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Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries / William Brown

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
1. Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker
close up, side A
Inscription.  
Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries
The cemetery dates to 1794 and is comprised of two adjacent cemeteries: Columbia Presbyterian Cemetery and Fulton Cemetery. Another cemetery, the Fulton Mechanics Cemetery, had been in Fulton, a village along the Ohio River and a center of boat-building and steamboat construction during the first half of 19th century. Together, the cemeteries are the burial places of Jacob Allen, John Campbell, John Langdon, and other veterans of the Revolutionary War. It is also believed that William Brown is buried here. Brown was one of three soldiers during the Revolutionary War to receive the Badge of Military Merit, predecessor of the Purple Heart. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

William Brown
William Brown settled in Columbia, Hamilton County in 1789. He was born in Connecticut in 1759 or 1760. As the American Revolution began in 1775, Brown enlisted in Connecticut Line of Continental Army and rose to the rank of sergeant. Brown saw much combat, including battles at Stony Point, New York in 1779 and the siege of Yorktown, Virginia in
Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
2. Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker
close up, side B, William Brown
1781. George Washington recognized Brown’s assault against Redoubt No. 10 at Yorktown with the Badge of Military Merit. Brown led a “forlorn hope” so called because soldiers were not expected to survive, and acted with “great bravery, propriety, and deliberate firmness.” In Ohio, he served in the militia, surveyed roads, and was a respected member of the community. He died in in 1805.
 
Erected 2017 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio, Cincinnati Preservation Association, and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 89-31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.385′ N, 84° 25.993′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Memorial can be reached from Ohio River Trail. Marker is on the Ohio River Trail east of Carrel Street between US 50 and US 52. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4180 Dumont St, Cincinnati OH 45226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Columbia Baptist Church and Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Pillar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia Baptist Cemetery / Columbia (approx. ¼
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
3. Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker
full view of marker
mile away); Garard/Martin Station, 1790 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cherry Tree Grove (approx. 2 miles away); St. Marys World War Marker (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Cincinnati Observatory (approx. 2.3 miles away); Miss Doherty's College Preparatory School for Girls (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
4. Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker
marker as seen from the Ohio River Trail
Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
5. Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker
the cemetery, off the north side of the Ohio River Trail
Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 4, 2019
6. Columbia Presbyterian & Fulton Cemeteries Marker
the Ohio River Trail, at Carrel Street. The marker is down this trail on the left.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 6, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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