Creator

Date Original

1889 December 24

Description

This collection contains the hand-written autobiography of James Lafayette Witherspoon and a typed transcript of the autobiography. It also contains photographs of members of the Witherspoon and Cross families, as well as a photograph of Robert Ward Johnson, who was a planter, lawyer, and Confederate Senator from Arkansas. In addition, the collection contains a printed family tree of the Witherspoon family.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Lafayette Witherspoon was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on November 19, 1824, to James Blakely Witherspoon and Mary Ann Frierson. He married Mary Frances Cross on November 16, 1854, in Hempstead County, Arkansas. They had six children. Witherspoon was a lawyer in Little Rock and Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He died on June 9, 1890, in Hempstead County.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.176.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

James Lafayette Witherspoon collection, SMC.176.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James Lafayette Witherspoon collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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