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

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Today's birthdays -- January 17
Ellen J. Armstrong - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Ralph Asbridge - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Ezra Dalton Ashworth - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Edna E. "Edney" Bailey - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Edna Elizabeth Bailey - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Lawrence Dunstan Barner - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Lulu May Barnes - 1867 (151 years ago.)
George H. Beatty - 1850 (168 years ago.)
James A. "Gus" Beavans - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Nancy Sue Bell - 1971 (47 years ago.)
Minnie Beville - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Ann Eliza Bispham - 1821 (197 years ago.)
Cyrus Bliven - 1832 (186 years ago.)
Clyde Stanley Boose - 1940 (78 years ago.)
Olive Boyd - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Cecil Israel Branson - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Ursula Brightner - 1890 (128 years ago.)
John Howard Broomell - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Benjamin Russell Bythewood - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Zella Faye Caldwell - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Jacob King Callaway - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Vernice Lois Cannon - 1875 (143 years ago.)
infant Carmody - 1990 (28 years ago.)
William Tom "Will" Carter - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Mary A. Cason - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Alma Josephine Chapman - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Peter Chylek \ Chilek - 1847 (171 years ago.)
August A. Clatt - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Bobby Eugene Cloud - 1951 (67 years ago.)
Charles Edgar Cloud - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Daniel Jasper Cloud - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Della S. Cloud - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Emless Belton Cloud - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Ernest Albert Cloud - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Ernest Calvin Cloud - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Foulk Cloud - 1800 (218 years ago.)
Hazel Lorraine Cloud - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Jack Raymond Cloud - 1915 (103 years ago.)
James Allen Cloud - 1926 (92 years ago.)
James Ervin Cloud - 1847 (171 years ago.)
John L. Cloud - 1939 (79 years ago.)
John Matson Hitt Cloud - 1818 (200 years ago.)
John Thomas Cloud - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Katie Cloud - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Mary Belle "Zell" Cloud - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Cloud - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Samuel Leonard Cloud - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Christopher Columbus Cole - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Madison "Lane" Collier - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Joseph Cook - 1824 (194 years ago.)
Markie Jane Cook - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Matilda Cooper - 1824 (194 years ago.)
Thomas Cope - 1814 (204 years ago.)
Charles Weldon Cowling - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Bob Cravey - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Florida Cravey - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Benjamin Jonas Crisler - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Christopher Columbus Davis - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Harley Joe Davis - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Edward Webster Diver - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Amos Dodd - 1768 (250 years ago.)
Barbara Ellen Doucette - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Ninnie Ballard Douthit - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Albert Ross Easters - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Frank G. Eden - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Olaf Ericksson - 1803 (215 years ago.)
Julian Edward Etheridge - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Fannie Evans - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Donald E. Faith - 1930 (88 years ago.)
William C. Faulk - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Arie A. Finley - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Walter William Forrester - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Ewell Gordon Futch - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Henry Lauson Futch - 1896 (122 years ago.)
James Gaines - 1710 (308 years ago.)
Sarah Hall Gaines - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Edward May Gilchrist - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Elder John Floyd Goad - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Bessie Adele Green - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Thalia Hall - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Martha Hardeman - 1776 (242 years ago.)
Martin Hardin - 1812 (206 years ago.)
David Ross Harmsen - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Margaretta Hendrickson - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Robert Lee Hines - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Jacob Leroy Holland - 1818 (200 years ago.)
Grover Cleveland Hooks - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Robert Thomas Hopkins - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Roland Kyle Hopkins - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Mamie (Mrs. Samuel Hubbard) - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Jennie Lorene Humphrey - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Ralph Semmes Jackson - 1870 (148 years ago.)
William Jenkins - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Nellie Belle Johnson - 1916 (102 years ago.)
William Benjamin "Ben" Johnson - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Lola Mae Jordan - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Cecil Ed Kinder - 1953 (65 years ago.)
Mariah Knox - 1854 (164 years ago.)
John Watkins Lanier - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Seaborb"Hardy"Leaborn" Lanier - 1850 (168 years ago.)
George Robert Larson - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Reuben Franklin, Sr. Lecroy - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Archibald Gipson Leslie - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Prentis D. Letney - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Sharron Diane Liles - 1950 (68 years ago.)
Stephen Barnett Lloyd - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Harry Webster Lohr - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Henderson James Love - 1893 (125 years ago.)
David Smith Lyman - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Ethel Pearl Macklin - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Jean Baptiste Manseaux - 1813 (205 years ago.)
Bertha Ann Marsh - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Kenneth Martensen - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Nancy Albertine Martin - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Thomas Martin - 1805 (213 years ago.)
William A. McEntire - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Edward Franklin McNary - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Euphia Merchant - 1895 (123 years ago.)
James Samuel "J. Sam" Mewhinney - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Sarah Emma Miller - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Sallie Roberts Mooty - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Eunice Lee Morgan - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Elizabeth Munn - 1870 (148 years ago.)
William Harvey Munro - 1863 (155 years ago.)
McGuffey C. Myers - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Johanes Müller - 1776 (242 years ago.)
Mary Jane Niswanger - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Clarice Nunnery - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Birdie Naomi Oden - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Anna Peek - 1876 (142 years ago.)
infant Personette - 1888 (130 years ago.)
William Cloud Phillips - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Zeolide Julia Pillot - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Enoch McKinney "Red" Pitts - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Michelle du Plessis - 1968 (50 years ago.)
Everett Poindexter - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Fred P. Ragle - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Lillie Belle Reece - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Paul Elmer Rettig - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Lois Richardson - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Lydian Esther Robinson - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Tobin Cornelius Rote - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Thelma Rothenhofer - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Carl Frederick Rundberg - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Verner Rundle - 1912 (106 years ago.)
William Gulledge Rushing - 1814 (204 years ago.)
Arthur J. Sargent - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Absalom Scales - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Blanche "Jim" Seybold - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Charles Wesley Seybold - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Ed Conrad Seybold - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Frederick Theodore Seybold - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Benjamin Sheldon - 1758 (260 years ago.)
William Lee Sheldon - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Alice Louise Sigler - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Clara Smith - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Marion Francis Floyd Smith - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Nancy Howell Smith - 1822 (196 years ago.)
Mavia Esther Souder - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Mary Francis Stallsworth - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Aubrey Newton Standard - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Robert H. Strickland - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Arlie Elmor Strough - 1887 (131 years ago.)
George Sturrock - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Mary Louisa Taylor - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Dagina L. Tobias - 1906 (112 years ago.)
William Robert Tobias - 1925 (93 years ago.)
John Lloyd Tracy - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Aron Utz - 1784 (234 years ago.)
Anna Gertraud Waldorf - 1740 (278 years ago.)
Olive Ruth Ward - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Alvin Cirby Waters - 1900 (118 years ago.)
David Whanger - 1799 (219 years ago.)
Ella Frances Whittaker - 1928 (90 years ago.)
William Julius Whittington - 1913 (105 years ago.)
James Perry Wickett - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Eliza Wikoff - 1808 (210 years ago.)
Travis Williams - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Larcena W. Willis - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Exa Bevian Woodyard - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Samuel Mitchell Woolsey - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Elbridge Bundell Wright - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Carl Milbern Yates - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Tallie J. Yongue - 1906 (112 years ago.)
McEdward Young - 1900 (118 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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