I don't have an answer to your question but I am interested in your story. I teach U.S. History at a local high school.
What courthouse records did you look at that talked about the Cloud shooting?
I have been looking at the Greer 1878 shooting that was earlier posted. I may take the primary documents and other related papers associated with these shootings and make them into student lessons.
I would love to share. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie N. Gray