Miller Collins

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
July 29, 1875, Page 3
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SHOT TO DEATH. –An unfortunate occurrence transpired at Kingston, last Sunday night, which resulted in the immediate death of MILLER COLLINS, a citizen well and favorably known all over the county.  It seems that he and Ab. Johnson, quite a youth and son of Col. Jeff. Johnson lately deceased, had a difficulty, when Johnson fired a full load of buckshot into Collins’ breast, killing him on the spot.  We have heard many and conflicting reports as to the cause of the trouble, but refrain from publishing any of them.  It is quite evident, however, that a difficulty did occur, and that Miller Collins was instantly killed by Ab. Johnson.  His remains were brought to Cartersville by private conveyance on Sunday, and were interred in the cemetery on Monday morning.  Johnson made his escape, and has not been heard from.


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