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

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Today's birthdays -- November 23
Levi Allen - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Elizabeth Bachman - 1758 (256 years ago.)
Seaborn Montraville Baker - 1860 (154 years ago.)
James Thomas Barnes - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Zilpha Barnett - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Adeline Constance Baughman - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Clyda Bean - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Lillian I. Beatty - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Mattie Maria Beck - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Robert Henderson Kirtley Bledsoe - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Isaac Marion Bolin - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Arvilla Mary Jane Boriski - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Ruby D. Bowden - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Francis Evans Bowen - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Ethel Wishart Brady - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Kathleen Brock - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Dorcas Evangeline Brown - 1940 (74 years ago.)
Pat Lee Brownlee - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Rhoda Elizabeth Butler - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Sue Ella Bythewood - 1891 (123 years ago.)
William Cloud Cannon - 1960 (54 years ago.)
Otis Edward Carter - 1902 (112 years ago.)
James A. Caudill - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Evelyn Janice Causey - 1939 (75 years ago.)
Elisha P. Chance - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Katie Elizabeth Chapman - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Annie Lizzie Chesson - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Alberta Cloud - 1957 (57 years ago.)
Amelia Cloud - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Dennis S. Cloud - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Emma A. Cloud - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Etta Florence Cloud - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Faye Cloud - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Fidelia Emerson "Delia" Cloud - 1861 (153 years ago.)
George Leon Cloud - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Hazel Leora Cloud - 1904 (110 years ago.)
James Demming Cloud - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Kennedy H. Cloud - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Laura Vianna Cloud - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Myrtle Annie Cloud - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Preston Cronett "Pres" Cloud - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Samuel Lloyd Cloud - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Straley Asberry Cloud - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Thomas Freeman Cloud - 1896 (118 years ago.)
William Mountjoy Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Mary Coffman - 1808 (206 years ago.)
Carrie Collard - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Benjamin Burch Collier - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Catherine Amanda "Cattie" Collier - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Helen Collins - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Collins - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Norman Henry Cook - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Ann Miranda Lomida Cooke - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Martha Ann Cooper - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Paul Francis Corbett - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Sarah Cullers - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Joseph Luther Dawson - 1973 (41 years ago.)
Henry Dickinson - 1814 (200 years ago.)
William Marcus Dikes - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Louisa Dodson - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Eula Neal Elam - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Fannie Evelyn English - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Francis Evaline English - 1865 (149 years ago.)
James William Ferguson - 1920 (94 years ago.)
John Cortlan Forney - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Joseph Fortenberry - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Lola Foscue - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Jennie Lee Gaines - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Nannie Mae Gibson - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Myrtle Giles - 1882 (132 years ago.)
William Cornelius Gilliam - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Mordecia Griffin - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Bryant M. Guynes - 1801 (213 years ago.)
Benjamin Andrew "Ben" Haley - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Nathan Albert Hancock - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Ina Louise Harbeston - 1949 (65 years ago.)
Teddie Mac Harrelson - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Californnia Jamima Hatchett - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Murphy Albert Hebert - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Rebecca Compton Henson - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Cora Hill - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Myrtlle Hills - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Sidney Jerry Truly Hines - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Dwyne Hoffman - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Bonnie Sue Holcomb - 1956 (58 years ago.)
Jerry Horn - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Nellie Evelyn Ikner - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Jesse Edward Iles - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Betty J. Jackson - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Juliette Jacobs - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Sarah Frances Kemp - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Vida Ann King - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Lucy Belle Kneisly - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Mildred Aylene Leon - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Garland LaMont Lewing - 1939 (75 years ago.)
Charles Turner "Charlie" Lewis - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Nyda Belle Leymeister - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Mary Catherine Longacre - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Iva Mellissa Marshall - 1893 (121 years ago.)
La Velle Matney - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Zoa Ella McCall - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Robert L."Robbi" McCartney - 1899 (115 years ago.)
James Wilkins McDade - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Cassandra McMullins - 1796 (218 years ago.)
George Gilbert Mitchell - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Sarah Ester Moak - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Nancy Wood Morison - 1801 (213 years ago.)
Bailey W. Morrow - 1818 (196 years ago.)
Joyce Faye Munselle - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Everett Murphy - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Martha New - 1794 (220 years ago.)
Clarence W. Noyes - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Bonnie Jean Oliver - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Mary Emily Parker - 1842 (172 years ago.)
William Lazarus Pettey - 1828 (186 years ago.)
Phereby Ann Huldah Phelps - 1826 (188 years ago.)
Cobb Pouncey - 1879 (135 years ago.)
John B. Pouncey - 1877 (137 years ago.)
John Nelson Powell - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Nathan Pyle - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Jesse Rinehart - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Calvin Rushing - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Martha Myrtle Shelton - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Pirley Shirely - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Howard Lentis Sorrell - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Sarah Speakman - 1842 (172 years ago.)
infant son Spurlock - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Sidney Arthur Stamps - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Sally Martha Stanton - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Carlos Felton Steele - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Amanda Cordelia Jenny Stovall - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Annie Sweat - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Elizabeth Swinney - 1811 (203 years ago.)
Gordon Talley - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Charles Tillman "C.T." Tanner - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Gladys Marie Terrell - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Ann Thomson - 1797 (217 years ago.)
Susie Leta Tibbits - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Ann "Nancy" Trigg - 1808 (206 years ago.)
Virginia R. Trude - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Ann Barlow Tucker - 1787 (227 years ago.)
Eugene Vann - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Alexis Vincent - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Kenneth Charles Vincent - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Malinda Vincent - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Onezime Vincent - 1822 (192 years ago.)
Thomas Wesley Wade - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Winifred Waite - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Benjamin Ross Walker - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Grace Wallace - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Winburn Croswaite Wallace - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Ruby West - 1909 (105 years ago.)
James Strother Whitson - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Eva Regina Whitten - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Allen Calvery Whittington - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Cynthia Whittington - 1817 (197 years ago.)
William M. Whittington - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Seymour Sonny Winston - 1918 (96 years ago.)
William Riley Wood - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Francis D.P. Barraco "D.P." Youngblood - 1872 (142 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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