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John W. and Mary J. "Mollie" (Mathis) Presley

John was born in 1851 in Arkansas (probably) and died between January 1876 (when William David was conceived) and January 1882 (when Jessie Bomer was conceived). Mary was born between July 2 (when census was taken) and November 21 (marriage date), 1851 and died between January 1889 (son Clarance Bomer born) and December 21, 1898 when Tandy Bomer remarried. Note: Last son was born in Mountain View, Stone Co., AR.

John was the son of John and Eliza ______ Presley and Mary was the daughter of William and ??? Mathis.

John W. and Mary J. were married by W. C. Cannon of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on November 21 1870 in Independence County, Arkansas. Both were 19 at the time.

Mollie remarried about 1881 to Tandy Bird Bomer and had three sons – Jessie Edward, John James and Clarance Casey with him. Children of John and Mary:
1. Fred Presley was born August 22, 1872 and died in a mine accident in Carthage Missouri on August 22, 1902. He is buried in the Carthage Cemetery (no tombstone marks the grave). He was married to Etta or Ettie Oliver and they had one son Frank.

2. William David “Dave” Presley was born September 10, 1876 in Coldwater (near Calico Rock) Arkansas and died August 13, 1937 in Mountain Home, Arkansas and is buried in the Mountain Home Cemetery. He was married to Cora Belle Gloer and they had five children (see William David’s page).

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