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Presley


Published by the Presley/Preslar/Pressly Family Research Association


VOLUME II      NO. 4                                          June 1987                                        Page forty-six




THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SALATHIEL & MARTHA ANN (GRIFFIN) PRESLAR OF ANSON CO., NORTH CAROLINA



(Ed. Note: Joanne W. Walters, (address withheld), has provided the following article on a branch of the Preslar family of Anson Co., N.C., where so many Preslar/Presley families have had their beginnings. No records stating the parentage of John S. Preslar have been located in Anson Co., but a careful study of Anson Co., land records has been made, and it was shown from the division of his lands in 1897 and from those deeds in which he was a grantor during his lifetime, that he was possessed of land which had earlier belonged to Salathiel Preslar (#52). The 1820 census reveals that Salathiel (who apparently died before the 1830 census) had an only son, born 1810-1820, and the 1850 census reveals that John (S.) Preslar was born in 1812. The logical conclusion is that John Salathiel Preslar was a son of Salathiel Preslar (#52) and a grandson of Elias Preslar (#24).)

John Salathiel (b. 1812, d. 1897) and Martha Ann (Griffin) Preslar (b. 1816) lived in Anson Co., N.C., and were members of the Lawyers Spring Primitive Baptist Church between 1847 and 1853, according to minutes and records of the Lawyers Spring Church. An excerpt from the Church minutes reads: "July 30,. 1847 at a conference John Preslar and his wife were received'by experience." This was during the time that Hosea Preslar was a member of the Lawyers Spring Church. Another note .reads: "At a conference held the first Saturday in May 1852 it was agreed by the church to admonish ___ and ___ (names omitted) for their non attendance on church meeting days and that brothers Joshua Wright and John Preslar be appointed to admonish them."

An 1852 entry indicates that John Preslar served as Clerk of the church: "At a conference held July the 3rd, 1852, at the call for references Brother John Preslar reported that he visited a sister Jerancy Johnson and she said that she did not : attend to her duty as she ought to do on the account of the infirmities of her father ..., and it was also agreed that Brother John Preslar be appointed Clerk of our church at Lawyers Spring." Another entry states that "At a conference held December 4, 1852 there was a report out that Brother Abner Bogan had joined the Missionary Baptist Church, whereupon the church appointed Brother Hosea Preslar and John Preslar to visit him and report at our next conference."

According to church minutes, John and Martha dissolved their membership with the church in 1853 following a lengthy and unresolved dispute. The following entry

(continued on page forty-eight)

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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 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 eluded in the newsletter at no cost as space permits. Back issues of the news letter may be ordered from the Editor at one dollar each (only 3 issues were i volume one).

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

Inquiries concerning material in the Association archives should be addres: 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
It may be that some of your favorite features will be missing from this issue of the newsletter, due to unusual family responsibilities of your editc (death of his father) and of your research director (extended process of mov: but we hope these will return in the next issue.

However, two important items of business need your attention in this i: The first concerns the election, or re-election, of officers of our Associat for the next two years. Ballots are included with this issue and we ask tha of you mark them and return them to our Secretary, Anne Greer. At the same don't forget to renew your membership for 1987-88. Complete the renewal for and forward with your check to the secretary along with the ballots.

As a non-profit corporation, it is essential that we are able to demon members' participation in the organization. Your vote is one important way can show your support and participation. Your continued membership will ens that the program of research we have begun will be continued. Already we he begun working on the acquisition of Civil War pension records,. iand the publ; of the 1850 census records will begin in the September newsletter.

Finally, I would like to extend a special thanks to Joanne Walters fo; contributions to this issue. Joanne continues to collect data on this bran the family, while working full time.


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- From The Albuquerque Tribune, March 31, 1987

Page 48 - 53



THE DESCENDANTS ... (continued):
appears: "February 1, 1853, Dissolved fellowship with the church, John Preslar, Martha Preslar."

The obituary (1941 newspaper clipping) of John S. Preslar (Jr.) stated that his father "was one of the members of the first Board of Commissioners of Anson Co. after the Civil War," and his name, indeed, is so listed on Sept. 7, 1868 (Mary L. Medley, History of Anson Co., N.C., 1750-1976, Wadesboro, 1976, p. 349).

The children of John & Martha Preslar were (1850, 1860, 1870 censuses and Anson Co. Deed Book 32, p. 479):
I. Louise Preslar, b. 23 Feb. 1832, d. 22 July 1891 (Miscellaneous Records of Anson County, N.C_., by the Craighood-Dunlap Chapter - DAR, Wadesboro, N.C., 1936-1941), m. James W. Baucom, b. 14 Feb. 1861, d. 17 Nov. 1882 (Ibid.). Their children:
1. Edmond Baucom
2. Martha J. Baucom, m. J.V. Jarman

II. Alien Preslar, b. 1833, d. 1860. Alien's estate was settled 3 Oct. 1860. He apparently died at age 27, intestate, and possibly unmarried, as his father(?), John Preslar, administered the estate. The "Report of the committee appointed to settle with John Preslar, Adm. of Alien Preslar, deed" was "Filed and confirmed at January Term County Court 1861" (Recorded in Book D, p. 317).

