Person:Alexander Black (7)

Alexander Black, Jr.
  1. James Black1728 - 1824
  2. Samuel Blackabt 1729/30 - 1783
  3. Capt. William BlackBET 1735 AND 1740 - 1811
  4. Mary Blackabt 1738 - 1805
  5. Margaret 'Peggy' Black1743 - 1784
  6. Nancy "Agnes" Blackabt 1747/48 - aft 1827
  7. Rachel Black1750 - 1822
  8. Alexander Black, Jr.1752 - 1827
m. 22 SEP 1786
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][6] Alexander Black, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[7] 1752 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 22 SEP 1786 Woodford, Kentuckyto Agnes Nancy Kincaid
Other? 1790 to Kentucky about 1790 as he accompanied his brother, William, in driving his cattle and horses through from Virginia in that year.Migrated 2
Alt Marriage 22 SEP 1790 by the Reverend Samuel Shannon in Woodford County, KYto Agnes Nancy Kincaid
Burial[7] 1827 Pisgah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pisgah, Woodford County, Kentucky
Religion? helped to establish and were charter members of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church
Death[7] 18 APR 1827 Fayette County, Kentucky

Alexander Black, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Recorded at Lexington, Kentucky, Book No. H, page 109
After my interment and debts paid I direct that my executor hereinafter named or such one or more of them as take it upon themselves the administration of my estate shall make sale of the two tracts of land on which I now live containing about one hundred and forty acres allowing to John Wardlow and James Wardlow the refusal of such land at the price of twenty eight dollars per acre, payable one third when the proposition shall be given, one third in one year thereafter, and the remaining third two years from the day of sale, of bonds to be taken for the money and tital retained as security. In case both these gentlemen decline the purchase of sale lands, as also all my household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils, stocks, crops, and other chattels shall be sold at public at twelve months credit for all sums over ten dollars, sums under that amount to be paid in cash.
If my decease should occur during any year before crops is made, my executor or executors may employ the servants to finish the crop if they think proper, or if they choose they may at once dispose of the crop and chattles. But in either event, my servants are to be supported for the balance of the year.
It is my will that, at the end of the year after my decease all my slaves shall be set free, that is to say, those of twenty one years of age shall be set at liberty immediately thereafter. The two negro boys James and Charles my nephew George Black and Miller Black are to take and hold until said negro boys be twenty one years of age, upon condition that they learn said boys the shoemaking business. The residue of the boys under age are to be put out to learn the shoemaking business, until twenty one years of age, and any extra compensation which can be obtained for their services beyond their support and instruction, by my executors is for the benefit of said boys, and to $e paid to them.
The girls under age to be put out to learn to weave until the age of eighteen, and any extra compensation obtained beyond their support is to be paid to them at eighteen, when they are to be free and the boys are to be free at twenty one.
The slaves I now hold who with their offspring I contemplate to be free are as follows: Rachel, Rice, Jenny, Michael, Humphrey, Gardeen, and Chilo, Charlotte, James, Nancy, Charles, George, Jenny.
It is my will that all my estate except the slaves who are to be emancipated and except the specific devises hereinafter mentioned shall be equally divided among the children, who may be living at my death, of my sister Rachel Givings, my sister Mary Miller, my sister Nancy McClung, my sister Peggy Phemster, and my brother William Black. I give my riding horse, saddle, and bridle to Miller Black.
I direct my executors, out of the proceeds of my estate, directed to be sold. One hundred dollars be deposited in the United States Bank subject to the order of themselves, to be used in assisting any of the said slaves herein mentioned, that my executors may think stand in need of aid for any cause whatsoever, and when the youngest negro child comes of age. Such portion of the money as remains undisposed of shall be divided among my relatives as herein before directed.
As to the residue of the proceeds of my estate, I give to my nephew George Black my wearing apparel.
I hereby appoint John Wardlow, James Wardlow, and Samuel Steel the executors of this my last will
Alexander Black
Samuel Steel
Chas. C. Frazer
T. L. Berryman
Produced and proven at the May Court, 1827

Estate Appraisal:
Twenty miscelaneous notes
Total appraised value $13,470.10 3/4
Total amount of sales $14,606.31 2/3
Credits, Slaves, Bondsmen & Debts 7,692.
Executors receive $600.
A few items taken from the appraisement of the estate
140 3/4 acres of land @@ $25 per acre$ 3,506.25
Cash --------250.00
Slave Rachel100.00
" Rice -----200.00
" Jinney 250.00
" Michael ------400.00
" Humphrey 400.00
" Gardner -----350.00
" Charlotte 300.00
" James -----300.00
" Nancy -------250.00
" Charles 200.00
" George ------150.00
" Jane 100.00
One clock ---------60.00
Five Volume Scotts Family Bible20.00
One lot of books ---------15.00
Twenty miscelaneous notes
Total appraised value $13,470.10 3/4
Total amount of sales $14,606.31 2/3
Credits, Slaves, Bondsmen & Debts 7,692.
Executors receive $600.


