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Published by the Presley/Preslar/Pressly Family Research Association
VOLUME IV NO. 3 March 1989 Page thirty-nine
GEORGE R. &. ELIZABETH JANE (PRESSLY) BROWN
(Ed. Note: Marsha Hoffman Rising, 6058 Primrose Lane, Springfield, Missouri 65804, submitted the following article , which is a continuation of her article which appeared in the Sept. 1986 issue of the Newsletter. It concerns Elizabeth Jane Pressly, daughter of David S. Jane (Patterson) Pressly, and her husband, George R. Brown, of South Carolina, who moved to Preble Co., Ohio.)
George R. Brown was on the 1790 census of Newberry Co., S.C., as a male under 16 years old, living with his mother , Gracy Brown. On 4 July 1799 George and his brother , James, both of Newberry Co., sold for t240 sterling to William Addington a tract of land in the fork of the "Broad and Saludy Rivers, on Hendrick's Branch, South fork of Duncan's creek adjoining William Scot, Moses Kirkland, J.ohn Moar and William Hendrix; originally granted to Nathan Brown on 23 June 1774." Elizabeth Brown, wife of James Brown, relinquished her dower rights, but there is no dower relinquishment for a wife of George Brown.
George Brown was first enumerated as head of household in the 1820 census of Jefferson Co., Kentucky.. George Reese Brown enrolled in Transylvania University in Lexington as a medical student and attended the first course of studies in 1822-23, but did not graduate. . His brother-in-law, Samuel P. Pressly, also attended Transylvania for a short time.
George first purchased land in Breble Co., Ohio, on 3 Feb. 1814 fifty acres in Somers Township. He also bought a lot in Eaton where he probably began his medical practice, later practicing in Morning Sun, Ohio. He was a. member of the Hope-well Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and signed the pastoral call for wi@ Rev. Alexander Porter of Cedar Springs Church in Abbeville, S.C., in 1814 to come to the Hopewell Congregation.
It is uncertain how George Brown of Newberry Co. became acquainted with the Presslys of Abbeville Co. Although George Brown and Samuel Pressly were both physicians, their formal education did not begin until after George & Elizabeth were married. Perhaps George apprenticed with a physician in the Abbeville area. In any case Ms marriage to Elizabeth Jane Pressly is proved in a petition for a land partition entitled "Samuel and John T. Pressly vs. James Presley and others." One of the "heirs of David Pressly, deceased, late of South Carolina", was "Elizabeth, wife of George R. Brown". George helped divide and settle the lands of his father-in-law, David Pressly, and was active in the estate settlements of both of his brothers, Nathan and James Brown.
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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Compiling each issue of the Newsletter is a pleasure for me, because I've a tiny hope that someone will find in its pages a clue or tidbit of information that will send them enthusiastically on their way to further research of their family lineage. However, it would be impossible to put an issue together without the contributions of members, and I always anticipate the arrival of the mail to see what the postman has brought from Presley researchers. Don't forget to share with me and with other members any information you have collected. I know that some of you have material that belongs in these pages, and we need it.
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A special "Thank You" to Sharon Brogdon of Chandler, Texas, for the typeset department headings first appearing in this issue of the Newsletter.
- reprinted from Pee Dee Queue, Sept 1986 issue.
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GEORGE R. & ELIZABETH JANE (PRESSLY) BROWN (Continued):
George invested in real estate and by the time of his death his worth had grown to a considerable amount. The inventory indicated a large personal estate, including a large library, and real estate valued at $12,000. His will, dated 20 Jan. 1842 and proved 29 July 1845, named his wife, Elizabeth, who was then mentally deranged; daughters Sarah Appleby and Jane Wilson; other unnamed daughters; sons George and Nathan; and nephews Kobert, James, and Nathan Brown. His will indicate that he was a member of Hopewell Associate Reformed Church and an abolitionist. He "allowed $100 for the use and behalf of the poor, injured and degraded people of color either to assist in emancipating them if a door should open for that purpose or in ameliorating their condition." His executors were to decide how to spend the money, but he did exclude the American Colonization Society, which was formed in 1816 for the purpose of transporting free Negroes from the U.S. to Africa.
