Category: Black, Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith Black, born 14 Jul 1836 in Lisburn, Antrim, Ireland; died 13 Aug 1910 in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States; buried in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States, son of William Young Black and Jane Johnston.  He married Cynthia Allred on 12 Nov 1855. Cynthia Allred was born 20 Jan 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, […]

The Early Years Joseph Smith Black, son of William Young Black and Jane Johnston was born July 14. 1836. Antrim County. Lisburn, Ireland. At the age of one year my parents moved to Manchester. England, as Father was a stocking weaver by trade, and engaged in that business at that place. He also had a […]

Making a Home in Deseret Utah Early in the spring of 1875. Gilbert Webb commenced the construction of a dam across the Sevier River at a place which was known as Deseret. In March my brother William and I went over to look at the place, found tanning facilities very extensive and concluded to move […]

The Railroad In March 1880 it was contemplated to build a railroad from Denver in through eastern Utah to Salt Lake City. called the Denver and Rio Grande. My brother, William, and I accompanied the chief engineer through to Green River and on our return to Salina in Sevier county, we entered into contract to […]

Visiting the Early Church Sites I was on this trip that I decided to go with Andrew Jenson on a tour through the eastern states, as I had not been out of the mountains since I was a boy, arriving in 1850. Previous to starting, I signed a contract with D. S. Cahoon and J. […]

Journey to Arizona I would say that in marrying all of my wives, I have done it with the purest motive. They were honorable and virtuous, as we consider unchastely one of the greatest crimes on earth. I love them with all my heart and the numerous family that the Lord has given me, and […]