Families and ancestry of sixteen great-grandparents

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  • ID: I8
  • Name: Paul DeLacy Black
  • Given Name: Paul DeLacy
  • Surname: Black
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 162D02A1E69E4DD2B9C933ED3328842832D0
  • Change Date: 1 APR 2012
  • Note: Paul Delacy Black, or "PD" as his friends called him, was born in Eufaula, Alabama only weeks before the end of the Civil War. His mother, Mary Alice, had taken refuge in Eufaula at the home of sister-in-law, Elizabeth Black Baker, and her husband, Dr Paul Delacy Baker. Dr Baker was a physician who served as a top level medical officer for the Confederate Army, and was someone who shortly before the War had written about a discovery he made for the treatment of convulsive disorders that could jeopardize women's health during and after childbirth. Paul was only six when his father died, and was eleven when his mother remarried to John Hancock "Pete" Lafitte, nephew of David Montague Lafitte, who was Paul's grandmother Eliza's guardian when she was an orphan.
  • Birth:
  • _PRIM: Y 28 MAR 1865 in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama
  • Census: 1870 Bennett Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Note: See record of Edward Junius Black (father, 1870) and Mary Alice Dunbar (mother, 1880).
  • Census: 1900 Bennett Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Note: ED 15, 100/104: BLACK, Paul, head, m, Mar 1865, 35, m, 12, SC, SC, SC; Pauline, wife, f, Jun 1867, 32, m, 12, 4, 4, SC, SC, SC; Junius, son, m, May 1890, 10, s, SC, SC, SC; Elizabeth, dau, f, Mar 1894, 6, s, SC, SC, SC; Cornelia, dau, f, Mch 1896, 4, s, SC, SC, SC; Allice, dau, f, Jan 1897, 3, s, SC, SC, SC 1
  • Census: 1910 Bennett Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Note: ED42, 221/229: BLACK, PDL, head, m, 45, m1, 23, SC, SC, SC; Lena B, wife, f, 43, m1, 23, 7, 5, SC, SC, SC; EJ, son, m, 21, s, SC, SC, SC, farmer; Sarah E, dau, f, 16, s, SC, SC, SC; Cornelia, dau, f, 14, s, SC, SC, SC; Mary A, dau, f, 12, s, SC, SC, SC; JH, son, 8, s, SC, SC, SC 2
  • Census: 1920 Millett, Allendale, South Carolina
  • Note: ED32, 98/98: BLACK, Paul, head, m, 55, m, AL, SC, SC; Lena, wife, f, 53, m, SC, SC, SC; Alice, dau, f, 22, s, SC, SC, SC 3
  • Census: 1930 Millett, Allendale, South Carolina
  • Note: ED 10, 219/219: BLACK, Paul D, head, $1500re, m, 64, m, 22, AL, GA, SC; Pauline B, wife, f, 62, m, 20, SC, SC, SC; Leize, dau, f, 36, s, SC, SC, SC, teacher, public school; Alice, dau, f, 32, s, SC, SC, SC 4
  • Event: comment 13 JAN 1932 Millett, Allendale, South Carolina
  • Note: Transcribed letter from Paul Delacy Black to his son James Hammond Black in New York City: Millettville, SC, Jan 13th, 1932 // Dear Jim // I was glad to hear from you but sorry the birds did not carry well. Every thing down here is not bright but, I think I can see signs of better times ahead. People must get back to living within their means. There is no danger of suffering in the country. CB Dunbar and Telie celebrated their golden wedding last night, had a good crowd & everything past off nicely. I think if I were you I would stick [with] the law this year and things may take an unexpected turn your way if business picks up. You might make some connection in the south and I certainly would rather see you nearer home ? but we can't have things just our way. // I will try and stop the leak in the dining room & think I will put boards over head as it won't cost much for that little, then a few drops of water won't show. If I sell my dog I can do this & not bother you. I will let you know later what I do. // All of us are about as usual. Alice is at Annie Kirkland for a few days & I think she will enjoy being out of her room a while & she will get the best of attention there. // People are starting to farm but it will be on a smaller scale which I think is best. Anything you want me to do down here let me know. // Yrs XC // PD Black [CDB NOTE: CB Dunbar and Telie are Charles Brown Dunbar and wife Cecilia Florence "Telie" (Ellis) Dunbar; Telie and CB are Paul's aunt and uncle, as well as parents of Paul's duaghter-in-law, Carrie Treville (Dunbar) Black.]
  • Death:
  • _PRIM: Y 21 OCT 1949 in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia
  • Note:
    Final Rites Today For Paul D. Black // ALLENDALE, S C., Oct. 22 - Paul D. Black, 84, of Milletteville, S. C. died in Augusta Friday night. // Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Speedwell Methodist churcch cemetery Sunday at 4 p. m. // Survivors are two daughter, Miss Lieze Black, Mrs. J. J. Snelling of Milletteville; one son, J. H. Black of New York, N. Y., one sister, Mrs. B. W. Peeples of Myers Mill, S. C.; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. // The body will be at the Robinson Funeral home in Allendale until 9 a. m. Sunday and then will be taken to his home in Milletteville.
