CLOUD, Daniel W.


Spruce Township - Daniel W. Cloud was born in Logan County, Kentucky, on the 23rd of
April, 1834, and is the fifth of ten children, all of whom are living. The family is widely
separated, three sisters and one half brother living in Kentucky, two brothers in Arkansas and
two brothers and one sister in Texas. His parents, John and Catherine (Rutherford) Cloud,
were natives of Kentucky, and the latter still resides in Logan County. In 1852 Daniel W. came
to Missouri and remained two years in Lafayette County, going in 1854 to Perry County,
Illinois. On April 23, 1856, he was married in Logan County, Kentucky, to Miss Catherine
Hickman, of that county. In the following fall he returned to Illinois and lived there two years,
and in October, 1858, he came to Bates County and settled in Spruce Township. At the
outbreak of the war Mr. Cloud enlisted in the Sixteenth Missouri in Parson's Brigade, and was
in all the actions in which his brigade took part, being slightly wounded at Lone Jack. At
Okolona, Arkansas, March 15, 1863, he was taken prisoner, and until near the close of the war
was kept as such, being confined at Camden, Little Rock and Rock Island, from which place
he was taken to New Orleans for exchange. He was exchanged at the mouth of Red River
shortly before the surrender at Shreveport. Mrs. Cloud died August 7, 1880, leaving four
children: Powantonimo, "Tonnie" now in Colorado; John J., Alanson J. and Elveretta. He was
again married, December 22, 1881, to his present wife, then Mrs. Elizabeth Owen, widow of
John Owen, who was killed at Lone Jack. She had two children by a former marriage, Edwin
J., and Jane (wife of John Cantrell, of Grand River). Mr. Cloud and wife have one child, a boy.
The former is a member of the Christian Church and also belongs to the Masonic order.
(History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)