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Today's birthdays -- June 28
Helen Kay (__) - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Mildred M. (__) - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Mary Graves Alexander - 1809 (208 years ago.)
Esther Era Allen - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Francis Matilda Allen - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Marjorie Evelyn Anderson - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Mary Ann Avants - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Alzie Elean Barker - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Ada Adelia Barnes - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Ida Iola Barnes - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Norman C. Beasinger - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Joseph Beatty - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Rosa Begley - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Hugh Rowland Blansit - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Catherine Vernell Brack - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Milton Ellsworth Brinkhoff - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Artis Brown - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Tacy B. Butler - 1811 (206 years ago.)
Audrey Mae Carroll - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Philip Cassell - 1943 (74 years ago.)
Annie Mae Cherry - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Benjamin Efton Harrison Cloud - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Curtis L. Cloud - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Elbert Eugene "Gene" Cloud - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Elizabeth Maxine Cloud - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Harmon Walter Cloud - 1889 (128 years ago.)
James F.P. Cloud - 1855 (162 years ago.)
John Cloud - 1606 (411 years ago.)
Maria Theresa Cloud - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Mary Adeline Belle "Addie" Cloud - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Nellie Cloud - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Percy Brew Cloud - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Philip D. Cloud - 1954 (63 years ago.)
Raymond F. Cloud - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Virginia Dale Cloud - 1929 (88 years ago.)
William Griffith Cloud - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Alma B. Cochran - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Clara A. Cochran - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Cora Ethel Coffman - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Velma "LaVelle" Collier - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Florence Lavetto Copeland - 1897 (120 years ago.)
John Russell Coward - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Marilyn Coward - 1935 (82 years ago.)
Charles Marvin Cowart - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Mary Ann l. Dampier - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Sadie Irene Davis - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Henry Alfred Dawson - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Dorothy Mae de Vilbiss - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Alfred C. (Whittington) DeVille - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Mary Jo Dikes - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Martha Fairweather - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Merle Nathan Farlow - 1899 (118 years ago.)
R.A. Fortenberry - 1916 (101 years ago.)
infant dau Garbarino - 1922 (95 years ago.)
John Gordon - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Frederick Paul Hancher - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Philip Hanson - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Calloway Harris - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Ruby Hawks - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Andrew J. Henry - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Mary Henry - 1732 (285 years ago.)
Charlotte Ann Hill - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Hurdle Hipshire - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Winferd Lee Holsapple - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Mary Jane Howard - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Frederick Hunsaker - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Charles Jeansonne - 1781 (236 years ago.)
Charles George Jones - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Columbus Franklin "Lum" Jones - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Betty Jordan - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Flora May Kelley - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Witford Byron Knapp - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Gregory Lambert - 1945 (72 years ago.)
William Earnest Lewis - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Alva C. Lowder - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Thelma McCament - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Millerson Narcusie McCraw - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Sarah Adeline McDade - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Henry Clay McEuen - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Daniel Merwin - 1661 (356 years ago.)
William Winterton Murphy - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Nancy Netherland - 1798 (219 years ago.)
Carl Truett Norcross - 1931 (86 years ago.)
David S. Nutter - 1825 (192 years ago.)
William Sharkey Overstreet - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Ellis Pusey Passmore - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Ralph Perkins - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Rudolf Pfefferling - 1878 (139 years ago.)
John Daniel Phoenix - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Ada Bly Reed - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Walter L. Rhame - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Charles E. Riley - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Drusilla Barbara Rodgers - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Savannah Rodgers - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Emmet Roland - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Jefferson Davis Seale - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Henry Shipman - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Gerald Sloan - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Emma Jane Smith - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Olivia Geraldine Solt - 1903 (114 years ago.)
John Andrew Spencer - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Frank Charles Stillings - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Ada Lee Summers - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Bob Ray Swearingen - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Ida Zoe Tannehill - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Richard Augustus Taylor - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Warren Joseph Tison - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Olive Leonard Trice - 1903 (114 years ago.)
William Franklin Turner - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Margaret M. Vann - 1830 (187 years ago.)
Raymond Archie Waller - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Carolina Elizabeth Whatley - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Hettie Whatley - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Cora Lee White - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Edward Wayne Whittington - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Essie Whittington - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Nellie G. Whittington - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Nettie D. Whittington - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Norma Ruth Whittington - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Le Verte Wiess - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Lindsey Glen Wilborn - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Vernon William Wilborn - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Bessie May Willett - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Bamma Williford - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Opal M. Wilson - 1892 (125 years ago.)
John Daniel Wood - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Alfred Phillip Wright - 1936 (81 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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

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