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 THE DESCENDANTS OF J0HN CLOUD FROM 1740, BY PHILIP WILLIAM CLOUD

1058 EAST MORNINGSIDE STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: JANUARY 12, 1976:

 

(1) John Cloud. Born: February 5, 1740. North Carolina.

        Died: January 1840. Natchitoches County, La.        Married: Elizabeth Lacey, Kentucky.

 

SERVICE     Cloud, John       NUMBER

Ga.                   S. 30.935

S.C.        LOUISIANA

        NA 22

        22490

 

AT NATCHITOCHES IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA WHO WAS: A private in the Co. Commanded by Captain Steward of the Brigade Commanded by Col. Seriven in the Geo. Line for two years.

INSCRIBED ON THE ROLL OF Louisiana with the rate of 80 dollars 00 cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1831. CERTIFICATE OF PENSION ISSUED the 15th day of Nov. 1833, and sent to Gen'l. H. Leavenworth, Fort Jesuse, La.

ARREARS TO THE 4th of Sept. 1833,     200.00

SEMI-ANU. ALLOWANCE ENDING Mar. 1834     40.00

                $ 240.00

                  Revolutionary Claim

                  Act June 7, 1832

 

RECORDED BY ???? PALMER, CLERK

BOOK E. VOL. 8 PAGE 32.

 

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA) SS

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES)

 

  On this 27th day of August L833 personally appeared before the parish court, parish of Natchitoches John Cloud a resident of said Parish of Natchitoches, and State of Louisiana, aged ninety three years on the 5th day of February 1833, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make this following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of congress dated June 7, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated:

 

  In the year 1776 as this declarent believes he volunteered in the militia of South Carolina under General Williams. The name of the Captain of Colonel of the Regiment he cannot now recollect. At this time he resided in what was then called Wilkes County, State of Georgia. This tour lasted about one month. The declarant cannot recollect precisely. He marched on this town from White Hall in South Carolina to Rayborn's Creek. He recollects a Colonel Thompson and a Colonel Richardson who served in the same outfit. In the same winter or early the next spring he enlisted under Capt. Lenn Narbary for eighteen months. The name of the Lieutenant of the Company was Hatton Middleton. At the time he enlisted he belonged in the State of Georgia as before stated. He served out his enlistment and received a discharge from Capt. Lenn Narbary, when discharged he lived in his father's house in Georgia. When the house was burned by the Tories his discharge (as on support) burned with it. During this time he was stationed in a fort on Aquchee River. After his discharge he returned home where the people were all then forted to protect themselves from Tories & Indians.

  Soon after he returned from his tour under Capt. Narbary (he cannot recollect in what year he was drafted in the Militia of Georgia and served under Captain Duley. This tour lasted two weeks. He then belonged in Georgia, same County as before mentioned, but were all now from home into the Fort. During this tour he marched from Wilkes County, Georgia to the Cherokee Towns. Their party killed some Indians and burned two Indian towns.

  After the tour last mentioned, he very soon enlisted in said County of Wilkes under Capt. John Steward of cavalry to scout against Indians in the upper part of Georgia. He served under this enlistment eighteen months. He believes that Captain Steward was commissioned by Congress or General Washington. He was stationed during this tour on Broad River in Georgia for nearly the whole time, but was sent to Fort Barrington. Colonel Scriven joined the command and they marched up said river on a scout against Tories. He served out the whole of this enlistment & obtained a discharge, which shared the same fate as the one herein the before mentioned and was burned at the same time.

He then went over into South Carolina and volunteered under Captain Wilson, General Williamson was the general in command. This tour lasted the whole summer, or six months. The command marched to St. Mary's to attack St. Augustin. The troops marched to St. Mary's where they lay for sometime and then returned back & were dismissed.

  The next tour he performed was in the Militia of Georgia, as a volunteer under General Clark. He marched from South Carolina to Carr's Fort in Wilkes County in Georgia. The troops at this time had to run off in the night & come back in the night. He cannot say precisely how long this tour lasted and it was not but a few days.

  The next tour he served as a volunteer under the same General Clark. He marched during this tour from Wilkes County, in Georgia to Augusta and the tour lasted for one week, when a Colonel Cruger of the British Army came with a reinforcement & drove off the Americans.

  The next tour he volunteered under the same General Clark and served the whole time as a soldier, and was engaged in no civil occupation or pursuit until after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.

  He served as a private the whole time and in no other rank. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State.

 

  Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.

          His

        John (X) Cloud

          mark

 

The G.B. Blane, a Clergyman residing in the Parish of Natchitoches and H. Leavenworth residing in same parish hereby certify that we are acquainted with John Cloud who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be ninety three years of age, that he is respected and believed in the Parish where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution, and that we concur in that opinion.

 

  Sworn & subscribed this day and year aforesaid.

