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Today's birthdays -- September 18
Molly Mary (__) - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Verga Cecile Adams - 1926 (88 years ago.)
William Stanton Allen - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Roy Hamilton Andress - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Zoeline Coa Arbuckle - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Maynard Barnes - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Melton Wayne Barnett - 1934 (80 years ago.)
John Hamilton Barrett - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Ewing Lafayette Baughman - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Christopher Beatty - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Rodney Boling - 1742 (272 years ago.)
Lynn Eldin Botts - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Nathan Noah Bradley - 1685 (329 years ago.)
Elizabeth Deane Bryant - 1804 (210 years ago.)
Eveline Bryant - 1826 (188 years ago.)
Audrey Mae Bumstead - 1930 (84 years ago.)
William M. Buxton - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Elmer Lawrence Carter - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Elizabeth Case - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Fannie Cash - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Jerry Lon Cassell - 1941 (73 years ago.)
Samuel C. Caudill - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Joseph Park Chamberlin - 1806 (208 years ago.)
Ira L. Chambers - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Chambers - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Martha P. Chastain - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Rainey Chastain - 1793 (221 years ago.)
Thelma Doris Clatt - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Cloyse Edwin Cloud - 1933 (81 years ago.)
Diane Cloud - 1951 (63 years ago.)
Elva May Cloud - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Enan Cloud - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Eula Virginia Cloud - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Gail Cloud - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Gladys Estelle Cloud - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Jane Cloud - 1794 (220 years ago.)
Joanne L. Cloud - 1794 (220 years ago.)
John Henry Cloud - 1841 (173 years ago.)
John S. Cloud - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Pleas L. "Peter" Cloud - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Raymond W. Cloud - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Robert B. Cloud - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Susan Virginia Gaines Cloud - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Walter Roy Cloud - 1913 (101 years ago.)
William H. Cloud - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Willie Mae Cloud - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Mary Jane Coffman - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Franklin Floyd "Frank" Collier - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Otho Isham Collins - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Rosco Coomer - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Jmes Garnay Cooper - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Martha Ann Corley - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Margaret Virginia Coward - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Wallie Amos Criswell - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Luther Melanethon Culler - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Charles J. Cullers - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Robert Miller Sr. Cullers - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Opal Davidson - 1905 (109 years ago.)
still born Dawson - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Etinne DeVille - 1781 (233 years ago.)
Nancy Caroline Draper - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Betty Frances Fisher - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ruth Flood - 1942 (72 years ago.)
Willie Elizabeth Frame - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Mary Anne Fraser - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Joseph G. Funk - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Amante Gaines - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Edmund Pendleton Gaines - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Marshall McCord Gaines - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Thomas H. Gantt - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Susan Giffney - 1808 (206 years ago.)
E.K. Goff - 1910 (104 years ago.)
George W. Gray - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Ruth Florence Gray - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Leatha Haley - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Cynthia Calpernia Hall - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Cynthia Hardin - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Henry Hardin - 1765 (249 years ago.)
Ellis Ewing Hays - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Delilah Hill - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Bernice Gertrude Hobbs - 1935 (79 years ago.)
Nathaniel Alexander Holbrook - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Julia Ann Hooks - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Merle Franklin Hopkins - 1907 (107 years ago.)
James "Allen" Hutto - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Rachel Ellen Hutton - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Ethel Clell Irwin - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Sarah Ellen Jackson - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Sybil E. Johnson - 1954 (60 years ago.)
Martha Ann Celia Joiner - 1848 (166 years ago.)
John A. "Jack" Jones - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Joseph C. Jones - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Mary Maude Jones - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Henry Thomas "Tom" Jordan - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Asa Keith - 1776 (238 years ago.)
William Earl Kemp - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Elizabeth Kerr - 1793 (221 years ago.)
Thomas L. Kirkland - 1837 (177 years ago.)
infant Kleckely - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Rhoda Ann Patience Kleckley - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Ralph Edwin Klint - 1939 (75 years ago.)
Samuel Knapp - 1805 (209 years ago.)
Doris Louise Knicely - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Hazel Violet Pyle Knight - 1968 (46 years ago.)
Margaret Koller - 1804 (210 years ago.)
Lenna L. Kurtz - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Louis John Lanctot - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Alfred M. Landers - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Joe Shelby Likowski - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Ronald E. Lindley - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Florence Ophelia Lutz - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Josiah Mankin - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Isaac Spruill ?Hall Marshall - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Bessie Mae Martel - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Vernon Eugene Martin - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Frances Crotis Mason - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Caspar Theodore McAlister - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Margaret McCord - 1819 (195 years ago.)
George Houston McDermott - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Sarah McKeown - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Alfred Melton McLaney - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Martha P. McNair - 1812 (202 years ago.)
Samuel David Miley - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Lovett C. Miller - 1895 (119 years ago.)
William Henry Moan - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Unice Herschel Mundy - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Jacob H. Murphy - 1830 (184 years ago.)
William Niswanger - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Boyd Kent O'Neal - 1957 (57 years ago.)
Annie Louise Odom - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Leroy Ogles - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Hendrick Ostrander - 1693 (321 years ago.)
John Owens - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Henry Benjamin Papke - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Charles H. "Charlie" Pardue - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Walton Parrish - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Tip P. Phillips - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Betty Pierce - 1680 (334 years ago.)
Wilbert Alvin Pierce - 1927 (87 years ago.)
James Poland - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Margaret Pyle - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Peter H. Redmond - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Jack Thomas "John" Reeves - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Cynthia Lynne Reynolds - 1965 (49 years ago.)
infant Roberts - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Frances Leana Roe - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Adaline Roling - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Lewis Belton Roof - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Joseph S. Russell - 1822 (192 years ago.)
Emily Jane Samples - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Hannah Sater - 1806 (208 years ago.)
Cora Evelyn Seitz - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Eunice Elnora Shaben - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Mary E. Sisk - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Henry MacMakin Smith - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Mary Lenna Smith - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Ida Mae Speir - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Alta Stalcup - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Charles Arthur Stamps - 1929 (85 years ago.)
John Sturrock - 1747 (267 years ago.)
William Sturrock - 1798 (216 years ago.)
Lillie Temple - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Fern Fanny Terry - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Thornton - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Jemima Travis - 1812 (202 years ago.)
John Augustus Turner - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Maud Ground Vann - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Hency Vestel - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Ronald Paul Vincent - 1942 (72 years ago.)
Grace Elma Walker - 1898 (116 years ago.)
John Linton Watkins - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Franklin Anderson Way - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Mary F. Welch - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Heinrich Wemken - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Laura Whatley - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Isabelle Wheeler - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Elizabeth Whipple - 1751 (263 years ago.)
Lillie Rogilli White - 185 (1829 years ago.)
Anna Barbara Wible - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Melvin Jack Evertte Wickey - 1922 (92 years ago.)
James Franklin Williamson - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Rozena Willis - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Marguerite Loraine Wilson - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Forester Winkler - 1925 (89 years ago.)
John Wesley Woodworth - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Allie Elizabeth Yows - 1862 (152 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.
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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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