I have this information courtesy of Sherrill Williams. Dates don't exactly match up, but are close. See entrybelow concerning Vincent Black, son of James Black and Susannah Allen Black. I'd love to know if there are any other connections.
The Family of William Black, Sr.
of Lincoln County, N. C.
William Black, Sr. arrived in Lincoln County by 1786 when he made an entry for 250 acres on Seagles Creek adjoining Samuel McMinn and Hoover’s old tract.Over time he purchased additional land. It is believed that he arrived in the county in the mid-1780’s.If he had arrived earlier, he would have been found in the parent counties of Tryon, Mecklenburg and Anson counties. He has not been found in the records of those counties. Records suggest that he arrived in Lincoln County with the Kincaids, Nixons and Luckeys; those three families were related by marriage.
From census records it is presumed that he was born pre-1755. His place of birth is not yet known.A place to look for his family is Pennsylvania.William was a member of the Presbyterian church so he was possibly of Ulster-Scot origins.
William Black, Sr. was married three times:
1.Name unknown; they were married before arriving in Lincoln County. She died before the 1800 census.
2.Elizabeth Forsyth in 1795, Lincoln County
Elizabeth Nixon, 1797, Lincoln County [instead, she may have been the wife of
William Black, Jr.]
3.Jemima ‘Mime’ Winters in 1809, Lincoln County
William Black, Sr. had children by all three wives.
William Black, Sr. died in 1825, Lincoln County. His wife, Jemima Black was awarded administration on the estate. She relinquished right of administration “if William Franklin Brevard would agree to administer.” Brevard agreed to administer the estate.Brevard also administered the estate of James Black, son of William Black, Sr. [Loose Estate Papers, Lincoln County at NC Archives, Raleigh].
The children of William Black, Sr. are:
1.John Black of Iredell County, NC; he was born c1772+; the name of his wife is not known; she died before 1820. They had 8 children, as named in his will [will dated 20 October 1823; an unrecorded will]:
His children were:
(1) Elizabeth “Betsy” Black – md. (1) Thomas Givens Caldwell, 1801; they were divorced; she married (2) John Beaty in 1806 and moved to Lincoln Co, TN.
(2) Lucy Black md. Samuel Kerr
(3) Martha (Patsy) Black – md. James Caldwell, 1801
(4) Robert Black – md. Dovey Hart, 1805, Mecklenburg County; moved to Perry Co, MO.
(5) John Black, Jr. – married but name of wife unknown; moved to Giles Co, TN
(6) Jenny Black – md. Wiley Alford Hobbs; lived Iredell Co.
(7) Darcas A. Black – md. James A. Gamble; both buried Bethel Presby. Ch. Cem., Cornelius, NC.
(8) Lilly Black – md. as his second wife, Thomas George; d. 1840, Lincoln Co, TN.
2.Mary Ann Black – 28 April 1787, Lincoln Co, NC, John Kincaid, Jr.She died before 1800, Lincoln County, NC.Three children:
(1) James Kincaid
(2) Anny Kincaid – md. by 1820, Andrew Allen
(3) Nancy Kincaid – md. [unknown] Allen
3.Isabella Black – md. John Weir. They left Lincoln County. Weir researchers suggest she may have been enumerated on 1850 census, Carroll Co, GA.
4. Elizabeth Black – md. [Unknown] Long; she died before 1831/2, Lincoln Co, NC; no further information.
5.William Black, Jr. – b. c1774; he may have married Elizabeth Nixon in 1797, Lincoln County, NC. He left Lincoln County before 1830; may have moved to Cape Girardeau Co., MO.
6.Samuel Black – md. 3 March 1807, Lincoln Co, NC, Patsy Baldwin. They were living in Mecklenburg County in 1817. No information on children. They may have left the area.
7.James Black – b. 11 July 1778; d. October 1824, Lincoln Co, NC; buried Unity Presbyterian Church; his name on his tombstone is James F. Black, but the initial “F” does not appear on any official record relating to him; md. 16 Oct 1807, Susannah Allen, d/o Vincent Allen. [ See later]
8.Autison (Aughterson, Otterson) Black – b. c1780; md. 13 October 1808, Lincoln County, NC, Stanly Allen (sister of Susanna).They moved to Cape Girardeau Co, MO. They died in Cape Girardeau or Bollinger Co, MO.
9.Joseph Black – md. 1816, Lincoln County, NC, Margaret Allen (sister of Susanna and Stanley Allen).Joseph Black died in 1817; he had no children. His wife, Margaret Allen Black married (2) Philip Dellinger. They moved to Cape Girardeau Co, MO.
Child of William Black, Sr. by 2nd wife, probably Elizabeth Forsyth:
10.Vincent Black – b. c1804, Lincoln Co., NC; d. after 1870, Lincoln Co., NC; married (1) Holly B. Nixon, daughter of James Nixon, d. 1856. Lincoln Co; buried Unity Church; Vincent married (2) Mrs. Sarah Lytle King, widow of William King.
Children of William Black, Sr. by 3rd wife, Jemima Winters:
11.Ann Black – no further information; except that William Black, Jr. gave her power of attorney to sell (for her own use) his real estate and livestock “he has at his father’s” place in Lincoln County, in 1832. Ann Black sold the property to Henry Jones (probably of the Catawba County Jones family).
12.James Forsyth Black – b. 9 June 1811, Lincoln County; d. 29 March 1894, Gaston Co, NC; buried Snow Hill Methodist Church, Lucia, NC. James Forsyth “Cy” Black married Harriet Lambeth, daughter of Levi and Hannah McDowell Lambeth of York Co, SC, Rutherford Co, NC and finally settled in Macon Co, NC
James F. and Harriet Black had 8 children, one being Mary Elizabeth Black who married Jordan Odum Underwood (great grandparents of Sherrill U. Williams).
…………………To Be Continued……………………………………
Thanks again Sherrill.