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Today's birthdays -- October 30
Loucinda Barnhart - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Mildred Marie Baugh - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Ora Baughman - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Connie Clark Beaver - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Henry P. Bennett - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Wilber Elvin Bertram - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Joven Alex Bills - 1974 (40 years ago.)
Elizabeth "Rachel" Bingham - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Charles Blankenship - 1747 (267 years ago.)
David Earl Bumstead - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Margaret Elizabeth Byerly - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Daniel Hingston Bythewood - 1764 (250 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cain - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Hettie May Callahan - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Benjamin Canby - 1775 (239 years ago.)
Mary "Jean" Caraway - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Doss Demma Carney - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Walter T. Cash - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Sebastiano Richard Cimino - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Marion Polk Clarke - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Ann Maria Cloud - 1822 (192 years ago.)
Betty Joyce Cloud - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Burnice L. Cloud - 1894 (120 years ago.)
David Madison Cloud - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Elizabeth Margaret Cloud - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Florice Eva Cloud - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Laura Elnora Cloud - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Mary E. Cloud - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Michael Dennis Cloud - 1947 (67 years ago.)
Orrin Noah "O.N." Cloud - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Wallace Eugene Cloud - 1923 (91 years ago.)
William Clinton Cloud - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Zeke "Pete" Cloud - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Kelsey Dewayne Cole - 1972 (42 years ago.)
E. Roberta Coler - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Jackson Collier - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Jimmie "Neva" Collier - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Mineola Cowart - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Abigail Crane - 1768 (246 years ago.)
William Marvin Cravey - 1879 (135 years ago.)
William Thomas Crisler - 1864 (150 years ago.)
James Bonnyman Crowe - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Alice Jane Cullers - 1949 (65 years ago.)
Harry Jirou Dalton - 1885 (129 years ago.)
James Davis "Dick" Dawson - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Viola Pauline Day - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Edward Francois Joseph de Brueys - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Noble Glenn Delashaw - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Anna L. Dickinson - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Sarah A. Dickinson - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Rhoda Dodd - 1765 (249 years ago.)
Laura May Dudley - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Mary Olliphant Ellefritz - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Fanny Lillian Elliott - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Talitha Ann Elliott - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Edwin English - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Minnie E. Erdel - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Arthur Lee Fawcett - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Dora Roan Franklin - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Goff - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Walter Sylvester Gravlee - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Lucinda Green - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Richard Gail Gregory - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Alexander Hall - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Lura Gertrude Hartley - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Jacob Hauser - 1760 (254 years ago.)
Shirley Marie Henderson - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Teresa Christine Henslee - 1975 (39 years ago.)
Thomas Shelton Hinds - 1812 (202 years ago.)
Charles Eli Horn - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Jessie Woodrow Howe - 1878 (136 years ago.)
John David Hutchinson - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Jame O. Jackson - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Armstead Jones - 1808 (206 years ago.)
Thomas G. Kenney - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Olive May Kerr - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Mary Lacy - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Zephaniah Y. Lacy - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Estelle Eugenie Lafitte - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Mary Ann Leonard - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Rufus Spreevil Lessley - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Thomas Lessley - 1875 (139 years ago.)
George Lofton - 1896 (118 years ago.)
George Martin - 1802 (212 years ago.)
Alton William Matthews - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Janet Lee Maxey - 1958 (56 years ago.)
Mary Louise McDonald - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Alice McGuire - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Leola McIntyre - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Cave Johnson McKeown - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Elizabeth Lavina McNeely - 1894 (120 years ago.)
George Allan McKenzie Moore - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Margaret Ann Moore - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Mabel Elna Morgan - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Arthur John Noyes - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Edna Estelle O'Donnell - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Reva Doris Oden - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Vanita Elizabeth Ogle - 1882 (132 years ago.)
William Oisten - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Clifton Howard Payne - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Edward James Petro - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Albina "Binnie" Pitrucha - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Irma Pauline Rice - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Barbara Roberts - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Darvin Joe Robnett - 1943 (71 years ago.)
Hattie Christine Roof - 1905 (109 years ago.)
William Lide Rowe - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Robert Rowland - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Wilson Celley Seabolt - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Lawson Seybold - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Samuel Kerr Seybold - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Walter Scott Shirley - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Augusta Brassey Sinclair - 1845 (169 years ago.)
John "Hillis" Smith - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Luther Stack - 1913 (101 years ago.)
George Washington Stephens - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Arthur Hennell Stevens - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Jewell Sturrock - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Frances Mary Donia Sumrall - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Robert Raymond Sweat - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Theda Gail Tamkin - 1918 (96 years ago.)
John Earnest Taylor - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Mahala Evaline Taylor - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Caroline Theiss - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Josephine Tobin - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Cornelius Treat - 1766 (248 years ago.)
John Hardy Tremain - 1872 (142 years ago.)
William Bradley Washam - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Emeline Watkins - 1827 (187 years ago.)
Leonard Lynn White - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Sharon Ann Whittington - 1958 (56 years ago.)
L.K. Wilborn - 1924 (90 years ago.)
James Lea Willcox - 1803 (211 years ago.)
Charles Wolverton - 1741 (273 years ago.)
Myrtle Irene Wolverton - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Shirley Young - 1935 (79 years ago.)
Pierce H. Youngblood - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Eliza Belle Yows - 1855 (159 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

Bumstead Genealogy / Bumstead Family History

Butler Genealogy / Butler Family History

Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

Cravey Genealogy / Cravey Family History

Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

Gordon/Gorden Genealogy / Gordon/Gorden Family History

Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

Rutledge Genealogy / Rutledge Family History

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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