Blount Family Genealogy

The Blount Family

The real expert on the Blount family line is a relative named Teri.  She has done so much research on the Blount line that you could spend a year just wading through what she has posted on Rootsweb.com.

The following photo was taken at the Blount family reunion in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas in the 1960s:

This Blount line begins with:

Frederick Blount and Miorum (Mary) Koen? – (Koen may have been her maiden name, but we do not know for sure yet).  Koen is used as a middle name and even a first name in several descendants, and there are some Koen families in the census in their vicinity.

Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto.

Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of his sons came to Texas and most of their family followed in the early 1800′s.  That was the family of John Thomas Blount and Clarissa Ann Cartwright.  Two of Clarissa’s brothers, Matthew and William Peter Cartwright fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas Revolution.

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Moving Ancestry Site

After nearly a decade of this website being at http://www.bingham-keith.us, it is time to move to the new home – here!  Unfortunately, that means a lot of work.  After that long, the genealogy collection has become daunting, and I am painfully aware of the lack of maintenance.  The Family Tree is long overdue for shaping and some care, and my genealogy software is horribly outdated.  So, it’s back to work!

As for those of you who have emailed corrections at the old site, please accept my apologies.  Better communication is one of the goals for this new site.  For now, please direct any further communication to the “Contacts” page on this site.

As for timeline to complete the move – hard to say, but it will likely be months.  The “royal we” don’t move as quickly as we used to :-).

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