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First Record of the Parents of Rigdon Leroy Black
1850 Census Arkansas, Pulaski County
Big Rock Township

Household Number 376-376
George Black 29 Male
Margarette 27 Female Tenn
Wm H (Wm Henegar) 11 Male
Marcus 9 Male Alabama
Columbus 7 Male Alabama
George 4 Male
Not on 1850 Census
Janie born 1848 Ark - died 1848 Ark

Additional children born after 1850
Mitchell, Caroline, Harriett
All died young in Arkansas
Andrew Jack Black

The next family is A J BLACK 24 years 377-377
Could this be a Brother to our George 29 years????

Rigdon Leroy BLACK's oldest Brother
Wm Henegar BLACK 1839 - 1919
married Margaret E BOHANAN abt 1865

Three Children born in Arkansas
George Leonard
Martha Melissa, Laura Ann

Mulberry Cemetery, Roger Mills County, OK
Buried here are Wm Henegar BLACK
and Grandson Arthur
died 09-09-1900, age 11 months

Martha Melissa BOHANNAN Black
1846 - 1922 Buried Mt Olivet Cemetery
Pauls Valley,Garvin,OK

Mary Lorene BLACK, daughter Rita 3 yrs
father Wm Henegar BLACK
his Mother Mary Levina TAYLOR BLACK
her Bro-in-Law "Uncle" A J BLACK

Rigdon Leroy BLACK's younger
Brother Andrew Jack 1858 - 1953
buried Buffalo Cemetery
Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma

Son of A J BLACK
James Rigdon BLACK 1858 - 1967
World War 1, Buffalo Cemetery
Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma

Andrew Jack BLACK 1858 -1953
Rigdon Leroy BLACK 1854 - 1930

Rigdon Leroy BLACK
wife Mary Levina TAYLOR
daughter Bertha
son John Henry

Rigdon Leroy BLACK
wife Mary Levina, daughter Minnie
her husband Samuel HENDRICKS
Rigdon b 1907, Willie b 1908
Jay b 1911
(Lottie 1905 and Winnie 1906)

her Four BLACK daughters
Minnie Hendricks and Lou Carothers
Bertha Davis and Ella Coburn

Rigdon Leroy BLACK 1854 - 1930
Buried Locust Grove Cemetery
Ft Sumner, DeBaca, New Mexico
12 Mi Marker Hwy 54 turn East

Rigdon Leroy BLACK 1854 - 1930
Asleep in Jesus
Buried Locust Grove Cemetery
Ft Sumner, Debaca, New Mexico

Family Group Record

Husband: Rigdon Leroy BLACK
Birth: 25 Jul 1855 Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas
Death: 18 Oct 1930 Fort Sumner, Debaca, New Mexico
Burial: 20 Oct 1930 Locust Grove Cemetery, Fort Sumner, NM
Religion: Deacon in the Baptist Church
Marriage: 17 Feb 1884 Spanish Fort, Montague, Texas
Father: George Washington BLACK (b 1821)
Mother: Margarette LIDDON (b 1823)

**First spouse: Nancy (BLACK) (m 1878)
see 1880 Census Texas, Collin County, Family 158-158

Black, Rigdon W M 23 Farmer AK AL AL
Nancy W F 27 wife TX TX TX
Margarett W F l daughter TX

2nd Wife: Mary Levina"Molly" TAYLOR
Birth: 29 Feb 1864 Lagro, Wabash, Indiana
Death: 22 Feb 1951 Salem, Marion, Oregon
Burial: 26 Feb 1951 Citrus Heights, Sacramento, California
Father: Stephen Jerome TAYLOR (b 1836)
Justice of Peace, Montague Co TX
Mother: Mary GRACE (b 1842)

Nine Children

1 F Margarette Lucinda BLACK (Mother-Nancy)
Birth: 18 Oct 1880 Wylie, Collin, Texas
Census: 1920 OK, Greer, Granite Communty
Death: 30 Jul 1963 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Description: She was a tiny woman.
Spouse: James Luther CAROTHERS (m 17 Oct 1897)
Ten Children: First GrandchildWalter Rigdon,
Joseph Andrew, Annie Belle, Alta, Mary Elizabeth,
Flora Leiah, Sarah Mattie, Ida Rose,
Ernest Vernon and Linda Fern

