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

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Today's birthdays -- December 18
Dale Eugene Abbott - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Alberta Ambrose - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Ernest Holt Andress - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Joseph Smith Baisden - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Llewellyn Baldwin - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Carolyn Renee Barlow - 1962 (52 years ago.)
Walsie Naomi Baughman - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Jerry Dewey Bemus - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Cordie Francis Benningfield - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Linda Zula Betts - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Janet Binnie - 1732 (282 years ago.)
Susie Martha Black - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Matilda Amanda Botts - 1810 (204 years ago.)
Tommie Matthews Bouchard - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Warren P. Bowman - 1920 (94 years ago.)
William Montgomery Bradshaw - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Izora Brewton - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Lydia Belle Bricker - 1869 (145 years ago.)
John Westley Broxton - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Willie Dee Bumstead - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Aaron "Bud" Burch - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Ruth A. Byerly - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Anna Priscilla Cade - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Viola Calk - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Lula Carter - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Silas Evans Carter - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Perry Shackelford Cave - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Lucretia Chamberlin - 1745 (269 years ago.)
John Stewart Cleveland - 1854 (160 years ago.)
Alice Parazade Cloud - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Alvadore Belleville "Alva" Cloud - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Anna Cloud - 1818 (196 years ago.)
Archibald William Cloud - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Archie W. Cloud - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Benjamin Cloud - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Cloud - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Betty Ann Cloud - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Calvester Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Charles Edward Cloud - 1933 (81 years ago.)
Clarence John Cloud - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Earl Cloud - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Elizabeth Annetta Cloud - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Elmer W. Cloud - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Ernest Jacob Cloud - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Helen Marie Sievewright Cloud - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Henry Harrison Cloud - 1842 (172 years ago.)
John Calvin Cloud - 1919 (95 years ago.)
John P. Cloud - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Morris C.E.K. Cloud - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Ray Rockwell Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Robert Kenneth Cloud - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Helen Madeline Coggins - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Isham Hall Collins - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Blanche Combs - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Everle Cox - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Judith Jo Craig - 1938 (76 years ago.)
Isaac Thomas Cullers - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Junior Franklin Cullers - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Flora G. Davidson - 1898 (116 years ago.)
J.B. Carl Dawson - 1911 (103 years ago.)
William Horton Dear - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Joseph William "Bill" Delashaw - 1855 (159 years ago.)
John E. Dillman - 1851 (163 years ago.)
Amanda Clementine Dobbs - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Marshall Campbell Dorman - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Benjamin Droska - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Henry Clay Duncan - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Charles H. Evans - 1932 (82 years ago.)
Robert Lee Fehrmann - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Francis R. Fleming - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Henry Melville Ford - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Deloy Wills Frisby - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Anna Margaretha Fuess - 1687 (327 years ago.)
Frances Norine Futch - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Dandridge Thompson Gailey - 1822 (192 years ago.)
Richard Thomas Gaines - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Mancil Garrett - 1829 (185 years ago.)
Pearlie May Gilbert - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Louise Alva Good - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Amanda Melvina Gorden - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Everle Cox Greene - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Clarence Hall - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Ray Allen Hammond - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Ola Hardesty - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Tennie Harper - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Rachel Hayes - 1805 (209 years ago.)
Michael Hoffman - 1798 (216 years ago.)
Cleo Holder - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Verna May Hooks - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Nancy Ingram - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Ann John - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Maurine Elizabeth Johnson - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Isabella Anderson Johnston - 1867 (147 years ago.)
James Marcus Jordan - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Lory Green Jordan - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Elmer Albert Kaeppel - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Jehu Frank "J. Frank" Keith - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Joseph S. Kingrey - 1858 (156 years ago.)
David E. Kleckley - 1849 (165 years ago.)
John Edward Knowles - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Cora Bell Lemmon - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Milton Paul Leonard - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Hans Martin Lottholtz - 1657 (357 years ago.)
William Worth Lowe - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Gladys Mae Lyon - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Teresa Gail Maloy - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Laverna Elaine Martin - 1946 (68 years ago.)
Madie McCartney - 1902 (112 years ago.)
James Alton Meeks - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Jessie Osby Meeks - 1919 (95 years ago.)
William Robert Moore - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Maria Barbara Moser - 1760 (254 years ago.)
Ernest Jesse Mote - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Mattie Dee Nash - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Ernest Charles Negus - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Winford A. Neill - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Margaret Anna Osenbach - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Maria Bellzorie Pennington - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Mary Petersen - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Carey Bruce Pipkin - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Lee Hartwell Poe - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Peter F. \ I. Poley - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Charles Franklin Pratt - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Roger Brennan Rape - 1930 (84 years ago.)
Earl Stanley Rau - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Lorena Pearl Ray - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Danielle Nicole Riss - 1990 (24 years ago.)
Claude Edward Ritenour - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Francis Roe - 1761 (253 years ago.)
Grace Rebecca Rupert - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Sophie A. Rushing - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Marjorie Helen Russell - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Annie Saunders - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Elizabeth Scott - 1834 (180 years ago.)
William Washington Seybold - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Rhoda Sheldon - 1823 (191 years ago.)
Mary Edith Sheppard - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Leo Sherlock - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Jack Bennett Smith - 1938 (76 years ago.)
John Calvin Sorrell - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Susan Spurlock - 1841 (173 years ago.)
Orendia Dice Stark - 1877 (137 years ago.)
C. Lurlene Stone - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Elizabeth Simpson Sturrock - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Sarah Talley - 1781 (233 years ago.)
Grady Quince Titsworth - 1907 (107 years ago.)
John Jason Truesdell - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Leotta Van Fleet - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Phillip Hinton Vann - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Orvin V. "O.V". "Radar" Varner - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Joseph Vincent - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Sarah Lou Walker - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson "A.J." Ward - 1859 (155 years ago.)
William Peterson Whatley - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Harvey Whittington - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Charles Raymond Wiess - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Hazel Pearl Williams - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Bertram H. Wimer - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Susan Jean Wise - 1951 (63 years ago.)
David Yancey - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Charles Robert Young - 1873 (141 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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