Name: William CLOUD
Birth: ABT 1734 in Philadelphia, Delaware. Pennsylvania 1
Death: BET MAR 1810 AND AUG 1811 in ?, Fairfield, South Carolina 2 3
Will Dated 14 MAR 1810
Will Dated 30 AUG 1811
Reference Number: 5913
1. The ship Unicorne reached chester County, PA:
Date of Arrival: 12/1682 Master: Thomas Cooper
Listed as passengers: William Cloude and sons William Jr, Jeremaih and Robert
2. BIO: William Cloud, son of William of Brandywine Hundred, first appeared in S. C. by official records on the third day of January 1765 when he took a land grant on Fishing Creek in Chester Co., S.C., then old Craven County. He took to 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 Co. was deeded to their son, JAMES CLOUD. WILLIAM CLOUD then removed to Virginia until after the Revolution when he came back to S. C. 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 HARDEN before coming to S.C. 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 Aug 30, 1811, as follows: To wife and son, JOSEPH, certain negroes, cattle and furniture, remainder to be sold and divided equally between my daughters, SIN FORD, ALICE BOYLESTON and grandson VINCENT BELL; to grandson, WILLIAM CLOUD, son of DANIEL, all my lands lying on south side of Thorntree Creek at death of my wife; to daughter, ANN GUPHILL 5 schillings; JOSEPH CLOUD, my son and VINCENT BELL, my
grandson, to be exrs. Wits: Leod Godbolt, Ananias Godbolt, Samuel Loughdote (Winnsboro Bk. 5-539). from page 74, ?
3. WILLIAM WAS AN HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF HIS FATHER. AT ONE TIME HE OWNED LAND IN VIRGINIA. HE APPARENTLY DISPOSED OF THIS LAND BEFORE THE REV. WAR AND MOVED TO SOUH CAROLINA; SOME SAY HE STOPPED ENROUTE IN NORTH CAROLINA.
IN SOUTH CAROLINA HE RECEIVED SEVERAL LAND GRANTS FROM THE STATE
BETWEEN 1765 AND 1772; HE ALSO PURCHASED SEVERAL LAND TRACTS FROM THE STATE BETWEEN 1786 AND 1808; COPIES OF THE GRANTS AND PURCHASES WERE RECEIVED FROM THE S.C. DEPT. OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, COLUMBIA, S.C.
The 1792 South Carolina Tax List for Fairfield County shows a William Cloud owning 2 slaves and 200 acres of 2nd class land on which taxes were due. See "The Bulletin", Vol. XIII, Number III, September 1990, page 82 & 84; Published by Chester District Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 336, Richburg, S. C., 29729.
Note: See page 67 of The Bulletin, published by the Chester District Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 336, Richburg, SC 29729, Vol. IX, No. III, Sept. 1986. It gives a good describtion of his family and his Cloud ancestors.
Father: William CLOUD b: ABT 1700
Mother: Elizabeth Ann HAYES b: 11 FEB 1692/93 in Fulwell, Oxfordshire, England
Ruth BUCKINGHAM b: 6 NOV 1738
- Sarah CLOUD b: ABT 1773
Alice HARDIN b: ABT 1730
- Sina CLOUD b: ABT 1749
- Hannah CLOUD b: ABT 1751
- David CLOUD b: ABT 1752
- Alice CLOUD b: ABT 1753
- James CLOUD b: ABT 1754
- Daniel CLOUD b: ABT 1755
- Clare CLOUD b: ABT 1760
- Joseph CLOUD b: 22 MAR 1770
- William CLOUD
- Ann CLOUD b: ABT 1771
- Title: Genealogical Name List
Text: Delaware Genealogical Society - 1787-1800
- Title: Genealogical Name List
Text: Delaware Genealogical Society
- Title: Based on date will written and/or proved (probated)