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

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Today's birthdays -- January 28
Anna Randle Allen - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Ernest Franklin Alphin - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Cornelia Atkinson - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Sarah Avery - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Harry K. Bakely - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Maggie Margaret Baker - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hickman Battin - 1822 (193 years ago.)
Joseph Marion Beardin - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Joe Johnson Beaty - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Lillian Margaret "Clementine" Best - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Thor Bjornsson - 1724 (291 years ago.)
Julian Guerin Bliss - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Millie Beatris Blue - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Eli L. Bozarth - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Richard Bayly Buck - 1844 (171 years ago.)
Billy Durwood Bumstead - 1942 (73 years ago.)
Lucille Caroline Burkes - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Mary Butler - 1808 (207 years ago.)
Doris Cherko - 1923 (92 years ago.)
William Thomas Chism - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Phillip Solomon Clarke - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Calvin ?Robin? Cloud - 1821 (194 years ago.)
Clifford Harrison Cloud - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Edward William Cloud - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Eliza Ellen Cloud - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Eugene Mervin Cloud - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Gene Edward Cloud - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Hadleigh Rachelle Cloud - 2008 (7 years ago.)
Hubert Cloud - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Ida Bell Cloud - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Ina Bell Cloud - 1913 (102 years ago.)
James J. Cloud - 1928 (87 years ago.)
James Lambeth "J.L." Cloud - 1888 (127 years ago.)
James Madison Cloud - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Jessie F. Cloud - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Jodie Lynell Cloud - 1960 (55 years ago.)
Luther Atwood Cloud - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Noah "Bud" Cloud - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Paul Joel Cloud - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Vernon Vincent Cloud - 1955 (60 years ago.)
William Edward Cloud - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Alice Cochran - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Stephen A. Combs - 1794 (221 years ago.)
Carrie Leila Desmuke - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Charles Stanford Draper - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Cleomire Duhon - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Bobby Cloud Elliott - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Thomas J. Epperson - 1911 (104 years ago.)
James Preston Farmer - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Frederick Mortimore Farr - 1843 (172 years ago.)
Paul Fatula - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Lowell Augustus Faulk - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Eva Ferguson - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Willis P. Ferguson - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Irvin Edward Fincher - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Lucy Ann Foshee - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Robert Heriot Fullwood - 1816 (199 years ago.)
John Isaac Futch - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Julia Washington Futch - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Roy Dean Futch - 1943 (72 years ago.)
Martha Harriett Gailey - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Hallen P. Gaines - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Margaret A. Gaines - 1841 (174 years ago.)
Oscar Edmond Gaines - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Ida Alice Gamron - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Goodman - 1930 (85 years ago.)
Josiah Grant - 1680 (335 years ago.)
Theron Grant - 1815 (200 years ago.)
Mary Grisswold - 1650 (365 years ago.)
Florence Hall - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Nelson Hall - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Lillie Mae Hardage - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Artemesia Hardin - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Sally Hardin - 1814 (201 years ago.)
Lester Looney Harper - 1874 (141 years ago.)
James A. Harrison - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Kathlyn Hastings - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Martha Louise Hay - 1932 (83 years ago.)
Thorton Bruce Henry - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Wilburn Henry - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Olga Herring - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Dan Leon Hill - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Abraham Hopkins - 1834 (181 years ago.)
Audry Hopper - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Maggie Horn - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Betty Lou Hudson - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Isaac Franklin Huffman - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Roger Hughes - 1948 (67 years ago.)
Celesta Ann Irick - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Columbus Frank Iroler - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Paul Malcumb Ivey - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Edith Jernigan - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Thomas Mitchell Johnson - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Gordon Caldwell Johnston - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Eleanor "Ellen" Jones - 1811 (204 years ago.)
Essie Jordan - 1913 (102 years ago.)
George Keith - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Ann Kendall - 1696 (319 years ago.)
Elzy Kirkland - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Silas Laymon - 1815 (200 years ago.)
Alexander C. Lee - 1841 (174 years ago.)
Earl Edward Lewis - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Milburn Lewis - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Susan Logsdon - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Mary Stewart Lyons - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Alletrys Capitola Mackey - 1914 (101 years ago.)
James Purdee Magee - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Lewis D. Mahaffey - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Ann Marshall - 1733 (282 years ago.)
Susie Adelia McCraw - 1869 (146 years ago.)
James McDade - 1926 (89 years ago.)
John Francis McKay - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Louis Herman Miller - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Samuel Millikan - 1789 (226 years ago.)
Troy Mooty - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Robert Buford Morris - 1954 (61 years ago.)
Jackson Taylor Mount - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Almira P. Noble - 1830 (185 years ago.)
Henry E.R. Nokes - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Everett E. Ogle - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Rhoda Park - 1813 (202 years ago.)
George Washington Parker - 1847 (168 years ago.)
James H. Patchell - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Mary Ollie Peek - 1843 (172 years ago.)
Mary Unity Pendleton - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Carlos Elmer Pickens - 1876 (139 years ago.)
John Pidrak - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Georgia Etta Polk - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Walter Cadesman Pope - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Drue McMicken Ratcliff - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Jehu Reece - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Anna Kristina Rundberg - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Willis Crawford Rushing - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Julia Mae Schiro - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Catharine M. "Kate" Schobin - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Edward Schwab - 1843 (172 years ago.)
Margaret P. Self - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Lydia Laura Seybold - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Susannah "Susan" Seybold - 1848 (167 years ago.)
John Davis "Tater John" Sheffield - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Sampson Shoemake - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Michael Paul Slatter - 1976 (39 years ago.)
Jacob Clifford Smith - 1897 (118 years ago.)
George Hendricks Stagner - 1822 (193 years ago.)
Thomas Travis Stallworth - 1830 (185 years ago.)
Clarence Stelter - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Ella Mary Strickland - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Sally Ophelia Strickland - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Alexander Sturrock - 1694 (321 years ago.)
Roger Glenn Sturrock - 1918 (97 years ago.)
William Spencer Sullivan - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Harry Newton Summerville - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Martha H. Talley - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Judith Ann Taylor - 1944 (71 years ago.)
Almeda Mandalia Thomas - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Lydia Melvina Thornton - 1889 (126 years ago.)
John Bugg Thrasher - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Pearl Turner - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Solomon Barrow Wallis - 1829 (186 years ago.)
S.E. Weeks - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Henry August Wegner - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Essie Olivia Whittington - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Elvira Jane Williams - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Richard Williams - 1607 (408 years ago.)
Lou Willis - 1881 (134 years ago.)
John Thomas Yard - 1920 (95 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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Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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