JACOWAY, WILLIAM VAN, 1873-1967

Biography:

Teacher, postmaster, businessman. Born– July 30, 1873, Lebanon, Ala. Parents– Thomas Reed and Lucinda Jennie (Baxter) Jacoway. Education– college at Winchester, Tenn. Taught school several years; assistant postmaster and postmaster at Fort Payne; department store owner, Fort Payne, until 1960. Member; Fort Payne City Council; chairman, Dekalb County Democratic Party; founder, Dekalb County Fiddler’s Convention; member, Civitan; member, Methodist Church. His “A Brief History…” was first published in the Fort Payne Times-Journal in August, 1925.

Source:

Introduction to Early History of Northeast Alabama ….

Publication(s):

“A History of Dekalb County, 1836-1925,” in Early History of Northeast Alabama, and Incidentally of Northwest Georgia. University, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1979.