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

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Today's birthdays -- February 27
Ellen (__) - 1841 (176 years ago.)
Georgia A. (__) - 1894 (123 years ago.)
John Coates Adamson - 1794 (223 years ago.)
Raymond John Aymond - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Ezra Lytle Baughman - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Sina L. Baughman - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Martha Levora Baxter - 1891 (126 years ago.)
George Marion Beason - 1939 (78 years ago.)
Lenora Emma Beckman - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Maurice Bedwell - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Francis Marion Blankenship - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Martha Blankenship - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Floyd H. Bledsoe - 1900 (117 years ago.)
William Franklin Bone - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Eunice Rose Bowlin - 1961 (56 years ago.)
Alfred Greene Boyd - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Virginia Elizabeth Boyd - 1911 (106 years ago.)
Robert A. Brady - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Charles Walker Brandon - 1876 (141 years ago.)
James Thomas Stratton Brock - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Florence Irene Brown - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Henry K. Brown - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Isabella Johnston Brown - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Denson Burkhalter - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Hazel Louise Busby - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Matthew Canfield \ Camfield \ Campfield - 1604 (413 years ago.)
Dexter Carpenter - 1790 (227 years ago.)
Oscar Durbin Casper - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Sarah Chamberlin - 1738 (279 years ago.)
Virginia Milton Clayton - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Charles G. Cloud - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Dorotha Ann Cloud - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Elizabeth Cloud - 1836 (181 years ago.)
George Wilson Cloud - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Herbert Newton Cloud - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Lou Ethel Cloud - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Marcus J. Cloud - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Nelda Maurine Cloud - 1932 (85 years ago.)
Orvel Lee Cloud - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Volney Cloud - 1831 (186 years ago.)
William Buchannan Cloud - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Emily "Emma" Cole - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Vi "Era" Collier - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Emma Collins - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Lewis Cook - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Eliza Elizabeth Cooper - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Thelma Marie Cox - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Orville Cravens - 1907 (110 years ago.)
John A. Cravey - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Mary Alice Crumbley - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Harvey Franklin Dalton - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Herbert Deer - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Edward Ball DeGarmo - 1919 (98 years ago.)
John C. Douglas - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Winnie A.J. Dozier - 1839 (178 years ago.)
Mary L. Duckwall - 1867 (150 years ago.)
James Carmicle English - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Amelia Fones - 1919 (98 years ago.)
George Washington Formby - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Granville Quentin Freeman - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Jean Lane Goehring - 1965 (52 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Gordon - 1837 (180 years ago.)
William Thomas Gray - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Minnie Gunter - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Josephine (or Joanna) Hall - 1844 (173 years ago.)
Christie O'Brien Hardin - 1846 (171 years ago.)
Vera J. Harner - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Arzabra Valona Harper - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Nat Q. Henderson - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Carrie Elise Hill - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Elmer Cloud Hodges - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Mary Eleanor Hodges - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Leah A. Holland - 1840 (177 years ago.)
William McMillian Holland - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Olga Ina Hooks - 1896 (121 years ago.)
William George Hopper - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Avis Ester Hughes - 1913 (104 years ago.)
James W. Johnson - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Richard Lynn Johnson - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Una Johnson - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Oliver P. Jones - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Richard Howard Jones - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Martha Keener - 1825 (192 years ago.)
John McKinley "Mack" Keith - 1900 (117 years ago.)
William Addison King - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Sanders Kirkland - 1801 (216 years ago.)
Perry Kenneth Kroh - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Adella Josephine Kuentz - 1879 (138 years ago.)
John Lepeet Laird - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Joseph Milton Laird - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Charles Wil Lake - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Barnard Lanier - 1855 (162 years ago.)
California "Callie" Lattimore - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Margaret Leslie - 1856 (161 years ago.)
Sarah Priscilla Lewis - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Eli Low - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Levi Low - 1880 (137 years ago.)
Matthew Tyler Mahaffey - 1958 (59 years ago.)
William Edmundson Martin - 1891 (126 years ago.)
John Walter Martus - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Edna McCartney - 1906 (111 years ago.)
James Cloud McLin - 1902 (115 years ago.)
George Meadows - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Jesse Jones Mercer - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Wilbert Owens Miles - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Katherine Moistner - 1899 (118 years ago.)
William Alfred Moore - 1830 (187 years ago.)
Peter A. Mulidore - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Joseph Robertson Murphy - 1804 (213 years ago.)
Joseph Warren Murphy - 1832 (185 years ago.)
George Marshall Newkirk - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Thomas L. Nixon - 1826 (191 years ago.)
Mary Margaret "Lou" Nolen - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Lipscomb Norvell - 1795 (222 years ago.)
James Madi O'Neal - 1851 (166 years ago.)
William Napoleon Oakley - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Raymond Leslie Parker - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Ralph Mountjoy Persell - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Mildred E. Pershall - 1904 (113 years ago.)
Emma Placke - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Charles O. Prater - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Malsy Marthe Prevotat - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Lela Ezel Richardson - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Mary "Polly" Ritter - 1825 (192 years ago.)
William Ira Roe - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Talbot Fredrick Rothwell - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Zula Beatrice Rushing - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Jasper N. Seybold - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Nancy A. Seybold - 1857 (160 years ago.)
William Alexander Shackelford - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Jemima Sharpley - 1787 (230 years ago.)
Jonathan Sheldon - 1749 (268 years ago.)
Jonathan Sheldon - 1783 (234 years ago.)
Lennie Shelley - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Virgil S. Shults - 1903 (114 years ago.)
Ola Mai Simons - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Mary M. Smith - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Stella Lovella Sorrell - 1882 (135 years ago.)
William Louis Spain - 1918 (99 years ago.)
William Thomas Spencer - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Francis Wilson Stevens - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Dina Stilley - 1751 (266 years ago.)
James Lee Stinson - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Randolphe Pierson Swenson - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Alice M. Tanton - 1908 (109 years ago.)
William Garrett Terry - 1876 (141 years ago.)
William Orin Terwilliger - 1870 (147 years ago.)
Aretta Alice Thurber - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Margaret Castletine Tison - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Roxie Adeline Townsend - 1889 (128 years ago.)
Louis M. Wagner - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Rusell Franklin Webb - 1958 (59 years ago.)
Isaac R. Welch - 1821 (196 years ago.)
Dealva Whisenant - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Walton John Whitaker - 1780 (237 years ago.)
Joseph White - 1863 (154 years ago.)
Gertrude Whittington - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Mary M. Whittington - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Elizabeth Wilson - 1816 (201 years ago.)
Nancy Jean Wilson - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Leigh Elise Wise - 1957 (60 years ago.)
Gertrude Virginia Wood - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Donald Perry Woodworth - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Bessie Sue Worley - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Elizabeth Lee Younger - 1773 (244 years ago.)
Annabelle Zimmerman - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Alexander N. Zolotoff - 1922 (95 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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