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Today's birthdays -- July 21
Bonnie Dale Austin - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Johannes Jacob Bachman - 1686 (332 years ago.)
Allie Jane Baker - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Amos Cloud Baldwin - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Mary Jane Ball - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Reuben Barrow - 1806 (212 years ago.)
Elnora "Nora" Batson - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Lawson James Beavans - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Athelston Edwin Blakey - 1872 (146 years ago.)
George Franklin Blue - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Jonathan Bowman - 1856 (162 years ago.)
Elmer Jackson "Jack" Brown - 1915 (103 years ago.)
David Redman Burbank - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Crystal Iris Cain - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Edwin William Capps - 1906 (112 years ago.)
John Hampton Caraway - 1872 (146 years ago.)
James Carraway - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Mary Loucinde Carroll - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Richard Franklin Carter - 1865 (153 years ago.)
J.B. Cash - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Harold L. Chriss - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Benny Cloud - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Charles Farmer Cloud - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Charles Marian Cloud - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Charles Marlin Cloud - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Debra Denise Cloud - 1955 (63 years ago.)
Emma W. Cloud - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Ernest Arthur Cloud - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Ernest Murphy Cloud - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Ethel M. Cloud - 1890 (128 years ago.)
James Monroe Cloud - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Jess "Jug" Cloud - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Jesse Warner Cloud - 1931 (87 years ago.)
John Hardy Cloud - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Joshua Samuel Cloud - 1986 (32 years ago.)
Joshua Samuel Cloud - 1986 (32 years ago.)
Jovin Ray Cloud - 2010 (8 years ago.)
Kermit Cloud - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Lenora Cloud - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Sarah Rose Cloud - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Vennie Cloud - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Walter Joseph Cloud - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Jessie Anna Lane Collier - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Collins - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Larry Neil Colson - 1945 (73 years ago.)
Eugene Cossey - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Cecil Edward Daugherty - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Michael Richard Derderian - 1977 (41 years ago.)
Berta Iduma Draper - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Opal Christine Draper - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Martha Druet - 1672 (346 years ago.)
Robert Elliott - 1759 (259 years ago.)
Dana C. Falkenberg - 1998 (20 years ago.)
Edna L. Faulk - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Bartlett Hillard Ford - 1836 (182 years ago.)
Kenneth Fraser - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Sarah C. Freeman - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Clara Ollie Futch - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Frank Gabbard - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Elizabeth Gaines - 1824 (194 years ago.)
Hugh Bronco Galyon - 1909 (109 years ago.)
R.J. Garrett - 1936 (82 years ago.)
Arthur Wayne Garza - 1966 (52 years ago.)
Bessie Mae Gause - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Lourinda Elizabeth Goss - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Nora Jane Griffin - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Janie Kathryn Grow - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Ida Hall - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Morrell Worley Hall - 1887 (131 years ago.)
William Gustavus Halsey - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Lottie Hannum - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Winnie Hardeman - 1758 (260 years ago.)
Ira Dunn Hardin - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Alvira J. Harlan - 1814 (204 years ago.)
George Yost Harry - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Lena Rivers Hartman - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Ora Aline Henry - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Nancy A. Hicks - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Susie Emma Hodges - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Elizabeth Matilda Hoffman - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Louis Hoffman - 1805 (213 years ago.)
Robert Bynum Hoffman - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Hollabaugh - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Wallace Wade Holsapple - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Iola Wanda Hooks - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Jerrell Lee Hough - 1945 (73 years ago.)
Dessie Mary Hunt - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Patricia Ann Ingram - 1935 (83 years ago.)
N.W. Jenkins - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Henry Jennings - 1642 (376 years ago.)
Eula Gertrude Johnson - 1923 (95 years ago.)
William Ben "Billy" Johnson - 1933 (85 years ago.)
William Harry Johnson - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Bessie Jones - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Meridith Kelley - 1904 (114 years ago.)
David Loranzo Lakey - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Harry Lewis Lakey - 1899 (119 years ago.)
James Rollo Landaker - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Jeremiah Leach - 1770 (248 years ago.)
Lizzie Jane Lemley - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Estella Leota Lemmon - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Zoe Edith Lewis - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Isaac Littledave - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Warren Lomax - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Marvin Love - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Nellie May Love - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Abigail Lowle - 1719 (299 years ago.)
John Walter Maddux - 1883 (135 years ago.)
William Earnest Martin - 1888 (130 years ago.)
David Francis Mayne - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Everett Vernon "Slim" McCain - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Erasmus Russell "Ras" McGehee - 1852 (166 years ago.)
John Edward McIntosh - 1886 (132 years ago.)
John Wade McMillan - 1885 (133 years ago.)
William Ezell Modisett - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Arthur William O'Shea - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Frank William Opp - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Luther Emmette Overstreet - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Ruth Elizabeth Paris - 1912 (106 years ago.)
John Owen Parker - 1897 (121 years ago.)
LInton Erwin Perry - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Florence P. Peterson - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Lucius W. Phelps - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Ophelia Pinkerton - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Hannah Pope - 1794 (224 years ago.)
Elizabeth Prestwood - 1825 (193 years ago.)
Idella G. Richardson - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Mary Helen Ritenour - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Margaret Isabelle Salter - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Barbara Virginia Showalter - 1928 (90 years ago.)
John Stephen "Tell" Stagner - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Elmer McMillan Stanton - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Albert H. Stelter - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Henry Stelter - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Mary Vandergrift Stevenson - 1892 (126 years ago.)
George Washington Stokes - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Irma Stone - 1889 (129 years ago.)
James Abslon Stracener - 1884 (134 years ago.)
William Nugent Strickland - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Alexander Sturrock - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Andrew Sturrock - 1811 (207 years ago.)
Robert Sturrock - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Faun Lestin Swaney - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Nancy Louisa Tatum - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Walker - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Smiley Lee Waller - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Ken Taylor Weaver - 1940 (78 years ago.)
Bowen Herbert Whittington - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Dewey Alvin Whittington - 1948 (70 years ago.)
Edwin Whittington - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Margarett Janette Whittington - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Mildred Windebanke - 1585 (433 years ago.)
Albert Loren Woodside - 1890 (128 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

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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

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