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From: Betty Sue White <bettysue - at - erols.com>
Since the book, The Barber Family (my mother's side), is down, I have a typed copy of some of it. Chapter 1 is about one of my ancestor's Captain Georgia Barber of Georgia. I'll quote some interesting parts of pages 2 and 3. There is mention of Jeremiah CLOUD and his sons, Ezekial and Noah CLOUD. Please note that Ezekial makes mention of "my father and two brothers" but the third brother is not named". Here goes:
(This letter was written during the Revolution, after Cornwallis had surrended at Yorktown, and before Savannah was re-captured by the colonials.)
Retook the Scalp, they maid their Excape by taking to large Cain Swamp.
The last mischife done only five miles from whare I live, I send orders for Cols.
Martin and Lee to met me at the Place of Rendevous if I can have a few Days to
Collect the Militian and McIntosh meets as the Peechtree if we can fall in with
his part I hope we shall be able to give a good Account of Them---. Pleased
to inform General Wyan the Reasons of my not going Down to camp by the first
oppertunity--by the Conduct of the British Ammissaries & Savages they appide
as if they Intended to Desappoint us in our planting Business and prevent us
from Securing our small grain as they have maid frequent inroad on our Settlements
in a short time---.
From the Revolutionary Pension application of David H. Thurmond, (S32010
Rev) is the following statement:
"From the Revolutionary pension application of Ezekiel CLOUD
is the following statement:"