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

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Today's birthdays -- June 20
Mary Powel Abbay - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Orva N. Adams - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Ida Gertrude Allen - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Inman Allen - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Levi Baily - 1750 (268 years ago.)
John L. Baker - 1805 (213 years ago.)
Hannum Baldwin - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Betty J. Beal - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Charles Eddie Bennett - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Bolin - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Emma \ Erma Bond - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Dewey Estel Brady - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Emerson Louis Breland - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Benjamin Bridges - 1828 (190 years ago.)
Claude Walter Brown - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Issac Henry Gordon Burkhalter - 1856 (162 years ago.)
Israel Benjamin Burner - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Clara Grace Carnahan - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Margaret Carson - 1766 (252 years ago.)
Eleanor Carter - 1802 (216 years ago.)
Floyd Morris Chapman - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Albert Cloud - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Cynthia Renee Cloud - 1967 (51 years ago.)
Edna May Cloud - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Francis M. Cloud - 1866 (152 years ago.)
James Alfred Cloud - 1886 (132 years ago.)
James Homer Cloud - 1920 (98 years ago.)
James Roy Cloud - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Jefferson Davis Cloud - 1862 (156 years ago.)
John Bayliss Cloud - 1892 (126 years ago.)
John Wallace Cloud - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Landon Cloud - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Mary Angeline Cloud - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Nolan O. Cloud - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Rosa Katherine Cloud - 1911 (107 years ago.)
James Elliel Costello - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Lee Charlton Cowart - 1916 (102 years ago.)
John Cox - 1818 (200 years ago.)
Mary Ann Cox - 1818 (200 years ago.)
Donald Royce Crowe - 1936 (82 years ago.)
Marion Francis Crumbley - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Blanche Crump - 1904 (114 years ago.)
John Henry Cullers - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Amy Lou Darby - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Hilliard Darrel Davis - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Sara Etta Davis - 1921 (97 years ago.)
James Asa DeGarmo - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Henry Cloud Dickinson - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Doris Fay Dixon - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Frank Doyle - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Pearl Adelia Durham - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Rachel Ann Elizabeth Ellison - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Mary Vada Epperson - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Agnes Ann "Isebelle" Faurot\Faroute - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Melburn Winfield Fields - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Robert Lane Fincher - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Rosalee Fine - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Marlin Rochelia Fortenberry - 1877 (141 years ago.)
William Wilkins Fortenberry - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Thomas Prather Gaines - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Mark R. Garoutte - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Joseph Graves - 1773 (245 years ago.)
Myra Dunham Grigsby - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Jennie Lee Griner - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Garey Baker Griswold - 1951 (67 years ago.)
Eleanor Haynes Gwin - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Thorvald Hansen - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Edward Everett Harbin - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Augustine Blackburn Hardin - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Blanche Marie Harlan - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Sarah Harlan - 1812 (206 years ago.)
Lottie Belle Harrelson - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Ollie Earl Hartgroves - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Nancy Margaret Humphrey - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Irene Martha Janz - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Edward J. Jett - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Mary Poe Jones - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Jordan - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Martha Anne Keeling - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Mary Dolly Keen - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Carl Edwin Kingry - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Lewis - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Simon Lindley - 1769 (249 years ago.)
Ora Belle Link - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Harold Logan - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Clara Augusta Lovelace - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Clinton Waller Lucky - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Rebecca "Becky \ Becca" Angeline Magee \ McGee - 1862 (156 years ago.)
William L. Malin - 1875 (143 years ago.)
John William Manning - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Lillian Ruth McKeown - 1925 (93 years ago.)
E. Marrs "Marrs" McLean - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Mordecai Mercer - 1736 (282 years ago.)
Calvin Clinton Middleton - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Robert Lewis Moistner - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Matilda Caroline Moore - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Margaret Opal-Mae Nail - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Mary Jane New - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Margaret J. Noblin - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Patrick Thomas O'Brien - 1948 (70 years ago.)
Horace Harold O'Flaherty - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Samuel Simon Paul - 1828 (190 years ago.)
Pernistine "Teeny" Perkins - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Mary Peters - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Henrietta Virginia Petty - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Alford Lee Phillips - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Fred Challis Poley - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Hugh Louis Powell - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Nancy Caroline Puckett - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Edna Ruth Ritenour - 1918 (100 years ago.)
William H. Seybold - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Amy Katherine Sheffield - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Donald Vinson Smith - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Lilly Mae Smith - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Martha Perthina Spillars - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Mary Lyall Stewart - 1807 (211 years ago.)
William Henry Strickland - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Oran Marion Striegler - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Barbara Sturrock - 1744 (274 years ago.)
Margaret Sturrock - 1744 (274 years ago.)
Annis Sweeten - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Richard Thorla - 1694 (324 years ago.)
John Wesley Tirey - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Ernest E. Tolley - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Charles William Tongate - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Amanda Tyler - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Jan Van Den Berge - 1809 (209 years ago.)
Geertruy van Petten - 1752 (266 years ago.)
Lena Vanden Berge - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Thomas Jeremiah Vann - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Julia Letitia Wallis - 1823 (195 years ago.)
Louella Dorothy Ward - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Keziah Welch - 1800 (218 years ago.)
William Rowland Welch - 1815 (203 years ago.)
Theresa Lynn Whatley - 1963 (55 years ago.)
Dora Catherine Whetzel - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Winnie Belle Whiton - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Hugh Franklin Whittington - 1883 (135 years ago.)
James Henderson Whittington - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Jennie Vivian "Vivian" Wiess - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Martha Jane Wiess - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Willie Simon Wiess - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Caroline Emily Willis - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Dora B. Wilmoth - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Raymond Edward Wilson - 1943 (75 years ago.)
Emma Winkler - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Julia Wolfenbarger - 1881 (137 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

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Butler Genealogy / Butler Family History

Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

Cravey Genealogy / Cravey Family History

Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

Gordon/Gorden Genealogy / Gordon/Gorden Family History

Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

Rutledge Genealogy / Rutledge Family History

Sapp Genealogy / Sapp Family History

Seybold Genealogy / Seybold Family History

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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