Rep. Thomas Blount (R-NC)

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Thomas Blount

Birthplace: Blount Hall, Craven County, Province of North Carolina
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Jacob Blount and Barbara Blount
Husband of Martha Blount and Mary J. Blount
Brother of William Blount, Gov. of the Southwest Territory and US Constitution signer; Ann Blount; John Gray Blount; Louisa Faught; Maj. Reading Blount and 3 others
Half brother of Willie Blount, Governor; Sharpe Blount and Harvey Blount

Occupation: Continental soldier, prisoner of war, merchant, Congressman in 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, and 12th Congresses
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About Rep. Thomas Blount (R-NC)

Thomas Blount (May 10, 1759 – February 7, 1812) was an American Revolutionary War veteran and statesman from the state of North Carolina.

He was born at Blount Hall, in what is now Pitt County, North Carolina and was educated at home. At the age of 16, he entered the Continental Army and was captured and sent to England as a prisoner of war. After the Revolutionary War, he engaged in the mercantile business in Tarboro, North Carolina and was elected to the State house of commons in 1788.

He was member of the U.S. House of Representatives during 1793–1799, 1805–1809, 1811–1812 (having lost elections in 1802 and 1808). He died in office and is interred in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C..

He was the brother of William Blount and the uncle of William Grainger Blount.


Ben M. Angel notes: There is no source (other than an earlier version of this profile) supporting the existence of middle names "J. Sumner", names which appear to belong to the congressman's wife, rather than him. They've been removed.

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Rep. Thomas Blount (R-NC)'s Timeline

May 10, 1759
Craven County, Province of North Carolina
November 1796
Age 37
February 7, 1812
Age 52
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Washington, District of Columbia, United States