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.


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


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.