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

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Today's birthdays -- June 26
Dollie (__) - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Ona C. (__) - 1923 (94 years ago.)
John Sheldon Adams - 1935 (82 years ago.)
Wiley Alexander - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Eva Nell Alger - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Lowell Clinton Bailey - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Robert Madison Barbaree - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Owen Cleo Benningfield - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Loretta Mary Bouvier - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Marierose Brosseau - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Catherine Elizabeth Brown - 1839 (178 years ago.)
James William Brownlee - 1910 (107 years ago.)
John Alden Bumstead - 1889 (128 years ago.)
[dau] Burch - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Michael Sellers Burkhalter - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Harry Joseph AKA Printz Burner - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Ellen C. Burt - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Virgie Carter - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Oliver Perry Cash - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Sallie Ann Cash - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Myrtle May Castle - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Ceasal M. Causey - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Allen Dermont \ Demonte Chambers - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Arthur L. Cloud - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hope Cloud - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Elsie Maud Cloud - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Emerson Trask Cloud - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Emma L. Cloud - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Eugene Wiley Cloud - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Frances E. Cloud - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Garland Wayne Cloud - 1933 (84 years ago.)
George Washington Cloud - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Marie Margaret Cloud - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Mary Isabelle Cloud - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Milton Maceo Cloud - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Sharon Cloud - 1953 (64 years ago.)
Tilda Cloud - 1907 (110 years ago.)
William Cloud - 1792 (225 years ago.)
William Oliver Cloud - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Dennis Cloyd - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Edith Marion Coffman - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Ethel Cowart - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Mable Ann Criswell - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Amanda Eliza Daniel - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Lucendia Daughtry - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Cathleen Argenia Dawson - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Elizabeth Dennis - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Marcus Cecil Dew - 1902 (115 years ago.)
George Washington Dieffenbach - 1801 (216 years ago.)
Lorrayne Elizabeth Dirksen - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Isaac Dodd - 1763 (254 years ago.)
Raleigh Celess Elliott - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Macena Ellen Ford - 1855 (162 years ago.)
James Edward "Ed" Freeman - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Mary Gaines - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Sarah Gaines - 1792 (225 years ago.)
Gloria Mae Garris - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Lucy Gibson - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Claude Murray Graham - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Effie Jane Hall - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Warren Amiel Hardt - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Laura A. Hardy - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Nancy Harper - 1811 (206 years ago.)
Phillip Pendleton Harrell - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Gussie Gertrude Harris - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Clinton Hampton Henderson - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Elzina Hill - 1916 (101 years ago.)
John Wesley Hodges - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Roy Portess Hoffman - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Earnest Carlton Holland - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Nancy Jane Holland - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Elizabeth Huffman - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Margaret Reed Huffman - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Susana Emily Hull - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Martha James - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Kenneth Joe Johnson - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Lorena Bell Keith - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Anna Jane Kennemer - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Edward Max Kieschnick - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Jennifer Lynn Lacey - 1980 (37 years ago.)
Albin Floyd Lamphere - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Nancy Eleanor "Ella" Lane - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Albert West Lathrop - 1870 (147 years ago.)
William Jackson Lawless - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Tilda Madden - 1907 (110 years ago.)
infant son Majors - 1913 (104 years ago.)
F. David McCann - 1953 (64 years ago.)
Nathan Clark McCarns - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Rosine McFaddin - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Floyd G. McLellan - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Lloyd B. McLellan - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Janet Meek - 1805 (212 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Middleton - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Andrew Millikan - 1801 (216 years ago.)
Stanley E. Neely - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Mayme Frayser O'Flaherty - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Serena O'Neal - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Elizabeth Mandy Parker or Dennis - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Mary A. Perryman - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Catherine Pinckard - 1826 (191 years ago.)
Frances E. Pittman - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Adrian L. Polter - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Rosalind Pouncy - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Linda Gail Pye - 1957 (60 years ago.)
Glenn Lamar Randle - 1943 (74 years ago.)
Ella Jane Roberts - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Eliza Jane Roe - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Elva Rogers - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Floyd B. Seybold - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Alton Louis Seymour - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Maria Sherman - 1806 (211 years ago.)
Jehu John Shipe - 1878 (139 years ago.)
William Henry Spencer - 1844 (173 years ago.)
William Raymond Stanley - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Charles C. Stephens - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Sarah Myrtle Stockton - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Isabella Sturrock - 1847 (170 years ago.)
Doris Marie Talman - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Jack Ernest Tarver - 1924 (93 years ago.)
William W. Teague - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Doris Jean Thompson - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Celia Amanda Thrams - 1889 (128 years ago.)
John Wallace Tobin - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Ruth Chaney Tompkins - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Sadie Mae Trahan - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Margaret Elizabeth Truesdell - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Alpha Jane Utter - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Maximillian Vincent - 1800 (217 years ago.)
Maximillian Vincent - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Jane Wakefield - 1768 (249 years ago.)
Emily Walker - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Nathan Watrous - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Ethel Weatherford - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Clyde T. White - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Elnora J. White - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Walter Wicker - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Valma G. Wickline - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Prudie Edna Williams - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Julia Etta \ Elta Williford - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Theodore "T.W." Wood - 1930 (87 years ago.)
William Woolsey - 1717 (300 years ago.)
John A. Woolverton - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Fred Henderson Wright - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Lillian Frances York - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Bettie June Zirkle - 1927 (90 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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