1762 - 1850 (88 years)
||Ezekiel Cloud |
||Mar 14, 1762
||Yadkin, Anson county, North Carolina, USA 
||May 30, 1850
||McDonough, Henry county, Georgia, USA 
CFJ, XXI, 2&3, p. 34
Georgia Revolutionary War Soldiers' Graves, Vol. 1, Appling-Lanier Counties, comp. H. Ross Arnold, Jr. & H. Clifton Burnham
p. 346 Henry County
Ezekiel Cloud b. 3/14/1762 - d. 5/30/1850
Enlisted in 1778 in Wilkes County, Georgia and served 8 months in the Georgia Militia under Captain John Dooley. He re-enlisted in Septmeber of 1780 as a private in Captains Daniel Gunnel's and George Walton's Companies, Colonel Elijah Clarke's Regiment. He fought in several battles and skirmishes and was present at both Sieges of Augusta. He later received a pension for his services. Buried Old Cloud Cemetery, on Ruben Greer place, 2 miles south of McDonough on Hwy. 155.
1) 1850 Georgia Mortality Schedules, p. 31;
2) Henry County, Georgia: The Mother of Counties, p. 42;
3) Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia, p. 52
Affidavit concerning claim to Federal Government signed by Ezekiel Cloud of Henry County, Georgia
"Whereas persuant to the act of Congress of the United States of America entitled 'an act to carry into full effect the fourth article of the treaty of the eighth of January eighteen hundred and twenty one in the Creek Nation of Indians so far as related to the claims of citizens of Georgia against said Indians prior to eighteen hundred and two', his Excellency Willson Lumpkin Governor of said state now given public notice accompanied by a publication of the act of Congress referred to amongst other things "requesting all claimants and their representatives who have not heretofore presented their claims to present the same to the executive department with all practicable dispatch" -- Ezekiel Cloud of the county and state aforesaid personally came into open court, before the Justice of the Superior Court of said county, and after being duly sworn maketh the following statements, to wit -- 'that in the year seventeen hundred and eighty to about the last of April or first of May, this deponent resided in the County of Wilkes State aforesaid in the Fort called Hintons Fort on Chickesaw Creek - that deponents father Jeremiah Cloud had a blockhouse about four miles distant from the Fort, which he had built as a place of refuge for his family at which time (as the deponent had been informed by his brother Noah Cloud who was at the blockhouse afterward) one evening about sunset the horses belonging to this deponant's father and brother aforesaid came running up to the blockhouse and appeared very much frightened. They then suspected an attack from the Indians and tied the horses in the yard, they enclosed themselves in the block house and in a few minutes the Indians commenced firing at the block house and continued for about two hours during which time they killed the horse belonging to deponent's brother Noah Cloud and wounded a mare belonging to deponent's father. The Indians then left the block house and went to a cowpen about two hundred and fifty yards and killed five milch cows which were enclosed in it and they took nearly one forequarter from each cow. My father and two brothers kept the block house until morning and Noah Cloud then came to the Fort and brought news of the circumstances above related. In consequence of which attach from the Indians George Barber who was a Lieutenant in Capt. Grinnelles Company raised a volunteer company (of which deponent was one) of twenty men besides himself. In order to pursue them. The Company then proceeded to the block house, where deponent saw the horses and cows which the Indians had killed. They then pursued the Indians along their trail towards the Creek Nation, which induced the Company to believe that they were Creek Indians and followed them nearly three days and could not overtake them. We then left the trail (one of our company shot at a deer to get provisions about this time) and went a north course to see if we could find any Indians camp. Late in the evening on the day we left the trail we came to a fresh trail which led in towards the white settlements which we followed till nearly dark and crossing a large creek we left a guard until dark and went about a mile and hobbled our horses out to gra-.e (having nothing to feed them with) and then encamped for the night. That night the Indians stole this deponents horse and seven other horses besides belonging to the Company and as deponent is now on oath he has no scruples in saying his horse at that time was worth one hundred dollars. The next morning part of the company tracked the horse back to the large creek towards the Creek Nation. We then kept the same trail towards the white settlements, but had not proceeded far before we met a company of Indians whereupon a fight immediately ensued. The Indians kept up a firing and retreating for about half a mile, when they hid themselves in a swamp. We took from the battleground twelve packs which belonged to the Indians and found among them the scalps of a white woman that was killed on the frontier of Wilkes County and deponent was informed sometime afterwards that this was a company of Creek Indians and that one of them was wounded in the skirmish and to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief his horse was taken by the Creek Indians. Some years ago an agent was about the pay such claims and this deponent now makes but at that time he made no application because he was informed that it required positive proof of the loss to entitle him to pay and knowing no other proof but his own oath he did not apply at that time.
