Descendants of James Blount

 

 

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Generation No. 1

 

1.  JAMES1 BLOUNT1,2,3 was born Abt. 1620 in England, and died 1686 in Chowan Precinct, Albermarle County, North Carolina.  He married (1) UNKNOWN4 Abt. 1646 in England.    He married (2) ANNA WILLIX RASCOE5 Aft. 1670. 

 

Notes for JAMES BLOUNT:

The question of James Blount's parentage has been a source of great confusion, due primarily to a "genealogy" prepared for one Frederick Speight Blount in 1872.  This bogus study purports to connect Capt. James Blount the immigrant with Sir Walter Blount who was made a baronet during the reign of King Charles I in 1642.  The study says that three of Sir Walter's sons "emigrated to Virginia and North Carolina."  Attached to the report was an "American Genealogy," copied from a Memorandum of the Blount Family made by John Bonner Blount, A.D. 1823.  The first paragraph of the "American Genealogy" reads as follows:

 

"James Blount, who by tradition was a Captain in the King of England's Life Guards, and a younger son of Sir Walter Blount, Member of Parliament, and created a Baronet by Charles I., emigrated to Virginia, (which then extended as far south as Albemarle Sound), with many other persons.  There were several persons of the name of Blount who, either personally or by reference to Captain John Smith's History of Virginia, will more fully apear.  There is no doubt, however, that a certain James Blount, who brought over with him a copperplate of the armorial bearings of his family, now in my posession, which, by comparing with the heraldry of England, quarters the arms of the former or present Duke of Devonshire, particularly as to their representation of clouds; on or about 1669, (the particular day will appear by reference to records) entered a tract of land on Albemarle Sound, a greater part of which is now, at the present day, in possession of one of his immediate descendants, Clement H. Blount."

 

The problem is that Sir Walter Blount, Baronet, did not have a son named James Blount.  See Alexander Croke, The Genealogical History of the Croke Family, Originally Named Le Blount, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1823), II, 145-146.

 

However, the myth that Capt. James Blount was a son of Sir Walter Blount has continued in numerous publications.  In addition, it has been asserted that Thomas Blount, who died in 1706 was the brother and not the son of Capt. James Blount.  See Marcus T. Wright, Some Accounts of the Life and Service of William Blount (1740-1800) (1884); John H. Wheeler, Reminiscences of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians  (Columbus, OH, 1884), lvii-lix, 130; Zella Armstrong, comp., Notable Southern Families (Chattanooga, TN, 1918) I, 32-37; Alice Barnwell Keith, ed., The John Gray Blount Papers, Volume One 1764-1789 (Raleigh, NC, 1952), xiv, note 4; Wiliam H. Masterson, William Blount (New York, 1954), 1-3.  Hathaway's North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register and Worth S. Ray's Index and Digest to Hathaway's North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register (Austin, TX, 1945), 19-20, confuse the matter even further.  As late as 1974, one Sherman Fields prepared a chart on the Blount

family, a copy of which is at the North Carolina State Library.  The familiar errors that James was a son of Sir Walter and that Thomas was a brother of James appear on the chart.

 

Standing against all of this is the work of the late Helen M. Blount Prescott, who spent many years from the 1890s until the 1940s, working on the Blount family history.  Miss Prescott's famous Blount and Blunt Chart (1902, 1930) shows that Capt. James Blount, the immigrant, was the son of James and -------- (Clare) Blount.  It also shows that Thomas Blount, who died in 1706, was the son of Capt. James Blount. Prescott's papers are housed at the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The key to establishing Capt. James's parentage and background is the will of Charles Blount, uncle of Capt. James.  Charles Blount's will, dated Dec. 19, 1655, includes the following bequest:  "I give and bequeathe unto my cozen James Blount one of the Sonnes of my late brother James Blount Esquire deceased the summe of fiftie pounds in case he be liveinge or such returned from beyond the seas where now he is to demand the same."  This will was filed in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Folio 172, and is indexed in Vol. 54, Wills 1653-56, PCC, Public Record Office, London.  Genealogist Marilu Burch Smallwood accepted the Prescott version of Capt. James' lineage in her book Related Royal Families (Gainesville, FL, 1966), 360.  One interesting recent source is C. Sylvester Green's Blounts of Pitt County, North Carolina  (Greenville, NC, 1978).  He accepts the Prescott Chart but tries to have it both ways regarding Thomas, son of James.  In establishing the background of the Pitt County Blounts, Green sometimes says that they were descendants of Thomas, brother of James and at other times, descendants of Thomas, son of James.  See pp. 14, 25, 33, 38, 42, 47.   Virginia (Watkins) Westergard and Kyle S. VanLandingham in their book, Parker and Blount in Florida (Okeechobee, FL, 1983), accept the Prescott version. 

 

Regarding the controversy over the different Thomas Blounts, Mattie Erma E. Parker, in her biographical sketch of Thomas Blount in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol. 1, p. 82, summed it up very well:

 

"Most writers on the Blount family have confused three individuals bearing the name Thomas Blount.  The three are (1) the subject of this sketch, (2) his son Thomas, and (3) a putative uncle of the subject of this sketch, said to have settled in North Carolina in the 1670s, but of whom this writer finds no trace in North Carolina records."

 

The James Blount Coat of Arms is found in Wheeler's Reminiscences, lvii:

 

"His Coat of arms engraved on a copper plate, which he brought with him, was in the possession of his descendants until about the year 1840, when it was destroyed by its possessor, the late James B. Shepard of Raleigh.  A cut of it is given above, taken from an impression of the original plate."

 

The coat of arms is impaled with the arms of the Clare family, that of his mother.  The Clare arms include three chevrons on a shield.  The coat of arms is reportedly shown on the seals attached to the wills of John Blount, son of James; and John's son, John Blount, Jr.  According to the Frances B. Claypoole Notes, the "[s]eals used by John Blount I and John Blount II in signing their wills distinctly show a meteor and not a sun."   See Robert F. Pfafman, Ancestry and Progeny of Capt. James Blount, Immigrant (1983).

 

The Rt. Rev. Joseph Blount Cheshire, Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina, was very interested in the Blount genealogy.  He sent a copy of the James Blount Coat of Arms to one Charles Dexter Allen of Brooklyn, New York.  Mr. Allen replied to Bishop Cheshire on February 26, 1906, and stated that the "arms on this plate are quartered with another coat: but no tinctures are shown."  Allen remarked that book plate was of the Chippendale design, after 1750 and represented the Chippendale design of a "late period."  This indicates that the copy of the arms shown in Wheeler was modified somewhat from the original, since James Blount died in 1686.  See Joseph B. Cheshire Papers, 1724-1932,  Correspondence 1905-October 1906, PC 183.45 NCA, North Carolina State Archives.

 

The following biographical sketch of James Blount is by Mattie Erma E. Parker.

See William S. Powell, ed., Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (Chapel Hill, NC, 1979), I, 178-179.

 

"Blount (Blunt), James (d. spring or summer 1686), colonial official, and leader in Culpeper's Rebellion, moved to the Albemarle colony from Isle of Wight County, Va., between 1660, when the family was still in Virginia, and 1669, when Blount was a member of the Albemarle council.  Presumably, the title captain, applied to him by his contemporaries, indicates his rank in either the Virginia or the Albemarle militia, or both. 

 

"By 21 Apr. 1669, Blount was a council member in the Albemarle colony.  He was also on the council in 1672, 1679, 1681, 1684, and perhaps also in years not indicated in surviving records.  In 1677, and apparently in earlier years, he was one of the burgesses representing Chowan Precinct and sat on the council by vote of the assembly, which then chose some of the council members.

 

"Although Blount participated in the government over which the controversial Thomas Miller presided in the summer and fall of 1677, he was one of the leaders in the overthrow of Miller in December of that year.  Not only did he help lead the upheaval, subsequently called Culpeper's Rebellion, but he became a member of the rebel parliament and the rebel council that governed the colony until 1679, when the proprietors reestablished government under their own authority.

 

"After the restoration of de jure government, Blount served on the council at least in the years 1679, 1681, and 1684.  He was a justice of the county court of Albemarle in 1682 and 1683. 

 

"Blount lived in Chowan Precinct, where he owned 300 acres of land in the 1670s.  His holding was enlarged by a grant of 660 acres in 1684 [Mulberry Hill]. 

 

"Blount was married twice.  His first wife, whose name is not known, was the mother of at least five of his children:  James, Thomas, John, Ann and Elizabeth. Apparently, James and Thomas, if not the other children, were born before their parents moved to Albemarle.  They proved their headrights and were granted land in 1680, by which time both were married.  Blount's first wife died between 27 Sept. 1670, when she was a witness in court, and 13 June 1683, by which time Blount's second marriage had taken place.  The second wife was Anna Riscoe, widow of Robert Riscoe of Albemarle and daughter of Belshassar Willix of Exeter, N.H.  She and Blount probably were married shortly before 13 June 1683, when Blount obtained administration of Riscoe's estate 'in right of his wife.'  If children were born of the second marriage, they apparently died in infancy.

 

"Blount died between 10 Mar. 1686, when he made a codicil to his will, and 17 July, when the will was proved.  By that time his two daughters were married and each had at least one child.  They were referred to in the will as Elizabeth Hawkins, who had a son named John, and Ann Slocum, who had a daughter named Ann.

 

"Blount's own son, John was still a minor when his father died.  John's brother, Thomas became his guardian, but the guardianship lasted less than a decade, as John was married in 1695 to Elizabeth Davis, daughter of John and Mary Davis of Henrico County, Va.  Thomas himself was married to his second wife, Mary Scott, about the time of his father's death, in the spring of 1686.  James, Jr., gave his wife's name as Elizabeth in listing his headrights and also in his will.

 

"Blount's widow, Anna, whom he called in his will, married Seth Sothel, then governor of the colony and one of the proprietors of Carolina.  After Sothel's death, she married John Lear, a prominent Virginian."

 

The following excerpt is from Peter Wilson Coldham, The Complete Book of Immigrants 1607-1660  (Baltimore, MD, 1987), 295-296:

 

"13 September. [1655]  The following bound to James Blunt, planter, to serve in Virginia:  Thomas Taylor of Lugwardine, Heref., labourer, for 6 years; Rebecca Davis of Grosmont, Monmouth, spinster, for 3 years; and Anne Morgan of Rowlstone, Heref, spinster, for 3 years.  Mary Jones of Crickhowell, Monmouth spinster, and Markes Thomas of Crickhowell bound to Joseph Curtis of Bristol, shipwright, to serve 3 years in Virginia. (BRO)."

 

The following entry is found in North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register 3 (January 1903), 146:

 

"Henry White aged about fifty seven years, upon oath declared that he knew Samuel Davis deceased, that he lived in the Pascotank in this Government, and that he knew the said Samuel Davis when he lived in Isle of Wight when he was an apprentice to his father, Henry White, of the Isle of Wight county afsd. Cooper, and that after he was out of his time he married one Ann, a servant to Captn. James Blount, and afterwards about the year 1660, he, the sd Samuel and Ann, his wife removed themselves into this government, where the deponent knew them to live several years & had several children and that Samuel Davis Junior is the eldest son &c."

 

Capt. James Blount was one of the leaders of Culpeper's Rebellion in 1677. 

 

"The chief cause of unrest in the decade of the 1670s was the attempt of the English Parliament to regulate the tobacco trade and to curb smuggling by passage of series of navigation acts.  The Act of 1660 stated that certain enumerated articles, including tobacco, could be traded only to England.  The New Englanders, engaged in the intercolonial coastal trade, tried to circumvent the requirements of the law by landing tobacco in another colony before selling it abroad.  To stop such illegal trade, Parliament passed the Plantation Duty Act of 1673, which required a tobacco duty of one penny per pound to be paid at the port of purchase.  Because they were dependent on the New England mariners for the marketing of their tobacco, the Albemarle planters were threatened economically by the new regulations and duty."  See Lindley S. Butler, North Carolina Genesis:  Seventeenth-Century Albemarle County  (Hertford, NC, 1989), 12. 

 

In the fall of 1679, the "popular faction" which included James Blount took control of the colony.  In the "Representation to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina Concerning the Rebellion in that Country, to be made use of in Further Examinations,"  the role of James Blount is mentioned:

 

"Capt: James Blount, although one of the Great Councill or Assistant to the Deputies is one of the chief persons amongst the Insurrectors, and although I wrote to him, the speaker and rest of the Burgesses of Chowan Precinct, yet when the Sheriffe of Chief Martiall came with my letter and endeavoured to raise Posse Comitatis for keeping the peace and securing of that your Lordships Country, he the said Blount with one Captain John Vernham took the Martiall and his men Prisoners and raised forces against the Government."  See William L. Saunders, ed., The Colonial Records of North Carolina  (Raleigh, NC, 1886), I, 259.

 

"During the height of Culpeper's Rebellion in December 1677, the most irregular judicial proceeding of the entire period occurred when the arrested acting governor Thomas Miller and other government officials were brought before a rebel assembly at George Durant's house.  The assembly, led by speaker Thomas Cullen, who had formerly been outlawed for illegal Indian trade, selected 'ye supream Court' of chief justice Richard Foster and associates John Jenkins, William Crawford, James Blount, Patrick White, and Valentine Bird, all of whom where influential planters and merchants.  Free-flowing rum contributed to the unraveling of the proceedings.  Although George Durant, serving as attorney general, and John Culpeper were advising the grand jury, their indictment was returned endorsed as a 'Bill of Error' rather than Billa Vera  (true bill).  According to Miller, the 'stark drunk' sheriff was unable to impanel a petit jury to proceed against him, but he remained in fear for his life until a proclamation from Governor Eastchurch condemning the rebellion arrived from Virginia and broke up the proceeding."  See North Carolina Genesis, 23.

 

"Culpeper's Rebellion, the most significant of the upheavals in Albemarle County, was certainly an outgrowth of the internal struggle for power triggered by the effect of the tobacco duty of 1673.  Unrest festered in the isolated frontier colony, exacerbated by proprietary neglect, uncertain land policy, and the ambiguity of the proprietary relationship....The Carolina rebellion was not surprising, given the power struggle within the feeble proprietary government, for which the Lords Proprietors must bear full responsibility.  The uprising had indeed tested the proprietors, who were found wanting.  The Albemarle planters had learned from the outset to rely on their own resources, and after years of contention, the popular faction had earned the right to govern the colony.  The success of the government established by this faction was best described by the proprietors themselves, when in 1680 they admitted that all was 'quyet,' with the customs fees being 'quyeyly paid by the People.' "  See North Carolina Genesis, 15. 

 

The original will of James Blount is in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina.  It is laminated and in very good condition.  In May 1999, Kyle S. VanLandingham examined the will and made a photocopy.  The following transcription is from the original:

 

"In the Name of God Amen  I James Blount of Chowan Precinct In the County of Albemarle In the Province of Carolina Esq. & well knowing the uncertainty of this Life doe make Ordain & Appoint this to bee my Last will and Testament hereby Revoeking & adnulling all former Wills by me Made & this Only to be taken & reputed as my Last will.

 

"Imp.  I Bequeath my Soule to God who gave it & my body to the Earth to be Decently Enterred & as for that Worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me in this life my Just debts funeral Expenses & Legatyes being first paid I give and bequeath as followeth---

 

"Item.  I give unto my Sonn James Blount one Shilling in Country Comodities to be paid him by my Executrix hereafter named within one year after my Decease.

 

"Item.  I give unto my Sonn Thomas Blount & to my two Daughters Ann Slocumb & Elizabeth Hawkins Each of them twelve pence apiece in Country Comodities to be paid them within one year after my Decease.

 

"Item.  I give & bequeath unto my Grand Children James Sarah Blount the children of my Sonn Thomas Blount & to Ann Slocomb the child of my Daughter Ann Slocomb & to John Hawkins ye Son of my Daughter Elizabeth Hawkins Each of them a Cow & a Calfe to be paid to their severall parents within three years after my Decease in some sort of Stock to runn for ye use and behoofe of the Said children till they Severally Come of age, or Marriage Capacitated to receive the Same.

 

"Item.  I give & bequeath all ye remainder part of my Estate Reall & personall whether it Consist in Lands, houses, Negroes, Servants, Stock, household goods, or any other kind of specie whatsoever, unto my Loving wife Ann Blount for her to have hold occupy & Enjoy During her naturall Liffe without Loss or Controule & at her death to dispose of the Same to ye Value of Sixty pounds in Country Comodities to Whoever she Shall think fitt, And after her my said Wifes Decease, I give ye whole remainder of my Estate to my Son John Blount & his heirs forever; & I do hereby appointe & ordaine yt my said Sonn John Shall be Decently maintained out of the Estate during his minority.  and in Case my said Wife Ann should Live till after my Said Sonn John Should come of Age then if he should happen to marry or to goe to Live in some other place from said Wife; then She to pay him thirty or forty pounds (which She pleaseth) in Country Comoditites.

 

                                                                       Turns Over

                                                                       James Blount

 

"Lastly  I appoint my Loving Wife, Ann Blounte my whole & Sole Executrix of this my last will & testament desiring her to be careful in every article & Clause thereof & for Confirmation of ye Same I have hereunto set my hand & Seale this Ninth day of July in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty and five.   March ye 10th 1685[/6].

 

"Before signing sealing or Publication I doe hereby Appoint that in Case my Son John Shuld Dy without heirs male then I give & bequeath all my lands & houses to ye heirs Male of my sonn Thomas Blount & so successively doe Entaile the same on their heirs male of my said Thomas forEver:  but in case the heirs male of my Said son John & Thomas should both faile then I Entaile the Same on the heirs Generall of my Sonn John first then of my Son Thomas. and if both should faile then of the heirs of my Daughter Ann Slocumb and Elizabeth Hawkins.

 

                                                                     James Blount    (Seal)

 

Signed, Sealed & Published

as his last will and testament

in presence of

 

            her

Jane      X    Miller

          mark

 

John Hall

 

William Dobson

 

John Wettinhall

 

This will proved by John Hall and Jane Miller on the seventh day of July 1686 and by William Dobson on the 11th day of July 1686 who uppon their oaths (before me) duely administered did attest that they see the testator above named James Blount signe & seale & heard him declare the above written to be his last will and testament.

 

                                                                      Seth Sothell

 

Recorded J? N. Chevin, Clk --- Chow."

 

Grimes' NorthCarolina Wills, 54, states that the will was recorded in Will Book 1, p. 120, Office of Secretary of  State.

 

     

Children of JAMES BLOUNT and UNKNOWN are:

2.           i.   JAMES2 BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1648, England; d. 1717, Chowan Precinct, Albemarle Co., North Carolina.

3.          ii.   THOMAS BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1650; d. Bef. March 28, 1706, Cabin Ridge Plantation, Albermarle County, North Carolina.

            iii.   ELIZABETH BLOUNT5,6, m. THOMAS HAWKINS7.

            iv.   ANNE BLOUNT7,8, m. UNKNOWN SLOCUMB9.

4.          v.   JOHN BLOUNT, b. September 16, 1669, North Carolina; d. March 17, 1725/26, Chowan Precinct,  Albemarle Co.  North Carolina.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JAMES2 BLOUNT (JAMES1)10,11 was born Abt. 1648 in England, and died 1717 in Chowan Precinct, Albemarle Co., North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH12 Abt. 1674. 

     

Children of JAMES BLOUNT and ELIZABETH are:

              i.   ANNE3 BLOUNT13.

             ii.   MARY BLOUNT13.

            iii.   JOHN BLOUNT13.

            iv.   JAMES BLOUNT13.

             v.   ELIZABETH BLOUNT13, m. JOHN YELVERTON13.

 

 

3.  THOMAS2 BLOUNT (JAMES1)14,15,16 was born Abt. 1650, and died Bef. March 28, 1706 in Cabin Ridge Plantation, Albermarle County, North Carolina.  He married (1) UNKNOWN Abt. 1670 in Virginia.    He married (2) MARY PERRY17,18 May 13, 1686 in Perquimans Precinct, Albermarle Co., N. C.19, daughter of JEREMIAH PERRY.  She died Bef. October 31, 1716.

 

Notes for THOMAS BLOUNT:

Thomas Blount, son of James Blount and his unknown first wife, was born about 1650 in England.

 

Thomas first appears in North Carolina records in 1680 as follows:

 

"Albemarl.  These are in the name of his Excel ye. Palat. & rest of the true and absolute Lords proprietor. to will & require you to Survey & lay out for Tho. Blount of this county five hundred acres of land ...English measure wch. is due to him for the transportacon of ten psons into this County whose names are under written and make returne of this warrant to ye. Secretary office wth. ye. Suvey fail not as you will answer the Contrary  Given under our hands and the Seal of the County this 29th. day of March 1680.  Jno Jenkins, Wm. Craford, Antho. Slocu_, Rbt. Holden. __ye _ 1. Survr or his deputy

_ames Blount, Visula Rodgers, James Blount jur., (torn)__iz his wife, Jno Blount, Jno. Currier, Edw. Rowe his (torn) ___e Nightingale & two Children not baptized."

See Weynette Parks Haun, Old Albemarle County North Carolina Book of Land Warrants and Surveys 1681-1706 (Durham, NC, 1984), 12.

 

On the same page is a warrant to lay out 100 acres for "James Blount Jur." dated March 29, 1680 for transporting two persons, Edw. Roe, Junr. & Jno. Chantrey.  James assigned these rights to Thomas Blount on April 4, 1694. 

 

Appearing with these 1680 warrants were the following records of rights proven and certificates issued:

 

"Albemarl.  SS:  Att a Pal. Court holden at ye. house of Jno. Harris ye. 20th. of 7br. 1692  Tho. Blount proved Seven rights viz:  Tho. Blount, Christian Blount, Joshua Hepworth, Eliabeth Green & three Negros.  Test:  wm. Glovr: Clk, Counsell.

 

"These are to certify that Mr. Tho. Blount did at a Court holden for the Precinct of Chowan ye. 12th. day of ffebr. 1693 prove three rights Humphrey Leg & two Negroes.  as certifyed.  P: Hendrson Walker Clk.

 

"These are to certify that James Cooper did at a Court holden for the precinct of Chowan ye. 12th. dayof ffebr. 1693 prove ffour rights viz:  himselfe,  Christian Elizabeth & Jane Cooper as certufted,  P:  Hendrson Walker Clk.  I ye. Subscriber doe hereby assigne unto Mr. Tho. Blount ye. four above written rights Witness my hand this 2d. of April Ano Dm 1694.  Test:  Henderson Walker, W. Glover."

 

On the previous page:

 

"Chowan pcinct. Ss:  These may certify yt. at a Court holden for ye. Precinct __of Chowan ye. first Munday in Aprill at ye. house of Cap. Henderson Walk__ Ano. Dm. 1694.  Psent.  Thomas Blount Esqr. psident, Jno Porter Junr., Tho. Luten, James Long, Cotton Robison, Justices.

These Rights following was Proved and Certificates ordered by this Court, viz:...

 

"James Blount three Rights viz:  James Blount, Jno. Blount, Elizabeth Blount_, One put into his Wart. ye. other two assigned to Mr. Thomas Blount....

 

"Tho. Green his own right proved And assigned to Mr. Tho. Bloun__(torn)"

 

The following is from Mattie Erma E. Parker's biographical sketch of Thomas Blount in Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, edited by Wm. S. Powell, Volume I (Chapel Hill, NC, 1979), 181-182: 

 

"Blount (Blunt), Thomas (d. ca. March 1706), colonial official, was the son of Captain James Blount and his first wife, who name is not known.  The elder Blounts moved to Albemarle from Isle of Wight County, Va., between 1660 and 1669.  Apparently Thomas and a brother, James, Jr., remained in Virginia for a time or returned there after their family's removal to Albemarle.  Both Thomas and James, Jr., proved their own headrights and were granted land in Albemarle in 1680.

 

"Like his father, Thomas Blount was called captain by his contemporaries, which presumably indicated rank in the militia of either Virginia or North Carolina, or both.  Also, like his father, he held civil office, including a seat on the council, in North Carolina.  Blount's first known office was justice of Chowan Precinct court, of which he was the presiding judge in 1694.  The almost total loss of the seventeeenth-century records of that court renders it impossible to determine the length of his service.

 

"In 1696, Blount was a member of the North Carolina council and was ex officio justice of the general court, then held by the council.  From 1698 through 1701 he was justice of the general court by commission from the council but no longer a council member.  In about 1696 and 1703 he was a member of the assembly, but the exact dates of his legislative service are not known.  In 1699 he was member of a commission to investigate a charge of murder brought against a group of Indians, which was found to be false."

 

Further details of the Indian matter can be found in William L. Saunders, ed., Colonial Records of North Carolina  (Raleigh, NC, 1886), I, 515.  First is a postcript from a letter of Virginia Governor Nicholson to North Carolina Governor Walker, dated James City, October 8, 1699: 

 

"I am very sorry to hear that those Indians which murdered ye people and stole ye goods are like to come off without being brought to condigne punishment, and that it may be be a ill precedent to ye Indians in these parts and incourage them to do the like is ye hearty wishes of --- F.N. Francis Nicholson"

 

Governor Walker responded on November 18, 1699:

 

"Concerning ye Indians its very true that such report made to us that we generally did believe that these unhappy people were destroyed by them, and I with the advice of the Assembly sent the Hon. David Akehurst Esq. to inquire of the truth thereof and with him Capt. Thos. Blount who was a very great sharer in that loss, and was as strongly persuaded as any man that ye people in ye canoe were indeed murdered and himself and family was in as great danger as any in the Government.  And upon their return, they made report to me and ye Councill that all ye Indians that could be suspected freely upon ye first summons surrendered themselves and gave so particular account of ye matter and with so many concurring circumstances that by all the inquiry that they could make they could see no cause to fix it upon any of them for ye evidences (witnesses) who at a distance seemed strong, when they came face to face with ye Indians could say nothing against them, so that they returned fully satisfied that the canoe was lost by extremity of wind and sea, which all know was very violent at that time and so continued for several days together.   (signed) Henderson Walker."

 

There is record of an agreement reached between the Bay River Indians and the North Carolina government made  by Thomas Blount and three others as well as Sothel, King of the Bear Creek Indians.  According to the agreement, the Indians were obligated to turn over to the government any Indians accused of murdering the "King's Subjects."  In addition, the Indians were to asist the "English in all trouble with all Indians" and to pay a tribute each year at General Court in July with "to pair of Skins as a tribute to the English Government."  See "Articles of Agreement with the Bay River Indians," North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register 1 (October 1900), 598-599.

 

Returning to Parker's sketch:

 

"At some time subsequent to October 1701, the general court disqualified Blount from holding civil or military office in the colony during the remainder of his life.  That action was taken because of the marriage of Blount's son James to Mary Tyler, sister of James's deceased wife, Katherine.  Such a marriage, though admitttedly outside the jurisdiction of the court, was prohibited by the Anglican church.  As both Blount and Nicholas Tyler, the father of the bride, were alleged to have promoted the marriage, the court barred them both from holding any office of trust in the colony.  Although Blount's alleged offense was against the Anglican church, it seems not to have affected his standing in the church itself.  He was on the vestry of St. Paul's Parish from the establishment of the parish, in 1701, until his death."

 

There is a fascinating deposition of William Hancock published under the title "Matchmaking (and Consequences?), 1701" in North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal 24 (May 1998), 197:

 

"Ye deposition of William Hancock of Pamplico taken October 23, 1701----On ye last of April, or ye 1rst of May, Mr. Thomas Blount desir'd William Barrow & myself to perswade his son James to go to Pamplico, with an Intent to break off ye Match with he Widdow Hooper, & to marry him before he came back again if it might be, whereupon William Barrow, & my self went over to Edmund Pearses, & perswaded him to go over to his Fathers, to go along with us to Pamplico, he showed some unwillingness to comply, but we had orders to tell him from his Father ye Great Inconvenience of marrying ye Widdow Hooper with so many children, to wch he presently reply'd, yt my father would have me Marry ye Widdow Durant for ye sake of a Little Money whom I cannot fancy, who hath 5 children, whereas ye Widdow Hooper hath but four children, & loves him entirely. On ye Friday night following we lay at Lionel Readings, when his Father desir'd me to discourse him privately, & to bring him answer what his son design'd to do, & to tell himof Mr. Tylers daughter, & of Mr Derehams daughter of Pamplico with whom he might have 100lt?, his Reply at last was not willing to refuse an Answer absolutely, yt if his Father was not willing yt he should have whom he lik'd then when He came back from Palmplico (he) swim his cattle over ye creek to Edmund Pearses & Travel, for if his Father & Mother were to perswade her with all ye south shoar to speak an ill word of him he had so much confidence in her yt he believ'd she woud not, & if he did not marry her whom He Lov'd He would not Marry whilst he liv'd, on ye Sunday morning at my House after we came in, he fell into a great disorder, wch I believe was upon ye occasion of what his Father & Mother had said to him, & upon his recovery out of his fit, he smote his Breast, & sd very often Ld me merciful to my soul, & was bordering to all appearances on distraction.

                                                                       Witness my mark

 

Witnesses

    Daniel Bret

    Tho. Lepper                                                William Hancock     

                                                                        his    W   mark"

 

And this document:

 

"North Carolina.  Ss

Know all men by these prsents yt we James Blount & Capt. Thos Blounte are holden & Firmly bound to his Excellency ye palatine and Lords Proprietors in ye Sum of Seaventy four pounds Sterl money of England for wch paymt Well & truly be made we bind of ourheirs Execrs Administas [sic] or Assigns Joyntly & Severally firmly by those presents Sealed with our Seals this 30th Day of Oct:  1701---

The Condition of this obligation is Such that whereas the above bounden James Blount By an Order of the Honle President & Councill is Ordered to pay to Johannah Hooper for ye mainteineng [sic] her Child when it Shall be born at ye Rate of Six Shillings and Eight Pence per Moneth to be paid att one Intire Paymt yearly ont he tenth Day of January Every yeare (as by ye Sd Order of Councill bearing Date with these prsents may apeare if therefore the above Sd James Blounte Shall Well & truly pay unto ye aforsd Johannah Hooper the aforsd Sum yearly & Every yeare on ye 19th Day of Janry as afrosd and shall Well & truly respect [?] the Sd order of Court in Every Article and Clause by himself his heirs Executors Administration or Assignes then this prsent Obligatn to be Boyd & of Nowe Effect other wayes to Stand in full force Power and Existnce [?]

Signd Seald

and Delrd in Prsents)                     

                                                                         James Blount

Na: Chevin    

Samll Culson [Culton?]                                    Thomas Blo[torn]

 

(From Colonial Court Records, Box 148, Civil & Criminal Papers, 1681-1710, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.)"

 

The following is from Mattie Erma Edwards Parker, ed., North Carolina Higher-Court Records 1697-1701  (Raleigh, NC, 1971), 468-469:

 

"Richard Plater Esqr. Attorney Generall Came here the 3d Day of the Generall Court and gives the Court here to Understand and be informed That James Blount of the County of Bath hath Unlawfully maried with Mary Daughter of Mr. Nich. Tylor haveing before [maried] with Katherine Daughter to the said Nicholas Tylor and sister to the said Mary And the said James blount and Mary being Called and upon Examination they Confess.  And the Court haveing taken the premisses into theire serious Consideration Do from their hearts Detest and abhorr the action as abominble in the sight of god and prohibitted by the Lawes of the Church but are of opinion that is is not within the Jurisdiction of this Court to give finall Determination in that matter.

 

"And whereas upon the first notice of theire purpose to Enter into the said unlawfull mariage the Honorable president Did Direct and send Letters to all persons who he thought might be Instrumentall in the matter which Letters was sent per W. Frayly [Frayly was Thomas Blount's step son-in-law] with speciall charge for the speedy Delivery thereof yet the said Frayly Delayed and neglected to Deliver the said Letters in Contempt of the aforesaid Charge by which means that unhappy mariage was made.  Ordered that he be punished by Receiveing 10 stripes on his bare back well layd on Dureing the Courts sitting and stand bound with security for his good behaviour for one whole yeare.

 

"Whereas Mr. Nich. Tylor hath been a great promoter and abettor of the aforesaid unlawfull mariage ordered that the marshall take the said Tylor into Costody and him to hold till he become bound with good security for his good behaviour forone whole yeare and be fo Ever Disabled from bearing any office or Trust in this Government Civill or military.

 

"Wheras Capt. Tho. Blount hath been a very great promotter and Abettor of the aforesaid unlawfull Mariage Ordered that the marshall take into Costody untill he give bond with security for his good behaviour for one whole year and be for Ever Disabled from bearing any office or trust in this Government Either Civill or Military." 

 

A footnote states that this manuscript is in the same form and handwriting as minutes of the General Court, 1700-1702.

 

Returning again to the Parker biographical sketch:

 

"Blount lived in Chowan Precinct until about 1696, when he moved to Perquimans.  Meetings of the assembly, council, general court, and court of chancery were held at his house in Perquimans in February 1696/67.  He later resumed residence in Chowan and in September 1701 lived at the mouth of Kendrick's Creek in what is now Wahington County.  He made his home there for the remainder of his life."

 

The Assembly on November 12, 1701 apointed a vestry for Chowan Precinct consisting of 12 men, including Capt. Thomas Blount.  They were all present at the first meeting, held at the home of Thomas Gillam on December 15, 1701.  Vestry minutes from April 24, 1703 include the following entries:

 

"Information being made by Capt. Thomas Blount that Elinor Adams is of Infirmity and Indigence is great Danger of being lost for Want of ______

 

"The same being taken into Consideration.

 

"Ordered that Capt. Thomas Blount treat with Docr. Godfrey Spruill in _____ to her Cure and that Doctor Godfrey Spruil be paid for his Physick and Care _____ the Church-Wardens five pounds, and Capt. Thomas Blount is requested ____ Vestry to endeavour to oblige the Said Elenor to Serve the Doctor for the _____ of his House and nursing....

 

"There being Want of Some Letters for the Stamping the Weights and Measures for the Standard And Capt. Thomas Blount undertakes to ____ a Small letter C for Stamping the Styllyards and potts and Weights &c and a larger C for the half Bushell and Peck."  See Raymond Parker Fouts, Vestry Minutes of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan County, North Carolina 1701-1706, pp. 1, 5-6.

 

The following is from C. Wingate Reed, Beaufort County Two Centuries of Its History (Raleigh, NC, 1962), 22, 24:

 

"The first recorded land grant in Beaufort County, upon which entry was made, was issued by Governor Harvey on 5 March, 1697, to Captain Thomas Blount.  This grant was for 266 acres on the north bank of the Pamlico and west of Mallard Creek, on what is now known as Ragged Point.  Blount made entry upon this land on 21 May 1701.... Captain Thomas Blount received his grant to land on Ragged Point for transporting... persons to the Pamlico.  Apparently two of them were either indentured servants or slaves."  See also Beaufort County, Deed Book I, p. 1.  Two of the persons transported by Blount were William Hancock and his wife, Elizabeth.  See William Shadrack Hancock, Hancock Family History (Dade City, FL, 1983), 10.

 

Thomas Blount was occasionally involved in litigation:

 

"Know All Men by these Psents that I Thomas Blunt of Chowan Pcinct Have Hereby Constituted ordained and Made My Trustey and Wellbeloved friend James Oats of Perquemons Pcinct My true and Lawfull Aturney for Me and In My Name And To My Use To Aske demand And recover of any Person Within the Pcinct of Pequemons afore said Any Sume of Sumes of Money Porke Tobacco or Other goods And Merchandies doe to Me In the said Pcinct And upon refusall or Non payment the Person Soe Neglecting to arres S?ue Imprison And In plead or Inprison porceed? to Judgment and Execution And Upon Satisfaccon had And Made Againse Our of Prison to relese Discharge And one or More Acquittances And Discharges for Me and In My Name To Make Signe And deliver hereby Ratifieing And Confirming All And Whatsoever Lawfull Act or Acts My Said Attorney Shall doe In the Pmises In Wittness

 

"108-69

 

"Where of I Have HereUnto Sett My Hand And Seale this Ffirst day of Feabry.1696/7. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye Psents of                     Thomas Blunt (Seal)

Stephen Manwaring, James Ffwgeet

Provin In Court ye 12th day July 1697 by ye Oath of Stephen Manwaring, Test:  John Stepney Clerk.

Recorded ye 18th day of July 1697 P. John Stepney Clerk."  See Weynette Parks Hawn, Old Albemarle County North Carolina Perquimans Precinct Court Minutes 1688 Thru 1738 Book 1 (Durham, NC, 1980), 44.

 

On February 18, 1701/02, an arrest warrant was issued against him in the case of Crown v. Blount, "in a plea of the Case" to appear at the Court in March.  The writ was "Left att the house of the defendant by me  Thos. Luten  provost marshall."  See Wm. S. Price, Jr., ed., North Carolina Higher-Court Records 1702-1708  (Raleigh, NC, 1974), IV, 16,-17. 

 

Thomas Blount was a defendant in an action brought by William Duckenfeild regarding a debt.  See "Thomas Blount's Answer to Wm. Duckenfeild's Bill of Complaint," North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, 3, pp. 65-66.

 

A case from 1704 involving assault and battery and Trespass was brought by Capt. Thomas Blount against John Worley.  See North Carolina Higher-Court Records 1702-1708, IV , 82, 85. 

 

Thomas Blount left two wills.  The first was dated August 4, 1701.  In the will, Thomas Blount of Kendricks Creek in Albemarle County granted to his wife, Mary, 640 acres and 640 acres, etc., "provided that my children shall inherit." See Will of Thomas Blount, North Carolina State Archives.  The will was presented to the General Court for recording by Thomas Blount on his last day as a member of the Court, October 30, 1701.  See North Carolina Higher-Court Records 1697-1701, 460-461.

 

The second and final will was dated September 3, 1701.  It was transcribed and published in J. Bryan Grimes, North Carolina Wills and Inventories  (1912), 63-65:

 

"NORTH CAROLINA.

 

"IN YE NAME OF GOD AMEN.  I, Thomas Blount, being in perfect health and sound Memory, Do make this my last will & testiment, thereby Revoke all former Wills & testements wtever in manr. & form following, viz:

 

"Impr.  I Do give & Bequeath my soul to God yt gave it, Hopeing throw yr mercy & Merett of our Ld. & Saviour Jesus Christ, to receive a full & Genl. pardon of all my Sins; and my body to ye earth, there to be Desently Intered, acording to ye rits of ye Church of Engl., by my Execr. hereafter Named.

 

"Item.  Whereas, by a former Will I have given Half my moveable Estate, & two plantations, known by ye names of Midle plantation, & yt whereon I now live at ye mouth of [K]endricks Creek, to my ever loving wife, Mary Blount, & her issue (provided it be to ye children Begotten of her body by me Thomas Blount), after her Death, I Do confirm and make good ye same unto her, by this my will, in man'r. as is above expresst.

 

"Item.  As to ye part of my Estate, both real and personal, I give and bequeath as following:  unto my son, James Blount, his Chare of two negroes out of ye other halfe of my sd Estate, and my shoope of smith tooles, with ye anvell, belows, & all other tools thereunto belonging, wt. the Iron & Steel & filles, and half ye tract of land Called C[a]bbin Necke, yt is to say, ye Northerly part of ye plantation, to be included in ye part belonging to him & ye boye Bonner.

