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Today's birthdays -- August 16
Magdalene Ayres - 1778 (240 years ago.)
John W. Bartleson - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Evered Allen Bartlett - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Elizabeth Bird - 1778 (240 years ago.)
Hildred Katrina Bitner - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Samuel Bliss - 1662 (356 years ago.)
John Webster Bostick - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Earl Scott Bourne - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Marjorie Slocum Bowen - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Luther Columbus Bowman - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Thelma Bowman - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Nella Elizabeth Bullard - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Albert Charles Bumstead - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Tiffany Lynn Bumstead - 1980 (38 years ago.)
Andrew Cain - 1797 (221 years ago.)
Joseph Ragen Calcote - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Cleveland Grover Capps - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Joseph Edmond Everett Carney - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Samuel Carswell - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Lucy Pryor Carter - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Mary Carter - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Emma Caudill - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Grover Arvel Chenoweth - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Charlotte Cloud - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Elsie Cloud - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Henry Alfonzo Cloud - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Jeremiah S. "Jerry" Cloud - 1866 (152 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Katherine Mallet-Prevost Cloud - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Lonnie Lester Cloud - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Lori Jo Cloud - 1959 (59 years ago.)
Lucina "Sinie" Cloud - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Marion Cloud - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Marshall Chandler Cloud - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Cloud - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Mary L. Cloud - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Ralph Louis Cloud - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Raymond Francis Cloud - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Richard Edward Cloud - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Walter Cloud - 1882 (136 years ago.)
William Robert Cloud - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Hester Mae Cochran - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Maggie Melissa Cocke - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Alabama Millard Coffman - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Ernest Werlington Collier - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Mildred Hutchinson Collier - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Nida Alice Collier - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Dorothy Rhee Collins - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Eleanor Janyce Connally - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Caroline Jane Cousins - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Laura A. Covington - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Marjorie Nell Dawson - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Thomas Walter "Bob" Dawson - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Thomas Deighton - 1621 (397 years ago.)
Sarah Katherine Denham - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Michel DeVille - 1802 (216 years ago.)
Bertrand Alfred Dionne - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Samuel Ogden Edison - 1804 (214 years ago.)
Dewey Wheeler Edwards - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Annie Elliott - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Junius Benton Ennis - 1889 (129 years ago.)
David Ramsey Ergle - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Altha Mamie Faith - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Louisiana Fee - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Jesse Daniel Fergeson - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Miriam Isabella Field - 1809 (209 years ago.)
Fannie Fincher - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Samuel William Floca - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Mary (Molly) Frame - 1896 (122 years ago.)
R.G. Frazier - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Delos Pat Freeman - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Evvie Bevena Funderburk - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Ted Franklin G'sell - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Irma Edna Gestring - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Clara Anna Gillis - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Howard Goodfellow - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Mirth Gorden - 1872 (146 years ago.)
John Preston Gordon - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Mary Alice Graham - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Samantha Gray - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Susannah Grimball - 1741 (277 years ago.)
Marie Theresa Guerin - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Velma Hamilton - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Clarence Otho Hancher - 1875 (143 years ago.)
John Harvey Hardin - 1814 (204 years ago.)
Jemima D. Harlan - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Ailene Harmel - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Albert Roy Harms - 1890 (128 years ago.)
DeWitt Clinton Harry - 1817 (201 years ago.)
Jonathan R. Hildreth - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Josie Hooks - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Cleo Howard - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Earl Oscar Ivey - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jacks - 1828 (190 years ago.)
Luther James Jensen - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Artie Sue Johnson - 1950 (68 years ago.)
Hannah Mariah Johnson - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Minnie Jordan - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Donald Wayne Kethan - 1958 (60 years ago.)
Amanda Jane Kirby - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Margaret Melvina Kylander - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Rachel"Peoeople" Lanier - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Robert Earl Legge - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Leonard - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Bernie Lessley - 1925 (93 years ago.)
John Jackson "J.J." Lewis - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Martram Lewis - 1836 (182 years ago.)
George Oscar Lindsey - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Roy Anthony Madaffri - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Georgia Madden - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Edwin Foster Magee - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Sarah "Annie" Lucretia Magee \ McGee - 1862 (156 years ago.)
James Robert McCanless - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Verna Cora Alice McCann - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Eliza T. McDade - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Williamson "William" McDade - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Loucreacy J. McGoughey - 1900 (118 years ago.)
John Raymond Miller - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Paul Wrigley Minter - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Hartwell A. Moore - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Victor Carroll Murphree - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Ichabod Murray - 1755 (263 years ago.)
Oliver Perry Neet - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Joseph Edward "Joe" Nolen - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Joyce Eve Norris - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Vera Lorraine Norris - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Alvin Sellers O'Neil - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Martha Ann Odom - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Ruby Katherine Partin - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Nancy Ann Perry - 1810 (208 years ago.)
Anne Isabel Fleming Persell - 1910 (108 years ago.)
John William Phillips - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Peter Hertzog du Plessis - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Jonathan W. Potts - 1815 (203 years ago.)
Thomas Hill Prince - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Ratio Monwella Quesinberry - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Lorraine J. Quinley - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Beulah Mae Ratcliff - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Jacob Rauch - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Anna Rinehart - 1781 (237 years ago.)
Virgie Mae Risenhoover - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Sinie Roberts - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Bettie Grey Robertson - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Davilla Woodson Roland - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Susanah Emaline Rowland - 1838 (180 years ago.)
William Eulee Russell - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Elizabeth Schnieder - 1780 (238 years ago.)
Leo William Schoenfield - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Florence Beatrice "Floy" Seastrunk - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Flora E. Smith - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Ray Smith - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Tennessee Stanton - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Calla Lily Starky - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Harry Stottler - 1902 (116 years ago.)
George Nicol Sturrock - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Surber - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Charles M.Y. Talley - 1856 (162 years ago.)
Elihu Talley - 1795 (223 years ago.)
Ernest M. Taylor - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Ana Bel Thomas - 1905 (113 years ago.)
John Thornburgh - 1803 (215 years ago.)
John Lawrence Trotti - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Ollie E. Truesdale - 1844 (174 years ago.)
Egbert Lee "Bert" Trumbly - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Jacob Vernon - 1680 (338 years ago.)
Elzida Vincent - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Olive Vincent - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Elizabeth Welch - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Alvin Darl Whetzel - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Naomi Oleta White - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Thomas Wesley White - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Foster Whittington - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Alvarine Dawson Wilborn - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Rebecca Sue Wilborn - 1954 (64 years ago.)
Mary Margaret Williams - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Willie Wilbern Wilson - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Ana Maria Wingert - 1779 (239 years ago.)
Eloise Yates - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Amos Leonard Zabriskie - 1892 (126 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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