III. Sarah M. Preslar, b. 1836, d. bef. 1897, m. _____ Horne. Their children:
1. Louisa Home, m. John C. Sinclair
2. Sarah G. Horne, m. ______ Wadell

IV. Levi Preslar, b. 1840, d. 1882. Children:
1. Sarah Ann Preslar, b. 1867, m. Benj. G. High
2. Franklin Preslar, b. 1868
3. Fulton Alien Preslar, b. 1869, d. aft. 1938, m. Mary Caroline Ponds, b. 7 Feb. 1870, d. 27 Feb. 1951. They were active members of the Lawyers Spring Church where "F.A." was a deacon and lay preacher. His name appears as a member on Dec. 1, 1900, and appeared many times subsequently as a lay preacher, the last entry being Mar. 26, 1938. According to the obituary recorded in the church records, Mary Caroline (Ponds) Preslar died 27 Feb. 1951, survived by 8 children, 33 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one brother . and one sister.
4. Levi Darling Preslar
5. William E. Preslar
6. Martha E. Preslar
7. James Norfleet ("Norf") Preslar. His son Clyde lives near Monroe in Union Co., N.C.
8. Mattie Preslar

V. Mahala Preslar, b. 1847-48, m. John F. ("Jim") Ross (not Robb)

VI. Daughter, b. 1849, d. bef. 1860
VII. Griffin Preslar, b. 1850-1, d. 1878-97, m. Soffronia. His .wife and son, J.C. Preslar were in Grayson Co., Texas, in 1897.
VIII. John Salathiel Preslar, b. 17 Oct. 1856, d. 4 July 1941, ml. Sarah Malinda Tucker, daughter of George & Martha (Brewer) Tucker, of the Hopewell Church Community in Aug. 1880. While a young man, he was a merchant in Polkton, and in later years was a general contractor and lumber mill operator, residing in Wadesboro and Peachland (1941 newspaper obituary). They had one son:
1. George Washington Preslar, b. 6 July 1881, d. 2 June 1959, buried Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Anson Co. Born on the George Tucker estate, Burnsville Twp., his mother survived his birth by only fifteen months, and George grew up in his grandmother Tucker' home. The following anecdote was provided by George's daughter, Elsie: When George was an infant, he wore long dresses, as was the custom for all babies long ago. One day when he was about 5 or 6 years old, he decided it was time to "grow up" and put away childish clothes. So, he dug a hole outside in the back yard and buried all his dresses. From that day forward he wore "knickers" and no one knew what became of the dresses, until years later he told his wife, Rosa, about the "incident" on the farm.

George is described by his son-in-law, M. Luther Walters, as a "fine Christian, hard-working gentleman, a great man who was very helpful in every way he could to anyone who called on him for help. The George Preslar home was always open to guests. Many Saturday nights found the neighbors gathered around the Preslar's radio (the first in the community). George is also said to have been "quite a fiddler." When he bought the first automobile in the community, he shared it as well. Driving through a rainstorm to tl Cribbs Creek Grammar School where Elsie and Roy attended, he offere a ride home not only to his own children, but to the neighbor's children as well, and drove the 1920 T-model Ford all over the community. Usually the children walked the 2\ mile trip to school, crossing Cribbs Creek on a foot log, but when the water was high, crossing became a little wet.

In October 1918 during the flu epidemic which claimed many live; George's family was one of the few who escaped loss of life. He made many trips to the Hopewell Church near his home to help dig graves, as the flu epidemic took its toll. His family worshipped regularly at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, and daughter Elsie's fondest memories are of attending the "big meetings" at Cedar Grove where church was held all day on Sunday and included a picnic lunch.