 

"Item.  I do give & bequeath all my whole stocke of Cattle, to be equally Devided between all my children begotting of sd. Mary Blount, my daughter, Billah, who has maryed to kellem tyler, to be excepted out of this gift, she having received her portion allready.

 

"Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter, Billah, aforesd. one silver spoon.

 

"Item.  As to ye rest of my Estate, tis my will & Desire yt it should be brought to an apprismt & out of it pay unto my three daughters, Sarah Peirce, Christian Ludford, & Ann Wilson, these sums hereafter named, yt is to say, unto my Sarah tenne pound Sterl. to be paid in Country Commodity; to my daughter, Christian, twenty Pounds Sterl. to be pd. as aforesd. & to my daughter, Ann, twenty Pounds Sterl. to be paid in like manner:  and in case of the death of any of my aforesd daughters, ye same to be paid to either of their heirs:  & to each of them one silver spoon:  & further I Do give unto either of my two daughters last named, being Christian, & Ann, two yews and a Ram, to each of them, and in case my sd Estate so appraised, after the things before giving away, do not amounted to ye sd sumes of money, by me giveing them, my said daughters, to be paid proportionable out of w't it is apraised to:  but if it shall amount to more then it my further will & Desire yt my two sones, John and Thomas, shall have each of them a negro, & for want of negroes to have ech of them five & twenty Pounds Sterl. apeace, to be pd in Country Comodity.

 

"Item.  I do give and bequeath ye other half or Moitye of ye tract of land, called C[a]bbin Necke, unto my son, John, and his heirs; & for want of heirs, it to come to my sone, James, & his heir; and if my son, James shall dye w'tout heirs, his part to com to my son John & his heirs.

 

"Item.  As to ye rest of my Estate, after my wife's half paid and Delivered her, and my Above Legacys being paid as herein expressed, I Doe give and bequeath unto my son, James Blount, & his heirs forever, whom I make my full and sole Execucter of this my last will and Testiment, Declaring & Publishing this to be soe: as,

 

"Witness my hand and seal, this third Day of September, in ye year of our Lord, Seventeen hundred & one, & in ye 13th. year of ye reign of our Soveraign L'd. William ye 3rd, King of England, &c.

 

                                                                      Thomas Blount (Seal)

 

"A Codicil to my Will:  This is my futher will & pleasure, yt ye legacys within my said Will giving & exprest, shall be pd. w'thin eighteen months after my decease. as, witness my hand & seal ye year and day abovesd. 

 

                                                                      Thomas Blount (Seal)

 

"Signed & seald in presence of

      Wm. Wilkison. [or Willson]

      John Blount.

      Thomas Green.      

                                                                      March 28th 1706.

 

"The within will was proved before me the Honble:  Thos. Cary, Esqr., D: Gov:, by ye oathes of Tho: Green & John Blount, who upon their oahtes Say that they did see ye withinTho: Blount, Sign, Seal, & acknowledge ye within written, to be his last Will & Testamt. 

 

                                                                      Thomas Cary.

 

Copied from Original Will filed in the Office of the Secretary of State."

 

Col. William Wilkinson, an associate and fellow vestryman of Thomas Blount, left in his will dated July 24, 1704, gold rings valued at twenty shillings apiece to Capt. Thomas Blount, John Blount, Capt. Thomas Luton and William Glover.  It is doubtful that Thomas Blount ever received the bequest because their wills were probated only nine days apart in March 1706.

 

Thomas Blount was one of the leaders of the North Carolina colony.  He was a planter, carpenter, shipbuilder, blacksmith, metalworker, church leader and public official.  See Virginia W. Westergard and Kyle S. VanLandingham, Parker and Blount in Florida  (Okeechobee, FL, 1983), 212-214; Marilu Burch Smallwood, Related Royal Families (Gainesville, FL, 1966), 367-369, 393-396.

 

 

Notes for MARY PERRY:

Mary (Perry) Scott Blount is believed to have been the daughter of Jeremiah Perry, who left a will in Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County on October 8, 1694. He left a bequest to Christian Blount, daughter of Thomas Blount.  See Will of Jeremiah Perry, North Carolina State Archives. 

 

Mary first married Joshua Scott, son of Joseph Scott.  They had two daughters, Grace and Sarah.  Joshua left his will in Albemarle County, January 8, 1685/86.  Soon afterwards, in May 1686, Mary married Thomas Blount.  Thomas served as guardian for his stepdaughter, Grace Scott.  See Wills of Joseph and Joshua Scott, North Carolina State Archives;  See Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, I, 182.

 

On June 6, 1701, William Fryly of Perquimans Precinct, "Joiner," and his wife Grace (Scott) Fryley, and Thomas and Mary Blount, conveyed to Edmund "Peirce" a "Gent...all that their several Plantations commonly called or known by the Name of Old Scott Joshua Scott & a tract of land on the north side of Perquimans River containing by estimation 1050 acres, with all houses, fencing etc...to the same tracts belonging...being in Perquimans Prect & all their Joint & several Rights & Tithes..."  See Perquimans County Record of Deeds, 1681-1729, C.077.40001, No. 169, North Carolina State Archives.

 

The above named grantors appointed "Mr. Robart Ffendall" to be their "Attorney to Acknowledg this Within deed in Court And to deliver possesion by turf and twig."  The deed was proved at Precinct Court, July 8, 1701, and recorded July 14, 1701.  See Weynette Parks Haun, Old Albemarle County North Carolina Perquimans Precinct Court Minutes 1688-1738 Book 1 (Durham, NC, 1980), 27.

 

On August 2, 1700, a petition was presented to the North Carolina General Court:

 

"Capt. Thos. Blount and Mary his Wife by theire humble Petition Praying That the said Mary may be Posessed with that part of the Land that was Left her by the Will of Joshua Scott her Late Deceased husband and the Honorable Court haveing Considered the Premisses and Examined the Will of the said Joshua Scott are of the Opinion that the aforesaid Mary Wife of Capt. Thos. Blounte hath a Right to what is above six hundred Acres of the Plantation whereon Wm. Frayly Lives that is to say all the Land the said Scott was posessed with."  See Parker, North Carolina Higher-Court Records 1697-1701, 372. 

 

In his two wills, Thomas Blount left two plantations to his wife, Mary Blount.  First, she received the manor plantation at Kendrick's Creek and secondly, the Middle Plantation.  The wills contained the provision that the lands would pass from her at her death to her children by Thomas Blount, the testator.  See Wills of Thomas Blount, North Carolina State Archives.

 

After the death of Thomas Blount, Mary had some difficulties with her stepson, James Blount, who was named executor of the last will.  On May 21, 1706, a citation was issued to Mrs. Mary Blount, "widdow and relict of Mr. Thomas Blount deceased personally to be and appear before the Honorable the Governor and Councell at the house of Captain John Hecklefield in Litle river on the third day of the next Generall Court then there to Shew Cause why Letters Testamenary may not be Granted to Mr. James Blount pursuant to the last Will and Testament of the Said Thomas Blount..."  See Price, North Carolina Higher-Court Records 1702-1708, IV, 474-475.

 

In 1706, Mary Blount petitioned the Governor and Council that "James Blount hath from your Petition Eight Negroes Clandestinly from the said Mary taken away and the same in his Custody keps and wil not render to your Petitioner wherefore she humbly Craves an order for the same..."  At the same time, "Kallam Tylor" petitioned that James Blount had taken and carried away a Negro belonging to him.   The Executive Council addressed Mary's petition on November 1, 1706:

 

"Whereas att a Councell holden 29th day of Augt. 1706 It was ordered that the Estate of Thomas Blount in the possession of Mrs. Mary Blount Sho'd be devided and by reason of Some questions arriseing about the understanding of the said order it was not divided Since which the Said James Blount hath possessed him selfe of Some part of said Estate. 

 

"Ordered that the honorable Jno. [illegibl]e Esqr.  Christopher Gale Esqr. Nathaniell Chevin and Tobias Knight or any three of them shall at or before the 15th day of this Instant November doe make division of the Said Estate as well what is in the hands of James Blount and what is in the hands of Jennet Blount as what is in the hands and Custody of the said Mary Blount and that the said James Blount doe bring Such part of the Said Estate as is in his hands to the house of the said Mary Blount at Such tyme as the said Estate shall be divided as aforesaid And that both of them doe produce upon Oath what of the said Estate they have in their hands.

 

"And upon Motion of both partyes Concerneing the legacy of Catle given in the Second will It is the oppinion of this Board that the Said Legacy of Cattle is to be paid out of that halfe whereof the said James is Executor and that shee have a full and Cleare halfe of the whole personnall Estate Except her halfe part of the Charge in Law that has arrisen about the proveing of the Wills and Suits thereon depending or shall arrise upon the Account of the Divideing the Same."  See Robert J. Cain, ed., Colonial Records of North Carolina [Second Series] Volume VII Records of the Executive Council 1664-1732  (Raleigh, NC, 1984), 6-7, 411.

 

The estate problems were finally resolved on November 13, 1706 when James Blount relinquished every legacy to him from the last will and testament of Thomas Blount in exchange for five "negroes."  Of course, by this conveyance James gave up title to his 1/2 share of the Cabbin Neck property.  The deed was registered in the April Court of 1708.   See Chowan County, Deed Book W#1, p. 81. 

 

Mary Blount  was still a widow on April 18, 1708 when the minutes of St. Paul's Parish mention that "on petition of Madam Mary Blount for accomodating a poor indigent man, named Thomas Wright, at her house in his sickness one week, whereof he died and was buried at her charge, prays allowance.  Ordered that she be paid by the public forty shillings. "  This was the same vestry meeting that appointed a successor to Thomas Blount,--Col. Edward Mosely.  See Colonial Records of North Carolina, I, p. 679. 

 

Mary Blount was a wealthy and eligible widow.  She married for the third time to Thomas Lee.  She lived a few more years and executed her will on September 26, 1716.  It was probated October 31, 1716.  In the will she left her son Thomas Blount one half of the "manner plantation with the manner house."  Her daughter, Silpia (Zilpha) received the "other halfe of the manner plantation."  Sons Benjamin and Jacob Blount received the "Middle Plantation."  She named her son, Thomas Blount, as executor.  See Will of Mary Blount Lee, North Carolina State Archives. 

 

Thomas Blount sold his share of the manor plantation, 340 acres, to Thomas Lee on January 24, 1716/17.  See Chowan County, Deed Book B#1, p. 407. 

 

Zilpha subsequently married John Edwards and sold her half of the manor plantation to John Powell on October 30, 1722.  See Chowan County, Deed Book C#1, p. 309.

 

Benjamin Blount assigned his share of the Middle Plantation to his brother Jacob on January 13, 1717/18.  Jacob then sold the entire tract of 606 acres to William Downing, shipwright, on January 30, 1717/18. The land was called "Rich Neck" on Kendricks Creek.  See Chowan County, Deed Book B#1, p. 537, 543.

 

Thomas Lee left his will on March 14, 1716/17 and it was probated on July 6, 1719.    By this time he had remarried to Mary, widow of John Bailey.  He left Cabbin Neck to his brother, William Lee.  That would have been the 1/2 portion of Cabbin Neck which James Blount gave up to his stepmother, Mary Blount in 1707.  All other lands and his mill were bequeathed to Lee's son, Stephens Lee.   See Chowan County, Deed Book B#1, p. 412;  Will of Thomas Lee, North Carolina State Archives. 

 

The last of Thomas Blount, Sr.'s property was the 1/2 share of Cabbin Neck which he had bequeathed to his son, John Blount.  John sold that property, 640 acres, to William Downing, March 1, 1729.  See Smallwood, Related Royal Families, 395.

 

In 1723, John Powell, owner of half of the manor plantation, petitioned the General Court to divide the property since the other half had been sold by Thomas Blount to Thomas Lee, now deceased.  William Downing and Edward Moseley, executors of the estate of Thomas Lee, consented to the division.  See North Carolina Higher-Court Records 1709-1723, V, 348.

 

Finally, in October 1724, William Downing petitioned the General Court that:

 

"...whereas by the last Will of Mr. Thomas Blount late of this Province he did give and appoynt three Acres of land to be taken out of a Tract of Land then in his possession known bythe name of the middle Plantation for the use of a Mill on the sayd Tract and to be contiguous with the sayd Mill; and Your Honors Petitioner having Since bought the sayd Tract of Land and the said three Acres having never yet been Surveyed or Sett apart from the said Tract humbly prayeth that an Order of this honorble Court may be granted him for the Surveying and Seting apart the sayd three Acres of Land according to the sayd Will for the use of the Sayd Mill and as little to the prejudice of the sayd Tract of land as possible And your Honors Petitioner is in duty bound shall ever pray etc. 

                                                                  Signed W. Downing.

Which was granted And Order'd that the land be laid out according to the Said Will, the aforesaid William Downing giving timely notice thereof to the aforesaid Thomas Blount's Orphans or their Guardians."  See Cain, Colonial Records of North Carolina [Second Series] Volume VI North Carolina Higher-Court Minutes 1724-1730, 65-66.

 

It is understood that the original mill was established by Capt. Thomas Blount.  See North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register 2 (April 1901), 312-313; Lida T. Rodman Manuscript, Wm. Blount Rodman Papers 1817-1893, Papers1820-1893, North Carolina State Archives.

 

 

     

Children of THOMAS BLOUNT and UNKNOWN are:

5.           i.   JAMES3 BLOUNT, b. 1672, Alebemarle County, North Carolina.

             ii.   SARAH BLOUNT20,21, m. UNKNOWN PIERCE22.

            iii.   CHRISTIAN BLOUNT22,23, m. JOHN W LUDFORD24.

            iv.   BILLAH BLOUNT24,25, m. KELLUM TYLER26.

             v.   ANNE BLOUNT26,27, m. WILLIAM WILSON28.

 

     

Children of THOMAS BLOUNT and MARY PERRY are:

6.         vi.   THOMAS3 BLOUNT, JR, b. 1687, Perquimans Precinct, Albermarle Co., N. C.; d. 1729, Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, North Carolina.

7.        vii.   BENJAMIN BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1688, Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, North Carolina; d. 1740, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

8.       viii.   JACOB BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1690, Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1766, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

            ix.   ESSAU BLOUNT28, b. Abt. 1690, Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1712, North Carolina.

             x.   ZILPHA BLOUNT28,29, b. North Carolina; m. JOHN EDWARDS30.

9.         xi.   JOHN BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1695, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1764 - 1766, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

 

 

4.  JOHN2 BLOUNT (JAMES1)31,32 was born September 16, 1669 in North Carolina, and died March 17, 1725/26 in Chowan Precinct,  Albemarle Co.  North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH DAVIS33 June 11, 1695, daughter of JOHN DAVIS and MARY BURTON.  She was born 1679 in Virginia.

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and ELIZABETH DAVIS are:

              i.   MARY3 BLOUNT34, b. April 8, 1696.

             ii.   ELIZABETH BLOUNT34, b. December 19, 1697.

            iii.   SARAH BLOUNT34, b. January 26, 1698/99.

            iv.   MARTHA BLOUNT34, b. May 23, 1702.

             v.   ESTHER BLOUNT34, b. March 17, 1702/03.

            vi.   JOHN BLOUNT34, b. May 5, 1706.

           vii.   THOMAS BLOUNT34, b. December 20, 1708.

          viii.   JAMES BLOUNT34, b. January 23, 1708/09.

            ix.   ANN BLOUNT34, b. March 17, 1711/12.

             x.   JOSEPH BLOUNT34, b. February 21, 1714/15.

            xi.   RACHEL BLOUNT34, b. January 27, 1716/17.

           xii.   CHARLES WORTH BLOUNT34, b. October 21, 1721.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

5.  JAMES3 BLOUNT (THOMAS2, JAMES1)35,36 was born 1672 in Alebemarle County, North Carolina.  He married (1) KATHERINE TYLER37,38, daughter of NICHOLAS TYLER.    He married (2) MARY TYLER39,40, daughter of NICHOLAS TYLER. 

     

Child of JAMES BLOUNT and KATHERINE TYLER is:

              i.   KATHERINE4 BLOUNT41.

 

 

6.  THOMAS3 BLOUNT, JR (THOMAS2, JAMES1)42,43 was born 1687 in Perquimans Precinct, Albermarle Co., N. C., and died 1729 in Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, North Carolina.  He married ANN ELIZABETH READING44,45 Aft. July 12, 1708, daughter of LIONEL READING and MARY.  She died in North Carlina.

 

Notes for THOMAS BLOUNT, JR:

Thomas Blount, Jr., was the eldest son of Thomas and Mary (Perry) Scott Blount. 

In the will of his father, dated September 3, 1701, Thomas was granted one "negro" or if one was not available, 25 pounds sterling, payed in country commodity. 

 

Thomas married Ann Elizabeth Reading, daughter of Lionel Reading, after 1708.  See will of Lionel Reading, North Carolina State Archives. 

 

Thomas and Ann lived in Bath County in the area known as Pamtecough Precinct, which became Beaufort Precinct in 1712.

 

At a meeting of the North Carolina Executive Council, November 4, 1713, there is the following entry:

 

"It apearing to this Board that Kellam Tyler is Dead and hath left One Only Child by Name Katharine Tyler liveing and an Infant and Thos. Blount being nearest of Kin to the said Kellam

 

"It is Ordered by this Board that the Said Thos. Blount have the Guardianship and Tuition of the Said Katharine Tyler And also Administration of all the Goods and Chatles that were of the Said Kellams on behalfe of the Said katherine and dureing her Minority."  See Robert J. Cain, ed., The Colonial Records of NorthCarolina [Second Series] Volume VII Records of the Executive Council 1664-1734  (Raleigh, NC, 1984), 41-42.

 

Thomas appears on the "Corn List" for Beaufort Precinct, next to his father-in-law, "Mr. Reading."  See Colonial Court Records, Box 190, Folder "Corn Lists, no dates, 1715-1716, Taxes and Accounts, 1679-1754, North Carolina State Archives.

 

In the will of his mother, Mary (Perry) Scott Blount Lee, dated September 26, 1716 and probated October 31 1716, Thomas Blount received 1/2 of the "manner plantation with the manner house."  The other half of the manor plantation went to daughter, Silphia [Silpha, Zilpha].  See Will of Mary Lee, North Carolina State Archives. 

 

Soon thereafter, on January 24, 1716/17, Thomas Blount of Bath County, "Gentleman, the eldest child of Captain Thomas Blount of Albemarle Co., gentleman, decd. by Mary his wife, late the wife of Joseph (sic) Scott of Perquimans," sold to Thomas Lee, his stepfather, for 100 pounds sterling, "340 acres more or less on the east side of the mouth of Kendrick's Creek and is the Plantation whereon my late father lived and by him was bequeathed to my sd. mother and by her given unto me."  One of the witnesses was Lyonal Reading.

 

Thomas Blount appears on the 1717 Beaufort Precinct Land List with 1890 acres of land.  In his own name were 610 acres on the south side of Pamlico.  1280 acres were listed "for Orph'a Tyler."  See Colonial Court Records, General Court Papers (CCR-140-141), 1717-1754, 1751-1787, S. 138.5, North Carolina State Archives.

 

He also appears on the 1723 List of Freeholders in Beaufort and Hyde Precincts. See C. Wingate Reed, Beaufort County Two Centuries of  its History  (Raleigh, NC, 1962), 226.

 

Thomas Blount was a man of violent temperament.  The following case of Green v. Blount was initiated in 1726 in the North Carolina General Court of Oyer and Terminer:

 

"Samuel Green by William Little his atorney complaines against Thomas Blount of Bath County planter in custody etc. of a plea for that the Defendant Videlicet in Bath County on or about the fifteenth day of July One thousand seven hundred and twenty six by force and Armes an Asault on the plantiff did make and him did Cruelly beat batter bruise and wound and aginst Law imprison'd the plantiff in great pain for a long time Videlicet for two Months did languish and his labour lost and was at Expence for cure and in great perill and danger of his life all which doings of the Defendant is against the peace of  Our Lord the King and to the plaintiff's damage One hundred pounds and thereon he brings this Suite etc.  And the sayd Defendant tho' solemnly required came not nor did the Marshall make returne of Bond or security taken for the Defendant's Appearance as by law he ought.  Therefore at the plaintiff's Motion It is Order'd that the provost Marshall have the body of the Defendant at the next Court Otherwise Judgment to be confirm'd against him for the damages aforesayd and Costs Whereupon the Sayd Marshall prayed an Attachment against the Estate of the Defendant for the like sum with Costs thereby to compell him to appear etc. at the next Court on the last Tuesday in March next Which was Granted."

 

In March 1727, Blount was represented by John Bapa. Ashe, his attorney, "came forth and defends the force and injury when etc. and Sayth that he is not guilty of the Trespass and Assault which the plaintiff above against him hath declared and puts himself upon the Country..."

 

The case was continued until October 1728 when "now here at this day...Came the plaintiff aforesyd by Wm. Little his Atorney and pray'd leave to discontinue his Sayd Suite against the Sayd Thos. Blount Wherefore it is consider'd that the sayd Defendant may go thereof without day and that the plaintiff pay Costs alias Execution."  See Robert J. Cain, ed., The Colonial Records of North Carolina [Second Series] Volume VI North Carolina Higher-Court Minutes 1724-1730  (Raleigh, NC, 1981), 316, 349, 396, 433, 477, 513.

 

In another civil suit, Mittam v. Blount, Samuel Mittam alleged that on or about August 28, 1726, Thomas Blount violated the laws against improperly marking the livestock of another, specifically a "certain Red Cow Calf of about five Months old" and valued at ten shillings.  He sued for ten shillings, plus the statutory amount of ten pounds.  Later, a jury was "impannel'd and Sworne" at which point the plaintiff's attorney moved to discontinue the action.  "And by the Court here it is Consider'd that the sayd Defendant may go thereof without day and that the plaintiff be from hence in mercy for his false Clamour and that he pay Costs alias Execution."  See Volume VI, North Carolina Higher-Court Minutes, 318-319, 396.

 

There was also a criminal action against Thomas Blount which commenced in 1727.  He was indicted for breach of the peace by a grand jury of the "General Court of Oyer and Terminer of Genl Gaole Delivery held for the Sayd province at the Courthouse in Edenton begun on Tuesday the twenty eight day of March one thousand Seven hundred and twenty seven..."

 

Attorney General William Little, Esq., "comes to prosecute a Bill of Indictment against Thomas Blount for breach of the peace found by the Grand Jury in these Words Viz North Caroina March Genl Court One thousand Seven hundred & twenty Seven.

 

"The Jurors for Our Sovereign Lord the King on their Oath do present and Say that one the eighteenth day of this instant March Viz in Bath County One Thomas Blount of the Sayd Bath Counter planter by force and Armes an Assault & grievous batter did make on Robert Campain of the Sayd County and him then & there the Sayd Thomas did beat Batter bruise and sorely wound with Sticks Clubbs and fist insomuch that his life was despaired of Wherefore Wee the sayd Jurors on Our Sayd Oath do present that the Sayd Thomas Blount for Trespass & breach of the peace at the time & place and in manner as aforesayd against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King that now is his Crown & dignity  &c And on the Motion of the Sayd Attorney Genl It is Orderd that the Marshall take into his Custody the body of the sayd Thomas Blount so as to have him before Our Cheif Justice & the rest of the Justices of the Genl Court at the next Court to be held at the Court House in Edenton the last Tuesday in July next on the third day of the Sayd Court then & there to make answer to the aforesayd Bill of Indictment."

 

On July 28, 1727, Thomas Blount did not appear and an Alias Capias was ordered to be returned at the next Court in October.  Thomas did not appear in October and the writ was continued until March 1728. In March the case was continued until July 1728. In July the Attorney General was sick and unable to attend and the case was continued until October.  Finally, on November 3, 1728, Chief Justice Gale informed the Council that the Blount case and several others "had laine before the General Court for a Considerable time" and the Council "Ordered That the Attorney General Enter a Noli Prosequi against the said Prosecutions" which was done.  See William L. Saunders, ed., The Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1713-1728 (Raleigh, NC, 1886), II, 686, 694-695, 707, 715, 817, 820, 823, 830-831.

 

"Thomas Blunt, Planter," sold to Phillip Williams 330 acres on the north side of Pamptico River in Bath County, for 50 pounds on January 21, 1728, for 50 pounds.  See Beaufort County, Record Book I, p. 505.

 

On April 9, 1725, John Porter sold to Thomas "Blunt" 1,000 acres on the south side of Pamtico in Bath County, for 200 pounds.  The deed was proven in December Court, 1729.  See Beaufort County, Record Book 2, p. 16.

 

The above property on the south side of Pamtico was again conveyed in a document from  Sarah Porter, widow of John Porter, Dec. 1, 1729, to Reading Blount "eldest son to the sd. Thomas Blount" as Thomas had died by this date.  See Beaufort County, Record Book 2, pp. 16-17.

 

Reading Blount , "Natural and Lawful Son" of Thomas Blount, conveyed  610 acres, presumably part of the above property, to his stepfather, John Caldom, Sept. 16, 1736.  The deed cited a patent of Dec. 19, 1715, for the land on Tylers Creek, south side of Pamlico.  See Beaufort County, Record Book 2, p. 245.

 

Thomas Blount was the progenitor of the "Tar River Blounts." 

 

He died about 1729. 

 

 

Notes for ANN ELIZABETH READING:

Ann Reading received in her father, Lionel Reading's will, "one Negro woman, called Diana, with one bed & Furniture, one Iron Pott, with Five pound current money; & cour Cows & Calves, to be Delivered att the age of fifteen years, or at ye day of her marriage; with her Mothers Consent."  Lionel's will was dated July 12, 1708 in Bath County, North Carolina.

 

Ann soon after married Thomas Blount and was the mother of four sons, Reading, James, John and Jacob. 

 

"Ann's husband, Thomas Blount, died about 1729 and she administered his estate.  Her brother Churchill Reading, and a neighbor, Thomas Worsley, Junior, went on her bond for 1000 pounds.  The widow soon remarried, this time John Caldom (Caldon, or Coldam).  Caldom was a justice of the peace in Beaufort County in 1734 and he purchased land on the south side of Pamlico River in 1736. Ann and Caldom had one son, Churchill Caldom.  Caldom died in 1740 and Ann Elizabeth, this time signed Elizabeth, proved his estate. Ann Elizabeth herself died soon after this."  See Alice Barnwell Keith, ed., The John Gray Blount Papers, Volume I, 1764-1789 (Raleigh, NC, 1952), xiv.  See also footnotes 5-9 on same page.

 

Churchill Caldom, son of John and Ann Elizabeth (Reading) Blount Caldom, married Margaret Powers and had a daughter Ann Caldom who married Col. John Patten, U.S. Army.  They had two children, Hans and Anne, who m. Stephen Cambreling.  See Churchill J. Cambreling, Cambreling Family Genealogy, 11 (copy at Beaufort County Library, Washington, NC).

 

Lionel Reading, the father of Ann Elizabeth (Reading) Blount Caldom, was a native of England.  He was one of the original settlers of the town of Bath County, North Carolina, and the Town of Bath.

 

On Feb. 23, 1701/2, Thomas Pollock sold to Lyonell Reading 640 acres on the south side of Pamtico River.  See Beaufort County, Record Book 1, p. 19.

 

John Lawson and Joel Martin conveyed to Lyonell Reading one lot in Bath Town, consisting of 1/2 acre, Oct. 20, 1706.  See Beaufort County, Record Book 1, p. 62.

 

Lyonell Reading, in 1703, alerted the colonists of a possible Indian war threat  in documents contained in the  North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register.

 

On July 12, 1708, Lyonell Reading granted a Power of Attorney to Mary Reading, his wife, and Humphrey Legg.  See Beaufort County, Record Book 1, p. 99.

 

Also, on July 12, 1708, Lionel Reading, "Esq." executed his will.  He left his wife, Mary, a life estate in his plantation, a "Negro Woman called Joan...Four Cows & Calves; & also all the male Cattle wth what hogs and Sheep shall be found on & belonging to ye Plantation I now live on..."  Mary  also received household furniture and implements.  The son Nathaniel received the Planatation after his mother's decease, "Provided he returns back from England," otherwise a reversion to son Churchill.  Also named were daughters Sarah and her husband David Dupuis; Mary, Ann and son Thomas.  The will was not probated until years later, Feb. 18, 1725.  By that time, Mary had died and Lionel had remarried to Grace -------.  See Will of Lionel Reading, Bath Co., NC, North Carolina State Archives.

 

Grace Reading is identified as the "relict of Lionell Reading" in a Power of Attorney granted to Benjamin Peyton, her "kinsman," Apr. 16, 1735.  See Beaufort County, Record Book 2, p. 180. 

 

Lionel Reading figured prominently in the early history of Bath [Beaufort] County.  He built a substantial house on the south side of the Pamlico, one of the few which escaped the destruction of the Tuscarora War in 1711.  During the period of Cary's Rebellion, 1707-1711, Lionel Reading, a vestryman of St. Thomas' Church in Bath, was identified with the Anglican Church Party and opposed Cary.  Lionel Reading was a member of the new Assembly which met in March 1711, after Cary had been removed.  Lionel Reading appears on a list of freeholders in Beaufort and Hyde Precincts, Bath County,  1725.  See C. Wingate Reed,  Beaufort County Two Centuries of Its History (Raleigh, NC, 1962), 24, 38, 45, 59-61, 68, 72, 82, 151.

 

 

     

Children of THOMAS BLOUNT and ANN READING are:

10.         i.   READING4 BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1710, Beaufort Precinct, Bath Co. North Carolina; d. Aft. November 27, 1776, Beaufort, North Carolina.

11.        ii.   JAMES BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1714, North Carolina.

12.       iii.   JOHN BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1715, Beaufort Precinct, Bath Co., N. C.; d. Abt. 1765, Beaufort Precinct, Bath. Co., N. C..

13.       iv.   JACOB BLOUNT, b. 1726, Beaufort Precinct, Bath Co. North Carolina; d. August 17, 1789, Blount Hall, Pitt Co, North Carolina.

 

 

7.  BENJAMIN3 BLOUNT (THOMAS2, JAMES1)46,47 was born Abt. 1688 in Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, North Carolina, and died 1740 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH EVERETT48,49 1719 in North Carolina. 

 

Notes for BENJAMIN BLOUNT:

Benjamin Blount, son of Capt. Thomas Blount and 2nd Wife, Mary Perry - Scott, grandson of Capt. James Blount and 1st wife (name unknown), was born about 1698. He died( before Jun 1740 about age 42, when his Will was probated in Tyrrell Co., NC.

 

His will dated Feb. 3, 1739, mentioned sons: Jacob, James, Edmund, Isaac, and Benjamin. Daughters: Esther, Mary, Sarah. Wife: Elizabeth.

 

Benjamin married Elizabeth Everett, daughter of Nathaniel Everett, in 1719.

 

"Nath'l Everit, (deed), to my son-in-law Benjamin Blount 100 acres, part of Johnson's Nest at Morratuck Swamp; March 25, 1718."

 

Sources

 

 Tyrrell County Wills 1729-1811, 36, p. 8, George H. and Laura E. Brown Library, Washington, NC.

 

"36. BENJAMIN BLOUNT SENR., planter. (SS) 1 Feb 1739. Very sick and weak in body. My whole stock of cattle to be divided among my sons JAMES, JACOB, ISAAC, and my daughter ESTHER; to each of them 1 bed & furniture, 1 iron pot, and I ewe(?). To my son EDMUND and my daughters MARY and SARAH 5 shillings each. To my son BENJAMIN my plantation. If any of my children die without heir, then to go to next youngest son. To my wife ELIZABETH the remainder of my estate. Executors: Wife ELIZABETH, son BENJAMIN. BENJ. BLOUNT. Wit: Ann(x)Hollis; Zachariah(x)Gurkin. Probated Jun Ct 1740 before James Turnbull, JP; Thos. Leary D Cl Ck."

 

 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH EVERETT:

Elizabeth Everett, daughter of Nathaniel Everett.

     

Children of BENJAMIN BLOUNT and ELIZABETH EVERETT are:

14.         i.   BENJAMIN4 BLOUNT, JR, b. Abt. 1720; d. Bef. April 1788, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

             ii.   SARAH BLOUNT50,51, b. Abt. 1721.

            iii.   JACOB BLOUNT52,53, b. Abt. 1722.

 

Notes for JACOB BLOUNT:

Benjamin Blount, Jr., son of Benjamin Blount and Elizabeth Everitt, grandson of Thomas Blount and Mary Perry Scott, great grandson of Capt. James Blount and 1st wife, married Africa "Affie" Smithwick and had 7 children. [*]

 

* Robert F. Pfafman, Ancestry and Progeny of Capt James Blount-Immigrant, p. C-1

# Ancestral Files, Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Raleigh NC

 

 

 

Tyrrell County Wills 1729-1811, 37., pp. 8-9. "37. BENJAMIN BLOUNT SENR. (OR)4 Nov 1786. Weak of body. To my wife AFFRICA BLOUNT I negro man Sam, I wench Dora, I girl Flora, I horse her choice of the best bed & furniture. To my son EDMUND BLOUNT I plantation called Gurkins, I called Percimon Neck, I negro man Jack, I boy David, I George, I girl Hasty. To my daughter CHLOE SLADE I negro girl Hitte, I boy Harry. To my son BENJAMIN BLOUNT I man Bob, I wench Lucy, I girl Dinah. To my grandson BENJAMIN BLOUNT I negro boy Simon. To my daughter ASIA HUNTER I negro wench Halus, 1 girl Biddi, I boy Dempsy, 15 pounds. To my son LEVI BLOUNT the land & plantation where I now live, I negro man Holloway, 1 named Luster, I boy Green, I named Little Holloway, Jacob, Dempsey, I wench Betty, I named Dinah, Pegoils(?), little girl Betty, Lunah, 1 boy Roger, 1 horse, I still cap & worm, 2 beds & furniture, I desk, my hunting gun, I pine chest. To my grandchildren JANET, HANNAH, & JAMES BOG 10 pounds each. To my son LEVI BLOUNT all the hogs & sheep. I lend to my wife AFFRICA BLOUNT the use of I/ 3 of the land & plantation where I now live & I negro wench Theny, cattle, & every part of my estate not already given away, for her and the family's support during her life; after her death I give the above-named wench Theny & increase to my son LEVI BLOUNT; the remainder to be divided among my 5 children now living. Executors: My sons EDMUND & LEVI BLOUNT. BENJA. BLOUNT. Wit: Samuel Corprew; Penelope Corprew; Lydia Whedbee. Probated Apr Term 1788 before Mackey, CC."Benjamin Blount Jr. (Benjamin) was born about 1720. He died1 before Apr 1788 in Tyrrell Co., NC.

 

 

 

15.       iv.   EDMUND BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1723; d. Bef. June 1754, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

16.        v.   JAMES BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1724.

            vi.   MARY BLOUNT54,55, b. Abt. 1726.

17.      vii.   ISAAC BLOUNT.

          viii.   ESTHER BLOUNT55.

 

 

8.  JACOB3 BLOUNT (THOMAS2, JAMES1)56 was born Abt. 1690 in Perquimans Precinct, Albemarle County, North Carolina, and died Abt. 1766 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  He married (1) ELIZABETH LONG56 Abt. 1714 in North Carolina.    He married (2) JOHANNA SPRUILL Abt. 1729 in North Carolina. 

     

Children of JACOB BLOUNT and ELIZABETH LONG are:

              i.   JAMES4 BLOUNT57, b. Abt. 1715.

             ii.   THOMAS BLOUNT57, b. Abt. 1722.

            iii.   PENELOPE BLOUNT57, b. Abt. 1724.

            iv.   ELIZABETH BLOUNT57, b. Abt. 1726.

             v.   MARY BLOUNT57, b. Abt. 1728.

 

     

Children of JACOB BLOUNT and JOHANNA SPRUILL are:

            vi.   JACOB4 BLOUNT, JR57, b. Abt. 1730.

           vii.   WILLIAM BLOUNT57.

          viii.   SAMUEL BLOUNT57.

 

 

9.  JOHN3 BLOUNT (THOMAS2, JAMES1)58 was born Abt. 1695 in North Carolina, and died Bet. 1764 - 1766 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. 

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN are:

              i.   JOHN4 BLOUNT59, b. Bet. 1720 - 1725.

             ii.   GRAHAM BLOUNT59, b. Bet. 1722 - 1725.

            iii.   ELIZABETH BLOUNT59.

            iv.   DEBRA BLOUNT59.

             v.   ROSINA BLOUNT59.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

10.  READING4 BLOUNT (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)60 was born Abt. 1710 in Beaufort Precinct, Bath Co. North Carolina, and died Aft. November 27, 1776 in Beaufort, North Carolina.  He married UNKNOWN BRYAN Abt. 1735 in Beaufort, North Carolina. 

     

Children of READING BLOUNT and UNKNOWN BRYAN are:

              i.   READING5 BLOUNT, JR60, b. Abt. 1741.

             ii.   JOSEPH BLOUNT60, b. Abt. 1742.

            iii.   NATHANIEL BLOUNT60, b. Abt. 1748.

            iv.   EDWARD BLOUNT61.

             v.   JESSE BLOUNT62, b. April 6, 1752; m. ABIGAIL SALTER.

            vi.   BRYAN BLOUNT62, b. Abt. 1754.

 

 

11.  JAMES4 BLOUNT (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)62 was born Abt. 1714 in North Carolina.  He married UNKNOWN. 

     

Children of JAMES BLOUNT and UNKNOWN are:

              i.   JAMES5 BLOUNT, JR62, b. Abt. 1740.

             ii.   BENJAMIN BLOUNT62.

            iii.   HIRAM BLOUNT62.

            iv.   BARBARA BLOUNT62.

 

 

12.  JOHN4 BLOUNT (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)63,64 was born Abt. 1715 in Beaufort Precinct, Bath Co., N. C., and died Abt. 1765 in Beaufort Precinct, Bath. Co., N. C..  He married MARTHA LEWIS65 Abt. 1738 in North Carolina. 

 

Notes for JOHN BLOUNT:

John Blount appears as a legatee in the will of his uncle, Churchill Reading, dated September 19, 1734, in Bath County, North Carolina.  He received Churchill's "Plantation at Swifts Creek" and "8 winter Cows and Calfs."  John's brother Jacob, and half brother Churchill Caldom, also received gifts in the will.  See Will of Churchill Reading, North Carolina State Archives.

 

On December 7, 1749, Reading Blount deeded to John Blount, "brother of the said Reading" for 300 pounds, a parcel of land "Situate lying and being on the east side of Chocowinteh Swamp, on the South side of Pampico River joining the mark and line of said Reading Blounts plantation known by the name of Parcells Point containing by estimation 300 acres more or less and is part of a larger tract of land by me taken up, containing 645 acres as by the patent bearing date 9th September 1749."  See Beaufort County, Deed Book 3 1748-1763, p. 35.

 

Jno. Blunt appears on the 1755 tax list for Beaufort County, North Carolina.  He is shown with four black taxables, making a total of five taxables in the household.

