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Today's birthdays -- April 23
Pleasant Henderson Barnes - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Barrow - 1807 (211 years ago.)
Alfred Lee Batson - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Kathleen Joan Baxter - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Carl Allen Beaudet - 1942 (76 years ago.)
Cliffie May Boggus - 1892 (126 years ago.)
James A. "J.A." Bonner - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Mary Ann Born - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Katherine Gardner Buck - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Ralph Willis Bumstead - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Ray Kenneth Burner - 1924 (94 years ago.)
John Matthew Burrow - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Eliza E. Callaway - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Francis Samuel Cartwright - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Hazel Rae Choate - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Jason Eugene Christensen - 1973 (45 years ago.)
Melbern Junior Clark - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Banis Weldon Cloud - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cloud - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Cloud - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Harriet Florence Cloud - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Jim Cleveland Cloud - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Joseph John Cloud - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Laura Belle Cloud - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Martha Jane Cloud - 1836 (182 years ago.)
Mattie Doris Cloud - 1940 (78 years ago.)
Wallace Francis Cloud - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Mary (Mrs. George Cloud) - 1807 (211 years ago.)
Myrtle M. Collier - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Ida Ollie Coward - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Helen Genevieve Crisler - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Annie Florene Daniel - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Mary Alice Davis - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Wiley Day - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Henri Arthur de Brueys - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Edward DeGarmo - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Frances A. Draper - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Wilhalm Friedrich Duerfeldt - 1866 (152 years ago.)
T.A. Elliott - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Martha Ann Malisa Fincher - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Thomas Easton Fleming - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Shane Fowler - 1978 (40 years ago.)
Minnie Gaines - 1894 (124 years ago.)
George Robert Goldbaum - 1935 (83 years ago.)
William Berry Griner - 1864 (154 years ago.)
John Charlie Hare - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Oliver Clarence Harrison - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Samuel Bert Hayes - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Thelma Ginn Helvestine - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Atlas Griffin Hicks - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Clarissa Hinds - 1814 (204 years ago.)
Johan Martin Hitchner - 1768 (250 years ago.)
Susan Mary Holland - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Enoch Jackson Hooks - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Rosalie Jadwin - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Dwight A. Johnson - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Ruby Inez Johnson - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Mary Ann Johnston - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Leota Bessie Kahle - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Persis Angela Kellogg - 1832 (186 years ago.)
Ernest William Kerlin - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Jesse Lee Keyser - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Green Berry Kimbrell - 1874 (144 years ago.)
William Franklin Leonard - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Sarah Manurva Leslie - 1831 (187 years ago.)
Ann Litton - 1740 (278 years ago.)
Edward Maxey - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Lula May McBeth - 1935 (83 years ago.)
Amanda Florence Miller - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Lonnie Gerald Moak - 1941 (77 years ago.)
Harmon Moffitt - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Flora Moore - 1854 (164 years ago.)
William Leslie "Bill" Mulkey - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Mary Myria Nettleton - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Ida Newton - 1868 (150 years ago.)
John McCarthy O'Flaherty - 1906 (112 years ago.)
William G. Oates - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Rebecca Owens - 1794 (224 years ago.)
Lois M. Parker - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Obediah West Patty - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Joe M. Pickerill - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Charles Russell Reeder - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Littleton Pickett Reynolds - 1814 (204 years ago.)
Jasper D. Rice - 1815 (203 years ago.)
Sarah E. Rickey - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Louisa Scott - 1828 (190 years ago.)
Susan H. Scull - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Gladys Elizabeth Seabourn - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Henry Edward "Eddie" Shults - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Miles Leland Smith - 1988 (30 years ago.)
Mathew Sorrell - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Swafford Stallworth - 1808 (210 years ago.)
Florence Elizabeth Stephenson - 1829 (189 years ago.)
John Lloyd Strawn - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Ira Strother - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Nellie Strother - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Mary Sturrock - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Caroline Matilda Sullivan - 1833 (185 years ago.)
George Gayle Sutherland - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Lewis C. Sutphin - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Willie Webster Swearingen - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Eric Pierson Swenson - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Louisa Catherine Terwilliger - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Mary Tevis - 1817 (201 years ago.)
Minnie Ester Tinker - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Lisa Johnnie Torres - 1963 (55 years ago.)
Virginia Turner - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Annie M. Turney - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Sarah Catherine Vann - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Elizabeth Annie "Beth" Varner - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Matthew Wakefield - 1771 (247 years ago.)
Russell Cloud Walker - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Eliza J. Walters - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Janice Louise Weinrich - 1916 (102 years ago.)
John Eugene Welch - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Cornelius Whittington - 1749 (269 years ago.)
Robert Wayne Wiess - 1948 (70 years ago.)
Ophelia Pastell Wilcox - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Caroline Marian Williams - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Isaac Wolverton - 1706 (312 years ago.)
Ida Helen Wraley - 1896 (122 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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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

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