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

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Today's birthdays -- January 23
Charolette (__) - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Marvin Bishop Abney - 1893 (124 years ago.)
Patricia Ann Adams - 1937 (80 years ago.)
Arvil Claxton Adkins - 1917 (100 years ago.)
Margaret Cloud Calhoun Aiken - 1858 (159 years ago.)
Sarah Lizzie Allison - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Ruby Alma Arnold - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Charlotte Barnhart - 1849 (168 years ago.)
Edna Juanita Barrow - 1884 (133 years ago.)
James Barrow - 1687 (330 years ago.)
Dora Alice Beatty - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Cleo Alice Belt - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Mattie Lou Bingham - 1906 (111 years ago.)
James Abraham Bledsoe - 1827 (190 years ago.)
Chloe Bliss - 1785 (232 years ago.)
George Blue - 1909 (108 years ago.)
Robert S. Brewer - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Nina Brighton - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Thomas William Buck - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Barbara A. Bumstead - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Jodie Anthony Bumstead - 1950 (67 years ago.)
William Jeduthan Bumstead - 1810 (207 years ago.)
Oreallye Burch - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Charles Ralph Bushong - 1919 (98 years ago.)
Nathaniel Canfield - 1752 (265 years ago.)
Jeffie Carter - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Luther William Cash - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Ginger Gayle Chance - 1971 (46 years ago.)
Rita Vivian Cipolla - 1922 (95 years ago.)
Armie Cloud - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Catherine N. Cloud - 1793 (224 years ago.)
Cecil James Cloud - 1923 (94 years ago.)
David A. Cloud - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Ethelean Cloud - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Frances Gertrude Cloud - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Hoke Cloud - 1943 (74 years ago.)
Izora Cloud - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Jessie L. Cloud - 1885 (132 years ago.)
John Jefferson Cloud - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Lois Maxine Cloud - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Martha Cloud - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Morgan Cloud - 1836 (181 years ago.)
Ralph Emerson Cloud - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Rea Nora Cloud - 1910 (107 years ago.)
Stella Cloud - 1869 (148 years ago.)
Tyre C. Cloud - 1877 (140 years ago.)
William McKinley Cloud - 1897 (120 years ago.)
William Sidney Cloud - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Annabelle (Mrs. Harold Cloud) - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Ruth R. (Mrs. Bruce Cloud) - 1931 (86 years ago.)
Elizabeth Coffman - 1806 (211 years ago.)
David S. Cope - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Bernice Loraine Coulson - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Delta Ruth Cox - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Deltha Ruth Cox - 1944 (73 years ago.)
Ruth Hester Cullers - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Delilah Dean - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Grover Dillon - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Janet Faye Dixon - 1946 (71 years ago.)
Warren Cicero Doyle - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Clara Jane Drum - 1861 (156 years ago.)
Sarah Cornelia Dunlap - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Sarah Emma Eades - 1888 (129 years ago.)
Lillian May Elliott - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Rosetta Virginia English - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Nellie V. Evans - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Aselete Prozell Faircloth - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Helene Faulk - 1845 (172 years ago.)
Sarah Ann Hassetine Fincher - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Isaac Flick - 1824 (193 years ago.)
Robert Charles Floch - 1921 (96 years ago.)
James Hardamon Forehand - 1875 (142 years ago.)
Artice Edward Forse - 1911 (106 years ago.)
J.B. Frazier - 1923 (94 years ago.)
Celia Calie Freeman - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Susan Ada Freeman - 1911 (106 years ago.)
John Bunyon Futch - 1903 (114 years ago.)
William Henry Goodnight - 1854 (163 years ago.)
Louisa L. "Lisa" Haggard - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Eliza Hall - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Lazarus N. Harding - 1822 (195 years ago.)
Edna Elizabeth Harris - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Stephen Harry - 1768 (249 years ago.)
Clinton Smith Henry - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Clyde Carson Henry - 1920 (97 years ago.)
Arbie Grad Herring - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Nelle Gertrude Hill - 1926 (91 years ago.)
Mary Magdelena Hitchner - 1754 (263 years ago.)
Ernest Charles Hodges - 1918 (99 years ago.)
Hattie Hooks - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Henry Franklin Hutcheson - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Clarence Walls Iles - 1896 (121 years ago.)
