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Today's birthdays -- June 24
Nancy Allen - 1788 (230 years ago.)
John Baldwin - 1619 (399 years ago.)
Lewis Ulie Virgil Barnes - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Daniel Barnhart - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Catherine M. Bates - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Lydia Ann Battin - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Katie Block - 1906 (112 years ago.)
John Blair Boling - 1737 (281 years ago.)
Everett Clyde Bowman - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Mildred Lillian Boyer - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Louise Breaux - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Estelle Brewer - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Melvin T. Brown - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Horace Bumstead - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Whitfield Bumstead - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Victoria Lulu "Vic" Burk - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Bonnie Joe Byars - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Mary Caldwell - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Stephen Carpenter - 1737 (281 years ago.)
Franklin J. Carter - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Mary Ann Carver - 1844 (174 years ago.)
Thomas Simeon Chappell - 1801 (217 years ago.)
Ageth Virginia Childress - 1913 (105 years ago.)
38208 Cloud - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Calvin Morgan Cloud - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Clarence W. Cloud - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Joseph James Cloud - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Louis Clifford Cloud - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Lydia Adele "Dell" Cloud - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Margaret Cloud - 1584 (434 years ago.)
Norma Lee Cloud - 1936 (82 years ago.)
Richard Lancaster Cloud - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Robert Earl "Bob" Cloud - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Roy Cloud - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Roy Fletcher Cloud - 1924 (94 years ago.)
William M. Cloud - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Mary May Couch - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Barbara King Covington - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Josephine Evelene Cox - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Susannah Cravey - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Glenn Norwood Cullers - 1931 (87 years ago.)
James Theodore Dalton - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Elsie O. Denton - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Hawkin Edward DeVille - 1878 (140 years ago.)
William Egan - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Lelia P. Fargason - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Lelia Pearl Fargason - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Grace Faulk - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Miriam Pauline Ferguson - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Anaxa G. Ford - 1876 (142 years ago.)
John William Francis - 1861 (157 years ago.)
John Woodson Francis - 1813 (205 years ago.)
Jacob Fussell - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Mary Eva Futch - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Eller Dee Garner - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Robert Hammond Garretson - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Susan Angeline Griffin - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Stella Mae Hathaway - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Claud Hensley - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Nancy C. Hinds - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Glen Hockman - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Balthasar Hoffman - 1813 (205 years ago.)
Charles Watson Holland - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Melita Horney - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Orlena Sarah Huffman - 1873 (145 years ago.)
William H. Hutchison - 1880 (138 years ago.)
John Willis Keane - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Lambert Octavus Kelley - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Joseph Townsend Kester - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Evelyn Edith Kinzey - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Rebecca Knapp - 1772 (246 years ago.)
Steven Kurt Kraska - 1957 (61 years ago.)
Kenneth L. Lamb - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Carl Cloud Lewis - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Mabel Lisenbee - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Lizzie Lofton - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Ora E. Lute - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Sarah Maddock - 1774 (244 years ago.)
William Hancock Malicoat - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Robert Mayall - 1776 (242 years ago.)
Guan Jemina McCall - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Escar Jewel "E.J." McClain - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Dorothy Odessa McGuire - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Mary Millikan - 1747 (271 years ago.)
Jeff Burl Mills - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Grover Cleveland Moore - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Johnny Lee Nance - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Hannah "Nancy" Neill - 1769 (249 years ago.)
Mary Newman - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Susan Jane Parramore - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Florence E. Pennock - 1877 (141 years ago.)
William Riley Perry - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Carolyn Mahala "Carrie" Pierce - 1844 (174 years ago.)
Forney B. Puckett - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Frank Henderson Randall - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Roy D. Reed - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Herbert Stanley Ritchie - 1911 (107 years ago.)
William Wallace Robinson - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Clara Arminta Rosamond - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Hazel Mae Rosskopf - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Barney Oscar Rumsey - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Louisiana K. Schultz - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Bertha May Seiler - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Ada N. Sells - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Benajah Sheldon - 1745 (273 years ago.)
Marquis De Lafayette Shelley - 1836 (182 years ago.)
Robert Haydon Sheppard - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Job Sherman - 1760 (258 years ago.)
Ben Franklin Smith - 1833 (185 years ago.)
Ruby Geneva Smith - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Amon Butler Stallworth - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Lydia Bell Stewart - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Floy Lee Stone - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Oscar Stone - 1891 (127 years ago.)
James G. Swartz - 1966 (52 years ago.)
Philip Terwilliger - 1790 (228 years ago.)
Denise Ann Toland - 1952 (66 years ago.)
Gurvest Trotti - 1898 (120 years ago.)
William Manuel Turney - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Virginia Lee Turpin - 1938 (80 years ago.)
Magdelene Tyler - 1903 (115 years ago.)
John Villa - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Floyce Flower Wallace - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Ustane Young Way - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Mattie Jane Weems - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Catherine Welch - 1828 (190 years ago.)
Emma Lenore Welch - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Oscar Eugene White - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Charles H. "Charley" Whittington - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Delbert Vere Wible - 1901 (117 years ago.)
George Edward Wible - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Gilbert Williams - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Ladonia Wilson - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Edwin G. Woodworth - 1881 (137 years ago.)
James Glasgow Woodworth - 1881 (137 years ago.)
John Woolverton - 1781 (237 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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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

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Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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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

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