Writer of Famous 1865 Letter Lived in South Park!

22 Feb

An honest God-fearing man wanted to be paid for his labor. Did you see the story in the Dayton Daily News about escaped slaves Jordan and Amanda Anderson and their 1865 letter to their former “master”? Neighborhood historians Betsy & Galen Wilson tell us the family lived in our own South Park, on Burns Avenue! And since the family is buried in Woodland Historic Cemetery, Betsy will tell us all about it on her annual Memorial Day Walking Tour! Galen shares the census page with us, listing the Anderson family at 60 East Burns. There are some nice historic details, which we hope Betsy and Galen will have a chance to share on our website and on our annual walking tour!