William Woods Black


Personal and Family Information

William was born on 9 JAN 1830 in Tennessee, the son of Samuel Black and Elizabeth A. Wallace.

He died on 18 JUN 1897 in Benton County, Arkansas.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Margaret E Woods, who he married in 1851 in Arkansas. Their six known children were Mary Elizabeth (1853-<1897), Catherine (1857-<1897), Samuel (1859-<1897), Thomas (1865-<1897), Sallie Bell (1869-1892) and Eva Rosetta (1872-1957).

His second wife was Sarah Jeffries, who he married on 15 DEC 1875 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their only known child was Margaret E (1877-1877).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


William Woods Black


Samuel Black


Thomas Black


Margaret Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


Elizabeth A. Wallace



Birth9 JAN 1830
Place: Tennessee
Death18 JUN 1897
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 20
Address: dwelling 404 family 404 Samuel Black, age 50 m , farmer, $1800, born Tenn Elizabeth A, 39 f born Tenn Wm “ age 20 m born Tenn Thomas J age 18 born Tenn Emily J age 14 f, born Ark James H age 5 m, born Ark Alford Wallace age 33 m bsmith born Tenn
Census- 1850, Benton County, Arkansas

Census18 JUN 1860
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 153 family 153 William Black age 30, m farmer $600, $394 born Tenn Margaret 27 f Ark Elizabeth “ 7 f Ark Catharine “ 3 Ark Samuel “ 1, ARk dwelling 154 family 154, John Rowls age 45 NC with wife and 6 children
Census1 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 40
Address: Osage Dwelling 342, family 337, image 56/136 Black, William, age 40, mw farmer $600, $700 forn Tennessee “ Margrate, age 37 fw keeping house, born Arkansas “ Mary 17 fw born Ark “ Catherine 14 fw born Ark “ Samuel 11, mw born Ark “ Thomas 5 mw, born Ark “ Sarah 1, fw born Ark dwelling 344 family 339 Jeffers, Obediant 51 fw keeping house Marion 27, Sarah 20, Rachel 17, Catherina 15, Nancy 14, Robert 10, Alexander 7, Obedient 7
Census3 JUL 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 50
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 515, family 515 Black, William, wm 50 married , farmer born Tenn, f&m born Tenn “ Sarah wf 29, wife married housekeeper born Tenn, f&m Tenn “ Sallie wf 12 daughter single born Ark, f Tenn, m Ark “ Eva wf 8 daughter single, born Ark f Tenn, m Ark Jeffries, Robert wm 21, brother in law, single, farmer, born Ark f &m Tenn
BurialJUN 1897
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 0
Address: Woods Cemetery, Little Flock findagrave 18918323
Will20 MAR 1856
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: pages 174-176 Benton County Will Book names wife Elizabeth M, sons Thomas J Black, James H Black and oldest son William Black
Will-Black Samuel 1856.1

Will-Black Samuel 1856.2

Other EventFROM 9 AUG 1862 TO 15 AUG 1863
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Military Service
Address: COMPANY F , 34TH ARKANSAS INFANTRY REGIMENT , CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA BLACK, JOHN Jr2Lt - Enl 9 Aug 1862 at Bentonville, AR. Present 29 Feb 1864. BLACK, W.W. Pvt - Enl 9 Aug 1862 at Bentonville, AR. Deserted 15 Aug 1863 at Camp Bayou Metre, AR.


Obit - Black...


Note 1

obit has born Tenn 9 Jan 1830, came to Ark with Parents in 1833… Does not fit James Harvey Black of Hempstead county 1828 and on as shown in ancestry.trees

Look closer 1850 Benton, Osage Twp dwelling 404 Samuel Black age 50 Tenn, and Elizabeth A 39, wm 20, Thomas 18, Emily j 14 jame H 5 , and alford wallace 33

named in will of father Samuel 1856.

Note 2

Hastings, Maggie - Died, Feb 23, at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs.S.E. Black,Maggie Hastings in the 21st year of her age. The deceased was born in Benton Co., Ark July 13, 1879. Movedwhen a child with her parents to Texas.

There her parents both died, leaving her and a sister, still younger, orphans and in a strange land. Their grandfather, Wm Black , lately deceased, brought them under his fatherly care until his death. Maggie’s home was still with her Grandmother at the time of her death.

May that comfort and support which God the comforter alone can give be abundantly bestowed upon the bereaved siter and reelatives all. P. Carnahan.

(Benton County Democrat 3/8/1900)