|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1877|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1960|
George Albert Bounds was born in Rocky Mount, Louisiana, the youngest son of Confederate Civil War veteran, Stephen Henry Bounds & Narssisa Lott. He was born in the old log house that his father built after coming to Louisiana from Barbour County Alabama following the end of the Civil War. Around the community he was referred to simply as Albert Bounds. His mother died when he was about 15 years old. He stayed with his father and took care of him until he died. About 1911 Albert married Sirena Mae Wilcox, daughter of Ernest Clinton Wilcox & Sirena Isabella Young, whom he met at a Hayride. Friends & family referred to her as Mae. She would say in later years that she had had a dream about her husband shortly before they ever met.
After the death of Stephen Henry Bounds in 1915, Albert & his new bride stayed in the log house and had their first child, Myrtis Alberta Bounds. Afterwards they built a new house on the same property just to the west of the log house and moved in. That was where their second child was born, Grady Allen Bounds.
Albert, or "Mr. Albert" as his wife, Mae, called him, farmed the land during spring & summer and sawed logs during the winter months. Later in their marriage after the children were born, he stayed home more to farm and raise the family, and occasionally went out to sharpen crosscut saws for the logging crew. It is said he was an expert at filing saw blades.
He had a an old syrup mill that he used to make ribbon cane syrup with. He would tie a split Pine sapling across the top of the mill in a helicopter blade fashion and hook a mule at one end and as the mule walked around, sugar cane would be fed into the rollers and the juice squeezed out into a large pan then boiled. People in Rocky Mount would come from miles around to get some of the sweet syrup that Albert Bounds made.
George Albert Bounds is said to have been a quiet man with a gentle demeanor. He was kind to everyone he met and was well liked by all the folks in the community of Rocky Mount.
At one time he had purchased a Model T Ford. Albert & Mae had always scooted around Rocky Mount in a horse & buggy. One time Mae took the Model T to drive to town and it started raining very hard. In those days, the rain would turn dirt roads into deep sticky mud traps very quickly. She got part of the way to town before the Model T became bogged down in the mud. She walked all the way back home and made Albert take a mule back up the to where the car was in the rain to pull it out of the mud hole and bring it home. She later said she felt bad about making him do that but she said he was very patient and didn't mind. Not long afterward, the Model T quit running and since he knew nothing about fixing automobiles, and they never had much money, he went right back to using the horse & buggy and the car was just left to rust & rot away in the barnyard.
George Albert Bounds had six grandchildren. Three by his daughter, Myrtis McBeth and three by his son, Grady Allen Bounds. He died shortly before the last two were born.
Stephen Henry Bounds (1833 - 1915)
Narcisse Lott Bounds (1839 - 1892)
Sirena Mae Wilcox Bounds (1895 - 1993)*
Myrtis Alberta Bounds McBeth (1919 - 1996)*
William Arthur Bounds (1859 - 1948)*
Martha Artemisse Bounds Matlock (1861 - 1903)*
Henry Dosson Bounds (1864 - 1958)*
John Jackson Bounds (1867 - 1950)*
Louis Allen Bounds (1871 - 1953)*
Viney Ann Victoria Bounds Black (1873 - 1952)*
George Albert Bounds (1877 - 1960)
Narcisse Isadore Bounds Ritter (1879 - 1946)*
Rocky Mount Cemetery
Maintained by: KBounds
Originally Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Feb 09, 2010
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