McMillan v. School Committee, 107 N.C. 609, 12 S.E. 330 (8 Dec. 1890)
Nathan McMillan, by reputation a slave whose father was White, married a Croatan and obtained a statement from the county Board of Education that his children could attend a Croatan school. The school committee refused them admittance. The Superior Court and the state Supreme Court upheld this decision, stating that McMillan’s children were Negro to the fourth generation.