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Today's birthdays -- February 6
Elsie (__) - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Isaac Samuel Albin - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Jane Sinclair Anderson - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Walter Ralph Anderson - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Mary Jane Andrews - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Dorothy A. Atwood - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Ida Jane Atwood - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Walter Curtis Austin - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Ann Maria Eliza Barbour - 1799 (217 years ago.)
Earl Barnes - 1918 (98 years ago.)
William Barnsdall - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Mary Beckwith - 1734 (282 years ago.)
Andrew Bell - 1797 (219 years ago.)
Betty Texana Black (Cloud) - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Lynn Cleveland Blackmon - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Alvina Joesphina Bluhm - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Helen Lottie Botts - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Joseph Botts - 1790 (226 years ago.)
Benjamin Washburn Boyd - 1895 (121 years ago.)
William B.F. Brandon - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Edward Alonzo Brighton - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Sarah Brownlee - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Jessie Sybil Byerly - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Maria \ Mariah Carr - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Olive Carskadon - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Esther Case - 1779 (237 years ago.)
Ottis Cash - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Ann Chamberlin - 1654 (362 years ago.)
Artillar Champion - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Alious Richard Chevalier - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Walter L. Clem - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Byrum Willis Cloud - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Carolyn Cloud - 1943 (73 years ago.)
Donald Edmund Cloud - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Francis H. Cloud - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Gordon David Cloud - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Jeremiah "Jerry" Cloud - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Jeremiah Marr "Jerry" Cloud - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Peter Cloud - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Callie Marie Coffer - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Ralph C. Cole - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Wesley Combs - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Nathan Cope - 1754 (262 years ago.)
Elizabeth Crane - 1787 (229 years ago.)
Arthur Cephas Crownover - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Murray Wood Crumbley - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Kenneth William Cullers - 1935 (81 years ago.)
William Cullers - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Willie Cutchen - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Felix Andrew Daigre - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Anna Ruth Dawson - 1915 (101 years ago.)
W.L. Carlton Dawson - 1917 (99 years ago.)
William Byrd Day - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Paul Preston DeGarmo - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Tavilla Bell Dikes - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Oliver Dobson - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Elizabeth Doyle - 1820 (196 years ago.)
James Earl Durham - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Julian Madison Elliott - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Truest Gordon Elliott - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Charles B. Ellison - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Gus Eugene Ellison - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Ruth Isabell Farris - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Eleonore Margaretha Fiscus - 1746 (270 years ago.)
Velma Fisher - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Abraham Thomas Fleenor - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Mary Foreman - 1791 (225 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Formby - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Formby - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Clara Foster - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Fred Freeman - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Barbara Ellon Funkhouser - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Walter Royce Gannon - 1927 (89 years ago.)
John Gorden - 1817 (199 years ago.)
Samuel Duane Greenwood - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Thomas Percy Hart - 1854 (162 years ago.)
John V. Heckley - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Otis Mack Hill - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Christian Espar Hillebrandt - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Rhoda Margaret "Peggy" Hinds - 1800 (216 years ago.)
Effie Lou Holland - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Beulah Nell Hopkins - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Anna A. "Annie" Houston - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Glenn Spitler Huffman - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Abraham Hunsaker - 1799 (217 years ago.)
Clara Kathleen Hunter - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Clyde Hurley - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Gerald Brockett Irwin - 1946 (70 years ago.)
Linda Jean Jackson - 1944 (72 years ago.)
William Jessop - 1769 (247 years ago.)
Helen Dell Jessup - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Shelby S. Jett - 1926 (90 years ago.)
James Van Buron Johnson - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Mitchel Johnson - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Barney Alvin Jones - 1913 (103 years ago.)
William Cecil Jones - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Nathaniel Grady "Nathan" Jordan - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Jessie Jane Trull Kirkendall - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Elaine Kirkland - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Shya Kirkland - 1823 (193 years ago.)
Rosalin Kirland - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Hattie Fae Kleckley - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Clarence A. Langston - 1902 (114 years ago.)
John Laymon - 1800 (216 years ago.)
Mildred Legge - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Elmer Echo Leslie - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Nancy A. Lessley - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Rufus Lester - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Priscilla Liggett - 1809 (207 years ago.)
Clifford C. Link - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Margaret Lonas - 1855 (161 years ago.)
James Roddy Manning - 1833 (183 years ago.)
Doris Wanda Maxey - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Clyde Monroe McAnelly - 1919 (97 years ago.)
George Aulcy McBeth - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Henry Hicks McCain - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Granville Niles McDaniel - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Sarah McFadin - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Harry Cloud McKenna - 1935 (81 years ago.)
James Crawford "Jim" McNaughton - 1876 (140 years ago.)
John Mercer - 1824 (192 years ago.)
Rozy Clementine Mercer - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Barbara Alice Mills - 1877 (139 years ago.)
James (Jimmy) Gleaton Moseley - 1902 (114 years ago.)
James Gleaton Moseley - 1902 (114 years ago.)
John Wesley Neet - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Virginia Ann Newcomb - 1947 (69 years ago.)
Marie Nicholson - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Seraphine Norman - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Curtis Pace - 1925 (91 years ago.)
James Franklin Parker - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Hiram Leonard Bob Patterson - 1895 (121 years ago.)
William Henry Perritt - 1832 (184 years ago.)
John Cleveland Perry - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Annicka Peterson - 1731 (285 years ago.)
Carroll Austin Phillips - 1916 (100 years ago.)
William Walter Pinnick - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Charles Grant Pitzer - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Tula Puckett - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Dora Ethel Qualls - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Ida Ellen Quisenberry - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Charlie Volto Ratcliff - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Sarah Robert - 1755 (261 years ago.)
Abel Rushing - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Leler Inez Rushing - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Ella Sanderson - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Rhonda Gail Savoy - 1970 (46 years ago.)
John Harrison Seale - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Challie Ann Senter - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Thelma Julia Singleton - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Benjamin Sirmans - 1792 (224 years ago.)
Robert Edrain Slack - 1828 (188 years ago.)
Burnice Homer Smith - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Edward Smith - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Virginia Smith - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Mary Blanchard Stackpole - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Mary Ann Stagner - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Elspeth Sturrock - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Kate Talley - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Charles Mynn Taylor - 1799 (217 years ago.)
May Louise Triplett - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Harry Elmer Truesdell - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Jessie Jane Trull - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Jessie Jane Lucinda Trull - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Utz - 1823 (193 years ago.)
James Madison Wadman - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Elizabeth Wakefield - 1760 (256 years ago.)
Nel Clay Waller - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Sarah (Sally) Catherine Waller - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Joseph Earl Watkins - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Martha Wegehenkel - 1833 (183 years ago.)
Edmund Woodrow Whatley - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Marie Antoinette Whatley - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Cyrus Frederick Whipple - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Iris Lanelle Whitten - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Enos Jewett Whittington - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Willis Melvin Whittington - 1916 (100 years ago.)
LeVert "Vert" Wiess - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Raymond William Winebrenner - 1909 (107 years ago.)
William David Winn - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Frances Charlotte "Fanny" Winters - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Lee R. Wylie - 1923 (93 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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