Friday, July 16, 2010

william allen blewett


Last night Grandma met Will "don't-call-me-Willie" Blewett in the hospital room.

The first of our Blewett ancestors in America was also named William (born 1706 in Cornwall County, England and died 1790 in Anson County, North Carolina):

William Blewett, Esq. was transported from England to the colonies when about ten years old for the trivial offense of cutting a riding switch off a nobleman's land. He was brought up in Philadelphia City in the tailor trade. From there removed to North Carolina on the Pee Dee River, which is on the line between Anson and Richmond Counties, when a young man. [He settled] on land granted to him by King George the Second and King George the Third of England. William Blewett was a Justice of the Peace for Anson County, NC in 1776. [source].


The latest Will arrived home with mom and dad this afternoon. All are doing well.

Be blessed!
RB

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