Re: Chief John Blount
Thank you for the extensive history. Your family line is well know to me. Chief John Blount/Blunt by oral history and citationof the former Clerk of the Florida Courts, Allen Morris the son of William Blount (Senator of NC and Washington Appointee as Superintendent of Indian Affairs East of the Ohio Valley). Blount's mother was was sister of Red Shoes Antoine, Chief of the Koasati band encamped at the French Fort (Bienfille) with the Alabama tribe under Pia Mingo (Micco).
Blount was born about 1863 and lived at Tuckabatachee Alabama as a young man. He was driven from there by the Red Stick War after his wife and children were killed by the Red Sticks. He joined A. Jackson at Ft Scott around 1814
and served as a guide and spy through the Creek War and First Florida Seminole War.
Blount had five wives we know of and copious children. The only ones we know for sure are Billy, William John, Nogu, and Liska. Billy may have been his nephew because he later married Liska and to do that he would have had to be her cousin.
The story is long and twisted and to understand and find descendants and relatives you must know the Muskogee language, traditional cultural habits, and political aspects of the Treaty system.
Blount was made a Colonel by Jackson and was appointed Principal Chief of the Apalachicola by Colonel Armbruster after Fl Gov. Duval deposed Neamathla, and Duval's appointment of John Hicks failed.
Blount was the first of the Apalachicola Chiefs to move west signing a second treaty on October 11, 1832. Andrew Jackson gave Blount permission to remove to Texas rather than go the Arkansas Indian Territory. He died shortly after reaching Texas in 1834.
The James Blount line unfortunately does not cross the Blount Band path but that may be our loss.
Mary Sixwomen Blount