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Black Family Bible
Submitted by Vivian Bartsch
Sheldon Black and Sarah J. Johnson was Married by the Rev. J. Hill
February the 12th 1852
Moved from Indiana to Missouri the fall of 1865. From Missouri to Kansas
Spring of 1871. Visited Indiana the fall of 1875. Remaining till the
1876. Again, the Spring of 1884—The fall of 1885 & The fall 1890.
Robert Black was born October 1853
Mary E. Black was born November 1854
Married by me, on the 27th day of September 1899 at Manhattan Kansas,
William E. Puett and Miss Tillie R Miller Both of Riley Co Kansas S.A.
Justice of Peace
Married by me on the 12th day of November 1899 in Ashland Township Riley
Kansas, Mr. Jesse Johnson of Manhattan and Miss Emma Phelps of Briggs,
Geary Co Kansas. S.A. Black Justice of the Peace
Robert Black died October 1853.
Mary E. Black died November 1854
Sheldon Augstin Black died at Manhattan Kansas March 9th 1912
Sarah Jane Black Died in Indiana September 5 1917
Austin S. Black was born June the 17th
Sarah L. Black was born February the 6th in the year of our Lord 1833
Robert Johnson was born. Sept 12th 1796
Elisabeth Johnson was born Sept 7th 1807
Robert Johnson died April 19th 1890
Elisabeth Johnson died Oct 6th 1885
United ages 171 years, 8 months, 6 days
Father 93-7 mo & 7 days. Mother 78 years, 29 days
Study of RE. Manhattan District 234 Greenwood Avenue Topeka. Kansas.
Sept 13 1900 Rev W.A. Limbocke Manhattan Kans Mr Dear Bro: Herein
enclosed you will find some papers that 1 desire to exhort you to most
carefully preserve: They are the "Discharge Papers" and also the
Evidence of Reenlistment of My own Uncle—My Mothers brother—William T.
Black. Now My Bro I send these to you with the desire that if there is
anything of a financial return that should come to my Uncle I desire to
tract it. It would seem by the face of this Discharge that he enlisted
the 20th of Feb.. 1864. "in Camp in the held" It is Known that William T
Black was Killed in the battle of The Wilderness which was fought on the
5th and 6th of May 1864. So that it would appear that no pay was ever
given by the government for about 75 or more days of service. My purpose
is not altogether to secure this money But also to see to what extent
after 36 years a Union Soldiers record can be traced. These papers have
been put into my hands by Mr S.A. Black of Ashland whom it transpires is
my Mothers own Cousin and at whose house W.T. Black lived at the time of
enlistment and re-enlistment.
To all whom it may Concern. Know ye. That William T. Black a Private of
Captain Lafayette Gordon's Company. (C) 20th Regiment of Indiana foot
Volunteers who was enrolled on the Sixteenth day of October one thousand
eight hundred and Sixty-one to serve three years of during the war. is
hereby DISCHARGED from the service of the United Stales this Twentieth
day of February. 1864. at Camp in the held VA by reason of Reenlistment.
No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist. Said William T.
Black was born in Allen Co in The State of Indiana, is 17 years of age.
5 feet 4 3/4 inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, and by
occupation, when enrolled, a Farmer. Given at camp in the field this
Twentieth day of February 1864. W.C.L. Taylor, Col. Commanding the Reg't
James Black was born Dec 12th 1805
Mary Black was born July 8th 1808
Sheldon A. Black was born June 17th 1829
Sarah Jane Black was born January 29th 1832
Belinda Katharine Black was born February 23rd 1834
Eli/a Ann Black was born August 24th 1836
Enoch M. Black was born June 3rd 1839
Mary Isabcll Black was bom March 17th 1843
Rebecca Emaline Black was bom January 15th 1845
Harriet Asenath Black was born June 9th 1849
(Newspaper clippings, no dates)
It seems that even republican politicians can sometimes tell beans when
the bag is untied. A lot of them are now complaining to Governor Stanley
about the way his new regents are mismanaging the Agricultural College
at Manhattan. Both the Kansas City Star and the Topeka Journal have
contained their plaints. The regents, three republicans say, "are worse
by all odds," than "ere those wicked pops," because "knowing the truth
they did not dare maintain it." They had the soup house running and were
in no hurry to close the book store. In the printing department they
have two men and a woman to do the work of one man, and allow them to
underbid for job work which properly belongs to the office of the
Manhattan Nationalist. They have drawn the college money in bulk from
the state treasurer, who might have proportioned according to political
merit, and placed it all in the hands of their one pet national bank
without requiring a legal and sufficient bond. And the joke of it all
is, that these discoveries were embodied in the charges filed by S.A.
Black, several months ago. If these things are so serious and notorious
that even the republican papers and republican politicians complain of
them we hardly sec how Governor Stanley can much longer evade his sworn
duty and put off the investigation on the pigeonholed charges brought so
long ago by a man of the standing and integrity of Mr. Black.
Isaac Newton Funk, son of Jacob F. and Mary Funk, was born August 24.
1861 in Liberty Township,
White County, Indiana, and died September 5, 1921, aged 60 years, and 13
He was married to Nettie Key September 30, 1882 and to this union were
ten children, five sons and five daughters. Dean, George, Amy, Walter,
Blanche, Mary, Vincent Milo, Chester and Bessie. Dean and Walter
him in death. He leaves to mourn his death a widow and eight children,
grandchildren, five brothers, one sister and many other relatives and
Peru Aug 23d 1864 Mr S A Black Sir I am very happy to hear from you. I
have been inquiring for you tor some time and never could hear exactly
the location of your residence, some told me that it was down at
Logansport and others told me that you lived near Delphi. I seen your
Boy Die laid him and hurried him. I send you just what I found on his
person after his death. Believe me to be Your Friend Warren J. Hank
Originally published in The Hoosier
Vol. 33 No 2 June 1993
Transcribed and Contributed to Genealogy Trails by Barb Z.
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