Biography of Robert E. Black (1846- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 507.

Robert E. BLACK, a hardware dealer and lumber merchant of Elsberry, Mo., was born in Allegheny City, Penn., in 1846, and is the youngest of four children born to William and Margaret (ELLIOTT) BLACK, who were born in Scotland, where they were married about 1835.  They came to America soon after, and located in Pennsylvania, where the mother died soon after Robert E. was born. Mr. BLACK was a contractor and builder, and was a large property holder.  He died in Keokuk, Iowa, where he had gone on business.   Robert E. BLACK was educated in the public schools of Allegheny City, and at an early day learned the carpenter's trade.  He came to New Hope in 1864, and soon after returned to Pennsylvania, where he remained three years, when he again came to New Hope, and in 1869 married Lucy J., a daughter of J. Nicholas DAMERON, and by her became the father of four sons and four daughters.  Mr. BLACK lived at New Hope, where he followed contracting and building until 1880, when he came to Elsberry, and has since followed the same occupation here.  He owns 413 acres of land near Elsberry, some fine town property, and 100 acres of land west of the town; he also owns about sixty vacant lots in Keokuk, Iowa.  He takes a great interest in the cause of education, and was one of three men who erected a fine brick school-house in Elsberry.  Mr. BLACK is a Mason, and a member of the Masonic and A.O.U.W. fraternities, and in his political views is a Democrat.  His present business was established in 1880, and the firm name is BLACK & LUCKETT.  Mr. LUCKETT was born in New Hope, and was there reared and educated, and also attended one session at Foggy Seminary in Pike County.  He remained on the farm until 1882, and then became a partner of Mr. BLACK's at Elsberry.   He is a Democrat and a son of W. S. and Mary (COX) LUCKETT, who were born in Tennessee and Virginia, respectively.  They were early settlers of Missouri, and are still residing at New Hope.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 25 Nov. 2000.  Link change or update: 13 January 2001

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