Ralph Black

Ralph Black

Male Abt 1815 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Ralph Black 
    Born Abt 1815  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Near John Clayton, Samuel, Thomas, William, and Joseph Gwin.
      Ralph Black
      1 male 20-30
      1 fem 20-30
      1 male < 5
    Census 1850  Wood Co, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 WV, Wood Co [from Wes Cochran book via Elsie Cook email]
      #808-809
      Ralph BLACK  35 VA Farmer
      Polly        35 VA
      John         13 VA
      Thomas       11 VA
      James         9 VA
      William       7 VA
      Stephen       6 VA
      Millard       2 VA
      Sarah HARRIS 14 VA
    Letter Feb 1854 
    • In Feb. 1854, Ralph sent a letter to "Uncle Billy" Wm. Clayton at Deerfield VA, from Claysville, VA. Said "Father & Mother live within 60 yards of my door and are doing well. They left William because they could not agree. Too much trouble to some, but not to me. Shall have a comfortable living as long as I am worth anything. You have my word for that....Brother Wm. lost one of his sons (John Wm.) of the croup on Feb. 5." [L.Craig]
      -- Note Claysville is now called Davisville and is outside of Parkersburg near Mineral Wells.
    Census 1860  Wood Co, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1860 WV, Wood Co, Belleville? PO (roll 1384, pg 426, ln 21)
      Ralph Black   45   farmer   r.e. 875  pers: 492    all b. VA
      Mary              45   wife
      John C.          22  farm labor
      Thos. A.        20     "
      James H.       17     "
      Ralph D.        16    "
      Stephen         12
      Millar S.         10
      Mary E.           8
      Arthur IB  5
      Monroe        2  male   [hard to read; verified by Molly]
      Elizabeth Black   83
      Sarah Morris     45  -- this could be Ralph's sister who supposedly married a Ptolmy relative; perhaps she remarried and is widowed...
      -- Belleville is a bit southwest of Mineral Wells and Parkersburg
    Census 1870  Tygart, Wood Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • #62-56 (p.172 of Wes Cochran book)
      Ralph Black   55  farmer, all b. VA
      Mary              55 keep house
      John              32 farmer
      Millard            21 farmer
      Mary E.          18
      Arthur I.         15
      -- 4 houses from bro. Wm, Samuel & Jemima Black. No sign of sons Stephen (22) or Ralph D. (26) or James H. (27) or Thomas A. (30).
    Census 1880  Tygart, Wood Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 482C, Tygart district
      Black, Ralph  65, married, farmer, self & parents b. VA [same BP for everybody]
      , Mary     wife, 65, keeping house
      , John C.  son, 42, single, school teacher
      , Arthur   son, 25, single, farm laborer
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I703  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2005 

    Father James Black,   b. 2 Mar 1774, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1859, Wood Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Rice,   b. Abt 1779, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1860, Wood Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1800  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet

    Family Mary "Polly" Beck,   b. 1814-1815, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Jan 1838  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Ralph Black & Mary Beck m. 19 Jan 1838 [Augusta Co. Marriages]
      --note that Becks lived right next door to Claytons in Augusta Co in 1850 census
    Children 
     1. John Clayton Black,   b. 1838, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Thomas Alexander Black,   b. 1838-1839, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James Daniel Brown Black,   b. 1840-1841, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ralph William Black,   b. 1842-1843, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Stephen Lee Black,   b. 1843-1844, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Millard Summers Black,   b. 1847-1848, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Elizabeth Black,   b. 1851-1852, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Arthur Ingram Black,   b. 27 Mar 1855, Wood Co, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Monroe Black,   b. 1857-1858, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860-1870, Wood Co, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F540  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Augusta Co Marriages 1748-1850, Vogt & Kethley, (1986).

    2. [S4] Marriage Records - Augusta Co, VA.
      Margret Clayton made oath to Alex. St Clair, J.P., that her daughter Betsy Rice who is about to intermary with James Black is above the age of twenty one years. Dated 9 June 1800. Marriage bond of James Black and John Clayton of Augusta Co, same date, for marriage of James Black, bachelor, and Betsy Rice, spinster. John Clayton made his mark, but bond appears to have James Black's actual signature. Teste, Vincent Tapp. [filed in Clayton folder]

    3. [S4] Marriage Records - Augusta Co, VA, POSSIBLE MARRIAGE: RALPH BLACK & MARY BECK M. 19 JAN 1838 AUGUSTA CO., VA (Reliability: 3).