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Today's birthdays -- August 21
Mary Ellen (__) - 1895 (119 years ago.)
R.B. Ainsworth - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Horace Tracy Allen - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Jesse Baldwin - 1754 (260 years ago.)
Louisa Julia Baldwin - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Minnie Pearl Ballard - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Walter Augusta Bollinger - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Joseph Oscar Botts - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Robert Lee Brandon - 1891 (123 years ago.)
George William Brooks - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Nancy Alice Bullard - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Robert Carter - 1778 (236 years ago.)
Francis Caudle - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Joycie Dean "Dean" Causey - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Willie Mae Childress - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Alphonse Thomas Chilek - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Amy Colleen Cloud - 1966 (48 years ago.)
Dora A. Cloud - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Elizabeth T. Cloud - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Ellen Barker Cloud - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Evelyn Mae Cloud - 1937 (77 years ago.)
Hugh D. Cloud - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Jonathan Cloud - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Judy Colleen Cloud - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Leonard Charles Cloud - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Lola Mae Cloud - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Luther Atwood Cloud - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Marie Anne Cloud - 1774 (240 years ago.)
Mary Teresa Cloud - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Nellie Lora Cloud - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Robert Cloud - 1755 (259 years ago.)
Robert C. Cloud - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Treace Cloud - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Vern Joseph Cloud - 1923 (91 years ago.)
William Bryan "Skip" Cloud - 1933 (81 years ago.)
William Elisha Cloud - 1871 (143 years ago.)
William Eugene Cloud - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Kenneth Corell - 1908 (106 years ago.)
George Ed Crouch - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Martha Ellen Cunningham - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Billy Sims Darr - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Harry Augustus Dodson - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Cranfield D. Draper - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Johann Philipp Edler - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Lewis M. Farnsworth - 1908 (106 years ago.)
John Ford - 1747 (267 years ago.)
Leona Rosalee Friedel - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Cecil Leslie Gaines - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Mattie Ruth Gilbert - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Vinettie Goins - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Malinda Eleanor Goss - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Cara Ruth Gravlee - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Delilah Griffin - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Perry Arthur Hall - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Henry Taylor Harris - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Cynthia Adeline Hart - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Luella Henry - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Julia Anna Emma Hooks - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hough - 1821 (193 years ago.)
James Everett Hughes - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Albert Lewis Hulitt - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Waverly Irene Ivey - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Elias Jaudon - 1715 (299 years ago.)
Napolean Jernigan - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Minerva A. Jett - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Elbert Johnson - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Lucy Viola Johnston - 1855 (159 years ago.)
John Kester - 1817 (197 years ago.)
Charles Alfred Knotts - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Edwin Laurel Knowles - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Robert Charles Kohler - 1937 (77 years ago.)
Carrie Bill "Billie" Kuehl - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Lawrence R. Lamb - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Pharos Lawrence LeBard - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Wilson John LeBlanc - 1939 (75 years ago.)
Martha Ellen Lewis - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Maude Irene Linaweaver - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Emma McCarty - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Willis Wise McCoy - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Flairie McCullough - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Sarah McDade - 1802 (212 years ago.)
Roy Everett McGuire - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Nancy McKinney - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Samuel Merwin - 1656 (358 years ago.)
Eva Essie Miley - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Bonnie Sue Mitchell - 1945 (69 years ago.)
Lillian Ruth Nix - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Elbert Washington Norris - 1935 (79 years ago.)
Charles Wesley O'Harra - 1856 (158 years ago.)
William C. O'Harra - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Susie Elizabeth Perry - 1860 (154 years ago.)
John M. Phipps - 1894 (120 years ago.)
William Grady Piper - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Jernie Richardson - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Marybelle Frances Ritenour - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Harold Curtis Rolland - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Carl Fredrik Rundberg - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Tibitha Abigail "Abbie" Russ - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Gustava Rutledge - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Theo Sanders - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Biaggio B. "Ben" Schiro - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Stevan Victor Sizemore - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Alice Hyacinthe Slawson - 1847 (167 years ago.)
George Owen Smith - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Phillip Fargason Smith - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Arthur Richerson Smithwick - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Samuel Berton Sorrells - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Emily Florida Stone - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Esther Marie Stoner - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Margaret Ophelia Swinney - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Fleta Isobelle Tamkin - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Asa Taylor - 1801 (213 years ago.)
Guy Clifford Taylor - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Charles Erastus Terwilliger - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Anna M. Thomas - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Frances S. "Fannie" Walker - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Charlene Marie Warren - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Emma E. Whatley - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Charles Whitall - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Alma May Whitis - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Rufus Henry Whiton - 1826 (188 years ago.)
John Owen Wilson - 1883 (131 years ago.)
John Mathew Wood \ Woods - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Ronald Wooten - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Ralph L. Yerkes - 1895 (119 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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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

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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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