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

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Today's birthdays -- August 20
Virginia G. (__) - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Joseph Benjamin Adair - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Lenora T. Alsip - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Victor George Anderson - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Mary Elizabeth Atchison - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Tommie Wayne Atkinson - 1945 (69 years ago.)
Floyd Ayers - 1943 (71 years ago.)
Lala Susan Bingham - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Lucile Ivy Blackburn - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Lillian O. (Mrs. Burlye Blackstone) - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Sherman Buford Blake - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Pamela Kay Browning - 1956 (58 years ago.)
John Lumpkin Burrow - 1868 (146 years ago.)
Lindsey Cagle - 1925 (89 years ago.)
Norma D. Canaday - 1890 (124 years ago.)
James Cloud Carr - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Thomas I. Carroll - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Eva H. Cartee - 1882 (132 years ago.)
John Albert Cartee - 1884 (130 years ago.)
Margaret Jane Cavin - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Isabel Chance - 1790 (224 years ago.)
Roxie Ann Chappell - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Prudence Clayton - 1657 (357 years ago.)
Alvy Orian Cloud - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Clinton C. Cloud - 1848 (166 years ago.)
Collin Thomas Cloud - 1998 (16 years ago.)
Ira Archibald Cloud - 1897 (117 years ago.)
James Matthew Cloud - 1880 (134 years ago.)
Lillian G. "Lily" Cloud - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Marie Anne Cloud - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Matthew Melton Cloud - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Nellie Mildred Cloud - 1892 (122 years ago.)
Otis N. Cloud - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Pierre Cloud - 1845 (169 years ago.)
Robert Eugene Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Robert W. Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Robert William Cloud - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Susan Marie Cloud - 1952 (62 years ago.)
Willard Cloud - 1916 (98 years ago.)
Mary C. Clute - 1839 (175 years ago.)
Mabel Thelma Collier - 1909 (105 years ago.)
James Gassaway Conner - 1790 (224 years ago.)
Mary Frances Cook - 1920 (94 years ago.)
William Augustus Cory - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Eleazer Crane - 1775 (239 years ago.)
Hayes William Crider - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Lawrence Orr Cromer - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Alta Louisa Cullers - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Robert Israel Cullers - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Benjamin B. Davis - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Kingsley Davis - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Carol Sue Dawson - 1949 (65 years ago.)
William Jackson Deatherage - 1842 (172 years ago.)
Mary Clara Droska - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Buell Ruth Dyson - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Roberta Faure - 1895 (119 years ago.)
Robert James Ferguson - 1953 (61 years ago.)
Rossie Frame - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Russell Frame - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Katherine Freiberg - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Fred Futch - 1905 (109 years ago.)
Malcom C. Futch - 1835 (179 years ago.)
Nancy Theadonia Futch - 1861 (153 years ago.)
John Strother Gaines - 1814 (200 years ago.)
Susan Gaines - 1827 (187 years ago.)
William Lee Gaines - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Annie Cloud Gibbons - 1859 (155 years ago.)
Willie May Gill - 1915 (99 years ago.)
Mary Irene Goss - 1852 (162 years ago.)
Christopher Colin Green - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Elizabeth Green - 1820 (194 years ago.)
Minerva Elaine Griffin - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Jim M. Gunter - 1979 (35 years ago.)
Pearl M. Haldeman - 1919 (95 years ago.)
Ted Wallace Harris - 1911 (103 years ago.)
Nancy Bartlett Hart - 1832 (182 years ago.)
Lucy Jane Hatcher - 1842 (172 years ago.)
John P. Heggie - 1878 (136 years ago.)
Lester Lee Helm - 1901 (113 years ago.)
Hazel Hallie Helms - 1913 (101 years ago.)
Allen Benson Henry - 1917 (97 years ago.)
Florence "Flossie" Henry - 1907 (107 years ago.)
William Perry Henry - 1894 (120 years ago.)
Lee Paden Hildreth - 1941 (73 years ago.)
Thomas Mountjoy Hill - 1866 (148 years ago.)
Mary Eliza Hodges - 1861 (153 years ago.)
Ruben Eli Hoerster - 1898 (116 years ago.)
Elbert Chester Holland - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Mary Hooks - 1869 (145 years ago.)
