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Today's birthdays -- October 20
Loquincy (__) - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Cora A. Aleshire - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Franklin S. Amos - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Lidia Gaither Anderson - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Virginia Anderson - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Ida Belle Appleby - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Mary Ann Arnold - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Joseph W. Asbridge - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Claudia Bell Atkinson - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Mandie Atkinson - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Jesse James Ayers - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Margaret Barker - 1810 (207 years ago.)
John Barrow - 1699 (318 years ago.)
Merle W. Benjamin - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Florida Dare Betts - 1917 (100 years ago.)
George Eldridge Bingham - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Nancy Marvalee Birkhead - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Amy Bishop - 1963 (54 years ago.)
Martha Blain - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Nellie Bly - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Mary Ann Bolin - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Gail Walker Botts - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Carl Brandon - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Frank Bryant - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Jessie Lewis Bryant - 1736 (281 years ago.)
Louisa Melvina Bryant - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Thomas William Buck - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Walter Max Buettner - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Emeline Bumstead - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Pauline Buonaparte - 1780 (237 years ago.)
Raymond D. Burch - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Lloyd John Burke - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Mable Jacqueline Burns - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Emmy Turresa Ann or Emily Burrow - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Eliza Taylor Bythewood - 1800 (217 years ago.)
John Hingston Bythewood - 1767 (250 years ago.)
Thomas Stone Bythewood - 1800 (217 years ago.)
Avonia Belle Camp - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Douglas Alan Carroll - 1960 (57 years ago.)
Daniel Carter - 1785 (232 years ago.)
Recompense Carter - 1827 (190 years ago.)
William Carter - 1781 (236 years ago.)
Janice P. "Jane" Case - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Mandus Chance - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Cecil Harve Cloud - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Cecilia Marie Cloud - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Charles Samuel "C.S." Cloud - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Christena Jane Cloud - 1866 (151 years ago.)
David James Cloud - 1956 (61 years ago.)
James Bradley Cloud - 1878 (139 years ago.)
James T. Cloud - 1810 (207 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1817 (200 years ago.)
John W. Cloud - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Lindsey Cloud - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Margaret Ellen Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Martha Anne Cloud - 1942 (75 years ago.)
Ocie W. Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Phillip C. Cloud - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Reuben Arthur Cloud - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Robert L. Cloud - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Robert Leroy Cloud - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Roy Burton Cloud - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Ruth Raymond Cloud - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Susan Cloud - 1653 (364 years ago.)
Weadley Cloud - 1895 (122 years ago.)
John Williamson "Dick" Collier - 1834 (183 years ago.)
William Edmond Collier - 1849 (168 years ago.)
John Lester Constable - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Thomas Cornell - 1627 (390 years ago.)
Zenas Squier Crane - 1793 (224 years ago.)
Emma Cravey - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Rueben Alexander Crumbley - 1910 (107 years ago.)
David John Davis - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Martha Genell Dawson - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Deatherage - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Melinda Jane Dickerson - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Clinton Gardner Dickinson - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Floyd Ivy Dorman - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Mary Edge - 1650 (367 years ago.)
Blannie Elliott - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Ellen Cleora Elliott - 1914 (103 years ago.)
infant Elliott - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Elijah Estep - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Elizabeth Farque - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Bernice Ellen Faulk - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Joseph Ode Faulk - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Edna Earl Featherstone - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Anne C. Florence - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Mary Avery Forney - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Allis "Anna" Fortenberry - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Joshua Wesley Frost - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Catharina Fuess - 1646 (371 years ago.)
Christoph Fuess - 1677 (340 years ago.)
Hans Jacob Fuess - 1691 (326 years ago.)
Myrtle Emma Fulgham - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Charles Alonzo Garoutte - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Cloyd C. Garwood - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Johnnie Carol Gore - 1958 (59 years ago.)
Linda Gore - 1954 (63 years ago.)
Maggie V. Gray - 1902 (115 years ago.)
