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Today's birthdays -- July 28
Edna Ruth (__) - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Rana Mae (__) - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Heneretter Albert - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Oscar Sullivan Allen - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Stina Andersdotter - 1802 (214 years ago.)
Christine Mae Anderson - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Nettie Rebecca Bennett - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Ida Beryl Brighton - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Earl Joseph Byard - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Andrew Jester Byerly - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Samuel Dinsmore "S.D." Carothers - 1828 (188 years ago.)
Jesse Ernest Carroll - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Memory May Carter - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Marjorie Alberta Cascaden - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Laura Naomi Casey - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Robert Linval Castle - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Ethel Elva Chance - 1898 (118 years ago.)
J.C. Chance - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Albertis Simmerman Cloud - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Alburtis S. Cloud - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Anthony Joseph Cloud - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Augustus Alonzo Cloud - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Claude B. "C.B." Cloud - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Courtney MacHoward Cloud - 1972 (44 years ago.)
Donald Edwin Cloud - 1942 (74 years ago.)
Eugene Patrick Cloud - 1887 (129 years ago.)
James Walter Cloud - 1878 (138 years ago.)
John Moorhead Cloud - 1933 (83 years ago.)
Raymond Cloud - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Samuel Ernest Cloud - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Terry Douglas Cloud - 1961 (55 years ago.)
Willie Lee Cloud - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Ruth Cloud \ Harris - 1818 (198 years ago.)
Joe Thomas Collins - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Lillie May Craig - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Lock M. Cravey - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Lora Louisa Culler - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Daniel Cullers - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Isabelle Cullers - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Alice Genella Dawson - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Martha A. Deatherage - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Luther Allen DeGarmo - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Oliver Leo Deibert - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Dillard - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Sarah Dodd - 1769 (247 years ago.)
William Walter Vinson Draper - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Eunice E. Duncan - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Joseph Elbert Durham - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Roy Alvin Durham - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Cora Bell Dutcher - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Edward Albert Ehrhardt - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Marie Faulk - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Viola Eveline Ford - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Tom Scott Fortenberry - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Frances M. Foster - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Hazel M. Fritch - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Franklin Reed Futch - 1958 (58 years ago.)
Amanda Melvina Fitzallan Gaines - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Phil Donald Garey - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Hosea John Franklin Garrett - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Doris Ada Garrison - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Julia Margaret Gates - 1817 (199 years ago.)
Hezekiel Gorby - 1751 (265 years ago.)
Matilda Samantha Greene - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Daniel A. Harlan - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Jack Richard Harper - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Claudie Hendon - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Denise Hensley - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Frank Duke Hildreth - 1972 (44 years ago.)
Harriet Gertrude Hobbs - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Horace Greeley Hobbs - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Josephine Hogue - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Sarah A. "Sally" Horton - 1845 (171 years ago.)
Elsie Huckabay - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Ezekiel Jett - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Mitchell Winfred Johnson - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Helen Karnes - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Mary Ann Keillor - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Ellen Minnie Jane Kelly - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Nellie May Keyser - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Rebecca C. Kirkland - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Lee Owen Klick - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Rebecca Lakey - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Charlotte Janette Lasater - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Idus Joab Lessley - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Roy William Lile - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Ileana Wilma Link - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Ronny Gene Lisenbee - 1939 (77 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth Mahoney - 1900 (116 years ago.)
John Henry Majors - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Lewis Marshall - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Elizabeth Martin - 1828 (188 years ago.)
Thomas J. Martin - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Stephen Earl Maxey - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Alexander Jackson McDade - 1815 (201 years ago.)
Albert Johnston McKay - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Edith S. Middleton - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Cyr Morais - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Willie Clyde Moreland - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Roscoe F. Morton - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Francis Murphy - 1808 (208 years ago.)
Vallie Mae Nichols - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Wilhelm Olschner - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Martha Ann Parsons - 1857 (159 years ago.)
infant Boy Perkins - 1938 (78 years ago.)
Lettie Lois Perry - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Lylof Peterson - 1716 (300 years ago.)
Loyce Lonnie Phillips - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Pyle - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Mamie Myra Richter - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Ada Frances Ritenour - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Jennie G. Rogers - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Alfred J. Rushing - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Abel Raymond Sanders - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Frank Lane Sheffield - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Sarah Alice Sheffield - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Sybil Lucile Shelton - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Irvin T. Shipe - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth Simmons - 1877 (139 years ago.)
James William Smelley - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Edna Marguerite Smithey - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Violet Mae Stafford - 1915 (101 years ago.)
John H. Studstill - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Nancy Studstill - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Gracie Lou Swearingen - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Frank Albert Talley - 1859 (157 years ago.)
John Alma Thompson - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Harry Randolph Turtle - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Louise Underwood - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Texie van Horn - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Emile Vincent - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Lena Belle Watkins - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Cora Weeks - 1889 (127 years ago.)
James Britton Wehunt - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Georgia L. Whatley - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Emerson Otis Whipple - 1922 (94 years ago.)
James Taylor White - 1789 (227 years ago.)
Joseph Owen Whittington - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Leo Mae Whittington - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Maude K. Whittington - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Hazel Wilborn - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Jack C. Willing - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Danny Lee Witt - 1949 (67 years ago.)
Lewis Gregory Woodside - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Robert Monroe Yates - 1896 (120 years ago.)
     

