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Jonathan Black


Posted By: J. Breen (email)
Date: 3/22/2019 at 11:29:08

On the 26th of March 1896, Mr. [David James] Patterson married Miss Dora Martin, a native of Washington and the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Black) Martin, who were natives of Ohio, the father coming to Washington in 1853 and the mother 1855.

The maternal grandfather of Mrs. Patterson was Jonathan Black, a native of Pennsylvania. The Blacks were of Scotch-Irish descent, having come to this country in 1765. Jonathan Black followed merchandising in early life and subsequently gave his attention to general agricultural pursuits. Many years ago he removed westward to Monmouth, Illinois, and subsequently became an early settler in Washington, Iowa. There his last days were spent in honorable retirement, his death occurring in 1880, when he was nearly eighty-seven years of age. He had served his country as a soldier in the war of 1812 and was always loyal and progressive in his citizenship. He married his cousin, Abigail Black, and they were the parents of twelve children: Dr. George Black; Mary Jane, who married Robert Gerlaw; Jonathan; Margaret, the mother of Mrs. Patterson; Sarah, the wife of Stephen Reasoner; William; and six who died before reaching mature years.

Source: History of Washington County, Iowa; From the First White Settlements to 1908, Volume 2 by Howard A. Burrell. Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of David James Patterson, page 545

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