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Today's birthdays -- July 2
Grace J. (__) - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Lela M. (__) - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Fabian Adams - 1805 (210 years ago.)
Walter Thomas Archer - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Lloyd Lester Babb - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Johannes Rudolf Bachman - 1659 (356 years ago.)
Hardy Jay Barber - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Mildred Bell - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Tennessee Alabama Bise - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Jared Boling - 1732 (283 years ago.)
Metoaka Boling - 1729 (286 years ago.)
Nancy Ellen Boucher - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Erma Jane Boyd - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Betty Ruth Bright - 1926 (89 years ago.)
John Edmond Brown - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Lavinia Perry Bryan - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Joseph Lafatt Butler - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Charles Benton Caraway - 1877 (138 years ago.)
James Wayne Carney - 1924 (91 years ago.)
William Marion Carroll - 1867 (148 years ago.)
J. Jeter Carswell - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Nannie Harriet Carter - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Rebecca Jo Carter - 1972 (43 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Causey - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Martha H. Chastain - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Lawrence Raymond Chenault - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Charles Wayne Clinard - 1951 (64 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Cloud - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Anna Beatrice Cloud - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Edward Jacob Cloud - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cloud - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Ethelyn Nevada Cloud - 1926 (89 years ago.)
James Clemon Cloud - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Joseph Cloud - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Levi J. Cloud - 1802 (213 years ago.)
Lucindy Cloud - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Mary Alva Cloud - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Willoughby "Wily" Cloud - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Eleanor (Mrs. William Cloud) - 1811 (204 years ago.)
Fletcher Cobb - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Miles Coomer - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Mary Catherine Cox - 1818 (197 years ago.)
James C. Craig - 1859 (156 years ago.)
infant Cravey - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Jane Cravey - 1829 (186 years ago.)
John Peter Culler - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Gail Marie Cullers - 1961 (54 years ago.)
Mary Susan Cullers - 1902 (113 years ago.)
J.C. "Jack" Dawson - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Larence Dickerson - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Nancy "Nannie" L. Dickerson - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Alberta May Downen - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Elizabeth Druet - 1659 (356 years ago.)
Matilda S. Dyer - 1803 (212 years ago.)
Leon S. Ehney - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Martin Elder - 1838 (177 years ago.)
James Hardee Elliott - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Mary Irene Elliott - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Alice Josephine Enfinger - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Betty Joe Farr - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Eugene F. Fullbright - 1873 (142 years ago.)
George Gabbard - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Sherman Gabler - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Mary "Polly" Garner - 1801 (214 years ago.)
John Rayford Gill - 1956 (59 years ago.)
Joshua Griner - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Rachel Hall - 1677 (338 years ago.)
Janice L. Hardy - 1946 (69 years ago.)
Otha F. Harlan - 1881 (134 years ago.)
John Porter Henry - 1821 (194 years ago.)
Lucretia Wilson Hickman - 1790 (225 years ago.)
John Reuben High - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Abram Dillwyn Huey - 1873 (142 years ago.)
George H. Hughes - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Beatrice Lucinda Jackson - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Berniece Adeline Jackson - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Amy E. Jezek - 1965 (50 years ago.)
Orilla Johnson - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Miles Daniel Jordan - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Clifford Lacy - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Evertt Lynn Lamb - 1944 (71 years ago.)
Anderson Landers - 1806 (209 years ago.)
Esther A. Leach - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Mary Jane Leslie - 1823 (192 years ago.)
Nola Upson Leslie - 1905 (110 years ago.)
William Jack Linaweaver - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Mary Hawthorne Madden - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Doris Darlene Martin - 1931 (84 years ago.)
Cecil Joe McBeth - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Alice Ora McElravy - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Henry Hilliar McIntosh - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Lydia McMillin - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Leonard Howard Mills - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Oliver J. Montgomery - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Beulah Myers - 1891 (124 years ago.)
George Edward Nettleton - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Frank Jacob Odenwald - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Allicia Pelton - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Robert Lewis Phillips - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Raymond Hal Pledger - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Sarah Kathrine Poulson - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Clara Pritchett - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Mazie Maxine Ritenour - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Alex Jones Stanton - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Sarah June Starr - 1973 (42 years ago.)
John Wilburn Strother - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Robert Sturrock - 1830 (185 years ago.)
Ronald MacDonald Robertson Sturrock - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Phillip Cyrill Sulak - 1933 (82 years ago.)
James Taylor - 1695 (320 years ago.)
James Jason Truesdell - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Tucker - 1789 (226 years ago.)
Wilbur G. Vann - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Levi Calvin Voyles - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Cassie C. Wallace - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Harrison Wesley Walters - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Mary Frey Watson - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Earnest Welch - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Elnora Ellen Wetzel - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Hazel Louisa Whipple - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Esther Ann Upton White - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Phillip Whittington - 1886 (129 years ago.)
William Green Whittington - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Jack Norman Williams - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Johnnie Henry Winters - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Jacob Kargon Woolverton - 1828 (187 years ago.)
Eugene Yates - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Carrie Young - 1904 (111 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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