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Presley


Published by the Presley/Preslar/Pressly Family Research Association


VOLUME II      NO. 3                                          March 1987                                        Page thirty-one




A PRESSLY FAMILY IN TEXAS



(Ed. Note: The following extract is from a letter shared with us by James B. Pressly, M.D., 317 Mockingbird Hill, Greenville, S.C. 29605 and written to his late uncle, Dr. W.L. Pressly of Due West, S.C. (see page thirty-three).)

December 18, 1948
Los Angeles, Calif.

Dear Doctor:
I was very happy indeed to observe in the local newspapers that you recently had been so highly honored.

Being a member of the official family of the Post Office Department, with varied duties which has permitted me to travel a great deal, I have either met or heard of many persons whose name is spelled the same as yours and mine. In every case it seemed that their forefathers had their beginning somewhere in your state and possibly all were related.

My grandfather was Doctor Thomas A. Pressly, a dentist. He was born in South Carolina near Abbeville about 1818. Married Clara Arnold and moved to Lisbon County, Arkansas about 1868, thence to Sweet Home, Texas, about 1872. Passed away at Houston in 1909. My grandmother had (a) brother whose name was David Arnold, the Christian name given my father and later to me.

My father, Dr. D.A. Pressly, was a graduate of Alabama State Medical College, Mobile. He practiced medicine at Yoakum, Texas, for about 36 years. Died there in 1914 at the age of 64. There were three other brothers of my father, namely James A. who passed away at Houston in 1931, William, who died early in life somewhere in East Texas, and Dr. Thomas Pressly who practiced medicine at Runge, Texas, for' upward of 35 years. He passed away about 1938. His son Thomas Jr. is a successful physician in San Antonio.

There are four living brothers in my family. James T. resides in Bisbee, Arizona. Saxon is at Mercedes, Texas. Elmer is in New Orleans. There are two sisters. Miss Ruby, about 40, is employed by the Texas Highway Department at Houston. Mrs. Julia Riggs, a widow, the oldest now 61, resides in San Antonio. My mother was Josephine Cook. She passed away in 1931.

My father's health failed early in life, which situation prevented me from becoming a doctor. Economic conditions would not permit me to leave my family. I entered the Postal Service in 1915, after which I received many promotions. I became an inspector in 1925, and was sent to San Francisco. I have lived at Los

(continued on page thirty-three)

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THE PRESLEY/PRESLAR/PRESSLY NEWSLETTER is a quarterly publication of the Presley/ Preslar/Pressly Family Research Association and is distributed to members and to selected genealogical libraries. President & Editor is Edwin C. Dunn, (address withheld) . Vice-president is Betty Bostick, (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 cost as space permits. Back issues of the newsletter may be ordered from the Editor at one dollar each (only 3 issues were in volume one).

Applications, checks, and renewals for membership should be sent to the Secretary, Anne P. Greer, (address withheld). Applications should be accompanied by family group sheets for the Presley (etc.) family line. Dues are $10 per year; associate membership (spouses) dues $5 per year, payable on July 1st. New members receive all back issues for the current membership year. Dues received after March 1st will be applied to the following year beginning July

Inquiries concerning material in the Association archives should be addressed to the Research Director, James E. Anderson, (address withheld) and should be accompanied by a large self-addressed, stamped envelope.





FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
I have been very pleased and appreciative for the group sheets, newspaper clippings, original articles, biographical sketches, copies of letters, etc. which members have submitted to the newsletter. Without this participation by members our publication could not be as frequent or as interesting. This sharing of documents hidden away in our personal files, data from books unavailable to other researchers, and results of many years of individual research is what will make our Association a long-term success.

I am convinced more than ever that a cooperative effort such as this is the most efficient, inexpensive, and fun way to solve many of the difficult genealogical problems that people face. It's for certain that not every issue of the newsletter will have specific data on your direct ancestral line, but I do hope that you will find something that will be of interest to you about the family name.

Therefore, I hope that you will continue to send me additional material for the newsletter. It is always needed and welcome.

Speaking of sharing, I would like very much to hear from those of you who haven't previously written to me, or shared information on your particular family line, or submitted a query for the newsletter. If we don't know in what family you're interested, how can we watch out for data that might be of particular interest to you? PLEASE share with us a copy of your family group sheet if you haven't previously done so.


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- From The Albuquerque Tribune, Jan.31, 1987

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PRESSLY FAMILY IN TEXAS (Continued):

Angeles since 1934. I am married and my wife and I have one son/ David R. Pressly, age 25, who is in the University of Southern California at this point.

We belong to the Methodist Church. I am a member of the Masonic Order. I am 59 years of age, or will be December 25.

