Biography of John Black
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Black, John, was born in 1805 in County Longford, town of Linister, about fifty two miles west of Dublin, Ireland, and came to this town in 1845. At the age of fifty he married Nancy, daughter of Nathaniel Gosline, of Newfield, and are the parents of six children, of whom two survive, one being on the farm and the other in Philadelphia. Mr. Black bought the Andrew Crawford farm of fifty acres, to which he has added two adjoining farms, having 108 acres in all, and also has a fine residence. Our subject is a self made man, having spent his lifetime in this town, where he is known and respected, being recognized as a successful and practical farmer.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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