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Marblehead in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus

 
 
In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 9, 2009
1. In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus Marker
Inscription.
[Marker Front]:

In memory of
Mason, Simonds, & Mingus.
Who fell near this place
in battle with the Indians.
Sept. 29, 1812.


[Marker Side]:

This Monument was erected in 1857 by Joshua R. Giddings

The land on which it stands was deeded in 1911 by the Kelley Island Lime and Transport Co., to the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, State of Ohio who placed this tablet here in 1914.
 
Erected 1858 by Hon. J.R. Giddings.
 
Location. 41° 30.838′ N, 82° 44.636′ W. Marker is in Marblehead, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker is on East Bay Shore Road just from Seneca Trail, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the south side of the Marblehead peninsula, on the north side of the Sandusky Bay shores, and directly north of Johnson Island. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Battle Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Keeper's House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Benajah Walcott
In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 9, 2009
2. In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus Monument
(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Keeperís House (about 600 feet away); Johnson's Island (approx. half a mile away); Johnson's Island Prison (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Stockade Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Johnsonís Island Committee (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marblehead.
 
More about this marker. There are several other related historical markers and memorials in the immediate area of this marker. According to the Ottawa County Historical Society this historical marker was erected in 1857 by Joshua Giddings, a prominent United States Congressman from Ashtabula, Ohio, who had fought in the battle. The American soldiers who died in the skirmish were buried at the site (and those who were interred there included at least one Revolutionary War veteran).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNative AmericansWar of 1812
 
In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 9, 2009
3. In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus Monument
View of memorial marker and nearby gravestone for those Americans killed in the battle.
Gravestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 9, 2009
4. Gravestone Marker
View of gravestone with names of those Americans killed in the battle.
James S. Bills
Simeon Blackman
Mathew Guy
Alexander Mason
Daniel Mingus
Equilla Putney
Valentine Ramsdell
Abraham Simons
1812
In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 9, 2009
5. In Memory of Mason, Simonds & Mingus
View of Ohio Historical Marker of "First Battle Site" in right foreground and battle memorial marker in left background.
 
 
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