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Below is a family biography included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Henry A. F. Cloud circuit clerk and ex-officio recorder of McDonald County, Mo., is a native of the county, born in Elkhorn Township on March 31, 1857. He is a son of Jacob Cloud, an early settler of McDonald County, who recently removed to Nevada, Mo. Henry A. F. Cloud received a fair education in the common schools of the district in which he lived, and in the high-schools of Rocky Comfort and Harmony, Newton County, which has been greatly improved since reaching mature years by much desultory reading and close observation. He taught school for a few terms, and in 1880 was elected county assessor, which position he filled in a very satisfactory manner, and two years later was elected to his present office, being re-elected in 1886, thus proving the confidence of his constituents in his efficiency to perform the duties of public office. In January, 1883, he removed to Pineville, which has since been his home. His wife was Carrie J. Faulkner, and their marriage was celebrated on October 10, 1886. She was born in Johnson County, Mo., and is a daughter of James J. Faulkner, of Elkhorn Township, McDonald County. Mr. Cloud is a member of the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: McDonald County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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