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Today's birthdays -- February 28
Andrew Clark Adams - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Frank Cyrus Adams - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Lucille F. Allenza - 1903 (112 years ago.)
James Ernest Amarine - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Ida May Apple - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Bessie Marie Ashley - 1908 (107 years ago.)
James Curtis Ayers - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Viola Baird - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Barclay C. Baldwin - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Harriet Irene Bangs - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Henry Clay Barnes - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Samuel Bates - 1678 (337 years ago.)
Chlorinda Beatty - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Bertha Bell - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Catherine Bell - 1790 (225 years ago.)
Barbara Beretti - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Joseph J. Blythe - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Martha Lillian Bohannon - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Johan Larsson Borg - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Isaac Eben Bower - 1811 (204 years ago.)
Josephine Freeman Bowers - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Anna Agnes Bradley - 1881 (134 years ago.)
William Maurice Brady - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Hubert K. Braley - 1894 (121 years ago.)
John Wesley Bramlett - 1888 (127 years ago.)
William Brandon - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Charles Carl Brewer - 1948 (67 years ago.)
Charles P. Breyfogle - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Willie Lee Brown - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Marcus Taylor Buck - 1828 (187 years ago.)
Irene Buckley - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Maggie Lillian Bumstead - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Patsy Byargeon - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Ridley Byrd - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Margaret Carter - 1815 (200 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Carver - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Elby R.H. Cash - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Essie Rovena Childress - 1902 (113 years ago.)
John C. Clark - 1766 (249 years ago.)
Chester Lee Roy Clinard - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Arzona Fay "Zona" Cloud - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Catherine Cloud - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Charles Cloud - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Douglas Nelson Cloud - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Elizabeth Logan "Lizzie" Cloud - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Ethel Cloud - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Gregory Paul Cloud - 1888 (127 years ago.)
James Edward Cloud - 1911 (104 years ago.)
James Wesley Cloud - 1932 (83 years ago.)
Jeffrey Lynn Cloud - 1953 (62 years ago.)
John Thomas Wilson Cloud - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Joseph Phillip Cloud - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Laura Gray Cloud - 1934 (81 years ago.)
Margaret Cloud - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Mordecai Cloud - 1729 (286 years ago.)
Nancy Lou Cloud - 1939 (76 years ago.)
Novetta Jewell Cloud - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Robert Carl Cloud - 1937 (78 years ago.)
William Adelmort "Willie" Cloud - 1883 (132 years ago.)
William Waldon "Bud" Cloud - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Norris Thornton Cloyd - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Archie Lewis Clum - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Arthur Carlisle Clum - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Margaret Mary Coffman - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Marshall Tine Cole - 1902 (113 years ago.)
James Henry Conner - 1824 (191 years ago.)
James K.P. Corley - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Julia Dale Covington - 1944 (71 years ago.)
Luther Temple Crawford - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Lou Ann Crawley - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Eugene Sherwood Crider - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Hannah Cross - 1813 (202 years ago.)
Estle Taylor Cullers - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Erasmus Daniel - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Cora Lou Ida Dawson - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Helen Omaleo Day - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Carrie Ann Dean - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Thomas Henry DeSpain - 1876 (139 years ago.)
William Maass DeVires - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Elizabeth Dodd - 1773 (242 years ago.)
Nimrod Dodson - 1814 (201 years ago.)
Adelaide Mildred Dowell - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Bridget Doyle - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Adelia Aurelia East - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Gilbert Edwin Elser - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Mary Emerson - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Lancelot E. Ewbank - 1797 (218 years ago.)
Marie Faulk - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Marguerite Feltman - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Atlanta \ Atlantam Ferguson - 1812 (203 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann "Annie" Ford - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Carrie R. "C. Amina" Foster - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Frank Leaton Foster - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Mary Elithia Maonia Frazier - 1882 (133 years ago.)
George Westley Gaines - 1916 (99 years ago.)
John Strother Gaines - 1794 (221 years ago.)
William Dabney Gaines - 1774 (241 years ago.)
Sula Gantt - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Margaret Garrett - 1841 (174 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Gibson - 1843 (172 years ago.)
Ivy Hert Gilbert - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Anthony Elroy Griffin - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Alzada Guynes - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Mary Guynes - 1807 (208 years ago.)
Nellie Kathryn Hagan - 1931 (84 years ago.)
Augusta Gustie O. Hall - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Laura Etta Hall - 1908 (107 years ago.)
William Britton Hall - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Jacob Hamm - 1789 (226 years ago.)
Jane Dalton Hanby - 1783 (232 years ago.)
Benjamin Hardin - 1784 (231 years ago.)
James Randolph Hardin - 1858 (157 years ago.)
James Harlan - 1822 (193 years ago.)
Elizabeth A. Harrison - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Hartman - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Mary Janette Hartney - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Dorothy Rita Haslberger - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Dodson Clayton Hays - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Emily J. Henderson - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Leonard Ernest Henry - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Glema Hicks - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Missouri Ann Higgins - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Margaretta Hitchner - 1791 (224 years ago.)
