- [All of this "minister" business is unproven and seems doubtful]Samuel Black was a minister of the Linville Creek Baptist Church in Rockingham Co., VA (in the Shenandoah Valley). He also founded a church at Alderson, Greenbriar Co., VA (now Monroe Co., WV). [Note - it was a different "Sam Black" associated with the Alderson church. That Sam Black died in 1899, much later than our Samuel Black]
There is speculation that Samuel may be descended from Samuel Black (b. 1700 Ireland, d. 1770). This Samuel Black, although born in Ireland, was of Scotch extraction. He was educated in Edinburg, and licensed to preach in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a minister in the Presbyterian Church (the church of Scotland.) He came to America in 1735. He was a missionary to Mountain Plains Church from 1743-1747 in Montgomery, VA. Samuel and his wife had 3 sons: (1) John m. June Alexander. They had at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. Two of the sons were in the war of 1812 (one son, Matthew, died during service); five sons went to Ohio; Susan went to Missouri; Mary went to the Pacific coast; Alexander stayed in Blacksburg, VA (2) William, who gave land for the town of Blacksburg, VA, incorporated in 1748. He moved to Albermarle Co. in 1800 (3) Samuel, who is surmised to be the father of "our" Samuel. Is not documented.
Boone County, Kentucky Court Orders Book 1836-1848 page 278
(transcription obtained from https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Black-303 - unverified)
On the motion of the Heirs of Samuel Black, deceased, it is ordered that on the Motion of Enoch White & Dulcina his wife, Harrison Boggess and Catharine his wife, Robert Grubbs and Elizabeth his wife, Margaret Black, Joseph Black, Benjamin Black and Mary Black who are of age and Isabella R. Black & Emily Black by their Guardian Robert Grubbs, heirs of Samuel Black, deceased. It is ordered that Moses Rice, James Rice & James Marshall be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to make partitions among said children and heirs of all the real estate of said Samuel Black, deceased, descended among them being first duly sworn ?? and with all conscience dispatch to perform their said duty and make report to court.
I.G. Hamilton, Clk.