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

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Today's birthdays -- January 18
Ellen J. Armstrong - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Ralph Asbridge - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Ezra Dalton Ashworth - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Edna E. "Edney" Bailey - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Edna Elizabeth Bailey - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Lawrence Dunstan Barner - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Lulu May Barnes - 1867 (150 years ago.)
George H. Beatty - 1850 (167 years ago.)
James A. "Gus" Beavans - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Nancy Sue Bell - 1971 (46 years ago.)
Minnie Beville - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Ann Eliza Bispham - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Cyrus Bliven - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Clyde Stanley Boose - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Olive Boyd - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Cecil Israel Branson - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Ursula Brightner - 1890 (127 years ago.)
John Howard Broomell - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Benjamin Russell Bythewood - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Zella Faye Caldwell - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Jacob King Callaway - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Vernice Lois Cannon - 1875 (142 years ago.)
infant Carmody - 1990 (27 years ago.)
William Tom "Will" Carter - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Mary A. Cason - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Alma Josephine Chapman - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Peter Chylek \ Chilek - 1847 (170 years ago.)
August A. Clatt - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Bobby Eugene Cloud - 1951 (66 years ago.)
Charles Edgar Cloud - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Daniel Jasper Cloud - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Della S. Cloud - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Emless Belton Cloud - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Ernest Albert Cloud - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Ernest Calvin Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Foulk Cloud - 1800 (217 years ago.)
Hazel Lorraine Cloud - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Jack Raymond Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
James Allen Cloud - 1926 (91 years ago.)
James Ervin Cloud - 1847 (170 years ago.)
John L. Cloud - 1939 (78 years ago.)
John Matson Hitt Cloud - 1818 (199 years ago.)
John Thomas Cloud - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Katie Cloud - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Mary Belle "Zell" Cloud - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Cloud - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Samuel Leonard Cloud - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Christopher Columbus Cole - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Madison "Lane" Collier - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Joseph Cook - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Markie Jane Cook - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Matilda Cooper - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Thomas Cope - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Charles Weldon Cowling - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Bob Cravey - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Florida Cravey - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Benjamin Jonas Crisler - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Christopher Columbus Davis - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Harley Joe Davis - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Edward Webster Diver - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Amos Dodd - 1768 (249 years ago.)
Barbara Ellen Doucette - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Ninnie Ballard Douthit - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Albert Ross Easters - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Frank G. Eden - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Olaf Ericksson - 1803 (214 years ago.)
Julian Edward Etheridge - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Fannie Evans - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Donald E. Faith - 1930 (87 years ago.)
William C. Faulk - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Arie A. Finley - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Walter William Forrester - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Ewell Gordon Futch - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Henry Lauson Futch - 1896 (121 years ago.)
James Gaines - 1710 (307 years ago.)
Sarah Hall Gaines - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Edward May Gilchrist - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Elder John Floyd Goad - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Bessie Adele Green - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Thalia Hall - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Martha Hardeman - 1776 (241 years ago.)
Martin Hardin - 1812 (205 years ago.)
David Ross Harmsen - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Margaretta Hendrickson - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Robert Lee Hines - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Jacob Leroy Holland - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Robert Thomas Hopkins - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Roland Kyle Hopkins - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Mamie (Mrs. Samuel Hubbard) - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Jennie Lorene Humphrey - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Ralph Semmes Jackson - 1870 (147 years ago.)
William Jenkins - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Nellie Belle Johnson - 1916 (101 years ago.)
William Benjamin "Ben" Johnson - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Lola Mae Jordan - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Cecil Ed Kinder - 1953 (64 years ago.)
Mariah Knox - 1854 (163 years ago.)
John Watkins Lanier - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Seaborb"Hardy"Leaborn" Lanier - 1850 (167 years ago.)
George Robert Larson - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Reuben Franklin, Sr. Lecroy - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Archibald Gipson Leslie - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Prentis D. Letney - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Sharron Diane Liles - 1950 (67 years ago.)
Stephen Barnett Lloyd - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Harry Webster Lohr - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Henderson James Love - 1893 (124 years ago.)
David Smith Lyman - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Ethel Pearl Macklin - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Jean Baptiste Manseaux - 1813 (204 years ago.)
Bertha Ann Marsh - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Kenneth Martensen - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Nancy Albertine Martin - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Thomas Martin - 1805 (212 years ago.)
William A. McEntire - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Edward Franklin McNary - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Euphia Merchant - 1895 (122 years ago.)
James Samuel "J. Sam" Mewhinney - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Sarah Emma Miller - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Sallie Roberts Mooty - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Eunice Lee Morgan - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Elizabeth Munn - 1870 (147 years ago.)
William Harvey Munro - 1863 (154 years ago.)
McGuffey C. Myers - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Johanes Müller - 1776 (241 years ago.)
Mary Jane Niswanger - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Clarice Nunnery - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Birdie Naomi Oden - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Anna Peek - 1876 (141 years ago.)
infant Personette - 1888 (129 years ago.)
William Cloud Phillips - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Zeolide Julia Pillot - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Enoch McKinney "Red" Pitts - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Michelle du Plessis - 1968 (49 years ago.)
Everett Poindexter - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Fred P. Ragle - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Lillie Belle Reece - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Paul Elmer Rettig - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Lois Richardson - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Lydian Esther Robinson - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Tobin Cornelius Rote - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Thelma Rothenhofer - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Carl Frederick Rundberg - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Verner Rundle - 1912 (105 years ago.)
William Gulledge Rushing - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Arthur J. Sargent - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Absalom Scales - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Blanche "Jim" Seybold - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Charles Wesley Seybold - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Ed Conrad Seybold - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Frederick Theodore Seybold - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Benjamin Sheldon - 1758 (259 years ago.)
William Lee Sheldon - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Alice Louise Sigler - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Clara Smith - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Marion Francis Floyd Smith - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Nancy Howell Smith - 1822 (195 years ago.)
Mavia Esther Souder - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Mary Francis Stallsworth - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Aubrey Newton Standard - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Robert H. Strickland - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Arlie Elmor Strough - 1887 (130 years ago.)
George Sturrock - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Mary Louisa Taylor - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Dagina L. Tobias - 1906 (111 years ago.)
William Robert Tobias - 1925 (92 years ago.)
John Lloyd Tracy - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Aron Utz - 1784 (233 years ago.)
Anna Gertraud Waldorf - 1740 (277 years ago.)
Olive Ruth Ward - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Alvin Cirby Waters - 1900 (117 years ago.)
David Whanger - 1799 (218 years ago.)
Ella Frances Whittaker - 1928 (89 years ago.)
William Julius Whittington - 1913 (104 years ago.)
James Perry Wickett - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Eliza Wikoff - 1808 (209 years ago.)
Travis Williams - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Larcena W. Willis - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Exa Bevian Woodyard - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Samuel Mitchell Woolsey - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Elbridge Bundell Wright - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Carl Milbern Yates - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Tallie J. Yongue - 1906 (111 years ago.)
McEdward Young - 1900 (117 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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