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

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Today's birthdays -- December 19
Mary Ann Adams - 1791 (223 years ago.)
Enoch W. Amos - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Grace Gertrude "Dollie" Arnold - 1922 (92 years ago.)
James Andrew Ashley - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Marie Louise Bailey - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Fred C. Bammel - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Caleb Barber - 1727 (287 years ago.)
John B. Barker - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Jane Barnes - 1694 (320 years ago.)
Eula Mae Barrow - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Laura Barrow - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Mary Jane "Molly" Bass - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Willie Ard Bateman - 1902 (112 years ago.)
William H. Beatty - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Phineas K. Biles - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Maxine Bishop - 1920 (94 years ago.)
J.D. Blakemore - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Laura Jane Boone - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Nellie Ruth Brown - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Minnie Lee Bumstead - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Ezra Thomas Burgess - 1837 (177 years ago.)
William Preston Burk - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Henry Wintern Burrow - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Ella Marie Byrum - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Mary Adaline Bysaner - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Lula May Cantrell - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Harvey Thomas Cassady - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Catherine Moore Cloud - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Delton Albert Cloud - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Elizabeth M. Cloud - 1786 (228 years ago.)
Elzina E. Cloud - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Henry Raymond Cloud - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Ida May Cloud - 1895 (119 years ago.)
James Leroy Cloud - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Martha Ellen Cloud - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Martha Good Cloud - 1843 (171 years ago.)
William C. Cloud - 1846 (168 years ago.)
William Edward Cloud - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Donald Eugene Cole - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Harriett Edith Cravey - 1925 (89 years ago.)
James Creech - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Wallie Amos "W.A." Criswell - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Susanna Culler - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Nathan Bernard Cumbie - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Tace "Tacy" Daniel - 1796 (218 years ago.)
Mattie Lou Bessie Dawson - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Alonzo A. DeGarmo - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Edward W. Dillard - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Irvin Coyle Diver - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Amanda B. Dorsey - 1876 (138 years ago.)
William Sims "Bill" Elkins - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Charles Olin Elliott - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Daisy Leon Farr - 1888 (126 years ago.)
George Ference - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Thomas Collier Ford - 1887 (127 years ago.)
William Lee Freeman - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Laurane Frier - 1829 (185 years ago.)
James Walter Gaines - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Jacob Hampshire Garner - 1841 (173 years ago.)
John Inskeep Glover - 1818 (196 years ago.)
Sam Goines - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Bobby Allen Graham - 1951 (63 years ago.)
John Graves - 1737 (277 years ago.)
Joan M. Green - 1938 (76 years ago.)
Vergil Martin Griner - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Myrtle Della Hannah - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Jack Cloud Hardman - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Burlon Eugene Harris - 1926 (88 years ago.)
William Harris - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Alfred Harrison - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Martha Ellen Hart - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Jimmy Don Helms - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Alton Samuel Hicks - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Clementine Hildebrant - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Abel Hill - 1793 (221 years ago.)
Mildred Elaine Holland - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Joe Henry "Jonah" Hooks - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Albert C. Hudson - 1849 (165 years ago.)
John Riley Hutton - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Homer Edgar Ivey - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Curtis Jett - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Curtis Jett - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Gladys Ezell Johnston - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Oquid Gaines Johnston - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Hernon Jones - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Mattie Belle Jones - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Christophe Albert Kaeppel - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Laurinda Catherine Kelly - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Aaron Kirkland - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Melvina Laymon - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Nancy Alabama Lilley - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Joseph Archibald Lindsay - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Charles Little - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Thomas Preston Low - 1902 (112 years ago.)
William Riley "Bill" Low - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Russel Lee Lowder - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Elisha Mahoney - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Laura Malinda Marshall - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Rachel Margaret Maxey - 1908 (106 years ago.)
James Artie McBeth - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Muriel McBride - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Carl Claude McCoy - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Willie Oliver McIntyre - 1938 (76 years ago.)
Catherine Ora McKeithen - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Anna Bess Neal - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Robert Glen Netherland - 1823 (191 years ago.)
William C. New - 1799 (215 years ago.)
Stella Leonia Pearl Nugent - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Reid Alfred Nunn - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Elmer Abner O'Shields - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Fletcher David Patterson - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Janell Christine Patterson - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Ralph Peninger - 1915 (99 years ago.)
James Raby Perry - 1882 (132 years ago.)
John Cleveland Pickren - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Silas Poland - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Nancy Logana Potter - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Ernest Edwin Pratt - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Della Bessie Rainwater - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Leonard Stanley Ramer - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Exa L. Rape - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Richard Truman Reynolds - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Durham Richardson - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Lillie Maud Richardson - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Roy William Ritenour - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Burty S. Robbins - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Samuel Fredric Robertson - 1908 (106 years ago.)
infant Rounsavall - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Meta Ora Rounsavall - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Stanley Serpan - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Wilmer Wendell "Bill" Seybold - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Curtis Short - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Timothy Showalter - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Charles Valentine Shryock - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Sarah Ollie Sikes - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Morgan Mills Skyles - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Willis Henry Smith - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Everett Albert Staffen - 1909 (105 years ago.)
John Thomas Stark - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Samuel E. Sturrock - 1885 (129 years ago.)
George William Terry - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Caroline Terwilliger - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Ethel Almeda Thames - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Myrtle Evelyn Thornhill - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Ethel Francis Tobias - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Pauline Agnes Truesdell - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Myrtie Tyer - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Nancy Nell Vann - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Hazel Anne Wager - 1938 (76 years ago.)
Benjamin Simeon Waggener - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Judith Avie Walker - 1945 (69 years ago.)
Judia A. Whetstone - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Martha Jane Whittington - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Julia (Mrs. Floyd Whittington) - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Octavine Willis - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Zella Mabel Woods - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Lucille "Virgie" Woolverton - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Mary Melaine Woolverton - 1951 (63 years ago.)
John Richard Wright - 1924 (90 years ago.)
John Benjamin Youngblood - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Amanda M. Zane - 1829 (185 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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