The line you mentioned is mine as well. I've attach Hans' descendants for your perusal. My line runs through Jacob Black> Johannes Hans Black> David Black Sr.> Thomas Black> James Seaborn Black> Andrew Hunter Black> Emory Black> my mother, Robinell Black-Craft. My info on Jacob is limited to what I've posted so anything else would be greatly appreciated. No pun intended, but I do have a "pile on the Pyle family" and I'm continuing to research the Brashier family as well. Of course I have David Sr. and his line through to present day if you are interested. Please stay in touch and feel free to write us off-forum for a quicker response. I only look at the forum about once a week to see what's going on.
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Pat & Charles Prendergast
Johannes "Hans" Black was born about 1720 at Amsterdam, Holland.Johannes used the name Hans, a shortened form of Hannse; a diminutive of Johannes.
Hans & Agnus Nancy (---) Black were married about 1738 at Amsterdam, Holland.Eleven (11) children were born of their union: Elizabeth (Black) Brashier who married Lawrence Brashier, Jean (Black) Pyle, Sarah (Black) McAlroy who married a man surnamed McAlroy, Susannah (Black) Edwards who married a man surnamed Edwards, Thomas Black born about 1740, Mary (Black) Dyer born about 1741 died about 1857 in Georgia, David Johannes Black Sr. born about 1742, died on November 24, 1817 at Davidsonville Lawrence County, Arkansas, John P. Black born about 1746, Jacob B. Black born about 1749, died after September 30, 1839 at Greenville District, South Carolina, and Ann (Black) Pyle born about 1751.Elizabeth (Black) Brashier, Jean (Black) Pyle, Sarah (Black) McAlroy, Susannah (Black) Edwards, Thomas, Mary (Black) Dyer, and David Johannes Black Sr., were born in Amsterdam, Holland; John P. Black, Jacob B. Black, and Ann (Black) Pyle were born in Amsterdam or Ireland. Probable birth locations of the children and marriage data for Hans & Agnus' children indicate the Hans & Agnus emigrated from Amsterdam between 1746 and 1749, settling in Ireland.At some point, all of the extended Black family members decided to immigrate to the Carolinas, settling in Orange County, and then Chatam County, North Carolina and later, the Greenville District of South Carolina.It is highly likely that Hans & Agnus traveled with one of more of their children's families when they emigrated from Ireland.
Hans & Anna's daughter, Elizabeth (Black) Brashier married Lawrence Brashier at Christian County, Kentucky.
Hans & Anna's daughter, Jean (Black) Pyle married Samuel Pyle in Ireland. One (1) known child was born of their union: Nicolas Pyle.
Hans & Anna's daughter, Mary (Black) Dyer married Nicolas Dyer. Mary (Black) Dyer and her family removed to Fayette County, Alabama. Four (4) known children were born of their union: Rebecca (Dyer) Brashier who married a man surnamed Brashier and died at Fayette County, Alabama, Cillia Dyer died at Fayette County, Alabama, Hance Black Dyer died in Coweta County, Georgia, and Thomas Dyer born about 1802 at Greenville, who with his wife became the parents of two (2) known children, Rebecca (Dyer) Henderson born on July 2, 1831, died on July 21, 1907 at Fayette County, Alabama, and Nicolas Dyer born about 1805.
Hans & Anna's son, David Johannes Black Sr. married his first wife surnamed Crealman about 1758 in Holland.[(---) (Crealman] Black died and was buried at sea while aboard the vessel "Nancy" enroute to the South Carolina Colony.David J. Black Sr. married his second wife, Elizabeth "Betsy"(Pyle) Black in 1771 at Charleston, South Carolina.Their descendants are discussed at length in Chapter 9.
Hans & Anna's son, Jacob B. Black married Hannah (---) Black.Seven (7) children were born of their union: Elizabeth Black died before July 29, 1823, Nancy (Black) Owens, Polly (Black) Askew, Sarah "Sary" Black Kelly, Diana (Black) Cox born about 1785, died on January 7, 1865, and Hance Black born about 1779, died about 1852 at Greenville, South Carolina. Jacob Black and his family remained in South Carolina.
Jacob & Hannah's daughter, Diana (Black) Cox married James Cox.James Cox, born about 1778 in North Carolina was the son of Issac Cox. One (1) known child was born of their union: Mary "Polly" (Cox) Hyde born on January 27, 1803, who married Jacob Harlan Hyde and died on August 24, 1884 at Maudlin, South Carolina.
Jacob & Hannah's son, Hance Black married Cithia (Cox) Black, sister of James Cox, at Greenville, South Carolina.Ten (10) children were born of their union: Abraham Black died in 1869, Issac Black, Jacob Black, Mary (Black) Dyer, Rebecca Black, John Black born about 1814, Gicy Black born about 1815, Hance Black Jr. born about 1821, and James Black Jr. born about 1825.
