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

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Today's birthdays -- June 24
Dorothy Eloise Bailey - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Ethel Irene Barnes - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Roger Corwin Barnes - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Alice Dee Barrow - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Mary Pierce Bayly - 1789 (229 years ago.)
Betty Jewell Beason - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Reuben C. Beaver - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Cora Imogene Botts - 1872 (146 years ago.)
George W. Bradley - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Jacob Coss Brighton - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Martha R. Campbell - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Margaret J. Carter - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Azalee Anne Childers - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Albert Hadden Cloud - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Catherine Cloud - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Charles Alvin Cloud - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Clarissa E. Cloud - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Edna Cloud - 1893 (125 years ago.)
James Clyde Cloud - 1906 (112 years ago.)
James Zeno Cloud - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Joel Martin Cloud - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Martha Cloud - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Martha Isbel Cloud - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Oscar J. Cloud - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Osta Cloud - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Sarah Margaret Cloud - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Velma Enid Cloud - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Amanda "Minnie" Colbert - 1861 (157 years ago.)
James Talmadge Cooper - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Charles Corban - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Martha Louisa Covey - 1876 (142 years ago.)
James Willie Cowart - 1915 (103 years ago.)
George Washington Cox - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Howard Charles Crumbley - 1905 (113 years ago.)
William Wallace Cunningham - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Helen Marie Dalka - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Frances Marie Davis - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Serena Melvina Davis - 1875 (143 years ago.)
John de Mowbray - 1340 (678 years ago.)
Margaret Elizabeth Donnelly - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Ethel A. Downs - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Barbara Dessel Falkner - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Kevin William Furman - 1966 (52 years ago.)
Eunice Hazel Fuson - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Brenda Sue Futch - 1962 (56 years ago.)
James A. Gaines - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Fanny Hazeltine Garretson - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Martha E. Gordon - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Thomas Charley Granthum - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Ernest Hershel Green - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Berry William Hamilton - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Peter Witwer Handley - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Flora Alice Harkey - 1886 (132 years ago.)
David Hauser - 1763 (255 years ago.)
James Alfred Head - 1797 (221 years ago.)
James Byron Head - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Olar Wood Henry - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Herring - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Sarah Maria Higgins - 1854 (164 years ago.)
James Godfrey Himelrick - 1914 (104 years ago.)
William Henry Hoffman - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Walter Alfred Hohenberger - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Forrest Lee Jones - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Grover C. Jones - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Mary H. Kelley - 1861 (157 years ago.)
Nancy Ella Lackey - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Minnie Lee Langston - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Kyril thurston LaRoque - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Lu Vimil Lathrop - 1892 (126 years ago.)
William Dale "Bill" Lutes - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Joseph Maynard McAdams - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Cody Dane "Bucky" McCann - 1967 (51 years ago.)
Frances Carolina Tennessee McDade - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Martha Charlotte Means - 1825 (193 years ago.)
Coleman A. Meredith - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Doster B. "Bobby" Merkison - 1896 (122 years ago.)
James Walter Mitchell - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Bill Norman - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Florence Phillips - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Ophelia Alice Phillips - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Georgia Ann Prather - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Eric Dale Reeves - 1961 (57 years ago.)
Richard Hampton Richey - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Mary E. Rowland - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Lorraine A. Sawitzke - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Sarah Scott - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Lettie Ara Sexton - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Joseph Robert Shelton - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Betty Josephine Shepherd - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Calvin Curtis Shipe - 1932 (86 years ago.)
Mary Ann Smitherman - 1826 (192 years ago.)
Dorothy Arabella Speakman - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Jerome Thomas Stachura - 1945 (73 years ago.)
Clyne Sam Sturrock - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Margaret S. Tapp - 1830 (188 years ago.)
Martha Elizabeth Taylor - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Samuel Terwilliger - 1798 (220 years ago.)
Alice Cary Thompson - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Charlie Lee Timbs - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Bonnie Trent - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Nathan Richard Vann - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Sarah Missouri Videto - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Robert C. Viles - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Mahlon Votaw - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Daniel Boone Waldrop - 1870 (148 years ago.)
Jennie Waldrop - 1867 (151 years ago.)
Gladys Ruth Waller - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Lonnie Aubrey Waller - 1912 (106 years ago.)
William Warren - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Essie Whatley - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Hannah Rosanna White - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Lewis Bryant Whitfield - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Thomas Whittington - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Eason Wilkinson - 1800 (218 years ago.)
Mary Sophia Williams - 1669 (349 years ago.)
Barbara Williard - 1788 (230 years ago.)
Nettie Willis - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Etta Wurst - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Mildred A. Yarbrough - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Annie K. Young - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Elizabeth Younger - 1893 (125 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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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Sorrel/Sorrels Genealogy / Sorrel/Sorrels Family History

Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

Welch Genealogy / Welch Family History

Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

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