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

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Today's birthdays -- September 19
Samuel L. Adams - 1872 (145 years ago.)
William Stephen Adams - 1817 (200 years ago.)
Emma Belle Anderson - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Sven Andersson - 1770 (247 years ago.)
Mary Frances Baldwin - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Ogle Albert Barnes - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Joseph Barnhart - 1817 (200 years ago.)
Alvin Percival Batterson - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Clifford Thomas Bennett - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Mary Ann Bennett - 1840 (177 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Benningfield - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Irene Cornelia Bills - 1910 (107 years ago.)
William Cloud Bishop - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Elsie O. Boehm - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Ella Zola Booe - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Ann E. "Annie" Booker - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Eleanora Feriba Brewer - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Ina Rhea Brummitte - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Walter Henry Burch - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Annie Jerusha Burke - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Nezzie Velma Calvitt - 1909 (108 years ago.)
William Charles "Charlie" Caraway - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Mary C. Carter - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Nancy E. Champion - 1878 (139 years ago.)
Olive Chance - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Thomas Edgar Chapman - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Cary Hammond Cloud - 1865 (152 years ago.)
Charles "Monroe" Cloud - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Edwin Elmore Cloud - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Evelyn Christine Cloud - 1907 (110 years ago.)
James Lindley Cloud - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Leonard Everett Cloud - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Lucy Ellen Cloud - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Mary Belle Cloud - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Mayme E. Cloud - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Rebecca Ann Cloud - 1851 (166 years ago.)
Troy E. Cloud - 1933 (84 years ago.)
Unity Elizabeth Cloud - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Volney Jacob Cloud - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Paul Douglas Coffman - 1921 (96 years ago.)
Bonita Sue Cravey - 1954 (63 years ago.)
George Harding Crider - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Margaret Virginia Cropper - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Daniel Turney Crownover - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Estella Grace Culver - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Alex Martin Cutchen - 1886 (131 years ago.)
Dennis Huguet Daigre - 1877 (140 years ago.)
Bobby Joe Daniel - 1941 (76 years ago.)
Duane Dawson - 1937 (80 years ago.)
William Reubin Dawson - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Helen Dempsey - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Abigail Dodd - 1768 (249 years ago.)
Hazel Inez Dwyer - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Paul Elliott - 1881 (136 years ago.)
Curtis Jefferson Falkner - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Hiram C. Freeman - 1923 (94 years ago.)
John Elam Gailey - 1847 (170 years ago.)
William Gaines - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Reba Lee Gibson - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Lillian Elizabeth Gilliland - 1927 (90 years ago.)
James E. Goad - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Catherine Susan Goodwin - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Vincent Gordon - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Abbie Olga Gray - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Dora Lee Green - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Charlie Grigsby - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Madison Hardesty - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Henry "Short Harry" Hardin - 1764 (253 years ago.)
Roy Robert Hardin - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Franklin P. Harlan - 1853 (164 years ago.)
Lemuel W. Harlan - 1830 (187 years ago.)
Lorenzo Dow Harlan - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Matthew Harrison - 1763 (254 years ago.)
Archie Jasper "A.J." Hendon - 1893 (124 years ago.)
James "Herbert" Hicks - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Carol Ruth Hill - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Charlie William Hill - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Mary Hinds - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Zelma Holden - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Fred Carlton Jaquette - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Franklin Pierce Jett - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Sarah Johnson - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Sinah Johnson - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Cornelia Martha Jordan - 1883 (134 years ago.)
Phebe Ann Kahle - 1855 (162 years ago.)
Marquis D. Keith - 1818 (199 years ago.)
Marguarite Lambright - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Sarah F. Landers - 1848 (169 years ago.)
Edna Lisenbee - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Martin Loy - 1775 (242 years ago.)
George Washington Mann - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Versie McCormick - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Mary Iza McCrory - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Sylvia Sue McCurdy - 1941 (76 years ago.)
Patrick Cahalin McDade - 1934 (83 years ago.)
William A. McFaddin - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Cornelius McWhirt - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Ralph S. Moistner - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Frances C. Moore - 1831 (186 years ago.)
Annie Murphy - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Sarah Faulconer Nelson - 1813 (204 years ago.)
Arthur Patrick O'Neill - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Jessie G. Osborn - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Charlene Osborne - 1948 (69 years ago.)
Grace Parramore - 1804 (213 years ago.)
Minnie Patterson - 1860 (157 years ago.)
James Otterbine Patton - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Raymond Cecil Perkins - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Zola Jane Perry - 1907 (110 years ago.)
Grover Lee Pigrum - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Louisa Powers - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Eva Alleign Prather - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Hollan Thelma Raper - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Mary Viola Rariden - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Dora Deane Reed - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Bettie Sebree Robinson - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Eloise Sandlin - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Lorna Sandlin - 1918 (99 years ago.)
William Henry Scaggs - 1908 (109 years ago.)
Mahala Lucinda Scott - 1864 (153 years ago.)
George Edward Seybold - 1872 (145 years ago.)
Lilly Leola Shelley - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Andrew Jackson Shelton - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Samuel Shock - 1857 (160 years ago.)
Leslie Smith - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Jacques St. Cloud - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Bobby Milton Stanley - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Charles Hennell Stevens - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Sophia Stewart - 1883 (134 years ago.)
James Sturrock - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Youthel Evon Sweat - 1902 (115 years ago.)
Bessie Gertrude Talley - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Jacob Teague - 1811 (206 years ago.)
Dora Leila Terwilliger - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Earnest McKinley Terwilliger - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Lois Odell Thomisee - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Byron B. Tresham - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Karl W. Trisler - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Tim Wesley Turner - 1965 (52 years ago.)
Mary Woodruff Vann - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Mary Anna Wager - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Paul Walker - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Ariana Wyndham West - 1810 (207 years ago.)
Theo Anna West - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Mary Pauline Williams - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Maudie Lankford Williams - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Andrew Blackman Wilmouth - 1843 (174 years ago.)
Venetia A. Wise - 1859 (158 years ago.)
Effie Gertrude Woodworth - 1895 (122 years ago.)
Nora V. Youngblood - 1878 (139 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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Wilson Genealogy / Wilson Family History

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