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Today's birthdays -- April 21
Claud Whitley Akers - 1892 (122 years ago.)
William C. Auge - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Julie Hudson Bailey - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Ellen Rose Barnhart - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Ida Beatty - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Lula Beatty - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Tassa V. Black (Cloud) - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Joseph Ross Bozeman - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Elizabeth Sarah Brownlee - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Lena Buchanan - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Freeman Josiah Bumstead - 1826 (188 years ago.)
Sarah Hannah Burch - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Elmo Burrow - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Maggie Campbell - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Wilbert Clifford Canant - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Ruth Carlson - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Sarah Ardella "Della" Carney - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Phylliss Carr - 1923 (91 years ago.)
James Carter - 1838 (176 years ago.)
McDade Chambers - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Samuel Lynn Churchman - 1947 (67 years ago.)
William H. Clark - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Alvin Basil Cloud - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Bruce Lyle Cloud - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Charles Loel "Bud" Cloud - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cloud - 1588 (426 years ago.)
Jetta Willie Cloud - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Lowell Cloud - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Lucy Lovett Cloud - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Margaret Rebecca Cloud - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Paul Michael Cloud - 1951 (63 years ago.)
Warren Lee Cloud - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Edward Franklin Craig - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Emory Lawrence Cullers - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Icie Lee Cullers - 1924 (90 years ago.)
William Mason Dalton - 1907 (107 years ago.)
George Augustus Davidson - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Louise Day - 1907 (107 years ago.)
William Robertson Denning - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Curtis Ray Dove - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Jerry Duanne Dove - 1951 (63 years ago.)
Fern Juanita Edwards - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Harold Richardson Elliott - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Redman O;Donnell Erwin - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Mary Alma Farr - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Charles Alexander Francis - 1866 (148 years ago.)
James David Futch - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Virginia Josie Good - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Sherrie Marie Graham - 1956 (58 years ago.)
David William Griffith - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Charles Arnold Hagan - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Jefferson Davis Oliver "J.D." Heard - 1925 (89 years ago.)
William Wesley Hendricks - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Frances Allen Hennessy - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Lillie Beulah Bell Henson - 1888 (126 years ago.)
John Thomas Hickman - 1795 (219 years ago.)
Neva Evelyn Hicks - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Elinor Holden - 1915 (99 years ago.)
James Austin "Fred Jim" Hooks - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Raby Vernon Hoops - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Martin Alexander Hopson - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Artilisa Adelia Hurst - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Sallie Ivey - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Helen M. Johnson - 1837 (177 years ago.)
James Edward Keifer - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Maude Kelley - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Jeptha David Lacy - 1769 (245 years ago.)
Celia Ann Lee - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Floyd Lee - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Ronald Waterston Duncan Low - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Ricky Edward Lusk - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Ester Marie McCall - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Samuel H. McGaffey - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Alice Jane McKey - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Duncan McRae - 1816 (198 years ago.)
John L. Mizer - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Josephine Louisa Moore - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Henry Donovan Newcomb - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Harriet Nye - 1814 (200 years ago.)
John Pattie - 1768 (246 years ago.)
Elizabeth J. Peabody - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Howard Clinton Perry - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Lina Elizabeth Personette - 1895 (119 years ago.)
James Harold Phillips - 1932 (82 years ago.)
Hugh Louis Powell - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Nancy Ann Rees - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Otto Wilhelm Ring - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Gertrude Virginia Ritenour - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Louise Elizabeth Robert - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Willie Mae Roberts - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Mary Lenora Robison - 1885 (129 years ago.)
John Roe - 1721 (293 years ago.)
John Bateman Rushing - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Virginia F. Scothern - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Sarah I. Seekford - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Franklin Thomas Sellars - 1932 (82 years ago.)
Bertha Florence Sharp - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Harry Lee Skiles - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Ralph Eugene Stacey - 1933 (81 years ago.)
William Oliver Sturrock - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Raymond A. Sweat - 1951 (63 years ago.)
Kathryn Mae Terwilliger - 1874 (140 years ago.)
William Vince Tison - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Allen Wayne Trahan - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Allie Trahan - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Elizabeth Utz - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Luther Virgil Vinson - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Thomas James Wager - 1861 (153 years ago.)
L.W. Walker - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Lonnie L. Welch - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Helen Gwendolyn White - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Edward French Whittington - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Rosemary Whittington - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Caroline Gordon Williams - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Anna Mildred Wilson - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Katherine Frances Wilson - 1869 (145 years ago.)
John Woods - 1774 (240 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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