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Presley


Published by the Presley/Preslar/Pressly Family Research Association


VOLUME I      NO. 4                                          May 1986                                         Page Twenty-six




LINCOLN CO., MISSOURI, MARRIAGE RECORDS

(Ed. Note: Our appreciation to Audrey Kinion, (address withheld), who provided us with the following records.))

DATE
26 Jan.1825
5 Aug. 1827
9 Aug. 1827
20 Sept. 1827
24 Aug. 1828
11 Feb. 1831
25 June 1839
23 Mar. 1843
8 Aug. 1843
2 Feb. 1845
13 Jan. 1846
9 Feb. 1846
9 July 1846
4 June 1848
20 Oct. 1849
16 Sept. 1850
27 Feb. 1851
10 Aug. 1852
15 Sept. 1853
14 Feb. 1854
22 June 1854
28 Nov. 1854
1 Mar. 1855
25 Oct. 1855
8 Nov. 1855
11 July 1858
19 Aug. 1858
31 Oct. 1861
24 Mar. 1869
10 Apr. 1871
4 Oct. 1874
1 Nov. 1874

GROOM
John Gililland
David Presley
David Presley
Horace Hardin
Jacob Presley
Anthony Preslay
Thomas McDonald
William Presley
Peter I. Presley
David Presley
Sanford Stephens
Lewis Prsslay
David Presley
Jonathan Presley
McKinley Presley
Lewis Presley
Leonard Harold
Randel Barnes
Richard Presley
Philip Presley
Marion Vaughn
Robert Barnes
Elija Presley
David Presley
Levi Presley
Robert Presley
Richard Presley
Reuben Presley
Peter Presley
John East
John Presley
Peter Presley

BRIDE
Elizabeth Presley
Mahalia Welty
Mahala Welty
Sarah Presley
Clarissa Holcomb
S.A. Walker
Nancy Presley
Morean Gililland
Sophia Holland
Elizabeth Gililland
Mary Presley
Mary A. Huston
Polly Moore
Mary Cantrell
Ellen Dawson
Sara Jane Dawson
Clariann Presley
Dalilia Preslsy
Lucinda T. Knowlton
Elizabeth Trail
Mouring Presley
Emily Presley
Charlotta Madden
Emily Harrall
Ann America Huston
Aley Henry
Sarah Ann Cunningham
Margaret Moore
Mary Ramsour
Elizabeth A. Presley
Allis Creech
Sarah Calaway

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THE PRESLEY/PRESLAR/PRESSLY NEWSLETTER is a publication of the Presley/Preslar/ Pressly Family Research Association and is distributed to members and to various genealogical libraries. President and Editor is Edwin C. Dunn, (address withheld). Treasurer is E.L. Singleton, (address withheld).

Queries and items for publication should be sent to the Editor and will be included in the newsletter at no charge as space permits.

Inquiries, applications, and checks for membership should be sent to the Secretary, Anne P. Greer, (address withheld).

Inquiries concerning material in the Association archives should be addressed to the Research Director, James E. Anderson, (address withheld). Please enclose a large self-addressed, stamped envelope for a prompt reply.


We extend our special thanks to member Sharon Brogdon of Chandler, Texas, for the newsletter heading which she has produced for us. With this kind of talent and work by our members we can't fail but to get better.

During this first year of our Association we have been especially concerned with establishing responsible management of the organization, high standards of genealogical research, and a good communication system through the production of our newsletter. However, we have made only a small beginning, and a great deal more work needs to be done before we can meet even most of our short-range goals. So long as there are genealogical sources to be checked, improvements to our newsletter to be made, questions about family history to be answered, we are going to have much work to do.

Toward reaching our previously stated goals, and toward making our Association more valuable and useful to you, our members, we invite your suggestions and constructive criticisms. We also ask that each of you renew your membership for 1986-1987, Maintaining and increasing the size of our present membership will mean increased resources and increased benefits for each of us.

If you joined our Association before March 1, 1986, then renewal will be due by July 1st; if you joined after March 1, 1986, then your dues will be applied bo the 1986-87 year; if you do not renew your membership by Sept. 1, 1986, your name will be dropped from the membership rolls. Renewal dues ($10 per year; $5 for spouses) should be sent to our Secretary, Anne Greer (her new address is listed above).

We can't be successful in the achievement of our aims without your support and participation. Don't forget to send in your renewal dues; no further notice will be sent to you.

During this next year we hope to complete our acquisition of the census data and to devote more of our efforts to researching the county records that are of special interest to members. We hope to have the resources to begin obtaining military records, pensions, etc. from the National Archives, thus making these records more easily available to members. We hope to be able to enlist the help of those of you who live near an LDS Branch Library in reading some of the microfilmed records. We hope to improve the contents of our newsletter, to increase its circulation, and to try to make it a quarterly.

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Finally, it may be of interest to members to know that complimentary copies of our newsletter are being sent to tha following libraries to ensure that a perm-diient record of the activities of our Association is made available to the public:
1) Los Angeles Public Library
2) Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
3) Dallas Public Library
4) Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
5) The New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston


DATE
9 May 1875
16 Feb. 1876
6 Mar. 1877
19 Apr. 1877
10 Jan. 1887
1893
1896
18 Mar. 1896
23 Oct. 1898
10 July 1901
31 Aug . 1901
7 Apr. 1937
26 Aug . 1939
24 Nov. 1951
18 July 1953
2 Nov. 1956
17 Oct. 1958
2 July 1960
30 June 1961
25 July 1964
10 Apr. 1965

GROOM
John Presley
Ben Franklin Kinion
John L. Presley
Levy Presley
Levi Presley
Nathan Cox
D.E. Presley
George Presley
James Vaughn
Ernmett Luck
John H. Presley
George Presley
Lawrence Presley
Noble Presley Jr.
Vernon Presley
Chas. LeRoy Creech
Claud Thomas Presley
Terry Presley
Fred John Hecker
Donald Upton
Donnie Prasley

