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Today's birthdays -- November 21
Margaret Elizabeth Ainsworth - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Robert Brock Balch - 1951 (63 years ago.)
Eugenia Hortense Barrow - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Melancthon "Paris" Bingham - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Harry Clifton Bitner - 1878 (136 years ago.)
James Phillips Bivona - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Dorothy Bess Black - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Letisha Boling - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Philip Boosinger - 1814 (200 years ago.)
John F. Breiten - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Mac McClure Bright - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Annie Broomell - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Hannah Bumstead - 1664 (350 years ago.)
Christina Caponigro - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Henderson Lee Chancellor - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Myrtle Chastain - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Benjamin Cleveland - 1721 (293 years ago.)
Asuba Rosilia Cloud - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Burtis Floyd Cloud - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Elsie H. Cloud - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Franklin "Frank" Cloud - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Henry Gene Ford Cloud - 1937 (77 years ago.)
John Archibald Cloud - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Lydia Cloud - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Mildred Louise Cloud - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Nellie Cloud - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Rebecca Virginia Cloud - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Tessie Cloud - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Mahalda Cole - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Franklin Amadeus Colliflower - 1852 (162 years ago.)
James Alfred Collins - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Dena Lynn Combs - 1958 (56 years ago.)
Susie Belle Crow - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Robert H. Crumbley - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Sarah Cumner Cushing - 1777 (237 years ago.)
Robert Everett Day - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Billy Jack Deal - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Nancy C. Deatherage - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Charlotte Malinda Delashaw - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Roy Jay Dennett - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Clarence August Dirksen - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Margaret Elizabeth Donathan - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Margaret M. Easters - 1898 (116 years ago.)
William Stocks Elliott - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Phyllis Lorraine Everly - 1928 (86 years ago.)
James Faulk - 1799 (215 years ago.)
Susan Ann Finch - 1823 (191 years ago.)
LaJeana Ann Flowers - 1971 (43 years ago.)
Gladys Fowler - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Mac Bee Gay - 1942 (72 years ago.)
John B. Gill - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Nora Gertrude Goodnight - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Troy Gregg - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Reva Gunter - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Wilda L. Hefley - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Eliza Louanza "Lou" Herring - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Lewis Barclay Herring - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Marion Franklin Hicks - 1943 (71 years ago.)
William Alexander Hicks - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Walter Hoppes - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Mittie Modessia Johnston - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Vergie Lee Jones - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Lucy Morning Jordan - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Margaret Frances Keith - 1921 (93 years ago.)
John Kenyon - 1706 (308 years ago.)
William Elmer Knowles - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Samuel Kyle - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Leonard Laningham - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Laura Ellen Leach - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Mart Mounger Leatherman - 1901 (113 years ago.)
William Jackson Letney - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Ransom Abe Linker - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Sally Beman Love - 1859 (155 years ago.)
George W. Lukens - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Charlie Ross McCain - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Marcus Arthur McChrystal - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Ruble Bradeen McKeehan - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Columbia Victoria Miller - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Mary Ann Neff - 1818 (196 years ago.)
John Cone Noblin - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Elizabeth Noffsinger - 1804 (210 years ago.)
Darla Ruth (twin) Norris - 1971 (43 years ago.)
Lillian E.F. Owen - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Clyde Nelson Payne - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Eunice Viola Perry - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Henry C. Pratt - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Rebecca Ray - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Sim Ray - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Jan Kay Regeon - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Ann Rice - 1741 (273 years ago.)
Isaac Lewis Richardson - 1870 (144 years ago.)
John S. Riley - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Valley V. Ritenour - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Nell Day Rogers - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Verna E. Rogers - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Pearl Elizabeth Romine - 1898 (116 years ago.)
John Franklin Rowland - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Mary M. Schneider - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Mary Ann Self - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Frank Ogle Sheats - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Walter E. Shenefield - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Hester Ann Sherritt - 1861 (153 years ago.)
James William Sinckler - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Lulu Ethel Smith - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Richard Wilson Squires - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Ernest E. Strasmer - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Samuel Riley Strother - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Jacob S. Studebaker \ Baker - 1766 (248 years ago.)
Ann Sturrock - 1840 (174 years ago.)
James Stewart Sturrock - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Jeffrey Paul Svehlak - 1964 (50 years ago.)
Manerva A. Terry - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Edmond Tiger - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Laverta Mae Tinney - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Job Wynn Tison - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Jemima Matilda Trahan - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Jeanette Jessie Tresnon - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Christina Ulrich - 1856 (158 years ago.)
John Carroll van Poole - 1828 (186 years ago.)
Joseph Vince - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Margaret Sue Wade - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Selma Beatrice Walters - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Ruth Oradine Watkins - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Felix West - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Frederick Weyerhaeuser - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Samuel Austin Whipple - 1949 (65 years ago.)
Chesley J. Whittington - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Verna Marie Wolfenbarger - 1901 (113 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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