Du BOSE, JOHN WITHERSPOON, 1836-1918

Biography:

Farmer, newspaper columnist, and editor. Born– March 5, 1836, Darlington County, S.C. Parents– Kinbrough Cassels and Elizabeth Boykin (Witherspoon) DuBose. Education– one term at South Carolina College; private tutors. Became cotton farmer, Marengo County; served in Confederate Army; became newspaper columnist in Birmingham, 1866; member of editorial staff of The Birmingham Age-Herald. Worked as an assistant at the Alabama State Department of Archives and History.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama and Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4,

Publication(s):

Alabama’s Tragic Decade. Birmingham, Ala.; Webb Book Co. 1940 (First published as a series of articles in the Birmingham Age-Herald).

General Joseph Wheeler and the Army of Tennessee. New York; Neale, 1912.

Jefferson County and Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Teeples & Smith, 1887.

The Life and Times of William Lowndes Yancey. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Sons, 1892.

The Mineral Wealth of Alabama and Birmingham Illustrated. Birmingham, Ala.; N. T. Green, 1886.

The Witherspoons of Society Hill. Hartsville, S.C.; Hartsville Pub. Co., 1910.