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

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Today's birthdays -- February 20
Robert Jason Abshier - 1920 (98 years ago.)
James William Adams - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Helena Andersdotter - 1766 (252 years ago.)
Thomas Luther Anderson - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Eliza Jane Ashton - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Lucy Ashworth - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Harold Otto Barnes - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Ray Mike Barnes - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Myrtis Bass - 1900 (118 years ago.)
John Patrick Bauer - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Mary Sharon Bick - 1952 (66 years ago.)
Abbie Frances Bly - 1875 (143 years ago.)
John Calhoun Bradberry - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Sarah Amanda Bumstead - 1823 (195 years ago.)
Mark Burch - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Netta Allie Burner - 1876 (142 years ago.)
William Caldwell Callahan - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Joan Mae Carter - 1939 (79 years ago.)
Mary Huckleberry Casper - 1813 (205 years ago.)
Doris Marie Cathey - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Robert Chalfant - 1725 (293 years ago.)
Rachel Chamberlain - 1758 (260 years ago.)
Mattie Lee Chance - 1892 (126 years ago.)
56909 Cloud - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Austin Cloud - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Burton Howard Cloud - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Dexter Ernest Cloud - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Elmer Cloud - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Ernest Howard Cloud - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Eula Mae Cloud - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Forrest L. Cloud - 1921 (97 years ago.)
James Cloud - 1778 (240 years ago.)
James R. Cloud - 1910 (108 years ago.)
James Troy Cloud - 1935 (83 years ago.)
Lester Bunnie Cloud - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Marsha Ann Cloud - 1958 (60 years ago.)
Martha Cloud - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Patricia Cook - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Amos J. Crider - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Hazel May Cross - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Clara Bell Dalton - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Robert Hunter Dalton - 1805 (213 years ago.)
Sanford Virgil Daugherty - 1937 (81 years ago.)
John Martin Davis - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Phoebe Davis - 1843 (175 years ago.)
William McKinley Davis - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Edna Fae Dempsey - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Kathryn Lucinda Desmuke - 1892 (126 years ago.)
George Parker Dikes - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Mary Dood - 1759 (259 years ago.)
Billie Rae Draper - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Elizabeth C. Dupree - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Scott Durbin - 1791 (227 years ago.)
Levi Septimus Elliott - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Lois Elliott - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Jacob Eutsler - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Mary Ann Evans - 1795 (223 years ago.)
William Greenberry Faulkner - 1830 (188 years ago.)
John Thomas Ferguson - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Ira Futch - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Susannah "Susan" Futch - 1831 (187 years ago.)
Inez Gardner - 1882 (136 years ago.)
John Isom Giles - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Miles Gilliam - 1759 (259 years ago.)
Hugh Lee Gilreath - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Catherine Marie Gochenour - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Ruth Mae Graves - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Thomas Grimball - 1750 (268 years ago.)
Robert Lee Hairston - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Frank Mullholland Haley - 1915 (103 years ago.)
John M. Hanson - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Josephine Hardin - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Susan Hart - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Bertha May Hayslip - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Raleigh Hightower - 1840 (178 years ago.)
James C. Hinds - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Silas Clifford Holsapple - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Earl Hopkins - 1935 (83 years ago.)
James Richard Hopkins - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Charles M. Hudson - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Mattie Pearl Hume - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Geraldine Louise Jacobs - 1935 (83 years ago.)
Rose Johnson - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Travis Johnson - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Ramah Jones - 1873 (145 years ago.)
Leona Jorgenson - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Leroy Ivan Kearby - 1931 (87 years ago.)
Margarette Keith - 1817 (201 years ago.)
Julia A. King - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Lizzie May Knight - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Rhoda E. Knowles - 1870 (148 years ago.)
John Timothy Lake - 1947 (71 years ago.)
Phebe Lucas - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Rachel R. Mackey - 1822 (196 years ago.)
Mabel M. McCord - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Della Marie McNary - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Edith Naomi Miller - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Jordan Milum - 1750 (268 years ago.)
[son] Moore - 1820 (198 years ago.)
Mabel Virginia Morrill - 1907 (111 years ago.)
John H. Moschel - 1868 (150 years ago.)
James Augustin Moseley - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Culbertson Davis Neel - 1890 (128 years ago.)
John William Nettleton - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Stephen Clay Nowlin - 1957 (61 years ago.)
Manley Glenn Osterhoudt - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Estella Evelyn Payne - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Ralph Gould Persell - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Hannah Pierce - 1696 (322 years ago.)
Charlotte Mary Pointer - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Dora Belle Potter - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Marie E. Prasuhn - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Samuel Pyle - 1700 (318 years ago.)
Charles F. Redd - 1937 (81 years ago.)
Michael David Reed - 1975 (43 years ago.)
John Noffsinger Rinehart - 1835 (183 years ago.)
Hooks Roberts - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Saletha Rouse - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Malvina Rushing - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Elinor L. Schweer - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Margaret Matilda Sellers - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Arnold D. Seybold - 1893 (125 years ago.)
John C. Sheffield - 1821 (197 years ago.)
Alex Shockey - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Mary Slawson - 1784 (234 years ago.)
Esther Maxine Sowers - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Gail Maxine Stinson - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Stokes - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Andrew Sturrock - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth "Deck" Sweat - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Lucille Temple - 1919 (99 years ago.)
William Blewett Thomas - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Frank Tolin - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Mabel Ethel Weichert - 1912 (106 years ago.)
John Arden West - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Walter Lee Wetzel - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Julia White - 1819 (199 years ago.)
Andrew J. Whittington - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Carrie Whittington - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Paul Daniel Williams - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Dorothy Ogden Wilson - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Rosa A. Woolsey - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Rebecca Ann Woolverton - 1824 (194 years ago.)
Emily Josephine Young - 1845 (173 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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