William Black (1784)


Birth19 Aug 1784 at Lisburn, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death28 Jan 1873 at Rockville, Washington, Utah, USA
Burial28 Jan 1873 at Rockville, Washington, Utah, USA

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William Black (1784)

William Black, the son of William and Mary Gardiner Black, was born August 20, 1784, at Lisburn, Antrim County, Ireland. At the age of seventeen years, he enlisted in the Seventy-second Regiment of the British Army in which he served four years in Ireland and seventeen years abroad. He was present at the taking of the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch on January 6, 1806, and also when the Isle of France fell to the British from the French government. The year 1814 found him at Madras, from which place he traveled to Bengal, East Indies. In the year 1821 he left for England, and on the way home called at the Isle of St. Helena. From his records we quote:

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