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Today's birthdays -- August 19
Adellar (__) - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Nancy Adams - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Harriet Kathryne Alexander - 1908 (109 years ago.)
William Alexander - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Louise Aline "Sugartop" Barnsdall - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Marion M. Beason - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Annie Sara Beatty - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Raymond Alphonse Beaudet - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Albert Olan Blanton - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Pelatiah Bliss - 1674 (343 years ago.)
Edward Augustus Blount - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Olin Newton Boggs - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Rebecca Boling - 1768 (249 years ago.)
John S. Branan - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Henry Paul Bredenbeck - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Clara Alma Brian - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Clara Brighton - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Brown - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Ralph M. Buzek - 1901 (116 years ago.)
infant Campbell - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Fannie Moore Carter - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Margaret Joseph Case - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Mabel Lucy Casper - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Hazel Louise Anna Causey - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Geneva Chapman - 1942 (75 years ago.)
Bertha J. Cloud - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Cyrus Field Cloud - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Donald Merten Cloud - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Elmer Cloud - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Heuy Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Jacquelyn Anne Cloud - 1927 (90 years ago.)
John William "Bill" Cloud - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1815 (202 years ago.)
Mary Polly Cloud - 1804 (213 years ago.)
Minnie Irene Cloud - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Nannie Cloud - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Nettie Cloud - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Lallie F. Cook - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Julia Drucilla Cooper - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Edward Whitman Dalton - 1869 (148 years ago.)
James Andrew Davis - 1853 (164 years ago.)
William Webster Davis - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Deatherage - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Albert Justin Dickinson - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Minnie Elmira Douglas - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Randolph Gresham Echols - 1945 (72 years ago.)
Elsie May English - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Biela Ford - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Lela Mae Frazer - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Wylie Givens Frazier - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Rebecca Eleanor Gailey - 1861 (156 years ago.)
John Elbert Gaines - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Roy Marvin Gaines - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Thomas W. Gaines - 1849 (168 years ago.)
James Francis Garey - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Winnie Maud Gilpin - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Bertha Lee Green - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Frank Elroy Gross - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Jenny Grover - 1967 (50 years ago.)
Rachel Guynn - 1826 (191 years ago.)
Napoleon Hicks Halliburton - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Hazel Honor Halton - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Claude Hammond - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Verda Hawk - 1884 (133 years ago.)
David James Hayes - 1830 (187 years ago.)
Frank Heal - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Edward Earl Heard - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Elva Jane Henry - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Hartwell Cushman Herring - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Wanda Mae Hickey - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Edna Mildred Hicks - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Ollie Edna Hicks - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Helen E. Hildreth - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Earnest Hill - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth Holland - 1849 (168 years ago.)
James Scott Horn - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Cleveland Edward Columbus Howard - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Mabel Howard - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Samuel Jaggard - 1763 (254 years ago.)
Adeline Jenkins - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Marian Johnson - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Martha Elizabeth Johnson - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Frederick Peter Kahle - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Grace White Keith - 1890 (127 years ago.)
James William Kelley - 1921 (96 years ago.)
William J. Kirksey - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Anna J. Lakey - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Mamie Ellen Lambert - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Welza Ephraim Legg - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Lawrence Adam Leonard - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Lillie F. Leslie - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Carl William Linaweaver - 1917 (100 years ago.)
William Leroy Lisenbee - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Cora Edna Lisle - 1874 (143 years ago.)
William Solon Magee - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Arah L. Mathis - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Nina A. Matusoff - 1917 (100 years ago.)
William Thomas "Tommie" McClendon - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Charles Edward McDermott - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Mary Jane McMahon - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Joseph Sayres Miles - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Benjamin Moore - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Hillyard Ely Murphy - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Beriah Murray - 1746 (271 years ago.)
Catherine Nilles - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Vivian Irene Nordstrom - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Robert Paul O'Harra - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Harvey Jordan O'Neal - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Mabel Roverta Peck - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Archie Vernon Penick - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Ellen Blanche Pfaff - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Kelly Gay Pratt - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Lula Frances Reynolds - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Robin Lynn Rhinehart - 1951 (66 years ago.)
Peter Captain Robert - 1740 (277 years ago.)
Charles "Charley" Roberts - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Miriam Ruth Sheldon - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Lora Amelia Shelton - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Nancy Ann Shields - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Julia Ann Simmons - 1787 (230 years ago.)
James Theodore Slack - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Catherine Adeline Smith - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Josiah Alfred Smith - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Bessie Gertrude Stallsworth - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Charlotte Stallsworth - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Jewell Stanton - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Stauffer - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Sidney Major Stewart - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Isobel Sturrock - 1790 (227 years ago.)
John Sturrock - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Phyllis Belle Sullivan - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Stephen Hathaway Swift - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Annie Thelma Sylvester - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Delta Mae Thomas - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Nellie Thrasher - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Ula Eleanor Topley - 1917 (100 years ago.)
George Lewis Tyer - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Elizabeth S. Vann - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Joe Lane Wager - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Seretha B. Wassom - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Malcolm W. Whitaker - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Cleve Edward White - 1915 (102 years ago.)
James Byron White - 1836 (181 years ago.)
William Jasper Whitmire - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Ira \ Ora Williams - 1774 (243 years ago.)
Arnold Willis - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Rachel Wilson - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Louisa Elizabeth Wood - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Adolph Edward "Jake" Woolverton - 1902 (115 years ago.)
James Hardin Wrigley - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Harold Eugene Zobel - 1924 (93 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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

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Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

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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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