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

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Today's birthdays -- September 20
Minnett Allbritton - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Hannah Audley - 1643 (371 years ago.)
Bobby Thomas Austin - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Leta Dell Ayers - 1933 (81 years ago.)
Herndon Connett Baker - 1887 (127 years ago.)
Laura Isabell Ballinger - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Kate S. Barnes - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Teresa Bates - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Marjorie Willodean Baughman - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Earnest David Bowman - 1887 (127 years ago.)
James Brunkhorst - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Claud C. Buck - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Rachel M. Burt - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Elizabeth L. Callaway - 1833 (181 years ago.)
John Respus Carwile - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Robert Frank Cavanaugh - 1954 (60 years ago.)
Fred Chance - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Ruey Dee Choate - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Kittie Gaines Clore - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Albert Williams Cloud - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Allen Cloud - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Earnest James Cloud - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Flora Doris Cloud - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Flossy May Cloud - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Georgia E. Cloud - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Glen Cloud - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Gloria Cloud - 1924 (90 years ago.)
James Claude Cloud - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Joseph-Alexandre Cloud - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Leo E. Cloud - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Leon W. Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Lillie Mae Cloud - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Martha Jane Cloud - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Mary Durkee "Polly" Cloud - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Maurice Raymond Cloud - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Nancy Ellen Cloud - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Otis E. Cloud - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Samuel Pyle Cloud - 1924 (90 years ago.)
Violet Evelyn Cloud - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Mary (Mrs. Jabe Cloud) - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Diane Elise Cloyd - 1951 (63 years ago.)
Monroe Cowart - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Courtney Dawn Cowel - 1977 (37 years ago.)
Lydia Jane Cullers - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Margaret Ann Darroch - 1937 (77 years ago.)
Leona Deloris Davis - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Edna Missina Dawson - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Gayle de Vilbiss - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Ray Harold Dennett - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Ollie Depew - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Nancy Amelia Desmuke - 1842 (172 years ago.)
William Riley Dikes - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Mary Hyrne Dixon - 1753 (261 years ago.)
Gordian Dowdy - 1862 (152 years ago.)
William T. Epperson - 1850 (164 years ago.)
Minnie Belle Ercanbrack - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Alexander Fairweather - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Harve Farnsworth - 1881 (133 years ago.)
Eugene W. Flaherty - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Ida Kate Foreman - 1885 (129 years ago.)
Fannie White Forney - 1863 (151 years ago.)
Samuel Forsman - 1755 (259 years ago.)
Jessman Garabedian - 1922 (92 years ago.)
George Herbert Grant - 1879 (135 years ago.)
Nancy Ava Gravlee - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Harold Rowe Green - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Margaret Angela Greenwood - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Mary Groves - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Ruth Irene Hall - 1899 (115 years ago.)
Mark A. Hardin - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Clayton Rhody Hays - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Henry Jackson Henderson - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Ima Henry - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Mary Pamela Hildebrant - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Mary Hodges - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Maxine Holden - 1913 (101 years ago.)
James Lee Hooks - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Norris Herbert Hooks - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Harold Darlington Huey - 1904 (110 years ago.)
John A. Hunter - 1824 (190 years ago.)
William Cullian Ivey - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Susan Alice Jack - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Richard James - 1591 (423 years ago.)
Sidney Morton Jett - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Andrew J. Johnson - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Ivy Johnson - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Albert Bryan Jolly - 1896 (118 years ago.)
Pamela Lynne Jones - 1955 (59 years ago.)
Alexander Bouldin Keith - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Sarah Kenyon - 1715 (299 years ago.)
Emily E. Kidwell - 1886 (128 years ago.)
William Auto Kirkland - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Mary Lydia Kleckley - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Patsy Ann Large - 1953 (61 years ago.)
Erma Marie Layne - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Rex L. Lutz - 1915 (99 years ago.)
John Magley - 1886 (128 years ago.)
Annie Martin - 1801 (213 years ago.)
James M. McBride - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Harry Richie McHenry - 1879 (135 years ago.)
John McNamee - 1920 (94 years ago.)
George Mitchell - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Carl Thomas Moistner - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Warren Dale Moistner - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Mary Louisa Milsom Jones Mortimer - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Addison Davis Owings - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Emma Mae Patillo - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Enoch S. McKinney Pitts - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Wesley Eldridge Pratt - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Israel Rape - 1812 (202 years ago.)
Floyd Ray Roselle - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Marry Ann Rushing - 1831 (183 years ago.)
Jack Leroy Sewell - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Nancy Seybold - 1815 (199 years ago.)
Demcus L. Sherman - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Raymond Merl Shipe - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Samuel Newbold Shreve - 1860 (154 years ago.)
Lillian May Skyles - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Santiago Mateo (John M.) Smith - 1840 (174 years ago.)
Mavis Etta Spooner - 1928 (86 years ago.)
Joseph Leland Straley - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Calvin M. Swearingen - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Elizabeth Frances Tarver - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" Tarver - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Jacobus Terwilliger - 1759 (255 years ago.)
Lea Terwilliger - 1779 (235 years ago.)
Andreas Thomas - 1830 (184 years ago.)
Kenneth Garland Threet - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Reuben Proctor Tirey - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Helen Mary Tottenham - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Matalie Lavalle Trice - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Ruth Alberta Unland - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Absalom Vickers - 1817 (197 years ago.)
Freddie Vincent - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Martha Comfort Virden - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Timothy Watrous - 1788 (226 years ago.)
Mahala Susan Whittington - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Landon Hulie Winkler - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Lucille Josephine Wisneski - 1925 (89 years ago.)
James Thomas Wofford - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Naomi Lillian Wood - 1918 (96 years ago.)
Abigail Woolverton - 1875 (139 years ago.)
William Wilkins Woolverton - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Danny Ladair Wooten - 1950 (64 years ago.)
Eugene Ward Zule - 1916 (98 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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