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Today's birthdays -- May 1
John William Aaron - 1836 (180 years ago.)
Edith Hilton Baker - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Barksdale - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Edyth Belle Barnhart - 1902 (114 years ago.)
William H. Beatty - 1889 (127 years ago.)
William Milton Beedle - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Margaret Beeson - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Jabez C. "Joby" Bell - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Anna Bender - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Charles Henry Blankenship - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Hannah Bliss - 1689 (327 years ago.)
Cecil Francis Blue - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Clarence Leslie Blue - 1875 (141 years ago.)
William Albert Blue - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Norma Jean Blumburg - 1941 (75 years ago.)
Richard B. Boyd - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Ernest Elmo Brack - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Julia Jane Brady - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Robert Anderson Brady - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Laura Jane Brewster - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Frederick Augustus Brock - 1902 (114 years ago.)
William Byers - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Daniel Campbell - 1795 (221 years ago.)
Thomas Elbert Caraway - 1934 (82 years ago.)
Opal M. Cartee - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Elizabeth Carter - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Joseph Henry Carter - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Lawrence Varsi Castner - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Almon Charles Cheresini - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Jimmie C. Clark - 1911 (105 years ago.)
John Henry Clem - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Robert Pinkard Clemmons - 1845 (171 years ago.)
Anna Eliza Cloud - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Charles W. Cloud - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Clarence Cloud - 1930 (86 years ago.)
David Milton Cloud - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Donald Gene Cloud - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Francis Marion Cloud - 1840 (176 years ago.)
George Lafayette Cloud - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Jason Cloud - 1681 (335 years ago.)
Joseph Howard Cloud - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Louis Milton Cloud - 1879 (137 years ago.)
May Pierce Cloud - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Vernon Cloud - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Lula May Coffey - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Travis Rooker Collier - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Mary L. Collins - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Jacob S. Conrad - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Mae Corrigan - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Richard Iley Cory - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Wanda Mae Cowen - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Azariah Crane - 1682 (334 years ago.)
Rachel Elizabeth Crockett - 1703 (313 years ago.)
Carolyn May Cullers - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Howard Woodford Curtis - 1955 (61 years ago.)
Barbara Dagan - 1683 (333 years ago.)
Grady Daniel - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Alice Julia Anna Darnell - 1869 (147 years ago.)
George Washington Davis - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Rebecca Margaret Delawder - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Hazel Eleanor Dewitt - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Daniel Dodd - 1725 (291 years ago.)
Ebenezer Dodd - 1755 (261 years ago.)
Howard Doeren - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Roy Kenneth Downen - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Mamie Ethel Falin - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Sarah T. Fell - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Edmund Fitz Alan - 1285 (731 years ago.)
Mary Fitzgerald - 1829 (187 years ago.)
Gertrude Ford - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Bernard Gossett Forehand - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Jane Forsman - 1772 (244 years ago.)
Ira George Foss - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Roy Lee Franklin - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Washington Watts Gaines - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Dorthy May Garretson - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Margaret Glancy - 1836 (180 years ago.)
Elmer Goins - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Patricia Perez Gonzalez - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Elizabeth Barbara Goodwin - 1947 (69 years ago.)
George K. Graham - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Jane Graves - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Nancy Gray - 1797 (219 years ago.)
Catherine "Kate" Gunter - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Betty Lou Hall - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Walter Scott Hall - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Linda Hardin - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Richard Hardin - 1824 (192 years ago.)
Floyd Evans Harding - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Gerald Lee Harris - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Mary Anne Harrison - 1776 (240 years ago.)
Tammy Katie Henslee - 1963 (53 years ago.)
Arnold Willie Herm - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Clinton W. Hightower - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Chester Lee Hill - 1874 (142 years ago.)
David Hill - 1795 (221 years ago.)
Jacob Hitchner - 1785 (231 years ago.)
Belle F. Holden - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Maria Janzen - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Avanna Johnson - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Jesse Johnson - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Kethleen M. Johnson - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Martha Ann Johnson - 1821 (195 years ago.)
Mary Ella Leone Kahlbau - 1862 (154 years ago.)
George Kilpatrick - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Goldie Mae King - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Joseph Clinton Kinkead - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Clara Magdalene Kosky - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Eunice M. Lacy - 1830 (186 years ago.)
John Perry Leslie - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Mathew Marvin Lisenbey - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Thomas Webb McDermott - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Margaret Merwin - 1580 (436 years ago.)
Thomas J. Mitchell - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Andrew Moore - 1742 (274 years ago.)
Mary May Morris - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Claude James Mouton - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Georgia Mae Myers - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Berl Nance - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Bessie Pearl Nance - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Marcella T. Olsen - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Nancy Parks - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Mitchell L. Perkins - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Luada Faye Pilcher - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Mary Amelia Pipkin - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Eunice Pruden - 1757 (259 years ago.)
Theodocia E. Reed - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Walter R. Richardson - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Jessie Alvin Roberts - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Kermit Edward Robison - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Isaac Roland - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Francis Rosalie Rozier - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Viola Virginia Rushing - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Jackson S. Ruyle - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Alice Gayle Joyle Schlottmann - 1926 (90 years ago.)
May Belle Seale - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Thomas Franklin Sellers - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Maleva Seybold - 1838 (178 years ago.)
David Sherman - 1801 (215 years ago.)
Horace Alexander (Dolph) Sims - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Octie Lou Sirmons - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Ned I. Smith - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Zoe Dolores Smith - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Alex C. Speer - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Minnie Myrie Stinson - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Floyd William Sturrock - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Thomas Sturrock - 1753 (263 years ago.)
Elizabeth Swaine - 1649 (367 years ago.)
Mary Swaine - 1649 (367 years ago.)
Richard Marion Tanner - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Matthew Garvin Tapp - 1977 (39 years ago.)
Bettie Thomas - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Georgiana Thomas - 1861 (155 years ago.)
William Houston Thomas - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Cyrus W. Thompson - 1802 (214 years ago.)
John Melton Thompson - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Mary Treat - 1652 (364 years ago.)
Pedro Trevino - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Corrie Ella Tucker - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Mary Francis Turner - 1946 (70 years ago.)
Lillie Belle Vogler - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Daniel Votaw - 1818 (198 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Waters - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Abiah Watrous - 1782 (234 years ago.)
Zephaniah Watrous - 1776 (240 years ago.)
Elmer Wells - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Willie Mae "Bill" Whatley - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Dora Vivian Whittington - 1862 (154 years ago.)
John H. Williams - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Aimuewell Willis - 1837 (179 years ago.)
James Wilson - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Vester Winkler - 1905 (111 years ago.)
George Higgins Wolverton - 1839 (177 years ago.)
E.W. Wommack - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Eura Mae Wood - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Charles F. Worrilow - 1850 (166 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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