BRIDE
Mildred Gopher
Sally (Sara) Jane Presley
Nancy Buscoa
Eliz. J. Swan
Sara Presley
Manda Presley
G.S. Turnbull
Anna Marie Ross
Hattie Presley
Missouri Presley
Mrs. Rosa Huffstetter
Priscilla Henry
Irene Apil
Lois Faye Akars
Peggy Hammett
Janet Faye Presley
Iris Brown
Sheryl Jones
Anna June Presley
Rita L. Presley
Marilyn Stay


WILLIAM C. PRESSLY

William C. Prassly, M.D., was born October 23, 1857, in Oktibbeha County, Miss., and is one of five surviving members of a family of seven children born to David and Sarah (Paden) Pressly, both of whom are natives of the Palmetto State. At the age of sixteen the father went to Alabama, and soon after entered college at Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated four years later and then returned to South Carolina. Ha attended the Presbyterian Seminary in Oktibbeha County two yaars, and then accepted the pastorship of the Presbyterian Church at Starkville, Miss., which he filled forty-three years. Soon after locating in the latter place, he married Latha Fair, who bora him fiva children, two now living. The mother died and he afterward married the mother of our subject, who died January 17, 1883. David Pressly is now residing in Tipton County, Tann. His son, Dr. Pressly, made his homa under the paternal roof until he attained his majority, when he entered Erskine College, S.C., graduating from the sains in 1882. Ha attended three sessions in New York City Medical College, and located in Marshall Co., Miss., where he practiced until Jan. 1886. Since that time he has resided in Obion Co., Term., where he is doing a good business. December 4, 1884, he married Maud Moffatt, who has born him one son, S.J. Moffatt. The Doctor and his wife are members of tha Presbyterian Church.

The Goodspeed History of Tennessee, Easley, S.C., 1978 (originally published, 1887), p. 971.

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CURRENT FAMILY NEWS

(Ed. Note: Please send us news of births, marriages, anniversaries, deaths, career accomplishments, etc. among Presleys/Preslars/Presslys and their descendants. News-' paper clippings are welcomed and should be properly labeled as to source and date.)

DEATH - Ruth (Presley) Kirk, daughter of Kelsey and Sadie (Pitt) Presley died 5 Sept. 1985 in Durango, Colorado. She is survived by her husband, Nas; daughters, Deana (Kirk) Whitmer and Carol (Kirk) Partington; and six grandchildren, all of Cortez, Colorado. [Deana K. Whitmer]

MARRIAGE - Joseph Martin Walters, son'of Martin & Joanne Walters of Lexington, N.C., and great grandson of John Salathiel Preslar and Sarah Malinda (Tucker) Preslar, was married to Dawn Marie Haubold, daughter of Henry G. Haubold and Margaret (Madden) Haubold of Walnut Cove (Stokes Co.), N.C., on 15 June 1985. [Joanne Walters]

DEATH - Ponca City, Okla.: Graveside services were held Feb. 15 in Ponca City for former Roswell, N.M., resident C.P. "Cute" Presley, 91, of Ponca City, who died Feb. 12 at his home. Mr. Presley was born on June 5, 1894, in Hamilton, Texas, to Dr. and Mrs. T.E. Presley ['Thomas Edward Presley, son of John Madison Presley and Sarah J. (Cain) Presley], both now deceased. He was married Nov. 14, 1946, in Cherryvale, Kan., to Coena Foster, who survives him. In his early childhood, Presley moved with his family to Roswell, then to Tatum, where he ranched for 50 years. He was also an order buyer for sheep and cattle. Presley moved to Ponca City in 1965 after living in Roswell with his wife for four years. He Mas a member of the Tatum Rotary Club. He was preceded in death by [three brothers and one sister]. Survivors include [numerous] nieces and nephews. [Roswell Daily Record, Mar. 4, 1986]

DEATH - A tragic shooting incident at an Albuquerque veterinary center has left a Northeast Heights woman dead, authorities said. Donna Rae Presley, 28, of 12400 Skyline Drive N.E. was shot in the back when a fellow worker's pistol accidentally discharged in a storeroom at the Veterinary Care Clinic, 3601 Eubank Blvd. N.E., at 12:45 p.m. Friday, according to police reports. Albuquerque Police Dept. spokeswoman Mary Molina Mescall said that Candice Defrates1 shoulder purse knocked against an oxygen tank, causing a derringer in her purse to fire once and strike Prssley in the back. Presley was taken to an Albuquerque hospital, where she died about 5:30 p.m. No charges will be filed, Mescall said. "The officers at the scene said she (Defrates) was carrying the gun in her purse because of all the publicity over the Linda Lee Daniels case," Mescall said. Daniels was a University of New Mexico student who was abducted, raped and slain two months ago. [Albuquerque Tribune, Mar. 8, 1986] ... Presley...a resident .of Albuquerque for 7 months... is survived by her husband, Dan Presley; son, Wray Presley; daughters, Kari and Kayla Presley, all of the home; father, Wray Russell of Comfort, Texas; and mother, Patsy Russell, of San Antonio, Texas. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, DeSoto, Texas. Services will be conducted in Tomball, Texas. [Albuquerque Journal, Mar. 9, 1986] Seven months ago, Donna Presley and her husband had moved to Albuquerque in an 18-foot recreational vehicle. They had come with their three children and a dream. Robert Presley, 37, is a former brick layer who had been studying at a seminary in Dallas. He and his wife wanted to begin an evangelistic ministry. It would serve Americans on the road and in RV camps, he said. He and his wife had sold their furniture and other belongings to pay for the vehicle, Presley said. His wife had taken the job [as receptionist] in the clinic to help them survive until they could get their dream rolling. As soon as he learned his wife was dead, Presley returned ^_ to his mother's home in Magnolia, Texas. [Albuquerque Tribune, Mar. 24, 1986]

