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Today's birthdays -- August 19
Adellar (__) - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Nancy Adams - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Harriet Kathryne Alexander - 1908 (110 years ago.)
William Alexander - 1814 (204 years ago.)
Louise Aline "Sugartop" Barnsdall - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Marion M. Beason - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Annie Sara Beatty - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Raymond Alphonse Beaudet - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Albert Olan Blanton - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Pelatiah Bliss - 1674 (344 years ago.)
Edward Augustus Blount - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Olin Newton Boggs - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Rebecca Boling - 1768 (250 years ago.)
John S. Branan - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Henry Paul Bredenbeck - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Clara Alma Brian - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Clara Brighton - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Brown - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Ralph M. Buzek - 1901 (117 years ago.)
infant Campbell - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Fannie Moore Carter - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Margaret Joseph Case - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Mabel Lucy Casper - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Hazel Louise Anna Causey - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Geneva Chapman - 1942 (76 years ago.)
Bertha J. Cloud - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Cyrus Field Cloud - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Donald Merten Cloud - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Elmer Cloud - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Heuy Cloud - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Jacquelyn Anne Cloud - 1927 (91 years ago.)
John William "Bill" Cloud - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1815 (203 years ago.)
Mary Polly Cloud - 1804 (214 years ago.)
Minnie Irene Cloud - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Nannie Cloud - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Nettie Cloud - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Lallie F. Cook - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Julia Drucilla Cooper - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Edward Whitman Dalton - 1869 (149 years ago.)
James Andrew Davis - 1853 (165 years ago.)
William Webster Davis - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Deatherage - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Albert Justin Dickinson - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Minnie Elmira Douglas - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Randolph Gresham Echols - 1945 (73 years ago.)
Elsie May English - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Biela Ford - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Lela Mae Frazer - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Wylie Givens Frazier - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Rebecca Eleanor Gailey - 1861 (157 years ago.)
John Elbert Gaines - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Roy Marvin Gaines - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Thomas W. Gaines - 1849 (169 years ago.)
James Francis Garey - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Winnie Maud Gilpin - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Bertha Lee Green - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Frank Elroy Gross - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Jenny Grover - 1967 (51 years ago.)
Rachel Guynn - 1826 (192 years ago.)
Napoleon Hicks Halliburton - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Hazel Honor Halton - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Claude Hammond - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Verda Hawk - 1884 (134 years ago.)
David James Hayes - 1830 (188 years ago.)
Frank Heal - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Edward Earl Heard - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Elva Jane Henry - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Hartwell Cushman Herring - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Wanda Mae Hickey - 1939 (79 years ago.)
Edna Mildred Hicks - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Ollie Edna Hicks - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Helen E. Hildreth - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Earnest Hill - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth Holland - 1849 (169 years ago.)
James Scott Horn - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Cleveland Edward Columbus Howard - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Mabel Howard - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Samuel Jaggard - 1763 (255 years ago.)
Adeline Jenkins - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Marian Johnson - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Martha Elizabeth Johnson - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Frederick Peter Kahle - 1823 (195 years ago.)
Grace White Keith - 1890 (128 years ago.)
James William Kelley - 1921 (97 years ago.)
William J. Kirksey - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Anna J. Lakey - 1833 (185 years ago.)
Mamie Ellen Lambert - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Welza Ephraim Legg - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Lawrence Adam Leonard - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Lillie F. Leslie - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Carl William Linaweaver - 1917 (101 years ago.)
William Leroy Lisenbee - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Cora Edna Lisle - 1874 (144 years ago.)
William Solon Magee - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Arah L. Mathis - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Nina A. Matusoff - 1917 (101 years ago.)
William Thomas "Tommie" McClendon - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Charles Edward McDermott - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Mary Jane McMahon - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Joseph Sayres Miles - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Cordelia Miller - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Benjamin Moore - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Hillyard Ely Murphy - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Beriah Murray - 1746 (272 years ago.)
Catherine Nilles - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Vivian Irene Nordstrom - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Robert Paul O'Harra - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Harvey Jordan O'Neal - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Mabel Roverta Peck - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Archie Vernon Penick - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Ellen Blanche Pfaff - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Kelly Gay Pratt - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Lula Frances Reynolds - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Peter Captain Robert - 1740 (278 years ago.)
Charles "Charley" Roberts - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Isaac Rymer - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Miriam Ruth Sheldon - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Lora Amelia Shelton - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Nancy Ann Shields - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Julia Ann Simmons - 1787 (231 years ago.)
James Theodore Slack - 1844 (174 years ago.)
Catherine Adeline Smith - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Josiah Alfred Smith - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Bessie Gertrude Stallsworth - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Charlotte Stallsworth - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Jewell Stanton - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Stauffer - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Sidney Major Stewart - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Isobel Sturrock - 1790 (228 years ago.)
John Sturrock - 1823 (195 years ago.)
Phyllis Belle Sullivan - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Stephen Hathaway Swift - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Annie Thelma Sylvester - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Delta Mae Thomas - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Nellie Thrasher - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Ula Eleanor Topley - 1917 (101 years ago.)
George Lewis Tyer - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Elizabeth S. Vann - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Joe Lane Wager - 1940 (78 years ago.)
Seretha B. Wassom - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Malcolm W. Whitaker - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Cleve Edward White - 1915 (103 years ago.)
James Byron White - 1836 (182 years ago.)
William Jasper Whitmire - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Ira \ Ora Williams - 1774 (244 years ago.)
Arnold Willis - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Rachel Wilson - 1836 (182 years ago.)
Louisa Elizabeth Wood - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Adolph Edward "Jake" Woolverton - 1902 (116 years ago.)
James Hardin Wrigley - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Harold Eugene Zobel - 1924 (94 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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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