Post by benotforgot on Apr 21, 2008 10:22:02 GMT -6
On this date in our family history . . . the 21st day of April . . . in the year 1950 . . . Mary Susan Pounders nee [Cain?] dies in Houston, Harris County, Texas . . . Mary Susan is the mother of Jacob Edmund Forrest Pounders (1902-1957) . . . who is the paternal grandpa of the Keeper of this website . . .
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Post by benotforgot on Apr 21, 2008 10:22:38 GMT -6
Rockdale, Texas. April 1950.
Funeral Services for Mrs. J. M. Pounders, 76, Held Here Sunday.
Mrs. James M. Pounders, age 76, passed away in a hospital in Houston last Friday, April 21, following a long illness.
The body, in charge of Phillips and Luckey, was brought to the funeral home here where final rites were held in the chapel at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Rev. H. E. Crone of Temple officiated, assisted by Rev. R. A. Brigham of the First Christian church here.
Burial was made in the Wilson cemetery at Tanglewood. The pallbearers were James Beard, J. T. Fretwell, Forrest Lee Pounders, Bill Green, Wesley Dee Corder, Levi Fretwell.
Mary Susan Cain was born in Belgreen, Alabama, on September 30, 1873, and was married to James Madison Pounders on November 20, 1887. The couple were the parents of twelve children.
Mr. and Mrs. Pounders came to Texas from Alabama in 1896 and made their home in Lee and Milam counties for thirty-eight years. Mrs. Pounders was a devout member of the First Christian church for long years.
She is survived by the following ten children: Mrs. W. F. Beard, Tanglewood; Mrs. J. E. Dodson, Brownsville; J. L. Pounders, Caldwell; W. O. Pounders, Lexington; Mrs. W. E. Corder, Rockdale; Mrs. L. O. Fretwell, Austin; Jake E. Pounders, Rockdale; Mrs. A. S. Sanders, Houston; Mrs. H. D. Spivey, Thermal, California; Fred Pounders, Rockdale. There are 28 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The husband preceded his wife in death, as did an infant and a daughter, Miss Myrtle Pounders.
Post by benotforgot on Apr 21, 2008 10:27:41 GMT -6
It is said that Mary Susan Pounders [nee Cain?] was born 30 September 1873 in Franklin County, Alabama. Isaac Cosby Cain is supposedly her father, but based on information in her mother's application for a confederate pension, Isaac Cain died in 1863 at Vicksburg -- more than 10 years before Mary Susan was supposedly born.
I have not found Susanna Cain nee Holland (mother of Mary Susan) on the 1870 Census. I have found a Thomas Cain (brother of Mary Susan) of the right age -- living in 1870 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi (next door to Franklin County, Alabama) with the head-of-household named James Turner.
On the 1880 Census Mary Susan Cain is listed as a 7-year-old (b. 1873) living in Franklin County with her 18-year-old brother, Thomas, and their widowed mother, Susan Cain, is head-of-household.
Based on information found in the census records, Susanna Cain nee Holland had a few sisters (maiden name of Holland) who had children with the last name of Holland . . . did the census taker make a mistake? . . . or did they marry men who also had the last name of Holland? . . . or were the children born outside of wedlock? . . . or what? . . .