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Today's birthdays -- November 14
Virginia (__) - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Mary Lou Allen - 1944 (74 years ago.)
Mary Lou Allen - 1944 (74 years ago.)
Julia Anderson - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Cecil Wayne Andrews - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Prebble Deloris Archie - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Fredrick Milton Ash - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Wilma O. Averett - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Cary Forney Baker - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Henry Norman Barnes - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Solomon Barrow - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Grace Deborah Baskin - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Benjamin Clark Batson - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Lloyd Oliver Beam - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Joseph Jackson Blankenship - 1821 (197 years ago.)
John Crawford Blewett - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Ida Born - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Lucy Elizabeth Botts - 1825 (193 years ago.)
Hark Away Burch - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Mary Bythewood - 1780 (238 years ago.)
Clarence Lee Callahan - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Michael T. "M.T." Cartee - 1845 (173 years ago.)
John T. Caudill - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Robert E. Lee Caudill - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Phillip Clark - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Charlotte Cloud - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Davis B. Cloud - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Davis Boise Cloud - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Donald Joe Cloud - 1949 (69 years ago.)
Donald Wayne Cloud - 1954 (64 years ago.)
Earl J. Cloud - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Elmira Mary Cloud - 1806 (212 years ago.)
Erla Mae "Tubby" Cloud - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Frances Joseph Lawrence Cloud - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Gerald Dean Cloud - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Harold J. Cloud - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Harrison Cloud - 1905 (113 years ago.)
John William Cloud - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Presie Cloud - 1602 (416 years ago.)
Rebecca Ann Elizabeth "Becky" Cloud - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Richard Theodore Roosevelt Cloud - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Cloud - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Susannah Cloud - 1655 (363 years ago.)
Theodore Clinton Cloud - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Thomas Frank Cloud - 1938 (80 years ago.)
Walter Earl Cloud - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Clemmie Josephine Clum - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Erna Ray Collier - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Franklin Ralph (twin) Colliflower - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Mervin Paul (twin) Colliflower - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Mattie I. Conyers - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Myrtle Cooper - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Nancy Jane Corn - 1822 (196 years ago.)
John "Jack" Cravey - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Charlotte Cathleen Crowe - 1938 (80 years ago.)
Lucy Lee Cullers - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Thomas Edward Dalton - 1914 (104 years ago.)
James Thomas Davidson - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Alfred M. Davis - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Aden Charles Dockall - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Wilhelmine Doss - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Ethel M. Drum - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Harold W. Elam - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Susan Eleanor Elliott - 1904 (114 years ago.)
William Joseph Elliott - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Myrtle Lee Evans - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Weldon Hayword Ezell - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Russel Farnsworth - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Henry Floyd Faulk - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Olive Faulk - 1884 (134 years ago.)
California Elizabeth "Callie" Favors - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Robert Lee Fawcett - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Henry Thornton Ferguson - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Samuel Foster - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Paris Fowler - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Tempy Jane Frizzell - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Mattie Theresa Funderburk - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Thomas Lafette "Fete" Futch - 1856 (162 years ago.)
Emma Lutitia Eliza Gaines - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Richard Thomas Gaines - 1776 (242 years ago.)
Richard Thomas (James) Gaines - 1776 (242 years ago.)
Dorothy Maxine Gates - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Martha A. Goldman - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Allen Wade Goodykoontz - 1895 (123 years ago.)
George Washington Gray - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Berry Fleming Greenwood - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Pompey Berrien Griner - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Lewis Halterman - 1823 (195 years ago.)
Eric Hann - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Henry I. Hanson - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Ella Hardin - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Noah Sanford Hayes - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Alice Lucinda Heirston - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Ray William Henderson - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Clinton Smith Henry - 1834 (184 years ago.)
George Delaware Hignett - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Minerva \ Manerva Hinds - 1829 (189 years ago.)
William Hinds - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Susanna Hitchner - 1797 (221 years ago.)
Bessie Faye Hogan - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Effie Ann Holt - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Henry Holtzclaw - 1711 (307 years ago.)
Elizabeth R. "Libby" Hooks - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Florence Rosetta Hopkins - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Dorothy B. Hoppes - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Alice Geraldine Huddleston - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Joseph Addison Huey - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Simeon Edward Hurst - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Mary Jacobs or Dunn ? - 1771 (247 years ago.)
Alice "O'Neal" Jordan - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Chester Noland Karnes - 1896 (122 years ago.)
John Roger Kelsey - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Elijah Knapp - 1776 (242 years ago.)
Ira C. Langston - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Ray Donald Langston - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Sidney Joseph Lapuyade - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Nora Virginia Leon - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Woodrow Lessley - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Sybil Beatrice Lewis - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Jessie Sylvia Lea Linker - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Leslie Floyd Lisenby - 1887 (131 years ago.)
May Belle Lloyd - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Lita Beatrice Lowe - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Francis Marra - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Georgia Mae Martin - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Anthony Rhett McCann - 1961 (57 years ago.)
Annis Elizabeth McCool - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Annie Cooper McDade - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Lewis L. McPherson - 1889 (129 years ago.)
William Lewis Merritt - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Abigail Millikan - 1798 (220 years ago.)
Beatrice Mills - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Tyna Mae "Tinnie" Mitchell - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Bufard Benjamine Morgan - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Daniel Allen Myers - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Virginia Caroline Nabors - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Ola Nettles - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Harvey Burton "Bill" Nettleton - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Oran Bond "O.B." Nettleton - 1921 (97 years ago.)
James Hardin Neville - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Julia Eddie Nichols - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Juanita Bergetta Oakes - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Elizabeth E. Oates - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Lane Montgomery Owens - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Vivian Louise Owens - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Lula Jane Parish - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Sammie Archer Parker - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Minnie Bell Parrish - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Ethel May Patterson - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Thurman Dee Phillips - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Julia Elizabeth Picknell - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Jesse Merrill Pouncey - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Laura Dalaney Powell - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Richard Ewing Powell - 1904 (114 years ago.)
James Milton Rasberry - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Ethel Olive Robnett - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Alexander Coburn Rockwell - 1805 (213 years ago.)
Jacob Rowland - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Claes Johan Rundberg - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Sarah Rebecca Saum - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Rebecca Seybold - 1818 (200 years ago.)
Clifford Thelma Shelley - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Judge Sherman - 1795 (223 years ago.)
Mary Ann Sievewright - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Judson Wayne Smelley - 1935 (83 years ago.)
infant Smith - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Smith - 1774 (244 years ago.)
Howard R. Smithson - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Snyder - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Anna Johanna Spainhour - 1784 (234 years ago.)
James Pagett "Jimmy" Spurlock - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Francis Julia Ann Strong - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Geraldine Strother - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Horace Sullivan - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Rachael Ann Sutphen - 1815 (203 years ago.)
Ida Alice Tackett - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Philip Roy Terwilliger - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Joseph Perris Thibodeaux - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Charles Mitchell Thornton - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Samuel Townsend - 1780 (238 years ago.)
Monroe Stuart Trimble - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Teresa Davidson Turney - 1871 (147 years ago.)
John Walls Vann - 1906 (112 years ago.)
N.M. Vaughan - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Stephen Charles Warren - 1952 (66 years ago.)
Maira Watrous - 1826 (192 years ago.)
Ben Whittington - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Marcus Wiess Whittington - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Jerome Bonaparte Wilson - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Warnell Wooten - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Charles W. Wunder - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Sarah Anna Youngblood - 1879 (139 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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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