English: James Henderson Blount (September 12, 1837 - March 8, 1903), an American statesman, was born near Clinton, Jones County. He attended private schools there and in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1858. He studied law and was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1859. During the American Civil War he served in the Confederate States Army as a private in the Second Georgia Battalion, Floyd Rifles for two years, and was later lieutenant colonel for two years.