I have the following information in my files on your Silas Taylor Black who was a farmer born about 1850 in Cherokee County, Alabama and died in 1933 in Lawrence County, Alabama.Silas is buried in Blackground Cemetery, Town Creek, Lawrence County, Alabama.Silas married Mary Ann Reynolds (b. 22 October 1850 in Jackson County, Alabama) on 23 December 1868 in DeKalb County, Alabama and was the daughter of John Reynolds and Kate Stary.Silas and Mary Ann had five children of record, i.e., Hester Lanore Black (b. 24 October 1871 in Alabama), Thomas or Thamous Durrel Black (b. ~1872 in Alabama), Marcus Black (b. ~1874 in Alabama), Orville Black (b. ~1876 in Alabama), and Horace Black (b. ~1878 in Alabama).The 1880 Census shows Silas T. Black living in Jackson County, Alabama with his first wife Mary Ann and the five children listed above.Silas married his second wife Mattie Ada Tucker on 10 November 1889 in Jackson County, Alabama and had eight children with Silas, i.e., John Hubert Black, Ethel Black, Silas Black, Rubina Black, Eunice Mary Black, Celia Black, Pearl Black, and Roscoe Black.I believe that John Hubert Black was the first child of this second marriage as he was born in 1892.Mattie Ada Tucker Black was born in 1870 in Mississippi but I have no further data on her.Silas Taylor Black was the son of John Cannon Black (b. 1810 in North Carolina and is buried in the Old Sardis Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama) and Jane Shores of whom I have no information.Silas' grandparents were Joseph Mitchell Black (b. 1785 in Sussex County, Delaware) and Sarah Miller (b. 1785 in Delaware).Silas' great grandfather was a John Black who was from Sussex County, Delaware but little else is known about him that I am aware of.This is all that I have but hopes it helps a little in your quest for family roots.