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African American Military Cemetery
Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
GPS: 40.514022, -80.012574
Ross Township, PA
by Curtis Aumiller, [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Published: Apr 26, 2009, last edited May 27, 2009
Total records = 9.
From Babcock Blvd. heading south, make a right onto Cemetery Lane, up the hill approx. 1/4 mile, on your left is a dirt road. You can drive up but not advised (rocky, uneven, narrow), the mud quickly turns into grass/ground cover. There is a level spot in the middle of the hill that looks like a car could use it.
In 2006 this cemetery was reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to be owned by United Cemeteries where records may be available and according to Behm Funeral Home, they have it listed as United Cemetery. Also called African American Military Cemetery.
This cemetery is very hard to see from the road and is in very bad shape. Only a few markers are still there, however, it is evident that there are many graves that are sunken in and it appears that a few may have been robbed in the past.
This is a complete transcription of all of the stones and markers that were there, recorded by Curtis Aumiller on on Mar 02, 2009.
Hill, Elizabeth, b. 18??, d. 1921, Wife of William Hill, Large hole in the last 2 numbers of birthdate. Unable to read
Jones, Walter, b. 1891, d. 6/12/1932, Horsehoer Supply Co. 369th Inf, Enlisted 9/18/1917, Discharged 6/12/1932
Payne, Josephine, b. 1919, d. 1995, Behm Funeral Home Inc. marker only
Scroggins, Mary S., b. 1850, d. 1910, Mother
Scroggins, Norman H., b. 4/21/1893, d. 11/1/1938, Corporal Co. D Repl. Tr. Centre, Enlisted 8/22/1918, Discharged 11/1/1918
Scroggins, Oliver L., b. 3/24/1889, d. 6/12/1942, Pvt. 6th. Pion Inf, Enlisted 8/2/1918, Discharged 10/15/1919
Scroggins, W. Ch., b. , d. 12/21/1916, U.S.S. Nansemond, GAR 1861-1865 Medallion
Stephens, Christopher C., b. 11/6/1892, d. 9/9/1963, Pvt. 565th Casual Det. U.S. Army Enlisted 9/24/1918 Discharged 12/7/1918, Grave appears to have been robbed in the past. Ground missing over grave with large pile of dirt beside it.
Unknown, ?, Grave appears to have been robbed in the past, Ground missing over grave with large pile of dirt beside it.