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Thomas O. BLACK
(1795-Cir 1863)
Elizabeth L. MINER
(-Bef 1846)
Jasper W. LEWIS
(Abt 1825-1878)
Elizabeth FORTUNE
(Abt 1834-1900)
John K. BLACK
(1839-1898)
Idora LEWIS
(1850-)
Wellington Kegman BLACK
(1869-1926)

 

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Wellington Kegman BLACK 1

  • Born: 18 Mar 1869, Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky, United States
  • Died: 20 Jul 1926, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States at age 57 2 3
  • Buried: 21 Jul 1926, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States

bullet   Cause of his death was Carcinoma of Stomach.

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bullet  General Notes:

Conversation with Daniel Robert Dipert on 7 Aug 2007: His uncle was Wellington Kegman Black. He went by the name of "Pete." He died in 1926 and was buried in Memphis, Tennessee. He left the farm in Devolls Bluff to his mother, Julia Black Dagley Dipert, Wellington's sister. He believes Wellington's money was in Merchant Bank in Memphis, Tennessee.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, Mar 1830, Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky, United States. 4

Census: 1870, 5 Aug 1870, Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky, United States.

Census: 1880, 25 Jun 1880, Emma, White County, Illinois, United States.

Military: Induction, Spanish American War, 25 Jul 1898, , New Madrid County, Missouri, United States. 5

Military: Separation, Spanish American War, 17 May 1899, Fort McPherson, Fulton County, Georgia, United States.

Census: 1900, 26 Jun 1900, Mississippi, Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States.

Census: 1910, 28 Apr 1910, Mississippi, Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States.

Will, 22 May 1926, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.

The will gave his sisters his property, both real and otherwise, "Luther [sic] McDonald and Julia Dippert [sic]" equally "fee simple, free from any control or liability for debts of their present or any future husbands." Union and Planters Bank and Trust Company of Memphis, Tennessee was appointed executor. Blanche Wilson, Jan Binford and Troy Betty, Jr. were witnesses.


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1 1870 U.S. census, Hancock, Kentucky population schedule, p. 22, dwelling 178, family 178, Well Black; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M593; Three month old Wellington (born in March of 1870) is living with his father, John (35, ) mother, Dora (20, ) and sister, Ruth (2, ) in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky. His father owns $280 in real estate.

2 "Died-Black," (Memphis)The Commercial Appeal, 21 Jul 1926; At the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Tuesday morning, July 20, 1926, at 1:50 o'clock, Wellington K. Black, aged 56 years; brother of Mrs. Ruth McDonald of Paragould, Ark., and Mrs. Julia Dipert of Mangum, Okla; uncle of Mrs. George O. Jordan of Grenada, Miss., and Mrs. R.L. Sprinkles of Paragrould, Ark. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ben Cox, will be held at the funeral residence of J.T. Hinton & Son, 1160 Union Avenue, this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are invited. Interment in the National Cemetery. Masonic services will be held at grave.

3 "U. S. Riverman Dies," (Memphis)The Commercial Appeal, 21 Jul 1926; Wellington Black Died at Baptist Hospital Yesterday Morning - Wellington K. Black, aged 56 years, mate on one of the government dredge boats operating here, and a Spanish War veteran, died at the Baptist Memorial Hospital yesterday. Because of his service in the war with Spain, the veteran will be laid at rest this afternoon in the National Cemetery. Masonic services will be held at the grave. Funeral services at the J.T. Hinton & Son parlors will be held at 2:30 o'clock. Up until two years ago, Mr. Black was a steamboat engineer with the government. He was a brother of Mrs. Ruth McDonald of Paragould, Ark. and Mrs. Julia Dipert of Mangum, Okla; uncle of Mrs. George C. Jordan of Grenada, Miss., and Mrs. R.L. Sprinkles of Paragrould, Ark.

4 Compiled service record, Wellington K. Black, Private 1st Class, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, Company "L," U.S. Volunteer Engineers; Spanish American War; U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, College Park;

Wellington K. Black was 28 years 4 months old which would indicate a March 1870 birthdate.

5 Compiled service record, Wellington K. Black, Private 1st Class, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, Company "L," U.S. Volunteer Engineers; Spanish American War; U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, College Park;

Wellington K. Black mustered in at New Madrid, Missouri on 26 July 1898 for two years. He was 28 years 4 months old and 5' 8" tall and weighed 148 1/2 lbs. He had no physical problems but did have a vaccination scar on his left arm and a scar inside his left knee. He had dark complexion with brown eyes and dark brown hair. He was born in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky and was occupied as a boatman. He resided in Emma, Illinois and was single. He listed Ruth McDonald as the party to notify in case of emergency. He was enrolled as a Private 2nd Class.

He was mustered in 9 Aug 1898 in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. On the same day he was promoted to Private 1st Class.

He was absent without leave in Lexington, Kentucky and charged for the violation on 7 November 1898. He was found guilty and sentenced to a $2.00 fine on 10 November 1898.

From 13 February 1899 to 25 Feb 1899 he was "across Cuba" "with reconnoissance party." so he must have left the U.S. sometime between 10 November 1898 and 13 February 1899.

On 11 March 1899 while in Matanzas, Cuba he requested leave to go to Havana, Cuba to visit. It was granted 22 March 1899 and he went on leave from 26 March 1899 to 28 March 1899.

He mustered out at Fort McPherson, Georgia on 17 May 1899 receiving $10.26 in clothing allowance.



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