Carolina Watchman, 27 June 1889.
The Ransom Miller named above may not have been not “my” Ransom, but a white man. However, “Green Miller, col.” was definitely my great-great-grandmother Martha Miller McNeely‘s brother-in-law, husband of her sister Grace Adeline Miller Miller.
Two days earlier, a Winston-Salem newspaper had also posted an appeal for help for Rowan County’s devastated farmers.
Winston-Salem Progressive Farmer, 25 June 1889.
When it came down to it, however, despite having “lost nearly everything,” Green Miller somehow failed to benefit from the Wood Grove Alliance’s appeal.
Carolina Watchman, 11 July 1889.