History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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   JOHN L. DU BOIS, Esq., eldest son of Charles E. and Mary S. DUBOIS, was born in Doylestown, April 16, 1832.  He attended school in Doylestown until 1847, when he went to Norristown, and attended an academy conducted by Rev. Samuel AARON.  He next attended a boarding school at New London, Chester county, kept by William F. WYERS, where he remained for one year, when he entered LaFayette College and graduated in 1852.  Returning to Doylestown he read law with his father, and was admitted to the bar on February 4, 1856.   He entered into partnership with his father, which continued until the death of the latter in 1865.  He continued the practice of law during the remainder of his life, handling many important civil and criminal cases, and settled some of the largest estates in Bucks county.  He was an elder in the Presbyterian church and one of its most earnest workers for many years.  He also held very many positions of trust, was president of the town council for three years, a director in the Doylestown National Bank, secretary and treasurer of the Doylestown Improvement Company, treasurer of the Doylestown Cemetery Company, and president of the Bucks County Bar Association.  He was superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday School for thirty-four years.  He died at his home on Court street, Doylestown, on Friday, February 20, 1903.  He married, June 11, 1863, Emma REX, of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, who survives him.  His only surviving child is John L. DUBOIS, Junior.

Text taken from page 194 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed MAY 2001 by GRACE T. BURTON of PA as part of the Bucks Co., Early Family Project,

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