Sincerely yours,
D.A. Pressly


WILLIAM LOWRY PRESSLY

When he went back to his home town in 1915 to practice medicine, young Dr. William Lowry Pressly worked under a small handicap. It was embarrassing to be remembered, and hailed, as "Buck." But before long he was "Dr. Buck." After 33 years he is still Dr. Buck to most of the 2,250 people in Due West (so called because the original settlement, DeWitt's Corner, was moved two miles due west early in the 19th Century), S.C. But in other ways, times have changed.

In wintertime, when the roads were too bad even for a model T, Dr. Buck used to make his calls in a horse & buggy. He traded in his model Ts every four months, and wore out 22. Last week the American Medical Association, meeting in St. Louis, picked Dr. Buck, 61, from three nominees offered by the board of trustees, as the general practitioner of the year.

The gold medal and certificate given to him, Dr. Pressly says, mark the approaching end of the old country doctor who worked alone. And a good thing, too, he thinks.
Time 52:87 (13 Dec. 1948)

Dr. Pressly was born in Due West on Dec. 2, 1887, graduated at Erskine College in 1908, received his medical education at Emory University, and served as intern and resident at Jefferson Hospital in Roanoke, Va., from 1912 to 1915. As a young man he played professional baseball to earn money to study medicine and for a time was manager of the Norfolk, Va., team.

He served during World War I and was a member of the Council on Medical Education & Hospitals of the AMA (1949-1954), a councilor of the S.C. Medical Association (1933-1940) of which he was elected president, president of the Abbe-ville County Medical Society, vice-president of the Tri-State Medical Association of the Carolinas & Virginia, chairman of the general practice section and member of the executive committee of the council of the Southern Medical Association, chairman of the general practice section of the S.C. Academy of General Practice, member of the executive committee of the S.C. State Board of Health, physician and trustee for Erskine College where in 1948 he received the honorary degree of doctor of laws for his "great humanitarian work", and state head of the Procurement and Assignment Service during World War II. He was awarded the gold medal by the House of Delegates of the AMA in 1948 "for exceptional service by a general practitioner."

He died at age 66 on September 27, 1954 of brain tumor. He was survived by two daughters and three grandchildren.
Compiled from New York Times, 28 Sept. 1954, p. 29, and Journal of the American Medical Association 138:1159 (18 Dec. 1948) and 156:1097 (13 Nov. 1954). See also The Pressly Family , Win. L. Pressly, p. 54-55.

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SOPHIA PRESLEY

Sophia Presley, M.D., whose office is at 405 Perm Street, Camden, N.J./ is one of the most successful and widely known women physicians of the day. A daughter of William and Letitia (Moore) Presley, she was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland. Her grandfather, James Presley, was a well-to-do farmer and large landowner in Fermanagh; and in that county her father was born.

William Presley was reared and educated in his native place, and for some time was extensively engaged in farming there. In 1850 he sailed for America, taking with him his wife and children. The little family landed in New York, and then, travelling westward to Ohio, settled in Steubenville, Jefferson County, whej Mr. Presley, who was a well-educated man, afterward obtained a position as clerk in a glass manufactory. He is now living in that city, retired from active work, being over eighty years old. His wife, Letitia Moore, also a native of Ireland, was a daughter of William Moore. She died at the age of fifty-four, shortly aftei arriving on these shores. Mr. and Mrs. Presley were the parents of three childrer Sophia, the subject of this sketch; Alice, wife of Isaiah James; and William, who resides in Steubenville. The father was a second time married, and by this union had two children. The family are all members of the Episcopal church.

Sophia Presley acquired the rudiments of her education in private schools in her native land before coming to this country. In Ohio she attended the Gran ville Episcopal Seminary, and after graduating began immediately to teach, in orde to pay up the money forwarded for her expenses on that condition. She began her work as assistant teacher in the grammar and high school of Dresden, Ohio, and at the end of four years resigned to take a position in the Barnett Academy at Charlestown, Ind. Here she was associated with her former teachers. She gave instructio in the English language and the higher mathematics for three years; and then, the principal leaving the school, she shortly followed. A year later she went to Wellsville, Ohio, where she was engaged in teaching until 1876.

While in Charlestown she was advised by an eminent physician to study medicine, and for some time prior to resigning her position in the school she studied in private. In 1876 she entered the Woman*s Medical College in Philadelphia; and after graduating in 1879 she was for some time interne at the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia, and was also demonstrator or instructor in surgery in the Woman's Medical College and clinic physician in the Woman's Hospital. In 1881 she opened an office in Camden, where she was an entire stranger, and by the strength of her unusual merits and her ambition to succeed has worked up a large practice. Her visiting list now includes the best families in the city, and she is called in consultation with the most eminent physicians in Philadelphia and other cities.

