1874 – Asa & Marilyn Black and Albert & Bonnie Black Farm* – Bruneau
First Generation Owner: Emma and John Turner
Current Owner: Ace Black Ranches
James Harrison Black and Eliza Jane Mullen Black were married October 21, 1858. They first resided in Ohio where James H. worked on the Cumberland Road. Four of their six children, John, Mary Margaret, Frank, and James F. “Fet”, were born there. They later moved to Missouri where two more children, Dolly and Joseph, were born. Eliza’s sister Margaret, who was married to Benjamin Hawes and living in Bruneau, wanted the Blacks to come to Idaho. James and Eliza came by train to Kelton, Utah, and traveled on to Bruneau by wagon, arriving in early May, 1876. They homesteaded 400 acres about four miles northwest of Bruneau.
Albert Black purchased the farm from his cousin, Joe Hawes in the mid-1960’s, and Ace Black purchased it from Albert in the late 1970’s. The land is now owned by Ace Black Ranches and operated by some of the children of Ace and Marilyn Black. Currently fifth, sixth and seventh generation family members are living on the ranch.