George m. Rosa Clemintine Hinson, dau. of Maniza (Reap) and David Alexander Hinson, 20 Dec. 1904, by Rev. C.J. Black, Big Lick N.C. (family Bible). Rosa was born in Stanley Co., N.C., 14 Feb. .1886, and died 13 June 1985 in.Huntersville, N.C. Their children:
a) Roy Erastus Preslar, b. 19 June 1910, Peachland, Anson Co., N.C m. Anna Lee Almond 23 June 1934. Roy was named for Rev. Erastus C. Snyder, a former pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, who performed the marriage of Roy's sister, Elsie.
b) Elsie Cornelia Preslar, b. 3 Feb. 1912 Burnsville Twp., Anson Co., m. Martin Luther Walters of Cabarrus Co., N.C. 24 Dec. 1936. Their children:
1) Martin Luther Walters, Jr., b. 23 Nov. 1937, m. Ruth Joanne. Wentz 1 Sept. 1957. He is a Baptist minister and lives in Lexirigton, N.C. Their children:
Joseph Martin Walters, b. 18 June 1960, m. Dawn Marie Haubold, dau. of Henry G. & Margaret, 15 June 1985 He is minister of music and education at Calvary Baptist Church, Radford, Va., and the couple is expecting the birth of their first child.
David Eugene Walters, b. 27 Jan. 1963, d. 28 Mar. 1???, unmarried.
John Daniel Walters, b. 3 Mar. 1971
Kathy Anne Walters, b. 21 Nov. 1974
Karen Elizabeth Walters, b. 22 Jan. 1977
2) James Duran Walters, b. 6 Feb. 1939, d. 3 Jan. 1987 of leukemia, m. Martha Jo Dillard 27 Dec. 1966. He was an environmentalist for the Mecklenburg County Health Dept. "Jo" lives in Charlotte and teaches high school English in the Union Co. School System. Ono son: James ("Jamie") Curoy Walters, b. 28 Jan. 1970
3) Carolyn Jean Walters, b. 5 Jan. 1941, m. James Larry Williams, 20 Mar. 1960. They live in Greenville, S.C., and have four children:
Deborah Jean Williams, b. 27 Dec. 1961, m. Robert Thompson. Have daughter Jennifer Thompson,, b. 1984
Charles Layton ("Chuck") Williams, b. 28 June 1963, m. Pamela Jo DeYoung of Michigan on 15 June 1985,' and lives in Grand Rapids. No children. John Darrell Williams, b. 10 Dec. 1965
Carol Denise Williams, b. 10 Nov. 1970
4) George Kenneth Walters, b. 7 Oct. 1943, m. Christine Smith, 27 May 1966. He is a Baptist minister and lives in Rock Hill, S.C. Their children:
Rebecca Ann Walters, b. 17 Jan. 1968
Deborah Kaye Walters, b. 11 Nov. 1969
Tammy Renee Walters, b. 3 Jan. 1971
Bethany Suzanne Walters, b. 8 Dec. 1978
5) Vivian Cornelia Walters, b. 23 Mar. 1949, m. John Wesley Brooks, 25 June 1977. They live in Charlotte, where John is a high school athletic coach. Their children:
Lauren Brooks and Benjamin Brooks
6) Dwight Milton Walters, b. 23 Oct. 1950, m. Laura Lopez, 12 June 1976. They live in Miami, Fla., where he is a high school principal. Their children:
Benjamin Walters and Daniel Joseph Walters
7) Joyce Elaine Walters, b. 27 Mar. 1953, m. Terry Wayne Taylor, 24 Dec. 1970. They live in Pineville, N.C., near Charlotte, and their children are:
Kevin Wayne Taylop and Kimberly Taylor
c) Joseph Alton Preslar, b. 5 Oct. 1913, m. Louanna Benfield. Their children:
1) Mary Lou Preslar
2) Betty Rose Preslar
3) Joseph Alton Preslar, Jr.
4) George David Preslar
d) George Edwin Preslar, b. 20 Aug. 1920, m. Nellie Pauline Davis, dau. of Walter Bascom Davis & Virginia Cornelia Little. Their children:
1) Gary Edwin Preslar
2) Donald Alien Preslar
e) Malinda Annette Preslar, b. 14 May 1916, m. Gilford Parker, son of Myrick Thomas Parker & Mary Elizabeth Curlee. They operate Parker's Store in the Burnsville community. Their children:
1) Ned Gilford Parker, m. Annette Malmberg, lives in Kansas. Children:
Tim, Chris(dec'd), Sabina(dec'd), & Jeff Parker
2) Bobby Wayne Parker, m. Marilyn Hutchinson, lives in Marsh-ville, Union Co., N.C. Four children.
3) Joe Edsel Parker
4) Larry Ben Parker
5) Merle Leon Parker, b: 29 July 1948; ,ml. Connie Mae Mauldin 1967, York, S.C., m2. Vinnia Fowler. Children (1st wife):
Angela Susanne, b. 1968, & Robin Merle, b. 1970
6) Linda Susan Parker, not married
7) Ellis Carlton Parker, m. Tammy Brewer, Nov. 1986
8) Rita Dianne Parker, ml. Jerome Black. No children.
9) Marilyn Elaine Parker, m. Roger Davis. Children:
Cherilyn Davis, Kimberly Davis (twin), Beverly Davis (twin)
f) Virginia E. Preslar, b. 1 Mar. 1918, m. 1934 Boyce Winf-ield (div.). One son, Henry Winfield, b. 1935-6.
g) Alice Katherine Preslar, b. 25 Jan. 1923, m. Gary. A. Pritchard (deceased). Lives in Charlotte, N.C. Children:
1) Myra Pritchard, m. John Rachal. He teaches at Univ. of Mississippi. Children:
Olivia Rachal and Wyatt Rachal 2) Kay Pritchard, m. Jim Smith. Live in Charlotte. No childrem 3) Tonya Pritchard, not married.
h) Dorothy Laura Preslar, b. 3 Nov. .1927, d. 20 Apr. 1928
i) Martha Rose Preslar, m. Rufus Benton Turner, son of Pearl Imagene Burris & Wilson Burns Turner. Dr. & Mrs. Turner live in Buies Creek, N.C., where Dr. Turner is a professor at Campbell University. They have four sons:
1) Gerald Turner, ml. ____ (div.), m2. ______ . Child by 1st wife: Timmy Turner
2) Ronald Turner, m. ____ . 2 or 3 children.
3) Michael Turner, m. _____ . 2 children.
4) Stephen Turner, m. ______ Children: Wade Turner and another son.

John Salathiel Preslar, m2. Flora Lee Little, dau. of James K. Little of the White Store Community, 25 Dec. 1888. They reared a family of six children, some of whom were born in Birmingham, Alabama, while John worked for the railroad, as a carpenter, and built railroad cars. He later returned to North Carolina and in his last days resided in the home of his daughter, Ruth, in Hamlet, N.C. He died 4 July 1941 at the age of 84 and was buried 6 July 1941 in Peachland Cemetery near Lawyers Spring Church, Anson Co., N.C His grave is unmarked. His second wife, Flora, died after 1958 and is burie in the Peachland Cemetery. Their children:
2. Carl Benson Preslar, b. 30 Jan. 1890, d. 2 Feb. 1979, m. ____ . Children:
a) Carl Benson Presler, Jr. (note change in spelling), married, and retired, lives in Fayebteville, N.C. Two sons.
b) Bruce Luther Preslar, b. 31 Oct. 1910, d. 1975. Children:
1) Bruce Davis Preslar, lives in Greensboro, N.C.
2) Pansy Elizabeth Preslar, m. Dougald Culbreth, lives in Fayetteville, N.C. Their children:
Michael Culbreth, lives in Florida. One son, one daughter Lawrence ("Larry") Culbreth. Has three daughters. Teresa Culbreth, m. ____ . Has daughter.
c) Irene Preslar, m. Martin, lives in Charlotte, N.C. Has daughter.
3. Frank Preslar, b. __ , d. __ , m. Naomi Stegall. Children:
a) Helen Preslar, m. Frank Ingram, live in Hamlet, N.C. Frank and Helen's granddaughter, Robin Michele Poythress (dau. of Betty (Ingram) & Alien Poythress of Conyers, Ga.), age 20, died 6 May 1986 of an automobile accident in Spartanburg Co., S.C. She was employed by the City of Charlotte with the Charlotte Coliseum.
b) Harold Preslar, m. Margaret ___ , lives Clarkton, N.C.
c) Jack Preslar, lives near Fayetteville, N.C.
d) Son, lives in Hamlet, N.C.
e) Calvin Preslar, lives in Hamlet, N.C.
4. Winfield Scott Preslar, b. __ , d. __ , m. Wilma Atkinson
5. Ruth Preslar, b. __ , d. __ , ml. Lester Porter, lived in Hamlet, N.C.
6. Nellie Preslar, b. __ , d. __ , rn. J. Fred Moore, a mail carrier in Peachland, N.C. , in 1933. Later lived in Salisbury, N.C. Their son bought the Salisbury home, and died in 1985, but where his wife still lives.
7. Ann Lee Preslar, m. S.E. Wainwright. She is the only surviving child of John Salathiel & Flora Lee Preslar arid lives in Murrell's Inlet, S.C. Son: Stanley Wainwright, Jr., m. ____.

