Cloyd, Ezekiel

Cloyd, Ezekiel, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, was born in Montgomery County, Va., Feb. 12, 1760. In 1789 he moved with his parents to North Carolina, and about 1800 settled in Tennessee, and became connected with the Church in Shiloh, Sumner County. tie was licensed to preach by the Nashville Presbytery in 1814, and in July, 1822, was ordained at Sugg's Creek. After his ordination he travelled as a circuit-rider for several years. A short time he was pastor of Stoner's Creek congregation, within the bounds of which he spent the most of his lift. When not travelling as a minister he was busily occupied on his farm. He died in Lebanon, Tenn., in August, 1861. See Beard, Biographical Sketches, 1st series, p. 192.

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