Thomas C. Cloud

Male 1823 - 1904  (81 years)


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  • Name Thomas C. Cloud 
    Born 1823  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1880  Jackson Township, Wells, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Died 9 Jun 1904  Wells County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age:80-81
    Person ID I3140  McKelleb
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Family Rebecca Ann Jones,   b. 1831, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1900, Wells County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1850  Wells County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARR: _UID 56ffcf778d5151e5b5b118cf5eb05e42
      MARR: RIN MH:FF2004
    Children 
     1. Susanna Cloud,   b. 1855, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joseph L. Cloud,   b. 1864, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F1489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Apr. 7, 1823 Clinton County Ohio, USA Death: Jun. 10, 1904 From"Biographical Memoirs of Wells County, Indiana," 1903, pp. 117-118 .THOMAS C. CLOUD. Thomas C. Cloud first saw the light April 7, 1823,in Clinton county, O hio. He is the son of Joseph and Nancy Cloud,natives of Pennsylvania, t he former a son of Thomas Cloud. Joseph andNancy Cloud, after their ma rriage, settled in Clinton county, Ohio.He was a stone dresser and mas on and worked in Cincinnati, Ohio, whenit gave but small promise of th e populous city of today. They movedfrom Ohio to Rush county, Indiana, a bout 1828, andwere there forabout two years, when Joseph died, leavin g a widow and nine children:Betsie, deceased; Peggie, deceased; John F ., deceased; Sallie,deceased, was the wife of William Duckwall; Prudie ,now a resident ofOhio; Thomas; Pricilla, a resident of Frankfort, In diana; Keziah,deceased, and Nancy, now a resident of Warren, this stat e. After thedeath of her husband Nancy Cloud removed her family to Grant c ounty,Indiana, about the year 1841 her son, Thomas, who now acted as h eadof the family, having previously gone there and helped to build a cabin. They were there about thirteen yearswhen they sold their placef or five hundred dollars and came to Wells county and bought the farmwh ere Thomas now lives, paying the same amount for forty acres ofland on w hich there had never been an ax. This made it necessary torent land on t he river front until they could get some cleared.During the first thre e years Thomas Cloud cleared thirty acres andattended to his crops bes ides. He finally cleared up ninety acres onthe farm, which had grown t o a hundred and twenty acres. February 20,1850, Thomas Cloud was marri ed to Rebecca A. Jones, a daughter ofDaniel and Susie Jones, natives of Pennsylvania. Thomas and RebeccaA. Cloud are the parents of seven ch ildren, three of whom are yetliving: Isaac, born January 20!, 1851, di ed July 8, 1874; Sarah D.,born February 19, 1852 married John E. Dillm an, December 30, 1877;they are now keeping house for the wife's father . John Dillman is thefather of nine children, seven of whom are still l iving, Charlie,deceased, Homer, Josie, Mary, George, deceased, Almeda, T homas,Vergie and Hazel. Susan, the third child of Thomas and Rebecca C loud,was born June 13, 1854, is the wife of Eli Rea, of McNatts, India na,and they are the parents of one child, Nellie A. Nancy was born August 8, 1856, is the wife of Calvin Alspach and the mother of sevenchil dren: Laura, Daniel, Amos, Charlie, Clinton, Lucy and George,deceased. D aniel W. was born May 15, 1858, and died October 7, 1873,Delilah J. wa s born September 12, 1860, and died May 25, 1864; JosephL. was born Ma rch 23, 1864, died October 8, 1888, his death beingcaused by a fall fr om a horse; he married Rosa Minnich and adaughter, Josie, was born aft er his death. The subject has worked atthe carpenter's trade at times, but has devot ed most of his life tofarming, though he hasnot done active farm work f or eleven years. Hehas also been a general stock raiser, rather prefer ring hogs as aspecialty. Rebecca A. Cloud, his wife, died January 1, 1 900, and inthe fall of 1902 his daughter, Sarah Dillman, moved into hi s home tocare for her father in his old age. In the spring of 1900 Mr. C loudsuffered a stroke of paralysis which confined him to his bed for s ometime, but after a few weeks he was able to arise from his bed and i snow able to walk about the yard of his home and other short distances. He and wife were consistent members of the Methodist Protestantchurc h and he loves the Christian church. While he was in active lifehe alw ays manifested a lively interest in everything which had forits object t he promotion or advancement of the class to which hebelonged. With thi s idea in view, he took an active part in the earlyGrange m!ovement in augurated by the farmers of the country. Inpolitics Mr. Cloud has alwa ys been a Democrat. In character, asexemplified in his life, Thomas C. C loud has set an example which isworthy of all commendation, and the su ccess which has attended hislabors and the estimation in which he is h eld in the closing years ofa long and well spent life should prove an i ncentive to the youth ofthe land. Forced by the death of his father to a ssume theresponsibilities of life at an early age, he proved himself a s trongreed, upon which his widowed mother with her large and fatherless family were able to lean. With filial care devoting himself to thegener al welfare of the family, he thus laid the foundation of his ownfortun es and assured himself of a competency for his own old age. Thesuccess w hich has crowned the labors and life of Father Cloud provesthat enviro nment alone does not determine results; that "Honor andfame from no co nditions rise; but in acting well your part, thereinthe honor lies." Source: Find A Grave.com
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