Cornelia Frances Holleman - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Mary Edna Holliman - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Edgar Devany Hooks - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Jesse Johnson Hooks - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Vada Hooks - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Josiah Emory Horne - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Mary Hughes - 1805 (210 years ago.)
Esther Hunsaker - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Merle Garnet Ice - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth Jackson - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Daniel S. James - 1862 (153 years ago.)
John Burgess James - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Abby Janes - 1814 (201 years ago.)
William Gaines Jefferies - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Evelyn Belle Johnson - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Riley S. Johnson - 1888 (127 years ago.)
William Crane Jones - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Florence J. Lacy - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Gerald Don Laney - 1947 (68 years ago.)
Albert Jackson Leslie - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Joseph C. Lessley - 1836 (179 years ago.)
Eleanor Farrow Lewis - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Mellia Linker - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Leonard Austin Lisenbee - 1908 (107 years ago.)
James Hamilton Little - 1769 (246 years ago.)
John L. Lloyd - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Richard Lee Lookinbill - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Claude Emerson Macklin - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Henrietta "Hettie" Macklin - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Margaret Inez Maloy - 1942 (73 years ago.)
Dora Catherine Marshall - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Thomas Carlton Mayfield - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Earl McBride - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Susan A. "Susie" McDonald - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Fred Allen McDowell - 1888 (127 years ago.)
twin McDowell - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Hubert Almyar McLin - 1899 (116 years ago.)
David Leslie McWhirt - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Weldon N. Merryweather - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Pearlie Michaels - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Roy D. Mitchell - 1925 (90 years ago.)
John Creed Moore - 1824 (191 years ago.)
Margaret Moore - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Mary Moore - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Clarence Eugene Morse - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Sina Wavel Mullinax - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Elizabeth Neville - 1775 (240 years ago.)
Lewis F. Norris - 1818 (197 years ago.)
Rufus Northway - 1769 (246 years ago.)
Viola Dale Onstott - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Robert Rexford "Rutherford" Parramore - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Beulah Mae Parten - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Addie Jane Paseur - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Nannie Bea "Nellie" Paseur - 1895 (120 years ago.)
George Alexander Patillo - 1796 (219 years ago.)
Loma Lee Payne - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Franklin Pelan - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Ethel Virginia Phillips - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Kenneth Keith Phillips - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Lucy Elvina Poe - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Ellie Sue Poston - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Mary Lucinda Potts - 1828 (187 years ago.)
Eller Janie Ratcliff - 1900 (115 years ago.)
John Rice Ratcliff - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Ratcliff - 1872 (143 years ago.)
William "Anna" Ratcliff - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Howard Cass Redewill - 1914 (101 years ago.)
William Fred Reed - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Wells Reynolds - 1784 (231 years ago.)
John James Rice - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Martin Trantham Rice - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Adelaide Virginia Ritenour - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Emma V. Robertson - 1843 (172 years ago.)
Leona Myretta Robnett - 1931 (84 years ago.)
James Freeman Roe - 1889 (126 years ago.)
John H. Rushing - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Robert T. Rushing - 1812 (203 years ago.)
Reuben Santee - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Richard Malcolm Sarria - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Sidney Seeds - 1808 (207 years ago.)
Carolyn Seybold - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Jesse Seybold - 1762 (253 years ago.)
David Sharp - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Solomon Sharp - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Edward Thompson Sheldon - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Florence Sheldon - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Blanche Shivers - 1808 (207 years ago.)
Elizabeth Shoopman - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Henry Jacob "Jake" Shults - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Ida Orleana Shults - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Jonathan Slawson - 1737 (278 years ago.)
Maud Estell Smeltzer - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Jasper N. Snow - 1832 (183 years ago.)
John Lloyd Sorrell - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Joshua Parks Sorrels - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Thomas Woodruff "Tom" Spurlock - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Marcus Beryl Staires - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Calvin Stearns - 1800 (215 years ago.)
Curtis Sylvester Stevens - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Bonnie Miller Stevenson - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Margaret Stewart - 1830 (185 years ago.)
Lura A. Street - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Thomas Mitchell Sweeney - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Jessie K. (Mrs. Tate) - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Van S. Teague - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Ettice Temple - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Claude Elder Terwilliger - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Nancy C. Therrell - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Thelma Toohey - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Charles Treat - 1696 (319 years ago.)
Edmund Trench - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Doyle Gene Turner - 1951 (64 years ago.)
Margaret Ann Turner - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Joan V. Turpin - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Frances Ellen van Poole - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Mary Wakefield - 1812 (203 years ago.)
Margaret Allen Watkins - 1836 (179 years ago.)
Joseph L. Westfall - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Edna May Whittington - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Lillie Lee Whittington - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Sarah Ida "Ida" Whittington - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Charley Wigley - 1945 (70 years ago.)
Joseph Ruggles Wilson - 1822 (193 years ago.)
William Epps "Will" Wilson - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Willard Wimberley - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Carrie A. Wood - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Sidney R. Wrightsman - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Burnam Wynn - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Sara Jane Young - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Otto Youngblood - 1902 (113 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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