Darke County – German Township (now Liberty Township)

1890 Census
Zachariah Archey, widow Sarah, 45 USCI
Benjamin F. Goings, 5 USCI
Jesse Lamb, 27 USCI
Alexander V. McCown, widow Nancy, 45 USCI
William H. McCown, 45 USCI
Samuel H. Paxton, 42 USCI
Zebadee Bass, 45 USCI
Sylvester Scott, 28 USCI
Levi Shaffer, 45 USCI
Henry Stokes, former widow Sarah A. Lamb, 45 USCI

Bass Cemetery
Zachariah Archey, 45 USCI, died June 10, 1901
Zebadee Bass, 45 USCI, died July 15, 1925
Benjamin F. Goings, 5 USCI, died 1930
Jesse Lamb, 27 USCI, died January 19, 1904
David McCown, 54 Massachusetts, died November 7, 1886
William H. McCown, 45 USCI, died August 21, 1903
Sylvester Scott, 28 USCI
Henry Stokes, 45 USCI, died December 12, 1864, in Washington, DC

Clemens Cemetery
James Monroe Rickman, 54 Massachusetts
Levi Shaffer, 45 USCI, died February 4, 1908

You can look at the names of the other Black Civil War soldiers, sailors, and veterans
from Darke County, or you can view the Ohio county pages to find African Americans
who served from or lived in the state.… Read more

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Black Veterans at the Ohio Soldier’s and Sailors’ Home

After the Civil War, African Americans who served in the United States Colored Troops and the United States Navy could apply to reside in both federal and state soldiers’ and sailors’ homes. Below is the list of Black veterans who were admitted to the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Sandusky, Ohio, between November 1888 and August 1919.

Cottage I, from Souvenir Book of Views: Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, Sandusky, O.
Sandusky Star-Journal,
July 13, 1901

You can view the admission records on Family Search, “Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919.” This collection of images comes from 20 volumes that include the records of the first 10,000 residents of the Home.… Read more

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