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

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Today's birthdays -- April 20
Cora F. (__) - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Dorothy E. (__) - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Dorothy E. Adkisson - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Dudley Porter Aldridge - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Lois Barrett - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Evan Thompson Benbow - 1914 (100 years ago.)
James Roy Bennett - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Alice Cordelia Blackwood - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Mary Lou Block - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Bloedel - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Mary Ann Botts - 1838 (176 years ago.)
Sidney Jasper Botts - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Annie Howard Boyd - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Hubert Boyd - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Daniel Washington Brady - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Edgar Eastman Branson - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Bruce - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Thamzin Buller - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Rubye Zeola Burnham - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Mary "Grace" Forrester Burton - 1703 (311 years ago.)
Daniel Hingston "Hardy" Bythewood - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Edward Delehanty Callahan - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Leo Newton Cameron - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Leondre J. Campbell - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Addie Rachel Carney - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Mary Ann Case - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Otho Case - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Sarah C. Clarke - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Hester A. Clem - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Albert Louis "Bill" Cloud - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Alfred Clinton Cloud - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Alton Orus Cloud - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Alvie Louis Cloud - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Bessie Elizabeth Cloud - 1905 (109 years ago.)
David Walter Cloud - 1946 (68 years ago.)
George Wilson Cloud - 1870 (144 years ago.)
James Moffett Cloud - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Jeri Ann Cloud - 1944 (70 years ago.)
John Arthur Cloud - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Lloyd Rue Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Lucilla M. "Lucy" Cloud - 1873 (141 years ago.)
William Albert Cloud - 1880 (134 years ago.)
William Calvin Cloud - 1876 (138 years ago.)
William S. Cloud - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Zachariah C. Cloud - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Nancy Ann Conner - 1792 (222 years ago.)
Esther Hope Copenhagen - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Joseph Crane - 1722 (292 years ago.)
Arthelia Catherine Cullers - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Emma Dorcas Cullers - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Dan Smith Cunningham - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Samuel S. Curtsinger - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Elizabeth Dalton - 1768 (246 years ago.)
Walter Dalton - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Allen Webster Desmuke - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Margerette DeVille - 1806 (208 years ago.)
Sarah Dodd - 1771 (243 years ago.)
Georgia Annie Lou Dorn - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Ted Austin Elliott - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Frederick Nightingale Farrell - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Adonatide Faulk - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Jabez Isbell Gailey - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Augustus Pendleton Gaines - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Warren Dale Gardner - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Lilly Gayle - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Lillie \ Lily Serene Gibson - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Claude Lee Ginn - 1879 (135 years ago.)
James Emmett Gordon - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Maude Lou Gordon - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Charles Roy Green - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Jason Charles Greene - 1957 (57 years ago.)
John Grubb - 1652 (362 years ago.)
Francis Elaine Guillet - 1948 (66 years ago.)
Maxine Haas - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Rhoda Ann Louise Hairston - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Jeanette C. Hall - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Mahala Susan Hall - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Candace Dawn Harding - 1969 (45 years ago.)
Conan Harrell - 1892 (122 years ago.)
infant son Hastings - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Catherine Hauser - 1763 (251 years ago.)
Oscar T. Hill - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Eli Earl Holsapple - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Ella Hoover - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Gertrude Howell - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Raymond Clinton Iroler - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Robert Erwin Jared - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Norva Virginia Jenkins - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Joseph Johnson - 1622 (392 years ago.)
Ora Belle Jones - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Miley Pickney Jordan - 1867 (147 years ago.)
Mary Ann Caroline King - 1846 (168 years ago.)
Frances Loftin - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Sarah Rebecca Lotman - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Joseph Elisha Lovett - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Frank Jackson Martin - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Elizabeth Louise McCament - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Lois Virginia McDade - 1911 (103 years ago.)
William McDade - 1778 (236 years ago.)
John Lee Meredith - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Herbert Moss Mills - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Dorothy Imogene Morgan - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Eva Francis Murphy - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Murray - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Sadie Oliver - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Huldah Overman - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Jeremiah Edward Pate - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Elizabeth Malinda Patton - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Ross Edgar Proctor - 1905 (109 years ago.)
John Adam Rader - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Wanda Lynn Rayburn - 1955 (59 years ago.)
Delila Jane Robbins - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Lawrence Wesley Roberts - 1898 (116 years ago.)
William Roe - 1754 (260 years ago.)
Rhoda Seybold - 1807 (207 years ago.)
Calvin Sorrell - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Hannah Coale Stansbury - 1743 (271 years ago.)
Olen A. Streebin - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Flora Sturrock - 1868 (146 years ago.)
William Sturrock - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Thomas Leroy Sweeney - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Francis Thorla\thurrill - 1692 (322 years ago.)
Kenneth Stephen Threet - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Irene Elizabeth Triplett - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Earl Summer Troup - 1943 (71 years ago.)
Clyde Elmer Truesdell - 1904 (110 years ago.)
William L.B. Vann - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Ulysee Vincent - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Mae West - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Mary Anna Whipp - 1819 (195 years ago.)
George Whiton - 1801 (213 years ago.)
Burnett "Pete" Whittington - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Joseph Richard "Dick" Whittington - 1929 (85 years ago.)
William Burrell Whittington - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Walter Williams - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Wilson - 1824 (190 years ago.)
Albert T. Wing - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Homer Ead Wise - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Jacob Isaac Wolverton - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Joab J. Wolverton - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Eunice Yates - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Nannie Youngblood - 1905 (109 years ago.)
John Younger - 1707 (307 years ago.)
Scott C. Yule - 1955 (59 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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