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

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Today's birthdays -- February 19
Alexenia O. (__) - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Bridget (__) - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Gladys (__) - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Eda Ainsworth - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Maudie L. Alsip - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Lena Amman - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Eliza Davis Anderson - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Isabelle Ida Anker - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Therese Bader - 1766 (252 years ago.)
Annie M. Barbe - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Houston C. Begley - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Josiah Dexter Betts - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Katherine Mathilida Jane Thosane Bilberry - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Samuel Lawrence Black - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Arthur Noble Blue - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Garfield J. Boggus - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Lota Benson Boone - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Almon M. Boyd - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Mary Boyd - 1760 (258 years ago.)
Edward Grandin Bradley - 1850 (168 years ago.)
John Culberson Brady - 1852 (166 years ago.)
infant Branan - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Harriot Phoebe Briscoe - 1784 (234 years ago.)
William Gilmore Buck - 1818 (200 years ago.)
William Sherwood Burch - 1918 (100 years ago.)
John Hilliard Burk - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Letha Byrd - 1894 (124 years ago.)
James Thomas Callahan - 1942 (76 years ago.)
Lerline Cessac - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Fanny Matilda Chandler - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Vaughn Lavere Clark - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Phillip Solomon Clarke - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Dorothy Estelle Clem - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Andrew Belson Cloud - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Anna Cloud - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Anna Eliza Cloud - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Audra Lilly May Cloud - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Carl William Cloud - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Cecil Edgar Cloud - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Charles Henry Cloud - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Della Cloud - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Esther Lena Cloud - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Evaline M. Cloud - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Isaac A. Cloud - 1890 (128 years ago.)
John Leroy Cloud - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Laverna Ladene Cloud - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Margaret M. Cloud - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Myrtle Cloud - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Robert Edgar Cloud - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Walter Cloud - 1934 (84 years ago.)
William M. (Middleton?) Cloud - 1862 (156 years ago.)
William Thomas Cloud - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Ada Francis Cloudt - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Sara Elizabeth Coats - 1774 (244 years ago.)
Lena Rivers Cobb - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Lillie Alice Cochran - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Robert Coleman - 1701 (317 years ago.)
Ora William Cooper - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Wilbur Force Crozier - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Robert L. Crumbley - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Alfred C. Culler - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Rebekah (Rebecca) Daniel - 1778 (240 years ago.)
Willie Frances Dawson - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Frances Lee Deaton - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Alfred DeShayes - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Devers - 1828 (190 years ago.)
Armandine Marshane DeVille - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Mary "Polly" Dixon - 1817 (201 years ago.)
Wilfred Wiley Downs - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Mary Doyle - 1809 (209 years ago.)
Andrew Drum - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Mabel Maurine Dugger - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Peggy June Edwards - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Frances Carol Ewbank - 1935 (83 years ago.)
James Fairweather - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Minerva Fancher - 1848 (170 years ago.)
George William Faulk - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Medora Jane Francis - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Adam Mathew Freeman - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Anna Maria Fuess - 1680 (338 years ago.)
Averil Esperanza Fulgham - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Kendrick H. Futch - 1833 (185 years ago.)
Thomas Futch - 1799 (219 years ago.)
Dorothy Grace Garner - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Josiah S. Gartman - 1856 (162 years ago.)
Robert Erwin Gordon - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Roy David Hagar - 1914 (104 years ago.)
David Simmons Hall - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Jane Elly Hall - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Parker Hardin - 1815 (203 years ago.)
Elmer Paul Harris - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Patty Lou Harris - 1947 (71 years ago.)
Ann Barnes Harrison - 1771 (247 years ago.)
Gertrude May Hathaway - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Lora Alice Heckadon - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Bessie F. Heggie - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Lewis Barclay Herring - 1896 (122 years ago.)
James Elbert Hicks - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Rebecca Hinshaw - 1789 (229 years ago.)
V. Lizelle Hoffman - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Harry Lee Hogan - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Robert Gamaliel Hollingsworth - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Ray Collins Hostutler - 1939 (79 years ago.)
Clifton Paul Hudson - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Lucy Ellen Huffman - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Asa A. Inman - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Oscar Jacobs - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Mary James - 1767 (251 years ago.)
Joseph Vance Jones - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Bertha Juanita Keller - 1937 (81 years ago.)
Lillian Larson - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Samuel Williams Leslie - 1860 (158 years ago.)
James Lore - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Jessofatto M. Madaffri - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Lavenia Emilia Manly - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Charlie Maricle - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Medford Leon Mayo - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Lola Mae McCain - 1915 (103 years ago.)
George Washington "G.W." McCann - 1855 (163 years ago.)
William David McFadin - 1793 (225 years ago.)
Willis Gibson McIntosh - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Oscar Francis McWhirt - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Harriet Delonie Moore - 1858 (160 years ago.)
John Benjamin Moore - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Murray Murphree - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Hardin Neville - 1805 (213 years ago.)
Sarah J. Newton - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Aaron Niswanger - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Ruth Ott - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Lizzie Bell Parker - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Wallace Letcher Parks - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Lincoln K. Passmore - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Clementine Peacock - 1846 (172 years ago.)
John Samuel Perrin - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Margaret "Maggie" Pickren - 1889 (129 years ago.)
John B. Pittinger - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Ronald Price - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Margaret Francis Puckett - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Fleming Sanders Rees - 1810 (208 years ago.)
John Roberts - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Elizabeth Roe - 1749 (269 years ago.)
Fred S. Rogers - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Agnes M. Roreck - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Sallie Rowland - 1802 (216 years ago.)
Catherine E. Rushing - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Lillian May Sanders - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Robert R. Scholl - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Grover Cleveland Seybold - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Roy Dale Seybold - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Ward Leon Seybold - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Thomas Sharp - 1804 (214 years ago.)
William Gobel Patrick Sheffield - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Albert Mortimer Sherman - 1833 (185 years ago.)
Sallie Ray Simmons - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Bertha Florence Smith - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Minnie Harriett Stade - 1882 (136 years ago.)
George Edward Stagner - 1863 (155 years ago.)
M. Columbus Stagner - 1856 (162 years ago.)
Oscar Dod Standard - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Moses West Stanley - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Mary Jane Stevenson - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Elba Steward - 1885 (133 years ago.)
James Hinton Stewart - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Margaret Grant Sturrock - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Christian Swan - 1790 (228 years ago.)
Eugene Trahan - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Willa Levita Tubbs - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Charles Ludwig Ueckert - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Betty Joe Vanderpool - 1940 (78 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Vann - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Mary Alice Vantassell - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Juliana VAsicheck\Vasicek\Vasek - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Walter Jake Volz - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Thurston Benjamin Walker - 1922 (96 years ago.)
William Grant Wallace - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Bennie Eugene Ward - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Ray Harris Ward - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Jessie S. Wassom - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Daniel Watrous - 1793 (225 years ago.)
Joyce Dot Webster - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Doyle Wemken - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Estella Louisa Whipple - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Nancy White - 1791 (227 years ago.)
Nathaniel Greene "Green" Whittington - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Eliza Collen Wilkie - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Catherine Willard - 1812 (206 years ago.)
Sarah Williams - 1742 (276 years ago.)
James Wilson - 1787 (231 years ago.)
Lester L. Winkles - 1924 (94 years ago.)
John C. Wolverton - 1840 (178 years ago.)
George Howard Workman - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Doris Victoria Youngblood - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Bettie Ann Zimmerman - 1879 (139 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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