Person:Solomon Cloyd (1)

Solomon Cloyd
m. bef. 1763
  1. Solomon Cloydabt 1763 -
  2. Margaret Cloydabt 1765 -
m. Abt. 23 June 1801
  1. Thomas CloydEst 1802-1813 -
  2. Margaret CloydEst 1802-1813 -
  3. James CloydEst 1802-1813 -
  4. John Cloyd1806 -
  5. William Cloyd1808 - 1892
  6. Mary Cloyd1810 - 1848
Facts and Events
Name Solomon Cloyd
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1763 Pennsylvania or Virginia
Marriage Abt. 23 June 1801 Augusta County, Virginiato Ellen Burns

Solomon Cloyd was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of Solomon Cloyd in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - List of Tithables - 14th April, 1784, in Capt. Wilson's Company: Thomas Cloyd and son Saloman. (Note: this record helps to establish Solomon's approximate birthdate, as he would reached adulthood to be listed on tithables list).
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1801--June 23, Solomon Glide and Thos. Bevens, surety. Solomon Clide and Ellen Burnes, daughter of Richard Burnes (consent). Teste: Thomas Burnes, James Burns. Bond signed Solomon Cloyde and Thomas Burns.
  • Vol. 2 - Insolvents and Delinquents, 1801: Solomon Cloyd, to Kentucky.

Information on Solomon Cloyd

From "Genealogy of the Cloyd, Basye and Tapp families in America", by Augustus David Cloyd:

Solomon Cloyd was a member of the Cumberland Co., Pa., Militia in 1780, (Pa. Archives, Vol. 6. Series 5). He also lived in Augusta Co., Va., according to Judge W. P. Houston, Lexington, Va.

From a post: (apparent match)

Re: Margaret Cloyd SPEER m. John M CONYERS 1831 Posted by: Dan Speer (ID *****3730) Date: October 14, 2010 at 17:49:15 In Reply to: Margaret Cloyd SPEER m. John M CONYERS 1831 by MariaGrace McClamrock of 1185

The information I am going to give to you is from The Speer Family, published 1900, by Dr. John Speer, the grandson of Margaret Cloyd Speer. On page 9 of the book Dr. Speer writes, "Grandfather died in the winter of 1811, in Morgantown, N.C. Grandmother Speer's maiden name was Margaret Cloyd; where born I do not know. She had a brother named Solomon Cloyd, who came from Virginia in early times and settled in the then Green County, Ky, on Little Pitman Creek, where he died, leaving a family of six children." Therefore, the prior post stating she was born in 1811 is unlikely. Dr. Speer writes a great deal about his grandmother Margaret Cloyd Speer because she spent a lot of time helping to raise him. Margaret Cloyd Speer is my great grandmother.


Dan Speer

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