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

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Today's birthdays -- October 21
Cora Ann Adams - 1864 (150 years ago.)
Robert L. Adcock - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Warren E. Allen - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Edward Hall Arledge - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Thomas Ball - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Curlie Baudoin - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Jacob Baughman - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Celestia Hannah Baylor - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Mary E. Beatty - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Mary Bertha Beaver - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Lois Evelyn Black - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Gertrude Blaylock - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Alby Madison Burrow - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Clifford Campbell - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Edna Campbell - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane Carnahan - 1881 (133 years ago.)
William Hardy Causey - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Adabelle Chadwich - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Edna Chapline - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Ella Florence Christofer - 1853 (161 years ago.)
David Cloud - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Donald Lee Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Eunice Regina Bluet Cloud - 1828 (186 years ago.)
Genie Merrell Cloud - 1899 (115 years ago.)
John Wesley Cloud - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Marie Joseph Cloud - 1776 (238 years ago.)
Mary Izora Cloud - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Mildred Edith Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
William Fletcher Cloud - 1891 (123 years ago.)
William Jasper Cloud - 1874 (140 years ago.)
William Mordecai Cloud - 1835 (179 years ago.)
William Wright Cloud - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Zola Ima Cloud - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Dewey Carl Cloud (Fuller) - 1911 (103 years ago.)
James Perry Clubb - 1929 (85 years ago.)
Esther Lorene Collins - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Ernestine Connell - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Thomas Benton Conner - 1798 (216 years ago.)
Mary E. Covington - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Caroline Cravey - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Dewie Jane Crawford - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Christian Crouch - 1799 (215 years ago.)
Evolean Charlotte Cullers - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Madeline May Cullers - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Mary Cunningham - 1800 (214 years ago.)
Milton Orin Cutbirth - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Edna Violet Davis - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Stafford Swenson Davis - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Lula Agnes Day - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Antoine DeVille - 1805 (209 years ago.)
Sue Minerva DeWitt - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Bertha Marie Duerfeldt - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Ida Elizabeth Duerfeldt - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Clemmon Durham - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Anna Maria Eastwood - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Bristow Edward Ellefritz - 1875 (139 years ago.)
John Shirley Elliott - 1827 (187 years ago.)
Ruth Josephine Elsner - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Elizabeth S. English - 1857 (157 years ago.)
Willie Ruth English - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Carrie Fester - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Robert Henry Florea - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Gerhard Andreas Forthun - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Hannah Foulk - 1761 (253 years ago.)
James R. Freeman - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Daisy Leigh French - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Debra Jo Galarneau - 1951 (63 years ago.)
Mary E. Gant - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Deborrah Kay "Debbie" Grady - 1953 (61 years ago.)
Harriett L. Grantham - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Alfred William Green - 1860 (154 years ago.)
George Pope Hairston - 1889 (125 years ago.)
John Walker Hardin - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Sarah L. Harlan - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Mandy Harrison - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Mary E. Hart - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Andrew Hudlow Hill - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Bessie Holder - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Walter Larance Johnson - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Wiggins Benton Jordan - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Birdie Lee Keith - 1892 (122 years ago.)
William James Keneson - 1849 (165 years ago.)
James Thomas kennedy - 1825 (189 years ago.)
Laura P. King - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Luerans S. Kirkendall - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Daylah Marie Kmoch - 1954 (60 years ago.)
Barbara Koller - 1783 (231 years ago.)
Jimmie Sue Lawson - 1942 (72 years ago.)
Margaret Elizabeth Leslie - 1858 (156 years ago.)
William Dixon Lessley - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Isreal Lollar - 1775 (239 years ago.)
Lottie Mabel Manson - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Gerry Marti - 1938 (76 years ago.)
Alice Viola McDermott - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Frank Malone (Melone) McNeal - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Evelyn Gladys McNeill - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Ella Mae Miller - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Thomas E. Miller - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Providenza Monteleone - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Vernon G. Moore - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Edison Byerly Mosher - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Rissy Moss - 1920 (94 years ago.)
Vincent Muraglia - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Tommie Bernice Murray - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Lee Ann Noble - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Cecil Arlington Nutter - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Janice Maurine O'Banion - 1936 (78 years ago.)
Clayton Thomas Oisten - 1897 (117 years ago.)
Carl Edward Pelander - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Percy Winthrop Pierce - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Iona Purvis - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Leona Mae Reed - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Alice Roe - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Wilbur Barnes Roney - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Lairs Samuel Rorex - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Kenneth Muriel Rumsey - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Catherine Russell - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Jane Ryan - 1768 (246 years ago.)
Emmet Oliver Seybold - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Mary Sharp - 1812 (202 years ago.)
Mable Kathleen Shelton - 9002 (-6988 years ago.)
Wesley W. Shelton - 1917 (97 years ago.)
William Chris Sherlock - 1899 (115 years ago.)
George Washington Simmons - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Elzie Manning Smith - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Margaret Jane Snider - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Laura Frances Sorrell - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Nancy M. Stewart - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Helen Sturrock - 1752 (262 years ago.)
James Sturrock - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Harry Talbott Suber - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Robert E. Lee Sweeden - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Eunice Tatman - 1876 (138 years ago.)
Edmund Gibson Taylor - 1744 (270 years ago.)
Rufus Temple - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Lucinda Frances "Fanny" Tremain - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Rebecca Roylene Robin Trude - 1953 (61 years ago.)
Lucy Neal Vann - 1876 (138 years ago.)
William Emory Vann - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Alice Vincent - 1880 (134 years ago.)
John Osco Ward - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Otto Thomas "Ottie" Ward - 1890 (124 years ago.)
Louis West - 1790 (224 years ago.)
Lillie White - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Elizabeth Wickersham - 1818 (196 years ago.)
Lillian Ellen Wilborn - 1881 (133 years ago.)
John Linzy Williams - 1922 (92 years ago.)
R.D. Williams - 1899 (115 years ago.)
infant son Willis - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Yelverton Cass Woodward - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Rhonda Vivian Wooldridge - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Harold Kyle Yarbrough - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Roy LaVern Yater - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Frank Nel Yates - 1904 (110 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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