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

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Today's birthdays -- September 20
(__) - 1805 (212 years ago.)
Lavena (__) - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Harvey M. Adams - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Elizabeth Almy - 1663 (354 years ago.)
Dennis Erving Andress - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Mary E. Askew - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Matthew Leon Barwick - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Caroline Bass - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Lillie Belle Blackwell - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Jessica Blythe - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Floyd Borden Boone - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Mary Delasca Born - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Richard Evans Bowen - 1955 (62 years ago.)
Elizabeth Emeline Bozarth - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Wilfred Wilbur Braeger - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Grace Branan - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Rudie Rebecca Branan - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Minia Etta Brandon - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Eddie Braswell - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Ellie Mae Braswell - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Jacqueline Marcus Buck - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Jerry Dean Bumstead - 1961 (56 years ago.)
Mary Lue Burch - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Clarence Roscoe Burke - 1895 (122 years ago.)
John Clark Burrell - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Robert Roland Cale - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Emma Campbell - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Winifred Helen Carlton - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Frances Ruth Carmichael - 1901 (116 years ago.)
William Arthur Carrier - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Maude M. Carter - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Mary Belle Cash - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Thomas Franklin Cash - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Irma Cavanaugh - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Ethel Ellen Clark - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Callie Lee Clore - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Albert T. Cloud - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Cloud - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Cecil G. Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Douglas B. Cloud - 1963 (54 years ago.)
Elton Earl Cloud - 1902 (115 years ago.)
George Franklin Cloud - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Harry Joseph Cloud - 1921 (96 years ago.)
infant Cloud - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Jeremiah Morgan Cloud - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Jerry Lee Cloud - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Jimmie Paul Cloud - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Louise Ione Cloud - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Martha J. "Mattie" Cloud - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Mordecai Cloud - 1801 (216 years ago.)
Myrtie B. Cloud - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Nancy Matilda Cloud - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Ovie Lee Cloud - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Robert G. Cloud - 1938 (79 years ago.)
Sarah Cloud - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Susanna "Susan" Cloud - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Thomas Lee "Tom" Cloud - 1937 (80 years ago.)
William Ephraim Cloud - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Nora Colvin - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Norman Henry Cook - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Debra Lue Cravey - 1962 (55 years ago.)
Mary Frances Crockett - 1682 (335 years ago.)
Jesse Roy Cullers - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Pearl Damon - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Ellen Virginia Davis - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Caroline DeVille - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Morris L. Dickinson - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Allie Loraine Dobbs - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Henry Glen "Glen" Dunn - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Larkin Leonard Dupree - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Americus Franklin Elliott - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Percy E. Elmer - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Myrtle English - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Anatilda Faulk - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Susan Elizabeth Ferrell - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Laura Matilda Ford - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Lois Forrester - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Henry Clyde Fortenberry - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Alonzo Gaines - 1825 (192 years ago.)
Vina (Mrs. Lewis Gaines) - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Joseph R. Graham - 1766 (251 years ago.)
John C. Griffith - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Robyn Nicole Griggs - 1994 (23 years ago.)
Jimmie Charles Harris - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Burr Harrison - 1738 (279 years ago.)
Theona Blanche Gaines Henritze - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Columbus Herring - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Jesse Everett Carlsyle Hicks - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Lucy Hipp - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Eola Huckaby - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Opal Hudson - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Earl Hunnicut - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Ingham - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Milton Jameson - 1820 (197 years ago.)
Jessie Louis Johnson - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Irvin "Coke" Jordan - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Hugh F. Kelley - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Kathryn C. Klosz - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Rose. A. Knapp - 1853 (164 years ago.)
John N. Laird - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Walter Harvey Laney - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Bertha Elizabeth Locher - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Clarence Curtis Lowe - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Phillis Marrs - 1763 (254 years ago.)
Emily Frances McCain - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Thomas D. McCartney - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Drew McCullough - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Mary Margaret McDonald - 1920 (97 years ago.)
William Martin Moak - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Charles Bascom Moody - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Eula M. Morgan - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Euna M. Morgan - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Lucius Newton "Newt" Moses - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Gioachina Musso - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Elizabeth J. Monroe Oates - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Armand Edward Olschner - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Thomas Thurston Partridge - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Willma Dean Perry - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Doris R. Peters - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Verneta Viola Peterson - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Elisha Poley - 1826 (191 years ago.)
Kathleen Elizabeth Poole - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Anna Pozone - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Ruth Ramer - 1922 (95 years ago.)
John Wesley Rees - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Walter Albert Robbins - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Robert Green Rose - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Catherine Ross - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Rushing - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Ethel Sanders - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Zela \ Zola Alice Seabolt - 1866 (151 years ago.)
William Morris Seybold - 1908 (109 years ago.)
John C. Slagle - 1836 (181 years ago.)
James Edward Smeltzer - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Elizabeth Kesiah Smith - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Joseph Lafayette Smith - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Mary "Polly" Smith - 1863 (154 years ago.)
John Speakman - 1833 (184 years ago.)
James Bunyan Spurlock - 1873 (144 years ago.)
John Ezra Stephenson - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Hardy Coates Tatum - 1793 (224 years ago.)
Charles E. Terwilliger - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Lancey L. Theiss - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Asa Bryan Thompson - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Ethel Louise Thompson - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Margaret Wynyall Van Riper - 1869 (148 years ago.)
John Tolbert Vann - 1873 (144 years ago.)
John F. Waite - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Tabitha Allen Walton - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Henry Levy Ward - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Everette Warren - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Rose Whittington - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Linda Wilder - 1954 (63 years ago.)
Susanna Willard - 1814 (203 years ago.)
Laurence Lamar Williamson - 1901 (116 years ago.)
George Peter Willner - 1937 (80 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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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