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

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Today's birthdays -- September 26
Juanita Fay (__) - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Ubern A. Ainsworth - 1900 (116 years ago.)
John Thomas Allen - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Marion Sylvester Ancell - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Annie Bailey - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Emma Athenia Baldwin - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Jeptha Baldwin - 1744 (272 years ago.)
Mary Baldwin - 1829 (187 years ago.)
Ada E. Barnhart - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Wyatt Linn Bartlow - 1960 (56 years ago.)
Everett Brazil Beason - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Paul Zane Bedwell - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Margaret Ruth Bennett - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Addie Florine Blackwell - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Caroline Josephine Bledsoe - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Jemima \ Germiny (?) Bliss - 1749 (267 years ago.)
Iva May Block - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Clint Augusta Bollinger - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Greene Valentine Brandon - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Mary Breed - 1733 (283 years ago.)
Mary Katherine Breiten - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Brett\Britt - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Carl Joseph "C.J." Bromley - 1926 (90 years ago.)
L. Ray Brooks - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Arthur Brummitte - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Esther Brummitte - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Francis Matthew Burrow - 1840 (176 years ago.)
John William Bythewood - 1795 (221 years ago.)
Estella Perdita Cady - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Grace Virginia Carneal - 1884 (132 years ago.)
Charles Henry Cartee - 1899 (117 years ago.)
William Rebecca Chambers - 1813 (203 years ago.)
James Edwin Clark - 1821 (195 years ago.)
Calvin Fletcher Cloud - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Carol Jean Cloud - 1939 (77 years ago.)
Edith Elizabeth Cloud - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Ethel Laura Cloud - 1919 (97 years ago.)
George Harlan Cloud - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Henry Tyler Cloud - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Jessie W. Cloud - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Neta Cloud - 1896 (120 years ago.)
William R. Cloud - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Cecil Dennis Cloyd - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Barton Collier - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Japhia Condit - 1760 (256 years ago.)
Nancy J. Cope - 1828 (188 years ago.)
Mary S. Culler - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jean Cullers - 1956 (60 years ago.)
Howard Milton Cullers - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Vinita Pearl Davidson - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Selesie DeVille - 1807 (209 years ago.)
Lady Barbara Douglass - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Wayland Alvin Dowden - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Starkey Davis Duncan - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Christopher Columbus Durham - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Henry Haywood Elliott - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Vivian Corinne Ford - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Christy Ann Fraser - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Joseph Lamont Freeman - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Jacob H. Garner - 1842 (174 years ago.)
James Humphrey Gilliam - 1942 (74 years ago.)
Alpha Goodnight - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Patrick Grace - 1948 (68 years ago.)
John Jasper Green - 1822 (194 years ago.)
Curtis Griner - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Ora Pike Hall - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Cynthia Ann Hardin - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Harry Madison Hargett - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Olive Eugenia Harrell - 1874 (142 years ago.)
John Samuel Hart - 1875 (141 years ago.)
William "Will" Hendrix - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Nelson Alvendor Truly Hines - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Marie Alma Hist - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Franklin Hodges - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Dennis A. Holsapple - 1952 (64 years ago.)
Dorothy Jean Hood - 1911 (105 years ago.)
William Henry Hoskins - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Mary Josephine Jared - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Louisa Johnson - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Gerald William Jones - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Peter Keillor - 1799 (217 years ago.)
Alma Yvonne Keith - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Catherine Elizabeth Keith - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Ronald Shreeve Kennedy - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Catherine Ketchum - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Joseph Kirkland - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Ellen Angeline Krape - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Aurora Belle Lacy - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Simon Lakey - 1828 (188 years ago.)
Raymond William Lauderback - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Irene Nunamaker Lawson - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Laodica Laymon - 1807 (209 years ago.)
Albert Andrew Leslie - 1904 (112 years ago.)
George Calvin Lessley - 1886 (130 years ago.)
John Elsworth Lisenbee - 1911 (105 years ago.)
David Little - 1827 (189 years ago.)
Flora J. Little - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Clarence Marquedant - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Sarah Jane Marshall - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Joe Turney McCary - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Martha Lenora McDade - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Carol Margurite McDermott - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Robert Irwin McElwee - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Cornelia Amelia McGaffey - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Johnnie Ella-Fair Moffitt - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Lula Mable Moody - 1895 (121 years ago.)
William Moore - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Clarence Ray Murray - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Lee Burnadean Naramore - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Edward Alfred Nettleton - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Elisha Grant Nokes - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Mapha Elizabeth O'Flaherty - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Flora May O'Harra - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Jennie W. Orens - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Lizzie Lincoln Orens - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Elizabeth Lynn Owings - 1939 (77 years ago.)
Paul V. Padgett - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Henry W. "Harry" Parchen - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Elwin Phelps - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Ellen Imogene Phillips - 1913 (103 years ago.)
George Truett Pratt - 1907 (109 years ago.)
William Harvey Reid - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Lucille Olita Reitzer - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Eva W. Seybold - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Indiana Seybold - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Julia Donna Sheffield - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Edna Orleana Shults - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Elihu Slawson - 1769 (247 years ago.)
Walter Marvin Smith - 1903 (113 years ago.)
William Joseph Smith - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Arnold Darl Snoddy - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Winnie Lea Sorrels - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Eugene Ozias Speck - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Lavenia Spradley - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Lucille Beatrice Stanaford - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Andrew Sturrock - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Christopher Lloyd "C.L." Sturrock - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Jessie Menzie Sturrock - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Robert Sturrock - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Amy Dorothy Summers - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Pearl Mamie Tanner - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Sybil Joanne Taylor - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Edward Teague - 1793 (223 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Thomas - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Joseph Edward Thornton - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Hardy Jackson Tracy - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Eunice Treat - 1704 (312 years ago.)
Lola M. Turpin - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Willem Jan (William Henry) Van Den Berge (McCloud) - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Rachel Vernon - 1704 (312 years ago.)
Mary J. Vincent - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Kelli Waites - 1977 (39 years ago.)
Loreece Webster - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Tabitha Welch - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Alice Hazel West - 1892 (124 years ago.)
William Milton White - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Buck Whitfield - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Will Franklin Whittington - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Wilson W. Whittington - 1895 (121 years ago.)
William Sylvester Wible - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Isaac Williams - 1784 (232 years ago.)
Zana Lee Willis - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Ilene W. Wilson - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Herbert Woolam - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Nancy Wyatt - 1828 (188 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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