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Francis Jerome Black
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1854, USA
Death: May 27, 1863
McDonough County
Illinois, USA

Inscription on Dual Headstone :
Francis J.
died May 27, 1863
age 8 years 10 months 22 days
child of David and Deborah Black

Other siblings listed as being children of David and Deborah Black that are buried in Gibson Cemetery are : Nathan P., John W.L., and Lovenia E. Black.

Francis Jerome was born as the 3rd of eight children to Deborah ( Pennington ) and David B. Black.

On May 27, 1863 at the age of 8 years 10 months and 22 days, Francis passed away from Scarlet Fever.

5 days prior to Francis' death, his brother John W. L. Black also passed away from Scarlet Fever.

3 days after Francis passed away, his brother Nathan Pennington Black passed away from Scarlet Fever also.

Within an 8 day time span - Deborah and David B. Black endured the death of 3 of their 8 children.

1860 US Federal Census
Chalmer's Township, McDonough County
Household Members: Name Age
David Black 37
Deborah Black 31
Ann E Black 11
Nathan Black 9
Frances J Black 7
Mary A Black 4
Thomas E Black 1

Francis' Father, David B. Black was a son of Elizabeth ( Dick ) and Isaac Black of Adams County, Ohio.

Francis' Mother, Deborah was a daughter of Elizabeth ( Van Pelt ) and Abraham Pennington of Highland County, Ohio.

Later, David, Deborah and their 4 surviving children ( Ann Eliza, Mary Alice, Thomas E. and William Harris ) moved to San Diego, California and were recorded as living there during the 1870 US Census. They then permanently settled in Mount Tabor, Multnomah, Oregon.

Francis' Mother, Deborah ( Pennington ) Black # 46438850 and Father, David B. Black # 46438849 are buried in the Multnomah Park Cemetery in Oregon.

Francis' Paternal Grandmother Elizabeth Black # 98640833 and his Paternal Grandfather Isaac Black # 98640753 are buried in the Unity Cemetery located in Adams County, Ohio.

Family links: 
  David B Black (1823 - 1896)
  Deborah Pennington Black (1827 - 1900)
  Nathan Pennington Black (1851 - 1863)*
  Francis Jerome Black (1854 - 1863)
  Louvenia Elizabeth Black (1858 - 1862)*
  John W.L. Black (1860 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
children of David and Deborah Black
Note: The Weeping Willow Tree with the Young Lamb beneath indicates : Perpetual Mourning ; Grief of the Loss of an Innocent Child.
Gibson Cemetery
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Plot: North Central
Maintained by: labs2006
Originally Created by: Judith Black-Bland
Record added: Jul 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73704087
Francis Jerome Black
Added by: Labz2006
Francis Jerome Black
Added by: Labz2006
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- Labz2006
 Added: Aug. 26, 2012

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