Robert Black married into the Russell family and moved into South Carolina. He enlisted November 4, 1775, served in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Francis Marion. He was wounded and died July 1, 1776 (2). James Black also served in the Revolution from North Carolina. The Blacks who came to Union County in the early years were descendants of these four Black brothers.
About 1812 the movement to Alabama from North and South Carolina was beginning and Samuel Black, a son of Robert Black, received a grant of land in Alabama on April 12, 1812 (3). He might not have moved until several years later, but by 1820 Alabama was home to a large number of the clan who were found in Perry, Wilcox and Greene Counties (4). Samuel Black reared a large family and even though he died February 22, 1828 (5) and never saw Arkansas, his widow, Isabella Johnson Black and all of his children except Mary who married William Henry Norris, and moved to Brazil to establish the Confederate Settlement there (6), came to Union County. The Blacks maintained the characteristics of a Scottish Clan and wrote each other and visited back and forth to North and South Carolina more than many families did (7).