George Knox Blount

George Knox Blount, born about 1880 GA, died 1943, Putnam CO, FL. He and his wife, Lily Mae White, born about 1886, FL, came to Flagler County in the early 1920's. The family resided at Espanola where Mr Blount was employed by W. E. McArthur of Jacksonville in the turpentine industry. The family later moved to Spuds in St. Johns County. They were the parents of four children;

1. Lucille Virginia Blount, born 20 Feb 1907, FL, died 17 Sep 1996, St Johns CO, FL, married 11 June 1927, at Neoga, Flagler CO, FL by Rev C. C. Long Minister of Bunnell Baptist Church, to Terrell Owen Whitton, son of Terrell Fleming Whitton and Pearl Edith Tanner, born 22 Jun 1907, Baldwin, Harwick CO, GA, died 30 Jan1935, Milledgeville, Baldwin CO, GA. Issue;

(1) Edith Aurelia Whitton, born 14 June 1928 Espanola, Flagler CO, FL, married (FNU) Thompson. Issue;

A. Anthony Charles Thompson.

B. John Owen Thompson.

Edith Whitton Thompson married 2nd , Robert Thomas Bertha, Jr., son of Robert Thomas Bertha and Mary Harvoth, born 06 June 1918 Cabin Creek, Kanawha CO, WV, died 04 Jan 1998. Issue:

C. Robert Terrell Bertha, married 05 Dep 1978, Concord-St Andrews Unit Meth Church, Bethesda, MD, Daryl Claire Spangler, dau of Miller B Spangler.

NOTE: Robert Thomas Bertha, Jr was married 1st to Theda Jeannette Bankston. They had three sons, Robert Thomas (Tommy) Bertha III, Samuel Johnston (Sammy) Bertha, and John Howard Bertha.

(2) George Terrell Whitton, born 24 Oct 1931 GA

(3) Vera Mardelle Whitton, born 24 Oct 1932 GA

(4) Katherine Vileyne Whitton b 10 May 1934 GA

2. Gertrude E Blount born 03 Jun 19ll, FL, died 15 Oct 1999, Palatka, Putnam CO, FL, married Boyce Madison Longshore, died Apr 1965, Orange CO, FL

3. Burton George Blount born, 11 Nov 1914, GA, died 13 Jan 1989, St Johns CO, FL married Mabel Masters born, 09 Sep 1919, Hastings, St Johns CO, FL, died 03 Jun 2001, Bayview Samantha Wilson Care Center, St Augustine, St Johns CO, FL. Mabel is buried at St Ambrose Cemetery, St Augustine, St Johns CO, FL. Issue;

(1) George Robert (Bobby) Blount, potato broker, resided in Crescent Beach, FL

(2) Charles F Blount, was employed by the Florida East Coast RR, resided in St. Augustine.

(3) Donald Burton Blount, born 09 May 1947, died 26 Feb 1987, Jacksonville, Duval CO, FL (automobile accident)

(4) Harold Douglas Blount, died Oct 1963, St Johns CO, FL from birth defects.

(5) Jetta A Blount, married (FNU) White, were living in San Mateo or Palatka, FL

4. Margaret Blount, born 20 May 1919, FL, died 20 Oct 1998, St Johns CO, FL, married Albert Louis Triay, born 25 Oct 1915, died 20 Jul 1984, St Johns CO, FL.. They resided in Spuds, St Johns CO, FL. He was a cattleman. Issue;

(1) Mary Margaret Triay. She was a librarian in Palatka.


Source: The First Families of Flagler by Mary Ketus Deen Holland who cited as her source: Aurelia Whitton Bertha.

Additional sources used by the compiler were: 1920 United States Federal Census , Daytona Beach, Volusia CO, FL; 1930 United States Federal Census, Elkton, St Johns CO, FL; Florida Death Index, 1877-1998; Social Security Death Index; Palatka Daily News, Palatka, FL - obituaries on-line; Family Data Collection - Individual Records Record; and the Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001.

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