Back Together Again.
    In 1837, the McDades and the Clouds left Alabama for the Republic of Texas.  They sent their wives and children by boat through New Orleans and they brought their household goods by wagon, settling first in Austin's colony before dispersing throughout Texas.
    On October 22, 2004, descendants of those two families met again in Hempstead to visit and to learn about the children of the friends of their fathers, their cousins.
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    The Clouds and McDades in Hempstead, Texas, October 22, 2004.
(From left to right):
Tom Cloud, Gloria Cloud, Geraldine Talley, C.A. Talley, Mary Thoeni, Betty McDade, Janice McDade Freeman and Leonard Cloud.  Betty Meischen was with us in spirit, but unable to attend because she was ill.

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