Hans & Anna's daughter, Ann (Black) Pyle married Nicolas Pyle about 1770.The first recorded member of the Pyle family is Nicolas' 3rd great grandfather, John Pyle born in 1594 at Bishops Canning, Whiltshire, who married Mary M. (Withers) Pyle, the daughter of Thomas Withers Sr., in 1620 at Bishops Canning, Whiltshire, England.
Nineteen (19) children were born of Ann & Nicolas' union: Byrd Buford Pyle, Thomas Pyle born about 1771, an unnamed son born and died in 1774, Nicolas Pyle born in 1781, Jane (Pyle) Lacy born about 1782, who on April 22, 1802 married David Lacy, Susannah (Pyle) Brooks born on May 31, 1786 in South Carolina, died on February 20, 1861 at Higbee, Missouri, Samuel Pyle born in 1787, died in 1834, Jehu Pyle born about 1789, Sarah (Pyle) Husband born in 1790 in South Carolina, Nancy Pyle born about 1792, David Pyle who died before August 10, 1820, William Pyle born about 1795, who in 1819 married Betsy (Cavanaugh) Pyle and died in 1835, Edith (Pyle) Husband who in 1817 married Howard Husband, Ruben Pyle born about 1799, an unnamed son born and died about 1799, Abner Pyle born about 1800, who in 1825 married Lucinda (Cavanaugh) Pyle, the sister of Betsy (Cavanaugh) Pyle, at Christian County, Kentucky, Thompson Pyle born about 1804, died in December 19, 1870, and Alfred Pyle born on October 12, 1806, died on March 3, 1852 in Illinois.
Ann & Nicolas' son, Byrd Buford Pyle married Gabriella (Pemberton) Pyle on December 3, 1827.Eight (8) known children were born of their union: Sarah Ann (Pyle) Burton, who married Joseph W. Burton, William Merryman Pyle born in 1819, who married Elizabeth (Owns) Pyle, Stephen Nicolas Pyle born in 1835, who on February 28, 1860 married Margarette Ann (Settle) Pyle, James Pyle born in 1836, Granville Hopkins Pyle born on November 25, 1836, who married Rachel Bennet (Pierce) Pyle, Alfred Pyle born in 1840, Bird B. Pyle born on March 11, 1842 who on January 29, 1876 married Dana (Reynolds) Pyle, and died on July 22, 1880, and Susan Elizabeth (Pyle) Riley born on March 19, 1847 at Randolph County, Missouri, who on April 9, 1864 married Madison Riley becoming the parents of one (1) known child, Minnie Elsie (Riley) Baker born on December 18, 1880 at Higbee, Missouri.
Ann & Nicolas' son, Nicolas Pyle married Mary (---) Pyle.One (1) known child, John E. Pyle was born on June 16, 1813.
Ann & Nicolas' daughter, Susannah (Pyle) Brooks married William Henry Brooks on April 16, 1805.Nine (9) children were born of their union: Janette (Brooks) Pyle born on January 23, 1806, Matilda (Brooks) Deport born on August 22, 1808, Granville Brooks born on August 24, 1811, Robert Brooks born about 1813 in Kentucky, Jessie Brooks born on January 15, 1814, William W. Brooks born on March 5, 1815, Benjamin R. Brooks born on June 12, 1817, Martha Ann (Brooks) Benton born on December 6, 1819, and Orpha (Brooks) Burton born on April 4, 1826.
Ann & Nicolas' son, Samuel Pyle married Susannah (Padfield) Pyle in 1812 becoming the parents of six (6) children, an unnamed son, Mary (Pyle) Rattan born in 1813, Clerinda Pyle born in 1815, Lawson Pyle born in 1815, an unnamed daughter born in 1822, and an unnamed son born in 1825, Jehu Pyle born about 1827.
Ann & Nicolas' son, Jehu Pyle married Elizabeth (Cannon) Pyle on November 7, 1812 at Christian County, Kentucky. Five (5) children were born of their union: Rachel (Pyle) Gay born in 1823, who on March 5, 1849 married Joseph Gay, Lawson Pyle born in 1825, John Pyle born in 1830 in Kentucky, Margaret E. (Pyle) Oliver born about 1832, who on December 6, 1849 married Simon Oliver, and Larilda (Pyle) Leslie born about 1835, who on March 23, 1855 married Shelton J. Leslie.
Ann & Nicolas' son, David Pyle married Polly (Cavanaugh) Pyle on December 7, 1816 at Christian County, Kentucky.Two (2) known children were born of their union: Minerva Pyle and Elizabeth Pyle.
