Green Lawn - Arthur Boke, Jr.

Title

Green Lawn - Arthur Boke, Jr.

Subject

Green Lawn Cemetery

Description

Arthur Boke, Jr. was the first African-American resident of Franklinton, Ohio. In 1803, Sarah Sullivant (wife of Franklinton founder Lucas Sullivant) had just given birth to a son, when several days later she found at her doorstep an abandoned baby of a slave. Named Arthur Boke, Jr. by the Sullivants, the baby was adopted by the family and lived as a son and brother until his passing in 1841.

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Citation

“Green Lawn - Arthur Boke, Jr. ,” Teaching Columbus Historic Places, accessed June 1, 2020, https://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/167.