Posted By Bill Payer on Mar 21, 2017 | 0 comments

DSC_0760DSC_0763DSC_0768History is a very personal thing for Cainhoy community activists MaeRe Skinner and Fred Lincoln and the two shared a lot of their personal and family history Tuesday night at the DIHS meeting Historical Treasures of Cainhoy. And what a history it is! Skinner talked about Cainhoy roots that go back to an ancestor who was a lieutenant to Swamp Fox Frances Marion. Lincoln, the descendant of plantation slaves talked of tracing his roots from Africa to Cainhoy and how his freed ancestors were among those who bought the land that persists today as the Jack Primus community.
And, oh yeah, his father was Harry Gugenheim’s chauffeur at Cainhoy Plantation.
The mutual admiration society and respect between Skinner and Lincoln was obvious. She spoke of his persistence and accomplishments like stopping the State Port Authority plans to build a huge facility on Daniel Island (which drew appreciative applause from the audience) and he said of Skinner “if you want a team player, she’s who you want. She’s a person of honor and integrity. She can’t be bought.”

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