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Today's birthdays -- July 2
Janette N. (__) - 1946 (69 years ago.)
Lois Mary Adams - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Ivy Williamson Allen - 1915 (100 years ago.)
William Elizah Amos - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Pauline C. Anders - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Wallace Murwood Balch - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Vincent Hardy Bell - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Joseph William Bennett - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Rita Lois Bennett - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Viola Virginia Beylor - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Ruth Lucille Boosinger - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Joseph Alonzo Boyd - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Eleanor Ann Browder - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Pearl Gertrude Brown - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Albert Whitfield Bumstead - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Sally Bumstead - 1774 (241 years ago.)
Arthur Glendi Bunn - 1933 (82 years ago.)
Roxie Rosalee Burkhalter - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Mary Alice Calcote - 1888 (127 years ago.)
William Wallace Carr - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Sally Buena Carter - 1894 (121 years ago.)
William Avery Carter - 1959 (56 years ago.)
Dawn Roxanne Cason - 1959 (56 years ago.)
Felix Rogers Chenault - 1804 (211 years ago.)
Otis Sherman Churchman - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Manor Raymond Clark - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Charles Franklin Clem - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Cloud - 1846 (169 years ago.)
Bobby Levon Cloud - 1943 (72 years ago.)
Brian Thomas Cloud - 1953 (62 years ago.)
Eli Cloud - 1771 (244 years ago.)
James Cloud - 1782 (233 years ago.)
James Monroe Cloud - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Jeffery F. Cloud - 1951 (64 years ago.)
John Fletcher Cloud - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1814 (201 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Cloud - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Henry Coblentz - 1807 (208 years ago.)
Ida Blanche Coffman - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Porcious F. Covington - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Jane Coward - 1804 (211 years ago.)
William Duncan Cropper - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Joseph Bryan Cullers - 1897 (118 years ago.)
William Henry Cullers - 1815 (200 years ago.)
Charles Lorin Dalton - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Charles W. Darling - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Pauline O. Deville - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Clyde Dillon - 1941 (74 years ago.)
Richard Stewart Donahue - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Lola Jane Douglass - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Daniel Durbin - 1725 (290 years ago.)
Sarah Durbin - 1728 (287 years ago.)
I.V. Eason - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Celia Marinda Edwards - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Edmund B. Elliott - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Henry Grady Farnell - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Mildred Erline Firth - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Floyd Formby - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Paul Gathman Fort - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Lester William Foulk - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Harvey Fowler - 1905 (110 years ago.)
George Buchanan Francis - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Flonnie Funderburk - 1882 (133 years ago.)
William Absolom Gaines - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Agnes Gertrude Gier - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Herschel Edwin Gillham - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Martha Amanda "Mandy" Green - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Queen Isabelle Grossett - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Pierre Louis Guillory - 1804 (211 years ago.)
Elizabeth Elvira Hardin - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Elizabeth J. Harrison - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Florence Haun Haynes - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Helen Marie Hermann - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Zelma Colleen Holsapple - 1930 (85 years ago.)
Isaac Stanton Huddleston - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Isaac Sidney Hudson - 1897 (118 years ago.)
John Grove Hummert - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Carol Louise Jones - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Leatha Scott Jones - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Martha Jane Jordan - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Audrey "Audie" Lambright - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Grover Cleveland Leslie - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Lilley - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Esther Lindley - 1933 (82 years ago.)
Hardeen Lisenbee - 1931 (84 years ago.)
Ernest Luther Lundelius - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Michael Lyons - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Ethel McFaddin - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Lela Bell McLeod - 1881 (134 years ago.)
May Katherine Moak - 1915 (100 years ago.)
James Gomer Mock - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Jessie R. Moistner - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Daniel Krispen Monhollon - 1971 (44 years ago.)
Samuel Lloyd Moore - 1879 (136 years ago.)
(twins) Murray - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Lucretia Murray - 1804 (211 years ago.)
Gladys Pearl Neighbors - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Melissa Osborn - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Mary Paine - 1736 (279 years ago.)
Thomas Painter - 1722 (293 years ago.)
Frank Rieves Parker - 1888 (127 years ago.)
John Parramore - 1821 (194 years ago.)
Ralph Pendley - 1910 (105 years ago.)
William Fortson Perry - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Burl Carley Phillips - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Anna Rinehart - 1806 (209 years ago.)
Samuel Rice Roe - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Mary Elaine Rumsey - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Julia Amanda Rushing - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Mary Clyde Savage - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Grace Mozelle Schultheis - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Isaac Scull - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Ann Seeds - 1815 (200 years ago.)
James Jacob Seybold - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Isaac Sharp - 1792 (223 years ago.)
Eldon Simmons - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Nellie May Smeltzer - 1887 (128 years ago.)
William T. Smith - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Charlotte Gail Smithwick - 1942 (73 years ago.)
Willie Thomas Sorrell - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Perry Bryan Stacy - 1897 (118 years ago.)
John Taylor Stallsworth - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Martha Luella Stanley - 1878 (137 years ago.)
John Clayton Stokes - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Robert Fleming Stokes - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Drucilla Sturkie - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Mary Sturrock - 1787 (228 years ago.)
Nellie Jean Toney - 1930 (85 years ago.)
Walter J. Tormay - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Margrette Vincent - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Talita Vincent - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Donie M. Waldrop - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Amanda Melvina White - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Earl Whittington - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Louie Whittington - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Mary Jerome Whittington - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Michael Craig Whittington - 1949 (66 years ago.)
Richard Whitfield Whittington - 1931 (84 years ago.)
Sarah Sally Williams - 1807 (208 years ago.)
Hannah Woodward - 1715 (300 years ago.)
Richard Scott Woosley - 1955 (60 years ago.)
Katherine Louise Young - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Hubert Thomas Zimmerman - 1911 (104 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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