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  • Name John David Black  [3, 4
    Born 24 Mar 1797  Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • near Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Death 15 Oct 1839  Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Nov 1848  Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    John Black grave marker
    Person ID I156998  Full Tree | Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2015 

    Father William Black
              b. Abt 1772, of, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 1860, Richland, Richland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Stevens
              b. Abt 1774, , Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1850, of Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1795  , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F87849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Mary Cline
              b. 31 Jan 1802, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Mar 1880, Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1821  Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7
    • Married by John Rigdon, Minister of the Gospel.

      E-mail from John H. King
      Note, 1/1/08:  The REV JOHN RIGDON was probably a Baptist minister at the time he married JOHN BLACK & MARY CLINE in 1821.  He was soon part of the Disciples of Christ, as was his 1st cousin the REV SIDNEY RIGDON, before Sidney Rigdon became so involved with the Mormon Church in the Western Reserve area of NE Ohio and later at Far West Missouri & Nauvoo Illinois.  Sidney Rigdon served as a theologian for the early Mormon's.  My wife's distant Aunt Sally Schrader and her husband the former Methodist minister Pierce Hawley were also at Far West, having become Mormons near Naperville Illinois.  Mary (Cline) Black's parents Jonas & Mary Cline lived in Fulton Co Illinois, at the same time that the Rev John Rigdon was a Disciples of Christ minister there.  Wm Morley Black left Lawrence Co Illinois as a restless youth to live with his grandparents in Fulton Co Illinois,  at this time in the 1840s.  JOHN BLACK is probably buried at the Spring Hill Churchyard, about 2 miles SW of Bridgeport, Lawrence Co, Illinois.  The Spring Hill Church was an early Disciples of Christ Church and was used by the Shiloh Baptist Congregation, when they were first formed and before they had a church building of their own.  The Baptist minister who formed the Shiloh Church is said to have to told his wife that "he had just formed a church of blacks".  MARY (CLINE) BLACK is buried near the SW corner of the Shiloh Church Cemetery, across the road from the Shiloh Baptist Church;  Shiloh is one mile east of the Spring Hill Cemetery and a mile SW of Bridgeport.  I believe that JOHN & MARY BLACK lived on the farm where Omer Houghtaling lives now, between the Spring Hill Cemetery and the Shiloh Church/Cemetery.

      Per website describing the early churches of Ashland Co Ohio at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohacogs/ashchurchbook.html, found 1/1/08:

      Baptist Church - Ashland, met in homes in 1824 with Rev. John Rigdon as their stated minister.
      Disciples of Christ (Campbellites) - organized in Ashland in 1824 by John Rigdon, having been suspended from the Baptists.

      Per http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/RigHist/RigHist2.htm, found 1/1/08:

      Interview with Wm. H. and E. L Kelley, 14 May 1884, in Pittsburgh Leader, 18 May 1884, cited in Joseph Smith III and Heman C. Smith, The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4 vols. (Independence, MO: Herald House, 1967 reprint), 4:453. Rigdon's minister cousin, John Rigdon, also left testimony denying his cousin's involvement in producing the Book of Mormon, as recorded by Sidney Knowlton for John Page:
      I hereby certify that I heard Rev. John Rigdon, a member of the Church of Disciples, known by the name of Campbellites, sometime in March, 1840, at his own residence in Fulton Co., Illinois, say in answer to a question propounded to him by Elder John E. Page, as follows, to wit: Question by Mr. Page -- "Sir, what are your views in relation to Sidney Rigdon having any connection with the origin of the Book of Mormon, as it is reported, that he, Rigdon had access to the Spaulding manuscript, from which he transcribed or originated the Book of Mormon?" Answer by Rigdon -- "I do not believe from my acquaintance with him, (S. Rigdon) having known him from his infancy till after the publication of said Book of Mormon, as well as one can know another, being on the greatest terms of intimacy at the time said book was printed, and from all the circumstances connected with his life, character and conduct, that Sidney Rigdon had any thing whatever to do with it" (statement of Sidney A. Knowlton in John E. Page, The Spaulding Story, Concerning the Origin of the Book of Mormon, Duly Examined, and Exposed to the Righteous Contempt of a Candid Public [Pittsburgh: n.p., 1843], 8). [4]
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Ann Black
              b. 15 Feb 1822, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Oct 1915, , Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +2. Martin Luther Black
              b. 7 Jan 1824, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Oct 1894  (Age 70 years)
    +3. William Morley Black
              b. 11 Feb 1826, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Jun 1915, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +4. Benjamin Jackson Black
              b. 6 Apr 1828, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Oct 1865, Ephraim Canyon, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +5. Rachel Black
              b. 19 Feb 1831, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Jan 1908, Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Mary Black
              b. 21 Nov 1833, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Sep 1835, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. John Lake Black
              b. 14 Apr 1837, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Oct 1848, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +8. Catherine Elizabeth Black
              b. 12 Feb 1840, Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Mar 1931, Lukin Township, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F81801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1797 - Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1821 - Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sarah Ann Black - 15 Feb 1822 - Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Martin Luther Black - 7 Jan 1824 - Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Morley Black - 11 Feb 1826 - Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Benjamin Jackson Black - 6 Apr 1828 - Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rachel Black - 19 Feb 1831 - Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Black - 21 Nov 1833 - Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Lake Black - 14 Apr 1837 - Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 15 Oct 1839 - Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Catherine Elizabeth Black - 12 Feb 1840 - Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Nov 1848 - Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spring Hill Cemetery, Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Family rec of Wiliam Morley Black

      Death dates from grandchildren of these  people.  is 15 Oct 1839
      Nov 13, 1848 is the death date given by Floyd H. Black.  Supposedly this was taken from his tombstone.

