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

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Today's birthdays -- March 22
Louise (__) - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Robert David "Bud" Adams - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Varden Franklin Ayers - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Marvin Daniel Bailey - 1924 (93 years ago.)
C.F. Volney Baker - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Frank L. Ballard - 1905 (112 years ago.)
John Richard Baxter - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Sarah Ervin Belsher - 1808 (209 years ago.)
Major A. Bennett - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Joseph Marshall Blasingame - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Margaret Bodey - 1896 (121 years ago.)
O'Neil Bonnette - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Grace Llorene Bowes - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Eva Mae Boyer - 1917 (100 years ago.)
George Martin Bumstead - 1853 (164 years ago.)
John Alden Bumstead - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Bumstead - 1824 (193 years ago.)
George Armond Burch - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Virginia Evaline Burner - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Oma Bell Carter - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Casbeer - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Bonnie B. Cash - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Avarilla Casper - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Cloud - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Benjamin Harrison Cloud - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Calvin Clyde Cloud - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Comfort Jane Cloud - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Elmer Daniel Cloud - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Esther E. Cloud - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Esther E. Cloud - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Ferdinand Cloud - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Grant Cloud - 1925 (92 years ago.)
James Cloud - 1859 (158 years ago.)
John A. Cloud - 1825 (192 years ago.)
John C. Cloud - 1876 (141 years ago.)
John Van Cloud - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Joseph Cloud - 1770 (247 years ago.)
Joseph L. Cloud - 1864 (153 years ago.)
Joshua Cloud - 1794 (223 years ago.)
Ray Cloud - 1904 (113 years ago.)
William Fletcher Cloud - 1825 (192 years ago.)
William Franklin Cloud - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Willis Cloud - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Louella Coleman - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Thomas Cornell - 1594 (423 years ago.)
Sarah Cox - 1861 (156 years ago.)
William Marvin Cravey - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Helen Adelaide Crow - 1871 (146 years ago.)
infant Crumbley - 1931 (86 years ago.)
infant Crumbley - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Charles Lemuel Cullers - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Nancy Viola Cutchen - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Alpha Fairest Davis - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Jo Ann Dawson - 1948 (69 years ago.)
Marie Gabrielle Félicité de Brueys - 1769 (248 years ago.)
Leatha L. Duke - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Lorene Laura Dunavant - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Asa Elliott - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Claude Murray Erwin - 1883 (134 years ago.)
William Gulledge Falkner - 1805 (212 years ago.)
Natalie Faulk - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Abner I. Files - 1773 (244 years ago.)
James Fitzgerald - 1964 (53 years ago.)
Floy Mae Flippin - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Guy Francis - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Flossie Dora Fuller - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Futch - 1864 (153 years ago.)
James Ewing Gailey - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Glenna Rose Gaines - 1900 (117 years ago.)
James Gregory Gannaway - 1793 (224 years ago.)
Agnes Lorena Garner - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Christina Elizabeth Graham - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Thomas Franklin Gray - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Eula Green - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Virginia Haley - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Amanda Hampton - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Charley Etsel Hampton - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Lee Amos Hampton - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Laura Bell Hare - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Jaqueline June Harris - 1935 (82 years ago.)
Rebecca Hart - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hauss - 1631 (386 years ago.)
Mary Edna Henry - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Mack Ferrell Hodges - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Douglas Glen Hooks - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Minnie "Dora" Hooks - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Carl H. Howard - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Mary Hunsaker - 1795 (222 years ago.)
James Felix Grundy Hutcheson - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Lenard Lawson Ingram - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Henry Pendleton Jennings - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Hannah Johnson - 1628 (389 years ago.)
Ambrose Miles Jordan - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Herman Keith - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Pearl Keith - 1882 (135 years ago.)
William Benjamin Kelley - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Johann Georg Koller - 1785 (232 years ago.)
Delma Kenneth Leatherman - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Pearl Jane Lentz - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Beulah Evelyn Logan - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Martha Lusk - 1747 (270 years ago.)
James D. Lutes - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Rachel Marshall - 1823 (194 years ago.)
Truman Edward Matheson - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Gurney Temple Mattingly - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Billie Coy Maxey - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Nancy Ann McCullouch \ McCullock - 1817 (200 years ago.)
[son] McCurdy - 1956 (61 years ago.)
Catherine Lucey "Katie" McElwee - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Grace Leslie McElwee - 1797 (220 years ago.)
Francis Paul McWhirt - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Mary Jane Middlemass - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Jedediah Mills - 1697 (320 years ago.)
Aldean D. "Allie" Mitchell - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Martha Jane Moore - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Shirley Elaine Neefe - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Samuel Parke Neville - 1790 (227 years ago.)
Helen M. Neyenesch - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Jessie Grace O'Shields - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Levi C. Parks - 1862 (155 years ago.)
William Benjamin Robert - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Augustus E. Robinson - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Clarence Rogers - 1903 (114 years ago.)
John W. Rogers - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Shirley Mae Romero - 1929 (88 years ago.)
Dolly Rushing - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Sophia Sarah Schuster - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Albert Blount Seale - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Conrad See - 1842 (175 years ago.)
David Cook Selfridge - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Robert Edward Seybold - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Ephraim Shaver - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Elizabeth Shierling - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Eulalie Simon - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Henry S. Sloan - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Rosella Strother Smyth - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Thomas Albert Sorrells - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Thomas Albert Sorrels - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Kenneth Bascomb Stanton - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Thomas Bell Stephenson - 1819 (198 years ago.)
Willard Herman Stewart - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Hannah Stiles - 1665 (352 years ago.)
Robert Daniel Stokes - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Isabella Milne Sturrock - 1862 (155 years ago.)
Joanna Sullivan - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Robert Ray Taylor - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Henrietta Tencher - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Eva Belle Terwilliger - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Lena Mae Thornton - 1927 (90 years ago.)
William Scott Triplett - 1881 (136 years ago.)
William Edmond Trotti - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Norman Leo Tune - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Jose Encarnacion Villa - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Evee Vincent - 1894 (123 years ago.)
William Frederick Wehunt - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Homer Henry Whipple - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Byrd Ambus Whittington - 1807 (210 years ago.)
Dorothy Minnie Whittington - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Eula Doris Whittington - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Glenn Edward Whittington - 1953 (64 years ago.)
Knox Enos Whittington - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Lannis Furs Whittington - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Samuel Luther Whittington - 1888 (129 years ago.)
William Franklin Wolfenbarger - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Isabella Wolverton - 1835 (182 years ago.)
Aranthia J. Woods - 1853 (164 years ago.)
John W. Wyatt - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Lucille Youngblood - 1881 (136 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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