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

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Today's birthdays -- August 22
Lula M. (__) - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Gilbert Guy Andress - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Robert Earl Austin - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Enos Baker - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Susan Elizabeth Ballew - 1823 (194 years ago.)
John Bass - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Leota Florence Baughman - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Norvel Baughman - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Ortha Beulah Baxter - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Daniel E. Bean - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Robert "Bobby" Bendy - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Samuel H. Birdwell - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Granville Bolin - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Burtie Mae Bramlett - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Eliza Ann Tabitha Brannan - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Homer Cecil Bright - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Rebecca Alice Bright - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Catherine Augusta Buck - 1852 (165 years ago.)
William Calmes Buck - 1790 (227 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hillis Bumstead - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Jacob Franklin "Jake" Bumstead - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Howard Curry Franklin Byford - 1943 (74 years ago.)
Thomas Stone Bythewood - 1798 (219 years ago.)
Ira Stanley Cain - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Abigail Canfield - 1754 (263 years ago.)
Ruby Oneida Clark - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Dorthey A. Wagner Clements - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Jane Audrey Clinard - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Anna Hasseltine Cloud - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Carlton Cloud - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Charlene Cloud - 1955 (62 years ago.)
Daniel Malpass Cloud - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Dowing Alexander "D.A." Cloud - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Elinor Mildred Cloud - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Faraday Cloud - 1862 (155 years ago.)
John Vernon Cloud - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Louisa M. Cloud - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Lowell W. Cloud - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Mary A. Cloud - 1810 (207 years ago.)
Sammy Cloud - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Thomas Cloud - 1578 (439 years ago.)
Walter Marshall Cloud - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Warren Lee Cloud - 1920 (97 years ago.)
William Lafayette "Bill" Cloud - 1851 (166 years ago.)
William T. Cloud - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth de Cloudt - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Mary Pierce Collier - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Charles Bryant Collins - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Florine Cornwell - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Robert Lytton Cox - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Annie Lou Crumbley - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Anderson Crutchfield - 1784 (233 years ago.)
Daniel Cullers - 1794 (223 years ago.)
Samuel James Cunningham - 1847 (170 years ago.)
Clyde Milton Damewood - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Delores Elaine Dawson - 1950 (67 years ago.)
Forest Gene Dawson - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Annie Elizabeth Evans Dell - 1903 (114 years ago.)
R.C.L. "Charlie" Dorn - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Yancey Herbert Dorn - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Rodessa Draper - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Eva Leone Easterly - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Sam Jones Elliott - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Shellie Septimus Elliott - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Gordon Wayne Eoff - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Bertha Farr - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Melanie Faulk - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Penelope Ann Faulks - 1847 (170 years ago.)
Beverly Ann Flowers - 1941 (76 years ago.)
John Benjamin Franklin Flowers - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Carey Freeman - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Clarabell Freeman - 1914 (103 years ago.)
William Henry Garrison - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Donnelle Ervin Gatch - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Olta Lee Gault - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Laura N. Goff - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Rebeckah Goodrich - 1728 (289 years ago.)
Edward James Gorby - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Calvin Wood Griffin - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Juanita Hall - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Charles Frank Hamrick - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Flora Hannum - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Henry Clay Harlan - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Jacob Harlan - 1802 (215 years ago.)
Alis Petty Hazelton - 1854 (163 years ago.)
George Wilson Heal - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Laverne Ethel Helms - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Bob Henry - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Pastill Hubert Hightower - 1914 (103 years ago.)
John Preston Hines - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Beulah Lee Hockman - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Jane Hoffman - 1959 (58 years ago.)
Ruth L. Hogan - 1903 (114 years ago.)
George Washington Hooks - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Carolyn Hudnall - 1948 (69 years ago.)
William Lawrence Huff - 1863 (154 years ago.)
George Washington Hulitt - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Verlin Hunnicutt - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Hugh Jackson - 1817 (200 years ago.)
William Benton Jordan - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Carry Brown Keith - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Lillian Mamie Keith - 1909 (108 years ago.)
David Patten Kimball - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Oscar James "O.J." Lancaster - 1936 (81 years ago.)
Elizabeth Leader - 1801 (216 years ago.)
Robert McKinney Lessley - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Samuel David Lessley - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Elizabeth Mason - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Roxie Marie Mayer - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Prosper P. McClain - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Drayton Bennett McCoy - 1801 (216 years ago.)
Ludie Mae McGallion - 1948 (69 years ago.)
Phebe A. McGinnis - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Mike McNamee - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Roy McKinley Mills - 1938 (79 years ago.)
Auerlia \ Aurella Minyard - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Jerene Ada Moore - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Myra Morgan - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Mamie Lee Moses - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Alvin Norris - 1917 (100 years ago.)
George William Nutter - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Kirk Byron Olschner - 1961 (56 years ago.)
Kyle Bryan Olschner - 1961 (56 years ago.)
Agnes Rae Perry - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Theo Docia Perry - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Peter B. Pfisterer - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Ralph Pigot - 1665 (352 years ago.)
Mary Pyle - 1689 (328 years ago.)
Mary Jane Rees - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Elizabeth Remsberg - 1800 (217 years ago.)
James Daniel Renollet - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Allie Elba Rogers - 1888 (129 years ago.)
John Rowland - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Donna Mae Scearcy - 1928 (89 years ago.)
George Pendleton Scott - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Elmer DeRoy Seybold - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Virginia Ann Shelburne - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Allie Shelton - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Frances Beatrice Sigler - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Ilah Vorus Speaks - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Effie Florence Springer - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Forrest Henry Sprowl - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Martha Clie Squires - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Robert Leland Starbuck - 1939 (78 years ago.)
William Russell Stark - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Susanne Stokes - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Alexander Stewart Sturrock - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Julia Jeanette Sturrock - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Sadie Pauline Sturrock - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Eleanor Stutsman - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Green Fisher Swearingen - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Elizabeth D. Thompson - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Willie Yvonne Thornhill - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Naomi Alice Tison - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Josephine Lillie Tobias - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Ola Trahan - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Alexander Travis - 1790 (227 years ago.)
John M. Vaughan - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Annie R. Veal - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Frances Lucille Videtto - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Kenneth Charles Wakefield - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Lee Walker - 1799 (218 years ago.)
Thelma Wallace - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Joane Waters - 1585 (432 years ago.)
Syble Irene Wehunt - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Isaac Bush Whatley - 1895 (122 years ago.)
James Abram White - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Homer Andrew Whittington - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Robert E. Whittington - 1909 (108 years ago.)
William Aubrey Whittington - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Thomas J. Wilkerson - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Pauline Wilson - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Nadine Wood - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Alice Fay Wright - 1879 (138 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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