2History 1851: Fort Hill Cemetery was incorporated. Official Name: “Trustees of the Fort Hill Cemetery Association of Auburn.”Eight Founders of Fort Hill Cemetery:William C. BeardsleyGeorge HatchThomas Y. HowMichael S. MyersHugo B. RathbunJosiah N. StarinGeorge UnderwoodJohn L. WatrousCurrently there are 83 acres of land for the cemetery.
3Bradley ChapelJane Loomis Bradley funded this gift in the memory of her late husband, Silas L Bradley.Julius A. Schweinfurth, was the architect for this project.Created in the style of Gothic architecture, the building of this chapel was completed in 1893.
4Logan’s MonumentLocated in the Fort Allegan section of Fort Hill Cemetery.John Logan was a Cayuga Native American.Logan’s statement was a protest against his co-leader, Shawnee Cornstalk, for selling Native American land to Lord Dunmore. This statement was later published by Thomas Jefferson.His statement became known as “Logan’s Lament.”
5Notable PeopleThe resting places of many local, state, and national historical icons resting place is located at Fort Hill Cemetery. Listed below are only a few of those icons:Emory Upton, General & Civil War CommanderHarriet Ross Tubman Davis, “Conductor” on the Underground RailroadSylvester Willard, Physician & PhilanthropistTheodore W. Case, Scientist & Inventor of SoundfilmThomas Mott Osborne, Prison ReformerWilliam C. Beardsley, one of eight founders for the Fort Hill CemeteryWilliam H. Seward, Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson
6The Seward FamilyWilliam H. Seward is most remembered as Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State.Buried next to Mr. Seward is his wife, Frances Adeline Miller SewardTheir three sons and two daughters are buried on this plot.Other family members at the plot include their daughters-in-law, and grandchildren
7Harriet Ross Tubman Davis Born Araminta Ross (1819 or 1820) in Dorchester County, Maryland.Harriet was born into slavery, and sought freedom for herself and others.She risked her life multiple times as a “Conductor” on the Underground Railroad.Her grave stone is simple with a memorial statement on the opposite side of the stone.
8Can you find these unique stones at Fort Hill Cemetery?
9Descramble ~ Place the listed events in chronological order: ActivityDescramble ~ Place the listed events in chronological order:American Revolution Kansas-Nebraska ActAssassination of President Lincoln Industrial RevolutionCivil War Louisiana PurchaseCuster’s Last Stand Monroe DoctrineDawes Act ReconstructionEmancipation Proclamation Seven Years WarHomestead Act U.S. purchases Alaska
10Check your answers… Seven Years War (1756-1763) American Revolution (1776)Louisiana Purchase (1803)Monroe Doctrine (1823)Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)Civil War ( )Homestead Act (1862)Emancipation Proclamation (1863)Assassination of President Lincoln (1865)Reconstruction ( )U.S. purchases Alaska (1867)Industrial Revolution ( )Custer’s Last Stand (1876)Dawes Act (1887)
11SourcesLarson, K. C. (2004). Bound For The Promised Land. New York: Ballatine Books.