Thank you for answering. We think that the Blount monument in St. George, SC, may have been made / erected long after our gggrandparents' death. So we were wondering when the Artope business was operating in NC (the tiny inscription on the stone says "Artope & Whitt Co., Rocky Mt. NC). Do you know anything about that?
I have found some information about your very interesting family in Macon, only. Some of the Blounts were in the monument business, too.
No one else has responded. So, thank you. Liz