Robert Black
Henry Black


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Henry Black 1 2

  • Born: 1752 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary Weems
  • Died: 19 Apr 1836 at age 84 3

bullet  General Notes:

He was Captain of a company of rangers during the Revolutionary War, and was sent to guard the frontier against the depredations of the Indians. He was stationed at Forts Lyttleton and the Burnt Cabins, in one of the valleys of the North mountain. At his father's death he inherited the estate jointly with his brother, which consisted of three large farms, with grist and saw mills, and which at the brother's death was all inherited by Henry and his children. Henry and Mary (Weems) had eight children, who all married and settled around them, five of them on adjoining farms. And until near the close of his life, when with young families growing up some of them were induced to go west, he could have seen them all in one day. He died in April 1836.

From Abstracts of Adams County, Pennsylvania Wills (1826-1850) by Randy J. Miller:

* Will #1921, HENRY BLACK, Mt. Joy Township, written March 11, 1834; probate April 24, 1836: Sons, James, John, Robert (wife Sarah), Thomas W. Daughters: Ann mar. Robert McCreary, Sarah mar. Hugh Denwiddie (dec.), Rachel mar. Philip Heagy, Elizabeth mar. George Heagy. Grandsons: Hugh Denwiddie, William, Henry, Robert, Theodore (Robert). Granddaughters: Mary, Elizabeth (Robert). Executor: Hugh Denwiddie. Witness: William McClellan, Sampson S. King. 4


Henry married Mary Weems, daughter of Thomas Lane Weems and Ann McIlvain. (Mary Weems was born before 1755 3.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.


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