Obituary: David Summey Ramseur, spouse of Sarah “Sallie” Logan Ramseur, member of Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, 1851-1932

Sarah “Sallie” Logan, daughter of Benjamin F. Logan and Elizabeth “Janie” “Jennie” Hogue Logan, was born 9 October 1866 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

David S. Ramseur, son of Frederick Summey Ramseur and Harriet ____ Ramseur, was born 10 October 1851 in Cleveland County, N.C. He was convicted of participating in a Ku Klux Klan terror raid during Reconstruction in which a Black man, Thomas Roundtree, was killed. Ramseur admitted participating in terrorizing Mr. Roundtree; however, he maintained he had no part in his execution. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy and served time in Federal prison. (There is detailed information on Ramseur’s Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan activities in Logan Connections.)


Greenville News, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, 16 April 1932


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