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

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Today's birthdays -- March 4
Myrtle Imogene "Boots" Allard - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Juana Marie Allison - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Thelma Andrews - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Jane Baker - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Michael Lynn Barnes - 1958 (57 years ago.)
Herbert H. Baxley - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Jennie Beams - 1861 (154 years ago.)
William Bell - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Alice Viola Benham - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Ora Eunice Black - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Joseph M. Booe - 1828 (187 years ago.)
William Jasper Born - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Louis Brant - 1834 (181 years ago.)
Dorcas Lavelle Breland - 1945 (70 years ago.)
Cleveland Brighton - 1885 (130 years ago.)
David Redman Burbank - 1806 (209 years ago.)
Emma Floreine Caldwell - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Frederick Jonathan Cartee - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Phebe Caswell - 1764 (251 years ago.)
George W. Chance - 1846 (169 years ago.)
Arlington Earl "A.E." "Kaz" Cloud - 1936 (79 years ago.)
Charles Henry Cloud - 1876 (139 years ago.)
DeWitt Talmadge Cloud - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Dolie Cloud - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Grover Stephenson Cloud - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Ida Belle Cloud - 1853 (162 years ago.)
James Ralph Cloud - 1889 (126 years ago.)
JoAnn Elizabeth Cloud - 1946 (69 years ago.)
Leonard Cloud - 1967 (48 years ago.)
Louis Clifford Cloud - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Owen Cloud - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Sarah S. Cloud - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Victoria Cloud - 1851 (164 years ago.)
William Ella Cloud - 1888 (127 years ago.)
William Morgan "Mitchell" Cloud - 1822 (193 years ago.)
Thomas B. Cochran - 1812 (203 years ago.)
Kathleen Lee Cole - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Elijah Comstock - 1809 (206 years ago.)
Bethia Condit - 1660 (355 years ago.)
Olla Olivia Cook - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Roy Walter Corrith - 1888 (127 years ago.)
John Loch Cravey - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Noah Webster Crider - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Ira Wood Crumbley - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Karen Sue Cullers - 1952 (63 years ago.)
Pleasant Hunter Dalton - 1819 (196 years ago.)
Emory Jacob Davidson - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Alma Marie Davis - 1907 (108 years ago.)
[son] Dawson - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Peter A. Constant "Consie" DeGarmo - 1861 (154 years ago.)
John Smith Dennis - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Richard Henry Dennis - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Adeline Denson - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Flossie Mae Drum - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Eola Dyer - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Blanche Maycel Eastburn - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Margaret Elliott - 1780 (235 years ago.)
Judy Lynnette Faircloth - 1946 (69 years ago.)
Charles Cleveland Farmer - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Nelia A. Freeman - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Mary Frey - 1791 (224 years ago.)
Austin Charles Fuller - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Lela Estelle Garnett - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Julia Ann Gayle - 1872 (143 years ago.)
James Gellespie - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Mary Germany - 1786 (229 years ago.)
Mary Sydney Goodwin - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Robert Gravatt - 1779 (236 years ago.)
Alberto J. Gravlee - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Estelle Virginia Green - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Gertrude Grissom - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Phoebe Grubb - 1694 (321 years ago.)
Roy E. Hampton - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Georgia Ann Frances Hannah - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Hezekiah Hazen - 1803 (212 years ago.)
James Norman "Jim" Henry - 1856 (159 years ago.)
James Thomas "Tommy" Henry - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Henry Clinton Hightower - 1878 (137 years ago.)
John Crockett Hightower - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Elizabeth Martha Hitchman - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Wanda Elaine Hockman - 1956 (59 years ago.)
Henry "Gautney" Horn - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Willa Alma Huff - 1885 (130 years ago.)
James Simon Humphrey - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Madelaine Jenkins - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Isaac Loren Jones - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Thomas Clayton Jordan - 1841 (174 years ago.)
Daisie V. Kemp - 1876 (139 years ago.)
