Arthur Boke African American born 1803 Ohio

Arthur Boke son of Arthur Boke who did surveying.
Born 1803 Jan 19  Franklinton Ohio
died 1841 Aug 10  Franklinton Ohio.
First known African American resident of Franklinton.

He was originally buried in Franklinton Cementery.
He was raised from infancy by the Sullivant family and is now 
buried in the Sullivant lot, Section P of Green Lawn Cemetery, 
Columbus, Ohio. His tombstone has been refurbished by 
Modlick Monument Company. (in 1997/1998).

The Inscription Reads:

To Arthur Boke With Respect
Born of a Female Slave Belonging
To the Sullivant Family Helpless
Human, Abandoned by His Own Mother
He Lived a Authenticate In the Humanity
He Was Nursed, Nourished By
Sarah Sullivant With Her Children
Among Where He Lived Respected
Till the End of His Life He Died
August 10, 1841

One Orphaned His Servant In Childhood
Having Raised Him Into Manhood Extending On
Him As First, Indured Him For the
Integrity of His Character And
Gratefully Remembering His Devoted
Service and Committment
Dedicated
This Epitaph To His Memory

Compiled from Inscription On
Arthur Boke’s Tombstone 1803-1841
by Bea Murphy -- Copyright 1998


Surnames: 
Cramer, Schmitt / Smith, Hipple, Trick / Truck, Pequignot, Washington, Loy, Roi, Bulcher, 
Gundish / Grandish, Kley, Smith, Wampler, Martin, Snider, Floyd, Ratliff , Wolverton, Wantz.
Surnames for wife: Steinbrunner,  Schulte,  Feltz, Burton

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
All materials contained on these pages are furnished for the free 
use of those engaged researching their family origins. Any 
commercial use, without the consent of the host/author of 
these pages is prohibited. We have tried to use images that 
were obtained from sources permitting free distribution, or  
generated by the author, and are subject to the same restrictions/permissions.
All persons contributing material for posting on these 
pages does so in recognition of their free,
non-commercial distribution, and further, is responsible 
to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.

To check on Surnames click on:
GenForum

Other Web Links:
Genealogy Gateway To The WebTM

Butler County Ohio

Ohio River Valley Families Link

Last update 09/11/99
My pages always under CONSTRUCTION
Send Email: jcramer@gcfn.org
Or you may need to return to the Index page to send me email.
Cramer Ohio web sites