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Today's birthdays -- September 17
Rutha (__) - 1798 (216 years ago.)
Stephen Oney Allen - 1758 (256 years ago.)
Julia Alligood - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Albert Lee Anderson - 1935 (79 years ago.)
Carolyn Appel - 1941 (73 years ago.)
Mary Edna Atkinson - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Edna Eualia Barnes - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Perry Barnes - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Murrel Lee Barton - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Lenna Louella Bates - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Russell Glenn Batty - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Mary Rebecca Bellah - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Martha Bennett - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Willie Mae Block - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Albert E. Borden - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Amanda Brotz - 1975 (39 years ago.)
John Wesley Broxton - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Harley Alfred Burleson - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Burns - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Frances Annie Butler - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Nancy Edine Byerly - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Nellie Corina Byrd - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Edward Adolph Carlson - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Fountain William Carney - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Isabelle Carter - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Minnie Cash - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Rene Choate - 1904 (110 years ago.)
James Shead Clark - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Alberta Cloud - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Blanche Cloud - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Carolyn Virginia Cloud - 1933 (81 years ago.)
Charlotte Gretchen Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Ella Jane Cloud - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Henry Spears Cloud - 1796 (218 years ago.)
Herbert Scull Cloud - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Jennie Cloud - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Joseph Evander Cloud - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Joyce Cloud - 1618 (396 years ago.)
Mary Lillie Cloud - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Maude Cloud - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Cloud - 1908 (106 years ago.)
William Cloud - 1750 (264 years ago.)
William Cloud - 1750 (264 years ago.)
Winfield Scott Cloud - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Leon K. Cloyd - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Isaac Collins - 1845 (169 years ago.)
William Lafayette Cooper - 1869 (145 years ago.)
James Kirkwood Corbin - 1942 (72 years ago.)
Helen Barger Craig - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Melissa Diane Cravey - 1982 (32 years ago.)
Rhoda Albina Crews - 1886 (128 years ago.)
George R. Crofoot - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Pallie Crumpton - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Henry D. Culler - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Hortense Clara Cullers - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Hilliard Ainsworth Davis - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Ezra Bowman Dawson - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Condy Elmer Day - 1910 (104 years ago.)
William Harvey Day - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Susannah Poteet Dodd - 1785 (229 years ago.)
Hazel Dell Doty - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Nancy Downs - 1817 (197 years ago.)
Minnie Oler Draper - 1900 (114 years ago.)
John Dunn Farmer - 1889 (125 years ago.)
William James Farrell - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Robert Ransom Ferguson - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Marguerite Forsyth - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Charles III of France - 879 (1135 years ago.)
Ronald Dale Gilbert - 1946 (68 years ago.)
Mary E. Goins - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Theodore Zygmund Graban - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Edna E. Greenwood - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Lela Jane Gregory - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Fannie Adelle Hardin - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Ira L. Harlan - 1889 (125 years ago.)
John Vincent Harmsen - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Elizabeth Harrigan - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Morton David Hart - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Clarence Sterling Hartley - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Paul Edward Heaton - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Jo Francis Henry - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Fabian Leonidas Hicks - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Harvey Anglin Hicks - 1902 (112 years ago.)
George T. Hodges - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Thomas Sidney Hooks - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Harvey Carroll Hooser - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Lola Hughes - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Paul Kruger Hurst - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Homer Francis Ivey - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Rebecca Lee Jarvis - 1879 (135 years ago.)
William Calvin Jarvis - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Harvey Thornton Johnson - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Georgia Mae Jones - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Arthur Junker - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Rueben Smith Kelly - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Margaret Laymon - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Stella Victoria Lindquist - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Anna Marlene Logan - 1961 (53 years ago.)
Lorena Lord - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Rubie Aline Maddux - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Ernest Wilson Magee - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Hugh Donald Manis - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Archie Martinez - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Susan S. McAlister - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Lora McWhirt - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Arthur Lathrop Miles - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Walter Gibson Miles - 1907 (107 years ago.)
J.W. "Jake" Miller - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Celia Mills - 1866 (148 years ago.)
George Lamar Moak - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Everette Mull - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Robert Lee Murphy - 1865 (149 years ago.)
George Anthony Napier - 1940 (74 years ago.)
Julius Dobson Neely - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Mary Jane Odom - 1864 (150 years ago.)
John Tait Owens - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Dorothy Bell Paris - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Albert Elmore Parker - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Euell Gardner Payne - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Ida Perry - 1885 (129 years ago.)
William Rossie Perry - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Dee Petree - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Ralph Phillips - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Effie Cullers Plumlee - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Cora Pope - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Joseph Aubrey Porter - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Emily Lillian Powell - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Millie Presley - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Joe E. Presswood - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Susan Jane Raulston - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Ward E. Riviere - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Willie Lou Rochester - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Bunny Edward Rogers - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Mary Eliza Russell - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Norman Early Sampsell - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Anderson Seybold - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Arvin Seybold - 1924 (90 years ago.)
George Washington Seybold - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Jasper Seybold - 1795 (219 years ago.)
Mattie Seybold - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Catherine Margaret Shea - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Henry Olcott Sheldon - 1799 (215 years ago.)
Leavie Earline Smart - 1919 (95 years ago.)
James M. Spencer - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Bertha Lee Stallsworth - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Oliver Milton Stegall - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Ernest Stewart - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Elihu Stockton - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Ethel Grace Stone - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Lee Edward Strother - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Dank Hudaberg Sturrock - 1896 (118 years ago.)
George Arlington Sweat - 1937 (77 years ago.)
Ruthanna Talley - 1866 (148 years ago.)
James Harvey Terwilliger - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Charles Homer Thomas - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Emily Thorpe - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Maude Tilghman - 1860 (154 years ago.)
James Franklin Tracy - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Dorothy Mae Trahan - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Joseph Treat - 1662 (352 years ago.)
Zelma Trotti - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Clet Vincent - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Elias Vincent - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Jeremiah Wakefield - 1764 (250 years ago.)
Mary Anne Walch - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Susan Frances Waldrop - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Walter Zack Watrous - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Billy Ray Webb - 1960 (54 years ago.)
James A. Welch - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Ilah Odessa West - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Levy West - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Robert Alma White - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Wade H. Whiteley - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Burnell P. Whittington - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Marshall Turner Whittington - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Montell P. Whittington - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Osborn John Whittington - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Henry B. Williams - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Robert Murphy Williams - 1960 (54 years ago.)
James Willis - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Peter Laboyteaux Wimmer - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Letitia Winfree - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Jimmie R. Wood - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Joseph Britton Wood - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Marion Shelton Wood - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Geraldine Dolly Wynn - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Martha Yancey - 1848 (166 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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