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Black, James

Born: 1785 Virginia

Died: 1860-08-14

Flourished: 1832-1838 Menard County, Illinois

By 1817, Black had emigrated from Kentucky to southern Illinois, where he married Elizabeth Sims. By 1820, they had settled in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. Black was a farmer in Menard County for the rest of his life.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, St. Clair County, 10 August 1817, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 386; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 335; Gravestone, Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.