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Hanktown Negro Cemetery
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
 

     This cemetery is the final resting place for some of the ex-slaves of John Randolph, of Roanoke, Virginia.  It is located on State Route 571, 3.3 miles west of the intersection of S. R. 48 and 571, in Union Township, Miami County, Ohio.
     Negro Civil War Veterans, who are buried 300 years to the north in what is commonly known as Brown Cemetery.  As far as is known, these men were buried there as a place of honor.  They were the only persons buried there.  On July 4th, 1978, the last four stones were unearthed, after a diligent search, and moved to the Hanktown Cemetery by Kurtis King, as an Eagle Scout project.

Name Born Died Age Comments
Cole, Clifford   1879 Apr. 6 ae 8 mos. 7 ds. s/o M. & A.
Cole, Emma E.   1880 Mar. 23 ae 11 yrs. 6 mos. 23 ds.  d/o M. & A. on same stone as Ulysses Cole
Cole, Ulysses G.   1879 Sep. 4 ae 15 yrs. 3 mos. 29 ds. s/o M. & A.
Gilliard, emma   1894 ae 39 yrs. 4 mos. 0 ds.  
Gilliard, Harrison       Co. G, 55th Mass. Inf.
Hill, Ema R. 1892 1920    
Johnson, Lubinne   1894 Feb. 25 ae 56 yrs. 3 mos. 24 ds. w/o Robert
Morten, Oliver   1886 Nov. 5 ae 30 yrs.  
Morton, John   1891 Aug. 3 ae 8 yrs. 21 ds.  
Morton, Leonard   1894 Oct. 12 ae 25 yrs. 6 mos. s/o Joseph & Rosanna
White, Daniel 1891 1894    
White, Ed. D. 1854     (no death date)
White, Harry 1894 1894    
White, Hillary       Co. F, 5th Ohio Inf.
White, Icy 1887 1915   (on same stone as Luther White)
White, Luther G. 1889 1889    
White, Mary 1855 1894    
White, Rollie 1892 1908 ae 15 yrs. 9 mos. 23 ds.  
White, Sallie 1878 1884 ae 6 yrs. 5 mos.  
White, Silas       Co. G, 55th Mass. Inf
Young, Julius       Co. G, 5th USCHA
       

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