Thomas J. Sumner Blount (1759 - 1812) MP

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Birthplace: Blount Hall, Craven County (Present Pitt County), Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Occupation: Continental soldier, prisoner of war, merchant, Congressman in 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, and 12th Congresses
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About Thomas J. Sumner Blount

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Blount

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.

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Thomas Blount, U.S. Congressman's Timeline

1759
May 10, 1759
Craven County (Present Pitt County), Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
1812
February 7, 1812
Age 52
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States