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1820 CENSUS

                                                Male                             Female                           
   Page           Name        0-   10-  16-  16-  26-  45 &     0-     10-    16-    26-    45 &   County
                              10   16   18   26   45   over     10     16     26     45     Over
                                       
      Virginia
   151 Moses Presley Sr.       0    0    0    1    0    1       0      1      1      0       1    Russell
   151 Moses Presley Jr.       3    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      0      1       0    Russell
   150 James Presley           4    1    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       1    Russell
     9 Samuel Presley          4    0    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       0    Kanawah

      North Carolina
     3 John Presley            1    2    0    1    0    0       1      1      1      2       1    Anson
     3 Rebeckey Presley        0    0    1    1    0    0       1      0      0      1       0    Anson
    48 Elias Presley           3    1    1    1    0    1       0      1      1      0       1    Anson
    48 Daniel Presley          0    0    0    0    1    0       0      1      0      1       0    Anson
    48 Joshua Presley          3    1    0    0    1    0       3      0      0      1       0    Anson
    48 Stephen Presley         1    1    0    0    1    0       1      2      0      1       0    Anson
    48 Salathiel Presley       1    0    0    0    0    1       0      1      0      1       0    Anson
    80 Anthoney Pressly        2    0    0    0    0    2       1      2      0      0       1    Buncombe
       Andrew Presley          2    0    0    1    0    0       0      0      1      0       0    Buncombe
   117 Rachel Presley          1    0    0    0    0    0       2      3      0      1       0    Buncombe
   117 David Presley           0    0    0    1    0    0       2      0      1      0       1    Buncombe
   118 Dunnen Presley          1    1    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       0    Buncombe
   118 John Presley            2    0    0    0    1    0       0      0      0      1       0    Buncombe
    61 Andrew Presley          2    1    0    0    0    1       4      0      1      1       1    Burke
    61 John Presley            0    0    0    1    0    0       0      0      0      1       0    Burke
    61 Joseph Presley          1    0    0    1    0    0       0      0      1      0       0    Burke
    73 Enoch Presley           2    0    0    1    0    0       0      0      1      0       0    Burke
   225 William Presley         2    0    0    0    0    1       4      3      1      1       0    Haywood
   185 Eli Prestly             2    0    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       0    Mecklenburg
   185 Richd Prestly           0    0    0    1    0    1       1      0      1      0       1    Mecklenburg
   535 Stephen Pressley        0    0    2    3    0    1       0      1      1      0       1    Wayne
   194 Voluntine Pressler      2    1    0    0    0    0       1      1      0      1       0    Mecklenburg

      South Carolina
    98 John Presley            3    2    0    0    1    0       1      0      0      1       1    Edgefield
   124 David Presley           6    1    2    0    1    0       2      2      0      1       1    Edgefield
   125 Thomas Presley          1    1    0    0    1    0       0      0      0      1       0    Edgefield
   127 Wm Presley              3    1    0    0    0    0       0      0      0      1       0    Edgefield
     6 Daniel Presley          1    0    0    1    0    0       2      0      1      0       0    Abbeville
     8 Daniel Presley          1    0    0    1    0    0       2      0      1      0       0    Abbeville
     9 John T. Pressley        1    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      0      1       0    Abbeville
     9 Samuel Pressley         1    0    0    1    0    0       2      0      0      1       0    Abbeville
     9 Alexander Presley       2    0    0    0    1    0       0      0      1      0       0    Abbeville
    10 David Presley           0    0    0    0    0    1       0      2      3      0       2    Abbeville
    10 David Presley Jr.       0    0    0    1    0    0       0      0      1      0       0    Abbeville
    10 James Presley           0    1    0    0    1    0       3      0      0      1       0    Abbeville
    15 Saml Pressley           1    0    0    0    1    0       2      0      1      0       0    Abbeville
    21 John Pressley           2    0    1    2    1    0       1      0      1      0       0    Abbeville
    26 John Pressley           0    1    0    1    0    0       0      1      1      1       0    Abbeville
    55 Thoms Pressler Sr.      2    2    0    0    0    1       0      0      2      0       1    Chester
    56 John Pressler           1    0    0    0    1    0       0      0      2      0       0    Chester
    56 Jenkins Pressler        0    0    0    1    0    0       2      0      1      0       0    Chester
    48 Thos Pressler Jr.       0    0    0    0    1    0       4      0      1      1       1    Chester
    54 Jenkins Pressler        0    0    0    1    0    0       2      0      1      0       0    Chester

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      South Carolina (continued)
    19 S.H. Pressey            0    2    0    0    1    0       0      0      0      1       0    Barnwell
   191 William Prestley        0    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      1      0       0    Pendleton
   128 Charles Pressley        1    1    0    2    0    1       1      1      2      0       1    Union
   303 John Prestly (Capt.)    1    2    0    0    1    0       1      1      0      1       0    Williamsburg
    67 M.J. Preley             0    0    0    0    0    0       0      1      2      0       0    Charleston
   219 Richard Prestley        0    0    0    1    0    0       0      0      1      0       0    Pendleton

      Georgia 
   161 Charles Presley         2    0    0    1    0    0       2      0      0      1       0    Elbert
   161 Elijah Presley          0    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      0      1       0    Elbert
    91 Moses Pressley          1    0    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       0    Putnam
    91 John Pressley           0    0    0    0    0    1       0      0      1      0       1    Putnam
    91 William Pressley        1    0    0    0    1    0       3      0      1      0       0    Putnam
   301 James Presly            2    0    0    2    0    0       3      0      2      0       0    Jackson

