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Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Egerton
Born Mar 7, 1842 Franklin Co. NC
Died Apr 4, 1931 Wilson NC

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Mother
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SPOUSE CHILDREN
George Washington
Lafayette Blount

m. Nov 28, 1860
Franklin Co. NC
b. Oct 7, 1837
near Nashville NC
d. Nov 28, 1895
Wilson NC
Mary Clark

b. Jan 3, 1864
Wilson NC
d. Jan 29, 1939
Hickory NC
Pauline Irving

b. Oct 3, 1865
Wilson NC
d. Oct 4, 1913
Wilson NC
Charles Egerton

b. 1869?
Wilson NC
d. by 1951
Georgia

b. 1870?
Wilson NC
d. young
Bennie

b. Wilson NC

d. Jan 8, 1872
Wilson NC
Sallie Gertrude

b. 1874?
Wilson NC
d. 1949
Sue Edgerton

b. 1877
Wilson NC
d. Apr 27, 1972
Her husband, 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, joining in Mar 1862. He was educated at 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 the town of Wilson from being burned by Union soldiers.
"G.W.Blount" is listed as a lawyer, aged 45, in South Wilson (NC) Township, page 245C, line 1, of the 1880 Census, enumerated on Jun 16, 1880. Also in his household were:
"S.E", wife, aged 39,
"Mary C.", aged 17
"Pauline I.", aged 15,
"Charles E.", aged 11,
"S. Gertrude", aged 7,
"Susie E.", aged 3.
Daughter Pauline married William Wiley Simms (1866-1932) on Sep 9, 1886. Their son, George Wiley Simms (1887-1947) is pictured with the two other Blount grandchildren, Pauline Martin (1889-1894) and Sallie Egerton Martin (1892-1973), in this Photograph, taken in 1893/4.
Daughter Sallie Gertrude married Jesse McLean. Their son, Charles Blount McLean, George's grandson, was mayor of Wilson NC.
Daughter Sue married T.F. Pettus (? -1931). She taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church of Wilson for many years. However, in 1893, when she was sixteen, she and her nineteen year old sister Gertrude, were expelled briefly from the church for going by train to a dance unchaperoned with another nineteen year old friend named Mattie Harrison. Mrs. Blount took both daughters with her to live with the eldest daughter Mary in Hickory and did not return until Sep 22, 1893. At that point the matter had been resolved amid discussions bewteen Mr. Blount and the Pastor, although church records relating to this are mysteriously missing.
According to the 1940 Wilson Co. Census, daughters Getrude McLean, aged 64, and Sue Pettus, aged 62, were both widows living at 207 Nash Street, next door to Charles B. McLean.
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, and the house of Alpheus Branch, one of the founders of what became in 1913 the Branch Banking and Trust Company or BB&T, now one of the largest financial institutions in the country. The George Blount House was the home for his family and descendants for over 90 years. It was eventually demolished and is now the main Wilson office of the BB&T bank 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.
When she died in 1931, Sallie Blount was the oldest person living in the county, and one of the first members of the First Baptist Church of Wilson, joining in 1885.
Sarah Elizabeth Egerton
Sources:
Bullard, Roger A., The Life and Times of First Baptist Church, Wilson, North Carolina 1860-2010, First Baptist Church, Wilson NC, 2009, pp.40-41, 147, 272.
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 L.M. Holloway from material by Blanche Wilmot Baker & added to by Rose M. Holloway.
U.S. Census, 1870, 1880, 1940 Wilson Co. 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.
Tombstone, Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson NC.