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Today's birthdays -- July 29
Beulah O. (__) - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Roxie A. (__) - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Lillie Apple - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Sarah Atwell - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Jane Bailey - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Lillie E. Bailey - 1885 (129 years ago.)
George Henry Barber - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Sanford P. Barron - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Laura Viola Bedwell - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Adella Bertetti - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Mattie Mae Bickley - 1894 (120 years ago.)
William Theodore "WT" Block - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Louvenia A. Cain - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Cantrell - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Dorothy Lucele Carter - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Charles Edgar Cash - 1892 (122 years ago.)
John Montie Cherry - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Christopher Chott - 1613 (401 years ago.)
Helen Clark - 1930 (84 years ago.)
William Clark - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Cecil Florence Cloud - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Daniel Flautt Cloud - 1910 (104 years ago.)
David Cloud - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Earl A. Cloud - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Fannie Mae Cloud - 1916 (98 years ago.)
James Robert Cloud - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Paul Lorenzo Cloud - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Walter Maynardie Cloud - 1898 (116 years ago.)
William Henry Cloud - 1851 (163 years ago.)
William Thomas Cloud - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Arthur W. Coffin - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Sarah Collins - 1784 (230 years ago.)
John Marion Couch - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Joseph A. Creech - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Fannie Myrtle Cullers - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Thelma Arrene Cullers - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Henry Lee Daniel - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Ross Tweed Davison - 1876 (138 years ago.)
James Marion Dew - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Mary Dodd - 1768 (246 years ago.)
Benjamin Wellington Dowell - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Charles Bisbee Duffy - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Rebecca Ann Durham - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Daniel M. Edge - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Marcus Dwain Ener - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Otis Willis English - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Gatsey Faircloth - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Nancy Matilda Fargason - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Susannah Fargason - 1827 (187 years ago.)
Mildred Mercedes Ford - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Clark Formby - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Joseph Forney - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Mollie Frysinger - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Fred A. Gay - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Ludie May Gray - 1923 (91 years ago.)
[son] Green - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Virginia Jeane Gresham - 1941 (73 years ago.)
Charles Ortabine Grigsby - 1871 (143 years ago.)
John Charles Gunning - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Emily Janice Hall - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Roy L. Havens - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Vallon Franklin Hicks - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Kenneth Paul Hill - 1970 (44 years ago.)
Dennis Luther Hogan - 1910 (104 years ago.)
John Pat Hunter - 1947 (67 years ago.)
Pete Johnson - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Walter Jones - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Amanda Keefer - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Nona Cliftine Kelly - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Judith Narvin Kimball - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Jennie Dodson King - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Hans H. Kohlenberger - 1896 (118 years ago.)
William Wesley "W.W." Kyle - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Cora Lee "Babee" LaBorde - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Joseph Laymon - 1812 (202 years ago.)
Hannah Lee - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Hoyt Robert Lessley - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Mabel Grace Lobue - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Erma Mae Lumpkin - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Percival Ernest Martin - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Arthur William McFaddin - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Ervin Taylor McLellan - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Sarah Jane (Jennie) Mealer - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Francis Lewis Meriwether - 1804 (210 years ago.)
Elizabeth F. Miller - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Effie Mills - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Harold David Moody - 1896 (118 years ago.)
James S. Moore - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Evie Jane Parker - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Sarah Payne - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Frances Susanne "Fannie" Peoples - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Mary "Abbie" Perryman - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Mary Ella Poole - 1854 (160 years ago.)
John Lamar Randle - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Sylvia Opal Rich - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Times Nathan Richardson - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Lillie Rushing - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Clara Elizabeth Schlab - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Lueanzie Seabolt - 1902 (112 years ago.)
William Samuel Sellers - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Annie Josephine Seybold - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Virginia R. Seybold - 1910 (104 years ago.)
James Garnett "Jimmy" Sharp - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Ephraim Glover Shreve - 1860 (154 years ago.)
William Edgar Skinner - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Harri Richard Smithey - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Theodosia Ernestine Sneed - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Claude A. Stagner - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Charles G. Stelter - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Alice Sadie Stokes - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Julia Edna Stokes - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Beatrice Angelene Sulak - 1943 (71 years ago.)
Lilla Jane "Lillie" Sumrall - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Thomas C. Talley - 1826 (188 years ago.)
Floree Tew - 1913 (101 years ago.)
George Edward Stricklin Thomas - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Evelyn Womack Toups - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Walter Lavon Traylor - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Daniel Ulrich - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Theophilus H. Vincent - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Ralph Eugene Wade - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Henry E. Walden - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Donald J. Warren - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Thomas Wells - 1662 (352 years ago.)
Vera Margery Wells - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Louis Preston Whatley - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Charles Leamon Whiton - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Norma Rose Whittington - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Ruby Belle Whittington - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Steven J. Whittington - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Lilly Myrtie Worley - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Nathaniel D. Wright - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Gladys Mae Yates - 1900 (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.
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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

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Cravey Genealogy / Cravey Family History

Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

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

Rutledge Genealogy / Rutledge Family History

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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