Burial records (indigent soldiers) 1884-1888

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,
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 

Front pages

no additional information listed:
W.D. Hickox
John W. Wilcox
H. B. Osborn

Filled-in Forms:

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


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