IX. Martha A. ("Mattie") Preslar, b. 1858-9, d. 1883, buried Preslar Graveyard near Polkton, Anson Co., N.C., m. Charlie Preslar, b. 11 Nov. 1850, d. 27 June 1931, buried Preslar Graveyard. Their children:
2. Henry D. Preslar
. Charlie m2. Mary Edwards, b. 7 July 1855, d. 17 Sept. 1925 (Miscellaneous Records of Anson Co., N.C., by the Craighood-Dunlap Chapter - DAR, Wades- boro, N.C., 1936-1941'.

X. Sarah Jane Preslar, b. 1858-9, d. 1860-70

XI. Elias Darling Preslar, b. 29 Apr. 1860, d. 30 Nov. 1930, m. Mary Susan ("Mittie") Newton. Their children were:
1. Liliar Roxie Ann ("Lillie") Preslar, b. 12 Nov. 1884, d. 18 Jan. 1953, m. Tommie T. Taylor. Their children:
a) Bertha Mae Taylor, b. 22 June 1904, m. _____ Griffin
b) James Wilson Taylor, b. 13 Nov. 1905, d. 28 Apr. 1977
c) Ephraim Winfield Taylor, b. 2 Nov. 1907, d. 23 Jan. 1968
d) J.T. Taylor, b. 11 June 1909, d. 19 Apr. 1956. Children:
1) Billy Ross Taylor, b. 13 Dec. 1928, d. May 1970
2) Gerald Lee Taylor, b. 16 Apr. 1933
3) Edith Christine Taylor, b. 20 June 1936
e) Walter Eli Taylor, b. 9 Mar. 1911, d. 28 Dec. 1967
f) Wilma Mary Taylor, b. 9 Dec. 1912
g) Alma Lee Taylor, b. 15 Apr. 1914, m. Horace Webb
h) Flora Tobitha Taylor, b. 19 Apr. 1916, m. ____Griffin
i) Edna Viola Taylor, b. 21 Jan. 1918, m. Graham Thomas, b. 31 Aug. 1912, d. 1 Aug. 1970. Children:
1) Everette Thomas, b. 12 Sept. 1934. Children: Tommy Thomas, Donald Thomas, Ronald Thomas, Bobby Thomas 2) Brenda Lee Thomas, b. 23 Oct. 1941
3) Kay Thomas, b. 15 Feb. 1948, m. ____ Middlebrook. Children: Monty Middlebrook,. Michelle Middlebrook
4) Ray Thomas, b. 15 Feb. 1948. Children: Jamie Thomas, Emily Thomas
j) Nell Grace Taylor, b. 9 Nov. 1919, m. _____ Griffin k) Ray Franklin Taylor, b. 30 Apr. 1921, m. 19 Oct. 1942 Junie Maxine Starnes, b. 30 Oct. 1926. Children:
1) Gloria Jean Taylor, b. 15 May 1946, m. 20 Sept. 1964 ;_____ Norwood, b. 17 Feb. 1944. Children: Gretchen Rae Norwood, b. 26 Jan. 1969 Jennifer Leigh Norwood, b. 29 Mar. 1972
2) Tommy Ray Taylor, b. 15 Apr. 1951, m. Kitty Kinnon. Children: Lucas Ray Taylor, b. 20 Jan. 1985
3) Teresa Deanne Taylor, b. 17 Oct. 1954. Divorced. No children.
4) Alice Renee Taylor, b. 11 Aug. 1960, m. Ricky. Dale Gay
5) Alice Kate Taylor, b. 11 Aug. 1960, m. Wilson Pierce
1) Marjorie Elizabeth Taylor, b. 17 Oct. 1922, m. L.C. Beaver, b. 5 Feb. 1920. Children:
1) Carolyn Beaver, b. 18 Mar. 1942, m. Jerry Riggins, b. 22 Mar. 1942. Children:
Phillip Riggins, b. 1 Aug. 1970
Deborah Riggins, b. 7 June 1971
2) Ronald Beaver, b. 3 Sept. 1946
3) Gerald Beaver, b. 7 Nov. 1964, m. Carla Helms, b. 21 Mar. 1964
4) Dennis Beaver, b. 22 Sept. 1950, m. Gwen ______, b. 4 Aug. 1956. Children:
Michael Beaver, b. 21 Jan. 1978
Matthew Beaver, b. 19 Oct. 1979
Mark Beaver, b. 24 Aug. 1981 m) Infant son, d. 23 June 1925 at birth
2.Fronnie Mae Preslar, d. 24 Nov. 1886, d. 26 Apr. 1941, m. Samuel A. Farmer, b. 17 Sept. 1880, d. 21 Sept. 1942. Their children:
a) Walter C. Farmer (dec'd). Children:
1) Shearon Farmer, m. ____ Carpenter
2) Jessie W. Farmer
b) Macon L. Farmer. Children:
1) Robert Wayne Farmer
2) Ronnie Douglas Farmer
c) Horace L. Farmer (dec'd). No children.
d) Gladys Farmer, m. ____ Frye. Children:
1) Dianne Frye, m. _ Vanhoy
e) Laura Mae Farmer, m. __ Burris. Children:
1) Norma Burris, m. ____ Blake.
2) Bryan Burris
3. Jesse Wilson Preslar, b. 10 Aug. 1888, d. 17 Oct. 1973. Never married. He worked in a mill (Cannon?) in Concord, Cabarrus Co., N.C.
4. Charlie Thomas Preslar, b. 5 Feb. 1890, d. 2 Nov. 1965. Never married. Charlie was a one-legged man due to an injury in a sawmill. While turning logs he suffered a broken leg which did not heal and required amputation. He then became a shoemaker and operated "Charlie's Shoe Shop" in Peachland and Wadesboro, N.C.
5. John Culpepper Preslar, b. 7 Aug. 1891, d. July 1970, ml Lou ______, m2. Ruth Simpson. Children:
a) Harold Preslar (by 1st wife)
b) John Clayton Preslar, Jr.
c) Henry Clay Preslar
d) Alice Preslar
e) Frank Preslar
f) Robert Preslar
6. Paul Eugene Preslar, b. 2 June 1893, d. 23 Mar. 1980, m. Cleo Preslar, dau. of Wesley Preslar. Their children:
a) Mildred Preslar, m. __ Kirk, lives in Wadesboro, N.C.
b) Ross Preslar
c) Harold Preslar
d) Hazel Preslar, m. ___ lives in Greensboro, N.C.
7. Marshall Martin Preslar, b. 2 Apr. 1895, m. Eva Viola High. Children:
a) Ora Lee Preslar
b) Lucy Mae Preslar
c) Annie Preslar
d) Shirley Preslar
8. Grace Ann Preslar, b. 29 Apr. 1897,. d. 11 Oct. 1940, m. S.W. Burgess. Children:
a) Carrie Lea Burgess, m. Howard. Has one son, Wayne.
b) Grover Burgess, b. 2 Feb. 1920 d. 2 Jan. 1944
c) Padie Clontz Burgess
d) Clyde Burgess
e) Odell Burgess
f) Flora Mae Burgess
g) J.C. Burgess
h) Isabell Burgess
i) Boyce Burgess
9. Lula Curriana Preslar, b. 21 Oct. 1899, d. 4 Mar. 1961, m. H. Durant Kiker. They lived near Cedar Grove Bapt. Ch. in Anson Co. and had two sons:
a) Burgess Kiker, m. Bertha ___ and d. in 1985. No children.
b) Bascum Kiker, d. 1986, m. Lou Helms. Children:
1) Shirley Kiker, m. David Thomas. Three children.
2) Charles Kiker
3) David Kiker
4) Daughter
10. Viola Adline Preslar, b. 22 Oct. 1901, m. Clayton A. Hill (dec'd). Viola lives at Marshville, N.C. Children:
a) Craven Hill
b) Clara Hill
c) Opel Hill
d) Evelyn Hill



