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

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Today's birthdays -- October 23
Robert Irwin Abbay - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Nancy Truman Adamson - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Vada Dale Ainsworth - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Napoleon Bonaparte Arledge - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Charles Braddy Baldwin - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Amy Battin - 1829 (185 years ago.)
James Erle Beckette - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Maurice Haldane Bedwell - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Helen Louise Besore - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Aubrey Lee Bills - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Roy Jean Bond - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Mary Louise Bourgoyne - 1928 (86 years ago.)
James L. Brandon - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Brown - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Grace Lewellyn Bundschuh - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Bertha Beatrice Burkhalter - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Gilmon Edwin "G.E." Cantrell - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Eunice Checketts - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Carlen Cloud - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Charlotte Hickman Cloud - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Delphia Louetta Cloud - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Dudley Medearis Cloud - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Emily Catherine "Emma" Cloud - 1858 (156 years ago.)
James Graham Cloud - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Mary Elouise Cloud - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Mary Louise Cloud - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Stella Cloud - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Milton T. Cochran - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Sarah Jane "Sally" Collier - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Herbert Leslie Cooper - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Copeland - 1891 (123 years ago.)
John Copple - 1873 (141 years ago.)
William Lemuel Cowart - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Marvin Cloud Crumbley - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Andreas (Andrew) Culler - 1817 (197 years ago.)
Beulah Mae Daniels - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Brenda Louise Dawson - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Jobyna Dawson - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Willie Lou Dawson - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Eliza Day - 1823 (191 years ago.)
John Wesley de Vilbiss - 1929 (85 years ago.)
William Nicholas DeGarmo - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Lindsey Dever - 1817 (197 years ago.)
Elmyra Ann Dillard - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Samyra Ann Dillard - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Golden Elliott Draper - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Josephine Edge - 1834 (180 years ago.)
William Madison Elliott - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Anna Margaret Farrugia - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Enos C. Firth - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Calvin Coolidge Fleenor - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Charles Ray Fletcher - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Lulu Forman - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Thurman Lafayette Fox - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Samuel Ambrose Gaines - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Locke Garrison - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Alton Gatlin - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Elton Eli Geeslin - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Walter Lake George - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Isaac Perry Gilbert - 1866 (148 years ago.)
George S. Godwin - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Jonathan Goodrich - 1657 (357 years ago.)
Paul John Grotzinger - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Mary Melissa Hairston - 1892 (122 years ago.)
James A. Halastik - 1962 (52 years ago.)
Henry H. Hall - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Lena Modesta Harmon - 1885 (129 years ago.)
John W. Harris - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Leon Fred Harris - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Ann Catherine Harrison - 1761 (253 years ago.)
Elizabeth Hartnet - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Delia Frances Head - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Virgil Thornton Hicks - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Gertrude Hines - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Josephine Belle Hitch - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Irene Hubbard - 1832 (182 years ago.)
O.J. Johnson - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Clara Jones - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Hannah Kahlbau - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Kelton - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Ester Genevieve Kerns - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Willetta Geraldine Kirby - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Nadine (Mrs. Robt. Legge) - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Polina Lemmons - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Wiley Harris Leslie - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Agathel Little - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Mell Veazey Marchman - 1915 (99 years ago.)
John W. Massie - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Charles Homer Mathis - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Barbra Ellen Mattingly - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Cynthia Lynn McCain - 1953 (61 years ago.)
Tassie Bernice McCann - 1957 (57 years ago.)
Jonathan Leval McKey - 1827 (187 years ago.)
Sarah J. Menefee - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Martha Ann Moore - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Joanna Frances Murphy - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Tabitha Nantz - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Kathryn Isabelle Newcome - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Gertie Alene Noble - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Otis Harold O'Flaherty - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Samuel Eagon Orange - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Pauline Ann Parker - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Lyman A. Perrin - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Mabel Ellen Phebus - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Major Lee Puckett - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Joanna H. Pyle - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Fannie Rae - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Mary Frances Reed - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Lucille Reeves - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Clayton Leroy Rich - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Charles Joseph Ritenour - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Leroy Rogers - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Vachel Rushing - 1866 (148 years ago.)
William Gilbert Rushing - 1810 (204 years ago.)
Johann Schwab - 1804 (210 years ago.)
Allan Dean Sebolt - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Frank Anthony Seeling - 1886 (128 years ago.)
America Indiana Seybold - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Bernard Delano Seybold - 1932 (82 years ago.)
Edward Sherman - 1790 (224 years ago.)
Calvin David Shires - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Leon Roy Shires - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Arthur Roy Slade - 1930 (84 years ago.)
infant Smithwick - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Raymond Otto Southard - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Doss Whitson Stanton - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Hardie Stokes - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Samuel Theophilus Stone - 1797 (217 years ago.)
Olive Fern Stoner - 1890 (124 years ago.)
James Thomas Stratton - 1877 (137 years ago.)
George Frederick Strohm - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Flora Sturrock - 1860 (154 years ago.)
John Michael Sturrock - 1949 (65 years ago.)
John Noland Sundquist - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Herbert Earl "Bud" Sweat - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Sarah Margareta "Greta" Swenson - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Oliver Talley - 1791 (223 years ago.)
Sibyl Tucker - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Viola May Ueckert - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Mary Jane Van Arsdale - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Jacob N. Votaw - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Alice M. Walton - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Carl Wassom - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Leslie Clinton Whatley - 1903 (111 years ago.)
William R. Whitley - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Earl Whittington - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Haskell Wilson Whittington - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Vernon Whittington - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Hannah Wickersham - 1779 (235 years ago.)
Marco Polo "Mark" Wiess - 1842 (172 years ago.)
William A. Wiess - 1842 (172 years ago.)
John Mack Wilkerson - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Claude Wrightsman - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Laura A. Youngblood - 1864 (150 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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