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

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Today's birthdays -- August 31
Anne Florence (__) - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Thomas Franklin Alligood - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Thomas O'Neil Anderson - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Bertha B. Barnes - 1887 (127 years ago.)
John Ralph Bartley - 1883 (131 years ago.)
John Rea Benston - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Imo Onis Bird - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Georgia Blevins - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Carrie Esther Bradley - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Eugene Braley - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Wesley Weldon Brian - 1941 (73 years ago.)
Willie Wayde Bright - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Dorothy Christene Brummitte - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Billie Blanche Bumstead - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Richard Bumstead - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Nancy Caroline "Callie" Burns - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Edith Harriet Cade - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Robert Serelle Carwile - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Ira Casey - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Arthur Burton Chastain - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Cynthia "Belle" Cheek - 1869 (145 years ago.)
James Patrick Clark - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Absalom G. Cloud - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Agnes M. Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Angeline L. "Angie" Cloud - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Clarence C. Cloud - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Elmer Cloud - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Fred Bruce Cloud - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Jack Pete Cloud - 1909 (105 years ago.)
James Thomas Cloud - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Jennie Cloud - 1886 (128 years ago.)
John Wesley Cloud - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Josephine Ellen Cloud - 1943 (71 years ago.)
Keith Warren Cloud - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Lottie Ethel Cloud - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Marshall Delmer Cloud - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Mary Jane Cloud - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Nora Cloud - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Rufus Lee Cloud - 1941 (73 years ago.)
Timothy Cloud - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Wash Cloud - 1899 (115 years ago.)
William Allen Cloud - 1888 (126 years ago.)
William Frank Cloud - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Willie Lenore "Lee" Cloud - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Collier - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Julia Dorcas Collier - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Lucy B. Collier - 1834 (180 years ago.)
C. Maurice Colliflower - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Lilliam Louise Colliflower - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Charlie Dee Copeland - 1901 (113 years ago.)
James Luther Copeland - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Tollie P. Cory - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Isaiah William Cox - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Dorcas Cude - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Harmon B. Dalton - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Edmond G. "Coleman" Dickerson - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Lula Ditty - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Francis I. Dow - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Noah Heyward (Ehney) Driggers - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Nora Georgiana (Ehney) Driggers - 1911 (103 years ago.)
William Venton Dupler - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Thomas Durbin - 1651 (363 years ago.)
Thomas William Durbin - 1755 (259 years ago.)
Ada May Edmondson - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Littleberry Faircloth - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Joseph Faulk - 1817 (197 years ago.)
Clara Elizabeth Ford - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Ola Lee Foshea - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Marie Frischmeyer - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Lola May Fulgham - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Elisha Barnabus Futch - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Vera Jane Gardner - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Alice "Allie" Gellatly - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Nora Jean Graham - 1900 (114 years ago.)
J.W. Greathouse - 1912 (102 years ago.)
John Carroll Green - 1928 (86 years ago.)
David Jackson Hardin - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Ella Ophelia Hardin - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Mary Frances Hargraves - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Reuben Dewitt Harry - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Ida May Hart - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Lydia Heffleman - 1918 (96 years ago.)
James Everett Helton - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Joshua Cochran Herrington - 1869 (145 years ago.)
John Allen Hicks - 1961 (53 years ago.)
Christina Jane Hill - 1971 (43 years ago.)
Frank Deloss Hodges - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Sara Wynona Hoff - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Catherine Holcombe - 1823 (191 years ago.)
George H. (or Washington) Hooks - 1871 (143 years ago.)
John Machir Hopewell - 1846 (168 years ago.)
infant son Horn - 1886 (128 years ago.)
John Edward Howes - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Augustus Carleton Huff - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Loren Elias Hunter - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Mitchell Jett - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Sherwood Barber Joiner - 1888 (126 years ago.)
John Robert Joyner - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Winiford Arda Kahle - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Ida Keith - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Franklin E. Kemp - 1869 (145 years ago.)
James Henry Ketcham - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Eugene W. Kidwell - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Emma Right Laningham - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Clementine Lapointe - 1810 (204 years ago.)
Nancy R. Laymon - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Albert Jackson Leslie - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Bessie Marquedant - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Lydia Marshall - 1798 (216 years ago.)
Claud Lester McBeth - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Marvin Ray McBeth - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" McBeth - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Margaret Ann McKey - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Harry C. McKibben - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Iva Dene McKibben - 1894 (120 years ago.)
William Walter Montague - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Arminthie "Artie" Moore - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Elizabeth Moore - 1789 (225 years ago.)
infant Moore - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Sarah Munn - 1759 (255 years ago.)
Susan Paschall - 1814 (200 years ago.)
William Hubbert Poland - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Stacia Renne Presgraves - 1958 (56 years ago.)
Annie Pressnell - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Ann Jane Pyle - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Evelyn Louise Ragsdale - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Mary Ann Richardson - 1752 (262 years ago.)
Corbet Estel Riggs - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Martha Jane Robinson - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Joe Don Rogers - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Nancy Samples - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Gustav Frederick Schoenert - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Isaac Selleck - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Francis Marion Shults - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Carrol Lerick Slack - 1891 (123 years ago.)
John Devrow Smith - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Nancy Elvenie Smith - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Olifia (Oletha) Stautzenberger - 1877 (137 years ago.)
William John Stephens - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Michael Stone - 1776 (238 years ago.)
James Curtis Strong - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Margaret Sturrock - 1826 (188 years ago.)
William Sturrock - 1754 (260 years ago.)
Charles W. Temple - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Mary Thompson - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Tigner Emmett Thrasher - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Leland Arthur Tilley - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Donald Truman Todd - 1924 (90 years ago.)
John Roy Touchete - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Uriah Trahan - 1896 (118 years ago.)
William W. Walker - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Charles W. Wallace - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Mary W. Walter - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Sarah Blair Webster - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Ivan G. Welch - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Maude Ethel Whittington - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Frank Martin Wiesner - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Lambert G. Willcockson - 1913 (101 years ago.)
John Will Woodworth - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Edward McVea Young - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Philemon Head Youngblood - 1817 (197 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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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

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Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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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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