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Today's birthdays -- July 26
Bessie McCullough Armstrong - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Celia Atwell - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Caleb Baldwin - 1704 (313 years ago.)
Bobby Ball - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Frances Jane Barron - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Brooks Harmon Bell - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Henry Seth Bennett - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Anna Biesecker - 1805 (212 years ago.)
Retha Blanken - 1924 (93 years ago.)
James Allen Block - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Eugene Harmon Blount - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Lucia Bolles - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Barbara J. Bramlett - 1935 (82 years ago.)
Flora Angeline Bramlett - 1935 (82 years ago.)
Elizabeth Brown - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Eltie Calmes Buck - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Edwin Stimson Bumstead - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Dwight Crhistopher Burdick - 1861 (156 years ago.)
John Elmer Burkhart - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Martha Jane Byerly - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Charles S. Carney - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Messina Choate - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Albert M. Cloud - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Alfred G. Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Eva Marie Cloud - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Frances Ruth Cloud - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Henry F. Cloud - 1842 (175 years ago.)
James Franklin Cloud - 1850 (167 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Loraine Iyone Cloud - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Lula D, Cloud - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Paul L. Cloud - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Pauline P. Cloud - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Richard B. Cloud - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Robert Waddle Cloud - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Ruth Cloud - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Virginia Elizabeth Cloud - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Zady Cloud - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Raymond Ryle Cloyd - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Eunice Cole - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Sarah Frances Collier - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Thomas Rife Cooke - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Margaret Virginia "Ginger" Crain - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Marjorie Jane Cravey - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Rossie Jane Cravey - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Ida May Creech - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Isabelle Frances Cullers - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Kenneth Wallace Cunningham - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Ida Alma Davis - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Allie Florence Dawson - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Frances Geraldine Dawson - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Maude Dawson - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Leon Deville - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Gaines Stanley Dobbins - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Josephine Isabel Durham - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Earp - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Mildred G. Eby - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Russelle Hipparchus Elliott - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Rossie Washington Ennis - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Lillian Ferguson - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Arnold Fitzsimmons - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Melba Juanita Foshea - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Elizabeth Foulk - 1759 (258 years ago.)
James Carington Francis - 1810 (207 years ago.)
Robert A. Freeman - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Mary Gardner - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Lexie Gary - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Charles Minor Green - 1854 (163 years ago.)
George D. Green - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Joseph Griffith - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Edward Griswold - 1607 (410 years ago.)
Erna Mary Haedge - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Doris Marie Hall - 1935 (82 years ago.)
Richard Austin "Dick" Hall - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Emil Hansen - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Sarah Harrison - 1754 (263 years ago.)
Rachel Leah Hood - 1924 (93 years ago.)
infant son Hooks - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Clinton E. Hurdle - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Hannah Ivins - 1783 (234 years ago.)
Lucy Francis James - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Harriet Adeline Jones - 1830 (187 years ago.)
Robert Jones - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Rossie Ruth Kelly - 1915 (102 years ago.)
William Thomas Knight - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Clara Amelia Lasseson - 1874 (143 years ago.)
James Monroe Laymon - 1847 (170 years ago.)
Burton Tipton Lisenbee - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Emily Cade Lloyd - 1904 (113 years ago.)
William F. Maddux - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Laura Mehafa Manning - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Jesse Earl Markham - 1909 (108 years ago.)
James Mathew "Jim" Marshall - 1844 (173 years ago.)
John Valentine Martin - 1867 (150 years ago.)
George Hilliss McDermott - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Mary Jane McFaddin - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Karen Lynn Mikeska - 1962 (55 years ago.)
Jennie Mae Mills - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Jacob Minnich - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Roy Harold Murray - 1897 (120 years ago.)
John Nash - 1843 (174 years ago.)
William Byrd Parker - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Louise Pauline Peck - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Enoch Spruill Sylvester Phelps - 1804 (213 years ago.)
Susan "Sue" E.V. Phillips - 1873 (144 years ago.)
William Melton Philyaw - 1931 (86 years ago.)
William Abner Priddie - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Francis Marion Rumsey - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Milton Scroggs - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Ralph Charles Seybold - 1922 (95 years ago.)
John Sharp - 1779 (238 years ago.)
Earl Simpson - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Olive D. Solt - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Elmer Hershel Sorrels - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Nicholas Starkey - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Jewell Stracener - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Margaret Sturrock - 1749 (268 years ago.)
Marguerite J.A. Taylor - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Nelson Lafayette Thompson - 1854 (163 years ago.)
David Treat - 1776 (241 years ago.)
Joe W. Turney - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Laura Lucinda Walker - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Beatrice Irene "Dorcas" Weatherford - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Bertha Lavina Westerman - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Alberta L. White - 1909 (108 years ago.)
David Glenn White - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Maurita Whittington - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Raymond Bird Whittington - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Ernest W. Wood - 1888 (129 years ago.)
William Newton Woods - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Mary Leslie Youngblood - 1882 (135 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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Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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