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

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Today's birthdays -- October 31
Julie Sue Adair - 1946 (68 years ago.)
Mary Louise Aiken - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Lucy M. Akers - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Samuel Quentin Baker - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Hal Alfrid Beddow - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Rebecca Hyatt Bell - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Leatrice Book - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Theressa Ophelia Born - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Lena Bortner - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Brandon - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Pauline Mary Branham - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Robert Burrell - 1801 (213 years ago.)
Martha Calhoun - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Edward Randolph Callaway - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Blanche Carter - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Melton Chambers - 1913 (101 years ago.)
August Clatt - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Anna May Cloud - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Cecil Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Daniel Cloud - 1828 (186 years ago.)
George Lodge Cloud - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Hannah W. Cloud - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Harriet Emmeline Cloud - 1838 (176 years ago.)
John Harlan "Harley" Cloud - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Lena Drucilla Cloud - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Cloud - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Opel Joan Cloud - 1945 (69 years ago.)
Orlando Hall Cloud - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Sarah Cloud - 1784 (230 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Cloud - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Thomas Marin "Jerry" Cloud - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Alvin Cloudt - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Edwin Stone "Ed" Collier - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Herman L. Constable - 1909 (105 years ago.)
William Cundiff - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Ruel Martin Donaho - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Vicky Marie Dorman - 1949 (65 years ago.)
Aaron Martin Dunman - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Alfred M. Ebner - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Harrye Edge - 1604 (410 years ago.)
Julia B. Elliott - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Charlie Feldon Etheridge - 1913 (101 years ago.)
George E. Farr - 1878 (136 years ago.)
George Faulk - 1819 (195 years ago.)
John Leonard Foreman - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Eva Lorena Foulk - 1890 (124 years ago.)
John Malden "Jack" Futch - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Edmund Pendleton Gaines - 1824 (190 years ago.)
James R. Gibson - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Jack Lavon Giesenschlag - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Olive Kathryn Lorrain Goble - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Gaines Collier Goode - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Autrey Phillip Goodwin - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Dorsey Rodman Gregory - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Stephen Combs Harlan - 1801 (213 years ago.)
J. Patrick Henry - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Frank Hipshire - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Neil Edward Hodges - 1957 (57 years ago.)
Lawrence Hoffman - 1923 (91 years ago.)
MArguerite Mary Louise Hoffman - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Evelyn Holden - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Clarence Huffman - 1923 (91 years ago.)
David Jackson - 1795 (219 years ago.)
Lawrence Bushnell Jenkins - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Carrie Johnson - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Ephraim Johnson - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Mary Lydia Johnson - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Linda Diane Jones - 1946 (68 years ago.)
Shelton Jones - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Eula Fay Jordan - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Royal Warren Jordan - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Allen Keith - 1807 (207 years ago.)
George K. Keith - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Mary Margaret Kelleher - 1914 (100 years ago.)
William Keller - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Beulah Mae Kelton - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Oscar Augustus Kelton - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Lucy Dell Kirkland - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Dan Ferrell Kleckley - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Bentancy Knight - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Conrad Kuhn - 1803 (211 years ago.)
Betty Louise Lauderback - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Lee - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Joseph Burdette Leslie - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Frank Lininger - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Alfred Luettich - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Jackson Marion Martin - 1841 (173 years ago.)
William Gibbs McAdoo - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Elbert C. McCabe - 1937 (77 years ago.)
Francis Celia McGowan - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Edith Adelle McLure - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth McMahon - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Edward H. Mitchell - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Harlan L. Moore - 1870 (144 years ago.)
George Marion Mount - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Rosa Mulheis - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Josephine Murray - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Pearl Mathilda Nelson - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Daniel O'Flaherty - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Mamie Ruth O'Neal - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Anna Lee Parker - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Edward S. Passmore - 1872 (142 years ago.)
John Wardle Passmore - 1802 (212 years ago.)
Daniel "Boone" Pedigo - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Tignal Leroy Peterman - 1891 (123 years ago.)
George W. Phillips - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Otis R. Phoenix - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Mary Pinkard - 1778 (236 years ago.)
Helen Poehler - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Bertha Pressley - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Ona Lee Prevost - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Jane Quinn - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Mary Angeline Earnestine Ramage - 1879 (135 years ago.)
James Earnest Reynolds - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Matilda Robertson - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Archie Anderson Robinson - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Sydney E. Rorick - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Johnny Thomas Ruggles - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Esther Seale - 1871 (143 years ago.)
James Harvey Seekford - 1856 (158 years ago.)
John Samuel Seybold - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Cleon E. Shelton - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Mary Matilda "Mollie Ann" Shoemake - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Velma Simpson - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Francelia Catherine Smith - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Joseph Cecil "Joe" Spaulding - 1916 (98 years ago.)
William Mumford Stallsworth - 1809 (205 years ago.)
Tedie D. Stanford - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Joice Steele - 1935 (79 years ago.)
Kenneth Lee "Jake" Stinson - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Martha Sturgis - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Carl Eugene Subera - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Roderie Burwell Swenson - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Norah Ella Swindell - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Fay Talley - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Oscar R. Talley - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Edwin S. Terwilliger - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Jane Terwilliger - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Sara E. Thomas - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Thomas Lowell Thompson - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Mary Eunice Townsend - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Elijah Tyus - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Allen H. Vaughan - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Frank Nicholas Videto - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Carson Wade - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Mae Belle Walden - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Lawrence Pleas Walker - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Manzy Waters - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Doris Marie Weir - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Pairlee Adline "Addie" Whatley - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Virginia Angela White - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Charles Hays Whittington - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Fred Whittington - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Marcus Kelly Whittington - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Warren Whittington - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Byron Wiess - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Luetta Wiess - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Jessie Rodman Williams - 1861 (153 years ago.)
William W. Williams - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Susan Maud Wingate - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Elizabeth May Woodworth - 1891 (123 years ago.)
James Martin Youngblood - 1875 (139 years ago.)
John Miles Youngblood - 1708 (306 years ago.)
Elizabeth Zody - 1822 (192 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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