Burial records (indigent soldiers) 1884-1888
handwritten ledger book. Browseable images on FamilySearch.org.
“Ohio, Trumbull County Records, 1795-2010,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-43916-14988-89?cc=2065327 : accessed 2 September 2015), Cemetery records & Burial records (indigent soldiers) 1884-1888; images 59; Trumbull County Courthouse, Warren.
The front of the book has just a few names listed under each Township name. The bulk of the 59 page book has filled-in forms with the following information:
________ Ohio ____ 18__
To the Hon. Board of County Commissioners,
Of TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio.
The undersigned appointed by you to have charge of the burial of indigent Soldiers, Sailors and
Marines, in __________________________________ Township of said County; in compliance
with an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, entitled, “An act authorizing the burial of the
body of any honorably discharged Ex-Union Soldier, Sailor or Marine of this State, who shall hereafter
die without leaving means sufficient to defray funderal expenses,” passed and took effect April 11th 1884, report
that ______________________________________, late a resident of said Township ____________
died on the ____________ day of __________________ 18__, that we have satisfied ourselves
by careful inquiry into, and examination of, all the circumstances in the case, that the family of said
_________________________________ are in indigent circumstances and unable to pay
the expenses of his burial. That the said _________________________________________
was an honorably discharged Ex-Union Soldier, _________________ having served as a _____________
_______________________ in Company _____________________Regiment,
That the occupation of said __________________________________ while living was
________________________________; and that in compliance with the above recited act,
we took charge of the burial of the said _________________________and have
caused his body to be interred in ____________________________Cemetery ____________
____________________________________ at an expense not exceeding thirty-five
dollars, of which the following is an accurately itemized statement.
Under Farmington Township
no additional information listed:
John W. Wilcox
H. B. Osborn
|42||Henry H. Byrnes||12 January 1885||Private, Company H, 171st Regiment||Laborer||Farmington Cemetery|
|15, 18||J V Cole||2 October 1884||Private, Company G 124th Regiment NJF||Day Laborer||East Farmington|