Blair was born in 1732 in Williamsburg, into a famous lineage family in Virginia. He was the son of John Blair, an official of the colony and grandson called James Blair, founder and first President of William and Mary University, an uncle. Blair graduated from this school and studied at London’s Middle Temple, then became a lawyer at Williamsburg. During the years 1766-1770, he joined the Virginia Town Hall of Representatives, as a representative of the William and Mary schools. From 1770 to 1775, he was Secretary of the Colonial Council. William Blount was the great-great-grandson of Thomas Blount, whose ancestor immigrated from England to Virginia around 1660 and settled on a farm in North Carolina. Cleveland Browns filter face mask. The eldest of a large family, William was born in 1749, while his mother was visiting his grandfather’s Rosefield farm in what is now Windsor, near Pamlico Sound. From an early age, he was taught very thoughtfully. In 1776, after the Independence War began, Blount joined the army, serving as a salaried employee in North Carolina. Two years later, he married Mary Grainier and had 6 children to adulthood. Later, one of his sons was very famous in the state of Tennessee. Blount joined the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1780-1784, served as President of the House of Representatives, then joined the Senate (1788-1790). During the years 1782-1783 and 1786-1787, he also attended the Federal Parliament.