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James W Black


Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 11/25/2005 at 17:12:01

James W Black stock dealer, Boone ; was born in Tuscarawas Conty, Ohio March 24, 1831, and when young accompanied his parents to Sandusky city, Ohio, in 1833; owing to the death of his father after a residence of one year in this place his mother returned to thier former home, and the subject of this sketch then went to live with and uncle on a farm, and remained with him until he was fourteen years of age, and then went to Owen county, Indiana, and was engaged in various occupations on the canal, river and clerking in a store in Bowling Green Indiana; in 1854 he came to Boone county and entered the employment of McCAll & Sypher and remained with them four years; he went on an Indian expedition north and clerked for some time in Ft. Dodge, and then returned to Boone county and engaged in the hardware and stove trade and did a large and prosperous business; he has of late years devoted his time and attention mostly to buying and shipping stock, and has been in the business continiously, longer than any man in the county , and his reputation throughout the county for honor and fair dealing is an enviable one; he was married in 1869 to Miss Emma J Bean, a native of New York; she died in 1874 leaving three children: Alice May, Wilford C and Ernest.

Bio from the 1880 Boone county history book pg. 557


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