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Blount family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Blount family.
Title: Blount family papers
Dates: 1817-1917
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1550

Biographical/Historical Note

George Adams Blount (1846-1925) was born on September 25, 1846, in Savannah, Georgia. He was the only child of Anna Richey Gale and George Lucena Blount. George A. Blount's grandfather George Mathias Blount, was from a large North Carolina family. George M. Blount's sister, Sally M. H. Blount, lived in Clinton, Jones Co., Ga., with a cousin, James Blount. It is for this Blount family that the town of Blountsville, Georgia is named. George A. Blount joined the Confederate army in September 1862, and returned home to Savannah, Georgia, after the war. In March 1866, his father died suddenly; so to support his grandmother, he went to work for the Central Rail Road and learned the blacksmithing trade. On February 9, 1871, he married Emma Pearce Ingram, a native of England. He became a Baptist minister at Bethel Church in Savannah in 1874. He died on October 11, 1925 in Pompano, Florida, and is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah, along with his wife and other relatives.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the correspondence of George A. Blount's parents, George L. Blount and Anna R. Gale, and grandmothers, Jane E. White and Jannet Gale. It also contains the letters of his great-aunt and great-uncle, Sally M. H. Blount and Benjamin Blount. George A. Blount has also left some material from his Civil War service, most notably his statement of military service for the Confederate Veterans' Association. Additionally, there are some genealogical and legal material in the collection, as well as a couple of newspaper clippings. George A. Blount had taken the time to annotate much of the correspondence and papers in his possession. The only artifacts in the collection are two clippings of hair, one identified as being from Maria, a friend of Anna R. Gale, given to her on January 20, 1846. The other was not positively identified, but could possibly be from George Mathias Blount, given to his sister Sally M. H. Blount in 1817.


Index Terms

Baptists--Georgia--Savannah.
Blount family.
Blount, Anna, (Richey Gale), 1827-1848.
Blount, George Adams, 1846-1925.
Blount, George Lucena, 1819-1866.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-8164). Company A.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 54th, Company F.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 6th.
Correspondence.
Gale, Jannet R., d.1852.
Genealogy.
Human hair.
Poetry.
Savannah (Ga.)
White, Jane Eve, (Blount), 1801-1895.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Blount family papers, MS 1550, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jane D. Field, 1994.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Correspondence, 1820-1904

Box: 1



George A. Blount letters, 1893-1904

George A. Blount to Emma Ingram, undated
Helen Prescott to George A. Blount, 1893-1895
4 letters: 15 September 1893; 27 September 1893; 27 March 1894; 6 May 1895.
Henry to George A. Blount, 1904 June 14
Written from Ebenezer, Ga., 14 June 1904.
David B. Morgan to George A. Blount, 1904
Written from Savannah, Ga., 2 letters: 30 May 1904; 7 July 1904.
Rick Baker to George Blount, 1904
Written from Savannah, Ga., 25 October 1904; 1 November 1904.

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2



George Lucenia Blount Letters, 1844-1847

Annotated envelope
To Anna Richey Gale, poem, undated
To Anna R. Gale, February 1844
Written from Savannah, Ga., February 1844.
To Anna R. Gale, 1844 May 23
Written from Savannah, Ga., 23 May 1844.
To Jannet Gale, 1844 June 10
Written from Savannah, Ga., 10 June 1844.
To Jannet Gale, 1845 September 27
Written from Savannah, Ga., 27 September 1845.
To Jane E. White, 1847 February 18
Written from Scriven Co. [sic], Ga., 18 February 1847.

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3



Anna Richey Gale letters, 1844-1846

To Jannet Gale, 1844 July 12
Written from Savannah, Ga., 12 July 1844.
To George L. Blount, 1845 January 31
Written from St. Simon's Island, Ga., 31 January 1845.
To Jannet Gale, 1845 August 16
Written from Savannah, Ga., 16 August 1845.
To Jannet Gale, 1845 August 22
Written from Savannah, Ga., 22 August 1845.
To George L. Blount, 1846 January 11
Written from St. Simon's Island, Ga., 11 January 1846.

