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

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Today's birthdays -- October 24
Luellen (__) - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Mabel Daisy Bell Alger - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Urban Samuel Arbour - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Charles Gordon Armstrong - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Lucinda Catherine Ashworth - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Isaac Bailey - 1695 (319 years ago.)
Hannum Baldwin - 1787 (227 years ago.)
Lafayette Bud Barron - 1920 (94 years ago.)
John Henry Batie - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Rhonda Gail Bishop - 1959 (55 years ago.)
Hester Lenora Black - 1871 (143 years ago.)
John William Bohannon - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Sarah Louise "Birdie" Botts - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Laura Mae Boyett - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Charles Ernest Briscoe - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Gaston Broussard - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Albert William Browder - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Retha Belle Brown - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Jesse Murphy Broxton - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Sarah Cornelia Buck - 1780 (234 years ago.)
Harry Bumstead - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Julia Florence Burel - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Hirman A. Caraway - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Arthur Carr - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Fay Eileen Cave - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Eliza Alice Chapman - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Vivian T. Chapman - 1907 (107 years ago.)
George Maxwell Claytor - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Esther P. Cloud - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Robert Joseph (Norris) Cloud - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Stephen Albert Cloud - 1870 (144 years ago.)
William Cloud - 1683 (331 years ago.)
Pauline Janet Coffin - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Chester Lee Collins - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Martha Ann Collins - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Sarah Louise Cook - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Johnny J. Cravey - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Roy Crumbley - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Troy Crumbley - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Thomas William Cullers - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Madeline Dawson - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Addie Mae Elliott - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Joseph Willis English - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Anna Belle Epperson - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Hazel Faulk - 1911 (103 years ago.)
William Tichenor Fincher - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Kittye M. Fitzgerald - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Sarah Foulk - 1763 (251 years ago.)
Isaac Freeman - 1760 (254 years ago.)
Wade H. Futch - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Martha Ann Gentry - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Mary L. Gregory - 1853 (161 years ago.)
James Clifton Grigsby - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Floyd Waymon Hall - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Kenneth Merril Hancher - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Ples Hare - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Horace Quinton Hicks - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Martha Ann Holland - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Nellie L. Hollis - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Joseph Lamar Hooks - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Walter Wiley Hudgel - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Serene Mary Ivy - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Vance Wayne Johnston - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Charley Wesley Joiner - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jolley - 1895 (119 years ago.)
James Richard Jordan - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Allen T. Kuhn - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Mary Virginia Lake - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Mehitabel Leonard - 1691 (323 years ago.)
Arlene Ruth Maue - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Mitsi Lynn McAdams - 1940 (74 years ago.)
Roy Bertsel "Bert" McConochie - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Keet McDade - 1875 (139 years ago.)
James William McKibben - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Teresa Kay Mcneil - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Gary Moistner - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Myrta Estelle Morris - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Harriet Morrow - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Imogene Mullis - 1924 (90 years ago.)
James W. Nelson - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Missina Nichols - 1808 (206 years ago.)
Bartley O'Harra - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Catherine Jane Owen - 1861 (153 years ago.)
John Austin Partridge - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Melvin Benjamin Payne - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Sedora Payne - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Merle Alice Perry - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Frank Nicholas Piasecki - 1919 (95 years ago.)
John W. Rector - 1805 (209 years ago.)
Levi H. Rinehart - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Perah Rinehart - 1851 (163 years ago.)
James Morton Rockwell - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Hettie Lou Rogers - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Mizell Elizabeth Rose - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Richard Rushing - 1828 (186 years ago.)
Dorothy M. Seybold - 1904 (110 years ago.)
James N. Seybold - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Mona Shipman - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Ernest Wilbur " Mickey" Sparger - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Edna I. Spears - 1917 (97 years ago.)
John Reese Stevenson - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Sarah D. Strait - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Alexander Asaria Strother - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Eustace Benard Swearingen - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Mary Cordelia Sweat - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Elizabeth G. Talley - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Benjamin Lester Thomas - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Rangela Thoresdotter - 1764 (250 years ago.)
Lois Estella Thrams - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Inza Burrage Thrasher - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Nolan N. Thrasher - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Opal V. Tiger - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Lillie Bell Tison - 1883 (131 years ago.)
David Hampton Trotti - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Grover Cleveland Vann - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Thomas Clarion Vinson - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Bernice Muriel Voegtlin - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Elizabeth Walter - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Oneida Way - 1890 (124 years ago.)
James Benjamin Wolfenbarger - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Garrett Franklin Woods - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Ivey Edward Youngblood - 1915 (99 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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Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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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

Wiess Genealogy / Wiess Family History


 

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