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

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Today's birthdays -- July 29
Beulah O. (__) - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Roxie A. (__) - 1839 (177 years ago.)
Lillie Apple - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Sarah Atwell - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Jane Bailey - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Lillie E. Bailey - 1885 (131 years ago.)
George Henry Barber - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Sanford P. Barron - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Laura Viola Bedwell - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Adella Bertetti - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Mattie Mae Bickley - 1894 (122 years ago.)
William Theodore "WT" Block - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Louvenia A. Cain - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Cantrell - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Dorothy Lucele Carter - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Charles Edgar Cash - 1892 (124 years ago.)
John Montie Cherry - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Christopher Chott - 1613 (403 years ago.)
Helen Clark - 1930 (86 years ago.)
William Clark - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Cecil Florence Cloud - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Daniel Flautt Cloud - 1910 (106 years ago.)
David Cloud - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Earl A. Cloud - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Fannie Mae Cloud - 1916 (100 years ago.)
James Robert Cloud - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Paul Lorenzo Cloud - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Walter Maynardie Cloud - 1898 (118 years ago.)
William Henry Cloud - 1851 (165 years ago.)
William Thomas Cloud - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Arthur W. Coffin - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Sarah Collins - 1784 (232 years ago.)
John Marion Couch - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Joseph A. Creech - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Fannie Myrtle Cullers - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Thelma Arrene Cullers - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Henry Lee Daniel - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Ross Tweed Davison - 1876 (140 years ago.)
James Marion Dew - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Mary Dodd - 1768 (248 years ago.)
Benjamin Wellington Dowell - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Wilma Drywater - 1942 (74 years ago.)
Charles Bisbee Duffy - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Rebecca Ann Durham - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Daniel M. Edge - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Marcus Dwain Ener - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Otis Willis English - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Gatsey Faircloth - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Nancy Matilda Fargason - 1845 (171 years ago.)
Susannah Fargason - 1827 (189 years ago.)
Mildred Mercedes Ford - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Clark Formby - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Joseph Forney - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Mollie Frysinger - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Fred A. Gay - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Ludie May Gray - 1923 (93 years ago.)
[son] Green - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Virginia Jeane Gresham - 1941 (75 years ago.)
Charles Ortabine Grigsby - 1871 (145 years ago.)
John Charles Gunning - 1870 (146 years ago.)
Emily Janice Hall - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Roy L. Havens - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Jerry Lee Hendon - 1938 (78 years ago.)
Vallon Franklin Hicks - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Kenneth Paul Hill - 1970 (46 years ago.)
Dennis Luther Hogan - 1910 (106 years ago.)
John Pat Hunter - 1947 (69 years ago.)
Pete Johnson - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Walter Jones - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Amanda Keefer - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Nona Cliftine Kelly - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Judith Narvin Kimball - 1823 (193 years ago.)
Jennie Dodson King - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Hans H. Kohlenberger - 1896 (120 years ago.)
William Wesley "W.W." Kyle - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Cora Lee "Babee" LaBorde - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Joseph Laymon - 1812 (204 years ago.)
Hannah Lee - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Hoyt Robert Lessley - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Mabel Grace Lobue - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Erma Mae Lumpkin - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Percival Ernest Martin - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Arthur William McFaddin - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Willie Herman McGallion - 1945 (71 years ago.)
Fred Dean McKinney - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Ervin Taylor McLellan - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Sarah Jane (Jennie) Mealer - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Francis Lewis Meriwether - 1804 (212 years ago.)
Elizabeth F. Miller - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Effie Mills - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Harold David Moody - 1896 (120 years ago.)
James S. Moore - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Evie Jane Parker - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Sarah Payne - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Frances Susanne "Fannie" Peoples - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Mary "Abbie" Perryman - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Mary Ella Poole - 1854 (162 years ago.)
John Lamar Randle - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Sylvia Opal Rich - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Times Nathan Richardson - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Lillie Rushing - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Clara Elizabeth Schlab - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Lueanzie Seabolt - 1902 (114 years ago.)
William Samuel Sellers - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Annie Josephine Seybold - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Virginia R. Seybold - 1910 (106 years ago.)
James Garnett "Jimmy" Sharp - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Ephraim Glover Shreve - 1860 (156 years ago.)
William Edgar Skinner - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Harri Richard Smithey - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Theodosia Ernestine Sneed - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Claude A. Stagner - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Charles G. Stelter - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Alice Sadie Stokes - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Julia Edna Stokes - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Beatrice Angelene Sulak - 1943 (73 years ago.)
Lilla Jane "Lillie" Sumrall - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Thomas C. Talley - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Floree Tew - 1913 (103 years ago.)
George Edward Stricklin Thomas - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Evelyn Womack Toups - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Walter Lavon Traylor - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Daniel Ulrich - 1807 (209 years ago.)
Theophilus H. Vincent - 1852 (164 years ago.)
Ralph Eugene Wade - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Henry E. Walden - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Donald J. Warren - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Thomas Wells - 1662 (354 years ago.)
Vera Margery Wells - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Louis Preston Whatley - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Dan Whitaker - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Charles Leamon Whiton - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Norma Rose Whittington - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Ruby Belle Whittington - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Steven J. Whittington - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Lilly Myrtie Worley - 1876 (140 years ago.)
Nathaniel D. Wright - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Gladys Mae Yates - 1900 (116 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. (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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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