William Cloud would be my 9th Great Grandfather. The following was transcribed from 'Genealogical and personal history of Fayette County, Pennsylvania', copyrighted 1912 in New York by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company. There is a second transcription below this one. Here is also a link to yet another lineage from William Cloud - click HERE.
Nicholas, in "The Norman People and Their Descendants," says: Cloud is a form of Cloet allied to Clouard, Clouet, etc." Roger Cloet came to England from Normandy between 1185 and 1190, Peter and William Cloet coming later. A branch of the family settled in Wiltshire, England, members of the Society of Friends, but as the Wiltshire monthly meetings records none of their marriages or births it is adjudged they became after they were in elder years. William Cloud, of Calne, in Wiltshire, was the founder of the Pennsylvania family. He was a member of the Friends' meeting in Calne and while attending a meeting there may 16, 1660, the meeting "was broken up by a party of soldiers, who came with swords drawn and pistols cocked and violently haled out those that were met, and when asked for their warrant showed their swords, saying: 'This is our warrant.'" On December 7, 1680, he attended a meeting in Marlborough, but in 1682 seems to fallen under the censure of the Friends. On September 8 and 9, 1681, William Penn granted to William Cloud five hundred acres of land laid out in Pennsylvania. It is probable he came to America either in the latter part of 1682 or early in 1683. This land was surveyed and laid out to the southward of Naemans Creek, but was afterward discovered to be in New Castle County, Delaware. He does not appear to have lived on his land, his home being in Concord Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Chichester meeting, was a contributor to the fund toward the erection of the meeting house and the cost of the graveyard about 1685. The minutes indicate attendance at two meetings in 1690. He died about 1702. His Will, proved August 25, 1702, is recorded in Will Book B, page 244, in the register's office at Philadelphia. He does not mention a wife, she having probably preceded him to the grave. Children: William, Jeremiah (my 8th Great Grandfather), Joseph, John, Robert and Susannah.
Jeremiah, son of William Cloud, died 1717, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He probably came to Pennsylvania with his father. In 1713 he was selected by his brothers as the one to whom the new patent for the five hundred acres originally purchased by their father should be confirmed to. On February 15, 1715, he conveyed two hundred acres to his brother John. It is not clear where he first settled, but later he was a resident of Rockland Manor, New Castle County, Delaware, and his Will, proved December 21, 1717, is on file in that county. He married, in 1685, Elizabeth Bailey (my 8th Great Grandmother), who possibly was a second wife. Children: Jeremiah, of whom further: William (my 7th Great Grandfather), Daniel, John, Mordecai, Hannah, Sarah and Elizabeth.
Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Bailey) Cloud, died in 1748. He settled in the eastern part of East Marlborough, now Pocopson Township, Chester County. He married, in 1710, Ann Bailey. Children: Elizabeth, born 1711, married Thomas Underwood; Joel, of whom further; William, born 1718, died 1791, married, 1739, Mary Pierce; Jeremiah, born 1725, died 1817, married (first) Lydia Harlan, (second) Hester Henry; Benjamin, born 1727, died young; Mordecai, born 1729 married (first) Ann Harlan, (second) about 1786, Agnes Morrison; Rachel, born 1733, died young.
Joel, son of Jeremiah Cloud, was born 1715, died 1746, married, 1741, Esther Stubbs. Children: David, Joel and Daniel.
Joel, son of Joel Cloud was born about 1744. He married Hannah Pyle, and left five children.
Jeremiah, son of Joel Cloud (above), was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1797. he, as all forbears in America had been, was a member of the Society of Friends, and a Whig. He was a hatter by trade, also a miller, distiller and farmer of Greene County, Pennsylvania, having settled at Carmichaels, Cumberland Township, in that County. He married Jane Morgan; children; Milton, Annie, Marion, Sarah, Ellen, Morgan, Elma and Thomas C.
Thomas C., son of Jeremiah and Jane (Morgan) Cloud, was born January 10, 1826, at Carmichaels, Greene County, Pennsylvania, died June 8, 1898. He was a farmer and a teacher for several years. He was a Republican in politics and a member and deacon of the Baptist Church. He married Ann Eliza Hartley, died September 4, 1885, daughter of Josephus Hartley, a farmer of Greene County. Children; Milton Harlan, of whom further; Minor Alonzo, born March 16, 1858, died August 6, 1885. Josephus, born May 22, 1859, died May 30, 1859. William Mesterzatt, born June 24, 1860; married Laura, daughter of Miles Anderson, of Old Frame. Albert Edwin, born January 6, 1863, died June 8, 1896. Sarah Jane, born April 4, 1864; married Edgar Hewitt; lives at Pittsburgh. Jeremiah Morgan, born September 20, 1865, died 1891. Elma Lora, born October 27, 1869, died 1878. Ellen Mora, twin of Elma Lora, died 1878. Marion Edgar, born 1874, now living in Philadelphia. Otho Edmund, twin of Marion Edmund, now living in Philadelphia.
