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

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Today's birthdays -- May 5
Joseph Earl Albin - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Zilphia Amanda Atkinson - 1908 (108 years ago.)
George William Bagwell - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Martha Alice Barber - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Nancy Owens Barlow - 1818 (198 years ago.)
Sarah Catherine Barnes - 1852 (164 years ago.)
William Henry Barnes - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Amelia Bass - 1835 (181 years ago.)
Estella H. Bauer - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Mary Ellen Baxter - 1855 (161 years ago.)
Bessie Belle Beaver - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Margaret Louise Bennett - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Joseph Paul Betts - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Ida Bohlen - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Michael Boyd - 1825 (191 years ago.)
Ned Brian - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Ted Brian - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Jacob Franklin Bumstead - 1936 (80 years ago.)
Thomas Wesley "Tommie" Byerly - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Samuel Largent Calcote - 1932 (84 years ago.)
James Leland Callis - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Mary Jane Caraway - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Mary Alice Carney - 1929 (87 years ago.)
Henrietta Carter - 1845 (171 years ago.)
James Jefferson Chance - 1854 (162 years ago.)
Mary Louise Chancellor - 1945 (71 years ago.)
Mary Twining Chapman - 1740 (276 years ago.)
Georgia Margaret Cherry - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Abraham Cloud - 1743 (273 years ago.)
Ada Virginia Cloud - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Cloud - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Charles Wyms "Charlie" Cloud - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Earl Edward Cloud - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Ernest Cloud - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Eugene Cloud - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Fred Junior Cloud - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Irvin Lamar Cloud - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Joseph Gilbert Cloud - 1952 (64 years ago.)
Lafonda June Cloud - 1931 (85 years ago.)
Laura Elizabeth Cloud - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Lela Cloud - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Marcella Jean Cloud - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Martha Elizabeth Cloud - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Millard Fillmore Cloud - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Myrtle Hester Cloud - 1901 (115 years ago.)
Ora Juanita Cloud - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cloud - 1847 (169 years ago.)
William A. Cloud - 1832 (184 years ago.)
Pusey Coates - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Mary Lee Coats - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Isaac Eugene Cook - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Hannah Avaline Crow - 1851 (165 years ago.)
Doris Jean Crowe - 1928 (88 years ago.)
Samp E. Cunningham - 1843 (173 years ago.)
James Thomas Delashaw - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Dillard - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Nancy Dodd - 1750 (266 years ago.)
James Doty - 1952 (64 years ago.)
Jonathan Stanford Draper - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Tory Bell Draper - 1895 (121 years ago.)
Edward Allison Dunman - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Candace Eggleston - 1827 (189 years ago.)
Margie Lois Emerson - 1928 (88 years ago.)
John English - 1793 (223 years ago.)
Martha Elizabeth Farr - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Isham Ferguson - 1786 (230 years ago.)
Clyde Fincher - 1886 (130 years ago.)
MayBelle Christine Finn - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Arthur Leonard Foote - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Phillip Ludwin Francis - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Callie Dee Futch - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Futch - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Maria Futch \ Fuchs \ Fox - 1675 (341 years ago.)
Mary E. Gaines - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Nellie Galligher - 1897 (119 years ago.)
Henry Harrison Garth - 1841 (175 years ago.)
Lewis Alec Gillespie - 1918 (98 years ago.)
Pthenia Glover - 1819 (197 years ago.)
Lydia Goode - 1813 (203 years ago.)
Martha Etta Green - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Mary Green - 1741 (275 years ago.)
Nancy Katherine Green - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Russell Lowell Grove - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Withers Elmer Gunn - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Eva Haddock - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Marion Frazier Hale - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Mezina Hamilton - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Franklin Edmund Hammel - 1880 (136 years ago.)
James Edward Hare - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Leora Dorene Harris - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Lori Ann Hatfield - 1968 (48 years ago.)
Olive Lanie Hawthorne - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Mildred Hodges - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Alexander Buckhanan "Buck" Hooks - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Thelma Lorain Hooks - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Nancy Jane "Nannie E." Hough - 1835 (181 years ago.)