Feature Articles



Beaumont Enterprise
Florence Stratton
Beaumont Enterprise journalist Florence Stratton loved and served her family and community, and witnessed the boom years of the city of Beaumont, Texas.
She wrote the first history of Beaumont -- The Story of Beaumont -- which remains one of the best accounts of the city's history and the period following the discovery of oil at Spindletop, the world's first oil gusher. It chronicles many of the families of early Texas and Beaumont (see the index).

William Lafayette Cloud
William Lafayette Cloud
Jeremiah Cloud (1784-1861) was born about 1784 in what became Twiggs county, Georgia. (Picture of great grandson William Lafayette Cloud shown.)
He moved his family to Alabama after the Creek cession of 1814 and again to Texas after her independence from Mexico. He settled in Austin's colony in 1837, 15 years after Stephen F. Austin settled it and about 5 miles NW of San Felipe de Austin, the county seat. In 1850 a post office and courthouse was established near his farm at the new county seat of Bellville.
His family was involved in the county government at Bellville and they settled in Austin, Washington and Milam counties.

DNA helix Cloud DNA Project
The Cloud DNA Project is helping find lost ancestors using Y chromosome DNA.
Y-DNA is carried only by men and can be used to identify and trace the paternal lineage of Project participants. Comparing the DNA signatures of different family branches allows us to determine if they are related and to approximate when they shared a common ancestor.
If you are a man descended from a CLOUD line, we invite you to join the project. Take a look at the Cloud DNA Project pages for information. For questions, or to join, contact the project administrator.

Mourad Bumstead
Mourad Bumstead was born in Long Island in 1811. A surveyor by trade, he left for Texas, arriving there in 1831. When he arrived, he found growing discontent because of the Mexican government's rejection of its 1824 constitution and replacement with a military dictatorship. (Eleven Mexican states subsequently rebelled against dictator Santa Ana's regime, only the Northern part of Coahuila de Téxas successfully defeated him and became the Republic of Texas.)
In June of 1832, he joined a group of men determined to rescue William B. Travis and his law partner Judge Patrick Jack from Colonel Juan Davis Bradburn, Commander of the garrison at Anahuac.
On December 5, 1835, Mourad Bumstead joined other Texian and Tejano volunteers in an attempt to remove Mexican troops quartered in San Antonio de Béxar. During the five days of house-to-house fighting which ensued, General Martín Perfecto de Cós (brother-in-law to General Santa Ana) and his soldiers retreated to the Alamo before surrendering. The victorious volunteers then occupied the Alamo, already fortified by Cós' men, and further strengthened its defenses. The Siege of Bexar was the longest Texian campaign and only one of two successes, with the Battle of San Jacinto being the second and final victory. Three months later, in March of 1836, the assault at The Battle of the Alamo, led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna, President of México, resulted in the defeat and death of all its defenders and became a rallying cry for the Texas revolution. (Also see the Texas State Library article on the Siege of Bexar.)
In 1848 Mourad married Jane Cravey, daughter of Henry Cravey and Mary Sapp. Mourad and Jane Bumstead had ten children and lived out their lives near Fletcher in East Texas.
 

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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

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Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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Sapp Genealogy / Sapp Family History

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Sorrel/Sorrels Genealogy / Sorrel/Sorrels Family History

Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

Welch Genealogy / Welch Family History

Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

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