Dr. Milton Harlan Cloud, son of Thomas C and Ann Eliza (Hartley) Cloud, was born near Carmichaels, Greene County, Pennsylvania, February 9, 1857. He was educated in the public schools of Greene County, Greene Academy, at Edinburgh, and the State Normal School of Eric County. He entered the Miami Medical College in 1882, and was graduated in 1886 with the degree of M.D., after reading medicine with Dr. A. J. Gibbons, of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. For twenty-six years he has been building up a practice in Masontown readMasontown he is also prominent and active, being vice-president of the Masontown Brewery, director of the Masontown National Bank and director of the Masontown Glass Company. For twelve years as a Republican he served the town in the capacity of school director, but resigned to become councilman and he is also an ex-treasurer of the borough. Dr. Cloud's fraternal orders are Colfax Lodge, No. 565, A. F. and A. M., the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Loyal Order of Moose. His professional societies are the Medical Society of Fayette County, Medical Society of Pennsylvania and the American Medical Association.
He is a land owner of Greene County, owning two hundred and three acres richly underlaid with coal, although as yet none of it has been mined. He was formerly a Baptist, but now attends the Methodist Church. One of Dr. Cloud's greatest pleasures comes from the possession of good trotting horses, and he has in his stables some of the best stock in the state. he owns three valuable sires, and has lately purchased two trotters - "The Roman," time 2.19 1/4, from George Smith, of Chillicothe, Ohio, and "Kentucky Joe," 2.25 1/2, in Danvers, Massachusetts. Dr. Cloud occupies a prominent place in the social, business, political and professional life of the town, and has risen to this position through professional skill, industry, perseverance and pluck.
He married, September 15, 1886, Lolo Zoe Provins. Children: Gladys Winifred, born August 13, 1889, died June 19, 1892. Olive B, born April 13, 1891; married Sherman Gabler; they have two children, and live in Salem, Ohio. Silas Randall, born April 21, 1894, died December 30, 1911.
This next transcription is from the book titled 'Southside Virginia Families - Volume II' by John Bennett Boddie. This book was published in 1956 by Clearfield Company, Inc.
Cloud of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina
Willliam Cloud (my 9th Great Grandfather), ancestor of this family, came from Calne, Wiltshire, England, and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where William Penn granted him 500 acres of land on September 8, 1681. He made his Will the 20th day of the 7th month 1700 which method of dating is usually a Quaker designation, and same was probated at Chester August 25, 1702, as follows: "I, William Cloud of Concord Sem, in county of Chester, being aged and well stricken in years, do give unto my son William Cloud 100 acres of my purch land; to my son Jeremiah Cloud (my 8th Great Grandfather) 200 acres of my purchased land, to sons, Joseph, John and Robert Cloud one English shilling if demanded; to my grand daughter, Hannah Cloud, daughter of Jeremiah Cloud, all the rest of my estate, both real and personal, she to be Executrix. Son Jeremiah to be Overseer. Wits: Robert Pyle, Ann Pyle, Sadie Pyle (Register of Wills, Philadelphia). Children: William, d. 1720, m. Grace; Jeremiah, m. Elizabeth Bailey (see later); Joseph, m. Mary Moore; John, m. Ann Beesom; Robert, dsp? Susanna, m. Lukens.
