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

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Today's birthdays -- July 31
Theo (__) - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Lynnet Emily Allen - 1969 (46 years ago.)
Wilburn B. Arnold - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Ella Atkinson - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Barnes - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Annie Rosetta "Rosa" Bennett - 1933 (82 years ago.)
Augusta Frederick Carl Block - 1851 (164 years ago.)
Mahala Bond - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Daniel Boshaar (Besore) - 1732 (283 years ago.)
William Daniel Boyett - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Elizabeth A. Bradley - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Lettie Mae Bryant - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Opal Joyce Bumstead - 1934 (81 years ago.)
Caroline Byerly - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Nancy Elizabeth Byerly - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Vander Caldwell - 1888 (127 years ago.)
William Caldwell - 1761 (254 years ago.)
Susan Agnes Carroll - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Ellie B. Cattell - 1863 (152 years ago.)
James Troy Chafin - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Vaughn Chapman - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Eleanor Shaw Cloud - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Frederick Grandin Cloud - 1909 (106 years ago.)
John Nichols Cloud - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Lauren Shea Cloud - 1967 (48 years ago.)
Marie Louise Cloud - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Mary Caldona Gaines Cloud - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Mary Jane Cloud - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Porter Harold Cloud - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Wiley Roy Cloud - 1920 (95 years ago.)
William Bryant Cloud - 1836 (179 years ago.)
William Johnston Cloud - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Jacob W. "Jake" Cobb - 1882 (133 years ago.)
David Lee Cole - 1936 (79 years ago.)
Charles Glendall "C.G." Connolly - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Leonard William "Len" Copple - 1941 (74 years ago.)
Amos Columbus Cullers - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Mary Catharine Cullers - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Rebecca Elizabeth Davis - 1864 (151 years ago.)
Otis Earmon DeGarmo - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Edward C. Downs - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Henry May Fairchild - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Lloyd L. Farley - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Marshall H. Ferrell - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Frances Ruth Ford - 1926 (89 years ago.)
William Richard Fulcher - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Stephen Gaines - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Georgia Ann Gilbert - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Carl Hershal Goodnight - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Mary Sharp Hancock - 1825 (190 years ago.)
Lottie C. Hannum - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Anne Harrison - 1734 (281 years ago.)
John David Hart - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Will Maynard Heiser - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Sophronia Caroline Henry - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Hiram Eugene Hipshire - 1929 (86 years ago.)
James Tandy Hipshire - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Ernest Deloss Hodges - 1892 (123 years ago.)
David Furman Holland - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Louisa Octavia "Lou" Holland - 1859 (156 years ago.)
Carl Winfred Holt - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Julia Ann Hooks - 1871 (144 years ago.)
Murray D. Hooks - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Blanche Margaret Hopkins - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Caroline Erwin Hunter - 1811 (204 years ago.)
Charles Edward Hyde - 1892 (123 years ago.)
William David James - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Simeon Jett - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Mary Johnson - 1614 (401 years ago.)
Uriah Johnson - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Adeline Lucille Jordan - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Clyde Everett Lacy - 1896 (119 years ago.)
James Harvey "Harve" Lane - 1849 (166 years ago.)
David Eugene Lantis - 1952 (63 years ago.)
Garo Gilbert Lauderback - 1954 (61 years ago.)
Elisha Leach - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Sarah Jane "Dicy" Leslie - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Margaret Esther Lichliter - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Ina Lisenbee - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Nina Lisenbee - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Susanna Lloyd - 1836 (179 years ago.)
John Franklin Lolley - 1861 (154 years ago.)
George Redmore Maddux - 1845 (170 years ago.)
Dorothy Louise Maguire - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Bertha Mann - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Gervis Roy Maricle - 1935 (80 years ago.)
Roy Rob McConochie - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Joseph Franklin McDade - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Miles Martin McElravy - 1902 (113 years ago.)
James Edward McKeown - 1860 (155 years ago.)
George T. Miller - 1834 (181 years ago.)
Beulah Lea Moak - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Mullins - 1863 (152 years ago.)
Augusta Mae Murfin - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Henry Wilson "Teddie" Nelson - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Louis Sloneker Nettleton - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Timothy Lee Nyboer - 1958 (57 years ago.)
Theodore Roosevelt O'Flaherty - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Artie Mesure Oldham - 1930 (85 years ago.)
Jacob W. "Jake" Parker - 1904 (111 years ago.)
James Howard Parker - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Willis Perry - 1756 (259 years ago.)
Cora B. Pitman - 1891 (124 years ago.)
John Lewis Pitman - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Emery Spear Potter - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Anna Wanda Powers - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Leah Margaret Price - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Lena Catherine Rawls - 1870 (145 years ago.)
William A. Read - 1836 (179 years ago.)
Clinton Monroe Reeves - 1874 (141 years ago.)
James Reynolds - 1773 (242 years ago.)
James Lewis Rish - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Eliza Matilda Roberts - 1825 (190 years ago.)
infant son Roberts - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Mary Polly Roberts - 1798 (217 years ago.)
Sarah F. Roberts - 1820 (195 years ago.)
Pheriba Rushing - 1833 (182 years ago.)
Edna Mildred Seybold - 1904 (111 years ago.)
John Seybold - 1828 (187 years ago.)
Roy Cloud Shelton - 1902 (113 years ago.)
James Douglas Smith - 1925 (90 years ago.)
John William Sprowl - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Rance St. John - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Dorothy Stelly - 1945 (70 years ago.)
Charles Isaac McLane Stone - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Bruce Berthelot Swenson - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Harmon Talley - 1781 (234 years ago.)
Della Louella Thompson - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Emily Thompson - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Alexander Randelson Travis - 1824 (191 years ago.)
Connie Talmadge "Bubba" Turner - 1935 (80 years ago.)
Mack Henry Tyler - 1901 (114 years ago.)
John Woody Vann - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Elas Vincent - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Henry Martin Volz - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Virginia Elizabeth Waggener - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Maude Ellen Waller - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Sam Houston Ward - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Clarence Wetrosky - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Cleopatra Whisenant - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Ranson David Whittle - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Anna Bell Willis - 1895 (120 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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