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Today's birthdays -- November 19
Ethel Alsip - 1935 (82 years ago.)
Claudie L. Atkinson - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Phoebe Bailes - 1803 (214 years ago.)
Elizabeth Baldwin - 1719 (298 years ago.)
Pearl Barnes - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Ruby King Bates - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Sedenie Bell - 1886 (131 years ago.)
James Melvin Blevins - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Henry Garner Boggs - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Boggs - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Henry Jefferson Boles - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Styles Columbus Born - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Estel Bowman - 1918 (99 years ago.)
James Leon Boyd - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Lewis Letney Bradshaw - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Mary Alice Brewton - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Clinton Olan Bright - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Rebecca Chamberlin - 1743 (274 years ago.)
Cicero Montie Cherry - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Jeffrey Scott Childers - 1965 (52 years ago.)
Granville Henry Choate - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Dewitt Cloud - 1948 (69 years ago.)
Douglas Monroe Cloud - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Edwin Albert Cloud - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cloud - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Frances Isabel Cloud - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Frank J. Cloud - 1868 (149 years ago.)
infant Cloud - 1937 (80 years ago.)
James DeVere Cloud - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Juanita Cloud - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Lawanda Sue Cloud - 1954 (63 years ago.)
Marion Banker Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Noble A. Cloud - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Patricia Gayle Cloud - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Polly Ann Cloud - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Preston Dean Cloud - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Ralph Martin Cloud - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Richard Delton "R.D." Cloud - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Robert Columbus Cloud - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Samuel Marcus Cloud - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Susanna Cloud - 1767 (250 years ago.)
William Davis Cloud - 1887 (130 years ago.)
William Perry Cloud - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Dorothy Lucille (Mrs. Cloud) - 1921 (96 years ago.)
William D. Cobb - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Otis Leslie Coffman - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Charles Walter Cole - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Levi F. Collins - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Julia L. Davis - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Herbert Juel Day - 1897 (120 years ago.)
François Désiré de Brueys - 1772 (245 years ago.)
James Lloyd Dean - 1912 (105 years ago.)
George Tapley Dodson - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Thomas Francis Dorsey - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Fargason - 1804 (213 years ago.)
Olla Bibb Fargason - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Coy Faulk - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Mary Ferguson - 1881 (136 years ago.)
John Fleming - 1697 (320 years ago.)
Thornton Formby - 1809 (208 years ago.)
John Calvin Freeman - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Benjamin H. Gaines - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Rachael Charity Gilbert - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Nooney Moniver Goff - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Mayfield Gordon - 1834 (183 years ago.)
Hurschell Gardner Gray - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Beverly R. Greenberg - 1948 (69 years ago.)
Christa Lynn Greene - 1972 (45 years ago.)
Donna Marine Groves - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Paul R. Gunter - 1906 (111 years ago.)
James William Halford - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Philip Van Buren Hall - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Margaret Harmstead - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Lloyd Raymond Harris - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Smithy Lou Harvill - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Alice Shirley Hawkins - 1919 (98 years ago.)
William Ralph Hilliard - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Vern Oscar Hinkle - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Ezekiel Pope Hobbs - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Russell Hopkins - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Thomas E. Inman - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Ward Johnson - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Samantha A. Jordan - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Ann Armstrong King - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Jessie Marie Kleckley - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Mary Maud Kleckley - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Paul Raymond Lees - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Hannah Lewis - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Virginia Lee Lindsey - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Robert Leslie Lisle - 1878 (139 years ago.)
William Lee Matlock - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Lewell James McCabe - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Marie "Marguerette" McClendon - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Robert McDade - 1869 (148 years ago.)
James Leslie McElwee - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Phil L. McMorries - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Burton Wallace McNeil - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Marcia Michelle McPherson - 1975 (42 years ago.)
Rachel Samantha Merrill - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Albert Charles Meyer - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Stephen Moffitt - 1806 (211 years ago.)
Lucy Lee Montague - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Dawson Bryans Moss - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Bobby Roy Munden - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Isaac O. Nobles - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Bettie Jones Nunn - 1855 (162 years ago.)
George Hilton Parker - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Lawrence Hamilton Parker - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Lynnie Ethel Passmore - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Catherine Payne - 1784 (233 years ago.)
Lemuel Pruitt Perkins - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Perkins - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Elijah D. Puckett - 1834 (183 years ago.)
William "Willie" Edward Ratcliff - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Lollie Dee Read - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Willis Franklin Reeves - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Eunice Richardson - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Mary Jane Richardson - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Bertha May Robbins - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Malcolm Alan Robertson - 1955 (62 years ago.)
Nancy Rumsour\Ramsour\Ramsower - 1794 (223 years ago.)
Herbert H. Schirtzinger - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Jefferson Davis Shires - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Orville Elmer Shults - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Madeline Page Sigler - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Rhoda (Rosa) Lee Sims - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Edward Goulburn Sinckler - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Bobbie Louise Speir - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Loy Elton Spivey - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Lois A. Spratt - 1911 (106 years ago.)
James Monroe Spurlock - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Elizabeth Lynn Steadman - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Terri Ann Stevens - 1973 (44 years ago.)
W.L. Straley - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Little Berry Sullivan - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Lewis Prince Talley - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Burton Darrell Terwilliger - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Ida Jane Thomas - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Elizabeth Maddy Thompson - 1990 (27 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Thompson - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Gene Eliza Tierney - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Ruth Elizabeth Tison - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Marie Tremain - 1914 (103 years ago.)
[dau] Vann - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Margaret Catherine "Kate" Venable - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Horace Edwin Wager - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Novel Lee Walker - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Patricia Ann Waltonbaugh - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Alfred Warren - 1913 (104 years ago.)
James Robert Webster - 1941 (76 years ago.)
Frederick Wehunt - 1759 (258 years ago.)
Gladys Wesselhoft - 1917 (100 years ago.)
John Nathaniel White - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Gayde Zacharias Whittington - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Harold Whittington - 1946 (71 years ago.)
James Edgar Whittington - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Julia Ann Frances Whittington - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Julia Ann Francis Whittington - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Lisa Anice Whittington - 1958 (59 years ago.)
Winnie Wicks - 1880 (137 years ago.)
John Willcox - 1777 (240 years ago.)
George Stacy Williams - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Willis - 1923 (94 years ago.)
William Alvin Wylie - 1915 (102 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. (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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