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Today's birthdays -- June 28
Helen Kay (__) - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Mildred M. (__) - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Mary Graves Alexander - 1809 (207 years ago.)
Esther Era Allen - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Francis Matilda Allen - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Marjorie Evelyn Anderson - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Mary Ann Avants - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Alzie Elean Barker - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Ada Adelia Barnes - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Ida Iola Barnes - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Norman C. Beasinger - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Joseph Beatty - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Rosa Begley - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Hugh Rowland Blansit - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Catherine Vernell Brack - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Milton Ellsworth Brinkhoff - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Artis Brown - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Tacy B. Butler - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Audrey Mae Carroll - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Philip Cassell - 1943 (73 years ago.)
Annie Mae Cherry - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Benjamin Efton Harrison Cloud - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Curtis L. Cloud - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Elbert Eugene "Gene" Cloud - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Elizabeth Maxine Cloud - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Harmon Walter Cloud - 1889 (127 years ago.)
James F.P. Cloud - 1855 (161 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1606 (410 years ago.)
Maria Theresa Cloud - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Mary Adeline Belle "Addie" Cloud - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Nellie Cloud - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Percy Brew Cloud - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Philip D. Cloud - 1954 (62 years ago.)
Raymond F. Cloud - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Virginia Dale Cloud - 1929 (87 years ago.)
William Griffith Cloud - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Alma B. Cochran - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Clara A. Cochran - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Cora Ethel Coffman - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Velma "LaVelle" Collier - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Florence Lavetto Copeland - 1897 (119 years ago.)
John Russell Coward - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Marilyn Coward - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Charles Marvin Cowart - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Mary Ann l. Dampier - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Sadie Irene Davis - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Henry Alfred Dawson - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Dorothy Mae de Vilbiss - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Alfred C. (Whittington) DeVille - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Mary Jo Dikes - 1932 (84 years ago.)
Martha Fairweather - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Merle Nathan Farlow - 1899 (117 years ago.)
R.A. Fortenberry - 1916 (100 years ago.)
infant dau Garbarino - 1922 (94 years ago.)
John Gordon - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Frederick Paul Hancher - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Philip Hanson - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Calloway Harris - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Ruby Hawks - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Andrew J. Henry - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Mary Henry - 1732 (284 years ago.)
Charlotte Ann Hill - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Hurdle Hipshire - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Winferd Lee Holsapple - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Mary Jane Howard - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Frederick Hunsaker - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Charles Jeansonne - 1781 (235 years ago.)
Charles George Jones - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Columbus Franklin "Lum" Jones - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Betty Jordan - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Flora May Kelley - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Witford Byron Knapp - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Gregory Lambert - 1945 (71 years ago.)
William Earnest Lewis - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Alva C. Lowder - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Thelma McCament - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Millerson Narcusie McCraw - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Sarah Adeline McDade - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Henry Clay McEuen - 1823 (193 years ago.)
Daniel Merwin - 1661 (355 years ago.)
William Winterton Murphy - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Nancy Netherland - 1798 (218 years ago.)
Carl Truett Norcross - 1931 (85 years ago.)
David S. Nutter - 1825 (191 years ago.)
William Sharkey Overstreet - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Ellis Pusey Passmore - 1833 (183 years ago.)
Ralph Perkins - 1933 (83 years ago.)
Rudolf Pfefferling - 1878 (138 years ago.)
John Daniel Phoenix - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Ada Bly Reed - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Walter L. Rhame - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Charles E. Riley - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Drusilla Barbara Rodgers - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Savannah Rodgers - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Emmet Roland - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Jefferson Davis Seale - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Henry Shipman - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Gerald Sloan - 1940 (76 years ago.)
Emma Jane Smith - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Olivia Geraldine Solt - 1903 (113 years ago.)
John Andrew Spencer - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Frank Charles Stillings - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Ada Lee Summers - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Bob Ray Swearingen - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Ida Zoe Tannehill - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Richard Augustus Taylor - 1829 (187 years ago.)
Warren Joseph Tison - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Olive Leonard Trice - 1903 (113 years ago.)
William Franklin Turner - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Margaret M. Vann - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Raymond Archie Waller - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Carolina Elizabeth Whatley - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Hettie Whatley - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Cora Lee White - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Edward Wayne Whittington - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Essie Whittington - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Nellie G. Whittington - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Nettie D. Whittington - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Norma Ruth Whittington - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Le Verte Wiess - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Lindsey Glen Wilborn - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Vernon William Wilborn - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Bessie May Willett - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Bamma Williford - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Opal M. Wilson - 1892 (124 years ago.)
John Daniel Wood - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Alfred Phillip Wright - 1936 (80 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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

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