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Today's birthdays -- November 26
Anna Mae Adams - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Kenneth Lester Ainsworth - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Mary Allen - 1750 (264 years ago.)
Pearl May Allen - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Lettie Austin - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Robert Finley Ayres - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Viola Barker - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Oscar Watson Bateman - 1915 (99 years ago.)
James Louis Bean - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Helen Cloud Besore - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Ray Allen Biscamp - 1943 (71 years ago.)
Sarah Bledsoe - 1741 (273 years ago.)
Anthony Borges - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Nellie Clarise Branan - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Lena May Brown - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Elizabeth Caroline Bumstead - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Bythewood - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Lannie Cain - 1928 (86 years ago.)
James William Carter - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Genevie May Castleman - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Pearl M. Causey - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Sarah Cleveland - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Alice Linnea Cloud - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Anne Cloud - 1797 (217 years ago.)
Charity Cloud - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Donald Norman Cloud - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Edward Thomas Cloud - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Mary Loretto Cloud - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Richard Lee Cloud - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Roy Carrol Cloud - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Sintilla Cloud - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Ider A. Cole - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Bettie May Cook - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Samuel Culler - 1809 (205 years ago.)
Julia M. Cullers - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Henry Coleman Dalton - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Frank Christie Davis - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Avarilla (Ava Rillar) Durbin - 1789 (225 years ago.)
David F. Eddleman - 1905 (109 years ago.)
infant Elliott - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Frank William Foss - 1896 (118 years ago.)
John Gilbert - 1812 (202 years ago.)
John Merle Gillham - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Edna P. Gilliam - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Clem Glassburn - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Herman Gustav Goehring - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Bertie Mae Hall - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Finis Gilbert Harding - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Huldah Harlan - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Buck Durane "B.D." Harrelson - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Clara Harrison - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Charles Leroy Henderson - 1896 (118 years ago.)
T.L. Henderson - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Charles E. Henry - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Lucian Willis Hill - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Maria Salome Hitchner - 1746 (268 years ago.)
Jesse Hobbs - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Claudia Holmes - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Benjamin Allen Hooks - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Cora Ella Hopkins - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Nancy Hopper - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Thomas Shelby Howard - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Clyde Ray Hudson - 1932 (82 years ago.)
Elijah Raymond Huffman - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Walter Scott Iles - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Oscar Freeman Jefress - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Melva Ann Kelton - 1939 (75 years ago.)
Martin Leonard - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Mary "Polly" Lindley - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Joseph McAfee Lynn - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Alice Marie Magnier - 1898 (116 years ago.)
John Marshall - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Ralph Eugene Martin - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Robert Martin - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Sarah Martin - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Mattie Jane McDuff - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Kathleen Vivian Miller - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Robert Marcus "Mark" Miller - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Rebecca Mitchell - 1789 (225 years ago.)
William Mittelstetter - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Ruddell J. Moore - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Henry Nelson - 1818 (196 years ago.)
Richard Nichols - 1678 (336 years ago.)
Gladys N. Noah - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Josephine Redwine - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Leroy Reed - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Sarah Lenora Rivers - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Louisa Rogers - 1809 (205 years ago.)
Velma Cebelle Rogers - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Pocahontas Rowe - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Elijah Pinkney Rumsey - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Lawrence James Russell - 1946 (68 years ago.)
Johann Jakob Friedrich Schlather - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Sally Maria Scofield - 1833 (181 years ago.)
John W. Seale - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Mary Sheldon - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Henry Adolphus Sims - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Sarah St. John - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Jesse James Stephens - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Luther Floyd Steward - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Charlton Hines Strickland - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Johnnie L. Strickland - 1889 (125 years ago.)
George Jefferson Strong - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Edgar L. Talley - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Sarah Team - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Jennie Jean Terry - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Sidney Philip Terwilliger - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Sonora Wiley Catherine Thompson - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Margaret E. Thurston - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Victor Vern Tobias - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Orelien Trahan - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Michael Wayne Tucker - 1963 (51 years ago.)
Lillie Mae Tunlin - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Lisa Joy Waggoner - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Mary Helen Walker - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Rachel Walker - 1826 (188 years ago.)
John Bolles Whipple - 1820 (194 years ago.)
William Orlando White - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Harold Lloyd Whittington - 1932 (82 years ago.)
Sam E. Whittington - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Wallace Henry Wilborn - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Linda Williams - 1947 (67 years ago.)
Berniece Juanita Wilson - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Cornelia Ann Wilson - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Lizzie Etter Wise - 1891 (123 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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