Alexander M. CLOUD, farmer, was born at Tazewell January 3, 1847, the son of Benjamin F. and Elizabeth M. (Shutlz) CLOUD, of Irish and German origin, and natives, the former of Hawkins County, born in November, 1802, and deceased in 1880, and the latter born in Claiborne County in 1829, and still living. After their marriage in 1845 they began farming. The father has served as deputy and county clerk and circuit clerk, and his father, Benjamin Sr., was the first county clerk of this county. In 1855-56 the father represented his county in the State Legislature, during which time he secured the charter for Tazewell College.
Our subject, the eldest of four children, was educated at his college, and up to 1876 remained at the home place, and then moved to where he now lives. Although delicate in health, he is successful and popular farmer. June 3, 1875, he married Mary A. JOHNSTON, of Claiborne County, a member of the Presbyterian Church. They have three sons and two daughters
Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-Five to Thirty Counties of East Tennessee. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887.