Black, Asbury Parks
Black, Asbury Parks a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Cherokee County, Ga., Nov. 8, 1842. He was an example of early piety, joining the Church at the age of nine, but not experiencing conversion until his thirteenth year. At the age of nineteen he became a school-teacher. At the opening of the war in 1860 he enlisted as a soldier; in 1866 he was licensed to preach, and labored several years under the auspices of the North Georgia Conference. In 1869 he went to California, and in the year following united with the Pacific Conference, in which he labored with zeal and faithfulness until his decease, March 3, 1873. Mr. Black was highly esteemed for his exemplary life and deep piety. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1873, p. 906.