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Are You Related To Reese Witherspoon?

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 18, 2020

Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital, in New Orleans, Louisiana, while her father, Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, was a student at Tulane University medical school.

Dr. Witherspoon was born in Georgia and served as a lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. He was in private practice as an otolaryngologist until 2012. Her mother, Dr. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Witherspoon (née Reese), is from Harriman, Tennessee. Dr. Betty Witherspoon earned three degrees in total, including a Ph.D in education. She became a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University. Witherspoon has claimed descent from Scottish-born John Witherspoon, who signed the United States Declaration of Independence; however, this claim has not been verified by the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence genealogists. Her parents are still legally married, although they separated in 1996.

Reese Witherspoon’s Family Tree

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