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Today's birthdays -- July 26
Bessie McCullough Armstrong - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Celia Atwell - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Caleb Baldwin - 1704 (310 years ago.)
Bobby Ball - 1932 (82 years ago.)
Frances Jane Barron - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Brooks Harmon Bell - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Henry Seth Bennett - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Anna Biesecker - 1805 (209 years ago.)
Retha Blanken - 1924 (90 years ago.)
James Allen Block - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Eugene Harmon Blount - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Lucia Bolles - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Elizabeth Brown - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Eltie Calmes Buck - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Edwin Stimson Bumstead - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Dwight Crhistopher Burdick - 1861 (153 years ago.)
John Elmer Burkhart - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Martha Jane Byerly - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Charles S. Carney - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Messina Choate - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Albert M. Cloud - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Alfred G. Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Eva Marie Cloud - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Frances Ruth Cloud - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Henry F. Cloud - 1842 (172 years ago.)
James Franklin Cloud - 1850 (164 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Loraine Iyone Cloud - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Lula D, Cloud - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Paul L. Cloud - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Pauline P. Cloud - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Richard B. Cloud - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Robert Waddle Cloud - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Ruth Cloud - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Virginia Elizabeth Cloud - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Zady Cloud - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Raymond Ryle Cloyd - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Eunice Cole - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Sarah Frances Collier - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Thomas Rife Cooke - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Margaret Virginia "Ginger" Crain - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Marjorie Jane Cravey - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Rossie Jane Cravey - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Ida May Creech - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Isabelle Frances Cullers - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Kenneth Wallace Cunningham - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Ida Alma Davis - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Allie Florence Dawson - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Frances Geraldine Dawson - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Maude Dawson - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Leon Deville - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Gaines Stanley Dobbins - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Josephine Isabel Durham - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Earp - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Mildred G. Eby - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Russelle Hipparchus Elliott - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Rossie Washington Ennis - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Lillian Ferguson - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Arnold Fitzsimmons - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Melba Juanita Foshea - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Elizabeth Foulk - 1759 (255 years ago.)
James Carington Francis - 1810 (204 years ago.)
Robert A. Freeman - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Mary Gardner - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Lexie Gary - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Charles Minor Green - 1854 (160 years ago.)
George D. Green - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Joseph Griffith - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Edward Griswold - 1607 (407 years ago.)
Erna Mary Haedge - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Doris Marie Hall - 1935 (79 years ago.)
Richard Austin "Dick" Hall - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Emil Hansen - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Sarah Harrison - 1754 (260 years ago.)
Mildred Joyce Hohenberger - 1932 (82 years ago.)
Rachel Leah Hood - 1924 (90 years ago.)
infant son Hooks - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Clinton E. Hurdle - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Hannah Ivins - 1783 (231 years ago.)
Lucy Francis James - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Harriet Adeline Jones - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Robert Jones - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Rossie Ruth Kelly - 1915 (99 years ago.)
William Thomas Knight - 1886 (128 years ago.)
James Monroe Laymon - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Burton Tipton Lisenbee - 1933 (81 years ago.)
Emily Cade Lloyd - 1904 (110 years ago.)
William F. Maddux - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Laura Mehafa Manning - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Jesse Earl Markham - 1909 (105 years ago.)
James Mathew "Jim" Marshall - 1844 (170 years ago.)
John Valentine Martin - 1867 (147 years ago.)
George Hilliss McDermott - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Mary Jane McFaddin - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Karen Lynn Mikeska - 1962 (52 years ago.)
Jennie Mae Mills - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Jacob Minnich - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Roy Harold Murray - 1897 (117 years ago.)
John Nash - 1843 (171 years ago.)
William Byrd Parker - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Louise Pauline Peck - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Enoch Spruill Sylvester Phelps - 1804 (210 years ago.)
Susan "Sue" E.V. Phillips - 1873 (141 years ago.)
William Melton Philyaw - 1931 (83 years ago.)
William Abner Priddie - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Francis Marion Rumsey - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Milton Scroggs - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Ralph Charles Seybold - 1922 (92 years ago.)
John Sharp - 1779 (235 years ago.)
Earl Simpson - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Olive D. Solt - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Elmer Hershel Sorrels - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Jewell Stracener - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Margaret Sturrock - 1749 (265 years ago.)
Margaret J.A. Taylor - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Nelson Lafayette Thompson - 1854 (160 years ago.)
David Treat - 1776 (238 years ago.)
Joe W. Turney - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Laura Lucinda Walker - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Beatrice Irene "Dorcas" Weatherford - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Bertha Lavina Westerman - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Alberta L. White - 1909 (105 years ago.)
David Glenn White - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Maurita Whittington - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Raymond Bird Whittington - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Ernest W. Wood - 1888 (126 years ago.)
William Newton Woods - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Mary Leslie Youngblood - 1882 (132 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

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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

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Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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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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