Also on the list were Reading Blount, son and eight blacks.  Also there were listings for Joseph Blunt, James Blunt, Thomas Blunt and Jacob Blunt. 

See Wm. Perry Johnson, comp., "1755 Tax List of Beaufort County, North Carolina,"

The North Carolinian 2  (September 1956), 205-206.

 

John Blount's wife Martha, is believed to have been a Lewis, according to the Blount Manuscript in the Helen M. Prescott Papers, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina.  They had a total of eight children as listed in the Blount Manuscript and also in William Henry Stephens and Mary Louise Chapman, comps., Blount and Stephens Families 1782-1933, bound typewritten copy in Knoxville, Tennessee Library, pp. 10-11.  From another Blount manuscript, owned by Mrs. Mutter Blount Myers of Washington, North Carolina, six children are listed:  Lewis, Thomas, Nancy, Chloe, Jacob and Churchill.  See Marilu Burch Smallwood, Related Royal Families  (Gainesville, FL, 1966), 397.

 

John Blount and his sons Jacob and Churchil appear on the 1764 Beaufort County, North Carolina, Tax List. Their household consisted of three white taxables and two blacks for a total of five taxables.  See North Carolina Secretary of State Papers, Box SS 837, North Carolina State Archives.

 

John Blount's will is dated September 6, 1765.  Parts of the will are torn and missing.  The original is in the State Archives.  It includes the following bequests:  Wife:  Martha Blount, "my Manor Plantation whereon I now dwell during the term of her widowhood and after her decease or marriage which shall come first------then I give and Bequeath the said plantation -----------. "  Martha also received "two negro men Slaves to witt, Jack and Donas and all other my goods and chatals whatever I find to her during her widowhood except such things are hereafter Bequeathed.  Item------I give to my-----------------one of my negro men and with the money buy a negroe woman to assist my wife which Likewise I lend to her during her widowhood.  Item, I give to my loving wife Martha My white mare named Flower and a side saddle and Bridle, my will further is that the other neagroe is not ordered to be sold, should misbehaviour ------------I wish the money buy a neagro woman for the Benefits of my children, which said Negro woman, I likewise lend to my wife during her widowhood.  Item, I give and bequeath to my son Churchill a sorrell mare named Fancy common called Jacob Mare and the first mare colt she brings.  --------to my son Lewis Item--------------My goods and chattles Exclusive of the money that may arise from the sale of one or both of my neagroes, I apoint Reading Blount Junr Joseph Blount and my son Jacob Blount My Executers and my Brother Reading Blount Trustee of this my Last Will in--------..."  Witnesses were Robert Salter, Margaret Calef and James Norcom?  On the back of the will is the notation  JOHN BLOUNTS WILL  Received  Wyriott Ormond C 1765.

 

 

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and MARTHA LEWIS are:

              i.   BENJAMIN5 BLOUNT65, b. Abt. 1738, Beaufort County, North Carolina; d. 1759, Beaufort County, North Carolina; m. HANNAH BLOUNT66.

18.        ii.   JACOB BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1740, Beaufort County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1784, South Carolina or Georgia.

            iii.   CHURCHILL COLDHAM BLOUNT67, b. Abt. 1747.

19.       iv.   LEWIS BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1748, Beaufort County, North Carolina; d. Beaufort County, North Carolina.

20.        v.   THOMAS BLOUNT, b. Beaufort County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1793.

            vi.   NANCY BLOUNT67, b. Beaufort County, North Carolina; m. UNKNOWN RICHARDS68.

21.      vii.   CHLOE BLOUNT, b. Beaufort County, North Carolina.

          viii.   BETSY BLOUNT68.

 

 

13.  JACOB4 BLOUNT (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)69 was born 1726 in Beaufort Precinct, Bath Co. North Carolina, and died August 17, 1789 in Blount Hall, Pitt Co, North Carolina.  He married (1) BARBARA GRAY 1748 in North Carolina.  She was born 1726, and died April 8, 1763.  He married (2) HANNAH SALTER69 Bef. 1768.    He married (3) MARY ADAMS70 Aft. 1771. 

     

Children of JACOB BLOUNT and BARBARA GRAY are:

              i.   WILLIAM5 BLOUNT71,72, b. March 26, 1749.

 

Notes for WILLIAM BLOUNT:

William Blount was Governor of Tennessee and signer of U. S.  Constitution.

 

             ii.   ANN BLOUNT73, m. JAMES HARVEY.

            iii.   JOHN GRAY BLOUNT73,74, b. September 21, 1752.

            iv.   LOUISA BLOUNT75,76, b. January 17, 1755.

             v.   READING BLOUNT77.

            vi.   THOMAS BLOUNT77,78, b. May 10, 1759.

           vii.   BARBARA BLOUNT79.

22.     viii.   JACOB BLOUNT, JR, b. November 5, 1760; d. January 1801.

 

     

Children of JACOB BLOUNT and HANNAH SALTER are:

            ix.   WILLIE5 BLOUNT79,80, b. April 18, 1768, Blount Hall, Pitt Co, North Carolina.

 

Notes for WILLIE BLOUNT:

Willie Blount was Governor of Tennessee.

 

23.        x.   SHARPE BLOUNT, b. April 4, 1771, Blount Hall, Pitt Co, North Carolina; d. 1810.

            xi.   HARVEY BLOUNT81.

 

 

14.  BENJAMIN4 BLOUNT, JR (BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)82,83 was born Abt. 1720, and died Bef. April 1788 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  He married AFRICA SMITHWICK84 March 4, 1749/50 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. 

 

Notes for BENJAMIN BLOUNT, JR:

Benjamin Blount, Jr., son of Benjamin Blount and Elizabeth Everitt, grandson of Thomas Blount and Mary Perry Scott, great grandson of Capt. James Blount and 1st wife, married Africa "Affie" Smithwick and had 7 children.

 

Sources

 

Tyrrell County Wills 1729-1811, 37., pp. 8-9. "37. BENJAMIN BLOUNT SENR. (OR)4 Nov 1786. Weak of body. To my wife AFFRICA BLOUNT I negro man Sam, I wench Dora, I girl Flora, I horse her choice of the best bed & furniture. To my son EDMUND BLOUNT I plantation called Gurkins, I called Percimon Neck, I negro man Jack, I boy David, I George, I girl Hasty. To my daughter CHLOE SLADE I negro girl Hitte, I boy Harry. To my son BENJAMIN BLOUNT I man Bob, I wench Lucy, I girl Dinah. To my grandson BENJAMIN BLOUNT I negro boy Simon. To my daughter ASIA HUNTER I negro wench Halus, 1 girl Biddi, I boy Dempsy, 15 pounds. To my son LEVI BLOUNT the land & plantation where I now live, I negro man Holloway, 1 named Luster, I boy Green, I named Little Holloway, Jacob, Dempsey, I wench Betty, I named Dinah, Pegoils(?), little girl Betty, Lunah, 1 boy Roger, 1 horse, I still cap & worm, 2 beds & furniture, I desk, my hunting gun, I pine chest. To my grandchildren JANET, HANNAH, & JAMES BOG 10 pounds each. To my son LEVI BLOUNT all the hogs & sheep. I lend to my wife AFFRICA BLOUNT the use of I/ 3 of the land & plantation where I now live & I negro wench Theny, cattle, & every part of my estate not already given away, for her and the family's support during her life; after her death I give the above-named wench Theny & increase to my son LEVI BLOUNT; the remainder to be divided among my 5 children now living. Executors: My sons EDMUND & LEVI BLOUNT. BENJA. BLOUNT. Wit: Samuel Corprew; Penelope Corprew; Lydia Whedbee. Probated Apr Term 1788 before Mackey, CC."

 

Marriage Records -- Tyrrell Co. 1761 - 1867.

 

 

     

Children of BENJAMIN BLOUNT and AFRICA SMITHWICK are:

24.         i.   EDMUND5 BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1750; d. Bef. 1794.

             ii.   CHLOE BLOUNT85, b. Abt. 1754, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; m. E. SLADE86.

25.       iii.   HANNAH BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1756.

            iv.   AFRICA BLOUNT87, b. Abt. 1758, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; m. UNKNOWN LAWRENCE88.

26.        v.   ASIA BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1765, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

27.       vi.   BENJAMIN BLOUNT III, b. Abt. 1760.

28.      vii.   LEVI BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1764, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

 

 

15.  EDMUND4 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)89,90 was born Abt. 1723, and died Bef. June 1754 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH FRILEY91,92

 

Notes for EDMUND BLOUNT:

Edmund Blount4 (Benjamin) was born about 1723. He died before Jun 1754, Will date in Tyrrell Co., NC. Edmund Blount, son of Benjamin Blount, of Washington Co., NC, and Elizabeth Everett, was born about 1722, and died 1754, at age 32. He married Elizabeth Friley.

 

Sources

Tyrrell County Wills 1729-1811, 38., p. 9. "38. EDMUND BLOUNT. (SS)12 Feb 1754. Very sick and weak in body. To my son EDMUND my plantation and all land belonging to it. To my wife ELIZABETH I ... ? Each of my children excepting my son EDMUND to have 1 cow & calf each. The remainder of my estate to maintain my children. Executors: My wife ELIZABETH, my son BENJAMIN. EDMUND(x)BLOUNT. Wit: Benjamin Blount; Jacob Blount. Probated Jun Ct 1754 before Evan Jones CC."

     

Children of EDMUND BLOUNT and ELIZABETH FRILEY are:

29.         i.   EDMUND5 BLOUNT, JR, b. Abt. 1743, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; d. Bef. April 1794, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

             ii.   BENJAMIN BLOUNT93.

 

 

16.  JAMES4 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)94,95 was born Abt. 1724.  He married EME FRAYER96

     

Child of JAMES BLOUNT and EME FRAYER is:

30.         i.   REDDING5 BLOUNT, b. 1750; d. 1813.

 

 

17.  ISAAC4 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)97,98.  He married UNKNOWN. 

     

Child of ISAAC BLOUNT and UNKNOWN is:

31.         i.   GREEN W5 BLOUNT.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

18.  JACOB5 BLOUNT (JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)99,100 was born Abt. 1740 in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and died Bef. 1784 in South Carolina or Georgia.  He married MARTHA UNKNOWN101 Abt. 1760 in Georgia. 

 

Notes for JACOB BLOUNT:

Jacob Blount first appears as a taxable, along with his brother Churchill, in the household of his father, John Blount, on the 1764 Beaufort County, North Carolina, Tax List.  See North Carolina Secretary of State Papers, Box SS 837, North Carolina State Archives.

 

Jacob Blount was named as one of the executors in the will of his father, John Blount, in September 1765. 

 

On October 9, 1769, Jacob Blount of Beaufort County, North Carolina, sold to his brother Lewis Blount for 20 pounds, 200 acres of land.  This property adjoined Jacob's plantation and was part of a larger tract originally owned by Reading Blount and conveyed in 1749 to his brother John Blount.  The deed was witnessed by Isaac Clark and Churchill Caldon Blount.  See Beaufort County, Deed Book 4, 1763-1778, p. 241.

 

Jacob Blount and Martha Blount sold 200 acres to his uncle Reading Blount, on February 27, 1773 for 100 pounds.  It was on the south side of Pamtico River and the east side of Chowinity Swamp and was part of a larger tract of land originally granted patented September 29, 1749.  Witnesses Reading Blount, Joseph Blount and Jesse Blount, sons of the grantee.  See Beaufort County, Deed Book 4, 1763-1778, pp. 385-386.

 

It has long been understood that Jacob Blount and his brother Churchill Caldom Blount moved to South Carolina.  A deed from John and Ann Patten to Reading Blount in Beaufort County, North Carolina, dated February 26, 1774, states that Churchill Coldham Blount "is departed from this province".  See William Henry Stephens and Mary Louise Chapman, comps., Blount and Stephens Families, 1782-1933, bound typewritten copy in McClung Collection, Knoxville, Tennessee Library; Beaufort County, Deed Book 4. p. 386.

 

Actually, Jacob Blount moved to Georgia, close to the South Carolina line and had ties to South Carolina as well.  On July 25, 1768, he witnesed a deed from William Bagley to Robert Hudson.  See Book S, pp. 303, 304, referenced in Index to Georgia Colonial Conveyances and Confiscated Land Records, 12. 

 

In Allen D. Candler, Colonial Records of Georgia, XI, 1770-1771 (Atlanta, GA, 1907), 387-388, we find the following:

 

"At a Council held in the Council Chamber at Savannah on Wednesday the 5th June 1771.....Read a Petition of Jacob Blount Setting forth that he had been several years in the Province but never had any land granted him and being now desirous of Obtaining Land for Cultivation Therefore praying for One hundred Acres of land on Briar Creek near Land of O'Brien to be run Square....Resolved That on Condition tht the Petitioner doth take out a Grant for the said land within Seven Months from this date and that he doth also Register the said Grant in the Register's Office of the said Province within Six Months from the date thereof that his Majesty May not be defrauded of his Quit Rents the Prayer of the said Petition is granted----"

 

In Colonial Records of Georgia, XIX, part 1(Atlanta, GA,1911), 480, Jacob Blount was paid two pounds and one shilling for apprehending John Powell and bringing him to Savannah, July 28, 1772.

 

By early 1773, Jacob Blount had disposed of his property in North Carolina and on January 23, 1775 he was granted 100 acres in St. Matthew's Parish, bounded by vacant land.  The land was between the Ogeechee River and the Savannah River.

 

The Savannah Georgia Gazette of May 4, 1774 reported that Jacob Blount was involved in a lawsuit against James Moore involving land northeast on the River Savannah.

 

A legal advertisement appeared in the Savannah Georgia Gazette, June 28, 1775:

 

"to be sold at Savannah on Thursday the 27th July next--the usual hour, for cash:

100 acres in the parish of St. Matthews, joining lands of Philip Dill (?) and William O'Bryan originally granted to Sir Patrick Houston.  100 acres on Horse Creek, originally granted to William Colson.  100 acres joining to above tract, originally granted Abraham Minsay.  The whole property of Jacob Blount."

 

The American Revolution was underway and on December 13, 1775, Jacob Blunt was commissioned a second lieutenant by the President of the Georgia Council of Safety.  See "Proceedings of the Georgia Council of Safety, 1775 to 1777,"  Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, V, part 1 (Savannah, GA,

1901), 17.

 

There are also references to Jacob Blount as a captain.  See Lucian Lamar Knight, Georgia's Roster of the Revolution  (Atlanta, GA, 1920), 17, 408.

 

Jacob Blount is also shown as a Surgeon's Mate in the Galley Service, Navy, and was dead by January 27, 1784.  The records state that he was kidnapped in 1778.  See Marion R. Hemperley, Military Certificates of Georgia 1776-1800  (Atlanta, GA), 9, 101.

 

The kidnapping of Jacob Blount is very interesting because the records of the Loyalist Camden Militia in South Carolina report Jacob Blount as a member.  He is shown on the roll of Capt. George Platt's Company, Col. John Phillip's Regiment, Jackson's Creek Militia, Camden District, South Carolina, as a private. The members were due pay for service under Lord Rawdon from Charlestown to Ninety Six and back to Orangeburgh, 61 days, June 1-July 31, 1781.  On the roll, Jacob Blount is shown as dead.  See Murtie June Clark, Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War  (Baltimore, MD, 1981), I, 117, 163. 

 

Was this the same Jacob Blount and if so, was he forced into the Loyalist service after he was kidnapped or did he join voluntarily? 

 

On March 19, 1784, in Savannah, Oliver Lewis posted a bond in the amount of 1,000 pounds sterling as Administrator of the estate of Jacob Blount, deceased.  Joining Lewis on the bond was Richard Donovan Murray.  See Chatham County,

Probate File No. 6.

 

The folowing legal advertisement appeared in the Savannah The Gazette of  the State of Georia, March 25, 1784: 

 

"All persons indebted to the estate of Mr. Jacob Blount, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment; and those who have any demands against said estate are desired to deliver their accounts, properly attested, to the subscribed, at his office on the bay, a few rods south of Mr. Richard Donovan Murray's Tavern. 

                                                             Oliver Lewis, Adm'r

                                                             Savannah, March 20, 1784"

 

In "Revolutionary Soldiers Receipts for Georgia Bounty Grants" at the Georgia State Archives there is record of the Heirs of Jacob Blount, surgeons' mate, applying for and receiving 600 acres of bounty land based upon Blount's service.  300 acres were the state bounty and 300 were provided by Congress.  The claim was attested to by Commodore Oliver Bowen.  The grant was dated December 9, 1785 and was for 690 acres in Washington County, and was "cut by South fork of Oconee River."   See also Knight, Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, 38, 40, 253.

 

It should be pointed out that a deceased Tory soldier's heirs were not likely to receive a grant of land from the State of Georgia.  However, nothing should be taken at face value.  The mystery remains.

 

The late Lillian Carpenter, historian and genealogist of Bartow, Florida, compiled a small book called Blount Family History Traced to That Branch of the Family That Settled in Polk County, Florida, in October 1851.  It was printed in March 1941, with additional data added in August 1942. Miss Carpenter corresponded with the eminent Blount genealogist, Helen M. Blount Prescott, regarding the Capt. James Blount family of North Carolina and the line down to John Churchill Golding Readding Blount, who settled in present-day Polk County, Florida, in 1851.  Miss Carpenter mentioned that Miss Prescott had had earlier correspondence with Benjamin F. Blount, grandson of Readding, and also George Dexter Blount, grandson of Jacob Jehu Blount, brother of Readding.  Miss Carpenter also had obtained notes and information compiled by George Dexter Blount, who in the early 1940s was living in Denver, Colorado.  Miss Carpenter, without any proof, decided that Jacob Blount (ca.1740-ca.1781) and James Blount (ca.1760-ca.1810) were one and the same person.   She made this assumption, despite Miss Prescott's conclusion that Jacob was the father of James.  She also ignored the testimony of Jehu Jacob Blount (Readding's son) that his grandfather was James Blount.  She further disregarded the material supplied by George Dexter Blount which showed that Jacob was the father of James.  Of course, Miss Carpenter was apparently unaware of the Georgia records, cited above, which clearly show that Jacob Blount was dead by 1784 and could not have been the father of Jacob Jehu Blount and John Churchill Golding Readding Blount, since they were born in 1786 and 1791 respectively.  The unpublished manuscript on the Blount family, in the handwriting of Miss Prescott, reveals that her first (and correct) version showed the line as John---Jacob---James---John Churchill Golding Readding Blount.   She later revised the manuscript and left out James, apparently accepting Miss Carpenter's version.  Miss Prescott's papers at the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, also do not reference the Georgia records on the Revolutionary service and death of Jacob Blount.  We must conclude that the earliest sources were indeed correct:--Jehu Jacob Blount, son of Readding, was right when he said that his grandfather was James Blount.  George Dexter Blount's grandfather and granduncle were right when they identified their grandfather as James Blount.  Kyle S. VanLandingham has  notes in Carpenter's handwriting which show that she was clearly aware of the Jacob-James connection put forth by George Dexter Blount.  Finally, Miss Prescott's first version and her initial instincts were correct.

 

     

Children of JACOB BLOUNT and MARTHA UNKNOWN are:

32.         i.   JAMES6 BLOUNT, b. Bet. 1760 - 1765, Beaufort County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1800, Beaufort District, South Carolina.

             ii.   LEWIS BLOUNT102, b. Abt. 1774.

 

 

19.  LEWIS5 BLOUNT (JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)103 was born Abt. 1748 in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and died in Beaufort County, North Carolina.  He married (1) UNKNOWN Abt. 1760.    He married (2) MARY SMAW Abt. 1799. 

 

Notes for MARY SMAW:

Mary, widow of William Smaw.

     

Children of LEWIS BLOUNT and UNKNOWN are:

              i.   BENJAMIN6 BLOUNT104.

             ii.   HENRY BLOUNT104.

            iii.   WILLIAM BLOUNT104.

            iv.   THOMAS BLOUNT104.

             v.   LEWIS BLOUNT104.

 

 

20.  THOMAS5 BLOUNT (JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)105 was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and died Abt. 1793.  He married ELIZABETH GODLEY106

     

Children of THOMAS BLOUNT and ELIZABETH GODLEY are:

              i.   CORNELIUS6 BLOUNT106.

             ii.   NATHAN GODLEY BLOUNT106.

            iii.   SALLY BLOUNT106.

 

 

21.  CHLOE5 BLOUNT (JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)107 was born in Beaufort County, North Carolina.  She married BEN GRIST107

     

Children of CHLOE BLOUNT and BEN GRIST are:

              i.   CHLOE6 GRIST108.

             ii.   BETSEY GRIST108.

            iii.   SALLY GRIST108.

            iv.   WILLIAM GRIST108.

 

 

22.  JACOB5 BLOUNT, JR (JACOB4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)109,110 was born November 5, 1760, and died January 1801.  He married (1) ANNA COLLINS, daughter of JOAIAH COLLINS and ANN LEWIS.  She was born 1764 in Somersetshire, England, and died 1796.  He married (2) SUSANNAH JONES. 

     

Children of JACOB BLOUNT and ANNA COLLINS are:

              i.   ANN6 BLOUNT.

             ii.   ELIZABETH LOUISE BLOUNT.

 

 

23.  SHARPE5 BLOUNT (JACOB4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)111,112 was born April 4, 1771 in Blount Hall, Pitt Co, North Carolina, and died 1810.  He married PENELOPE LITTLE 1794. 

     

Children of SHARPE BLOUNT and PENELOPE LITTLE are:

              i.   WILLIAM LITTLE6 BLOUNT.

             ii.   JACOB BLOUNT.

            iii.   GEORGE LITTLE BLOUNT, b. 1800; m. (1) ALICE CANNON; d. 1838; m. (2) JAMINA HILL.

 

 

24.  EDMUND5 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)113 was born Abt. 1750, and died Bef. 1794.  He married (1) JUDITH RHODES114 December 30, 1777 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.    He married (2) UNKNOWN WARD115 Bef. 1794. 

 

Notes for EDMUND BLOUNT:

Edmund Blount (Benjamin, Benjamin) was born about 1750 in Tyrrell Co., NC.

 

Edmund Blount, son of Benjamin Blount, Jr. and Africa "Affie" Smithwick, grandson of Benjamin Blount and

 

Elizabeth Everitt, great grandson of Thomas Blount and Mary Perry - Scott, great great grandson of Capt. James

 

Blount and 1st wife, was born about 1751, and died ........... Judith Rhodes on Dec. 30, 1777.

He had 6 children.

 

Edmund Blount mentions his wife, Hannah Blount . 

 

Edmund Blount married a D. Currell. [*] according to* Robert F. Pfafman, Ancestry and Progeny of Capt James Blount-Immigrant, p. C-2

 

 

     

Children of EDMUND BLOUNT and JUDITH RHODES are:

              i.   EDMOND6 BLOUNT, JR115, b. 1778, Tyrell County, North Carolina; m. D CURRELL115.

33.        ii.   JAMES BLOUNT.

            iii.   FANNIE BLOUNT116, m. UNKNOWN FAGAN116.

            iv.   CHARLES BLOUNT117, b. Tyrrell County, North Carolina; m. UNKNOWN ARMSTRONG118.

             v.   EMMA BLOUNT118, m. J PIKE119.

            vi.   MARY BLOUNT120, m. (1) UNKNOWN SANDERSON120; m. (2) UNKNOWN PEARCE121.

 

Notes for MARY BLOUNT:

Mary Blount and 1st wife, married (1) a Mr. Sanderson, and (2) a Mr. Pearce. [*]  * Robert F. Pfafman, Ancestry and Progeny of Capt James Blount-Immigrant, p. C-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.  HANNAH5 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)122 was born Abt. 1756.  She married T BOGG122 November 3, 1770 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. 

     

Children of HANNAH BLOUNT and T BOGG are:

              i.   JANET6 BOGG123.

             ii.   HANNAH BOGG123.

            iii.   JAMES BOGG123.

 

 

26.  ASIA5 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)124 was born Abt. 1765 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  She married HENRY HUNTER125 March 24, 1783 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. 

     

Child of ASIA BLOUNT and HENRY HUNTER is:

              i.   GREEN W6 HUNTER.

 

 

27.  BENJAMIN5 BLOUNT III (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)126 was born Abt. 1760.  He married MILDRED MILLIE HARRISON126.  She was born 1770.

     

Children of BENJAMIN BLOUNT and MILDRED HARRISON are:

              i.   BENJAMIN HARRISON6 BLOUNT127, b. 1804; d. 1878; m. SARAH ANN WOOD128.

             ii.   HENRY BLOUNT128, b. 1805; d. 1855; m. SARAH UNKNOWN128.

 

 

28.  LEVI5 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)129 was born Abt. 1764 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH HARRAMOND130

     

Child of LEVI BLOUNT and ELIZABETH HARRAMOND is:

              i.   LEVI6 BLOUNT, JR131.

 

 

29.  EDMUND5 BLOUNT, JR (EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)132 was born Abt. 1743 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, and died Bef. April 1794 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  He married HANNAH FAGAN133 May 13, 1766 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. 

 

Notes for EDMUND BLOUNT, JR:

Tyrrell County Wills 1729-1811, p. 9, Item 39. "39.

 

EDMUND BLOUNT SENR. (OR)I Dec 1793. Weak of body. I lend to my wife HANNAH BLOUNT the use of all my lands during her lifetime or widowhood; at her death or remarriage I give sd lands to my son JOSEPH; if he should die without legal heir, the lands descend to my son MARTIN; if he die without legal heir, to my son LUKE. I lend to my wife HANNAH BLOUNT during her lifetime or widowhood the rest of my property to raise my young children; at her death, my property to be divided among my children. 50 pounds to be divided among my 4 youngest sons. Executors: My wife HANNAH BLOUNT, my son LEVI BLOUNT, WILLIAM FAGAN. EDMUND(x)BLOUNT. Wit: E. Blount Jr; Benjamin Walker(?). Probated Apr Term 1794 before P. Chesson, CC. In the probate I of the witnesses called Col. Edmund Blount."

 Marriage Records -- Tyrrell Co. 1761 - 1867.

 

Notes for HANNAH FAGAN:

Hannah Fagan, daughter of Bedford and Mary Fagan.

     

Children of EDMUND BLOUNT and HANNAH FAGAN are:

              i.   LUKE6 BLOUNT134, b. Abt. 1767, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

34.        ii.   LEVI BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1768, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

            iii.   JOSEPH BLOUNT135.

            iv.   MARTIN BLOUNT135.

             v.   ELIZABETH BLOUNT136, b. Abt. 1785, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1840, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; m. THOMAS CLIFTON137.

            vi.   ESTHER BLOUNT138.

           vii.   EZEKIEL BLOUNT138.

 

 

30.  REDDING5 BLOUNT (JAMES4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)139 was born 1750, and died 1813.  He married (1) CHLOE UNKNOWN139.    He married (2) NANCY UNKNOWN139.    He married (3) SUSANNAH UNKNOWN139

     

Child of REDDING BLOUNT and CHLOE UNKNOWN is:

35.         i.   MARY6 BLOUNT.

 

 

31.  GREEN W5 BLOUNT (ISAAC4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)139.  He married ELIZABETH GRANBERRY139

     

Child of GREEN BLOUNT and ELIZABETH GRANBERRY is:

              i.   GRANBERRY6 BLOUNT139, b. 1785.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

32.  JAMES6 BLOUNT (JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)140,141 was born Bet. 1760 - 1765 in Beaufort County, North Carolina, and died Aft. 1800 in Beaufort District, South Carolina.  He married MARTHA RADFORD SPEARS142 Abt. 1785 in South Carolina, daughter of UNKNOWN RADFORD. 

 

Notes for JAMES BLOUNT:

James Blount moved with his parents to Georgia about 1770. 

 

Jehu Jacob Blount, his grandson, wrote the following to his niece, Sarah (Blount) Parker:

 

"James Blount father of Redding Blount served seven years under Francis Marion in the revolution."  See Notes of J. J. Blount, in possession of author.

 

The official record of James Blount's revolutionary service can be found in "Revolutionary Audited Account of James Blount--For Militia Duty," AA 559, South Carolina State Archives.

 

He was paid seven pounds, 12 shillings and 10 pence plus interest for "107 days duty done under Lt. Jacob Buxton at 10s. per day."  His warrant for payment was dated October 9, 1786 and is found in Book X, p. 3898.

 

James Blount's service is also mentioned in Bobby Gilmer Moss, Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution  (Baltimore, MD, 1983), 78.  The same page also references a James Blunt who enlisted in the Fourth Regiment on December 1, 1776.  N.A.853. 

 

James Blount was married about 1785 to Martha (Radford) Spears. They were living at Augusta, Georgia, in March 1791 when their son, Readding Blount, was born.  During the winter of 1791-92, they moved to South Carolina.  See Obituary of Readding Blount, Tampa Sunland Tribune, March 15, 1879.  

 

The 1800 U.S. census for Prince William Parish, Beaufort District, South Carolina, shows James Blount, age 26-45, as a head of family.  His wife was aged 26-45 and there were three males under 10 and one male, aged 10 to 16.

 

James Blount does not appear on the 1810 census. 

 

     

 

     

Children of JAMES BLOUNT and MARTHA SPEARS are:

36.         i.   JACOB JEHU7 BLOUNT, b. 1786, Beaufort District, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1860, Hamilton County, Florida.

37.        ii.   JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING BLOUNT, b. March 12, 1791, Augusta, Georgia; d. February 22, 1879, Bartow, Florida.

38.       iii.   RADFORD BLOUNT, d. Savannah, Ga.

            iv.   POLLY BLOUNT143.

 

Notes for POLLY BLOUNT:

Polly Blount is said to have married and "went west."

 

 

33.  JAMES6 BLOUNT (EDMUND5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)144.  He married ELIZABETH GREGOIRE DE ROULLIAC145.  She was born 1780, and died 1817.

 

Notes for JAMES BLOUNT:

James Blount, son of Edmund Blount and and Judith Rhodes, grandson of Benjamin Blount, Jr. and Affie Smithwick, great grandson of Benjamin Blount and Elizabeth Everitt, great great grandson of Thomas Blount and Mary Perry - Scott, great great great grandson of Capt. James Blount and 1st wife, married Elizabeth de Roulliac and had 4 children." [*]

 

Mentioned in Thomas Fagan's Will dated 1 Mar 1779, Tyrrell Co, NC

 

"James Blount married Elizabeth de Roulliac and had:

 

(a)

Annie J. married T. B. Slade

(b)

Lavina married S. Rose

(c)

Thos. married S. Clark

(d)

John, s.p." [#]

* Robert F. Pfafman, Ancestry and Progeny of Capt James Blount-Immigrant, p. C-2 # "Related Royal Families", M. B. Smallwood, pp. 357,358

 

James married Elizabeth Gregoire de Roulliac. Elizabeth was born in 1780. She died in 1817.

 

They had the following children:

 

  i.  Annie J. Blount. 

  ii.  Lavinia Blount.

 

     

Children of JAMES BLOUNT and ELIZABETH DE ROULLIAC are:

39.         i.   ANNIE J7 BLOUNT.

             ii.   LAVINA BLOUNT146, m. S ROSE146.

            iii.   THOMAS BLOUNT147, m. S CLARK147.

            iv.   JOHN MAULE ROULLIAC BLOUNT148, b. February 13, 1816.

 

Notes for JOHN MAULE ROULLIAC BLOUNT:

John Maule Roulliac Blount was born on 13 Feb 1816 and lived in, Jones Co., GA.

 

 

 

34.  LEVI6 BLOUNT (EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)149 was born Abt. 1768 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  He married ENELIA EVERITT150 January 1796 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  She died 1810 in Washington County, North Carolina.

     

Children of LEVI BLOUNT and ENELIA EVERITT are:

              i.   LEVI7 BLOUNT, JR151, b. 1797, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

40.        ii.   WIGGINS BLOUNT, b. 1798, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina; d. 1850, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

            iii.   WILSON BLOUNT BLOUNT151, b. 1799, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

            iv.   ELIZABETH BLOUNT152, b. 1802, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina; m. D LEGGETT153.

 

 

35.  MARY6 BLOUNT (REDDING5, JAMES4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)153.  She married CHARLTON MIZELL, JR153 1798 in Camden County, Georgia.  He was born 1773 in North Carolina, and died 1830 in Camden County, Georgia.

 

Notes for CHARLTON MIZELL, JR:

Charlton Mizell, Jr. son of Charlton Mizell, Sr. and Elizabeth Everitt.

     

Children of MARY BLOUNT and CHARLTON MIZELL are:

              i.   ELIZABETH7 MIZELL153, b. 1799, Camden County, Georgia.

             ii.   SARAH MIZELL153, b. 1800, Camden County, Georgia.

            iii.   JOSHUA EVERETT MIZELL153, b. 1801, Camden County, Georgia.

            iv.   WILLIAM MIZELL153, b. 1803.

             v.   MARY ANN MIZELL153, b. 1806.

41.       vi.   JACKSON BLOUNT MIZELL, b. August 17, 1814, Jefferston, Camden County, Georgia; d. March 22, 1899, Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia.

           vii.   REBECCA MIZELL153, b. 1816.

          viii.   JEHU MIZELL153, b. 1819.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

36.  JACOB JEHU7 BLOUNT (JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)154 was born 1786 in Beaufort District, South Carolina, and died Bef. 1860 in Hamilton County, Florida.  He married HANNAH RICHARDSON155 Bef. 1825.  She was born Abt. 1796, and died Aft. 1860 in Hamilton County, Florida.

 

Notes for JACOB JEHU BLOUNT:

Jacob Jehu Blount was born in 1786 in Beaufort District, South Carolina.  Jacob Blount married Hannah Richardson, born about 1796.  The Blount family moved to Florida in 1835 and are shown on the 1840 census of Columbia County, and the 1850 census of Hamilton County.  Jacob Blount died prior to 1860, as Hannah Blount, age 64 is shown residing with her son, Hugh B. Blount on the 1860 census of Hamilton County. 

     

Children of JACOB BLOUNT and HANNAH RICHARDSON are:

42.         i.   ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, b. 1821, South Carolina; d. Bet. 1880 - 1889, Florida.

43.        ii.   WILLIAM SPEAR JOHN JOINER BLOUNT, b. August 15, 1826, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1860, Suwannee County, Fla.

            iii.   HUGH B BLOUNT156, b. Abt. 1833, South Carolina; m. MARY MALINDA BRYAN156; b. 1841.

 

Notes for MARY MALINDA BRYAN:

Mary Malinda Bryan, daughter of Milton James and Mary (Stewart) Bryan.  She was born 1841, and married 2nd William M Hunter, Jr.

 

44.       iv.   SAMUEL J C BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1837, South Carolina.

 

 

37.  JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7 BLOUNT (JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)157,158,159,160,161,162,163 was born March 12, 1791 in Augusta, Georgia, and died February 22, 1879 in Bartow, Florida.  He married (1) ELIZABETH VARN164,165,166,167 Abt. 1820 in Beaufort District, South Carolina, daughter of BENJAMIN VARN.  She was born April 22, 1796 in Beaufort District, South Carolina, and died October 12, 1861 in Tampa, Florida.  He married (2) ELIZABETH MARSH168,169 November 2, 1862 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born Abt. 1834 in Florida, and died February 11, 1866 in Ft. Blount, Florida.  He married (3) LEACY WHIDDEN170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,178 July 19, 1866 in Polk County, Florida, daughter of JAMES WHIDDEN and MARY ALTMAN.  She was born November 4, 1834 in Ware County, Georgia, and died June 26, 1895 in Columbia County, Florida.

 

Notes for JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING BLOUNT:

Readding (Redding, Reddin, Reading), was born while his parents were living at Augusta, Georgia.  During the winter of 1791, they moved to Beaufort, South Carolina, where Readding grew up.  In 1812 he returned to Georgia and settled near Savannah, where he was stationed while serving as a soldier in the War of 1812. 

 

In an application for a War of 1812 pension filed in 1871, Readding stated that he "was enrolled as a Minute man in the year ... 1814 and stationed at the Yellow Barracks, Savannah, Ga; was often drilled, Reviewed,  ... I think under Colonel Knowles and Gen. Floyd, and was Ordered home when peace was proclaimed, ..."  He stated that he was a member of Capt. Butler's company.  See Application for War of 1812 Pension, National Archives.

 

The 1820 and 1830 census for Prince William Parish, Beaufort District, South Carolina, show Readding Blount as a head of family.

 

In 1835, Readding and his family moved to Columbia County, Florida, where he appears as a voter on October 12, 1835, at Mineral Springs Precinct for a member of the Florida Legislative Council.  See Columbia County Election Returns, Record Group 156, Series 21, Florida State Archives.

 

During the Second Seminole War, Readding served as a private in Capt. James Edwards' mounted company of the 1st Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Florida Militia, from January 27 to June 5, 1837.  He later served in Capt. Stewart's Company, 2nd Regiment, Dancy's Florida Militia, Mounted, as a private, enlisting at Lancaster, East Florida, November 29, 1840 and serving until March 6, 1841 when he was mustered out at Lancaster.  He reenlisted March 6, 1841 at Lancaster as a private in Capt. Stewart's company, 2nd service, and was mustered out at Alligator, East Florida, April 9, 1841.

 

Readding and his family can be found on the 1840 census for Columbia County where he is listed as owning three slaves with five persons engaged in agriculture.  Tax lists for Columbia County show Readding as owning four slaves and 80 acres in 1845, six slaves and 80 acres in 1847 and the same in 1848.  In 1851 he owned five slaves and 160 acres of land.  The 1850 census for Columbia County says that he owned five slaves.  The 1850 agricultural census for Columbia County reveals that Reading Blount owned 75 acres improved and 85 unimproved.  He owned five horses, 23 milch cows, 25 other cattle and 100 head of swine. His farm produced 900 bushels of Indian corn, five bales of ginned cotton (400 lbs. each), 200 bushels of peas and beans, 200 bushels of sweet potatoes, 125 pounds of butter, six tons of hay, 1,000 pounds of cane sugar and 20 gallons of molasses.  He was a prosperous farmer.

 

Readding Blount purchased the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 23, Township 2 South, Range 16 East, consisting of 39.93 acres for $1.25 per acre on March 29, 1841 from the U.S. government.  The total price was $49.41.  He received a patent on July 10, 1844.  On March 23, 1844, he bought the NW1/4 of the SW1/4 and the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 24, Township 2 South, Range 16 East, consisting of 79.86 acres for $99.82.  The patent was issued July 10, 1844.  See Patent 648, Vol. 1, p. 398; Patent 649, Vol. 1, p. 399, National Archives. 

 

Readding Blount was a Whig and was active in Whig politics in Columbia County.   See Jacksonville Florida Republican, July 10, 1851.

 

In 1908, Benjamin F. Blount, grandson of Readding, wrote the following:

 

"In October, 1851, my grandfather, Readding Blount, with four sons, viz:  Riley R., wife and four children, Owen R., wife and two children, Nathan S., unmarried, and John J., not grown, Streaty Parker, his son-in-law, wife and two children, John Davidson, wife and one child, constituted our colony that came from near the town of Alligator (now known as Lake City) and located about one mile west of the present courthouse in Bartow...."

