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Today's birthdays -- January 17
Irma Norwood Alexander - 1888 (131 years ago.)
Sarah Alling - 1685 (334 years ago.)
Perry Arthur - 1869 (150 years ago.)
Lois Alice Barnes - 1899 (120 years ago.)
Josephine Barrow - 1848 (171 years ago.)
Betty Gayle Bennet - 1933 (86 years ago.)
Joseph Nolan Benningfield - 1907 (112 years ago.)
James Joseph Beville - 1878 (141 years ago.)
William Cloud Blasdel - 1859 (160 years ago.)
Nancy Alcot Boling - 1812 (207 years ago.)
Beatrice Bowen - 1908 (111 years ago.)
Emma Boyd - 1875 (144 years ago.)
John Smith Boyd - 1832 (187 years ago.)
June Louise Bradford - 1908 (111 years ago.)
Andrew Miller Brett\Britt - 1836 (183 years ago.)
Daniel Brown - 1846 (173 years ago.)
Maggie Bryant - 1886 (133 years ago.)
William Bryant - 1800 (219 years ago.)
Amanda Burdge - 1828 (191 years ago.)
Elijah Burgess - 1915 (104 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Burk - 1871 (148 years ago.)
Bertha Jane Byrom - 1899 (120 years ago.)
Helen Bessie Carter - 1866 (153 years ago.)
Lillie Carter - 1886 (133 years ago.)
James Chance - 1780 (239 years ago.)
Michael Ray Chavis - 1972 (47 years ago.)
Eulalie Choate - 1878 (141 years ago.)
David Elliott Clements - 1843 (176 years ago.)
Adeline Hull Cloud - 1845 (174 years ago.)
Alexander Cloud - 1883 (136 years ago.)
Betty Lou Cloud - 1947 (72 years ago.)
Care W. Cloud - 1937 (82 years ago.)
Eldon Gray Cloud - 1929 (90 years ago.)
John Burton Cloud - 1878 (141 years ago.)
Margarette Cloud - 1850 (169 years ago.)
Nancy Cloud - 1777 (242 years ago.)
Ola Jewell Cloud - 1904 (115 years ago.)
Paul Hays Cloud - 1913 (106 years ago.)
Roy Laverne Cloud - 1897 (122 years ago.)
Verna Iona Cloud - 1908 (111 years ago.)
William L. Cloud - 1921 (98 years ago.)
Eli Hugh Cloyd - 1864 (155 years ago.)
Lorena Mary Collings - 1910 (109 years ago.)
Angela Mary Comistaci - 1919 (100 years ago.)
Edgar Alford Cook - 1895 (124 years ago.)
Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Cravey - 1882 (137 years ago.)
Freida Louise Cullers - 1910 (109 years ago.)
John Alvin Daniel - 1916 (103 years ago.)
Bessie Lee Davenport - 1890 (129 years ago.)
Mary B. Davis - 1908 (111 years ago.)
Sarah Edna Davison - 1903 (116 years ago.)
Bird Deatherage - 1814 (205 years ago.)
Mary S. DeGarmo - 1868 (151 years ago.)
Thomas A. DeGarmo - 1852 (167 years ago.)
Lula Wilson DeMoss - 1881 (138 years ago.)
Christine Helen Dennis - 1923 (96 years ago.)
Burrel DeVille - 1890 (129 years ago.)
Jane Adeline Dickson - 1831 (188 years ago.)
Priscilla Dillard - 1826 (193 years ago.)
Thomas Elbert Dorn - 1870 (149 years ago.)
Ruby Dunham - 1909 (110 years ago.)
Leander A. Durham - 1866 (153 years ago.)
Fannie L. Elkins - 1870 (149 years ago.)
James Henry Elliott - 1874 (145 years ago.)
James Richard Elliott - 1920 (99 years ago.)
Mary Francis English - 1855 (164 years ago.)
John Curtis Enloe - 1859 (160 years ago.)
Ruby Olive Fairchild - 1884 (135 years ago.)
Gladys Faulkner - 1912 (107 years ago.)
Aaron Ford - 1819 (200 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Foster - 1874 (145 years ago.)
Elizabeth Futch - 1789 (230 years ago.)
Frances Henry Gaines - 1781 (238 years ago.)
David Garner - 1843 (176 years ago.)
John Bedford Gates - 1849 (170 years ago.)
Edith Lena Gillas - 1924 (95 years ago.)
Keith Gordon - 1936 (83 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Graves - 1836 (183 years ago.)
Nannie Groover - 1892 (127 years ago.)
Daniel Guynes - 1818 (201 years ago.)
Susan N. Hanby - 1830 (189 years ago.)
Nancy Barnes Harrison - 1782 (237 years ago.)
Lucy A. Henry - 1850 (169 years ago.)
Elizabeth Henthorn - 1797 (222 years ago.)
Sarah Helen Herring - 1854 (165 years ago.)
Willis William Hewig - 1926 (93 years ago.)
Gerome Kirby Hicks - 1897 (122 years ago.)
infant son Hooks - 1918 (101 years ago.)