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4



George Mathias Blount's Sibling's letters, 1817-1821

Annotated envelopes (2) and 1 blank envelope
From Sally Maria Harramond Blount, 1817-1821
Written from Clinton, Jones Co., Ga., 4 letters: 13 July 1817; 8 September 1817; 9 December 1817; 5 December 1821.
From Benjamin Blount, 1820 May 24
Written from Darian [sic], Ga., 24 May 1820.

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5



George A. Blount's Grandmother's letters, 1844-1856

Jane E. White to Jannet Gale, 1844 June 10
Written from Savannah, Ga., 10 June 1844.
Jane E. White to George L. Blount, 1856 August 13
Jannet Gale to Anna R. Blount, 1844 May 1
Jannet Gale to Jane White, 1844 May 9
Written from St. Simon's Island, Ga., 9 May 1844.
Jannet Gale to Anna R. Blount, 1845 February 29
Jannet Gale to George L. Blount, 1844 June 27
Written from Frederica, Ga., 27 June 1844.
Jannet Gale to Anna R. Blount, 1845 August 20
Written from St. Simon's Island, Ga., 20 August 1845.
Jannet Gale to George L. Blount, 1845 September 3
Written from St. Simon's Island, 3 September 1845.
Jannet Gale to Anna R. Blount, 1847 February 1
Written from Frederica, Ga., 1 February 1847.

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6



Letters from friends, 1838-1846

Florence to unknown recipient, undated
From ? Brown to Anna R. Gale, 1838 September 29
Written from St. Mary's, Camden County, Ga., 29 September 1838.
From Deborah Gould to Anna R. Blount, 1845 November 12
Written from St. Simon's Island, Ga., 12 November 1845.
Maria to Anna R. Blount, 1846 January 20
Written from Savannah, Ga., 20 January 1846

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7Three unidentified poems, undated

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8Hair clippings
One clipping is from a Maria, give to Anna R. Blount on January 20, 1846; the other is not positively identified, but is possibly from George Mathias Blount, given to his sister, Sally Maria Harramond Blount in 1817.
 

Military materials

Folder: 9
2 annotated envelopes
United States Admiralty Court Warrant, 1817 December 1
Oath of Allegiance, Greensboro, N.C. for George A. Blount, 1865 May 1
Personal registration for George A. Blount, Office of Provost Marshal, 1865 May 4
Oath of Allegiance, Chatham Co., Ga., for George A. Blount, 1865 September 12
Gun permit for George A. Blount, Office of Provost Marshal, 1865 September 29
"Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing of George A. Blount, Co. K 6th Ga. Res.", 1865 April 7
Confederate Veterans Association dues receipt, 1904 November 10
Statement of military service for the Confederate Veterans' Association, 1900 January 10
 

Genealogical material, 1818-1917

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10



Family history papers

2 annotated envelopes
Births list
Marriages list
Deaths list
Blount Genealogical Chart by Helen Prescott
Hand copied bible record
Annotated note of George L. Blount by George A. Blount
"A Statement of My Family and the Various Relations" by George A. Blount

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11



Legal material

2 annotated envelopes
Reminder for Jane E. White to pay a dog tax, 1878 April 15
Laurel Grove Cemetery Receipt for George T. Blount, 1872 August 5
Doctor's statement of death of Emma Blount, 1917 March 26
Marriage certificate of George Blount to Jane Lucena, Camden Co., Ga., 1818 January 7
Marriage certificate of Thomas H. White to Jane E. Blount, Chatham County, Ga., 1840 December 9
Deed of Savannah property from George A. Blount to William O'Brian, March 1899
Deed for plot #1359 in Laurel Grove Cemetery, 1867 June 1
Inventory of the estate of Thomas Lucena, and attached memorandum, 1825 June 6
Statement of property by Jane E. White, 1868 March 27
Letters Testamentary of George A. Blount for the estate of Jane E. White, 1896 February 4
Certified copy of the will of Jane E. White, Chatham County, Ga., 1885 December 9
Written December 9, 1885 and probated July 11, 1896.
Letters Dismissory of George A. Blount for the estate of Jane E. White dismissing Blount from all liabilities as executor of White’s will, 1899 March 7
 

Newspaper clippings

Folder: 12
"Declared a Mistrial: Suit in the City Court for damages for Personal Injuries", 1898 February 2
Savannah Daily Morning News. Annotated at top right, 1862 January 15, 4.0 p.