On 21 Feb. 1850 a case was filed in Chancery Court entitled "Alexander Appleby vs. James Phillips etal." which involved 80 acres of land and in which the following children of George R. Brown, dec'd., were named: Sarahi wife of Alexander Appleby; George Browni Jane, wife of William Wilson; Grissell Brown; Sarah, wife of James Glenn, all of Preble Co., Ohio; Nancy, wife of James Strain, of Green Co.; and Nathan Brown, a minor of Preble Co.
Elizabeth (Pressly) Brown was labeled as "deranged" in 1845, and in the 1850
census she was listed as living with her daughter, Mary Glenn, in Israel Township,
Preble Co., Ohio. She died in 1857. As to the nature of her affliction, the author
has speculated that it might have been Alzheimer's Disease, as there have been several cases so diagnosed among her descendants.
The nine children of George & Elizabeth (Pressly) Brown were as follows:
1) George Brown, b. 12 Feb. 1811 S.C., d. 20 Apr. 1870, bur. Hopewell. Hugh MaDill was appointed George's guardian by provision of his father's will. He resigned in 1854, and William P. Pressly, George's maternal uncle, was named guardian. George was described as almost entirely devoid of mind from youth, and may have suffered from cerebral palsy, a not un-
common result of difficult first deliveries in those days. He may or may not have been retarded or "devoid of mind", since he liwed to the age of 59. He was living with his mother and sister in 1850, but he is not located on the 1860 census in Preble Co. and may have been institutionalized after the death of his mother and sister.
2) Jane P. Brown, b. ca. 1813 S.C., d. Feb. 1888 Butler Co., Ohio, bur. Hopewell, mo 4 Apr. 1833 Preble Co. to William Wilson, son of Matthew & Jane (McQuiston) Wilson, b. 1812 Ky., d. 1895 Butler Co., bur. Hopewell.
3) Grizella Catherine Brown, be 30 Apr. 1814 Preble Co., d. 12 May 1873, bur. Hopewell, never married.
4) Sarah P. Brown, b. 1818 Preble Co., d. ? , is. 16 Sept. 1341 Preble Co. to Alexander Appleby, b. 1821 Penn. Sarah was last known to be living with her daughter, Marietta French, in Taylor Co., Iowa.
5) Mary Brown, b, 1 May 1820 Preble Co., d. 13 Sept. 1855 Preble Co., m. 23 Mar. 1842 Preble Co. to James Glenn, b. ca. 1814 Penn., d. 30 Apr. 1856 Preble Co,, both bur. Hopewell.
6) Elizabeth Taylor Brown, b. 25 Aug. 1823 Preble Co., d. 30 Dec. 1889 prob. Pawnee
Co., Neb., m. 30 Apr. 1850 Preble Co. to Marion Morrison, son of Robert & Phoebe (McGowan) Morrison, b. 2 June 1821 Eckmansville, Mams Co.,
Ohio, d. 22 Aug. 1900 Mission Creek, Pawnee Co., Neb., both bur. Monmouth, Warren Co., Ill., where his tombstone reads "First Professor
Mathematicss Monmouth College; Ambassador for Christ 1849-1900".
7) Nancy Young Brown, b. 13 Feb. 1826 Preble Co., d. 2 Feb. 1897 Newton, Harvey Co., Kan., m. 28 June 1848 Preble Co. to James Strain, son of John R. & Margaret (McConnell) Strain, b. 19 Mar. 1822 Highland Co., Ohio, d. 25 Jan. 1880 Concordia, Cloud Co.,Kan., both bur. Concordia, Kan.
8) David Pressly Brown, d. 12 Feb. 1829, aged 8 mon. 13 days, bur. Hopewell.