      JOHN BLACK & MARY CLINE

      Taken from the book 'Our Black Family in America' by Chester Black and Sarah Black

      The census of 1840 taken in Lawrence County, Illinois, lists William (John's father) as age seventy and his place of birth as North Carolina.

      The Black family was well established in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio, until 1837, when the elder son of the family (John) lost his farm and decided to move to Illinois where land was to be had for the taking.  Judging from the land deal, the rest of the family followed very soon.  The sister, Rhoda, with her husband and family were already in St. Francisville, Lawrence County, by the time John reached there, and soon the whole family had taken farms and were settled close to what is now Bridgport, Lawrence county, Illinois.  They were staunch Baptists, and when a church was erected the names of the Black family were all engraved on a plaque outside the door.  So many of the family lived there the settlement was called Blacksburg; the name, however, was later changed to Bridgport.

      In Ohio, William Black owned and operated on his own land the first grist mill on the Black Fork of the Vermillion River.

      In the 1850 census we find William Black and his wife Sarah Stevens Black had left Illinois and returned to Vermillion, Ohio, but by that time the county had been divided and Vermillion was now in Ashland County.  By 1850 Sarah was dead, but William was living there with one of the younger sons.  He gave his age as 80 in 1850.  By 1860 he too was gone.

      John Black married Mary Cline daughter of Jonas Cline (Klynn) and Catherine Rose Tryntje Roosa. 

      During the War of 1812, John and his brother William drove a team and wagon to take supplies to the men on the fighting lines.

      William Morley Black had this to say about his father, John:

      My father was an independent farmer owning 40 acres of rich farmland situated in the heart of a forest.  He was methodical in all of his labor, inclined to be mechanical and gave close attention to his farm, which gave ample support for himself and his family.  He also owned and operated a lathe and turned legs for tables and bedsteads and wooden bowls, and he was known for the excellence of his ax helves.  He was anxious for all of his children to get all the education they could.  Educational facilities were meager and primitive...it was two and one-half miles from our house to the little country schoolhouse.  During the winter, as a rule, we had three months of school in which we were taught reading, writing, arithmetic and spelling.  I recall only two winters when I attended school.  I had but one book, Webster's American Dispenser.  During the two winters I learned it off by heart, then passed the book to the younger children. 

      When I was eleven years old, our neighbor, a man whom we all respected, got into trouble and my father went his bond in the sum of $500.00.  That was a lot of money in those days and when the time for the trial came, the neighbor could not be found.  It took our farm to pay the bond.  Illinois, a new State, was widely advertised as a place where good homes were to be obtained more cheaply.  Father and three of our neighbors moved into Lawrence County, Southern Illinois, and purchased homes near where Bridgport now stands.  That late fall father's parents and his brothers came from Ohio and bought land near ours.  It was a wide, level country, beautiful with groves of trees, with stretches of prairie, with cold springs, and streams of clear water abounding with fish.  The drawback was an occasional swamp giving rise to malarial fever, and here after two years of hard labor building a new home, our first great sorrow came to us in the death of our dearly beloved father (John).  His was among the first graves in the old cemetery near Bridgport.

      *note:  In letters from John Ewdin Black, he refers to Mary as 'Polly'

      (Could the Mr. Potts have been the family of his sister Rhoda's husband, John Potts?)

      CENSUS:  1830 Vermilion, Richland, Ohio 
      John is listed with:
      2  under 5 years - males    (William and Benjamin)
      1  under 10 and over 5 - male   (Martin Luther)
      1  under 40 and over 30 - male   (Himself)
      1  under 10 and over 5 - female  (Sarah Ann)
      1  under 30 and over 20 - female  (Wife Mary)

      William his father is also listed [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2244] Theda Laws or Irene Louise Potter, Personal Genealogical Research, Compiled.

    2. [S1535] Personal knowledge of Clark Timmins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S41] Utah State Board of Health, Utah State Divisions of Archives & History, Digital Images of Death Certificates Utah State Archives  (http://historyresearch.utah.gov/indexes/index.html :n.d.), death certificate 8a (1915), William Morley Black, accessed 15 Aug 2008..

    4. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    5. [S2912] Chester A. Black and Sarah H. Black, Our Black Family in America  (1960 Printers Inc. Sugar House), pg. 2.

    6. [S2890] Journal Record  http://www.rootsweb.com/~illawren/pioneers.html.

    7. [S2899] Marriage License  Marriage record 1, pg. 81.


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