What I have on the Blount family from Martin Alexander Smith of Chatham Co NC.pdf (excerpt) from:
Allied Smith-Blount Families: Westenhanger, Kent Co., England and Pitt Co., North Carolina
History of Beaufort Co., N.C.:.In 1663 North Carolina was granted to eight of the political friends of the recently restored King of England, Charles II. These men, known as the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, promoted the settlement of this state. Settlers from Virginia began to push into the Albemarle region of eastern Carolina. As this area became inhabited [by] some of the more adventurous settlers pushed southward and by the 1690's settlers had begun to appear on the Pamlico River.In 1696 the county of Bath was established and in 1705 the present Beaufort County [named for Henry, Duke of Beaufort] was established as Pampticough precinct. -- http://www.ncroots.com/Beaufort/http://www.ncroots.com/Beaufort/
This lady was not only the mother of Henry VII, the first king of the Tudor dynasty. Her family, the Beauforts, were also related to Ralph Neville, the Earl of Westmoreland who, according to Burke, leased the Rosedale property to William Smithdike in the 1530s. -- http://home.zipworldhttp://home.zipworld. com.au/~lnbdds/home/smythdhistnotes.htm
MILITIA LIST (Beaufort Co. Regt., 20 Apr. 1781). In this order: James Smith, Wm. Smith, Hugh Everett, John Harris, Lemuel Harris, John Ray, Robt. Everett, John Hill, Bryan Blount, Thomas Blount, Wm. Perkins, Benjn. Blount, Telison? Jackson, John Evett,Reding Blount, James Blount, Jeramiah Cox, Jessey Blount, and Aron Cox. -- http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosslibr/beaufortco/bmilitia.htmhttp://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rosslibr/beaufortco/bmilitia.htm
THOMAS SMYTHE, SIR, b. 1558, Westenhanger, Kent Co., Engl., d. 4 Sept. 1625; Children of Thomas Smythe: John Smythe(3), b. abt. 1580; Robert Smythe(3); Christopher Smythe, I, b. 18 Mar. 1591, d. 16 Apr. 1648(3); and Alyce Smythe(3), b. 1559, Kent Co., Engl., d. Nov. 1615.(1596--Knighted by Earl of Essex at siege of Cadiz; 1603--Knighted again by King James I)Thomas' wives: Judith Culverwell(1); Joan Hobbs(2) and Sarah Blount(3).
CHRISTOPHER SMITH, b. 21 Mar. 1763, Louisa Co., Va., d. 19 Mar. 1804; m. Catherine Mary Anderson, b. 1768; son of Charles Smith, b. 1727, d. 1804; son of Christopher Smythe, II, Lt., b. 29 Jan. 1630. Children of Christopher Smith and Catherine Anderson: Catherine Snelson Smith; Nathaniel Anderson Smith; David Smith; Oliver Smith; and Christopher Lewis Smith [Pitt Co., N.C. Tax and Land Records]. Christopher's wife: Catherine Mary Anderson, born 1768, Anderson Co., S.C., married 10 Dec. 1805, Louisa Co., Virginia.
o Census, 1790 Pitt Co., N.C., Reel M637-7, Pg. 457b -- Blount & Smith families. In this order: Blount, Willilam (2-3-2-0-31); Simpton, Samuel (1-0-0-0-10); Hilling, William (1-3-5-0-5); Hardy, Abrah (2-4-2-0-9); and Smith, David (3-2-4-0-21).
o Census, 1790 Pitt Co., N.C., Reel M637-7, Pg. 458b -- Smith, & Dudley families. In this order: Smith, Joseph (1-4-5-0-0); Dudley, Hannah (0-0-2-0-0); Smith, William (1-2-3-0-0); Smith, Charles (1-3-6-0-0); Smith, Henry (1-4-3-0-0); and Smith, Francis (1-1-2-0-0).
o Census, 1790 Pitt Co., N.C., Reel M637-7, Pg. 459a -- Smith & Blount families. In this order: Smith, Oliver (1-0-2-0-6); and Blount, Benjamin (1-1-0-0-4).
o Census, 1790 Pitt Co., N.C., Reel M637-7, Pg. 459a -- Smith & Blount families. In this order: Smith, Samuel (1-3-4-0-5); Avery, David (1-0-3-0-0); Cadeaduff, Mary (2-2-3-0-0); and Blount, Sharp (2-0-1-0-47).
o Census, 1790 Pitt Co., N.C., Reel M637-7, Pg. 457b -- Everit & Blount families. In this order: Bullock, John (1-2-3-0-0); Roads, William (1-0-3-0-0); Everit, Reuben (1-0-0-0-0); andBlount, Benjamin H. (1-0-0-0-0).
o Census, 1790 Pitt Co., N.C., Reel M637-7, Pg. 456b -- Smith, Harris & Blount families. In this order: Smith, Lazarus (2-3-2-0-0); Smith, William (1-1-2-0-0); White, Richard (1-1-1-0-0); Harris, Mary (0-1-3-0-0); [skip 16 families] ...Blount, Isaac (1-3-3-0-0); and Blount, Benjamin. (1-1-2-0-2).
o Census, 1790 Pitt Co., N.C., Reel M637-7, Pg. 457a -- Blount, Castle & Smith families. In this order: Blount, Jacob (1-2-1-0-12); ; [skip five families] ...Castle, John Innes (1-1-0-0-0); Vincent, John (1-0-3-0-0); Smith, Joseph (3-0-2-0-0); and Smith, Jesse (1-1-1-0-0).