Apr. 7, 1842 Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky, USA
Sep. 14, 1914 Monrovia Los Angeles County California, USA
United States Army Officer. Born a slave in Louisville, Kentucky, he joined the United States Navy as a Seaman, then served as the Chaplain to the all Black 24th Infantry regiment. He rose Lieutenant Colonel, and was the highest ranking black officer in the United States Army at that time. In 1908 after he retired from the army, he founded the all-black township of Allensworth in Tulare County, California. The town focused upon black self reliance and self respect. Allensworth is a registered historical landmark.