      Mississippi 
   135 Peter Pressly Sr.       0    0    0    0    0    1       0      0      0      0       0    Wilkinson
   135 Peter Pressly Jr.       0    0    0    1    0    0       0      0      1      0       4    Wilkinson

      Kentucky 
    63 William Presley         2    1    0    0    1    0       3      1      0      1       0    Green

      Tennessee 
    78 David Presley           2    2    1    2    0    1       2      1      0      2       0    Smith
    78 Ephraim Presley         2    1    0    2    0    0       2      2      0      1       0    Smith
    78 James Pressley          3    0    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       0    Smith
   378 John Pristley           1    1    0    2    0    1       2      2      0      1       0    Wilson

      Alabama 
   (Ed. Note:  Alabama data is given as follows males over 21, males under 21, females over 21,
    females under 21, total white population)
       Allen Preslar                              2   3   2   1   8                               Conecuh
       Anthony Preslar Jr.                        1   1   0   2   4                               Conecuh
       Anthony Preslar Sr.                        2   1   1   1   5                               Conecuh
       Elias Preslar                              1   1   0   2   4                               Conecuh
       Floyd Preslar                              0   2   0   2   4                               Conecuh
       William Presley                            1   2   1   3   7                               St. Clair

      New York 
   418 Mary Preslar            2    0    0    1    1    0       0      0      2      0       1    Jefferson, Henderson
   401 Matthew Presley         1    4    0    0    0    1       2      0      2      1       0    Jefferson, Ellisburgh
   400 Aaron H. Preslar        1    0    0    1    0    0       1      0      1      0       0    Jefferson, Ellisburgh
   138 Hannah Pristley         0    0    0    0    0    0       1      0      1      1       0    Oneida, Steuben
   130 Jeptha Pressley         3    1    0    0    0    1       0      0      0      1       0    Columbia, Chatham
   268 Jeremiah Pristley       0    1    0    0    1    0       0      0      1      1       0    Ontario, Seneca
   273 John Preslor            2    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      1      1       0    Ontario, Seneca
   279 Jonathan Preslor        0    0    0    0    0    1       0      0      0      0       1    Ontario, Seneca
    76 William G. Preslor      0    0    0    0    1    0       4      0      0      1       0    Ontario, Middlesex
    58 George Presler          2    1    0    0    0    1       0      1      2      1       0    Ulster, Plattekill
    59 Anthony Prisler         1    1    1    0    0    1       2      1      1      1       0    Ulster, Plattekill
   193 Abraham Presslar        0    1    0    1    0    1       0      0      1      1       1    Steuben, Prattsburg

      Massachusetts 
   630 Deborah Prestly         0    0    0    0    0    0       0      0      0      0       2    Essex, Gloucester,
                                                                                                            Sandy

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      Maine 
   241 James Presley           1    0    0    0    1    0       2      1      0      1       0    Washington, Eastport
  
      Pennsylvania 
   238 Jacob Presser           3    1    1    1    1    0       1      1      0      1       1    Philadel., Cedar Ward
    45 Henry Prestler          3    0    0    0    1    0       1      1      0      1       0    Philadel., North Liber.
    45 William Prestler        1    0    0    1    0    0       1      0      1      0       0    Philadel., North Liber.
   262 Michael Bressler        1    0    0    1    0    0       1      0      1      0       0    Centre, Logan
   278 George Bressler         1    0    1    1    1    0       1      0      2      0       0    Centre, Bald Eagle
   282 Nicholas Bressler       1    0    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       0    Centre, Hains
   284 Nicholas Bressler       0    1    1    0    0    1       0      0      2      0       0    Centre, Hains
    52 Benjamin Bresler        0    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      0      1       0    Berks, Heidelberg
    81 John Pressler           3    1    0    1    0    0       0      0      1      0       0    Berks, Bethel
    82 George Bressler         1    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      1      0       0    Berks, Bethel
    52 John Bressler           0    0    0    1    1    0       0      2      1      1       0    Berks, Heidelberg
    31 Philip Bressler         3    0    0    1    0    1       2      1      2      0       1    Union, Beaver
   111 George Pressler         3    2    0    0    0    1       0      1      0      1       0    Union, Washington
   191 Alexander Presha(?)     0    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      1      0       0    Allegheny, Versaill
    34 Nathan W. Prestly       1    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      0      1       0    Allegheny, Pittsburg
    77 Abraham Bressler        3    0    0    0    1    0       3      0      1      1       0    Schuylkill, Pine Grove
    82 Daniel Bressler         3    0    1    1    1    0       1      1      0      1       0    Schuylkill, Low. Mahant.
    78 Daniel Bressler         2    0    0    0    1    0       3      0      0      1       0    Schuylkill, Pine Grove
    84 Jacob Bressler          2    0    0    1    1    0       1      2      0      1       0    Schuylkill, Low. Mahant.
    78 John Bressler           0    0    0    0    0    1       0      0      1      0       1    Schuylkill, Pine Grove
    50 Leonard Bressler        0    0    0    2    0    0       1      0      1      0       0    Schuylkill, Manheim
    83 Michael Bressler        1    1    1    2    0    1       0      2      0      0       1    Schuylkill, Low. Mahant.
    83 Peter Bressler          2    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      1      0       0    Schuylkill, Low. Mahant.
   116 Abraham Bressler        1    0    0    0    1    0       0      0      1      0       0    Dauphin, Lykins
   119 Adam Bressler           3    1    1    1    1    0       1      1      0      1       1    Dauphin, Mifflin
   117 Michael Bressler        0    0    0    2    1    0       1      0      1      0       0    Dauphin, Lykins
   131 Charles Brestle         1    0    0    0    1    0       3      2      0      1       0    Dauphin, West Hanover
   115 George Pressler         1    0    0    0    1    0       0      1      1      0       0    Dauphin, Lykins
   141 Jacob Pressler          1    0    0    2    0    0       0      0      1      0       0    Dauphin, Susquehanna
   115 John Pressler           2    0    0    1    1    0       3      0      0      1       0    Dauphin, Lykins
   115 Nicholas Pressler       0    0    0    0    0    1       0      1      0      0       1    Dauphin, Lykins
   118 Abraham Presler         2    1    0    0    1    0       1      0      1      1       0    Franklin, Southampton
    83 Henry Pressel           1    1    0    0    0    1       1      1      0      0       1    York, Washington
    84 Felty Pressel           0    0    0    2    0    1       0      1      0      1       1    York, Washington
    34 David Pressel           1    1    1    2    0    1       0      2      1      0       1    Bedford, Greenfield
       John Brestler           0    0    1    1    1    2       0      0      1      1       0    Lancaster, Donegal
   349 Susan Presley           2    0    0    0    0    0       0      0      1      0       0    Green, Morgan
  
