John Pomphrette W. Blackwell Jr.
- Born: 20 Apr 1846, Granville/Vance Co., N.C 1
- Marriage (1): Sallie Green Wortham on 1 Feb 1870 in Cokesbury, Granville Co, NC 1
- Marriage (2): Sallie Royster Stovall on 5 Dec 1899 in Granville Co., N.C. 1
- Died: 20 Feb 1906, Vance Co., N.C. at age 59 1
- Buried: Blackwell Lot, Marrows Chapel, Bullock, Vance Co., NC
On his marriage to Sallie Green Wortham, John Pomphrette, Jr. was given some 383 acres of land from his father's farm. Little Island Creek passed through it on the East. He built a two room log home between two hills and it was named Valley Home.
John Pomphrette Blackwell served in Company E, 1st North Carolina Cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia.
John Pomphrettet Blackwell enlisted in the Confederate Army at the age of 18. This occurred June 2, 1864 at Yellow Tavern, Virginia. He was paid $35 on this date for the use of his own horse. He was a Private in Co. E of the 9th North Carolina Troops (1st Cavalry) in the Army of Northern Virginia. He carried a Bible with him into battle. Inside he had written, "J.P. Blackwell. If I should be killed, will some kind friend write and let my Mother know my fate? Her address is Townsville. The name, Mrs. M. Blackwell, Granville Co., North Carolina." [Mrs. Mary Ann Amy Webb Blackwell]. John Blackwell was discharged from General Hospital No. 3, Goldsboro, North Carolina on Sept 26, 1864, "to return to duty and ordered to report at or near Petersburg, Virginia." The last known service record is a Company Muster Roll for the months of November and December, 1864. He survived the war and returned to North Carolina.
John's home in Bullock was called "Valley Home." It was situated about 3/4 of a mile north of Marrow's Chapel where he and his family attended services. He is buried in the Blackwell plot of the cemetery which is surrounded by a stone wall. John died of Bright's Disease, an ailment of the liver.
The 1870 Federal Census for Townesville, Granville Co., North Carolina, page 173B records J. P. (62) and Mary A. (52) Blackwell. Also in the household is Robert M. Blackwell (52 ... could be son Robert age 22, since he is still living with his parents in the 1880 census). Next door is son J. W. Blackwell (24) with wife Sallie J. (17). Also in the household is Lucy Howell (12 - mulatto).
The 1880 Federal Census for Townesville, Granville Co., North Carolina, District 106, page 373B records John (73) and Mary Ann (63) Blackwell. John as listed as "maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled". Also in the household is son Robert M. Blackwell (32) with wife Sally Green (21) and their son William R. (7/12). A few doors away is another son, John P. Blackwell (34) with wife Sally G. (28) and children Mary B. (7), Benjamin T. (4), Minnie Alise (2), and Gertrude (9/12).
The 1900 Federal Census for Townesville, Granville Co., North Carolina, District 89, page 249B records John P. (April 1846) and Sallie (April 1855) Blackwell with children Minnie (Jan 1878), Gertrude (Aug 1879), William (July 1882), Annie (Mar 1884), and Susie (Nov 1886).
See general notes on his 2nd wife, Sallie Stovall.
John married Sallie Green Wortham, daughter of Richard Jordan Wortham and Anne Rebecca Britt, on 1 Feb 1870 in Cokesbury, Granville Co, NC.1 (Sallie Green Wortham was born on 29 Nov 1851 in Warren Co., N.C.,1 died on 24 Oct 1893 in Vance Co., N.C. and was buried in Blackwell Lot, Marrows Chapel, Bullock, Vance Co., NC.) The cause of her death was Typhoid Pneumonia.
John next married Sallie Royster Stovall on 5 Dec 1899 in Granville Co., N.C..1 (Sallie Royster Stovall was born on 19 Apr 1855 in Granville Co., North Carolina, died on 7 Apr 1916 in Richmond, VA 1 and was buried in Royster Cemetery, Granville Co., NC.)
North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
Name: J P Blackwell
Birth Year: abt 1846
Marriage Date: Dec 5, 1899
Marriage Place: Granville, North Carolina
Spouse: Mrs. Sallie Pittard
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Age: 44
Event Type: Marriage
Note: This marriage record was indexed under J D Blackwell and Sallie Pavillard