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Rev George Washington Black, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1852
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1932
Young County
Texas, USA

son of George W. Black - Frances C. Talley

In the fall of 1865, he moved with his father to Green County, Missouri where they lived until 1867 when they moved to Arkansas. At the age of 15 years, he was converted and joined the Spring Valley Baptist Church. Rev. George Black was licensed to preach in 1868.

Miss Eliza Ellen Kirk married George W. Black on 15 September 1872 at Washington County, Arkansas, at the age of 19 years. His wife preceded him in death.

George and Eliza Black and one child moved to Young County in 1876. The young couple settled at Tonk Valley and organized the Tonk Valley Baptist Church, of which he and his wife were charter members. At the time, he also served churches at Gooseneck, South Bend and Fish Creek. Rev. Black was the first person in Tonk Valley to own a car.

In 1880, George W. Black moved to Graham where he was called to be the first pastor of the Graham First Baptist church in 1881. He was the pastor of this church from 1881-1897.

Brother Black has been the preacher of the Tonk Valley Church, First Baptist Church at Graham, Eliasville, Hopewell, Belknap, Proffitt, Pleasant View, First Baptist Church at Olney and Loving, all in Young County.

He was pastor for a short time for Elbert Baptist Church in Throckmorton County and this is the only tie he was outside of Young County, Texas.
Family links: 
  George Washington Black (1800 - 1875)
  Elizabeth Ellen Kirk Black (1852 - 1917)
  Thomas Gilbert Black (1873 - 1953)*
  Harriett M Black Edens (1881 - 1973)*
  George Washington Black (1884 - 1941)*
  Ellen Kirk Black (1888 - 1930)*
  John Sydney Black (1894 - 1986)*
  Leta Black (1897 - 1981)*
  Harriett Lucinda Black Reagan (1845 - 1922)*
  George Washington Black (1852 - 1932)
  Thomas Tally Black (1854 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Young County
Texas, USA
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Jan 15, 2010
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Rev George Washington Black, Sr
Added by: Searchers of our Past
Rev George Washington Black, Sr
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Rev George Washington Black, Sr
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