The deponent therefore interposes his oath in support of the claim and now claims pay for his horse he lost while in the service of his country under the act of Congress before referred to and subscribed.
Sworn to before me in open court this 6th day of July 1835
John Bentley, John A. Ellis, John Williams, John Treadwell.
(Signature of) Ezekiel Cloud."
||Jul 14, 2011 |
||Jeremiah Cloud, R.S., b. Abt 1722, Frederick, Virginia, USA , d. Nov 04, 1783, Wilkes county, Georgia, USA (Age ~ 61 years) |
||Sarah L. Wellborn, b. Abt 1721, Virginia, USA , d. Aft 1822 (Age ~ 102 years) |
||Elizabeth Jones, b. Abt 1785, North Carolina, USA , d. Henry county, Georgia, USA |
||Sep 15, 1798
||Oglethorpe, Macon county, Georgia, USA 
Ezekiel was allowed a pension for his Revolutionary War service per his application of 18 December 1832. Elizabeth was allowed a widow's pension by her application of 27 January 1851, while a resident of Henry Co., GA, aged 66 years.
From: Cloud Family Journal Vol. XVI, #3, p. 76. Ancestor Update, The Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties (GA), Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter, 1993, p. 22-23. Memoirs of Henry County, Paper #11 by T.C. Nolan of McDonough, Henry County Weekly, May 6, 1881.
1850 census, GA, Henry County, 42nd Dist., (M432-73, p.235)
Sept. 30, 1850
A.J. CLOUD, 24, M, farmer, $2200, GA
M.E. CLOUD, 20, F, GA
E. CLOUD, 66, F, NC
M. BURNETT, 6, F, GA
Levi CLOUD, 48, M, GA
L. CLOUD, 43, F, NC
L.J. CLOUD, 20, M, GA
J.C. CLOUD, 17, M, GA
H.M. CLOUD, 15, M, GA
L.R. CLOUD, 13, F, GA
T.M. CLOUD, 10, M, GA
S.C. CLOUD, 7, F, GA
M.E. CLOUD, 4, F, GA
J.N. CLOUD, 1, M, GA
E.A. VANNOORDIN(?), 38, M, $3500, NC
|+||1. Caroline Clarke Cloud, b. 1790, Georgia, USA , d. |
|+||2. Nancy Ann Cloud, b. Abt 1800, Georgia, USA , d. |
| ||3. Sarah Cloud, b. Feb 01, 1800, Georgia, USA , d. 1800|
|+||4. Levi J. Cloud, b. Jul 03, 1802, Georgia, USA , d. 1890, McDonough, Henry county, Georgia, USA (Age 87 years)|
| ||5. Ezekiel Cloud, Jr., d. |
||Elizabeth Harrison, d. |
||Jan 26, 1804
||Oglethorpe county, Georgia, USA
| ||1. Amelia "Milley" Cloud, b. 1809, Georgia, USA , d. Henry county, Georgia, USA |
|+||2. Aaron Cloud, b. 1810, Georgia, USA , d. Feb 10, 1880, Florida, USA (Age 70 years)|
| ||3. Mary Elizabeth Cloud, b. 1814, Georgia, USA , d. 1885, McDonough, Henry county, Georgia, USA (Age 71 years)|
|+||4. Andrew Jackson Cloud, b. 1826, Georgia, USA , d. Mar 1896, Cartersville, Bartow county, Georgia, USA (Age 70 years)|
| ||5. Martha Cloud, d. |
| ||6. Rebecca J. Cloud, d. |
- [S1880] Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Grant Applications, Roll 196, image 290, file W6920 / BLWT26643-160-55.
Pension application of Ezekiel Cloud.
- [S1852] Gedcom - Smith, Miriam E.
- [S1853] Gedcom - Goodloe, Carla.
- [S2030] Cloud Family Association Journal, Vol. XVI, #3, p. 76.
- [S2030] Cloud Family Association Journal, Vol. XXI, vol 2/3, p. 34.