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Today's birthdays -- April 27
John David Anderson - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Thomas Ashton - 1766 (249 years ago.)
Henry Olander Austin - 1922 (93 years ago.)
James Q. Baldridge - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Roy Arthur Batson - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Mary Harriet Benningfield - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Marsenia Blackwell - 1868 (147 years ago.)
William Bliss - 1670 (345 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Bolieu - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Movelda Bollinger - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Nellie M. Boosinger - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Amanda Jane Botts - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Lydia E. Brady - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Luther Hill Brazell - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Emma Daisy Broy - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Benjamin Bullitt - 1693 (322 years ago.)
Judge Luther Burns - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Bodie Crumpton Callahan - 1906 (109 years ago.)
David Crocket Caudill - 1883 (132 years ago.)
William Edward Chism - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Anne Cloud - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Artie Lou Cloud - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Dollie May Cloud - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Eleanor Rebecca "Ellie" Cloud - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Elizabeth Alice Cloud - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Emerine "Emma" Cloud - 1846 (169 years ago.)
Evelyn Cloud - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Jacob Laymon Cloud - 1823 (192 years ago.)
James Edward Cloud - 1926 (89 years ago.)
James Raymond Cloud - 1946 (69 years ago.)
Noah Cloud - 1800 (215 years ago.)
Wanda L. Cloud - 1926 (89 years ago.)
George Birchard Clum - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Elizabeth "Liza" Jane Collier - 1847 (168 years ago.)
John Elmo Cox - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Clara Mary Coyle - 1863 (152 years ago.)
Moses Crafts - 1641 (374 years ago.)
Arthur R. Pete Cravens - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Jennie Rhoda Crooks - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Nathan Crump - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Harry Grover Cullers - 1884 (131 years ago.)
James Bedinger Cullers - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Elizabeth Dalton - 1778 (237 years ago.)
Estelle S. Dalton - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Jane Dalton - 1777 (238 years ago.)
John Dalton - 1775 (240 years ago.)
Catherine "Katie" Davis - 1782 (233 years ago.)
Hugh Augusta Davis - 1904 (111 years ago.)
John Lewis Davis - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Clarence Arledge Dawson - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Hershell Dawson - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Charlie DeVille - 1891 (124 years ago.)
James H. Epperson - 1882 (133 years ago.)
John Newton Farquharson - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Lelia Frances Faulk - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Clara Jeanette Feights - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Cordelia Foor - 1864 (151 years ago.)
John Futch - 1807 (208 years ago.)
Irene Mary Gaines - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Forrest Gregg - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Henry Hall Guynes - 1803 (212 years ago.)
Edward D. Hall - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Martha Hardesty - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Benjamin Hardin - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Daniel Stull Hardin - 1785 (230 years ago.)
Wade Hampton Turner Harper - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Clara Alice Harris - 1882 (133 years ago.)
William Riley Hawks - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Dorotha Louise Helm - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Harris Hickman - 1786 (229 years ago.)
John Tom Higgins - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Edith Gray Hopkins - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Bonner Glenn Horn - 1935 (80 years ago.)
Morris Benton Iroler - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Judy Bonita Johnson - 1944 (71 years ago.)
Hayes Reece Keith - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Atwell Lafon - 1793 (222 years ago.)
Lettie Lambright - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Calvin O. Lantis - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Fannie May Leymeister - 1872 (143 years ago.)
LeRoy M. Lindley - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Lois Marie Logston - 1926 (89 years ago.)
William Marvil Lowe - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Dudley Marchant - 1949 (66 years ago.)
Rosy Dell Mattingly - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Charles Loyd Maue - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Josie M. McCain - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Velma Lorraine McDonald - 1913 (102 years ago.)
William J. McGough - 1921 (94 years ago.)
William Cook McKneely - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Betty Ann Mercer - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Rhoda Alma Mercer - 1887 (128 years ago.)
William Rogers Mitchell - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Orissie Martha Moore - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Walter Allen Morris - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Jane Murray - 1848 (167 years ago.)
James Carneal O'Flaherty - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Edward Charles Ogg - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Lora May Padgett - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Ebenezar Paine - 1692 (323 years ago.)
James Amos Parker - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Robert Bonnington Peattie - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Ethel Mae Perkins - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Malvina Jane Perry - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Margie Lou Pratt - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Virgie Lorena Prestridge - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Clyde W. Pruitt - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Randall - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Ethel Elizabeth Ratliff - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Elmer Pardee Rich - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Emma Ritter - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Loyd Robertson - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Elmoore Leroy Rorex - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Buckner William Russell - 1851 (164 years ago.)
John Sage - 1696 (319 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Seale - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Eugene G. Seals - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Stephen Seybold - 1822 (193 years ago.)
Adam Simmons - 1794 (221 years ago.)
Frederick Edward Sinckler - 1848 (167 years ago.)
John Clem Sirmons - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Lafayette Sisk - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Mary Lenoria "Izora" "Icie" Smith - 1849 (166 years ago.)
Gaines Snyder - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Bernard Odell Stevens - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Joseph Studstill - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Mary (Margaret) Jane Studstill - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Joseph Svehlak - 1963 (52 years ago.)
Harmon Talley - 1775 (240 years ago.)
Edwin Temple - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Frances Tennessee - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Elsie Jane Terwilliger - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Greta Mildred Tingley - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Charles Frederick Tison - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Willis Benjamin Tongate - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Lucy N. Tucker - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Claborn Vincent - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Achille Gilbert Voegtlin - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Alice Ada Vogtman - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Ward Lemuel Walling - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Jeffrey Rice Ward - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Harvey Calbert Watkins - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Needham Whitley - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Whittington - 1829 (186 years ago.)
Mary Alice Whittington - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Thomas Clinton Whittington - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Harold Wiess - 1932 (83 years ago.)
Lydia Williams - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Retha Solee Williams - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Gilbert Nelson Zimmerman - 1884 (131 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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