Family:Samuel Black and Jane Porter (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Abt. 1754 Albemarle County, Virginia
17 October 1829 Augusta County, Virginia
22 DEC 1851 Clark County, Ohio

Descendants of Samuel Black

Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL3 BLACK (JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 1727 in Londonderry, Ireland, and died 28 Dec 1782 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He married JANE 'JEAN' PORTER Abt. 1754 in Albemarle County, Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM PORTER and JEAN ???. She was born 1737 in Orange County, Virginia, and died 1814 in Augusta County, Virginia.


THE THIRD GENERATION A11 SAMUEL BLACK b 1727 Londonderry Ireland d 28 Dec 1782 Albemarle Co VA s/o John Black m JANE PORTER d 1814. Samuel was a Second Lieutenant in Capt. McCleary's Company in the Revolutionary War. Both he and his father John served in the militia, repelling the attacks of Indians. In 1772 Samuel purchased a tract of 600 acres along the Allegheny Divide in the eastern boundary of the 7500 acres called Draper (Montgomery Co VA Deed Book A, p. 39). However, there is no evidence that he ever lived on this land, for his residence was in Augusta County were he left his will to be probated in 1783. By this will he left the Montgomery County property equally to his sons, John and William Black. The will noted that William Black was already living on the lands (Chalkley, Chronicles, III, 164). (Kegley, Mary B., EARLY ADVENTURERS ON THE WQESTERN WATERS, VOL II (Orange, VA Green Publishers, Inc.)1982, pp 194, 197, 198) THE BLACK CHILDREN: 1.+John b c1754 d 1814 m 12 Aug 1777 Jane Alexander 2. Jane m Matthew Alexander 3. Margaret m Samuel Price 4. Mary m William Black 5. Martha m __McCormick 6. Nancy m ____Price 7. +William b 1766 m 28 Mar 1793 Jane McBeth 8. Samuel m Mary Letcher - Samuel died on homestead in Augusta Co VA. 9. James m Jane Sharp - had no children- James died on homestead in Augusta Co VA

(NOTE: Birthdate of last son, Samuel appears incorrect)

Husband: Samuel Black -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Born: ABT 1734 at: Londonderry, Ireland
   Died:                                     at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia                           
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 Father: John Black
 Mother: Margaret Gordon
 Spouse: Jane Porter 

Wife: Jane Porter
   Marr: ABT 1754  Albemarle County, Virginia--------------------------------------------------------------------------------    Born: 1737                                at: Orange Co, Virginia                               
   Died:                                     at: Augusta Co, Virginia                              
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 Father: William Porter
 Mother: Elizabeth Jane Black
 Spouse: Samuel Black 

Children-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Margaret Black Sex: F
  Born: 1755                                at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia  
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Spouse: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Name: John Black                          Sex: M
  Born: 12 DEC 1755                         at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia  
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Spouse: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Name: Jane Black                          Sex: F
  Born: 1757                                at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia  
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Spouse: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Name: James Black                         Sex: M
  Born: AFT 1758                            at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia  
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Spouse: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Name: Martha Black                        Sex: F
  Born: AFT 1758                            at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia  
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Spouse: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Name: Mary Black                          Sex: F
  Born: AFT 1758                            at: Albermale Co, Virginia   
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Spouse: Willam Black --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Name: William Black                       Sex: M
  Born: 14 FEB 1767                         at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia  
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Spouse: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Name: Nancy Black                         Sex: M
  Born: ABT 1769                            at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia  
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Spouse: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Name: Samuel Black                        Sex: M
  Born: 1810                                at: Allbemarle Co, Virginia  
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Page 206.--15th September, 1801. Receipt to William Black, executor of Samuel Black, by the legatees, viz: John Black, Mathew Alexander and wife Jane, Samuel Price and wife Margaret, William Black and wife Mary, William Black, Jr.; Martha Black, Samuel Black, Nancy Black, James Black.

