The African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley
The African American Genealogy
Group of the Miami Valley
Promoting African-American Genealogy and Black Family History
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Rossville Exhibit - Randolph Freed People & Their Descendants
Saturday, May 20 through Monday, November 20
Rossville Exhibit - Randolph Freed People & Their Descendants  (Special Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center Wliberforce, Ohio
An exhibit of the holdings of Helen Gilmore, a Piqua, Ohio native and descendant of the Randolph Freed People. The Randolph Freed People were among one of the largest single manumissions in the history of the United States. In 1846 380+ individuals were manumitted (freed) by the Will of John Randolph from Roanoke Plantation in Charlotte County, Virginia. Mrs Gilmore has collected memorbilia from those families and their descendants after their settling in Rossville, Ohio and other areas in the Miami Valley. Randolph had purchased much land in Mercer County, Ohio for their relocation after manumission (approx. 3,200 acres). However, they were unable to acquire this property due to the hostility of the Mercer County inhabitants at that time and found more friendly environs in Rossville and surrounding areas.



September Meeting
Saturday, September 23 through Saturday, September 23
September Meeting  (AAGGMV Meetings)
Dayton Metro Library, Main Library, downtown Dayton, OH
The September meeting of AAGGMV will  be held at the Dayton, OH Main Library.  215 E. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402, in the Genealogy Division, 2nd Floor.