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Re: Utoy Cemetery vote on National Register status

Re: Locating loved ones and finding information on the history of African-Americans buried in Utoy Primitive Baptist Cemetery...

One of the aims of the Utoy Cemetery Association is to obtain as much documentation as possible about people buried on the site.

It is recognized that the remains of African-Americans are on the Northwest Quadrant of the Cemetery. Even after clearing this area few gravemarkers were found with names and other identification. Census and other records have been examined. However no clear picture has emerged about the possible number and names of African-Americans buried at the Cemetery. It will require more research and examination of records and other sources in more detail.

Thus far the names of four burials have been discovered with some identification. They are:

Mary Jackson, B. July 12th, 1872 D.
Sept. 14th, 1927
Fannie Bryant Died April, 1952
No other identification was on the Bryant Grave,
Jerry and Eliza Davis Mother, Father and Family...No other identification was on the grave.
Laomi Williams, B. Jan 26th. 1893,
D. July 18th, 1915
The epitaph on the Williams grave reads, 'Having finished life's duty she now sweetly rests...'

It would be most appreciated if anyone in the Campbellton Rd. area or elsewhere can provide any information or details of African-Americans buried at Utoy Cemetery.

People may wish to place flowers or other forms of remembrance on graves.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

I.M. Spence-Lewis M.D.

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Utoy Cemetery vote on National Register status
Re: Utoy Cemetery vote on National Register status

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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