An indefatigable worker, Dr. Presley belongs to a number of societies, and has written several valuable papers on medical and sanitary subjects that have been received with approval. She is a member of the Alumni Association of the Woman's Medical College of Philadelphia; a member of the Camden City Medical Society, of which she was for two years Secretary; a member of the Camden County Medical Society and the American Medical association. She is now instructor in the New Jersey Training School for Nurses. Dr. Presley is also a member of the Woman's Club of Camden and the Woman's Park Association, and has written some interesting papers in regard to the latter society, which were published in the Camden papers. She attends worship at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church.

Burlington & Camden Co., New Jersey, 1897, pt. 1, p. 169-170.



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1840 Census
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Wm. C. Presler 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Concordia

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Peter Presler 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Concordia

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Simon Presler 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Concordia

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Hosea Presley 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Natchitoches

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Robert Prestly 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Natchitoches

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William Priestley 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 St. James


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J. Presler 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fayette, Lexington

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Jane Presley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 Bourbon

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Larkin Presley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wayne


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Pleasant (H.?) Prestley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Smith

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James Presly 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Smith

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Thomas Prely 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Smith

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Richard Pressley 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Monroe

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Nancy Presley 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Monroe

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Levi Presley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Monroe

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Thomas Presley 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Bledsoe

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Patsy Presley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Bledsoe

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Thomas Presley 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Bledsoe

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Mashac Presley 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Greene

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Charles Presley 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Greene

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David Presley 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Greene

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Allen Presley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Greene

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Zebidee Presley 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hamilton

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Andrew Presley 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Hamilton

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Elizabeth Prestly 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Jackson, Gainsboro

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Elijah Presly 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 Washington

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Nancy Pressler 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 McMinn

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Elizabeth Presly 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Claiborne


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Kenneth Presley 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Washington, Prescott


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Anthony Pressler 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Ulster, Plattskill

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Matthew Pressler 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ulster, Plattskill

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George Pressler 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Ulster, Plattskill

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Jeremiah Priesley 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 Westchester, Cortland

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John Presler 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ontario, Seneca

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Mary Presley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 Ontario, Seneca

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Abi Presler 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Jefferson, Ellisburg

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Joseph Presley 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Cumberland, Millville


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Daniel Bressler 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Schuylkill, Wayne

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Jacob Bressler 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Schuylkill, Lower Monhantago

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Michael Bressler 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Schuylkill, Lower Monhantago

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John Bressler 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Schuylkill, Lower Monhantago

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Henry Bressler 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Schuylkill, Branch

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Jonathan Presler 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Columbia, Mifflin

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George Bressler 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Clinton, Bald Eagle

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John Presser 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Northampton, Williams

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Mariah Pressley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Perry, Oliver

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Philip Pressley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Perry, Penn

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Henry Presser 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Perry, Madison

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Nathan Presley 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Allegheny, Indiana

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J.F. Prestley 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Allegheny, Allegheny City

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George Pressler 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Delaware, Chester

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Philip Presler 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 Northumberland, Turbot

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Nicholas Bressler 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Centre, Haines

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Benjamin Bresler 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Berks, Heidelberg

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John Bresler 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Berks, Bethel

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George Bressler 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Huntingdon, Warriors Mark

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Danl. Bressler 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Huntingdon, Warriors Mark

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Peter Bressler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Lancaster, Leacock

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John Presler 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 York, N2 Old Coderus

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Daniel Presler 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Crawford, Wayne

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David Bressler 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Fairfield, Violet

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Michael Bressler 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Crawford, Liberty

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Jeremiah Presley 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cuyahoga, Mayfield

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Joseph Prestley 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Guernsey

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William Presley 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Guernsey

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Mary Pressle 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Muskingum, Norwich Union

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Geroge Pressler 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hancock, Biglick

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John Pressler 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 Wayne, Wayne

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William P.Pressley 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Preble, Jefferson

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Wm. H. Prisley 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Portage, Charleston

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Michael Pressler 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Butler, Middleton, Lemon Twp

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Richard Presley 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lake, Willoughby

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JohnPressley 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Lake, Willoughby


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Nancy Presley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lawrence

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William Presler 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miami, Union

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Samuel Prisler 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Huntington

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William H. Presley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Henry, Wayne

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Jame Presley 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Henry, Wayne

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Samuel S. Presley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rush, Centre

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David Presley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rush, Centre

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Elizabeth Presley 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Rush, Centre

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Jos. Presley 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Brown

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Elizabeth Presley 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Randolph

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George Presley 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Lincoln

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Levi Prisley 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Benton

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Julia Prestler 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 St. Louis, St. Louis

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Julius Prissley 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 St. Louis, St. Louis

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Joseph Prissey 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 St. Louis, Saint Ferdinand

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Moses Prissey 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 St. Louis, Saint Ferdinand


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MILITARY RECORDS

(Ed. Note: The Association has acquired the following pension records from the National Archives.)

