Biography of William Black
Monroe County, MI Biographies

WILLIAM BLACK came to Monroe county in 1874, and for four years was deputy sheriff. In April, 1861, while living at Rochester, Miun., to which place be emigrated in 1856, he enlisted in the three months' service as second corporal in Co. B, 3d Minn. Vol. Inf. He re enlisted for three years or the war in the same company, but was discharged for sicknss in April, 1862. He again enlisted as 1st duty sergeant in Co. F, 86th Ohio Vol. Inf. in September, 1863, being discharged in June, 1864, at Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in Somerset, Ohio, September 21, 1829, the son of John and Phoebe (Skinner) Black. December 29, 1858, at Bowling Green, Ohio, he married Medora, daughter of William and Clara (Ketcham) Dunning. She died January 25. 1888, lacking but three days of being fifty years old, being born in Hamtonburg, N. Y., January 28, 1838. Her children are: Jay, born February 4, 1855; Ida, November 11. 1856; Wilbert, December 10, 1858; Ella, December 20, 1860; Maud, .January 16, 1877; Floyd, November 17, 1879, the first two in Tontogany, Ohio, the second two born in Rochester, Minn., the last two in Newport. All are living except Jay and Floyd, the former dying March 25, 1855; the latter December 4, 1883.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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