      G. Blane      H. Leavenworth.

STATE OF LOUISIANA}

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES) SS

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace, Parish of Natchitoches, John Cloud who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that by reason of old age, and the consequence loss of memory, he cannot swear positively, as to the precise length of his service but according to the best of his recollection, he served not lest than the periods mentioned in his declaration hereunto answered and in the grade of a private soldier and as no other grade: To wit: For more than two years; and that during that length of time he was not employed in any civil pursuit.

 

            His

          John (X) Cloud

            mark

 

Sworn & subscribed by making his mark this 27th day of August

1833 before me. H. Williams, Justice of the Peace, Parish of Natchitoches.

 

WHERE AND WHAT YEAR WERE YOU BORN?

ANSWER: I was born in North Carolina on a creek called New Light Creek, and in the year 1740.

HAVE YOU ANY RECORD OF YOUR AGE, AND IF SO, WHERE IS IT? ANSWER: I have none.

WHERE WERE YOU LIVING WHEN CALLED INTO SERVICE: WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED SINCE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

ANSWER: I have lived since the war of the revolution in the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky and Louisiana. The other part of the question is answered as fully as I am able in my declaration.

HOW WERE YOU CALLED INTO SERVICE, WERE YOU DRAFTED, DID YOU VOLUNTEER, OR WERE YOU A SUBSTITUTE? AND IF A SUBSTITUTE FOR WHOM?

ANSWER: All that matter is as I have stated in my declaration.

STATE THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE REGULAR OFFICERS WHO WERE WITH THE TROOPS WHERE YOU SERVED: SUCH CONTINENTAL AND MILITIA REGIMENTS AS YOU CAN RECOLLECT AND THE GENERAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR SERVICE.

ANSWER: I cannot state these matters more fully than I have done in my declaration.

DID YOU EVER RECEIVE A DISCHARGE FROM THE SERVICE, AND IF SO, BY WHOM WAS IT GIVEN AND WHAT HAS BECOME OF IT?

ANSWER: I have stated all I am able to say as to this question in my declaration.

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA)

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES) SS

 

Bailey Anderson being duly sworn saith that he is personally acquainted with John Cloud now of the Parish of Natchitoches and from conversation with him in relation to the events of the war of ,the revolution as to facts which are well known to this despondent

knows the said John Cloud-was a soldier and served in the Militia and otherwise.

  This deponent has heard the declaration of said cloud read, which is hereunto annexed and he has no doubt that said declaration is true and that he served as therin stated.

 

            His

          Bailey (X) Anderson

            mark

 

Sworn and subscribed by making his mark this 27 day of August 1833 before me. F.H. Williams, Justice of the Peace, Parish of Natchitoches.

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA) SS

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES)

 

Samuel Thompson being duly sworn saith that he is and or several years has been acquainted with John Cloud the declarant in the declaration hereunto annexed named, and that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolutionary War. He has no doubt that he served as stated in said declaration.

 

              Samuel Thompson

Sworn & subscribed this 27 day of August 1833 before me.

 

  And the said court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary soldier, and served as he stated. And the court further certifies, that it appears to them that in the

J.B. Blane who has signed the including certificate, is a Clergyman resident in the Parish of Natchitoches, that Henry Leavenworth who has also signed the same, is a credible person, and that their statement is entitled to credit.

  C.E. Greneauz, Judge of the Parish Court, Parish of Natchitoches.

 

  I, Frederick Williams, Clerk of the Parish Court, in & for the Parish of Natchitoches, as hereby certify that the foregoing contain the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of John Cloud for a pension. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of F. Williams, Clerk of the Parish Court, Parish of Natchitoches.

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA) SS

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES)

 

  Be it known, that before me, Fredrick Williams, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the Parish of Natchitoches, in the State of Louisiana, duly commission and sworn, personally came and appeared, William Cloud, a resident of the Parish of Bienville, Noel Cloud, a resident of the Parish of Natchitoches, Jeremiah Cloud, also a resident of Parish of Natchitoches, sons, and Ann Cloud, a resident of the Parish of Natchitoches, a daughter of John Cloud, the identical person who was a pensioner, and is now dead, and to whom a certificate of pension was issued, which at the rate of ninety six dollars per annual was, after having received the first payment from the United States agent, at the city of New Orleans as an Invalid pensioner, and before the second payment became due, lost or mislaid together with his original certificate of his discharge and a copy of the proof of Identity, which enabled him to procure his pension, by his agent and attorney in fact, Julius F. Bossier, at that time a cerchant of this place, and who drew for him the first payment, who has since died, and deponents are unable to account for such loss, and under Generals Williamson and Clark. a private soldier in the Revolutionary War. That between the 25th day of January and the 1st of February, he died 1840, aged about ninety eight years.

That the deceased pensioner resided in the Parish of Natchitoches, in the State of Louisiana, for the space of about, twenty years before his death; and that previous thereto he resided in different parts of said state, and also in the States of South Carolina and Georgia.

 

            His

           William (X) Cloud

            mark

 

Declaring that he could not write his name.

