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

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Today's birthdays -- August 22
Sammie (__) - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Emily Virginia Alcalo - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Holt H. Andress - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Richard Baldwin - 1622 (395 years ago.)
Charles Sherman Barnes - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Isam King Barnes - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Louise Marie Beck - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Joseph Edwards Bell - 1789 (228 years ago.)
Clyde Cordelia Berry - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Victoria Augusta Berry - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Rose Bertovic - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Walter Wallace Black - 1873 (144 years ago.)
J. Ed Blalock - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Clyde William Blue - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Freida Bole - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Joel Bondurant - 1742 (275 years ago.)
Richard Bondurant - 1740 (277 years ago.)
Walter James Bozeman - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Luther Jackson "Jack" Brazell - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Mary Sue Bright - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Malisa Bryant - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Walter Bumstead - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Alma Hazel Burke - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Carrie Butts - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Frances Callaghan - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Maggie Mae Campbell - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Martha Louella Ann Carroll - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Quintin Carroll - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Hazel Maud Chambers - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Juanita Childress - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Janice Florence Christensen - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Waver Clark - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Lola Maxine Clements - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Arthur A. Cloud - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Donald Edward Cloud - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Eleanor Frances Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Elizabeth D. Cloud - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Florence Marie Cloud - 1897 (120 years ago.)
George J. Cloud - 1917 (100 years ago.)
George Levi Cloud - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Grace Leta Cloud - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Harry G. Cloud - 1883 (134 years ago.)
John Clark Cloud - 1845 (172 years ago.)
John David Cloud - 1960 (57 years ago.)
John H. Cloud - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Joseph Cloud - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Kenneth A. Cloud - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Leo Dudley Cloud - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Lillian Velecie Cloud - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Nolan Eugene Cloud - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Sidney Frank Cloud - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Vernon Lee "Lee" Cloud - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Parley Conley - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Thomas Davidson Cooper - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Arthur Carter Craig - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Edward Franklin Craig - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Mary E. "Polly" Cravey - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Ruby Augusta Crofoot - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Frances Cullers - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Luther Dean Cutchen - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Florence DeFord - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Lee Diver - 1935 (82 years ago.)
Annah Dodd - 1765 (252 years ago.)
Evelyn M. Domesle - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Bonnie Gale Draper - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Avarilla Durbin - 1733 (284 years ago.)
infant Elliott - 1908 (109 years ago.)
John Norris Elliott - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Minnie Ellison - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Charles Everett Ford - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Jemima Ford - 1759 (258 years ago.)
Andrew W. Formby - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Nathan Gunn Formby - 1760 (257 years ago.)
Kelly Allen Forrester - 1970 (47 years ago.)
John Little B. Freeman - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Josh Joel Freeman - 1890 (127 years ago.)
William Bryan Jennings Fritz - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Edmund N. Gaddy - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Larry Andrew Gardner - 1957 (60 years ago.)
D.R. (Doc) Gilbert - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Mary Caroline Gilbert - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Maytie Gilbert - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Alton Lee Givens - 1905 (112 years ago.)
William Moses Goins - 1809 (208 years ago.)
Belva D. Graham - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Lake Alvin Green - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Verda Green - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Floyd Hale - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Richard "Carl" Hall - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Mary (Handford) Hanford - 1773 (244 years ago.)
Cladys Columbus Hansen - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Mary Margaret Hansen - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Cladys Columbus Hanson - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Luanne Rae Harris - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Elizabeth S. Harrison - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Bernice Haswell - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Mary Eleanor "Ellen" Holland - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Ida Lenora Huggins - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Darlene Hughes - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Oscar Coleman Ivey - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Myrtle James - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Chloe Johnson - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Elizabeth Johnson - 1619 (398 years ago.)
Eula Jones - 1871 (146 years ago.)
William Valentine Karney - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Zephaniah Lacy - 1792 (225 years ago.)
Jeanne Lapuyade - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Isaac Lathrop - 1833 (184 years ago.)
James Vincent Lauderback - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Robert Ellis Lawrence - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Eldora May Laymon - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Samuel Noland Lewis - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Robert Earl Limbaugh - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Mary Audelia Hillman Logue - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Mary Louise Manis - 1931 (86 years ago.)
John H. Mankin - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Wayne Marion McCoy - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Jane McElwee - 1811 (206 years ago.)
Walter Meischen - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Evelyn Bryant Merriam - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Julia Ann Meyers - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Richard R. Mills - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Pearl Moore - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Mary Alice Newton - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Henry J. Owen - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Homer Pace - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Joseph Raymond Park - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Paul Miles Parker - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Reuben Haines Passmore - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Linda Patrick - 1947 (70 years ago.)
Kathryn Personette - 1886 (131 years ago.)
John Peterson - 1701 (316 years ago.)
William J. Pratt - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Job Prince - 1648 (369 years ago.)
Alice Faye Purdy - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Rachel Ann Pyle - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Alan Kim Reyburn - 1940 (77 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Richards - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Emil J. Richmond - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Jesse Clayton Roe - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Barbara Loy Rumsey - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Green Berry Davis Rushing - 1826 (191 years ago.)
John Clayborne Rutledge - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Katie Judkins Saunders - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Douglas Scroggins - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Alice "Alley" Seybold - 1815 (202 years ago.)
Jacob M. Seybold - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Ebenezar B. Sisk - 1802 (215 years ago.)
Henry "Talmadge" Spurlock - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Robert "Rob" Roy Spurlock - 1889 (128 years ago.)
William Jackson Spurlock - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Willis C. Stallsworth - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Delilah Strange - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Alexander Sturrock - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Nancy Leda "Nannie" Sturrock - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Roy Leon Sturrock - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Elizabeth Teague - 1795 (222 years ago.)
Eula L. Thornton - 1885 (132 years ago.)
William Alveadous Thornton - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Susan Tison - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Thomas Wade Turner - 1940 (77 years ago.)
William Arthur Tyer - 1877 (140 years ago.)
James Franklin Ward - 1847 (170 years ago.)
Speed S. Warren - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Freddy W. Weiland - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Lucien James White - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Margaret S. White - 1943 (74 years ago.)
Fay Brunner Whittington - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Jack E. Whittington - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Priscilla Ann Elizabeth Whittington - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Ruby Doris (Doris W.) Whittington - 1927 (90 years ago.)
Seabie Grace Whittington - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Shirley Annette Whittington - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Elizabeth Willard - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Eliza Wingate - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Catherine M. Woodyard - 1818 (199 years ago.)
William Lewis Yerkes - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Mary E. Young - 1839 (178 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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