(Samuel Pounds was my 4 great grandfather)
Samuel Pounds brought the bible with him to Indiana and Illinois when he migrated from North Carolina to Illinois in l813 or 1814. Samual Pounds, who died in Illinois, gave this Bible to his son, Joseph Pounds, who gave it to his sister, Naomi Pounds Cooper, who at the death of Joseph Pounds, adopted his son, her nephew, James Reynolds Cooper (born Pounds) and I am passing it. This Bible was brought to Nebraska shortly after the Civil War in 1865 or 1866 when Naomi Pounds Cooper came with her husband. T. L. Cooper. They settled in Johnson County, 8 or 9 miles southeast of Tecumseh. The Bible was carried by Samuel Pounds during his service in the War of 1812. While not a regular enlisted man in the U. S. forces he acted as scout and guard for the U.S. Troops.
Taken from "The Days of a Midwesterner" by Col. A. T. Cooper, autobiography, #92078 in library.