Revolutionary War

R.8447
S.21434; B.L.Wt.
28522-150-55
W.981
W. 24917
S.3738
S.7338
B.L.Wt. 1139-300
S.14231
B.L.Wt. 3398

Preslor/Pressler, Abraham

Presley/Presly, Andrew
Priestly, Charles/Polly
Pressley/Pressly, David/Ann
Presley, John
Presley, John
Priestley/Priestly, John
Presler, Jonathan
Pressley, Richard

New York

North Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
North Carolina
South Carolina
Pennsylvania
New York
New Hampshire



War of 1812 War

19366
15829

39205
19042
6417

Presley/Presler, Aaron
Priestley, James A.
Presley, Jenkins/Rachel
Presley, Moses/Malinda
Priestley, Philip/Naomi
Priestley, Ralph

New York
New Jersey
South Carolina
Georgia
Massachusetts
New Jersey



Mexican War

Bristley, John
Presley, Elbert/Mary S.
Pressley, Dunnan/Harriet
Priestley, Marks B./Mary T.

Pennsylvania
Georgia
Tennessee
Pennsylvania



JENKINS PRESLEY (widow Rachel). War of 1812 Pension Appl.
Rachel Presley, age 79, a resident of Tippah Co., Mississippi, and widow of Jenkins Presley, applied for a pension on 17 Feb. 1872. She stated that Jenkins Presley served in the military during the War of 1812 and was drafted in Captain Ready's (or Reedy's) Company of Infantry. She was married to him under the name of Rachel Brown sometime in 1815 by Rogr. Robeson near Chester, Chester Co., South Carolina. Her husband died at Salem, Mississippi, on the last day of September 1843, and she had not since that time remarried. She gave her place of abode as Abner McCoys, Tippah Co., Miss.
The brief of the claim shows that the soldier enlisted on 1 Oct. 1814 and was discharged on 7 Mar. 1815. The claim was rejected, 16 May 1873, for want of proof of marriage, continued widowhood, a certificate of loyalty, and presumptive abandonment of the claim after three months elapsed without hearing from the claimant.

MOSES PRESLEY (widow Malinda). War of 1812 Pension Appl. (39205).
Malinda Presley, age 69, a resident of Putnam Co., Georgia, applied for a pension, as widow of Moses Presley, (continued on next page)

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on 27 Feb. 1880. She stated that her husband served as a private and sergeant in the company commanded by Captains Charles Carter and John Williams in the War of 1812, being drafted at "Morganton, probably Elbert Co." in 1812 and serving jy until his discharge on 18 Dec. 1814. Moses was born in 1784 in Edgefield Districts! South Carolina, with sandy hair, light florid complexion, light gray eyes, and | died in Putnam Co., Ga., on 30 Nov. 1870. He was married, firstly, to Obedience Palmer who died in Putnam Co., Ga., in 1827, and secondly, to Lucretia Spivey who died in Putnam Co., Ga., in 1829. He was married, thirdly, to the deponent, Malinda Fuller, in Putnam Co., Ga., on 4 Jan. 1830 by William Spivey, Justice of the Peace. They lived in Monroe, Walton Co., Ga., for five years beginning in 1856 before moving back to Putnam Co. in 1862.

There is an affidavit in the file made by Benjamin F. Adams, age 58, and Eaon Harvey, age 70, both merchants of Eatonton, Georgia, who stated they had known Malinda Presley for 30 years and 40 years respectively. Another affidavit was made by John P. Fuller of Putnam Co., who stated that he was a nephew of Malinda (Fuller) Presley and a son of Dr. Simeon Fuller.

The claim was rejected, 24 Nov. 1880, on the ground that a substitute, Silas Barron, performed the service for Moses Presley. Barren's name appeared on the rolls of Capt. John Williams' Company of Georgia Militia, but not on the rolls of Capt. Carter.




CURRENT FAMILY NEWS

Of interest to localites are late 1986 nuptials that took place in Fayette, Mo. Laura Pressly was married to Dr. Howard Lamoyne Smith. The ceremony took place in the First Christian Church, a structure that had been designed by the bride's paternal great-great-grandfather, Samuel Crews.
Laura is working toward a master's in business administration at the University of Missouri; the groom, an Oklahoman, is completing his residency in neuro-surgery.
The bride's sister and brother-in-law ... Lisa (Pressly) and Clark Charbonnett look forward to an April visit from Emily and Tom Pressly. Emily and Tom are wintering in Ireland and will be here for Fiesta week.
The North San Antonio Times, Jan. 22, 1987

The Raymond Bosticks are welcoming two daughters home. Barbara Bostick graduated from the University of Texas in December. Daughter Becky has just moved back from Houston.
The North San Antonio Times, Jan. 22, 1987


QUERIES

Edith Farris
(address withheld)

My husband's grandparents were Elijah Campbell Farris & Charlotte T. Presley. His great-grandparents were Samuel Presley & Matilda Manis. Allen Presley from N.C. might be Samuel's father, and Allen's father might be John Presley of N.C. I have not proven these connections as yet. I am trying to locate anyone who has the same ancestors so that I can correspond with and share research with them.


