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

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Today's birthdays -- March 27
M. Gertrude (__) - 1839 (176 years ago.)
Bryan C. Adcox - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Claude Henry Anderson - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Earl Eugene Bahr - 1932 (83 years ago.)
Leonard Garfield Barnes - 1880 (135 years ago.)
Jack Evert Batson - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Donald Eugene Baughman - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Charlotte Beeson - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Emily Beeson - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Lorenzo Robert Bills - 1943 (72 years ago.)
August J. Bisinger - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Thomas Addison Boggs - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Elliott Hill Bowen - 1869 (146 years ago.)
Della Breidigan - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Charles Edward Bright - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Timothy Wayne Brundidge - 1957 (58 years ago.)
Julian Lafellow Burgess - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Gladys Delcedia Campbell - 1906 (109 years ago.)
Thomas Jefferson Caraway - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Louisa Elizabeth "Lizzie" Carothers - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Hilton Ray Carter - 1909 (106 years ago.)
Ira Carter - 1917 (98 years ago.)
James Sylvester Chancellor - 1926 (89 years ago.)
Amanda Clem - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Billie Max Cloud - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Edwin C. Cloud - 1830 (185 years ago.)
Franklin Chalmers Cloud - 1856 (159 years ago.)
Goldie Mariah Cloud - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Grace Cloud - 1727 (288 years ago.)
Henry Farmer Cloud - 1888 (127 years ago.)
John Cicero Cloud - 1858 (157 years ago.)
Luther Cloud - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Nathaniel Riley Cloud - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Theodore R. Cloud - 1904 (111 years ago.)
Tilford Hockersmith "Hawker" Cloud - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Walter D. Cloud - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Walter Harvey Cloud - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Carradine Tolton Coffer - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Patti Lynn Colson - 1955 (60 years ago.)
William Crane - 1797 (218 years ago.)
Robert Charles "Bob" Cravey - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Sarah Annie Crosby - 1855 (160 years ago.)
Sarah Crowson - 1807 (208 years ago.)
William Arthur Cullers - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Marion Terrell Davis - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Amelia Lee Dawson - 1783 (232 years ago.)
Joseph Marshall Deal - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Clarence Edward DeHart - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Josefa Delgado-Curbelo - 1795 (220 years ago.)
Leatrice Alpha Dikes - 1900 (115 years ago.)
Enoch M. Enloe - 1831 (184 years ago.)
Bertie Ophelia Falkner - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Mary Louise Farley - 1927 (88 years ago.)
Lilly Farmer - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Annalisa Filardi - 1970 (45 years ago.)
Clara Ellen Finney - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Lena Fay Ford - 1897 (118 years ago.)
J.C. Fortenberry - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Eleanor Foster - 1854 (161 years ago.)
Martin L. Franklin - 1852 (163 years ago.)
Thomas Earl Futch - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Absolom Gaines - 1827 (188 years ago.)
Carrie Gaines - 1865 (150 years ago.)
James Strother Gaines - 1823 (192 years ago.)
Erma Garrison - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Charles Willis Gillham - 1873 (142 years ago.)
Feorl Goble - 1908 (107 years ago.)
Elizabeth Frances Gorden - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Alice Joyce Gould - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Edna Maxine Green - 1913 (102 years ago.)
Perry Iverson Green - 1889 (126 years ago.)
James Alvis Hardin - 1876 (139 years ago.)
Mary Abagale Hare - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Chloe Ellen Harlan - 1848 (167 years ago.)
