I don't know if you ever got your answers from anyone, but I think you may benefit from a message I sent to someone else looking for info on the BLACK family of Person County.
I am posting it here for you:
I have checked several books that I own and have come up with some info on
these two families, which may or may not be of value to you. I will quote
all of the passages that I found. Note that I have a JOHN BLACK in one of
my lines who married JANE WILLIAMS in Henderson,KY on March 1, 1826. Jane's
family originated in Granville and Person Counties, NC, and I suspect that
John may have also come from there. After seeing these entries for the
BLACK family, I am wondering if he is the same JOHN BLACK who was the son of
the person of the same name who died in 1795, as you will see by the
following notes. Also, I don't know if you are aware of it but Person
County,NC was formed in 1791 from Caswell, effective February 1, 1792.
Caswell was formed from Orange County in 1777. Orange County was formed
from Bladen, Johnston, and Granville in 1752, so those counties should also
be considered when researching very early records. I have found entries in
Granville County for these families. Here is what I have on these families:
From "Person County North Carolina Compilations, Land Grants 1794,1805,1823
Tax Lists, Record Books Abstracts 1792-1820, Letters of Attorney" by
Katharine K.Kendall/Mary F. Kerr Donaldson (please not that her records are
very brief and I am quoting them):
Person County Tax List 1794, St Lawrance District
Robert Black - 0 acres - 1 white poll - 1 black
John Black - 500 - 0 - 2
George Black - 361 - 1 - 5
Letters of Attorney-
JERRY BLACK and JANE BLACK of Franklin Co., TN to Augustin Van Hook to Claim
from estate of Asa Hargis. March 3, 1834
(Court Records are also used in the book with the page numbers the info was
found by the author)
December Court 1793
#105 - Account of Sales of Edmund Hendley. Sales to JOHN BLACK.
#108- THOMAS BLACK - Will - Brother GEORGE BLACK; ELIZABETH HARRELSON,
wife of Major Harrelson and daughter of brother GEORGE BLACK; niece JANE
BLACK, daughter of brother HENRY BLACK; nephew JOHN BLACK, son of HENRY,
mother ELIZABETH BLACK; brothers and sisters: JOHN, ROBERT, GEORGE, MARY
PEARSON, ELIZABETH FULKERSON. 25 Nov 1793 - Wit: Thomas Price,
Hasque Price, H. Harrelson.
March Court 1794
#113 - Buyers of THOMAS BLACK estate included:
ROBERT BLACK (son of George)
JOHN BLACK JR.
Taxables for 1795 - St. Larence District:
December Court 1795
#211 - JOHN BLACK - Will - 2 Oct 1795 - Wife: MARY; sons SAMUEL,
ROBERT, JOHN; exec. Larkins Johnston/Edmund Dixon - Wit Jno.
Johnston, ROBERT BLACK, Will Gill. Proved Dec. 1795
#224 - Inventory of estate of JOHN BLACK, decd. on 13 Oct 1795 by Saml
Smith, William Sergent, Hugh Hemphill
March Court 1796
#227 - List of Property belonging to estate of JOHN BLACK, sold 17 Dec 1795
#229 - Division of Estate of Peter Gill to ROBERT BLACK and LUCY, his wife,
daughter of Peter Gill.
#230 - Additional sale of THOMAS BLACK, 18 Dec 1795 Included:
GEORGE BLACK (a 2nd one?)
September Court 1796
#277 - Return of sale of JOHN BLACK, decd. Estate by Edmund Dixon, exec.
6 Dec 1796. Land sale to Henry Michel.
June Court 1797
#16 - Settlement Estate of THOMAS BLACK.
December Court 1797
#64 - JOHN BLACK estate - for boarding orphans, SAMUEL, ROBERT and JNO.
BLACK, Edmund Dixon was paid 14 pounds per year for each.
March Court 1799
#148 - Estate of JOHN BLACK , decd. guardian accounts of orphans by Edmund
March Court 1800
#246 - Guardian account for orphans of JOHN BLACKL. Property return for
estate of JOHN BLACK.
March Court 1801
#331 - GEORGE BLACK - Will - 6 Jan 1801 - Sons ROBERT and WILLIAM;
daughters ELIZABETH HARRELSON, NANCY BLACK, SARAH CURRY, MARY BLACK,
MARGARET BLACK. Exec: sons ROBERT and WILLIAM BLACK, sons-in-law MAJOR
HARRELSON, JAMES CURRY. Wit: Cary Williams, Samuel Smith.
September Court 1802
#99 - Inventory Estate of Samuel McMurry taken 15 Mar 1802, lists of Bonds
and Notes, included JOHN BLACK.
March Court 1803
#146 - Account of Edmund Dixon, exec. of estate of JOHN BLACK
#151 - Division of estate of JOHN BLACK to ROBERT, JOHN, SAMUEL BLACK
#152 - Allotment for widow and family of JOHN BLACK, 22 Dec 1802
June Court 1803
#177 - Inventory of Estate of ROBERT BLACK taken 15 Dec 1802 by LUCY
#179 - Account of Sales of estate of ROBERT BLACK.
