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

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Today's birthdays -- February 25
Grace (__) - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Maude C. (__) - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Virginia R. (__) - 1916 (101 years ago.)
John J. Adams - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Enos Albaugh - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Emily Anne Frances Allen - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Paul Kennedy Allison - 1935 (82 years ago.)
David Calvin Allman - 1849 (168 years ago.)
James Franklin Armstrong - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Mary Henriette Charlotta Arnold - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Lettie Atwood - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Amos Baldwin - 1789 (228 years ago.)
Homer Glenn Bearden - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Elizabeth Beatty - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Thomas Bell - 1756 (261 years ago.)
Howard Earl Bettice - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Irwin Leslie Bishop - 1895 (122 years ago.)
John Blackmon - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Lucinda Blair - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Sylvester Theron Bone - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Julia Ann Bradford - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Randall James Brian - 1894 (123 years ago.)
James Daniel Brown - 1871 (146 years ago.)
James Daniel "Jim" Brown - 1871 (146 years ago.)
William Marion Bryant - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Nancy Jo Ellis Burleson - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Felix Grundy Callahan - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Vinal George Casper - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Herbert S. Caudill - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Lewis Chamberlin - 1750 (267 years ago.)
Abigail Cloud - 1765 (252 years ago.)
Alfred D. Cloud - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Carl Winford Cloud - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Charles J. Cloud - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Elizabeth Abigail "Betsy" Cloud - 1765 (252 years ago.)
Harry Cloud - 1893 (124 years ago.)
James E. Cloud - 1950 (67 years ago.)
Lela Cloud - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Lela Mae Cloud - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Lucy Ann Cloud - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Marion Buddy Cloud - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Melvin Cloud - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Nancy Matilda Cloud - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Richard Netherland Cloud - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Riley Cloud - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Ward Ransom Clowd - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Alice Coulter - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Floy L.D. Cowart - 1928 (89 years ago.)
William Cox - 1748 (269 years ago.)
Warren Harding Bitcel Cullers - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Ruth J. Cunningham - 1864 (153 years ago.)
John Francis Cupp - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Elburn DeVille - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Eldred Byrd Dorn - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Mary Ann Draper - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Bernice Blades Duncan - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Nell Kirtley Duncan - 1882 (135 years ago.)
William Robert Durfee - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Thomas H. English - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Ora Lee Farrow - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Lena M. "Nina" Fields - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Evan \ Evin William Fortenberry - 1838 (179 years ago.)
John "Jack" F. Futch - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Martha Jane Gaines - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Wister Francis Gaines - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Benjamin G. "Ben" Gaskins - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Marie Gellespie - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Isam Gilliam - 1733 (284 years ago.)
Joel Floyd "Joseph" Gordon - 1864 (153 years ago.)
John Allen Graham - 1892 (125 years ago.)
David Grant - 1778 (239 years ago.)
Templeton Graves - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Deborah Hadley - 1701 (316 years ago.)
Katherine Hadley - 1715 (302 years ago.)
Lucy Elizabeth Haley - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Letitia Hardin - 1809 (208 years ago.)
Sarah Hardin - 1805 (212 years ago.)
William Joseph Hardin - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Arthur Hansell Hargitt - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Harper - 1842 (175 years ago.)
John Harrison - 1771 (246 years ago.)
James Heaton - 1675 (342 years ago.)
Alice Iva Hebert - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Curtis W. Heirston - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Arrie Hooks - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Louis Minton Hooks - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Oscar Hooks - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Susan Ann Jane Hooks - 1863 (154 years ago.)
infant Hooser - 1887 (130 years ago.)
James Hugh Hutcheson - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Rebecca Jane Jackson - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Ethen Allen Jenkins - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Charlie Robert Jones - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Opal J. Jones - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Isaiah M. "I.M." Ketchem - 1817 (200 years ago.)
Carl Wilson Keys - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Mary A. Kirsch - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Samuel Knapp - 1785 (232 years ago.)
James Melton "Melt" Lane - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Margaret Lawson - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Francis Westley Lehew - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Sarah Rebecca Leonard - 1882 (135 years ago.)
John Virgil Leslie - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Douglas Benjamin "Ben" Lillard - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Icypheny Marrs - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Milton McBride - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Ja McChrystal - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Margaret McChrystal - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Martin Williamson McDade - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Daniel Scott McPherson - 1975 (42 years ago.)
Johnny Middleton - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Carson Miles - 1874 (143 years ago.)
James Miles - 1813 (204 years ago.)
Bertha Milligan - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Walter Lee Mitchell - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Sissala Alice Moore - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Dessie Mae (May?) Moss - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Frances Gordon "Fannie" Murphree - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Cloyce Virgil Murphy - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Anna Elizabeth Nokes - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Nellie Mae O'Sheilds - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Winfred Ellen Ogle - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Otto Joseph Oosterhoudt - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Roy Allen Page - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Creede M. Parker - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Elizabeth "Eliza" Parker - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Elizabeth Parsons - 1787 (230 years ago.)
Amanda Jane "Mandy" Pate - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Millard A. Flonzo Payne - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Aubrey Benard Perkins - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Ruby Monroe Perry - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Carolyn Lavonne Piper - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Melvin Arthur Prather - 1941 (76 years ago.)
Hollis Armin Reitzer - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Ada Rhame - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Mary Francis Rhoden - 1945 (72 years ago.)
Mary Virginia Roberson - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Mary Roe - 1763 (254 years ago.)
Clara Russell - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Ollie Belva Sanders - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Sarah M. Eliza Seybold - 1865 (152 years ago.)
John David Sheahan - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Mary Simmons - 1783 (234 years ago.)
Harry Kent Skyles - 1887 (130 years ago.)
David Allen Smelley - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Donald Randolph Smith - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Joanna Spurgeon - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Earl Jessie Stamps - 1942 (75 years ago.)
Clara May Stanton - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Alma Strother - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Margaret Swan - 1792 (225 years ago.)
Elma Elizabeth Temple - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Ulysse Thibodeaux - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Charles E. Thilman - 1877 (140 years ago.)
William Calvin Thomas - 1892 (125 years ago.)
David Thrasher - 1796 (221 years ago.)
Helena Belle Trotti - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Daniel Edward Troup - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Ida L. Turnbull - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Martha M. Vann - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Mary Alice Waller - 1890 (127 years ago.)
James Dalton Ward - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Edie Bell Whittington - 1903 (114 years ago.)
William Washington Whittington - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Earnie Agnes Wilkerson - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Ellis Arlington Williams - 1825 (192 years ago.)
Hannah Bertha Williams - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Mason Williams - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Pennie Williams - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Minnie Alerta Woolsey - 1880 (137 years ago.)
John Franklin Youngblood - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Charles Larry Zule - 1940 (77 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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