Tutwiler was born on 1807 Nov. 16 at Harrisburg, Rockingham Co., Va., to Henry and Margaret Lorchbaugh Tutwiler. In 1825 He entered the University of Va., graduating in 1829, being the first student there to receive the A.M. degree. From 1831-1837 he was professor of ancient languages at the University of Ala., marrying Julia Ashe in 1835, and from 1837-1839 was the chair of mathematics at Marion College. During 1839-1847 he became professor of mathematics and chemistry at LaGrange College in north Ala. In 1847 he established a private academy at Greene Springs, Hale Co., Ala., remaining there until the school closed in 1882. He was far ahead of his time in education method, forbidding corporal punishment, and using the scientific method in the sciences, rather than merely textbook knowledge. He and his wife had eleven children. He died on 1884 Sept. 21.
From the description of Letters, 1857-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122438726
First professor of ancient languages at the University of Alabama and founder of Greene Springs School for boys. Studied at the University of Virginia under George Long, who had been chosen by Jefferson to be the first professor of ancient languages.
From the description of Address to the freedmen of Alabama and correspondence, , 1869, 1912, 1916. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 29733914