Archibald Ray Black: Birth: 1870.
John Martin Black: Birth: 18 NOV 1871.
Mames McDuffie Black: Birth: 23 JUN 1874.
Elizabeth Janet Black: Birth: 17 JUN 1876.
Annie Isabella Black: Birth: 1878.
Bessie Black: Birth: 1879.
Page: Archibald Ray Black 1823-1889
Title: County Heritage, Inc. PO Box 34 Waynesville, NC 28786 Copyright 2005 The Moore County Heritage Book Committee County Heritage, Inc. New Hanover Public Library Wilmington, North Carolina Electronic Resources
Page: 1870 New Hanover County Holden Township Rocky Point
Note: ntury Loyalist lived on Little River in Moore County NC and was the father of nine children. One of these children a son named John was the father of Archibald Ray Black born 3-20-1823. He grew up in Moore County on the family plantation ot Lower Little River. He later attended the University of North Carolina graduating in 1853 with high honors. He was also class valedictorian. Black was an educator and founder of several schools both in Pender and New Hanover counties. he taugjt in Haywood NC aided by his sister Date Black principal of the Female College as it was called. During his career he held teaching positions in Carthage-Rocky Point-Burgaw and Point Caswell. Pupils attended his schools from many areas of the state. he became Superintendent of Public instruction for New Hanover County in 1880. Among other accomplishment he is remembered for setting up and operating the first private circulating library in NC along with Martin Black and Dr. Kenneth A. Black. he also served as stint as sheriff of New Hanover County from 1872-1874. Archibald Ray Black was married to Elizabeth Jane MacDuffie of Black River and they were the parents of eight children. He died on 8-24-1889. At the time of his death the Wilmington Star paying tribute to him noted that Mr. Black "was opposed to shams and humbugs of every shade and variety and was a man of solid parts and most ex-ellent character. Nearly his entire life was devoted to teaching and he has left a noble record in this important service. For devotion to morals-education-worthy aims and to NC no man in the State stands higher." Wilmington Star 8-29-1889. Archie opened a school in Rocky Point and lived in Pt. Caswell for a time. He owned about 1500 acres at Middlesound near Wrightsville Beach -part of the old George Moore plantation and about 400 acres in Rocky Point NC.
Note: Archibald Black eldest son of Kenneth Black the prominent eighteenth ce
Note: 1870 census list Archibald age 47 school teacher and born NC.
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