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

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Today's birthdays -- December 20
Fitzgerald Paramore "Pat" Adams - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Lizzie Anderson - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Whitney Charles Babin - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Martha Lavinia Bailey - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Elisha C. Baker - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Godshall Barnes - 1692 (322 years ago.)
Jessie Bedwell - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Helen Jackson Bennett - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Elijah Boling - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Lenora Bonner - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Ailene Clyde Born - 1869 (145 years ago.)
William Charles Bostick - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Joel Boyd - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Maude Townsend Boyd - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Edgar Phillip Bull - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Cave Joseph Bumstead - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Lyman Austin Burbank - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Feriba Jane Bushong - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Frances Colleen Carroll - 1922 (92 years ago.)
April L. Carter - 1962 (52 years ago.)
Lucretia Chamberlin - 1765 (249 years ago.)
Benjamin Chance - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Abigail Cloud - 1788 (226 years ago.)
Cynthia Melissa Cloud - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Daniel William Cloud - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Eddie Garrett Cloud - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Edward Calvin Cloud - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Joseph Dominic Cloud - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Julia Elise Cloud - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Lewis Savoy Cloud - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Rachel Christiana E. Cloud - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Robert Cloud - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Robert Lee Cloud - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Roland R. Cloud - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Sarah J. Cloud - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Wiley Washington "Willie" Cloud - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Constantia Eliza von Cloudt - 1826 (188 years ago.)
Connie Louise Cloyd - 1963 (51 years ago.)
Virginia Rosa Coleman - 1742 (272 years ago.)
Marie Augustine Collins - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Ann Cook - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Nathaniel Craig - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Lydia Jane "Littie" Cravey - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Juanita Geatrice Crawford - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Charles Ernest Cullers - 1919 (95 years ago.)
infant Cullers - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Jacob Ross Cullers - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Joseph W. Cullers - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Clebert Dauzat - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Agnes Henderson DeHart - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Andonie DeVille - 1802 (212 years ago.)
Harold McComb Douglass - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Iva Irene Draper - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Emily R.F. Ebner - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Cecelia S. Edge - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Robert Gene Embrey - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Anna Maria Ford - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Lottie Jane Ford - 1870 (144 years ago.)
George Washington Andrew Jackson Forman - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Mary Emma Francis - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Timothy Freeman - 1718 (296 years ago.)
Eugene Layton Fulkerson - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Nannie Pearl Funderburk - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Charles Bishop Futch - 1804 (210 years ago.)
Gina Rene Gamble - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Bryan Douglas Gartman - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Sarah Elisabeth Gauntt - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Louis Grandcolas - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Connie Olene Greenwood - 1900 (114 years ago.)
William Henry Hadley - 1768 (246 years ago.)
Elmer Hall - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Minerva K. Hammer - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Anna L. Hannum - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Louis Hanson - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Urban Leek Hardin - 1872 (142 years ago.)
William Hardin - 1806 (208 years ago.)
Mary Ann Hargrave - 1768 (246 years ago.)
Edgar Sloan Harper - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Johann Martin Hauser - 1725 (289 years ago.)
Eleanor Elizabeth Heufelder - 1926 (88 years ago.)
James A. Hignett - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Alton David Hooks - 1953 (61 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Hooser - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Bille Nelson Hudson - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Cyrus Hudson - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Stella Hudson - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Lillard Mansfield Huggins - 1856 (158 years ago.)
William Leonard Hutto - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Jacob Jessop - 1762 (252 years ago.)
Ervin Harrison Johnson - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Rebecca Ann Jones - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Frances Elizabeth Jordan - 1893 (121 years ago.)
James W. Jordan - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Bessie Keith - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Mary Flotilla Ketcham - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Audley Vernon Knowles - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Catherine Koller - 1776 (238 years ago.)
Eugenie Lapuyade - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Dorothy Caroline Lauffer - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Joseph Minus LeBlanc - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Minnie Lea Lisenbee - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Simon H. Long - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Mary Etta Loy - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Anna Martin - 1799 (215 years ago.)
Edna Thelma Mattingly - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Amos McAlister - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Thomas McCool - 1797 (217 years ago.)
John Walls McElroy - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Effa M. McKay - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Thelma Louise Miller - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Eleanor Clara Mitchel - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Robert Lee Moody - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Doris Eugenia Mooneyham - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Dewey Hobson Morgan (Platte) - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Marion F. Nicholson - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Morris Nortica - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Lipscomb R. Norvell - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Mary Lorena Oden - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Willie D. "W.D." Pace - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Lenora B. Parish - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Elizabeth S. Paschal - 1857 (157 years ago.)
John Emery Pelton - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Paul Edward Pettennude - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Elizabeth L. "Libbie" Pfaff - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Nora Lee Pipkin - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Marlene Potter - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Jeanette Puckett - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Mattie "Lela" Ratcliff - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Margaret V. Richardson - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Hilda Virginia Ritenour - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Robert Roberts - 1826 (188 years ago.)
Paula M. Ruckmann - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Simon Carl Rundberg - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Henry Washington Seabolt - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Jasper Seybold - 1757 (257 years ago.)
Rhoda Seybold - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Rebekah Shackleford - 1790 (224 years ago.)
Zachariah Sharp - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Joseph Marion Shelton - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Andrew Jack Snow - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Jack A. Sovy - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Ione May Stanley - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Robert Levi Steadman - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Sybil Estelle Sterling - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Lusettie Alice Stovall - 1865 (149 years ago.)
John Sturrock - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Carl Virgil Swanson - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Amanda Luretta Tankersley - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Darling Tatum - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Alice Thacker - 1670 (344 years ago.)
Anna Tollett - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Adra Trotti - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Lawrence Trotti - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Josie Alice Varner - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Laura Vickers - 1838 (176 years ago.)
William Vincent - 1817 (197 years ago.)
William Henderson "W.H." Waldrop - 1855 (159 years ago.)
James Franklin Wallace - 1914 (100 years ago.)
James Nel Waller - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Jesse Edwin Waller - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Jasper Watts - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Dora Edna Webster - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Barney Marshall Whiteley - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Earl Ligon Whittington - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Earl Ligon Whittington - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Eldorado "Rada" Whittington - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Melina Whittington - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Velora Widner - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Dorothy Wolfe - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Janet Woodrow - 1826 (188 years ago.)
George Elmer Woodworth - 1886 (128 years ago.)
George Whitfield Woodyard - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Achiles Wynn - 1798 (216 years ago.)
Margaret Youngblood - 1914 (100 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.
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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