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

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Today's birthdays -- April 29
Marjorie Eleanor Mattingly (__) - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Shirley Louise (__) - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Marguerite Aboline Alleman - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Catherine Baillei - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Sterling Beasley - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Nancy Gail Blackmon - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Susan Blakeney - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Thomas Grant Bolieu - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Francis Nathaniel Brian - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Dorothy Margaret Bumstead - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Julien Auvigniac Carriere - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Franklin George Carver - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Ruth Elizabeth Casper - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Joseph E. Caudill - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Emma Iola Chambers - 1919 (98 years ago.)
[dau] Chapman - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Agnes B. Chestnut - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Margaret Elvira Clemmons - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Aubrey Osburn Cloud - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Charles Barnett Cloud - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Cleo Cloud - 1913 (104 years ago.)
David Cloud - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Douglas Cloud - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Edith Turner Cloud - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Ellen Isabel Cloud - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Franklin Pierce "Pete" Cloud - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Gail Lynn Cloud - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Herman Cloud - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Joseph W. Cloud - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Lester Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Lloyd Lynn Cloud - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Mary Richards Cloud - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Ralph Cloud - 1946 (71 years ago.)
Floyd Cloyd - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Absalom Benjamin Cole - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Annie Collier - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Roy Phelix "Pete" Collier - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Melissa Delphene Cook - 1964 (53 years ago.)
Columbus Lafayette Crow - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Andrew Crumbliss - 1885 (132 years ago.)
George Washington Cullers - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Mary Cutchen - 1842 (175 years ago.)
John Dandridge - 1655 (362 years ago.)
Matthias Dodd - 1753 (264 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Dodson - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Frances J. Elliott - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Lela Zolemma Elliott - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Teleafous L. Farris - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Leona Alvira Fleming - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Deurell H. Gaines - 1919 (98 years ago.)
John Harris Gaines - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Ruth Gertrude Good - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Marietta Graves - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Ellen Hammerly - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Henry Charles Harrell - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Katie Henbest - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Isa Hippensteal - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Thomas Hezekiah Holybee - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Missouri Susan Hooks - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Moriah Ann Johnson - 1827 (190 years ago.)
George Leo Jordan - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Merlin John Kieffer - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Maxine L. Lembruggen - 1951 (66 years ago.)
Athol Edward Lentz - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Alvia Lee Leslie - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Wiley J. Leslie - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Allie E. Lewis - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Henry Edward Lewis - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Robert Logan Magill - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Henry D. Mayo - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Derral Monroe McCain - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Floyd James McCain - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Dora E. Lee McCraw - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Viva Cleo Miller - 1914 (103 years ago.)
John C. Mitchell - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Mary Mooneyham - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Cyril W. Oswald - 1941 (76 years ago.)
Sybol Lucille Parker - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Sarah H. Paxton - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Dorothy Mary Price - 1921 (96 years ago.)
William George Pye - 1955 (62 years ago.)
Shellie Lenora Rawlinson - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Emma Ray - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Pauline Callaway Raymond - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Lillian Estelle Rees - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Mary Lou Riddle - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Mamye Faye Roach - 1912 (105 years ago.)
John Robbins - 1669 (348 years ago.)
John Robbins - 1669 (348 years ago.)
Lou Etta Rose - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Opal Lottie Rowe - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Edna Florence Royds - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Charles Lee Seagle - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Willis B. Seybold - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Abigail Sharp - 1783 (234 years ago.)
Harriett Slocombe - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Amos Smith - 1799 (218 years ago.)
Henry Judson Smith - 1893 (124 years ago.)
William Claude Smith - 1904 (113 years ago.)
William Robert Smith - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Clarence Sparrow - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Alexander Sturrock - 1751 (266 years ago.)
Mary Surber - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Andrew Hipkin Tarver - 1781 (236 years ago.)
Michael J. Testa - 1948 (69 years ago.)
Carmezella Touchet - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Henry Triplett - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Joseph Wilson "Joe" Trovillion - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Lula Mae Turner - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Martha Jane Vann - 1826 (191 years ago.)
Elvina Vincent - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Alma Lenora Voderberg - 1889 (128 years ago.)
John Thomas Waldrop - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Alice Marie Washam - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Claude G. Wassom - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Maude M. Wassom - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Phillip Wassom - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Dover Brice Webster - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Edmund J. Whatley - 1809 (208 years ago.)
Silas Whipple - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Gilbert Ernest Whittington - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Goldie E. Williams - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Parmelia Dorcus Wilson - 1815 (202 years ago.)
William G. Wilson - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Elsie Edith Zimmerman - 1904 (113 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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