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

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Today's birthdays -- July 18
Lucy A?? - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Stanley O. Abel - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Bertha Grace Alphin - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Betty Ann Babin - 1944 (74 years ago.)
Elsie Bargo - 1948 (70 years ago.)
William Fletcher Barnes - 1844 (174 years ago.)
Olivia Jane Barnsdall - 1836 (182 years ago.)
Elmer Eugene Birkoin - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Jean Pierre Bondurant - 1677 (341 years ago.)
Floyd Borden Boone - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Hubert Preston Bowman - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Brian Bailey Boyett - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Mary Ann Bray - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Violet Moree Brighton - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Albert Hoit Bumstead - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Martha Butler - 1818 (200 years ago.)
Mary Eileen Campbell - 1958 (60 years ago.)
Dora Cordia Carruth - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Ulysse Adron Carruth - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Sherwood Glenn Cartee - 1937 (81 years ago.)
Theresa Ann Clemons - 1961 (57 years ago.)
Alice E. Cloud - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Allen Roy Cloud - 1964 (54 years ago.)
Anna Bell Cloud - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Charles Milton Cloud - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Donald Keith Cloud - 1935 (83 years ago.)
Frances Cloud - 1908 (110 years ago.)
George W. Cloud - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Lillie Marie Cloud - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Louis Albert Cloud - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Marjorie Anna Cloud - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Morgie Elizabeth Cloud - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Robert Elmer Cloud - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Robert Lee Cloud - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Margaret Ann Collier - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Sophia R. Cooper - 1811 (207 years ago.)
Eugenia Cowart - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Robert Cox - 1811 (207 years ago.)
Lois Allene Crabtree - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Jasper Crane - 1602 (416 years ago.)
Ed Crayton Crayton - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Robert Watkins Crockett - 1678 (340 years ago.)
Emma Adeline Crowell - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Daniel Edward Cullers - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Marvin Benjamin Cullers - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Mary O'Della Day - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Emma Jane Dean - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Malinda C. Dixon - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Katherine Douglas - 1914 (104 years ago.)
James Andrew Dunman - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Ezekial Cloud Elliott - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Earl Foster Ercanbrack - 1925 (93 years ago.)
William J. Fargason - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Jonathan Farlow - 1807 (211 years ago.)
Delila Faulk - 1830 (188 years ago.)
Mattie N. Fee - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Grace Ferguson - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Dora Orlena Finley - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Sarah Ford - 1765 (253 years ago.)
Elma Gusta Futch - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Charles Wiles Gaines - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Susan Strother Gaines - 1800 (218 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Geiger - 1858 (160 years ago.)
John Hill Goodloe - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Jean Jewell Green - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Myrtle Eva Green - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Rachel Green - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Dorcas Groshong - 1808 (210 years ago.)
Irva Jerusha Groves - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Alonzo Crofford "A.C." Hall - 1890 (128 years ago.)
L.J. Harris - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Laura Ann Holland - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Bertha Eilene Holsapple - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Emma Rosa Hooks - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Earl Hudson - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Susie Lee Hyde - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Decandia Jackson - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Dollie J. Johnson - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Ella Ola Jones - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Blanche Katherine Kahle - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Betty Elizabeth Kegley - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Elwyn Curtis Knight - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Herbert Encil LaRoque - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Viola LeBlanc - 1890 (128 years ago.)
William Royal "Roy" Letney - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Chandler C. Lewis - 1808 (210 years ago.)
Kate Denison Lewis - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Mamie Dorothy Lindsay - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Sarah Lloyd - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Bert Albert Locher - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Mary Jane Malvin - 1833 (185 years ago.)
Robert Guy Mankin - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Robert L. Mann - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Ruth Maris - 1814 (204 years ago.)
Harry Clifton (Lloyd) Martin - 1909 (109 years ago.)
John Wiley Martin - 1824 (194 years ago.)
Needham E. Martin - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Vega Blanche McAlister - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Joseph Thomas McBeth - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Jack Stone McKenzie - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Garnet Glendora McMillen - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Margaret Teresa Moffett - 1801 (217 years ago.)
Christine Morgan - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Victoria Murphy - 1841 (177 years ago.)
George Robert Neville - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Mary Eliza New - 1857 (161 years ago.)
LeRoy Frederick Newton - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Jimmie Lee Oden - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Lexie Mae Oliver - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Mary Anne Owens - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Mattie Blanche Payne - 1905 (113 years ago.)
William Louis Pennington - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Mary Emmaline Perry - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Isaac Kay Horton Phillips - 1871 (147 years ago.)
James Bascom Pipkin - 1845 (173 years ago.)
John Monroe Pipkin - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Humphrey Allen Purdy - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Eugene Joseph Reilly - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Ahia Brinton Reynolds - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Obedience Robbins - 1664 (354 years ago.)
Julia Ann Rose - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Sarah A. Rushing - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Thomas Kerr Seybold - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Elwood Lawrence Smith - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Madison Lafayette Stagner - 1858 (160 years ago.)
George Caldwell Stallworth - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Earl Burton Stamps - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Mildred Evelyn Sturrock - 1942 (76 years ago.)
Essie W. Talley - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Tebbs - 1785 (233 years ago.)
Deborah Kay Troup - 1965 (53 years ago.)
John Antonie Pos Van Den Berge - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Samuel B. Vipperman - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Helen Candace Walter - 1914 (104 years ago.)
William Wiley Watson - 1842 (176 years ago.)
James Grandbury Weatherall - 1879 (139 years ago.)
James Anderson Whittington - 1818 (200 years ago.)
Etta May Williams - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Madelyn Willis - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Cleo Winkler - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Martha Ellen Woodward - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Barney Franklin Word - 1885 (133 years ago.)
John Joseph Wright - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Walter Bedell Wylie - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Farrel E. Yocum - 1922 (96 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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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