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Capt. Thomas BLOUNT
Christian? __?__
Husband:  Thomas BLOUNT
Death:  by 1706, Kendrick Creek Plantation, Albemarle [now Washington] Co., NC
Will Signed:  3 Sep 1701, Albemarle [now Washington] Co., NC
Will Proved:  18 Mar 1706, Albemarle [now Washington] Co., NC
Father:  Capt. James BLOUNTA
Mother:  Ms. __?__
Wife-1B:  probably Christian __?__
Marriage-2:  Apr? 1686
Wife-2:  Mary PERRY?
Other spouses:  m1. Joshua SCOTT of Perquimans Pct.; m3. Capt. Thomas LEE his will leaves a bequest to Zilpha BLOUNT
Children with Wife-1 born in Albemarle [now Washington] Co., NC: 
  1.  James BLOUNT, b. 1678 
  2.  Sarah BLOUNT, b. 1679 
  3.  Christian BLOUNT
  4.  John BLOUNT, b. ca. 1695 
  5.  Anne BLOUNT, b. ca. 1697
Children with Mary [PERRY?] born in Albemarle [now Washington] Co., NC: 
  6.  Billah BLOUNT, b. ca. 1686 

The following are not mentioned in our subject's will, so how have they become attached as his children?
  7.  Thomas BLOUNT, b. 1688 
  8.  Zilpha / Zilphia BLOUNT, b. ca. 1698 
  9.  Benjamin BLOUNT
10.  Jacob BLOUNT (twin), b. ca. 1692 
11.  Esau BLOUNT (twin), b. ca. 1692

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1.  Helen M. Blount Prescott.  1902.  Blount and Blunt.  Press of W.F. Roberts, Washington, DC.  [This is not a book, but a one-page pedigree chart.]  Shows the first wife of Capt. Thomas as unknown.  Attributes James and Sarah to the first wife, with the rest attributed to Mary. 

2a.  J. Bryan Grimes.  1910.  North Carolina Abstract of Wills, 1690-1760.  E.M. Uzzell Publ., Raleigh, NC.  On p. 36:
BLOUNT, THOMAS.  Kendricks Creek, Albemarle County.
September 3, 1701.  March 28, 1706.
Sons: JOHN and JAMES. Following lands devised: "Midle plantation; land at the mouth of Kendricks Creek, whereon I now live; land called Cabbin Necke."
Wife: MARY.
Executor: JAMES BLOUNT (son).
Proven before THOMAS CARY.
He missed son, Thomas (but see next source).  Officially, Albemarle Co. ceased to exist in 1689 though the name persisted (see Corbit 1950, below).  At the time the will was signed and proved, Kendrick Creek was officially in Chowan County.  From 1729 to 1799, Kendrick Creek was in Tyrell County; and, from 1799 to the present, it has been in Washington County.

2b.  J. Bryan Grimes.  1912.  North Carolina Wills and Inventories Copied from Original and Recorded Wills and Inventories in the Office of the Secretary of State.  Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., Raleigh.  Will of Thomas BLOUNT posted to the BLOUNT Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com) by Kyle Van Landingham.  Summary by DGM:
Testator:  Thomas BLOUNT
Wife:  Mary
Sons:  James, John, Thomas
Daughters:  Billah, wife of Kellum TYLER; Sarah PEIRCE; Christian LUDFORN; Ann WILSON
Religion:  Church of England
Real Estate:  Middle Plantation at mouth of Hendricks [Kendricks] Creek; Cobbin Necke Plantation
Executor:  son James BLOUNT
Witnesses:  William WILKISON, John BLOUNT, Thomas GREEN
Date Signed:  13 Sep 1701
Date Proved:  28 Mar 1706
Recorder:  Thomas CARY, Esq.
In the will of Thomas LEE, who left a bequest to Zilpha BLOUNT, he describes "Cabbin Necke" as being on the east side of Kendrick Creek.

3.  Mattie Erma E. Parker.  1979.  "Blount (Blunt), Thomas..." Pages 181-182 in William S. Powell, ed.  Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. Vol. 1.  University of South Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, SC.  Parker thinks the given name of Capt. Thomas's first wife may be, "Christian."  She attributes James, John, Sarah, Christian, and Ann to the first wife, the rest to Mary, though she doesn't mention Esau, at all.  She cites the following references:

  • J. Bryan Grimes.  1910.   Abstract of North Carolina Wills.  E.M. Uzzell, Raleigh, NC.
  • North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, 3 vols. (1900-1903).
  • Albemarle Book of Warrants and Surveys, 1681-1706.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
  • Albemarle County Papers, 1678-1714.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
  • Colonial Court Records.  Box 192 (folder containing legislative papers).  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
  • Guardian's Bond of Thomas Blount, 1 Feb 1686/7.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
  • Perquimans Precinct Births, Marriages, Deaths and Flesh Marks, 1659-1739.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
  • Will of James Blount.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC [posted to the BLOUNT Wills Board at Ancestry.com].
  • Will of Thomas Blount.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC [posted to the BLOUNT Wills Board at Ancestry.com].
  • Will of Mary Lee.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
  • Mattie Erma Edwards Parker, ed.  1968.  North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1670-1696.  State Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
  • Mattie Erma Edwards Parker, ed.  1971.  North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1697-1701. State Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
  • William S. Price, Jr., ed.  1974.  North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1702-1708.  Dept. Cultural Resources, Div. Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
  • William L. Saunders, ed.  1886.  Colonial Records of North Carolina.  Vol. 1. P.M. Hale, Raleigh, N.C.
4.  John Hill Wheeler.  1884.  Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians.  Columbus Printing Works, Columbus, OH.  See excerpt on the BLOUNT Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com) entitled "Wheeler's Genealogy of the Blount Family - The Chowan Blounts."  Wheeler erroneously has Capt. Thomas as the brother of Capt. James, who has been shown to be Thomas's father.

5.  Zella Armstrong.  1918.  "Blount Family."  Pages 32-38 in Zella Armstrong.  Notable Southern Families.  Lookout Publ., Chatanooga, TN (1974 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; 1998 as Broderbund CD-191), which is posted on the BLOUNT Biographies Board at Ancestry.com under the title, "Armstrong's 'BLOUNT FAMILY' from 'Notable Southern Families'."  Because Armstrong followed Wheeler, there are the same major discrepancies between her and most other researchers.

6.  Marilu Smallwood.  1966.  Related Royal Families.  [appears to be self-published].  See excerpt posted on the BLOUNT Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com) under the title, "Parentage of Capt. James BLOUNT ( -1686) from Smallwood's 'Related Royal Families'."  Shows Capt. Thomas to be the son, not the brother, of Capt. James BLOUNT.

7.  GNIS: Geographic Names Information Service (online at USGS.gov):  Kendrick Creek is currently in Washington Co., NC.

8.  David Leroy Corbit.  1950.  The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943.  Div. Archives and Hist., North Carolina Dept. Cult. Res., Raleigh, NC.  Albemarle Co. was formed in 1644; Chowan was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albemarle Co.; Chowan became a county in 1689 and, officially, Albemarle Co. ceased to exist though, out of habit or convenience, the region was still called Albemarle Co. well into the 1700s; Tyrrell Co. was formed in 1729 from Chowan, Bertie, Currituck, and Pasquotank Cos. (Kendrick Ck. had been in Chowan); Washington Co. was formed from Tyrrell Co. in 1799.  Kendrick Creek is, today, in Washington Co., NC.

9.  Emails from Kyle VanLandingham:  Mary's maiden name may be PERRY.

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