 

Readding Blount was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, having joined in Columbia County, in 1841. 

 

Readding Blount, R. R. Blount and Owen R. Blount appear on a list of voters at Peas Creek Precinct No. 8, Hillsborough County, on October 4, 1852 in an election for Governor of Florida.  Nathan S. Blount was clerk for the precinct election.  See Hillsborough County Election Returns, FSA.

 

Land entry records in Hillsborough (Polk County) show that Readding obtained land in Section 12, Township 30 South, Range 24 East, the entry dated October 13, 1855.

 

During the Third Seminole War, Readding Blount served as a private in Capt. Leroy G. Lesley's company, Florida Mounted Volunteers, enlisting January 3, 1856, at Fort Blount, and mustering out August 20, 1856, at Fort Meade. He then enlisted in Capt. F. M. Durrance's company, at Fort Frazier and was discharged December 21, 1856, at Fort Frazier.

 

In the 1860 census for Hillsborough County, Readding owned 10 slaves.  The agricultural census reveals that he had 70 acres of improved land and 90 unimproved.  He owned four horses, 40 milch cows, 20 other cattle and 50 head of swine.  His farm produced 1600 bushels of Indian corn, 200 bushels of sweet potatoes, 200 pounds of butter, 1,000 pounds of cane sugar and 40 gallons of molasses. 

 

The 1861 Polk County tax roll lists Readding as owner of 11 slaves.  In 1863, he owned 12.

 

Readding Blount was opposed to secession during the years before the Civil War.  However, when secession became a fact, and Florida joined the Confederacy, he did all in his power for the success of the Confederate government.  Many of the old soldiers remembered Mr. Blount's many kindnesses to their families while they were away at war.  Readding's advice to his son, Nathan, who differed with him on the secession issue and was a major in the Confederate army, was:  "Son, do your duty faithfully to your country as a soldier."

 

In the November 1861 election, Readding Blount received 69 votes and was elected a county commissioner for Polk County.  He was reelected to two-year terms in 1863 and 1865.  See Polk County Election Returns, FSA; Florida Historical Records Survey, Work Projects Administration, Roster of State and County Officers Commissioned by the Governor of Florida 1845-1868  (Jacksonville, FL, 1941), 248.

 

On November 2, 1862, in Polk County, Readding was married to Elizabeth Marsh.

She was born about 1834 and died February 11, 1866, at Fort Blount.  She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.  After her death, Readding married Leacy (Whidden) Collins, widow of Henry M. Collins and daughter of James and Mary (Altman) Whidden, on July 19, 1866.  She was born November 4, 1834 in Ware County, Georgia.

 

Readding Blount's will was dated February 13, 1879 and named Nathan S. Blount as executor.  His wife Leacy was given 1/7th of his real and personal estate.  The six minor children of his second and third wives received the remaining 6/7th of the estate in equal shares.  The remainder went to the five oldest children, all middle-aged people with families of their own. 

 

Readding was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow beside the graves of his first and second wives.  The will was probated March 6, 1879.  Nathan Blount, the original executor, committed suicide October 20, 1880, so Leacy Blount, who had remarried to Peyton Merritt, was appointed Administrator cum testamento, joined by her new husband.  A new inventory and appraisement took place December 10, 1880 and Peyton and Leacy Merritt served as Administrators until March 7, 1882.  They served as guardians for the minor children until June 5, 1888.  See Estate File of Readding Blount, No. 57, Polk County, Florida.

 

See Obituary of Readding Blount, Tampa, Sunland Tribune, March 1, 15, 1879; Westergard and VanLandingham, Parker and Blount in Florida, 220-223.

 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH VARN:

Elizabeth (Varn ) Blount died October 12, 1861, according to the James N. Blount Floral Album or memory book.  Her tombstone in Oak Hill Cemetery at Bartow, Florida, says she died April 18, 1861, aged 66 years.

 

On September 3, 1854, the Peas Creek Baptist Church was founded.  This was a Missionary Baptist group.  Elizabeth (Varn) Blount became a member shortly after the church was organized.  On January 8, 1855, she "came forward" and stated her intention "to become a member ... as soon as her letter of dismission could be obtained which was unanimously agreed to."  Church minutes reveal that following her death in 1861, the Rev. J. M. Hayman preached a funeral for her on January 5, 1862.  See Westergard and VanLandingham, Parker and Blount in Florida, 220-223.

 

Her tombstone at Oak Hill refers to her as "consort of Readding Blount."  The term consort was often used on tombstones for wives who predeceased their husbands.  Widows often were referred to as "relicts."

 

 

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and ELIZABETH VARN are:

45.         i.   RILEY READDING8 BLOUNT, b. February 14, 1824, Beaufort District, South Carolina; d. October 9, 1887, Hillsborough County, Florida.

46.        ii.   OWEN R BLOUNT, b. December 30, 1830, Beaufort District, South Carolina; d. August 17, 1902, Orange River, Lee County, Florida.

47.       iii.   NATHAN SNOW BLOUNT, b. December 29, 1832, Beaufort County, South Carolina; d. October 20, 1880, Hillsborough County, Florida.

48.       iv.   MARY EVE BLOUNT, b. December 20, 1834, Beaufort District, South Carolina; d. December 18, 1916,  Durant, Hillsborough Co., Florida.

49.        v.   JEHU JACOB BLOUNT, b. May 3, 1839, Columbia County, Florida; d. February 11, 1921, Ft Myers, Fla..

 

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and ELIZABETH MARSH are:

            vi.   JESSIE C8 BLOUNT179,180, b. Abt. 1864, Polk County, Florida; m. OWEN SUMMERALL181, January 29, 1880, Manatee County, Florida.

           vii.   ELIZABETH M BLOUNT181,182,183, b. Abt. 1866, Polk County, Florida.

 

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and LEACY WHIDDEN are:

50.     viii.   MARTHA JANE8 BLOUNT, b. 1868, Bartow, Florida.

51.       ix.   HENRIETTA BLOUNT, b. October 1, 1872, Bartow, Florida; d. September 6, 1937, Ft Meade, Florida.

52.        x.   DANIEL STANFORD BLOUNT, b. April 6, 1874, Bartow, Florida.

53.       xi.   GRACE AUGUSTA BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1876, Bartow, Florida.

 

 

38.  RADFORD7 BLOUNT (JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)184 died in Savannah, Ga.

 

Notes for RADFORD BLOUNT:

Radford Blount, died in Savannah.  He had one daughter Elizabeth Blount.

     

Child of RADFORD BLOUNT is:

              i.   ELIZABETH8 BLOUNT184.

 

 

39.  ANNIE J7 BLOUNT (JAMES6, EDMUND5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)185.  She married T B SLADE185

     

Child of ANNIE BLOUNT and T SLADE is:

54.         i.   EMMA J8 SLADE.

 

 

40.  WIGGINS7 BLOUNT (LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)186 was born 1798 in Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina, and died 1850 in Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH CLIFTON187 Abt. 1830.  She was born 1810 in Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

     

Children of WIGGINS BLOUNT and ELIZABETH CLIFTON are:

55.         i.   EDWARD FRANKLIN8 BLOUNT, b. 1831, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

56.        ii.   JOSEPH WHEELER BLOUNT, b. 1831, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

57.       iii.   ALFRED ALMA BLOUNT, b. June 10, 1833, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina; d. April 12, 1912, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

            iv.   HESTER A BLOUNT188, b. 1836, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

             v.   LEVI BLOUNT189, b. 1841, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina; m. SARAH NEWBERRY, March 11, 1868.

 

 

41.  JACKSON BLOUNT7 MIZELL (MARY6 BLOUNT, REDDING5, JAMES4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)190 was born August 17, 1814 in Jefferston, Camden County, Georgia, and died March 22, 1899 in Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia.  He married ELIZABETH LANG190 December 29, 1847 in Camden County, Georgia.  She was born April 28, 1812 in Camden County, Georgia, and died August 20, 1896 in Locust Ridge, Camden County, Georgia.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH LANG:

Elizabeth Lang, daughter of Isaac Sr. and Catherine Wilds.

     

Children of JACKSON MIZELL and ELIZABETH LANG are:

              i.   LEROY LESLIE8 MIZELL190, b. September 5, 1848, Jefferston, Camden County, Georgia; d. November 20, 1920.

             ii.   SATILLA MIZELL190, b. Camden County, Georgia.

58.       iii.   GEORGE MONTGOMERY MIZELL, b. August 31, 1851, St. Marys', Camden County, Georgia; d. July 8, 1929, Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia.

            iv.   ISAAC LANG MIZELL190, b. Camden County, Georgia; d. Florida.

             v.   STEPHEN MCCALL MIZELL190, b. Camden County, Georgia; d. Georgia.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

42.  ELIZA J8 BLOUNT (JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)191,192,193,194,195,196,197,198 was born 1821 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 1880 - 1889 in Florida.  She married JAMES SEWARD WHIDDEN199,200,201,202,203,204,205 Abt. 1840, son of DEMPSEY WHIDDEN and MARTHA BARWICK.  He was born 1814 in Georgia, and died Bef. 1880 in Florida.

     

Children of ELIZA BLOUNT and JAMES WHIDDEN are:

59.         i.   SOPHIA9 WHIDDEN, b. 1842, Georgia; d. Aft. 1900, Florida.

             ii.   SAMANTHA WHIDDEN206,207, b. 1843, Florida.

            iii.   SUSAN WHIDDEN208,209, b. 1845, Florida.

60.       iv.   JEHUE WHIDDEN, b. July 1850, Florida.

61.        v.   HANNAH BETSEY WHIDDEN, b. July 1850, Florida.

62.       vi.   LOUISA WHIDDEN, b. 1852, Florida; d. Aft. April 1, 1889, Florida.

63.      vii.   NOAH WEBSTER WHIDDEN, b. December 1854, Florida; d. March 19, 1935, Citrus Center, Glades County, Florida.

          viii.   MARY WHIDDEN210, b. 1857, Florida.

 

 

43.  WILLIAM SPEAR JOHN JOINER8 BLOUNT (JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)211,212 was born August 15, 1826 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1860 in Suwannee County, Fla.  He married SIDNEY BRYAN213.  She was born Abt. 1820.

 

Notes for WILLIAM SPEAR JOHN JOINER BLOUNT:

William Spear John Joiner Blount, born August 16, 1826, Beaufort District, South Carolina.  He married five times.  William S. J.J. Blount lived in Hamilton County, Florida, according to the 1860 census.  Later he lived in Suwannee County, Florida.  He married 2nd Sidney Bryan, Born about 1820 and had four children.

     

Children of WILLIAM BLOUNT and SIDNEY BRYAN are:

              i.   JACOB9 BOUNT213, b. 1849.

64.        ii.   PHILLIP BLOUNT, b. 1852, Florida.

65.       iii.   JUDSON O'CONNOR BLOUNT, b. December 12, 1855, Hamilton County, Florida; d. February 2, 1891, Bartow, Polk County, Florida.

66.       iv.   H B BLOUNT, b. 1857; d. February 1, 1943, Live Oak Florida.

 

 

44.  SAMUEL J C8 BLOUNT (JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)213,214 was born Abt. 1837 in South Carolina.  He married LYDIA NORTH215,216, daughter of JOHN NORTH and REBECCA.  She was born 1843 in Georgia.

 

Notes for LYDIA NORTH:

Lydia North, daughter of John J and Rebecca North.  She was born 1843.

     

Child of SAMUEL BLOUNT and LYDIA NORTH is:

              i.   EDWARD9 BLOUNT217, b. 1867, Georgia.

 

 

45.  RILEY READDING8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)218,219,220,221,222,223,224,225 was born February 14, 1824 in Beaufort District, South Carolina, and died October 9, 1887 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married (1) JANE VARN226,227,228,229,230,231,232 October 24, 1844 in Hamilton County, Florida, daughter of FREDERICK VARN and SARAH HIERS.  She was born February 2, 1824 in South Carolina, and died November 15, 1878 in Bartow, Polk County, Florida.  He married (2) EMMA L WHIDDEN233,234,235,236,237,238 March 10, 1879 in Polk County, Florida, daughter of JAMES WHIDDEN and AMELIA HALL.  She was born April 1862 in Polk County, Florida.

 

Notes for RILEY READDING BLOUNT:

Riley Readding Blount was born February 14, 1824, in Beaufort District, S.C. a son of John Churchill Golding Readding Blount and Elizabeth Varn.  He moved with his parents to Columbia County, Fla. in 1835.  He served as a private in the company of Captain Robert Brown, 2nd Regiment East Florida Mounted Volunteers during the Second Seminole War.  He enlisted June 16, 1837 at Ft. Lancaster and was mustered out December 18, 1837, at Ft. Gilliland, Fla.  He joined Captain North's Company as a private, July 13, 1838, until he was mustered out Jan. 12, 1839, at Ft. Gilmer, Ga.  He applied for bounty land based on these services on November 20, 1850, and received 160 acres on Warrant #21,412.  Riley married Jane (Varn) Knight on October 24, 1844 in Hamilton Co, Fla.  She was the daughter of Frederick and Sarah Varn and widow of Aaron Knight.  Jane  was born February 2, 1824, in South Carolina.  Riley Blount and his family moved to Hillsborough County (now Polk) near the present Bartow. He purchased Bounty Warrant #16,183 for 160 acres which had been originally issued to Stephen Hull for Indian War service.  Later Riley received a grant which included 160 acres on August 1, 1859.  At the time of the Third Seminole War, Riley enlisted as a private in Captain L. G. Lesley's company, Florida Mounted Volunteers, August 20, 1856, at Ft. Meade and was mustered out February 19, 1857, at Ft. Brooke.  At the time of the war Riley's home place was chosen for the site of construction of a log blockhouse to protect the neighboring families and was known as Fort Blount.  After the close of the Third Seminole War in 1858, he moved his family to another location farther south where he also constructed at his own expense a log cabin building for use as a school and church.  It was used until 1867.  Riley Blount operated a general supply store bringing his supplies from Tampa, a distance of 45 miles.  He was a planter and in the first tax list of Polk county in 1861, owned 320 acres of land and 5 slaves.  He served as one of three men chosen as Road Commissioners for District 3 on June 18, 1861. Jane (Varn) Knight Blount died November 15, 1878 at Bartow, Florida.  She is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery at Bartow.  Riley Blount married Emma L. Whidden, a daughter of James Lawrence and Amelia (Hall) Whidden on March 10, 1879.  She was born about 1862 in Polk County, Florida. Riley Blount later had an orange grove and also purchased the Orange Grove Hotel in Bartow 1882..  He operated  a mule driven hack line between Bartow and Tampa as stated in the Jan. 6, 1883 of the Bartow Informant.  Riley traded the hotel to Mrs. Mattie Bunch for five acres of land at Orient, lying six miles east of Tampa.  He was living there in May 1885.  He was living in Hillsborough County when he died in 1887.  Riley Blount was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery at Bartow, Florida.

     

Children of RILEY BLOUNT and JANE VARN are:

67.         i.   BENJAMIN F9 BLOUNT, b. September 14, 1845, Columbia County, Florida; d. October 30, 1922, Bartow, Polk County, Florida.

68.        ii.   JOHN CHURCHILL BLOUNT, b. December 15, 1848, Columbia County, Florida; d. December 28, 1916, Bartow, Florida.

69.       iii.   SARAH LOUISA BLOUNT, b. April 4, 1851, Columbia County, Florida; d. April 4, 1929, Arcadia, Florida.

70.       iv.   JAMES NATHAN BLOUNT, b. March 9, 1854, Peas Creek, Hillsborough Co., Fla.; d. August 12, 1928, LaBelle, Florida.

71.        v.   READDING JEHU BLOUNT, b. October 21, 1855, Peas Creek, Hillsborough Co., Fla.; d. Aft. 1920, DeSoto County Florida.

72.       vi.   EUGENE B BLOUNT, b. December 17, 1857, Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla.; d. October 3, 1890, Polk County, Florida.

73.      vii.   GEORGE HAMILTON BLOUNT, b. February 17, 1860, Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla.; d. July 3, 1937, LaBelle, Florida.

          viii.   DANIEL D BLOUNT239,240, b. March 5, 1862, Ft Blount, Polk County, Florida.; d. April 23, 1892, Bartow, Fla; m. MAGGIE A WHITLEDGE241.

            ix.   FLORENCE ELIZABETH BLOUNT242, b. September 5, 1863, Ft Blount, Polk County, Florida.

74.        x.   MARY ELIZABETH BLOUNT, b. December 13, 1864, Ft Blount, Polk Count, Florida.; d. January 24, 1953, Bartow, Fla.

75.       xi.   ADA ULA BLOUNT, b. March 3, 1868, Bartow, Fla; d. February 25, 1934, Tampa, Fla..

 

     

Children of RILEY BLOUNT and EMMA WHIDDEN are:

76.      xii.   RUTH9 BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1881.

77.     xiii.   NATHAN C BLOUNT, SR, b. July 1882, Florida.

          xiv.   ABI BLOUNT242, b. September 25, 1885; d. June 5, 1886.

 

 

46.  OWEN R8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)243,244,245,246,247,248,249 was born December 30, 1830 in Beaufort District, South Carolina, and died August 17, 1902 in Orange River, Lee County, Florida.  He married HENRIETTA E C BRONSON250,251,252,253,254 Abt. 1848 in Columbia County, Florida.  She was born July 22, 1833 in South Carolina, and died December 4, 1896 in Lee County, Florida.

 

Notes for OWEN R BLOUNT:

Owen R. Blount  was born Dec. 30, 1830, in Beaufort District, South Carolina. He moved to  Columbia County, Fla. in 1835 with his parents.  He grew up there and married about 1848 Henrietta E. C. Bronson, daughter of James Bronson.  She was born July 22, 1833, in SC.  In 1851 the Blount family moved to Hillsborough County (now Polk Co.).  Owen moved with the rest of his family at that time.  He settled about two miles southwest of present day Bartow. Henrietta was baptized on Jan. 8, 1855, and Owen on Jan. 9, 1855, into the Peas Creek Baptist Church.  Owen R. Blount served in Capt. L. G. Lesley's Company, Fla. Mounted Volunteer , enlisting Jan. 3, 1856, at Ft. Blount and mustering out Aug. 20, 1856, at Ft. Meade.  He was a Sergeant in the campaign.  He also served in the Civil War in his brother Nathan's Company E., 7th Regiment, Fla. Infantry, better known as the "South Florida Bulldogs."  He enlisted April 18, 1862, at Ft. Meade, as a private and served until he was discharged on February 13, 1863. He returned to Polk Co. and continued farming.  The tax lists for 1866 and 1867 show he owned 150 acres there.  He moved to Manatee County sometime in the late 1860s. Owen R. Blount's name is shown on a list of residents between the ages of 18 and 45 liable for military service in Manatee County. He lived at Joshua Creek in present day DeSoto County.  He move to Monroe (now Lee) County in 1878 and settled near Orange River. He was the founder of the Buckingham community where he planted a large citrus grove.  He sold the grove in 1896 for $17,000.  Henrietta (Bronson) Blount died December 4, 1896, in Lee County.  Owen is shown in the 1900 census for Lee county residing with his son, Radford Blount.  He died at the home of his son-in-law, Henry Cason, on Orange River,  August 17, 1902.  Owen and Henrietta are buried at Buckingham Cemetery.  His will dated July 26, 1902, is found in his probate files in Lee County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for HENRIETTA E C BRONSON:

Henrietta Bronson is the Daughter of James Bronson.

     

Children of OWEN BLOUNT and HENRIETTA BRONSON are:

              i.   WILLIAM9 BLOUNT255,256,257,258, b. November 6, 1848, Columbia County, Florida; d. December 31, 1865, Florida.

 

Notes for WILLIAM BLOUNT:

William Blount was killed in a cane grinding accident.  He is buried at Joshua Creek Cemetery.

 

78.        ii.   MARY JANE BLOUNT, b. 1851, Columbia County, Florida; d. Aft. November 15, 1903.

79.       iii.   RADFORD BLOUNT, b. April 5, 1855, Peas Creek, Hillsborough Co., Fla.; d. September 30, 1906, Lee County, Florida.

80.       iv.   GEORGIA C BLOUNT, b. 1856, Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla.; d. August 24, 1894, DeSoto County, Florida.

81.        v.   MARTHA HORTENSE BLOUNT, b. July 8, 1859, Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla.; d. August 11, 1925, LaBelle, Florida.

            vi.   JAMES E BLOUNT259,260,261, b. February 18, 1861, Florida; d. November 5, 1870, Joshua Creek, Florida.

82.      vii.   JOHN EDWARD BLOUNT, b. November 28, 1862, Polk County, Florida; d. March 23, 1935, Fort Myers, Florida.

          viii.   MARION HENRY BLOUNT262,263,264, b. 1867; d. July 13, 1936; m. (1) JENIE MESSER, November 22, 1888, Lee County, Florida; m. (2) ROSA SMUTS, November 25 , 1901.

 

Notes for MARION HENRY BLOUNT:

Marion Henry Blount is buried at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Bowling Green, Fla.

 

83.       ix.   SUSAN E BLOUNT, b. 1869, Manatee County, Florida.

             x.   JEHU ROBERT BLOUNT265,266, b. 1871, Manatee County, Florida; m. (1) LILLA O NOBLE267, October 26, 1895, Lee County, Florida; m. (2) VOLA SMITH267, June 10, 1906, Lee County, Florida.

84.       xi.   FLOSSIE PAULINE BLOUNT, b. October 25, 1873, Manatee County, Florida; d. June 1954.

 

 

47.  NATHAN SNOW8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)268,269,270,271,272 was born December 29, 1832 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, and died October 20, 1880 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  He married MARTHA ANN CAROLINE KNIGHT273,274,275,276,277 October 9, 1859 in Hillsborough County, Florida, daughter of AARON KNIGHT and JANE VARN.  She was born December 4, 1842 in Hamilton County, Florida, and died March 9, 1913 in Punta Gorda, Florida.

 

Notes for NATHAN SNOW BLOUNT:

Nathan Snow Blount, was born December 29, 1832, in Beaufort District, South Carolina.  Nathan Blount moved with his parents to Columbia County, Florida in 1836.  He served in Captain J. J. Knight's Company of Florida Volunteers from August 21, 1849, until October 27, 1849.  Nathan moved with his family to Hillsborough County, Florida in 1851.  On August 9, 1852, he applied for bounty land based on his service in Captain Knight's company.  He received 40 acres on Bounty Warrant #4492.  On June 1, 1855, he applied again for bounty land and received 160 acres on Bounty Warrant #28,137, on May 26, 1856.  Nathan Blount served two enlistments during the Third Seminole War.  He enlisted January 3, 1856, at Ft Blount and was mustered out at Ft. Meade, August 29, 1856.  He reenlisted the same day at Ft. Meade and served until February 19, 1857 when he was mustered out at Ft. Meade.  He served as a private during his enlistment.  On October 9, 1859, Nathan Snow Blount married Martha A.C. Knight, the step-daughter of his brother Riley Blount. Martha Knight was born December 4, 1842.   Her father Aaron Knight had died of a rattlesnake bite, April 6, 1842.  Her mother Jane (Varn) Knight married Riley Blount in 1844.  Riley and Jane (Varn) Knight Blount were appointed Guardians of Martha A. C. Knight.  On June 27, 1853, Riley applied for bounty land based on his step-daughter's claim through her father.  Aaron Knight had served several enlistment in the Second Seminole War and Riley Blount received 160 acres of land on Bounty Warrant #25012, September, 1853.  In 1860, Nathan Blount was serving as a Justice of the Peace for Hillsborough County.  He registered the brand NB on April 12, 1860.  Nathan Blount was appointed County Treasurer at the first meeting of the Polk County Commission on June 18, 1861.  Nathan S. Blount organized a company of Confederate soldiers in the spring of 1862.  The soldiers came from southwest Florida and the company was originally known as Captain Blount's Company C, 7th Regiment of Florida Infantry.  Nathan enlisted April 10, 1862 and was commissioned April 12, 1862 as Captain.  The company name was changed to Company E, 7th Florida Infantry and was popularly known as the "South Florida Bulldogs."  Captain Blount was ordered to return  to South Florida in November, 1862.  He was to bring back clothing, shoes and blankets to his company which was stationed in East Tennessee.  On June 2, 1863, Nathan was appointed Major of the 7th Florida Infantry.  Inspection reports from August and September 1864 state the 7th Florida was a part of Finley's Brigade, Bate's Division, Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee.  The regiment was located near Atlanta in August 1864.  Nathan Blount was shown  in Concert Hall Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama on November 15, 1864, according to a hospital muster roll.  Nathan was furloughed for thirty days, January 22, 1865 from Tupelo, Mississippi.  He surrendered in North Carolina in April 1865.  His health was poor after the War.  Nathan died October 20, 1880 at Bartow, Florida, of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.  Martha served as Administrator of his estate and raised their four children.  She purchased Lots 3 and 4 of Block 14, of the City of Bartow on March 7, 1882.  After her children were grown, she went to live with her half-brother, Benjamin F. Blount and remained there about 12 years.  About 18 months before her death, she went to live with her granddaughter, Blanche Skipper.  After Blanche married, Martha Blount made her home with her son, Frank, in Punta Gorda.  Martha applied for a Federal pension on August 9, 1902, based on her husband's service during the Indian War and and received  $12 per month.  She also applied for a state Confederate widow's pension in 1907 and 1909.  Martha Blount died March 9, 1913, at Punta Gorda, Florida.  Nathan Snow Blount and Martha (Knight)  Blount are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Bartow, Florida.

     

Children of NATHAN BLOUNT and MARTHA KNIGHT are:

              i.   AARON KNIGHT9 BLOUNT278, b. October 30, 1860; d. July 8, 1863, Polk County, Florida.

85.        ii.   MARTHA E BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1862, Polk County, Florida; d. October 17, 1889, Bartow, Fla.

86.       iii.   BRAXTON BRAGG BLOUNT, b. October 1, 1864, Polk County, Florida; d. August 14, 1944, Punta Gorda, Florida.

            iv.   NATHAN SNOW BLOUNT, JR.278, b. March 3, 1869, Polk County, Florida; d. March 21, 1869, Polk County, Florida.

87.        v.   FRANK R BLOUNT, b. 1870, Polk County, Florida; d. December 16, 1939, Charlotte County, Florida.

            vi.   READDING CHESTER BLOUNT278,279,280, b. Abt. 1875, Polk County, Florida; d. November 29, 1926; m. CLARA ROBBINS281; b. Abt. 1882; d. January 25, 1963.

 

 

48.  MARY EVE8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)282,283,284,285,286,287 was born December 20, 1834 in Beaufort District, South Carolina, and died December 18, 1916 in  Durant, Hillsborough Co., Florida.  She married STREATY PARKER288,289,290,291,292,293 February 20, 1848 in Columbia County, Florida, son of LUKE PARKER and SOPHIA.  He was born May 17, 1823 in Sampson County, North Carolina, and died October 2, 1884 in Bartow, Florida.

 

Notes for STREATY PARKER:

Streaty Parker was born May 17, 1823, Sampson County, North Carolina, the son of of Luke Parker and Sophia--------.  He came to Columbia County, Fla. in 1831.  Streaty Parker served in the Second Seminole War in Captain Edward's Mounted Company, 1st Regiment, Warren's Fla. Militia, enlisting as a private, Jan. 27, 1837, at Ft. Beckham, and mustering out June 5, 1837, at Ft. Beckham. He enlisted as a private on April 6, 1838, in Captain William B. Hooker's Company and served until July 22, 1838.  His 3rd enlistment was in Captain G. E. McClellan's Company 3rd Service, 2nd Regiment, Dancy's Florida Militia Mounted in which he enlisted March 6, 1841, at Lancaster, E. F. and mustering out April 10, 1841, at Little River, E. F..  On January 1, 1851 Streaty Parker applied for bounty land based upon the above service and received 160 acres on Bounty Warrant #11,562.  Streaty Parker married Mary Eve Blount, daughter of Readding and Elizabeth (Varn) Blount on Feb. 24, 1848 in Columbia County, Florida.  She was born Dec. 20, 1834, Beaufort District, South Carolina.  Mary Eve Blount moved to Columbia County, Florida with her parents in December 1835.  Streaty and Mary Eve Parker moved from Alligator in Columbia County in October 1851 with the Blounts to Hillsborough County and settled at the present site of Bartow.  Streaty served as First Lieutenant in the volunteer militia company commanded  by Captain Leroy G. Lesley in the Third Seminole War.  He enlisted at Ft. Blount, Jan. 3, 1856, and was discharged at Ft. Meade on August 20, 1856. After the Indians attacked the home of Willoughby Tillis near Ft. Meade on June 14, 1856, they hid in the Peas Creek Swamp.  They were hiding in a horseshoe bend in the river that was protected on three sides.  Lt. Streaty Parker, in command of the militia, came upon them from the east side, where they were not protected and attacked.  The troopers killed a number of the Indians.  Captain Durrance wrote in his official report; "My men spoke in high terms of Lt. Parker, as a brave and good soldier."    Streaty Parker reenlisted for another six month term as First Lieutenant in Captain Lesley's company.  He commanded the guard at Ft. Meade and was mustered out at Ft. Brooke, February. 19, 1857.  One month before the Civil War began, in March 1861, a company of men known as the "Hickory Boys" was organized at Ft. Meade with Streaty Parker elected as captain.  During the Civil War, Streaty served in the company commanded by Captain F A Hendry which was part of Munnerlyn's Cattle Guard Battalion, CSA.   Streaty Parker was a large cattle owner and had orange groves.  The 1860 census for Hillsborough County shows Streaty Parker owning $1500 worth of real property and $5180 worth of personal property.  In the 1872 Brevard tax list he is listed as owning 3,000 head of cattle.  Polk County records show that he purchased 300 head from Elizabeth McGuire on September 17, 1870, for $1000.  He bought a herd of 2,000 head from his brother John Parker, July 26, 1872, for $14,000. These 2,000 cattle were located in Brevard County, according to the bill of sale.  Polk County tax records for 1875 show Streaty Parker paying taxes on 3,012 head of cattle.  Streaty Parker was a member of Bartow Lodge No. 9, F.& A.M., which was established in 1865.  He was a charter member of its successor, Tuscan Lodge, No 6, F.&.A.M. and was Worshipful Master in the Lodge's first year.   Streaty Parker died October 2, 1884, in Bartow, Florida and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died intestate and his son, Louis H Parker petitioned the court for Letters of Administration on Nov. 3, 1884.  The inventory of his estate shows the appraised value of $64,504.  There were 157 acres of land near Auburndale, valued at $3,000; 240 acres at Bartow, valued at $25,000, 5,000 head of cattle, valued at $35,000.  Mary Blount Parker continued to live in Bartow and is shown in the 1900 census residing in Polk County, with her daughter, Julia, and son-in-law, Thomas Marquis.  She applied for a widow's pension for Streaty's service in the Third Seminole War and the application  was approved.  She had moved to Tampa by 1907 and on Nov. 20, 1907, she applied for a State Confederate widow's pension, which was approved February 8, 1908.  She received payments of $120 per annum.  Mary Eve Blount Parker died Dec 18, 1916, in Durant, Hillsborough County. She was buried beside her husband in Oak Hill Cemetery at Bartow. 

     

Children of MARY BLOUNT and STREATY PARKER are:

88.         i.   READDING BLOUNT9 PARKER, b. February 28, 1849, Columbia County, Florida; d. February 18, 1891, Osceola County, Florida.

89.        ii.   ELIZABETH PARKER, b. April 22, 1851, Columbia County, Florida; d. Abt. 1929.

90.       iii.   LOUIS HENRY PARKER, b. April 7, 1854, Peas Creek, Hillsborough Co., Florida; d. May 2, 1921, Lake Wales, Florida.

91.       iv.   TEXAS B PARKER, b. June 19, 1856, Ft Blount, Hillsborough County, Fla; d. December 23, 1934, Live Oak Florida.

             v.   WILLIAM OWEN PARKER294,295,296,297, b. January 13, 1859, Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla.; d. July 20, 1860, Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla..

            vi.   THOMAS JEFFERSON PARKER298,299,300,301,302, b. November 20, 1864, Ft Blount, Polk County, Fla.; d. April 5, 1938, Lake Wales, Florida; m. JULIAN A HANKINS303,304,305,306, March 27, 1888, Polk County, Florida; b. May 29, 1867, Lake Wales, Florida; d. 1950, Polk County, Florida.

 

Notes for JULIAN A HANKINS:

Julian Hankins, daughter of William Wesley and Jane (Church) Hankins.

 

           vii.   ROBERT LEE PARKER307,308,309,310, b. November 6, 1867, Bartow, Fla; d. December 25, 1890, Bartow, Fla.

          viii.   JULIA C PARKER311,312,313, b. January 3, 1870, Bartow, Fla; m. (1) THOMAS LITTLETON MARQUIS314,315, February 2, 1887, Polk County, Florida; m. (2) EDWARD WHITEHEAD316, September 3, 1905, Polk County, Florida.

 

Notes for JULIA C PARKER:

Julia Parker Marquis had two children who died young by the first marriage.

 

            ix.   JOHN M PARKER316,317,318, b. October 21, 1874, Bartow, Fla; d. January 27, 1879, Bartow, Fla.

92.        x.   DAISY DEITRICH PARKER, b. October 19, 1876, Bartow, Fla; d. October 5, 1962, Bartow, Fla.

 

 

49.  JEHU JACOB8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)319,320,321,322,323 was born May 3, 1839 in Columbia County, Florida, and died February 11, 1921 in Ft Myers, Fla..  He married MARY JANE HENDRY324,325,326 January 16, 1862 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born January 7, 1845 in Thomas County, Georgia, and died March 18, 1930 in Ft Myers, Fla..

 

Notes for MARY JANE HENDRY:

Mary Jane Hendry, daughter of James Edward and Lydia (Carlton) Hendry.

     

Children of JEHU BLOUNT and MARY HENDRY are:

93.         i.   MARY ELLA9 BLOUNT, b. November 15, 1863, Polk County, Florida; d. Bef. 1921.

94.        ii.   IDA BEULAH BLOUNT, b. June 24, 1866, Polk County, Florida; d. December 10, 1948, Alva, Florida.

            iii.   LYDIA ELIZABETH BLOUNT327, b. January 8, 1868, Polk County, Florida; d. January 14, 1868, Polk County, Florida.

95.       iv.   EDGAR JEHU BLOUNT, b. January 4, 1869, Polk County, Florida; d. 1946, Ft Myers, Fla..

96.        v.   OSCAR B BLOUNT, b. March 8, 1871, Polk County, Florida; d. May 2, 1961, Fort Myers, Flaorida.

            vi.   EULA ANNA BLOUNT327, b. May 6, 1873; d. November 24, 1878.

           vii.   JACK CHURCHILL BLOUNT328,329, b. May 11, 1876, Ft Myers, Fla.; d. 1943; m. NANCY OTTS330, April 16, 1908, Lee County, Florida; b. 1872; d. 1946.

 

Notes for JACK CHURCHILL BLOUNT:

Jack Churchill Blount, "Family Record of Lydia Moody" gives his full name as Fred Churchill Blount.

 

97.     viii.   NATHAN SNOW BLOUNT, b. March 21, 1880, Ft Myers, Fla.; d. April 25, 1960, Tice, Florida.

            ix.   WILLIAM PERRY BLOUNT330, b. May 14, 1884, Ft Myers, Fla.; d. November 27, 1898.

 

 

50.  MARTHA JANE8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)331,332,333 was born 1868 in Bartow, Florida.  She married J M PATTERSON334

     

Children of MARTHA BLOUNT and J PATTERSON are:

              i.   HARRY L9 PATTERSON, b. July 18, 1892, Arcadia, Florida334.

             ii.   A K PATTERSON334, b. March 3, 1897, Ft Ogden, Florida.

 

 

51.  HENRIETTA8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)335,336,337 was born October 1, 1872 in Bartow, Florida, and died September 6, 1937 in Ft Meade, Florida.  She married OSCAR LEVERETTE338

     

Children of HENRIETTA BLOUNT and OSCAR LEVERETTE are:

              i.   VIOLA9 LEVERETTE338, b. March 10, 1893; d. November 10, 1893, Punta Gorda, Florida.

             ii.   OSCAR D LEVERETTE, JR338, b. March 15, 1895, Tampa, Florida; d. Orlando, Florida; m. FLOSSIE RAYBURN338.

            iii.   ETHEL MAE LEVERETTE338, b. March 13, 1897, Tampa, Florida; d. December 3, 1963, Bartow, Florida; m. WILLIAM DAVID RIVERS; b. April 27, 1896, Homeland, Florida; d. September 9, 1957, Ft Mead, Florida.

 

Notes for WILLIAM DAVID RIVERS:

William David Rivers, son of Levy Dode and Annie E (Hill) Rivers.

 

            iv.   W J BRYAN LEVERETTE338, b. August 20, 1900, Tampa, Florida; d. July 1937.

             v.   ESTELLA LEVERETTE338, b. December 18, 1902; d. February 26, 1982; m. JAMES B LAMB338, May 25, 1925; b. November 25, 1899, Tampa, Florida.

 

Notes for JAMES B LAMB:

James B Lamb, son of Perry and Lelah (Lanier) Lamb.

 

            vi.   ELMO LIONEL LEVERETTE338, b. May 4, 1910; d. April 15, 1911, Ft Mead, Florida.

           vii.   THELMA LEONA LEVERETTE339, b. October 23, 1912, Ft Mead, Florida; m. RALPH LUTHER MARTIN340, February 27, 1930, Wauchula, Florida; b. March 12, 1908, Branford, Florida; d. August 9, 1966, Ft Mead, Florida.

 

Notes for RALPH LUTHER MARTIN:

Ralph Luther Martin, son of Luther and Norma Virginia Martin.

 

 

52.  DANIEL STANFORD8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)341,342,343 was born April 6, 1874 in Bartow, Florida.  He married EVA L ALMOND344

     

Children of DANIEL BLOUNT and EVA ALMOND are:

              i.   HARRY9 BLOUNT344.

             ii.   CLARA BLOUNT344.

 

 

53.  GRACE AUGUSTA8 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)345,346,347 was born Abt. 1876 in Bartow, Florida.  She married FRANK P WILSON348,349 January 18, 1892 in DeSoto County, Florida. 

     

Children of GRACE BLOUNT and FRANK WILSON are:

              i.   ANNA9 WILSON350.

             ii.   GLADYS LORRAINE WILSON350.

            iii.   MARY WILSON350.

            iv.   SON WILSON350.

 

 

54.  EMMA J8 SLADE (ANNIE J7 BLOUNT, JAMES6, EDMUND5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)351.  She married ALFRED PRESCOTT351

     

Child of EMMA SLADE and ALFRED PRESCOTT is:

              i.   HELEN MALVINA BLOUNT9 PRESCOTT351.

 

 

55.  EDWARD FRANKLIN8 BLOUNT (WIGGINS7, LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)352 was born 1831 in Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.  He married SALLY ANN SPRUILL353 July 15, 1854 in Lees Mill, Washington County, North Carolina. 