December Court 1804
#326 - Sales of Estate of ROBERT BLACK
March Court 1805
#3 - Account of Sale of ROBERT BLACK
#25 - Division of Estate of ROBERT BLACK to LUCY BLACK, widow, HYRAM,
THORNTON,HARDY, LEATHLY BLACK, orphans, Commissioners: H. Harraldson,
William Penick, Richd. Ogilby.
Taxables for 1805 - Capt. Penick's Company (District)
SAMUEL BLACK - 200 acres - 1 white poll - 1 black poll
WILLIAM BLACK - 0 - 1 - 2
December Court 1805
#83 - HYRAM, THORNTON, HARDY, LEATHLY GILL BLACK, orphans of ROBERT BLACK,
decd, accounts with LUCY BLACK, Guardian
June Court 1806
#122 - Account of Estate of HYRAM BLACK, orphan of ROBERT BLACK, decd.
March Court 1807
#212- Deed of Trust - LUCY BLACK, adm. of ROBT. BLACK, decd and former
Guardian of orphans ROBERT BLACK to Richard Ogilby and Thomas J. Moore,
present guardians. Wit: David Hemphill, John Moore.
#213 - Inventory property of orphans of ROBERT BLACK
November Court 1809
#136 - William Fox, orphan of 8 yrs the 26th last April, apprenticed to
HENRY BLACK, 15 Nov 1809
#137- John Fox, orphan of 14 yrs last August, apprenticed to PHILLIP BLACK.
August Court 1810
#217 - Receipt of Richard Ogilby, guardian of orphans of ROBERT BLACK, for
THORNTON, HARDY, LEATHA BLACK - /s/ LUCY BLACK
May Court 1814
#220 - THORTON BLACK, orphan of 17 years, the 1st of April 1814, apprenticed
to Nicholas Thomson. /s/ Herndon Haralson, Chairman of County Court.
Tax List 1823, Capt. Oliver's Company (District)
Alexander Cunningham - 2764 acres - 0 - 55
" " for LEATHA G. BLACK - 24 acres
" " for LUCY BLACK - 36 acres
From "History and Genealogies of Old Granville County;North Carolina, 1746 -
1800", by Thomas McAdory Owen
Records : 1762 - 65 - Entry # 82
David Camron, of Gr. County to William Tabb, Mcerch't of same Co. Mtge,
June 28, 1763. to secure: &20. 1s. 6d. Conveys: stock, furniture, and
crops. Wit: Henry Williams, ROBERT BLACK. Pg.45
December 2, 1747
Road ord. established "from Daniel Higdon, crossing Great Shocco near Joseph
Rens and crossing Great Fishing Creek at WM. BLACKS and from there the
nearest and best way into Mr. Persons Road near Ready Swamp."
Entry #89 - (Shows a list of people and the first time they ever appeared in
Granville County records):
WILLIAM BLACK - On Great Fishing Creek
From "They Went Thataway," by Charles Hughes Hamlin, a compilation of
records and deeds involving people in Virginia who had dealings in North
Carolina, and who may have had family in that state.
Spotsylvania County,Virginia, Records by Crozier, Deed Book D, page 186:
March 1, 1750/1 - MARGARET BLACK, alias ALLAN, widow of deceased JAMES
ALLAN, merchant, in and late Baillie of Hamilton, and mother of John Allan,
merchant, in Hamilton, eldest lawful son of the deceased James Allan,
thereafter of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, deceased - Whereas said John
Allan of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, merchant, deceased, did by his Will
devise to his moter, the said MARGARET BLACK alias ALLAN, 400 pounds
sterling, etc. The said MARGARET BLACK alias ALLAN, gives her Power of
Attorney to Samuel Ritchie, Archibald Ritchie, and John Miller of Essex
County, Virginia, merchants. Witnesses: James Allan, Gaven Roger, William
Williamson. Recorded: September 3, 1751.
March 1, 1750/1- SARAH BLACK, Residenter in Hamilton, aunt of John Allen,
Merchant in Hamilton, eldest lawful son of the deceased James Allan,
merchant in and later Baillie of Hamilton, thereafter of Spotsylvania
County, Virginia, now also deceased. Whereas said John Allan, by his last
will devised certain legacies to his said aunt, SARAH BLACK. Power of
Attorney to Samuel Ritchie, Archibald Ritchie and John Miller of Essex
County, Virginia, merchants. Witnesses: James Allan, Gaven Roger, William
Williamson. Recorded: Sept. 3, 1751.
From "Colonial Granville County and It's People, Loose Leaves from The Lost
Tribes of North Carolina", Worth S. Ray.
(Early Deeds in Buncombe County,Page 194)
JAMES BLACK on August 12, 1826, sold Luke Harrison 87 acres of land on
Deavers Branch in Buncombe County, Book 21, Pg.497. Nathaniel Harrison,
Clerk of the Court.
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