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

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Today's birthdays -- August 24
Clara M. (__) - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Gertrude Virginia Anderson - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Atkins - 1803 (213 years ago.)
Ezekiel Bailey - 1840 (176 years ago.)
William Holland Baker - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Jesse Elias Barker - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Mildred Martha Barnes - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Ella B. Barnhart - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Lydia Ann Beedle - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Rebecca Jane Beedle - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Andrew Jefferson Bellah - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Conrad Samuel Beylor - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Carl Paul Bismark - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Mona Lisa Blake - 1930 (86 years ago.)
Raymond Leslie Boudreaux - 1939 (77 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Boyd - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Estella G. Buckendale - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Terry Jean Bullock - 1953 (63 years ago.)
Oleta Burner - 1944 (72 years ago.)
Mildred Florence Burnum - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Dean Bradley Cannon - 1998 (18 years ago.)
Ruth Emma Carr - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Shelby Gibson Carr - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Caledonia Carroll - 1866 (150 years ago.)
twin1 Carroll - 1902 (114 years ago.)
twin2 Carroll - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Charles Chance - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Margaret L. Chance - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Patricia Ann Churchman - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Phillip Solomon Clarke - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Charles Lander Cleveland - 1824 (192 years ago.)
Annie Bell Clines - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Benjamin Cloud - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Carl Richard Cloud - 1935 (81 years ago.)
Cecil Dale Cloud - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Edith Golden Cloud - 1920 (96 years ago.)
James I. Cloud - 1887 (129 years ago.)
James W. Cloud - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Leman Cloud - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Melvina Cloud - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Virgil DeWayne Cloud - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Walter Wells Cloud - 1873 (143 years ago.)
William Clinton Cloud - 1933 (83 years ago.)
William Smith Cloud - 1947 (69 years ago.)
Mary E. "Polly" Collier - 1805 (211 years ago.)
George Cooper - 1783 (233 years ago.)
George Troup Cravey - 1849 (167 years ago.)
William Hobart Cullers - 1896 (120 years ago.)
Mary Emogene Cummins - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Sybia Joycelyn Dawson - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Ben Deryl de Vilbiss - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Lemen F. Dixon - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Soloman W. Dunman - 1846 (170 years ago.)
Elias Eargle - 1845 (171 years ago.)
Maud E. Earll - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Felix Faulk - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Issac Allen Faulk - 1871 (145 years ago.)
James D. Faulkenberry - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Gerald D. Flowers - 1927 (89 years ago.)
John Harrison Ford - 1824 (192 years ago.)
Anna Mae Fowler - 1941 (75 years ago.)
Barbara Fuess - 1623 (393 years ago.)
Anna Hestle Gaines - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Ella Gertrude Getty - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Frank Goins - 1937 (79 years ago.)
John Goins - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Joseph Hadley - 1698 (318 years ago.)
Mary Evans Hall - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Alice B. Hanson - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Eugene Franklin Hardesty - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Henry Hawks - 1822 (194 years ago.)
Missouri Hayes - 1864 (152 years ago.)
William Earnest Henderson - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Grace Labertha Holsapple - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Eudora O. "Dora" Hooks - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Mildred Louise Hooks - 1921 (95 years ago.)
William Tryon Hubbard - 1799 (217 years ago.)
Elizabeth Sophia Humphries - 1878 (138 years ago.)
Lola Mae Hutto - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Robert Clell Irwin - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Alice Letitia Jackson - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Elizabeth A. Johnston - 1810 (206 years ago.)
Benjamin Henry Jones - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Martha Jane Jones - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Lemuel B. Jordan - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Amanda Frances Kelley - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Ealon Minara Kelley - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Elon Minara Kelley - 1890 (126 years ago.)
James Alphonsa Kenney - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Margaret Catherine Keough - 1898 (118 years ago.)
infant son Kirkland - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Willis Kirkland - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Absolem Kuykendall - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Anna Mabel Lichliter - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Charles E. Luke - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Adolphus Mackey - 1899 (117 years ago.)
John Edward Matheson (Franklin) - 1943 (73 years ago.)
Alice Vivian Matthews - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Melisa M. McElroy - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Lillie May McWilliams - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Rosalee Irene Meredith - 1910 (106 years ago.)
Lulu Mable Milnes - 1903 (113 years ago.)
John Ransome "Pomp" Mounger - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Isabell Frances Munch - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Lee Murray - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Emeline Myers - 1831 (185 years ago.)
Rosalie M. Nation - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Matia Joan Nelson - 1937 (79 years ago.)
Mary Nicholson - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Charles Bruce Norrie - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Harmon Pace - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Jesse Edgar Peet - 1933 (83 years ago.)
Zachariah Richard Pettey - 1831 (185 years ago.)
Alexander Bruce Pipkin - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Fayette Fletcher Pipkin - 1893 (123 years ago.)
James Elton Pipkin - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Bonnie Aline Pratt - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Alice Jane Ratty - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Marjorie D. Reagan - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Charley Bethel Robbins - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Arthur Leroy Robinson - 1902 (114 years ago.)
William Henry Hendricks Rushing - 1837 (179 years ago.)
Willis Clifford "W.C." Semple - 1879 (137 years ago.)
John Samuel Seybold - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Noah Sandford Seybold - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Elisha Sharp - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Louise Ellen Shea - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Mary Theresa Shea - 1888 (128 years ago.)
Henry Sherrick - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Martha Ann "Clarkie" Shows - 1834 (182 years ago.)
James C. Smith - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Ollie Jane Sweeden - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Elizabeth ten Broeck - 1740 (276 years ago.)
Alice Terry - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Royce William Tirey - 1890 (126 years ago.)
William B. Tobias - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Washington Utz - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Ralph Eugene VanGilder - 1940 (76 years ago.)
Dovie Mae Vest - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Ella B. Wales - 1859 (157 years ago.)
George Franklin W. Walters - 1863 (153 years ago.)
William Waters - 1583 (433 years ago.)
James Allie Watts - 1889 (127 years ago.)
Mildred Louise Webb - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Dorothea Marie Weinhold - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Elsie A. Welch - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Willis "Willie" Whatley - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Mark Whitecotton - 1891 (125 years ago.)
James Lewis Whittington - 1953 (63 years ago.)
Matilda Ann Whittington - 1875 (141 years ago.)
Wyatt Kennedy Whittington - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Cleon H. Winchester - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Oscar Wise - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Mary Woodward - 1712 (304 years ago.)
Sarah Woolsey - 1747 (269 years ago.)
William Dorn Woolston - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Isaac Hamilton Wright - 1841 (175 years ago.)
G.W. Yarbrough - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Horace Buford Young - 1914 (102 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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