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

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Today's birthdays -- February 12
Mary Ellena (__) - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Margaret Lorene Ainsworth - 1924 (92 years ago.)
James A. Andrews - 1876 (140 years ago.)
William Sherman Andrews - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Ruth Clementine Armstrong - 1911 (105 years ago.)
John Smith Baisden - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Hadley J. Baldwin - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Lloyd Francis Barnes - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Cloud B. Battin - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Vera Viola Baxter - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Betty Beatty - 1933 (83 years ago.)
John R. Beatty - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Blanchette - 1921 (95 years ago.)
William Wesley Blewett - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Virgil Carl Bourne - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Bettie Bryant - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Lucy Catlett Buck - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Mourad Whitfield Bumstead - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Lena Burbank - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Gilbert Joseph Burner - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Frank Lloyd Carter - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Emile Joseph Choate - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Lucile K. Clark - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Ann E. Cloud - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Beatrice E. Cloud - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Clarinda A. Cloud - 1875 (141 years ago.)
David C. Cloud - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Dorothy A. Cloud - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Drew Drummond "Drum" "Drew Dee" Cloud - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Ella F. Cloud - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Emily "Emma" Cloud - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Flossie Davis Cloud - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Francis Marion Cloud - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Gene Cloud - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Gladys Cloud - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Helen Roberta Cloud - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Jesse Millage Cloud - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Jessie Cloud - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Jessie Millage Cloud - 1895 (121 years ago.)
John Henry "Henry" Cloud - 1872 (144 years ago.)
John Nathan Cloud - 1789 (227 years ago.)
Lillian Allen Cloud - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Margaret Calvenia Cloud - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Phebe Ann Cloud - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Rachel Adams Cloud - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Raymond Cloud - 1932 (84 years ago.)
William Cooper Cloud - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Clara Cloudt - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Mary Frances Ann Collier - 1833 (183 years ago.)
Floyd Collins - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Vicky Lee Conway - 1943 (73 years ago.)
Hiram Elliott Cook - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Francis Coudrain - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Virginius Throckmorton Craig - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Jane Crane - 1766 (250 years ago.)
Lochlin Morrison Cravey - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Deborah Jane Crow - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Elizabeth Eveline Cullers - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Lilburn Alfonso Davidson - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Shirley Maye Davis - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Samuel Franklin Dawson - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Joseph Louis Deckert - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Simeon Dennis - 1800 (216 years ago.)
Charles Anthony Diesem - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Amanda Jane Dikes - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Richard Curr Donaldson - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Paul Ray Draper - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Plennie Viola Draper - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Mary Dunn - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Elma Edens - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Exie Duanna Ener - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Edwin Bruce Farr - 1932 (84 years ago.)
Ezilda Faulk - 1896 (120 years ago.)
William Alfonse Ferguson - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Ralph Roy Fershee - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Violet D. Foley - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Marian Ruth Ford - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Odessa Virginia Forsythe - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Fowler - 1831 (185 years ago.)
William Freeman - 1678 (338 years ago.)
Arnold Edward Futch - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Lula Lenorah Gafford - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Benjamin Watts Gaines - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Livinia Josephine Gaines - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Samuel Hunt Gaines - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Catherine Lee Garber - 1947 (69 years ago.)
Kathryn Lee Garber - 1947 (69 years ago.)
George Washington Gilbert - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Margaret Green - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Jack Homer Gregory - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Mary Mannes Groeber - 1934 (82 years ago.)
Elizabeth Berthaline Haggard - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Nettie Hall - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Bessie Lee Hammon - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Joachin Herm - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Sarah Ellen Hightower - 1873 (143 years ago.)
John Ellison Hipp - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Tilden Hockman - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Jean Holder - 1910 (106 years ago.)
John Wesley Holsapple - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Mary Jane "Polly" Horn - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Lennie Cariline Hueston - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Ane Cathrine Jensen - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Julia Jett - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Annie Frances Johnson - 1914 (102 years ago.)
