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Today's birthdays -- July 30
Daisy (__) - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Harrison Elmer Albin - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Hobart F. Amos - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Herbert Leroy Austin - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Apeachie Eugenia Baker - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Doris Leone Barnes - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Ephraim Wilson Barnes - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Ruth Esther Barnes - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Cadalise Baudoin - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Leonidas James Bell - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Aaron Botts - 1746 (269 years ago.)
Mary Rogelia Boyett - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Mary Lou Bradberry - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Leroy Brown - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Joseph Job Bruce - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Mary J. Brummitte - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Fannie Bolles Bumstead - 1846 (169 years ago.)
Vivian Francis Burrow - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Ira Dee Byrd - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Benjamin Gordon Calhoun - 1891 (124 years ago.)
William Casper - 1784 (231 years ago.)
Karen Marie Caudle - 1952 (63 years ago.)
Mary Ann Chipman - 1830 (185 years ago.)
Addie Cloud - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Alma Louise Cloud - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Carl Weldon Cloud - 1939 (76 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ida Cloud - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Elizabeth M. "Betsy" Cloud - 1888 (127 years ago.)
George J. Cloud - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Jane Annie Cloud - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Marguerite Luvina Cloud - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Nina Maria Cloud - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Roy M. Cloud - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Sarah Celestine "Lessie" Cloud - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Theodore Milton Cloud - 1882 (133 years ago.)
William Phillip Cloud - 1939 (76 years ago.)
Ray Junior Cloude - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Lee Vera Clubb - 1892 (123 years ago.)
William Fowler Coffman - 1815 (200 years ago.)
Lily Cogdell (Cogdale) - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Harvey Coppess - 1843 (172 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Cox - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Rachel Crane - 1757 (258 years ago.)
Elisabeth J. Crim - 1835 (180 years ago.)
James Buchanan Daniel - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Abraham Augustus Devault - 1829 (186 years ago.)
Elva Marie Dupre - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Freddie Lewis Eddleman - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Alton Wayne Edwards - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Calvin Marion Fitzhugh - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Smith Maxwell Fowler - 1928 (87 years ago.)
George Washington French - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Melvin Gaines - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Rhuben Gause - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Marcus David Lafayette Green - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Herbert Harris Hanney - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Mary Lucy Hardin - 1817 (198 years ago.)
Charles Brown Harmstead - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Merle Hassell - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Mabel Lee Hatcher - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Helen Faye Heider - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Mary Jane Hess - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Mildred Hicks - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Betty Hooker - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Hazel Lee Hoy - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Tonie Hurst - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Mildred Margaret Jackson - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Patricia Kay Johnson - 1952 (63 years ago.)
Mary Etta Judd - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Charles Bunion Kirkendall - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Maida Roxyllana Lauraine - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Martha "Patsy" Lindley - 1821 (194 years ago.)
Samuel Washington Lindley - 1823 (192 years ago.)
Autery Linker - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Willie I. Lloyd - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Melvin Dean Lowe - 1952 (63 years ago.)
Clyde G. Mankin - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Esther Lillie Marquardt - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Ned Howard McLellan - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Anna Elizabeth McMillian - 1872 (143 years ago.)
James Wesley Mercer - 1950 (65 years ago.)
Walcie Mary Moore - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Janie Louise Morris - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Joseph Jackson Morrow - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Samuel Houston Neville - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Lucy Josephine Newton - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Patrick Thomas O'Brien - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Elizabeth Owens - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Phebe Paine - 1703 (312 years ago.)
Annie C. Paulus - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Rufus Perry - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Abigail Peterson - 1956 (59 years ago.)
Gretchen Lynn Phillips - 1978 (37 years ago.)
Mabel Mendenhall Pierson - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Wilbert A. Ponthieux - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Pauline Wiess Priddie - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Ernest Alfred Rash - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Lucinda Jane Samples - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Dorothy Searle - 1603 (412 years ago.)
Vera Serpan - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Ephraim Sharp - 1815 (200 years ago.)
Robert Harrison Sherman - 1809 (206 years ago.)
James Simmons - 1809 (206 years ago.)
James G. Simmons - 1778 (237 years ago.)
Rebecca Jo Skiles - 1949 (66 years ago.)
James Walker Smith - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Claude Leroy Stacey - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Robert Clifton Stagner - 1898 (117 years ago.)
John Lanham Stallsworth - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Fred Sturrock - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Lillie Dale Sturrock - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Swen Albin Swenson - 1860 (155 years ago.)
John Thompson - 1809 (206 years ago.)
Annie Elizabeth Trotti - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Maude Ruth Truesdell - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Quitman P. VanDeventer - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Lila Jeanette Vielbig - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Albert Nathaniel Voorhees - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Juanita Pauline Wade - 1902 (113 years ago.)
James Madison "Madison" Waldrop - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Robert Clemmons Waller - 1863 (152 years ago.)
Tempie Green West - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Catherine (Mrs. Edmund Whatley) - 1812 (203 years ago.)
Jacob Austin Whipple - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Alvie Lee Whittington - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Cicero C. Whittington - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Orville J. Whittington - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Harry Carothers Wiess - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Lydia Eugenia Wilder - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Jack McCarty Willis - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Mildred Seybold Wraley - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Eldon Lester Yates - 1931 (84 years ago.)
Alvin Willis Yonker - 1913 (102 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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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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