John Gilmore Black

1827–1882 (Age 55)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Gilmore

When John Gilmore Black was born in 1827, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Black, was 25 and his mother, Mary Gilmore, was 23. He married Isabell Lawson Wilson in 1849, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Clinton Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died in 1882, at the age of 55, and was buried in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gilmore Black
1827–1882
Isabell Lawson Wilson
1826–1898
Marriage: 1849
Samuel James Black
1851–1929
Mary Rebecca Black
1853–1910
Anna Black
1855–1933
George W Black
1857–
Susan Isabel Black
1859–1912
Lizzie A. Black
1861–1884
James Templeton Black
1863–
Charles Black
1865–

Spouse and Children

    Male1827–1882Male

    Isabell Lawson Wilson

    Female1826–1898Female

MARRIAGE
1849
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(8)

    Samuel James Black

    Male1851–1929Male

    Mary Rebecca Black

    Female1853–1910Female

    Anna Black

    Female1855–1933Female

    George W Black

    Male1857–Male

    Susan Isabel Black

    Female1859–1912Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1846

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John G Black, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John G Black, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John J Black, "United States Census, 1870"

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