Biography of Hon. Rodney C. McCloud
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





HON. RODNEY C. McCLOUD, druggist, Plain City, was born in Madison County March 25, 1842. He is the son of Dr. Charles and Mary Jane (Carpenter) McCloud. His grandfather McCloud came to Ohio in 1814, and settled in Union County; he was a native of England and a local preacher. Dr. Charles McCloud settled in Canaan Township in 1831, and for twenty years was engaged in the active practice of medicine. He was a prominent man in politics and an active worker in the Whig party He represented his county in the Ohio Legislature, in the session of 1844-45. and was a member of the Constitutional Convention that framed the present constitution of Ohio. He was born February 2, 1802, and, in 1832, married Mary Jane Carpenter, who was born August 29, 1813. They became the parents of four children, viz., Mary, now the wife of Dr. E. C. Robinson, of Plain City; Smith N., a druggist at Marysville, Ohio; Sophronia, wife of Dr. Milton Lane, of Lincoln, Neb., and our subject. The latter was the second child of the family. He began life as a farm hand, but soon obtained a position in a wholesale hardware store, at Columbus, where he was employed as a clerk for five years He was then engaged as a traveling salesman for the same firm until he purchased his present business at Plain City, which he did in connection with his brother, Smith N., who it still a partner in the business, the firm owning two stores in different towns, each of which is under the management of one of the firm. Mr. McCloud is a Democrat in politics; he has had the offices of Mayor and Councilman of Plain City, and Trustee of Darby Township, and represented Madison County in the Ohio Legislature in 1874-76. He was married, in 1874, to Nancy E. Noteman, a daughter of Zachariah Noteman.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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