    ALSO, his obituary, newspaper unknown: "Funeral services for Paul D. Black who died October 21st, were conducted from the graveside at Speedwell Methodist church on October 23rd at 4 o'clock. The services were in charge of Rev. J.F. Trammel. // Paul DeLacy Black was born March 28th, 1865 in Eufaula, Alabama while his mother was refugeeing during the war between the states. He was the son of Mary Alice Dunbar and Edward Junius Black, prominent pioneer people of South Carolina. // He was educated in private schools and was known for his keen wit and tenacity of purpose. When he saw a principle that was right he adhered to that with a singleness of purpose despite adverse opinions. // Mr. Black married Pauline Barker Kirkland on October 12, 1887. She died on February 20, 1938. // Throughout his entire life he was an energetic and zealous Christian worker and was quite active and prominent in political and civic affairs of Allendale County. He served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Allendale County for more than fifteen years. His opinion was valued highly in important matters concerning the welfare of this county. In spite of his failing health he continued to have an unfailing interest in the personal welfare of his friends. One thinks of him in the words of the past. "He lived in a house by the side of the road and was a friend of man." // He is survived by two daughters, Leize Black and Mrs. J.J. Snelling of Millettville, one son, James Hammond Black of New York City, one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Black Peeples, besides several grandchildren."
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  • Burial:
  • _PRIM: Y Speedwell Methodist Church Cemetery, Millett, Allendale, South Carolina
  • Note: Double headstone, his half of inscription reads: Paul Delacy Black / Mar 28, 1865 / Oct 21, 1949 / Married Oct 12, 1887 / Children / Edward Junius Mary Alice / Joe Bates James Hammond / Cornelia Pauline Annie Kate / Sarah Elise Beth Ne-Leize 6
  • Event: comment
  • Note: The following was part of the record of the court case Black v. Charleston &W.C. Ry. Co., ruled by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, 11 Nov 1910: "Appeal from Common Pleas Circuit Court of Barnwell County; W. B. Gruber, Special Judge. Action by Paul Delacy Black against the Charleston and Western Carolina Railway Co.. From a judgment for plaintiffs, defendant appeals. Reversed. *** Plaintiffs recovered judgment against defendant for $300, actual and punitive damages, for failure to carry him to his destination within a reasonable time. The complaint alleged, and the testimony tended to show, that plaintiff became a passenger on a local freight and passenger train on defendant's road at Fairfax, between four and 5:00 p.m. February 20 2, 1909, after telling the conductor that he was anxious to get to his home, about 2 miles in the country from Millett's, a station 21 miles from Fairfax, that night, because his wife was their sick, unprotected, and alone accept the presence of some small children, and she was expecting him to return that night, and, if the train would not go to Millett's that night, he would hire a conveyance and drive through the country to his home. Being assured by the conductor that the train would go to Millett's that night, he got aboard and paid his fare to Millett's. The train was then several hours behind its schedule time. It arrived at Allendale, 5 miles from Fairfax, between six and seven o'clock, and, after remaining there about two hours, it was sidetracked, and the conductor informed plaintiff that he had received orders to lie over there until the next morning, and could go no further. It was then dark and raining. Plaintiff spent the night at a hotel, and was carried to Millett's the next morning on the same train. *** The defendant's testimony tended to show that some of the train's crew went on duty that morning at six o'clock, and that it would have been impossible to carry the train to any station beyond Allendale, at which it could lie over, within the 16 hours, and that the delay was due to the fact that the train was a very heavy one, and carried that day an unusually large quantity of local freight, which had to be handled, and also to the fact that it had to give the right of way to some extra trains passing over the road. // The defendant moved the court to direct a verdict in its favor, on the grounds that it was excused from liability by the act of Congress. The court refused the motion, and charge the jury that the act of Congress afforded defendant no protection, if the delay was caused by its negligence. *** During the argument of the motion for direction of verdict, it occurred to the defendant's attorney that he should have proved that defendant's trains are moved by telegraphic orders, and that the telegraph office at the nearest station to Millett's beyond Allendale at which the train could lie over was closed at night." The rest of the ruling speaks primarily to the technical reasons why the Supreme Court reversed the judgement in favor of the C&WC. 7



