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William Young Black, Jr.

Birthplace: Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
Death: January 28, 1873 (88)
Rockville, Washington County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Washington County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Mark Black; William Black and Mary Gardner
Husband of Anne Black and Jane Black
Father of George Black; George Black; William Valentine Black; Joseph Smith Black; Priscilla Carpenter and 1 other
Half brother of Edward Wiley Black

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About William Young Black, Jr.

William Black

Birth: Aug. 20, 1784 County Antrim, Northern Ireland Death: Jan. 29, 1873 Rockville Washington County Utah, USA

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Black, William

Birth Date: 20 Aug. 1784 Death Date: 28 Jan. 1873 Gender: Male Age: 65 at time of crossing Company: James Pace Company (1850)

Departure: 11 June 1850 Arrival: 20-23 September 1850

Company Information: 100 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

Family that traveled with him:

Black, Jane Johnston (49) wife Black, Joseph Smith (13) son Black, William Valentine (18)son

Father: William BLACK Mother: Mary GARDINER

Spouse # 1: Jane JOHNSTON Marriage: 31 Jul 1822 Lisburn, Antrim, Ireland

Spouse #2: Ann WICKES Marriage: 10 Jan 1856 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Son of William Black, born in Belfast, and Mary Gardner of County Antrim, Ireland. Born Aug. 20, 1784, Lisburn, Ireland. Came to Utah Sept. 15, 1850, James Pace company.

Married Jane Johnston July 31, 1822 (daughter of Daniel Johnston and Margaret Chambers, pioneers 1850, James Pace company). She was born June 11, 1801. Their children: George b. May 6, 1823, m. Susan Jacaway; Mary b. April 25, 1825, m. John McDonald; William V. b. Feb. 27, 1832, m. Elmira and Victoria Ayers; Joseph S. b. July 14, 1836, m. Nancy Cynthia Allred Nov. 12, 1855, m. Sarah Jane Barney Nov. 14, 1860, m. Caroline Thompson Feb. 14, 1864, m. Louisa Jane Stocks Feb. 13, 1883. Family home Nauvoo, Ill.

Missionary to England two years; high priest. Soldier in British army 20 years. One of the founders of Spring City 1859. Died Jan. 28, 1873, Rockville, Kane county, Utah.

Family links:

 Jane Johnston Black (1801 - 1890)

 George Black (1823 - 1872)*
 William Valentine Black (1832 - 1927)*
 Joseph Smith Black (1836 - 1910)*
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Burial: Rockville Cemetery Rockville Washington County Utah, USA

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Maintained by: Loose Moose Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So... Record added: Feb 02, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 41236

William Young BLACK:

Title: Master Hoser

Buried: 31 JAN 1873, Rockville, Washington, Utah 5

Ancestral File Number: 198N-NN 6



William Black, the son of William and Mary Gardiner Black, was born August 20,

1784, at Lisburn, Antrim County, Ireland. At the age of seventeen years, he

enlisted in the Seventy-second Regiment of the British Army in which he served

four years in Ireland and seventeen years abroad. He was present at the taking

of the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch on January 6, 1806, and also when the

Isle of France fell to the British from the French government. The year 1814

found him at Madras, from which place he traveled to Bengal, East Indies. In

the year 1821 he left for England, and on the way home called at the Isle of

St. Helena. From his records we quote:

I landed in England about the first of March and was discharged and arrived at

my father's house on July 2nd of the same year. When I got home my mother,

brothers and sisters were all dead; none were left but my father. On the 31st

of July, 1822, I was married to Jane Johnston. I then joined the New Connexion

Methodists and lived with my father until the 4th day of February, 1834, when

he died, happy in the Lord. I then left my native country and went to

Manchester, England, as my business at home failed. We then had a family of

three sons and one daughter. My trade was very poor, but I had one shilling

and five pence per day from the British Government which enabled us to get

along middling well. About the 1st of January, 1839, we joined The Church of

Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were baptized by Elder William Clayton.

I was soon ordained a teacher and at the next conference was ordained a priest

and sent to Ireland with Brother John Taylor, one of the Twelve Apostles.

Brother Taylor did not remain long with me, as the people of that country did

not receive the Gospel. Brother Curtis was sent to me and we opened a branch

at Hillsburrow where four or five were baptized before I left. Brother Curtis

stayed there. I came home on account of my family, as I had to draw my pension

in Manchester. The next conference I was ordained an elder under the hands of

Hiram Clark and John Smith, I believe, and was sent to Oldham and Rockdale,

and [p.259] with the help of James Kerigan built up two branches, and the Lord

blessed our labors. I had to stop there two years.

My family went to America in 1840 while I was on my mission. The Lord blessed

me in all my labors and in December 1842, I began my journey to America to

join the Saints who had gone before, and landed in New Orleans on the 1st day

of March, 1843, but did not get to Nauvoo on account of ice in the river,

until the month of April. I heard Joseph Smith preach on the first floor of

the Temple, as that was the height of it then. I started for Augusta where my

family was and found them safe and well, praise the Lord. I had to go twice a

year to Canada to draw my pension. On the 11th day of May, 1845, was ordained

a high priest by order of President Brigham Young, under the hands of Samuel

Gully and William Huntington. I moved to Nauvoo in the fall of 1844 and lived

there until the expulsion of the Saints. Then moved into Iowa until the spring

of 1850 at which time I crossed the plains, over 1,000 miles by ox team to the

Valley of the Great Salt Lake and in the same fall, in November, moved to

Sanpete Valley, 140 miles south.

In the spring I went by order of President Brigham Young and relocated in what

is now known as Spring City which had been abandoned because of Indian

depredations in the year 1853. In the fall of 1861, I moved to southern Utah

on the Rio Virgin River, remaining there until 1873. (End of quote.)

William Black died January 28, 1873, at Rockville, Kane County, Utah. He was a

man of unassuming character, strictly honest and much loved by all his

acquaintances, and he died firm in the faith which is known as Mormon doctrine.

These lines may be found on his tombstone in Rockville Cemetery:

A noble veteran lieth here,

His name and acts the Saints revere.

He's blest with honors of the best,

With his armour bright, he's gone to rest.

William and Jane Johnston Black had the following children: George, born May

6, 1823; died November 1872, Kanosh, Millard County, Utah. He had two wives

and was the father of thirteen children. Mary, born April 25, 1825, was

married to John McDonald, a Roman Catholic, in Painesville, Ohio, and had one

son. She died in 1845 at Nauvoo, Illinois. William V. born February 27, 1832,

died April 1, 1927. Joseph S. Black, born July 14, 1836, died August 13, 1910,

at 6:55 p.m., Deseret, Millard County, Utah.

Baptised on 14 Jan 1839, Manchester, England.

Biographical sketch of William Young Black, by Henry J. Black, Manti, Utah.

Temple Records from George Black, Sealing film #574.

and personal knowledge of Henry J. Black.

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William Young Black, Jr.'s Timeline

August 20, 1784
Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
May 6, 1823
Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
May 6, 1823
Lisburn, Anrtim, Ireland
April 25, 1825
Lisburn, Anrtim, Ireland
February 21, 1832
Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland
July 14, 1836
Lisburn, County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
Sanpete County, Utah, United States
January 28, 1873
Age 88
Rockville, Washington County, Utah Territory, United States
January 31, 1873
Age 88
Washington County, Utah, United States