Ula Jean Jackson - 1876 (141 years ago.)
D.C. Vernon Johnson - 1928 (89 years ago.)
Lida Addie Johnson - 1877 (140 years ago.)
John Henry Young Jones - 1871 (146 years ago.)
Rennie P. Jones - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Mahalia Jane Kirkland - 1833 (184 years ago.)
Henry Green Lane - 1876 (141 years ago.)
Robert Lane - 1882 (135 years ago.)
William Theoffless Leslie - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Joseph Cooper Lowder - 1889 (128 years ago.)
George W. Lukens - 1867 (150 years ago.)
Elizabeth H. Marshal - 1913 (104 years ago.)
James Madison Martin - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Lucinda Jane Mason - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Michael Alan Massey - 1978 (39 years ago.)
Thomas Maxwell - 1784 (233 years ago.)
Caroline E. Germany McDade - 1829 (188 years ago.)
Madge Leona "Mimi" McDaniel - 1905 (112 years ago.)
Eliza Jane McElwee - 1830 (187 years ago.)
William Henry McGrady - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Doris McMillian - 1925 (92 years ago.)
Leona McVea - 1873 (144 years ago.)
Geneva Pauline Mongold - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Lonnie Travis Moore - 1913 (104 years ago.)
Rheba P. Morton - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Henderson Sylvester Nance - 1874 (143 years ago.)
Mary Ann Nation - 1843 (174 years ago.)
George August Neefe - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Theron Sidney Nettleton - 1901 (116 years ago.)
William Madison Nunn - 1879 (138 years ago.)
Sophia Malinda Payne - 1868 (149 years ago.)
Clark Leslie Pedelty - 1898 (119 years ago.)
Gladys Personette - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Howard Marshal Pierson - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Charlie E. Proctor - 1887 (130 years ago.)
Emilla E. Rape - 1837 (180 years ago.)
Joseph Reeves - 1832 (185 years ago.)
Abner W. Renninger - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Charles Francis Robertson - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Minerva Rogers - 1809 (208 years ago.)
Austin B. Rose - 1915 (102 years ago.)
Francis Marion Ryburn - 1914 (103 years ago.)
Hannah Olive Seybold - 1838 (179 years ago.)
Terry May Seybold - 1958 (59 years ago.)
Stogsdale Sharp - 1782 (235 years ago.)
Edward Pearson Sheldon - 1884 (133 years ago.)
Doke Lee Shields - 1894 (123 years ago.)
Charles Barclay Smith - 1860 (157 years ago.)
Lonzo Dennis "L.D.", "Lonnie" Springer - 1885 (132 years ago.)
Dora Allie Steele - 1866 (151 years ago.)
Thomas Barney Steele - 1890 (127 years ago.)
Alexander Sturrock - 1838 (179 years ago.)
George Swan - 1784 (233 years ago.)
Herbert Lee Swearingen - 1897 (120 years ago.)
Arleigh Aserll Tison - 1899 (118 years ago.)
Kathryn H. Tomblyn - 1916 (101 years ago.)
Louisa Turner - 1852 (165 years ago.)
Luvada Ann Underwood - 1930 (87 years ago.)
Dollie Walden - 1900 (117 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Walker - 1822 (195 years ago.)
Riley Wallace - 1828 (189 years ago.)
Esta Lerlene Ward - 1901 (116 years ago.)
Alpina Susan Padita Washburn - 1934 (83 years ago.)
Hugh Wilson Webster - 1899 (118 years ago.)
James Faxon Weeks - 1912 (105 years ago.)
Helen J. Welch - 1891 (126 years ago.)
Mary Ann White - 1850 (167 years ago.)
Charles Hobard "Hob" Whittington - 1860 (157 years ago.)
George Ross Whittington - 1842 (175 years ago.)
Margaret Isabell "Maggie" Wiess - 1869 (148 years ago.)
John Williams - 1679 (338 years ago.)
Florence Melanie Williamson - 1906 (111 years ago.)
Lawrence Albert Wilson - 1892 (125 years ago.)
Linos Estelle Wilson - 1882 (135 years ago.)
Lonnie Drew Woods - 1924 (93 years ago.)
Doal "Red" Yocum - 1920 (97 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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