Dorothea (Draper) Witherspoon
1910s - 2000s
Wife of [private husband (1910s - 2000s)]
Mother of John Witherspoon and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
William Gilbert Draper
13 Aug 1891 - 08 Sep 1963
Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee
Oliver Newton Draper
01 Nov 1857 - 08 Jan 1932
Smyrna, Putnam, Tennessee
30 Dec 1825 - 10 Jun 1873
Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee
13 Jun 1828 - 19 May 1905
Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States
James Matthew Kuykendall
abt 1803 - abt 1868
1805 - 1875
Mary Olive Cummins
25 Apr 1857 - 08 Oct 1949
Cummins Falls, Jackson, Tennessee
Carrie Mable Byrne
20 Nov 1892 - 17 Nov 1966
near Granville, TN
Bascom B Byrne
20 Oct 1856 - 14 Mar 1942
08 Apr 1826 - 1905
08 Aug 1798 - 19 Jan 1854
Martha Patsy Jared
10 Oct 1795 - 10 Apr 1832
Mary Jane Spurlock
08 Apr 1834 - 19 Jan 1896
Josiah Lafayette Spurlock
15 Feb 1793 - 30 Jul 1854
1800 - May 1850
Darthula T Watts
08 Apr 1855 - 08 Jun 1924
Thomas Columbus Watts
05 Oct 1820 - 04 Aug 1909
Jackson, Madison, Tennessee
Mason Bennett Watts
14 Dec 1795 - abt 1847
Mary B Clemons
abt 1795 - abt 1845
23 Jun 1824 - 23 Jul 1898
06 Dec 1780 - 14 Feb 1860
01 Oct 1788 - 15 Feb 1875
Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Dorothea's family history.
Ancestor List for Dorothea (Draper) Witherspoon
This page isn't linked because it contains more private information than the tree view above. You need to be on Dorothea's Trusted List to access it. Please login.
Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Dorothea along with their spouses.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Dorothea's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Dorothea gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Dorothea's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active for privacy reasons.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Dorothea's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.
Family Group Sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage. Dorothea's Family Group Sheet is not linked for privacy reasons.
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.
Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Dorothea and Queen Elizabeth II? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.
Images of Dorothea
There aren't any photographs or source images for Dorothea yet. Please contact the profile managers if you have any.
Index of Drapers
This page shows all the Drapers on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Dorothea. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Draper DNA Connections and DRAPER G2G.
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering. It is not linked here because it contains private information.
Profile of Dorothea
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Dorothea's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Draper-1174 where Draper-1174 is Dorothea's unique WikiTree ID. Since the profile is private you would see significantly more information if you login and join the Trusted List.
Enter Draper-1174 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Dorothea and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.
Share Tree on Facebook
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Draper-1174/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Dorothea's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Draper-1174/10 via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Dorothea's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Dorothea's profile so far. Login to access the feed.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Dorothea's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Draper surname index, etc. The yellow dot for Dorothea indicates that her profile is Private with a Public Biography and Family Tree. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Dorothea's DNA
If Dorothea's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Dorothea's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Dorothea's Trusted List.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Dorothea's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Dorothea's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Dorothea. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Dorothea's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Dorothea or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.
Private Message Not Possible — Direct Contact Unavailable
Unfortunately, there is no manager for Dorothea's profile. Will you become a member and take responsibility for it?
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a family member or descendant please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit Dorothea's information on WikiTree. This is especially important since the profile is private. You will need to login first.