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Africa Smithwick
Born 1727? NC
Died 1793

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SPOUSE CHILDREN
Benjamin Blount Jr.

m. Apr 4, 1750
Tyrrell Co. NC
b. 1725?
Albemarle NC
d. 1800?
Tyrrell Co. NC
Chloe

b. 1748
Tyrrell Co. NC

Hannah

b. 1749
Tyrrell Co. NC
Benjamin III

b. 1750
Tyrrell Co. NC
d. 1838
Nash Co NC
Africa

b. 1752
Tyrrell Co. NC
Asia

b. 1752
Tyrrell Co. NC
Levi

b. 1753
Tyrrell Co. NC
Edmund

b. 1755
Tyrrell Co. NC
d. 1823
Albemarle County was formed in 1664 but by 1670 part of it had been split into Chowan and Perquimans Precincts. Tyrrell County was formed in 1729 from Chowan, Bertie and other parts of the Albemarle Sound region. See Map of the North Carolina Counties in 1740.

Benjamin Blount, Jr. was a veteran of Colonial wars, and a member of the convention to frame the state constitution.
Son Edmund was in the Revolution.
Africa and Benjamin's grandfathers were both original members of the vestry that formed the first parish in the North Carolina colony in 1701. Their names are inscribed on a marble plaque, now on the rear wall of the sanctuary of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1736 and still standing, in Edenton NC. History of the Church from the church website.
Sources:
Daughters of American Colonists, Lineage #5504.
Grimes, J. Bryan, Abstract of Wills, NC, Raleigh, 1910.
Prescott, Helen M. Blount, Blount and Blunt, one-page pedigree chart, Press of W.F. Roberts, Washington DC, 1902.
Smallwood, Marilu Burch, Related Royal Families, 1966.
Tyrrell Co., NC, Marriage bonds.
Will of Benjamin Blount, drawn XI-4-1786, Tyrrell Co. Will Book 1, (typed copy), NC Archives, p. 158.