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Today's birthdays -- September 30
Sarah Ann Adcock - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Erma Lorene Amos - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Arlene Mae Andrews - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Lillian Mary Arbour - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Mary Zola Arceneaux - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Albert Arthur - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Arnold Atkinson - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Winfred Alvis Avey - 1909 (107 years ago.)
James D. Bailey - 1812 (204 years ago.)
George Forney Baker - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Ann Balla - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Travis Monroe Batterson - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Gerald Bernard - 1935 (81 years ago.)
John Mark Blouin - 1974 (42 years ago.)
Nellie Grace Bobo - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Adam Rankin Bowen - 1821 (195 years ago.)
Aileen Brantley - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Robert Lee Bridges - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Vera L. Bright - 1902 (114 years ago.)
John Clark Brooks - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Mary Jordan Brooks - 1823 (193 years ago.)
Dena Kathleen Brown - 1956 (60 years ago.)
Homer Mason Brown - 1965 (51 years ago.)
Thomas William Buck - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Henry Stephenson Byerly - 1842 (174 years ago.)
William Thomas Canant - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Walter L. Carney - 1892 (124 years ago.)
James Chamberlin - 1798 (218 years ago.)
39755 Cloud - 1933 (83 years ago.)
Ann Cloud - 1802 (214 years ago.)
Benjamin Floyd Cloud - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Cynthia Diane Cloud - 1950 (66 years ago.)
Darwin Gerald Cloud - 1951 (65 years ago.)
Fenton Cloud - 1856 (160 years ago.)
George Worth Cloud - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Gerald Faulkner Cloud - 1915 (101 years ago.)
James Michael Cloud - 1977 (39 years ago.)
Joseph H. Cloud - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Mamie Anna Cloud - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Mary Bell Cloud - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Mary Laverta Cloud - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Myrtle Minerva Cloud - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Robert M. Cloud - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Robert Samuel "Bob" Cloud - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Vina Cloud - 1930 (86 years ago.)
William T.S. Cloud - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Helen Geraldine Coleman - 1911 (105 years ago.)
George Washington Copeland - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Sarah Malinda Coppess - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Floyd Daniel Coppock - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Cynthia Ann Cox - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Samuel Crayne - 1784 (232 years ago.)
Arthur Crozier - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Louvenia Cryer - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Culler - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Mattie Lou Darnell - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Frances Dashiell - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Idress Harold Davenport - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Mary Emma Davenport - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Fannie Davis - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Julier Ann or Julie Day - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Seborn Dickerson - 1894 (122 years ago.)
James E. Dickinson - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Hattie V. Draper - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Ruth Elizabeth Dugan - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Virginia Dugan - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Francis Durbin - 1649 (367 years ago.)
Lucretia Durham - 1778 (238 years ago.)
Henry Frederick Eby - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Lula Belle Elliott - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Philip Oscar Evaul - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Sarah A. Freeland - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Annie Louise Frost - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Sara Fuess - 1625 (391 years ago.)
Hazel Fulk - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Cora Brown Fuller - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Horace E. Fulps - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Lee M. Goble - 1884 (132 years ago.)
John Grant - 1642 (374 years ago.)
Roland Basil Gray - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Asa Grisswold - 1658 (358 years ago.)
Sarah Grisswold - 1662 (354 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hardin - 1833 (183 years ago.)
Loral F. Harlan - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Louis Harrell - 1897 (119 years ago.)
James Edward Hemphill - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Clyde Alvah Henry - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Ellie Alice Hicks - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Jasper Grayden Hill - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Lucretia Hoagland - 1771 (245 years ago.)
Willis Francis Hogue - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Alene Hooks - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Catherine Hunsaker - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Reiford David Jackson - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Thomas Jackson - 1656 (360 years ago.)
William Pinckney Jackson - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Annie Johnson - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Emily C. Johnson - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Bobby John Jolly - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jourdan - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Joyce - 1793 (223 years ago.)
Martha Ann Keener - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Catherine Kerns - 1803 (213 years ago.)
Henry Leonard Kidwell - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Henry Aleix Lapuyade - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Lummie Lax - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Anne Laymon - 1802 (214 years ago.)
Faulkner Nelvin Lessley - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Sam Henry Mackey - 1907 (109 years ago.)
John Martin - 1812 (204 years ago.)
Joshua Ely Martin - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Rhoda Martin - 1782 (234 years ago.)
Thomas S. McBride - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Thomas Gilbert "Tom" McCoy - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Laomi Nelson McWhirt - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Minnie Meacham - 1902 (114 years ago.)
George Capron Merriam - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Robert O'Neal Miles - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Olive Miller - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Oliver Miller - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Lucy Ann Moorman - 1819 (197 years ago.)
Josephine Muldrow - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Edith Nix - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Leon Patterson - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Nicholas Peay - 1760 (256 years ago.)
Charlotte M. Pedigo - 1865 (151 years ago.)
James Perkins - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Hannah Platt - 1643 (373 years ago.)
Albert David Quisenberry - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Florence Rash - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Roy Benjamin Ray - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Mary "Mollie" Elizabeth Reeves - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Reeves - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Annie Christina Reitzer - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Jessie Alfard Rhea - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Perry M. Richards - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Joy Lynn Riddle - 1962 (54 years ago.)
Marion Elizabeth Rogers - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Mary G. Rogers - 1818 (198 years ago.)
Nella Mae Ross - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Linus Lavada Shankle - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Lorenza Dill Shipe - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Christopher Martin Simpson - 1950 (66 years ago.)
Walter T. Sloan - 1934 (82 years ago.)
Elizabeth A. Smith - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Dave C. Sorrels - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Georgia Arminthia Sorrels - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Green Matthew Sorrels - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Lillian T. Sowell - 1920 (96 years ago.)
John Arthur Stagner - 1876 (140 years ago.)
George Washington Sturrock - 1850 (166 years ago.)
William H. Tadlock - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Rudolph Falkner Tidmore - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Ruby Lee (Juanita Lee) Vanderpool - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Jane Rebecca Vann - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Harmanus Veeder - 1774 (242 years ago.)
Marguerite Virginia Wadman - 1904 (112 years ago.)
James Allen Watts - 1956 (60 years ago.)
Dot Vardy Webster - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Nora H. Welch - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Whatley - 1934 (82 years ago.)
George White - 1800 (216 years ago.)
Paul B. Whittington - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Jane Willcox - 1779 (237 years ago.)
Catherine Paul Williams - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Fern Wilson - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Willard Leon Wolfenbarger - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Alma P. Wood - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Doris Leora Wooley - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Eliza Ann Wright - 1855 (161 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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