Hosea BLACK

Male 1878 - 1942  (63 years)


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  • Name Hosea BLACK 
    Born 10 May 1878  Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 381 
    Residence 1900  Haigwood, Jackson, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1917  Not Stated, Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eyes brown, hair black 
    Residence 1920  Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Precinct 7, Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Precinct 7, Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Precinct 7, Lawrence, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Apr 1942  Lawrence County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Landersville Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 37121586
    Died 1 Apr 1942  Landersville, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Farmer/Carpenter
    Person ID I596  William and Jane's Descendents
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 

    Father Silas Taylor BLACK,   b. 22 Feb 1848, Calhoun, Lowndes, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1933, Town Creek, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Ann REYNOLDS,   b. 22 Oct 1850, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Dec 1868  DeKalb, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 3733 
    Family ID F466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Jane LATHAM,   b. 20 Jan 1888, Landersville, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1951, Landersville, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1906  Landersville, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 3761 
    Children 
     1. Melba Harding BLACK,   b. 22 Sep 1920, Landersville, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 2006, Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     2. Annie Lenora BLACK,   b. 23 Aug 1909, Landersville, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1979, Landersville, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     3. James Taylor BLACK,   b. 18 Nov 1907, Landersville, Lawrence, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1994, Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following was written by Hosea's daughter, Melba Harding Black Cross in 1987

      Hosea Black 1878-1942

      Youngest Child of Silas Taylor & Mary Ann Reynolds

      Born in Jackson County, Section area. Not sure when he came to Lawrence County. He married Martha Jane Latham at Landersville Methodist Church in 1906. He was not listed in the household of Silas T. Black in the 1900 Lawrence County census. I have a brass disc that he kept n his key chain. He told me that he used it at the iron ore mine near Russellville, Alabama when he worked there as a “checker” before he married.

      He was a good father, an ideal one to me, a Christian in all his ways, a steward and a leader in the Methodist Church. He was a good citizen, a good neighbor, a good provider for his family, a good farmer, kind and just with his hands and tenants.

      About 1909 he moved from the farm near his father’s farm, about two miles west of Landersville to another farm he bought near his wife’s family about a mile north of Landersville, living on it till he departed this life in 1942.

      I am most grateful for my heritage, growing up in a small close-knit farming village surrounded by a loving family and caring neighbors, many of tem connected to the Latham’s by marriage. My Black “Kin” were in Lawrence County but not on adjoining farms as were the Lathams.

      The inscription we worded for our parents grave stone epitomized our feelings for them. Quote: “They leave memories forever treasured, not a single regret.”

      They were praiseworthy, they were progressive, neither had the opportunity to attend high school, nevertheless they were well-read. They even read our college text.

      Mama was reserved, lady-like, kind, friendly. Daddy was out going, jolly, a steadfast friend to many. He told me of younger days when he enjoyed dancing, singing, parties, marbles and “poling down the Tennessee River”. I remember his job in singing bass around the organ with all of us and in the big porch rockers with me. When his brother Thame and his family visited, I recall all of us singing all kinds of songs. Their visits were the highlight of the summer. He was a great hunter, a good checker player, a spinner of yarns.

      He loved to travel, one of the high points of life was traveling to New Mexico to visit his brother Tham’s family. He often visited his sister Nora in Jackson County at Langston. I recall the visit we made to his brother Orvil’s in Texas. I regret that I do not remember his other brother, Mark. His half brothers and sisters lived in Lawrence County. He visited them often

  • Sources 
    1. [S749] Silas Taylor Black and Mary Ann Reynolds Marriage Liceense.
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