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Today's birthdays -- April 19
Ross W. Anderson - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Merlin Glen Andrews - 1933 (82 years ago.)
Shelia Ann Ball - 1953 (62 years ago.)
Harry W. Bashian - 1927 (88 years ago.)
William Marcus Batterson - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Francis Edna Benningfield - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Henry Clinton Black - 1873 (142 years ago.)
John Mitchell C. Blasingame - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Lois Mildred Burleson - 1916 (99 years ago.)
James R. Callahan - 1906 (109 years ago.)
John Marvin Carroll - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Calvin James Clark - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Catherine Mae "Kitty" Cloud - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Delilah Lelia Cloud - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cloud - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Cloud - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Henry Irvin Cloud - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Margaret Cloud - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Maria Elizabeth Cloud - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Nathaniel William "Will" Cloud - 1863 (152 years ago.)
William Herbert Cloud - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Anna "Annie" Cobb - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Myrtle Coffman - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Wil Walker Conner - 1813 (202 years ago.)
Siddie Ann "Sid" Crawford - 1888 (127 years ago.)
George Cross - 1788 (227 years ago.)
infant Cullers - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Jesse Alexander Cunningham - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Berry Damrill - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Laura F. Daniel - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Freddy Davis - 1943 (72 years ago.)
Cedric Hoten Day - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Olla Dean - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Daisy Deitrich - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Nancy Ardell Dennis - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Agatha Bell Diver - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Betsy Darby Doyle - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Downs Kizar Doyle - 1882 (133 years ago.)
John Drum - 1774 (241 years ago.)
Thaddeus Jeremiah Ellefritz - 1869 (146 years ago.)
David Ergle - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Emma Jane Fancher - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Mary Frances Fincher - 1858 (157 years ago.)
[dau] Flick - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Joseph Tarpley Forrester - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Virginia Inez Frazier - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Mercedes R. Freeman - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Nannie Lee Freeman - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Josephine Pauline Frith - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Jessie Lea Futch - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Albert Allen Goodnight - 1893 (122 years ago.)
William A. Gordon - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Roger Warren Hall - 1944 (71 years ago.)
Mary Hannum - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Virginia Dora Hargrove - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Enos Harlan - 1798 (217 years ago.)
Charles William Harris - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Ida Irene Harris - 1902 (113 years ago.)
William David Harris - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Floyd Alton Henderson - 1917 (98 years ago.)
William Shelton Henry - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Charles Bradford Hulitt - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Anna Hunsaker - 1780 (235 years ago.)
Margaret "Maggie" Lucille Hunter - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Sarah Hurst - 1844 (171 years ago.)
Isaac Claiborne Jared - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Margie Naomi Johnson - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Robert M. "Bob" Jones - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Georg Christoph Albert Kaeppel - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Virginia Lee Kelton - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Fredrich Joseph Kent - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Susan Melissa King - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Sylvia Marguerite Kirkland - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Elizabeth Leonard - 1694 (321 years ago.)
Harm J. Lindeburg - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Martha Marsh - 1783 (232 years ago.)
Bresson Cooper Martin - 1907 (108 years ago.)
William Allen McDade - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Harvey McDowell - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Susie Ann Blevins Middleton - 1888 (127 years ago.)
George Ross Miles - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Margaret Johanna Miller - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Charles Raymond Mills - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Emma Margaret Moehl - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Herbert Clyde Moore - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Thomas Marion Murphree - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Lydia Murray - 1743 (272 years ago.)
Carl R. Musgrove - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Thomas Jackson O'Neill - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Ellen Victoria Pace - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Ronald Eugene Pemberton - 1943 (72 years ago.)
Ira Branson Poer - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Robert Ray Poovey - 1959 (56 years ago.)
Mack Russler Prestridge - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Louise Priddie - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Edward Rufus Rasco - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Cleo Glen Ratliff - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Loderick Thomas Robertson - 1851 (164 years ago.)
John Younger Savage - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Shellie Shavers - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Lovada Lee (Staggs) Sides - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Carey Lillian Smith - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Ellis B. Smith - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Oliver Hazzard Perry Snow - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Maurine Muriel Stokes - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Margaret Ann Sturrock - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Milton Layne Sturrock - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Able Cotton Swearingen - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Roy Sweeney - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Taylor - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Maude Gertrude Tison - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Johnetta T. Townsend - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Betty Vermillion - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Francis Lacey Wall - 1863 (152 years ago.)
Jesse Edward Warrington - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Raymond Webster - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Benjamin S. Welch - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Elizabeth Whipple - 1800 (215 years ago.)
Lottie Whittington - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Rayford Lee Whittington - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Mary Signora Wiess - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Willie Williams - 1870 (145 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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