"Ezekiel Cloud's Grave"
Important Revolutionary Soldier who settled
in Henry County
Ezekiel Cloud was born on March 14, 1762. He served his country and state voluntarily as he
enlisted in 1778 while a resident of Wilkes County. While serving in the militia he fought under Col.
Elijah Clarke at the Battle of Kettle Creek, the second seige of Augusta, Briar Creek, Cowpens,
Ninety six, Guilford Courthouse, Long Cane Creek, Waffords Iron Works, and Kings Mountain. He
also fought Indians at Fort Hinton, Ga. in May 1782.
During these tours of duty he served under the following:
1. Col. John Dooley
2. Capt. Daniel Gunnels
3. Capt. George Walton
4. Col. Elijah Clarke
5. Capt. Joseph Nail
Ezekiel Cloud died on May 30, 1850. His grave was on his homestead two miles south of
McDonough on Hwy 155 until he was moved to the McDonough City Cemetery in 1973. There was
no mention of moving his wife. Apparently, her grave is still on the old homestead and probably has
been destroyed by development
likely due to the fact they couldn't find her grave.