A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas. Page: 601
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AND HILL COUNTIES. 60t
planter of Tennessee. The grandmother, nee
Amanda F. Weatherred, was born in Kentneky,
of English ard Scotch-Irish parentage.
Mr. and Mrs. Mastin have two children:
William B., born November 18, 1879; and
Mary E., born May 1, 1882. The mother is
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Politically, Mr. Mastin affiliates with the
ber of the firm of Bounds & Moore
Alvarado, Texas, has made for himself
both a civil and a military career worthy of
preservation in the annals of Johnson county.
He is a native of the State of Mississippi,
born September 15. 1841, and is the
eldest of a family of three children. His
parents, W. R., and M. M. (Roberts) Bounds,
were natives of Alabama, and early settlers
of Itawamba and Monroe counties, Mississippi.
The father was a planter by occupation,
and did not remove to Texas until 1873;
here he died in 1878. His wife still survives
and resides with Captain Bounds; although
she has almost reached the three-score years
and ten allotted to man, she is active and energetic
and in excellent health. The maternal
grandfather of the Captain was John
Roberts, who at the age of sixty-three years
enlisted in the Confederate service, and served
as a private some time; lie was taken ill at
Bowling Green, Kentucky, was sent home,
and died at Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1864. Of
the three children born to W. R., and M. M.
(Roberts) Bounds, two are deceased: John L.
died at Alton, Illinois, in 1864: he was at the
time of his death a prisoner of war, having
been a member of the Twenty-Eighth Mississippi
Cavalry; Sarah M., deceased, was the
wife of Dr. Nathaniel Davis; the Doctor is
also deceased; they left a family of children,
some of whom make their home in this city.
Captain Bounds was educated at Bexar College,
Alabama, and at the age of seventeen
years himself took up the duties of instructor.
For three years he followed the profession,
but in 1861 there came a call for his
services so pressing that the obligation as an
instructor of the youth had no weight; he
enlisted in Company E, Fourth Mississippi
Cavalry, under Colonel J. L. McCarty. He
was elected Orderly Sergeant upon the organization
of the company, and served in this
capacity until January 9, 1863. During the
time that he was a member of Company E,
he participated in the battles of Iuka, Baker's
Creek, Jackson, Harrisburg, Big Black River,
Mechanicsburg, a very severe engagement
four miles west of Jackson, at Pontotoc, Mississippi,
and nearTupelo; he was with General
Grierson when he was making his raid
through Mississippi, was in many skirmishes
and minor battles. January 9, 1863, he was
made First Lieutenant of Company D, Colonel
Ashcraft's regiment; the engagements of
the company were not of great importance,
and although Captain Bounds had not been
promoted beyond a Lieutenancy, he commlanded
the company and ranked as Captain.
He was at the city of Iuka when General Lee
surrendered, and from that place he returned
to his home. For a number of years lhe
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Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46829/m1/637/?q=Bounds: accessed July 1, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Genealogical Society.