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

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Today's birthdays -- October 23
Robert Irwin Abbay - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Nancy Truman Adamson - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Vada Dale Ainsworth - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Guadalupe Almaraz - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Napoleon Bonaparte Arledge - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Charles Braddy Baldwin - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Amy Battin - 1829 (188 years ago.)
James Erle Beckette - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Maurice Haldane Bedwell - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Helen Louise Besore - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Aubrey Lee Bills - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Roy Jean Bond - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Mary Louise Bourgoyne - 1928 (89 years ago.)
James L. Brandon - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Brown - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Grace Lewellyn Bundschuh - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Bertha Beatrice Burkhalter - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Gilmon Edwin "G.E." Cantrell - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Eunice Checketts - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Carlen Cloud - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Charlotte Hickman Cloud - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Delphia Louetta Cloud - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Dudley Medearis Cloud - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Emily Catherine "Emma" Cloud - 1858 (159 years ago.)
James Graham Cloud - 1886 (131 years ago.)
John Scott Cloud - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Levis Newlin Cloud - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Mary Elouise Cloud - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Mary Louise Cloud - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Stella Cloud - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Milton T. Cochran - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Sarah Jane "Sally" Collier - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Herbert Leslie Cooper - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Copeland - 1891 (126 years ago.)
John Copple - 1873 (144 years ago.)
William Lemuel Cowart - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Marvin Cloud Crumbley - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Andreas (Andrew) Culler - 1817 (200 years ago.)
Beulah Mae Daniels - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Brenda Louise Dawson - 1952 (65 years ago.)
Jobyna Dawson - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Willie Lou Dawson - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Eliza Day - 1823 (194 years ago.)
John Wesley de Vilbiss - 1929 (88 years ago.)
William Nicholas DeGarmo - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Lindsey Dever - 1817 (200 years ago.)
Elmyra Ann Dillard - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Samyra Ann Dillard - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Golden Elliott Draper - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Josephine Edge - 1834 (183 years ago.)
William Madison Elliott - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Anna Margaret Farrugia - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Enos C. Firth - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Calvin Coolidge Fleenor - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Charles Ray Fletcher - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Lulu Forman - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Thurman Lafayette Fox - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Samuel Ambrose Gaines - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Locke Garrison - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Alton Gatlin - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Elton Eli Geeslin - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Walter Lake George - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Isaac Perry Gilbert - 1866 (151 years ago.)
George S. Godwin - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Jonathan Goodrich - 1657 (360 years ago.)
Paul John Grotzinger - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Mary Melissa Hairston - 1892 (125 years ago.)
James A. Halastik - 1962 (55 years ago.)
Henry H. Hall - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Lena Modesta Harmon - 1885 (132 years ago.)
John W. Harris - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Leon Fred Harris - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Ann Catherine Harrison - 1761 (256 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hartnet - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Delia Frances Head - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Virgil Thornton Hicks - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Gertrude Hines - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Josephine Belle Hitch - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Irene Hubbard - 1832 (185 years ago.)
O.J. Johnson - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Clara Jones - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Hannah Kahlbau - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Kelton - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Ester Genevieve Kerns - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Willetta Geraldine Kirby - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Nadine (Mrs. Robt. Legge) - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Polina Lemmons - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Wiley Harris Leslie - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Agathel Little - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Mell Veazey Marchman - 1915 (102 years ago.)
John W. Massie - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Charles Homer Mathis - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Barbra Ellen Mattingly - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Cynthia Lynn McCain - 1953 (64 years ago.)
Tassie Bernice McCann - 1957 (60 years ago.)
Jonathan Leval McKey - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Sarah J. Menefee - 1815 (202 years ago.)
Martha Ann Moore - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Joanna Frances Murphy - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Tabitha Nantz - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Kathryn Isabelle Newcome - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Gertie Alene Noble - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Otis Harold O'Flaherty - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Samuel Eagon Orange - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Pauline Ann Parker - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Lyman A. Perrin - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Mabel Ellen Phebus - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Major Lee Puckett - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Joanna H. Pyle - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Fannie Rae - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Mary Frances Reed - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Lucille Reeves - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Clayton Leroy Rich - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Charles Joseph Ritenour - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Leroy Rogers - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Rowell - 1974 (43 years ago.)
Vachel Rushing - 1866 (151 years ago.)
William Gilbert Rushing - 1810 (207 years ago.)
Johann Schwab - 1804 (213 years ago.)
Allan Dean Sebolt - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Frank Anthony Seeling - 1886 (131 years ago.)
America Indiana Seybold - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Bernard Delano Seybold - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Edward Sherman - 1790 (227 years ago.)
Calvin David Shires - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Leon Roy Shires - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Arthur Roy Slade - 1930 (87 years ago.)
infant Smithwick - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Raymond Otto Southard - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Doss Whitson Stanton - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Hardie Stokes - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Samuel Theophilus Stone - 1797 (220 years ago.)
Olive Fern Stoner - 1890 (127 years ago.)
James Thomas Stratton - 1877 (140 years ago.)
George Frederick Strohm - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Flora Sturrock - 1860 (157 years ago.)
John Michael Sturrock - 1949 (68 years ago.)
John Noland Sundquist - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Herbert Earl "Bud" Sweat - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Sarah Margareta "Greta" Swenson - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Oliver Talley - 1791 (226 years ago.)
Virgie Thompson - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Sibyl Tucker - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Viola May Ueckert - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Mary Jane Van Arsdale - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Jacob N. Votaw - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Jackie Ann Wallace - 1953 (64 years ago.)
Alice M. Walton - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Carl Wassom - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Leslie Clinton Whatley - 1903 (114 years ago.)
William R. Whitley - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Earl Whittington - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Haskell Wilson Whittington - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Vernon Whittington - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Hannah Wickersham - 1779 (238 years ago.)
Marco Polo "Mark" Wiess - 1842 (175 years ago.)
William A. Wiess - 1842 (175 years ago.)
John Mack Wilkerson - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Claude Wrightsman - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Laura A. Youngblood - 1864 (153 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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