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

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Today's birthdays -- August 28
Carol Y. (__) - 1958 (57 years ago.)
Pearl (__) - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Sherry Lynn Adcock - 1954 (61 years ago.)
James Lou Amos - 1859 (156 years ago.)
William J. Atkinson - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Nathan Baker - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Blanche Barnes - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Cherie Mae Barnes - 1930 (85 years ago.)
Orpha Setta Barnes - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Wilford Eugene Blackburn - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Judson Tucker Blackman - 1865 (150 years ago.)
Ella Brook Blake - 1938 (77 years ago.)
Otto Boles - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Born - 1847 (168 years ago.)
Sylvester Monroe Boyer - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Ginger Ann Breeland - 1949 (66 years ago.)
Anna Breiten - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Oscar A. Breiten - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Henry Burner - 1768 (247 years ago.)
Archie Clyde Calvitt - 1901 (114 years ago.)
James Blain Carrel - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Francis Edgar Carroll - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Emily Carter - 1832 (183 years ago.)
Jewel Cash - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Swift Homer Chamberlain - 1970 (45 years ago.)
Alphonse Choate - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Mattie Bee Clements - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Allie R. Cloud - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Audie Annamead Cloud - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Doy Jennings Cloud - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Earl E. Cloud - 1940 (75 years ago.)
George Cloud - 1903 (112 years ago.)
John William "Bud" Cloud - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Lorraine Minerva Cloud - 1930 (85 years ago.)
Sarah A. Cloud - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Thomas Hayes Cloud - 1947 (68 years ago.)
William Cornell Cloud - 1955 (60 years ago.)
Sarah Catherine Cochran - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Henry Collier - 1893 (122 years ago.)
James Thomas Coons - 1830 (185 years ago.)
Arthur N. Cornelius - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Woody Lee Craig - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Dora Samantha Crum - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Susanna Culler - 1813 (202 years ago.)
Kenneth Paul Cullers - 1958 (57 years ago.)
Samuel Cunningham - 1829 (186 years ago.)
Nancy Kay Curtis - 1950 (65 years ago.)
Elbert Daniel - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Franklin "Frank" DeGarmo - 1874 (141 years ago.)
Melvin Eugene Dent - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Lee Roy Dikes - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Martha Dunklin - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Roxanna T. "Rocky" Early - 1861 (154 years ago.)
David Eldridge - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Alice Cloud Elliott - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Nancy Jane Eoff - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Frances Elizabeth Bibb Fargason - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Aaron Prescott Ferguson - 1834 (181 years ago.)
Emma Lucille Floyd - 1905 (110 years ago.)
James William Gaines - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Isaac Garner - 1810 (205 years ago.)
Lewis C. Geiger - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Clara Booth Gibson - 1859 (156 years ago.)
David Loys Glendinning - 1941 (74 years ago.)
Arzilly Goins - 1843 (172 years ago.)
John F. Goins - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Anna B. Gordon - 1798 (217 years ago.)
Genevieve M. Gossard - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Flavius Josephus Graham - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Jane Palmer Graves - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Jules Henry Graydon - 1931 (84 years ago.)
Stanley Wilbur Gregg - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Rheuben Groves - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Hammock - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Cuthbert Harrison - 1747 (268 years ago.)
Grace Chastine Harry - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Reuben Hilliard - 1841 (174 years ago.)
James Motley Hodges - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Audie Estell Hogue - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Oscar W. Huey - 1823 (192 years ago.)
Thomas Tillerow Hughes - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Mary E. Ice - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Maggie Ila (Ida) Inman - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Virginia Alice Iroler - 1902 (113 years ago.)
James Troup Ivey - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Margaret Jackson - 1783 (232 years ago.)
Loise Lena Jadwin - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Ollie Walter Jadwin - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Florence Jenkins - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Jeane Gee Jenkins - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Annie Lucille Johnston - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Jesse Newton Jones - 1837 (178 years ago.)
Harry Lee Jordan - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Marie Kauffman - 1922 (93 years ago.)
Sarah Keith - 1805 (210 years ago.)
Mary Keyser - 1795 (220 years ago.)
Minerva Bernetta Kohlhepp - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Nancy E. Lavicey "Vicey" Lane - 1891 (124 years ago.)
Sara Marion Lange - 1951 (64 years ago.)
Mary Abbay Leatherman - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Joseph Samuel Leslie - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Arthur Ludwig Lindahl - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Mattie Lou Loughbridge - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Fletcher David Majors - 1923 (92 years ago.)
David Aden Mann - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Joshua Martin - 1769 (246 years ago.)
Mary Martin - 1811 (204 years ago.)
Epsay McCormick - 1873 (142 years ago.)
William Lee McIntosh - 1888 (127 years ago.)
William Melton - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Janet Louise Mercer - 1930 (85 years ago.)
Ralph Miller - 1911 (104 years ago.)
Ruth Gilmore Miller - 1919 (96 years ago.)
William Brownlow Mitchell - 1875 (140 years ago.)
Esther Moore - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Louis Moskalski - 1949 (66 years ago.)
Hollis Nelams - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Frank Newell Noyes - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Mourning Ann O'Neal - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Clarence Wendel Owens - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Judson Cary Parker - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Ardyce Perry - 1932 (83 years ago.)
Katherine Amanda Phillips - 1981 (34 years ago.)
Anne Phippen - 1666 (349 years ago.)
Estelle Mae Pierce - 1922 (93 years ago.)
John Newton Pinson - 1884 (131 years ago.)
Vanesse du Plessis - 1975 (40 years ago.)
Oma Polk - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Dorothy Prime - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Mary Lee Ramer - 1927 (88 years ago.)
John Augustus Rape - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Armellia Adeline Reece - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Lyle E. Reynolds - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Carrie Louise Richardson - 1886 (129 years ago.)
Ena Robertson - 1914 (101 years ago.)
Minnie Mae Ruble - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Nancy Kenner Scales - 1806 (209 years ago.)
Ernest Harrison Scott - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Emma Bell Sellers - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Seybold - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Web Franklin Seybold - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Earl Glyn Sheffield - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Mary Thompson Sheppard - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Nellie M. Shock - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Elijah Shoemake - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Sylvanus V. Shoemake - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Mary Adelaide Simmons - 1853 (162 years ago.)
James Howard Singleton - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Roberta Smith - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Mable Gertrude Snodell - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Melvina Surber - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Hannah Rebecca Talley - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Mazie Pearl Tamkin - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Elmer Eugene Taylor - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Gaston Edward Tharp - 1932 (83 years ago.)
William White Tison - 1883 (132 years ago.)
Mary Francis Tobias - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Dorotheus Treat - 1704 (311 years ago.)
Dorothy Treat - 1704 (311 years ago.)
Richard Treat (Treate) - 1584 (431 years ago.)
Martha Virginia Tubbs - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Lesha L. Tuttle - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Gene V. Varner - 1928 (87 years ago.)
Augustin Vincent - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Clark M. Votaw - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Mildred Rephlia Wade - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Thomas Edward Webb - 1894 (121 years ago.)
Cecil Levone Welch - 1937 (78 years ago.)
Viola Inez Wells - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Elmer D. West - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Samuel Wesley Westfall - 1868 (147 years ago.)
Ezell White - 1922 (93 years ago.)
James W. White - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Julia Whittington - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Julius Whittington - 1898 (117 years ago.)
Louie Colen Wiess - 1912 (103 years ago.)
Claude Wilborn - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Jessie Woodrow Wilson - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Ruben E. Wilson - 1892 (123 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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

Welch Genealogy / Welch Family History

Whittington Genealogy / Whittington Family History

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