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for The North Carolina Booklet Vol. 22 Issue 1,2,3,4, July-Oct 1922
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Poised to be removed for a more modern structure, an old home on the corner of Main and Market Streets in Washington, North Carolina was built in 1778 for John Gray Blount. Blount, born in 1752, was a Revolutionary War patriot and served in special missions on behalf of the Revolutionary Government. With a successful import and export trade, Blount became an early commissioner of the town of Washington and was instrumental in getting the county seat transferred there from Bath.
Although mentioned little by historians, Henry McCullough was a champion for Scotch-Irish Presbyterians in North Carolina, who came from Ireland to escape religious persecution. McCullough secured land grants for settlement, covering a large part of the sand hills and Piedmont region of North Carolina, and named it Duplin.