Southern Stories

Her Name Was Nellie, (Part 2)

Last week, you were introduced to Nellie Chapman McDonald – wife, mother, grandmother, and  force of nature. This week we look back at a young Nellie, lovely and ambitious, and determined to rise above her station. We begin with her time working at Fork Shoals Mill… I have…


Her Name Was Nellie, (Part 1)

  Nellie Araminta Chapman, to be specific, the middle name being a hand-me-down from her mother and grandmother (with the spelling altered slightly each time (“Araminter” and “Armentha”, respectively.) I would wonder, as a child who “Mittie” was as the family discussed “the old days”, and was…