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John Leroy Pounds
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Birth: 1795
Onslow County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1860
Tishomingo County
Mississippi, USA

He is Buried beside his Second Wife, Nancy McClendin Pounds.

They were Married December 13, 1849. in Old Tishmingo County, Miss.

His First Wife was Judah Rorie Pounds.
They were Married in 1825 in Anson County, NC.

The Pounds Family of Prentiss County, Miss is of Irish Ancestry.
The Family came from England and the Founder of the Pounds In America is believed to be Samuel Pounds, who Sailed with Winthrop's fleet.

There were four Sons:
#1> Samuel Pounds, Jr., remained in Anson County, NC;
#2> The remaining three came South, including John Leroy Pounds, born in 1795;

John Leroy Pounds came to Tishomingo County, now known as Prentiss County, about 1838.
They settled in the Eastern part of Prentiss County near Bay Springs.

He was one of the First Deed Holders of the town of Rienzi, Old Tishomingo County, Miss in 1839; now Acorn County, Miss

He was a Veteran of the War of 1812.

John Leroy Pounds and Nancy McClendin Pounds, along with their children, had played an important part in the development of the Bay Springs Community.
It became a thriving community in the 1840's.
The first industrial factory in North Miss was located there.
By the mid-1840's Blacksmith Shops, Churches, a Masonic Lodge, Saw Mills, a Grist Mill equipped to manufacture Flour, Cotton Gins, a General Store and a Post Office were all in operation.

The youngest Son of John Leroy Pounds and Nancy McClendin Pounds was William Alexander Pounds, Born June 13, 1838.
He enlisted in Company "C", 10th Mississippi under Commander Smith and served in the CSA until the end of the War.

John Leory Pounds died at the age of 65 and Nancy Pounds at the age of 63.
Both are Buried in the Old Friendship Cemetery.

#1> Excerpts From "History of Prentiss County, Miss", Charter Families, Section S11, Booneville, Prentiss County, Miss.
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  Nancy McClendin Pounds (1802 - 1865)*
  Sarah Ann Pounds McCreary (1831 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Friendship Cemetery
New Site
Prentiss County
Mississippi, USA
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Originally Created by: Sue Moore-Hardy
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
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