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Gardiner H. Shattuck

minister and denominational leader, was born near Columbus, Georgia, the son of James Holsey, a plantation owner, and Louisa, a slave. When his father died in 1848, Lucius was sold to his white cousin, T. L. Wynn, who lived in Hancock County, Georgia. After Wynn's death in 1857, he became the slave of Richard Johnston, a professor at Franklin College (now the University of Georgia) in Athens. He was spared the rigors of labor in the fields by working as a house servant and carriage driver. While he received no formal education, he was able to teach himself to read and write. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Johnston left Athens and took Holsey back to Hancock County. In November 1863 Holsey married Harriet Anne Turner, a slave who once belonged to George Foster Pierce a bishop of the Methodist ...

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Gardiner H. Shattuck

Holsey, Lucius Henry (03 July 1842–03 August 1920), minister and denominational leader, was born near Columbus, Georgia, the son of James Holsey, a plantation owner, and Louisa, a slave. When his father died in 1848, Holsey was sold to his white cousin, T. L. Wynn, who lived in Hancock County, Georgia. After Wynn’s death in 1857, he became the slave of Richard Johnston, a professor at Franklin College (now the University of Georgia) in Athens. He was spared the rigors of labor in the fields by working as a house servant and carriage driver, and while he received no formal education, he was able to teach himself to read and write. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Johnston left Athens and took Holsey back to Hancock County. In November 1863 Holsey married Harriet Anne Turner, a slave who once belonged to George Foster Pierce a ...