Rev. J. A. STUBBLEFIELD, A. M., and professor of Latin and mathematics in the Centenary Female College, was born June 11, 1850, in Hamblem County, Tenn. He is the fourth of eight children born to Wyatt and Ada (THOMPSON) STUBBLEFIELD, both of whom were born in East Tennessee. The father is a successful farmer. The mother died in 1883. The grandparents of either side were Virginians. Our subject was raised on a farm. His early education was received in the Reagan High School, located at Morristown. In 1874 he entered the junior class of the Emory and Henry College, graduating in 1876. With the exception of two years he has taught school since his graduation. In 1878 he joined the Holston Conference, and preached two years in Chattanooga, Tenn. For a year previous to the opening of the Centenary Female College, he was its traveling financial agent, after which he was elected to his present position. He is a Mason. In 1884, he married Miss Marie L. LECKIE, an accomplished lady of Virginia, and graduate of the Montgomery Female College, of Christiansburg, VA. She is instructress of French, history, and elocution in the Centenary Female College.
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