James Hervey Black


Personal and Family Information

James was born on 20 NOV 1795 in Madison County, Kentucky, the son of Thomas Black and Margaret Woods.

He died on 14 FEB 1859 in Upshur County, Texas.

His wife was Clarinda Rawles, who he married on 18 JUL 1828 in Pulaski County, Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


James Hervey Black


Thomas Black


Margaret Woods


Samuel Woods


Margaret Holmes


John Holmes


Jennet Wilson



Birth20 NOV 1795
Place: Madison County, Kentucky
Death14 FEB 1859
Place: Upshur County, Texas
Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
Address: Tax List 1828, Hempstead County, James H Black
Census2 OCT 1850
Place: Hempstead County, Arkansas
Age: 54
Address: Ozan Twp, dwelling 195, family 195 James H Black age 54 male EP. Clergyman, $1943, born Kentucky Clarinda “ age 48 female, born Missouri Cynthia A “ f Ark Thos N 19 m student born Ark Lilas E “ 15 m Ark Benjamin P 15 m Ark Henry D11 m Ark James f 7 m Ark Thos Maxwell age 23 male , laborer, unknown
BurialFEB 1859
Place: Upshur County, Texas
Address: Coffeeville Cemetery, Ore City Rev James H. Black Cumberland Presbyterian Minister findagrave MEMORIAL ID 14894452 link to wife Clarinda Rawles Black d 1867


Note 1

Rev James H. Black Cumberland Presbyterian Minister 1795 - 1859

BLACK, JAMES.--The son of Thomas and Margaret Black, was born in Kentucky, Nov. 20, 1795. His parents were devotedly pious, and gave their son a good training. His education was private and somewhat limited; he never attended College or Seminary; he was licensed and ordained by Arkansas Presbytery in 1827 as pastor of Mt. Prairie church, Hempst'd Co., Ark. He subsequently preached in the church at Washington, Ark. His health became impaired, and he removed with his family to Coffeeville, Texas, where he died, Feb. 14, 1859, of paralysis.

He was a most estimable man, very useful and laborious, spending much of his time as an evangelist.

He was twice married: first, to Miss A. B. Craig; and second, to Mrs. Clarinda Rawles, who, with five sons and two daughters, survives him.

[Source: The Presbyterian Historical Almanac and Annual Remembrance of the Church, by Joseph M. Wilson , vol. 3-4, 1861-1862, page 234]

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 14894452