Sarah Anne Wood
Born Jun 18, 1815 Norfolk VA
Died Apr 29, 1883 Wilson NC

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Benjamin Harrison Blount

m. Dec 23, 1834
Franklin Co. NC
b. Dec 12, 1804
d. Feb 13, 1876
Wilson NC
George Washington

b. Oct 7, 1837
near Nashville NC
d. Nov 28, 1895
Wilson NC
Benjamin James

b. Feb 4, 1840

d. Dec 20, 1863

b. Aug 12, 1841

d. Nov 20, 1841
William Henry

b. Aug 4, 1843

d. after Apr 1886
Mary Jane

b. May 25, 1845

Thomas Spencer

b. Nov 25, 1847

d. Aug 29, 1848
John Wood

b. Nov 6, 1849

Sarah Caroline

b. Oct 16, 1851


b. Nov 22, 1853

Joseph Roane

b. Nov 25, 1855

Husband Benjamin was Clerk and Master of Equity, then later, Commissioner of Wilson County, NC.
Son William Henry Blount was editor and columnist for the Wilson Advance and the Wilson Mirror.
1872 Map of Wilson shows the location of Ben Blount's property on Barnes Street between Spring and Goldsboro streets.
Son William married Mary Delia Harris. When she died in Apr 1886, she left a will dated Mar 1886 recorded in the State of North Carolina. Her mother Sarah J. Harris died at her home in South Carolina in December 1885, leaving a will recorded in the state of South Carolina. Mary Blount was her only child, but the next of kin, Sarah Harris' sister Caroline Walker claimed the inheritance. William Blount instituted a suit against the other heir that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in Blount v. Walker decided on April 7, 1890.
Benjamin and Sarah Anne are both buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, NC.
BB&T, Our Account; A History of BB&T, 12 ed., 2012, pp. 25-29.
Eaton, L. Claud, Jr., Our Tree, Alston... Blount...Davis...Pitchford...& related families, publ., by author, Vallejo, CA, 199?, p. 177.
Legal Information Institute, Blount v. Walker, Apr 7, 1890, website.
"Roane Family," Wm. & Mary Coll. Quarterly Hist. Mag., ser. 1, v. 18, 1910, p. 269.
William S. Wood, Descendants of the Brothers Jeremiah & John Wood, Press of Charles Hamilton, Worcester, Mass., 1885; pp.192-193.
Tombstone, Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson NC. has date of death Apr 23, 1883.