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

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Today's birthdays -- August 17
Ruth Dolores (__) - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Jasper Allen - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Gibson Arthur - 1825 (193 years ago.)
Hattie Leila Ashley - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Henry Thomas Baker - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Sarah "Sally" Ballard - 1800 (218 years ago.)
Onas Baughman - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Robert Boling - 1738 (280 years ago.)
Ida Jane Booker - 1895 (123 years ago.)
John Borges - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Dick Delford Bowman - 1928 (90 years ago.)
George Edward Brawner - 1913 (105 years ago.)
James Brown - 1774 (244 years ago.)
William Joseph Bruce - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Thomas Lee Buller - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Anna W. Bumstead - 1853 (165 years ago.)
Kenneth James Burdette - 1929 (89 years ago.)
Charlotte Adeline "Lottie" Burk - 1873 (145 years ago.)
William Benjamin Burke - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Earl Buxton - 1939 (79 years ago.)
Lona Mae Cantrell - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Katherine V. Charlton - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Albert Leonard Cloud - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Charles Clifton Cloud - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Clarence M. Cloud - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Dean R. Cloud - 1930 (88 years ago.)
George William Cloud - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Hannah M. Cloud - 1831 (187 years ago.)
Helton Cloud - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Hudson Cloud - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Jack Louis Cloud - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Jimmie Thornton Cloud - 1945 (73 years ago.)
John Bankston Cloud - 1857 (161 years ago.)
John Beryl Cloud - 1900 (118 years ago.)
John Joseph Cloud - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Kenneth Grant Cloud - 1940 (78 years ago.)
Leonard Garfield Cloud - 1934 (84 years ago.)
River Christopher Cloud - 1994 (24 years ago.)
Robert Earl Cloud - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Samuel Grandin Cloud - 1792 (226 years ago.)
Thelma Loritta Cloud - 1936 (82 years ago.)
Vera S. Cloud - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Marion "Kent" Clubb - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Mary Clyburn - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Martha Lou Ella Cochran - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Leusetia Coffman - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Annie Cox - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Mary Susan Crozier - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Floyd Pope Cruse - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Benjamin Perry Cullers - 1866 (152 years ago.)
Pauline Virginia Cullers - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Thomas Davis Cunningham - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Harold Lloyd Daigre - 1927 (91 years ago.)
Patricia Ann Ebenkamp - 1937 (81 years ago.)
Rebecca Edmundson - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Berl R. Edwards - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Carl H. Evans - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Raoul B. Fabares - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Joseph Bell Farr - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Anna Feaster - 1789 (229 years ago.)
Margaret Feaster - 1808 (210 years ago.)
Jerry Fonville - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Jimmie Fortenberry - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Samuel Freeman - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Stephen Lafayette Freeman - 1891 (127 years ago.)
John William Gaines - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Claudius D. Gardner - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Bobbie Gobble - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Lester Gregory - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Sarah Hadley - 1762 (256 years ago.)
Catherine Melissa Hammock - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Mary R. Harper - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Evie Lenora Harris - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Thomas Hillyard - 1829 (189 years ago.)
Rita Ann Hines - 1954 (64 years ago.)
John Marion Hipp - 1887 (131 years ago.)
William Ordra Hogue - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Jonathan Hollowell - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Clifford Hudson - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Chalie Hollie Huff - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Renee Viola Hulett - 1964 (54 years ago.)
Donnis Hutchinson - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Ralph Edward Ice - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Lewis William "Bud" Jackson - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Pearl Jenkins - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Daniel Johnson - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Denton Johnson - 1918 (100 years ago.)
William T. Kelley - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Laura Kelton - 1846 (172 years ago.)
Elizabeth Kendall - 1751 (267 years ago.)
Levi Kernen - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Albina Vilate Kimball - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Josiah Kirk - 1784 (234 years ago.)
Ressie Pearl Kisamore - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Clyde Everett Knupple - 1938 (80 years ago.)
Christopher Columbus "Chris" Laird - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Susan Caroline Lattimore - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Donald Ainsworth Lee - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Ronald Ellsworth Lee - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Ruth Anice Leslie - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Jessie Payton Lile - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Bessie Frances Manning - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Bruce Robert Maxwell - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Mary Frances McColaugh - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Dennis Patrick McDade - 1977 (41 years ago.)
John McDade - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Carmen McDaniel - 1938 (80 years ago.)
Delia Frances McGaffey - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Annie Mae Mills - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Lennie Pearl Mills - 1910 (108 years ago.)
David Henry Moak - 1939 (79 years ago.)
Camille Morais - 1928 (90 years ago.)
James W. Morgan - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Solomon Murray - 1758 (260 years ago.)
Richard Leon Myers - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Alfred Edward Nettleton - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Richard Nelson O'Harra - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Eileen Genivieve O'Neill - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Ellis P. Passmore - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Elizabeth Myrtle Perry - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Haskell Long Porter - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Della Mae Pratt - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Roger Jerrell Price - 1934 (84 years ago.)
William Prichett - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Carol Keeny Rawlings - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Millard Dow Reich - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Thelma Olive Ritenour - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Florence Barnes Robbins - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Floyd Barrett Robbins - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Tammy Lynn Royal - 1964 (54 years ago.)
Edgar Davin Rushing - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Walter Fleetwood Rutter - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Laura Lee Scott - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Norma Patricia Seale - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Mary A. Shannon - 1826 (192 years ago.)
Robert Thomas Shelley - 1917 (101 years ago.)
John Sylvester Sirmons - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Dorsey Covington Smith - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Albert A. Stanton - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Jeremiah Starr - 1690 (328 years ago.)
Elizabeth Keillor Sturrock - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Hallie May Sturrock - 1907 (111 years ago.)
Edward C. Surber - 1859 (159 years ago.)
John Hazel Sweat - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Laura Elizabeth Terwilliger - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Jennie M. Thompson - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Robert Anders Treat - 1899 (119 years ago.)
James R. Tusinger - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Thomas Richard Van Cleave - 1851 (167 years ago.)
Marcus Franklin Watkins - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Willie Olela Watkins - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Silas Watrous - 1824 (194 years ago.)
Loyd L. Webster - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Ona (Mrs. George Whittaker) - 1919 (99 years ago.)
T.J. Whittington - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Mattie Lee Wiess - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Lena C. Woodson - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Yates - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Elizabeth Yoders - 1808 (210 years ago.)
John Barnard Zimmerman - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Vern Cleon Zimmerman - 1894 (124 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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