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

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Today's birthdays -- February 10
Amadeus Adams - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Mark Richard Allen - 1954 (62 years ago.)
James Madison Ball - 1925 (91 years ago.)
John L. Bassett - 1877 (139 years ago.)
Henry Spear Batson - 1868 (148 years ago.)
Jack W. Beatty - 1939 (77 years ago.)
Joseph Bell - 1809 (207 years ago.)
Zilpa (Zilpea) Birdsall - 1699 (317 years ago.)
Brian Dean Blue - 1961 (55 years ago.)
William Francis Boyd - 1854 (162 years ago.)
James Milton Calhoun - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Archie B. Camblin - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Kesiah Cardwell - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Joseph Herbert Carrier - 1922 (94 years ago.)
Ransom Fred Carswell - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Alice Jane Carter - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Christina Carter - 1821 (195 years ago.)
Robert Stephen Cash - 1854 (162 years ago.)
James Cassell - 1816 (200 years ago.)
Otto P. Clatt - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Caleb Wesley Cloud - 1782 (234 years ago.)
Calvin R. Cloud - 1927 (89 years ago.)
Carl S. Cloud - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Charles William Cloud - 1860 (156 years ago.)
Eppie M. Cloud - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Frankie Marion Cloud - 1909 (107 years ago.)
Israel Cloud - 1762 (254 years ago.)
Jesse R. Cloud - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Mary Jane "Jane" Cloud - 1864 (152 years ago.)
Mattie Earline Cloud - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Mazie Cloud - 1907 (109 years ago.)
Philip Tilford Cloud - 1925 (91 years ago.)
Robert Cloud - 1926 (90 years ago.)
Sarah Rebecca Cloud - 1880 (136 years ago.)
William Nelson Cloud - 1825 (191 years ago.)
William Taswell "Billy" Cloud - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Julianna Coblentz - 1772 (244 years ago.)
Julia Ann Cornelius - 1820 (196 years ago.)
Villa Maebell Cotton - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Charles H. Cravey - 1850 (166 years ago.)
Rossie Lee Cravey - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Mary F. Cunningham - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Mary Anna Dagle - 1923 (93 years ago.)
Josie R. Davis - 1883 (133 years ago.)
Thomas Wesley Dawson - 1944 (72 years ago.)
Newton Deatherage - 1842 (174 years ago.)
Emily Jane Duckworth - 1834 (182 years ago.)
Thomas Alva Edison - 1847 (169 years ago.)
Robert Simp English - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Grant Evans - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Olivia Dalton Fewell - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Charlie Cleveris Flowers - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Sarah F. Fogle - 1873 (143 years ago.)
Sarah Clark French - 1835 (181 years ago.)
Jacob Futch - 1801 (215 years ago.)
James W. Gaines - 1863 (153 years ago.)
Thomas Edmund Gaines - 1812 (204 years ago.)
Mary Ann Gleaton - 1830 (186 years ago.)
Lucia Gonzales - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Jodie Harold Goodman - 1942 (74 years ago.)
Samuel Owens Gorden - 1815 (201 years ago.)
Allen Graham - 1869 (147 years ago.)
Hassard M. Hall - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Milton Hall - 1856 (160 years ago.)
Charles Anthony Harding - 1958 (58 years ago.)
Mary L. Harlan - 1862 (154 years ago.)
James Dawson Harrell - 1879 (137 years ago.)
William Bedwell Harrell - 1881 (135 years ago.)
William Albert Harris - 1920 (96 years ago.)
Cuthbert (Curthbuth \ Cuthberth) Harrison - 1796 (220 years ago.)
Dewitt Clinton Harry - 1849 (167 years ago.)
Elizabeth Ann Hayes - 1693 (323 years ago.)
Willie D. Hester - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Jesse Benjamin "Ben" Hooks - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Josephine Hooks - 1881 (135 years ago.)
Edith Huffman - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Clyde Johnson - 1915 (101 years ago.)
Isaac Johnson - 1616 (400 years ago.)
Myrtle Johnson - 1917 (99 years ago.)
Mary Kahlbau - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Catherine Kahle - 1792 (224 years ago.)
Washington Whistler Kahle - 1826 (190 years ago.)
Andrew Venus Kelley - 1885 (131 years ago.)
Mary B. Kemp - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Esther Ellen Kinzey - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Suzie Perditia Kizer - 1916 (100 years ago.)
Sally Kleckley - 1814 (202 years ago.)
Alex Lemley - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Harley Martz - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Arlin Verne Maynard - 1911 (105 years ago.)
John Robinson McElwee - 1795 (221 years ago.)
Myrtle I. McIntosh - 1882 (134 years ago.)
James Leslie McLellan - 1900 (116 years ago.)
Gertrude Violet Miller - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Edith S. Norman - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Peter Edwin Olson - 1954 (62 years ago.)
James Floyd Payne - 1866 (150 years ago.)
Edward Perez - 1903 (113 years ago.)
Dixie Nell Perkins - 1919 (97 years ago.)
Pleasant Crittendon Perkins - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Joel Cloud Perry - 1824 (192 years ago.)
Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Pickren - 1887 (129 years ago.)
Marie Pitre - 1798 (218 years ago.)
Linnie Myrtle Pratt - 1899 (117 years ago.)
Ida Mae Proctor - 1886 (130 years ago.)
Mary Malissa Rape - 1840 (176 years ago.)
Bertha Mae Ratty - 1905 (111 years ago.)
Prudence Ellen Rice - 1824 (192 years ago.)
Josephine Day Roberts - 1906 (110 years ago.)
John Marshall Rohr - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Melvin Clure Rowland - 1861 (155 years ago.)
Alston Greenberry Rushing - 1823 (193 years ago.)
Calvin L. Seybold - 1857 (159 years ago.)
Jacob Ulyssus Seybold - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Harold Cecil Sherman - 1912 (104 years ago.)
William Columbus Shults - 1865 (151 years ago.)
Katie Sims - 1872 (144 years ago.)
Vito Michele Sinisi - 1892 (124 years ago.)
Benjamin Franklin Slusher - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Charles Albert Smothers - 1859 (157 years ago.)
William Robert Stanton - 1894 (122 years ago.)
Sarah P. Strother - 1895 (121 years ago.)
[son] Swearingen - 1893 (123 years ago.)
George F. Taylor - 1711 (305 years ago.)
Albert Fay Terry - 1879 (137 years ago.)
Arlene Atwood Tidwel - 1906 (110 years ago.)
Prior Smallwood Travis - 1822 (194 years ago.)
Fleming Tynes - 1779 (237 years ago.)
Harvey Clifford Underwood - 1921 (95 years ago.)
Campbell Wakefield - 1804 (212 years ago.)
Dave Walker - 1882 (134 years ago.)
Afton Audice Wallace - 1912 (104 years ago.)
Harvey Welch - 1924 (92 years ago.)
Percy Edward Westbrook - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Lectorious Whittington - 1884 (132 years ago.)
William Asberry Whittington - 1853 (163 years ago.)
Joel Williams - 1764 (252 years ago.)
Lola Elizabeth Williams - 1871 (145 years ago.)
Sam Lester Williams - 1904 (112 years ago.)
Worley B. Williams - 1893 (123 years ago.)
Susanna Wills - 1811 (205 years ago.)
Billie Gene Woods - 1927 (89 years ago.)
William Jasper Yenney - 1873 (143 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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Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

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Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

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Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

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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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