John L. Pogue
JOHN L. POGUE, Manufacturer, Gadsden, was born in Chambers County, this State, June 23,
1850, and is a son of
John L. and Elizabeth (Pratt)
Pogue, natives of Georgia. His earlier life was spent at Wetumpka, receiving
there a common school education, and from the age of seventeen to twenty-one was
engaged in farming. In 1871 he came to Gadsden and accepted employment on salary
until 1883, at which time he engaged in the lumber business. In 1887 he formed a partnership with H.
Herzberg, in the manufacture of lumber. The mills were established in 1875, by
B. J. Kittrell, burned clown in 1882, rebuilt in
Mr. Pogue is also interested
in other business enterprises, and is one of Gadsden's live, wide-awake business
men. He was married in December, 1883, to Mrs. B. J. Kittrell, daughter of
John and Sarah (Pressley) Miller, natives of South Carolina. Mr. Miller was a
Presbyterian minister; moved to South Alabama in 1843, and spent the rest of his
life in Wilcox County. In addition to the ministry, he was a popular educator
and taught many years in the Wilcox Institute. He reared a family of five sons
and three daughters. Of the former, Joseph is an attorney, at Camden; John is a
professor in Erskine College, South Carolina; James is a citizen of Gadsden;
Meek is a student at law; and David is a sophomore in Erskine College, His
daughters are all married to gentlemen of high standing in the various
communities where they live. The Millers came originally from Ireland.
John L. Pogue and wife are
members of the Old School Presbyterian Church. To her first husband, Mr. Kittrell, Mrs. Pogue bore five children.
McCalley, Henry, Northern Alabama :
historical and biographical.
Birmingham, AL: Smith & De
Land, 1888, pp. 835.