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

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Today's birthdays -- January 16
Early O. Ainsworth - 1910 (108 years ago.)
John William Atwood - 1881 (137 years ago.)
William Jackson "Bill" Bailey - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Solomon Baldwin - 1681 (337 years ago.)
Mary Ella Bandy - 1945 (73 years ago.)
James Cloud Batson - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Alice Maxine Baughman - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Lewis Lafayette Baughman - 1832 (186 years ago.)
Walter T. Bedwell - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Eustace Verona Boggs - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Sarah Eliza Bostick - 1877 (141 years ago.)
James Earl Brown - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Gussie Bumstead - 1908 (110 years ago.)
James Glenn Bumstead - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Dolly Katherine Burden - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Alice Burk - 1885 (133 years ago.)
John Richard Byrd - 1791 (227 years ago.)
Charles Edward Cade - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Charlie Cain - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Geneva Nell Carothers - 1942 (76 years ago.)
Lottie Mae Carswell - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Rhoda Seliter Carter - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Irene Castleberry - 1906 (112 years ago.)
George Allen Chapman - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Annie Chism \ Chisholm - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Honour Clayton - 1661 (357 years ago.)
Sallie Bernice Clayton - 1888 (130 years ago.)
John Baird Clotworthy - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Beatrice Cloud - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Bessie Louisa Cloud - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Cassie Cloud - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Emmiezon Cloud - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Grace Cloud - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Harold A. Cloud - 1927 (91 years ago.)
J.C. Cloud - 1935 (83 years ago.)
James Ambrose Cloud - 1867 (151 years ago.)
John Earl Cloud - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Kevin Anthony Cloud - 1969 (49 years ago.)
Lois Gail Cloud - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Lydia Cloud Cloud - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Mary Lee Cloud - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Montie H. Cloud - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Preston Ercelle Cloud - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Sarah Ann "Sally" Cloud - 1796 (222 years ago.)
Susan Cloud - 1950 (68 years ago.)
Catherine Coblentz - 1809 (209 years ago.)
Mary Colebeck - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Louise Wanda "Lou" Collier - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Harvey Condra - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Emma Elvira Coss - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Hattie Mary Couch - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Reba Marie Coverstone - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Anna M. Currie - 1880 (138 years ago.)
J.W. Davis - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Catherine Deighton - 1614 (404 years ago.)
Oliver Daniel Doyle - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Frank Henry Draper - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Ouida Mae Draper - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Elizabeth Durbin - 1793 (225 years ago.)
Andrew M. Eason - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Jessie F.M. Ebner - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Asahel S. Edgerton - 1832 (186 years ago.)
Billy Joe Ercanbrack - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Martha Faircloth - 1825 (193 years ago.)
Louella Viola Farber - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Christopher Columbus Farmer - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Wilburn C. Fisher - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Herbert Wayne Forehand - 1932 (86 years ago.)
James "Herman" Forse - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Louis Alonzo Francis - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Mary Franklin - 1760 (258 years ago.)
Almeda Frances Frazier - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Mary E. Frisby - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Claude Alvis Gaines - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Caroline A. Geddes - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Fritz Gerardy - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Joel C. Gordon - 1905 (113 years ago.)
James Thaddeus Grace - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Alonza "Lonnie" Green - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Samuel "Sam" Gregory - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Edward Ulrich Grimm - 1856 (162 years ago.)
James M. Guerin - 1848 (170 years ago.)
John M. Guerin - 1848 (170 years ago.)
John Harding - 1794 (224 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Harris - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Oscar "Bronson" Harvill - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Joseph J. Henry - 1881 (137 years ago.)
David H. Hill - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Linda Hill - 1957 (61 years ago.)
Margaret Lucy Hinkle - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Stella Marie Hobrecht - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Joseph Quincy Hooker - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Raymond Gooch Hopewell - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Miranda Rosalie Houser - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Julia Frances Howell - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Ila Hunsaker - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Peter Hutto - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Hannah Jackson - 1745 (273 years ago.)
Rachel C. Jackson - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Maude Jett - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Mattie Belle Johnston - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Guelda Mae Jump - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Herbert Victor Kaeppel - 1900 (118 years ago.)
James Coleman "Jim" Knight - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Etrulia Laird - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Allan Wayne Lake - 1950 (68 years ago.)
Jennifer Nicole Large - 1974 (44 years ago.)
Martha Jane Leonard - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Jessie Melvilla Mathews - 1907 (111 years ago.)
William Peter McCarthy - 1885 (133 years ago.)
John McCord - 1760 (258 years ago.)
Edward James McDade - 1844 (174 years ago.)
William Meek McElwee - 1826 (192 years ago.)
Laura E. Merchant - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Andrew Merrill - 1788 (230 years ago.)
Unity Merrill - 1784 (234 years ago.)
Elizabeth Evaline Nesmith - 1859 (159 years ago.)
George Daniel New - 1828 (190 years ago.)
Georgia Aileen Nix - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Edward Teal \ Teel "Eddie" Nolan \ Nolen - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Lena Norbresken - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Carmon Oglesby - 1932 (86 years ago.)
James Joseph Oosterhoudt - 1932 (86 years ago.)
David L. Pennington - 1866 (152 years ago.)
John Thomas Phelps - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Edmund "Crouchback" Plantagenet - 1245 (773 years ago.)
Audrey Irene Plumlee - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Freddie J. Pouncey - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Marvin Denson Pratt - 1920 (98 years ago.)
James Thomas Ratcliff - 1812 (206 years ago.)
Roy Lamar Rather - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Smitha Lanetta "Nettie" Reece - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Regina Reeser - 1954 (64 years ago.)
M.V. "Maggie" Rhodes - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Clarence Guy "Jack" Richardson - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Allis \ Alice Mary Ann Riley - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Rachel Rose - 1859 (159 years ago.)
James Elbert Russell - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Florence E. Scott - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Marcus Arville Seabolt - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Elmer S. Seybold - 1896 (122 years ago.)
William Wolverton Sharp - 1826 (192 years ago.)
Laurence Edmund Shea - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Francis Baldwin "Frank" Sheldon - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Ruby Sheppard - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Vickie Lynn Slade - 1951 (67 years ago.)
Bonita Smiley - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Mary Louise Spence - 1825 (193 years ago.)
James Buchanan Steele - 1825 (193 years ago.)
James Madison Steele - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Irene Stewart - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Mabel Stewart - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Elizabeth Nicol Sturrock - 1860 (158 years ago.)
James Clinton Sturrock - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Mary Harrison Sturrock - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Delia J. Thomas - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Jossie Louise Thomasson - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Josephine Thrasher - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Charles Lorenzo Tobias - 1844 (174 years ago.)
Alice Juanita Townsend - 1888 (130 years ago.)
William Casper "Bill" Tyrrell - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Sallie L. Varner - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Charles William Walker - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Frank Ware - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Woodson Marion Washam - 1871 (147 years ago.)
Mary Watrous - 1797 (221 years ago.)
Catherine Watts - 1808 (210 years ago.)
Geraldine West - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Frederick King "F.K." Weyerhaeuser - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Ed White - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Allen P. Whittington - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Jim Russell Whittington - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Oscar Whittington - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Robert Wickliffe - 1775 (243 years ago.)
Floyd Edward Wiess - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Carrie Estelle Wiles - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Rachel Elizabeth Williams - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Augustus Wilson - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Carrol L. Wilson - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Jacob Reed Wolverton - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Thomas Theodore Youngblood - 1830 (188 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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