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William Black RS Family of Jefferson/Screven County, Georgia

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Re: William Black RS Family of Jefferson/Screven County, Georgia

Posted: 26 Nov 2007 12:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Descendants of William W. Black


Generation No. 1

1. William W.1 Black was born Abt. 1753 in County Antrim, Ireland (no proof), and died Bef. April 02, 1826 in Screven County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth Jane Tumberlin, daughter of John Tumlin and Jane Griffin. She was born Abt. 1760 in Virginia.

Notes for William W. Black:
Chatam County, Georgia Probate File, pp. 802-805. Will and Probate of William Black.

Will written in Screven County, GA: proved 1826 in Chatam County, Ga.

"Georgia, Screven County. In the name of God, Amen, I, William Black, Sen., considering the Mortality of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say a part of my Estate both real and personal. I give and bequeath to my wife, Jane Black first the plantation on which I now live, three negros Peter, Sarah and Eliza, a horse & gig six cows and calves, two beds and furniture and all the plantation utensils that is necessary for the said place, the above designated property to remain in her possession during her natural life, then to be the property of William W. Black and his legal heirs.

The remainder of my property I give and bequeath to the following persons, their heirs and assigns forever. My son, Robert Black, Jane Hodge, Ann Wommack, and William W. Black, share and share alike. My son John Black I give and bequeath his fill legassy and part, to be raised out of my estate after my death.

And I hereby appoint my son, William W. Black, sole executor of this my last will and testament, giving him full power and authority to have ______managment and control of all the property both real and personal which may or shall fall to my daughter, Jane Hodge, and my daughter, Ann Wommack with _____ to be taken for any debts or controls of their present husbands, Samuel Hodge and John Wommack, or any future husbands that they may then intermarry with.

Hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of January Eighteen Hundred and twenty-six.

Signed: William Black.

Signed, sealed, published and disclosed by the testator to be his last will and tesament. In the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our (?) names, as witnesses in the presence of said testator. Robert Willis Prudence Willis

State of Georgia, Chatam County, Chamber of the court Ordinary, 28th March, 1826. Present the Honorable Edward Harden and Elias Fort(?) Esquires, Justices of the Inferior Court of Chatam County sitting for Ordinary Purposes.

Personally appeared Elisha Willis of (Scriven strick out) Effingham County, married womand, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of WIlliam Black, late of Scriven County planter deceased who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that she was present and did see the said William Black Heard him.....



Notes for Elizabeth Jane Tumberlin:
On the 1830 Census, it list her as being over 100 years old.


The Rev. George White's "Historical Collection of GA", New York: Pudney & Russell, publishers 1855
...."The instances of longevity are Mrs. L. Thrower, who died at 137, Mrs. Jane Black, over 100 ....."


More About Elizabeth Jane Tumberlin:
Census: 1830, 259th Screven County, Georgia

Children of William Black and Elizabeth Tumberlin are:
+ 2 i. Robert2 Black, born May 1775 in Warren County, Georgia; died November 12, 1850 in Emanual County, Georgia.
+ 3 ii. John J. Black, born Abt. 1779 in Screven County, Georgia; died 1826 in Screven County, Georgia.
4 iii. Ann Black, born Abt. 1781 in Screven County, Georgia. She married (1) Edmund Warren August 15, 1806 in Screven County, Georgia; born Abt. 1781. She married (2) John Womack December 23, 1815 in Chatam County, Georgia; born Abt. 1781.

More About Edmund Warren and Ann Black:
Marriage: August 15, 1806, Screven County, Georgia

More About John Womack and Ann Black:
Marriage: December 23, 1815, Chatam County, Georgia

+ 5 iv. Jane Black, born Abt. 1785 in Screven County, Georgia; died in Screven County, Georgia.
6 v. William W. Black, Jr., born Abt. 1790. He married (1) Nancy Womack; born Abt. 1790. He married (2) Elenor Burton November 05, 1825 in Screven County, Georgia; born Abt. 1790.

More About William Black and Elenor Burton:
Marriage: November 05, 1825, Screven County, Georgia
Previous Marriage: She was Mrs. Elenor V. Burton before this marriage


Generation No. 2

2. Robert2 Black (William W.1) was born May 1775 in Warren County, Georgia, and died November 12, 1850 in Emanual County, Georgia. He married (1) Lavina Bruton March 18, 1795 in Warren County, Georgia, daughter of John Bruton and Jannett Griffin. She was born 1781 in Virginia. He married (2) Polly Moses August 17, 1824 in Warren County, Georgia.

