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The Reverend Samuel Black


The Rev. Samuel Back (No.6), Presbyterian Minister of Corrick Presbyterian Church from 1850 until he retired in 1884 because of failing health, died on 6th March 1900. He was born in 1809 in the Drumsurn, Co. Londonderry area. He had a brother, John, who was also a Presbyterian Minister at Gillygooley, Co. Tyrone. Samuel had at least four sons and two daughters. Two sons, Rev. James Black and Rev. Albert Pattison Black, and a least four grandsons were all Presbyterian ministers, as were some of the descendants of his brothers. His son Alfred, and his grandson, Samuel James farmed at Lisnagelvin, Londonderry, and are buried in this grave. His son William Samuel, who died June 8th 1946, married Margaret Hamilton Fulton, who died July 31 1935. They are both buried in Badoney Presbyterian Churchyard at Droit. They farmed at Learden. William’s wife, Margaret Hamilton Fulton, was a daughter of Margaret Hamilton and David Fulton and granddaughter of Robert Hamilton and Catherine McLaughlin. Robert was a brother of “Long” James Hamilton and William Hamilton (No. 45)

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