Mary Blount (Grainger)

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Mary Molsey Blount (Grainger)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: unknown
Death: Died
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Daughter of <private> Grainger and William Caleb Grainger, Col.
Wife of William Blount, US Constitution, Govr, US Senator
Mother of Mary Louisa Miller; William Grainger Blount, US Congress; Cornelius Blount; Ann Blount; Richard Blackledge Blount and 3 others

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About Mary Blount (Grainger)

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Mary Grainger Blount

  • Birth: 1761
  • Death: Oct. 7, 1802 Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
  • Mary Grainger Blount (1761-1802) was as beloved by the people of the region as was her husband, William Blount.
    • The city of Maryville was named in her honor as well as Grainger County, Tennessee.
    • The county of Blount was named in honor of William.
    • A small college started on a hill in the city was named Blount College in his honor and evolved into what is known today as the University of Tennessee.
  • There are no known photos of Mary Blount.
  • William Blount was the Territorial Governor of Tennessee, a US Senator, and a Signer of the US Constitution. Born in North Carolina, the son of Jacob Blount and Barbara Gray, he became instrumental in the establishment of Tennessee as a state.
  • William and Mary married on February 12, 1778.
  • Mary was the daughter of Caleb Grainger.
  • They had seven children:
    • Ann (wife of Henry I. Toole)
    • Mary Eliza (wife of Joseph Lawrence and later Weeks Hadley)
    • Mary Louisa (wife of Pleasant M. Miller)
    • William Grainger
    • Richard Blackledge
    • Barbara (wife of Edmund Pendleton Gaines)
    • Eliza (wife of Edwin Wiatt).
  • Mary died at 41 years old. (bio by: holly k)
  • Family links:
    • Spouse: William Blount (1749 - 1800)*
    • Children:
      • Mary Louisa Blount Miller (1782 - 1847)*
      • William Grainger Blount (1784 - 1827)*
      • Barbara Grainger Blount Gaines (1792 - 1836)*
  • Inscription: Wife of William Blount
  • Note: Age 41 years.
  • Burial: First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
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Mary Blount (Grainger)'s Timeline

1761
1761
unknown
1778
February 12, 1778
Age 17
1779
1779
Age 18
1780
1780
Age 19
1782
1782
Age 21
1784
1784
Age 23
New Bern, North Carolina
1787
September 17, 1787
- September 17, 1787
Age 26
Independence Hall, Philadelphia,

The Signers of the U. S. Constitution

New Hampshire
John Langdon
Nicholas Gilman

Massachusetts
Rufus King
Nathaniel Gorham

Connecticut
Roger Sherman
William Samuel Johnson

New York
Alexander Hamilton

New Jersey
William Livingston
David Brearley
William Paterson
Jonathan Dayton

Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Mifflin
Robert Morris
George Clymer
Thomas FitzSimons
Jared Ingersoll
Gouverneur Morris
James Wilson

Delaware
George Read
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jacob Broom

Maryland
James McHenry
Daniel Carroll
Dan of St. Thomas Jenifer

Virginia
John Blair
James Madison, Jr.
George Washington

North Carolina
William Blount
Richard Dobbs Spaight
Hugh Williamson

South Carolina
John Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler

Georgia
William Few
Abraham Baldwin

Biographies of the Founding Fathers

Colonial Hall now contains 103 biographical sketches of America's founding fathers. At this time we have divided them up into 3 groups:
As you will see there are still many biographies that need to be added to our site, including a new category: Other Founding Fathers.

The biographies on this site are primarily from 1 of the following 2 sources:
Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, by the Rev. Charles A. Goodrich. Published in 1829.
The United States Manual of Biography and History, by James V. Marshall. Published by James B. Smith & Co., in Philadelphia in the year 1856.
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http://www.usconstitution.net/const.pdf
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_signers_of_the_United_States_C...
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The U.S. Constitution at the National Archives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFAVKJAOWSc

1789
1789
Age 28
TN, USA
1791
1791
Age 30
TN, USA
1792
1792
Age 31
TN, USA