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Today's birthdays -- August 29
Edward Allen - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Martha Ashton - 1952 (64 years ago.)
Robert Barnhart - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Ralph Blake - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Lavern Bolin - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Nancy Bowen - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Ellen Gibson Buchan - 1901 (115 years ago.)
William Morris Burch - 1930 (86 years ago.)
James Graham Bythewood - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Leonora Sue Cade - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Penderson Calhoun - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Clifford Williams Cartee - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Thomas Peter Case - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Cecil Chichester - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Arthur Cloud - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Arthur J. Cloud - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Davis Cloud - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Donna Rhea Cloud - 1939 (77 years ago.)
Ellen Josephine "Josie" Cloud - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Gregory Stephen Cloud - 1952 (64 years ago.)
Jesse Cloud - 1881 (135 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1619 (397 years ago.)
Joseph Wesley Cloud - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Lucinda Pinkney Cloud - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Marie Cloud - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Marral Anthony Cloud - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Martha Augusta "Mattie" Cloud - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Thelma Cloud - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Viola Cloud - 1905 (111 years ago.)
William Cloud - 1807 (209 years ago.)
William P. Cloud - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Mabel Coco - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Sarah Frances Coffman - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Acton Young Collier - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Jesse Perry Collier - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Thomas Benton Conner - 1821 (195 years ago.)
Julia Corban - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Elizabeth Carol Cravey - 1947 (69 years ago.)
Tony Cross - 1934 (82 years ago.)
William Garland Crowe - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Birdie Lee "Bertha" Crumpler - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Robert "Bob" Franklin "Frank" Day - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Hubert Deer - 1939 (77 years ago.)
infant DeVille - 1805 (211 years ago.)
Daniel Dodd - 1771 (245 years ago.)
Velma Victoria Eastburn - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Odessa Farlin - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Virginia Lois Farrell - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Elizabeth Fincher - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Jeptha M. Fincher - 1834 (182 years ago.)
William Clinton Fisher - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Julius Freeman - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Henry Benjamin Gaines - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Lillian Pearl Gaston - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Irvin Gilbert - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Virginia Louise Green - 1926 (90 years ago.)
William Green - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Henry Hardin - 1753 (263 years ago.)
Susannah L. Hardin - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Albert Marion Harding - 1854 (162 years ago.)
John William Harris - 1938 (78 years ago.)
Melverda Kate Harrison - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Mary Josephine Hawkins - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Bernice Hickenson - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Ida Hodges - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Leonard M. Hoffman - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Helen Holden - 1938 (78 years ago.)
Samuel Huffman - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Nancy Jones - 1771 (245 years ago.)
Jefferson Davis Keith - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Malinda Kirk - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Victor Hugh Kittles - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Margaret Leach - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Clarence Edward Leon - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Vallie Inez Lindsey - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Marietta Long - 1842 (174 years ago.)
John A. Lovewell - 1871 (145 years ago.)
James Houston Lumpkin - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Iris Martin - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Minnie Bell Mayo - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Phebe Davidson McCasland - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Carlos McDowell - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Bertha Miles - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Isaac Benjamin Miller - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Isaac Newton "Nute" Murphy - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Michael Müller - 1773 (243 years ago.)
Renate Müller - 1942 (74 years ago.)
Benjamin Rush Norvell - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Eugenia Nunnery - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Robert Fulton O'Banion - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Marianna Fair O'Brien - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Sophronia Isabel Odom - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Doris Montell Ozier - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Nancy Lucinda Palmour - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Perkins - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Deryl Ray Perry - 1946 (70 years ago.)
Ricky Gene Phillips - 1947 (69 years ago.)
Theodore R. Pickrell - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Aileen M. Pierce - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Julia Piezak - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Russell Kent Poston - 1952 (64 years ago.)
James Quell - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Johnnie Viola Reed - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Morgan Stephens Reichner - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Ira Graves Rhodes - 1814 (202 years ago.)
John Adam Rinehart - 1774 (242 years ago.)
Cora Robbins - 1944 (72 years ago.)
A.C. Rowell - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Green Russell - 1891 (125 years ago.)
John C. Wesley Seabourn - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Oliver John Semmes - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Catherine Sirola - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Frederick W. Slaymaker - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Glen Leon Smith - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Jessie Wills Smith - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Naomi Stanton - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Davis Benton Steele - 1835 (181 years ago.)
Lawrence Strohm - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Ivan Campbell Sturrock - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Margaret Surber - 1805 (211 years ago.)
Dovie Frances Thomas - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Jonathan Thorla - 1699 (317 years ago.)
Mildred Lucille Timbs - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Lydia Tottenham - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Molena "Ena" Trahan - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Wyatt Walker - 1805 (211 years ago.)
Seawillow Ward - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Adeline Watkins - 1829 (187 years ago.)
Vivian Helen Webb - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Ollie Whitaker - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Forrest E. White - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Edythe P. Whittington - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Hazel Irene Whittington - 1893 (123 years ago.)
James Monroe Whittington - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Vivian Ruth Whittington - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Bertie Williams - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Rosa Williford - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Carey H. Woods - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Dorothy Cloud Worrilow - 1915 (101 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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Sorrel/Sorrels Genealogy / Sorrel/Sorrels Family History

Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

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