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

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Today's birthdays -- May 22
Nathaniel Coates Adamson - 1810 (208 years ago.)
Edgar Edward Allen - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Elzie Mae Amarine - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Ruth Alice Andrews - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Richard Graves Askew - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Catherine Atkinson - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Charles Lewis Atwell - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Norma Jane Baker - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Elizabeth Alice Ball - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Chiles Terrell Barker - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Phillis Virginia Baughman - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Vida Myrtle Blazer - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Sarah Bliss - 1755 (263 years ago.)
James Clyde Bryant - 1900 (118 years ago.)
John Gilbert Bryant - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Jonas Byrd Burner - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Zelpha Ann Burrows - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Shirley Evelyn Caplinger - 1943 (75 years ago.)
Madge Jean Carman - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Warren J. Carrick - 1935 (83 years ago.)
Lydia Carter - 1790 (228 years ago.)
Oliver Samuel Caudill - 1877 (141 years ago.)
James Cave - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Lucy "Mae" Charlton - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Philadelphia "Delpha" Chenoweth - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Larry Dean Churchman - 1951 (67 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Cloud - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Bessie Hazel Cloud - 1891 (127 years ago.)
David Orin Cloud - 1953 (65 years ago.)
Dora Vivian Cloud - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Elijah Robert Cloud - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Frank J. Cloud - 1909 (109 years ago.)
George Cloud - 1798 (220 years ago.)
Glenn Edward Cloud - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Jerrel Leon Cloud - 1923 (95 years ago.)
John Ellis Cloud - 1884 (134 years ago.)
John Mathew Cloud - 1953 (65 years ago.)
Lenora B. Cloud - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Lethia Welser Cloud - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Lou Eva Cloud - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Luella Rebecca Cloud - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Martha Cloud - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Mary M. Cloud - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Merrel D. Cloud - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Pauline Cloud - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Pearl Cloud - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Peter M. Cloud - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Price Cloud - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Raymond Aubry Cloud - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Richard Jackson Cloud - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Robert James Cloud - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Roy A. Cloud - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Sarah Tyrun Cloud - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Walter Henry Cloud - 1891 (127 years ago.)
William Herman Cloud - 1910 (108 years ago.)
William Condit - 1885 (133 years ago.)
John Tyler Cook - 1909 (109 years ago.)
William Cravey - 1828 (190 years ago.)
John Thomas Crawley - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Donald Creighton - 1964 (54 years ago.)
Mary Magdalene Critzer - 1818 (200 years ago.)
Verne Maxwell Culver - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Alfred (Alford) Martin Davidson - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Ada Dees - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Betty Sue Dickerson - 1942 (76 years ago.)
Hayes Dickinson - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Ruby Merle Dobbs - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Ruel Martin Donaho - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Dorcas Dood - 1763 (255 years ago.)
John Henry Doyle - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Ellis Droddy - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Edmaze Dronet - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Robert W. East - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Mary Lou Elliott - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Joe Prince English - 1908 (110 years ago.)
William Francis Farek - 1952 (66 years ago.)
[son] Flick - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Charles "Charlie" Abraham Forse - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Futch - 1832 (186 years ago.)
Mary Jane Elizabeth Gaines - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Martha James Gibson - 1867 (151 years ago.)
George Samuel Gilbert - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Burnis Webster Gordon - 1880 (138 years ago.)
David L. Greene - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Pearl Alene Hall - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Ellen Harper - 1839 (179 years ago.)
James Lester Harris - 1895 (123 years ago.)
James Alexander Harrison - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Fred Richardson Hedrick - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Lynn W. Hopkins - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Johannes (John) Hunsaker - 1728 (290 years ago.)
John Henry Ickles - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Jennings - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Edith A. Johnson - 1946 (72 years ago.)
McKinley "Red" Johnson - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Joseph Austin Jones - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Jean Kinney - 1913 (105 years ago.)
William Robert Kinnis - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Wilma Raye Knight - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Henry Raymond Lax - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Frank Lewandoski - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Wiley S. Lewis - 1826 (192 years ago.)
Sidney Saling Locklear - 1836 (182 years ago.)
Curtis Curlock Lowe - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Alice Josephine "Onie" Martin - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Jack Melton Maxey - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Doris Maurine McAlister - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Edgar Durwood McCraw - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Eva Esther McDaniel - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Margaret Laney McElroy - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Lelia Rachael McFaddin - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Lucile McFaddin - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Morris Monroe Miller - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Kenneth Cruse Minter - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Jerome Ruskin Moorefield - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Prudence Mount - 1810 (208 years ago.)
John Tillman C. Noaks (Nokes) - 1844 (174 years ago.)
Virda Adaline Nunn - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Anton Oberst - 1787 (231 years ago.)
Conrad Dale Ours - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Rosa Lee Owens - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Oleta Oxley - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Nannie Payne - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Suzanna May Pendley - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Ollie May \ Mae Petty - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Earl C. Porter - 1938 (80 years ago.)
Oscar Elwood Pratt - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Stanley Edwin Pratt - 1931 (87 years ago.)
William Matthew Ratcliff - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Ray - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Delia Irene Reynolds - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Roe - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Pleasant Jasper Roe - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Marie Rogers - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Winfred Rogers - 1918 (100 years ago.)
John Madison Rushing - 1836 (182 years ago.)
Salina Rushing - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Sallie Ann Rushing - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Eliza A. Ruth - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Martha Ann Salisbury - 1831 (187 years ago.)
Alice Ernestine Seybold - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Elizabeth A. Seybold - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Gladys E. Seybold - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Martha Ann Singleton - 1826 (192 years ago.)
John Slocombe - 1803 (215 years ago.)
Julia Smith - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Ronald Keith Smithson - 1951 (67 years ago.)
Zeta St. John - 1914 (104 years ago.)
William Warren Stark - 1936 (82 years ago.)
Elsie Whyte Sturrock - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Alois Lewis Sulak - 1935 (83 years ago.)
Amanda Ellen Sullivan - 1850 (168 years ago.)
James Sullivan - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Jacob Henry "Jake" Taylor - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Martha Thompson Taylor - 1777 (241 years ago.)
Paul Lee Terwilliger - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Freddie Turpin - 1913 (105 years ago.)
infant Vincent - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Onezime Vincent - 1807 (211 years ago.)
Lewis Jerry Walker - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Elmer E. Watkins - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Robert Milton Whitecotton - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Lilly Whittington - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Martha Jane Wimmer - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Martin Clarence Wolverton - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Abigail Mackey Woolsey - 1788 (230 years ago.)
George Wynn - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Virginia Pauline Young - 1913 (105 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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