George Washington Huckabay - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Ruth R. Hudspeth or Hughart - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Gypsy Ima Hughes - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Jack Ireland - 1942 (74 years ago.)
Coyle Reaves Johnson - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Jane Smithson Jones - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Charles Keene - 1956 (60 years ago.)
Sarah Keith - 1793 (223 years ago.)
Mary Pauline Kiner - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Emma King - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Samuel Jerald King - 1932 (84 years ago.)
Melita Palestine Knox - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Leakey - 1867 (149 years ago.)
Thomas B. Love - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Elizabeth Loy - 1804 (212 years ago.)
John Martin - 1797 (219 years ago.)
Frederick Mason - 1843 (173 years ago.)
Sterling Price McCall - 1862 (154 years ago.)
James A. McFaddin - 1789 (227 years ago.)
James Alfred McFaddin - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Martha McGarrah - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Charles Dewitt McNeill - 1848 (168 years ago.)
Ross Sturrock Melville - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Adelle Miller - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Joseph Emmitt Mills - 1880 (136 years ago.)
Ona Mae Mills - 1914 (102 years ago.)
Bessie Moad - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Homer L. Moore - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Sophie Moussara - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Hartence Jane "Haughty" Murphy - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Margaret Swan Neely - 1792 (224 years ago.)
Emmitt Neighbors - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Maude Irene O'Flaherty - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Clyde Owen Ogle - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Herbert Abraham Oisten - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Cassius Bartlow Patterson - 1898 (118 years ago.)
Addie Perkins - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Dennis Flynn Perrin - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Barbara Kathryne Perry - 1939 (77 years ago.)
John Bunyan "Bunyan" Perry - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Eli Williams Pettey - 1833 (183 years ago.)
Ray Alfred Phillips - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Clara Evelyn Pinkard - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Mary C. Poley - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Mae E. Puckett - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Josephine Mae Reeves - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Margareth Reichers - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Myrtle Bell Rogers - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Rozier - 1859 (157 years ago.)
Martha F. Rushing - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Eliza Jane Rutledge - 1838 (178 years ago.)
David Solomon Seabolt - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Pearl Seibold - 1891 (125 years ago.)
Gertrude F. Seybold - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Ida May Seybold - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Lena Nye Shankle - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Samuel Sharp - 1806 (210 years ago.)
Francis Marion Shelley - 1838 (178 years ago.)
Mary Eunice Shelley - 1911 (105 years ago.)
Joseph Anderson Shults - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Ephraim Sloan - 1900 (116 years ago.)
twin to Arthur Smith - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Willie June Smith - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Grady L. Speir - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Myrtle Marie Stagner - 1908 (108 years ago.)
Ivan Earnest Stallsworth - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Laura Belle Stanley - 1874 (142 years ago.)
Ava Stephens - 1902 (114 years ago.)
Daisy Marie Stiner - 1907 (109 years ago.)
June Marie Stinson - 1954 (62 years ago.)
Mary Sweat - 1784 (232 years ago.)
Sarah Sweat - 1785 (231 years ago.)
Thomas Tally - 1772 (244 years ago.)
Pocahontis Thomas - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Samuel G. Vaughan - 1815 (201 years ago.)
Andrew Wakefield - 1765 (251 years ago.)
Cora Lee Walker - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Edith Adeline Walker - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Sarah Ellen Walters - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Benjamin Andrew Watkins - 1818 (198 years ago.)
Alonzo Comillios Whittington - 1913 (103 years ago.)
Cullen Rogers "C.R." Whittington - 1890 (126 years ago.)
Steven Wayne Whittington - 1858 (158 years ago.)
Hannah Wichersham - 1723 (293 years ago.)
Annie Lou Wilborn - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Mattie Inez Wilborn - 1922 (94 years ago.)
James Livingston Williams - 1844 (172 years ago.)
Zephaniah Woolsey - 1784 (232 years ago.)
Eula May Youngblood - 1881 (135 years ago.)
John M. Zonich - 1915 (101 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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