 

            His

           Jeremiah (X) Cloud

            mark

 

Declaring that he could not write his name.

 

Sworn to and subscribed, ?t Natchitoches, this 6th day of March A.D. 1854. Before me. F. Williams. Justice of the Peace, Parish of (Natchitoches, State of Louisiana.

 

  Noel Cloud one of the parties named in the foregoing declaration was unable to attend on account of a long and serious illness. Ann Cloud, was recently severely crippled, which made it impossible for her to attend with the others.

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA)

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES) SS

 

  Know all men, by these presents. That William Cloud, a resident of the Parish of Bienville and Jeremiah Cloud, formerly of the Parish of Natchitoches, in the State of Louisiana deceased, an invalid pensioner of the United States. Ge. Heuley constitute and appoint as true and lawful attorney, for us, and in our names, to receive from the agent of the United States for paying pensions in the balance of said pension from the fourth day of January A.D. eighteen hundred and thirty five, to the twenty fifth day of January A.D. eighteen hundred and forty, being the day of his death. Witness our hands and seals, this sixth day of March A.D. 1854.

 

            His

           William (X) Cloud

            mark

 

            His

           Jeremiah (X) Cloud

            mark

 

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA)

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES) SS

 

  I, William P. Morrow, Clerk of the sixteenth Judicial District Court, in and for the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana afore-said, do hereby certify, that satisfactory evidence has been exhibited to me as Clerk of said Court that John Cloud, was a pensioner of the United States, at the rate of eight dollars per month; was the resident of the Parish of Natchitoches, in the State of Louisiana, and died in the said Parish and state, in the year eighteen hundred and forty, between the 25 of January and the 1st of February of same year.

  That he left no widow, but children, whose names are William Cloud, Noel Cloud, Jeremiah Cloud and Ann Cloud.

  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court, at Natchitoches, this 20th day of March A.D. 1854.

 

        W.P. Morrow, Clerk

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA)

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES) SS

 

  Personally, came and appeared, before me, the under signed, Frederick Williams, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the Parish and State aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn, Samuel Williams, a resident of the Parish of Bienville, age fifty six years, and personal: known to me, who being duly sworn, deposes and says that he first be came acquainted with John Cloud, deceased, the father of William Cloud Noel Cloud, Jeremiah Cloud and Ann Cloud in Livingston County in the State of Kentucky, in the year; eighteen hundred and eight, became personally acquainted with him, his wife Betsy Cloud, all their children above named, and was intimately acquainted with the deceased John Cloud and his wife Betsy Cloud from that time up to the time of their deaths. Deponent always understood and considered them man and wife. That they always recognized and called the persons before named to Wit: William Cloud, Noel Cloud, Jeremiah Cloud and Ann Cloud children of theirs and the children called them father and mother. Deponent further states, that during the life time of the parents of William, Noel, Jeremiah, and Ann Cloud, he was in the habit of spending a good deal of his time at their house. Witness further swears, that he is neither directly or indirectly interested in whatever may be received from Government by the applicants.

 

          Samuel Williams

Sworn and subscribed , this 6th day of March A.D. 1854. Before me: F. Williams, Justice of the Peace, Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana.

 

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA)

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES) SS

 

  Personally, came and appeared, before me, the undersigned, Frederick Williams, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the Parish of Natchitoches, in the State of Louisiana, duly commissioned and sworn, Zepheniah Liles., a resident of the Parish of Winn, State of Louisiana, aforesaid, age fifty six years, and to me personally known, who being first duly sworn, deposes and says. That he first became acquainted with John Cloud deceased) father of Willam, Noel, ,Jeremiah and Ann Cloud, about thirty years ago in the Parish of Ouachita, Louisiana.) That the wife of John Cloud was dead at the time. That he also became acquainted with the children William, Noel, Jeremiah and Ann Cloud at the same time. Was intimately acquainted with the father John Cloud up to the time of his death in January 1840. That John Cloud in speaking of William, Noel, Jeremiah and Ann Cloud, spoke of them as his children, and they spoke of him as their father. That he always, so far as the knowledge of deponent extends, considered and recognized as the father of William Cloud, Noel Cloud, Jeremiah Cloud and Ann Cloud.

 

            Zepheniah Liles

  Sworn & subscribed, this 6th day of March A.D. 1854. Before me: F. Williams, Justice of the Peace, Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana.

 

  The deponent Zepheniah Liles, further swears, that he is neither directly or indirectly interested in whatever may be received from the Government by the applicants.

 

            Zephiniah Liles

Sworn & subscribed, this 6th day of March A.D. 1854. Before me: F. Williams, Justice of the Peace, Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana.

 

 

STATE OF LOUISIANA)

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES) SS

 

  Be it known, that on this sixth day of March A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty four/ Before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the said Parish and State, personally appeared William Cloud, and Jeremiah Cloud before named, and acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be their act and deed.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand the day

 

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