NameWilliam ("Willie") Black, Half GGG Uncle
BirthJan 1873/1875, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death8 Nov 1929, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage19 Mar 1893, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseLetha Jane Conn
Birth1880, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Death20 Mar 1961, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth31 May 1894, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death18 Mar 1974, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthApr 1896, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death1977, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth12 May 1899, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1900/1901, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1900, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death1931, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1903, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1905, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death1982, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1908, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth5 May 1909, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death24 Jun 1989, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth23 Aug 1912, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death24 Nov 1914, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth8 Aug 1914, Elliottville, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death25 Jan 1976, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth9 Dec 1916, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth1918, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth4 Sep 1921, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for William ("Willie") Black
His gravestone says “Willie Black 1873 - 1929”, but he was enumerated in the 1930 census, so the date of death must be incorrect. (A lot of times people were buried with plain stones, and their children or grandchildren added the dates much later.)
Notes for Letha Jane Conn
According to Omer Trent, Letha was also rumored to have dabbled in black magic, hexes, etc. According to their last surviving child, Alice Black Cox of Knightstown, Indiana, Willie and Letha had 16 children total, including two sets of twins. Alice is not sure where in the birth order John and Henry come in, but she is sure that Lizy was the baby as she was next to her and also Lizy did not live through childhood.
Kentucky Death index lists Letha J. Black, died 20 Mar 1961, age 80, in Rowan Co., residence same, certificate vol. 13, #06250.
Notes for William ("Willie") & Letha Jane (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage register A, p. 79, records marriage of William Black to Lithia Jane Conn on 19 Mar 1893.
1900 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogstown, lists as family #160:
Willie Black, b. Jan 73, age 27; Litha J., b. 80, age 19, married 8 yrs, 4 children, 3 living; Sarah B., b. May 94, age 6; Mary A., b. Apr 96; age 4; Martin, b. May 99; age 1; Martha Black, mother, widow, b. Aug 40, age 59. William was listed as age 5 in 1880, so the year of birth may be wrong. Martha is listed as the mother of 1 child (& 1 living), which is obviously wrong. Maybe she thought the question was how many people in that household were her children.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogstown, E.D. 156, p. 6B, records as family #102:
Black, Willie, 38; Letha J., 28; married 18 years, 8 children, 7 living; Mary A. (Sarah B. on same line, crossed out) daughter, 15 overwritten by 13; Martin, 11; Leander, 10; Darsey, 7; Peachey, 5; Maston, 2. All family members and their parents born in Kentucky.
(Sarah is apparently crossed out because she is also enumerated with family #99:
Brown, Andrew, 69; Martha, 70; married 3 years, second marriage for both, Martha mother of 7 children, 4 living; Black, Sarah B., granddaughter, 14. Sarah is a step-granddaughter to Andrew Brown, but the enumerator left off "step" a lot.)
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, magisterial district #3, records as family #216, next to Pressie Black:
Willie Black, 48; Lefy, 43; Leader, 19; Maisy, 17; Peachie, 15; Maston, 13; Rena; Milza; Alta. (There is a black ink blot over the age column for the last three children.)
1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Haldeman precinct, enumerated 22 April, lists on p. 9A as family #143:
Black, Willie, 57; Leathie, wife, 57; Alice, dau, 13; Milzie, son, 14. All born Ky Ky Ky.