Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Father of Reese Witherspoon
1910s - 2000s
Mack Alford Witherspoon
abt 12 Feb 1890 - 31 Aug 1974
Cedar Hill, Texas, United States
Thomas Arrington Witherspoon
15 May 1857 - 13 Apr 1939
Rocky Springs, Jackson County, Alabama, United States
James Youree Witherspoon
29 Dec 1835 - 06 Jun 1877
29 Jun 1840 - 10 Feb 1907
Margaret Ann Sullivan
15 Jan 1859 - 05 Feb 1914
Elihugh D Sullivan
12 Nov 1819 - 13 Nov 1881
06 Mar 1825 - 09 Jul 1873
Lula Mabel Curtis
19 Dec 1893 - 28 Dec 1992
1910s - 2000s
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
13 Jun 1828 - 19 May 1905
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
Mary Jane Spurlock
08 Apr 1834 - 19 Jan 1896
Darthula T Watts
08 Apr 1855 - 08 Jun 1924
Thomas Columbus Watts
05 Oct 1820 - 04 Aug 1909
23 Jun 1824 - 23 Jul 1898
Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in John's family history.
Ancestor List for John Witherspoon
This page isn't linked because it contains more private information than the tree view above. You need to be on John'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 John 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 John's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom John gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for John'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 John'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. John'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 John and Kevin Bacon? 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 John
There aren't any photographs or source images for John yet. Please contact the profile managers if you have any.
Index of Witherspoons
This page shows all the Witherspoons on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond John. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Witherspoon DNA Connections and WITHERSPOON 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 John
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 John's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Witherspoon-328 where Witherspoon-328 is John's unique WikiTree ID. Since the profile is private you would see significantly more information if you login and join the Trusted List.
Enter Witherspoon-328 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between John 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/Witherspoon-328/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of John's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Witherspoon-328/10 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 John's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to John's profile so far. Login to access the feed.
Edit Profile and Relationships
John'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 Witherspoon surname index, etc. The light-orange/peach colored dot for John indicates that his profile is Private with a Public Family Tree. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of John's DNA
If John's DNA (not a family member'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 John'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 John's Trusted List.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding John's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
John'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 John. 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 John'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 John 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 — Directly Contact Profile Manager
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing John's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a family member please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit John's information on WikiTree. This is especially important since the profile is private. You will need to login first.