      Ohio 
    83 Jacob Presler           1    1    0    0    0    1       1      0      0      1       0    Fairfield, Amanda
    77 John Presler            3    0    0    1    0    0       2      0      0      1       0    Fairfield, Hocksing
   106 James Pressley          2    0    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       0    Fairfield, Russ Creek
    43 John Pressler           2    1    1    2    0    1       2      2      0      1       0    Cuyahoga, Chagrin
   157 Michael Presley         1    2    1    2    1    1       2      1      1      1       0    Montgomery, German
   165 Peter Presly            3    0    0    0    1    0       2      1      0      1       0    Pickaway, Washington
    37 Samuel Pressley         can't find                                                         Licking, Harrison
    36 James Pressley          0    0    0    0    1    0       1      0      2      0       0    Licking, Harrison
   107 Joseph Pressley         5    0    0    1    1    0       0      3      0      1       0    Preble, Israel
   108 Robt Pressley           4    0    0    0    1    0       2      0      0      1       0    Preble, Israel
                                                                                                                 

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      Illinois 
   131 James Prestly           2    1    0    2    1    0       0      2      0      1       0    Madison, 6 Mile Prairie

      Missouri 
       David Presley           no page given                                                      Lincoln
       Samuel Presley          no page given                                                      Howard
    


1790 CENSUS

(Ed. Note: Readers who discover omissions or errors in the census data presented in the newsletter are requested to send in additions or corrections to the Editor. The following names should be added to those on page 8.)

      North Carolina 
                           Anthony Pursley     1   3   1   -   -   Fayette Dist., Anson Co.
                           Jas. Prisly         1   -   4   -   -   Morgan Dist., Burke Co.





THE PRESLEY/PRESLAR/PRESSLY PRESS

(Ed. Note: Data from several references is presented together as a group in this issue because it appears to be all related to a particular family group.)

"American Families at Four Frontier Posts: Pensacola, Mobile, Natchez & Missouri" , by Winston DeVilla, Genealogical Helper, Nov.-Dec., 1983, pp. 5-13.
p. 12. The Missouri Country. Legajo [ie. bundle] 17 [In General Archives of the Indies, Seville, Spain]. "At St. Louis, Illinois (sic) 16 Ap^ril 1789, on their way to Natchez..."
          Pedro perales (Preslar, wife, 8 children)
          Juan Cormer

"1792 Spanish Census of Natchez, Miss." by Carroll Ainsworth McElligott, The Genealogical & Historical Magazine of the South, Vol. II, nos. 1 & 2 (Feb. & May 1985) [This census is in Legajo 2353 in the Papeles Procedentes de la Isla de Cuba in the Archive General de Indias at Seville, Spain.]
In Dist. de Bayu Sarah or District of Bayou Sarah:
      Juan Oconor - 180 acres of land conceded; 2 wh. males in age group 2; 1 fern. mulatto in age group 3; 2 male Negroes in age group 1; 3 male Negroes in age group 2; 2 male Negroes in age group 3; 3 fern. Negroes in age group 1; 2 fern. Negroes in age group 2; I fern. Negro in age group 3; 2 horses; 12 heads of cattle; 20 hogs; 600 bushels of corn; 2 individuals who are able to carry arms; 4 firearms; total in household not legible.
      In Dist. de Second y Sandy Creek or District of Second and Sandy Creek: Pedro Presley - 2 white males in age group 1; 3 wh. males in age group 2; 5 wh. females in age group 1; 2 wh. females in age group 2; 4 horses; 12 heads of cattle; 30 hogs; 80 bushels of corn; 3 individuals who are able to carry arms; 2 firearms; 12 is the total no. of individuals in the household.