Jeremiah Cloud (my 8th Great Grandfather), who inherited 200 acres from his father William, had a much larger estate upon his death 17 years later. Jeremiah made his Will February 20, 1715/16 same probated December 1, 1717, as follows: "I, Jeremiah Cloud of Rexland Manor in County of New Castle upon the Delaware in Pennsylvania, cordwainer, being "sick and weak", give unto my beloved wife, Elizabeth, and son William Cloud (my 7th Great Grandfather), whom I constitute executors of my Will, my manor plantation where I now dwell with cattle etc. Immediately after wife's death it is to become property of William; to sons, Jeremiah and Mordecai 500 acres in Township of Marlborough, Chester County; to son, Daniel, tract of land known as "Mount Pleasant", formerly land of Nathaniel Lampley near Chichester containing 200 acres; to son John one shilling; to daus. Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth at 21 certain pounds of ancient money". Wits: George Robinson, Robert Gillingham (Dover Delaware Book C, Vol 1, p. 118)
William Cloud (my 7th Great Grandfather), son of Elizabeth (Bailey) and Jeremiah, is said to have also married an Elizabeth Bailey. He was of age in 1716 at the time his father made his Will as he was the executor. He made his Will at Brandywine Hundred, County of New Castle, Delaware, May 12, 1747, "in perfect health and memory", to son Henry Cloud, 400 acres in Frederick County, Virginia, where he hath made his choice at the lower end of my land"; to son Jeremiah Cloud 400 acres in the same Colony where he hath made his choice adjoining to my son before mentioned; to son, Daniel Cloud, the reversion of the said tract except the bottom part to be equally divided between my three sons heretofore mentioned; to my wife, Elizabeth, thirty pounds and all profits of my plantation until son William (my 6th Great Grandfather) comes of age, also to William tract of land bought from John Little John, adjoining land to son Joseph; to daughter Margaret Cloud 50 pounds, to daughters Elizabeth and Mable 5 shillings each. Wife extrix. Wits; Joseph Pyle, William Ford, Benjamin Ford. (Reg. New Castle, Del.)
The first three sons above named were evidently living in Frederick County, Virginia, where they "had made their choice" at the time the above Will was made.
Daniel Cloud served in the Revolution as a private from Virginia, enlisting June 6, 1776 and serving until 1778. Mordecai Cloud's Will was probated in Frederick County 1789.
William Cloud (my 6th Great Grandfather), son of William of Brandywine Hundred, first appeared in South Carolina by official records on the third day of January 1765 when he took a land grant on Fishing Creek in Chester County, South Carolina, then old Craven County. He took two successive land grants for "increase in family". Sometime before 1775 William Cloud deeded this land on Fishing Creek in Chester County to his daughter, Mrs. Alice Boyleston. This land is still owned by the Boyleston family. The other grant of William Cloud on Fishing Creek in Chester County was deeded to their son, James Cloud. William Cloud then removed to Virginia until after the Revolution when he came back to South Carolina and records show that he was buying lands in this county on the first of January 1787.
The family record is that William Cloud married in Virginia to Alice Hardin (my 6th Great Grandmother) before coming to South Carolina originally. There are deeds in Fairfield and in Charleston showing Alice Cloud, the wife of William Cloud, as signing dower rights.
William Cloud made his Will March 14, 1810, probated August 30, 1811, as follows: To wife and son Joseph, certain negroes, cattle and furniture, remainder to be sold and divided equally between my daughters, Sina Ford, Alice Boyleston and grandson, Vincent Bell; to grandson, William Cloud (my 4th Great Grandfather), son of Daniel (my 5th Great Grandfather), all my lands lying on the south side of Thorntree Creek at death of my wife; to daughter, Ann Guphill 5 shillings; Joseph Cloud, my cons and Vincent Bell, my grandson, to be exrs. Wits: Leod Godbolt, Ananias Godbolt, Samuel Loughdote (Winnsboro Bk. 5-539). His children were: Joseph, b. Mar 23, 1770, m. Martha Nettles; James, m. Jane McKennie; Ann, m. Ford; Alice, m. Boyleston; David; dau. m. Bell, and had Vincent Bell who was to take his deceased mother's portion.
Joseph Cloud, born Mar 23, 1770, in Fairfield County, South Carolina, died Oct. 5, 1851 in Fairfield, m. Dec. 25, 1801, Martha Nettles, born Oct. 15, 1785 in Fairfield, died May2, 1852. Mr. Cloud was a planter and raised a large family. His Will was that of a wealthy man as he disposed of a large quantity of personal property including negroes and cattle. It was dated Feb. 20, 1851 and probated Oct. 13, 1851. He bequeathed his wife, Martha, one half of plantation where I now live including houses, 25 cattle, etc. Other legatees, sons, Austin N., James H. William A., Anderson J., Douglas B., Franklin D., daughters were Alice Barber, Anne Bailey, Eliza H. Hood, Jane McKey. Other legatees, William Barber, Charles Bailey, James Hood. Executors, sons Austin, John and Franklin Cloud. Wits. I.F. Cloud, L.H. Boulware, I.C. Boulware. (Bk. 19-319). Children:
I. Alice, m. William Barber.
II. Jane, b. Dec. 31, 1804, m. William Land McKey (see later).
III. Eliza, m. James Hood.
IV. Anne, m. Charles Bailey and had: James Bailey; Walter Bailey m. Helen Cloud; Douglas Bailey m. Hattie Steele, Lavinia Bailey, m. Dr. Anderson Bowen, first wife; Eliza Bailey, m. first Richburg, second E.T. Lomas of England; Eunice H. Bailey, m. Dr. J.G.B. Bulloch; Alice Bailey m. Dr. J. E. Jarnigan; Joseph Bailey; Arrabella Bailey.
