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FPOC's Plat Community--Rumley, Shelby Co., OH

Just FYI, here's a bit of history regarding Rumley, OH and their founders who were NOT Randolph slaves, but FPOC:

Rumley was a colored community, platted in 1837 by Joel and Wesley Goins, who purchased 400 acres of land. They were freemen from Baltimore, Maryland. The deed to the land was granted and signed by President Van Buren. Over 500 Negroes lived in this general area. About 50 lived in Rumley. The Village was a stop on the stage coach route from Lima to Piqua. It had a hotel, sawmill, grocery store, gristmill, brick factory, livery stable and three saloons. There were three schools, three churches and three black cemeteries in the area. Only the public school and Baptist Church still remain. Rumley could claim many notable African-American inhabitants. Many Rumley people scattered after 1870, but some descendants still live in this area.

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A Goins descendant ... Irita

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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