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Today's birthdays -- October 24
John W. Aaron - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Monroe W. Amos - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Eugene Taylor Anderson - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Emma L. Andrus - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Alfred Applebee - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Bonnie Basheba Baughman - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Arnold Beatty - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Eugene Debbs Beaver - 1910 (104 years ago.)
William Eldred Bennett - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Bessie Beville - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Erasmus Alexander Bilby - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Grace Christine Bledsoe - 1911 (103 years ago.)
John Boling - 1644 (370 years ago.)
John Botts - 1754 (260 years ago.)
John Millard Botts - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Rebecca Briggs - 1600 (414 years ago.)
Mary Anne Brown - 1766 (248 years ago.)
Terrance Lee Bryant - 1949 (65 years ago.)
Daniel Walden Burt - 1933 (81 years ago.)
James Carothers - 1787 (227 years ago.)
Benjamin Bowman Cash - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Caudill - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Elizabeth Chamberlin - 1656 (358 years ago.)
Mary Isabella Chance - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Nathilia Choate - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Ada Blanche Cloud - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Bessie Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Calvin Fletcher Cloud - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Carl Evans Cloud - 1945 (69 years ago.)
Earl Cloud - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Helen Maxine Cloud - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Jack Cloud - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Jesse Albert Cloud - 1841 (173 years ago.)
John Joseph Cloud - 1930 (84 years ago.)
John Stuart Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Josephine Cloud - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Lewis Clay Cloud - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Lorenzo Dow Cloud - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Michel H. Cloud - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Naomi Nell Cloud - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Nelda Gaye Cloud - 1938 (76 years ago.)
Shelby Don "Don" Clower - 1933 (81 years ago.)
William Alexander Cochran - 1844 (170 years ago.)
John Arther Cochrance - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Louisa Ann Conner - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Wilbur Benjamin Cook - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Sidney Randolph Crumpton - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Eli Smith Cullers - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Marion Gordon Cupp - 1926 (88 years ago.)
John Thomas Cutchen - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Hannah Deming - 1656 (358 years ago.)
Celestine DeVille - 1809 (205 years ago.)
Jean DeVille - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Micheal DeVille - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Oranda Dewitt - 1827 (187 years ago.)
Elizabeth Durbin - 1718 (296 years ago.)
Hannah Durbin - 1738 (276 years ago.)
Walter Ennis - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Walter Dalton Ennis - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Dora F. Fergeson - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Evanna Ferguson - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Mary Catherine "Katie" Ferguson - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Rosanna Fisher - 1781 (233 years ago.)
Florence Edna Fleming - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Ralph Clarence Follis - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Thelma Jean Fondren - 1937 (77 years ago.)
William "Willie" Right Fonville - 1894 (120 years ago.)
John Miller Francis - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Catharina Franz - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Henry Boggess Furbee - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Lucy Gaines - 1755 (259 years ago.)
Isaac Benton Garoutte - 1885 (129 years ago.)
James Darriott Garrett - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Fannie Germany - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Judith Ann Gilebarto - 1943 (71 years ago.)
Ray H. Gilliam - 1907 (107 years ago.)
William Gilliland - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Mary Ann Gray - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Nellie May Hamilton - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Isaac Hardin - 1810 (204 years ago.)
Beuna Harris - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Lilla R. Harris - 1866 (148 years ago.)
George Waller Hayden - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Erastus Lafayette Hendon - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Donna Kaye Hill - 1944 (70 years ago.)
William Napoleon "Brother" Hooks - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Lawrence John Hornung - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Warren C. Hutchins - 1907 (107 years ago.)
George Thomas James - 1879 (135 years ago.)
John Henry Johnson - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Modina Johnson - 1962 (52 years ago.)
William Gray Johnston - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Emma Frances Joiner - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Mattie Celia Joiner - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Carrie D. Jones - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Glenn Ivan Jones - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Pleasant Jones - 1801 (213 years ago.)
Henrietta Lax Kenney - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Daphne Kirkland - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Nancy Ann Elizabeth Kleckley - 1822 (192 years ago.)
Michael Oglesby Kornegay - 1946 (68 years ago.)
Warren Washington Lacy - 1852 (162 years ago.)
David Absolum Lard - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Samuel Evans Leslie - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Samuel Murphy Leslie - 1809 (205 years ago.)
Mahala Jane Low - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Irene Lowry - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Missouri Lee Mackey - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Obie Mason - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Henry Maxwell - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Virginia Elizabeth McClain - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Jane McDaniel - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Felton Robert McIntosh - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Dorothy Ann McKeown - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Chastain Moak - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Harriet M. "Hattie" Morgan - 1889 (125 years ago.)
William Henry Moses - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Robert Caro Neighbors - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Samuel Henry Newton - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Thomas Ogden Parker - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Thomas Watson Parker - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Thelma Parr - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Ira Andrew Penley - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Edgar Perkins - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Augustus Rush Perry - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Hilliard Calloway Perry - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Edward Albert Pfefferling - 1912 (102 years ago.)
George Edward "Jam" Porterfield - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Charles Milton Proctor - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Herman J. Rabuis - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Sarah T. Rape - 1843 (171 years ago.)
George Reade - 1608 (406 years ago.)
Sebastian Remsberg - 1798 (216 years ago.)
C.F. Reynolds - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Mark Andrew Richardson - 1964 (50 years ago.)
Grace A. Ritenour - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Daniel Marion Roe - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Burrell Rushing - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Mary Jane Russell - 1847 (167 years ago.)
William Richard Saint - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Sanford - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Elizabeth de Segrave - 1338 (676 years ago.)
John Henry Sheffield - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Ferrel Burrell Shoemake - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Nettie Mae Smith - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Speed - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Geneva Cole Stewart - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Maude Ophelia Stubbs - 1896 (118 years ago.)
John P. Teague - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Wyman J. Thurman - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Charles Edwin Tinar - 1939 (75 years ago.)
Annie Bell Trotti - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Walter Leonard Tunstall - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Leonard V. Vance - 1911 (103 years ago.)
James Martin (?) Vaughan - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Lena Vest - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Thomas W. Walker - 1822 (192 years ago.)
James Tyler Watkins - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Margaret B. Weaver - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Dover Philemon Webster - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Asa Millage Welch - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Emiline Whittington - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Paul Cullen Whittington - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Temperance Azlee Whittington - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Thomas C. "Red Tom" Whittington - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Thomas P. Whittington - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Willie Sampson Winkler - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Joyce Annette Wood - 1933 (81 years ago.)
Lee Woods - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Charles Frank Worrilow - 1879 (135 years ago.)
William Dempsey Wraley - 1893 (121 years ago.)
George Newton Young - 1788 (226 years ago.)
John Waters Youngblood - 1809 (205 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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

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Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

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Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

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Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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Sapp Genealogy / Sapp Family History

Seybold Genealogy / Seybold Family History

Sorrel/Sorrels Genealogy / Sorrel/Sorrels Family History

Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

Welch Genealogy / Welch Family History

Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

Wiess Genealogy / Wiess Family History


 

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