William W. DUPREE, farmer, citizen and native of Haywood County, was born August 15, 1839, and is the son of Donaldson R. and Mary E. (CLEMENTS) Dupree. The father was a native of Alabama, born near Huntsville in 1813, and came to Haywood County in about 1831; he first owned a mill, but afterward farmed very successfully, and died in November 1871. The mother was a Virginian and came with her parents to this county about 1819, and died in 1843. Mr. Dupree, Sr., was married twice; he had three children by his first marriage, and five by his second, his first wife being the mother of William W.
Our subject, by his own efforts, secured at his father’s fireside a good education, and all of his life has been a reading man; he owns and lives at the old homestead, and has been more than usually successful at farming. In his political views he is a sound Democrat. When fourteen years old he joined the Methodist Church, and has since been a very useful member; he prays in public and fills the office of steward in the church. January 12, 1861, he married Miss Sarah F. NOLAN, who was born in Haywood County, October 8, 1844; six sons and three daughters have blessed this marriage.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.