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Today's birthdays -- April 23
Catherine "Katie" Amos - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Edwin Ruthwin Anderson - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Lafayette Anderson - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Cecilia Isabel Arnold - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Sadie Greaves Bakely - 1877 (141 years ago.)
James Roussel Baughman - 1953 (65 years ago.)
Lila Beatty - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Thomas Talley Beeson - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Lewis Frazier Bell - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Robert, Baron of Mitford Bertram - 1287 (731 years ago.)
William "Ramsey" Bingham - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Charles Luther Boyd - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Oliver Wylie Campbell - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Guy Floyd Carlton - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Sarah E. Cartee - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Mary Lucille Carter - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Roy Erwin Carter - 1898 (120 years ago.)
91793 Cloud - 1945 (73 years ago.)
Amanda Jane Cloud - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Ann Cloud - 1775 (243 years ago.)
Arthur Thomas Cloud - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Charles Harrison Cloud - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Daniel Martin Cloud - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Daniel Stephen Cloud - 1939 (79 years ago.)
Daniel Wellington Cloud - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Eva Cloud - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Jesse Wall Cloud - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Jessie Willard Cloud - 1915 (103 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Joseph Johnson Cloud - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Katherine Maurine Cloud - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Lillian Louise Cloud - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Ora Lee Cloud - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Sherman Cloud - 1931 (87 years ago.)
William Cloud - 1906 (112 years ago.)
William Frank Cloud - 1901 (117 years ago.)
William Henry Cloud - 1878 (140 years ago.)
William Henry "Dick" (Hobgood) Cloud - 1905 (113 years ago.)
[dau] Cloud - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Ruby Lee Collins - 1897 (121 years ago.)
John Wesley Conner - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Taylor Fremont Cope - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Alene J. Cragg - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Moses Crane - 1730 (288 years ago.)
Della May Crawley - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Harry Lester Dagle - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Mary Dalton - 1782 (236 years ago.)
John Joseph Daniel - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Mary Eleanor Dorner - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Karen Kozette Dowlearn - 1956 (62 years ago.)
Earnest Preston Draper - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Ernest Preston Draper - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Obie Edge - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Melissa Ferguson - 1852 (166 years ago.)
William Andrew "W.A." Fletcher - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Jane Ford - 1763 (255 years ago.)
Clara Elizabeth Fox - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Mary Alice Francis - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Andereen Freeman - 1917 (101 years ago.)
James A. Freeman - 1795 (223 years ago.)
Nancy Peth Frith - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Joanie Fudge - 1956 (62 years ago.)
Albert Crawford Futch - 1873 (145 years ago.)
James Isham "Jimmey" Futch - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Frank Smith Gaines - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Rebecca Elizabeth Gaines - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Samuel Amos Gamble - 1952 (66 years ago.)
Jack Gatlin - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Otillia Katheryn Gerngross - 1894 (124 years ago.)
James Gordon - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Robert Dawson Goza - 1926 (92 years ago.)
D.T. Green - 1933 (85 years ago.)
William Raleigh Hightower - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Elwyn Webb Hill - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Margaretha Hitchner - 1764 (254 years ago.)
Edwin Cloud Hodges - 1920 (98 years ago.)
William Alonzo Hoppes - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Callie Hughes - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Rose Ann Hunter - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Chesley Monroe Ikner - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Thomas Howard Joiner - 1907 (111 years ago.)
George William Kahle - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Irene Louise Knapp - 1911 (107 years ago.)
John Henry Leymeister - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Maria Christina Lottholtz - 1730 (288 years ago.)
Alvis C. Martin - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Mary Coalmon Martin - 1785 (233 years ago.)
Billie Charles McCain - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Mary Ida McCall - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Richard Allen McCann - 1960 (58 years ago.)
Herbert A. McClintock - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Elizabeth Winters "Bettie" McCue - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Barney McKay - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Henrietta McQuinn - 1815 (203 years ago.)
Wilbert Jasper Miller - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Bernarr Richard Moody - 1941 (77 years ago.)
William Drake Mount - 1805 (213 years ago.)
Winnie Faye Murphree - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Raymond Silas Neighbors - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Beulah May Nelms - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Elizabeth Neville - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Vernon Ray Norton - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Roger Lee Oates - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Ann Patterson - 1927 (91 years ago.)
George Pierce - 1682 (336 years ago.)
Raymond Elbert Pledger - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Everett Laurence Plitt - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Bessie Florrie Pye - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Kermit Carson Ragle - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Elizabeth Merritt Robertson - 1808 (210 years ago.)
Everett Eulies Rogers - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Sandra Marie Rosauer - 1958 (60 years ago.)
Thomas Sharp - 1781 (237 years ago.)
Mildred Alexandria Sheffield - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Vadius Shelley - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Margaret Simmons - 1802 (216 years ago.)
Allene Merdell Smith - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Mary Louise Smith - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Janet E. Sorg - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Speir - 1866 (152 years ago.)
William Lamar Stevens - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Mary Eunice Styers - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Emily A. Sullivan - 1832 (186 years ago.)
Gacia Ozella Swearingen - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Mary Lucinda Taylor - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Susan "Melissa" Teston - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Rubin Pike Titsworth - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Jeanne Gabrielle Trunet - 1861 (157 years ago.)
John Marion Turner - 1860 (158 years ago.)
[dau] Voss - 1970 (48 years ago.)
Dorothy M. Wagner - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Mertie Pauline Waller - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Zephaniah Watrous - 1785 (233 years ago.)
Cordie Lee Webb - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Daisy Sue Wentworth - 1938 (80 years ago.)
Lewis Levi Whittington - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Olga Wiess - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Joseph Williams - 1723 (295 years ago.)
Jesse Oliver Wilson - 1890 (128 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

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

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Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

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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