Need to find descandants of the BLACK brothers in Cumberland Co., NC. (1) ALEXANDERd. 1781, (2)ARCHIBALD d.1839 Gadsden Co., FL (3) JAMES d. 1801 Cumberland Co., NC, (4)NEILL and a big maybe DUNCAN.
i have been working on this BLACK family and need information on these brother's families to see how they connect.i will gladly share what i have so far. LIZ
LETTER FROM R.R. MacMILLAN To REV. WILLIAM BLACK (1908)
The following typed copy of a letter from R.R. MacMillan to Rev. William Black was contributed by Mrs. Florah Black Belknap of Sun City, Arizona. -editor]
To the Rev. Wm. Black Dundarrock, N.C. Jan. 18, 1908
Angus Black, your Grandfather, was not related by consanquinity to Alex Black, Arch Black and James Black mentioned in my former sketch. but your Grandmother, Margaret Black, was related as follows: Her father was Alex Black's Brother, but we are not sure whether her father was Arch Black or Neill Black, probably Neill Black. (We know for certain that it was ARCHIBALD BLACK).
Mrs. Sallie Mcpherson who lived on Stewart's Creek on Camden Road eleven miles west of Fayetteville was twin sister of Margaret Black your grandmother(wife of Angus Black) and moved to the State of Mississippi then a territory now you have the connecting link.Your grandmother's father was a whole brother of my great-grandfather Alex Black who was killed by Col. Thomas Wade in revenge for the attack by Mccrainey at Piney Bottom.
The Margaret Black mentioned in my first sketch who married a Monroe was a daughter of Alex Black.
She did marry Malcolm Monroe and lived and owned Jackson Springs( INN)in Moore County but left and went west.
Your grandmother Margaret(Rev Wm 's grandmother )and our grandmother Isabel Black (McCrimmon)were first cousins.
This information I have from my sister Kate MacMillan (their mother was a? M cCrimmon ,dgtr ofRoderick McCrimmon and Isobell Black), and is correct as
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she got it from our grandmother Isabel Black who married Roderick McCrirnrnon as stated before. She(Isabel McCrimmon) lived to see the end of the War Between the States and died February 21, 1866 aged 88.·- Our grandmother MacMillan died two days before February 19, 1866 aged 88 and both died in the same house. Hope I have this history correct and am confident the connection is true. The widow of Alex Black (Mary Patterson)always said the man who killed her husband was a Lucas from Anson County.I have often heard our grandmother speak of Lucas and I think he was a mulatto or not white. P.S.Mrs. Sallie Macpherson was the grandmother of Alex Macpherson late of C.S.A. of cumberland county. Calvin Black, your father, often told me that Alex Black was his granduncle, There were four brothers instead of three mentioned first. I never heard of Neill Black till my sister corrected me.I would be glad for you to get this information in shape and publish it. These men and women were good people and church people. (Presbyterians) I have always wished to see it in print and now we have the opportunity. Remember me in your devotions. R.R. MacMillan
What I have written is as I have often heard my grandmother Isabel Maccrimmon .7 (Isabella Black) and her version she learned from her mother and I have heard it also from her brother (Lauchlin Bethune).
He was displeased with Caruthers' History as to Alex Black. a) You will understand Colon Bethune, the father of Lauchlin Bethune married Alex Black's widow.
Alex Black had another daughter Margaret who married a Monroe went to Mississippi.The early settlement of that state.We have lost track of them. Mrs. Black did not have an exalted opinion of Flora MacDonald never spoke of her pleasantly.