I have had success tracking the Blount family back to England. However, I am just starting on the other branches of the family.
Blount came from England to NC and TN and then to Jasper CO, TX.
Sir Thomas Blount @1483, Sir George Blount @1534, Sir Walter Blount@1577, James Blount(the Emigrant)@1625, John Blount 10/16/1669,Joseph Blount 2/15/1714/15,Joseph Blount II 8/17/1755,
John Bonner Blount 6/9/1777, John Hancock Blount 8/16.1805, Joseph Benjamin Blount 12/17/1834,Dr. Reuben Manly Blount 1/10/1858, Reuby Mae Blount 5/12/1879, Carey O'Bryan Smith 10/8/1906, and me - Eron Janis Smith 8/12/1946.
John Robert Johnson, my grandfather, died in Port Arthur, TX. I know he had a brother named Oliver and some of his family lives in mid-Illinois. Also his aunt or sister was named Martha Sands.
John Henry Grissinger, my great grandfather left his wife in south Texas and moved up north where we believe he had another family (he was a wandering man).
My Fraternal grandfather, William Smith died @ 1955 in Port Neches, TX. He was a logger and a railroad worker.
Nathaniel Grigsby 1/10/1716, Joseph Grigsby 9/24/1771, Enoch Grigsby 12/17/1815, Mary Ann Grigsby, 11/23/1854, Reuby Mae Blount 5/12/1879, Carey O'Bryan Smith 10/8/1906, Me.