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Descendants of William Black & Nancy Allison



Winner 2011 Robert Bruce Cooke Family History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians

The 296-page book is a family history of the Black family here in Alleghany County and our largest book-design project to date. The book features over 100 photographs, letters and information on William and Nancy’s family, gathered by Lorene Sturgill of Piney Creek, North Carolina.

On July 1, 1961 the descendants of William Black, who emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland around 1817, gathered at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Alleghany County, North Carolina for the purpose of establishing an organization of the Black family.

Now, almost 50 years later, the descendants of William & Nancy Allison Black have produced a history of their family.

Two centuries after coming to America, here is their story.

Information gathered and compiled by Lorene Sturgill.

Learn about the production.

296 pages
8.25″ x 10.75″ Hardcover
B&W interior, color cover
Genealogy with over 150 photographs