2 F Mary Ella BLACK
Birth: 21 Sep 1885 ,, Texas
Death: 11 Sep 1944 Citrus Heights, Sacramento, California
Description: Weighed under 100 lbs, size 3 1/2-4 shoe
Spouse: Isaac Henry COBURN (m abt 1900)
Seven Children: James Rigdon "Dutch", Early, Oscar "Gus",
John Henry "Happy", Owida , Pleasant Lonnie "Corky" and Wilma

3 F Minnie Gertrude BLACK
Birth: 21 Jun 1888 ,, Oklahoma
Death: Sep 1976 Oil City, Caddo, Louisiana
Spouse: Samuel HENDRICKS (m abt 1904)
Five Children: Lottie, Winnie "Weemer", Rigdon "Brother",
Willie and Jay

4 M Stephen Marcus BLACK
Birth: 7 Jul 1889 Hope, Stephens, Oklahoma
Death: 28 Apr 1981 Fort Sumner, Debaca, New Mexico
Burial: 2 May 1981 Fort Sumner Cemetery, Fort Sumner, NM
Occupation: Barber
Spouse: Ida Esther BANKS (m 10 Jan 1909)
Four Children: Ellavie Ione, Loveta Elva
and John William "Johnny"

5 M William Henigar "Will" BLACK
Birth: 12 Feb 1891 Shawnee-Hope -Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Death: 8 Feb 1966 Tolleson, Maricopa, Arizona
Burial: 11 Feb 1966 Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Phoenix, Az
Occupation: Butcher and Grocery Store Owner
Spouse: Margaret Iola PATTON (m 10 Dec 1912)
Six Children: Steve Burl "Buster", Thelma Elon "Sis"
Mary Lorene, Margaret Juanita, Baby Boy and Virginia Belle

6 M Bertie Oren BLACK
Birth: 31 Jan 1893 Brown, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
Death: 31 Aug 1973 San Diego, San Diego, California
Burial: Sacramento, Sacramento, California
Spouse: Ethel Bell HENNINGER (m abt 1920)
Four Children: Roy Ollin, Ouida Jean, S J and Walter Lee

7 M Rigdon Leroy "Roy" BLACK II
Birth: 10 Jun 1895 Brown, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
Military: 21 Jun 1918 -13 months, 9 overseas in France
Death: 9 Jul 1927 Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma
Burial: 10 Jul 1927 Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Beckham, OK
Baptism: Spring of 1944 Goree, Knox, Texas
Religion: Baptist
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth WILLIS (m 26 Dec 1920)
Two Children: Alva Lowell and Roy Odell

8 F Bertha Levina BLACK
Birth: 2 Mar 1897 , Roger Mills, Oklahoma
Death: 30 May 1976 Salem, Marion, Oregon
Burial: 3 Jun 1976 Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem,Oregon
Occupation: Cook, Cafe Owner, Mgr Group Home
Spouse: Earl Vern DAVIS (m 1913)
Six Children: Wilma Jo, Margarette, Glenn Earl,
George Darell, Bobby Duane and Don Mark

9 M John Henry BLACK
Birth: 13 Jun 1902 Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma
Death: 24 Dec 1971 Salem, Marion, Oregon
Ocupation: School Teacher
Spouse: Voncille JOSEPH (m abt 1940)
No Children
1917-1922-At one time, in Hasting, Oklahoma,
Rigdon Leroy BLACK had a Blacksmith shop,
wife Mary Levina ran a Bording House,
son Stephen was the Barber,
son Oren was the Taxi Driver,
Wm Henigar was the Butcher and
daughter Bertha and Husband Vern Davis ran a Cafe.
Memories of Ellavie BLACK WHITE
b 1910 Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma.

Prepared by: Jeanette Perrin Coaly
RR2, Box 277
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550

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