I can answer the question on Abner Black, Abner was born about 1824 in TN, he went to Indiana he married first Rebecca Jane gosnel b KYMarch 20, 1845 he had two girls by Rebecca, Sarah and Elizabeth. Rebecca died and he married Catherine Charlotte Richardson on Nov. 9, 1856 in Jefferson Co., Indiana. by the 1860 census he and Catherine are living in Mississippi Co., Missouri. Abner and Rebecca had Jasper, John Logan, and Ulysses Grant Black.Abner died in the civil war and Catherine was pregnant with Ulysses "Grant". she was on her way back to Jennings Co.,and Decatur Co.,Indianawhere she had a sister living, Grant was born on her way back to Indiana in Carmi, White County, Illinois.
John Logan Black is Laura's grandfather and my great grandfather. My grandfather Ernie Black is brother to her father.