Col. Jacob Blount

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Col. Jacob Blount

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Blount Hall, Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, Province of North Carolina
Death: August 17, 1789 (63)
Blount Hall, Pitt County, North Carolina, United States (Nervous fever)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Blount, Jr. and Anne Elizabeth Blount (Reading)
Husband of Barbara Blount; Mary Blount and Hannah Blount
Father of William Blount, Gov. of the Southwest Territory and US Constitution signer; John Gray Blount; Ann Blount; Louisa Faught; Maj. Reading Blount and 7 others
Brother of Reading Blount; James Blount and John Blount
Half brother of Churchill Caldom

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Col. Jacob Blount

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Family information and sources:

BLOUNT HALL, once located north of Grifton, was the ancestral home of the Blount family. The house was built about 1756 by Jacob Blount (1726-1789). It was a popular gathering place for the people in the area and was said to have been the scene of many prominent social and political functions. A post office was established there on January 15, 1833, with William L. Blount as postmaster. The post office was discontinued September 6, 1833. In the early 1830s, a ferry was located near Blount Hall over Great Contentnea Creek. The ferry cost five cents for a man and horse to cross. John Washington owned a store on each side of the creek and rented them out to different businessmen. In December 1836, William L. Blount and 549 others in the community got up a petition to build a bridge there. Blount Hall was destroyed by fire on the evening of March 8, 1963. Roger Kammerer

From USGenWeb:

Craven County, NC - Obituary of Col. Jacob Blount, 1789

Newbern NC - August 20

Died on Monday the 17th instant, of a nervous fever at his seat (Blount's Hill), Col. Jacob Blount aged 63 years.

He was possessed of an affluent fortune which he acquired by his own industry in the early part of his life and enjoyed in the latter with ease and liberality; in either of which he never risked his good name but on the contrary enhanced it.

Independent in his sentiments and steady in his resolutions, he obeyed the impulse of his own mind and by always doing that which appeared to him right, obtained the friendship of many and the esteem and respect of all who knew him.

It would be difficult to determine whether his hospitality was most general, or liberal. At all times his doors were alike open to the poor and to the rich. The distressed, the weary and the sick traveler were sure to find a home at Blount Hall and the face of honesty was the best recommendation there.

In public life he was the patriot; in private, the uniform, steady and sincere friend. He adjusted the differences in his neighborhood with justice and moderation and contributed much to the order, peace and happiness of it. He was candid, cheerful and social; seldom too grave for the young, or too gay for the old.

The equality of his spirits bespoke the comforts of a quiet confidence and agreeably to the idea of Mr. Pope, he was "the noblest work of God, an honest man."

Source: The New York Packet - October 17, 1789

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Col. Jacob Blount's Timeline

May 21, 1726
Beaufort Precinct, Bath County, Province of North Carolina

Records show that Jacob Blount was born 21 May 1726 at Beaufort Precinct, Bath, NC, USA

Bath County, N.C. was formed in 1696. Bath County was abolished in 1739 with its 7 precincts (Hyde, Beaufort, Craven, Carteret, New Hanover, Bladen, and Onslow) becoming counties.

Family Information and Sources:

March 26, 1749
Age 22
Windsor, Bertie County, Province of North Carolina
October 3, 1750
Age 24
Bertie, North Carolina, United States
September 21, 1752
Age 26
Craven County, Province of North Carolina
January 17, 1755
Age 28
Bertie County, Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
February 22, 1757
Age 30
Craven County, Province of North Carolina
May 10, 1759
Age 32
Craven County, Province of North Carolina
Age 33