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George Washington Lafayette Blount
Born Oct 7, 1837 near Nashville NC
Died Nov 28, 1895 Wilson NC

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SPOUSE CHILDREN
Sarah Elizabeth
"Sallie" Egerton

m. Nov 28, 1860
Franklin Co. NC
b. Mar 7, 1842
d. Apr 4, 1931
Wilson NC
Mary Clark

b. Jan 3, 1864
Wilson NC
d. Jan 29, 1938
Hickory NC
Pauline Irving

b. 1866
Wilson NC
d. 1916
Georgia

b. 1870?
Wilson NC
d. young
Charles Egerton

b. 1872?
Wilson NC
Bennie

b. Wilson NC
d. Jan 8, 1872
Sallie Gertrude

b. 1874
Wilson NC
d. 1949
Sue Edgerton

b. 1877
Wilson NC
d. Apr 27, 1972
George Blount was a lawyer, judge, and mayor of Wilson NC after serving in the Civil War. He served as 1st Lt Company A 55th NC Regiment, CSA 1862-?. He was educated at the University of North Carolina.
George moved from Nash County to Wilson NC around 1860, just before the Civil War, and is thought to have been instrumental in saving Wilson from being burned by Union soldiers.
Daughter Sallie Gertrude married Jesse McLean. Their son, Charles Blount McLean, George's grandson, was mayor of Wilson NC.
George Blount House, the neo-Gothic home of Wilson NC mayors George Washington Lafayette Blount and Charles Blount McLean, his grandson, at 209 West Nash Street. The house was built in 1858 by noted local architect Oswald Lipscomb, 1826-1891.
Descriptions of the George Blount House and other contributions of architect Oswald Lipscomb.
Lipscomb designed several other houses in historic downtown Wilson, including his own, still standing on the corner of Pine and Vance Streets. He also designed the house of Alpheus Branch (1843- ), who in 1872 founded with Thomas Jefferson Hadley a bank called Branch and Hadley. This bank eventually became (in 1913) the Branch Banking and Trust Company, or BB&T, now one of the largest financial institutions in the country (12th in market capitalization among all US financial firms that were publicly traded as of Sep 11, 2009). The George Blount House was the home for his family and descendants for over 90 years. It was eventually demolished and the main Wilson office of the BB&T bank now occupies the site.
Photograph of Portrait of George Washington Lafayette Blount given to Wilson County by the family and dedicated October 1, 1951 at the Superior Court of Wilson County.
Address by Carroll W. Weathers at ceremonies dedicating the Portrait of George W. Blount at the Superior Court of Wilson County, October 1, 1951.
Sarah Elizabeth Egerton
Sources:
BB&T, Our Account; A History of BB&T, 12 ed., 2012, pp. 25-29.
Gold, Daisy Hendley, "A Town Named Wilson," ms. Wilson County Publ. Library.
"Grandmammy, Mrs. Sallie Egerton Blount," ms. Wilson County Publ. Library, Genealogical Collections, Blount folder.
"Egerton Ancestry," comp. by Lisabeth M. Holloway from material by Blanche Wilmot Baker & added to by Rose M. Holloway.
New York Times, "Financial Crisis One Year Later", article, Sunday, Sep 13, 2009, p. 6.
Tombstone, Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson NC.
Weathers, Carroll W., Address, dedicating portrait of Geo. W. Blount at Wilson..., 1951.
William S. Wood, comp., Descendants of the Brothers Jeremiah & John Wood, Press of Charles Hamilton, Worcester, Mass., 1885; pp.191-193.