William H. King - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Lacy - 1833 (182 years ago.)
Sarah Landis - 1793 (222 years ago.)
Winnie Jane Langford - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Gail Johnny Leach - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Thomas Cassidy Lewis - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Lindell L. Lowry - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Virginia Shirley Marlow - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Lewis Edward Marquedant - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Chettie Marshall - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Sarah Marshall - 1807 (208 years ago.)
John McCarns - 1810 (205 years ago.)
Mary Tomb "Mary Jane" McCollister - 1822 (193 years ago.)
Lavinia Ann McCoy - 1813 (202 years ago.)
Ferrell Jannett McDade - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Margerite Gaston McDade - 1897 (118 years ago.)
James Ellis McFaddin - 1891 (124 years ago.)
James Madison "Matt" McGehee - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Betty Mettetal - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Carrie Metzger - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Brenda Kay Miller - 1953 (62 years ago.)
Irene Minton - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Clifford Moistner - 1890 (125 years ago.)
David C. Moore - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Millard Moore - 1907 (108 years ago.)
William Payne Moorefield - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Cleo Frances Morris - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Emma Mowry - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Cora Ann Nation - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Vestal Newton - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Mary Ursula Ocker - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Lyel Belle Odom - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Helen Clifford Owens - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Johnny Eugene Parker - 1940 (75 years ago.)
William Silas Paseur - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Ottis Willard Patty - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Frances Peyton - 1754 (261 years ago.)
Camille Gabriel Pillot - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Edward William Pollard - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Madison Pyle - 1806 (209 years ago.)
John Ladelbert Rema - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Clifton Good Rickard - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Joseph Cullen Robertson - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Ellen Rose - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Nannie Rose - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Mahala Tennessee Rowland - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Saint - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Nannie Bea Saint - 1893 (122 years ago.)
John Mancil Sandlin - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Walter Curtis Sawyer - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Albert Scholl - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Charles Scholl - 1887 (128 years ago.)
James (Sypole) Seybold - 1750 (265 years ago.)
Juana Louise Sheetz - 1943 (72 years ago.)
Harold Wayne Sheffield - 1933 (82 years ago.)
Betsy Sheldon - 1754 (261 years ago.)
William Malachi Shelley - 1804 (211 years ago.)
Viola Sheppard - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Lonnie Raymond Shults - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Juanita Simpson - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Ferninand Godfred Skalsky - 1909 (106 years ago.)
John William Smith - 1792 (223 years ago.)
Robert Wesley Smith - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Frances Von Bora Smithdeal - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Fannie Sorrels - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Jamison Nelson Sory - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Eulalia Stallworth - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Richard Paul Stanley - 1915 (100 years ago.)
John Lee Stanton - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Martha Stone - 1789 (226 years ago.)
Nettie Lucille Sullivan - 1926 (89 years ago.)
James Swan - 1794 (221 years ago.)
John Thorla - 1703 (312 years ago.)
Phebe Eva Umble - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Kenneth Wallace Underwood - 1946 (69 years ago.)
George Washington Vest - 1839 (176 years ago.)
James N. Vickers - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Alice Vincent - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Vincent - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Walker - 1870 (145 years ago.)
John B. Waltrip - 1807 (208 years ago.)
Merinda "Wren" Warren - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Chris Weber - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Joseph West - 1818 (197 years ago.)
Fannie Myrtle "Dee" Whatley - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Catherine Whitley - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Edith Fannie Whittington - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Abel Mark Wiess - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Byron Wiess - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Elizabeth Willhit - 1825 (190 years ago.)
George Williams - 1794 (221 years ago.)
Richard B. Willis - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Opal Marie Wilson - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Elizabeth Wise - 1758 (257 years ago.)
Hazel Odell Wofford - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Nettie Laverne Wolfenbarger - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Helen Adelaide Worrilow - 1920 (95 years ago.)
John Robert Yates - 1907 (108 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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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