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

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Today's birthdays -- February 19
Sandra G. (__) - 1946 (72 years ago.)
Tony Ray Absher - 1956 (62 years ago.)
John Marion Allen - 1895 (123 years ago.)
James William Alton - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Albert Lamont Anderson - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Charles Alan Atwell - 1933 (85 years ago.)
Virginia Elizabeth Barner - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Peggy Jean Beneaux - 1942 (76 years ago.)
Edward Benware - 1919 (99 years ago.)
Ellen Frances Bingham - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Jewell D. Blades - 1904 (114 years ago.)
Helena Blum - 1878 (140 years ago.)
James Taylor Booth - 1841 (177 years ago.)
John Frank Bradberry - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Harvey Iley Brian - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Moise Broussard - 1831 (187 years ago.)
Vestal Irene Brown - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Malisia Caroline Cash - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Nora Cassell - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Nora E. Cassell - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Alice Choate - 1876 (142 years ago.)
George William Choate - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Barber Lee Clary - 1924 (94 years ago.)
Bryant Erwin Cloud - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Floyd Cloud - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Grover C. Cloud - 1889 (129 years ago.)
Guy Maurice Cloud - 1885 (133 years ago.)
Louisa W. Cloud - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Samuel Leonard Cloud - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Sarah Belle Cloud - 1864 (154 years ago.)
Sarah Dell Cloud - 1852 (166 years ago.)
Tilghman Howard Cloud - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Willie May Cloud - 1910 (108 years ago.)
Margaret Elizabeth Collier - 1837 (181 years ago.)
Ann Carolyn Condra - 1930 (88 years ago.)
Micheal Creighton - 1969 (49 years ago.)
Benjamin Miller Crisler - 1823 (195 years ago.)
Carlton Crumbley - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Carolyn Crumbley - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Francis Joseph Culler - 1842 (176 years ago.)
Anna Rebecca Cullers - 1834 (184 years ago.)
Kermit Culvert - 1914 (104 years ago.)
James Dalton - 1796 (222 years ago.)
Laura Emma Day - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Donna Denning - 1948 (70 years ago.)
Darius Louis Derr - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Robert Arthur Dixon - 1934 (84 years ago.)
Amarilla F. Drewry - 1833 (185 years ago.)
Sarah Drum - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Tamsey M. Duke - 1802 (216 years ago.)
Philander Eggleston - 1830 (188 years ago.)
Ethel Dinah Elsom - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Maude Adele Epperson - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Lyle Farlow - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Elizabeth A. Fisher - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Lois Retha Flaherty - 1914 (104 years ago.)
Timothy Wayne Fogle - 1960 (58 years ago.)
Virginia Foley - 1860 (158 years ago.)
James Carrington Francis - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Nelon Gibson - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Amanda Goss - 1865 (153 years ago.)
Hazel Alice Hanson - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Mabel Edna Hardesty - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Ally Bruce Harrison - 1884 (134 years ago.)
Clarence Leslie Hewitt - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Thomas Charles Wellier "Tommy" Hicks - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Rachel M. Hinkle - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Anna Lou Hoffman - 1920 (98 years ago.)
James Finnis Hopson - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Lizzie Jane Houtchens - 1892 (126 years ago.)
Lois Vera Isbell - 1928 (90 years ago.)
Ann Jackson - 1738 (280 years ago.)
Gideon Johnson - 1843 (175 years ago.)
Neweta Jones - 1905 (113 years ago.)
Letitia Joyce - 1840 (178 years ago.)
Austin Levi Karney - 1888 (130 years ago.)
William Keith - 1841 (177 years ago.)
Janet Marie Kimble - 1948 (70 years ago.)
Benjamin Ernest Kinzey - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Robert Lowell Lamb - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Robert Vincent Lanctot - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Fanny Lewis - 1848 (170 years ago.)
Lucy Anne Lewis - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Ruth Lindley - 1786 (232 years ago.)
Andrew Lafayette Lisenbee - 1906 (112 years ago.)
Kathryn Ella Marple - 1911 (107 years ago.)
William Wesley Mayfield - 1886 (132 years ago.)
John McAlister - 1825 (193 years ago.)
Mary Etta McBeth - 1894 (124 years ago.)
Peter E. McCain - 1830 (188 years ago.)
Robert Hendley McCann - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Julia Missouri McCullough - 1915 (103 years ago.)
Dorothy Edmond McDade - 1922 (96 years ago.)
