Ezra Black

7 May 1740–1821 (Age 80)
Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Ezra

When Ezra Black was born on 7 May 1740, in Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Black, was 30 and his mother, Christine Page, was 40. He married Amy D Taylor on 9 April 1760, in Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1821, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Black
Amy D Taylor
Marriage: 9 April 1760
William Black
Achsah Black
Sarah Black
Amy Black
Ezra Black

Spouse and Children

9 April 1760
Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Christine Page





    Achsah Black


    Ann Black



    Edward Black


+1 More Child

World Events (6)


Age 35

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America

Age 43

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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)

  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
  • New Jersey, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890
  • New Jersey, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890

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