DAY CEMETERY
Logan County, Ohio

Contributed by Michael M. Bridges, mmbridges_1@yahoo.com


My name is Michael Bridges and I am the 3rd great grandson of FPOC Soloman Day b. 1788 in Southampton Co., VA. He migrated with his brother David to Logan Co., OH in 1839 where he purchased 125 acres of land. On April 19, 1842 he donated 1/2 acre of this land to the Deacons of the Regular Baptist Church also known as the Mill Creek Baptist Church for the purposes of a meeting house. This 1/2 acre was eventually used solely as a burial ground and it is said that he felt that since the whites in the area would not let blacks be buried in their cemeteries then blacks must have their own. This cemetery houses many surnames that have been recognized as part of a large free black community that migrated to Logan Co. from VA and NC. The cemetery inscriptions are already online and can be obtained from the following website:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohlogan/cemjeda.html

The cemetery is located in Logan Co., OH Jefferson Twp and situated on the south side of Township Road 127 west of Township Road 129. It is in fairly good condition with the grass being cut and the area fenced in, however many of the markers are broken.




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