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The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805, May Wilson McBee, Baltimore, 1979 (originally published 1953)
p. 130. (Bk. C, p. 477) 19 May 1797. Sale of the effects of late Obadiah Brown by order of the Governor. Purchasers include Simon Presler, Peter Presler.
p. 275. (Bk. F, p. 282) Peter Presler petitions that he having administered bo the estate of his son-in-law, John O1Connor, begs lease to gather the stock that is running at large belonging to said estate and also transact every other thing belonging thereto, he being accountable to the creditors for any lawful claim against said estate. Nabchez, 24 July 1794. Sig: Peter Presler.// In consequence of Peter Presler becoming responsible for the debts of John 0'Connor, he is hereby authorized to take possession of all property whatsoever belonging legally to said 0'Connor. Sig: Gayoso.
p. 409-10. (Bk. C, p. 53) Claim No. 581. Petition of John Conner, late of the Illinnesses [Illinois], wishes to establish residence to support his family which consists of wife and two children, asks for 400 acres on Cole's Creek, adj. lands of Jas. Elliot, Natchez, 12 Sept. 1789. // Recommended by Gayoso, Natchez, 13 Sept. 1789. // N.O. 26 Apr. 1790, Warrant by Miro. Plat. 400 acres b. on east by Robert and John Watts, south by James Elliott. Certified by Wm. Dunbar, 1 Dec. 1796. // Natchez, 23 July 1794. A decree by Gayoso to Peter Presler. In consequence of Peter Presler becoming answerable for debts due by his son-in-law, John 0'Conner, he, the sd Presler, is authorized to take into his possession all property of every kind known to be belonging to said John 0'Conner. Signed: Gayoso. A true copy of a decree to a petition of Peter Pressler lodged in archives on above date, (signed) John Girault. File: Peter Pressler, claimant, 13 March 1804. Rejected 16 May 1807. Miss. Ter. Peter Presler, a citizen of afsd territory and legal administrator of John Conner, deed., claims 400 arpents in waters of north fork of Cole's Cr. by virtue of a decree of Stephen. Miro, Gov. Gen. of Prov. of La., in favor of said John Conner. Signed: W.B. Shields, atty. for the claimant.
p. 515. Unrecorded Land Claims - Claimant John Watts 8 Men 1804 - land adj. Peter Pressley.
p. 551. Unrecorded Land Claims - No. 1384. Claimant: Simon Pressley, 28 Mar. 1804. Witness: William Barker, 20 Aug. 1804. Certificate D-254, issued Apr. 9, 1807 Miss. Ter. Simon Pressler, a citizen of sd. territory, claims 640 a in Adams Co. on Old River, by virtue of his having inhabited & cultivating it in 1794 and ever since, and he was above the age of 21 at the time of settling it and he claims no other land by either Spanish or British titles.
p. 568. Unrecorded Land Claims - No. 1672. Claimant: Peter Presler, 30 Mar. 1804. Rejected 15 May 1807. Miss. Ter., Adams Co. Peter Presler hereby gives notice that he claims 640 acres in sd county on Miss. River at the foot of the White Cliffs, by virtue of his having inhabited and cultivated sd land before 1797 when the Spanish troops finally evacuated the territory, being the head of a family of a wife and eight children and eight negroes. Signed Peter Presler. By plat land adjoining: Benj. Farrar and Col. Hutchins, Note: Col. Hutchins has suggested that this claim interferes with one of his by virtue of a Spanish patent.
p. 570. Unrecorded Land Claims - No. 1687. Claimant: Joshua Presler, 30 Mar. 1804. Rejected for want of evidence, 30 Dec. 1806. Miss. Ter., Adams Co. Joshua Prasler hereby gives notice that he claims 640 a in sd co. about 4 mi. above the mouth of Old River on the Miss. River, by virtue of his having settled and improved the sd tract on or before 3 Mar. 1803. He therefore claims the right of preference in becoming the purchaser of the U.S. of sd tract of land.

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Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District, Norman E. Gillis, 1963.
p. 65. Wilkinson Co., 1805
Presler, Peter - 1 wh. male over 21; 1 wh. male under 21; 3 wh. females; 6 slaves


American State Papers, Duff Green edition (Seaton & Gales edition will have different page numbers.)
Vol. i. p. 561. Claims founded on British & Spanish Warrants of Survey within District . west of Pearl River disallowed by Board of Commissioners. Register's No.: 581; Claimant: Peter Presler; Original claimant: John 0'Conner; Situation: Cole's Creek; Quantity: 400f; Whence derived: Spanish; Date: Apr. 26, 1790; No evidence.
p. 811. Abstract of Certificates entered with Register of Land Office west of Pearl River in Apr. 1807. When entered: Apr. 13, 1807; No.: 254; Date: Apr. 9, 1807; Recorded: Vol. 4, p. 283; Granted to: Simon Presler; Original grantee: Simon Presler; Quantity allowed: 640; Situation: River Homochitto; Whence derived: Occupancy; Date of order of survey or settlement: Mar. 30, 1798.
Vol. 2.
p. 620. Claims to Lands in the County of Concordia (in 1813). Class: C [ie. unconfirmed]; Rept'd no.: 184; Register's no.: 215; Claimed by: Peter Presler; Original claimant: Unknown; Quantity claimed: 640a; Nature & date of title or claim: settlement.
p. 678. Return of Certificates issued by Commissioners of Western District of Orleans Territory for May 1811. No.: B 380; Date: May 14; Name: Simon Presler; In whose favor issued: Simon Presler; Nature of Claim: settlement & occupancy; County: Concordia; Watercourse: Mississippi; No. acres: 640; Arpents & hun-dredths in front: 756 25. No.: B 381; Date: May 14; Name: Joshua Presler; In whose favor issued: Joshua Presler; Nature of claim: settlement & occupancy; County: Concordia; Watercourse: Mississippi; No. acres: 640; Arpents & hun-dredths: 756 25.
Vol. 3.
p. 299. Opinions of the Recorder of Land Titles for Territory of Missouri. Confirmations of Concessions, Orders or Warrants of Survey, principally under Act of Congress of 12 Apr. 1814. Concession, warrant or order of survey: Man'1 Perez; Survey: Special Location; Claimants: Peter Presler, ass, Robert Owen; Land claimed: 320 arpens; Situation: near Meramac, co. of St. Louis; Acts of ownership: ___; Opinion: Confirmed, unless on survey it should be found that this land has been granted to another on abandonment of Owen.

Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812, Mrs. Dunbar Rowland, Baltimore, 1968.
p. 157f. Rolls of Mississippi Commands in the War of 1812. Hinds' Battalion of Cavalry, Mississippi Militia (Mississippi Dragoons). Presler, Peter, private

Mississippi County Court Records from the May Wilson McBee Papers, Baltimore, 1967 (originally published 1958). p. 7. Wilkinson Co., Probate Minutes, Bk. 1,
p. 19. Admr. granted to John H. Johnson on the estate of Robert Munson. Edward Randolph security on bond for $4,000. Hugh Reid, Peter Presler & Peter Smith appraisers. ,-Ordered that real estate be sold. Sale notices in Pinckneyville and Woodville and at the house of Peter Presler.

