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Francis BLUNT
WARNING:  there's no proof the Francis who got the land grant in 1780 is the same man who paid taxes in 1795, but it is likely.
Subject:  Francis BLUNT
Birth:  ca. 1720s/30s
Military Service:  French and Indian War
Event:  1780, land grant in the watershed of Nolin River, Jefferson Co., VA [now Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, Hardin, and Larue Cos., KY]
Event:  1795, on the tax list of Woodford Co., KY

If Francis served in the French and Indian War — events dated 1754-1763, but most of the fighting took place between 1756 and 1760 — he must have been born no later than 1744 and more likely ten or twenty years earlier.

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1.  Philip Fall Taylor.  1917.  A Calendar of the Warrants for Land in Kentucky, Granted for Service in the French and Indian War.  Excerpted and Reprinted from Year Book of the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky (reprinted 1967-1995 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore; online at Genealogy.com; Broderbund CD-650):
Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds, Chap. IV, Jefferson Entries, 1779-1785
Pg Entree Acres Book Pg Date Watercourse Notes
176 Blunt, Francis 500 A 184 10-30-1780 Nohn Cr  
"Nohn" has to be a mis-reading of "Nolin" (see next source).

2.  GNIS: Geographic Names Information Service (online at USGS.gov):  there is no "Nohn" Creek in the database, but there is a Nolin River that flows out of Edmonson Co., along the line between Grayson and Hart Cos., into Hardin, then Larue, Co. — all within early Jefferson County.

3.  Adrian Ettlinger.   AniMap Plus: County Boundary Historical Atlas.  Gold Bug Software, Alamo, CA:
Kentucky did not achieve statehood until 1792, so at the time, these lands were in Virginia.  In 1776, Kentucky Co. was formed and included all of what would later become the state of Kentucky, except the lands west of the Tennessee River, which were Indian Territory (Chickasaw Lands) until "purchased" from the Indians in 1818.  In 1780, Kentucky Co. was divided into three counties:  Jefferson, Fayette, and Lincoln.  Jefferson Co. encompassed the north-central part of the future state and included these future counties:  Adair (part), Anderson (part), Brickenridge, Bullitt, Butler (part), Carroll (part), Casey (part), Daviess, Edmonson (part), Franklin (part), Green (part), Jefferson, Grayson, Hancock, Hart (part), Henderson (part), Henry, Larue, Marion, McLean (part), Meade, Nelson, Ohio, Oldman, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, and Trimble.—DGM

4.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL (said to include every extant tax list from every county existing in the state of Kentucky in 1795):
Pg Name County
17 Blunt, Francis Woodford
The only other BLUNTs in this "census" were the widow Abigail (AMBROSE) BLUNT and three of her sons in Nicholas County; there were no BLOUNTs.

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