Mary Blount (Grainger)

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Mary Molsey Blount (Grainger)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: unknown
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Caleb Caleb Grainger, Col.
Wife of William Blount, Gov. of the Southwest Territory and US Constitution signer
Mother of Cornelius Blount; Ann Blount; Mary Louisa Miller; Rep. William Grainger Blount (DemRep-TN); Richard Blackledge Blount and 3 others

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About Mary Blount (Grainger)

Mary Blount (Grainger)

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
1779
1779
Age 18
1780
1780
Age 19
1782
1782
Age 21
1784
1784
Age 23
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, United States
1789
1789
Age 28
North Carolina, United States
1791
1791
Age 30
TN, USA
1792
1792
Age 31
TN, USA