John Frank Johnson - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Richard Otis Johnston - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Robert A. Kilgore - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Georgia Marie Kirchhoff - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Emmaline Barbara Kirsch - 1870 (146 years ago.)
James Hervey Knapp - 1804 (212 years ago.)
Mattie Eunice Lamb - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Granville L. Landers - 1861 (155 years ago.)
R.H. Landers - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Richard H. Landers - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Nancy Matilda Langston - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Jacob A. Laymon - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Themira Tabitha Leatherman - 1827 (189 years ago.)
John L. Leeper - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Frances Emily Lewis - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Pauline Claire Linaweaver - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Jonathan L. Lindley - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Ray Archie Loughrey - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Mahala Lowe - 1827 (189 years ago.)
Robert Irwin Lowe - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Helen Elizabeth Lyon - 1910 (106 years ago.)
James Edward Main - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Eugene Earl Majors - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Rachel Hannah Martin - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Hannah Mason - 1745 (271 years ago.)
John Thomas "Tom" McAdams - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Waneta Elizabeth McBee - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Asenath McCall - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Mary McCarty - 1914 (102 years ago.)
John Willis McCue - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Charles Anderson McDade - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Sarah Adeline "Sally" McDade - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Elizabeth Tannie "Bessie" McKeown - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Willis Hubbard McLaney - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Sallie McMurtry - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Benjamin Larkin Miller - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Joseph Howard Mills - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Cora Estelle Moody - 1890 (126 years ago.)
John Williams Moore - 1815 (201 years ago.)
Leroy Nelson - 1823 (193 years ago.)
Flossie Mildred Newkirk - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Ada V. Newman - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Fannie Newsom - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Lee Franklin Niswanger - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Ezekiel O'Quinn - 1781 (235 years ago.)
Stephen Henry Owens - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Jane Elizabeth Parramore - 1801 (215 years ago.)
Rebecca Phippen - 1656 (360 years ago.)
Cecil Evy Pratt - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Gertrude Pratt - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Lula Mae Ray - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Nancy Rayborn - 1829 (187 years ago.)
Lee Richardson - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Minor G. Richardson - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Gladys Louise Robinson - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Peter Boggess Roe - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Adeline Roehrs - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Jesse James Rogers - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Emily H. Rushing - 1860 (156 years ago.)
John G. Rushing - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Wanda Wenonah Rutledge - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Jefferson Bradford Seale - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Aaron Seybold - 1837 (179 years ago.)
John Vinson M. Seybold - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Benjamin Sheldon - 1720 (296 years ago.)
Dorcas Louise Shoulders - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Shultz - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cloud Shultz - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Aubrey Virgil Sims - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Daniel Monroe Stacks - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Malinda R. Stagner - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Stallsworth - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Pamelia Stallsworth - 1802 (214 years ago.)
Frances Irene Steward - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Clyde Eldred Stokes - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Mildred Stokes - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Joel Bryan Stratton - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Linnie Elizabeth Strother - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Aden Thomas Sturrock - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Rebecca Talley - 1813 (203 years ago.)
James Taylor - 1635 (381 years ago.)
Wilburn Woodrow Terral - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Solomon Terwilliger - 1801 (215 years ago.)
Ruth Treat - 1793 (223 years ago.)
Castilia Trotti - 1873 (143 years ago.)
John Wesley Tubbs - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Edeelene Earl Tucker - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Ester Alice Votaw - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Aaron Moses Wallace - 1828 (188 years ago.)
John Orville Wallace - 1951 (65 years ago.)
Louis Lee Watkins - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Sidney Albert Webb - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Hamilton Lafayette Webster - 1893 (123 years ago.)
James M. Welch - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Lora Deana Whited - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Clara Ann Whittington - 1862 (154 years ago.)
Harvey Whittington - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Johnnie Whittington - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Mildred O. Whittington - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Thomas Sue Whittington - 1949 (67 years ago.)
Tomsel Williams - 1831 (185 years ago.)
Harvey Woods - 1804 (212 years ago.)
Bessie Wynn - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Elizabeth Zebley - 1814 (202 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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