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

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Today's birthdays -- October 18
Joyce E. (__) - 1942 (75 years ago.)
Mildred (__) - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Jack Allen Anderson - 1945 (72 years ago.)
James Hodges Anderson - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Leila Adeline Armstrong - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Mary Almira Baldon - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Eliza Baldwin - 1810 (207 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Bauserman - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Ida Woodard Bradley - 1856 (161 years ago.)
John Enos Brady - 1899 (118 years ago.)
James Bryan - 1789 (228 years ago.)
Abigail Baker Bumstead - 1811 (206 years ago.)
Charles Dewey Burbank - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Benjamin Russell Bythewood - 1793 (224 years ago.)
Mary Isabella Bythewood - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Deborah Canby - 1762 (255 years ago.)
Robert E. Lee Carroll - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Etta Melissa Carter - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Lucy Ann Malone Casey - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Martin Monroe Cash - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Chris Christensen - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Anna Clara Cloud - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Augusta A. "Gussie" Cloud - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Bridges Leroy Cloud - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Carl Cloud - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Clyde Cloud - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Harvey Cloud - 1928 (89 years ago.)
J. Walter Cloud - 1871 (146 years ago.)
James M. Cloud - 1950 (67 years ago.)
James Wayland Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Jeffrey Allen Cloud - 1961 (56 years ago.)
Joseph Dominick Cloud - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Laura E. Cloud - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Lorelle Cloud - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1772 (245 years ago.)
Matilda Cloud - 1812 (205 years ago.)
Maxwell J. Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Minnie Electtra Cloud - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Stella Opal Cloud - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Cloud - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Etta Mae Collier - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Norman Bruce Collier - 1938 (79 years ago.)
Walter Joseph Collins - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Lottie Coomer - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Susie Bell Cope - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Anna Lou Craig - 1938 (79 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Cravey - 1852 (165 years ago.)
William Emory "Willie" Cravey - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Lois Cunningham - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Sarah Alice Cutsinger - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Lee Roy Dawson - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Homer DeGarmo - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Nancy Jane Denman - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Josephine Dikes - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Bernadette Daisy Fabares - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Ettia Viola Fairchild - 1888 (129 years ago.)
John Woodbury Fewell - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Alemida Freeman - 1869 (148 years ago.)
David Bill Freeman - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Frank Freeman - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Freeman - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Hans Gallus Fuess - 1682 (335 years ago.)
Lanora "Nora" Futch - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Lucy Ann Gaines - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Virginia Lee Gaines - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Robert George - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Franklin Golden - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Laurence Wilber Grainger - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Mattie Lou Hale - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Matilda Mildred Hall - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Winnie Lou Hall - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Bradford Lee Harp - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Alfred Gaines Harrell - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Marian Eugene Hickman - 1962 (55 years ago.)
John B. Hinds - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Hilliary Thomas Hooks - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Rosalie Hooks - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Oscar Ray Humphrey - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Mary E. James - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Lewis Sydney Johnson - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Vera Maude Johnson - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Walter Alexander Jordan - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Thomas Knight - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Kimberly Ann Lake - 1956 (61 years ago.)
Otto Lakey - 1912 (105 years ago.)
William Earl Lessley - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Lana Faye Lewis - 1943 (74 years ago.)
Mark Lott - 1807 (210 years ago.)
John E. Lovern - 1875 (142 years ago.)
John Maher - 1948 (69 years ago.)
Laura lee Maloy - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Lewis Earle Martin - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Frances Caroline "Fannie" McDade - 1841 (176 years ago.)
William Nile McGrady - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Alice Adelia Minter - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Kenneth Orlando Moistner - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Nancy May Morgan - 1810 (207 years ago.)
George Kozum Mott - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Arnold Iman Murray - 1911 (106 years ago.)
J.A. Myers - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Cynthia Aris Neville - 1772 (245 years ago.)
Thomas Edwin Neville - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Paul Emerson Newkirk - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Emery Chilton Palmer - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Joseph Raymond Park - 1951 (66 years ago.)
Eugene Preston Pate - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Alfred Lonzo "Jay" Pearce - 1967 (50 years ago.)
Irene Pearson - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Dorothy May Pewitt - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Leila Merry Pier - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Norman Vernon Pillot - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Larissia I. Pratt - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Elizabeth Abigail "Eliza" Ratcliff - 1854 (163 years ago.)
George J. Reagan - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Orin Selby Reeves - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Lucy Maupin Ribble - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Phebe Rinehart - 1832 (185 years ago.)
David Roe - 1747 (270 years ago.)
Zela Verena "Renee" Roscoe - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Millie Christine Rundberg - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Nancy Rushing - 1803 (214 years ago.)
Thomas E. Rutledge - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Alvin W. Schweinel - 1942 (75 years ago.)
Joseph Arnold Seale - 1822 (195 years ago.)
William Clower Selfridge - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Clarence Seybold - 1886 (131 years ago.)
William Rosser Shavers - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Angeline Victoria Smith - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Nathan Wakley Smith - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Dora E. Solt - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Huey Sonnier - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Winifred Iris Souder - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Daisy Arizona Stevenson - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Carolyn Marguerite Stillings - 1950 (67 years ago.)
Henry Grady Stokes - 1890 (127 years ago.)
James D. Stradley - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Mildred Christine Summers - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Calvin R. Swearingen - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Isaac Lafayette Sweat - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Gilbert Talbot - 1276 (741 years ago.)
Elizabeth Teackle - 1688 (329 years ago.)
Henry Albert Testard - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Isaiah Tevis - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Nancy Hall Tigner - 1794 (223 years ago.)
Charles Treat - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Lance LeRay Tromley - 1942 (75 years ago.)
Arthur van Horn - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Elizabeth Veal - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Herbert W. Wade - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Mary Jane Waldrop - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Zelvia Elizabeth Walters - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Alice Elizabeth Whittington - 1924 (93 years ago.)
David Henry Wilson - 1825 (192 years ago.)
Mary Frances Wise - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Vera Laverne Witt - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Garrett Franklin Woods - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Hepsibah Woolsey - 1784 (233 years ago.)
William Sidney Woolsey - 1847 (170 years ago.)
Anderson T. Wright - 1832 (185 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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