Claire J. Prechtel
(address withheld)

Would like to correspond with researchers interested in brothers John (1799-1878), Jeremiah (1805 or 1809 New Parma, York - 1883), and Richard (b. 1800-10 N.Y.) Presley of Lake Co., Ohio, or Presleys of Jefferson Co., New York.

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... AND REPLIES
by Jim Anderson

Members are advised to resubmit queries if it has been some time since the last one. I am continually getting more information and may have found some more information that will be of help to some of our members.

To Beau Hudgins

You wondered if Andrew Peter Presley could have been the son of Richard of Mecklenburg Co., N.C. I feel certain that this is not possible since we have the list of Richard's children.


To Margaret Wright

Here is the family group for William Hawkins Presley, who is the one that joined the Mormon Church and died before he got to Utah. If you want, I could probably find some desc endants here in Utah.
William Hawkins Presley (son of Abiar (Tift) & Mathew William Presler), b. 23 Feb. 1811 New York, d. 16 July 1852, buried crossing the plains, ml. 1834 Woodriver V.G. to Elenor H. Johnson, b. ca 1812, d. ca 1846 Nauvoo, 111.; m2. Margaret Holden. Children:
1) Lydia Aby Presley, b. 20 Feb. 1835 Shardan, Portage Co., Ohio, d. Jan. 1919, m. 27 Jan. 1853 Orlando Fish Mead
2) Daniel Presley, b. ca 1837 Shardan, Portage Co., Ohio
3) Joseph S. Presley, b. Mar. 1839 Shardan, Portage Co., Ohio, d. 16 July 1852, unmarried
4) Alma Presley, b. Mar. 1843 Ohio, d. 1845
5) Emma Presley, b. Mar. 1844 near Lima, Hancock Co., Ill., d. 1845
6) William H. Presley, b. Mar. 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Ill.


To Audrey Kinion

Based on 1850-1880 censuses, marriage records, land records, and court recorts of Lincoln Co., Missouri, I have compiled the following family groups for David Presley and each of his children except for Mary who married a Cantrell. I have not as yet been able to find any more information on this couple. The oldest son Peter died quite young sometime before May of 1826. I believe that he is the father of Peter Isaac Presley. There is a problem, though, in that you have his year of birth as 1829, which, of course, is impossible if his father died in 1826. The reason I feel that Peter Isaac is the son of Peter, the son of David, is because when David died the probate record stated that the estate was to go to the heirs of Peter, the heirs of Jacob, the heirs of Anthony, the heirs of William, David, George, Mary Cantrell, Elizabeth Gilliland, Nancy Cox, Lewis, and Peter. This last Peter is the only son of David Sr. by his second (maybe third) wife, Mary Moore. Note that he had two sons named Peter, but the later Peter was born some time after the first Peter had died. In a later distribution of property the same terminology is used with one exception - the phrase "the heirs of Peter" is replaced by "Isaac". This is the only evidence I have thus far that would indicate that Peter Isaac is the - " son of Peter.
David Presley, b. 1774 Kershaw Co.(?), South Carolina, d. 1852 Lincoln Co., Missouri; ml. ? , b. ca 1775; m2. 9 July 1846 Mary Moore (?m2. 2 Feb. 1845 Elizabeth Gilliland ?).
Children:
1) Peter Presley, b. ca 1799, d. bef. May 1826 Lafayette, Missouri; m. Sarah (continued on next page)

