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Today's birthdays -- November 22
Frances Mildred (__) - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Reta J. (__) - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Beatrice Zadie Alexander - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Stella Alavaretta Archer - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Alfred Lee Ashley - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Walter Lee Barnes - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Lucy F. Bethel - 1907 (107 years ago.)
John Jefferson Billingsley - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Eliza Teloshe Bottum - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Margaret J. "Maggie" Bouldin - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Earl Talmage Bowen - 1897 (117 years ago.)
[son] Brasher - 1949 (65 years ago.)
William Joseph "Joe" Brazell - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Lucius A. Bumstead - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Sarah Fannie Callaway - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Ada Bell Carroll - 1903 (111 years ago.)
John D. Chenault - 1754 (260 years ago.)
Pearl Irene Clark - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Allecia Gail Cloud - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Alvah Bryan Cloud - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Bennett Pierce Cloud - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Christopher Columbus Cloud - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Edwin Lee Cloud - 1942 (72 years ago.)
Fannie Elizabeth Cloud - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Franklin Harry Cloud - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Helen Cloud - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Irwin Guy Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
James Clifford Cloud - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Joseph R. Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Mary Jean Cloud - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Minnie G. Cloud - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Robert M. Cloud - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Rosa Eddie Cloud - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Roy Lee Cloud - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Timothy Jonathan Cloud - 1966 (48 years ago.)
Wilma Jean Cloud - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Constance Waye Coker - 1906 (108 years ago.)
William Henry "Willie" Collier - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Elisha Corban - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Lee Hugh Crumbley - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Melvin Gorman Cullers - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Tracy Jane Cullers - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Frederick Augustus Dickinson - 1876 (138 years ago.)
John Humphrey "James" Diver - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Opal M. Diver - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Orvin Franklin Downey - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Dyer - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Mary Ann English - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Nancy Etheridge - 1838 (176 years ago.)
William J. Fischer - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Della Formby - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Samuel Gibbs French - 1818 (196 years ago.)
Francis Henry Gaines - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Sara Jane Gaines - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Cathryn Mae Garber - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Mary Agnes Gilliam - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Augusta Cawhorn Gomer - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Nellie Eunice Gordon - 1905 (109 years ago.)
William Benjamin Hall - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Charles Claude Hammock - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Henry H. Hardesty - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Elizabeth Amanda Hardin - 1823 (191 years ago.)
James L. Harlan - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Pearl Hattaway - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Luther Spurgeon Henderson - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Frances Colon Hicks - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Samantha Hilliard - 1868 (146 years ago.)
John S. Hines - 1835 (179 years ago.)
George Eugene Holcomb - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Joseph Daniel Holder - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Luther Eli Horn - 1892 (122 years ago.)
John Wesley Huffman - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Samuel Hunsaker - 1777 (237 years ago.)
Clinton Edgar Hurdle - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Carroll Tilton Jobe - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Alma Johnson - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Helen Inez Jordan - 1915 (99 years ago.)
James Jackson Jordan - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Ann Justice - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Nancy Lee Keen - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Lucinda Kirkland - 1830 (184 years ago.)
John Lacaria - 1915 (99 years ago.)
William Charles Laymon - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Oran Leslie - 1889 (125 years ago.)
William Love - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Emily J. Lovelace (Dekay) - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Eunice Goodrich Lum - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Graham Maloy - 1907 (107 years ago.)
James Rudolph Maloy - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Sam Ed Martin - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Jacob F. Mattingly - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Stephen Hale Maxey - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Eunice Irene Mayfield - 1917 (97 years ago.)
George W. McBrayer - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Charles Medford McCain - 1905 (109 years ago.)
James Buchanan McCall - 1857 (157 years ago.)
John Franklin McCall - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Mary Eliza McCann - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Elizabeth McClanahan - 1788 (226 years ago.)
James Thomas McKeown - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Joseph George Montry - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Beulah Moore - 1917 (97 years ago.)
John F. Moore - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Claudette Marie Mouton - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Russell Barton Newcome - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Benjamin "Ben" Nowlin - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Johnny Reginald O'Quinn - 1933 (81 years ago.)
Sammy Chason Parker - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Arshaloos Patigian \ Potikian - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Esther Jean Petitt - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Minnie Lee Reynolds - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Lewis Francis Riley - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Dora Rose - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Joseph Wood Scull - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Ed Oscar Seabourn - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Callie May Sheffield - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Marcus Daniel Sheffield - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Nellie May Sherwood - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Victor Shinn - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Francis Marion "Frank" Shults - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Lonnie Shults - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Frankie Ruffin Smith - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Sunita Sodhi - 1968 (46 years ago.)
Henry Harrison Stallsworth - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Ruby Talley - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Floyd Walter Terwilliger - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Basil Brown Thomas - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Thomas Pressley Thompson - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Didama Tittle - 1876 (138 years ago.)
William Nicholes Townsend - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Michael Sherman Troup - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Nathaniel Hunter Vann - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Hallie Ermine Wager - 1902 (112 years ago.)
William B.P. Waller - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Martha Wallis - 1817 (197 years ago.)
Rachel Ann Wallis - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Littleberry Walker Blackstone Wells - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Lucy Wells - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Harvie T. White - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Wilburn William Whittington - 1925 (89 years ago.)
William Hobard "Bill" Whittington - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Ralph Gilmer Wilder - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Mary Jane Wills - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Lee Wilson - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Nettie Woods - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Virginia Frances Yates - 1927 (87 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

Bumstead Genealogy / Bumstead Family History

Butler Genealogy / Butler Family History

Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

Cravey Genealogy / Cravey Family History

Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

Gordon/Gorden Genealogy / Gordon/Gorden Family History

Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

Rutledge Genealogy / Rutledge Family History

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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