John Craig Black
Clarissa "Cassie" Jones
m: on 10 Feb 1826, in
Manchester, Clay Co, KY
Isaac V. &Rhoda(Smith)Jones
b: 11 Oct 1807 Knox Co, KY
d: 07 Dec 1862 Knox Co, KY
buried: New Bethel Cemetery,
Crane Nest, Knox Co, KY
m: on 16 Dec 1866,
in Knox Co, KY
After Confederate forces, under
Brigadier General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer,
came through Cumberland Gap into Kentucky on
September 9, 1861, one detachment entered
Barbourville on September 19. Commanded by
Captain Isaac J. Black,
the local Home Guard met the invaders in what
is referred to as the Battle of Barbourville,
the first battle/skirmish of the Civil War in
Kentucky. Casualties: one dead on each side.
Various histories of Barbourville and Knox County.
based on information in article by David Tye Green
[written in 1993] in
"Knox County History and Families,"
ed. Charles Reed Mitchell.
for this "John A. Black" branch
were provided to us by
THANKS, CUZ MIKE, FOR SHARING!
". . . several years ago I purchased a box at the estate sale of
Bertha Ogden. In that box were some paper items about Col. John A. Black.
For several years I have tried to find out when he was made a Colonel and
to whom he led. . . . Do you have any info on his military service? . . ."
To email Mike Harris,
Father and Three Sons Master Masons in Same Lodge
We present to you a whole family that belong to the same lodge. It is none
other than John A. Black and his three sons who are all Past Masters of
Mountain Lodge No. 187, Barbourville. Reading from left to right they are:
John A. Black,
who was made a Mason in February, 1866;
William Carson Black,
Past Master, Past Grand High Priest
and the present Grand Master of Kentucky;
Read P. Black,
Past Master and the present Sheriff of Knox County,
and who has just returned from France, where he was with the Y.M.C.A.
during the war with Germany;
Henry C. Black,
Past Master and who is now residing in Johnson City, Tenn.,
and is President of the Johnson City National Bank.
The Lord has blessed Bro. John A. Black with this world's goods and three
splendid sons, who have made their mark in the world, and we hope that he
may be spared for many years yet to come to enjoy all the many blessings
that God has given him.
located outside of
Union National Bank in Barbourville, KY
was one of the founders of Union College in 1879 and is said to have
been the one who proposed the name of the new college.
He was president of Union College in 1910-1912.
His son, Pitzer Black, was also a lawyer, practicing for 70 years in
His son-in-law, Hiram Owens (a graduate of Harvard University),
Hiram Owens's son-in-law, Sampson B. Knuckles, in turn, was
of the overall
Cobb-Sasser Family Lineage Website
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