Frederick Van Clayton's "Settlement of Pendleton District 1770-1800" shows that an Elloner Blackhad 472 acres of land surveyed for her use in 1785 on the Big Generostee Creek.Her name was not found on the 1790 census for Pendleton.A John Black was listed with 3-2-5, indicating 3 males over 16 including head of family, 2 males under 16 and 5 females. John Black was the only Black listed in Pendleton. It may be that this household contained two or more families.
Pendleton District SC Deeds 1790-1806, page 279:"Samuel and James Black for $500 sold Adam Davis 390 acres on Great Generostee of the Savannah River, surveyed by Edw. T. McClure D.S., part of tract granted Eleanor Black by Wm. Moutrie 17 Jun. 1785.Isabell Black and Agnes Black, wives of Samuel and James Black, released dower to E. Browne, Q.U., 21 Oct. 1805. Signed: Isbell (X) Black, Nancy Black. No oath. Rec. 7 Feb. 1806"(page 384 of abstracts)
"Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution" by Bobby Gilmer Moss; Black, Robert m. Eleanor----- He enlisted in the Second Regiment on November 1775 and was wounded at Fort Moutrie on 28 June 1776 and died on 1 July 1776. N.A.853;Annuitants Claims;Drayton(p.72)
If thisRobert Black, wife Eleanor, died in 1776, it could be she as his widow was entitled to the 472 acres, more than the usual 200-220 most regular soldiers received at that time when these SC areas were opened up following the Rev. War.If Eleanor Black died before 1805, her heirs would have the right to sell the land she had been granted in 1785.The land was sold to Adam Davis who according toyour posting, had married Mary Black in NC.