OurFamilyHistories
Family History of the
Boulter | Larson | Shook | Webster ...
family lines
First Name:  Last Name: 
Maiden Married
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]
William Black

William Black[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1772 - Bef 1860  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All


  • Name William Black  [4
    Born Abt 1772  of, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Death Bef 1860  Ashland, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6
    Died Bef 1860  Richland, Richland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 6
    Buried Richland, Richland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I227737  Full Tree | Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2014 

    Father William Black
              b. Abt 1740, , Lincoln, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aft 1772 
    Married Abt 1760  , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Family ID F87673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 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
    Children 
    +1. Mary Black
              b. 1796, , , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. John David Black
              b. 24 Mar 1797, Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Nov 1848, Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. William Black, 3rd.
              b. 26 Jun 1800, Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 May 1887, Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Rhoda Black
              b. 26 Apr 1801, , , Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Saint Francisville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Jonathan Stevens Black
              b. 1806, , , Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jun 1852, , , Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Samuel Black
              b. 1812, , , Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              bur. , , Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Samuel Black
              b. 1808, , , Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. James Black
              b. 16 Jun 1805, , , Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Oct 1835, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +9. Daniel Black
              b. 1816, Vermillion, Ashland, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Nov 1902, Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F87849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1772 - of, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John David Black - 24 Mar 1797 - Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Black, 3rd. - 26 Jun 1800 - Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rhoda Black - 26 Apr 1801 - , , Maryland, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - James Black - 16 Jun 1805 - , , Maryland, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - Bef 1860 - Ashland, Ashland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1860 - Richland, Richland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Richland, Richland, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1795 - , , North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Location Cemetery Hospital Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Documents
    1823 Land Office Record for William Black Sr.

    Census
    1840 Federal Census
    1850 Federal Census

  • Notes 
    • Age 80-1850  supposedly died at age 92
      In Vermillion in 1814.


      Taken from the book "Our Black Family in America" Compiled by Chester A. Black and Sarah H. Black  1960  pg. 1
      "This record is accurate insofar as possible. We have records from old family Bibles, from wills, deeds, and from census and county records.  Many complete family records have been sent in by members of the family and all these we have tried to copy accurately.

      The families in America by the name of Black are numerous.  We have tried in this book to list all members of the family of William Black and his wife Sarah Stevens.  Real proof of the origin of this family in America has as yet not been found.  From letters and old Bibles and stories handed down from one generation to another we are led to believe the first member of the family in America was either John or William Black, and we are sure he fought in the Revolutionary War in North Carolina around King's Mountain.  The names of William and John are so common we have been unable to find absolute proof of his identity.  Until further proof comes to light we are offering this account and hope some day to find the beginning.

      The census of 1840 taken in Lawrence County, Illinois, lists this family.  William gave his age as 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 lost his farm and decided to move to Illinois where land was to be had for the taking.  Judging from the land deal, a copy of which is here reproduced, 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."



      Our Black family in America pg 5
      "William apparently moved to Illinois and lived there for about four or five years.  The eldest son John had died in 1839 and their son James 'went across the river into Kentucky."  The old people, with Johathan Stevens Black, Samuel, and Daniel, must have longed for the old home, as they returned to Ohio.  William Morley Black in his family record gave the death of Jonathan Stevens Black and his wife and their little girl, and the 1850 and 1860 census of Ashland confirm this information.  By 1850 James was in Kentucky, Jonathan S., John, and Grandma Sarah Stevens Black were dead; William the elder was living with his son Daniel in Ohio, then 80 yers old.  Samuel also lived in Ohio.  William died sometime between 1850 and 1860 as he was not listed in the 1860 census, which showed no more children for Samuel or Daniel."


      CENSUS: 1830 Vermilion, Richland, Ohio
      William Black is listed as:
      1  10 and under 15 - male  (Daniel)
      1  15 and under 20 - male   ?
      2  20 and under 30 - male  (Johathan and Samuel)
      1  60 and under 70 - male  (himself)
      1  50 and under 60 - female (his wife Sarah)


      Contributed by Jim [excerpts from an account prepared around 1960 by Floyd H. Black, grandson]
      "The Black family moved from Ashland County, Ohio, to Lawrence County, Illinois, in 1838 travelling in covered wagons and arriving in the month of May.  They were William Black, Sr., and his wife, Sarah Stevens Black, John and Polly Black, Samuel, Jonathan and Daniel together with their wives and several children.  In addition to those, three other children of William and Sarah Black remained in Ohio, their names being Mary, Rhoda and James.  The records of the Palestine Association of Baptist Churches in Illinois show that in 1839, William and Mary Black, Jonathan and Mary Black, Samuel and Harriet Black, Daniel and Elizabeth Black became charter members of the newly organized Shiloh Church, which is still an active and flourishing organization.

      At a date probably in 1840 my great grandfather William, his wife Sarah and two of their sons returned to Ashland County, Ohio, after having become dissatisfied with conditions in Lawrence County.  William Black died in Ohio at age of 92.

      John Black, son of William and Sarah, died November 13, 1848, being 1 years, 7 months and 19 days old.  His grave with headstone may still be seen in the Old Cemetery.  Sarah Ann, daughter of John and Polly Black, who was born in Ohio, February 15, 1822, married James M. Milhouse, who died in 1886, but Sarah Ann, his wife lived on to a great age dying on October 9, 1915, at the age of 94 years, 7 months and 23 days."  [this could not be William and Sarah Stevens Black's child, since they were not having children in 1847]


      From "The Guarantee Title Company"  Mansfield Ohio  1943
      "The Southeast Quarter of Section 35 Vermillion Township, containing 160 acres, was conveyed to William Black by deed dated August 26, 1817 and recorded at Volume 25, page 435

      "Said Quarter Section was conveyed by William Black and Sarah Black, his wife, to Joseph Stricklin by deed dated November 18, 1822 and recorded at the same volume and page.

      The east half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 35 in said Township was conveyed by William Black and Sarah Black, his wife, to Samuel Black by deed dated May 4, 1833 and recorded at Volume 9, Page 490.

      130 acres in the East Quarter of Section 35 in said Township was coveyed by Jonathan S. Black, Samuel F. Black, William Black, Sr. and Sarah Black, his wife, and John Black and Mary Black, his wife, to Andrew Mumper by deed dated July 7, 1837.

      The west half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 35 in said Township was conveyed by William Black, jr. and Mary Black, his wife to William Coulter by deed dated August 19, 1837 and recorded at Volume 18, Page 461."

      Internet information from Douglas Richardson  e-mail:  royalancestry@msn.com

      New research into the family of William Black (b. ca. 1770, living 1850)and his wife, Sarah Stevens, indicates this couple were both in Maryland, not North Carolina as previously thought. They were married about 1793, and had eight children, Mary (married 1812 Samuel Hunt), John, William, Rhoda (married John Potts), James, Jonathan Stevens, Samuel and Daniel. They resided successively in NC, MD, PA, OH, IL, and back to OH. Of the eight children, three were living in 1880, namely, William, in IL, Samuel, in MO, and Daniel, in OH. All three brothers state that their parents William and Sarah were natives of Maryland. If anyone has any information on Blacks in Maryland, please contact me at my e-mail address listed below. Best always, Douglas Richardson E-mail: royalancestry@msn.com [4]

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

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

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

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

    5. [S2906] Census  Lawrence County, Illinois 1840.

    6. [S2902] Internet.

    7. [S2892] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS]., "International Genealogical Index." Digital images.  ( FamilySearch . http://www.familysearch.org), (http://www.familysearch.org)..


Visitor
Comments

Comments

No comments yet.

Add Comment