Mary Dorothy Hopkins - 1900 (119 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hunt - 1795 (224 years ago.)
William Howell Iles - 1917 (102 years ago.)
Grover Herschel Joiner - 1912 (107 years ago.)
Orrelia FeDora Jones - 1879 (140 years ago.)
Roy Lee Jones - 1917 (102 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Jordan - 1831 (188 years ago.)
Susan I. Jordan - 1871 (148 years ago.)
Tharp Robert Jordan - 1894 (125 years ago.)
Alphonse Herbert Kaeppel - 1896 (123 years ago.)
Matthew Keith - 1801 (218 years ago.)
Isaac Kellogg - 1697 (322 years ago.)
Aaron Kelly - 1965 (54 years ago.)
Sarah Bertha "Bertie" Kirkland - 1892 (127 years ago.)
Hannah Krieger - 1844 (175 years ago.)
Thomas Edmond Leonard - 1884 (135 years ago.)
Marian Louise Leslie - 1915 (104 years ago.)
Mary Jane Lewis - 1850 (169 years ago.)
Joseph Green Lisenbee - 1904 (115 years ago.)
William Jackson Lord - 1877 (142 years ago.)
Joseph H. Mackey - 1926 (93 years ago.)
Rosa Arletta Martin - 1900 (119 years ago.)
Amanda Melvina McCann - 1858 (161 years ago.)
Ruby Nell McDowell - 1928 (91 years ago.)
Alice L. McGrath - 1909 (110 years ago.)
R.Z. McKenzie - 1897 (122 years ago.)
Mary Susanna "Minnie Medlock - 1868 (151 years ago.)
Mary Sophia Mendell - 1830 (189 years ago.)
Valeska Moehrig - 1902 (117 years ago.)
William Thomas Moore - 1912 (107 years ago.)
Joseph Gerard Morais - 1920 (99 years ago.)
Mary Jane Murphy - 1853 (166 years ago.)
Edward Dale Nelson - 1897 (122 years ago.)
Broderick Erick Newcomb - 1899 (120 years ago.)
Emmaline Ollie "Emma" Nolen - 1880 (139 years ago.)
Jimmy R. Norris - 1949 (70 years ago.)
Edward Maurice O'Flaherty - 1899 (120 years ago.)
Zachariah M. Owens - 1843 (176 years ago.)
Zachariah McGilley Owens - 1843 (176 years ago.)
Ellis Andrew Passmore - 1847 (172 years ago.)
Regina Peterson - 1725 (294 years ago.)
Mary Esther Prosser - 1895 (124 years ago.)
Emily Jane Puckett - 1845 (174 years ago.)
William Alvin Riley - 1892 (127 years ago.)
Albert Rorick - 1852 (167 years ago.)
Sarah L. Rowland - 1843 (176 years ago.)
William L. Rowland - 1847 (172 years ago.)
Fannie Rushing - 1842 (177 years ago.)
Mae Frances Scroggins - 1914 (105 years ago.)
Viola Mae Seelye - 1899 (120 years ago.)
Jesse S. Seybold - 1863 (156 years ago.)
Robert M. Shoemake - 1858 (161 years ago.)
John David Sorrells - 1880 (139 years ago.)
Jesse Stallsworth - 1833 (186 years ago.)
Louisa Jane Stanley - 1851 (168 years ago.)
Edward Alto Strickland - 1924 (95 years ago.)
Terry Bruce Strother - 1955 (64 years ago.)
Annie Terry - 1862 (157 years ago.)
George Washington Tevis - 1815 (204 years ago.)
Barton Cloud Thrasher - 1823 (196 years ago.)
Eva Tinsley - 1895 (124 years ago.)
Emma Ann Turner - 1887 (132 years ago.)
Margery Van Sickle - 1925 (94 years ago.)
William Gelzer Vann - 1904 (115 years ago.)
Shirley Fay Vest - 1935 (84 years ago.)
Athalie Vincent - 1822 (197 years ago.)
Thomas Young Way - 1861 (158 years ago.)
Itha Sherwood Weatherford - 1897 (122 years ago.)
William D. Welch - 1834 (185 years ago.)
Joseph William Westmoreland - 1921 (98 years ago.)
Noah Whipple - 1742 (277 years ago.)
Lewis Bennington Whitfield - 1818 (201 years ago.)
Vera Eileen Whitis - 1915 (104 years ago.)
Harm J. Whittington - 1906 (113 years ago.)
James Andrew "Bud" Whittington - 1896 (123 years ago.)
Mary Whittington - 1898 (121 years ago.)
Agnes Sadie Widegardner - 1900 (119 years ago.)
Marvin Edwin Wiley - 1906 (113 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson - 1855 (164 years ago.)
Charles Wolverton - 1698 (321 years ago.)
Verda Mae Woodard - 1916 (103 years ago.)
Wannetta Wraley - 1900 (119 years ago.)
Henry Miles Youngblood - 1730 (289 years ago.)
Sherman Zimmerman - 1941 (78 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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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