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 Ann Hawkins “Nancy” <I>Haywood</I> Blount

Ann Hawkins “Nancy” Haywood Blount

Death 10 Jan 1825 (aged 28)
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section: E-1. Lot: 37
Memorial ID 41577498 · View Source
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Nancy Hawkins Haywood was born in 1796 in Raleigh, Wake County, NC, the eldest of 9 known surviving children (3 boys/6 girls) born to Sherwood Haywood and his wife, Eleanor Howard Hawkins. Her father served as clerk of the North Carolina State Senate for over 10 years (1786-1798) and later an agent for the Bank of Newbern (New Bern) in Raleigh.

She is descended on both sides of her family tree from prominent and wealthy North Carolinians. She was the paternal grandchild of Col. William Henry Haywood & Charity Hare; and gr-grandchild of John Haywood & Mary "Lucy" Lovett, all from Edgecombe County, NC. Her great grandfather, John Haywood, the founder of the family in North Carolina, was born in Christ Church Parish, near St. Michael's, in the Island of Barbadoes. He was the son of John Haywood, a younger brother of Sir Henry Haywood, a Knight and magistrate in the old country. The family patriarch settled in 1730 at the mouth of Conecanarie in Halifax, then a part of the great county of Edgecombe. He was Treasurer of the northern counties of the Province from 1752, until his death in 1758. He married Mary Lovett, by whom he had 7 children. On her mother's side, she is the maternal grandson of Philomen Hawkins, III and Lucy Davis, wealthy planter of "Pleasant Hill" plantation in Granville Co, NC.

Nancy was 20 years old on October 4, 1817 when she married 24-year old Gen. William Augustus Blount of Chocowinity, Beaufort County, NC, a veteran of the War of 1812. The Haywood were already linked to the prominent Blount family through the marriage of Nancy's sister, Sarah "Sally" Haywood, who had married William Blount's older brother, John Gray Blount, Jr., the previous year.

The couple resided on their plantation "Meadowview" in the Chocowinity, Beaufort County area, and would become parents to 2 known children: Nancy "Ann" Haywood Blount (1817-1903), and William Augustus Blount Jr. (1823-1900).

Nancy died quite young in 1825. She was only 29 years old, and had been married a mere 8 years. Her widowed husband continued to raise their 2 children until he remarried again in 1835 to to Nancy "Anna" Blount Littlejohn, the 22-year old daughter of John Wilson Littlejohn & Elizabeth Blount of Edenton, Chowan County, NC. They would become parents to 4 children.

Nancy is buried in City Cemetery near her husband and her daughter, Nancy Ann Haywood Blount Branch, widow of Gen. Lawrence O'Bryan Branch. Her son, William Augustus Blount, married and raised a family in Chocowinity, and died in 1900.

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