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Today's birthdays -- July 23
Lennette (__) - 1971 (43 years ago.)
Minerva (__) - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Peart Redwine Arnold - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Eldorado Atkinson - 1871 (143 years ago.)
[son] Benjamin - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Cora Ethel Benningfield - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Joshua Botts - 1751 (263 years ago.)
Paul Green Boykin - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Leva Frank Brannan - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Madelyn Lydia Briggs - 1892 (122 years ago.)
George Richard Brown - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Luther James Bryant - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Lillian Faye Buckley - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Laura Frances Burt - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Stuart Harold Busby - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Elmo Luther Cassell - 1920 (94 years ago.)
George Otis Chance - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Albert Wales "A.W." Cloud - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Alvin Cloud - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Cassandra P. Cloud - 1867 (147 years ago.)
David Scott Cloud - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Douglas A. Cloud - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Elwatha Baxter Cloud - 1947 (67 years ago.)
Frank E. Cloud - 1926 (88 years ago.)
James Jasper Cloud - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Jason Riker Cloud - 1887 (127 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1848 (166 years ago.)
John Timothy Cloud - 1949 (65 years ago.)
Lucretia Virginia Cloud - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Lydia Elma Cloud - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1826 (188 years ago.)
Milton H. Cloud - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Milton Harlan Cloud - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Nelson Cloud - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Richard Cloud - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Tilghman Roswell Cloud - 1902 (112 years ago.)
William Ellis Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
William Ellis Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Willis Elzie Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Carol Amelia Cockrell - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hope Cockrell - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Pauline Coffman - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Sylvester Jefferson Collier - 1828 (186 years ago.)
John Franklin Corley - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Michael Thomas Cox - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Charles Jackson Craig - 1928 (86 years ago.)
William Peyton "Peyt" Cravey - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Hiram Richard Crumbley - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Margaret L. Culler - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Ardis Cummings - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Peter Wallace Cunningham - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Laura E. Davis - 1906 (108 years ago.)
William Mathison Dawson - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Charlie Clifton Draper - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Charlotte Faulk - 1894 (120 years ago.)
infant son Ferguson - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Richard Lafayette "Fate" Fortenberry - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Jefferson McCoy Foshea - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Adeline Freeman - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Susan Amanda Frizzell - 1852 (162 years ago.)
William C. Gaines - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Lura Elizabeth Ann Gartman - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Golda Gillham - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Milton Joseph Goldbaum - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Thomas George Gordon - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Archie Jackson Graham - 1955 (59 years ago.)
Annie L. Gray - 1887 (127 years ago.)
William Kenneth Gray - 1917 (97 years ago.)
William T. Gray - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Robert Brownell Greenman - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Lehman Lester Habron - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Lucy Ann Hale - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Mary Lucy Hammock - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Florence Harding - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Louvisa Harlan - 1809 (205 years ago.)
Warren Davis Heirston - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Joe Hillebrandt - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Charles Gideon Holland - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Isaac "Ike" Huffman - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Rufus Ingram - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Nell Jackson - 1889 (125 years ago.)
John Thomas Kelley - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Dora May Kelton - 1900 (114 years ago.)
John E. Keys - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Dora Belle Kirkland - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Edmund Hervery Knapp - 1827 (187 years ago.)
John William Lakey - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Adaline Eliza Lawson - 1808 (206 years ago.)
Thomas Laymon - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Azelie Genevieve LeBlanc - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Ernest Louis Lehmann - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Kendrick Wesley Lentz - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Caleb Litton or Letton or Lytton - 1690 (324 years ago.)
Byron O. Love - 1887 (127 years ago.)
John Louis Maigret - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Henry Martin - 1798 (216 years ago.)
Myrtle Loranine Maxey - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Vera Lee McCurdy - 1929 (85 years ago.)
James Taylor McKey - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Catherine Amanda Miller - 1974 (40 years ago.)
Hester Jane Moore - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Green Norris - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Applis Sanderson Ogden - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Rebecca Irene Orebaugh - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Edward Neil Pendley - 1907 (107 years ago.)
infant son Pennington - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Thomas Henry Phillips - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Kay Annett Poulton - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Thomas Matthew Powell - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Jewell Lee Pratt - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Harry Rogers - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Enos Roland - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Kenneth C. Rose - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Travis Kent Rushing - 1941 (73 years ago.)
Lottie Marie Russell - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Ella Lee Scarbrough - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Ruby Clara Scott - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Josephine Agnes Shea - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Olive Shingleton - 1828 (186 years ago.)
Faye Fargason Smith - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Elizabeth A. Stackhouse - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Anna Maude Stallsworth - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Sadie King Stanton - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Sylvia Rebecca Stinson - 1902 (112 years ago.)
James Hugh Strickland - 1898 (116 years ago.)
John Winfield Strickland - 1882 (132 years ago.)
David Crighton Sturrock - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Robert Ernest Tawes - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Lloyd Etta Taylor - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Minerva Teague - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Edith Mae Templeton - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Solomon Dexter Terwilliger - 1860 (154 years ago.)
[son] Terwilliger - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Luella Mae Thomas - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Will L. Thomas - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Lewis Dale Thompson - 1943 (71 years ago.)
Martha Asenith Thrasher - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Lucy B. Tillson - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Lettie Le Tirey - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Ernest Glen Tolar - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Charles Leroy Votaw - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Emaline Mahulda Waggener - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Mary "Polly" Welch - 1802 (212 years ago.)
William Ralph Westbrook - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Whatley - 1903 (111 years ago.)
James B. Whitaker - 1867 (147 years ago.)
James Taylor White - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Elizabeth Maria Whitmore - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Artie May Whittington - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Ida Wilson - 1896 (118 years ago.)
William Henry "Bill" Woods - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Grace O. Wysong - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Dorris Clifford Yancey - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Martha Youngblood - 1897 (117 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.
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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

Bumstead Genealogy / Bumstead Family History

Butler Genealogy / Butler Family History

Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

Cravey Genealogy / Cravey Family History

Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

Gordon/Gorden Genealogy / Gordon/Gorden Family History

Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

Rutledge Genealogy / Rutledge Family History

Sapp Genealogy / Sapp Family History

Seybold Genealogy / Seybold Family History

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

Wiess Genealogy / Wiess Family History


 

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