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ADDITIONAL CENSUS RECORDS

(Ed. Note: The following variations in spelling have been found and may offer some solutions to researchers looking for their ancestors. For age categories readers should consult earlier newsletters.)



1790 Census

North Carolina:

Head Of Household Free White Males (includes Head of Household) 16 and upwards Male
Free White Males (includes Head of Household) under the age of 16
Male
Free White Females (includes Head of Household)
Male
All other Free persons
Male
Slaves
Male
City/District/County

Pursley, Anthony
1 3 1 - - Fayette Dist., Anson Co

Pursley, Charles
1 1 3 - - Fayette Dist., Anson Co


South Carolina:

Head Of Household Free White Males (includes Head of Household) 16 and upwards Male
Free White Males (includes Head of Household) under the age of 16
Male
Free White Females (includes Head of Household)
Male
All other Free persons
Male
Slaves
Male
City/District/County

Pursley, John
1 3 4 - - Camden Dist., York Co.

Pursley, Ephraem
1 - 4 - - Ninety-six Dist.., Abbeville Co.

Pursley, Andrew
1 1 1 - - Ninety-six Dist.., Edgefield Co.

Pursley, John
1 5 3 - - Ninety-six Dist.., Edgefield Co.

Pursley, William
1 3 3 - 4 Ninety-six Dist.., Edgefield Co.

Pursley, Moses
1 1 4 - - Ninety-six Dist.., Edgefield Co.


1800 Census

South Carolina:

Page Name Male
Under 10
Male
10-
16
Male
16-
26
Male
26-
45
Male
over 45
Female
Under 10
Female
10-
16
Female
16-
26
Female
26-
45
Female
Over 45
Female
County
34 Ephraim Pursley 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 Abbeville
962 James Pursley 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 York
962 James Pursley Sr. 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 York
960 John Pursley 1 0 3 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 York
962 Robert Pursley 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 York
149 William Pursley 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 Edgefield
149 John Pursley 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 Edgefield


1810 Census

South Carolina:

Page Name Male
Under 10
Male
10-
16
Male
16-
26
Male
26-
45
Male
over 45
Female
Under 10
Female
10-
16
Female
16-
26
Female
26-
45
Female
Over 45
Female
County
146 William Pursley 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 Pendleton
63 Evan Pursley 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 Abbeville
263 James Pursley 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 York
63 John Pursley 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 Abbeville
272 Mary Pursley 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 York
4 Moses Pursley 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 Abbeville
267 Robert Pursley 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 2 1 1 York
63 Thomas Pursley 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Abbeville
63 William Pursley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 Abbeville
15 Epheram Pusly 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 Abbeville
132 John Pussley 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Beaufort


Virginia:

Page Name Male
Under 10
Male
10-
16
Male
16-
26
Male
26-
45
Male
over 45
Female
Under 10
Female
10-
16
Female
16-
26
Female
26-
45
Female
Over 45
Female
County
270 George Pursley Ar. 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 Fauquier
647 Jessee Pursley 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Botetourt
244 Thomas Pursley 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 King George
155 Stuard Pusley 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 Northumberland


1820 Census

South Carolina:

Page Name Male
Under 10
Male
10-
16
Male
16-
18
Male
16-
26
Male
26-
45
Male
over 45
Female
Under 10
Female
10-
16
Female
16-
26
Female
26-
45
Female
Over 45
Female
County

12
Ephraim Pursley 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 Abbeville

12
James Pursley 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Abbeville

161
James Pursley 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 York

161
James M. Pursley 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 York

166
Mary Pursley 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 York

161
Robert Pursley 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 York


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1830 Census

South Carolina:

