I believe my wife Peggy Irene Sperry is a desendant of Jesse Richardson Black - his son John Clayton Black - his daughter Martha Elizabeth Black - her son Jesse Eugene Sperry. I know John Clayton Black was born in NC 1848 and enlisted in CSA in NC, was captured and released in 1865. Have copy of his POW record. He lived in NW Arkansas and is buried in church yard of Rock Springs Baptist Church, Carroll co, AR. The curch is about 8 - 10 miles east of Eurica Springs just off north side of US Hwy 62. Family oral history says he was a traveling preacher in NW Arkansas. He was listed on cencus as a farmer. I was not aware his father had moved to Arkansas and always wondered why he came to Arkansas after the war. I would like to have any information you have on this family. I just recently learned who the father of John Clayton Black was.