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Powhatan Beaty / Union Baptist Cemetery

 
 
Powhatan Beaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 13, 2004
1. Powhatan Beaty Marker
Inscription.  
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Powhatan Beaty
Born in Richmond, Virginia. Powhatan Beaty moved to Cincinnati in 1849, where he spent the majority of his life. Beaty enlisted as a private in the Union Army in June 1863, and two days later was promoted to first sergeant, Company G, 5th United States Colored Troops (USCT). All the officers of Company G were killed or wounded during an attack on Confederate forces at New Market Heights, Virginia, in September 1864. Beaty took command of his company, and for his valor received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Beaty was one of two African-Americans buried in Ohio to receive the Medal of Honor for service in the Civil War. He died on December 6, 1916, leaving two sons, attorney and state representative A. Lee Beaty and John W. Beaty. He is buried in Union Baptist Cemetery along with nearly 150 USCT veterans.

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Union Baptist Cemetery
Established in 1864, the Union Baptist Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Hamilton County at its original location purchases, maintained, and still used by a black congregation. The Union Baptist Church was organized in
Union Baptist Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, July 22, 2018
2. Union Baptist Cemetery Marker
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1831 as the Colored Branch of Enon Baptist Church when fourteen black members of predominantly white Enon Baptist congregation withdrew and formed their own congregation. After four years, Reverend David Leroy Nickens was hired as the first minister, and the name changed to African Union Baptist Church and in 1845, the Union Baptist Church of Cincinnati, Ohio. Prominent African Americans, including Reverend Nickens, Honorable George W. Hays, Jr., and Jennie D. Porter, founder and principal of the Harriet Beecher Stowe School, are buried in the cemetery. Many former slaves, ant-slavery advocates, and active members of the Underground Railroad are interred here.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The P&G Fund, The Ohio Historical Commission. (Marker Number 48-31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1863.
 
Location. 39° 7.003′ N, 84° 36.155′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Cleves Warsaw Pike 0.2 miles west of Glenway Avenue
Powhatan Beaty (October 8, 1837 – December 6, 1916) image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - © W.E.B. Du Bois (LOC)
3. Powhatan Beaty (October 8, 1837 – December 6, 1916)
Wearing his Medal of Honor.
(Ohio Route 264), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4933 Cleve Warsaw Pike, Cincinnati OH 45238, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westwood Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Historic Westwood Town Hall (approx. 2.2 miles away); James Norris Gamble (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Village of Westwood (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Origins of Harvest Home (approx. 3 miles away); Enoch Terry Carson (approx. 3 miles away); 1937 Flood at Constance / Anderson Ferry (approx. 3˝ miles away in Kentucky).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Powhatan Beaty. (Submitted on March 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Beaty Tombstone with Powhatan Beaty marker below image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, July 22, 2018
4. Beaty Tombstone with Powhatan Beaty marker below
The Powhatan Beaty plaque can be easy to miss since it is flat on the ground, so look for the Beaty marker to locate it.
Powhatan Beaty Bronze Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Wesley Baker, July 22, 2018
5. Powhatan Beaty Bronze Marker
He is buried in Section A, Lot 95
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 31, 2019, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio.   3. submitted on March 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2019, by J. Wesley Baker of Springfield, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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