The following data obtained from tombstones at old Smyrna Church - located between Ridgeway and Camden, S.C.: No marker found for Anne Cloud - daughter of Joseph and Martha Nettles Cloud, found only marker for husband - Charles Bailey - died March 25, 1857 - aged 58 years. Children of Anne Cloud and Charles Bailey buried at Old Smyrna:
1. James A. Bailey, born Nov. 16, 1841, died May 25, 1862.
2. Alice Bailey - Beloved wife of Dr. J. E. Jarnigan - born may 16, 1852 - married May 4, 1875 - died Nov. 25, 1896.
3. Arrabella Josephine - daughter of C. and A.C. Bailey - born March 28, 1855, died Sept. 19, 1857.
V. Anderson, m. Martha Barber.
VI. Douglas B. m. Cornelia Webb.
VII. Franklin D., b. Nov. 4, 1824, m. Sarah Hogan. (See Later)
VIII. John Benjamin, b. Oct. 26, 1810, m. Margaret Montgomery.
Data from tombstones Old Smyrna Church:
John Benjamin Cloud - Born Oct. 26, 1810 - died Oct. 7, 1895.
Margaret D. Cloud - daughter of David and Mary Montgomery and wife of J.B. (John Benjamin)
Cloud - born Nov. 16, 1818 - died Feb. 19, 1885.
1. T. E. (Ellison) Cloud - born Dec. 21, 1838 - died April 15, 1882.
2. David Gamewell Cloud - born April 16, 1841, died July 4, 1871.
3. Mrs. C. L. Rouseborough, wife of T. L. Rouseborough, born Jan. 31, 1844, died Feb. 20,
1877. (Louisa Cloud)
4. Mary Alexina Cloud, born May 25, 1848, died Dec. 19, 1863.
5. Helen C., wife of W. A. Bailey, born July 27, 1845, died June 6, 1910. W.A. Bailey, born
May 19, 1843, died May 9, 1909.
IX. James, m. Sarah Bell.
X. Austin, m. Mary (Polly) Ruff.
Jane Cloud, daughter of Martha (Nettles) and Joseph Cloud, was born Dec. 31, 1804, died Jan. 26, 1853; married Feb. 17, 1825, William Land McKey, born Nov. 3, 1800, died Nov. 9, 1856. Children from McKey family records now in possession (July 8, 1954) of Miss Lillian Jordan McKey, 513 W. Hill St., Valdosta, Ga.
I. Martha Elizabeth McKey, b. Nov. 20, 1825, died April 25, 1857, married Sept. 3, 1845 Aaron
Woodward and had children: John Woodward, James Woodward and Annie Woodward.
II. Jonathan Leval McKey, b. Oct. 23, 1827, m. June 24, 1857 Emma R. Lawson and had three
III. Dr. James Taylor McKey, b. July 24, 1833, m. Jan. 19, 1869 Mattie Lorena Brassington and had
one child who died in infancy.
IV. Alice Jane McKey, b. April 21, 1829, d. Sept. 16, 1866, m. Jan. 8, 1849 Henry B. Holliday.
V. William Harrison McKey, b. Oct. 17, 1837, d. Feb. 19, 1890, m. Oct. 25, 1876 Martha Ann
Watson, b. Nov. 29, 1861, d. March 19, 1930. Their children were:
1. Earle Sinclair McKey, b. Jan. 6, 1878, d. March 18, 1930, m. Dec. 4, 1907 Susan Catherine
Converse, dau. of Mary Ann Keller and Thomas Briggs Converse and had children:
(1) Earle Sinclair McKey Jr., b. Sept. 1908, m. (1) Alys Katherine Keiley on Nov. 6, 1940 and
had one child: Earle Sinclair McKey III, b. Oct. 18, 1942. m. (2) Oct. 22, 1948 Martha Augusta
(2) William Converse McKey m. Martha Jane Gates Nov. 12, 1938 and have a son born Aug.
