Looking for David Black.We believe that he was of Scotch-Irish origin, settling first in PA and then moving North Carolina around 1750.
His sons were Thomas, John and William.
Thomas Black is the established founder of the Black famly of Cherryville, NC.He first appears in the records of Mecklenburg County, NC when he purchased a tract of 200 acres on November 23, 1762, whch was in the neighborhood of the Shoal Bridge in Cherryville.He married Elizabeth ________.
Evidently Thomas Black did not remain on the land along Indian Creek.Family tradition has perserved the story that he lived there for only two or three years and then moved to a farm near Shelby, NCHe lived there until his death on or about March 15, 1779.
Sometime between 1779 and the end of the eighteenth century, Elizabeth Black, with her son, Ephriam, appears to have moved from Cleveland County farm to the land on Indian Creek.In the 179 census of Lincoln County, she was listed with one boy under 16 and two free white females in the household.
Ephriam Black lived on the land on Indian Creek until his death in 1843.He built his house near athe west end of Crouse overlooking Indian Creek.Ephgram married Doshey Homesley on December 21, 1790.Her name was also listed as Tabitha.Ephrian and Tabitha were both buried on this farm.