9) Nathan McGaw Brown, b. 16 Nov. 1830 Preble Co., d. 15 Dec. 1909 Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, bur. Monmouth, 111., never married. Nathan received a B.A. and an M.A. from Miami College in Oxford, Ohio, and an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Perm. He practiced medicine a short time in Monmouth, 111., but was a druggist for twenty years.
BRESSLER COATS OF ARMS
(Ed. Note: For those of you who have studied, or who speak, French, here is a translation challenge "French" beraldic terms to "English" heraldic terms. Please send ms your translations. These are from Vol. 1 of J.B. Rietstap's Armorial General, Baltimore, 1972 (orig. publ. 1884, 1887, 1950).)
BRESSLER Silesie (Chevaliers, 1703.) Coupe: au 1 parti: a. echiq. d'or et de sa.;
b. d'or a 1'aigle de sa., bq., m. et cour. d'or; au 2 d'azure a un I vaisseau de trois mats d'or. pavillonne a sen. de gu. a la croix d'arg., I voguant sur une eau d'arg. Cq. cour. C.: deux banderoles addssees de gu. L. d'or et de sa.
BRESSLER D'ASCHENBURG Silesie, Saxe (Chevaliers, 18 janv. 1709; comtes du St.-Empire, 29 juin 1792.) EC: aux 1 et 4 echiq. d'or et de sa.; aux 2 et 3 d'or a 1'aigle de sa., cour. du champ. Sur le tout coupe: a. d or a une aigle iss. de sa.; b. de sa. au pal d'or. Trois cq. cour. QC.: 1 une queue de paon au nat., ch. d'un echiquier d'or et de sa.; 2 trois banderoles de gu., enroulees autour de leurs trabes qui sont pommetees d'or; 3 une aigle ess. de profil, de sa. S.: deux aigles reg. de sa., lamp, de gu.
BRESSLER DE STERNAU Aut. (An., 12 avril 1776; chevaliers, 1790.) Coupe, d'or a I1aigle de sa., bq. et m. du champ, sur sa. au pal d'or; a la fasce de gu., ch. de trois etoiles d'arg., br. sur le coupe. Cq. cour. C.: un vol coupe d'or sur sa., chaque aile ch. d'une fasce de gu., surch. d'une etoile d'arg. L.: a destre d'or et de sa., a sen. d'arg. et de gu.
BRESLER Prusse. Coupe: au 1 d'or a 1'aigle de sa., bq., m. et cour. d'or; au I 2 d'azur a un tertre de trois coupeaux de sin., chaque coupeau somme I d'un epi d'or.
TABLE DES ABREVIATIONS
Aut. - Autriche
an. - anobli, ou anoblissement
arg. - argent
bq. - becque
br. - brochant
C. - Cimier
cour. - couronne
cq. - casque
ch. - charge
echiq. - echiquete
ec. - ecartele
ess. - essorant
gu. - gueules
iss. - issant
L. - Lambrequins
lamp. - lampasse
m. - membra
nat. - naturel
reg. - regardant
S. - Supports
sen. - senestre
surch. - surcharge
sin. - sinople
(Ed Note: Data from the 1850 census is presented as follows: Page, dwelling number/family number, name, age, sex, color, occupation, value of real estate, birthplace.)