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To Audrey Kinion

(Sally) who m2. 20 Sept. 1827 Horace Hardin (Harding). Children:
a) Peter Isaac Presley, b. 19 Aug. 1829(?) Mo.; m. 8 Aug. 1843 Sophia Holland
2) David Presley, b. 1801 Buncombe Co.(?), North Carolina, d. bef. 1880 prob. Oregon; m. 9 Aug. 1827 Lincoln Co., Mo., Mahala Welty, b. 1810 Ky., d. aft. 1880 prob. Wash. Children:
a) Barbara(?) Presley, b. ca 1831, m. poss. Smith
b) Mary Presley, b. ca 1828, m. 13 Jan. 1846 Sanford Stephens
c) Daughter, b. ca 1832
d) Anthony Presley, b. 1833 Mo.
e) Franklin Presley, .b. 1835 Mo.
f) Elias Presley, b. 1837 Mo.
g) Almenis Presley, b. 1838 Mo.
h) Ransom Presley, b. 1840 Mo.
i) Ellen Presley, b. 1842 Mo.
j) Elizabeth Presley, b. 1844 Mo.
k) Melvina Presley, b. 1849 Oregon
3) Jacob Presley, b. 1802, d. ca 1845; m. 24 Aug. 1826 Lincoln Co., Mo. Clarissa Ann Holcomb (dau. Anna & Charles L. Holcomb), b. 1812, who m2. 27 Feb. 1851 Leonard Harold. Children:
a) McKenzie Presley, b. 1829 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. 20 Oct. 1849 Ellen Dawson
b) Richard Presley, b. 1831 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. 15 Sept. 1853 Lucinda T. Knowlton, m2. 19 Aug. 1858 Sarah Ann Cunningham
c) Elizabeth Presley, b. 1834 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. bef. 1857 John Dennis
d) King David Presley, b. 1835 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. 25 Oct. 1855 Emily C. Harrall
e) Nancy Jane Presley, b. 1837 Lincoln Co., Mo., d. prob. bef. 1857
f) Mary Ann Presley, b. 1837 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. Jackson Rieves(Rivers)
g) Charles A. Presley, b.1839 Lincoln Co., Mo.

h) William F. Presley, b. 1843 Lincoln Co., Mo. i) Sarah Catherine Presley, b. 1845 Lincoln Co., Mo.
4) George Presley, b. 1802 North Carolina; m. ca 1860 Lincoln Co., Mo., Hannah (), b. 1807 Ky., d. ca 1862. Children:
a) Levi Presley, b. 1827 Mo., m. 8 Nov. 1855 Ann America Huston
b) Philip Presley b. 1829 Mo., d. ca 1866, m. 14 Feb. 1854 Elizabeth Trail
c) Reuben Presley, b. 1831 Mo., d. ca 1865, m. 31 Oct. 1861 Margaret Moore
d) Elijah Presley, b. 1833 Mo., d. ca 1856, m. 1 Mar. 1855 Charlotta Madden
e) Delila Presley, b. 1836 Mo., m. 10 Aug. 1852 Randle Barnes
f) Emily Presley, b. 1838 Mo., m. 28 Nov. 1854 Robert Barnes
g) Willis Presley, b. 1840 Mo.
h) Airena Presley, b. 1845 Mo., m. ? Brown
i) Mary Presley, b. 1849 Mo.
5) Mary Presley, b. ca 1805, m. ? Cantrell
6) Elizabeth Presley, b. 1806 North Carolina, m. 26 Jan. 1825 John Gilliland, b. 1803 South Carolina. Children:
a) Isaac W. Gilliland, b. 1824 Mo., m. Mary ()
b) Elizabeth Gilliland, b. 1833 Mo., m. prob. 19 Nov. 1858 Israel McGloisen
c) Sarah Gilliland, b. 1836 Mo., m. prob. 16 Sept. 1857 Zachariah Callaway
d) James Gilliland, b. 1839 Mo., m. prob. 2 Mar. 1859 Nancy S.
e) Cynthia Gilliland, b. 1841 Mo.

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f) Louis Gilliland, b. 1843 Mo.
g) Alexander Gilliland, b. 1845 Mo.
h) Levi Gilliland, b. 1846 Mo.
7) Anthony Presley, b. ca 1811, d. ca 1844, ra. 11 Feb. 1831 Lincoln Co., Mo., Sarah Ann Walker, b. ca 1815. Children:
a) Son, b. ca 1831
b) Son, b. ca 1833
c) George Presley, b. ca 1836
d) Mary Presley, b. ca 1837, m. Henry L. Jackson
e) John Presley, b. ca 1838
f) James Presley, b. ca 1841 Mo.
g) Louisa Presley, b. ca 1839 Lincoln Co., Mo. 8) Nancy Presley, b. ca 1814 Mo., ml. 25 June 1839 Lincoln Co., Mo. Thomas McDonald; m2. 11 Sept. 1850 Jesse Cox. Children:
a) Neomo McDonald, b. 1841 Lincoln Co., Mo. i
b) Mary McDonald, b. 1842 Lincoln Co., Mo. 9) Lewis Presley, b. 1819 Mo., d. ca 1887, El. 9 Feb. 1846 Mary A. Huston, d. bef. 1850; m2. 16 Sept. 1850 Sarah Jane Dawson. Children:
a) Henry Presley, b. 1847 Lincoln Co., Mo.
b) Elizabeth Presley, b. 1852 Lincoln Co., Mo.
c) John L. Presley, b. 1855 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. 6 Mar. 1877 Nancy Buscoe (div.)
d) Sarah J. Presley, b. 1856 Lincoln Co., Mo.
e) Leonard Presley, b. 1858 Lincoln Co., Mo.
f) Jesse Presley, b. 1860 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. prob. 4 Nov. 1893 Sarah E. Florence
g) Mary E. Presley, b. 1865 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. prob. 26 Sept. 1888 William H. Huchins
10) William Presley, b. ca 1825 Lincoln Co., Mo., d. ca 1850 Lincoln Co., Mo., m. 23 Mar. 1843 Lincoln Co., Mo., Mourning Gilliland. She m2. 22 June 1854 Marion Vaughn. Children:
a) David Presley, b. 1845 Lincoln Co., Mo.
b) Jacob Presley, b. 1847 Lincoln Co., Mo.
c) Mary E. Presley, b. 1849 Lincoln Co., Mo.
11) Peter D. Presley, b. 1848 Lincoln Co., Mb., m. 1 Nov. 1874 Lincoln Co., Mb., Sarah Callaway, b. 1861 Mo. Children:
a) Larkin Presley, b. 1876 Lincoln Co., Mo.


