11. Alis HARDIN2,4 was born about 1732. She died on 16 March 1777 at the age of 45 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.
The marriage to William Cloud is traditional in the Cloud family. No proof.
I have an autosomal DNA match to two descendants of this line - I've found no other connections. The data herein if from an Ancestry Family Tree of the matching descendants, but it never seems to join the correct persons.
Alis HARDIN and William CLOUD Jr. were married circa 1751. William CLOUD Jr.13,21 was born circa 1728 in New Castle County, Delaware. He died on 30 August 1811 at the age of 83 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.
William Cloud said to have settled in Chester Co, SC before the Revolution. Went to Virginia during the war and married Alice Hardin. Returned to Fairfield Co SC where he bought land in 1787. In the 1790 Census in SC. Will proved 20 Aug 1811 in Fairfield Co names "legal wife" as Alice.
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
Father: William CLOUD b: ABT 1700
Mother: Elizabeth Ann HAYES b: 11 FEB 1692/93 in Fulwell, Oxfordshire, England
WILL OF WILLIAM CLOUD (1730-1811) OF FAIRFIELD DISTRICT,
State of South Carolina
March 14th, 1810
NAME OF GOD AND MEN.
I, William Cloud, of the above mentioned State and District, being of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, I do at this time make this my last will and testament in the following manner. That is to say,
First I Recommend my Soul to God who gave it. Secondly, my body to decently buried at the discretion of my Executors; and after all my debts are paid.
Item. I do lend to my lawful wife, the Negro woman named Moll, one horse beast, two cows and calves, and two beds, half of my hogs and all the household furniture. My son Joseph Cloud, shall have the labor of the Negro man named Mose, by paying forty-five dollars yearly to my wife, and at her death the said Joseph in paying two hundred dollars, then he shall be fully possessed with the Negro man named Mose, as his right and property.
Item. The remainder of my stock and plantation tools to be sold at my death, the money, and likewise, all my in hand (money) and all debts due me is to be equally divided between Sina Ford, Alis Boylestone and Vincent Bell, my daughters and grandson; the horse beast and two cows and calves and two beds household furniture that I lend to my wife is to be sold at her death and the money to be equally divided between the above named three, that is to say Sina Ford, Alice Boclstone, Vincent Bell my grandson, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah McRieon five shillings; I give and bequeath unto my son James Cloud five shillings;I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Cloud five shillings, also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ana Guphill five shillings; the mentioned Negro woman named Moll, being a good and faithful servant, is my wish she would be freed at my wife's death, and no more controlled;
Item. I give my grandson, William Cloud, son of Daniel, all my lands laying on the south side of Thorntree Creek, of which he is to possess at the death of my wife.
Item. The two hundred dollars that the said Joseph Cloud is to pay for the said Negro man Mose, is to be equally divided between my two daughters and grandson, that is to say Sina Ford, Alice Bolestone and Vincent Bell.
I appoint Joseph Cloud, my son and Vincent Bell, my grandson my whole and sole Executors Jointly, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, Disowning all other Wills made by me, As Witnessed, signed and sealed this 14th day of March 1810.
William Cloud (L.S.)
In the presence of us,
Leod Godbolt, Ananias Godbolt and Samuel Loughadage
Alis HARDIN and William CLOUD Jr. had the following children: