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Today's birthdays -- December 11
Eula M. (__) - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Artemisia Handers Adams - 1830 (187 years ago.)
Elbert Garnett Alexander - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Fanny Mozelle Amonette - 1920 (97 years ago.)
David Baldwin - 1747 (270 years ago.)
Simeon Baldwin - 1747 (270 years ago.)
Garfield Hoover Becker - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Ephraim Daniel Beebe - 1959 (58 years ago.)
Samuel Chase Bell - 1811 (206 years ago.)
Valeria A. Blanchette - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Irene H. Boon - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Henry W. Boyce - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Ada Louella Bozarth - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Henry Benjamin Bradford - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Theotis Breaux - 1880 (137 years ago.)
James M. Bridges - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Jennie Irene Brown - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Ann Buck - 1834 (183 years ago.)
Israel Harri Burner - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Mary Josephine Burson - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Margaret Cain - 1799 (218 years ago.)
Nathaniel Henry Campbell - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Joseph Carson - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Ann Maria Carter - 1825 (192 years ago.)
Edward H. Carter - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Virgil C. Chastain - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Charley E. Cloud - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Elmer E. Cloud - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Era Ward Cloud - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Esther Cloud - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Grace Cloud - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Homer Cloud - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Iva Oriene Cloud - 1920 (97 years ago.)
John Wurts Cloud - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Joseph Cloud - 1813 (204 years ago.)
Lawrence William Cloud - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Louis Frank Cloud - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Maultie Cloud - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Odeitta Virginia Cloud - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Perry Wilmot Cloud - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Robert Lee Cloud - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Samuel Grandin Cloud - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Virgie Lorene Cloud - 1897 (120 years ago.)
William Cloud - 1729 (288 years ago.)
Mary A. (Mrs. John Cloud) - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Bertie Bell Cloyd - 1897 (120 years ago.)
William Jackson Coe - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Charlie David Cogdell (Cogdale) - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Mary Alice Connolly - 1945 (72 years ago.)
William Thomas Copeland - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Thelma Ruth Cravey - 1945 (72 years ago.)
Henry Hardy Crumbley - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Elizabeth Davis - 1737 (280 years ago.)
Henry Harrison Deatherage - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Phoebe DeGarmo - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Hiram Devault - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Samuel Valentine Dilley - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Donie Isabella Draper - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Robert Leander Dunman - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Rebecca Durham - 1794 (223 years ago.)
Eugenia Grace Edmison - 1960 (57 years ago.)
Laura Frances Elliott - 1813 (204 years ago.)
Matthew Gregory Elliott - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Nancy Elliott - 1790 (227 years ago.)
Dee Lou England - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Glenn Grayson Fizer - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Danny Floyd - 1955 (62 years ago.)
Martha Patsey Freeman - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Joseph Futch \ Fuchs \ Fox - 1690 (327 years ago.)
William Andrew Gailey - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Frances Pendleton Gaines - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Isaac Allison Gaines - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Anna Garner - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Byron Elbridge Garretson - 1874 (143 years ago.)
John Gauntt - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Garnet Gilbert - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Martha Gill - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Michael Gene Graham - 1953 (64 years ago.)
Ethel Lenore Hagan - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Jane Elizabeth Hall - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Charles Wilmingham Hardin - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Rebecca T. Hardin - 1798 (219 years ago.)
Rebecca Matilda Hare - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Fountain Pitts Harlan - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Isola M. Harlan - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Henry Herring - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Mary Ruth Hipshire - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Amos Hockman - 1872 (145 years ago.)
James Barclay Hollingsworth - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Lucina Abigail "Sine" Hooks - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Mary Laura Horton - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Andrew O. Hubbard - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Henry Ingram - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Emanuel Peter Iroler - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Laura Belle Jennings - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Floyd Theodore Jordan - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Elizabeth Keithley (Heithley?) - 1784 (233 years ago.)
Essie Kelley - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Jessie Kelley - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Martha "Etta" Kerr - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Andrew Kincaid - 1784 (233 years ago.)
Robert Dennard Kirkendall - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Panola "Nola" Kirkland - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Mary D. Knowles - 1866 (151 years ago.)
John Henry Lacy - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Luther Baxter "L.B." Lane - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Harold S. Laymon - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Silas Sinclair Laymon - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Matilda Leblanc - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Leslie - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Margaret Ann "Peggy" Letney - 1829 (188 years ago.)
John Lowder - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Elizabeth Marrs - 1764 (253 years ago.)
Elizabeth Martiau - 1625 (392 years ago.)
Isaac Martin - 1803 (214 years ago.)
Belle Vicy Mathis - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Arthur Walter McCain - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Mason Fulton McCloud - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Elijah Green "E.G." McCoy - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Minnie Mae McCurdy - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Joseph Lafayette McDade - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Kenneth McDowell - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Sandra L. McGraw - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Pearl Reatus McGuire - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Charles Oliver Miles - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Alfred Cleon Moore - 1805 (212 years ago.)
Homer Lee Moore - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Mary Morgan - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Jane Morrow - 1797 (220 years ago.)
Miama Mounsey - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Thankful Murray - 1690 (327 years ago.)
Frances Isabella "Belle" Nerrin - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Ruby Ann Newkirk - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Robert Albert Newnam - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Charlie James Newton - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Bertha E. Nokes - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Emily A. Parker - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Opal A. Parks - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Andrew M. Passmore - 1800 (217 years ago.)
Joanna Patterson - 1970 (47 years ago.)
Mary M. Paulus - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Thomas Franklin Pennington - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Margaret Fleming Persell - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Enoch Joseph Downing Phelps - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Mary Teresa Picher - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Fred D. Pierson - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Maurice Leslie Pierson - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Dorothy M. Pinckney - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Eva Pinson - 1908 (109 years ago.)
William Powell - 1593 (424 years ago.)
David Preston - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Francis Reynolds - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Martha Louella Rice - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Budd Lloyd Riddle - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Edith Mary Ritchie - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Tazewell B. Rouse - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Commie Cleveland Rushing - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Emma Rutledge - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Sewell - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Doris Seybold - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Evelyn Shannon - 1828 (189 years ago.)
John Calvin Shirley - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Gincey "Jincy" Sirmans - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Belle Smith - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Harvey Smith - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Mary Jo Smith - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Minnie Belle Sorrells - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Mona Faye Stephens - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Richard Edenfield "R.E." Strange - 1872 (145 years ago.)
William Harris Sullivan - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Doreen Sword - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Susan Jane Talley - 1838 (179 years ago.)
William Henry Talley - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Felder W. Temple - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Robert Alexander Thompson - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Margaret Tollett - 1822 (195 years ago.)
Julia Townsend - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Thomas Treat - 1668 (349 years ago.)
Vernon Tysinger - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Pauline E. Wadman - 1906 (111 years ago.)
James Blackman Ward - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Hugh L. Washam - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Evaline Watkins - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Alice Wells - 1893 (124 years ago.)
James G. Wentworth - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Louise Cloud Wheeler - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Nathaniel D. White - 1912 (105 years ago.)
William White Whittington - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Levinia Birdie Wible - 1873 (144 years ago.)
George William Wiegand - 1952 (65 years ago.)
Birdie Flavilla Wiess - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Winston W. Wilkinson - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Evaline Williams - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Milam Williams - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Elizabeth Williamson - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Carl Sanford Wilson - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Nellie Victoria Winkler - 1891 (126 years ago.)
James Edward Winkles - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Mary Wright - 1874 (143 years ago.)
John Zimmerman - 1875 (142 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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