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

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Today's birthdays -- July 20
Annie Bell (__) - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Caroline (__) - 1822 (195 years ago.)
Emma Ackerman - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Theodore J. Alley - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Wanda Lou Arnold - 1941 (76 years ago.)
William Daniel Bailey - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Nora Bankston - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Patricia Maxine Beason - 1935 (82 years ago.)
[dau] Benefield - 1934 (83 years ago.)
William Joseph Benningfield - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Carrie Belle Blasdel - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Farris Frederick Block - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Leatha Ann Bonner - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Mary Juliet Boyd - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Mary Louisiana "Lou" Brian - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Phola Jean Browder - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Sarah Cain - 1790 (227 years ago.)
Lois Canfield - 1747 (270 years ago.)
Trellis Elizabeth Carmichael - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Edward Carter - 1787 (230 years ago.)
Donald Thomas Cash - 1928 (89 years ago.)
James Hezikiah Chancellor - 1900 (117 years ago.)
August Chylek \ Chilek - 1887 (130 years ago.)
David Benjamin (Benjamin David) Cloud - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Earl B. Cloud - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Earl H. Cloud - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Frederick Wills Cloud - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Gladys Marie Cloud - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Holland H. Cloud - 1948 (69 years ago.)
John Drew Cloud - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Joseph Mansico Cloud - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Lennie Eliza Cloud - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Leora B. Cloud - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Lillie Viola Cloud - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Pryor Lee Cloud - 1830 (187 years ago.)
Samuel P. Cloud - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Sharon Kay Cloud - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Stella Katlyn Cloud - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Ted Eugene Cloud - 1932 (85 years ago.)
William F. Cloud - 1825 (192 years ago.)
William Monroe Cloud - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Mackie Cole - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Jesse Collier - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Alma Jean Combs - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Jacob Cope - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Louis Alexander Coudrain - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Minnie R. Crumbley - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Amanda M. Cunningham - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Elizabeth Crowley Dagley - 1822 (195 years ago.)
Grace May Dalton - 1888 (129 years ago.)
John Darroch - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Alvin M. Dawson - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Fred Marcus Deal - 1884 (133 years ago.)
George W. Dean - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Allen Deatherage - 1792 (225 years ago.)
Coleman Deatherage - 1825 (192 years ago.)
George Lewis Dobson - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Benjamin Druet - 1677 (340 years ago.)
Martha Catherine Duncan - 1943 (74 years ago.)
George Farabee - 1799 (218 years ago.)
Martha Fargason - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Carrie Fincher - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Chester C. Fincher - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Alese Futch - 1949 (68 years ago.)
Virgil Preston Gaines - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Fred Orville Gallaher - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Anna Dutton Gibson - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Benjamin Harrison Gordon - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Charles C. Gray - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Russel Bruce Green - 1920 (97 years ago.)
John Halford - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Edna Mae Hall - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Edwin B. Harris - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Herman Elmer Hart - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Vernon Hollihan - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Paul F. Horner - 1905 (112 years ago.)
John Jackson Hume - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Jacob T. Hunsaker - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Katherine Hill Hutchins - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Mary Ann Jablonowski - 1947 (70 years ago.)
John Hezekiah Jackson - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Catherine C. Johnson - 1825 (192 years ago.)
Columbus C. Johnson - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Ida K. Johnson - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Juriah Newton Jordan - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Joseph Sydney Justilian - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Elmer Scott King - 1869 (148 years ago.)
John Milton Knupple - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Frank Raty Labruyere - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Robert L. Landers - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Mary Margaret Lichtenauer - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Henry Fred Lindner - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Martha Ann "Patsy" Long - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Elizabeth L. Lynn - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Melba Maricle - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Roger Martin - 1634 (383 years ago.)
Ludie Erline McCoy - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Mattie May McGuire - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Elizabeth B. McKay - 1806 (211 years ago.)
Alfred Harris Mills - 1890 (127 years ago.)
John Adams Mills - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Henry Frank Morton - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Elizabeth Mouton - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Sarah Newcomb - 1723 (294 years ago.)
Roy Newton - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Robert Allen Nolan - 1957 (60 years ago.)
Margaret Nolen - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Charles Antone Norberry - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Daniel Cullers O'Flaherty - 1862 (155 years ago.)
George Passmore - 1783 (234 years ago.)
Himelius Pike - 1822 (195 years ago.)
Enoch McKinney Pitts - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Julia Ann Rape - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Donald Gene Rhoden - 1941 (76 years ago.)
Winfred G. Robertson - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Joseph Brent Seale - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Hettie Seybold - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Isaac Harry Seybold - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Thomas Seybold - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Imogene Rebecca Shelton - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Merle Cloud Sheppard - 1895 (122 years ago.)
James Benjamin Shoemake - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Alwyn Edsel Sigler - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Ann Smith - 1746 (271 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Smith - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Evelyn Yslete "Leta" Spurlock - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Jayhew Miller Squires - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Edna Brooks Stallworth - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Martha Jane Stovall - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Elizabeth Henderson Sturrock - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Mary E. (Mrs. Lewis Swearingen) - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Martha Adline Talley - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Martha Nancy Tennessee Tankersley - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Jesse Lee Teal - 1909 (108 years ago.)
China Terwilliger - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Veller Belle Titsworth - 1897 (120 years ago.)
James Treat (Treate) - 1634 (383 years ago.)
Louisa Utz - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Theoville Vincent - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Frances "Frankie" E. Walker - 1864 (153 years ago.)
John D. Wassom - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Anna Marie Watkins - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Maurice Victor Webb - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Ramonia Webb - 1959 (58 years ago.)
Eunice Whittington - 1915 (102 years ago.)
John Williams Whittington - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Mary Emma Sue Whittington - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Nancy Ann \ Jane Whittington - 1815 (202 years ago.)
Richard Thomas Whittington - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Wayland Glendene Whittington - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Young Williams - 1874 (143 years ago.)
James Franklin Wilson - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Joseph Ruggles Wilson - 1867 (150 years ago.)
George Woodward - 1924 (93 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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

Bumstead Genealogy / Bumstead Family History

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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