“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Powhatan Beaty / Union Baptist Cemetery

Powhatan Beaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 13, 2004
1. Powhatan Beaty Marker
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.

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 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
Powhatan Beaty Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
2. Powhatan Beaty Grave Marker
He is buried in Section A, Lot 95
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
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 (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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John James Audubon in Cincinnati (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cincinnati Union Terminal (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of Home Field of First Pro Baseball Team (approx. 3.6 miles away); First Glass Door Oven (approx. 3.7 miles away); Laurel-Lincoln World War II Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures (approx. 4.3 miles away); Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Gamble House (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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