Born: December 11, 1868  Died: January 11, 1921


Moffatt Alexander Gound was the son of civil war veteran, Robert Tate Gound and Sarah Emeline (Campbell) Gound. He married Jennie Ann Morton (1872–1958) on September 8, 1898. He is thought to have been named Moffatt after his mother’s brother, William Moffatt Campbell. He had three brothers, Joseph E. Gound (1875–1876), Houston T. Gound (1877-1897), Robert Smith Gound (1881–1968); two sisters, Mary Eliza Gound (1881–1974) and Dollie Gound (1883–1883). Moffatt and Jennie Ann had one daughter, Julia Irene Gound (1900-1987).


In 1900 – 1905, Moffatt Gound had left the area and was working in Birmingham, Alabama, as a puddler in a rolling mill. Puddling was one step in one of the most important processes of making the first appreciable volumes of high-grade bar iron (malleable wrought iron) during the Industrial Revolution. In the original puddling technique, molten iron in a reverberatory furnace was stirred with rods, which were consumed in the process.


By 1910 he and his wife and daughter had returned to the area and he remained in the Loudon area  until his death on his farm in 1921.


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