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Today's birthdays -- May 24
Mary (__) - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Mary E. (__) - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Trannie B. Almon - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Ruth Evangeline Barker - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Glenn Spencer Baughman - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Amy Geraldine Baxter - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Eva I. Beardan - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Dorus Earl Beebe - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Mattie Mae Benningfield - 1911 (105 years ago.)
[dau] Bracht - 1902 (114 years ago.)
John Craig Browder - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Patience Brown - 1712 (304 years ago.)
Hattie Campbell - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Arthur Jay Canny - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Francis Lafayette "Frank" Carroll - 1831 (185 years ago.)
Elmer Laurence Cartee - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Hannah Lucinda Cartee - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Glinna Chance - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Anthony Cloud - 1617 (399 years ago.)
Edly Houston Cloud - 1858 (158 years ago.)
George Henry Cloud - 1905 (111 years ago.)
James Lauren Cloud - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Joseph Wesley Cloud - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Katherine Dorise "Sally" Cloud - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Kevin Miles Cloud - 1963 (53 years ago.)
Mary Alexina (Athenia?) Cloud - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Pearl Cloud - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Sandra Jean Cloud - 1961 (55 years ago.)
Stewart Liken Cloud - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Richard Cloudt - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Francis Lee Cory - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Joshua Cox - 1856 (160 years ago.)
B. Eldridge Dawson - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Ruth Delano - 1707 (309 years ago.)
Minnie Regina Devault - 1878 (138 years ago.)
John Lawson Elliott - 1898 (118 years ago.)
James Watson "Pete" Erwin - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Joshua Ewing - 1765 (251 years ago.)
Janie Morriss Fechtig - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Thelma Fleenor - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Sallie Frame - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Justa Catherine Franklin - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Kenneth Harlan Futch - 1917 (99 years ago.)
W.J. Futch - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Martha Elizabeth Gailey - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Leda Cleo Gates - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Isaac Atwood Gentis - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Frederick Miller Grimes - 1805 (211 years ago.)
Emmett James Hall - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Martin L. Hardin - 1780 (236 years ago.)
John Hamilton Hardy - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Pearl Hendrix - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Dennis Hill - 1954 (62 years ago.)
Amy Hillman - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Glenna I. Horn - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Sam Houston - 1843 (173 years ago.)
William Rogers Houston - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Pauline Humbell - 1903 (113 years ago.)
John A. Jenkins - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Clara Johnson - 1869 (147 years ago.)
John Lucius Johnson - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Charles "Bruce" Jordan - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Ina Pearl Judd - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Laura Marie Kaeppel - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Lottie Earnestine Keith - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Rebecca Keith - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Hazel Offins Kline - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Johann Jacob Koller - 1773 (243 years ago.)
Morris Albert Lang - 1952 (64 years ago.)
Ruth Lindley - 1745 (271 years ago.)
Martha Louise Lindsey - 1839 (177 years ago.)
George R. Lloyd - 1848 (168 years ago.)
John Lowell - 1713 (303 years ago.)
Donald George Mann - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Thomas Ross McCorkell - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Mae Marie "Coochie" Mudd - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Arnold Jacob Mueller - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Ida Isabell Munch - 1865 (151 years ago.)
James Matthew Neyenesch - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Perry Glenn Owens - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Steven Michael Palmer - 1966 (50 years ago.)
Joseph Raymond Park - 1971 (45 years ago.)
Preston Garrett Parker - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Carl Polk Perdue - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Boss B. Perry - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Evalyn Brown Personette - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Charles Cogle Phillips - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Gustave William Prasuhn - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Emilie "Amelia" Reimann - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Charles Lloyd Rhoden - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Aaron A. Rinehart - 1802 (214 years ago.)
Lena Blanch Robert - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Eugene Roe - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Joseph Frank Roe - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Roy Rouse - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Floya Mae Rowland - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Everett Sarver - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Alice Seybold - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Harry Christian Sharp - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Richard Sheppard - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Sarah Margaret Sheppard - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Daniel Timothy Showalter - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Emily Adelaide Smith - 1828 (188 years ago.)
Margaret Nancy (Lydia) Smith - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Otto Perry Smith - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Mit John Snider - 1888 (128 years ago.)
William Neal Springfield - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Marcia Staires - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Fannie Elizabeth Stallsworth - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Luther Floyd Steward - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Arthur Clyde Stowe - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Ola Mae Sweeden - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Vivian Vena Taylor - 1908 (108 years ago.)
William Terwilliger - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Abigail Tillson - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Tamsen Treatt (Trott) - 1581 (435 years ago.)
Clarence H. Vincent - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Vivian Vincent - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Mary Ruth Votaw - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Thelma Ware - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Vicky Sue Wessling - 1952 (64 years ago.)
Dewey Hopson West - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Ona W. White - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Hannah Wilcox - 1766 (250 years ago.)
Walter Henry Wilcox - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Eunice Odessa Wiley - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Nancy Jane Wilson - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Howard Henley Winkler - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Billington Taylor Winters - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Mary Ann Wolverton - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Willie T. Wood - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Sammis Woolsey - 1745 (271 years ago.)
Mary E. Woolum - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Sophie Lee Younger - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Inga (Mrs. Zoller) - 1898 (118 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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