Hi Barbara. My research leads me to believe that he is the son of Miles Blount of Beaufort Co., NC who died about 1813. Miles ancestry is: Bryan and Elizabeth (Salter?) Blount (b. abt 1753, d. Abt 1808);Reading Blount and Miss Bryan(?)(b. Abt 1710, d. Abt 1777) Beaufort Co., NC; Thomas Blount II and Ann Elizabeth Reading; Thomas Blount I; and Capt. James Blount, the Immigrant. Check out the LaMartin.com web site for these ancestors. James E. Jenkins, of Baton Rouge, LA, isalso working on this lineage since he also is a descendant.E-mail me if you want more.