From Calobe Jackson, Jr., 20 January 2007
The Pennsylvania State Library has acquired two books on the history
of Lincoln Cemetery (dedicated Nov 20, 1877). Raymond Schott, volunteer
librarian at State Library, had the two volumes of information that we
acquired, bound and made available for research. These books do not
The books are located in the Genealogy section of the State Library.
Lincoln Cemetery (2002) 929.374831 cm 1008
Lincoln Cemetery Susquehanna Township (2003) 929.347831 cm 1009
Ray found deeds from: 1866, 1876, 1877 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and
1833, 1873, 1877 Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania.
He included copies of original deeds as well as typed copies of original
deeds. Typing was done by a person experienced in reading old scripted
legal papers. These books should be of value to persons seeking
information about African Americans in greater Harrisburg. The second
book has much more detail than the first.
Best Regards, Calobe
George Nagle, Afrolumens Project Editor,
notes "The pre 1876 deeds are of particular interest as they may support
the claim of an African American cemetery being in that spot prior to
the 1877 dedication."