|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1844|
|Death: ||May 31, 1928|
Benjamin William was the son of William Avery and America "Merica" [Bingham] Pounds. He married Darthula Sims on November 10, 1867 in Chickasaw Co., MS. They were the parents of seven children, five sons and two daughters. Benjamin William enlisted in the Civil War on June 2, 1862 at Big Springs, Chickasaw Co., MS, and served in Co. B, 22nd Reg. MS Cavalry as a Pvt. He served under Capt. Posey, Lieut. Watkins, Jr., and Lieut. Baber. He was in active service at the surrender in 1865. He applied for a pension on August 7, 1922. He lost two brothers in the War, William Davis and Blevin West, who were twins.
His OBITUARY, Webster Progress Newspaper:
IN MEMORY OF B.W. POUNDS
Just as the clock struck 3:30 in the morning of May 31, 1928, Mr. B.W. Pounds fell asleep in Jesus.
And on the following Friday, his body was laid to rest in the Hebron Cemetery by the side of his loving companion who had passed on twenty-one years before.
The mound over his last resting place was a bed of beautiful flowers arranged by loving hands of friends.
"Grandpa Pounds" as he was called, was 84 years, 4 months and 11 days old.
He was one of the many who went through the hardships of the War Between the States, and lost two brothers in that great struggle.
He served three years in the Confederate struggle, enrolled in Company B, 22nd Mississippi Regiment.
Three years after the war, he married Miss Darthula Sims, both living in Chickasaw County, and to this union seven children were given, five sons and two daughters. The oldest son proceeded him to the grave some 42 years, and the youngest daughter, ten years.
Grandpa Pounds had been wonderfully blessed during his 84 years with good health. Until his last illness of eight weeks, he had never been confined to his bed for a whole week at a time.
Your search might be wide, but you would never find a more loving husband, a gentler, more kindly father that was Grandpa Pounds.
And no one knows how much his cheerful presence will be missed in that home in which he has so long abided. And too, there will be a vacant place at Fellowship Church, as he was faithful to go to church as long as health permitted, although he retained his membership at Hebron, where he and his wife worshipped so long together and at which place he aspired to be buried beside her.
Sleep on dear Grandpa, and take your rest, and some day we will meet you in the land of blest.
.....One who loved him
William Avery Pounds (1815 - 1902)
America Bingham Pounds (1820 - 1907)
Darthula Simms Pounds (1850 - 1907)
William D. Pounds (1868 - 1885)*
James Thomas Pounds (1872 - 1954)*
Ben Virgil Pounds (1881 - 1938)*
Augusta Conner Pounds (1890 - 1951)*
Sarah Elinore Pounds Walker (1839 - 1904)*
Benjamin William Pounds (1844 - 1928)
Frances Adeline Pounds Walker (1848 - 1938)*
Pearlina Pounds Tabb (1849 - 1932)*
Mary Elizabeth Pounds Hill (1852 - 1930)*
Virginia Pounds Hill (1854 - 1927)*
Emma Jane Pounds Springer (1859 - 1904)*
Avery Starling Pounds (1861 - 1960)*
Eugenia Barzella Pounds Hill (1867 - 1936)*
Maintained by: Ruby Mordecai
Originally Created by: LHamilton and BHamby
Record added: Dec 26, 2008
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