Lincoln Cemetery, Penbrook, Pennsylvania
Image Gallery - Page 1
in the borough of Penbrook, Lincoln Cemetery was dedicated in
1877. This photo shows the iron gated entrance.
Howard Day, accomplished educator, publisher and outspoken activist for
equal rights, is one of several noted African Americans buried in
grave of Jacob Cumpton, marked by this upright stone, notes his Civil
War service. There are many Civil War veterans buried at Lincoln
Cemetery. Jacob Cumpton, however, may have played a unique role
in the secret operation that smuggled the president-elect from Harrisburg
Washington D.C. to avoid a suspected assassination attempt in
Baltimore. According to popular stories, Cumpton was
entrusted to drive Lincoln from his Harrisburg hotel to a waiting train
Harrisburg under cover
of darkness. Other accounts give the
driver of the carriage as William Calder.
Popel Family plot includes the grave of Joseph Popel, who is remembered
for his heroic efforts to free several captured fugitive slaves in
1850. Popel was severely beaten in the melee, but one of the
freedom seekers did manage to get away in the confusion.
Cemetery includes several examples of hand-crafted tombstones, such as
this example marking the final resting place of W. H. Washington.
Tiny green stones are carefully arranged to spell out the name of this
All of these images are
clickable for larger pictures.
Go to page 2 of image gallery
Known Burials at Lincoln Cemetery:
Surnames, unknown and A-C | Surnames
D-G | Surnames H-L | Surnames
M-P | Surnames Q-S | Surnames
Afrolumens Project Home | Friends of Midland Home
| Lincoln Cemetery Home
Original material on this page
copyright 2023 Afrolumens Project
All photographs on this page and the full sized photographs linked from this
page are property of Afrolumens Project.
The url of this page is http://www.afrolumens.org/rising_free/lincoln/lincpics.html
This page was updated March 16, 2023.