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Today's birthdays -- May 30
Almer Montgomery Allen - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Eva W. Alton - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Jemima Bancroft - 1781 (236 years ago.)
Rhoda Barker - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Lois Inez Barnes - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Rebekah Ann Bell - 1813 (204 years ago.)
Clara Fitzpatrick Boyd - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Clarence Henn Brannon - 1900 (117 years ago.)
George Franklin Breckenridge - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Thomas M. Brennan - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Jessie A. Brister - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Mary Bumstead - 1668 (349 years ago.)
David Monroe Busick - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Mabel Effie Cale - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Joshua Sanford Callaway - 1789 (228 years ago.)
Gioacchina "Lena" Calliva - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Richard Cattrell - 1960 (57 years ago.)
Ethel Marie Chiddister - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Suzanne Clark - 1803 (214 years ago.)
Charles Everett Cloud - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Elizabeth Greta Cloud - 1899 (118 years ago.)
John Oliver Cloud - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Julius Nash Cloud - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Laura Cloud - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Newton B. Cloud - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Clara Enon Cochran - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Collier - 1825 (192 years ago.)
Anthony Comminsky - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Roy Emanuel Cookson - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Nathan Cope - 1789 (228 years ago.)
John Harris Cuthrell - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Joseph Mathes Scott Dawson - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Samuel Wayne Denicola - 1971 (46 years ago.)
Martha Dennis - 1832 (185 years ago.)
John Dillard - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Benjamin Downs - 1813 (204 years ago.)
John H. Dupree - 1843 (174 years ago.)
William Thomas Elder - 1928 (89 years ago.)
John Murray Ferguson - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Charles Robert Fleenor - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Hollis Alonzo Fowler - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Jonathan R. Francis - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Mary Francis Fulgham - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Clarence E. Funk - 1903 (114 years ago.)
James Henry Gaines - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Ruth Lorine Garretson - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Theadocia Garrett - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Robert I. Gaston - 1874 (143 years ago.)
William Howard Gordon - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Clara Hanshue - 1863 (154 years ago.)
George Peter Hauser - 1740 (277 years ago.)
Edgar Franklin Hawkins - 1922 (95 years ago.)
infant Haynes - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Grace Hollan - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Charles Holstrom - 1906 (111 years ago.)
James Evans "Spurger Jim" Hooks - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Bryce Eugene (Zent) Huffman - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Henry Huffman - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Bettie Marie Ingram - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Sarah Margaret Jaudon - 1851 (166 years ago.)
O.G. Johnston - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Charles Jordan - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Hester Keen - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Robert Keet Keith - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Albert A. Langston - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Sophia Matilda Larsen - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Leonard Jason Leslie - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Noahlene Lester - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Delila Lewis - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Thomas Benton Lillard - 1836 (181 years ago.)
[dau] Lipscomb - 1948 (69 years ago.)
Johan Georg Maihofer - 1771 (246 years ago.)
Walter Clinkscales Manning - 1829 (188 years ago.)
William Buchanan Martin - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Alexander Campbell McBeth - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Herbert Joseph McChrystal - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Sarah McClure - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Lola Ann McDaniel - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Fanny McDermott - 1881 (136 years ago.)
James Addison McElroy - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Sarah Merrill - 1774 (243 years ago.)
James J. Moore - 1886 (131 years ago.)
John D. Moore - 1866 (151 years ago.)
William Henry Moore - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Bettye May Morris - 1943 (74 years ago.)
Hettie A. Myers - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Della May Neal - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Fanny New - 1808 (209 years ago.)
Doris Marie Nickel - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Travis Lincoln Nolen - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Blake F. Owens - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Harriet Alice Sadell Owens - 1855 (162 years ago.)
William Jasper Oxendine - 1853 (164 years ago.)
William Bradley Parish - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Unnamed Pfisterer - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Rance Dow Potter - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Gabriella Z. Raiford - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Lawrence Steven Ramer - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Samuel Nelson Rape - 1817 (200 years ago.)
Lawton Gale Redding - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Anna E. Reece - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Jacob Rowland - 1798 (219 years ago.)
Norma Ray Sanders - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Creszentia Schmid - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Jasper Seybold - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Evelyn "Dolly" Short - 1930 (87 years ago.)
William Homer Sides - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Edward Murrell Howard Sinckler - 1854 (163 years ago.)
William Harris Stewart - 1880 (137 years ago.)
George Hurst Strain - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Clayton Sturrock - 1932 (85 years ago.)
James Sturrock - 1800 (217 years ago.)
Agnes Swan - 1788 (229 years ago.)
Byron Lee Swearingen - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Samantha Ellen Thatcher - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Herman Gustoff Thrams - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Benjamin Francis Trotti - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Zora Annie Upchurch - 1894 (123 years ago.)
James B. Vann - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Brooke L. Wallace - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Dorson L. Warburton - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Herbert Irving Wessling - 1957 (60 years ago.)
Elizabeth Whatley - 1834 (183 years ago.)
Lewis "Buddy" Whatley - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Adeline White - 1859 (158 years ago.)
George White - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Thomas David Workman - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Vinnia Wynn - 1917 (100 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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