Page Name Male
0-
5
Male
5-
10
Male
10-
15
Male
15-
20
Male
20-
30
Male
30-
40
Male
40-
50
Male
50-
60
Male
60-
70
Male
70-
80
Male
80-
90
Female
0-
5
Female
5-
10
Female
10-
15
Female
15-
20
Female
20-
30
Female
30-
40
Female
40-
50
Female
50-
60
Female
60-
70
Female
70-
80
Female
80-
90
County
351 Mary Pursley York
384 Robert Pusly York
269 Henry Pusley Pickens
82 James Pusley 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Abbeville




CURRENT FAMILY NEWS



Clarence Preston Dunn died at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., on 22 April 1987. A resident of Albuquerque for 31 years, he was born on 31 July 1910 in Robeson Co., N.C. (He was a grandson of Colen (Preslar) Gales of Anson Co., N.C.). He was survived by his wife of 53 years, Laura Myrtle (Bracey) Dunn, and one son, Edwin Clarence Dunn, both of Albuquerque, one sister, Frances (Dunn) Lopp, of Aberdeen, N.C., and two brothers, Edqar Floyd Dunn of Aberdeen, and William Albert Dunn of Hamlet, N.C. Mr. Dunn was a retired employee of Safeway Stores, Inc., a member of the Presbyterian church, and a member of Creasy Proctor Lodge No. 679 A.F. & A.M., Fayetteville, N.C. He was a veteran of World War II and was buried on 27 April in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. [Edwin C. Dunn, 1924 Dakota N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87110]

Member Lillian Stumpp has recently published Marriages of Transylvania Co., N.C., 1861-1899. This book is divided into three sections: the list of marriage records in Transylvania Co. Court House, a cross index of the brides, and a separate list of marriage bonds recorded between 1861 and 1867. The paperback, spiralbound, typescript book may be ordered for $16.00 postpaid from the author. Lillian is descended from John Robert Presley (1815-1900) & wife Jane Elizabeth (Roach) Presley of Buncombe Co., N.C., and is researching the Presleys of that area. [Lillian L. Stumpp, (address withheld)]

LOS ANGELES - Actress Priscilla Presley has given birth to her second child, a 7-pound, 10^-ounce boy. Her fiance and father of the child, writer-director Marco Garibaldi, 32, was at her side along with Lisa Marie Presley, 18, her child by her marriage to Elvis Presley. Mother and baby, Navarone Anthony Garibaldi, were in excellent, health after the birth Sunday, a spokesman said. [The Albuquerque Tribune March 2, 1987] Man

y visitors this summer will be taking the 90-minute tour of Graceland, the 23-room, 14-acre Memphis estate of the late rock-and-roll star, Elvis Presley. The tour includes the 80-foot trophy room, lined with million-selling records, his onstage wardrobe, his collection of automobiles, his gravesite, and a 20-minute multimedia show on highlights of his career. The tours, conducted daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.n .except Tuesdays, Nov. thru Feb., and on Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day, cost $7 adults, $4.50 children under 12, and free for children age 4 and under. Another tour of Elvis private plane, a Convair 96-passenger jet nicknamed "Hound Dog One" costs $3.85 adults, $2.75 chldren under 12, free for children under age 4. "Elvis Up Close", an attraction highlighting his career, is available for $1.50 admission. For a brochure and reservations, write Graceland, P.O. Box 16508, Memphi Term. 38186-0508. [Information extracted from article by syndicated columnist James Joseph, in Albuquerque Journal, May 17, 1987]

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On Dec. 27, 1986, more than 200 family members and friends gathered at the Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., to celebrate the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Elsie Cornelia (Preslar) and Martin Luther Walters (Ed. Note: See the article by Joanne Walters in this issue.). A program. "This Was Your Life", was presented by their children and grandchildren, and an album of letters and cards from well-wishers was presented to the honored couple, and several letters including one from the mayor of Charlotte were read publicly by their grandson- / in-law, Robert Harris (Bob) Thompson, Jr. Bob and his wife Deb (Deborah Jean), daughter of James Larry and Carolyn (Walters) Williams of Greenville, S.C., are missionary appointees to Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. Bob and Deb with daughter, Jennifer, and their second child expected in May, 1987, plan to be in the field by late summer.

The occasion was saddened by the illness and death of Elsie and Luther's second son, James Duran, one week following the reception. Duran, who had suffered from leukemia for several years, was hospitalized in Charlotte on the evening before the reception and died on Jan. 3, 1987. He is buried in Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, N.C.

On Dec. 18, 1986, the senior citizens group at Northside Baptist .Church surprised the couple with a special program, during which two of the couple's sons, Martin Luther Walters, Jr. of Lexington, N.C. and George Kenneth Walters of Rock Hill, S.C., both Baptist ministers, performed another "wedding" of their parents to commemorate their golden anniversary in the couple's living room. [Joanne W. Walters, 805 Raeford Ave., Lexington, N.C. 27292]

Joseph Martin Walters, son of the Rev. and Mrs. M.L. Walters Jr. of Lexington, received the Bachelor of Music Degree from Piedmont Bible College in commencement exercises held May 14. Walters has assumed the position of Minister of Music and Education at Calvary Bapt. Church in Radford, Va. He and his wife, the former Dawn Marie Haubold of walnut Cove, are residing in Winston-Salem, but will move to Radford this fall. [The Dispatch, Lexington, N.C., May 19, 1987]

MILITARY RECORDS



(Ed. Note: The following military service records have been located in the National Archives. Copies of these records have not yet been obtained by the Association, since it was felt that the pension records which contain more genealogical information should be obtained first. Meanwhile, readers may find this list useful, and should anyone acguire copies of any of these records, it would be appreciated if copies were donated to the Association archive.)

