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Today's birthdays -- April 29
Virginia Ruth Aleshire - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Diana Alsbaugh - 1835 (181 years ago.)
Margaret Campbell Annand - 1850 (166 years ago.)
William Huber Barnes - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Henry Venson Beck - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Millard Milo Biddle - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Hundley Campbell Boggs - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Rosa Bella Boggs - 1872 (144 years ago.)
William Edward Botts - 1836 (180 years ago.)
Joseph Walton Brady - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Gladys Hazel Brooks - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Elly Willy Callaway - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Vincent Gennie Caporale - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Floyd Oravel Cartee - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Robert W. Carter - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Lester Leroy Caswell - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Susannah Caudill - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Ely Eric Chapman - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Mary Jane Chenoweth - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Franklin Pierce Cloud - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Helen Cloud - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Henry F. Cloud - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Joe Robert Cloud - 1921 (95 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1816 (200 years ago.)
John Burton Cloud - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Le Roy Edward "Roy" Cloud - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Mary Doris Cloud - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Stephen Wesley Cloud - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Steven Cary Cloud - 1945 (71 years ago.)
Susan Caroline Cloud - 1864 (152 years ago.)
William H. Cloud - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Joseph Victor "Joe" Collier - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Hugh Burch Cook - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Hannah Ann Cooper - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Thelma Crook - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Mary Crouch - 1801 (215 years ago.)
Mahala Culler - 1817 (199 years ago.)
Elizabeth Madeline Cullers - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Mary Lee Cullers - 1945 (71 years ago.)
Callie Margie Ree Dawson - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Sadie Ruth Dobbs - 1915 (101 years ago.)
[son] Drummond - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Amelia Magdalene Ehrhardt - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Petrona English - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Florence Erma Falcon - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Lucretia Faulk - 1819 (197 years ago.)
Anna Maria Freeman - 1673 (343 years ago.)
Ella Irene Freeman - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Lizer Freeman - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Jacob French - 1773 (243 years ago.)
Wilhem Fuess - 1654 (362 years ago.)
J.C. Futch - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Amanda Margaret Gilley - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Sarah Gorden - 1812 (204 years ago.)
Elijah Benson Goss - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Mary Ann Gossett - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Everett Wan Green - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Harold Green - 1921 (95 years ago.)
John Michael Hann - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Helen Hartman - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hauser - 1779 (237 years ago.)
William Hauser - 1779 (237 years ago.)
Bert Hendon - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Emma Elizabeth Hicks - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Sarah Louise Hicks - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Mattie Hunt - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Raymond Henry Bart Ivey - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Jesse Franklin Jordan - 1874 (142 years ago.)
William Taft Jordan - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Krout - 1863 (153 years ago.)
William Lakey - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Benina Elizabeth "Nina" Lane - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Afton Leatherman - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Devony Dotless Lees - 1883 (133 years ago.)
R.P. Lisenbee - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Seymour Byron Love - 1818 (198 years ago.)
Elizabeth Low - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Amos Lusk - 1789 (227 years ago.)
Elspeth Mann - 1827 (189 years ago.)
Lisa Vernette McCain - 1969 (47 years ago.)
Audrey Alonzo McEntire - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Anne McGowan - 1909 (107 years ago.)
George Rollen McIntosh - 1874 (142 years ago.)
John Layman McKibben - 1837 (179 years ago.)
John S. McKibben - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Madge McNiell - 1900 (116 years ago.)
James Forrest Minter - 1925 (91 years ago.)
William Harrison Mount - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Goldie Percival - 1887 (129 years ago.)
James William Marion Perryman - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Pike - 1809 (207 years ago.)
Emma May Reeder - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Zilpha Rushing - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Francis Bowes Sayre - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Eliza Seeds - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Emmor Seeds - 1812 (204 years ago.)
Dorothy Goodwyn Sewell - 1912 (104 years ago.)
James Thomas Seybold - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Carol Sue Shaffer - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Virgil Vincent Sharpe - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Vivian Vincent Sharpe - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Mary Catherine Sherrill - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Lillie Vannie Shook - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Mollie Helen Sloneker - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Raymond Slotter - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Charles E. Snoddy - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Jane E. Sparks - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Forest Ollie Stallsworth - 1899 (117 years ago.)
John Calloway Stallworth - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Hannah Mary Stark - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Larry Lee Stevenson - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Beatrice Stringer - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Andrew Sturrock - 1775 (241 years ago.)
Barbara Sturrock - 1775 (241 years ago.)
Lois W. Swanner - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Theodore Sweeden - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Robert Newsom Taylor - 1796 (220 years ago.)
John Tollett - 1815 (201 years ago.)
Walter John Tormay - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Lucinda Trimble - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Mary Mertie Truesdell - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Jefferson Blakely Turner - 1892 (124 years ago.)
William Thomas Vann - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Benjamin Thomas Virden - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Gardner Wallace - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Clara Ward - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Elizabeth Pernice Watkins - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Wellington Weiland - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Richard W. Whatley - 1956 (60 years ago.)
Mary Eunice White - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Loyd Whittington - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Julia Ann "Judy" Wood - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Rebecca Woods - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Charles Granderson Woodworth - 1804 (212 years ago.)
John Leslie Woolverton - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Lela Lorene Wylie - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Martha Youn - 1923 (93 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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Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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Sorrel/Sorrels Genealogy / Sorrel/Sorrels Family History

Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

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