Notes for Robert Black:
1850 Census has him listed as Robert BLOCK.


More About Robert Black:
Census: 1850, Emanual County, Georgia

Notes for Lavina Bruton:
1850 Census has her listed as VICY BLOCK, and being born in Virginia.


More About Lavina Bruton:
Census: 1850, Emanual County, Georgia

More About Robert Black and Lavina Bruton:
Marriage: March 18, 1795, Warren County, Georgia

More About Robert Black and Polly Moses:
Marriage: August 17, 1824, Warren County, Georgia

Children of Robert Black and Lavina Bruton are:
7 i. William O.3 Black, born 1798 in Warren County, Georgia; died Aft. 1850 in Georgia. He married Judith Ann Thompson October 16, 1822 in Jefferson County, Georgia; born 1808 in South Carolina; died Aft. 1850 in Georgia.

More About William O. Black:
Census 1: 1820, Jones District 154, Warren County, Georgia
Census 2: 1850, Warren County, Georgia
Census 3: 1860, Glascock County, Georgia
Census 4: 1870, Glascock County, Georgia
Occupation 1: 1860, Farm laborer
Occupation 2: 1870, Farm laborer
Residence 1: 1850, house 62, family 62
Residence 2: 1860, House 76
Residence 3: 1870, house 381

More About Judith Ann Thompson:
Census 1: 1820, Jones District 154, Warren County, Georgia
Census 2: 1850, Warren County, Georgia
Census 3: 1860, 1167 G. M. District, Glascock Co., Georgia
Census 4: 1870, Glascock County, Georgia
Occupation: 1870, Domestic
Residence 1: 1850, house 62, family 62
Residence 2: 1860, house 76
Residence 3: 1870, house 381

More About William Black and Judith Thompson:
Marriage: October 16, 1822, Jefferson County, Georgia

8 ii. Robert G. W. Black, born Abt. 1800 in Warren County, Georgia. He married Polly Mary Moses August 17, 1824 in Warren County, Georgia; born Abt. 1800 in Warren County, Georgia.

More About Robert Black and Polly Moses:
Marriage: August 17, 1824, Warren County, Georgia

9 iii. Elizabeth Black, born 1800 in Jefferson County, Georgia; died 1860 in Jefferson County, Georgia. She married James Mitchell Price; born 1795 in Johnson County, North Carolina; died July 20, 1877 in Johnson County, Georgia.
10 iv. Emily Black, born Abt. 1802 in Warren County, Georgia. She married James C.; born Abt. 1802.
11 v. James J. Black, born 1805 in Warren County, Georgia; died Aft. 1860 in Johnson County, Georgia. He married Piety Dursezeaux May 10, 1835 in Jefferson County, Georgia; born May 08, 1803 in Georgia; died 1875 in Johnson County, Georgia.

Notes for James J. Black:
Listed as insane on the 1860 Census. Living with daughter Serena Black Powell.


More About James J. Black:
Census 1: 1850, Emanual County, Georgia
Census 2: June 22, 1860, Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia
Heath: 1860, Insane
Residence: 1860, house 89, family 88

More About Piety Dursezeaux:
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Johnson County, Georgia
Census: 1860, Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia
Education: 1860, Can read and write
Occupation: 1860, Domestic
Residence: 1860, house 127, family 126

More About James Black and Piety Dursezeaux:
Marriage: May 10, 1835, Jefferson County, Georgia

12 vi. Eli B. Black, born 1814 in North Carolina. He married Seny Adeline; born 1826 in South Carolina.

Notes for Eli B. Black:
1860 census list him as born in South Carolina, and 41 years of age. Page 106.


More About Eli B. Black:
Census 1: 1850, Warren Co., Georgia
Census 2: 1860, Warren Co., Georgia
Occupation: 1850, Carpenter
Residence: 1850, house 588, family 588

More About Seny Adeline:
Census 1: 1850, Warren Co., Georgia
Census 2: 1860, Warren Co., Georgia
Education: 1850, Can read and write
Residence: 1850, house 588, family 588

13 vii. Teresa Black, born January 14, 1814 in Washington County, Georgia; died February 01, 1890 in Johnson County, Georgia. She married Elias Powell; born July 26, 1810 in Montgomery County, Georgia; died April 08, 1887 in Johnson County, Georgia.


