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.



Joseph Carter Corbin Marker
Wednesday, June 28 through Wednesday, June 28
Joseph Carter Corbin Marker  (Special Events)
11:00 am
Ohio University, Chillicothe, OH
An Ohio historical marker unveiling commemorating Chillicothe native Joseph Carter Corbin will take place June 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. on the grounds of the Ohio University Chillicothe campus.