From Chalkley's:

  • Page 176.--30th December, 1790. Andrew Hamilton and Isabel, of Woodford County, to Thomas Hughart, 185 acres on Calfpasture devised to Andrew by his father, Andrew. Teste: John McCreery, Andrew Hodge, Wm. Hogsett, Wm. Mathews, J. Hog, John Peebles, Alexander Black, Geo. Carlyle.

Bath County, VA Records:

  • Pg. 72 - Power of attorney given by Alexander Black of Fayette Co, Ky., to my friend Robert Miller of Bath, to convey to Thomas Huston 200 acres at the junction of the Cowpasture and Bullpasture, and to convey to Huston another tract acquired for him by his brother William Black, July 15, 1794, executed in Fayette Co., Ky., court. [Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 10].


Source: "William Black and his Descendants"

3.ALEXANDER BLACK was born in Augusta County, Virginia, in 1752. Little is known of the early life of this man, although in his early life he probably made frequent trips into the wilderness of Kentucky. The records show that he appeared before the Nelson County court in 1780 and claimed a preemption of one thousand acres of land for himself, and also one thousand acres for his brother, William. According to the "Annals of Bath County, Virginia, by Morton" he served in both the Dunmore and Revolutionary wars, from this part of Augusta County. Upon the death of his father he came into possession of a part of his father's farm on the Cowpasture River and he retained this until 1792. In the tax lists of 1782 he was the owner of two horses and four cattle. In 1784 he is listed as a tax delinquent in Augusta County, having gone to Kentucky.

He moved to Kentucky about 1790 as he accompanied his brother, William, in driving his cattle and horses through from Virginia in that year.

ALEXANDER BLACK married Agnes Kinkead, daughter of William Kinkead, September 22, 1790, married by the Reverend Samuel Shannon. (From Woodford County records, Kentucky.) He must have lived in Clark County for a few years, for in the Clark County tax list of Sept. 16, 1793 he was the owner of 3 slaves, 15 horses and 45 cattle. In the Deed Transfers of Clark County, Vol. 1, page 174, under date of 1794, Alexander Black and Agnes, his wife, of Clark County, sell to Andrew Kinkead 2402 acres. He evidently moved to Fayette County the next year, as on March 11, 1794, he bought 118 acres of land on the Elkhorn Creek in Fayette County, from William Huston. This farm is situated at Fort Spring on the Elkhorn Creek on the south side of the Lexington and Versailles Pike, about eight miles west of Lexington. It was upon this farm that he spent the remainder of his life, and at his death his farm was sold to James Wardlow. I am of the opinion that Alexander and his wife, Agnes, sometimes called "Nancy," helped to establish and were charter members of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, which was located about two miles from their home.

His wife, Nancy, was born November 1, 1766 and died August 29, 181 8. Alexander died April 18. 182 7 . Both are buried in Pisgah churchyard.

They had no children and in his will he emancipated his slaves, twelve in number. He also provided a trust fund for the care of all minor children of the slaves until they became of age, at which time they were to be set free. The balance of his estate was divided among his nieces and nephews.

Rachel Givings, my sister Mary Miller, my sister Nancy McClung, my sister Peggy Phemster, and my brother William Black." [What the heck is this supposed to mean? Q 13:35, 31 August 2013 (EDT)]

  1. Collins. Ancestors of Donald Eugene Collins.
  2. Will.
  3. Raymond Finley Hughes and Howard Clift Black. William Black and his Descendents A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Black of Augusta County, VA and la. (Unpublished. Copyrighted 1973 by Hughes).
  4. D. Collins.
  5. AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum.
  6. Laura Kinkead Walton. Genealogies of Kentucky Families, Volume II, The Families Kinkead, Stephenson, Garrett, Martin, and Dunlap. (KY Historical Society, Vol. 37, Oct 1939).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Find A Grave.

    Alexander Black

    Birth: 1752
    Death: Apr. 18, 1827

    Family links:
    Nancy Kinkead Black (1766 - 1818)*

    Inscription: Revolutionary Soldier