From Crenshaw County Newspaper Abstracts by Joyce Morgan English for the years 1900-1909:
p. 71. The Luverne Journal (Personal Paragraphs):
July 14, 1904: Mrs. J. L. Bryant shot and dangerously wounded Mr. B. F. Langley of Brantley Monday evening about 2 o'clock. Mr Langley was in the store of M. S. Sacks when Mrs. Bryant walked in and shot him with a pistol. The ball entered the back and was cut out near the nipple. Mrs. Bryant surrendered to Sheriff Tuesday morning and her bond which was readily made was at $500. Mrs. Bryant was a small woman and seems to be in rather delicate health.
p. 82. from Crenshaw County Critic
July 21, 1904: Last Friday morning at Brantley, Frank Langley was shot by Mrs. J. L. Bryan. It was only a short time since Langley was severely cut by the husband of the lady who did the shooting. Slanderous statements are said to be at the bottom of the the affair. Mrs. Bryan was arraigned before Judge Walker on Tuesday. The preliminary trial is set for July 22. The bond was fixed at 500.00, Langley is in critical condition.
Does anyone know anything about this. My great-grandfather was John Lumpkin Bryan / Bryant of Brantley. He died in 1912. If this is his wife (my great-grandmother), then she is Ella Ophelia Mills, daughter of Henry Francis Jefferson Mills of the Bullock area (Crenshaw County).