Hamilton County, Ohio, Burial Records, Volume 9: Union Baptist African American Cemetery
Hamilton County, Ohio, Burial Records, Volume 9: Union Baptist African American Cemetery - Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
The Union Baptist Church, founded in 1831, is the oldest African American Baptist church in Ohio. Here, published for the first time, the thousands of burial listings in this volume were abstracted from the church’s records for the years 1884 to 1970. No written records are known prior to 1884. Six maps show the location of the cemetery plots. There are over 30,000 burial listings recorded here. To make this huge amount of information more manageable, the editors have separated, out of nearly a century covered by the book, six smaller segments of years. The segments range from seven to twenty-one years, and all the names recorded within each segment are alphabetized.
Each entry includes, when available, first and last names of the deceased, birth place, age, date and place of death, marital status and names of kindred. All the information is clearly set forth and easy to read. Some entries include an extra notation with information such as occupation and residence. Where the place of death was in Cincinnati, the name of the hospital is given. The information in this two-volume collection also provides an interesting overview of certain historic changes occurring in America. South to North migration patterns stemming from Cincinnati’s role as a link in the “Underground Railroad” or the hardships of the Great Depression, for example, can be confirmed by the place of birth listing. A supplement includes a large list of names not found in the record books but found in the cemetery, with locations of grave sites and dates of interment. There is also a list of veterans buried in this cemetery according to courthouse records but not found in the church’s record books. A surname index buried within the entries is also included.
1997, 8½x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 878 pp.
101-H0638 ISBN: 0788406388