MILITARY RECORDS

Revolutionary War
Preslar, James
Presley, Joseph
Presley, Richard
Preslie, John
Pressler, Jonathan
Prestly, John
Priestly, James
Priestly, John


McClaughry's Reg. New York Mil.
Tash's (2) New Hamp. Reg.
2 New Hamp. Reg. - Sergeant
2 Battalion, Penna. 1 Lt.
Levi Pawling's Regt. N. York Mil.
5 Batt'ln Pa. 1 Lt.
Hazen's Reg. Continental Troops
2 Artillery Reg. Continental Troops


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war Of 1812
Bressler, Benjamin
Bressler, Jonathan
Bressler, Peter
Bressler, Peter
Preslar, Ira
Presler, Aaron
Presler, Jenkins
Presler, John
Presler, John Jr.
Presler, Joshua
Presler, Peter
Presley (no first name)
Presley (no first name)
Presley (no first name)
Presley, Daniel
Presley, Daniel
Presley, David
Presley, Enos
Presley, Ira Jr.
Presley, James
Presley, James
Presley, Peter
Presley, Samuel
Presley, Thomas
Presley, William
Presly, Daniel
Presly, David
Presly, John
Presly, Joseph Jr.
Presly, Robert
Presly, Samuel
Pressler, Henry
Pressler, Peter
Pressler, Peter
Pressler, William
Pressley, James
Pressley, Samuel
Priestley, Edward
Priestley, James
Priestley, Samuel
Priestley, William
Pridstly, Edward
Priestly, James
Priestly, James A.
Priestly, Ralph
Priestly, William
Priestly, William
Priestly, William Jr.
Priesly, Enos

Mexican War
Bressler, George
Presler, Valentine
Presley, Augustus M.
Presley, Dunnan/Dusman
Presley, Elbert
Presley, Hugh
Pressley, Levi
Pressly, Hugh
Pressly, Levi


1 Regt. (Shappell's) Pa. Mil.
2 Regt. (Lotz's) Pa. Mil.
2 Regt. (Lotz's) Pa. Mil.
3 Regt. (Miller's) Ohio Mil.
55 Regt. (Alien's N.Y. Mil.)
55 Regt. (Alien's N.Y. Mil.)
1 Regt. (Mean's) S.C. Mil.
Collier's Reg., Ohio Mil.
42 Regt. (Colt's) N.Y. Mil.
10 & 20 Consolidated Reg. Louisiana Mil.
Hind's Batt'n Cavalry - Mississippi Mil.
Youngblood's Regt. S.C. Mil.
6 Regt. (Ritchie's) Va. Mil. - servant
7 Regt. (Saunder's) va. Mil. - servant
Austin's Regt. S.C. Mil.
Youngblood's Regt. S.C. Mil.
Youngblood's Regt. S.C. Mil.
Roger's Regt. N.Y. Mil.
55 Regt. (Sprague's) N.Y. Mil.
Felder's Batt'n Art'y S.C. Mil.
2 Reg. (West Tenn. Mil.)
Hind's Batt'n Cavalry, Mississippi Mil.
Capt. DeWitt's Mtd. Co. Ohio Mil.
16 Regt. (Porter's) Ky. Mil.
Austin's Regt. S.C. Mil.
Youngblood's Regt. S.C. Mil.
Youngblood's Regt. S.C. Mil.
Lanier's Indpt. Batt'n
Lanier's Indpt. Ohio Mil.
Lanier's Indpt. Ohio Mil.
Capt. DeWitt's Mounted Ohio Mil. - Sergeant
1 Regt. Riflemen (Sutherland's) Penn. Vols.
1 Regt. Riflemen (Sutherland's) Penn. Vols.
3 Regt. (Miller's) Ohio Mil.
1 Regt. Riflemen (Sutherland's) Penn. Vols.
Felder's Batt'n Art'y S.C. Mil.
Batt'n Mtd. Inf. (Sept.-Nov. 1814) Ohio Mil. - Surg. Mate
5 Regt. (Sterett's) Maryland Mil.
1 Regt. (Metcalfe's)(West Tenn. Mil.)
2 Reg. Va. Mil.
Carroll's Division Tenn. Mil. - Sec. to Maj.Gen
5 Regt. (Sterett's) Maryland Mil.
1 Regt. (Metcalfe's)(West Tenn. Mi.)
3 Regt. (Frelinghysen's) N.J. Mil.
3 Regt. (Frelinghysen's) N.J. Mil.
1 Regt. (Metcalfe's)(W. Tenn. Mil. 1 Lt.)
2 Regt. (LiHard's) East Tenn. Vols. - Corporal
6 Regt.(Landry's) .Louisiana Mil.
Roger's Reg. N.Y. Mil.


Co. G, 2 Penn. Inf.
Co. B, 1 Indiana Inf.
Co. I, 1 Alabama Vols. - Sergeant
Cc. C, 5 Tenn. Inf.
Co. E, 1 Ga. Inf.
Co. C, 5 Tenn. Inf.
Co. AFS, 6 Louisiana Mil. Vols. - Chaplain
Co. C, 5 Tenn. Inf.
Co. AFS, 6 La. Mil. Vols.



















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QUERIES

James R. Mortensen
(address withheld)

I am descended from David Presley & Mahala Welty who moved from Lincoln Co., Missouri to Marion Co., Oregon. We know from Oregon Donation Land Claims that David was born in Buncombe Co., N.C. From Lincoln Co., Mo., estate records we know that his father was a David Presley born about 1774 in S.C. We know that a David Presley appears on the federal census for Buncombe Co. in 1800. Is this the father of the David Presley who came to Oregon in 1848? I would like any information on this David Presley and his ancestors.


Cheryl Presley Charas
(address withheld)

I would like to contact the living descendants of David and Mahala (Welty) Presley, who migrated from Lincoln Co., Missouri, to Oregon in 1848. (Ed. Note: Cheryl has deposited a packet of records on this fairily in our archive.)


