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Pound of Virginia and Georgia by Jeannette Holland Austin

Sylvester Pound descends from a family which resided in both Richmond and Orange Counties, Virginia and migrated to Greene, Jackson and finally Gwinnett Counties, Georgia. He was born 1842 in Gwinnett County, Georgia and died 1926 in Stone Mountain. He was married on 8 June 1865 in DeKalb County, Georgia to Mary Elizabeth Ragsdale (pictured here). They settled in Chamblee, which was the old Cross Keys District of DeKalb County as evidenced by the 1880 Census. Sylvester's first home was blown down by a cyclone. The second home was built by neighbors and friends. They had seven or more children.Sylvester was the son of Richard Davis Pounds who died 1888 in Gwinnett County, buried in the Pounds Cemetery in Tucker, Georgia.Sylvester Pounds 1842-1926Mary Elizabeth Ragsdale PoundsFor more information on this family, Georgia Pioneers
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Bachlott, John Rudolph, son of Richard and Emily (Rudolph) Bachlott, was born in St. Mary's, Ga. (Camden Co.) on 12 Feb 1860 where he later became a merchant. His grandfather was John Bachlott, a large slaveholder and planter who also operated a large tannery. His father was a carpenter and steamboat captain before the War Between the States. Source: Memoirs of Georgia (1895), Camden Co. Sketches.

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