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Mississippi Census Index
See elsewhere in this issue.

Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835, Estelle Steward King, Baltiore, 1969 (originally published 1936)
p. 158. Peter Pressler after making will died, leaving wife Elizabeth and daughter Jaily Ann, surviving him. "All estate to be kept together Lti tho handjj of my Executors until daughter Jaily Ann becomes of lawful age or ma ire Los, then property to be divided between loving wife Elizabeth, should daughter die without issue then wife Elizabeth to enjoy property. Exrs: wife, James Buford." Buford .qualified but wife renounced. Pressler died in 1824 and in 1826, widow Elizabeth married Robert James, who took and kept possession of the property until his death, and the appellees, Narcissa James and Margaret James, are the only issue of that marriage. Robert James died in 1831, and in 1832 his widow married appellant Scott, and died Oct., 1834, leaving Scott surviving. In 1832, after marriage of mother with Scott, Jaily Ann Pressler died at age of fifteen years. The appellees filed their bill for the purpose of recovering a portion of property left by Pressler to their mother.



QUERIES

Betty Bostwick
address withheld

Seeking information on parents of Charles Pressley, born between 1755 & 1774. Family records state he was born in Goshen Hill area, Old Abbeville District in what is now Union Co., S.C. Charles Pressley died in 1821. On 27 Dec. 1821 his estate was appraised by James Mayes, John Rochell and William Wright. Lewis Pressley was named the Administrator of the estate. In Jan. 1822 the Inventory of Chas. Pressley's estate was filed: "...Thomas Lee, due $465; Dred Jones, due $15; William Jenkins, due $20; Edward Edwards, due $19; Edward Edwards, due $2; Jacob Prince, due $6.50; ...McCord, due $100; and Levi Presley, due $165...". This information is found in the Union Co., S.C., Probate Court Records, Box 11, Pkg. 32. Charles Pressley married Elizabeth "Elisha" Jenkins/ Jenkinson. Their children were as follows: Elizabeth, b. 13 Jan. 1797, d, ca 1829 in Cook's Bridge area, Union Co., S.C., m. Joseph Phillips who was b. 4 May 1790, d. 13 July 1859 Benton, Calhoun Co., Ala. Catherine, b. 1797, m. Capt. Edward Edwards Lewis, b. 1799, m2ndly Prussia Danner ca 1835 Mary Ann, b. 1800-1810 William, b. 1800-1810 Sarah Jane, b. 18 Nov. 1800, d. 28 Oct. 1869 Benton, Calhoun Co., Ala., m. Joseph Phillips (Joseph was previously married to her sister, Elizabeth) Adam, b. 31 Dec. 1810, d. 27 Apr. 1880, m. Nancy Sirnpson Aughtry who was b. 24 Feb. 1816, d. 14 Jan. 1893 Levi, b. 1810-1820 Daughter, not listed in will Louisa, b. 13 Jan. 1818, d. I Dec. 1899, m. John Thomas Humphries who was b. 20 Jan. 1821, d. 3 Oct. 1869

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Jackie P. Terrell
address withheld

Seeking parents of Thomas H. Presley, born around. 1805, South Carolina. Father thought to be a Moses Presley whose last wife was a Nancy Leonard, married , in 1818, Putnam Co., Georgia. Need proof that Moses is Thomas' father and name of Thomas' mother. Also, on the 1850 Fayette Co., Ga., census, Thomas H. Presley lists two females in his household - Mary McLean, age 49 from S.C. and Rachel McLean, age 15 from S.C. What relation are these two to the Presley family or are they related to Elizabeth Sanders Presley (wife of Thomas H.)? Rachel married Thomas' son, Larkin Wiley.


Frances McM. Molsberry
address withheld

Need information on how my ancestor, Presley Thornton, is related to the Presley family of Virginia. He died in the 1810's in' Pittsylvania Co., Va., but probably was in Orange Co. prior to that. He may have been the son of a Luke Thorton who married Millicent Ransdell/Ramsdell and was born in 1706 (Luke), m. in Richmond Co., Va. His daughter married Ambrose Barnett in Orange Co., Va. Will answer all correspondence and pay costs.


Anna Lee Preslar
address withheld

I am also working on these lines: Almond (Stanley Co., N.C., & surrounding areas), Morton, Burleson-Hathcock, Burroughs or Burris, Lowder, Perry, Honeycutt, and Springer. I would appreciate any help, or if I could help someone I would be glad to do so. I have gone back 4 or 5 generations on some of these lines, and I haven't gotten out of N.C. with any of these names.


Virginia S. Pursifull
address withheld

Need information on ancestors of Anthony Presley, b. 1832, d. 3 Nov. 1901. He m. Mary M. Summey in 1852. Both buried at Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fletcher, N.C. Their children were: Augustus, John Pink, Melissa Jane, Ellen Charlotte, Nicholas Edward, Laura Fanny, George H., Thaddis, and Agnes Louise. He was a carpenter, worked at Christ School, and raised his whole family on Christ School Rd. in Fletcher, N.C. Will be glad to exchange information.


Joan A. Scott
address withheld

Richard C. Presley, b. 1819-24, Ky. or Va., m. 12 Sept. 1845 Lewis Co., Ky., Elizabeth M. Riddle (dau. of Coleman Riddle and Sarah Ann McGuire Plummer). Was Richard the eldest son of John Presley, Sr. of 1850 census of Lewis Co., Ky.? Also need 1870 census of same Richard C. Presley (poss. 2nd mar. 1860-70). Should have son, William Henry, b. 1866 in Mo. in household. Listed 1850-60 censuses Buchanan Co., Mo. and 1880 census Bates Co., Mo., but in neither in 1870.

