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Today's birthdays -- December 16
Jeremiah Allen - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Thomas C. Barnhart - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Norman Benningfield - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Elijah Bledsoe - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Laura A. Blount - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Mary Cloud Bosworth - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Simeon Erskine Botts - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Matthew Barksdale Boyd - 1835 (183 years ago.)
William David Boyd - 1832 (186 years ago.)
Susan A. Brechner - 1849 (169 years ago.)
John A. Buie - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Mary Frances Bullard - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Elizabeth Bumstead - 1706 (312 years ago.)
Samuel Andrews Bumstead - 1799 (219 years ago.)
Charles F. Draton Butler - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Acrel Byrd - 1815 (203 years ago.)
Virginia Irene Byrum - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Margaret Campbell - 1772 (246 years ago.)
John Freeman Chastine - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Oliver Cleveland - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Ann Elizabeth Cloud - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Colvin Cloud - 1877 (141 years ago.)
James Edward Cloud - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Jane Cloud - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Kathryn Jean Cloud - 1962 (56 years ago.)
Lee Cloud - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Manning Offutt Cloud - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Margret Cloud - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1777 (241 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Cloud - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Mary Magdalen Cloud - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Scott Goldsby Cloud - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Thomas Cloud - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Velma Margaret Cloud - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Virginia Elsa Cloud - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Wade Cloud - 1904 (114 years ago.)
William Webster Cloud - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Margaret E. Collonge - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Timey E. Copeland - 1893 (125 years ago.)
John Sinclair Correll - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Lawrence Calvin Cory - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Jesse Thomas Cowart - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Ruby Jane Cowart - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Eleanor Elizabeth Crowe - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Mont P. Davis - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Sylvia Clementine Dawson - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Anne DeCaney - 1938 (80 years ago.)
William Edmund DeLucia - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Azema Desmerits - 1827 (191 years ago.)
James Delaware Dickey - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Joseph Dodd - 1784 (234 years ago.)
Willie Cloud Elliott - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Pleasant Akin Formby - 1800 (218 years ago.)
infant Forse - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Helen Janette Fowler - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Eugene George Francis - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Sophrona Etta Franklin - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Basil Hugo Gaines - 1912 (106 years ago.)
William R. Gaskey - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Frederick W. Geib - 1883 (135 years ago.)
John M. Gilbert - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Jesse Pollard Gilpin - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Asa Goins - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Ernest R. Goodnight - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Thomas Bradburn Gordon - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Barney Dean Guilliams - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Sharon Kay Gunn - 1944 (74 years ago.)
L.M. Hagner - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Randolph Harrell - 1936 (82 years ago.)
Joseph Hayes - 1732 (286 years ago.)
Joanna Ruth Hellums - 1873 (145 years ago.)
[son] Hodges - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Elizabeth Mahala Holder - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Robert Barclay Hollingsworth - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Esther Orlou Hooks - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Thomas Andrew Hooks - 1934 (84 years ago.)
William Robertson "Robert" Hooks - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Mary V. Hudson - 1838 (180 years ago.)
George Eugene Hughes - 1917 (101 years ago.)
John Jackson - 1712 (306 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Jones - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Nathaniel D. "Nathan" Jordan - 1899 (119 years ago.)
George Keith - 1772 (246 years ago.)
Elijah Leek Kelley - 1821 (197 years ago.)
Francis Kenner - 1681 (337 years ago.)
John Kenner - 1677 (341 years ago.)
William W. Kester - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Hiram Holman King - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Joseph Jefferson Knight - 1909 (109 years ago.)
William F. Knight - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Virgil E. Lentz - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Margaret Elvira Lynch - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Stanley McCoy - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Charles M. McGinnis - 1905 (113 years ago.)
J.L. Venson Miller - 1919 (99 years ago.)
David Monroe Mitchell - 1873 (145 years ago.)
John Montgomery - 1804 (214 years ago.)
W. Owen Moseley - 1886 (132 years ago.)
William Owen Moseley - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Daniel Murray - 1726 (292 years ago.)
Wiley Whitley Neville - 1787 (231 years ago.)
Arthur James Norris - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Thomas Milton Oakes - 1895 (123 years ago.)
William Capers Ozier - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Solomon Perry - 1797 (221 years ago.)
Clyde Phillip Perryman - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Jefferson Pickrell - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Caroline "Carrie" Poley - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Lorie Ann Pratt - 1961 (57 years ago.)
Nathan Pyle - 1824 (194 years ago.)
Catherine Rader - 1823 (195 years ago.)
Lemmie Alma Reed - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Mary Reed - 1813 (205 years ago.)
Jacob Stroup Rhyne - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Bessie Pearl Rice - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Billy Cloud (born William Martin Cloud) Riddle - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Winfred Judson Robertson - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Marietta Lorana Rogers - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Alston Greensberry Rushing - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Ola Evelyn Rushing - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Myrtle Sams - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Christine Schiro - 1959 (59 years ago.)
Jerrie Diane Schultz - 1957 (61 years ago.)
Elizabeth Seale - 1804 (214 years ago.)
Isaac Sharp - 1830 (188 years ago.)
Leonard Simmons - 1773 (245 years ago.)
Bernice Sine - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Dorothy Jane Sorrell - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Everett W. Speakman - 1905 (113 years ago.)
John W. Stackhouse - 1829 (189 years ago.)
George Arch Stagner - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Brice Patterson Sterrett - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Agnes Sturrock - 1782 (236 years ago.)
William Dunn Sturrock - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Clarence Swearingen - 1918 (100 years ago.)
James Gibson Taylor - 1738 (280 years ago.)
Sybil Taylor - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Malachi Taylor Thomas - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Razzie Lee Threet - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Tison\Tyson - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Barbara Upfold - 1964 (54 years ago.)
William Vann - 1663 (355 years ago.)
Gary Lionel Vinas - 1937 (81 years ago.)
Demitrios Constantine (James C.) Vokorokos - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Jerry David Wager - 1944 (74 years ago.)
Charles Lee Walker - 1950 (68 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Watkins - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Hepzibah Whipple - 1823 (195 years ago.)
Helen Abigail White - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Joseph Byron White - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Arthur Lee Whiteley - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Sarah L. Whitis - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Nancy Whittington - 1953 (65 years ago.)
Sadie Catherine Whittington - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Woodrow Whittington - 1922 (96 years ago.)
William Napoleon "Bud" Wiess - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Elizabeth Williams - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Robert Lee Young - 1946 (72 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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. (Also see the Texas State Library article on the Siege of Bexar.)
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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Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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