Benjamin D. Black San Juan County, New Mexico

Benjamin D. Black, engaged in the cultivation of fruit and hay at Fruitland, was born in Utah in 1859, a son of William Morley Black, who in 1849 went to Utah, arriving at Salt Lake City on the 24th of July in 1889 he removed to Mexico and has since resided in the state of Chihuahua. He has four sons living in New Mexico, namely: John M., of Fruitland; W. G.: Benjamin D.; and George H. There are also two daughters in the Territory: Mrs. Martha Gale and Mrs. Tamar Young.

In the year 1897 William G. Black, of this family, established a mill at Fruitland, and the following year Benjamin D. Black came to the San Juan valley, where he has since resided, being now engaged in the raising "of hay and fruit, having a well-developed ranch.


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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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