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

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Today's birthdays -- July 6
Chloris (__) - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Letha Ann Arnold - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Willie Rex Aultman - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Regina Jane Babin - 1946 (69 years ago.)
Robert S. Ball - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Martha E. Banks - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Addie Willette Barnes - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Octavia Lucinda Bates - 1872 (143 years ago.)
William F. Batie - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Ella M. Batson - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Peggy Beason - 1943 (72 years ago.)
Benijah Bosworth - 1834 (181 years ago.)
Roy Benjamin Brazell - 1911 (104 years ago.)
William J. Breiten - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Oleta M. Brockman - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Estelle Delanie Broome - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Lee R. Brown - 1909 (106 years ago.)
James Barney Bryant - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Neville T. Buck - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Edna Byerly - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Alma D. Campbell - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Acton Carter - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Ella A. Clatt - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Bertha Cloud - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Byron Leslie Cloud - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Dana Bayard Cloud - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Ellis Leonard Cloud - 1890 (125 years ago.)
John B. Cloud - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Luther Cloud - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1806 (209 years ago.)
Phyliss Cloud - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Quentin Jerrod Cloud - 1970 (45 years ago.)
Robert Edwin Cloud - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Robert Pusey Cloud - 1947 (68 years ago.)
Ruth Loretta Cloud - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Sidney Earl Cloud - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Susan Augusta Cloud - 1849 (166 years ago.)
Theophilus C. Cloud - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Tom Lawrence Cloud - 1941 (74 years ago.)
Tracy A. Cloud - 1893 (122 years ago.)
May Dell (Mrs. Leo Cloud) - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Edna Lee Cole - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Colvin - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Wilma Irene Cook - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Eva V. Coppock - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cox - 1784 (231 years ago.)
Charles George Crumbley - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Arrie Cutchen - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Hannah Adeline Dalton - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Simon Noel Dalton - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Blanche May Davis - 1907 (108 years ago.)
William Caldonia Dawson - 1934 (81 years ago.)
Thomas Clifton Desmuke - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Myrtle Emma Dinning - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Frank Diver - 1911 (104 years ago.)
June M. Elsner - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Thomas Richard Epperson - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Travis Dale Eubank - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Gerald Thomas Flowers - 1944 (71 years ago.)
Elizabeth Frazier - 1836 (179 years ago.)
Clyde C. Freeman - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Winona Fuqua - 1872 (143 years ago.)
James Larence Futch - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Ralph Gabler - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Norman J. Garrison - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Anna Mae Gilliam - 1935 (80 years ago.)
Edwin T. Gray - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Matilda Caroline Guynes - 1822 (193 years ago.)
Sarah Ellen Hall - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Johnny Bert Hargraves - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Natalie Margaret Harveson - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Ludie Luraine Harvey - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Kevin Hayden - 1953 (62 years ago.)
Audie Porter Henry - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Mary Helen "May" Herring - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Jane Renee Hildreth - 1964 (51 years ago.)
Joseph Gabriel Hodges - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Lou Seale "Tippie" Hooks - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Newton Arthur Hopkins - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Alta Skee Huggins - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Pat Sherman Hutto - 1950 (65 years ago.)
Susan Nettie "Coot" Hutto - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Juanita Jacobs - 1928 (87 years ago.)
John Wesley James - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Massey Estelle Jarvis - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Alice May Johnson - 1933 (82 years ago.)
Eva King - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Roland Albert Lalonde - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Herman J. Lauter - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Stephen Russell LeBoeuf - 1940 (75 years ago.)
Hanna R. Lendermann - 1866 (149 years ago.)
John Montgomery Lisenbee - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Henry M. Marrs - 1762 (253 years ago.)
Ronald Charles Maue - 1938 (77 years ago.)
Grady Wilson McDougald - 1907 (108 years ago.)
David LeRoy McWhirt - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Elmer Cecil Murray - 1906 (109 years ago.)
William Vincent Nally - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Linda Diane Norris - 1941 (74 years ago.)
Mary Owens - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Mattie Marie Parker - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Vina Patterson - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Amanda Annah Pennington - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Hardy Duncan Phebus - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Louisa Pierce - 1796 (219 years ago.)
Edward Green Powell - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Dr. Robert Andrew Rainer - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Alice Olivia Ratcliff - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Josiah McGee Reece - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Joan Rochelle Renollet - 1934 (81 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Rice - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Rebecca Gail Roberts - 1656 (359 years ago.)
Lovie Jane Robinson - 1876 (139 years ago.)
William Henry Ruble - 1841 (174 years ago.)
John Rushing - 1764 (251 years ago.)
M. Elizabeth Rushing - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Dessie Pearl Rutledge - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Archie A. Scaggs - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Charles Senne - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Shelton - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Lawrence Wayne Siefken - 1959 (56 years ago.)
Mose Sloan - 1901 (114 years ago.)
John Huss Souder - 1875 (140 years ago.)
William Stallsworth - 1803 (212 years ago.)
Daisy Ester Stephens - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Austin Bryan Stevens - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Thomas Elbert Stevens - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Loretta May Stufflebean - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Bobbie Bernice Sturrock - 1927 (88 years ago.)
David Sturrock - 1711 (304 years ago.)
William Sturrock - 1696 (319 years ago.)
Lela Faye Tackett - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Rebecca Tatum - 1844 (171 years ago.)
Mary E. Templeton - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Goldie Fay Terwilliger - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Maydle Tobias - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Fitzhugh Lee Triplett - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Elizabeth Weaver - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Edmund Douglas Whatley - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Lynn Townsend White - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Sallie Price Whitworth - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Mildred Wooden - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth Youngblood - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Virginia Lee Younger - 1812 (203 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.
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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

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Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

Cravey Genealogy / Cravey Family History

Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

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Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

Rutledge Genealogy / Rutledge Family History

Sapp Genealogy / Sapp Family History

Seybold Genealogy / Seybold Family History

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

Wiess Genealogy / Wiess Family History


 

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