     

Children of EDWARD BLOUNT and SALLY SPRUILL are:

              i.   THOMAS W9 BLOUNT354, b. January 28, 1856, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina; d. October 4, 1911, North Carolina; m. IDA HARDISON354.

             ii.   JOHN G BLOUNT354, b. October 22, 1857, Mackey's Ferry, North Carolina.

 

 

56.  JOSEPH WHEELER8 BLOUNT (WIGGINS7, LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)355 was born 1831 in Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH S UNKNOWN356.  She was born 1833 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

     

Children of JOSEPH BLOUNT and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN are:

              i.   MARTHA J9 BLOUNT357, b. 1859, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

             ii.   SAMUEL W BLOUNT358, b. 1860, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

            iii.   BESSIE BLOUNT359, b. 1863, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

98.       iv.   CHARLES WHEELER BLOUNT, b. 1864, Markeys, North Carolina.

             v.   BENJAMIN W BLOUNT360, b. 1875, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

            vi.   HENRIETTA ELIZABETH BLOUNT361, b. Mackeys, North Carolina; m. UNKNOWN DAVENPORT361.

           vii.   JOSEPH WHEELER BLOUNT II361.

 

 

57.  ALFRED ALMA8 BLOUNT (WIGGINS7, LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)362 was born June 10, 1833 in Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina, and died April 12, 1912 in Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.  He married NANCY HUBBLE363.  She was born August 19, 1835 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, and died December 27, 1901 in Roper, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for ALFRED ALMA BLOUNT:

Census Records, 1860 Washington County, NC. "Dwel Fam# Name of Person Age Sex C Occupation VRE VPE 293 293 Alfred Blount 26 M -Farmer 300 1675

 

Nancy Blount 24 F -----Linna E. Blount 3 F ----Henry Blount 1 M ----Infant Blount 1m F ----Mary Robertson 13 F -----."

 

8. Census Records, 1880 Census, Washington Co., NC. " Dwel Fam Name Col Sex Age Relation Status Occupation 440 440 Blount, A. [Alfred] W M 47 M Farmer. Blount, Nancy W F 45 Wife Keeping House –

 

. Blount, Henry W M 21 Son S

Blount, Mary E. W F 19 Daughter

Blount, William W M 17 Son S

Blount, Luara A. W F

Blount, Marahia F. W F 12 Daughter S

Blount, Elizabeth W F 10 Daughter

Blount, Wiggins W M 8 -Son S."

 

 

 

     

Children of ALFRED BLOUNT and NANCY HUBBLE are:

99.         i.   EULALIE9 BLOUNT, b. 1858, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

100.      ii.   HENRY BLOUNT, b. 1859, Washington County, North Carolina.

            iii.   MARY ELLA BLOUNT364, b. May 29, 1860, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; d. April 17, 1941, Roper, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina; m. JOSEPH I TARKINGTON365.

101.     iv.   WILLIAM ALFRED BLOUNT, b. April 11, 1862, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; d. July 31, 1943, Durham, North Carolina.

             v.   ANNIE LAURA BLOUNT365, b. 1866, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; d. 1955; m. UNKNOWN ESPINCHE365.

102.     vi.   MARSHA FLORENCE BLOUNT, b. September 27, 1868, Tyrrell County, North Carolina; d. 1955.

           vii.   ELIZABETH CLIFFORD BLOUNT366, b. 1870, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

          viii.   THOMAS WIGGINS BLOUNT367, b. 1872, Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

 

 

58.  GEORGE MONTGOMERY8 MIZELL (JACKSON BLOUNT7, MARY6 BLOUNT, REDDING5, JAMES4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)368 was born August 31, 1851 in St. Marys', Camden County, Georgia, and died July 8, 1929 in Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia.  He married SARAH GERTRUDE PROCTOR368 October 26, 1876 in St. Mary's, Camden County, Georgia.  She was born June 28, 1853 in St. Marys', Camden County, Georgia, and died July 27, 1916 in Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia.

 

Notes for SARAH GERTRUDE PROCTOR:

Sarah Gertrude Proctor, daughter of Daniel Robert and Ann Eugenia (Sandiford) Proctor.

     

Children of GEORGE MIZELL and SARAH PROCTOR are:

              i.   WARREN KEY9 MIZELL368, b. August 15, 1877, Old Mizell Pl. nr. St. Mary's, Camden, Georgia; d. October 13, 1955, Miami, Florida.

             ii.   GEORGE CUMMINGS MIZELL368, b. May 22, 1879, Old Mizell Pl. nr. St. Mary's, Camden, Georgia; d. May 12, 1949, Washington, Georgia.

            iii.   ALICE GERTRUDE MIZELL368, b. March 22, 1881, Old Mizell Pl. nr. St. Mary's, Camden, Georgia; d. September 12, 1963.

            iv.   ANNE ELIZABETH MIZELL368, b. April 16, 1882, Old Mizell Pl. nr. St. Mary's, Camden, Georgia; d. September 24, 1955, Brunswick, Georgia.

             v.   LULA VIOLA MIZELL368, b. January 25, 1884, Old Mizell Pl. nr. St. Mary's, Camden, Georgia; d. December 26, 1959, Homerville, Clilnch County, Georgia.

            vi.   CECIL KENNETH MIZELL368, b. July 10, 1886, Magnolia, nr. St. Mary's, Camden, Georgia; d. March 19, 1975, St. Marys', Camden County, Georgia.

           vii.   AGNES MIZELL368, b. April 20, 1889, Satilla Bluff, Camden, Georgia.

          viii.   FLORENCE LORENA MIZELL368, b. February 13, 1892, Satilla Bluff, Camden, Georgia; d. August 31, 1965.

103.     ix.   MAMIE MADELINE MIZELL, b. October 5, 1894, Satilla Bluff, Camden, Georgia; d. November 27, 1962, Tampa, Florida.

             x.   LILLIAN VIRGINIA MIZELL368, b. March 9, 1897, Satilla Bluff, Camden, Georgia; d. September 24, 1976, St. Simons, Island, Glynn County, Georgia.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

59.  SOPHIA9 WHIDDEN (ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)369,370,371,372,373,374,375,376,377,378 was born 1842 in Georgia, and died Aft. 1900 in Florida.  She married (1) JAMES HENRY THOMPSON379,380 December 24, 1858 in Hamilton County, Florida.  He was born 1835 in Georgia, and died 1865 in Lee County, Florida.  She married (2) JOHN E SAVAGE March 26, 1871 in Manatee County, Florida.    She married (3) JOHN UNDERHILL381,382,383,384,385,386,387,388,389,390,391,392,393,394,395,396,397,398 April 20, 1876 in Manatee County, Florida, son of JOSEPH UNDERHILL and NANCY HILLIARD.  He was born 1823 in Bulloch County, Georgia, and died Bet. 1885 - 1888 in Manatee County, Florida.  She married (4) SAMUEL ELLIS399,400 December 25, 1888 in Lee County, Florida.  He was born 1848 in England.

 

Notes for SOPHIA WHIDDEN:

Sophia Whidden the daughter of James and Eliza Whidden.  She is listed in their household on the 1850 census of Columbia County and the 1870 census of Manatee County. Sophia is in Hillsborough County with her husband Henry Thompson in 1860. He was killed in the Civil War in 1865. Her first marriage was to James Henry Thompson December 24, 1858 in Hamilton County. Sophia married second to  John E Savage March 26, 1871 in Manatee County, Florida.  Sophia was married to John Underhill on April 20, 1876, marriage recorded in the early deed books of Manatee County.  After the death of John Underhill, she married Samuel Ellis on December 25, 1888 in Lee County.

 

Notes for JAMES HENRY THOMPSON:

JAMES HENRY1 THOMPSON died August 27, 1864. He married SOPHIRE G. WHIDDEN December 24, 1858 in Hamilton County, Florida, daughter of WHIDDEN and ELIZA.

More About JAMES HENRY THOMPSON:

Military: 2nd Florida Cavalry Regiment, United States Army

 

More About SOPHIRE G. WHIDDEN:

Burial: buried next to Captain Ellis at Tarpon Bay

 

 

 

Child of JAMES THOMPSON and SOPHIRE WHIDDEN is:

i. LAURA ANN ELIZABETH2 THOMPSON, b. July 08, 1861; d. 1945; m. JACOB CHANCEY.

 

This was posted by Patricia Sullivan on GenMedieval Sept 18, 1999 trichancey@aol.com

 

 

 

Notes for JOHN UNDERHILL:

John Underhill was born about 1823 in Bulloch County, Georgia, the son of Joseph and Nancy (Hilliard) Underhill.  He married his first wife Mary Summeral in Ware County, Georgia on December 25, 1851.  He later moved to Hillsborough County, Florida along with his father and other members of his family. John Underhill was living in the now eastern portion of Hillsborough County by October 1848.

Two militia companies were raised in the  Itchepuckesassa/Alafia area in July 1849.  They were Captain Simon L Sparkman's Company and Captain John Parker's Company. John served in Captain John Parker's Company which was organized July 23, 1949.  He served with his brothers William and Thomas Underhill. His father, Joseph Underhill served in Captain S L Sparkman's Company.

John Underhill registered his brand in Hillsborough county on April 29, 1851.  It was" JU" and his mark was a crop poplar leaf in one ear and smooth crop in the other ear.

John Underhill married Keziah Tucker on September 11, 1854 in Hillsborough County.

John Underhill was a Corporal in William B Hooker's Company in the Seminole War of 1856.  He was mustered in on January 3,1856.  this company was mustered out of State service on February 21, 1856 and into the service of the United States at Fort Meade, Florida.  He served with his brother William  Underhill.

John Underhill is shown in J E Turners Company Independent Volunteers.  This was known as, Florida'a 11th Infantry in the book Soldiers of Florida.  No dates of service are shown.

John Underhill is shown in Company E "South Florida Bull Dogs" 7th Florida Infantry, CSA.  He was mustered in April 10, 1862 and mustered out April 26, 1865.

John and Keziah Underhill are shown on the 1860 Hillsborough Census with two daughters Mary J and Eliza both aged one year.   They have another daughter Spicey Ann born in 1873 that is not shown on the 1880 census in his home.  She is living with her aunt, Spicey Whidden in Polk County on the 1900 census. Evidently Keziah died after her birth . Spicey Ann was raised by her Aunt Spicey Whidden.

 

John Underhill married Sophia( Whidden) Thompson Savage on April 26, 1876 in Manatee County.  They are shown on the 1880 Manatee County Census along with daughter, Texas age 5 and son George W, age 1. Two other children Laura A. E. age 19 and Eliza age 9, are listed.  Laura is the daughter of Sophia and her first husband Jame Henry Thompson.  It is not clear if the Eliza age 9, is the child of John and Keziah or if she is Sophia's child.

 

John and Sophia Underhill and three children are listed as living in Monroe County in the 1885 state census.  He is listed as age 62.  John Underhill died sometime between 1885 and 1888 at a cow camp near Lee Branch in what is now DeSoto County.  He was buried where he died on the range.

 

In his military papers was found a "Claim of Widow for Bounty Land" #329005 dated March 20, 1871.  The copy was very poor but claimant's name appeared to have been Mary Summeral Underhill who married John Underhill on December 25, 1851 in Ware County, Georgia. She stated that her husband had died in Polk County on September 17, 1861.  She had apparently did not know his whereabouts and thought he died.  The claim was rejected by the Pension Office.  They had found, as per memo dated May 31, 1879, that "This man lives in Brevard County, somewhere between Peace Creek and the Kissimmy River."

 

After John's death Sophia remarried to Samuel Ellis. Samuel and Sophia are living on Sanibel Island in Lee County where they are listed in the 1900 census.  George Underhill and his wife are living with them.  Sophia indicated that she was the mother of three children.

     

Children of SOPHIA WHIDDEN and JAMES THOMPSON are:

104.       i.   LAURA ANN ELIZABETH10 THOMPSON, b. July 8, 1863, Florida; d. April 26, 1945, Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida.

             ii.   MARION AUGUST THOMPSON401,402,403,404,405, b. 1866, Florida; d. 1949, Manatee County, Florida; m. MAMIE JANE WATTERS406,407, November 17, 1883, Manatee County, Florida.

 

     

Children of SOPHIA WHIDDEN and JOHN UNDERHILL are:

105.     iii.   SOPHIA TEXAS10 UNDERHILL, b. Abt. 1875, Florida; d. Abt. 1900, Florida.

106.     iv.   GEORGE WASHINGTON UNDERHILL, b. April 29, 1879, Florida; d. April 26, 1952, Lee County, Florida.

             v.   FRANK C UNDERHILL408, b. 1882.

 

 

60.  JEHUE9 WHIDDEN (ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)409,410,411,412 was born July 1850 in Florida.  He married CYNTHIA A WILLIAMS412,413,414,415 January 28, 1874 in Manatee County, Florida, daughter of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and UNKNOWN.  She was born March 1852 in Hillsborough County, Florida.

 

Notes for CYNTHIA A WILLIAMS:

Cynthia Bailey, daughter of John E Bailey

     

Children of JEHUE WHIDDEN and CYNTHIA WILLIAMS are:

107.       i.   JOHN JEHU10 WHIDDEN, b. October 1875, Florida.

108.      ii.   FLORIDA WHIDDEN, b. June 1881, Florida; d. 1906, DeSoto County, Florida.

 

 

61.  HANNAH BETSEY9 WHIDDEN (ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)416,417,418,419,420 was born July 1850 in Florida.  She married JOHN MARIAN DRIGGERS421,422,423,424 September 22, 1871 in Manatee County, Florida.  He was born 1852 in South Carolina, and died 1898 in Punta Gorda, Florida.

     

Children of HANNAH WHIDDEN and JOHN DRIGGERS are:

              i.   JAMES P10 DRIGGERS425, b. 1870, Florida; d. Bef. 1880, Florida.

             ii.   HETTY DRIGGERS426,427, b. 1872, Pine Level, Florida; m. UNKNOWN COKER427.

            iii.   JOHN MARIAN DRIGGERS, JR428,429, b. 1874, Pine Level Florida; d. 1902, DeSoto County Florida; m. LYDIA ANN PELHAM430,431, September 10, 1892, Arcadia, Florida; b. September 1, 1872, Bartow, Florida; d. November 20, 1952, Punta Gorda, Florida.

            iv.   SIMEON DRIGGERS432,433, b. February 3, 1875, Pine Level, Florida; d. May 6, 1956, Fort Myers ,Florida; m. MARY LOWE434,435, January 31, 1904, DeSoto County, Florida; b. May 1889, Arcadia, Florida; d. July 15, 1957, Fort Myers, Florida.

             v.   JACKSON LLOYD DRIGGERS436,437,438,439, b. February 23, 1877, Pine Level, Florida; d. July 1, 1967, Broward County, Florida; m. (1) ALICE UNKNOWN440, Bef. 1900; m. (2) MATTIE F RODGERS441, December 1915, Hillsborough County, Florida; d. Bef. 1967, Florida; m. (3) THELMA MITCHELL, January 17, 1931, Hillsborough County, Florida.

            vi.   HENERITTA DRIGGERS442,443, b. 1879, Pine Level, Florida; m. ROBERT L DRAWDY444, May 30, 1895, DeSoto County, Florida; b. Abt. 1875, Florida.

           vii.   CHESTER MARION DRIGGERS445, b. June 4, 1884, Pine Level Florida; d. 1936, Sarasota County, Florida; m. SIBBIE PELHAM446, January 25, 1904, DeSoto County, Florida; b. 1889.

          viii.   WILLIAM FLOYD DRIGGERS447,448, b. June 6, 1889, Pine Level Florida; d. January 1, 1942, Punta Gorda, Florida; m. (1) MARY UNKNOWN449,450, Bef. 1907, Hillsborough County, Florida; b. Abt. 1889; d. 1919, Hillsborough County, Florida; m. (2) CLAUDIA INEZ ROBBINS451, July 27, 1919, Winsted, Sumpter County, Florida; b. July 21, 1898, Center Hill/Webster, Sumpter County, Florida; d. Bet. October 14 - 21, 1977, Charlotte County, Florida.

            ix.   DORCUS DRIGGERS452.

             x.   PLYEMEN DRIGGERS452.

            xi.   M P DRIGGERS452.

           xii.   SUZIE DRIGGERS452.

 

 

62.  LOUISA9 WHIDDEN (ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)453,454,455,456 was born 1852 in Florida, and died Aft. April 1, 1889 in Florida.

     

Children of LOUISA WHIDDEN are:

              i.   MARY J10 WHIDDEN457,458, b. 1871, Florida.

             ii.   JAMES IRVIN WHIDDEN459,460,461,462,463,464,465,466,467, b. October 16, 1874, Florida; d. 1954, Pinellas County, Florida; m. PERCELLO LOW468, August 19, 1901, DeSoto County, Florida.

109.     iii.   WILLIAM HARDY WHIDDEN, b. October 16, 1874, Florida; d. December 7, 1948, Arcadia, Florida.

            iv.   GINNIE WHIDDEN469, b. 1877, Florida.

             v.   L F WHIDDEN470,471, b. February 1880, Florida.

            vi.   J A WHIDDEN472,473, b. February 1880, Florida.

110.    vii.   JOSHUA O WHIDDEN, b. 1882, Florida; d. June 1962, Sarasota,  Florida.

 

 

63.  NOAH WEBSTER9 WHIDDEN (ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)474,475,476,477,478,479,480,481,482,483 was born December 1854 in Florida, and died March 19, 1935 in Citrus Center, Glades County, Florida.  He married (1) MARY ANN POWELL484,485 September 22, 1871 in Manatee County, Florida.  She died Bef. 1880.  He married (2) SARAH DRIGGERS486,487,488,489 February 23, 1879 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born Abt. 1854 in Manatee County, Florida, and died Bef. 1895 in Manatee County, Florida.  He married (3) M L MCDONALD490 April 16, 1902 in DeSoto County, Florida. 

 

Notes for SARAH DRIGGERS:

Sarah Driggers, daughter of Matthew and Nancy Ann (Crawford) Driggers

     

Children of NOAH WHIDDEN and MARY POWELL are:

              i.   GEORGE HENRY10 WHIDDEN491,492,493,494,495, b. Abt. 1872, Florida; d. November 26, 1940, Fort Myers, Florida.

             ii.   JAMES HENDRY WHIDDEN496,497,498,499,500,501,502,503, b. September 22, 1875, Florida; d. February 5, 1945; m. MARTHA J SPARKMAN504; b. July 1881, Florida.

111.     iii.   JOHN WILLIBY WHIDDEN, b. November 28, 1877, Florida; d. September 8, 1967, Fort Myers, Florida.

 

     

Children of NOAH WHIDDEN and SARAH DRIGGERS are:

            iv.   ARTMISSA10 WHIDDEN505,506,507,508, b. 1880, Manatee County, Florida; m. MATHEW POWERS509, December 24, 1898, Lee County, Florida; b. Bet. 1860 - 1870, New Prospect, Manatee County, Florida.

112.      v.   SUSIE ANN WHIDDEN, b. September 18, 1882, Florida; d. December 16, 1945, Fort Myers, Florida.

113.     vi.   ARCHIE FILMON WHIDDEN, b. January 24, 1884, Manatee County, Florida; d. January 16, 1955, Fort Myers, Florida.

114.    vii.   ANNIE E WHIDDEN, b. August 1888, Florida; d. October 4, 1980, Sanford, Florida.

 

 

64.  PHILLIP9 BLOUNT (WILLIAM SPEAR JOHN JOINER8, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)510,511 was born 1852 in Florida.  He married SALLY UNKNOWN512.  She was born 1859 in Florida.

     

Child of PHILLIP BLOUNT and SALLY UNKNOWN is:

              i.   EVELINE B10 BLOUNT513, b. 1880, Florida.

 

 

65.  JUDSON O'CONNOR9 BLOUNT (WILLIAM SPEAR JOHN JOINER8, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)514,515 was born December 12, 1855 in Hamilton County, Florida, and died February 2, 1891 in Bartow, Polk County, Florida.  He married RUBY DEXTER516,517.  She was born February 14, 1861 in Florida, and died May 15, 1939.

     

Children of JUDSON BLOUNT and RUBY DEXTER are:

115.       i.   GEORGE DEXTER10 BLOUNT, b. February 15, 1881, Live Oak, Florida; d. Denver, Colorado.

             ii.   ROY BLOUNT518, b. October 24, 1883, Live Oak, lorida.

 

 

66.  H B9 BLOUNT (WILLIAM SPEAR JOHN JOINER8, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)518,519,520 was born 1857, and died February 1, 1943 in Live Oak Florida.  He married (1) EUDORA UNKNOWN521 Abt. 1876.  She was born 1861 in Georgia, and died May 17, 1884.  He married (2) TEXAS B PARKER522,523,524 April 27, 1888 in Polk County, Florida, daughter of STREATY PARKER and MARY BLOUNT.  She was born June 19, 1856 in Ft Blount, Hillsborough County, Fla, and died December 23, 1934 in Live Oak Florida.

 

Notes for H B BLOUNT:

H. B. "Arch" Blount was born about 1857.  He married 1st____________.  she died May 17, 1884.  He married 2nd Texas (Parker) Summerlin on  April 27, 1888, in Polk County, Florida.

     

Child of H BLOUNT and EUDORA UNKNOWN is:

              i.   HUGH G10 BLOUNT525,526, b. 1879, Florida; d. September 25, 1898, Guantanamo, Cuba,  Spanish American War.

 

     

Child of H BLOUNT and TEXAS PARKER is:

             ii.   PARKER10 BLOUNT527, b. December 1888, Polk County, Florida.

 

 

67.  BENJAMIN F9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)528,529,530,531,532 was born September 14, 1845 in Columbia County, Florida, and died October 30, 1922 in Bartow, Polk County, Florida.  He married LYDIA OREGON HENDRY533,534,535 February 1, 1866 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born April 14, 1847 in Thomas County, Georgia, and died November 12, 1933 in Bartow, Florida.

 

Notes for LYDIA OREGON HENDRY:

Lydia Oregon Hendry, daughter of James E and Lydia (Carlton) Hendry.

     

Children of BENJAMIN BLOUNT and LYDIA HENDRY are:

              i.   BERTHA A10 BLOUNT536, b. December 18, 1866, Bartow, Florida; d. October 28, 1870, Bartow, Florida.

             ii.   EMMA C BLOUNT536,537, b. October 19, 1868, Bartow, Florida; d. March 3, 1949, Bartow, Florida; m. JOSEPH H HUMPHRIES538, November 17, 1887; b. January 24, 1857; d. January 12, 1925.

            iii.   JANE BLOUNT538, b. August 26, 1870, Bartow, Florida; d. August 26, 1870, Bartow, Florida.

            iv.   LYDIA BLOUNT539, b. August 26, 1870, Bartow, Florida; d. August 26, 1870, Bartow, Florida.

116.      v.   GERTRUDE OREGON BLOUNT, b. December 12, 1871, Bartow, Florida; d. 1935, Miami, Fla.

            vi.   HENDRY B BLOUNT539,540, b. May 3, 1873, Bartow, Florida; d. October 22, 1925, Polk County, Florida; m. JULIA ANN PAGE541,542, April 18, 1898.

           vii.   CHARLES E BLOUNT543, b. August 17, 1875, Bartow, Florida; d. 1878, Bartow, Florida.

117.   viii.   WALTER WALLACE BLOUNT, b. August 20, 1877, Bartow, Florida; d. July 14, 1959.

118.     ix.   KATIE BLOUNT, b. November 17, 1879, Bartow, Florida; d. 1960, Athens,  Georgia.

             x.   MARVIN BLOUNT544, b. October 2, 1884, Bartow, Florida; d. February 14, 1899, Bartow, Florida.

 

 

68.  JOHN CHURCHILL9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)545,546,547,548,549,550 was born December 15, 1848 in Columbia County, Florida, and died December 28, 1916 in Bartow, Florida.  He married SARAH JUDSON HAYMAN551,552,553,554,555 December 28, 1876 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born April 17, 1852 in Hillsborough County, Florida, and died 1950 in Miami, Florida.

 

Notes for SARAH JUDSON HAYMAN:

Sarah Judson Hayman is the daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Madison and Martha Jane (Carlton) Hayman.

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and SARAH HAYMAN are:

119.       i.   FLORRIE JULIE10 BLOUNT, b. February 17, 1878, Bartow, Florida.

             ii.   DEXTER BLOUNT556,557, b. March 3, 1880, Bartow, Florida; d. June 3, 1881, Bartow, Florida.

            iii.   ALLIE RHETA BLOUNT558, b. December 2, 1881, Bartow, Florida; m. GEORGE H HAYES558, April 18, 1910, Miami, Fla.

120.     iv.   CORA ETTA BLOUNT, b. January 6, 1884, Bartow, Fla.

121.      v.   MAMIE LILLIAN BLOUNT, b. April 17, 1886, Bartow, Fla; d. March 19, 1946, Bartow, Fla.

122.     vi.   FREDDIE LINNETTE BLOUNT, b. February 14, 1888, Bartow, Fla.

123.    vii.   DOLLIE ADINE BLOUNT, b. July 29, 1891, Bartow, Fla; d. September 12, 1913, Bartow, Fla.

 

 

69.  SARAH LOUISA9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)559,560,561,562,563 was born April 4, 1851 in Columbia County, Florida, and died April 4, 1929 in Arcadia, Florida.  She married THOMAS OWEN PARKER564,565,566,567,568 January 2, 1870 in Polk County, Florida, son of JOHN PARKER and JANE SMILEY.  He was born May 20, 1846 in Simmons Hammock, Hillsborough County, and died May 11, 1918 in Joshua Creek, Florida.

 

Notes for THOMAS OWEN PARKER:

Thomas Owen Parker was born May 20, 1846 at Simmons Hammock, Hillsborough County, Florida. He moved with his parents to Manatee County around 1856.  Thomas Owen Parker was living at Homeland in Polk County when he married Sarah Louisa Blount on Jan 2 1870 at Bartow, Florida.  Sarah Blount was born April 4, 1851 in Columbia County, Florida.  She moved with her parents to Hillsborough County (now Polk County) in 1851.  She lived and grew up at Ft Blount (now Bartow).  Sarah Blount was baptized a member of Peas Creek Baptist Church on September 4, 1864.  After she married Thomas Owen Parker she joined the Methodist Church, as her husband was a member of the Methodist Church.  Thomas Owen Parker and J N Parker, his brother bought 1000 head of cattle for $4000 from their father, John Parker on November 19, 1870.  John Parker later sold 2000 head of cattle for $10000 to Thomas O and    J N Parker on May 16, 1877.   Thomas Owen Parker moved to the Joshua Creek settlement in Manatee (now DeSoto) County.  He purchased 200 acres of land in that area from 1879 to 1882.  Thomas Owen Parker was a leading cattleman and citrus grower in DeSoto County.  He was a member of the first Board of County Commissioners in DeSoto County after the county was established in 1887.  He was on the building committee for construction of a courthouse at Arcadia in 1888. Thomas Parker was a representative from DeSoto County to the State Legislature in 1891.  He sold to King Brothers in March of 1905 cattle branded   T.P. located in DeSoto and Lee Counties.  His children Philip, Jane, Mary and her husband, and Bertha and her husband, sold their cattle to King Brothers also that year.  Thomas Owen Parker was visiting his son, Philip, at Buchanan in Hardee County and suffered a stroke in May 1918.  He was moved back to Arcadia.  He died May 11, 1918 at Joshua Creek, Florida.  Sarah Louisa Blount Parker died April 4, 1929 at Arcadia, Florida.

     

Children of SARAH BLOUNT and THOMAS PARKER are:

124.       i.   PHILIP CUSTIS10 PARKER, b. May 26, 1872, Polk County, Florida; d. December 12, 1934, Arcadia, Florida.

             ii.   JANE CUTHBERT PARKER569,570,571,572, b. July 11, 1874, Polk County, Florida; d. September 26, 1931, Arcadia, Florida.

            iii.   SARAH LOUISE PARKER573, b. December 4, 1876, Joshua Creek, Florida; d. August 29, 1878, Joshua Creek, Florida.

125.     iv.   MARY VIRGINIA PARKER, b. March 19, 1879, Joshua Creek, Florida; d. June 10, 1941, Arcadia, Florida.

126.      v.   BERTHA MARIAN PARKER, b. May 4, 1881, Arcadia, Florida; d. July 1, 1954, Leesburg, Florida.

127.     vi.   THOMAS OWEN PARKER, b. June 28, 1883, Joshua Creek, Florida; d. October 3, 1963, Arcadia, Florida.

           vii.   GRACE PARKER573,574, b. March 31, 1886, Joshua Creek, Florida; d. May 12, 1927, St Petersburg, Florida; m. SHADE WILSON WALKER575, August 15, 1905, Joshua Creek, Florida; b. July 18, 1871, Fayetteville, Tennessee; d. March 17, 1948.

 

Notes for SHADE WILSON WALKER:

Shade Wilson Walker, son of Stephen and Julia (Ashworth) Walker.

 

128.   viii.   JULIA PAULINE PARKER, b. October 2, 1894, Joshua Creek, Florida.

 

 

70.  JAMES NATHAN9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)576,577,578,579,580 was born March 9, 1854 in Peas Creek, Hillsborough Co., Fla., and died August 12, 1928 in LaBelle, Florida.  He married (1) CUTHBERT H PARKER581,582,583,584 June 3, 1875 in Manatee County, Florida, daughter of WILLIAM PARKER and WINEFORD HOOKER.  She was born June 24, 1854 in Manatee County, Florida, and died October 12, 1894 in DeSota County, Florida.  He married (2) M H REIS November 21, 1895 in Desota County, Florida.    He married (3) MATTIE COKER585,586 November 18, 1902 in Naples, Florida.  She was born March 3, 1881 in Gardner, Fla, and died December 25, 1969 in Naples, Florida.

 

Notes for CUTHBERT H PARKER:

Cuthbert H Parker was left an orphan after the deaths of her parents and her guardian was William B Hooker, her maternal grandfather.  He died before Cuthbert reached her majority and her second guardian was her uncle, John Parker

 

Notes for MATTIE COKER:

Mattie Coker is the daughter of Daniel J and Martha (Hampton) Coker.

     

Children of JAMES BLOUNT and CUTHBERT PARKER are:

129.       i.   WILLIAM RILEY10 BLOUNT, b. July 16, 1876, Manatee County, Fla; d. December 23, 1910, DeSoto County, Florida.

             ii.   THOMAS OWEN BLOUNT587,588,589, b. July 30, 1878, Manatee County, Fla; d. March 2, 1900, DeSoto County, Florida.

130.     iii.   LOUIS N BLOUNT, b. February 27, 1881, Manatee County,Fla; d. November 1914, LaBelle, Fla.

            iv.   MARIAN L BLOUNT590,591, b. August 12, 1884, Manatee County, Fla; d. February 4, 1906, Tampa, Fla.

             v.   PAUL BLOUNT592, b. November 23, 1886, Manatee County, Fla; m. CALLIE UNKNOWN592.

 

     

Children of JAMES BLOUNT and MATTIE COKER are:

            vi.   DANIEL JULIUS10 BLOUNT592, b. September 19, 1903, Ft Denaud, Fla; m. IRMA ELOIS HARN593, December 3, 1927, Hendry County, Florida.

 

Notes for IRMA ELOIS HARN:

Irma Elois Harn, daughter of W W  and Willie Agnes(Mathis) Harn.

 

           vii.   OLNEY CUTHBERT BLOUNT594, b. December 22, 1905, Ft Denaud, Fla; m. (1) JOHN RAYMOND DREBLOW595, February 11, 1928, Hendry County, Florida; d. September 5, 1931; m. (2) TERRY HUGH O'BANION595, September 5, 1933, LaBelle, Fla; b. March 7, 1910, Horse Cave, Kentucky.

 

Notes for TERRY HUGH O'BANION:

Terry Hugh O'Bannion,son of Underwood and Jennie Lee (Adams) O'Banion.

 

          viii.   JAMES MARVIN BLOUNT596, b. September 29, 1908, Ft Denaud, Fla; d. March 5, 1939, Huntsvillle, Alabama; m. MARY MANNING597; b. March 3, 1908, Huntsvillle, Alabama; d. April 1974, Savannah, Tennessee.

 

Notes for MARY MANNING:

Mary Manning, daughter of William Beverly and Minnie Emma (Coole)Manning.

 

131.     ix.   MARY LOUISE BLOUNT, b. January 1, 1911, Ft Denaud, Fla; d. May 14, 2003, Hendry County, Florida.

             x.   JAMES NATHAN BLOUNT, JR598,599, b. June 13, 1913, LaBelle, Fla; d. October 30, 1944, Ft Myers, Fla.; m. THELMA LOUISE ALTMAN600, December 22, 1933, Labelle, Hendry County, Florida; b. May 10, 1915, Sweetwater, Fla.

 

Notes for THELMA LOUISE ALTMAN:

Thelma Louise Altman, daughter of Allen Thomas and Loca (Durrance) Altman.

 

            xi.   THOMAS WILSON BLOUNT601,602, b. February 18, 1917, LaBelle, Fla; d. July 29, 1969, LaBelle, Fla; m. JUNE BETHEA; b. November 5, 1923, Hardee County, Florida.

 

Notes for JUNE BETHEA:

June Bethea, daughter of Henderson and Eunice Bethea.

 

           xii.   PHILIP PARKER BLOUNT603,604, b. July 22, 1921, LaBelle, Fla; m. DOLLY MAE DODSON605; b. February 13, 1922, Miami, Fla; d. February 23, 1974, Miami, Fla.

 

Notes for DOLLY MAE DODSON:

Dolly Mae Dodson, daughter of Joe Clinton and Martha Mae (Stewart) Dodson.

 

 

71.  READDING JEHU9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)606,607,608,609,610,611,612,613 was born October 21, 1855 in Peas Creek, Hillsborough Co., Fla., and died Aft. 1920 in DeSoto County Florida.  He married (1) EMMA ELIZABETH WATKINS614,615,616 September 7, 1876 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born Abt. 1861 in Texas, and died August 23, 1894 in Bartow, Florida.  He married (2) MARGARET HENDRY617,618,619,620 January 11, 1905 in DeSota County, Florida.  She was born May 17, 1866 in Hamilton County, Florida, and died September 9, 1957.

 

Notes for MARGARET HENDRY:

Margaret Hendry is the daughter of John and Margaret (Cheshire) Durrance and the widow of Francis McDonald Durrance.

     

Children of READDING BLOUNT and EMMA WATKINS are:

              i.   ELIJAH10 BLOUNT621,622, b. October 10, 1878, Bartow, Fla; d. October 10, 1878, Bartow, Fla.

             ii.   AUDREY J BLOUNT623,624,625,626, b. 1881, Polk County, Florida; d. Pine Castle, Florida; m. FREDERICK GREENUP ARNOLD627,628,629,630,631,632, July 2, 1906, Osceola County,  Florida; b. September 7, 1878, Orange County, Florida; d. 1954, Pine Castle, Florida.

            iii.   FRANCES M BLOUNT633,634, b. June 3, 1886, Polk County, Florida; d. March 19, 1887, Polk County, Florida.

 

     

Children of READDING BLOUNT and MARGARET HENDRY are:

            iv.   REDDING JEHU10 BLOUNT635,636,637, b. 1907, DeSoto County Florida; d. December 31, 1967, Florida; m. MAUDE RAINEY LISLE638, December 11, 1932, Hendry County, Florida.

             v.   SAMUEL BLOUNT638,639,640,641, b. August 29, 1909, Desoto County, Florida; d. December 1986, Desoto County, Florida.

 

 

72.  EUGENE B9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)642,643,644,645 was born December 17, 1857 in Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla., and died October 3, 1890 in Polk County, Florida.  He married SUSAN ELIZABETH FULLER646,647 January 7, 1883 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born October 27, 1862 in Carbondale, Illinois, and died September 29, 1907 in Lakeland, Florida.

     

Children of EUGENE BLOUNT and SUSAN FULLER are:

132.       i.   BLANCHE EUGENIA10 BLOUNT, b. October 27, 1887, Polk County, Florida; d. October 1930, Lakeland, Florida.

133.      ii.   URIEL BLOUNT, b. September 16, 1889, Polk County, Florida; d. May 9, 1962, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 

 

73.  GEORGE HAMILTON9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)648,649,650,651 was born February 17, 1860 in Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla., and died July 3, 1937 in LaBelle, Florida.  He married (1) MARY S GARDINER652 September 8, 1886 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born July 5, 1867 in Ohio, and died February 25, 1902 in Arcadia, Florida.  He married (2) HELEN MITCHELL June 1, 1903 in DeSota County, Florida.    He married (3) GENEVA HETTIE HOLLAND653 January 2, 1924 in Lee County, Florida.  She was born 1866 in Tennessee.

 

Notes for GEORGE HAMILTON BLOUNT:

George Hamilton Blount was born at Ft. Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla. died July 3, 1937 at LaBelle, Fla. George Blount was a blacksmith, wagon maker and knife maker.

     

Children of GEORGE BLOUNT and MARY GARDINER are:

              i.   WILLIAM D10 BLOUNT654,655, b. 1891, Florida; m. JENNIE HOLLAND656; b. 1894, Kentucky.

             ii.   ELISABETH BLOUNT657, b. 1899, Florida; m. BROOKSIE WHIDDEN.

 

 

74.  MARY ELIZABETH9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)658,659 was born December 13, 1864 in Ft Blount, Polk Count, Florida., and died January 24, 1953 in Bartow, Fla.  She married BENJAMIN J OELAND660,661 December 25, 1883 in Bartow, Fla.  He was born January 30, 1858 in Glen Springs, Spartanburg, Co. South Carlina, and died January 14, 1938 in Bartow, Fla.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN J OELAND:

Benjamin J Oeland is the son of Peter Joseph and Nancy Benson Oeland.

     

Children of MARY BLOUNT and BENJAMIN OELAND are:

134.       i.   RUBIE ESTELLE10 OELAND, b. January 12, 1886, Bartow, Fla; d. May 31, 1975, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

             ii.   PEARL OELAND662, b. June 5, 1888.

135.     iii.   BEULAH BESSIE OELAND, b. December 4, 1890, Bartow, Fla.

            iv.   ALEXANDER VERNON OELAND663, b. July 25, 1895, Bartow, Fla; d. June 14, 1917, Deland, Fla..

 

 

75.  ADA ULA9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)664,665 was born March 3, 1868 in Bartow, Fla, and died February 25, 1934 in Tampa, Fla..  She married (1) JOHN W REED666 April 17, 1884 in Bartow, Fla.  He was born April 17, 1884 in Bartow, Fla, and died June 24, 1885.  She married (2) R C SELVIDGE667 Abt. 1886.  He died 1889.  She married (3) WILLIAM BREWER667 Aft. 1890.    She married (4) FRED TOENNIES667 Aft. 1891. 

     

Children of ADA BLOUNT and R SELVIDGE are:

              i.   JOHN10 SELVIDGE667, b. September 1887.

             ii.   REDDING SELVIDGE667, b. Abt. 1888.

 

 

76.  RUTH9 BLOUNT (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)668,669,670 was born Abt. 1881.  She married UNKNOWN JONES. 

