Finding Peterson Cemetery


In Collaboration with Diane Cox


Finding and documenting the Peterson Cemetery, a family burial ground for the Peterson’s, a farming family that was part of a small African-American community in the 1850’s outside of the town of Wirt, NY

This was a part of a series of research and interviews about the history of the Underground Railroad  and 19th century African-American population of Allegany County, NY.

Allegany County 1850 Census: