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Benjamin Franklin Cloud

Male 1855 - 1945  (89 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Cloud 
    Nickname B.F. 
    Born Sep 20, 1855  Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Jun 11, 1860  Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census Aug 1870  Rocky Station, Lee county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died May 01, 1945  Dizney, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dizney Church of God Cemetery, Dizney, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • aka Benjamin Franklin Cloud, husband of Martha L. Shoemaker Cloud
    Notes 
    • His brother was found shot to death, floating in a creek.  Benjamin was accused of the murder and spent 10 years in prison until the murderer confessed on his death bed.
      He and his first wife, Judith Wynn, divorced after he was released from prison and he remarried Martha Shoemaker.
    Person ID I73397  mykindred
    Last Modified Jun 07, 2015 

    Father Benjamin Franklin Cloud, CSA,   b. Apr 08, 1826, Hawkins county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 11, 1900, Dizney, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane Middleton,   b. Sep 10, 1827, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 01, 1913, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married May 14, 1850  Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • -
      1850 census, TN, Claiborne, 7th sub. Eastern Dist, (M432-874, p.281)
      Sept. 28, 1850
      HH 614/614
      Benjamin F Cloud, 24, M, farmer, TN
      Nancy Cloud, 22, M, KY
      -
      HH 615/615
      John Cloud, 22, M, farmer, TN
      Adaline Cloud, 16, F, TN
      -
      HH 618/618
      Green B Cloud, 65, M, farmer, NC
      Bethune Cloud, 50, F, VA
      Eliza Cloud, 26, F, VA
      Evan Cloud, 20, M, laborer, TN
      Morgan Cloud, 18, M, laborer, TN
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      1860 census, KY, Harlan, June 11, 1870
      B. F. Cloud, 33, TN, farmer
      Nancy, 30, KY
      Alexander, 7, TN
      Greenberry, 6, TN
      Benjamin, 4, TN
      Mary, 3, TN
      James, 1, KY
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      1870 census, VA, Lee, Rocky Station, HH 73, p. 293 B
      August 1870
      Frank Cloud, 44, b: Claiborne Cty, TN, works on farm
      Nancy, 41, b: Harlan Cty, KY
      Alexander, 18, b: Claiborne Cty, TN
      Greenburg, 16, b: Claiborne Cty, TN
      Benjamin, 14, b: Claiborne Cty, TN
      Mary E., 13 b: Claiborne Cty, TN,
      James, 11, b: Harlan Cty, KY
      William, 8, b: Harlan Cty, KY
      Shelly L., 5, b: Harlan Cty, KY
      Sarah, 2, b: Harlan Cty, KY
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      1880 census, KY, Harlan
      Frank Cloud, 55, KY
      Nancy, 53, KY
      Green, 26, KY
      James, 21, KY
      Bill, 18, KY
      Shelby, 15, KY
      Sarah, 12, KY
      Frank, gson, 2 KY
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      1900 census, KY, Harlan, dist 2
      Cloud, Benjamin F., April 1826, 74, TN
        "  , Nancy, Sept 1827, 22, KY
        "  , Benjamin F, gson, Oct 1879, 22, KY
        "  , James, gson, Aug 1879, 20
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    Family ID F22835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Judah Wynn,   b. May 10, 1862, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 28, 1911, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married Nov 20, 1876  Claiborne county, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Cloud,   b. Between 1872 and 1875,   d. Y
    +2. Delila Cloud,   b. Sep 1876,   d. Jun 1961  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +3. Nancy Cloud,   b. Oct 10, 1881,   d. Dec 26, 1954  (Age 73 years)
    +4. Narcissus Cloud,   b. Jan 1884,   d. Sep 1904  (Age ~ 20 years)
    Family ID F26585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha L. Shoemaker,   b. Nov 28, 1877, Lee county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 01, 1933, Dizney, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Aug 30, 1897  ? Claiborne county, Tennessee or Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1920 census, KY, Harlan, Evarts, ed 85, 23-A, (T625-574, p.113)
      March 9, 1920, HH 345
      Cloud, Benjamin, M, W, 65, KY, KY, KY, policeman
      "  , Martha, wife, F, W, 45, VA, PA, VA, gardener
      "  , Tildon, son, 19, KY
      "  , Ida, dau, 17, KY
      "  , Harrison, son, 15, KY
      "  , Tilda, dau, 14, KY
      "  , Alvada, dau, 12, KY
      "  , Doxie, dau, 8, KY
      "  , Octavia, dau, 4-11/12, KY
      "  , Myrtle, dau, 9/12, KY
    Children 
     1. Josie Cloud,   b. Jul 1898, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
    +2. Tilman Thomas Cloud,   b. Jan 23, 1901, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 07, 1972, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Ida Bell Cloud,   b. Jan 28, 1903, Dizney, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 19, 1970  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Harrison Cloud,   b. Nov 14, 1905,   d. Jul 08, 1989  (Age 83 years)
     5. Matilda Cloud,   d. Y
     6. Tilda Cloud,   b. Jun 27, 1907, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 03, 1982  (Age 74 years)
     7. Alberta Cloud,   b. circa 1908,   d. Bef Jul 1970  (Age ~ 62 years)
     8. Minnie May Cloud,   b. Sep 01, 1911, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 23, 1913, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. B.F. Cloud,   b. Oct 15, 1912, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     10. Doxie Cloud,   b. Jul 16, 1914, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +11. Octavia Cloud,   b. Apr 11, 1917, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     12. Dorothy Cloud,   b. Mar 21, 1919, Harlan county, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    Family ID F22740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S136] 1860 US federal census, 1860 census, KY, Harlan, June 11, 1870.

    2. [S14] 1870 US federal census, 1870 census, VA, Lee, Rocky Station, HH 73, p. 293 B.

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