Keeper Bio: Blount, Peter F.

Date of Service: 1881-1885

1850: Born in Virginia to parents Henry and Caroline Blount in Surry County, VA.

1874: Peter F. Blount (age 24) marries Sarah E. Tynes (age 20) on February 18th in Isle of Wight County, VA.

1880: In the U.S. Census, Peter Blount, age 31,  lives with his wife Sarah and 3 children in Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, VA. His occupation is listed as a waterman.

1881-1885: Served as Principal Keeper at Point of Shoals Lighthouse, VA. His annual salary was $540/year.

1915: Peter F. Blount dies on January 11th in Isle of Wight County, VA. at age 64. He is buried in the family cemetery.

 Sources:, Chesapeake Chapter Database.


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