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Today's birthdays -- January 25
Benjamin Franklin Allen - 1846 (169 years ago.)
Jerry Duane Avery - 1941 (74 years ago.)
Icabod Baldwin - 1757 (258 years ago.)
Minnie Lee Barclay - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Enoch Blasdel - 1779 (236 years ago.)
Robert Boling - 1682 (333 years ago.)
Albert Nichols Boyce - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Orion Gerald "Jack" Browder - 1897 (118 years ago.)
William Arold Brown - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Guy Morrison Bryan - 1843 (172 years ago.)
Sterling Price Buck - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Arnold Bumstead - 1823 (192 years ago.)
Susanna Bunting - 1819 (196 years ago.)
Thurman Burnham - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Hershall Theodore Calley - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Mattie Elizabeth Carruth - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Sarah Sallie Carter - 1849 (166 years ago.)
William A. Cash - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Alyene Chaney - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Lorraine Marie Choate - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Asa M. Church - 1803 (212 years ago.)
Darington B. Clark - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Arthur McDonald Cloud - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Elgin Baxter Cloud - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Florence Alice Cloud - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Jesse Truman Cloud - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Josephine D. Cloud - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Martha C. Cloud - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Mary Ann "Annie" Cloud - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Mayme Marie Cloud - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Merle Vail Cloud - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Neecie V. Cloud - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Oscar Anderson Cloud - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Sarah "Sally" Cloud - 1795 (220 years ago.)
Sidney C. Cloud - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Steven Charles Cloud - 1951 (64 years ago.)
Tucker C. "T.C." Cloud - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Walter Winn Cloud - 1849 (166 years ago.)
Wendell P. Cloud - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Willard Acton Collier - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Otis Mastin Compton - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Margaret Hannah "Hannah" Cox - 1786 (229 years ago.)
Thomas Cross - 1783 (232 years ago.)
Andrew Clark Crow - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Susan Crow - 1882 (133 years ago.)
John Swan Crozier - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Lynn Keyser Cullers - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Mary Susan Cullers - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Eva May Dalton - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Lola Mae Dawson - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Zebina Dodd - 1762 (253 years ago.)
Daniel Drum - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Francis S. English - 1823 (192 years ago.)
William Wallace English - 1823 (192 years ago.)
William Frances Etheridge - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Joshua Green Ewing - 1806 (209 years ago.)
Luther Otis Foster - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Earl Leroy Fritz - 1935 (80 years ago.)
Lucretia V. Funk - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Anna Maria Gaines - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Gaines - 1804 (211 years ago.)
David Garner - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Marvin Gibbins - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Peter James Gillas - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Evie Ann Elizabeth Goins - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Frank Gordon - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Rhea Edwin Gordon - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Rosalie Aquilla "Rosa" Gray - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Florence Alberta Grigsby - 1907 (108 years ago.)
John Martin Griner - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Virginia Lois "Ginny" Hall - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Hardin - 1803 (212 years ago.)
John Hardin - 1804 (211 years ago.)
Steven Duane Harris - 1959 (56 years ago.)
Charles Hardy Harvison - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Hans Geörg Haúßer - 1657 (358 years ago.)
Willie Hawkins - 1893 (122 years ago.)
George Washington Haynes - 1836 (179 years ago.)
J.O. Henry Henry - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Rusk Henry - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Isaac Hickman - 1793 (222 years ago.)
Edward V. Hinton - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Ida May Holsapple - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Charlotte Caroline Leona Hooks - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Lloyd Eugene "Gene" Hooks - 1921 (94 years ago.)
George Stanley Howard - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Martha Ophelia Tennessee Howard - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Rozella Howard - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Van Snodgrass Hughes - 1909 (106 years ago.)
David Jarrett Janes - 1858 (157 years ago.)
William Harrey Jarvis - 1911 (104 years ago.)
MacGilbrie Carl "Mac" Johnson - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Mary Johnson - 1801 (214 years ago.)
Sylvia Johnson - 1915 (100 years ago.)
John Franklin Jordan - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Charles Oscar Karney - 1861 (154 years ago.)
James Madison "Matts" Kirkland - 1836 (179 years ago.)
Bertha Kizer - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Harry David Knotts - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Maggie Gaynell Lacy - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Lewis Lakey - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Raymond Edward Lentz - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Ida Belle Lessley - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Samuel James Lessley - 1831 (184 years ago.)
William Hazen Lewis - 1849 (166 years ago.)
Enoch C. Long - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Bettina King Lowe - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Savillia Zilpha Ann Maloy - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Benjamin Martin - 1789 (226 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Matchen - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Walter Lee Maxey - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Dennis Ray McCain - 1952 (63 years ago.)
Merrell Monk McCoy - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Rebecca McCullum - 1796 (219 years ago.)
Roy William McFaddin - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Frank Miller Montgomery - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Amanda Celeste Moore - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Myrtle Elizabeth Nave - 1932 (83 years ago.)
Louisa Nelson - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Penny Jill Page - 1954 (61 years ago.)
Lucille Parker - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Alice M. Passmore - 1884 (131 years ago.)
William Allen Perry - 1875 (140 years ago.)
James Henry Pewitt - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Georgia Pauline Phillips - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Rebecca Pickard - 1819 (196 years ago.)
Anna Bradford Pier - 1875 (140 years ago.)
John Wesley Pratt - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Velma Sarah Price - 1917 (98 years ago.)
James Elbert Qualls - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Earl D. Raines - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Thomas T. Reeves - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Henry Lorin Rhodes - 1909 (106 years ago.)
William Jasper Rowland - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Garland Rushing - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Isola Theda Seabolt - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Nannie Searcy - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Ronald Robert Sellars - 1943 (72 years ago.)
Lemuel Kelsey Shankle - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Leroy William Sharp - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Abigail A. Sherman - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Nicholas Snow - 1598 (417 years ago.)
infant Sorrell - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Athelton Vincent Southern - 1919 (96 years ago.)
David Limmery Stallsworth - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Alta Elizabeth Stanton - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Sarah Stanton - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Agnes Sturrock - 1788 (227 years ago.)
Earl George Sturrock - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Isabella Sturrock - 1898 (117 years ago.)
William Franklin Tatum - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Henry Grady Thrasher - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Alice Marie Tinar - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Richard Allen Van Ness - 1945 (70 years ago.)
Rebecca Wallace - 1796 (219 years ago.)
Eloise Watson - 1944 (71 years ago.)
Flora Welch - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Mary Whitney - 1864 (151 years ago.)
S.D. Williams - 1823 (192 years ago.)
John Travis Witt - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Lewis Woodward - 1811 (204 years ago.)
William Woolsey - 1782 (233 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

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Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

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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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