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James Black
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1758
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1847
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Died at age 88 years 7 months and 20 days. Presumed husband of Margaret Black.

Rice-Dellock Transcription, page 235:
BLACK, James, d. Apr. 24, 1847 - 88.7.20
Margaret, d (broken) - age 30 yrs.
Margaret, (illeg.), d. Oct. 12, 18-- - 3.5.12

James Black served during the Revolutionary War. In a summary letter from his Pension File we learn the following facts:
James Black, son of Thomas, was born 4 October 1758 in Pequea, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
While living in Paxton Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (now Dauphin County), James Black enlisted

James Black Revolutionary War Pension File
Pages 1314 of 29
Downloaded from (now Fold3) and transcribed on 26 October 26, 2010

Rev and 1812 War Section
January 5, 1922

John Black
Duncannon, Pa.


I have to advise you from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim S. 2077, it appears that James Black was born October 4, 1758(9) at Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

While a resident of Paxton Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he enlisted and served as a private with the Pennsylvania Troops, as follows—

From July 12, 1776 in Captain Reed's Company, Colonel James Burd's Regiment of the "Flying Camp", he was in the battle of Flatbush, in August 1776, skirmishes at West Chester, East Chester and Mite Square, and about September 1, 1776 he was put under Colonel Hand, was in the battle of White Plains, and served six months; from June or July 1777, two months as substitute for his Father, Thomas Black, in Captain James Morrow's Company; from fall of 1777 to January 1778, two months in Captain John Killcreece's Company, Colonel Stewart's Regiment; from March or April 1778, two months in Captain James Morrow's Company; in August 1779, two or three weeks in Captain Campleton's Company of Rangers; in the fall of 1780 or 1781, two months in Captain William Allen's Company.

He was allowed pension on his application executed November 21, 1832, while resident of Halifax Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

There is no data relative to wife and children.


The second stone placed later for James Black gives alternate birth and death dates May 20, 1758 - June 24, 1847. Absent more definitive proof, the birth date in the Pension Record and the death date given in the transcription of the Pennsylvania Church and Town Records below were used for this memorial. Please note that this transcription is only off 1 month from the Rev. Pension Record, so supports the accuracy of the pension record more closely than new stone.

The Gerberich Collection,
Pennsylvania Dauphin Co., page 316
Old cemetery on the Hill above Halifax, Pennsylvania lists
Black, James age 88.7.20 d. 4/24/1847 [b. cal. 4 Sep 1758]
Black, Margaret age 50 d. 4/12/1846

Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 1000.

Margaret Black 
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  Margaret Black (1796 - 1846)*
*Calculated relationship
Hill Cemetery
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Eileen Lentz
Record added: Oct 25, 2010
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