3. John J.2 Black (William W.1) was born Abt. 1779 in Screven County, Georgia, and died 1826 in Screven County, Georgia. He married (1) Anna Davis. She was born Abt. 1779. He married (2) Mary Davis. She was born Abt. 1779.

Notes for John J. Black:
1820 census denotes
1 male 26 - 45 years of age
1 male 45 + years of age
1 female 10 - 16 years of age
1 femal 45 + years of age
head of household Manufacturer



Could John Black listed on the 1840 Englishes District, Warren County, Georgia be the son of this John Black?

Page 165 line 21
Black, John head of household
1 male 0-5
1 male 5-10
1 male 10-15
1 male 30-40
1 female 0-5
1 female 5-10
1 female 10-15
1 female 15-20
1 female 30-40



More About John J. Black:
Census: 1820, Capt. Hutchinson's District, Warren County, Georgia
Occupation: 1820, Manufacturing

Children of John Black and Anna Davis are:
14 i. Isabelle Ann3 Black, born Abt. 1798. She married Thomas Marlow; born Abt. 1798.
15 ii. Abram Black, born Abt. 1800.
16 iii. William A. Black, born Abt. 1802. He married Edith Eady Rodgers December 25, 1836 in Decatur County, Georgia; born Abt. 1802.

More About William Black and Edith Rodgers:
Marriage: December 25, 1836, Decatur County, Georgia

17 iv. Douglas A. Black, born Abt. 1804. He married Anna; born Abt. 1804.
18 v. Neyland Black, born 1805. He married Nancy Carver November 03, 1836 in Decatur County, Georgia; born Abt. 1806.

More About Neyland Black:
Census: 1840, District 621, Decatur County, Georgia
Census 1: 1860, 26th District, Effingham County, Georgia

More About Nancy Carver:
Census: 1840, District 621, Decatur County, Georgia
Census 1: 1860, 26th District, Effingham County, Georgia

More About Neyland Black and Nancy Carver:
Marriage: November 03, 1836, Decatur County, Georgia

19 vi. Jane Black, born Abt. 1808. She married John Conner September 24, 1827 in Screven County, Georgia; born Abt. 1808.

Notes for Jane Black:
moved to Illinois and then to Independance County, Arkansas.


More About John Conner and Jane Black:
Marriage: September 24, 1827, Screven County, Georgia


Children of John Black and Mary Davis are:
20 i. Jane3 Black, born Abt. 1807 in Georgia. She married John Conner; born Abt. 1799 in Screven County, Georgia.

More About Jane Black:
Census: 1820, Capt. Hutchinson's District, Warren County, Georgia

21 ii. Sarah Black, born Abt. 1818.
22 iii. George Black, born 1820; died 1889.
23 iv. John J. Black, born April 23, 1823. He married J. Caroline Stewart March 1842 in Screven County, Georgia.

More About John Black and J. Stewart:
Marriage: March 1842, Screven County, Georgia


5. Jane2 Black (William W.1) was born Abt. 1785 in Screven County, Georgia, and died in Screven County, Georgia. She married (1) Nealin. He was born Abt. 1785. She married (2) Samuel Hodges Abt. 1804, son of William Hodges and Mary. He was born Abt. 1782 in Florida, and died May 17, 1861 in Effingham County, Georgia. She married (3) Samuel Charlton Abt. 1845. He was born Abt. 1795 in Screven County, Georgia.

More About Samuel Hodges and Jane Black:
Marriage: Abt. 1804

More About Samuel Charlton and Jane Black:
Marriage: Abt. 1845

Children of Jane Black and Samuel Hodges are:
24 i. Ann3 Hodges, born Abt. 1805 in Screven County, Georgia; died December 17, 1871 in Savannah, Chatam County, Georgia. She married Richard Scruggs Flake August 02, 1830 in Screven County, Georgia; born November 07, 1809 in Screven County, Georgia.

More About Richard Flake and Ann Hodges:
Divorce: October 24, 1854, Screven County, Georgia
Marriage: August 02, 1830, Screven County, Georgia

25 ii. Phillip Hodges, born Abt. 1807.
26 iii. Sarah Jane Hodges, born Abt. 1810 in Screven County, Georgia; died Aft. 1880 in Screven County, Georgia. She married Lorenzo Dow Sheppard, Sr. February 08, 1831 in Screven County, Georgia; born Abt. 1815; died Aft. 1880.

