When James Sherman South was born on 4 April 1810, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, William King South, was 50 and his mother, Catherine Daniel, was 45. He married Lucy Franklin Fuller on 20 December 1832, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Meriwether, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States in 1860. He died on 27 May 1906, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Geraldine, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.
English: from Middle English south ‘south’, denoting someone who had migrated ‘from the south’, especially someone from southern England living in the north of the country. It may also have been used as a topographic name to denote someone living in the southern part of a settlement or region. Compare Southern .