This family file was
created by Amy Hedrick for and with Wayne H. Morris whose mother was born
The earliest Blount established for
Wayne's family is George J. Blount born about 1830 and possibly
died between 1880 and 1900. George married Elizabeth
Beckham on 14 January 1850 in Glynn County. There are 9 known
children born to this union.
From these children the Blount
family ties in with other prominent families of Glynn County, like the
DuBignons, Staffords, etc. However, these relations are
through marriage and only certain Blounts are directly related to these
lines, Wayne Morris for one.
The big question for Mr. Morris is:
"Who were George J. Blount's parents?" In the 1850 census, he
and possible siblings are living with a Margery Blount who is old
enough to be their mother.
Other siblings were James L.,
Elizabeth, and possibly an Alexander Blount who was
living a few houses down with another family. It is unknown what
Margery's maiden name was, and who her Blount husband was.
In the 1860 census there is a
Margery Baisden living with George Blount, she is 70 years old.
A presumption could be made in saying that this is George's
mother, and she remarried between 1850 and 1860 and this husband died as
well. Or, she reverted to her maiden name. No documentation
has been found to prove either idea.
From searching early deed records
and census, there were two Blount males in this area in the late 1700s and
early 1800s. One was a William the other a Luke.
From the naming of children, it could be assumed that George's
father was Luke. Again, no documentation has been found to
support this theory.