Artemesia Florence Haydon - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Adam Hazenbien - 1895 (120 years ago.)
Franklin Binum Henderson - 1838 (177 years ago.)
Mary Eliza Henderson - 1842 (173 years ago.)
Frank Russell Henley (Miller) - 1916 (99 years ago.)
Aneda Mae Henry - 1920 (95 years ago.)
Hercilia Hicks - 1882 (133 years ago.)
Alfred Bartow Hill - 1862 (153 years ago.)
Rudolph Hirt - 1861 (154 years ago.)
Howard Harrison Horan - 1890 (125 years ago.)
Harry William Hornsby - 1908 (107 years ago.)
William Ernest Houtchens - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Lee Franklin "Levi" Huffman - 1872 (143 years ago.)
Walter H. Jackson - 1897 (118 years ago.)
Leroy Jenkins - 1915 (100 years ago.)
Richard B. Johnson - 1832 (183 years ago.)
William Bismark Jones - 1878 (137 years ago.)
Clinton H. Keith - 1887 (128 years ago.)
Grady Patrick Keloppel - 1993 (22 years ago.)
Abigail King - 1833 (182 years ago.)
Aulsie Lafayette Kirksey - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Jessie Floyd Kizer - 1905 (110 years ago.)
Leon Lapuyade - 1881 (134 years ago.)
Edmoza Lavergne - 1903 (112 years ago.)
Angus Lewis - 1826 (189 years ago.)
Samual Wyly Lockhart - 1860 (155 years ago.)
Jess Madden - 1911 (104 years ago.)
William Germany Manning - 1835 (180 years ago.)
Kenneth Theodore May - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Alfred David Mayo - 1917 (98 years ago.)
Beulah E. Mayo - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Joseph Wheeler McDade - 1899 (116 years ago.)
John Phinis McGirk - 1889 (126 years ago.)
Rudolph Lucricious McGuire - 1853 (162 years ago.)
Leroy William Miller - 1919 (96 years ago.)
Edgar Leroy Milnikel - 1924 (91 years ago.)
Mary Nell Morrell - 1923 (92 years ago.)
Henrietta Neale - 1647 (368 years ago.)
Marjorie Elizabeth O'Harra - 1907 (108 years ago.)
Avy Owens - 1788 (227 years ago.)
Anna Beth Parson - 1925 (90 years ago.)
Joel Sidney Payne - 1870 (145 years ago.)
Everett Leon Reeves - 1944 (71 years ago.)
Mary Lee Reynolds - 1929 (86 years ago.)
Pearl Rhodes - 1896 (119 years ago.)
Allen Dewey Rodgers - 1929 (86 years ago.)
L. Calvin Rowland - 1835 (180 years ago.)
William Alexander Shirley - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Olive Gertrude Shults - 1893 (122 years ago.)
Julius G. Snider - 1866 (149 years ago.)
Margarite H. Sommerville - 1910 (105 years ago.)
Richard Lloyd Speir - 1921 (94 years ago.)
Josie May Stallsworth - 1885 (130 years ago.)
Obadiah Michaux Stone - 1877 (138 years ago.)
Ethel Strong - 1920 (95 years ago.)
David Sturrock - 1751 (264 years ago.)
David George Sturrock - 1939 (76 years ago.)
William Travis Sturrock - 1918 (97 years ago.)
Robert Sweat - 1850 (165 years ago.)
Clara Mae Talbott - 1857 (158 years ago.)
Nancy Winiford Taylor - 1840 (175 years ago.)
Iva May Terwilliger - 1892 (123 years ago.)
Phoebe Ethel Thompson - 1899 (116 years ago.)
Luis Villa - 1879 (136 years ago.)
Alice Laura Virden - 1902 (113 years ago.)
Donella \ Dorelah? "Donnie" O. Walker - 1859 (156 years ago.)
James D. Watson - 1901 (114 years ago.)
Mary Louise Weiland - 1888 (127 years ago.)
Content Whipple - 1743 (272 years ago.)
Ephraim Whittington - 1758 (257 years ago.)
Nena Viola Wiess - 1867 (148 years ago.)
Harry Leroy Williams - 1905 (110 years ago.)
James Edward Williamson - 1942 (73 years ago.)
Jessie Woodrow Wilson - 1899 (116 years ago.)
John Wilson - 1772 (243 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.
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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Boyd Genealogy / Boyd Family History

Bumstead Genealogy / Bumstead Family History

Butler Genealogy / Butler Family History

Cloud Genealogy / Cloud Family History

Cravey Genealogy / Cravey Family History

Dalton Genealogy / Dalton Family History

Dangerfield Genealogy / Dangerfield Family History

Dotson Genealogy / Dotson Family History

Frizzle/Frizzell Genealogy / Frizzle/Frizzell Family History

Gordon/Gorden Genealogy / Gordon/Gorden Family History

Martin Genealogy / Martin Family History

Rowland Genealogy / Rowland Family History

Rutherford Genealogy / Rutherford Family History

Rutledge Genealogy / Rutledge Family History

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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