From The Salisbury Advertiser Feb 6, 1897
During a high wind in Delmar, last week, the big wind mill owned by Mr. Elijah Freeny was blown down and fell upon T. A. Vessey's barn, crushing in the roof and almost wrecking the building. A colored man who was in the barn at the time escaped unhurt. The mill stood 76 feet high and had a tank with a capacity of 8,000 gallons. The tank was empty at the time.