John Henry Griffin - 1874 (143 years ago.)
William Hardin - 1795 (222 years ago.)
Gerald William Harris - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Udo Emil Haverlah - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Irvin Sanders Henry - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Fred French Hicks - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Eleanor Lucille Hightower - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Lewis Buckner Hightower - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Susie Caroline Hooks - 1935 (82 years ago.)
William M. Hooks - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Minnie Hooten - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Levi Huffman - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Georgia Lee Hurley - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Sarah Etta Iroler - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Charles Jackson - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Caleb Jessop - 1778 (239 years ago.)
Sedric Jett - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Wright Joiner - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Della Olivia Kelley - 1872 (145 years ago.)
James Benjamin Kirkland - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Charles Columbus Lakey - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Corinne Lapuyade - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Florence Emelda Larios - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Lilly Lawson - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Joseph Lendermann - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Mary Edith Lisenbee - 1941 (76 years ago.)
Amanda Lonas - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Jerry Larry Mabry - 1942 (75 years ago.)
Maybelle Markham - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Matthew Hay Martin - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Naomi Martin - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Caroline May - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Martha Jane McClure - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Walter Scott McDade - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Lenora Leva McKay - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Susannah Floyd McLeod - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Thomas Mercer - 1694 (323 years ago.)
Evelyn Juanita Miller - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Celia May Mills - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Jessie Roberta Neal - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Helen M. Neefe - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Jane Carl New - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Elnora Nichols - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Experience Paine - 1738 (279 years ago.)
Ellis Pusey Passmore - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Mark Robert Peterson - 1959 (58 years ago.)
John Joseph Phillips - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Todd Phillips - 1963 (54 years ago.)
Maria L. Pierce - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Anna Mary Pierson - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Afton Parten Poindexter - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Charles Joseph Poor - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Geraldine Racca - 1946 (71 years ago.)
Samuel Oscar Raymond - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Rees - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Eugenia Delores Riley - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Amanda Catherine Ritenour - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Dora Susie Roberts - 1880 (137 years ago.)
William Marion Robinette - 1839 (178 years ago.)
John Marlin Rodriguear - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Annie Mae Romero - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Keith R. Roudebush - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth Rouse - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Andrew Rowland - 1827 (190 years ago.)
John Roy Schmidt - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Christine Louise Schwenckert - 1897 (120 years ago.)
William A. Seabolt - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Harley J. Seybold - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Blakley Shoemake - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Mary Sipsier - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Judy Gail Sorrells - 1945 (72 years ago.)
Patrick Williford "Pat" Spurlock - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Samuel Joseph Stallworth - 1855 (162 years ago.)
George Washington Stanton - 1878 (139 years ago.)
William G. Stark - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Annie Amos Steed - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Ermine Stone - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Missouri Ann Stovall - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Roderick Fraser Sturrock - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Glenn Ray Suire - 1947 (70 years ago.)
Harry F. Sullivan - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Robert Haley Tatum - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Virginia Templeton - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Doris Tennyson - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Edythe M. Thomas - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Claude H. Thompson - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Clyde Thompson - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Abraham Thurlo - 1688 (329 years ago.)
Harry O. Titus - 1928 (89 years ago.)
John Treat - 1650 (367 years ago.)
Leonard Tucker - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Rowena Virginia Tucker - 1915 (102 years ago.)
William Henry Tyer - 1897 (120 years ago.)
John Abner Upchurch - 1857 (160 years ago.)
William Marshall Vann - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Marquis Theodore Walters - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Maxine Elliott Wells - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Content Whipple - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Charles Albert Whitlock - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Henry Jay Whittington - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Lillian Pauline Wiess - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Donald R. Wilkerson - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Georgia Williams - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Asbury Wills - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Marion Morton Wilson - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Hannah M. Wingfield - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Lemuel Joyce Withrow - 1929 (88 years ago.)
William Wallace Woodward - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Walter Perry Woodyard - 1815 (202 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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