Person:Benjamin Black (1)

Benjamin Jackson Black
m. 19 Apr 1821
  1. Sarah Ann Black1822 - 1915
  2. Martin L. Black1824 - 1894
  3. William Morley Black1826 - 1915
  4. Benjamin Jackson Black1828 - 1865
  5. Rachel Black1831 - 1908
  6. Mary Black1833 - 1835
  7. John L. Black1837 - 1848
  8. Catherine Elizabeth Black1840 - 1931
  • HBenjamin Jackson Black1828 - 1865
  • WMary Ann King1833 - 1898
m. 8 Dec 1851
  1. Lucy Ann Black1854 - Bef 1865
  2. Mary Elizabeth Black1856 -
  3. Sarah Catherine Black1856 - 1865
  4. Eliza Jane Black1857 - 1937
  5. Margaret Rachel Black1861 - 1954
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Jackson Black
Gender Male
Birth[2] 6 Apr 1828 Richland, Ohio, United StatesVermillion
Marriage 8 Dec 1851 Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United Statesto Mary Ann King
Death[2][1] 17 Oct 1865 Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United Stateskilled by Indians
Burial[1] Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Death Recorded, in Utah Division of State History.

    Markers and Monuments Database
    Date Placed: 1953
    Location: N Hwy. 132 EPHRAIM SANPETE County 2 mi. N. of Ephraim, Pioneer Cemetery

    THIS MONUMENT ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE SEVEN PEOPLE WHO WERE killed by Indians on the 17th of October, 1865, during a raid on Ephraim. The four men were killed as the Indians came down the canyon - namely, Soren N. Jespersen, Benjamin J. Black, William T. Hite, William W. Thorpe, Martin P. Kuhre. His wife Hansine J. Kuhre and a 17 year old girl, Elizabeth Petersen, were slain while in the field west of town where they were gathering potatoes. The Indians left Kuhre's son 2 years old on the field unharmed. The seven were all placed side-by-side in one grave. Erected by William Dobbie Kuhre, the 2 year old son who is now in his 91st year.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Black, Chester Allen, and Sarah Hancock Black. Our Black family in America: some of the descendants of William Black and Sarah Stevens. He, born in North Carolina in 1770, lived most of his life in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio, and died there soon after 1850. (Salt Lake City, Utah: [s.n.], c1960).

    md: Mary Ann King Benjamin was killed by Indians 17 Oct 1865 in Ephraim Canyon, Utah An Enduring Legacy, Volume Four, p.282 "October 17 a band of Indians made an attack upon Ephraim led by the great Chief Black Hawk. Many of the people were out in the fields, others in the mountains. A raid was made upon Martin Peterson Kuhre and his wife Elizabeth in the field south of town, killing both and badly mutilating their bodies. A covered buggy coming from Manti at about this time was fired upon and many shots were exchanged. One of the horses was struck by a bullet and died before reaching Ephraim. "The Indians rushed towards the mountain, taking with them more than one hundred head of cattle and horses. Up in the canyon they attacked and killed William Thorpe, Benjamin J. Black, William T. Hite and Soren N. Jesperson.