John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

John Draper Witherspoon


doctor, ex-military man, celeb's relative

Birth Date

April 1, 1942


81 years

Zodiac Sign



Georgia, United States



John Witherspoon family members

Father's Name

William James Witherspoon

Mother's Name

Dorothea Anne Draper

Is John Witherspoon a gay/bisexual?


What is John Witherspoon marital status?


Who is John Witherspoon wife?

Mary Elizabeth Reese

When did get married?

March 21, 1970

How many children does he have?

2 (son John Witherspoon and daughter Reese Witherspoon)

John Witherspoon relatives


Reese looks like a typical good girl, but her father turned to be a bad boy. Witherspoon, who was still officially linked with the actress’s mother, tied a knot with another woman, Tricianne Taylor, 10 years younger than him. After that Betty prosecuted her lovesick husband. That situation affected each member of the family. But during the court process Betty told, that she is still in love with her ex.

In spite of the fact, that to the moment of the lawsuit John had already become an alcoholic with obvious symptoms of dementia, in his younger years he could fall for him any woman.

John was born in the family of Bill and Dorothea Witherspoon. He was a smart pupil at school, so after graduation decided to continue his studying. The man finished the university as a surgeon and soon became a doctor in the army. He was a great surgeon, and was even sent to Germany for 4 years to cure soldiers there.

He met the beautiful nurse Mary Elizabeth at work and fell in love with her. They got married and gave a birth to a talented witty girl Laura (whom we know as Reese) and to a smart boy John.

John moved out from the family house in 1996, but his wife refused to start divorce process officially. During many years Mr. and Mrs. Witherspoon lived separately.

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  • Lisa says:

    My great great great grandfather last name is witherspoon he born on witherplantion I’m looking at our family tree that’s crazy we can be family resse witherspoon I wish I can talk to her in 2023 I’m going to visit the plantation I want to fine my love ones in stand see if that tree still there theEbenezer Presbyterian church resse witherspoon I wish I can meet you

  • Lisa says:

    Reese witherspoon family own my ancestors back in slavery day I will like to know more and names my family from sumter SC my great great great grandfather name sigo knox