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Today's birthdays -- March 1
Ellie (__) - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Mary Ann (__) - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Sarah M. Aiken - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Della C. Amos - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Marshall Ney Anderson - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Isabella Stuart Prentice Archibald - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Liza Jane Pearl Ard - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Forrest Lorraine Ayers - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Gabriel Henry S. Barbour - 1801 (216 years ago.)
Velva Barnes - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Amor Beeson - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Charles Thomas Benningfield - 1950 (67 years ago.)
Josiah Besore - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Roy Manuel Blackmon - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Horace L. Blanchette - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Albert Asa Block - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Charles LeRoy Boyd - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Richard Coke Brackin - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Velma M. Brandon - 1891 (126 years ago.)
James O. Brown - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Susan Burns - 1952 (65 years ago.)
Willie Lee Carroll - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Arthur L. Cartee - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Jackson Carter - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Newland Addison "Nood" Cave - 1854 (163 years ago.)
McGuire Chaison - 1809 (208 years ago.)
Golda Kathleen Clark - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Alice E. Cloud - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Arthur Beryl Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Carl Orson Cloud - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Delton Monroe Cloud - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Doris Isobel Cloud - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Ebenezer C.W. Cloud - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Erma Elizabeth Cloud - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Floyd Cloud - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Frank M. Cloud - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Herman Lonzo Cloud - 1909 (108 years ago.)
infant Cloud - 1886 (131 years ago.)
James Calvin Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Jessie Warren Cloud - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Lola Beatrice Cloud - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Mary E. Cloud - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Mary Edith Cloud - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Merton S. Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Mordecai Cloud - 1806 (211 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Cloud - 1826 (191 years ago.)
Silas Cloud - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Eli Coffey - 1763 (254 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Collier - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Ellen Tom Covey - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Mercy Crane - 1645 (372 years ago.)
Elizabeth Gay Crisler - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Robert Faublin Cullers - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Sarah Cyrus - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Shirley Eugene Dalton - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Frances Deighton - 1608 (409 years ago.)
Edison Earl Dewitt - 1923 (94 years ago.)
P.K. Dickerson - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Mary Annie Dikes - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Patrick Doyle - 1815 (202 years ago.)
Rua Thelma Draper - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Jessie Clifford Durham - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Joseph E. English - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Ollie Bell Enochs - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Essie Elvira Ercanbrack - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Texanna Ercanbrack - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Margaret W. Eubanks - 1904 (113 years ago.)
George W. Evans - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Marie Arveline Faulk - 1822 (195 years ago.)
Jane Faulkner - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Grady F. Fincher - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Clarissa "Claracy" Fine - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Louisiana Flowers - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Robert Forsman - 1761 (256 years ago.)
Lou Freeman - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Emmy-Lou Freithoffer - 1903 (114 years ago.)
James Strother Gaines - 1769 (248 years ago.)
Mary Minnie Gaines - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Turner Hal Gardner - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Lillie Gayle - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Belva Inez Glimp - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Harriet Lang Goodwin - 1834 (183 years ago.)
William Dean Griffin - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Jacob Hadley - 1781 (236 years ago.)
Ezra Hall - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Laura E. Hall - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Leslie E. Hall - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Emmett Harding - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Ellen Sylvania "Eva" Harper - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Caroline Matilda Henry - 1811 (206 years ago.)
William Joseph Henry - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Phoebe Lovenia Hollingsworth - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Mildred Inez Holmes - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Thomas Wiess Hooks - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Thomas William Hooks - 1912 (105 years ago.)
David H. Hooper - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Laura Louise Hooser - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Willard J. Hopkins - 1898 (119 years ago.)
James Knox Polk Hudson - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Tom Hutchinson - 1896 (121 years ago.)
George Newton Hutton - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Martha Josephine "Josie" Jordan - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Maria Evelyn Judia - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Joel Gordon Keeling - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Ruth K. Kettering - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Bertha Bell Killen - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Samuel Kirkland - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Joel Leakey \ Lakey - 1780 (237 years ago.)
Hugh LeDespencer - 1260 (757 years ago.)
Ruth Ruby Olive Lemmon - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Veleta Blanch Lemmon - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Jane Leonard - 1798 (219 years ago.)
George Harris Leslie - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Grace George Leslie - 1835 (182 years ago.)
George B. Lovelace - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Aaron Richard Manly - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Georgeann Martin - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Edward Francis McDow - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Olgie Odell McGilvay - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Ella Meeks - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Frances Miles - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Samuel Walter Modisett - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Everett G. Morton - 1844 (173 years ago.)
James Bennet "Jim" Nettleton - 1883 (134 years ago.)
William Barend Neyenesch - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Joe Arlan Noland - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Sarah Apples "App" Nolen - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Dominic Pallone - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Laura Thelma Parker - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Virginia Howard Parker - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Ellis Passmore - 1771 (246 years ago.)
John Faxon Passmore - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Homer Bruce Garber Peck - 1954 (63 years ago.)
Gladys Josephine Pettit - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Rebecca Jane Phillips - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Susanah May Phoenix - 1895 (122 years ago.)
James Anderson Poe - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Julius Joseph Pressley - 1848 (169 years ago.)
John Arthur Pryor - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Lalie Victoria Ratcliff - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Lollie Victoria Ratcliff - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Mary Viola Ray - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Alda Martha Samantha Reeves - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Maude Remick - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Adam Rinehart - 1799 (218 years ago.)
Rose Victoria Rundberg - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Nettie Susan Rushing - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Thomas Ale Sain - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Joseph A. Schirtzinger - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Nancy Ellen Seybold - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Elizabeth (Margaret) Sharpe - 1809 (208 years ago.)
Timothy Sheldon - 1689 (328 years ago.)
James Blakely Shoemake - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Emma Elizabeth Shults - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Edna Marie Simoneaux - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Robert Eugene Sinclair - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Nancy A. Skinner - 1825 (192 years ago.)
Coy Sloan - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" Smith - 1851 (166 years ago.)
George J. Spicer - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Susan Laura Spurlock - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Erastus Stow - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Joanna Lee Swaney - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Delilah N. Talley - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Emily Elizabeth Tatum - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Lloyd Temple - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Balum Dempsey Thomas - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Jess Townsend - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Travis - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Robert Norville Tullos - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Elizabeth C. Von Valkenberg - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Carl G. Watson - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Sally Jane Watts - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Eunice Caldona Weaver - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Dorothy Fay Welch - 1926 (91 years ago.)
William Welch - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Mary Kathy Whatley - 1955 (62 years ago.)
Josephine Whitson - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Alice Whittington - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Cornelia E. Whittington - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Noah D. Whittington - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Sanford Allen Whittington - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Wade F. Whittington - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Walter Whittington - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Reubin Wilkinson - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Marge T. Wilson - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Millard Filmore Wingate - 1857 (160 years ago.)
William Wesley Wisdom - 1902 (115 years ago.)
John Henry Woodall - 1924 (93 years ago.)
William Woodward - 1670 (347 years ago.)
William Wynn - 1887 (130 years ago.)
William Henry Wynn - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Addie Young - 1905 (112 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. (Also see the Texas State Library article on the Siege of Bexar.)
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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