Joseph D. Horned
(address withheld)

I wish to exchange information with anyone researching the following Presley families: John, Moses (my 3rd great grandfather), William, and Andrew. They were living in Edgefield Co., S.C., pre-1820; John, William, and Moses moved on to Georgia by 1825, living in Putnam Co. They will be found on the 1790, 1800, 1810 censuses under the spelling of Pursley and Pusley. I am trying to prove that the John Pursley Jr., Moses, William, and Andrew Pursley in the will of John Clackler Sr. are the same. Sarah is the name of the wife of John Clackler in this will, dated July Term 1790, Edgefield Co., S.C. Any help will be appreciated.


Carol Hagerty
(address withheld)

Lydia Presley (Presler) was my great, great, great grandmother. She was of German descent, born in Hoosic, N.Y., the 24th of Oct. 1800. She married Ludlow P. Hill in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y., the 1st of Jan. 1821, and died in Woriewoc, Wisconsin, on the 12th of July 1873. Her father was Mathew Preslar (later changed to Presley) and her mother was Abiar ____(?.). Mathew and Abiar had ten children: Amanda, Sally, Joseph, Lydia, John, William, Hiram, Jane, and Betsey. I have a will dated Nov. 1839, but no other dates relating to this family. I would be very happy to exchange information, and any help will be greatly appreciated.

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A VIRGINIA FAMILY

(Ed. Note: The following is taken from a letter dated 5 Jan. 1983 and written by Herbert L. Breeding of Memphis, Tenn. If anyone can provide additional infor-nation concerning this family please write to the Editor.)

I have gone back without too much difficulty to my great-great-grandfather, ' James Presley, who suddenly showed up in Russell County, Virginia, about 1800 with his mother who was listed on the tax records as Ester and Easter. I have been unable to find where he came from.

James was born about 1783; the Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics has his . death date as 8-11-71 at age 88 and his parents as William and Easterly. I am not sure of the exact date they came to Russell Co., but Easter shows up in the 1802 Tax List with one tithable. James appears in the 1807 List with one tithable and Ester with 0. It seems Easter only appeared on the List when she had a son over age 16. They could have been there a number of years without getting on the records since they didn't own any land. I have no idea if there were other children, but they did not show up in Russell Co.

About 1809 James Presley married Biddie Hatfield, who was a daughter of Ephraim Hatfield. Ephraim, through a son named Valentine, was the ancestor of the Hatfields /."- who were in the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud.

James and Biddie had a son about 1810 named William, who later moved to Buch-: anan Co., Va., where he lived and died. William was my ancestor. About 1812 they .-. had a daughter that I have not yet found. In 1814 they named the next son Andrew and he also lived in Buchanan Co. In 1815 there was a son named Joseph who went to Roane Co., W. Va., and had a large family. About 1817 they may have had twin sons whom they named James Jr. and Ephraim. James may have gone to Minn., while Ephraim lived in Buchanan Co. About 1820 they had another daughter named Jane who lived in Russell Co. In 1829 they had a final child, a son named Joshua. I am not yet sure what happened to him.

Biddie Hatfield's grandfather was named Joseph, and he had a brother named Andrew. I find Joseph and Andrew favorite names of the Presleys, and whether there : is a clue to James' parentage in these names, I don't know. There was a William Presley Jr. on the 1781 Tax List of Washington Co., Tenn.

The 1850 census of Russell Co. shows that James Presley was born in Augusta Co., Va. He owned no land.


JOSEPH PRESSLY

Dr. Joseph Pressly, magnetic physician, post-office, Chariton. Office and residence opposite Haskin's lumber yard, Chariton, Iowa. Dr. Pressly was born in Sheby county, Indiana, October 18, 1842, where he resided until 1856. In June of that year, in company with his parents, he moved to Indianola, Warren county, Iowa, at which place he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the public schools and seminary at Indianola. Located in Chariton, February, 1880. Was married in Washington county, Iowa, in 1863, to Jennett A. Miller, a native of . Ohio. Their union has been blessed with five children, all living: Minnie L., Leoti M., Mertie L., William K. and Mary E. The doctor commenced his practice in 1876, and has treated over two hundred cases. The prejudice existing in the public mind against this new method of treating diseases, is fast subsiding in this community, and as a natural result, he is building up quite an extensive practice, having performed some remarkable cures here and elsewhere. He is at present associated ,, with a Dr. Felshaw, of New York, who has also acquired an enviable reputation in th healing art.
History of Lucas Co., Iowa ..., Des Moines, 1881, p. 669.

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SUBJECT INDEX - VOL. II (1986-87)

Biography:
J.C. Presly ......................................... 10
John Presley ........................................ 21
Joseph Pressly ...................................... 59
Sophia Presley ...................................... 34
William Lowry Pressly ............................... 33
Censuses:
1790 ................................................. 54
1800 ................................................. 54
1810 ................................................. 54
1820 ......................'........................... 54
1830 ................................................. 5-10, 55
1840 ................................................. 22-24, 35-39
Current Family News ............................................ 4, 13, 21, 29, 40, 55-56
Family group data:
James Presley ............................... 45
James William.Presley ....................... 15
Joseph Presler .............................. 29-30
From the Editor's Desk ......................................... 2, 17-18, 32, 47
Georgia records ................................................ 44
Military records ............................................... 28-29, 39, 56-58
New Archive Acquisitions ....................................... 13, 29, 45
Palatine Families of New York .................................. 25
Pension records:
Revolutionary War ............................. 28-29, 39
War of 1812 ................................... 39-40
Mexican War ................................... 39
Preslar, John Salathiel & Martha Ann (Griffin), Descendants of (Anson Co., N.C.) ............... 46, 48-53
Presley Coats of Arms .......................................... 16, 18-21
Presley, David, Letters from (Haywood Co., N.C.) ............... 14
Presley, James, & family (Russell Co., Va.) .................... 59
Presley/Preslar/Pressly Press .................................. 11-12,25,44
Pressly, David, & Jane (Patterson), Descendants
of (Abbeville Co., S.C.) ....................... 1, 3-4
Pressly Family in Texas ........................................ 31, 33
Queries ........................................................ 12-13, 26, 40, 58
Replies to queries ............................................. 27, 41-44