African American Newspapers Forum
Jacksonville Republican Alabama
"The Jacksonville Republican, one of the oldest newspapers in Northeast Alabama, first appeared as a weekly paper in January of 1837, published by J.F. Grant. The paper was in almost continuous publication (with a brief month-long cessation at the end of the Civil War) in various formats until it ceased permanently in 1904. The Houston Cole Library's digital archives of the Republican range from 1837 to December of 1895."
I am seeking any news reporting on the death of grandfather Richard Bell on 18 April 1894. Will let you know what I find.