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Today's birthdays -- December 10
Donald Reed Anderson - 1950 (66 years ago.)
Ann Bailey - 1691 (325 years ago.)
Thomas G. Barnes - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Lavina Battin - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Ray Ross Bitner - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Opal Jane Bowen - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Madge Grace Bowman - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Mary Ann Bowman - 1867 (149 years ago.)
James Wylie Boyd - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Celia Elizabeth "Betty" Boyett - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Ruth Newell Bradley - 1803 (213 years ago.)
Esther Anna Breyfogle - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Herman Brown - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Allen Hancock Buckner - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Elizabeth Bulfinch - 1730 (286 years ago.)
Daniel Claire Bumstead - 1952 (64 years ago.)
Lorraine Burgess - 1925 (91 years ago.)
John Keyser Burner - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Francis M. Causey - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Etta E. Clatt - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Benjamin Cloud - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Burton Cloud - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Dorothy Rosalyn Cloud - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Elbert Ernest Cloud - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Hannah Cloud - 1782 (234 years ago.)
James Davie Cloud - 1883 (133 years ago.)
James William Cloud - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Jeri Kay Cloud - 1957 (59 years ago.)
Louvenia Irene Cloud - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Martin Cloud - 1795 (221 years ago.)
Nicolas Cloud - 1784 (232 years ago.)
Olen Cloud - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Ray Verner Cloud - 1893 (123 years ago.)
William Gilbert Cloud - 1874 (142 years ago.)
William Henry Cloud - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Herbert S. Cohen - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Charlotte Colley - 1809 (207 years ago.)
Belle Zora Collins - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Priscilla Conner - 1844 (172 years ago.)
John Cook - 1939 (77 years ago.)
Martha Ophelia Cooper - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Vina W. Cooper - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Robert C. Cope - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Mattie Sue Coyel - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Lonnie Tamkin Cullers - 1946 (70 years ago.)
Cleveland Huget Daigre - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Margaret A. Danson (Dawson ?) - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Charles Ray Davis - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Henry Clifton Dawson - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Jesse "Jessie" DeGarmo - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Bessie Elizabeth Dell - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Renum Burling Delph - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Muriel Ann Dennis - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Nannie Dikes - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Hiram W. Dixon - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Louis Owen Dorman - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Michael David Duss - 1973 (43 years ago.)
Willis Earle Dysart - 1925 (91 years ago.)
infant Elliott - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Gunder Adolph England - 1925 (91 years ago.)
John J. English - 1810 (206 years ago.)
William Wallace Ercanbrack - 1856 (160 years ago.)
John Owen Evans - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Zelpha Mae Ewing - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Charlie H. Fincher - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Lee Fincher - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Stewart Francis Flood - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Arthur Lee Flowers - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Otto D. Ford - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Frances Florine Forrester - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Vince "Sambo" Freeman - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Edna Ruth Futch - 1917 (99 years ago.)
John Truman Futch - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Sallie Robins Gaines - 1884 (132 years ago.)
W. Henry Gard - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Gracie Arzelia "Zelia" Gates - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Lee Hugh Glass - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Mary Luella "Lulu" Goldsby - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Golde Mae Gordon - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Nannie Mabel Gravlee - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Blanche Greenlee - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Rosalee Griffith - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Charles H. Gunter - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Thomas Hadley - 1763 (253 years ago.)
Henry Hall - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Jimmie Lee Hanson - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Otis Edwin Harper - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Mamie Jane Harrelson - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Vallie Mae Harris - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Henry Heaston - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Virginia Alderine Henry - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Enos Hensley - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Mark Twain Hilburn - 1951 (65 years ago.)
Derrick Hoagland - 1743 (273 years ago.)
John Hoagland - 1767 (249 years ago.)
Murray Arthur Hopkins - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Bobbie Jean Hudleston - 1938 (78 years ago.)
John Huffman - 1812 (204 years ago.)
Edith M. Jackson - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Leala M. Jenkins - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Asa Townsend John - 1788 (228 years ago.)
Effie Della Johnson - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Milton Coxe Johnson - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Mary Ann "Polly" Joiner - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Ethlema Jones - 1907 (109 years ago.)
George Allen Jordan - 1938 (78 years ago.)
Pauline Keene - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Cornelius Keith - 1815 (201 years ago.)
Simmie Mayrant Kennedy - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Peggy Lea Killen - 1955 (61 years ago.)
Russell Curtis King - 1926 (90 years ago.)
William Marion Lambright - 1894 (122 years ago.)
William Burke Lessley - 1831 (185 years ago.)
Nancey A. Malone - 1830 (186 years ago.)
John Franklin Martin - 1922 (94 years ago.)
James Sexton McBeth - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Luther Walker McBride - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Edward Lynn McCann - 1958 (58 years ago.)
George Bertrand McGee - 1921 (95 years ago.)
John William McPherson - 1900 (116 years ago.)
William Mercer - 1738 (278 years ago.)
Thelma Hazel Meyer - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Susan Mills - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Lois May Minter - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Melissa Mitchell - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Lelia Lavine Moak - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Dexter Moore - 1803 (213 years ago.)
Amos Munn - 1763 (253 years ago.)
Charlotte E. Nelson - 1808 (208 years ago.)
John F. Newman - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Martha Norman - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Elizabeth O'Neal - 1801 (215 years ago.)
Rennie Ohl - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Ivan Glyndwyn Owens - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Nancy Owens - 1786 (230 years ago.)
Jonathan Paine - 1710 (306 years ago.)
Anna Cloud Patchell - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Jesse Edgar Peet - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Nellie V. Pierce - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Thomas Martin Rembert - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Gilbert Shivers Riley - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Lester Lincoln Ritenour - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Alfred William Rozier - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Rebecca Rushing - 1846 (170 years ago.)
James Howard Sample - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Leon Anthony Schiro - 1944 (72 years ago.)
Fred Jasper Seybold - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Emmett A. Shanks - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Jeffrey T. Shelbourne - 1964 (52 years ago.)
Fred Shipe - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Monroe William Smith - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Sylvanus St. John - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Stafford - 1831 (185 years ago.)
Elizabeth Stanley - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Helen Mathilda Strosser - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Jane Sturrock - 1797 (219 years ago.)
Jean Sturrock - 1797 (219 years ago.)
Napoleon Bonaparte Sturrock - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Nancy Virginia Sumrall - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Mary Sutphen - 1769 (247 years ago.)
Mary Tapp - 1615 (401 years ago.)
Louisa Mariah Taylor - 1810 (206 years ago.)
John Lester Thomas - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Lydia A. Thompson - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Tigner Hester Thrasher - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Albertsidney Tison - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Benjamin Townsend - 1742 (274 years ago.)
Julia Traylor - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Jacob Ransom "Jake" Trussell - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Lucy Turner - 1801 (215 years ago.)
Nellie Vaughn - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Jesse Bezant Walker - 1842 (174 years ago.)
William Ross Wallace - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Mary Kate Ward - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Zachary Ward - 1854 (162 years ago.)
J.P. Warren - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Garnet Welch - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Gilbert C. Wells - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Hugh Williams - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Frances Wills - 1805 (211 years ago.)
Cora Mae Wilson - 1905 (111 years ago.)
James Steward Withers - 1886 (130 years ago.)
James Olan Wright - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Ann Catherine Wrobleski - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Julian Price Yates - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Ida Yawn - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Catherine Younger - 1848 (168 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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