William H. Black was the son of John BLACK, Esq. He was born in Marion Township, Butler Co., Penn. He was an excellent young man, of liberal mind and culture. On the outbreak of the rebellion, he enlisted in Company C, Eleventh Pennsylvania Reserves, and served three years in the war. On his return home, he read law, and was admitted to practice at the Butler bar on the 14th of June, 1869. He soon gained prominence and secured a lucrative practice. He married a Miss PURVIS, a daughter of Samuel PURVIS, Esq., of the bar of Butler, and gave promise of a happy and prosperous life. But consumption soon came and blasted his otherwise promising professional life.
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.