West Milton, Miami County, Ohio
GPS: 39.98769, -84.38184
Seven Oaks Drive and St Rt 571
West Milton, OH 45383
Date published: July 4, 2017
Total records: 22
Hanktown was one of three Union Township settlements of slaves formerly owned by John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia. The other two were Marshall Town and Rossville. Today, only Rossville survives.
Hanktown Cemetery is the final resting place for some of these ex-slaves. It is located in the northwest quarter of Section 12, on the north side of St Rt 571 about 1 mile east of Laura and east of the Shiloh Road.
Four of the tombstones in Hanktown Cemetery were that of negro soldiers who fought for the Union in the Civil War...
|Gillard, Harrison||PVT||Co. G - 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry|
|White, Hillary||Co. F - 5th Ohio Infantry|
|White, Silas||PVT||Co. G - 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry|
|Young, Julius||Co. G - 5th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery|
...These men were originally interred at Brown Cemetery, another negro cemetery, about 300 yards north of Hanktown. The location of Brown Cemetery is no longer known. In 1978, these four tombstones were unearthed and placed at Hanktown Cemetery by Kurtis King as an Eagle Scout project.
Records published here were acquired from the Union Township Trustees on July 4, 2017.
COLE, Clifford B., Male, Birth: 1878, Death: 04-06-1879, Mother: A. Cole, Father: M. Cole, Age: 8months, Burial: 1879, Type: Baby, Grave: 3COLE, Emma E., Female, Birth: 1869, Death: 03-23-1880, Mother: A. Cole, Father: M. Cole, Age: 11, Burial: 1880, Grave: 1COLE, Ulyses C., Male, Birth: 1864, Death: 09-04-1879, Mother: A. Cole, Father: M. Cole, Age: 15, Burial: 1879, Grave: 2GILLIARD, Emma, Female, Birth: 1855, Death: 04-26-1894, Age: 39, Burial: 1894, Grave: 4GILLIARD, Harrison, Male, Grave: 19, Veteran, Co. G 55th Mass, Inf., Civil WarHILL, Elma R., Female, Birth: 1892, Death: 1920, Age: 28, Burial: 1920, Grave: 7JOHNSON, Alex, Male, Death: 1933, Troy, Ohio, Burial: 8-30-1933, Type: Full, Funeral Director: E.P. Miller & Son, West Milton, Ohio, Cause: NephritisJOHNSON, Lubinne, Female, Birth: 1828, Death: 02-25-1884, Age: 56, Burial: 1884, Grave: 18MOTON, John, Male, Birth: 1883, Death: 08-03-1891, Age: 8, Burial: 1891, Grave: 8MOTON, Leonard, Male, Birth: 1894, Death: 10-12-1894, Mother: Rosanna Moton, Father: Joseph Moton, Age: 6months, Burial: 1894, Grave: 9MOTON, Oliver, Male, Birth: 1827, Death: 11-05-1886, Age: 59, Burial: 1886, Grave: 10WHITE, Daniel, Male, Birth: 1891, Death: 1894, Age: 3, Burial: 1894, Grave: 16WHITE, Ed D., Male, Birth: 1854, Grave: 12WHITE, H., Male, Grave: 22, Veteran, Co. F. 5th OH Inf., Civil WarWHITE, Harry, Male, Birth: 1894, Death: 1894, Burial: 1894, Type: Baby, Grave: 15WHITE, Icy, Female, Birth: 1887, Death: 1915, Age: 28, Burial: 1915, Grave: 17WHITE, Luther G., Male, Birth: 1889, Death: 1889, Burial: 1889, Type: Baby, Grave: 14WHITE, Mary, Female, Birth: 1856, Death: 1894, Age: 38, Burial: 1894, Grave: 13WHITE, Rollie, Male, Birth: 1899, Death: 1903, Age: 15, Burial: 1903, Grave: 5WHITE, Sadie, Female, Birth: 1878, Death: 1884, Age: 6, Burial: 1884, Grave: 6WHITE, Silas, Male, Grave: 20, Veteran, Co. G 55th Mass, Inf., Civil WarYOUNG, Julius, Male, Grave: 21, Veteran, Co. G 5th US CAN
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