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Today's birthdays -- July 23
Oleta (D or R) (__) - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Theresa F. (__) - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Melvin Dale Andrews - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Erma Austin - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Luther Bailey - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Henry Forney Baker - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Baker - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Noah Omer Bassett - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Alma Beatty - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Henry Lee Bellah - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Irvin George Benner - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Shirley Marie Black - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Amanda Cerena Bohannon - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Hiram Eugene Bozarth - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Brock - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Jessie Bruce - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Caroline Louisa Bryant - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Mable Carter - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Albert George Cloud - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Beatrice Alsina Cloud - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Charles A. Cloud - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Earl James Cloud - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Edmond Young Cloud - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Fay Gladys Cloud - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Frederick Bruce Cloud - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Helen Cloud - 1916 (100 years ago.)
James Franklin Cloud - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Jimmy Carl Cloud - 1954 (62 years ago.)
John Evan "Evan" Cloud - 1910 (106 years ago.)
John Henry Cloud - 1910 (106 years ago.)
John Pearson Cloud - 1829 (187 years ago.)
Joseph Hope Cloud - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Kathy Diane Cloud - 1947 (69 years ago.)
Kenneth A. Cloud - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Madison Summer Cloud - 1993 (23 years ago.)
Margaret Anna Cloud - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Norma Lucille Cloud - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Thomas Louis Cloud - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Troy L. Cloud - 1932 (84 years ago.)
Virginia Clarice Cloud - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Med Cody - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Abigail French Cooper - 1829 (187 years ago.)
William Hale Cox - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Robert D. Cravey - 1925 (91 years ago.)
William B. Cravey - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Alvin A. Crow - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Ronald Lamar "Ronnie" Crowe - 1944 (72 years ago.)
Bill Lee Cullers - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Lula Nora Daigre - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Blanche May Dunmire - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Ann Lee Eubank - 1835 (181 years ago.)
Thomas Elwood Everitt - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Bessie Evelyn Ewing - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Louise Forsyth - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Marlin Wayne Fortenberry - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Clint Windell Francis - 1907 (109 years ago.)
James Chauncy Futch - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Myra Clark Gaines - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Beulah E. Gilbert - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Woodfin Milton Gilbert - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Ethel Margaret Gillas - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Emil "Ben" Goehring - 1922 (94 years ago.)
James Elmer Goodnight - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Andrew "Andy" Gordon - 1807 (209 years ago.)
George Washington Gordon - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Sally Ann Peck Griffin - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Mary Hadley - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Calvin Junior Hagar - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Carrie Virginia Hammock - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Isaac B. Hannum - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Lucy Dove Harlan - 1866 (150 years ago.)
George H. Harper - 1887 (129 years ago.)
William Calvin Hawkes - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Kenneth F. Heaton - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Evelyn Eugenia Holbert - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Benjamin Cloud Horan - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Oscar Deforest Howlett - 1917 (99 years ago.)
John Hunt - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Edward Green Hyde - 1821 (195 years ago.)
Claude L. Judd - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Susan Catherine Kirkland - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Earl Dexter Leatherman - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Claude Joseph LeBlanc - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Linda Gayle Leeper - 1946 (70 years ago.)
Carl Robert Legge - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Samuel Edward Logan - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Benjamin Hayden Lowe - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Robert Edward Maloy - 1926 (90 years ago.)
William Marley - 1803 (213 years ago.)
John McCabe - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Signora Otelia McCue - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Martha Melinda McFadin - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Lucy McGirt - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Jot Moistner - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Edwin D. Moore - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Earl H. Moreo - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Ezekiel S. Mount - 1785 (231 years ago.)
Rosezeala Nash - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Nancy Whitley Neville - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Dennis Wiley Peck - 1925 (91 years ago.)
William Washington Pratt - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Sybil Lorraine Puckett - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Chorine Quick - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Glenn B. Ray - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Narcissa Ivy Riddlespurger - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Maria Teresa Rix - 1965 (51 years ago.)
Frances Jane Roe - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Dorlisa (Lisa) Rogers - 1951 (65 years ago.)
Madeline Rozier - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Alfred Rushing - 1821 (195 years ago.)
George Schiro - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Robert Lamar Seale - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Willie "Geneva" Smart - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Ida Norma Spurlock - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Viola Stephens - 1899 (117 years ago.)
William Neal Stracener - 1920 (96 years ago.)
James Sturrock - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Hack Townsend - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Durham Turnage - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Flavie Vincent - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Herbert Sidney Vodden - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Lucy Leona Walker - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Marshall King Ward - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Mary Melinda Weaver - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Joshua Ray Whelchel - 1986 (30 years ago.)
George Whittington - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Lela Chloe Whittington - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Rogers "Shag" Whittington - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Catherine Williams - 1932 (84 years ago.)
Apalonia Willis - 1932 (84 years ago.)
Lucretia Wilson - 1793 (223 years ago.)
Howard Brooke Worrilow - 1887 (129 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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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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