Children of SAMUEL BLACK and JANE PORTER are:

  • i. MARGARET4 BLACK, b. 1755, Albemarle County, Virginia; m. SAMUEL PRICE.
  • ii. JOHN BLACK, b. 12 Dec 1755, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. 15 Jul 1849; m. (1) JANE ALEXANDER, 12 Aug 1777; b. 1756; d. 1804; m. (2) MARY BREEDON, 1807; b. 1765; d. 1826.
  • iii. JANE BLACK, b. 1757, Albemarle County, Virginia; m. MATTHEW ALEXANDER.
  • iv. JAMES BLACK, b. Aft. 1758, Albemarle County, Virginia.
  • v. MARTHA BLACK, b. Aft. 1758, Albemarle County, Virginia.
  • vi. MARY BLACK, b. Aft. 1758, Albemarle County, Virginia; m. WILLIAM BLACK; b. Abt. 1755.
  • vii. WILLIAM BLACK, b. 14 Feb 1767, Albemarle County, Virginia; d. 22 Dec 1851, Clark County, Ohio; m. (1) MARY ???; m. (2) JANE MCBETH, 28 Mar 1793; b. Abt. 1766; d. 23 Jan 1843, Clark County, Ohio.


A117 WILLIAM BLACK b 1766 Montgomery Co VA d 22 Dec 1851 Clark Co OH s/o Samuel Black & Jane Porter m 28 Mar 1793 JANE MCBETH b c1766 d 23 Jan 1843 Clark Co OH d/o Andrew McBeth & Sarah Clinton.

William Black was a life-long farmer and "self-made" man. While in Virginia, he was a Circuit Court Judge for 14 years until he moved from the state. He possessed a unusually retentive memory; he could recite with great accuracy entire sermons, speeches, etc. which he had heard.

It was William Black who petitioned the General Assembly of Virginia, requesting a town be established. The petition was addressed to "The Speakers and Members of the General Assembly of Virginia" in the following words:

The petition of William Black humbly sheweth that your petitioner having a piece of ground in a healthy climate , a fertile neighborhood with excellent springs thereon, and agreeably and well situated for a small town, did at the request of a number of his friends and neighbours lay off 38 acres three quarters of an acre and 25 poles of the same, into lots and streets and disposed of a number o the said lots, the purchaser of which hath built and are now building several houses thereon. And your petitioner has been advised to solicit your Honable body to establish by law a town at said place. Your petitioner therefore prays that your Honble House will pass an act vesting the said 38 acres, three quarters of an acre and twenty-five poles of land lying in Montgomery County, in Trustees and establish a town thereon as the same has been already laid off into lots and streets and grant to the holders of the same such privileges as are given to Citizens of other towns in this Commonwealth not incorporated. And your petitioner as in duty bound will pray.

The town was incorporated under the Act of the General Assembly in 1798 and named Blacksburg. The Trustees were John Black, William Black, George Rutledge, James P. Preston, Edward Rutledge, John Preston, and John Henderson (Montgomery Co Deed Bk C, 163). In 1845 Blacksburg had a population of 250, one Presbyterian Church and one Methodist Church. William gave land for a school and a cemetery. While living in Virginia he owned slaves, as was the custom then, but, when his family left for Ohio, they freed all the slaves.

William Black and his wife Jane sold their remaining lands to George Surface in 1814, excluding from the deed the 38 acres of town land and one acre adjoining the town on the west near the "smith shop" sold to Harman Sifford in 1810 (Montgomery Co Deed Bk E, pp 28. 463).

In 1814 William and his family moved to Clark Co OH where he purchased a tract of land from the government. William and Jane left each of their sons some 400 acres of land when they died. THE BLACK CHILDREN: 1. +Samuel b 9 Feb 1792 d 27 May 1872 Clark Co OH m 30 Nov 1817 Malinda Mitchell d/o Samuel Mitchell & Malinda Cecil. 2. Sarah b 20 May 1796 m 13 Jun 1816 William Rayburn 3. Agnes b 18 Apr 1798 m 18 Mar 1816 Giles W. Thomas s/o William P. Thomas & Margaret Stafford - lived in P:ike Twp Clark Co OH 4. William Porter b 26 Apr 1799 m 16 Nov 1820 Susanna M. Verdier - had 15 children,14 reaching maturity. 5. Andrew Clinton b 21 Jul 1802 d 25 Feb 1875 m 20 Oct 1825 Provy Baker Standiford b 5 Jan 1806 Mason Co KY d 4 Mar 1892 d/o Elijah Standiford & Rebecca Rouse. Andrew & Provy had 13 children. (William S. & Andrew (BR.) 6. John b 29 Jul 1804 d 14 Apr 1806.

  • viii. NANCY BLACK, b. 1769, Albemarle County, Virginia.
  • ix. SAMUEL BLACK, b. WFT Est. 1770-1790.
  • x. NANCY BLACK, b. WFT Est. 1770-1790.