    Father: Edward Junius Black b: 29 MAR 1839 in , Screven, Georgia
    Mother: Mary Alice Dunbar b: 15 JUL 1842 in , Barnwell, South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Pauline Barker "Lena" Kirkland b: 17 JUN 1867 in Crane Savannah, Barnwell, South Carolina
    • Married: 12 OCT 1887 in Millett, Barnwell, South Carolina
    Children
    1. Has Children Edward Junius Black b: 2 SEP 1889 in Millett, Barnwell, South Carolina
    2. Has No Children Joseph Bates Black b: 7 MAR 1892 in Millett, Barnwell, South Carolina
    3. Has No Children Sara Elizabeth "Leize" Black b: 4 MAR 1894 in Millett, Barnwell, South Carolina
    4. Has No Children Cornelia Pauline Black b: 30 MAR 1896 in Millett, Barnwell, South Carolina
    5. Has No Children Mary Alice Black b: 18 JAN 1898 in Millett, Barnwell, South Carolina
    6. Has No Children James Hammond Black b: 30 JAN 1902 in Millett, Barnwell, South Carolina
    7. Has No Children Annie Kate Black b: 9 OCT 1907 in Millett, Barnwell, South Carolina

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: US Census Records
      Title: US Census Records (www.ancestry.com)
      Repository:
        Name: ANCESTRY.COM

      Page: 1900; Bennett Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina; Roll: T623 1518; Page: 5A; ED: 15
    2. Abbrev: US Census Records
      Title: US Census Records (www.ancestry.com)
      Repository:
        Name: ANCESTRY.COM

      Page: 1910; Bennett Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1449; Page: 13A; ED: 42
    3. Abbrev: US Census Records
      Title: US Census Records (www.ancestry.com)
      Repository:
        Name: ANCESTRY.COM

      Page: 1920; Millett, Allendale, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1683; Page: 6B; ED: 32
    4. Abbrev: US Census Records
      Title: US Census Records (www.ancestry.com)
      Repository:
        Name: ANCESTRY.COM

      Page: 1930; Millett, Allendale, South Carolina; Roll: 2185; Page: 11A; ED: 10
    5. Abbrev: GA Deaths,1919-98
      Title: Georgia Deaths, 1919-98, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001)
      Text: Name: Paul D Black Death Date: 21 Oct 1949 County of Death: Richmond Gender: M Race: W Age: 85 years County of Residence: S C Certificate: 22581
    6. Abbrev: SCGenWeb Barnwell County
      Title: SCGenWeb Barnwell County (www.rootsweb.com/~scbarnwe/Barnw.htm: as of 1 Aug 2011
      Page: <<www.rootsweb.com/~scbarnwe/CemWeb/speedwell.html>> as of 9/25/2007
    7. Abbrev: Railroad Cases
      Title: Editted by Thomas J. Michie, The American and English Railroad Cases (title changed to Railroad Reports in 1902) (Charlottesville, VA: The Michie Company, 1911)
      Repository:
        Name: Google Books

      Page: Vol 38 RRR - Vol 61 Am & Eng R Cas NS, pp. 542-545
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