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Mary Ann "Polly" Cloud Terrell
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1838
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1913
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

D/O Reuben Cloud and Elizabeth Stout.

Married 04 Dec 1854, Roane Co, TN., Alexander High.

Mary Ann Cloud and Alexander High, were the parents of four children. Mary Elizabeth High, born Oct 1855, Knox Co, TN... Malinda Jane High, born abt 1857, Knox Co, TN...
Laura Ann High, born June 1859, Knox Co, TX... John Reuben High, born abt 1861, Knox Co, TN., died 1863, TN.

Alexander High died Aug 1864, during the Civil War.
Buried 10 Aug 1864, in Alexandria National Cemetery, VA. Section B. Site 2544.

Mary Ann, married 2nd on 26 Dec 1894, Lucas Co, IA., Timothy C Terrell,
Alexander & Mary Ann High lived in Knox Co, TN., when Alexander enlisted in the Civil War, on the side of the Union, this did not go over well in Knox Co, TN. After Alexander enlisted his wife and children received threats and their home set on fire. Alexander' wife Mary Ann, infant son and three small daughters had to flee for their life. The infant son Reuben High died shortly after he, his mother and sibling were forced from their home in Knox Co, TN. Later, somewhere in Arkansas Gen Grant found Mary Ann High and her three small daughters hiding, Gen Grant told Mary Ann & the children they were in great danger because a battle would soon be fought where they were. Gen Grant hid Mary Ann and her little girls under a bridge. Mary Ann and the girls said dirt from the horses' feet fell through the cracks onto their faces while they were hiding under the bridge.

After the battle, Gen Grant took Mary Ann and her daughters to his camp and held the oldest daughter Mary Elizabeth, on his lap. He gave them food and water before sending them into town on a wagon, with the wounded and dead.

Mary Ann (Cloud) High was forced to place her three young daughter with different families. Years later the oldest daughter Mary Elizabeth (High) Osenbaugh found her mother and moved her to Lucas Co, Iowa to live. Together they found the youngest daughter Laura Ann, they were never able to find the middle daughter, Malinda Jane, born abt 1858.

Family links: 
  Alexander High (1828 - 1864)
  Mary Elizabeth High Osenbaugh (1855 - 1937)*
  Laura Ann High Roher (1859 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Norwood Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Long Black Veil
Originally Created by: Doris Christensen
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40306857
Mary Ann Polly <i>Cloud</i> Terrell
Added by: Doris Christensen
Mary Ann Polly <i>Cloud</i> Terrell
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Mary Ann, I have read your humbling life. Such bravery and love.
- S PRICE Nance
 Added: Sep. 14, 2014

- Long Black Veil
 Added: Jul. 21, 2013

- Bill Haseltine
 Added: Feb. 10, 2012
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