     

Child of RUTH BLOUNT and UNKNOWN JONES is:

              i.   IVA10 JONES671, b. 1896, Florida.

 

 

77.  NATHAN C9 BLOUNT, SR (RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)672,673,674,675,676,677,678 was born July 1882 in Florida.  He married LAURA M KEEN679,680,681 December 25, 1906 in Osceola County, Florida.  She was born 1886 in Florida.

 

Notes for NATHAN C BLOUNT, SR:

Nathan Blount lived in Kissimmee, Fla.

     

Children of NATHAN BLOUNT and LAURA KEEN are:

              i.   NATHAN CECIL10 BLOUNT, JR682,683, b. 1907, Florida.

             ii.   EARNEST BLOUNT684,685, b. 1909, Florida.

            iii.   LEROY BLOUNT686, b. 1912, Florida.

            iv.   RUTH BLOUNT687, b. 1914, Florida.

             v.   VANNY BELL BLOUNT688, b. 1916, Florida.

            vi.   EMMA M BLOUNT689, b. 1918, Florida.

 

 

78.  MARY JANE9 BLOUNT (OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)690,691,692 was born 1851 in Columbia County, Florida, and died Aft. November 15, 1903.  She married WILLIAM H ALTMAN693,694 Abt. 1868.  He was born Abt. 1847 in Georgia.

     

Children of MARY BLOUNT and WILLIAM ALTMAN are:

136.       i.   REDDING L10 ALTMAN, b. April 1869, Manatee County, Florida.

137.      ii.   HENRIETTA ALTMAN, b. Abt. 1871, Manatee County, Florida.

138.     iii.   ARA BELLE ALTMAN, b. 1872, Manatee County, Florida; d. February 14, 1954, West Palm Beach, Florida.

            iv.   FRANCIS M ALTMAN695,696, b. July 1, 1875; d. June 2, 1876, Manatee County, Florida.

             v.   ELLEN ALTMAN697,698, b. 1877, Manatee County, Florida.

            vi.   SOLON B ALTMAN699,700, b. September 19, 1879; d. February 28, 1899.

 

Notes for SOLON B ALTMAN:

Solon  B Altman, tombstone at Buckingham Cemetery erroneously gives year of birth as 1880.

 

139.    vii.   STANLEY ALTMAN, b. 1882, Manatee County, Florida; d. 1954.

140.   viii.   HARNEY ALTMAN, b. Abt. 1884.

141.     ix.   SARAH W ALTMAN, b. 1888, DeSota County, Florida; d. 1948.

142.      x.   BLANCHE ALTMAN, b. Abt. 1890.

 

 

79.  RADFORD9 BLOUNT (OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)701,702,703,704 was born April 5, 1855 in Peas Creek, Hillsborough Co., Fla., and died September 30, 1906 in Lee County, Florida.  He married (1) SARAH V WILLIAMS705 July 7, 1875 in Manatee County, Florida.    He married (2) JOSEPHINE A LUCKEY705,706 August 16, 1888 in DeSoto County, Florida.  She was born November 1872 in Florida.

 

Notes for RADFORD BLOUNT:

Radford Blount, tombstone in Buckingham Cemetery incorrectly gives the year of  his birth as 1858.

 

Notes for JOSEPHINE A LUCKEY:

Josaphine A Luckey, daughter of Samuel A Luckey.

     

Children of RADFORD BLOUNT and SARAH WILLIAMS are:

              i.   WILLIAM O10 BLOUNT707, b. 1876, Florida.

 

Notes for WILLIAM O BLOUNT:

William O Blount died young.

 

             ii.   HOLLIE E BLOUNT707, b. December 14, 1878, Florida; d. January 14, 1912; m. CHARLES M HARDIN707; b. 1868; d. March 24, 1950.

143.     iii.   WILLOUGHBY E BLOUNT, b. August 1884, Monroe County, Florida.

 

     

Children of RADFORD BLOUNT and JOSEPHINE LUCKEY are:

            iv.   NELLIE C10 BLOUNT708,709,710, b. May 1889, Lee County, Florida; m. HENRY EDMON KEEN711,712,713, December 18, 1904, DeSoto County, Florida; b. March 1885, Florida.

             v.   MARGARET E BLOUNT714,715, b. April 1892, Lee County, Florida.

            vi.   RAFFIE C BLOUNT716,717, b. July 1898, Lee County, Florida.

 

 

80.  GEORGIA C9 BLOUNT (OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)718,719,720,721,722 was born 1856 in Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla., and died August 24, 1894 in DeSoto County, Florida.  She married JAMES CARLTON723,724,725 Abt. 1874.  He was born 1853 in Hillsborough County, Floirda, and died 1940.

 

Notes for JAMES CARLTON:

James Carlton, son of Daniel Wilson and Sarah Ann (Murphy) Carlton.

     

Children of GEORGIA BLOUNT and JAMES CARLTON are:

144.       i.   OWEN10 CARLTON, b. Abt. 1875, Manatee County, Florida.

145.      ii.   THOMAS CARLTON, b. July 1877, Manatee County, Florida.

            iii.   ERIE ETHEL CARLTON726, b. Abt. 1879, Manatee County, Florida; d. March 28, 1896, DeSoto County, Florida.

146.     iv.   STELLA CARLTON, b. October 10, 1881, Manatee County, Florida; d. September 10, 1961, Wauchula, Florida.

             v.   JAMES CEYLON CARLTON726, b. September 19, 1883, Arcadia, Florida; d. June 11, 1972, Avon Park, Florida; m. MARCHA SERENA DURRANCE726, April 13, 1910, DeSoto County, Florida; b. January 15, 1885.

 

Notes for MARCHA SERENA DURRANCE:

Marcha Serena Durrance, daughter of Uriah Raiford and Martha Jane (Hancock)Durrance.   

 

147.     vi.   ADA CAROLINE CARLTON, b. February 26, 1886, Manatee County, Florida; d. May 19, 1963.

148.    vii.   REUBEN CARLTON, b. August 1888, DeSoto County, Florida.

 

 

81.  MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT (OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)727,728,729,730,731 was born July 8, 1859 in Ft Blount, Hillsborough Co. Fla., and died August 11, 1925 in LaBelle, Florida.  She married THOMAS HOWARD732,733,734 April 2, 1876 in Manatee County, Florida.  He was born August 23, 1855 in Hillsborough County, Fla., and died November 7, 1939 in LaBelle, Florida.

 

Notes for THOMAS HOWARD:

Thomas Howard, son of Seth and Harriet (Weeks) Howard. Dates are taken from their tombstones at Ft Denuad Cemetery.  Data from Anna (Nordgren) Howard shows Thomas as born Oct 22, 1854 and Hortense as died May 10, 1925.

     

Children of MARTHA BLOUNT and THOMAS HOWARD are:

149.       i.   RADFORD10 HOWARD, b. January 23, 1877; d. December 20, 1968.

150.      ii.   ROBERT HOWARD, b. October 8, 1880; d. March 1951, LaBelle, Florida.

151.     iii.   JUDITH HOWARD, b. October 11, 1882; d. February 3, 1946.

152.     iv.   NEWTON HOWARD, b. September 5, 1884; d. September 10, 1918.

153.      v.   SUSAN ELIZABETH HOWARD, b. August 31, 1885, Florida; d. Hendry County, Florida.

            vi.   LONNIE WALTER HOWARD735, b. October 28, 1888; d. March 17, 1974; m. ANNA THERESA NORDGREN736, March 27, 1923; b. August 8, 1905.

 

Notes for ANNA THERESA NORDGREN:

Anna Theresa Nordgren, daughter of Peter and Inga Margaret (Anderson) Nordgren.

 

154.    vii.   DONNIE HOWARD, b. January 13, 1891; d. June 10, 1920.

155.   viii.   FRANCIS E GRADY HOWARD, b. December 9, 1892; d. 1963.

156.     ix.   THOMSEY KATHERINE HOWARD, b. December 31, 1894, Florida; d. December 17, 1972, Lee County, Florida.

             x.   CARMEN EMILY HOWARD737, b. August 23, 1900; d. 1972; m. EDWARD PRESCOTT737, October 23, 1932.

            xi.   MILDRED EDITH HOWARD737, b. June 30, 1902; d. June 1977; m. SAMPSON HENRY BROWN738, June 3, 1925.

157.    xii.   ALICE HOWARD, b. January 18, 1905.

 

 

82.  JOHN EDWARD9 BLOUNT (OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)739,740,741 was born November 28, 1862 in Polk County, Florida, and died March 23, 1935 in Fort Myers, Florida.  He married (1) HENRIETTA MESSER742 October 23, 1887.  She was born January 2, 1868, and died 1910.  He married (2) ISABELLE KENNEDY743 December 16, 1910 in Lee County, Florida.  She was born July 18, 1878 in North Carolina, and died March 14, 1928 in Ft Myers, Fla..

 

Notes for ISABELLE KENNEDY:

Isabelle Kennedy, daughter of Louis Henry and Julie (Canady) Kennedy.

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and HENRIETTA MESSER are:

              i.   BEULAH HALL10 BLOUNT743,744, b. August 17, 1888, Lee County, Florida; m. ARTHUR E GIBSON745, May 8, 1910.

158.      ii.   HENRY MESSER BLOUNT, b. May 14, 1890, Lee County, Florida.

            iii.   MABLE CLARA BLOUNT746,747, b. July 1, 1900, Lee County, Florida; d. April 12, 1968, Key West, Florida; m. (1) ROBERT TERRY LAMBERSON748, 1916; b. August 31, 1893, Biloxi, Mississippi; d. December 1939, Miami, Florida; m. (2) RAY HIGGS748, Aft. 1940.

 

Notes for ROBERT TERRY LAMBERSON:

Robert Terry Lamberson, son of John Warner and Anna L (Ferriss) Lamberson.

 

     

Children of JOHN BLOUNT and ISABELLE KENNEDY are:

            iv.   JESSE BOND10 BLOUNT749,750, b. March 13, 1914, Ft Myers, Fla.; m. ESTHER ANN BAUMGARDT751, May 20, 1955.

             v.   HARRY E BLOUNT751, b. November 17, 1915, Ft Myers, Fla.; d. October 28, 1918, Ft Myers, Fla..

            vi.   CLYDE LOUIS BLOUNT752,753, b. February 20, 1920; d. September 7, 1982; m. (1) VIVIAN BLOCKER754; m. (2) BETTY AMANDA CRITIKOS; b. April 7, 1927, Owosso, Michigan.

 

Notes for BETTY AMANDA CRITIKOS:

Betty Amanda Critikos, daughter of George M and Thelma A (DeVoe) Critikos.

 

 

83.  SUSAN E9 BLOUNT (OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)755,756,757 was born 1869 in Manatee County, Florida.  She married HENRY CASON758 Abt. 1884. 

     

Children of SUSAN BLOUNT and HENRY CASON are:

              i.   INFANT10 CASON758,759, b. June 16, 1886, Joshua Creek, Florida; d. June 27, 1886, Joshua Creek, Florida.

             ii.   EXEKIEL CASON760, b. August 1887.

            iii.   DENNIS CASON760, b. August 1889.

            iv.   MATTIE A CASON761, b. July 1891.

             v.   NETTIE CASON761, b. June 1896.

            vi.   HENRY S CASON761, b. February 1899.

 

 

84.  FLOSSIE PAULINE9 BLOUNT (OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)762,763,764,765,766,767 was born October 25, 1873 in Manatee County, Florida, and died June 1954.  She married HUGH WILLIAM LUCKEY768,769,770,771,772,773,774,775 January 22, 1890 in Lee County, Florida, son of SAMUEL LUCKEY and UNKNOWN.  He was born October 27, 1870 in Georgia, and died February 11, 1956 in Hendry County, Florida.

 

Notes for HUGH WILLIAM LUCKEY:

Hugh William Luckey, son of Samuel A. Luckey

     

Children of FLOSSIE BLOUNT and HUGH LUCKEY are:

              i.   STAFFORD OWEN10 LUCKEY776,777,778,779,780, b. June 14, 1891, DeSoto  County, Florida; d. January 24, 1965; m. IRENE LUCKEY781,782; b. 1904, Florida.

             ii.   JAY HUGH LUCKEY783,784,785, b. August 1893, Florida; d. Aft. April 1910, Florida.

159.     iii.   RADFORD MARCUS LUCKEY, b. August 23, 1896, Buckingham, Florida.

160.     iv.   CLIFFORD O LUCKEY, b. November 1898, Florida; d. August 1977.

             v.   OSCAR S LUCKEY786,787,788,789, b. April 7, 1901, Lee County, Florida; d. March 30, 1960; m. (1) FRIEDA MILLER790,791, April 27, 1924, Hendry County, Fla.; b. 1910; m. (2) JEWELL792, Aft. 1925.

161.     vi.   SAMUEL R LUCKEY, b. 1904, Florida.

           vii.   ROBERT FLOYD LUCKEY793,794,795, b. December 7, 1905, Lee County, Florida; m. FLORRIE UNKNOWN796; b. September 26, 1906.

          viii.   BERNICE LUCKEY797,798,799, b. August 13, 1909, Lee County, Florida; d. 1976; m. (1) UNKNOWN WHITAKER800; m. (2) OMA AARON CLERK800, September 4, 1954, Hendry County, Fla.; b. October 3, 1900; d. May 5, 1975.

            ix.   LAURA M IVALIA LUCKEY801,802,803, b. June 1916, Florida.

 

 

85.  MARTHA E9 BLOUNT (NATHAN SNOW8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)804,805,806,807,808,809,810 was born Abt. 1862 in Polk County, Florida, and died October 17, 1889 in Bartow, Fla.  She married ENOCH EUGENE SKIPPER811,812,813,814,815,816 January 25, 1882 in Polk County, Florida.  He was born July 31, 1856 in Hillsborough County, Fla., and died November 2, 1920 in Sebring, Florida.

 

Notes for ENOCH EUGENE SKIPPER:

Enoch Eugene Skipper, son of John Levi and Elizabeth Jan (Hollingsworth) Skipper.

     

Children of MARTHA BLOUNT and ENOCH SKIPPER are:

              i.   INFANT10 SKIPPER817, b. Abt. February 1, 1884, Polk County, Florida; d. May 21, 1884, Polk County, Florida.

             ii.   INFANT SKIPPER818, b. 1884.

162.     iii.   GLENN BLOUNT SKIPPER, b. December 22, 1886, Polk County, Florida; d. October 22, 1935, Augusta, Georgia.

163.     iv.   BLANCHE SKIPPER, b. 1885, Polk County, Florida.

164.      v.   MILTON E SKIPPER, b. September 28, 1889, Polk County, Florida.

 

 

86.  BRAXTON BRAGG9 BLOUNT (NATHAN SNOW8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)819,820,821,822 was born October 1, 1864 in Polk County, Florida, and died August 14, 1944 in Punta Gorda, Florida.  He married AMELIA EVA KRESLER823 Abt. 1890.  She was born 1864 in Kentucky.

     

Children of BRAXTON BLOUNT and AMELIA KRESLER are:

              i.   BRAXTON BRAGG10 BLOUNT, JR824,825, b. 1892, Florida; m. ZULA G UNKNOWN826; b. 1896, Texas.

 

Notes for BRAXTON BRAGG BLOUNT, JR:

He lived at Jacksonville, Fla.

 

             ii.   JULIUS NATHAN BLOUNT827, b. Florida.

 

Notes for JULIUS NATHAN BLOUNT:

He lived at Jacksonville, Florida.

 

            iii.   ROSA LEE BLOUNT828, b. Florida; m. CHARLES W SMITH828.

 

Notes for ROSA LEE BLOUNT:

Lived at Roanoke, Va.

 

            iv.   MARTHA JOHNETTA BLOUNT829, b. Florida; m. H N ALFORD829.

 

Notes for MARTHA JOHNETTA BLOUNT:

Lived at Atlanta, Ga.

 

             v.   JUSTUS N BLOUNT829,830, b. 1903, Florida; d. 1942.

 

 

87.  FRANK R9 BLOUNT (NATHAN SNOW8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)831,832,833,834 was born 1870 in Polk County, Florida, and died December 16, 1939 in Charlotte County, Florida.  He married LUCIE B HOWELL835,836 December 1895.  She was born 1877 in Georgia.

 

Notes for LUCIE B HOWELL:

Lucie B Howell, daughter of Jordan Lafayette and Elizabeth Susan (Johnson) Howell.

     

Child of FRANK BLOUNT and LUCIE HOWELL is:

              i.   ELISE ELIZABETH10 BLOUNT837,838, b. May 13, 1897, Bartow, Fla; d. August 8, 1922.

 

 

88.  READDING BLOUNT9 PARKER (MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)839,840,841,842,843,844,845,846,847,848 was born February 28, 1849 in Columbia County, Florida, and died February 18, 1891 in Osceola County, Florida.  He married ELLEN WILLINGHAM849,850,851,852,853,854,855,856,857,858,859,860 August 6, 1868 in Polk County, Florida, daughter of WILLIAM WILLINGHAM and ANNIE HILLIARD.  She was born May 14, 1851 in Hillsborough County, Florida, and died March 8, 1933 in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

 

Notes for READDING BLOUNT PARKER:

Readding Blount Parker, born February 28, 1849 in Columbia County, Florida died February 18, 1891, Osceola County, Florida, son of Streaty Parker and Mary Eve Blount.  He married August 6, 1868, in Polk County, Florida, Ellen Willingham, daughter of William Henry and Annie Hilliard Willingham.  She was born Mary 14, 1851 in Hillsborough County Florida and died  March 8, 1933 at Ft. Pierce, Florida.   Readding B Parker came to Hillsborough (now Polk Co.) Fla in October 1851 with his parents.  He attended the original log schoolhouse at Ft. Blount in 1858.  He lived in Polk County until 1879.  During the 1870's he raised cattle in the Kissimmee River Valley.  In 1878, after the great hurricane he found most of his cattle were located east of the Kissimmee River.  In 1879 he build a permanent residence on the northwest corner of Lake Marian.  He employed several workmen and raised cattle and sheep and grain crops. He had about 700 head of cattle at his death, which his brother Louis Parker as administrator of the Estate of Streaty Parker sold to Ellen parker for $3500.  On Sept 16, 1887, Readding and Ellen Parker sold for $3,968.68 their one-ninth share in 340 acres of land in Polk Co. which had belonged to Streaty Parker. The sale was made to Readding's mother and seven brothers and sisters. Readding B. Parker died February 18, 1891, Osceola Co., after suffering from Bright's disease for several years.  Ellen Parker and her children moved to Basinger in 1898 and were living in the household of her daughter Bertha, and son-in-law James Walker on the 1900 census.  She lived in Basinger until 1907 when she and her sons moved to Ft. Pierce, Fla. She died March 8, 1933, in Ft. Pierce, Fla. and is buried in the cemetery there.  Reading B. Parker's remains were moved beside his wife some years after her death.

 

 

 

Notes for ELLEN WILLINGHAM:

Ellen Willingham was born in Hillsborough County, Florida May 14, 1851.  She married Readding Blount Parker on August 7, 1868 in Polk County, Florida.  They were living east of the Kissimmee River, near Lake Marian in 1879. Readding B Parker contracted Bright's disease and died  February 18, 1891, in

Osceola County, Florida.  Ellen Parker married Martin Manning on May 14, 1891, in Osceola County.

They were divorced August 30, 1899, in Osceola County and she reassumed the Parker name. 

Ellen Parker moved to Bassinger with her children in 1898.  The 1900 Osceola census shows her living

with her children in the household of her daughter Bertha and son-in-law James Walker.  She remained

in Bassinger until 1907 when she and her sons moved to Fort Pierce, Florida.  Ellen Parker died March 9, 1933, in Fort Pierce, Florida and is buried in the cemetery there.

 

     

Children of READDING PARKER and ELLEN WILLINGHAM are:

165.       i.   BERTHA SLAGIER10 PARKER, b. November 28, 1870, Bartow, Florida; d. March 4, 1939, Okeechobee, Florida.

             ii.   JACKSON MARION PARKER861,862,863,864,865,866,867,868,869,870,871,872,873,874, b. June 6, 1878, Bartow, Florida; d. November 1, 1952, Ft Pierce, Florida.

166.     iii.   DOLLIE LEE PARKER, b. May 19, 1882, Brevard County, Florida; d. April 6, 1975, Ft Pierce, Florida.

167.     iv.   ANNIE LETITIA PARKER, b. November 5, 1885, Brevard County, Florida; d. May 29, 1972, Pahokee, Florida.

168.      v.   READDING BLOUNT PARKER, JR, b. February 17, 1889, Lakeview, Osceola County, Florida; d. December 12, 1940, Ft Pierce, Fla.

 

 

89.  ELIZABETH9 PARKER (MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)875,876,877 was born April 22, 1851 in Columbia County, Florida, and died Abt. 1929.  She married (1) THOMAS W SMITH878,879 August 13, 1868 in Polk County, Florida.  He died April 20, 1880.  She married (2) GEORGE W MORGAN880,881 1880.  He died May 22, 1880 in Polk County, Florida.  She married (3) LOUIS MILLAM882,883 May 12, 1883 in Polk County, Florida.    She married (4) JOHN D GATLIN884,885 April 30, 1890 in Polk County, Florida. 

     

Children of ELIZABETH PARKER and THOMAS SMITH are:

              i.   RENA10 SMITH886, b. 1875, Polk County, Florida; d. 1901, Polk County, Florida; m. ED TAGGART886, 1895.

             ii.   STREATY JACOB SMITH887, b. 1877, Polk County, Florida; d. September 6, 1898, Cuba.

169.     iii.   AUDY SAMUEL SMITH, b. November 15, 1879, Bartow, Fla; d. November 26, 1933, Clearwater, Florida.

 

 

90.  LOUIS HENRY9 PARKER (MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)888,889,890,891,892 was born April 7, 1854 in Peas Creek, Hillsborough Co., Florida, and died May 2, 1921 in Lake Wales, Florida.  He married (1) LUTITA L SHARPE893,894,895 Abt. 1881.  She was born November 9, 1865 in Georgia, and died November 8, 1885 in Polk County, Florida.  He married (2) SUSAN CLAUDIA WHITEHEAD896,897,898 August 7, 1888 in Polk County, Florida.  She was born January 25, 1870 in Duplin County, North Carolina, and died March 26, 1953 in Lake Wales, Florida.

     

Child of LOUIS PARKER and LUTITA SHARPE is:

170.       i.   DIPPIOCA10 PARKER, b. March 15, 1885, Bartow, Fla.

 

     

Children of LOUIS PARKER and SUSAN WHITEHEAD are:

171.      ii.   ANNIE L10 PARKER, b. May 24, 1889, Polk County, Florida; d. October 16, 1934.

            iii.   MARY EVE PARKER899,900, b. November 13, 1890, Polk County, Florida; d. April 19, 1895, Polk County, Florida.

172.     iv.   ROBERT LEE PARKER, b. February 4, 1893, Polk County, Florida; d. October 1963, Polk County, Florida.

 

 

91.  TEXAS B9 PARKER (MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)901,902,903 was born June 19, 1856 in Ft Blount, Hillsborough County, Fla, and died December 23, 1934 in Live Oak Florida.  She married (1) ROBERT L SUMMERLIN904,905 May 31, 1876 in Polk County, Florida.    She married (2) H B BLOUNT906,907,908 April 27, 1888 in Polk County, Florida, son of WILLIAM BLOUNT and SIDNEY BRYAN.  He was born 1857, and died February 1, 1943 in Live Oak Florida.

 

Notes for H B BLOUNT:

H. B. "Arch" Blount was born about 1857.  He married 1st____________.  she died May 17, 1884.  He married 2nd Texas (Parker) Summerlin on  April 27, 1888, in Polk County, Florida.

     

Children of TEXAS PARKER and ROBERT SUMMERLIN are:

173.       i.   RUBY LEE10 SUMMERLIN, b. March 17, 1877, Polk County, Florida; d. December 11, 1944, Lakeland, Floridda.

174.      ii.   MAUDE LILLIAN SUMMERLIN, b. December 1878, Polk County, Florida; d. November 11, 1943.

 

     

Child is listed above under (66) H B Blount.

 

92.  DAISY DEITRICH9 PARKER (MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)909,910,911,912,913,914 was born October 19, 1876 in Bartow, Fla, and died October 5, 1962 in Bartow, Fla.  She married STROTHER BOOTH915,916,917,918 October 17, 1894 in Polk County, Florida.  He was born March 27, 1874 in Bedford, Virginia, and died March 11, 1949 in Bartow, Florida.

     

Children of DAISY PARKER and STROTHER BOOTH are:

              i.   ELIZABETH PARKER10 BOOTH919,920, b. August 23, 1895, Polk County, Florida; d. January 4, 1904, Polk County, Florida.

175.      ii.   JENNIE BOOTH, b. August 17, 1897, Bartow, Fla; d. August 14, 1981.

 

 

93.  MARY ELLA9 BLOUNT (JEHU JACOB8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)921 was born November 15, 1863 in Polk County, Florida, and died Bef. 1921.  She married IRVING SIMPSON SINGLETARY922 May 31, 1888 in Lee County, Florida.  He was born January 4, 1854 in Hillsborough County, Fla..

 

Notes for IRVING SIMPSON SINGLETARY:

Irving Simpson Singletary, son of Simpson and Martha Ann (Hendry) Singletary.

     

Children of MARY BLOUNT and IRVING SINGLETARY are:

              i.   JOHN CALVIN10 SINGLETARY922, b. May 18, 1889.

 

Notes for JOHN CALVIN SINGLETARY:

John Calvin Singletary died in childhood.

 

             ii.   EVA SINGLETARY922, b. October 23, 1891.

            iii.   MINNIE EULA SINGLETARY922, b. September 18, 1895.

 

 

94.  IDA BEULAH9 BLOUNT (JEHU JACOB8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)923,924,925,926,927,928 was born June 24, 1866 in Polk County, Florida, and died December 10, 1948 in Alva, Florida.  She married (1) CHARLES HYDE STEBBINS929 September 22, 1886 in Monroe County, Florida.  He was born June 22, 1838 in Massechusetts, and died October 22, 1888 in Florida.  She married (2) JOHN CORNELIUS ENGLISH929,930,931,932,933,934,935,936 January 12, 1892 in Lee County, Florida.  He was born March 5, 1855 in Florida, and died May 31, 1945 in Alva, Florida.

 

Notes for JOHN CORNELIUS ENGLISH:

John Cornelius English, son of Joshua and (Margaret McDugal) English and grandson of Cornelius English and Jane English of Georgia.

In Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia Vol. 3 Page 87.

     

Child of IDA BLOUNT and CHARLES STEBBINS is:

              i.   MARY HART10 STEBBINS937,938,939,940, b. July 22, 1887, Ft Myers, Fla.; d. January 29, 1974, Shell Point Village, Ft Myers, Fla.; m. FRED PHILIPS941, August 30, 1922, Alva, Florida; b. May 30, 1885, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; d. 1948.

 

Notes for FRED PHILIPS:

Fred Philips, son of Edward and Ida (Stewart) Philips.

 

     

Children of IDA BLOUNT and JOHN ENGLISH are:

176.      ii.   FLORA JANE10 ENGLISH, b. November 20, 1892, Alva, Florida.

177.     iii.   JOHN COLIN ENGLISH, b. July 3, 1895, Alva, Florida; d. June 1986, Tallahassee, Florida.

            iv.   WILLIAM PERRY ENGLISH942,943,944,945,946, b. December 29, 1899, Alva, Florida; m. (1) FLORENCE CARROLL BOYD947, July 30, 1930, Tampa, Fla.; b. June 29, 1906, Spartanburg, SC; m. (2) HELEN DAWSON947, Aft. 1932; m. (3) ANNIE KNIGHT STROUD947, Aft. 1933.

 

Notes for FLORENCE CARROLL BOYD:

Florence Carroll Boyd, daughter of Marvin Meadors and Florence Alma (Mulligan) Boyd.

 

             v.   JAMES DANIEL ENGLISH948,949,950,951, b. October 9, 1901, Alva, Florida; m. ALICE RUTH MALAKOWSKY, June 10, 1931, Ft Myers, Fla.; b. January 10, 1906.

 

Notes for ALICE RUTH MALAKOWSKY:

Alice Ruth Malakowsky, daughter of Otto Christian and Christina Barbara (Eppler) Malakowsky.

 

 

95.  EDGAR JEHU9 BLOUNT (JEHU JACOB8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)952,953,954 was born January 4, 1869 in Polk County, Florida, and died 1946 in Ft Myers, Fla..  He married FRANCES WHEELER955,956 April 8, 1889 in Lee County, Florida.  She was born March 27, 1874 in Tennessee, and died 1958 in Ft Myers, Fla..

     

Children of EDGAR BLOUNT and FRANCES WHEELER are:

              i.   ETTA10 BLOUNT957, b. March 1890, Lee County, Florida; d. Bef. 1910.

178.      ii.   CARL MARK BLOUNT, b. August 28, 1891, Florida; d. October 14, 1962.

            iii.   WALKER EDGAR BLOUNT957,958,959, b. September 7, 1893, Lee County, Florida; d. February 1948, Fortt Myers, Fla.; m. GRACE PAT WALKER960; b. September 15, 1898, Santa Ana, California.

            iv.   CHARLES WILLIAM BLOUNT961,962, b. February 7, 1895; d. November 18, 1950.

179.      v.   JULIA PEARL BLOUNT, b. December 4, 1898.

 

 

96.  OSCAR B9 BLOUNT (JEHU JACOB8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)963,964,965,966 was born March 8, 1871 in Polk County, Florida, and died May 2, 1961 in Fort Myers, Flaorida.  He married MADELINE DEAN967,968 February 1, 1892 in Lee County, Florida.  She was born March 27, 1874 in Florida, and died February 1, 1923 in Florida.

     

Children of OSCAR BLOUNT and MADELINE DEAN are:

              i.   NITA10 BLOUNT969.

             ii.   OSCAR FRED BLOUNT970,971, b. April 16, 1894, For Myers, Florida; d. December 15, 1973, Fort Myers, Florida; m. (1) GRACE LEWIS972,973; b. September 17, 1896, Florida; d. December 8, 1923; m. (2) IZETTA TUCKER974, July 5, 1927, Edinburg, Mississippi; b. December 5, 1896.

            iii.   EULA LEE BLOUNT974, b. April 11, 1897, Lee County, Florida; m. CLARENCE SUMNER974.

            iv.   LOUISE BLOUNT974, b. November 12, 1899, March 11 1900.

             v.   FLORENCE C BLOUNT975, b. 1902.

            vi.   CORNELIA V BLOUNT976, b. 1905.

 

 

97.  NATHAN SNOW9 BLOUNT (JEHU JACOB8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)977,978,979,980 was born March 21, 1880 in Ft Myers, Fla., and died April 25, 1960 in Tice, Florida.  He married (1) ANNIE PORTER981.    He married (2) PEARLE PIERCE JONES981,982,983.  She was born December 9, 1888, and died August 3, 1962.

     

Children of NATHAN BLOUNT and ANNIE PORTER are:

              i.   W EARL10 BLOUNT984,985,986.

             ii.   LEOLA BLOUNT987,988, m. UNKNOWN HARGROVE.

            iii.   M LESTER BLOUNT989,990,991.

            iv.   PORTER BLOUNT992.

             v.   LYNWOOD D BLOUNT992,993,994.

 

 

98.  CHARLES WHEELER9 BLOUNT (JOSEPH WHEELER8, WIGGINS7, LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)995 was born 1864 in Markeys, North Carolina.  He married ANNIE CHESSON ALEXANDER996 November 1890 in Lees Mill, Washington County, North Carolina.  She was born 1871 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for ANNIE CHESSON ALEXANDER:

Annie Chesson Alexander, daughter of Nathan and Nellie Alexander.

     

Child of CHARLES BLOUNT and ANNIE ALEXANDER is:

180.       i.   CHARLES WHEELER10 BLOUNT II, b. December 12, 1893, Mackeys, North Carolina; d. February 29, 1960, Mackeys, North Carolina.

 

 

99.  EULALIE9 BLOUNT (ALFRED ALMA8, WIGGINS7, LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)997 was born 1858 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.  She married (1) EBENEZER DUNSTAN998 April 1885.    She married (2) UNKNOWN HOLTON998 1892. 

     

Children of EULALIE BLOUNT and EBENEZER DUNSTAN are:

              i.   JESSIE10 DUNSTAN998, d. September 3, 1886.

             ii.   ALFRED DUNSTAN998.

            iii.   EDWARD DUNSTAN998.

 

     

Children of EULALIE BLOUNT and UNKNOWN HOLTON are:

            iv.   FRANK10 HOLTON998.

             v.   DEWITT HOLTON998.

            vi.   HERBERT HOLTON998.

 

 

100.  HENRY9 BLOUNT (ALFRED ALMA8, WIGGINS7, LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)999 was born 1859 in Washington County, North Carolina.  He married UNKNOWN. 

     

Children of HENRY BLOUNT and UNKNOWN are:

              i.   EMMETT10 BLOUNT1000.

             ii.   FANNY BLOUNT1000.

            iii.   CLARENCE BLOUNT1000.

 

 

101.  WILLIAM ALFRED9 BLOUNT (ALFRED ALMA8, WIGGINS7, LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1001 was born April 11, 1862 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, and died July 31, 1943 in Durham, North Carolina.  He married (1) MINNIE HAMMOND1002 1902.    He married (2) FRANCES ORDIE WOODLEY1003.  She was born March 9, 1875 in Tyrell County, North Carolina, and died May 10, 1952 in Newport News, Virginia.

     

Children of WILLIAM BLOUNT and MINNIE HAMMOND are:

181.       i.   CECIL10 BLOUNT, b. Abt. 1902.

             ii.   WILLIE ALMA BLOUNT1003, b. 1903, Roper, Lee's Mill, Washington County, North Carolina; m. JAMES BLACKNER1003.

            iii.   ALFRED BLOUNT1003, b. October 20, 1907; d. 2000.

            iv.   FRANCES BLOUNT1003, b. August 15, 1910; d. 1987.

 

 

102.  MARSHA FLORENCE9 BLOUNT (ALFRED ALMA8, WIGGINS7, LEVI6, EDMUND5, EDMUND4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1004 was born September 27, 1868 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, and died 1955.  She married EDWARD FLETCHER LEARY1005 1886.  He was born 1864, and died 1935.

     

Children of MARSHA BLOUNT and EDWARD LEARY are:

              i.   IVA NELLA10 LEARY1006.

             ii.   ALYMER LEARY1006.

            iii.   AGNES BLOUNT LEARY1007, b. 1894; m. WILLIAM PAUL ERWIN1008.

182.     iv.   WILLIAM GARLAND LEARY, b. March 24, 1900.

 

 

103.  MAMIE MADELINE9 MIZELL (GEORGE MONTGOMERY8, JACKSON BLOUNT7, MARY6 BLOUNT, REDDING5, JAMES4, BENJAMIN3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1009 was born October 5, 1894 in Satilla Bluff, Camden, Georgia, and died November 27, 1962 in Tampa, Florida.  She married PHILIP DOUGLAS JORY1009 September 11, 1919 in Dade County, Florida.  He was born March 20, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, and died November 5, 1950 in Brunswick, Georgia.

 

Notes for PHILIP DOUGLAS JORY:

Philip Douglas Jory, son of Henry and Mary Ann (Pearce) Jory.

     

Children of MAMIE MIZELL and PHILIP JORY are:

183.       i.   MARY ELIZABETH10 JORY, b. March 3, 1922, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois; d. March 11, 1978, Ventura, California.

184.      ii.   BARBARA JORY, b. December 15, 1923, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois.

185.     iii.   PHILIP DOUGLAS JORY, JR., b. September 27, 1932, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia.

            iv.   LILLIAN MIZELL JORY1009, b. May 20, 1934, Brunswick, Georgia.

 

 

Generation No. 10

 

104.  LAURA ANN ELIZABETH10 THOMPSON (SOPHIA9 WHIDDEN, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1010,1011,1012,1013,1014,1015,1016,1017,1018,1019,1020 was born July 8, 1863 in Florida, and died April 26, 1945 in Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida.  She married ISRAEL IRVIN JACOB CHANCEY1021,1022,1023,1024,1025,1026,1027,1028,1029,1030 October 27, 1880 in Manatee County, Florida.  He was born February 13, 1845 in Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida, and died July 30, 1911 in Manatee County, Florida.

 

Notes for ISRAEL IRVIN JACOB CHANCEY:

Irvin Jacob Chancey, son of Edmund Lafayette and Margaret (Stevens) Chancey.

 

 

     

Children of LAURA THOMPSON and ISRAEL CHANCEY are:

186.       i.   HENRY LAWRENCE11 CHANCEY, b. June 14, 1883, Manatee County, Florida; d. August 1962, Sarasoto County, Florida.

187.      ii.   PRISCILLA ANN CHANCEY, b. May 1887, Florida; d. December 22, 1960, Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida.

188.     iii.   WALTER JEHU CHANCEY, b. April 10, 1889, Florida; d. July 1969, Florida.

            iv.   REVON CHANCEY1031,1032,1033,1034,1035,1036,1037,1038,1039,1040,1041,1042, b. January 14, 1893, Fort Green, Florida; d. November 11, 1972, East Lansing, Michigan; m. DIXIE MAE UNKNOWN1043,1044,1045,1046; b. March 11, 1891; d. March 9, 1974, Ware County, Georgia.

             v.   LULA F CHANCEY1047,1048,1049,1050,1051,1052,1053,1054,1055,1056,1057,1058,1059, b. January 23, 1893, Florida; d. January 18, 1977, Sarasota County, Florida; m. GEORGE HISLER1060,1061,1062,1063, April 11, 1915, Lee County, Florida; b. March 22, 1869; d. October 21, 1946, Hendry County, Florida.

 

Notes for GEORGE HISLER:

 

 

 

            vi.   SOPHIE CHANCEY1064,1065,1066,1067,1068,1069,1070, b. April 4, 1896, Manatee County, Florida; d. October 4, 1954, Hardee County, Florida; m. (1) JAMES BRITTON WINGATE1071,1072,1073,1074; b. January 8, 1881; d. May 1951, Manatee County, Florida; m. (2) JOSEPH CECILE WINGATE1075,1076,1077,1078,1079; b. November 26, 1890, Manatee County, Florida; d. June 1961, Manatee County, Florida.

           vii.   IRVIN MARIAN CHANCEY1080,1081,1082,1083,1084,1085,1086, b. April 4, 1896, Manatee County, Florida; d. 1955, Oneco, Manatee County, Florida; m. HATTIE LOU BOND1087,1088,1089.

          viii.   MILDRED CHANCEY1090,1091,1092,1093,1094,1095,1096,1097,1098,1099, b. February 18, 1899, Fort Green, DeSoto County, Florida; d. January 21, 1976, Sarasota County, Florida; m. NOAH NATHANAL GRIFFIN1100,1101,1102,1103,1104, November 24, 1915, Lee County, Florida; b. December 29, 1894, Hamilton County, Florida; d. August 1962, DeSoto County, Florida.