ALLEGHENY COUNTY , Rushford
366 360/379 Abram Brestler 61 M Blacksmith 350 PA
Susannah " 64 F PA
George " 22 M NY
CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, New Albion
30(?) 219/225 S. William Pressler 25 M W Farmer 300 NY
Diana " 23 F W NY
Francis " 21 M W Farmer 400 NY
Mary Ann " 75 F W NY
Jane " 32 F W NY
Stephen " 8 M W NY
CAYUGA COUNTY, Mintz
99 1396/1482 Wm. Wadd 24 M W NY
Nancy " 22 F W NY
Aona " 7/12 F W NY
Vincent Presleo 20 M W MA
Harriet " 17 F W NY
Mary " 2/12 F W NY
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Hillsdale
323 93/403 November Presler 6 M W - NY
living with John & Betsey Finkler
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ellisburgh
288 1069/1080 Burill Presley 41 M W Farmer NY
Chloe " 31 F W NY
Samul " 15 M W Farmer NY
Ermina " 12 F W NY
Melissa " 9 F W NY
Aliom " 7 M W NY
Francis M. " 4 M W NY
Jeremiah " 2 M W NY
293 1142/1154 Enos R. Presley 43 M W Carpenter & NY
Lucinda " 43 F W Joiner NY
Ashbel " 11 M W NY
Harvey M. " 13 M W NY
Newcomb " 9 M W NY
Jasaphene A. " 6 F W NY
336 1826/1839 Hiram Presley 32 M W Farmer NY
Mary " 25 F W NY
Mary J. " 5 F W NY
Wm. H. " 2 M W NY
Lydia A. " 1 F W NY
George Shear 17 M W NY
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Clayton
426 57/57 John Presley 57 M W Farmer 240 E.Canada
Almira " 55 F W VT
Hiram " 19 M W Laborer NY
Hester Ann " 15 F W NY
Harriet J. " 11 F W NY
NEW YORK COUNTY , New York City Ward 18
105 611/1603 Caroline Presley 30 F W - England
NEW YORK COUNTY , New York City Ward 11
316 /3282 Wm. Presley 53 M W Farmer NY
Julia " 46 F W NY
Lucretia " 19 F W NY
Benjn. " 16 M W NY
Wm. " 12 M W NY
Charles " 9 M NY
John " 4W NY
321 /3355 John Presley 43 M W Ship Fastener NY
Phebe " 42 F W NY
Jno. " 19 M W NY
Ann " 16 F W NY
Mary " 12 F W NY
Emma " 10 F W NY
Adelia " 6 F NY
L(?) " W NY
346 /3782 James Presley 40 M W Ship Fastener NY
Catharine " 38 F W NY
Mary " 14 F W NY
James " 12 M W NY
Jno. " 13 M W NY
Ann " 9 F W NY
Phoebe " 7 F NY
Danl. " 3W NY
ONONDAGA COUNTY , Van Buren
450 611/611 Wm. B. Preslow 27 M W Miller England
Lovilla " 22 F W NY
ONTARIO COUNTY , Seneca
464 493/513 Mary Presly 71 F W NY
Laura " 40 F W NY
533 /1593 John Presler 65 M W Farmer 4480 NY
Susanna " 62 F W NY
Susan Ford 16 F W NY
Mingo " 14 M W NY
Mary A. " 7 F W NY
ORANGE COUNTY , Newburgh
25 /261 Mary Presler 18 F W NY
35 470/505 William Presler 20 M W Brick Maker NY
OSWEGO COUNTY , Orwell
199 98/98 Matthew Presler 42 M W Farmer UNK
Asenath " 44 F W NY
William H. " 14 M W NY
Leander " 12 M W NY
Margaret " 8 F W NY
Lydia " 4 F W NY
Lucy " 6/12 F W NY
OSWEGO COUNTY , Richland
250 444/444 Thomas Presley 38 M Laborer NY
Mary " 83 F NY
Elizabeth " 52 F NY
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY , Madrid
306 1/1 Isabella Presley 25 F W - Ireland
STEUBEN COUNTY , Prattsburg
290 234/236 William Presler 40 M W Farmer 1200 NY
Polly " 35 F W NY
Sarah " 14 F W NY
