Sat, 2 Feb 2002 13:48:06 -0700
I am a new subscriber to the Izard Co. list. Below is some
information on my John Anderson Black family of Fulton and
Izard Co. Ar. I am trying to find more information about the
location of the Oak Grove Cemetery. My gggrandfather, John
Black is said to have helped build a Methodist Church on a
corner of his land. Also, that he had been buried in a
cemetery started there, but at a later date the church had
been moved. Is this anyone's family or know about the
cemetery or church. Joan Johnson has been helpful as I had
sent her an e-mail asking about the cemetery CD for Izard
John Anderson Black b. 5-26-1816 in Jefferson
Co. Tn. d.
1892 in Izard Co. Ar. Oak Grove Cemetery. John Black's
father was Jacob Black b. 7-2-1785 d. before 1870 Marion Co.
Tx. John's mother was Margaret "Peggy" Sellars/Sellers b.
1-6-1790 d. 2-1875 Marion Co. Tx.
John Black married Louisa Sivley/Sively b. 1819 in Madison
Co. AL. d. 1899 in Huntsville Ar. Louisa was the daughter of
Absalom and Rebecca Canterbury Sivley.
John and Louisa came to Izard/Fulton Co. abt. 1856 as he
first bought land in 1857 and again in 1860.(Federal Bureau
of Land Management, source)
John and Louisa's had 5 daughters.
Margaret b. abt. 1841 Tn. died young
Martha b. abt. 1844 d. 3-1874 married William Marion Butler
of Izard Co.
Elizabeth b. abt 1846 d. ? married Dan Taylor ( I think they
lived in Fulton Co.)
Parthena b. 1849 d. 1935 Beckham Co. OK. married James E.
Barker of Fulton Co. James was the son of Absalom and Mary
Matilda Barker (Fulton Co. Ar.) Parthena was my maternal
Laura b. 1859 in Ar. d. ? married Robert C. Bland, a
Methodist preacher. Laura and Robert lived next door to her
parents, John and Louisa Black, in the 1880 census.
John and Louisa were on the 1860 and 70 census for Fulton
Co. and 1880 census in Izard Co. I wonder if the boundary
lines changed or they really did move back and forth.
I have names for the grandchildren of John and Louisa if you
want them as well. Also, I have some information on the
Butler family (John Black's daughter's in-laws)