Jeremiah's g-g-grandson, Gary Cloud wrote April 20, 1999:
"In 1971 my father, Earl Cloud, and I interviewed two persons in Austin County, seeking information about the Cloud family. My grandfather died when my father was an infant and he knew very little about the Clouds. One person we visited was Claude Kendricks, 83 years old and the nephew of Stonewall Jackson Kendricks, who shot, killed, and was acquitted for the murder of my great grandfather, Francis Marion Cloud (aka F.M., Frank, Doc Cloud).
"Mr. Kendricks gave us a great deal of information about "Doc" as he called him, mostly negative to say the least. We asked him if he knew where he was buried and told us he thought he had been buried in the Frances Cemetery with his parents. He gave us directions to the cemetery but I could never locate it.
"In November, when we were in Buckhorn, I spent a good deal of time talking with the volunteer caretaker of the Buckhorn Cemetery, Ray Killen. His son was also killed in a terrible accident and was buried there. At one point I asked him if he had heard of the Frances Cemetery. He said "sure, it's right across the road from my home". He drove me to the site. The cemetery is about 40 yards from the road (Buckhorn Estates Rd.) on a small raised area in a thicket. It is in terrible repair with most headstones flat on the ground. I found no Cloud headstones (nor Frances) but the limestone used in those days didn't last long. I didn't have any time to explore and look forward to returning to look more and probe the area. Ray mentioned that he would clear the brush when he got a chance.
"By the way, Mr. Kendricks told us that he thought Elizabeth Cloud was a Frances.
"Some other things he mentioned was that Doc had cousins named Tom, Alex, and Lou (fem) and that Lou married Tom Russ. Her son, J.D. Russ lived in Temple. Tom and Alex moved to Burnet Cty. He also said that his uncle Stonewall was married to a Lizzie Cloud ??
"We also talked with Rufus Cloud, 94 years old, the son of Jake and Maria (pronounced Mariah) Cloud. She was a slave of Francis Cloud. Mr. Cloud mostly confirmed what Mr. Kendricks had said about the Cloud-Frances connection and the burial at the Frances Cemetery.
"Offered as just some more Jeremiah Maybes.