19, 1951, William Clay McKey.
(3) Robert Wilburn McKey married Lucille Adams, Nov. 6, 1942 and have:
a. Robert Wilburn McKey, -Jr., b. Nov. 9, 1944.
b. Lucille, b. Jan. 19, 1947.
c. Sally Catherine, b. Jan. 18, 1953.
(4) Susan Converse McKey, m. Lyndle Eugene Thomas, Dec. 16, 1943 and have:
a. Lyndle Eugene Thomas Jr., b. Dec. 31, 1946.
b. William Converse Thomas, b. Oct. 10, 1950.
2. Lillian Jordan McKey, b. Aug. 24, 1883 - unmarried.
3. Wilburn Hampton McKey, b. May 12, 1887, d. June 10, 1954 - unmarried.
4. Alva Bulloch McKey, b. Aug. 30, 1889 - unmarried.
Franklin Darrington Cloud, b. Nov. 24, 1824, Fairfield Co., S.C., d. Sept. 29, 1885, Fairfield, Co., S.C., m. June 2, 1846, Fairfield Co., S.C. Sarah Hogan, b. Jan. 4, 1825, Fairfield Co., S.C., d. June 16, 1888, Fairfield Co., S.C. Their children are:
I. Danman Cloud, killed in the confederate army.
II. Mary Eliza Cloud.
III. William Cloud m. Josephine Fullwood.
IV. Joseph Cloud married and moved to Texas.
V. Martha, m. Hon. William J. Johnson, Banker and Member of S.C. Assembly.
VI. Cynthia, m. Richard Hogan.
VII. Milton, died young.
VIII. Ernest Eugene, b. July 16, 1864, d. May 30, 1925, m. Sept. 21, 1894, Jessie Walker Hough, b.
June 8, 1870, d. Dec. 31, 1952. Their children were:
1. Mary Evelyn, b. Oct. 5, 1895.
2. Esther Eugenia, b. July 11, 1900.
3. Sarah, b. May 29, 1904.
4. Jessie, b. March 10, 1910, m. James Patterson McAliley.
5. Ernestine, b. March 10, 1910, m. William Raynolds Paden (Twin)
IX. Alice Ann m. Samuel Duke (See Later)
Alice Ann Cloud, b. Oct. 11, 1861, Fairfield Co., S.C., d. April 25, 1951, Columbia, Richland Co., S.C., m. Dec. 20, 1880, Fairfield Co., S.C. Samuel Charleton Duke, b. Sept. 29, 1854, Fairfield Co., S.C., d. June 22, 1895, Fairfield Co., S.C., Children:
I. Ruth Estelle Duke, b. Feb. 4, 1884, m. March 31, 1917, John L. Dove, b. Aug. 18, 1883, d. July
25, 1949, son of Nancy Weir Dove and Richard Dove. Children:
1. Ruth Dove, b. May 15, 1918, m. Norman Des Jardins.
2. Dorothy Dove, b. Feb. 15, 1922, m. (1st) Raymond L. McKenzie and had:
a. John Raymond McKenzie, b. May 21, 1942.
Dorothy Dove, after divorce, m. (2) Richard Wilson and had:
b. Richard Peter Wilson, b. Jan. 20, 1949.
c. Shelley Dove Wilson, b. Jan. 7, 1950.
d. Sherry DuBois Wilson, b. Jan. 7, 1953.
II. Ernest Charlton Duke, b. 1881, d. 1899 - unmarried.
III. Sarah Duke, m. Benjamin Frampton Griner - had one son - Benjamin Charlton Griner who m.
IV. Lila Christine Duke, b. Oct. 11, 1894, d. May 10, 1939, m. April 24, 1924 Charles Watson
Holland, b. June 24, 1896. Children:
1. Carolyn Cloud Holland, b. July 30, 1926, educated at Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S.C. m.
Aug. 7, 1944, Burrell Marion Ellison, Jr., b. Nov. 15, 1920. Children:
(1) Burell Marion Ellison III, b. Feb. 28, 1936.
(2) Laura Carolyn Ellison, b. Aug. 8, 1948.
(3) Elizabeth Jones Ellison, b. May 2, 1953. (see V.H.G. page 165 for Mr Burrell M. Ellison)
2. Charles Duke Holland, b. April 25, 1929, married. -- has two adopted children -- is now
serving with the Army in Germany.