Facts and Events
Samuel Black was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Records of Samuel Black in Old Augusta
Samuel Black's land (2 Tracts: 1) Beverley Manor SE, 369 acres acquired from his father John Black in 1760; 2) Land Grant of 400-acres, adjoining the Beverley Patent line and Edward Hall's tract in Beverley Manor in 1769) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 72.—19th November 1760. John Black to Samuel Black, his son, £5, 369 acres on South River of Shanandore in Beverley Manor, part of 738 acres on which said Jno. and Samuel now live; cor. Thos. Stewart. Delivered: Samuel Black, 3d August, 1772.
- 7 December 1774 - Samuel Black was granted a patent of "97 acres on head springs of the Straight Fork of Jackson's River", (per the disposition of his son John, listed below):
Early Land Grant Surveys in Augusta County, VA:
- Page 131 - Samuel Black, 65 acres. April 5, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 47].
- Page 150 - Samuel Black, 400 acres, South River. Adjoining Beverley's patent, Henry Dawson, Edward Hall. Nov. 7, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 54].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 138.--18th March, 1772. Samuel Black, son and heir-at-law of John Black, deceased, and Rebecca ( ) to John Black, 180 acres in Beverley Manor on a branch of Lewis' Creek, corner David Black's land. Delivered: Patrick Buchanan, 30th June, 1774.
- Page 524.--19th November, 1782. John Black, son and heir-at-law of Samuel Black, deceased, to Joseph Bell, 97 acres on head springs of the Straight Fork of Jackson's River, patented to said Samuel, 7th December, 1774.
Will Abstract: [Duplicate of Chalkley's record below]
- Will of Samuel Black, aged about 55 -- To son, John, 300 acres on Niw River where John now lives; to son, William, 300 acres, rest of above tract; to sons, Samuel and James, infants, home place known by name of Pine Knot; to daughters, Margaret, Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jean; to wife.
- Executors, wife, brother Wm. Black, Wm. Porter.
- Proved 8 May 1783 by Stuart and Davis.
- Executors qualify.
- [Source: Augusta County Will Book 6, Page 311}
- Samuel Black's estate appraised by Cornelius Ruddle, Thos. Rutledge, Alex. Thompson.
- Continental Loan Office Certificates of June, 1780, for $6,000.
- James Best's account.
- Page 280.--2th September, 1782. Will of Samuel Black, aged about 55--To son, John, 300 acres on Niw River where John now lives; to son, William 300 acres, rest of above tract; to sons, Samuel and James, infants, home place known by name of Pine Knot; to daughters, Margaret, Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jean; to wife. Executors, wife, brother Wm. Black, Wm. Porter. Teste: Walter Davis, Thos. Stuart, Mathew Alexander. Proved, 15th April, 1783. by Stuart and Davis. Executors qualify.
- Page 311.--8th May, 1783. Samuel Black's estate appraised by Cornelius Ruddle, Thos. Rutledge, Alex. Thompson. Continental Loan Office Certificates of June, 1780, for $6,000. James Best's account.
- 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.
Will of Samuel's wife Jane:
- Page 398.--15th March, 1814. Jane Black's will, of South River--To son Samuel; daughter, Jane Alexander; daughter, Martha Black; daughters Margaret Price and Mary Black; daughter. Nancy Gillespee; son, James; sons, John and William. Executors, sons James and Samuel. Teste: Joseph Bell, Moses Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes, Elizabeth Long. Proved, 24th October, 1814. Samuel qualifies.
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (unless listed otherwise)
- Page 188 - James Kerr, 400 acres. Adjoining his old survey, Thomas Stuarts, Samuel Black. November 25, 1771. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 68].
- Page 271 - James Kerr, 400 acres. Adjoining his own land, Thomas Stuart, Samuel Black. November 25, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 94].
Samuel Black (probably son of this John) will 1782 age 55 wife Jane, children: John (land on New River where he lives), Wm, Sam (minor), James (minor), Margaret (m Sam Price 1798), Mary (m Wm Black), Martha, Nancy (Gillespy m after 1801), Jean (m Mathew Alexander). Jane's 1814 will gives married names of her daughters. Exec. for Samuel Black was brother William who in 1801 reported payouts to John Black, Mathew Alexander & wife Jane, Samuel Price & wife Margaret, Wm Black & wife Mary, Wm Black Jr, Martha Black, Samuel Black, Nancy Black, and James Black.
THE THIRD GENERATION
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: Birth date of last son, Samuel appears incorrect)
(NOTE: Information has changed since posted here and is undocumented. Since the data is available using the link above, there is no reason to show it here.)