To Edith Farris

Mr. Fulcher claims this Samuel is the son of Alien, who is the son of John, the Revolutionary soldier. I believe that Mr. Fulcher is correct in this claim. Here is family group data adding some more children found in the census records.
I have changed the name of the oldest son to agree with the census records, which have his name as Samuel, instead of Sherman.

Samuel Presley, b. 1841 Tennessee, d. 1921 Greene Co., Term., bur. Mountain Valley Cem., Greene Co., Tenn.; ml. 1859(?) Matilda Manis, b. 7 Nov. 1840 St. Clair, Hawkins Co., Tenn. (dau. John & Mary Manis), d. 5 Jan. 1887 Greene Co., Tenn., bur. Mountain Valley Cem., Greene Co., Tenn.; m2. Elizabeth (), b. 5 Mar. 1849, d. 4 July 1899; m3. 1902 Sarah J. (), b. 1868. Children:
1) Matilda J. Presley, b. 13 Mar. 1860 Hawkins Co., Tenn., d. 16 May 1876; unmarried
2) Charlotte T. Presley, b. Feb. 1861 Hawkins Co., Tenn.; m. Elijah Campbell Farris
3) Sarah A. Presley, b. 1867 Hawkins Co., Tenn.
4) Samuel H. Presley, b. 28 Jan. 1870 Hawkins Co., Tenn., d. 4 Dec. 1927; m. Ella ()
5) James S. Presley, b. 1872 Tenn.
6) Robert B. Presley, b. 1874 Tenn.
7) Thomas F. Presley, b. 1876 Tenn.
8) John W. Presley, b. 1878 Tenn.
9) Senter Presley, b. Aug. 1879 Tenn.

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THE PRESLEY/PRESLAR/PRESSLY PRESS

The Georgia Black Book. Morbid', Macabre, Sometimes Disgusting Records of Genealogical Value. Robert Scott Davis, Jr. Southern Historical Press, Inc., Easley, S.C., 1982.

p. 42.

1832 Gold Land Lottery. (Persons who gave fraudulent information in order to obtain a draw). 1) Land lot won fraudulently: 52-22 Muscogee; 2) Informer: Caleb Griffith; 3) Fraudulent drawer: Peter Presley; 4) County registered: Hall Co.; 5) ,,,, District registered: Alfred's Dist.; 6) Draws received: two; 7) Date regis-'"' *1" tered for lottery: ; 8) Fraud: Presley misrepresented himself as being a Revolutionary War soldier. "If the said Peter ever was in Said war he was a Tory." Condemned in Talbot Co. Superior Court, Sept. term 1829; 9) Date of Governor's order: 19 July 1827.

p. 114.

Abstracts compiled from "Central Register of Convicts (1817-1868)" and the "Penitentiary Book (1817-1871)". No.:'916; Name: Moses Presley; Crime: Involuntary manslaughter; Term of . years: 1; When received: 8 Oct. 1842; Sentence expires: 8 Oct. 1843; County where convicted: Fayette Co.; Occupation: Farmer; Birthplace: South Carolifi No. of sentences: 1; Age: 50 yrs.; Height: 5 ft. 9 in.; Complexion: Fair; Color of hair: Fair; Color of eyes: Blue; Remarks: Died 15 Sept. 1843.

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No.: 1058; Name: Robert Presley; Crime: Simple larceny; Term of years: 3; When received: 24 Oct. 1846; Sentence expires: 24 Oct. 1849; County where convicted: Campbell Co.; Occupation: Gold digger; Birthplace: South Carolina; No. of sentences: 1; Age: 25 yrs.; Height: 5.ft. 8 1/8 in.; Complexion: Fair; Color of hair: Sandy; Color of eyes: Blue; Remarks: Pardoned 19 Oct. 1849.



