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

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Today's birthdays -- January 26
Rebecca Almy - 1671 (344 years ago.)
Robert Lee Armstrong - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Anna Elizabeth Banford - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Erma Mae Barnes - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Richard Henry Lee Barricklow - 1841 (174 years ago.)
Loretta Rena Beaudet - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Ernest Glendon Benningfield - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Anna Eliza Bisinger - 1898 (117 years ago.)
John Ealy Lewis Blackburn - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Carl Thomas Brand - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Bertha T. (Dalton) Brantley - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Samuel George Brewton - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Lena Mae Brown - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Naomi Aurea Brown - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Robert Elias Bullard - 1867 (148 years ago.)
William Thomas Caldwell - 1937 (78 years ago.)
John Melton Canant - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Willard Isaac Cartwright - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Effie Nennion Chamberlain - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Benjamin Cloud - 1725 (290 years ago.)
Bertha Diamond Cloud - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Charles Reeves Cloud - 1844 (171 years ago.)
Cindy Eileen Cloud - 1974 (41 years ago.)
David Cloud - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Eunice Leila Cloud - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Harold Benson Cloud - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Ida Cloud - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Iris Marie Cloud - 1936 (79 years ago.)
Jessie Mae Cloud - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Kenneth Allen Cloud - 1932 (83 years ago.)
Noah Bartlett Cloud - 1809 (206 years ago.)
Noah Samuel Cloud - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Pryor Berry Cloud - 1818 (197 years ago.)
Samuel Cloud - 1766 (249 years ago.)
Vera Cloud - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Jesse Monroe Coffman - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Melinda Lee Collett - 1971 (44 years ago.)
Levi S. Cope - 1811 (204 years ago.)
Martha Coppess - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Dora Bell Covington - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Alonzo Cox - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Geraldine Gertrude Cullers - 1920 (95 years ago.)
James Coleman Dailey - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Albert McGee Dashiell - 1947 (68 years ago.)
Georgia Ethel Davis - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Sally Delawder - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Mary Jane "Mollie" Dowdy - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Myrtis Frances Draper - 1909 (106 years ago.)
William Durbin - 1730 (285 years ago.)
Charity Louisiana "Annie" Edwards - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Nette Ennis - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Susan Elaine Ezell - 1965 (50 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Formby - 1816 (199 years ago.)
Cynthia I. Fortenberry - 1957 (58 years ago.)
Thomas James Foulstone - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Anna Maria Fuess - 1643 (372 years ago.)
John Peyton "Jake" Futch - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Ruthy Innis Futch - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Eddie Gaines - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Maggie Louise Gaines - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Roy Gordon - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Eddie Lee Gray - 1937 (78 years ago.)
William Ernest Gray - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Andrew Marcus Greene - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Maurice Clyde Greene - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Alma Virginia Griffin - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Walter Owen Hafer - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Eva Hall - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Martin Hardin - 1781 (234 years ago.)
Grace Lloyd Harms - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Truett Clifford Henry - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Birdie Elizabeth Hill - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Eliza Hillebrandt - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Margaret Ellen Hinds - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Minnie Hodges - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Tracy Loretta Housel - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Dimple J. Hutton - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Richard Iroler - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Daniel Aaron Johnson - 1966 (49 years ago.)
Helen Gordon Jones - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Mary "Josie" Jordan - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Robert Henry Jordan - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Thomas Pinkney "Tom" Jordan - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Mary Ann Kincaid - 1818 (197 years ago.)
George William Knowles - 1881 (134 years ago.)
America J. Lacy - 1844 (171 years ago.)
Nancy Laymon - 1810 (205 years ago.)
Sybil Bell Lisle - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Violet Angela Locher - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Virgil Lore - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Gordon Newell Lowe - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Rena Majors - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Ethel L. McCain - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Helen Ginevra McCullough - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Foster C. Miller - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Dora Jane Mills - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Arnold Evans Moore - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Gainer Moore - 1778 (237 years ago.)
Dovey May Morton - 1888 (127 years ago.)
John Edmund Nilles - 1905 (110 years ago.)
William Hinton O'Neal - 1825 (190 years ago.)
James Jackson O'Neill - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Gladys Parker - 1909 (106 years ago.)
William E. Pelt - 1919 (96 years ago.)
O.D. Perkins - 1930 (85 years ago.)
Roe Verda "Verdie" Perry - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Cynthia Elizabeth Picou - 1961 (54 years ago.)
Rufus Elkanah Pinnick - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Walter Preston Pinnick - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Pauline Virginia Porter - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Henry E. Prince - 1881 (134 years ago.)
William Pyle - 1685 (330 years ago.)
Edna Mildred "Edmee" Rape - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Littleton Napoleon Rawls - 1875 (140 years ago.)
George English Rembert - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Chester Clinton Ritenour - 1915 (100 years ago.)
[dau] Roberts - 1934 (81 years ago.)
Mary Amanda Robertson - 1849 (166 years ago.)
Stonewall Rogers - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Emma Drucilla Scaggs - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Katherine Blanche Scott - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Joseph Flennoy Seale - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Maggie Price "Bill" Seybold - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Stephen P. Sheffield - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Charlie W. Shoemake - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Claude Simmons - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Adelia Helen Slack - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Nancy Stewart - 1797 (218 years ago.)
Ann Sturrock - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Samuel Arthur Sumrall - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Pauline Marie "Sue" Sweat - 1901 (114 years ago.)
John William Tottenham - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Danny K. Trueblood - 1948 (67 years ago.)
Henry Thomas Tucker - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Elizabeth Turner - 1854 (161 years ago.)
J. Paul Tusing - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Victor Vincent VonDrasek - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Joseph Dickson Weatherall - 1842 (173 years ago.)
William Joseph Whitlock - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Artlissa Miranda Whittington - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Elsie Whittington - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Evelyn Grace Whittington - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Aaron Blackman Wiggins - 1848 (167 years ago.)
infant son Willis - 1907 (108 years ago.)
John Calvin Wimer - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Dennis Wolverton - 1709 (306 years ago.)
Rufus Bernard Zimmerman - 1886 (129 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

Bumstead Genealogy / Bumstead Family History

Butler Genealogy / Butler Family History

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

Gordon/Gorden Genealogy / Gordon/Gorden Family History

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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