About William M. Anderson
Ben And Ida Bounds Family Stories by Bill Bounds
Grandpa “Barefoot Bill” Anderson built a dam across a small creek near Mount Zion Baptist Church, also called Burnt Bridge Church in Lamar County, MS. He successfully operated a water powered Grist Mill at this site. Grandpa stocked the mill pond with fish and ask the neighbors not to fish in it for two(2) years. Some neighbors ignored his request and fished it anyway. . When he threatened to have them arrested for trespassing, some of them got mad and came back after dark and attempted to drain his mill pond. Grandpa Bill, once shot someone in the legs with birdshot for stealing corn from his cornfield (for the second time), opted to just sell his home and mill pond and move away rather than do violence to his neighbors to prevent them from trespassing and fishing in his mill pond.
Bill's Stories About Growing Up in Pistol Ridge, Mississippi
Written and Compiled by Bill Bounds