 

 

105.  SOPHIA TEXAS10 UNDERHILL (SOPHIA9 WHIDDEN, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1105,1106,1107,1108,1109,1110 was born Abt. 1875 in Florida, and died Abt. 1900 in Florida.  She married EUGENE B GALLAGHER1111,1112,1113,1114,1115,1116 March 17, 1891 in Lee County, Florida.  He was born June 1868 in Kentucky, and died May 28, 1943 in Sarasota, Florida.

     

Children of SOPHIA UNDERHILL and EUGENE GALLAGHER are:

189.       i.   IRENE IDELLA11 GALLAGHER, b. November 1893, Florida; d. October 1964, Sarasota County, Florida.

190.      ii.   CHARLES GALLAGHER, b. April 1, 1895, Sanibel, Florida; d. May 25, 1979, Fernadina Beach, Florida.

191.     iii.   COMMODORE GALLAGHER, b. October 24, 1897, Punta Gorda, Florida; d. February 1959, Ft Myers, Florida.

192.     iv.   JESSE EUGENE GALLAGHER, b. December 6, 1898, Florida; d. April 13, 1987, Marion County, Florida.

             v.   CONNIE GALLAGHER1117,1118, b. Abt. 1900, Florida.

 

 

106.  GEORGE WASHINGTON10 UNDERHILL (SOPHIA9 WHIDDEN, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1119,1120,1121,1122,1123,1124,1125,1126,1127,1128,1129 was born April 29, 1879 in Florida, and died April 26, 1952 in Lee County, Florida.  He married (1) JOSEPHINE MOORE1130,1131,1132,1133 December 26, 1899 in DeSoto County, Florida.  She was born 1884 in Florida, and died Aft. 1910 in Florida.  He married (2) LIZZY UNKNOWN1134 Bef. 1920.  She was born 1899 in Florida.

 

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON UNDERHILL:

George Washington Underhill was living on Sanibel Island, Lee County, Florida in 1900 and was a sailor.

George W. Underhill married Josephine Moore  December 26, 1899 in DeSoto County recorded in Marriage Book 1 Page 319. 

     

Children of GEORGE UNDERHILL and JOSEPHINE MOORE are:

193.       i.   GEORGE WASHINGTON11 UNDERHILL, JR, b. September 23, 1905, Florida; d. August 14, 1988, Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

             ii.   MAY UNDERHILL1135,1136, b. 1907, Florida.

 

 

107.  JOHN JEHU10 WHIDDEN (JEHUE9, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1137,1138,1139 was born October 1875 in Florida.  He married FLORENCE LANCASTER1140,1141,1142 September 7, 1893 in DeSoto County, Florida.  She was born January 1877 in Florida.

     

Children of JOHN WHIDDEN and FLORENCE LANCASTER are:

194.       i.   OSCAR CLIFFORD11 WHIDDEN, b. February 12, 1896, Florida; d. October 2, 1946, DeSoto County, Florida.

             ii.   MAUD WHIDDEN1143,1144, b. November 1899, Florida; m. UNKNOWN ALBRITTON1145.

195.     iii.   WILLIAM HORACE WHIDDEN, b. December 19, 1902, Florida; d. March 2, 1962, Desoto County, Florida.

            iv.   JOHN HUGH WHIDDEN1146,1147,1148, b. October 30, 1906, Florida; d. June 30, 1988, Arcadia, Florida.

             v.   EDITH WHIDDEN1149, b. Aft. 1906; d. Aft. 1946; m. UNKNOWN ALBRITTON1149, Bef. 1946.

 

 

108.  FLORIDA10 WHIDDEN (JEHUE9, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1150,1151,1152 was born June 1881 in Florida, and died 1906 in DeSoto County, Florida.  She married DOLPHAS ALSBURY WELCH1153,1154,1155,1156,1157,1158 December 2, 1900 in DeSoto County, Florida, son of ALSBURY WELCH and GEORGIANNA JOHNSON.  He was born January 30, 1880 in Fort Meade, Florida, and died April 13, 1950 in Fort Myers, Florida.

 

Notes for DOLPHAS ALSBURY WELCH:

Dolphas Alsbury Welch is the son of Georgiana Johnson.

     

Children of FLORIDA WHIDDEN and DOLPHAS WELCH are:

196.       i.   HARMON EARL11 WELCH, b. February 22, 1903, Fort Ogden, DeSoto County, Florida; d. March 15, 1966, Duval County, Floriea.

             ii.   CLARENCE M WELCH1159,1160,1161, b. 1904, DeSoto County, Florida; d. Bef. 1966.

 

 

109.  WILLIAM HARDY10 WHIDDEN (LOUISA9, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1162,1163,1164,1165,1166,1167,1168,1169,1170 was born October 16, 1874 in Florida, and died December 7, 1948 in Arcadia, Florida.  He married LUELLA SHEFFIELD1171,1172,1173,1174,1175,1176,1177 1905 in Florida.  She was born January 24, 1886 in Florida, and died May 7, 1973 in Desoto County, Florida.

     

Children of WILLIAM WHIDDEN and LUELLA SHEFFIELD are:

              i.   THELMA L11 WHIDDEN1178,1179, b. 1906, Florida; m. HAROLD CURRY.

             ii.   WALLACE W WHIDDEN1180,1181,1182, b. 1908, Florida; m. WILLA M UNKNOWN1183, 1928; b. 1912, Florida.

            iii.   HARVEY L WHIDDEN1184,1185, b. 1909, Florida.

            iv.   EDNA M WHIDDEN1186,1187, b. 1911, Florida; m. BRYANT COKER.

             v.   LOUIS WHIDDEN1188,1189, b. 1913, Florida.

            vi.   GLEEN R WHIDDEN1190,1191, b. June 1916, Florida.

           vii.   GILBERT L WHIDDEN1192,1193, b. December 1917, Florida.

          viii.   ARLINE WHIDDEN1194, b. January 1927; m. HOMER CHRIST.

 

 

110.  JOSHUA O10 WHIDDEN (LOUISA9, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1195,1196,1197,1198 was born 1882 in Florida, and died June 1962 in Sarasota,  Florida.  He married BEULA UNKNOWN1199 1902 in Florida.  She was born 1888 in Florida.

     

Children of JOSHUA WHIDDEN and BEULA UNKNOWN are:

              i.   JAMES C11 WHIDDEN1200, b. 1904, Florida.

             ii.   CLARA WHIDDEN1201, b. 1907, Florida.

            iii.   CARRIE WHIDDEN1202, b. June 1909, Florida.

 

 

111.  JOHN WILLIBY10 WHIDDEN (NOAH WEBSTER9, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1203,1204,1205,1206,1207,1208,1209,1210,1211,1212 was born November 28, 1877 in Florida, and died September 8, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida.  He married MARY ELIZABETH POLK1213,1214,1215.  She was born February 1873 in Lakeland, Florida, and died December 13, 1964 in Fort Myers, Florida.

     

Children of JOHN WHIDDEN and MARY POLK are:

              i.   MARGUERITE11 WHIDDEN1216,1217, m. WENSEL JOHN FULST1218,1219.

             ii.   MARY ETHELYN WHIDDEN1220,1221,1222, m. (1) JAMES OLIVER DUFF1222; m. (2) UNKNOWN CAMPBELL1223, Bef. 1964.

            iii.   EDITH EVELYN WHIDDEN1224,1225, m. CHARLES VITON1225.

 

 

112.  SUSIE ANN10 WHIDDEN (NOAH WEBSTER9, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1226,1227,1228,1229,1230,1231,1232,1233 was born September 18, 1882 in Florida, and died December 16, 1945 in Fort Myers, Florida.  She married JAMES WAYNE DRAWDY1234,1235,1236,1237,1238,1239 April 27, 1900 in Lee County, Florida.  He was born June 6, 1874, and died March 17, 1957 in Fort Myers, Florida.

 

Notes for JAMES WAYNE DRAWDY:

James Wayne Drawdy is the son of Daniel D and Sarah E Drawdy.

     

Children of SUSIE WHIDDEN and JAMES DRAWDY are:

              i.   HUNTER J11 DRAWDY1240,1241,1242,1243,1244,1245, b. July 21, 1909, Florida; d. March 2, 1972, Fort Myers, Florida; m. (1) EVANGEL MCDANIEL1246; b. August 25, 1921; d. April 17, 1968, Fort Myers, Florida; m. (2) MARY ELLEN PATRICK1246,1247.

 

Notes for EVANGEL MCDANIEL:

Evangel McDaniel was the daughter of Joel Felder McDaniel.

 

Notes for MARY ELLEN PATRICK:

Mary Ellen Patrick was married previously to Mr. Gay.

 

             ii.   GORDON L DRAWDY1248,1249,1250, b. 1914, Florida.

            iii.   HERMAN W DRAWDY1251,1252,1253,1254, b. November 1917, Florida.

            iv.   ALVITA DRAWDY1255,1256,1257, b. May 23, 1921, Fort Myers, Florida; d. May 1991; m. ROBERT CATHELL1258; b. January 17, 1912; d. October 11, 1988.

 

 

113.  ARCHIE FILMON10 WHIDDEN (NOAH WEBSTER9, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1259,1260,1261,1262,1263,1264,1265,1266 was born January 24, 1884 in Manatee County, Florida, and died January 16, 1955 in Fort Myers, Florida.  He married RUTH MARR1267,1268.  She was born February 13, 1893, and died February 1970 in Fort Myers, Florida.

     

Children of ARCHIE WHIDDEN and RUTH MARR are:

197.       i.   NOAH B11 WHIDDEN, b. December 3, 1912; d. February 24, 1982, Fort Myers, Florida.

             ii.   GILMORE WHIDDEN1269,1270,1271,1272, b. August 10, 1917, Florida; d. July 4, 1991.

198.     iii.   ABRAHAM WHIDDEN, b. November 3, 1920, Florida; d. March 29, 1971, Fort Myers, Florida.

            iv.   NANCY VIOLA WHIDDEN1273,1274,1275,1276, b. September 3, 1925, Florida; d. June 24, 2000, Sanford, Florida; m. (1) EDGAR BALLARD1277; m. (2) MYLES COLLIER1278,1279, Bef. 1971; b. February 8, 1910; d. March 1976, Fort Myers, Florida; m. (3) UNKNOWN NOLL1280, Aft. 1976.

             v.   ARCHIE F WHIDDEN, JR1281,1282,1283,1284, b. February 24, 1926, Florida; d. January 16, 1995, Fort Myers, Florida.

 

 

114.  ANNIE E10 WHIDDEN (NOAH WEBSTER9, ELIZA J8 BLOUNT, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1285,1286,1287,1288,1289,1290,1291,1292 was born August 1888 in Florida, and died October 4, 1980 in Sanford, Florida.  She married (1) JAMES HENRY ALBRITTON1293,1294 Abt. 1904 in Florida, son of JAMES ALBRITTON and EMMA POWERS.  He was born April 22, 1881 in Fort Ogden, DeSoto County, Florida, and died January 26, 1959 in Fort Myers, Florida.  She married (2) ASA WISSWARE1295,1296,1297 May 17, 1921 in Lee County, Florida.  He was born Abt. 1886.

     

Child of ANNIE WHIDDEN and JAMES ALBRITTON is:

              i.   ARCIE11 ALBRITTON1298,1299,1300,1301,1302, b. January 3, 1905, Florida; d. July 1985, Sanford, Florida; m. (1) STREETY WHIDDEN, JR1303,1304,1305,1306,1307,1308, December 13, 1917, Lee County, Florida; b. 1895, DeSoto County, Florida; d. 1921, DeSoto County Florida; m. (2) UNKNOWN COLLINS, Aft. 1918.

 

 

115.  GEORGE DEXTER10 BLOUNT (JUDSON O'CONNOR9, WILLIAM SPEAR JOHN JOINER8, JACOB JEHU7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1309 was born February 15, 1881 in Live Oak, Florida, and died in Denver, Colorado.  He married MARY DEANE. 

 

Notes for GEORGE DEXTER BLOUNT:

George Dexter Blount born Feb 15, 1881 at Live Oak, Fla. married Mary Deane and moved to Denver Colorado in 1906, where he was a prominent attorney.

     

Children of GEORGE BLOUNT and MARY DEANE are:

              i.   DEANE11 BLOUNT, b. July 12, 1912.

 

Notes for DEANE BLOUNT:

Deane Blount born July 12, 1912, resided at thousand Oaks, California.

 

             ii.   MARY DEXTER BLOUNT, b. December 31, 1921.

 

Notes for MARY DEXTER BLOUNT:

Mary Dexter Blount born Dec 31, 1921.  She married _________Liscum.  She resided at Farifax, California.

 

 

116.  GERTRUDE OREGON10 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN F9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1310,1311 was born December 12, 1871 in Bartow, Florida, and died 1935 in Miami, Fla.  She married NEWTON M WEVER1312 August 20, 1890 in Bartow, Florida.  He was born December 8, 1864, and died 1945 in Miami, Fla.

     

Children of GERTRUDE BLOUNT and NEWTON WEVER are:

              i.   LAURIE11 WEVER1313, b. July 4, 1891, Bartow, Florida; d. 1925, Miami, Fla; m. THERESA SCHECTINGER1314.

             ii.   INFANT WEVER1315, b. 1894, Bartow, Florida; d. 1894, Bartow, Florida.

            iii.   MILES H WEVER1316, b. May 7, 1895, Bartow, Florida; d. 1940, Miami, Fla; m. FLORENCE ADAMS1317; b. January 3, 1898, Key West, Florida; d. December 9, 1935, Miami, Fla.

 

Notes for MILES H WEVER:

Miles H Weaver died December 1940.

 

            iv.   HEYWARD WEVER1318, b. January 14, 1897, Bartow, Florida; d. 1937, Johnstown, Pa; m. CARLOTTA MURRAY1318.

 

Notes for HEYWARD WEVER:

Heyward Weaver died April 1937.

 

             v.   FRANKLIN WEAVER1318, b. 1903, Miami, Fla; d. 1925, Miami, Fla; m. MARIE SHEERER1318.

 

Notes for FRANKLIN WEAVER:

Franklin Weaver died June 1925.

 

            vi.   DORRIS WEVER1319, b. June 9, 1908, Miami, Fla; m. ERNEST SONGER1320, April 12, 1927, Goulds, Florida; b. April 26, 1901, Xenia Illinois; d. March 15, 1977.

 

 

117.  WALTER WALLACE10 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN F9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1321,1322 was born August 20, 1877 in Bartow, Florida, and died July 14, 1959.  He married ROSE MAIDEE TAYLOR1323 December 10, 1901 in Tampa, Florida.  She was born August 25, 1882, and died March 4, 1971.

     

Child of WALTER BLOUNT and ROSE TAYLOR is:

              i.   JOHN MILTON11 BLOUNT1323, b. April 12, 1903; m. HELEN GRISSETTE POWELL1324, February 12, 1927, Tampa, Florida; b. October 9, 1906.

 

 

118.  KATIE10 BLOUNT (BENJAMIN F9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1325,1326 was born November 17, 1879 in Bartow, Florida, and died 1960 in Athens,  Georgia.  She married GEORGE BALLARD PRIME1327 September 13, 1899 in Manatee County, Florida.  He was born December 12, 1880 in Albert Lea, Minn., and died September 5, 1953 in Clayton, Georgia.

 

Notes for KATIE BLOUNT:

Katie Blount Prime died August 1960.

 

Notes for GEORGE BALLARD PRIME:

George Ballard Prime, son of John D and Milly A (Brooks) Prime.

     

Children of KATIE BLOUNT and GEORGE PRIME are:

              i.   ANNE11 PRIME1328, b. July 25, 1901, Sarasota, Florida.

             ii.   KATHERINE EMILIA PRIME1328, b. September 13, 1903, Sarasota,Florida; m. WILLIAM GUY SHEPPARD1328; b. August 29, 1894, Nutbush, Haywood County, Tennessee.

 

Notes for WILLIAM GUY SHEPPARD:

William Guy Shepard, son of William Thomas and Alice (Newton) Shepard.

 

            iii.   GEORGE BENJAMIN PRIME1328, b. September 26, 1905, Sarasota, Florida; m. ALBERTA LEITH BIBB1328, November 28, 1928, Deland, Florida; b. August 2, 1908, Alabama.

 

Notes for ALBERTA LEITH BIBB:

Alberta Leith Bibb, daughter of Ernest and Mary Eliza Bibb.

 

            iv.   ROSA BROOKS PRIME1329, b. February 9, 1912, Sarasota, Florida; m. ROBERT JESSE FREEMAN1330, December 15, 1939, Sarasota, Florida; b. January 30, 1916, Howe, Nebraska; d. September 16, 1969, Miami, Fla.

 

Notes for ROBERT JESSE FREEMAN:

Robert Jesse Freeman, son of Walter and Ethel Jesse Freeman.

 

             v.   ALICE ELIZABETH PRIME1331, b. November 24, 1918, Sarasota, Florida; m. EDWARD D MCINTOSH1332, February 21, 1948, Ancon, Canal Zone; b. February 8, 1916, Dover, New Hampshire.

 

Notes for EDWARD D MCINTOSH:

Edward D McIntosh, son of David Chalmers and Florence Mabel (Murdoch) McIntosh.

 

 

119.  FLORRIE JULIE10 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1333,1334 was born February 17, 1878 in Bartow, Florida.  She married SMILEY MOSTELLER TATUM1335 March 11, 1900 in Bartow, Florida.  He was born February 22, 1870 in Cummings, Forsyth County, Georgia, and died December 10, 1935 in Miami, Florida.

 

Notes for SMILEY MOSTELLER TATUM:

Smiley Mosteller Tatum, son of Rev. Aaron S and Jane E (Johnson) Tatum.

     

Children of FLORRIE BLOUNT and SMILEY TATUM are:

              i.   JUDSON BEBIE11 TATUM1335, b. March 11, 1906, Miami, Fla; m. DOROTHY REEDER1336, November 24, 1937, Hollywood, Fla.

             ii.   MAMIE LILLIAN TATUM1337, b. April 9, 1911, Miami, Fla; m. THOMAS GWYNN DENNY1338, February 18, 1939, Miami, Fla; b. January 8, 1909, Johnstown, Pa.

 

Notes for THOMAS GWYNN DENNY:

Thomas Gwynn Denny, son of John Bert and Caroline Virginia (Chirsty) Denny.

 

 

120.  CORA ETTA10 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1339 was born January 6, 1884 in Bartow, Fla.  She married ARTHUR KELLER1340 June 3, 1913 in Miami, Florida. 

     

Child of CORA BLOUNT and ARTHUR KELLER is:

              i.   ARTHUR11 KELLER,JR1340, b. June 17, 1914, Miami, Fla.

 

 

121.  MAMIE LILLIAN10 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1341 was born April 17, 1886 in Bartow, Fla, and died March 19, 1946 in Bartow, Fla.  She married HORACE KING OLLIPHANT1342 September 1, 1920.  He was born October 28, 1858 in Enterprise, Mississippi, and died September 22, 1933 in Bartow, Fla.

 

Notes for HORACE KING OLLIPHANT:

Horace King Olliphant, son of Dr. Sam R Olliphant.

     

Children of MAMIE BLOUNT and HORACE OLLIPHANT are:

              i.   MAMIE EVELYN11 OLLIPHANT1343, b. September 16, 1921, Bartow, Fla; m. JOHN A LANEHART1344, November 16, 1942, Dade City, Florida.

             ii.   RHETA LILLIAN OLLIPHANT1344, b. October 12, 1922, Bartow, Fla; d. 1926, Bartow, Fla.

 

Notes for RHETA LILLIAN OLLIPHANT:

Rheta Lillian Olliphant died June 1926.

 

 

122.  FREDDIE LINNETTE10 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1345 was born February 14, 1888 in Bartow, Fla.  She married HUGH MITCHELL ANDERSON1346 June 3, 1913 in Miami, Fla. 

     

Children of FREDDIE BLOUNT and HUGH ANDERSON are:

              i.   HUGH MITCHELL11 ANDERSON, JR1346, b. October 5, 1914, Miami, Fla.

             ii.   WILLIAM BLOUNT ANDERSON1346, b. July 14, 1916, Miami, Fla.

            iii.   MAJORIE ANDERSON1346, b. September 22, 1917, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

            iv.   ELLEN ANDERSON1346, b. February 22, 1924, Miami Beach, Florida.

 

 

123.  DOLLIE ADINE10 BLOUNT (JOHN CHURCHILL9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1347 was born July 29, 1891 in Bartow, Fla, and died September 12, 1913 in Bartow, Fla.  She married ERNEST NATHANIEL OELAND1348 June 7, 1911 in Bartow, Fla. 

 

Notes for ERNEST NATHANIEL OELAND:

Ernest Nathaniel Oeland, son of John Peter and Martha Elizabeth (Howe) Oeland.

     

Child of DOLLIE BLOUNT and ERNEST OELAND is:

              i.   BUFORD ERNEST11 OELAND1349, b. March 12, 1912, Greenville, South Carolina; m. DOROTHY ISABEL ROBERTSON1350, February 1, 1941, Glendale, California; b. April 2, 1911, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Notes for DOROTHY ISABEL ROBERTSON:

Dorothy Isabel Robertson, daughter of Hector and Cora (Tracy) Robertson.

 

 

124.  PHILIP CUSTIS10 PARKER (SARAH LOUISA9 BLOUNT, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1351,1352,1353,1354,1355,1356 was born May 26, 1872 in Polk County, Florida, and died December 12, 1934 in Arcadia, Florida.  He married GABRIELLA WHIDDEN1357,1358,1359,1360,1361,1362 July 12, 1907 in DeSoto County, Florida, daughter of DAVID WHIDDEN and PENNINA DRIGGERS.  She was born December 25, 1881 in Zolfo Springs, Florida, and died May 8, 1971 in Sarasota, Florida.

 

Notes for GABRIELLA WHIDDEN:

Gabriella Whidden, daughter of David and Pennie C (Driggers) Whidden.

     

Children of PHILIP PARKER and GABRIELLA WHIDDEN are:

              i.   THOMAS OWEN11 PARKER1363,1364,1365, b. August 9, 1908, DeSoto County, Florida; d. November 15, 1908, DeSoto County, Florida.

             ii.   THOMAS PHILIP PARKER1366,1367, b. May 31, 1910, Buchanan, Florida; d. November 7, 1971, Sebring, Florida; m. (1) CHARLOTTE LEVINE1368; m. (2) HELEN FRANCES SKIPPER1368, January 3, 1942.

 

Notes for HELEN FRANCES SKIPPER:

Helen  Frances Skipper, daughter of Chesley Allen and Estelle (Wiggins) Skipper. 

 

 

125.  MARY VIRGINIA10 PARKER (SARAH LOUISA9 BLOUNT, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1369,1370,1371 was born March 19, 1879 in Joshua Creek, Florida, and died June 10, 1941 in Arcadia, Florida.  She married CLARK BROWN1372,1373 June 17, 1900 in Arcadia, Florida.  He was born April 4, 1873 in Henderson, Houston County, Georgia, and died February 9, 1961 in Arcadia, Florida.

 

Notes for CLARK BROWN:

Clark Brown, son of Richard Dempsey and Mary Lucretia (Clark) Brown.

     

Children of MARY PARKER and CLARK BROWN are:

              i.   PARKER11 BROWN1374,1375, b. February 23, 1901, Arcadia, Florida; d. February 23, 1901, Arcadia, Florida.

             ii.   THOMAS RICHARD BROWN1376, b. February 22, 1902, Arcadia, Florida; d. August 14, 1979, Sarasota, Florida; m. MILDRED VIOLA WELLS1376, July 3, 1928, Punta Gorda, Florida.; b. November 19, 1907, Nocatee, Florida.

 

Notes for MILDRED VIOLA WELLS:

Mildred Viola Wells, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Viola Appolonia (Carlton) Wells.

 

            iii.   MARY PARKER BROWN1377, b. September 25, 1904, Arcadia, Florida; m. CHARLES LINDSEY SOWELL1378, June 17, 1930, Arcadia, Florida; b. April 20, 1908, Quincey, Florida.

 

Notes for CHARLES LINDSEY SOWELL:

Charles Lindsey Sowel, son of Charles Louis and Jimmie Wallace (Lindsey) Sowell.

 

            iv.   CLARK BROWN, JR1379, b. July 7, 1911, Arcadia, Florida; m. EDITH MARIE CARLTON1380, July 24, 1936, Bartow, Florida; b. June 18, 1914, Nocatee, Florida.

 

Notes for EDITH MARIE CARLTON:

Edith Marie Carlton, daughter of Kirby Reuben and Edith Lee (Daughtrey) Carlton.

 

 

126.  BERTHA MARIAN10 PARKER (SARAH LOUISA9 BLOUNT, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1381,1382 was born May 4, 1881 in Arcadia, Florida, and died July 1, 1954 in Leesburg, Florida.  She married RICHARD ELLIS WATKINS1383,1384 July 14, 1902 in Arcadia, Florida.  He was born September 28, 1872 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and died September 3, 1933 in Arcadia, Florida.

 

Notes for RICHARD ELLIS WATKINS:

Richard Ellis Watkins, son of Julian and Elizabeth Edna (Ellis) Coleman. He changed his name from Coleman to Watkins after his mother's marriage to T J Watkins. 

     

Children of BERTHA PARKER and RICHARD WATKINS are:

              i.   SARAH ELIZABETH11 WATKINS1385, b. July 6, 1903, Arcadia, Florida; d. February 28, 1904, Arcadia, Florida.

             ii.   BERTHA MARIAN WATKINS1386,1387, b. January 21, 1905, Arcadia, Florida; d. June 20, 1975, Tallahassee, Florida; m. ROBERT FRANKLIIN BLACK1388, 1927, Ft Myers, Florida.

            iii.   STATIA GRACE WATKINS1389, b. October 10, 1907, Arcadia, Florida; m. OSCAR LEE KOEGEL1389, June 7, 1958, Leesburg, Florida; b. October 12, 1892, Gotha, Florida; d. July 27, 1981, West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

Notes for OSCAR LEE KOEGEL:

Oscar Lee Koegel, son of Robert and Marie (Meyer) Koegel.

 

            iv.   VIRGINIA PARKER WATKINS1390, b. October 11, 1913, Arcadia, Florida; m. (1) GEORGE KERMIT STANFORD1391, July 14, 1932, Arcadia, Florida; b. March 23, 1910, Mt Airy, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. August 31, 1960, Chula Vista, California; m. (2) ROSCOE LEWIS CREIGHTON1392, January 25, 1963, Coronado, California; b. April 13, 1902, Tiburon, California; d. February 27, 1978, Coronado, California; m. (3) WILLIAM WESTERGARD1392, March 22, 1979, Yuma, Arizona; b. March 27, 1923, San Diego, California.

 

Notes for GEORGE KERMIT STANFORD:

George Kermit Stanford, son of George Peay and Cornelia Franklin (Venable) Stanford.

 

Notes for ROSCOE LEWIS CREIGHTON:

Roscoe Lewis Creighton, son of John Thomas and Rosa (Soars) Creighton.

 

Notes for WILLIAM WESTERGARD:

William Westergard, son of Christopher and Bernice (Shaw) Westergard.

 

 

127.  THOMAS OWEN10 PARKER (SARAH LOUISA9 BLOUNT, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1393 was born June 28, 1883 in Joshua Creek, Florida, and died October 3, 1963 in Arcadia, Florida.  She married JOSEPH LEMUEL SAULS1394 October 3, 1900 in Arcadia, Florida.  He was born May 7, 1874 in Polk County, Florida, and died September 28, 1941 in Thomas County, Georgia.

 

Notes for JOSEPH LEMUEL SAULS:

Joseph Lemuel Sauls, son of Abraham J and Mary Ann (Gaskins) Sauls.

     

Children of THOMAS PARKER and JOSEPH SAULS are:

              i.   MARY LOUISE11 SAULS1394, b. December 15, 1901, Arcadia, Florida; d. August 17, 1970, Lakeland, Florida; m. (1) FARRIS LEWIS1394; m. (2) THOMAS ASTOR MCEACHERN1394, July 26, 1933, Tampa, Florida; b. October 20, 1889, Oviedo, Florida; d. November 29, 1958; m. (3) WARREN W PITTMAN1394, Aft. 1959.

 

Notes for THOMAS ASTOR MCEACHERN:

Thomas Aster McEachern, son of Thomas D and Mary Amanda (Tillie) McEachern.

 

             ii.   BRYON TEWILLIGER SAULS1395, b. February 29, 1904, Wauchula, Florida; d. October 29, 1979, Ocala, Florida; m. MARY INEZ GIBBS1396, St Augustine, Florida; b. May 31, 1909, Wauchula, Florida; d. August 1976, St Petersburg, Florida.

 

Notes for MARY INEZ GIBBS:

Mary Inez Gibbs, daughter of Lee G and Effie Arcadia (Patrick) Gibbs.

 

            iii.   DOROTHY PARKER SAULS1397, b. October 5, 1909, Wauchula, Florida; d. July 8, 1958, Wauchula, Florida; m. JAMES WILLARD MCMURRAY1397, June 6, 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana; b. August 2, 1906, Mulberry, Florida; d. Abt. 1944.

 

Notes for JAMES WILLARD MCMURRAY:

James Willard McMurray, son of E R and Edith (Shell) McMurray. He died during World War II.

 

 

128.  JULIA PAULINE10 PARKER (SARAH LOUISA9 BLOUNT, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1398,1399 was born October 2, 1894 in Joshua Creek, Florida.  She married GORDON BROWN1400,1401 September 17, 1916 in Arcadia, Florida.  He was born June 28, 1889 in Unadilla, Dooley County, Georgia, and died April 2, 1970 in Arcadia, Florida.

 

Notes for GORDON BROWN:

Gordon Brown, son of Richard Dempsey Westbrook and Mary Lucretia (Clark) Brown.

     

Children of JULIA PARKER and GORDON BROWN are:

              i.   THOMAS GORDON11 BROWN1402,1403, b. August 18, 1917, Arcadia, Florida; m. INGA BETZER1404, July 3, 1948, West Palm Beach, Florida; b. November 19, 1918, Esson, Germany.

 

Notes for INGA BETZER:

Inga (Betzer) O'Connor, daughter of Paul and Johanna (Kloss) Betzer.

 

             ii.   SARAH LYLLIS BROWN1405, b. July 8, 1924, Arcadia, Florida; m. LAWRENCE BRADY ROE1406, October 5, 1946.

 

Notes for LAWRENCE BRADY ROE:

Lawrence (Larry) Brady Roe, son of Arthur J and Guilda Rose (Jones) Roe.

 

            iii.   PAUL BROWN1407, b. October 14, 1927, Arcadia, Florida; d. October 29, 1927, Arcadia, Florida.

 

 

129.  WILLIAM RILEY10 BLOUNT (JAMES NATHAN9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1408,1409,1410,1411 was born July 16, 1876 in Manatee County, Fla, and died December 23, 1910 in DeSoto County, Florida.  He married WAVIE ROBBINS1412,1413,1414,1415 December 14, 1902 in DeSoto County, Florida.  She was born 1881, and died 1956 in Florida.

 

Notes for WAVIE ROBBINS:

Wavie Robbins, daughter of John D and Susan A (Platt) Robbins.

     

Children of WILLIAM BLOUNT and WAVIE ROBBINS are:

              i.   MARIAN11 BLOUNT1416,1417,1418,1419, b. February 5, 1905, DeSoto County Florida; m. VIRGIL HOWARD1420.

 

Notes for VIRGIL HOWARD:

Virgil Howard, son of William and Anne Howard.

 

             ii.   LUTHER W BLOUNT1421,1422,1423,1424, b. December 17, 1906, DeSoto County, Florida; m. HAZEL DUPREE1425, June 26, 1942, DeSoto County, Florida; b. January 13, 1924, DeSoto County, Florida.

 

Notes for HAZEL DUPREE:

Hazel Dupree, daughter of Gary A and Alva (Williams) Dupree.

 

 

130.  LOUIS N10 BLOUNT (JAMES NATHAN9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1426 was born February 27, 1881 in Manatee County,Fla, and died November 1914 in LaBelle, Fla.  He married ELIZABETH DYESS1427,1428 August 6, 1905 in Fort Denaud, Florida.  She was born 1885 in Florida.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH DYESS:

Elizabeth Dyess, daughter of William and Laura (Platt) Dyess.

     

Children of LOUIS BLOUNT and ELIZABETH DYESS are:

199.       i.   ODDIS11 BLOUNT, b. May 23, 1906, LaBelle, Florida; d. August 19, 1998, LaBelle, Florida.

             ii.   LAURA BLOUNT1429,1430, b. February 25, 1908; m. CLYDE VIRGIL TESTONE1431, September 8, 1928, LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida; b. March 13, 1908, Winokur, Georgia.

 

Notes for CLYDE VIRGIL TESTONE:

Clyde Virgil Testone, son of James William and Laura Ethel (Spradley) Testone.

 

            iii.   LOUIS W BLOUNT1432,1433, b. 1910, Florida.

 

Notes for LOUIS W BLOUNT:

Louis W Blount, died at 11 years of age.

 

            iv.   INFANT BLOUNT1434, d. LaBelle, Florida.

 

Notes for INFANT BLOUNT:

Infant Blount died aged 2 days.

 

 

131.  MARY LOUISE10 BLOUNT (JAMES NATHAN9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1435,1436,1437 was born January 1, 1911 in Ft Denaud, Fla, and died May 14, 2003 in Hendry County, Florida.  She married JAMES PORTER PENDREY1438,1439,1440,1441 February 14, 1930 in Labelle, Florida.  He was born August 5, 1909, and died September 10, 1996 in Hendry County.

 

Notes for JAMES PORTER PENDREY:

James Porter Pendrey, son of John Willis and Lena (Fitch) Pendrey.

     

Children of MARY BLOUNT and JAMES PENDREY are:

200.       i.   MATTIE LENA11 PENDREY, b. July 14, 1931, Jacksonville, Florida.

             ii.   HELEN DARLENE PENDREY1442, b. Florida; m. UNKNOWN SALMON.

            iii.   J W PENDREY1443, b. 1936, Florida.

            iv.   MARVA WILLA PENDREY1444, b. Florida; m. UNKNOWN KEEN.

             v.   DONALD RAY PENDREY, b. Florida.

 

 

132.  BLANCHE EUGENIA10 BLOUNT (EUGENE B9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1445 was born October 27, 1887 in Polk County, Florida, and died October 1930 in Lakeland, Florida.  She married ROBERT B HADDOCK1446 October 7, 1908 in Polk County, Florida.  He was born December 11, 1883, and died March 6, 1956.

 

Notes for ROBERT B HADDOCK:

Robert B Haddock was the son of George Franklin & Virginia Florence (Burnett)  Haddock.

     

Children of BLANCHE BLOUNT and ROBERT HADDOCK are:

              i.   EUGENE11 HADDOCK1446.

             ii.   CARL HADDOCK1446.

            iii.   JENNETTE HADDOCK1446.

            iv.   ALEVE HADDOCK1446.

 

 

133.  URIEL10 BLOUNT (EUGENE B9, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1447 was born September 16, 1889 in Polk County, Florida, and died May 9, 1962 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  He married ALEVE SADIE HADDOCK1448 September 18, 1917 in Live Oak, Florida.  She was born November 20, 1892 in Suwannee County, Florida.

 

Notes for ALEVE SADIE HADDOCK:

Aleve Sadie Haddock is the daughter of George Franklin and Virginia Florence (Burnett) Haddock.

     

Children of URIEL BLOUNT and ALEVE HADDOCK are:

              i.   BARBARA11 BLOUNT1449, b. December 8, 1918; m. JOHN W SEASHOLE1450; b. December 11, 1916, Jacksonville, Florida; d. November 26, 1963, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Notes for JOHN W SEASHOLE:

John S Seahole, son of Guy W and Ida (Zimmerman) Seahole.

 

             ii.   ROBERT HADDOCK BLOUNT1451, b. December 8, 1922, Miami, Fla; m. JEANNETTE MAE BARCLAY1452; b. May 13, 1951, Moberl, Missouri.

            iii.   URIEL BLOUNT, JR1453, b. October 25, 1926, West Palm Beach, Fla; m. JESSIE M BYRD1454, July 22, 1972, Deland, Fla.

 

Notes for JESSIE M BYRD:

Jessie M (Byrd) Hoch, daughter of James O and Georgia (Poole) Byrd.

 

            iv.   MARY SUE BLOUNT1455, b. November 20, 1929, Wilmington, North Carolina; m. BRUCE MOFFETT WIGLE, JR1456, July 17, 1953, Deland, Fla; b. March 21, 1929, Detroit, Micigan.

 

Notes for BRUCE MOFFETT WIGLE, JR:

Bruce Moffett Wigle, Jr., son of Bruce Moffett and Jane (Jones) Wigle, Sr.

 

 

134.  RUBIE ESTELLE10 OELAND (MARY ELIZABETH9 BLOUNT, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1457 was born January 12, 1886 in Bartow, Fla, and died May 31, 1975 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She married GUY OTTO DENHAM December 30, 1905 in Bartow, Fla.  He was born November 10, 1875 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and died May 2, 1950 in Tampa, Fla..

 

Notes for GUY OTTO DENHAM:

Guy Otto Denham is the son of William Thomas and Louisa Adella Fudge Denham.

     

Children of RUBIE OELAND and GUY DENHAM are:

              i.   RAYMOND OELAND11 DENHAM1458, b. December 9, 1906, Bartow, Fla; d. January 21, 1966, Miami, Florida; m. NETSEY GERALDINE ALLEN PHILLIPS1459, November 30, 1936, Little Rock, Arkansas; b. June 6, 1908, Casa, Arkansas.

 

Notes for NETSEY GERALDINE ALLEN PHILLIPS:

Mrs. Netsey Geraldine (Allen)Phillips, daughter of Judge John Q. and Marcy C. (Mason) Allen and widow of James H Phillips.

 

             ii.   MARY ELIZABETH DENHAM1459, b. October 28, 1913; m. HENRY SMITH STROUPE1459, June 2, 1942, Bartow, Fla; b. June 3, 1914, Alexis, North Carolina.

 

Notes for HENRY SMITH STROUPE:

Henry Smith Stroupe, son of Stephen Morris and Augie Virginia (Lineberger) Stroupe.

 

            iii.   WILLIAM OELAND DENHAM1460, b. December 13, 1917, Bartow, Fla; d. August 28, 1966, Washington, D.C.; m. CAROLYN FRANCES HAYES1461, May 10, 1942; b. January 21, 1919, Winder, Georgia.

 

Notes for CAROLYN FRANCES HAYES:

Carolyn Frances Hayes, daughter of George Lawrence and Georgia Ophelia (Wiley) Hayes.

 

            iv.   VERNON ROBERT DENHAM1462, b. December 14, 1918, Bartow, Fla; m. SARAH ELIZABETH ROBERTSON1463, September 11, 1944, Atlanta, Georgia; b. January 6, 1922, Woodstock, Georgia.

 

Notes for SARAH ELIZABETH ROBERTSON:

Sarah Elizabeth Robertson, daughter of Barnard P & Jessie (Kemp) Robertson.

