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Today's birthdays -- December 21
Mellie (__) - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Elisabeth Alberty - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Jennings L. Ashton - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Lottie Atwood - 1903 (111 years ago.)
James Barbour - 1734 (280 years ago.)
A. Laura Barker - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Grover Cleveland Barnes - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Curtis W. Bederka - 1940 (74 years ago.)
Sully Reeves Benton - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Charles Adrian Bevil - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Aaron Boggs - 1822 (192 years ago.)
Myrtle Alice Botts - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Raymond Boyd - 1922 (92 years ago.)
William Sparlin Boyd - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Ira Cleatus Brown - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Annie Maude Buckberrough - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Francis Forrester Bumstead - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Robert Wade Carswell - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Ola Jane Carter - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Ruth Helen Causey - 1929 (85 years ago.)
James Allen Chance - 1917 (97 years ago.)
William Moore "Will" Chance - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Russel Harrison Childs - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Samuel Clem - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Abner M. Cloud - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Ann Rebecca Cloud - 1845 (169 years ago.)
April Ruth Cloud - 1974 (40 years ago.)
Charles Merlin Cloud - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Claude Cloud - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Donald Norman Cloud - 1969 (45 years ago.)
Emma Bessie Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Grace Cecelia Cloud - 1937 (77 years ago.)
Harold Eugene Cloud - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Lester Alvin Cloud - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Marion E. Cloud - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Mildred Fay Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Minerva Ella Cloud - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Otho Edmund Cloud - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Sarah E. Cloud - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Susan May Cloud - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Thomas Chapin Cloud - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Thomas Ellison Cloud - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Zackie Ryals Cloud - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Mary Crane - 1755 (259 years ago.)
John Randolph Cullers - 1789 (225 years ago.)
Viola Cummings - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Roy Tipton Dawson - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Howard Eilerman - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Viola Mae Elliott - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Ima D. Ener - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Anna Eriksdotter - 1729 (285 years ago.)
William Frederick Farr - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Ellen Francis Faxon - 1856 (158 years ago.)
William Henry Forney - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Mary "Mollie" Elizabeth Fortenberry - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Miller William Francis - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Burnice Frazier - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Arzellie Freeman - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Doris Freeman - 1921 (93 years ago.)
David Fay "Barbara" Futch - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Ellen Frances Gaines - 1822 (192 years ago.)
LeGrand Gaines - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Melvina Gaines - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Chester Eugene Gardner - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Ellie Mae Gibbs - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Sue Mary Grace - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Condred Hall - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Ruth Virginia Hardy - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Bertha Herring - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Anna Hicks - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Nettie Hodges - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Mary Ann Hooks - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Earl L. Johnston - 1883 (131 years ago.)
David Lee Jones - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Shirely Jones - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Lola Blanche Kealy - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Philip Culver Kelsey - 1916 (98 years ago.)
John S. Keys - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Jessie Lucinda Kirkland - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Mary M. Lacy - 1871 (143 years ago.)
John Albert Leach - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Thelma Jewel Lilley - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Susannah Lutz - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Edith Mabel Maddux - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Clarissa Ann McCann - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Martha Jane McCann - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson McCasland - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Nimrod Long (R.) McDade - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Louis McKown - 1860 (154 years ago.)
John Francis McQueen - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Maud Minter - 1879 (135 years ago.)
James Robertus "Bert" Mitchell - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Bonnie Joe Moran - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Willie Thomas "Sonny" Morris - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Christian Moschel - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Audrey Helen Nauman - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Meda Pardue - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Missouri Perkins - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Iona Gertrude Perry - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Lydia Pickett - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Caleb I. Pierce - 1692 (322 years ago.)
Caleb Prew - 1692 (322 years ago.)
Thomas W. Rape - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Roger Ray Ritenour - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Hannah Sage - 1694 (320 years ago.)
Lyle Grandon Sellers - 1907 (107 years ago.)
George Seybold - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Jack Shanks - 1904 (110 years ago.)
George Washington Shoemake - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Charles Edgar Slaymaker - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Lonnie V. Sloan - 1942 (72 years ago.)
Daniel Smith - 1771 (243 years ago.)
Helen Smith - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Josephine Olivia Smith - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Maxie Henry Smith - 1884 (130 years ago.)
William Esco Stagner - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Colin George Osler Sturrock - 1885 (129 years ago.)
William Sturrock - 1827 (187 years ago.)
Joe Tatum - 1896 (118 years ago.)
John Ibbotson Thompson - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Jospeh B. Thorpe - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Frances Throckmorton - 1733 (281 years ago.)
Helen Geraldine Torrance - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Linda M. Tubbs - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Mary Ann Tyson - 1893 (121 years ago.)
William Emory Vann - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Alvin Festus Whittington - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Clarence Whittington - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Charles F. Williford - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Martha Lourina Wolfenbarger - 1883 (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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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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