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Today's birthdays -- November 24
Ethel (__) - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Lillie (__) - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Vermel V. (__) - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Benjamin Allen Ames - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Mabel Clare Ammerman - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Thomas Baldwin - 1798 (219 years ago.)
Ernestine Ruby Benfer - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Robert Daniel Benningfield - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Lydia Bliss - 1695 (322 years ago.)
Oren D. Blunk - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Patricia L. Brennan - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Edward Lacey Brewton - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Edith May Burner - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Howard Campbell - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Jack Arlan Carlson - 1929 (88 years ago.)
George M. Caudill - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Lydia James Caudill - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Ambrous Taylor Chapman - 1848 (169 years ago.)
John Gaston Chauvin - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Thomas William Claig - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Joseph P. Clarke - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Doren Clore - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Earl W. Cloud - 1887 (130 years ago.)
George Washington Cloud - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Gillis O. Cloud - 1880 (137 years ago.)
James Cloud - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Leila Madeline Cloud - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Linda Ann Cloud - 1956 (61 years ago.)
Noah Cloud - 1810 (207 years ago.)
Patricia Ann Cloud - 1952 (65 years ago.)
Robert N. Cloud - 1794 (223 years ago.)
Virgil Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Harold Jeffer Coates - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Janet Cooke - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Jenny Coudrain - 1920 (97 years ago.)
William Thomas Criswell - 1877 (140 years ago.)
William Solomon Crownover - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Cecil Charles Crumpton - 1919 (98 years ago.)
James Douglas Dalton - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Opal Deer - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Mary DeGarmo - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Jean Keith Dickson - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Bessie Mary Dilley - 1907 (110 years ago.)
John Burrough Dudley - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Mattie Lou Edwards - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Betha Blanche Faulk - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Silas Denman Freeman - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Francis Henry Gaines - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Raymond Winston Gaines - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Robert Geddes - 1817 (200 years ago.)
William Holton George - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Robert James Greenwood - 1812 (205 years ago.)
Martha Jo Grizzle - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Martha S. Guerin - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Catherine Hadley - 1752 (265 years ago.)
Lydia Hadley - 1756 (261 years ago.)
Dollie Hall - 1871 (146 years ago.)
P. Caroline "Dolly" Hall - 1871 (146 years ago.)
David Lee Henry - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Oscar E. Hobbs - 1915 (102 years ago.)
O'Neal Hoffman - 1905 (112 years ago.)
[dau] Hooks - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Irma Olette Hudson - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Elwin A. Iles - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Humphrey Jackson - 1784 (233 years ago.)
Rosa Lee Jenkins - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Elveton G. Johnson - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Emma Johnson - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Cola Bruce Joiner - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Mabel A. Kates - 1904 (113 years ago.)
William Alvin Kirkpatrick - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Clyde Estelle Kyle - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Everett S. "Brudge" Kyle - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Sylvia Jeanette Lane - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Otis Leslie - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Barney Madewell - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Stephen Holmes Manly - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Marion Elizabeth McDade - 1927 (90 years ago.)
John D. Gilford McElhaney - 1872 (145 years ago.)
John Lee McIntyre - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Joseph David McKenzie - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Marian McNamee - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Cleveland Henry Meeks - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Nellie E. Moore - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Melissa Erleene Murdock - 1970 (47 years ago.)
John Sanford Murphy - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Benjamin Rush Norvell - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Drusilla Rose "Drusie" Parker - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Otto Vesta Perry - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Fern L. Piper - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Jack Rae - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Violet Erselle Riley - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Robert E. Rutledge - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Marilyn Schiro - 1943 (74 years ago.)
Lewis Benjamin Seale - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Margaret Shaffer - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Rose Etta Shelton - 1903 (114 years ago.)
George Slocombe - 1817 (200 years ago.)
Joseph Snow - 1634 (383 years ago.)
Jessie Fremont Solt - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Franklin Herschel Salter Spurlock - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Harold Terry Stanton - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Clough Sims Steele - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Helen Stroud - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Jane Ella Swauger - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Elihu Talley - 1777 (240 years ago.)
Timothy Claude Talley - 1954 (63 years ago.)
Ollie Tatum - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Melissa C. Taylor - 1860 (157 years ago.)
John Lester Thompson - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Carrie Alleyne Thornton - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Judy Tiger - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Faye Harell Vann - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Edwin Watson Vertrees - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Lillian Vertrees - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Anna Vincent - 1920 (97 years ago.)
John Nathan Waters - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Pertie M. Weathers - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Lucy Whipple - 1820 (197 years ago.)
Archie Foster White - 1900 (117 years ago.)
John Whitely - 1628 (389 years ago.)
Wilburn Franklin Whittington - 1932 (85 years ago.)
William Henry Whittington - 1938 (79 years ago.)
Mary Willard - 1805 (212 years ago.)
Lester Alton Wilson - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Victor Wojtek - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Annie Ray Youngblood - 1903 (114 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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Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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