CLOUD, William, of Calne, in Wiltshire, England, purchased land cot. 7, 1682, which was afterwards laid out in Concord township. The will of William Cloud, of Concord, "being aged and well stricken in years," was proved in 1702, in which he mentions his sons,-William, Jeremiah, Joseph, John, and Robert. Of these, Joseph came over as a servant to John Bezer, and received his 50 acres of land in Caln township, where he was living in 1709. John, William, and Jeremiah resided on Naaman's Creek for some time. William was living in Caln in 1715, and died there in 1720. His eldest son, Joseph, was there in 1719, but probably at Pextang after this. Joseph, Sr., married Mary Moore, widow of Richard, and mother of Thomas and john Moore. he died in 1739.
Jeremiah Cloud died at Naaman's Creek, leaving children,-Jeremiah, Mordecai, Daniel, and others, of whom the first two settled in the eastern part of East Marlborough (now Pocopson) township. Jeremiah married Ann Baily about 1710, and had children,-Elizabeth, Joel, William, Jeremiah, Benjamin, Mordecai, and Rachel.
Mordecai, his brother, married, Feb. 12, 1714, Sarah Chads, daughter of Francis, and after her death married, 9,30,1738, Abigail, widow of Isaac Baily. He died in 1745, leaving children,-Mordecai, Abner, Betty (married William Baily), Sarah, Susanna (married -- Dougherty and Israel Taylor), Hannah (married Joseph Davis), and Joseph
Abner Cloud married, about 1760, Amy Pyle, and had children,-Elizabeth, Abigail, b. 2,25,1765, m. Hadley Baldwin; Mary, Lydia, Joseph, Abner, Amos, Hannah, and Ann.
Joseph, born Aug. 27, 1770, died July 3, 1845, married, Aug. 21, 1797,
Eliza, daughter of Enoch and Elizabeth (Maris) Taylor, of West Bradford.
he was at the head of the melting and refining department of the United
States mint, at Philadelphia, from January, 1797, till Jan. 14, 1836, when
he resigned on account of defective eyesight. he died in Radnor, and was
buried at Laurel Hill. Besides two daughters, Eliza and Elizabeth, who
died young, he had a son Joseph, born Dec. 17, 1800, died June 2, 1834,
married Elizabeth Roberts. He owned what was known as the Como farm, in
West Bradford, and was familiarly spoken of as young Dr. Cloud. His son,
Edwin Cloud, resides in Franklin township.