Historic Elmwood Cemetery & Foundation

Historic Elmwood Cemetery & Foundation

Where Detroit's History Endures

Amanda “Minda” Lynch

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Lynch was born enslaved in 1755. Not much is known about her life. A census listing in 1850 shows an African American Minta Lynch born in South Carolina and living in Cincinnati Ohio. It is unclear if this is the same woman despite the similar name and location of her birth. She is buried in Section S, Lot 81.
Lynch’s marker is below.

Lynch is listed in Elmwood’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Self-Guided Tour Map.


Amanda Lynch IMG 7697 Elmwood web