Lott Cary

Lott Cary

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lott Cary (also in records as Lott Carey) (1780 - November 10, 1828) was an African-American Baptist minister and lay physician, who was instrumental in the founding of the Colony of Liberia in Africa. Born into slavery, he purchased his freedom. He was one of the first black American missionaries as well as the first American Baptist missionary to Africa. In 1780 Lott Cary was born into slavery and humble surroundings in Charles City County, Virginia, on the estate of Mr. William A. Christian. It soon became apparent that he was exceptionally bright and energetic. In 1804, his master John Bowry, a Methodist minister, hired Cary out as a young man in Richmond, about 25 miles away. He was hired out by the year at the Shockoe warehouse. In 1807 Cary joined the First Baptist Church of Richmond, originally a congregation of both whites and blacks, free and slave. He was baptised by its pastor, John Courtney.
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136717344
  • 9786136717340