Index to Georgia Poor-School & Academy Records, 1826-1850. R.J. Taylor Jr. Foundation, Atlanta, 1980.

James Pressley
Robert Pressley
John Pressley
Thomas Pressley

All in Folder 36 (ie. Jackson Co.), image 6, dated 1834.



The Third & Fourth or 1820 &. 1821 Land Lotteries of Georgia. Souther Historical Press, Easley, S.C., 1973.

p. 268. Elbert Co

p. 279. Putnam Co

1821 Lottery:
p. 192. Elbert Co.

p. 194. Jackson Co.

p. 199. Putnam Co.

Grantee: Elijah Presley; Militia Dist.: P. Christians Land
Lot No.: 105; Section 1; County: Habersham
Moses Presley (son of John); Stampers; 98; 8; Early
Moses Presley Senr.; Stampers; 96; 11; Hall

Charles Presley; Almonds; 212; 2; Monroe
Charles Presley; Almonds; 142; 16; Henry
Esel Presley; Tates; 98; 13; Houston
James Presley; Flanagans; 28; 10; Monroe
James Presley; Flanagans; 43; 15; Monroe
John Presley Sr.; Brooks; 195; 3; Henry

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NEW ARCHIVE ACQUISITIONS

1880 Census records for all states, except Ariz., Conn., Del., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.J., N.M., N.Y., Ohio, Perm., R.I., Vt., & Wise. Members should be warned that these records will be incomplete, since by using the Soundex system, only families with someone under age 10 in the household are included.
Buncombe Co., N.C., cemetery records
Buncombe Co., N.C., marriage records
Lincoln Co., Mo., marriage records
"The Preslys - Their Legacy to Northumberland" by Isabel Gough in Northumberland Co. Historical Society Bulletin, vol. VI:19-26 (1969)
"Preslar-Presly" comp. by Leonardo Andrea in "Our Heritage", The Monroe (N.C.) Enquirer, Dec. 14, 1961 and following.
"Eli Presley and Family" subm. by Mrs. D.E. Sherin in "Our Heritage", The Monroe (N.C.) Enquirer, May 10, 1962


Family Group data submitted by: Elizabeth A. Kelley, (Address withheld)

James Presley,

b. 1812 England (N.J. death certificate) or Ireland (1870 census, Union Co., N.J.), d. 29 Aug. 1877 Elizabeth, Union Co., New Jersey, bur. Evergreen Gem., Elizabeth, N.J.; ml. Mary (), b. 1813 Ireland, . d. 20 July 1863, bur. Evergreen Gem., Elizabeth, N.J.; m2. Anna Maria (-), b. 1821, d. 1903, bur. Evergreen Gem., Elizabeth, N.J. Children:
1) James Presley Jr.
2) William Presley (see below)
3) Elizabeth Presley, b. 1848, d. June 1875, bur. Evergreen Gem.,
Elizabeth, N.J., m. ? Gillin

William Presley,

b. 28 May 1845 N.J., d. 10 Dec. 1893 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., bur. Greenlawn Gem., Long Branch, N.J.; m. 23 Nov. 1876 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., Hannah Mariah Cook (dau. Deborah Mahala (Tallman) & Jesse V. Cook), b. 15 Oct. 1854 Atlanticville, Monmouth Co., N.J., d. 13 Apr. 1937 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., bur. Greenlawn Gem., Long Branch, N.J. Children:
1) Harriet M. Presley, b. 1 Mar. 1878 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., d. 9 Oct. 1905, bur. Greenlawn Gem., Long Branch, N.J.; unmarried
2) Jane Adele Presley, b. 22 Sept. 1879 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., d. 13 June 1970, bur. Greenlawn Cem., Long Branch, N.J.; unmarried
3) William Garfield Presley, b. 8 Jan. 1881 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., d. 1965, bur. Fairview Gem., Middleton, N.J.; m. M. Matilda Tallman
4) Jesse Cook Presley, b. 7 July 1884 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J. d. 15 Aug. 1885, bur. Greenlawn Cem., Long Branch, N.J.; unmarried
5) Charles Lewis Presley, b. 9 Jan. 1886 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., d. 2 Jan. 1970, bur. Greenlawn Cem., Long Branch, N.J.; ml. 1 July 1906 Bessie Ferris; m2. Hazel Carson
6) Oliver Byron Presley, b. 28 Aug. 1887 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., d. 2 May 1963; m. 29 Oct. 1912 Jennie Williams
7) May Elizabeth Presley, b. 17 July 1890 Long Branch, Monmouth Co., N.J., d. 24 May 1960, bur. Fairview Gem., Middleton, N.J.; m. 22 Nov. 1922 William Albert Finlay