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   J.R. Seybold's store in Indian Territory, 1890.

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Today's birthdays -- August 23
Dorothy Akers - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Cynthia (Mrs. Alberty) - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Juanita Martha Allen - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Kenneth Martin Allgood - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Viola C. Alspach - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Margaret Minerva Amos - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Leona Ard - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Fredericka Flavilla "Bubbles" Austin - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Perry Hannibal Barker - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Freddie Fletcher Barnes - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Dessie Meri Beard - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Helen Blewett - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Margaret L. Bonner - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Isaac Eben Bower - 1783 (233 years ago.)
Flavilla Elmira "Flay" Bromley - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Erin Ernst Bryan - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Allen Byrd - 1817 (199 years ago.)
Sara Elizabeth Byrd - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Ariana Cralle Callaway - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Robert Cave - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Addie Ray Cloud - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Anna Cloud - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Auburn S. Cloud - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Beulah Cloud - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Catherine G. Cloud - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Floyd Cloud - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Harriet Izora "Hattie" Cloud - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Harry Joseph Cloud - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Jerry R. Cloud - 1934 (82 years ago.)
Jerry Robert Cloud - 1934 (82 years ago.)
Jessie Bonita Cloud - 1934 (82 years ago.)
Robert Pusey Cloud - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Robert Taylor Cloud - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Royal Walter "Roy" Cloud - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Sarah Alice Cloud - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Sharon Kay Cloud - 1954 (62 years ago.)
Stephen Ross "S.R." Cloud - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Stephen W. Cloud - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Vena E. Cloud - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Jasper Clowers - 1827 (189 years ago.)
Gladys Mary Corder - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Mary Corrith - 1890 (126 years ago.)
John Morgan "Morgan" Craig - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Elsie M. Daily - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Arthur Barr de Brueys - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Margaret Elaine Deal - 1948 (68 years ago.)
Starkey Davis Duncan - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Robert M. Eaton - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Olla Iola Elliott - 1894 (122 years ago.)
William Lawson Elliott - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Thomas Elmer Faith - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Laura Bamie Fargason - 1864 (152 years ago.)
George Farrell - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Carol Ferre - 1933 (83 years ago.)
Eugene Joseph Fiaccone - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Joseph Tarpley Fincher - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Mary Loyd Foshea - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Alber Davenport Frank - 1875 (141 years ago.)
William Edgar Freeman - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Harold Huey Gaines - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Agnes Catherine Goebel - 1888 (128 years ago.)
William Vann Goff - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Wanless W. Green - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Griner - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Frances Malinda Gunning - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Elbert Guynes - 1824 (192 years ago.)
John Andrews \ Anders Hare - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Richard Francis Harris - 1941 (75 years ago.)
Mahala Harrison - 1825 (191 years ago.)
William F. Harvison - 1850 (166 years ago.)
William Merrill Hemby - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Robert Newton Hobson - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Reinhard Hoffman - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Mattie Holland - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Bentley Carroll Hooks - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Hettie Ester Hough - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Lena Howard - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Martha Lee Howard - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Durwood Collins Hughes - 1906 (110 years ago.)
John J. Hume - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Howell Iles - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Rebecca Jolly - 1822 (194 years ago.)
William Roscoe Knisley - 1933 (83 years ago.)
Maggie Lenora Lacy - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Florence E. Laymon - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Booth Ester Leslie - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Louise Lessley - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Edward Wade "Ed" Liles - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Elbert Cleveland Link - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Mary Margaret Lowery - 1858 (158 years ago.)
George Homer Lutz - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Nannie Lee Manning - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Jesse Martin - 1797 (219 years ago.)
Mary Ella McCall - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Sevelia McClendon - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Marian Elizabeth McDonald - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Samuel McElwee - 1806 (210 years ago.)
Lillian Jordan McKey - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Mabel McKibben - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Mary E. McMickin - 1829 (187 years ago.)
Bennie Lee Miller - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Warren Drake Miller - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Willis Fred Motley - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Dorothy "Dolly" Moyer - 1783 (233 years ago.)
Curtiss Murray - 1765 (251 years ago.)
Helen Myers - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Jesse F. "Jess" Napier - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Caroline Niblick - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Alberta Nunn - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth O'Neill - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Alexander A. Oglivie - 1818 (198 years ago.)
Reva Marie Parkin - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Enneth Dawn Perry - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Ina Mae Perryman - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Phillips - 1940 (76 years ago.)
Geoffrey V. Plantagenet - 1113 (903 years ago.)
Ernest Cullers Plumlee - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Jesse David Pratt - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Robert Lee Puckett - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Elizabeth Pyle - 1831 (185 years ago.)
Ennis Ray - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Jerry Odell Reece - 1934 (82 years ago.)
Oren Carroll Reid - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Docea Ellen Riden - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Raymond Pershing Roberts - 1918 (98 years ago.)
John Jones Robertson - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Clarence P. Romeyn - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Tobin Cornelius Rote - 1950 (66 years ago.)
Elizabeth Irene Sahm - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Bert Thomas Samples - 1890 (126 years ago.)
John F. Seay - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Guiseppe C. "Joseph" Sinisi - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Skyles - 1810 (206 years ago.)
William Mansell Sloan - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Lucy Alma Smith - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Nannie Louthisa Steward - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Nannie Lou Stewart - 1916 (100 years ago.)
James Sturrock - 1698 (318 years ago.)
John Sturrock - 1698 (318 years ago.)
Mary Eleonora "Nora" Swenson - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Elizabeth Thomas - 1906 (110 years ago.)
George Mason Thomas - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Sherry Aline Thomas - 1938 (78 years ago.)
Patricia Ann Thorp - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Annie Lou Thrasher - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Newton Clark Titsworth - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Amos Tompkins - 1744 (272 years ago.)
Peter J. Trares - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Nancy Turner - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Jean Elmira Tuttle - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Wildes Vincent Vincent - 1914 (102 years ago.)
William Harold Wadman - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Virginia Catherine Washington - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Lavinia Watkins - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Elijah Lemuel Welch - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Jefferson Welch - 1805 (211 years ago.)
Bethlehem West - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Euphie Williams - 1900 (116 years ago.)
John Linzy Williams - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Martha Celestine Willis - 1906 (110 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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