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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Grove, home of General Thomas Blount of NC #northcarolinapioneers #ncgenealogy

"The Grove"

The Grove"The Grove" was built by General Thomas Blount (1795-1812) ca 1808 in Tarboro, North Carolina. The Tar River served as a thriving inland port for merchants and farmers in that vicinity. Blount was a landowner, merchant, congressman, and revolutionary soldier. He was born in Craven County, North Carolina and was closely associated with his two brothers, William and John Gray Blount in business and politics. During the American Revolution Thomas Blount served as a Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment of the North Carolina Continental Line and was taken to England as a prisoner of war for a time. Later on, he served as a major general in the North Carolina Militia. Edgecombe Co.NC Ancestors

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