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Today's birthdays -- May 24
Rose (__) - 1941 (74 years ago.)
Alphonzo Harris Atkinson - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Randolph Atkinson - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Etheleen "Essie" Bailey - 1979 (36 years ago.)
Edna Balla - 1886 (129 years ago.)
James Hunter Barrow - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Edna May Baughman - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Anne Birdsall (Burdsell) - 1616 (399 years ago.)
Emilia Charlotta Borg - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Joseph Ophelius Bouley - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Edward Ralph Brown - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Oretha Mae Butts - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Charles J. Camblin - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Robert Francis Cavanaugh - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Ruth M. Chance - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Sarah Adeline \ Amanda Chastain - 1852 (163 years ago.)
John Rowe Clayton - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Burton S. Cloud - 1849 (166 years ago.)
Charles McLaughlin Cloud - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Ernest A. Cloud - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Fred Lee Cloud - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Harold E. Cloud - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Henry T. Cloud - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Isaac Newton Cloud - 1834 (181 years ago.)
Joel Edgar Cloud - 1858 (157 years ago.)
John F. (Faulkner?) Cloud - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Joseph Cicero Cloud - 1824 (191 years ago.)
Joseph Cooper Cloud - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Lyman Blake Cloud - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Maria Lou Cloud - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Percy Augustus Cloud - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Russell Walker Cloud - 1932 (83 years ago.)
Ruth M. Cloud - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Vance Willoughby Cloud - 1930 (85 years ago.)
William Cloud - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Moritz Joe Cloudt - 1859 (156 years ago.)
John Thomas Coogle - 1817 (198 years ago.)
Ira Crane - 1808 (207 years ago.)
Eather Cravy - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Henry R. Cullers - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Daniel Cundiff - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Charles Franklin Dawson - 1942 (73 years ago.)
Chesley Woodroe Dennett - 1913 (102 years ago.)
John Matthias Dennis - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Louise Doyle - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Laura Bell Eden - 1855 (160 years ago.)
William G. Farrell - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Craig Parsons Fortenberry - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Rosa Mae Frame - 1901 (114 years ago.)
James Aubrey Francis - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Ella Margaret Frazier - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Benjamin James Harris Gaines - 1817 (198 years ago.)
Linn Duke Gaines - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Mary Ann Gillham - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Rhoda Godwin - 1809 (206 years ago.)
Lynwood Harry Good - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Mildred H. Gray - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Archie Lee Greenwood - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Georgia Ann Augusta Greenwood - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Buford Eugene Griffin - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Jane Hardin - 1819 (196 years ago.)
Janette Hardin - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Martha Jane Hart - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Paralee Blevins Henry - 1828 (187 years ago.)
James Dale Holcomb - 1944 (71 years ago.)
[dau] Holloway - 1739 (276 years ago.)
Jacob Hornberger - 1846 (169 years ago.)
Mercedes Mildred Irwin - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Benjamin Johnson - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Martha Ann Mizell Keller - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Anna C. Kennon - 1877 (138 years ago.)
William James Kerr - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Lillian May Knicely - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Nella Jane "Nellie" Lane - 1881 (134 years ago.)
David Michael Lanier - 1946 (69 years ago.)
William ?David? Lee - 1849 (166 years ago.)
Ulysses Carlock Letney - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Fannie F. Lyman - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Clara Lyttle - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Ethel Blanche McBride - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Marvin McBride - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Jay Mark Miller - 1952 (63 years ago.)
Susannah Mizell - 1763 (252 years ago.)
Louise Nettles - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Sarah E. Noe - 1864 (151 years ago.)
William Trousler Nokes - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Anne Elizabeth Owens - 1844 (171 years ago.)
Emma Forrest Payne - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Rhoda Alma Lillian Penley - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Ettie Perkins - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Pearl Perkins - 1922 (93 years ago.)
T.J. Perkins - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Preston - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Josiah Parks Rape - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Miller F. Rice - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Velma Mae Ridgley - 1905 (110 years ago.)
David Rorick - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Heinrich A. Schmidt - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Daniel M. Schroyer - 1955 (60 years ago.)
Orville Shock - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Ruth Elsie Simpson - 1942 (73 years ago.)
William Sloan - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Elmira Shirley Souder - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Rosa Mae Speare - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" Stewart - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Mabel Christine Strand - 1901 (114 years ago.)
James Sturrock - 1777 (238 years ago.)
Mary Melvina Sturrock - 1875 (140 years ago.)
May Sturrock - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Mildred Irene Summerville - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Gladys Elizabeth Taylor - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Thomas - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Dewitt Clinton Thompson - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Annie May Titsworth - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Betty Ann Tobias - 1938 (77 years ago.)
Miller F. Tottenham - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Paul VanLandingham - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Alma Wade - 1941 (74 years ago.)
Rachel Wallace - 1798 (217 years ago.)
Marie Delia Weeks - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Samuel Whipple - 1789 (226 years ago.)
Robert Young Whited - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Ida May Whittington - 1883 (132 years ago.)
William Otto Whittington - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Marcus Mortimer Wiess - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Rebecca Hannah Wilson - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Abigail Woodward - 1710 (305 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Wrigley - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Harmon Augustus Yenney - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Charles Franklin Younger - 1837 (178 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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