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Today's birthdays -- October 2
Elzie Berrian Adamson - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Raymond Glenn Arendale - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Barbara Jean Babin - 1951 (63 years ago.)
Henry Jackson Beck - 1922 (92 years ago.)
John Milton Beedle - 1876 (138 years ago.)
John Lewis Blackburn - 1913 (101 years ago.)
James Boyce - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Bert Ernest Boyd - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Barbara Kay Branson - 1938 (76 years ago.)
William Murray Brown - 1957 (57 years ago.)
[dau] Brown - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Harry Thompson Brundidge - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Jo Ellen Bryant - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Catherine Massie Buck - 1878 (136 years ago.)
James Madison "Matt" Burleson - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Annie Cabiness - 1865 (149 years ago.)
William Arthur Carrier - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Fred John Carter - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Edna James Cash - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Daniel Boone Caudill - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Alice Elizabeth Clem - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Hattie Click - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Carl Pinckney Cloud - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Carlton Benton "Carl" Cloud - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Corra Eliza Cloud - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Cyril K. Cloud - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Donald Andrew Cloud - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Earl Clay Cloud - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Florence Cloud - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Frances W. Cloud - 1894 (120 years ago.)
George Thomas Cloud - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Glessie May "Babe" Cloud - 1925 (89 years ago.)
James Kent Cloud - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Leusinda Cloud - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Margaret Elizabeth Cloud - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Maurice Raymond Cloud - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Miami Della Cloud - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Mildred Cloud - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Robert Earl Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Roland Newkirk Cloud - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Roy Harris Cloud - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Samuel Peterson Cloud - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Willard Cloud - 1875 (139 years ago.)
William Allen Cloud - 1858 (156 years ago.)
George William de Cloudt - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Dallas Presley Collier - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Sarah Millicent Coyel - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Annie M. Cullers - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Vergie Bell Cullers - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Catharine Cunningham - 1795 (219 years ago.)
Littleton Lee "Lit" Dalton - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Luther Cicero Dawson - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Martha Missina Dawson - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Ralph Deatherage - 1930 (84 years ago.)
David Raymond Dunham - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Martin Ehrhardt - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Howard Randall Elliott - 1962 (52 years ago.)
Mary E. Fletcher - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Maybelle Clair Fox - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Joseph Garner - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Jennifer Gatlin - 1954 (60 years ago.)
Mary A. Geary - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Willie Earline Godwin - 1927 (87 years ago.)
William Charley Goree - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Nona Carolyn Guillory - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Patience Hadley - 1761 (253 years ago.)
Simon Hadley - 1766 (248 years ago.)
infant Hagner - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Jane Ann Haigh - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Harvey Hairston - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Leta Alma Hardy - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Eliza Harlan - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Phebe G. Harlan - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Thomas H. Harrison - 1750 (264 years ago.)
Roxanne Henry - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Susan Herndon - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Henry Clinton Herring - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Charlie Vernon Hill - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Mildred Ella Hogue - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Angieline Hudson - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Charles Cole Hudson - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Anna Hughes - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Virgil Evert Huntley - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Anna Marie Hurley - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Nicholas Marion Jacks - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Frank Joseph Jezek - 1937 (77 years ago.)
Joseph Pickett Kidwell - 1901 (113 years ago.)
James Willis Kirk - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Joel Everett Knight - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Maarten Koelemay - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Jean Elizabeth Lauderback - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Ethel Margaret Lee - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Mary Myrtle Legg - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Willie Alberta Lessley - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Byron Cullers Link - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Samuel N. Lowder - 1896 (118 years ago.)
LeRoy Luke - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Juanita Lutz - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Calvin Perry Mackey - 1905 (109 years ago.)
John Franklin Marsh - 1855 (159 years ago.)
William M. Marsh - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Sarah Marshall - 1804 (210 years ago.)
Gerald Edward McAnelly - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Robert Scott McCoy - 1866 (148 years ago.)
William James McDade - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Clemous Era Mitchell - 1910 (104 years ago.)
John Mobley - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Lynne Morrison - 1949 (65 years ago.)
Caroloine Neville - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Elizabeth Lenora Oates - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Dorris Latrelle Padgett - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Mercy Paine - 1743 (271 years ago.)
Nancy Parramore - 1802 (212 years ago.)
Sally Perkins - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Anthony F. Perry - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Estella Phillips - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Frances Anna Plock - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Mildred Reade - 1643 (371 years ago.)
John Thomas Rees - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Henry W. Rhodes - 1851 (163 years ago.)
William Durward Rhodes - 1914 (100 years ago.)
infant Roe - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Marion Jasper Rushing - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Napoleon Bonapart Rushing - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Martha E. Russell - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Lewis E. Seay - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Amante Electra Semmes - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Genevieve Shaffer - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Sarah Sally Sipes - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Edward Thomas Southwell - 1803 (211 years ago.)
Martha Virginia Spurlock - 1930 (84 years ago.)
John R. Stallsworth - 1809 (205 years ago.)
Lydia Stephenson - 1822 (192 years ago.)
Henry Sturrock - 1886 (128 years ago.)
William Sturrock - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Helen L. Sutter - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Virgil Carl Sweeden - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Willie Nora Teague - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Milton Fontaine "Sonny" Terry - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Rosella Terwilliger - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Dorothy Irene Thomas - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Thompson - 1937 (77 years ago.)
John Tollett - 1790 (224 years ago.)
Johann Wemken - 1855 (159 years ago.)
John Timothy Whitlock - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Florence Whittington - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Thurza A. Whittington - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Patty Diane Wiess - 1960 (54 years ago.)
Langdon T. Wilson - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Nancy Woodard - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Murray Scott Wright - 1884 (130 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.
 

Featured Families:


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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