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

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Today's birthdays -- September 24
Mary (__) - 1821 (197 years ago.)
Kenneth Carl Arbour - 1932 (86 years ago.)
infant Bailey - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Amy Baldwin - 1795 (223 years ago.)
James Monroe Barnhart - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Mary Emeline Bell - 1816 (202 years ago.)
Elizabeth Berry - 1889 (129 years ago.)
George Bosworth - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Alfred Delbert Boyd - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Edward Francis Brown - 1929 (89 years ago.)
infant son Brown - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Fannie Lee Burch - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Verna Alvada Bythewood - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Ida Regina Caldwell - 1872 (146 years ago.)
Mary Eliza Cannon - 1865 (153 years ago.)
William Robertson Carroll - 1844 (174 years ago.)
David Wayne Casey - 1960 (58 years ago.)
Robert Luther Cessna - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Stewart Cleveland - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Martha Angelina Cliburn - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Anna Brigham Cloud - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Emma Jane Cloud - 1874 (144 years ago.)
George Martin Cloud - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Glenn Cloud - 1899 (119 years ago.)
infant Cloud - 1922 (96 years ago.)
James Cloud - 1821 (197 years ago.)
James Howard Cloud - 1960 (58 years ago.)
James Starkey Cloud - 1867 (151 years ago.)
James Walter Cloud - 1896 (122 years ago.)
John Macklem Cloud - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Robert W. Cloud - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Samuel P. Cloud - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Margaret Lane Collier - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Sylvester Jefferson Collier - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Oscar L. Cowsert - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Montine Cravey - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Laura Crowell - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Bessie Culler - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Sarah C. Culler - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Blanche Elizabeth Cullers - 1925 (93 years ago.)
James Donald Cullers - 1961 (57 years ago.)
Robert William Dault - 1934 (84 years ago.)
John Wesley Dawson - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Joseph Thomas Dawson - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Dudley H. Dennis - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Phebe Dickinson - 1818 (200 years ago.)
Clarence Mills Dikes - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Eva L. Dixon - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Evelyn Eugene Dopp - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Dorothy Lea Douglas - 1935 (83 years ago.)
Maria Drah - 1800 (218 years ago.)
Mahala Jane Drum - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Mildred Lucille Edge - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Nancy Anne Elliott - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Della Lavada Falkner - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Sophronia Ann Fisher - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Sarah Elizabeth "Sadie" Freeman - 1886 (132 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth French - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Lillie Marie Funderburk - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Willie Gayle - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Alfie Goodnight - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Joseph D. Graves - 1854 (164 years ago.)
Fred N. Gruber - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Cora Marie Gunning - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Ima Jean Hall - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Alonzo Wesley Harris - 1912 (106 years ago.)
John Thomas Heggie - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Jerry George Henderson - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Thelma Fay Highfill - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Turner L. Hilliard - 1920 (98 years ago.)
John Cosby Holt - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Lillie Berta Holt - 1911 (107 years ago.)
John David ? Hooks - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Frances Hopkins - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Simma Missouri Horton - 1839 (179 years ago.)
James Elmer Houtchens - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Angelina Huffman - 1837 (181 years ago.)
General Lee Hunter - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Raiford Ripley Huntington - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Sarah Johnson Inge - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Oscar Jefferson - 1898 (120 years ago.)
J.D. Johnson - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Calvin H. Jones - 1824 (194 years ago.)
infant Kelso - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Velma Gertrude Kinder - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Olyve Isabella Lanctot - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Elizabeth Izora "Betty" Lazenby - 1879 (139 years ago.)
Gilbert Alto Leslie - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Annie Lewis - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Fanny Della Lewis - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Mary Lucille Lewis - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Hannah C. Lovelace - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Oma May Low - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Edmund Lowell - 1684 (334 years ago.)
Polly Luce - 1790 (228 years ago.)
Doris N. Maples - 1939 (79 years ago.)
Lydia M. Martz - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Vera Mae Matlock - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Sarah Mattson - 1750 (268 years ago.)
Charles Woodrow Maxwell - 1943 (75 years ago.)
Glenn Cruse McAlister - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Odie Ely McCain - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Ethol McCoy - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Nancy Jane McCray - 1847 (171 years ago.)
J.B. McCurdy - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Elizabeth McCurley - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Fisher Payne McDade - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Charles James McNeill - 1902 (116 years ago.)
John William McWhirt - 1882 (136 years ago.)
William Mills - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Woodrow Wilson Milstead - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Elinor Minshall - 1648 (370 years ago.)
John Paul Moore - 1900 (118 years ago.)
Mary Rubye Moore - 1903 (115 years ago.)
George Nation - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Jesse Neville - 1746 (272 years ago.)
William Madison New - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Aaron Moses Norman - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Ellen Phillips Norman - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Harriet Elaine O'Flaherty - 1918 (100 years ago.)
Joseph Edwin Parker - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Leona Bernettie Perry - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Mary Ann Potter - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Jack Buckner Powell - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Louisa Puckett - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Mary Catherine Ray - 1858 (160 years ago.)
Frances A. Rhea - 1902 (116 years ago.)
William Barclay Rhea - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Joseph Kirby Sedwick - 1921 (97 years ago.)
Zeolide Sellers - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Edna Aetria Seybold - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Elleanor Ellen Shapard - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Grace Ellen Sheldon - 1876 (142 years ago.)
Josephine Sheradin - 1869 (149 years ago.)
Joseph Shreve - 1822 (196 years ago.)
Reba Jane Sliger - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Fannie Smith - 1875 (143 years ago.)
Clema Marie Stephens - 1912 (106 years ago.)
Lillie Louise Stephens - 1902 (116 years ago.)
Flavious B. Sturrock - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Roberta Elvira Templeton - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Walter Jefferies Thompson - 1876 (142 years ago.)
George Martin Thrasher - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Elitha Ann Vann - 1824 (194 years ago.)
George Cleveland Walker - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Sadie E. Walters - 1874 (144 years ago.)
Fanny Watrous - 1838 (180 years ago.)
Melissa C. Watson - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Floyd Paul Webster - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Earl Cyrus Whittington - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Lewis Audrey Whittington - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Jessie Wiess - 1892 (126 years ago.)
William Wilder - 1788 (230 years ago.)
George Cecil Windle - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Harry Wayne Ralls Wingate - 1945 (73 years ago.)
John Russell Zimmerman - 1887 (131 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.

Veteran of The Siege of Bexar

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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Sturrock Genealogy / Sturrock Family History

Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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