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Re: Richard Stanhope - decendant
In Response To: Richard Stanhope - decendant ()

Hello Arthur,

Good hearing from you. Hope all is well with you and your family.

Richard Stanhope's burial site is in Johnson Cemetery....Concord Twp., Champaign County, Ohio. The cemetery is located at the junction of routes 550 & 29, about 10-12 miles northwest of Urbana, Ohio on Rte 29 and it sits back about 1/10 mile off the road.

For those who don't know of Richard Stanhope..he is reported to have been a "personal valet" to Pres. George Washington. He was born in ca 1747 and died in 1862 at age 115 years. For his service in the Rev. War he was alloted acreage in Ohio (Virginia Military District) and settled in Ohio ca 1805. He was married 3 times and is said to have fathered 32 children.

Richard's son David Stanhope married my ancestor Sarah Adams. Richard, son David, Sarah's parents Lewis & Susan Adams, grandparents, Frank & Rachel Reno and Sarah's brothers William and David Adams are all recognized as UGRR operators.

Buried in the same area as Richard Stanhope are my ancestors Lewis & Susannah Adams, 3rd great-grandparents, Lewis' mother Sibbah, Lewis' daughter Margaret (Adams) Gaitor and granddaughter, Mary Gaitor, along with a son Isaac Adams.

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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