Hi Melissa, sorry about not answering sooner!I just found your response, somehow I was never notified or missed the notification!
Thank you! I am trying to find info about John J. Black, Sr., father of John J. Black (b. 23 Apr 1823, Screven County) that married 26 Mar 1842, Screven County, Jane Caroline Stewart (b. 1824, d/o David and Sallie Stewart).
I would like to find descendants that might have info on John J. Black, Sr. and his first wife and children. My records indicate he married Anna Davis and had children William A. Black, Abian Black, Douglas Black, Neyland Black and Jane Black.I am a descendant thru Douglas Black.
John J. Black, Jr. (b. 1823) was a son by 2nd wife of his father who married Mary Davis.They had seven children:James Edgar Black, b. 29 Jan 1843.Mary A. Black, b. June 1847.Elizabeth Black, b. 1849.Sara Caroline Black, b. 19 Dec 1851.John Franklin Black, b. 1854.Christobel Anna Black, b. 1856 and W. Black, b. 1858.
Following is Confederate Pension Record for James Edgar Black:
Florida Confederate Pension Application # A 04125 for James Edgar Black and his wife, Hattie Clark:
E. J. Black, Co F, private.Alternate name:Edgar Black.(Film #226, Roll5)
May 1908.James E. Black and wife, Hattied Clark Black live in Clay County Florida. In his claim for his pension, James E. Black (Green County, Georgia written in also) "proves service to August 1864, but does not prove any later service or -------he earned.Refer to War Dept.Proof not satisfactory. "He was "late of Co F, 25 Georgia Regiment.Approved 9 June 1908 with pay from 8 May 1908 at rate of $100 per annum.
1908.Resident of Clay County, Florida.Minister...missionary work in Florida and Georgia from 1893-1896, when he moved his citizenship permanently to Florida.He was wounded in the arm at Chickamauga, September 1863...wounded at Jonesborough (Georgia) in left ankle.At the close of the war he was at Augusta, Georgia.He cannot prove any of this since his papers were burnt (sic) in his father's house.He was wounded at Franklin, Tennessee; had frost bite of feet.He was sent as missionary to Florida 4 years before locating in Florida permanently.
2 Dec 1909.Letter to Tallahassee Pension office from James E. Black:He was sent to Florida as missionary of the Baptist Association in 1893.For half his time he continued in this work until 1895 when he accepted pastorate for 4th time and in 1897...his time was all "filled up" in Florida and has continued at home ever since.Pleads for a pension...ends "In God's hands".
1910.James E. black was in 3rd General Hospital, Augusta, Georgia under Dr. Habersham in 1864.Over 200 stranded soldiers were in Augusta at end of war.His papers burned in his father's house when it bured in 1867.He was wounded at Chickamauga in his left arm.He was wounded at Peachtree Creek, Atlanta in the left ankle.
1910.J. E. Black lived "Edgar, Florida".
28 September 1910.Screven County, Georgia.Affidavit by I. W. Bryan, Lieut. Comd.Co F, 25th Georgia Regiment, the last year of the war:...certify J. E. Black enlisted soldier in Confederate Sates of America; member of Co F, 25th Georgia Regiment to close of war.
20 Jan 1913.James E. Black, age 70, born 1843, Scriven (sic) County, Georgia, citizen of Bradford, Florida.Resided in Florida:Missionary.Enlisted in CSA, Savannah, Georgia, 2 Feb 1862, Co "H", Regiment, 25th Georgia.He received honorable discharge at Augusta, Georgia 9 May 1865.
28 Feb 1913.Letter from pension board denied claim as "law says" he must have lived in State of Florida from 1895 continueously.Postal card to Mr. James E. Black, care Clerk Circuit Court, Green cove Springs, Florida.Pension # 11294.Also file # A08284.Also main file under # A04125.# 4125:Mrs. Hattie Black.
3 May 1913.Letter from his brother, J. H. Black to pension board, vouching for his brother.
20 June 1913.Letter from I. W. Bryan, Liet, Scriven County, Georgia to pension board, vouching for James Black.Same from Clerk of court, Screven County, Georgia.
29 June 1913.Letter to pension board from comrade, M. N. Robbins, Sylvania, Georgia, vouching for James E. Black.
1 July 1913.Stark Florida.Enclosed letter from his brother who was 12 years old before he returned home in May 1865.Brother presently lived in Jessup, Georgia.Very few of his comrades living.His company was the first company to enlist from old Screven County (Georgia) which turned out 4 companies...part of the 5th which enlisted with "our Effingham" squad under Capt. S. N. Willson.
8 Dec 1914.Widow lives in County of Bradford, Florida.
27 Oct 1812.Hattie Clark Black:P. O. address:Starks, R. F. D. # 1