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Thomas Presley Rudolph
address withheld

"President" Presley, b. ca 1809 N.C., m. Susan Malinda Shoemaker about 1836. Resided in Madison Co., Term. 1840 till 1860's. Children: Sarah, b. 1838; Mary Eliz., b. 1844; Arabella, b. 1847; Wesley Owen, b. Jan. 1849, m. Cordelia Ann Turner 11 July 1875 Madison Co., Tenn., d. 1913 or 1914. Wesley was my g gf. Six later children of "President" were John, Absalom DeBerry, Nancy, Dora, Amanda, and Allan. Desire to correspond with anyone working on this line. Where in N.C. was President Presley born? Who were his parents? All letter: answered.


Stephen M. Matyas
address withheld

I would be most appreciative to be put in contact with someone researching the Prisley or Presley line in Maryland, I have the following marriage record: Thomas Beal married Sarah Prisley on 6 Mar. 1769 in Baltimore Co., Md. I have done much work on the Beal line but none on the Prisley line.


Ruby Simonson McNeill
address withheld

William Presley, b. ca 1693 (sic), m. ca 1659 Elizabeth Thompson (dau. of Richard Thompson and Ursula Bishe). William Presley d. Northumberland Co., Va. Would like to correspond with any others sharing this lineage.


Deana K. Whitmer
address withheld

I have photographs of my great grandparents, Thomas E. Presley & Elizabeth (Peters) Presley, and also of my gg gf, John Madison Presley. Does anyone have a photograph of the latter's wife, Sarah Jane (Cain) Presley (1836-1891), or of his parents, Roswell W. Presley (1805-1880) and Azaneth (Harden) Presley (1807- )? I have also received some Harden genealogy which I would be pleased to share with anyone interested.


CURRENT FAMILY NEWS (Continued):
CAREER - Profile: Jim Presley, Seattle Mariners, third baseman; Birthdate, Oct. 23, 1961; Hometown, Pensacola, Fla.; Wife, Pam. Presley, a 6-foot-1, 190 pounder, perhaps is the least known of the group [of young players with the Mariners]. But if 1986 is anything like '85, he quickly could move to the top of the list. After splitting time between Salt Lake City and Seattle in 1984, Presley quietly became one of the AL's top performers in his first full big-league season. He finished with 28 homers, 84 RBIs and 157 hits in 155 games. His slugging percentage of .484 tied him for 13th in the league, and his fielding percentage of .961 (434 total chances) ranked him fifth among those who handled 225 or more chances. There is at least one more club that believes Presley can be of help. The Baltimore Orioles, whose hot corner has been cold of late reportedly offered starting pitcher Storm Davis to the M's for Presley during the off-season. Both clubs reportedly agreed to the deal before Mariners owner George Argyros nullified it, deeming Presley too valuable. In 1974 [he] led his team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. [The Phoenix Gazette, Mar. 28, 1986]

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NEW ARCHIVE ACQUISITIONS

1820 & 1830 census records for all states
1840 census records for all states except Rush Co., Ind.
1850 census records for 111., Ind., Iowa, Conn., Fla., Calf., Oreg., Ga. (except Murray & Richmond Cos.), La. (except New Orleans), Mo. (except Marion & St. Louis Cos.), Penn. (except Philadelphia), Va. (except Henrico & Norfolk Cos.), Me. (except Cumberland Cc.)
1870 census records for Fla.
1880 census records for Tenn.
Some cemetery records for: N.C. (Union Co.) and Tenn. (Washington, Blount, Green Cos.)
Deeds: N.C. (Anson Co., 1840-1900)(Summary List & Report only)
The Presley Saga by Richard C. Fulcher, Brentwood, Tenn., 1976-78. 4 volumes. (total 267 pages).
The Pressly Family by Win. L. Pressly, n.d.(ca 1979). (81 pages).
Misc. pages from: George Helms and Tilman Helms. 1720-1900. History &. Genealogy of the Helms Family, Pioneers of Anson &_ Meek. Counties, N..C_., by Sara M. Myers & Sallie C. Pressley,1981.
Misc. pages from: The Hargretts of Georgia and Their Ancestors in Germany and North Carolina, by Felix Hargrett, Athens, Ga., 1984.
Bressler family records (Pennsylvania) by Harry F. Bressler, Woolrich, Penn., 1969.
Bressler family records (Pennsylvania) by Herman F. Kinter, Harrisburg, Penn., 1985.
Family group sheets from most Association members.


SUBJECT INDEX - VOL. I (1985-86)

Biography: William B. Pressley ................................... 18
T.M. Presley .......................................... 24
William C. Pressly .................................... 28
Census: 1790 ..................................................... 8,33
1800 ..................................................... 15-16
1810 ..................................................... 16-18
1820 ..................................................... 30-33
Committees ....................................................... 4, 5
Constitution & By-Laws ........................................... 3-5,13
Current Family News .............................................. 23, 29, 38
Deeds: Buncombe Co., N.C. ........................................ 11, 13-14
Dutch given names ............................................... 5
Family group sheets: Thomas H. Presley ........................... 25
Peter Isaac Presley ......................... 40
From the Editor's Desk ........................................... 2, 12-13, 27-28
Marriage records: Lincoln Co., Mo. ............................... 25,28
Membership ....................................................... 1, 3, 9
New Archive Acquisitions ......................................... 24, 39
Officers ......................................................... 3, 4, 10
Peter Presler & family, at Natchaz ............................... 33-36
Presley/Preslar/Pressly Press .................................... 21-23, 33-36
Queries .......................................................... 7, 23-24, 36-38
Research Program ................................................. 19-21
Revolutionary War, Loyalists in the South ........................ 21-23
Surname, origins ................................................. 6-7
Surname, spelling variations ..................................... 6

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Family Group Sheet Peter Isaac Presley b. 8/19/1829
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