Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Query: BLACK family of Wabash and Miami counties, Indiana

BLACK—Looking for information on my great-great-grandfather Thomas BLACK (born about 1801 in Virginia) who married Hannah JOHNSON (born about 1813 in Pennsylvania) on May 31, 1849 in Wabash County, Indiana. They are in the 1850 and 1860 censuses in Peru Township, Miami County, Indiana, with these children:

--John Black (born about 1836 in Indiana)
--Palmer Black (born about 1838 in Indiana)
--James Black (born about 1840 in Indiana)
--Morton Black (born about 1842 in Indiana)
--Asa Black (born about 1843 in Indiana)
--William Black (born about 1845 in Indiana)
--Mary Black (born about 1849 in Indiana)
--Shuler Black (twin; born about June 1850 in Indiana)
--Scudder or Studer Black (twin; born about June 1850 in Indiana)
--Elwood Black (born about 1857 in Indiana)
--Alzina Black (born about 1859 in Indiana)

Are the older children Thomas’s from an earlier marriage?

Also, the 1850 census entry also lists a Lucy Johnson (born about 1840 in Indiana) and an Emeline Johnson (born about 1843 in Indiana) in the household—are these Hannah’s children by a previous marriage? There is a William Johnson who married Hannah SCHULER on January 3, 1839 in Wabash County—is this the same Hannah who married Thomas Black in 1849?

If you have any information on this family, please contact Jim Andrews ( directly.

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