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

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Today's birthdays -- May 30
Almer Montgomery Allen - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Eva W. Alton - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Jemima Bancroft - 1781 (234 years ago.)
Rhoda Barker - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Lois Inez Barnes - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Rebekah Ann Bell - 1813 (202 years ago.)
Clara Fitzpatrick Boyd - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Clarence Henn Brannon - 1900 (115 years ago.)
George Franklin Breckenridge - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Thomas M. Brennan - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Jessie A. Brister - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Mary Bumstead - 1668 (347 years ago.)
Mabel Effie Cale - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Joshua Sanford Callaway - 1789 (226 years ago.)
Gioacchina "Lena" Calliva - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Richard Cattrell - 1960 (55 years ago.)
Ethel Marie Chiddister - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Suzanne Clark - 1803 (212 years ago.)
Charles Everett Cloud - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Elizabeth Greta Cloud - 1899 (116 years ago.)
John Oliver Cloud - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Julius Nash Cloud - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Laura Cloud - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Newton B. Cloud - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Clara Enon Cochran - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Collier - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Anthony Comminsky - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Roy Emanuel Cookson - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Nathan Cope - 1789 (226 years ago.)
John Harris Cuthrell - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Joseph Mathes Scott Dawson - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Samuel Wayne Denicola - 1971 (44 years ago.)
Martha Dennis - 1832 (183 years ago.)
John Dillard - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Benjamin Downs - 1813 (202 years ago.)
John H. Dupree - 1843 (172 years ago.)
William Thomas Elder - 1928 (87 years ago.)
John Murray Ferguson - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Charles Robert Fleenor - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Hollis Alonzo Fowler - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Jonathan R. Francis - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Mary Francis Fulgham - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Clarence E. Funk - 1903 (112 years ago.)
James Henry Gaines - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Ruth Lorine Garretson - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Theadocia Garrett - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Robert I. Gaston - 1874 (141 years ago.)
William Howard Gordon - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Clara Hanshue - 1863 (152 years ago.)
George Peter Hauser - 1740 (275 years ago.)
Edgar Franklin Hawkins - 1922 (93 years ago.)
infant Haynes - 1931 (84 years ago.)
Grace Hollan - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Charles Holstrom - 1906 (109 years ago.)
James Evans "Spurger Jim" Hooks - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Bryce Eugene (Zent) Huffman - 1931 (84 years ago.)
Henry Huffman - 1807 (208 years ago.)
Bettie Marie Ingram - 1933 (82 years ago.)
Sarah Margaret Jaudon - 1851 (164 years ago.)
O.G. Johnston - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Charles Jordan - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Hester Keen - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Robert Keet Keith - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Albert A. Langston - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Sophia Matilda Larsen - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Leonard Jason Leslie - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Noahlene Lester - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Delila Lewis - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Thomas Benton Lillard - 1836 (179 years ago.)
[dau] Lipscomb - 1948 (67 years ago.)
Johan Georg Maihofer - 1771 (244 years ago.)
Walter Clinkscales Manning - 1829 (186 years ago.)
William Buchanan Martin - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Alexander Campbell McBeth - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Herbert Joseph McChrystal - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Lola Ann McDaniel - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Fanny McDermott - 1881 (134 years ago.)
James Addison McElroy - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Sarah Merrill - 1774 (241 years ago.)
James J. Moore - 1886 (129 years ago.)
John D. Moore - 1866 (149 years ago.)
William Henry Moore - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Bettye May Morris - 1943 (72 years ago.)
Hettie A. Myers - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Della May Neal - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Fanny New - 1808 (207 years ago.)
Doris Marie Nickel - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Travis Lincoln Nolen - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Harriet Alice Sadell Owens - 1855 (160 years ago.)
William Jasper Oxendine - 1853 (162 years ago.)
William Bradley Parish - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Unnamed Pfisterer - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Rance Dow Potter - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Gabriella Z. Raiford - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Lawrence Steven Ramer - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Samuel Nelson Rape - 1817 (198 years ago.)
Lawton Gale Redding - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Anna E. Reece - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Jacob Rowland - 1798 (217 years ago.)
Norma Ray Sanders - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Creszentia Schmid - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Jasper Seybold - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Evelyn "Dolly" Short - 1930 (85 years ago.)
William Homer Sides - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Edward Murrell Howard Sinckler - 1854 (161 years ago.)
William Harris Stewart - 1880 (135 years ago.)
George Hurst Strain - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Clayton Sturrock - 1932 (83 years ago.)
James Sturrock - 1800 (215 years ago.)
Agnes Swan - 1788 (227 years ago.)
Byron Lee Swearingen - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Samantha Ellen Thatcher - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Herman Gustoff Thrams - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Benjamin Francis Trotti - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Zora Annie Upchurch - 1894 (121 years ago.)
James B. Vann - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Brooke L. Wallace - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Dorson L. Warburton - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Herbert Irving Wessling - 1957 (58 years ago.)
Elizabeth Whatley - 1834 (181 years ago.)
Lewis "Buddy" Whatley - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Adeline White - 1859 (156 years ago.)
George White - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Thomas David Workman - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Vinnia Wynn - 1917 (98 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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Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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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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