Neglected Cemetery - Honorable Mr. Robert Allen please help
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#1 Aug 26, 2010
My brother Tom and I hiked out to the cemetery which is directly above where the F&N Tavern once operated. We were looking to see if those Militia Men, traveling from the battle of New Orleans to Ft. Pitt, and who were ambushed by indians on the Ohio River near where Dayton is located. were buried here. This event happened in or about 1785.
We found no evidence of burials indicating Militia. We did find evidence of Civil War veterans buried here. When I wore a young man's clothes; I hunted those hills,and was aware of the cemetery.
I noticed then, there was a memorial to an unknown soldier of the Civil War at the back of the cemetery. It is a shame this historic site has been abandoned, vandalized, and desecrated. Many prominent Daytonians are buried here. It should be restored!!!
#2 Sep 30, 2010
yes it is Mr. Fahlbush.. I too hiked up there in the 80s. It is a sadly neglected cemetary. It would be nice if we could get some community service folks up there to clean it up.. problem is that the earth has swallowed it up... not just grass to cut but trees to cut down, graves to locate, missing stones etc.... it could be cleaned up and then maybe a monument or memorial placed there. sad thing is.. dayton people will just tear that up too.
As far as that ambush.. it was little more east than Dayton. Up the river a bit where the little miami river comes out into the Ohio is where the natives were hiding. It is believed that the militia (who were caring about 85,000 in gold pieces for the payroll for the soliders stationed in Newport), took the payroll and retreated up through a valley into Fort Thomas nearer to Tower Hill Road... a bit more east than that. Only one survived and could not remember where they hid the gold pieces and died before he could be taken back up into the hill there.
Over the years several arch professors have quartered off the area and searched..
Did you know the rumor of the missing construction workers when Route 8 was put through? There is a rumor that 6 workers just vanished when they were cutting through the hill to put the road in... perhaps they found the gold? perhaps they moved to a lovelier climate? IDK.. rumor. Some believe the gold is still there.
I don't know if the militia are burried there. I think that the ambush preceded the railroad that cut that cemetary off from the main roads.
#3 May 7, 2011
About the gold.
I know my Mom and Dad didn't find it.
We wuz poor.
#4 Feb 9, 2012
THE ROAD NEXT TO OUR PROPERTY IS CALLED BURMA ROAD NAMED AFTER THE BURMA CONFLICT AND AFTER THE VETS WHO RETURNED HOME, BUT THE CITY OF DAYTON HAS NOT RECORD OF THAT.. I AM SURE ALL WHO KNEW ABOUT IT.. HAVE SINCE DIED AND SO WE CAN NOT FIND OUT ANY INFORMATION ON THE ROAD.. WHAT A SHAME SO MUCH HISTORY HAS BEEN LOST IN THE CITY OF DAYTON, AND NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO BUILD THIS STUPID THING ON THE RIVER AND NOW NO MONEY JUST A BUNCH OF CRAP
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