James Black

James Black

Male 1774 - 1859  (85 years)

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  • Name James Black 
    Born 2 Mar 1774  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1859  Wood Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Wood Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Received land in Wood Co. from Augusta Co. for services during War of 1812. Tombstone in Wood Co gives death date, age 85 yrs, 5 mos, 9 days. Birthplace could also be York Co. VA or York Co. PA. Children: William Rice Black, Samuel, Ralph, Sarah/Sally, Margaret/Peggy. Says Sarah/Sally married the brother of Annie Ptolmy who married John Clayton, [Boutwell Dunlap manuscript].

      Birthdate computed from age on tombstone & death date, but age on tombstone doesn't match 1850 census age; according to the census, he should have been 95 when he died. Else the age in 1850 was really 76. Weird.

      Liz D. says she could find no land records for James Black in Wood Co.

      CENSUS:
      1840: Not in Wood Co; only Black is John 20-30 with wife 15-20.
      1850: With son William in Wood Co, age 86.
      1860: Not listed; wife is with son Ralph. This is consistent with a death date of 1859.
    Person ID I531  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2005 

    Father Samuel Black,   b. Abt 1727-1728, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1782, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Jane or Jean (Unknown),   d. 1814, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1774 
    Family ID F278  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Rice,   b. Abt 1779, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1860, Wood Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1800  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. William Rice Black,   b. Jul 1802, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1880, Wood Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Samuel Black,   b. 25 Dec 1803, the Bullpasture river area, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1891, Dillon, Phelps Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Margaret "Peggy" Black,   b. 1806, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1864, Wood Co, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. James R. Black, Jr.,   b. Abt 1812, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1859, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     5. Ralph Black,   b. Abt 1815, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elizabeth Black,   b. 1800-1820,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Julia Black,   b. 1800-1820,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Thomas Black,   b. 1800-1820,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. John Black,   b. 1800-1820,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Sarah\Sally Black,   b. 1800-1820,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2005 
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S75] Death Record.
      "Early Wood County Deaths (Wood Co. Death Book l853-l894, from Liz Daugherty; mom has copies:  James Black, died August ll, l859, in Wood County , age 74, His
      place of birth was Va. His wife, Elizabeth was the informant. On another sheet it lists his birthdate as 3-2-l774.
      [note that he was probably 84 or 85, not 74; wonder why his wife would get his age wrong?]

    2. [S20] Augusta Co Marriages 1748-1850, Vogt & Kethley, (1986).

    3. [S4] Marriage Records - Augusta Co, VA.
      Margret Clayton made oath to Alex. St Clair, J.P., that her daughter Betsy Rice who is about to intermary with James Black is above the age of twenty one years. Dated 9 June 1800. Marriage bond of James Black and John Clayton of Augusta Co, same date, for marriage of James Black, bachelor, and Betsy Rice, spinster. John Clayton made his mark, but bond appears to have James Black's actual signature. Teste, Vincent Tapp. [filed in Clayton folder]