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Today's birthdays -- June 18
Annie Bell (__) - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Lula (__) - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Merle Abernathy - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Charlotte Ann Adcox - 1959 (59 years ago.)
Mary Anna Barker - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Eustatia Bass - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Robert Elmo Billingsley - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Warren Franklin Bockover - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Gerald Vaughn Bonner - 1935 (83 years ago.)
Emily Rebecca Boyce - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Brandon - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Donald James Brighton - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Catherine Brown - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Amos Hiram Burch - 1941 (77 years ago.)
Charles Clarence Burkhalter - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Nancy Ann Burns - 1810 (208 years ago.)
Mary Bybee - 1808 (210 years ago.)
June Francis Carbo - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Arthur Cash - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Julia Patterson Clark - 1833 (185 years ago.)
Adelyn Leona "Addie" Cloud - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Billy Ray Cloud - 1949 (69 years ago.)
Buena Susan Cloud - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Dock E. Cloud - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Cloud - 1822 (196 years ago.)
Emmett E. Cloud - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Florence C. Cloud - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Frank Shields Cloud - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Helen Cloud - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Ira Clarence Cloud - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Joe John Cloud - 1919 (99 years ago.)
John Alfred Cloud - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Martha Jane Cloud - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Robert A. Cloud - 1948 (70 years ago.)
Robert Lester Cloud - 1911 (107 years ago.)
William Brady Cloud - 1884 (134 years ago.)
William Ernest Cloud - 1908 (110 years ago.)
William Michael Cloud - 1946 (72 years ago.)
Winifred Collier - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Hamilton Collins - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Abigail Crane - 1785 (233 years ago.)
Elma Crouch - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Glenn Herman Cullers - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Mary Magdaline Cullers - 1809 (209 years ago.)
Martha Elizabeth Cunningham - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Lottie Current - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Annie Mae Cushen - 1918 (100 years ago.)
William David Daniel - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Linus Dodd - 1765 (253 years ago.)
Moses Dodd - 1734 (284 years ago.)
Rhoderick Harper Fargason - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Lela Agnes Faulkner - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Lereleen E. Gaddy - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Edward Shelby Gaines - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Floyd Gale - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Kevin Michael Gilebarto - 1982 (36 years ago.)
Phebe Goldsmith - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Kenneth Lee Green - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Mattie Elizabeth Green - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Laura Hall - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Mollie Hall - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Glenn Elvin Halvorson - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Delores Irene Hansen - 1951 (67 years ago.)
Desdie E. Hargett - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Charles Glenn Harrington - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Frederick H. Hatch - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Tillman H. Heirston - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Winfield Scott Hill - 1848 (170 years ago.)
James Cornelius Hodges - 1810 (208 years ago.)
Joan Hoffman - 1947 (71 years ago.)
Herbert Paul Hooks - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Diana E. Hoover - 1841 (177 years ago.)
George E. Horrocks - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Lucinda Hudson - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Alice Nancy Patton Hunt - 1849 (169 years ago.)
William Henry Jackson - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Magdalena Jones - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Anna Belle Kerr - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Florrie Alma King - 1906 (112 years ago.)
John David Kirkland - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Alva J. Leslie - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Luther Floyd Lewis - 1895 (123 years ago.)
George Dennis Lisenbee - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Elsie Luke - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Martin Maaskant - 1861 (157 years ago.)
John Bolling Manning - 1831 (187 years ago.)
John Maue - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Clifton Earl Maxey - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Wilson Frederick Maxey - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Bobbie Joe McCain - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Johnny L. McCoy - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Fannie Martin McDade - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Wyatt McFadden - 1802 (216 years ago.)
Joseph Augustus Miller - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Benjamin Craig Mixson - 1898 (120 years ago.)
James Moistner - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Orval R. Moore - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Susan G. Morris - 1805 (213 years ago.)
Carrie Morton - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Sam H. Murray - 1916 (102 years ago.)
George Washington Nelson - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Eloise Darlene Nute - 1938 (80 years ago.)
Jane Carneal O'Flaherty - 1910 (108 years ago.)
John Larkin Paseur - 1851 (167 years ago.)
William George Paseur - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Samuel Wilson Passmore - 1824 (194 years ago.)
Isaac Pierson - 1791 (227 years ago.)
Margaret Mozelle Pierson - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Alfred White Pipkin - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Tammy Lynn Poindexter - 1962 (56 years ago.)
Margie Estella Powell - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Jessie Jackson Qualls - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Melva June Randle - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Ruby Mae Ray - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Wesley Samuel Reed - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Jim Lohn Reid - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Mary Missouri Richardson - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Dallas Rorick - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Mary Ann Selleck - 1833 (185 years ago.)
Mahlon Seybold - 1799 (219 years ago.)
Minerva Seybold - 1831 (187 years ago.)
William J. Sheridan - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Ida Shores - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Hurley Slagle - 1891 (127 years ago.)
William Lewis Sloan - 1902 (116 years ago.)
John J. Smith - 1800 (218 years ago.)
Lilly Bell Speare - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Paul Armand Stefanelli - 1911 (107 years ago.)
James Edward Stratton - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Samuel Irwin Stratton - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Julie Ann Studer - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Agnes Sturrock - 1687 (331 years ago.)
Laura Mary Agnes Sturrock - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Riley Alexander Talley - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Jennie Thompson - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Thomas W. Toler - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Minnie Lee Tolley - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Patrick Van Schoyck - 1953 (65 years ago.)
Charles Cameron van der Westhuizen - 1943 (75 years ago.)
Viola Estelle Alice Whatley - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Hepzibah Whipple - 1790 (228 years ago.)
Nenetta Wiess (Burton) - 1895 (123 years ago.)
William Bottum Wright - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Martha J. Young - 1823 (195 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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