Haygood, Atticus Greene
- Gardiner H. Shattuck
Haygood, Atticus Greene (19 November 1839–19 January 1896), clergyman and educator, was born in Watkinsville, Georgia, the son of Greene B. Haygood, a lawyer, and Martha Ann Askew, a former teacher. In 1852 his family moved to Atlanta. He entered Emory College in nearby Oxford, Georgia, in September 1856, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1859. In the summer of 1858 Haygood was licensed as a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal church, South, and served in several small churches in Georgia after his graduation from college. He married Mary Yarbrough in June 1859; they had eight children, four of whom survived to adulthood....