Ethyle Elaine Hooser - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Hartman Hunsaker - 1757 (257 years ago.)
Eunice Estelle Hurst - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Bertie Jerrell - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Sarah Jessop - 1764 (250 years ago.)
Callie C. Johnson - 1904 (110 years ago.)
Donna Lou Johnson - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Maurice Newton Jolly - 1923 (91 years ago.)
Daniella Ellen Jones - 1841 (173 years ago.)
William Russell Jones - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Cynthia Dora Kester - 1853 (161 years ago.)
Joseph Guy Kile - 1836 (178 years ago.)
Helen Mar Kimball - 1828 (186 years ago.)
John Homer Klink - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Mary Koester - 1865 (149 years ago.)
Clara Etta Lugar - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Martha June "Mattie" McBeth - 1877 (137 years ago.)
Margaret Angeline McBride - 1844 (170 years ago.)
Lera McCall - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Carnes Ibard McClendon - 1909 (105 years ago.)
Annie Laura McGaffey - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Wiseman Thomas "Wise" McKeown - 1889 (125 years ago.)
Reese Meredith - 1910 (104 years ago.)
Emma Florence Miller - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Peggy Miller - 1921 (93 years ago.)
Raymond Campbell Miller - 1902 (112 years ago.)
Audrey Fay Millican - 1934 (80 years ago.)
Ezekiel Moore - 1769 (245 years ago.)
Margaret Estaline Munch - 1906 (108 years ago.)
Edwin Hill Myers - 1892 (122 years ago.)
James Franklin Parker - 1875 (139 years ago.)
Phebe Pusey Passmore - 1821 (193 years ago.)
Rachel Pendergrass - 1927 (87 years ago.)
Norma Jean Phillips - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Abigail B. Pusey - 1842 (172 years ago.)
James Ray Reeder - 1883 (131 years ago.)
Sally Gonce Riddle - 1900 (114 years ago.)
Theo Roach - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Edna Ola Rogers - 1893 (121 years ago.)
James Comer Rogers - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Jane Rushing - 1813 (201 years ago.)
Arnold Schalker - 1931 (83 years ago.)
Helen Leona Schweer - 1907 (107 years ago.)
Floyd Henderson Seybold - 1893 (121 years ago.)
Irene Myrtle Seybold - 1874 (140 years ago.)
Willie H. Seybold - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Simeon Moody Smith - 1922 (92 years ago.)
Sarah Hagood Stallworth - 1870 (144 years ago.)
Virginia Dare Stanley - 1914 (100 years ago.)
Elizabeth Stokes - 1740 (274 years ago.)
William Burham Strickland - 1890 (124 years ago.)
David Sturrock - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Mary Sturrock - 1849 (165 years ago.)
Robert Stonner Sturrock - 1866 (148 years ago.)
William Small Sturrock - 1873 (141 years ago.)
Rose Marie Sulak - 1945 (69 years ago.)
Alexander Sweat - 1847 (167 years ago.)
Curtis Talley - 1769 (245 years ago.)
Robert Talley - 1837 (177 years ago.)
Caleb M. Tarter - 1824 (190 years ago.)
James Erastus Terwilliger - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Mary Ann Terwilliger - 1843 (171 years ago.)
Dempsey F. Thompson - 1855 (159 years ago.)
Nora Elidia Thompson - 1872 (142 years ago.)
Marceil Jean "Jean" Treas - 1926 (88 years ago.)
Stella Florence Tremain - 1888 (126 years ago.)
Bertha Florine Turner - 1903 (111 years ago.)
Robert Early Vann - 1871 (143 years ago.)
Silas Watrous - 1802 (212 years ago.)
John Murray Welch - 1908 (106 years ago.)
Alice Ellen Whittington - 1856 (158 years ago.)
James Whittington - 1862 (152 years ago.)
Luda Idell Whittington - 1892 (122 years ago.)
William Kennady Whittington - 1789 (225 years ago.)
Emadell Williams - 1856 (158 years ago.)
Nancy Williams - 1834 (180 years ago.)
Hazel Jeannette Woodruff - 1891 (123 years ago.)
Samuel Albert Woolsey - 1882 (132 years ago.)
Jeanne Marie Woolverton - 1955 (59 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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