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

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Today's birthdays -- August 4
Mary K. Adams - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Florence Willie Ainsworth - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Jessie Theodore Alexander - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Rosalie Page Alger - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Nellie Jane Austin - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Sarah Etta Baker - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Margaret Barker - 1893 (122 years ago.)
George Barrow - 1685 (330 years ago.)
Delos Nathaniel Bateman - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Ida Adelle Batterson - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Olive Leo Beatty - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Joseph Bedwell - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Vallis Rosalie Benoit - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Pearl Mary Bigony - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Jack Bethel Brown - 1938 (77 years ago.)
Ruth Lorraine Brown - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Robert Luther Buck - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Kenneth Ray Bumstead - 1939 (76 years ago.)
Priscilla Jean Bumstead - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Lawrence Chamberlin - 1795 (220 years ago.)
Eledia or Alida Choate - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Joseph Elie "Francis" Choate - 1890 (125 years ago.)
William Eugene Claburn - 1935 (80 years ago.)
Richard de Clare - 1222 (793 years ago.)
Cordelia Elizabeth Cloud - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Cynthia Dora Cloud - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Dorothy Cloud - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Elbert Albert "Pat" Cloud - 1880 (135 years ago.)
James Cloud - 1912 (103 years ago.)
James Robert Cloud - 1925 (90 years ago.)
JoAn Cloud - 1929 (86 years ago.)
John Edward Cloud - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Mary Ann "Polly" Cloud - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Myrtle Lee Cloud - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Raymond D. "Abe" Cloud - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Ronald Charles Cloud - 1950 (65 years ago.)
Una Mary Cloud - 1885 (130 years ago.)
William S. Cloud - 1809 (206 years ago.)
Margaret Clowers - 1819 (196 years ago.)
George "Wallace" Coe - 1896 (119 years ago.)
James Benjamin Collier - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Dirck Conyn - 1723 (292 years ago.)
Robert "Nig" Cravens - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Lydia Mae Cravey - 1968 (47 years ago.)
Benjamin Harvey Cullers - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Ola May Cullers - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Martha E. Cunningham - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Thomas Bacon Cuny - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Hilliard Rufus Daniel - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Ira Ed Davenport - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Roy Teal Davidson - 1953 (62 years ago.)
Kathlyn Lee Davis - 1941 (74 years ago.)
John William Dean - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Sarah P. Deatherage - 1836 (179 years ago.)
Sarah Dodd - 1770 (245 years ago.)
Ida Beulah Donaldson - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Mary Theoda Doyal - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Robert Mosby Draughon - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Leroy A. Dukes - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Eliza Mary Dupree - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Harold Howard Dyke - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Herbert Brannan Elliott - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Julia Ann Josephine Fortenberry - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Lester Samuel Frazier - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Robert Lee Gailey - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Eliza Adelle Gaines - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Elizabeth M. Gaines - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Charles Porter Graves - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Ethelinda Greeley - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Lowell J. Gum - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Charlene Gunning - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Eva M. Hale - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Murieldine Hall - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Mahala Hardin - 1812 (203 years ago.)
Christopher Michael Harrison - 1982 (33 years ago.)
Lloyd Lecia Head - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Cornelius John "Neal" Hegeman - 1960 (55 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth High - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Lula Elizabeth Holder - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Florida Ann Holland - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Bert Hooks - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Steven West "Steve" Hooks - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Robert Clair Hopkins - 1939 (76 years ago.)
Wiley Martin Hopson - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Maria Elisabeth "Betty" Kothe - 1926 (89 years ago.)
John Wesley Leffel - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Robert Thomas Lessley - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Winford Linker - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Clintonia Beatrice "Clintie" Mackie - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Karl D. Martin - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Stanley N. Mason - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Ola Matchen - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Wilbur McAllister - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Walter Duncan McCall - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Eloise McDade - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Hugh Frances McGowan - 1871 (144 years ago.)
William Green"Willie" McKeown - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Mary E. Mercer - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Clarence Harvey Neighbors - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Ellis Pusey Passmore - 1823 (192 years ago.)
Della Wise Payne - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Maude Opal Penny - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Ira Festus Phillippe - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Iva Viola Pierce - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Nancy Ula Pollan - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Blanche Marie Pratt - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Alice M. Pulliam - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Samuel Houston Rees - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Richard Meredith Richardson - 1844 (171 years ago.)
Florence Maud Ricketts - 1894 (121 years ago.)
John Henderson Riggs - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Mildred Ritenour - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Jeanith Marie Roach - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Daniel Robbins - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Edward Callahan Rose - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Waldo Emerson Russ - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Annie Beryle Schrimsher - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Lewis Perry Seale - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Ellen Seybold - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Alexander Horton Sheffield - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Ada E. Showalter - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Eliza Jane Shriner - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Kirmon Jasper Smith - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Riley Smith - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Garland Stanton - 1813 (202 years ago.)
Louis Eric Stein - 1977 (38 years ago.)
Barbara Stinson - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Linda Stinson - 1957 (58 years ago.)
Carl Edwin Stobaugh - 1936 (79 years ago.)
Sarah Stranaland - 1786 (229 years ago.)
Harriet Sturrock - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Lottie Elma Sturrock - 1901 (114 years ago.)
William Sturrock - 1806 (209 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Sweeney - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Anders "Andrew" Swenson - 1791 (224 years ago.)
Icie Agnes Tabor - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Ethel Tatum - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Robert Lee Timbs - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Keron Blanche Townsend - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Melvin Isaac Tremain - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Marion I. Waldron - 1913 (102 years ago.)
William Henry Whitall - 1841 (174 years ago.)
Elizabeth Unity Ann Whitlock - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Roger Dale Wiess - 1952 (63 years ago.)
Anne E. Wigginton - 1809 (206 years ago.)
Lewis C. Williamson - 1849 (166 years ago.)
Herbert Ervin Woelfel - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Charles May Woodyard - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Isabelle Wylie - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Claude Edward Yates - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Jewel Mae Youngblood - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Nella Mae Zinsmeyer - 1908 (107 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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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

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Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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Sapp Genealogy / Sapp Family History

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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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