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

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Today's birthdays -- June 30
Thursa Elmyra Frances Autry - 1861 (155 years ago.)
David Eugene Baggett - 1951 (65 years ago.)
Rebecca Bass - 1837 (179 years ago.)
James Harold Benney - 1916 (100 years ago.)
James Bruce Bisinger - 1947 (69 years ago.)
Mary June Black (Cloud) - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Jefferson Davis Bland - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Lula F. Blankenship - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Benjamin Boling - 1734 (282 years ago.)
Ella Broomell - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Charles Grier Bruce - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Burrow - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Nancy Eliza Canfield - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Martha Carter - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Martha Ella Cassell - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Mary Chamberlain - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Adison E. Cloud - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Clarence L. Cloud - 1881 (135 years ago.)
David Elisha Cloud - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Eldon Dudley Cloud - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cloud - 1894 (122 years ago.)
George Hallet Recollen Cloud - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Helen Ruth Cloud - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Henry Allison Cloud - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Isaiah Cloud - 1872 (144 years ago.)
John Matthew Cloud - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Lucy Cloud - 1777 (239 years ago.)
Manuel Joseph Cloud - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Mary C. Cloud - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Newton David Cloud - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Newton Leondas Cloud - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Noah Sebe Cloud - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Roy R. Cloud - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Velva Cloud - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Wayland Cloud - 1843 (173 years ago.)
William "Willy" Cloud - 1842 (174 years ago.)
[son] Clum - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Luella A. Coffman - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Arlee Cotten - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Samuel Cox - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Margaret Helen Craig - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Hannah Watkins Crockett - 1705 (311 years ago.)
Edward Carroll Cullers - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Nettie May Cullers - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Anna Davis - 1780 (236 years ago.)
William Swenson Davis - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Lydia Margaret Dawson - 1879 (137 years ago.)
William B. Deatherage - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Pauline Georgie Dove - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Edna D. Duncan - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Bessie Iwyillia Dupler - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Alice Jane Elliott - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Martha Ann Evers - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Minter Catherine Fincher - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Ethel Ford - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Marilou J. Forsbeck - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Roderick Fraser - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Mack H. Futch - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Elnora Jane Gaines - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Jesse Gibbins - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Robert Lee Good - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Ziba W. Gray - 1801 (215 years ago.)
Jules Henry Graydon - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Billy Harold Green - 1945 (71 years ago.)
Sadie Patsy Green - 1941 (75 years ago.)
Clyde E. Grissom - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Arthemise Guillory - 1837 (179 years ago.)
John Halterman - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Amanda Hargrave - 1853 (163 years ago.)
William Henry Helms - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Esther B. Hickman - 1813 (203 years ago.)
John Wesley Holland - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Josephine Hudson - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Nancy Hughes - 1773 (243 years ago.)
Mary "Babe" Ikner - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Mae Emma "Emily" James - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Lyman Janitschke - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Ruth Kathryn Jarvis - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Ismael C. Jefferis - 1817 (199 years ago.)
Carroll Johnson - 1824 (192 years ago.)
James H. Johnson - 1885 (131 years ago.)
John Kinnear - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Carlene Elizabeth Klint - 1934 (82 years ago.)
Samuel Clay Koller - 1827 (189 years ago.)
Mary Ann Kurtz - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Margaret Helen Kyle - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Jean Baptiste Lapuyade - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Clarissa Emmaline Lewis - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Bessie V. Little - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Nellie Maiden - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Charles Clifton Martin - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Betty McCloud - 1767 (249 years ago.)
S. Elizabeth "Betty" McCoy - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Rudolph McDade - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Mary M. McDonald - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Ella McGaffey - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Margaret Morgan McGuigan - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Ruth Merritt - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Sarah Miller - 1723 (293 years ago.)
Susie Anner Moak - 1889 (127 years ago.)
William Chapman Moore - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Lela "Myrtle" Morrison - 1897 (119 years ago.)
William Henry Nance - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Tennessee Rosalia Nicholson - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Nellie Morrison Parker - 1876 (140 years ago.)
John Andrew Moore Passmore - 1836 (180 years ago.)
Charles "Herschel" Perryman - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Thomas Pendleton Peyton - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Willis Holland Pinnick - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Temple Cone Pouncey - 1943 (73 years ago.)
Martha Sarah Prince - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Ruby Juanita Randle - 1940 (76 years ago.)
John E. Rape - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Harold L. Reagan - 1914 (102 years ago.)
James W. Reeder - 1816 (200 years ago.)
John Barber "J.B." Rowe - 1893 (123 years ago.)
William Emmit "Buddy" Saint - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Eula Scales - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Floyd Seybold - 1916 (100 years ago.)
James A. Seybold - 1816 (200 years ago.)
John Seybold - 1752 (264 years ago.)
Jentsie Sharpe - 1912 (104 years ago.)
James Reese Shaw - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Margie Joan Shelton - 1942 (74 years ago.)
Rachel Caroline Shelton - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Samuel Martin Smith - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Edna Stamps - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Harold Edward Stewart - 1931 (85 years ago.)
James Wilson Stockton - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Mary S. Stockton - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Benjamin C. Street - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Angelina Finlay Sturrock - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Ruby Marie Sutton - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Ephraim Sweat - 1803 (213 years ago.)
Margaret Talley - 1809 (207 years ago.)
Jerome Terwilliger - 1837 (179 years ago.)
M.J. Thomasson - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Nancy Miller Tottenham - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Isaac Ami Tremain - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Olivia Livey Tyson - 1892 (124 years ago.)
William Noel Vann - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Maggie Vickers - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Edward Bruce Votaw - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Wiley Walker - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Sarah Catherine Watkins - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Odus Lee Way - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Samuel A. Welch - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Mohota Juanita Whisenant - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Allen Tait Whittington - 1898 (118 years ago.)
George Purnell Whittington - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Norman H. Wiley - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Edna Woodworth - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Marvin Leslie Woodworth - 1917 (99 years ago.)
William Woolsey - 1687 (329 years ago.)
Gertrude Workman - 1912 (104 years ago.)
William Thomas Yancey - 1955 (61 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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Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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