There is a Cherokee Indian connection for the BLACK surname.
There was a John Black, my 5th great grand uncle - from Scotland - who married Sarah Jane Golding in North Carolina
and they had 6 childrenm 4 boys, 2 girls in the 1760 to 1780 year range in NORTHERN VIRGINIA. John Black was the
brother to James Black who along with Nancy Jane Vance were
the parents of my 5th great grand mother ELIZABETH BLACK
(April 4, 1765 Wythe (then Augusta Co) VIRGINIA to her
death Dec 10, 1841 Johnson Co. INDIANA. Elizabeth MARRIED
JOSEPH A. SMITH DEC. 19, 1793 near Farmville, Prince Edward County Virginia and they had 9 children.
ANYWAY, the Cherokee connection is one of John and Sarah
Golding's children, John, I believe, went from Tennessee to
Terre Haute Indiana and married a full blood cherokee woman known only as MOON EYES and he soon became "Indian" going
by the name of BLACK BEAR and settling near STILLWATER,OKLA
(Payne County) where I was born March 1, 1948. That is all I really know of the Indiana connection.
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