Ann & Nicolas' son, Thompson Pyle married Margaret (Moffet) Pyle, the daughter of George & Rebecca (Gilkinson) Moffet, in 1828 at Sangamon County, Illinois.Nine (9) children were born of their union: Matilda Pyle born on January 26, 1829, died on January 4, 1845, William Alfred Pyle born on November 3, 1830, died in 1910, Sarah Ann (Pyle) Taylor born on April 10, 1823 who married Solomon Taylor, Elizabeth J. (Pyle) Meteer born on January 26, 1834, who married S.H. Meteer, George M. Pyle born on April 22, 1837, who married Susan (Bridges) Pyle, Lawson Pyle born on July 7, 1842, who married Mary E. (Shepard) Pyle, Rebecca (Pyle) Bridges born on July 6, 1844, who married George Bridges, Ellen S. (Pyle) Crave born on September 7, 1846, who on September 4, 1867 marriedGeorge D. Crave, and Eveline Caroline Pyle born on April 20, 1849.
Ann & Nicolas' son, Alfred Pyle and his first wife were the parents of two (2) known children: Rachel (Pyle) Dragon born in 1824, and Charles Pyle born about 1826.Alfred Pyle and his second wife, Malinda (Padfield) Pyle, were the parents of five (5) children: David Pyle born on March 3, 1838, who married Harriet A. (Scott) Pyle, Armanda Pyle born on October 13, 1839, William Pyle born in 1844, who married Jennie (Jackson) Pyle and died in 1876, Ann (Pyle) Shepherd born in 1845, who married John H. Shepherd, and Louisa R. (Pyle) Nuskolls born in 1848, who married John W. Nuskolls.
As evidenced by the number of inter-family marriages, the Black, Pyle, Brashier sic. Brazier, sic. Brasher and later the Wells families migrated and settled together throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Christian County, Kentucky.Most of the Pyle families who immigrated to Christian County arrived before 1804.
In 1772 Hans was listed as a member of Captain Jodin Harper's Orange County, North Carolina Militia.
Between 1772 and 1776 Hans & Agnus, and a number of their children with their families immigrated to Chatam County, North Carolina.It is believed that a man believed to be Hans' brother, William Black accompanied the extended Black families to the Carolinas.
The Chatam County Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions records contain numerous references to Hans Black during his time of residency at Chatam County: On May 13, 1777, Hans spelt Hance was appointed Overseer of the road "in the room of Thomas Blaxton"; on May 2, 1778, Hugh Macklin was appointed Overseer of the road "in the room of Hance Black"; on August 10, 1778, Hance Black was appointed a Juror for the next Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and on the same date fined £5 for Contempt of Court, in all likelihood the two references are related as they are recorded upon the same page of records; and on November 9, 1778 Hance was sworn in as a member of the Grand Jury.
During the Revolutionary War, Hans was initially a Loyalist. However, he changed allegiance to the Colonist cause, providing supplies and funds to the Colonial Army.At some time between 1783 and 1789, Hans & Agnus and some of their children's families immigrated to the Greenville District of South Carolina, where they are included on the 1790 Federal Census of Greenville.In the census order, Hans' sons, Jacob Black, and David Johannes Black Sr.'s families are shown living on adjacent lots.
As early as 1783, Hans' sons Thomas Black, David Johannes Black Sr., and John P. Black began speculating in land in Missouri Territory and applied for several land grants.
In 1798 the combined extended families of Hans & Agnus, Thomas Black, David Johannes Black Sr., and John P. Black began their journey to the Missouri territory and removed to Christian County, Kentucky; the trailhead for the mid continent watercourses, the Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri rivers.Once in Christian County, Hans & Agnus began purchasing a number of land parcels. Hans also became a land broker; purchasing land for a number of former Loyalists, including Thomas Lindley, as the only means in which the former Tories could acquire land.
On December 7, 1804, Hans Black of Christian County, Kentucky appointed his son, Jacob Black of Greenville County, South Carolina, "my trusty & loving friend", as attorney to collect "all... (debts)... due Hans Black" from twelve different residents of Greenville County: Henry Brasher, Blake Cotton, Adam Andrew, Ben Pollard, William, Hezekiah, & James Cockram, Noel & James Hide, Benjamin Armstrong, Moses Cook, and Albert Roberts.
Johannes Hans Black died and was buried in October 1807 at Christian County, Kentucky.His will, written on March 10, 1806, bequeaths his estate to Agnus during her lifetime, and names eight of his eleven children.Hans' will was proved during the October Term of the 1807 Christian County, Kentucky Court.
Agnus Nancy (---) Black died and was buried before 1815 at Christian County, Kentucky.
No additional information is available for these ancestors at this time.