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1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV Richard Black was the third son of
the first named William Black. He was born in England in the year
162, and was 13 years old when he arrived with his father at
Amherst, Cumberland. He first settled at River Philip where he
bought 500 acres of land from Rodger Robinson. There he remained
several years, and moved thence to Amherst, and settled on the farm
his father bought on his first visit to Cumberland in 1774. Here he
lived the remainder of his life. While at River Philip two of his
children died when young. His youngest son and some of his
grandsons now live on the old Amherst farm. About the year 1804
arrangements were made by Richard Black, Thomas S. Black, and
Samuel Hoisted, by which a large block of land was purchased at
Amherst. The conveyance was to Richard Black, who sold to his
brother, Thomas S., 540 acres for 180, and to Samuel Hoisted 750
acres for 190, each choosing his lot. Richard Black was one of the
strong supporters of the Methodist denomination, to which he
belonged, and, when its number in Amherst was small, he was always
found ready with means to support the cause as far as his duty
dictated. The partial loss of his hearing in the latter part of his
life operated very materially against his comfort. As long as
health permitted, however, he attended religious meetings, and, in
order to hear, invariably took his seat at the desk or in the
pulpit, beside the minister, of whatever denomination of christians
he was. He married Sally Chapman, who was also from Yorkshire.
Their family consisted of eleven children, named William, Thomas,
Maria, Joseph, Sarah, Richard Asher, John Chapman, Ann, George, and
Mary. Two others died when young. The family were of particularly
large physique and very muscular. The writer o...
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