More About Lorenzo Sheppard and Sarah Hodges:
Marriage: February 08, 1831, Screven County, Georgia

27 iv. Susan E. Hodges, born Abt. 1815 in Georgia. She married Harmon E. Williams; born Abt. 1815.
28 v. Ambrose Hodges, born Abt. 1820 in Screven County, Georgia. He married (1) Penny Newton July 06, 1839 in Screven County, Georgia; born Abt. 1820 in Screven County, Georgia; died Bef. 1856 in Screven County, Georgia. He married (2) Isabella L. Best April 16, 1857 in Effingham County, Georgia; born Abt. 1837 in Effingham County, Georgia; died February 05, 1919 in Screven County, Georgia.

More About Ambrose Hodges and Penny Newton:
Marriage: July 06, 1839, Screven County, Georgia

More About Ambrose Hodges and Isabella Best:
Marriage: April 16, 1857, Effingham County, Georgia

*******There is one question that I truly have on all of this. Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

Pension app of William Black W9730

Transcribed by Will Graves
State of Indiana, Pike County: Pike Probate Court August Term 1833

On this 12th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred
and thirty three personally appeared in open court before the Pike Probate Court now
sitting William Black a resident of Pike County in the State of Indiana aged eighty one
years next December, who being duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the
following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th
1832. That he entered the service of the United States in the Georgia militia under the
following named officers, his Colonel was Elijah Clark [sic, Clarke], his Captain Joseph
Neal; that he entered the service in the summer of 1776 and served the whole of the war,
drew pay during the whole of the time, served two years under Captain Neal and was in
the Battle of Carr's ford [sic, Carr's fort] and Kettle Creek in the State of Georgia. He
served one year under Captain Daniel Gunnells and was at the siege of Savannah then
went under the command of Captain Neal and rebuilt Neal's Fort on Broad River Georgia
which had been destroyed by the Indians. This was in the fall of the year. He remained in
the fort until June following in consequence of the troops with which he then served
refusing to accept the offered protection of the British. They went and joined the army in
North Carolina under the command of General McDowell. Captain Neal staid and joined
the enemy. The command of the Company devolved on Lt. Thomas Johnson. While in
North Carolina he was in the Battle of Blackstocks [sic, Blackstock's Plantation] where
Cols. Shelby and Clarke commanded. He was then at the taking of Paddy McDade's fort
under the same Cols Shelby and Clarke. This fort was taken by stratagem without firing a
gun. McDade surrendered and with him a British Lieutenant who was in the fort. We
swore the men not to bear arms against the United States, deprived them of their arms
and returned to General McDowell on Broad River. At the time of taking the fort, the
British Army lay encamped within a few miles of the fort. He was afterwards in the
Battle of Musgrove's Mill. Here Col. Innis commanded the enemy & Cols. Clarke &
Shelby the Americans where we were victorious. There he (William Black) was wounded
in the hand by a rifle ball which wound is now plainly to be seen. He continued in North
Carolina until September when Lt. Johnson dying of the smallpox & there being no other
commissioned officer, the command of the company devolved on him as sergeant. He
served as sergeant during all of his service, both before and after the happening of this
event except more than three years as he believes but certainly for three years during
which last named period he served as Lieutenant. He then returned to Georgia under
Colonel Clarke and went to the siege of Augusta but before it was taken, [he] was
ordered to the frontiers for their protection with the men under his command. After
Augusta was taken he joined Gunnell's fort commanded by Captain Daniel Gunnells. His
(Gunnells') Lieutenant was killed and he (Black) discharged the duty of Lieutenant to
which office he was elected for at least three years during which period he went three
expeditions to the Indian Nation. The Indians were Cherokees. When peace was
proclaimed, he returned to his home in Wilkes County, Georgia where he resided before
he entered the service. When he first entered the service, he was drafted for a month and
afterwards was a volunteer. He has no documentary evidence and knows of no person


whose testimony he can produce to prove his service except Hannah Crow which is
herewith forwarded. He has no record of his age but was born 1753 in Pennsylvania. He
has been living since the war in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and now
lives in Indiana. He never received a discharge. He is known to John McIntire, John
Almon and Robert Johnson. He hereby [relinquishes] every claim whatever to a pension
or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on any pension roll of the
agency of any State.

S/William Black, (his mark)

Sworn to & Subscribed the day & year aforesaid.
S/ John McIntire, Clerk of Pike Circuit Court


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