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Joseph Leon Pounds
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1852
Louisiana, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1915

Husband of Lucinda Bernette Pierce Pounds married in St. Tammany Parish, LA Jan 24, 1878. They had two Daughters Inez Pounds Chandler and Fanniel Idalia Pounds Waller

Leon's family was enumerated on the 1900 census for Washington Parish, Louisiana, Volume 46, ED 99. Leon was recorded as a logger/farmer. Joseph Leon Pounds is best remembered as the "Lee's Creek Confederate" of Eugene F. Bunch, school teacher turned train robber. He was a close friend and former student of the bandit and became involved in this saga when he allowed Bunch to hide from law enforcement officials on his property in Lee's Creek, Washington Parish, Louisiana. During the course of the investigation in late 1888, Pounds was taken into custody by deputies and transported to New Orleans for interrogation. He lost his nerve and told law enforcement officers the entire story, signed a confession, and was incarcerated in the Orleans Parish Prison. Several days later, he raised enough money for bail and was released to await trial. He finally went to court in early 1889 and was acquitted. Louisiana folk legend alleges that even after this close call, Pounds continued his friendship with Bunch and continued to offer him refuge on his property and in the nearby Honey Island Swamp in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
Information provided by Judi Moraw 
Family links: 
  Lucinda Bernette Pierce Pounds (1857 - 1926)*
  Inez Pounds Chandler (1883 - 1949)*
  Fanniel Idalia Pounds Waller (1888 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Pounds Pool Cemetery
Washington Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: NW Mountain Man
Record added: Jun 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19779687
Joseph Leon Pounds
Added by: Judi Moraw
Joseph Leon Pounds
Added by: Judi Moraw
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- Bobby
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
What wonderful tales you have left us! Your grand great-neice
- Kathy Fournet
 Added: Sep. 5, 2007
Remembrances from your great/grand niece.
- Judi Moraw
 Added: Sep. 4, 2007

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