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Today's birthdays -- April 24
Pleasant Henderson Barnes - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Barrow - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Alfred Lee Batson - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Kathleen Joan Baxter - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Carl Allen Beaudet - 1942 (72 years ago.)
Cliffie May Boggus - 1892 (122 years ago.)
James A. "J.A." Bonner - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Mary Ann Born - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Ralph Willis Bumstead - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Ray Kenneth Burner - 1924 (90 years ago.)
John Matthew Burrow - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Eliza E. Callaway - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Francis Samuel Cartwright - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Melbern Junior Clark - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Banis Weldon Cloud - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cloud - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Cloud - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Harriet Florence Cloud - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Jim Cleveland Cloud - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Joseph John Cloud - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Laura Belle Cloud - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Martha Jane Cloud - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Mattie Doris Cloud - 1940 (74 years ago.)
Wallace Francis Cloud - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Mary (Mrs. George Cloud) - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Myrtle M. Collier - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Ida Ollie Coward - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Helen Genevieve Crisler - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Annie Florene Daniel - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Mary Alice Davis - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Wiley Day - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Henri Arthur de Brueys - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Edward DeGarmo - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Frances A. Draper - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Wilhalm Friedrich Duerfeldt - 1866 (148 years ago.)
T.A. Elliott - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Martha Ann Malisa Fincher - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Thomas Easton Fleming - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Shane Fowler - 1978 (36 years ago.)
Minnie Gaines - 1894 (120 years ago.)
George Robert Goldbaum - 1935 (79 years ago.)
William Berry Griner - 1864 (150 years ago.)
John Charlie Hare - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Oliver Clarence Harrison - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Samuel Bert Hayes - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Thelma Ginn Helvestine - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Atlas Griffin Hicks - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Clarissa Hinds - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Johan Martin Hitchner - 1768 (246 years ago.)
Susan Mary Holland - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Rosalie Jadwin - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Dwight A. Johnson - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Ruby Inez Johnson - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Mary Ann Johnston - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Leota Bessie Kahle - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Persis Angela Kellogg - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Ernest William Kerlin - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Jesse Lee Keyser - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Green Berry Kimbrell - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Sarah Manurva Leslie - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Ann Litton - 1740 (274 years ago.)
Edward Maxey - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Lula May McBeth - 1935 (79 years ago.)
Amanda Florence Miller - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Lonnie Gerald Moak - 1941 (73 years ago.)
Harmon Moffitt - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Flora Moore - 1854 (160 years ago.)
William Leslie "Bill" Mulkey - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Nettleton - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Ida Newton - 1868 (146 years ago.)
John McCarthy O'Flaherty - 1906 (108 years ago.)
William G. Oates - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Rebecca Owens - 1794 (220 years ago.)
Lois M. Parker - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Obediah West Patty - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Joe M. Pickerill - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Charles Russell Reeder - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Littleton Pickett Reynolds - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Jasper D. Rice - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Sarah E. Rickey - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Janice Katherine Roberts - 1946 (68 years ago.)
Louisa Scott - 1828 (186 years ago.)
Susan H. Scull - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Gladys Elizabeth Seabourn - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Henry Edward "Eddie" Shults - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Miles Leland Smith - 1988 (26 years ago.)
Mathew Sorrell - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Swafford Stallworth - 1808 (206 years ago.)
Florence Elizabeth Stephenson - 1829 (185 years ago.)
John Lloyd Strawn - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Ira Strother - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Nellie Strother - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Mary Sturrock - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Caroline Matilda Sullivan - 1833 (181 years ago.)
George Gayle Sutherland - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Lewis C. Sutphin - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Eric Pierson Swenson - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Louisa Catherine Terwilliger - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Mary Tevis - 1817 (197 years ago.)
Minnie Ester Tinker - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Lisa Johnnie Torres - 1963 (51 years ago.)
Virginia Turner - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Annie M. Turney - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Sarah Catherine Vann - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Elizabeth Annie "Beth" Varner - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Matthew Wakefield - 1771 (243 years ago.)
Russell Cloud Walker - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Eliza J. Walters - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Janice Louise Weinrich - 1916 (98 years ago.)
John Eugene Welch - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Cornelius Whittington - 1749 (265 years ago.)
Robert Wayne Wiess - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Ophelia Pastell Wilcox - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Caroline Marian Williams - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Isaac Wolverton - 1706 (308 years ago.)
Ida Helen Wraley - 1896 (118 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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