a. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Lord there's one kind favor, I'll ask of you.
See that my grave is kept clean.
--Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929)
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Toward the close of the 1850s Benjamin Pounds with his wife Sarah and their younger children left Illinois. With them were their oldest son Elias, and his family. In 1859, Benjamin was 41, Sarah perhaps a few years younger, Elias 24, and Thomas (the second son ) 20. Their destination was Missouri, but except for Thomas (whose story is told in the next chapter) they would not linger there. The Benjamin and Elias families, would quickly return home to Illinois, but again not to stay. After about a year, they moved permanently to the high plains of north-central Kansas.
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