Randolph Settlement

Randolph Settlement (HMIVC)

Location: Piqua, OH 45356 Miami County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 9.434', W 84° 14.172'

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Side A: Randolph Settlement
In 1833, John Randolph from Roanoke, Virginia, died leaving three wills that requested that all of his slaves be set free and that land be purchased for them. Although contested for thirteen years by his family, the slaves were freed and the executor of the wills, Randolph's cousin Judge William Leigh purchased about 2,000 acres of farm land in Mercer County, Ohio. Traveling by wagon train, the freed slaves, 383 in all, reached their destination in 1846, but were forced to turn back by earlier established white settlers. They turned around and ended up north of Piqua where they purchased land and developed the Village of Rossville. Later some moved on to other places in Miami County and well as Shelby County. In Rossville, they established an African Baptist Church in 1869, cemetery in 1866, and public black school in 1872.

Side B: Jackson Cemetery (African)
Members from the following families are buried in Jackson Cemetery: Anderson, Armstrong, Bally, Basil, Blackburn, Bray, Brown, Butler, Cain, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crowder, Dalany, Fowlis, Giles, Gillard, Gillem, Governor, Hill, Huggard, Hughs, Hunt, Johnson, Jones, Kendall, Langdon, Lee, Mitchell, Musco, Nickens, Parsley, Parson, Randolph, Reese, Rial, Roberts, Rocco, Shipp, Smith, Taylor, Tibbs, Truss, Vicks, White, Williams, and Wilson. The following Civil War veterans are interred here: Peer M. Bray, John Cain, Henry Clay, Johnson Crowder, William Kendall, H. Parsley, John Taylor, Sidney Vicks, and Phillip White.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number28-55
Year Placed2008
Placed ByPaul G. Duke Foundation and Jackson Tube Company, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 735390 N 4448871
Decimal Degrees40.15723333, -84.23620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.434', W 84° 14.172'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 26.04" N, 84° 14' 10.32" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8570 Zimmerlin Rd, Piqua OH 45356, US
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