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

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Today's birthdays -- December 11
Edna Mae (__) - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Nora E. Adams - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Arthur F. Allen - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Arthur Clarence Atkins - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Caroll Darlene Atkinson - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Sam Frank Austin - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Lillie Myrtle Barrow - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Arthur Washington Bell - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Willard James "Red" Billingsley - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Emanuel Ralph Black (Cloud) - 1896 (121 years ago.)
John C. Blue - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Herbert Wil Briethaupt - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Frank Hervey Brown - 1887 (130 years ago.)
William E. Brown - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Susan Blanche Brownlee - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Ann Lamirah Jane Burkhalter - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Gail Byrom - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Martha Aris Carroll - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Amon Giles Carter - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Hilliard Cheek - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Francis E. Choate - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Joseph Clayton - 1659 (358 years ago.)
Alton I. Cloud - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Billie LeRoy Cloud - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Clayton Dale Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Enola Rae Cloud - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Hannah E. Cloud - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Herbert L. Cloud - 1929 (88 years ago.)
James C. Cloud - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Jewel Cloud - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Lena Elizabeth Cloud - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Mary E. Cloud - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Missey Adelaide Cloud - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Omar Kenneth Cloud - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Opal Annette Cloud - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Robert Emmet Cloud - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Robert Scott Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Samuel Cloud - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Walter Newton Cloud - 1933 (84 years ago.)
William Bryant Cloud - 1950 (67 years ago.)
William Carter Cloud - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Joseph Oscar Coe - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Joseph William Collier - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Lavalliere Collier - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Madison Lee Collier - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Mary Catherine Copenhaver - 1858 (159 years ago.)
David Sylvester Cox - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Richard M. Cralle - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Daniel Campbell "Dan" Cravey - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Beulah Viola Davenport - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Richard Lane Dawson - 1947 (70 years ago.)
Andrew Carlisle Day - 1958 (59 years ago.)
James David Denning - 1921 (96 years ago.)
John Thomas Dickerson - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Elizabeth Belle Dobson - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Enos Dodd - 1756 (261 years ago.)
Leslie D. Farling - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Edgar Porter Finney - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Youley Flick - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Hugh Forsman - 1748 (269 years ago.)
Mariah Eolaine Foshea - 1882 (135 years ago.)
William Clark Jackson Frizzle - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Amy Mae Futch - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Jacob Futch \ Fuchs - 1686 (331 years ago.)
Amanda Gaines - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Charles Whitfield Garnett - 1845 (172 years ago.)
John Shirley Gilbert - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Margie Marie Gilliam - 1938 (79 years ago.)
Robert Lewis Goss - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Rannie Gregory - 1893 (124 years ago.)
James Willie Harris - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Eli C. Hawks - 1867 (150 years ago.)
William W. Hazleton - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Herbert Hailey Hicks - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Hicks - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Frank Alphus Hill - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Catharine Huffman - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Eric Wayne Huseby - 1960 (57 years ago.)
Beatrice Lilla Jackson - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Hilliard Asa Joiner - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Napoleon Buonaparte Jones - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Sybil E. Jones - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Elizabeth Kirkland - 1796 (221 years ago.)
John Jacob Kleckley - 1826 (191 years ago.)
Martha Joe Knicely - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Michael Koller - 1745 (272 years ago.)
Emily Florida Kyle - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Joseph Lafon - 1797 (220 years ago.)
Therman E. Leach - 1895 (122 years ago.)
George Ira Lessley - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Frankie Benton Low - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Taby Manda Martin - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Valentine Clarkson Martin - 1767 (250 years ago.)
Paul D. Maue - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Theodore E. McCann - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Leonard Marvin McCary - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Camille C. McGrady - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Samuel Spencer McKibben - 1812 (205 years ago.)
Samuel Millikan - 1742 (275 years ago.)
Karen Kay Nabors - 1960 (57 years ago.)
Jesse Alto Needles - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Earl Truman "E.T." Nettleton - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Leah Melissa Nokes - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Kermit P. O'Neal - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Eugene Thaddeous Oden - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Thomas Paine - 1586 (431 years ago.)
Melinda Parks - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Ethel Elmira Parson - 1896 (121 years ago.)
John W. Passmore - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Lindon Ray Perry - 1947 (70 years ago.)
Sylvia Powell - 1926 (91 years ago.)
George Edward "Eddy" Pratt - 1868 (149 years ago.)
[dau] Puckett - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Mattie Rae - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Jacqueline Reece - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Martha E. Rhea - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Celeste Dozier Rogers - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Raymond Alexander Rudy - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Elin Marie Rundberg - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Burrell Hicks Rushing - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Ellen Katheryn Owens Rutherford - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Charles B. Sanders - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Jane M. Scales - 1800 (217 years ago.)
Minnie Adline Seybold - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Thomas Leonard Seybold - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Nichols Shackelford - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Hester Adelia Smallbrook - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Anderson Turner Smith - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Rupert Allen Smith - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Leslie Earl Sorrels - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Johann Heinrich Sponhauer - 1750 (267 years ago.)
Amanda Stevens - 1856 (161 years ago.)
James L. Stites - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Dennis Marshall Strickland - 1955 (62 years ago.)
Van Stewart Sturrock - 1900 (117 years ago.)
William Joel "Joe" Sturrock - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Mildred Taylor - 1724 (293 years ago.)
William H. Vaughan - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Alfred Vincent - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Elihu Nelson Waldrop - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Olive Virginia Walker - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Sophronia Ann Eliza Walker - 1830 (187 years ago.)
Martha "Mattie" Warren - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Content Watrous - 1809 (208 years ago.)
Virginia Watts - 1803 (214 years ago.)
Ollie Marie Webster - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Samuel D. Webster - 1874 (143 years ago.)
John Thomas Welch - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Lottie Whatley - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Tempey Whatley - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Alice Whipple - 1734 (283 years ago.)
Adis Whitaker - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Martin "Mart" Whittington - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Thomas F. Whittington - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Jasper Newton Winters - 1912 (105 years ago.)
John Thomas Yount - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Ola Mae Zabalio - 1905 (112 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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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