History of Greene
JEREMIAH CLOUD, retired miller and distiller,
Carmichaels, Penn., was born in Cumberland
Township, Greene County,
September 3, 1797. He is a son of Joel
and Susannah (Carrington) Cloud, being the oldest in a family of twelve
children. His father was of
English-German descent, a native of Chester County, Penn.,
was both a farmer and a cooper. His
mother was of Welsh origin. He received
a common school education, and at an early age learned the hatter’s
which he followed until he attained his majority. He
was married by Rev. William Barley October
3, 1822, to Jane, daughter of John and Sarah (Wright) Morgan, who were
English descent. Three of his seven
are now living—Thomas, a farmer; Marion, a millwright; and Sarah Ellen,
Joseph Everly. At the age of twenty-one
Cloud engaged with his father in the distillery business, in which he
for a period of twenty years. By reason of
the meager facilities of that early day, the distilling art being then
most primitive state, they could make but slow progress, one barrel a
considered a big day’s work. A
grist-mill was erected by him in 1846, which for many years was a great
convenience and benefit to the people of his neighborhood.
He retired from the cares of an active
business life at an advances age. Mr.
Cloud is the owner of 203 acres of valuable farming land in Cumberland Township,
He is a self-made man, his success in life being due largely to his
and remarkable energy. He has been an
enthusiastic Republican ever since the party was organized; and so
was he in the support of Republican principles that he was never
but once to vote for a Democrat. He was
an active politician, but neither desired nor held an office. His thorough knowledge of politics, however,
made him a very popular leader of his party.
Mr. Cloud was reared a Quaker, and although he never joined any
denomination, his sympathies were with the Society of Friends, of whose
doctrines he has ever been an earnest advocate.
Mrs. Cloud, deceased, was a zealous member of t he Baptist Church.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007
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