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

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Today's birthdays -- November 27
Jessie Eunice Abraham - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Mary D. Allen - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Alva Joyce Almonrode - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Emma Lucille Arendale - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Fred Herbert Belford - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Hugh James Blackwell - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Sarah Bliss - 1667 (347 years ago.)
Ronald Austin Block - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Minnie Belle Bright - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Gena Campbell - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Lydia Carter - 1760 (254 years ago.)
Elisha Casey - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Mary A. Cash - 1863 (151 years ago.)
John Cassell - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Howard Joseph Charrier - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Gladys May Claig - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Cloud - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Byron Dekalb "Callie" Cloud - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Carl Edwin Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Donald E. Cloud - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Grace Angeline Cloud - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Joseph B. Cloud - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Lester Pauline Cloud - 1903 (111 years ago.)
William Brently Cloud - 1965 (49 years ago.)
James Kinchen Cooley - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Frances C. Cooper - 1828 (186 years ago.)
John Yancy Criswell - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Erley C. Cryer - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Jewel Dalton - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Thomas Felix Dawson - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Robert Leon Day - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Annie Jane Dean - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Alice DeGarmo - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Margaret Sturrock Fairweather - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Johnson Fargason - 1771 (243 years ago.)
Mary Butler Finley - 1806 (208 years ago.)
Mary Catherine "Mollie" Frazier - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Frances Elden Freeman - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Mary E. Freeman - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Sarah Fuggett - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Edward Downing Futch - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Lee Terrell Gaines - 1852 (162 years ago.)
William G. Gilbert - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Lula Mae Gillham - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Mary Jane Glass - 1955 (59 years ago.)
Delphia Graham - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Johnnie B. Graham - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Jacob Griggs - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Carrie Diann Hairston - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Ben S. Hampton - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Bobby Max Harris - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Franklin Pierce Hayes - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Hattie Mae Hayes - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Ira Henry - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Millie Clara Henson - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Lucinda (Lorenda?) Hinds - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Theodorah Eldoria "Dode" Hooks - 1857 (157 years ago.)
James Robert Hopkins - 1868 (146 years ago.)
William Alfred Houston - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Iva Louise Jackson - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Clemens Harvey Jacques - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Gerard Jeansonne - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Mary Edna Johnson - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Annie Eliza Jordan - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Conrad J. Jordan - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Austin Texas Kidwell - 1855 (159 years ago.)
George L. Kinsey - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Ida Kirkendall - 1874 (140 years ago.)
John Lafon - 1788 (226 years ago.)
John J. Landers - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Thomas Martin Lanier - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Campbell MacDougall - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Hartford Maricle - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Myrtle Mina Martin - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Nora B. Martin - 1883 (131 years ago.)
William Reuben or L. McCain - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Robert Mingus McCorkle - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Louis Monteleone - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Laura A. Moore - 1875 (139 years ago.)
John Samuel Murphy - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Grace Myers - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Bettie Belle Nelson - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Estella Iola Newcomb - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Sarah L. Parrish - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Alberta "Bertie" Patton - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Willie Amos Pearson - 1899 (115 years ago.)
John Philip Pfisterer - 1872 (142 years ago.)
John W. Phillips - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Pauline Maxine Plaster - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Carter Plock - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Joseph N. Redding - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Spencer Herbert Rees - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Helen Myrtle Rentzch - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Evelyn P. Ricketts - 1919 (95 years ago.)
John Daniel "Dan" Rienstra - 1963 (51 years ago.)
Augustine Green Rives - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Virginia Mae Rothwell - 1921 (93 years ago.)
John Buchanan Russell - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Ellender Claudia Ryals - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Albert Satterlee - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Eliza Malinda Seybold - 1893 (121 years ago.)
James Seybold - 1811 (203 years ago.)
George Shock - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Magdalene Simson - 1748 (266 years ago.)
Emma Pastelle "Estelle" Sloan - 1906 (108 years ago.)
John Slocombe - 1769 (245 years ago.)
Amarantha Jane Smith - 1849 (165 years ago.)
William David Stanton - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Richard Garrison Stevens - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Leonie Marion Sturrock - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Richard Bragg Sturrock - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Maryetta Taylor - 1890 (124 years ago.)
George David Beanie Terry - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Jeremiah Thorpe - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Anna Mary Thorson - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Howard Lee Tippit - 1925 (89 years ago.)
William White Whittington Trimble - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Edward Washington Vann - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Justin Julanjulas Watford - 1881 (133 years ago.)
James W. Welch - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Malantha Whittington - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Burk Wilson - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Dora Wolfenbarger - 1890 (124 years ago.)
John Valentine Woods - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Laurie Ann Wright - 1962 (52 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.
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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

Bumstead Genealogy / Bumstead Family History

Butler Genealogy / Butler Family History

Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

Cravey Genealogy / Cravey Family History

Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

Gordon/Gorden Genealogy / Gordon/Gorden Family History

Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

Rutledge Genealogy / Rutledge Family History

Sapp Genealogy / Sapp Family History

Seybold Genealogy / Seybold Family History

Sorrel/Sorrels Genealogy / Sorrel/Sorrels Family History

Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

Welch Genealogy / Welch Family History

Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

Wiess Genealogy / Wiess Family History


 

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