, HL, 5, dau, TX, AL, AL
      CLOUD, WW, 2, son, TX, Al, AL
      CLOUD, HGW, W, M, 70, father, GA, GA, GA, blind
      -
      Cecil Stokes, Jr. wrote:
      "J.W.J. Cloud died from gunfire, presumably from a murderer, in the Hempstead community known as "Six-Shooter Junction".  His widow, the 39-year-old Laura Frances, bundled up the three kids and moved back to her hometown, Prattville (Autauga County), Alabama. She established a boarding house on the Main Street so that she could be independent and feed her kids."
      "Laura's father, Martin BURT, was an early settler of Autauga County. He was famous for arriving by flatboat and building a home with bedroom(s) for his daughters upstairs and the only stairway ascending from the master bedroom. (That home is now owned and occupied by a retired Air Force colonel.)"
      "Howell MURPHREE of the Dothan/Troy, AL, area went to Prattville to take a good job with Continental Gin Company of Prattville. He stayed at Mrs. Cloud's boarding house and got acquainted with Mrs. Cloud's daughter, Willie, and they married. Then, Howell's little sister came visiting. She met and subsequently married Mrs. Cloud's son, James Ross Cloud (father of James William "J.W." Cloud and grandfather of Cecil Gaines Stokes Jr.). The two couples remained in Prattville and had a bunch of kids who grew up in houses facing one another across Main Street."
      "One of those kids was J.W. "Jim" Cloud, who settled in Huntsville after WWII. Cec's [my] mother was one of the others. Their brother, Burt, was the third. Unfortunately, neither Willie Cloud Murphree nor James Ross Cloud survived to see all of their children reach adulthood. Thus, the double-first cousins became even closer and the Cloud connection was lost if not discarded.  Only Jim Cloud has exhibited any interest in learning more about it, and he has influenced Cec [me] to be interested."
      "Cec [I] went to high school in Nashville (because that's where my father found opportunity in the shoe industry), graduated from Auburn University, and settled in Huntsville because this is where the high-tech challenges of "the missile gap" were being worked. My siblings and Cloud-related first cousins are currently in AL (Huntsville & Gulf Shores), GA (Atlanta & Griffen), TX (Houston), NC (Concord), and Argentina."
      "While Cloud kinship was apparently being forgotten in the 1886 to 1975 period, there was plenty of interaction with Murphree kin. The Murphrees had settled in the middle-Tennessee region (Murfreesboro, TN), gone to southeast Alabama with a herd of Tennessee horses, and found new homes. Cec [I] grew up with lot's of interaction with Murphree kinfolks; but my two uncles and their wives and kids were the only Clouds I ever knew until I joined CFA and the email "Cloud_list"."
    Photos
    Cloud, James & Laura Burt
    Cloud, James & Laura Burt
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet

    Family Frances Gordon "Fannie" Murphree,   b. Feb 25, 1889, Troy, Pike county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 25, 1967, Huntsville, Madison county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Oct 27, 1910  Troy, Pike county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Merle Cloud,   b. Sep 25, 1911, Prattville, Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 24, 1985, Huntsville, Madison county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Burt Murphree Cloud,   b. Oct 28, 1917, Prattville, Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1974, Clinton, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +3. James William Cloud,   b. May 08, 1920, Prattville, Autauga county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 28, 2000, Huntsville, Madison county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Cloud, James Ross (1883-1935)
    Cloud, James Ross (1883-1935)

  • Sources 
    1. [S4094] U.S. WW-I draft registration.

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



  
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