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

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Today's birthdays -- August 1
Lexie Imogene Allen - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Charles Bismark Ames - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Alan Richard Anderson - 1981 (33 years ago.)
Andrew Anderson - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Joe Barnes - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Batson - 1855 (159 years ago.)
George Lee Baxter - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Elizabeth Arminda Beedle - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Lucinda Beedle - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Thomas Pressley Bellah - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Madeline Bellamy - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Nathan Jr, Bliss - 1806 (208 years ago.)
Maurice Joseph Boosinger - 1888 (126 years ago.)
James Dickens Botts - 1833 (181 years ago.)
Hazelen Bettie Bowlds - 1940 (74 years ago.)
Frank O. Bracht - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Rolland Burnett - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Delbert Charles Burton - 1950 (64 years ago.)
John Wesley Cain - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Matilda A. Cammack - 1816 (198 years ago.)
Wiley T. Carter - 1875 (139 years ago.)
John Thomas Cash - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Thomas Virgil Cason - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Irwin Clark - 1845 (169 years ago.)
74015 Cloud - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Anna Cloud - 1802 (212 years ago.)
Archibald Hamilton Cloud - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Arthur Franklin Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Burnie S. Cloud - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Ella Cloud - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Ethel Sarah Cloud - 1902 (112 years ago.)
infant Cloud - 1882 (132 years ago.)
James Franklin Cloud - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Lester Howard Cloud - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Mary Cloud - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Rainniel Cloud - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Thomas Henry Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Tilman Thomas Cloud - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Joseph Cobb - 1799 (215 years ago.)
Burrell \ Burdell Dee Collier - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Joe Thomas Collier - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Josiephene Combs - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Evelyn Lucille Cook - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Mary Ann Cook - 1774 (240 years ago.)
Tucker Seamore Crawford - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Nancy R. "Nannie" Crews - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Judith Croddock - 1787 (227 years ago.)
Samuel A. Dalton - 1772 (242 years ago.)
Martha Adeline Dawson - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Angeline DeGarmo - 1835 (179 years ago.)
iam Benjamin Draper - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Taylor W. Edler - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Daisy Bell Elam - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Irene Engdahl - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Minnie "Lucia" English - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Floyd Houston Epps - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Frank Allen Fargason - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Selma Farrell - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Jane Farrow - 1768 (246 years ago.)
Peggy Fleenor - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Alfred Johnson Futch - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Walter Leroy Goodin - 1947 (67 years ago.)
Lucy Ann Gregg - 1814 (200 years ago.)
J.T. Haley - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Marion Hall - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Sarah Harris Haltom - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Ruby Dean Hamilton - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Francis Eppes Harris - 1872 (142 years ago.)
M.S. Harris - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Samuel Alfonso Hart - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Louisa Tennessee Hatchett - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Alton Gibbs Hendon - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Lucy A. "Mittie" Henry - 1872 (142 years ago.)
George "Lester" Hicks - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Frank Duke Hightower - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Thomas Middleton "Met" Hooks - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Woodrow Robert Hooks - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Mary Agurta Hopkins - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Elsaphin "Elzy" Jackson - 1795 (219 years ago.)
Ethel Berta Jett - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Willie Mae Keefer - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Mabel Lucille Keenan - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Rebecca Jane Keith - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Hugh Saxton King - 1868 (146 years ago.)
James Edward Kinser - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Josie Kirk - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Jael Hester Knight - 1828 (186 years ago.)
Connie Marie Knisley - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Columbus Milton "Lum" Lazenby - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Oliva Charity Leach - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Peter Lee - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Kathryn Legge - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Charles Edward Lewis - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Wellington G. Lloyd - 1838 (176 years ago.)
William Richard Loving - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth Martin - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Elva Marie May - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Ann Elizabeth McGee - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Richard B. McGinty - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Mildred Ethel McKibben - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Alfred A. Milnikel - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Harold Thomas Moody - 1922 (92 years ago.)
James Strother Murphree - 1796 (218 years ago.)
Elizabeth Myers - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Ernest Brashear Mylar - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Lee Bernard Nance - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Allee A. Neal - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Robert Henry Neyenesch - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Margaret Catherine Osborn - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Christine Marie Owen - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Carra Elizabeth Owens - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Rebecca Owens - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Lela Pearl Page - 1884 (130 years ago.)
John Alfred Paulson - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Boyce Dalton Prewitt - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Robert Leo Radcliffe - 1912 (102 years ago.)
C.F. Reynolds - 1918 (96 years ago.)
August Isaac Richardson - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Nathaniel Ross - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Ralph Scarburgh - 1620 (394 years ago.)
Ruth M. Schaffner - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Augusta Schenke - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Louzena Seybold - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Rebecca Sharp - 1794 (220 years ago.)
Samuel Douglas Simpson - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Ollie C. Stafford - 1912 (102 years ago.)
Adda Luella May Stallsworth - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Evelyn Gertrude Stark - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Sidney Major Stewart - 1944 (70 years ago.)
Travis Lamar Stunkard - 1915 (99 years ago.)
James Marion Sweat - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Mary Jane Talley - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Benjamin Thomas - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Vera Lee Thomas - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Tilley - 1853 (161 years ago.)
David Guy Tobias - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Grace Touchtone - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Willie Townsend - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Carl Jeston Truelove - 1946 (68 years ago.)
Harry Cornelius Tyrrell - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Lanies Charles Vincent - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Mary Etta Vincent - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Julius Voisey - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Jacob Franklin Votaw - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Hampton Luther Wade - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Peggy Jean Webb - 1935 (79 years ago.)
Reno Andrew Wells - 1972 (42 years ago.)
Kathrine Welty - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Wendie Ann Wessling - 1966 (48 years ago.)
Burwell B. Whittington - 1819 (195 years ago.)
Thomas Lawrence "Tommie" Whittington - 1858 (156 years ago.)
Edwina Elizabeth Wiess - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Candance Kay Winters - 1947 (67 years ago.)
Acles Wynn - 1903 (111 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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