"Dr. John J. Outlaw was born March 5, 1829, in Duplin County, N. C., and a son of Louis and Elizabeth (Whitfield) Outlaw, natives of the same state. In 1847, the family immigrated to Hopkins Co., Ky. The father, when in his native state, was engaged in merchandising, also in farming. He first settled two miles north of Nortonville, but after remaining two years, moved to a point one mile south of the village; there he died July 19, 1859, aged 71. The mother was born December 2, 1795, she died in August, 1876. Dr. Outlaw received a good literary education in youth, after which he entered his father's store as a clerk, and since that time was identified in merchandising and dentistry. For 12 years he rode as deputy sheriff and constable. In 1880, he, with his brother, Needham H., established a general store at Nortonville, which they did a business of about $10,000 a year. Their parents had a family of 13 children, six of which are: Louis, Joseph, Caroline (later Mrs. Rodgers), Narcissa (later Mrs. Whitfield), John J. and Needham H. Dr. Outlaw was married, December 4, 1878 to Jertie Whitfield, of Tennessee. They had one son. Needham H. Outlaw was married, April 20, 1880 to Georgia A. Whitfield of Tennessee. The doctor was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and I. O. O. F. Needham H. was also a member of the Masonic fraternity."
From: History of Kentucky, Battery & Perrin, 1885
The above biography does not mention Dr. Outlaw’s service in the 10th Kentucky Regiment, CSA. Dr. Outlaw’s wife, Eva Jertrude (Jertie) Whitfield Outlaw, received Florida Confederate Widow’s pension A04328 based on Dr. Outlaw’s service.In the mid-1880‘s, Dr. Outlaw moved to his wife’s home in Clarksville. About 1890 they moved to Sumter County, Florida, where both died.
Submitted by A C Doggett