Ada Eudora \ Easter McElroy - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Ida Victoria McElroy - 1877 (141 years ago.)
Margaret McGrath - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Deborah Lynn Meeks - 1959 (59 years ago.)
Mary B. Merritt - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Hattie Jane Michael - 1887 (131 years ago.)
David Howard Miller - 1881 (137 years ago.)
Virginia F. Monds - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Marion Bernadette Monteleone - 1911 (107 years ago.)
Elijah Morris - 1882 (136 years ago.)
George Benjamin Morris - 1903 (115 years ago.)
Zachary Taylor Morrow - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Naomi Auria Mosley - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Mae Blanche Moss - 1882 (136 years ago.)
Alton Leroy Niswanger - 1937 (81 years ago.)
Bernardina Nunning - 1849 (169 years ago.)
Clarence Eugene Ogle - 1881 (137 years ago.)
[son] Ogle - 1888 (130 years ago.)
Bettie Parker - 1863 (155 years ago.)
Toney Parker - 1901 (117 years ago.)
George Lee Parks - 1896 (122 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Passmore - 1839 (179 years ago.)
Dennis Perkins - 1878 (140 years ago.)
John Bunyan Perry - 1908 (110 years ago.)
Elkanah Leroy Pfaff - 1883 (135 years ago.)
Jennie Lind Poland - 1887 (131 years ago.)
Odell Elwood Poteet - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Alexander G. Proctor - 1856 (162 years ago.)
Jane Puckett - 1826 (192 years ago.)
Rhoda Modest Rader - 1862 (156 years ago.)
Louise Harriet Ragle - 1923 (95 years ago.)
James Richard Ramey - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Bennett Stewart Ratcliff - 1898 (120 years ago.)
Durward Leon Rhodes - 1936 (82 years ago.)
Sam Richardson - 1916 (102 years ago.)
Anita Rodelia - 1923 (95 years ago.)
Elyard Belton Roof - 1855 (163 years ago.)
Nathaniel Ross - 1794 (224 years ago.)
Elvina Rowland - 1859 (159 years ago.)
Mary Rebecca Rushing - 1860 (158 years ago.)
Mary Lue Russell - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Ada Jane Scarlett - 1868 (150 years ago.)
Louisa S. Schmidt - 1843 (175 years ago.)
John Lloyd Sellers - 1913 (105 years ago.)
Arla Mae Senter - 1890 (128 years ago.)
Emmet Ogden Seybold - 1927 (91 years ago.)
John Shoemake - 1850 (168 years ago.)
Elizabeth Fletcher Simmons - 1799 (219 years ago.)
John Budd Slawson - 1814 (204 years ago.)
Jonas Slawson - 1780 (238 years ago.)
Nancy Lane Smith - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Zachary Taylor Smith - 1847 (171 years ago.)
Jane S. Smithson - 1782 (236 years ago.)
Albert Gresham Sprong - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Mary Helen Standard - 1925 (93 years ago.)
Rufus M. Stark - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Susan Mathilda Stark - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Hugo P. Stoll - 1893 (125 years ago.)
Bernice G. Stroud - 1926 (92 years ago.)
Leonard Covington Sweat - 1880 (138 years ago.)
Leona Taggart - 1901 (117 years ago.)
Charity Talley - 1784 (234 years ago.)
John Albion Tatum - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Pansy Hazel Teal - 1899 (119 years ago.)
Joseph Theodore Thrasher - 1851 (167 years ago.)
M.O. Thweatt - 1909 (109 years ago.)
Job Middleton Tison - 1891 (127 years ago.)
Eva Tolleson - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Delila Turner - 1857 (161 years ago.)
Orpha R. Turner - 1897 (121 years ago.)
Vernon Harlan Van Horn - 1917 (101 years ago.)
Margaret Anna Vandenberg - 1889 (129 years ago.)
John Andrew Jackson Vann - 1827 (191 years ago.)
Jane Walker - 1845 (173 years ago.)
Jay Leon Walker - 1878 (140 years ago.)
Hale Columbia Welch - 1849 (169 years ago.)
James Taylor White - 1895 (123 years ago.)
Elmira E. Whittington - 1856 (162 years ago.)
Mattie Grace Wilkie - 1920 (98 years ago.)
Eason R. Wilkinson - 1831 (187 years ago.)
Isabella Wilson - 1802 (216 years ago.)
Robert Dumville Windes - 1830 (188 years ago.)
Basil Manly Youngblood - 1823 (195 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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