States: Iowa: Johnson
Samuel Cloud, farmer, Monroe Township, post-office, Danforth. Was born October 14, 1819, in Adams Co. OH., where he was raised on a farm. (He) Is the son of Nathaniel and Rebecca Cloud. January 13, 1841 he was married to Miss Eliza A. Case, daughter of Otha and Mary A. Case, of Adams Co. OH. To them have been born 12 children, nine of whom are living: Caroline, Mary A., James F., Rebecca M., Francis E., Rosan E., Samuel N., John T.W., and William S. Mr. Cloud moved to Indiana in January 1841, and remained there until October 26, of that year, when he came to Iowa, and first settled in Big Grove township; lived there until 1846, then moved to this township where he now resides, on section 10, though he first lived in section 6. In 1852 he went to California, remained there 4 years; then came back, and has followed farming and stock raising ever since. He owns a splendid farm of 200 acres, well improved; and deals in Short-horns and grade cattle, and Clydesdale horses. Until 1856, Mr. Cloud was a democrat; since that time he has voted the republican ticket. He wife died July 22, 1881. Source: History of Johnson County, IA 1836-1882 p.799.
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