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Today's birthdays -- September 30
Sarah Ann Adcock - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Erma Lorene Amos - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Arlene Mae Andrews - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Lillian Mary Arbour - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Mary Zoliky Arceneaux - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Albert Arthur - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Arnold Atkinson - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Winfred Alvis Avey - 1909 (105 years ago.)
James D. Bailey - 1812 (202 years ago.)
George Forney Baker - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Ann Balla - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Travis Monroe Batterson - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Gerald Bernard - 1935 (79 years ago.)
John Mark Blouin - 1974 (40 years ago.)
Nellie Grace Bobo - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Adam Rankin Bowen - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Aileen Brantley - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Robert Lee Bridges - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Vera L. Bright - 1902 (112 years ago.)
John Clark Brooks - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Mary Jordan Brooks - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Dena Kathleen Brown - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Homer Mason Brown - 1965 (49 years ago.)
Thomas William Buck - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Henry Stephenson Byerly - 1842 (172 years ago.)
William T. "Willie" Canant - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Walter L. Carney - 1892 (122 years ago.)
James Chamberlin - 1798 (216 years ago.)
39755 Cloud - 1933 (81 years ago.)
Ann Cloud - 1802 (212 years ago.)
Benjamin Floyd Cloud - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Cynthia Diane Cloud - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Fenton Cloud - 1856 (158 years ago.)
George Worth Cloud - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Gerald Faulkner Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Joseph H. Cloud - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Mamie Anna Cloud - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Mary Bell Cloud - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Mary Laverta Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Myrtle Minerva Cloud - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Robert M. Cloud - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Robert Samuel "Bob" Cloud - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Vina Cloud - 1930 (84 years ago.)
William T.S. Cloud - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Helen Geraldine Coleman - 1911 (103 years ago.)
George Washington Copeland - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Sarah Malinda Coppess - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Floyd Daniel Coppock - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Cynthia Ann Cox - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Samuel Crayne - 1784 (230 years ago.)
Arthur Crozier - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Louvenia Cryer - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Culler - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Mattie Lou Darnell - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Frances Dashiell - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Fannie Davis - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Julier Ann or Julie Day - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Seborn Dickerson - 1894 (120 years ago.)
James E. Dickinson - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Hattie V. Draper - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Ruth Elizabeth Dugan - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Virginia Dugan - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Francis Durbin - 1649 (365 years ago.)
Lucretia Durham - 1778 (236 years ago.)
Henry Frederick Eby - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Lula Belle Elliott - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Philip Oscar Evaul - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Sarah A. Freeland - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Annie Louise Frost - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Sara Fuess - 1625 (389 years ago.)
Hazel Fulk - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Cora Brown Fuller - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Horace E. Fulps - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Lee M. Goble - 1884 (130 years ago.)
John Grant - 1642 (372 years ago.)
Roland Basil Gray - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Asa Grisswold - 1658 (356 years ago.)
Sarah Grisswold - 1662 (352 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hardin - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Loral F. Harlan - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Louis Harrell - 1897 (117 years ago.)
James Edward Hemphill - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Clyde Alvah Henry - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Ellie Alice Hicks - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Jasper Grayden Hill - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Lucretia Hoagland - 1771 (243 years ago.)
Willis Francis Hogue - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Alene Hooks - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Catherine Hunsaker - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Reiford David Jackson - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Thomas Jackson - 1656 (358 years ago.)
William Pinckney Jackson - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Annie Johnson - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Emily C. Johnson - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Bobby John Jolly - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jourdan - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Joyce - 1793 (221 years ago.)
Martha Ann Keener - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Catherine Kerns - 1803 (211 years ago.)
Henry Leonard Kidwell - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Henry Aleix Lapuyade - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Lummie Lax - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Anne Laymon - 1802 (212 years ago.)
Faulkner Nelvin Lessley - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Sam Henry Mackey - 1907 (107 years ago.)
John Martin - 1812 (202 years ago.)
Joshua Ely Martin - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Rhoda Martin - 1782 (232 years ago.)
Thomas S. McBride - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Thomas Gilbert "Tom" McCoy - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Laomi Nelson McWhirt - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Minnie Meacham - 1902 (112 years ago.)
George Capron Merriam - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Olive Miller - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Oliver Miller - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Lucy Ann Moorman - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Josephine Muldrow - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Edith Nix - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Leon Patterson - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Nicholas Peay - 1760 (254 years ago.)
Charlotte M. Pedigo - 1865 (149 years ago.)
James Perkins - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Albert David Quisenberry - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Florence Rash - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Roy Benjamin Ray - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Mary "Mollie" Elizabeth Reeves - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Reeves - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Annie Christina Reitzer - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Jessie Alfard Rhea - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Perry M. Richards - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Joy Lynn Riddle - 1962 (52 years ago.)
Marion Elizabeth Rogers - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Mary G. Rogers - 1818 (196 years ago.)
Linus Lavada Shankle - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Lorenza Dill Shipe - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Christopher Martin Simpson - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Walter T. Sloan - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Elizabeth A. Smith - 1826 (188 years ago.)
Dave C. Sorrels - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Georgia Arminthia Sorrels - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Green Matthew Sorrels - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Lillian T. Sowell - 1920 (94 years ago.)
John Arthur Stagner - 1876 (138 years ago.)
George Washington Sturrock - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Ruby Lee (Juanita Lee) Vanderpool - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Jane Rebecca Vann - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Harmanus Veeder - 1774 (240 years ago.)
Marguerite Virginia Wadman - 1904 (110 years ago.)
James Allen Watts - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Dot Vardy Webster - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Nora H. Welch - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Whatley - 1934 (80 years ago.)
George White - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Paul B. Whittington - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Jane Willcox - 1779 (235 years ago.)
Catherine Paul Williams - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Fern Wilson - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Willard Leon Wolfenbarger - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Alma P. Wood - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Doris Leora Wooley - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Eliza Ann Wright - 1855 (159 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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