Joseph Smith Black

Male14 July 1836–13 August 1910

Brief Life History of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Black was born on 14 July 1836, in Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, William Black, was 51 and his mother, Jane Johnston, was 35. He married Nancy Cynthia Allred on 12 November 1855, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 13 August 1910, in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Deseret City Cemetery, Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Black
Caroline Petersen Thompson
Marriage: 14 February 1861
Josephine Black
Daniel Johnston Black
Mary Diantha Black
Hannah Caroline Black
Peter Thompson Black
Courteniah Black
Phoebe Delora Black
Neils David Black
Dora Maud Black
Lillian Louisa Black
Carrie Amanda Black

Sources (114)

  • Joseph S Black, Birth, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"
  • Joseph Black in household of Jane Black, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • J. S. Black in entry for Roland Black and Harriet Leavitt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 February 1861Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)


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    1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

    Age 14

    Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

    1858 · Halle Orchestra Give First Performance

    Age 22

    The Hallé Orchestra named after Charles Hallé became a permanent orchestra when they played for the first time on January 30, 1858, in the Free Trade Hall. The orchestra fell on hard times in 1861 and performed only two concerts. From 1899-1911 Hans Richter directed the orchestra.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: chiefly from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or dark-haired man. However, Middle English blac also meant ‘pale, wan’, a reflex of Old English blāc ‘pale, white’ with a shortened vowel. Compare Blatch and Blick . With rare exceptions it is impossible to disambiguate these antithetical senses in Middle English surnames. The same difficulty arises with Blake and Block .

    Scottish: in Gaelic-speaking areas this name was adopted as a translation of the epithet dubh ‘dark, black-(haired)’, or of various other names based on Gaelic dubh ‘black’, see Duff .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames directly or indirectly derived from the adjective meaning ‘black, dark’, for example German and Jewish Schwarz and Slavic surnames beginning with Čern-, Chern- (see Chern and Cherne ), Chorn-, Crn- or Czern-.

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

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    I have read with interest the biographical sketches of our pioneer mothers and grandmothers’ lives that have appeared in the Deseret News. How true is the statement: “The hand that rocks the cradle …

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