Biography of William Black
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William Black, retired, is esteemed throughout Columbiana County as a substantial citizen. He was born in Ireland, in 1850, the son of Alexander and Margaret (Alcoran) Black.

Both Alexander Black and his wife spent their entire lives in Ireland and are now deceased. They had five children: John, died in New Zealand; Robert and Mary, deceased; William, the subject of this sketch; and Aaron, died in 1922.

William Black was 18 years of age when he came to the United States. He settled at Salineville, where he was employed in the mines for 30 years. In 1876 Mr. Black purchased a farm of 160 acres in Washington Township and retained it until 1922 when he deeded the farm to his four nephews and neices, further mention of whom follows. He has lived retired since 1915. Mr. Black has reared and educated four of his brother's children, having brought them to this country after their father's death in New Zealand in 1896. They are: Mary Ann and John, live at home; Elizabeth, lives at Sebring, Ohio; and William, lives at Hylandtown, Ohio, where he is engaged in the grocery business.

Mr. Black has been a life long Republican and has served as township clerk and assessor for a number of years. He is a member of the Episcopal Church and has a wide acquaintance in the community where he has spent so many years.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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