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THE DEATH OF JOHN CLOYD
John Cloyd, one of the pioneers of Tippecanoe County, passed away at his home on the Wea, at one o’clock Wednesday afternoon. His death is due to a severe attack of grip, and he had been ill only a short time. John Cloyd was born in Ohio, December 8, 1818. His father, William Cloyd, who was born and reared in Tennessee, married Ester Neal in that state. He removed to Miami county, Ohio, with his wife and four children and in 1829 came to this county, where, after marring a second time, having thee children to the last union, he died. John Cloyd came to this county when almost thirteen years of age. The journey from Ohio was made in wagons, and there was quite a large party of emigrants on the westward trip. The party experienced considerable difficulty in crossing rivers and swollen streams, and were ever on the lookout for Indians, who were then very numerous in this section of the country. At the end of two weeks the travel-worn settlers arrived in Tippecanoe County. Lafayette, at that time, consisted of four long houses - two stores and two cabins. Mr Cloud labored unceasingly to aid in developing the land and when he attained his majority, he was married to Betsy Nicewander. Four children blessed the union, and in 1851 the mother died. Mr Cloyd married again in 1854, his second union being with Jane Bailey, who was also from Ohio. Mr Cloyd was again called upon to mourn the loss of his wife, this death occurring on April 7, 1880, when she was forty-five years old.

- Thelma Brooks Morgan
 Added: Apr. 17, 2003

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