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Today's birthdays -- May 27
Lucinda Adams - 1824 (192 years ago.)
Lucretia C. Arnold - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Myron Joseph Babin - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Helen Ada \ Louise Banks - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Terry Denice Barr - 1965 (51 years ago.)
Isaac Madison Blevins - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Cynthia Bliss - 1771 (245 years ago.)
Willie Gladys Brummitte - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Neoma Bell Camp - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Mary Canfield - 1783 (233 years ago.)
Mary Jane Caraway - 1880 (136 years ago.)
French William Cash - 1922 (94 years ago.)
John Chamberlin - 1739 (277 years ago.)
Ola Mae Chapman - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Nannie Clark - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Ada Mae Cloud - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Charles O. Cloud - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Eva May Cloud - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Everett H. Cloud - 1907 (109 years ago.)
George Cloud - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Israel Clark Cloud - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Joe Monroe Cloud - 1940 (76 years ago.)
Marie Victoire Cloud - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Mildred Naomi Cloud - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Nancy Ann Cloud - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Noah Cloud - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Robert M. Cloud - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Roy Fletcher Cloud - 1881 (135 years ago.)
William F. Cloud - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Wilma Shirlene Cloud - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Winston Cloud - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Martha Cole - 1824 (192 years ago.)
Susan "Sue" Collier - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Annie Laura Cook - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Angella Corinne Crozier - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Clementine Downs - 1820 (196 years ago.)
James Clifton Draper - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Cora Clara Dunman - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Joel Curtis Eden - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Ellen Catherine Elliott - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Lewis Hogg Fargason - 1802 (214 years ago.)
Alonzo Gaines - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Frances M. Gaines - 1804 (212 years ago.)
Cleo C. Glass - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Milton Joseph Goldbaum - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Thomas Jackson Goodwyn - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Hugo G. Gundlach - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Dorothy Hall - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Viola May Harlan - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Gerard A. Harrison - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Harry - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Thomas Castleman Harry - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Elma Headman - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Ruth Henderson - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Ollie Clarence Henry - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Lucy Ann "Annie" Hicks - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Charles Stewart "Fletcher Stewart" Hooks - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Donald Richard Hopkins - 1918 (98 years ago.)
John Thomas Hopkins - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Rebeckah Hopkins - 1802 (214 years ago.)
Josiah Warren Horne - 1833 (183 years ago.)
Thomas Ray Ingram - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Adeline Meek Johnson - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Henry Holcombe Kelley - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Grace May King - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Lavina Martha Kipp - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Henry Howard Kirkland - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Loyal G. Lambert - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Sarepta Lane - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Frank Owen Latham - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Este William Laymon - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Mary Lindsley - 1735 (281 years ago.)
Albert Preston Maples - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Maude May Marshall - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Mona Faye McBeth - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Harold Eugene McCament - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Anna Clara McDermott - 1893 (123 years ago.)
William J. McGrath - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Mary Ada Mitchell - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Leonard Turner Orebaugh - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Howard Ours - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Dorcas Paine - 1701 (315 years ago.)
Experience Paine - 1713 (303 years ago.)
Benjamin Jones Passmore - 1807 (209 years ago.)
Henry Thomas Patton - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Aubrey W. Penny - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Hazel Mildred Personette - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Frankie Bell Pitre - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Edith Alberta Prescott\Slocum - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Daisey Lee Puckett - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Sarah Virginia Racer - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Martha Ann Rayfield - 1833 (183 years ago.)
Paul Alexander Raymond - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Charles Maurice Reitzer - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Martina Rial - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Lewis Douglas Rinehart - 1804 (212 years ago.)
Edward Lee Ritchie - 1882 (134 years ago.)
William Samuel Roberts - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Thomas Jackson Roe - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Bertie Sanders - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Emmett George Sanders - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Sanderson - 1896 (120 years ago.)
John Nelson Seybold - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth "Bessie" Sherrod - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Marguerite Elizabeth Shuler - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Helen Alpine Skinner - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Stephen "Andrew" Smith - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Mary Mildred Stacey - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Lewis Napoleon "Pode" Stark - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Sarah Emmer Stark - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Kenneth Fount Stigall - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Cheryl Ann Stough - 1948 (68 years ago.)
Maurice Hugh Strickler - 1932 (84 years ago.)
Hugh Dunn Sturrock - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Virginia "Jennie" Tarver - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Benjamin Page Thomas - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Lloyd Lee Thompson - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Joel Thrall - 1716 (300 years ago.)
Walter Scott Turney - 1875 (141 years ago.)
William Kirkpatrick Vance - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Dempsey Vann - 1783 (233 years ago.)
Dempsey Vann - 1783 (233 years ago.)
George Rufus Wansbrough - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Caroline Weber - 1821 (195 years ago.)
Leah Weber - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Beatrice Whatley - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Cynthia A. Whittington - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Raiford Whittington - 1917 (99 years ago.)
John Wiggins - 1817 (199 years ago.)
Ruth Wiley - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Melvin Willis - 1880 (136 years ago.)
John Alvin Wilson - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Eddie Louise Wofford - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Linda Elaine Woods - 1954 (62 years ago.)
Catherine Louise Woolsey - 1944 (72 years ago.)
Carl K. Young - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Larry Charles Zehr - 1944 (72 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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Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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