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Today's birthdays -- July 27
Fannie M. (__) - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Ina (__) - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Perry Barker - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Martha May Barnes - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Eleanor May Bedwell - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Cora Alice Beezley - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Edward Christian Benson - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Ernie Block - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Willie Alma Bloxham - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Charles Lawson Bockover - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Bufford Seaborne Bond - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Thomas Orval Booth - 1919 (97 years ago.)
George Stephen Bright - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Emile Buller - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Jacob Bumstead - 1770 (246 years ago.)
Shirley Marie Bumstead - 1940 (76 years ago.)
John Merritt Burt - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Odie Byerly - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Wardie Graves Carroll - 1881 (135 years ago.)
William Choate - 1888 (128 years ago.)
America Cloud - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Clarence Cloud - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Edwin Cloud - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Cloud - 1827 (189 years ago.)
Floyd Weldon Cloud - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Helen C. "Martha" Cloud - 1845 (171 years ago.)
Julietta Cloud - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Stephen Cloud - 1946 (70 years ago.)
Thomas H. Cloud - 1812 (204 years ago.)
James Edmond "Edward" Collins - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Willmer Johnny Collins - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Corinne Craig - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Huldie Myrtle Cullers - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Maurine Davis - 1912 (104 years ago.)
William Alonzo Dawson - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Thomas L. Dearbonne - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Charles DeVore - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Mary Alice Doyal - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Neuvee Duhon - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Benjamin Elliott - 1743 (273 years ago.)
Joe Neil Folk - 1932 (84 years ago.)
Adam Dewitt Ford - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Newton W. Ford - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Ida Florence Fox - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Lettie Ida Freeman - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Ann Eliza Gailey - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Joseph "Joe" Garner - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Franklin Morgan Gates - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Given - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Ida Idelta Goldman - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Raymond Monroe Gordon - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Claude Allen Graham - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Lovic Jackson Hairston - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Daniel Halterman - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Knoll Wylie Hanes - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Frances Jane Harding - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Ola Hasseltine - 1885 (131 years ago.)
L.D. Hatton - 1902 (114 years ago.)
George Washington Hawks - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Thomas C. Hemphill - 1921 (95 years ago.)
William Chester Henry - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Mentha "Minnie" Herring - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Charles Sydnor Hockman - 1871 (145 years ago.)
John Hogan - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Mildred Hogg - 1780 (236 years ago.)
Iva C. Holsapple - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Homer Lamar Hooks - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Inez Apolonia Hooks - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Glen Harley Hostutler - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Mary Lois Hudson - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Hannah Jackson - 1741 (275 years ago.)
Wallace Ellis Johnston - 1903 (113 years ago.)
John Graham Jones - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Betty Lucille Kirkland - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Francis Hickman Lacy - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Pauline V. Leon - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Jefferson Lewis - 1819 (197 years ago.)
Hiram Garfield Leymeister - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Geneva Ruth Linaweaver - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Ida Reba Lisenbee - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Elijah "Eli" Low - 1807 (209 years ago.)
George Dennis Madera - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Bessymay Pauline Martin - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Kittie Pearl Matchen - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Joe Quincey McBeth - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Charles Warren "Buddy" McCoy - 1965 (51 years ago.)
Gertrude McKibben - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Lula K. Mercer - 1874 (142 years ago.)
James Clemmons Minter - 1853 (163 years ago.)
John Aldridge Minter - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Jessie Mae Monroe - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Margaret Adeline "Mary" Pace - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Howard D. Parker - 1875 (141 years ago.)
David Glenn Payne - 1961 (55 years ago.)
Bertie Phillips - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Myrtle Jane Phillips - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Helen Virginia Picknell - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Bessie Dwight Plumlee - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Mary S. Prall - 1807 (209 years ago.)
Mary Ella Qualls - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Blanche Katheryn Ratcliff - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Nick Garrison Riff - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Jack Mabry Rogers - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Emma Eudora Roundtree - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Irene Rozmarynowski - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Samuel Clayborne Rutledge - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Noel Santee - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Emma Sarver - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Mary Adele Seamon - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Ann Glover Shreve - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Harold Dean Smith - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Neill Archibald Smith - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Ottilla G. Snow - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Elizabeth Spicer - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Stallsworth - 1858 (158 years ago.)
James Jagers Stokes - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Jonas Surber - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Nancy Sweat - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Anna Tallent - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Adelia Jane Tate - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Thomas Elbert Tucker - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Cordelia Mae Turner - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Laura Emily "Emma" Wallace - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Mary Wallace - 1791 (225 years ago.)
Leona Fay Waller - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Zoey Makayla Lee Walters - 2002 (14 years ago.)
James Otis Webster - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Bessie Francis Weiland - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Lenora Welch - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Leo West - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Clara Adelia Wheeler - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Hester Anne Whittington - 1860 (156 years ago.)
William White Whittington - 1812 (204 years ago.)
Massena Wiess - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Valentine Wiess - 1845 (171 years ago.)
James Penkney Williams - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Jennifer Irene Williams - 1984 (32 years ago.)
John Wise - 1723 (293 years ago.)
Elizabeth Elrene Woods - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Annie Wright - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Harvey Elliott Young - 1893 (123 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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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

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Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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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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