 

 

135.  BEULAH BESSIE10 OELAND (MARY ELIZABETH9 BLOUNT, RILEY READDING8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1464 was born December 4, 1890 in Bartow, Fla.  She married PAUL CLEVELAND GRIFFIN1464 September 20, 1911 in Bartow, Fla.  He was born May 19, 1885 in Egypt, Georgia, and died October 7, 1957 in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Notes for PAUL CLEVELAND GRIFFIN:

Paul Cleveland Griffin is the son of Burton Berry and Laura Brewer Griffin.

     

Children of BEULAH OELAND and PAUL GRIFFIN are:

              i.   PAULINE OELAND11 GRIFFIN1465, b. March 11, 1915, Bartow, Fla; m. LEO LANDERS1466, May 11, 1935, Newman, Georgia; b. February 20, 1914, Boston, Mass..

 

Notes for LEO LANDERS:

Leo Landers is the son of Frank and Jenifer Fredia Landers.

 

             ii.   MARY LOUISE GRIFFIN1467, b. January 11, 1919.

            iii.   PAUL CLEVELAND GRIFFIN, JR1468, b. June 11, 1922, Bartow, Fla.

 

 

136.  REDDING L10 ALTMAN (MARY JANE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1469,1470 was born April 1869 in Manatee County, Florida.  He married LIZZIE BOSTWICK1471 March 14, 1893 in Lee County, Florida.  She was born August 1875.

     

Child of REDDING ALTMAN and LIZZIE BOSTWICK is:

              i.   QUINTON11 ALTMAN1472.

 

 

137.  HENRIETTA10 ALTMAN (MARY JANE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1473,1474 was born Abt. 1871 in Manatee County, Florida.  She married (1) UNKNOWN STROUD.    She married (2) UNKNOWN WILSIE. 

     

Child of HENRIETTA ALTMAN and UNKNOWN STROUD is:

              i.   JACK11 STROUD1475.

 

 

138.  ARA BELLE10 ALTMAN (MARY JANE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1476,1477,1478,1479 was born 1872 in Manatee County, Florida, and died February 14, 1954 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  She married WILLOUGHBY EUGENE HENDRY1480,1481,1482,1483 January 12, 1891 in DeSoto County, Florida, son of CHARLES HENDRY and SOPHIA WHIDDEN.  He was born July 24, 1872 in Florida, and died January 9, 1931 in Florida.

 

Notes for WILLOUGHBY EUGENE HENDRY:

William E Hendry , son of Charles F and Sophia (Whidden) Hendry.

     

Children of ARA ALTMAN and WILLOUGHBY HENDRY are:

              i.   ELLEN LEAH11 HENDRY1484,1485, b. December 4, 1891, Florida; d. Abt. 1964, Florida; m. (1) BEN PITTS1485; m. (2) UNKNOWN ROBERTSON1485; m. (3) L V WALKER1486,1487; b. 1890; d. 1957.

             ii.   CHARLES HENDRY1488,1489,1490, b. February 7, 1894, Florida; d. February 27, 1912, DeSota County, Florida.

            iii.   WILLIAM EUGENE HENDRY1491,1492, b. May 20, 1896, Florida; d. February 23, 1973, Florida.

            iv.   BERTHA P HENDRY1493,1494, b. June 20, 1898, DeSoto County, Florida; d. November 27, 1898, DeSota County, Florida.

             v.   ELSIE HENDRY1495,1496, b. July 12, 1900, Florida; d. March 3, 1931, Florida; m. UNKNOWN PADGETT1497.

            vi.   ROBERT BAKER HENDRY1497, b. November 2, 1909.

 

 

139.  STANLEY10 ALTMAN (MARY JANE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1497 was born 1882 in Manatee County, Florida, and died 1954.  He married AMY CRAWFORD1497

     

Child of STANLEY ALTMAN and AMY CRAWFORD is:

              i.   HOMER11 ALTMAN1497.

 

 

140.  HARNEY10 ALTMAN (MARY JANE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1498 was born Abt. 1884.  He married DELLA HOWELL1499

     

Children of HARNEY ALTMAN and DELLA HOWELL are:

              i.   WILMA11 ALTMAN1499.

             ii.   EDNA ALTMAN1499.

            iii.   HAZEL ALTMAN1499.

 

 

141.  SARAH W10 ALTMAN (MARY JANE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1500 was born 1888 in DeSota County, Florida, and died 1948.  She married GEORGE RALEIGH DYESS1500.  He was born February 13, 1881, and died June 21, 1946 in Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

 

Notes for GEORGE RALEIGH DYESS:

George Raleigh Dyess, son of William F and Laura (Platt) Dyees.

     

Children of SARAH ALTMAN and GEORGE DYESS are:

              i.   HERMAN LAWRENCE11 DYESS1500, b. October 10, 1910; m. MYRTLE MIMS1500.

             ii.   GLENN RAYMOND DYESS1500, b. July 26, 1914; m. MARY FORREY1500.

            iii.   WILLIAM RISSEL DYESS1500, b. April 12, 1918; m. MARCIE BURKE1500.

            iv.   EARL SERMAN DYESS1501, b. July 3, 1921; d. August 17, 1980, Clewiston, Fla; m. DOROTHY VANDEVELDE1502.

             v.   BLANCHE DYESS1503, b. June 1, 1923; m. EDDIE SAPP1504.

            vi.   EVELYN DYESS1505, b. December 18, 1925.

 

 

142.  BLANCHE10 ALTMAN (MARY JANE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1506 was born Abt. 1890.  She married (1) RALPH WARNER1507.    She married (2) AARON BRONSON1507

     

Children of BLANCHE ALTMAN and RALPH WARNER are:

              i.   NORMA11 WARNER1508.

             ii.   IRMA WARNER1509.

 

     

Children of BLANCHE ALTMAN and AARON BRONSON are:

            iii.   MERLE11 BRONSON1509, m. UNKNOWN DIXON.

            iv.   EDWARD BRONSON1509.

 

 

143.  WILLOUGHBY E10 BLOUNT (RADFORD9, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1510,1511,1512,1513,1514,1514 was born August 1884 in Monroe County, Florida.  She married THOMAS H UNDERHILL1515,1516,1517,1518,1519,1520,1521,1522,1523,1524,1525,1526,1527 January 21, 1900 in Lee County, Florida, son of RICHARD UNDERHILL and MARY MURPHY.  He was born November 26, 1875 in Florida, and died 1946 in Lee County, Florida.

     

Children of WILLOUGHBY BLOUNT and THOMAS UNDERHILL are:

201.       i.   CARL L11 UNDERHILL, b. September 8, 1901, Florida; d. August 21, 1979, Texas City, Galveston, Texas.

             ii.   ELIZABETH UNDERHILL1528, b. Florida.

 

 

144.  OWEN10 CARLTON (GEORGIA C9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1529 was born Abt. 1875 in Manatee County, Florida.  He married ANNIE. 

     

Children of OWEN CARLTON and ANNIE are:

              i.   A C11 CARLTON1530.

             ii.   CECIL CARLTON1530.

            iii.   DAUGHTER CARLTON1530, m. GEORGE PREVATT1530.

            iv.   MELDA CARLTON1530, m. BOB HENDRY1530.

             v.   BRAXTON CARLTON1530.

 

 

145.  THOMAS10 CARLTON (GEORGIA C9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1531 was born July 1877 in Manatee County, Florida.  He married ESTELLE GARNER1532 August 6, 1911 in DeSota County, Florida. 

     

Children of THOMAS CARLTON and ESTELLE GARNER are:

              i.   DAUGHTER11 CARLTON1532.

             ii.   GARFIELD CARLTON1532.

            iii.   WILLIAM CARLTON1532.

 

 

146.  STELLA10 CARLTON (GEORGIA C9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1533 was born October 10, 1881 in Manatee County, Florida, and died September 10, 1961 in Wauchula, Florida.  She married JESSE O SHELFER1534 July 17, 1901.  He was born September 6, 1876, and died June 13, 1958 in Arcadia, Florida.

 

Notes for JESSE O SHELFER:

Jesse O Shelfer, son of James A and Melessa J Shelfer.

     

Children of STELLA CARLTON and JESSE SHELFER are:

              i.   OSCAR JAMES11 SHELFER1534, b. April 6, 1902; d. 1960; m. OLA CROY1534.

             ii.   CARRIE MELISSA SHELFER1534, b. May 20, 1907, DeSoto County, Florida; m. GLENN S SLAUGHTER1534, February 20, 1932, Dade City, Florida; b. June 8, 1911, Trenton, Fla.

            iii.   ESTELLE GEORGIA SHELFER1534, b. January 23, 1914; d. March 1944; m. (1) WILLIAM Z PLATT1534; m. (2) AL G SMITH1534.

 

 

147.  ADA CAROLINE10 CARLTON (GEORGIA C9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1535 was born February 26, 1886 in Manatee County, Florida, and died May 19, 1963.  She married TOLLIVER WINFIELD CLINE1536 1902.  He was born August 27, 1886, and died August 25, 1937.

 

Notes for TOLLIVER WINFIELD CLINE:

Tolliver Winfield Cline, son of Daniel Dallas and Harriet (Johnson) Cline.

     

Children of ADA CARLTON and TOLLIVER CLINE are:

              i.   FRANK WINFIELD11 CLINE1537, b. May 19, 1903, DeSoto County, Florida; d. May 24, 1976, Arcadia, Florida; m. ALMA A LANDON1538; b. September 25, 1904; d. February 13, 1970.

             ii.   ROBERT LAURINE CLINE1538, b. January 31, 1907; d. October 8, 1935.

            iii.   JAMES ELMER CLINE1539, b. December 29, 1909, DeSoto County, Florida; m. EDNA MARIE PAULISON1540, December 11, 1938; b. February 7, 1921.

 

Notes for EDNA MARIE PAULISON:

Edna Marie Paulison,daughter of Roland Benjamin and Martha (Witty) Paulison.

 

            iv.   ADRIAN BEVIS CLINE1541, b. August 15, 1923, Arcadia, Florida; d. January 22, 1981, Arcadia, Florida; m. (1) HAZEL HERBERT GRACE1542, January 1949; b. March 25, 1929; m. (2) GERTRUDE H MITCHELL1542, March 4, 1978, Arcadia, Florida.

 

 

148.  REUBEN10 CARLTON (GEORGIA C9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1543 was born August 1888 in DeSoto County, Florida.  He married BELVA GARNER1544 April 9, 1911 in DeSoto County, Florida. 

     

Child of REUBEN CARLTON and BELVA GARNER is:

              i.   LARUE11 CARLTON1544.

 

 

149.  RADFORD10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1545 was born January 23, 1877, and died December 20, 1968.  He married MARGARET PRESCOTT1546

     

Children of RADFORD HOWARD and MARGARET PRESCOTT are:

              i.   DOROTHY11 HOWARD1546, m. ROBERT ULMER1546.

             ii.   THOMAS LEMUEL HOWARD1547, m. VIVIAN ERNA TURNER1548, July 6, 1929, Hendry County, Fla..

 

 

150.  ROBERT10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1549 was born October 8, 1880, and died March 1951 in LaBelle, Florida.  He married ROSA LEE CLINE1550,1551.  She was born 1886 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and died 1959 in LaBelle, Florida.

     

Children of ROBERT HOWARD and ROSA CLINE are:

              i.   HICKMAN11 HOWARD1552, m. NETTIE PEARL STEWART1553, July 14, 1928, Hendry County, Fla..

202.      ii.   SETH HOWARD.

            iii.   WENDELL HOWARD1554, m. IRENE SUMMERALL1555.

            iv.   WOODROW HOWARD1556, m. ANNIE LOU LANGFORD1557, September 7, 1935, Hendry County, Fla..

             v.   ALONZO HOWARD1558, m. JUANNIE PURVIS1559.

            vi.   GRACE ALMEDA HOWARD1560, m. VIRGIL WESLEY TOWNSEND1561, December 9, 1943, Hendry County, Fla..

 

 

151.  JUDITH10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1562 was born October 11, 1882, and died February 3, 1946.  She married JACK J J COLEMAN1563

     

Children of JUDITH HOWARD and JACK COLEMAN are:

              i.   MARION11 COLEMAN1563.

             ii.   TENSIE COLEMAN1563, m. GUY DANIELS1563.

            iii.   CURTIS COLEMAN1563.

            iv.   LUBERT COLEMAN1563, b. 1904; d. 1966.

             v.   LOUIS COLEMAN1563, b. 1904.

 

 

152.  NEWTON10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1564 was born September 5, 1884, and died September 10, 1918.  He married VIOLA PERVISS1565

     

Child of NEWTON HOWARD and VIOLA PERVISS is:

              i.   ALDEN11 HOWARD1565.

 

 

153.  SUSAN ELIZABETH10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1566,1567,1568,1569 was born August 31, 1885 in Florida, and died in Hendry County, Florida.  She married VAN B CURRY1570,1571,1572,1573 1905 in Florida.  He was born January 19, 1876 in Florida, and died April 19, 1953 in Hendry County, Florida.

     

Children of SUSAN HOWARD and VAN CURRY are:

203.       i.   EDWARD MARTIN11 CURRY, b. October 14, 1906, Florida; d. November 29, 1991, LaBelle,Florida.

204.      ii.   CYRIL CHAVIOUS CURRY, b. March 3, 1909, Florida; d. April 18, 1994, North Fort Myers, Florida.

            iii.   MILDRED CURRY1574,1575,1576,1577, b. 1913, Florida; m. (1) R L YOUNG1578; m. (2) UNKNOWN HOWELL1579.

            iv.   MABEL CURRY1580,1581,1582,1583, b. May 10, 1914, Florida; d. March 31, 1996, Hendry County, Florida; m. UNKNOWN NEWBERRY.

 

 

154.  DONNIE10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1584 was born January 13, 1891, and died June 10, 1920.  She married OSCAR EDWIN MALMBERG1585

     

Child of DONNIE HOWARD and OSCAR MALMBERG is:

              i.   CARL11 MALMBERG1585.

 

 

155.  FRANCIS E GRADY10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1586 was born December 9, 1892, and died 1963.  He married ANNA BELLE CASON1587.  She was born 1891, and died 1966.

     

Children of FRANCIS HOWARD and ANNA CASON are:

              i.   RAY11 HOWARD1587.

             ii.   OLAF GRADY HOWARD1587, b. November 1, 1914; d. February 3, 1973.

 

 

156.  THOMSEY KATHERINE10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1588,1589,1590,1591,1592,1593,1594 was born December 31, 1894 in Florida, and died December 17, 1972 in Lee County, Florida.  She married ADOLPHUS RIMES1595,1596,1597,1598,1599,1600,1601,1602 1912, son of COLUMBUS RIMES and AMERICANUS CANNON.  He was born January 2, 1881 in Florida, and died 1952 in Lee County, Florida.

     

Children of THOMSEY HOWARD and ADOLPHUS RIMES are:

              i.   LAVERNE V11 RIMES1603,1604,1605,1606, b. April 7, 1913, Florida; d. February 9, 2002, Hillsborough County, Florida; m. GUNNAR RUDOLPH NORDGREN1607,1608; b. July 24, 1908; d. April 1, 1991, Hillsborough County, Florida.

205.      ii.   ORAN T RIMES, b. October 7, 1914, LaBelle, Florida; d. September 27, 2002, LaBelle, Florida.

206.     iii.   ERNESTINE RIMES, b. October 5, 1917, Florida; d. September 15, 1998, Hendry County, Florida.

            iv.   MARY JEANETTE RIMES1609,1610,1611,1612,1613,1614, b. December 28, 1919, Desoto County, Florida; d. February 15, 2005, Fort Myers, Florida; m. OLAN FUSSELL1615.

207.      v.   DELMAR W RIMES, b. 1922, Florida.

            vi.   JOHN L RIMES1616,1617,1618,1619,1620, b. 1925, Florida; m. PAT KISELA1621,1622.

           vii.   EVELEE RIMES1623,1624,1625, b. 1928, Florida; m. NED GUY1626,1627,1628,1629,1630, May 23, 1947, Hendry County, Florida; b. March 10, 1912, Florida; d. January 1969, Hendry County, Florida.

208.   viii.   JEAN RIMES, b. May 15, 1929, Florida; d. June 24, 2003, Hendry County, Florida.

209.     ix.   ELGIN RIMES, b. Abt. 1931.

210.      x.   MICKEY RIMES, b. December 20, 1932, LaBelle, Florida; d. January 3, 2005, Okeechobee, Florida.

211.     xi.   LORETTA JOE RIMES, b. Abt. 1934.

212.    xii.   LAURA JUNE RIMES.

 

 

157.  ALICE10 HOWARD (MARTHA HORTENSE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1631 was born January 18, 1905.  She married CYRUS LUTHER COUCH1632 June 1926.  He was born January 15, 1896 in Arkansas, and died 1968 in Ft Myers, Fla..

     

Child of ALICE HOWARD and CYRUS COUCH is:

              i.   HORTENCE11 COUCH1632, b. March 21, 1928, LaBelle, Florida; m. (1) THOMAS WEEKLEY1632, June 1, 1948, Clewiston, Fla; b. 1917; d. May 30, 1967, Arcadia, Florida; m. (2) GEORGE LUNDQUIST1632, September 26, 1969; b. December 19, 1903.

 

 

158.  HENRY MESSER10 BLOUNT (JOHN EDWARD9, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1633,1634,1635 was born May 14, 1890 in Lee County, Florida.  He married (1) FANNIE MAE FLUNDERBURK1636.    He married (2) VIVIAN ELENA EZELL1637,1638 December 24, 1912 in Lee County, Florida.  She was born April 6, 1896 in Juliette, Marion County, fla., and died October 21, 1950 in Tampa, Fla..

 

Notes for VIVIAN ELENA EZELL:

Vivian Elena Ezell, daughter of Columbus J and Lula (Roberts) Ezell.

     

Child of HENRY BLOUNT and VIVIAN EZELL is:

              i.   PEARL EETTA11 BLOUNT1639,1640, b. September 3, 1914; m. HAROLD DUANE GRUBBS1641, March 17, 1934, Miami, Florida.

 

 

159.  RADFORD MARCUS10 LUCKEY (FLOSSIE PAULINE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1642,1643,1644,1645,1646,1647 was born August 23, 1896 in Buckingham, Florida.  He married ETHEL M UNKNOWN1648,1649 1914.  She was born 1901 in Florida.

     

Children of RADFORD LUCKEY and ETHEL UNKNOWN are:

              i.   MARCUS L11 LUCKEY1650,1651, b. 1919, Florida.

             ii.   LOIS LUCKEY1652, b. 1921, Florida.

            iii.   FAY LUCKEY1653, b. 1925, Florida.

            iv.   RUTH LUCKEY1654, b. 1929, Florida.

 

 

160.  CLIFFORD O10 LUCKEY (FLOSSIE PAULINE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1655,1656,1657,1658,1659 was born November 1898 in Florida, and died August 1977.  He married IDA P UNKNOWN1660,1661 1918 in Florida.  She was born 1903 in Florida.

     

Children of CLIFFORD LUCKEY and IDA UNKNOWN are:

              i.   JASPER11 LUCKEY1662, b. 1920, Florida.

             ii.   JUANITA LUCKEY1663, b. 1924, Florida.

            iii.   FLOSSIE LUCKEY1664, b. 1928, Florida.

 

 

161.  SAMUEL R10 LUCKEY (FLOSSIE PAULINE9 BLOUNT, OWEN R8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1665,1666,1667,1668 was born 1904 in Florida.  He married MARY F UNKNOWN1669 1925.  She was born 1910.

     

Children of SAMUEL LUCKEY and MARY UNKNOWN are:

              i.   PAULINE E11 LUCKEY1670, b. 1927.

             ii.   SHIRLEY M LUCKEY1671, b. 1928.

            iii.   WAUNCIEJ LUCKEY1672, b. November 1929, Florida.

 

 

162.  GLENN BLOUNT10 SKIPPER (MARTHA E9 BLOUNT, NATHAN SNOW8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1673,1674,1675,1676,1677 was born December 22, 1886 in Polk County, Florida, and died October 22, 1935 in Augusta, Georgia.  He married NINA BELLE BINGHAM1678,1679,1680.  She was born 1890 in Kentucky.

 

Notes for NINA BELLE BINGHAM:

Nina Bell Bingham, daughter of Rev. James E Bingham.

     

Child of GLENN SKIPPER and NINA BINGHAM is:

              i.   JAMES EVERETT11 SKIPPER1681,1682, Adopted child.

 

 

163.  BLANCHE10 SKIPPER (MARTHA E9 BLOUNT, NATHAN SNOW8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1683,1684,1685,1686,1687 was born 1885 in Polk County, Florida.  She married EUGENE OREN DOUGLAS1688,1689.  He was born March 22, 1882 in Georgia, and died Bef. 1930.

 

Notes for BLANCHE SKIPPER:

This family resided in Sebring, Florida and had two sons.

     

Children of BLANCHE SKIPPER and EUGENE DOUGLAS are:

              i.   EUGENE OREN11 DOUGLAS, JR1690,1691, b. 1914.

             ii.   GLENN S DOUGLAS1692,1693, b. 1917.

 

 

164.  MILTON E10 SKIPPER (MARTHA E9 BLOUNT, NATHAN SNOW8, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1694,1695,1696,1697,1698 was born September 28, 1889 in Polk County, Florida.  He married RUTH KNIGHT1699

 

Notes for MILTON E SKIPPER:

This family resided at Sebring, Florida.

 

Notes for RUTH KNIGHT:

Ruth Knight, daughter of Frank J Knight.

     

Children of MILTON SKIPPER and RUTH KNIGHT are:

              i.   MARTHA11 SKIPPER1699.

             ii.   MILTON E SKIPPER, JR1699.

 

 

165.  BERTHA SLAGIER10 PARKER (READDING BLOUNT9, MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1700,1701,1702,1703,1704,1705,1706,1707,1708,1709,1710,1711,1712,1713,1714,1715 was born November 28, 1870 in Bartow, Florida, and died March 4, 1939 in Okeechobee, Florida.  She married JAMES SAMUEL WALKER1716,1717,1718,1719,1720,1721,1722,1723,1724,1725,1726,1727,1728,1729,1730,1731,1732,1733,1734,1735,1736,1737,1738,1739,1740 June 25, 1885 in Brevard County, Florida, son of JEREMIAH WALKER and MARTHA TUMBLIN.  He was born April 25, 1862 in Baker County, Florida, and died January 28, 1940 in Okeechobee, Florida.

 

Notes for BERTHA SLAGIER PARKER:

Bertha Slagier Parker was born Bartow, Florida on November 28, 1870.  She married James Samuel Walker on June 25, 1885 in Brevard County.  They lived at Whittier, Florida.  On July 27, 1887 Bertha and James Walker received from Louis H Parker, their share of cattle from her father's and grandfather's herd, numbering 200 head.  They later sold the herd and opened a general mercantile store at Bassinger, Florida.  Bertha and James Walker moved to Delray in 1906 and lived there until 1920 when

they returned to Okeechobee.  Bertha and James built a home near their son Will Walker where they lived the remainder of thier lives.  Bertha Walker died March 4, 1939.  James Walker died January 28, 1940.  They are buried at Bassinger, Florida.

 

Notes for JAMES SAMUEL WALKER:

James Samuel Walker was born April 25, 1862  in Baker County, Florida, the son of Jermiah Walker Jr and Martha M Tumblin.  His parents moved to Brevard County in the middle 1870's.  In 1880 he is shown on the census in Jermiah Walker's household.  In the 1885 Florida agricultural census he is shown living in the household of Redding Parker as a border, occupation stock handler.  He married June 25, 1885 in Brevard County, Bertha Slagier Parker, born Nov. 28, 1870 at Bartow, Florida.  Bertha was a daughter of Redding B. Parker and Ellen Willingham.  James S. Walker was engaged in the cattle business for a number of years.  On July 27, 1887, he and his wife received from Louis H. Parker, their share of cattle from her father's and grandfather's herd, numbering 200 head.  Later James sold the cattle and opened a general mercantile store at Basinger, Florida.  He was appointed postmaster of Bassinger, on March 12, 1901.  He sold the store in 1906 and moved to Delray Beach, Florida where he was in the business of truck farming.  He joined  Masonic Lodge No 171 in Delray and became a Master Mason June 16, 1909.  James and Bertha Walker moved to Okeechobee, Florida around 1920. He continued to be in the truck farming business with his son William helping him. For many seasons he was ranked among the largest growers of truck farming in the muck lands adjacent to Lake Okeechobee, and employed many people in cultivating and gathering crops.  At the beginning of the land boom he went into the real estate business for several years. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.  Bertha Parker Walker died March 4, 1939 in Okeechobee.  James lived with his son, William in Okeechobee until his death January 28, 1940.  They are buried at Basinger, Florida.   The two sons of James and Bertha died young, Jeremiah died at the age of 14 months on January 22, 1899 at Basinger, and is buried there.  James Frank died at age 18 on August 17, 1907 in Delray, Florida where he is buried.

 

The Okeechobee News Obituary February 2, 1940 Page 1,4

 

J. S. Walker passed away at the home of his son, W H Walker, here Sunday afternoon after a long illness.  He had been in very poor health since the death of his wife last March and about six weeks ago he suffered a stroke but his strong constitution carried him on until last Sunday afternoon when he passed away about five o'clock

  Mr Walker was born in Georgia 78 years ago but moved to florida with his family when he was just a small boy and the family settled near Bassenger where he later became engaged in the cattle business for many years.  Later he sold his cattle and opened a mercantile business in Bassenger in which he remained until 1906 when he sold out and moved to Delray where he became engaged in truck farming.  He moved with his family back to Okeechobee in 1920 and engaged in truck farming here and when the real estate boom started he entered the real estate business in which he remained until after the boom was over.  For the past several years he had not been active in business.

  While Mr Walker had been active in business and politics all of his life he had never held public office.

He had been a member of the Primitive Baptist church for many years.

  His wife died on March 4, 1939, She and Mr Walker having lived together more than 55 years and after her death he was never the same person.

  Funeral services were held at the home of his son, W H Walker, Monday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev  Will Hardin of the Primitive Baptist church in charge.  Burial followed in the family plot at Bassenger beside the grave of his wife.

  The pallbearers were George, Cary, C. D. Jene, Bernie and Jessie Hardin.

  He is survived by one son and daughter in law, Mr and Mrs W H Walker, five sisters, Mrs. N J Crews of Punta Gorda, Mrs Wm Alderman of DeLand, Mrs R L Pearce, Mrs Ed Alderman and Mrs J S Underhill of Okeechbee, five brothers, Joe Walker of Loxahatchee, Hamp Walker of Fellsmere, Frank Walker of Bassenger, J H Walker Sr and George Walker of Okeechobee, and many other relatives throughout the county.

 

                                                        JAMES S. WALKER

                                                        (By L. S. Turbyfill)

 

  With the passing of one of Okeechobee's land marks and pioneer citizens, James S. Walker, last Sunday there becomes a vacancy that will be hard to overcome.

  Uncle Jim as he was familiarly known to all ages and races because of his personality. always beaming and with good cheer and humor will be missed by every citizen of this community.

  Mr. Walker was born in Georgia 78 years ago, but the most of his life was spent in Florida where he engaged in farming, and in the boom of 1925-26 was quite active in the real estate business.  For many seasons he ranked among the largest growers of truck in the muck lands adjacent to Lake Okeechobee, employing many persons in cultvating and gathering crops.

  During his active years he built a nice home in the southern part of the city.  After the passing of his good wife several months ago he made his home with his son, Will, and it was hthere that he was stricken with paralysis a few weeks ago from which he never recovered.

  Mr. Walker was one of 12 children in a family, six boys and six girls.  Ten of these survive him.

Five brothers and five sisters as follows: Hardy of Okeechobee, Joe of Loxahatchee, Frank of Bassenger, George of Okeechobee, Hamp of Felsmere, Mrs. N. J. Crews, Punta Gorda, Mrs. W. M. Alderman, DeLand, Mrs. R. L. Pearce, Okeechobee, mrs. Ed Alderman, Okeechobee,Mmrs. J. S. Underhill, Okeechobee.

  Uncle Jim was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, once an active mason and possessed a spirit of public interest that made him valuable to his community.

  Surviving Mr. Walker also are his son, W. H. Walker, two grandchildren, Clayton Walker and Mrs. Wilma LMartin, a great grandchild, Bobbie Lee LaMartin.  All members of his surviving family wish to herewith express their thanks to the many friends for the kindnesses and floral offerings.

     

Children of BERTHA PARKER and JAMES WALKER are:

213.       i.   WILLIAM HARDY11 WALKER, b. November 28, 1886, Whittier, Brevard County, Florida; d. January 28, 1955, Okeechobee, Florida.

             ii.   JAMES FRANK WALKER1741,1742,1743,1744,1745, b. March 11, 1889, Osceola County, Florida; d. August 17, 1907, Delray, Florida.

 

Notes for JAMES FRANK WALKER:

James Frank Walker was born in Bassinger, Florida.  He lived there with his parents moving to Delray, Florida about 1906.    He is buried in Delray, Florida. His tombstone inscription reads

J. Frank, Son of J. S. & B. S. Walker

Mar 11, 1889  Aug 17, 1907

 

18 Yrs, 5 Mts, 6 days

 

            iii.   JEREMIAH WALKER1746,1747,1748,1749, b. November 8, 1898, Basinger, Florida; d. January 22, 1899, Basinger, Florida.

 

 

166.  DOLLIE LEE10 PARKER (READDING BLOUNT9, MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1750,1751,1752,1753,1754,1755,1756,1757,1758,1759,1760,1761,1762 was born May 19, 1882 in Brevard County, Florida, and died April 6, 1975 in Ft Pierce, Florida.  She married (1) PETER FLYNN1763,1764 August 7, 1898 in Osceola County, Florida.    She married (2) BURGESS ELLIOTT ALDERMAN1765,1766,1767,1768,1769,1770,1771,1772,1773,1774,1775,1776,1777 March 24, 1901 in Osceola County, Florida, son of WILLIAM ALDERMAN and MARTHA HOLLINGSWORTH.  He was born August 6, 1877 in Manatee County, Florida, and died March 16, 1967 in Ft Pierce, Fla.

 

Notes for DOLLIE LEE PARKER:

Dollie Lee Parker was born at the "Parker Place"  at Whittier, Brevard County, Florida May 19, 1882.

Dollie Parker first married Peter Flynn and had a son, Kyle Calvin.  They were divorced. She moved to Bassinger, Florida in 1898.   Dollie married Burgess E Alderman at Bassinger, Florida, on March 24, 1901.  Dollie and B E Alderman moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida in 1909 where B E worked for the East Coast Cattle Company.  They had four children and B E Alderman adopted Dollie's son by her pervious marriage.  Dollie Alderman was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ft Pierce, having joined

in 1929.  B E Alderman died March 15 1967 at Ft Pierce, Florida.  Dollie Parker Alderman died April 6 1975 at Ft Pierce, Florida.

 

Notes for BURGESS ELLIOTT ALDERMAN:

Burgess Elliott Alderman is the son of William and Martha Jane (Hollingsworth) Alderman. B E Alderman was born August 6, 1877 in Pine Level, Manatee County, Florida.  He married Dollie Lee Parker in Bassinger, Florida, March 24, 1901.  B E (Tete) Alderman received his education in a one room school house in Arcadia, Florida.  The family later moved to Bassinger.  After his marriage B E Alderman moved to Ft. Pierce in 1909.  He worked for a number of years for the East Coast Cattle Company. Between 1937 and 1939 he purchased 6752 acres of land in western St Lucie County and eastern Okeechobee County for a beef cattle ranch.  He used the UL brand, this brand having been given to Dollie by her father when she was a child.  B E Alderman was presented a plaque from the St Lucie County Cattlemen's Association honoring him for having been in the cattle business for 50 years in 1956.  He was one of five pioneer St Lucie County cattlemen honored that year in the first annual "Cattlemen's Day Parade."  In 1962 he was made an honorary lifetime director of the Florida Cattlemen's Association.  Burgess E Alderman died March 15, 1967 at Ft Pierce, Florida.

     

Child of DOLLIE PARKER and PETER FLYNN is:

              i.   KILE CALVIN11 ALDERMAN1778,1779,1780,1781, b. September 18, 1898, Basinger, Florida; d. March 2, 1921, Indiantown, Fla; m. HATTIE MAY SHIVER1782,1783, February 19, 1921, Okeechobee, Florida.

 

Notes for KILE CALVIN ALDERMAN:

Kile Calvin Alderman, son of Dollie Parker's first marriage was adopted by B E Alderman, after he married Dollie.

 

     

Children of DOLLIE PARKER and BURGESS ALDERMAN are:

214.      ii.   BURGESS ELLIOTT11 ALDERMAN, JR, b. March 22, 1903, Basinger, Florida; d. August 1987, Ft Pierce, Florida.

215.     iii.   THEKLA ELLEN ALDERMAN, b. April 11, 1905, Basinger, Florida; d. February 27, 1994, Okeechobee, Florida.

            iv.   LESLIE LEON ALDERMAN1784,1785,1786, b. September 29, 1907, Basinger, Florida; d. April 4, 1924, Lake Worth, Florida.

216.      v.   JANE ERNESTINE ALDERMAN, b. April 5, 1915, Ft Pierce, Forida.

 

 

167.  ANNIE LETITIA10 PARKER (READDING BLOUNT9, MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1787,1788,1789,1790,1791,1792,1793,1794,1795,1796,1797 was born November 5, 1885 in Brevard County, Florida, and died May 29, 1972 in Pahokee, Florida.  She married JAMES ARTHUR DAUGHTRY1798,1799,1800,1801,1802,1803,1804 November 13, 1904 in Osceola County, Florida.  He was born May 17, 1886 in Manatee County, Florida, and died March 22, 1962 in Pahokee, Florida.

 

Notes for ANNIE LETITIA PARKER:

Annie Letitia Parker was born at Whittier, Brevard County, Florida November 5, 1885.  She married James Arthur Daughtry at Bassinger, Florida on November 13, 1904.  He was born May 17, 1886 in Manatee County, Florida.  Letitia Parker moved to Bassinger in 1898.  After their marriage James and Letitia Daughtry resided in Bassinger, Okeechobee, Wauchula, Brighton, and Indiantown.  James was a

cattleman during the pioneer days, later he was a Range Rider and Game Warden for the State of Florida. He also worked for the Florida East Coast Railroad.  James Daughtry died March 22, 1962 at Pahokee, Florida.  Letitia Parker Daughtry died May 29, 1972 at Pahokee, Florida.

 

Notes for JAMES ARTHUR DAUGHTRY:

James Arthur Daughtry, son of James and Mary Jane (Daughtry) Daughtry.

     

Children of ANNIE PARKER and JAMES DAUGHTRY are:

217.       i.   JAMES LEROY11 DAUGHTRY, b. August 28, 1905, Basinger, Florida.

218.      ii.   CHARLOTTE SLAGIER DAUGHTRY, b. August 29, 1908, Basinger, Florida; d. November 16, 1998, Mississippi.

219.     iii.   SHIRLEY PARKER DAUGHTRY, b. November 6, 1911, Basinger, Florida; d. November 6, 1967, Wauchula, Florida.

220.     iv.   KATHRYN MEHALA DAUGHTRY, b. February 10, 1914, Okeechobee, Florida; d. August 5, 1996, Florida.

 

 

168.  READDING BLOUNT10 PARKER, JR (READDING BLOUNT9, MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1805,1806,1807,1808,1809,1810,1811,1812,1813 was born February 17, 1889 in Lakeview, Osceola County, Florida, and died December 12, 1940 in Ft Pierce, Fla.  He married KATE HURT1814,1815,1816,1817,1818,1819,1820 Abt. 1920 in Florida.  She was born October 3, 1904 in Florida, and died August 1964 in Bradford County, Florida.

     

Children of READDING PARKER and KATE HURT are:

              i.   READDING BLOUNT11 PARKER III1821,1822,1823,1824,1825,1826,1827, b. March 12, 1922, Florida; d. January 1987, Phillipine Islands.

             ii.   THEADA MAE PARKER1828,1829,1830,1831,1832,1833,1834,1835,1836,1837,1838, b. July 25, 1923, Florida; d. October 3, 1980, Palm Beach County, Florida; m. (1) CHARLES J PEPPER1839,1840,1841, 1939, Duval County, Florida; b. August 25, 1933; m. (2) BYRON WEST1842, 1943, Palm Beach County, Florida; m. (3) JACOB EUGENE DONAHUE1843,1844,1845,1846,1847, 1949, Indian River County, Florida; b. August 6, 1913, Alabama; d. November 1, 1993, Dade County, Florida; m. (4) WILLIAM THEODORE KOLLESTER1848,1849, August 1966, Palm Beach County, Floarida; d. December 1967, Palm Beach County, Florida.

 

Notes for THEADA MAE PARKER:

 

 

 

 

169.  AUDY SAMUEL10 SMITH (ELIZABETH9 PARKER, MARY EVE8 BLOUNT, JOHN CHURCHILL GOLDING READDING7, JAMES6, JACOB5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, JAMES1)1850 was born November 15, 1879 in Bartow, Fla, and died November 26, 1933 in Clearwater, Florida.  He married ALICE HAMILTON1850 July 25, 1901 in Plant City, Fla.  She was born August 6, 1882 in Bartow, Fla, and died December 13, 1960 in Dunnedin, Fla.

 

Notes for ALICE HAMILTON:

Alice Hamilton, daughter of Wade and Nancy Elmira (Cobb) Hamilton.

     

Children of AUDY SMITH and ALICE HAMILTON are:

              i.   STREATY PARKER11 SMITH1850, b. August 24, 1902, Plant City, Fla; d. November 3, 1979, Aubur, Washington; m. (1) NELL HEISLER1850; m. (2) GRACE MCMULLEN1850; m. (3) EURA UNKNOWN1850; m. (4) ENSCY ELAINE FARRELL, August 6, 1924, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

Notes for NELL HEISLER:

Nell is 2nd wife.

 

Notes for GRACE MCMULLEN:

Grace is 3rd wife.

 

Notes for EURA UNKNOWN:

Eura is 4th wife.

 

             ii.   THELMA GERTRUDE SMITH1851, b. January 29, 1904, Plant City, Fla; m. JOHN RAY BOLGER1852, May 23, 1924, Tampa, Florida; b. October 18, 1902, Ozona, Florida; d. April 24, 1978, Dunedin, Florida.

            iii.   HAZEL PEARL SMITH1853, b. December 20, 1906, Plant City, Fla; d. February 8, 1939, Largo, Fla; m. GEORGE W DAVIS1854, October 3, 1930.

            iv.   FOSTER AUDY SMITH1855, b. December 9, 1911, Largo, Fla; m. MABEL O SMITH1855, July 4, 1944, Portsmouth, Va; b. September 9, 1921, Portsmouth, Va.

 

Notes for MABEL O SMITH:

Mabel O Smith, daughter of Archie F and Marie (Clarke) Smith.

 

             v.   MARY ALICE SMITH1855, b. February 22, 1926; m. F STUART MANN1855, August 17, 1947, Largo, Fla; b. February 15, 1912; d. July 10, 1971, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

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