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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 26, 2014

ALEXANDER L. BLOUNT, *CSA*
1830 -1879

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Alexander L. Blount *CSA* was born about 1830. There is little else known about or printed about him. Alexander married Sarah Jane Pritchard on February 17, 1864 in Brunswick, GA. Judge of Inferior Court, John M. Tison, performed the marriage.

 

Alexander married Mrs. Mary Margaret (Jones) Highsmith about 1866. She was the widow of Daniel Highsmith *CSA* who died from injuries in the War Between the States.  Mary Margaret had four young children, Burrell, Noah T., Martha L., and Daniel Webster "Webb" Highsmith. Alexander and Mary Margaret had the following children:

 

1. Mary E., b. 1870

 

2. Timothy D., b. 30 SEP 1873, d. 30 MAR 1938, m. Adeline Jacobs 20 JUL 1892, Wayne County b. 19 APR 1873, d. 18 JUL 1925 daughter of John Samuel and Mary Elizabeth (Brooker) Jacobs; buried in Hortense Cemetery, Hortense, GA.

 

3. Australia "Aussie," b.DEC 1874, d. 23 NOV 1957, m. James Joseph "Jim" Rowell 13 October 1889, Wayne County b. 04 JUN 1868 d. 03 DEC 1932. Son of David Reed and Louisiana "Lou"(Grooms) Rowell. Buried in Smyrna Cemetery, Brantley Co., GA.

 

4. George, b. 1878

 

5) Lewis, b. 1879, m. Eppie Brown

 

The National Archives shows "Alexander 'Alex' L. Blount" was enlisted 29 MAY 1861 in "Southern Rifles", Georgia Volunteer Infantry at Brunswick, GA for 60 days by Captain B. F. Harris, Independent CO. He remained in the war until he was captured at Fishers Hill, VA on 22 SEP 1864. He was released at Ft. Delaware, DE on June 17, 1865.

 

Alexander died after 1879 and Mary Margaret died 26 OCT 1890. They are buried in New Hope Cemetery, Brantley County, Georgia.

 

Information from: National Archives "Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia" by Lillian Henderson, volume 3, page 257, "Brantley County History Book" volume 1, Cemeteries and More" Edition # 2, May 2002. Gaynell H. Sasser.

 

Military service records were researched and a stone ordered by Gaynell H. Sasser; Jerry Van Herrin placed this marker in 2003.

 

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