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Milton Black
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1809
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1905
Mount Vernon
Posey County
Indiana, USA

Milton was born on January 2, 1809 in Indiana. Very little is known about his youth or his parents. Several families of the Blacks migrated to Posey County, Indiana from Kentucky in the early 1800s and established farms in Black Township, north of the town of Mount Vernon. The township was named after Hugh, William and Thomas Black, three brothers, who were among the very earliest settlers of the area. Milton married Mary Jane Jones about 1847 in Posey County, Indiana Mary Jane was the daughter of Joel and Margaret (Gamble) Jones in Posey County. The U S Census of 1850 records that Milton and Mary were living on the farm of Mary's widowed mother Margaret Jones. A daughter, Margaret (age 2) had been added to the young couple's family. Over the next several years three children were added to the family: Francis Martha "Fannie", (1852), Virginia B. "Jennie" (1855) and Mary J. (January 30, 1858). Milton's wife Mary Jane died on February 11, 1858, two weeks after the birth of their daughter Mary and he never remarried. By 1860 Milton was still living with his mother-in-law where both were managing farms in Black Township. Living at home included Alonzo Jones (18, a student, son of Joel and Margaret Jones), Margaret (11), Martha Francis (7), Virginia (4), and Jane Allridge (21, servant). The U S Census of 1870 lists Milton as being fifty-eight years of age, a druggist in Mount Vernon, and living at home were "Maggie" (Margaret) who was keeping house (20), "Fannie" (Francis, 17 and a student), and "Jennie" (Virginia, 14). In 1880 Milton was listed as seventy-one living in Mount Vernon and living with his daughters Maggie (31), Fannie (28), Jennie (26) and Samuel Woody (23, a cousin). In 1900 he was living in Mount Vernon. The census records his age as ninety-one and living in his home were his daughter Margaret, her husband George W. Kimball and two of his children from a former marriage: Gela (26) and Jessie (21). Margaret had married George in May of 1888. Milton passed away on April 29, 1905 and was buried in the Black family plot located in the Bellefontaine Cemetery where his wife Mary Jane and three of their children are interred. 
 
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  Mary J Black (____ - 1858)
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Posey County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Holland St John
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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Milton Black
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Milton Black
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Milton Black
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In memory of Milton who married my distant cousin Mary Jane Jones. She was the daughter of Joel and Margaret (Gamble) Jones, pioneer settlers of Posey County, Indiana in the early 1800s.
- Holland St John
 Added: Aug. 7, 2010
 
 
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