Harry Stephens

 
The Cartersville Free Press Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
January 27, 1881 Page 3:
 
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Harry Stephens

Harry Stephens, the body servant of Hon. A. H. Stephens, died at Liberty Hall last week. Harry was a faithful servant and was highly esteemed by all who knew him, both white and black.

February 3, 1881

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Hon. H. A. Stephens received a telegram, yesterday, while he was at the capital announcing that his old servant, Harry Stephens, died at “Liberty Hall,” in Crawfordsville, Ga., yesterday morning of pneumonia. Harry has been the major domo of Liberty Hall for thirty years. Mr. Stephens bought him in 1851 and placed him in charge of all his affairs at his home. Harry was Mr. Stephens’ body servant during all that time until about five years ago, when his present body servant, Aleck Kent, was secured in that capacity. Harry was well known by all habitués of Washington, before and since the war, who knew Mr. Stephens. The death of Harry has caused great grief to Mr. Stephens and he deplores his death very much. The deceased was worth about $20,000 in his own right.---Washington Post.

February 10, 1881

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Harry Stephens.

Tribute to a Worthy Colored Man.

[An excerpt from an article published in the Augusta Chronicle. “Harry originally belonged to the Googer family, and, in 1850, was purchased for $800 by Mr. Stephens. In 1843 Mr. Stephens bought a little colored girl named Eliza, who afterwards became Harry’s wife and the mother of a numerous progeny.” See January 27, 1881 and Feb. 3, 1881]

 

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