Priscilla " 11 F W NY
John " 8 M W NY
Phebe " 5 F W NY
Martin " 3 M W NY
Chester " 1 M W NY
290 237/239 Abraham Presler 88 M W Farmer NY
Sarah " 45 F W NY
James Mattson 17 M W NY
ULSTER COUNTY , Wawarsing
33 486/506 Mauremus Prestler 10 M W NY
Living with Maurenes & Jane Dayton
ULSTER COUNTY , Plattikill
257 316/325 George Prestley 83 M W None NY
Catharine " 76 F W NY
257 317/326 George Presler 35 M W Farmer 1000 NY
Jane " 33 F W NY
Sarah E. " 16 F W NY
Anna C. " 13 F W NY
William S. " 11 M W NY
John P. " 9 M W NY
Isaac M. " 7 M W NY
Abigal J. " 4 M W NY
257 320/329 Mathew Presler 47 M W Farmer 1500 NY
Elinor " 47 F W NY
William " 21 M W Brick Maker NY
John C. " 19 M W Farmer NY
Elizabeth " 17 F W NY
Charles " 10 M W NY
Albert " 7 M W NY
Mary McSier(?) 60 F W NY
ULSTER COUNTY , Marlborough
27 176/195 Elizabeth Preslor 40 F W 350 NY
Living With Joseph & Anna Plumstead
283 357/390 Sarah Prestler 10 F W NY
Living With Charles N. & Mary Brower
ULSTER COUNTY , Marlborough
286 545/568 William Priestley 39 M W Leather Dealer NY
Nancy " 40 F W NY
Sally " 36 F W NY
288 571/597 Joseph Presler 51 M W Laborer NY
P(?)uit " 46 F W Canada
289 589/616 John Presley 50 M W Laborer NY
Betsey " 45 F W NY
Eliza J. " 22 F W NY
Lewis " 20 M W Laborer NY
Reubin H. " 12 M W NY
YATES COUNTY , Marlborough
100 5/6 James Presler 30 M W Wagonmaker NY
Fanny J. " 27 F W NY
Oliver P. " 6 M W NY
Mary " 3 F W NY
100 8/9 Ira Presler 40 M W Farmer 5000 NY
Harriet " 32 F W NY
Susan " 11 F W NY
Vincent " 7 M W NY
Nehemiah " 5 M W NY
John D. " 2 M W NY
Peleg " 6/12 M W NY
100 8/10 Daniel Presler 24 M W NY
Living with William H. & Mary E. Hewson
CUMBERLAND COUNTY , Milliville
161 437/437 Daniel Brezly 30 M W Blacksmith NJ
Mary " 28 F W NJ
Franklin W. " 9 M W NJ
Isaac B. " 6 M W NJ
Hannah " 4/12 F W NJ
162 439/439 Sarah Pressley 18 F W NJ
163 456/456 Joseph Presley 45 M W Moulder NJ
Maria " 49 F W NJ
Robert " 21 M W NJ
Ann " 18 F W NJ
Sarah " 18 F W NJ
Abigail " 15 F W NJ
Rachael " 13 F W NJ
WARREN COUNTY , Greenwich
333 433/436 Christopher Presley 43 M W Farmer NJ
Rebecca Ann " 36 F W NJ
A(?) W. " 12 M W PA
Mary M. " 10 F W PA
James Austin(?)" 8 M W PA
Godfrey F. " 6 M W NJ
Rachel " 4 F W NJ
Stephen Barnes 9/12 M W NJ
Mary Harris 15 F W NJ
334 440/442 George Presley 35 M W Farmer NJ
Man (?) " 30 F W PA
James " 5 M W NJ
Albert C. " 10/12 M W NJ
Peter Mills 13 M W NJ
Jane " 19 F W NJ
BARRY COUNTY , Thorn Apple
- 493/502 Richard Presley 45 M W Farmer NY
Betsy " 28 F W OH
Roxana " 6 F W OH
Adison " 18 M W Farmer OH
Samuel " 10 M W OH
Levi " 5 M W OH
William " 10/12 M W OH
CALHOUN COUNTY , Albion
17 118/118 Wm. Presly 33 M W Shoemaker 300 England
Angeline " 27 F W NY
Francis " 7 F W MI
Julia " 4 F W MI
Claira " 6/12 F W MI
INGHAM COUNTY , Stockbridge
28 216/216 William Prisley 58 M W Farmer 4000 England
Martha " 45 F W NY
Richard " 10 M W MI
Mary J. " 8 F W MI
John " 5 M W MI
Joseph " 3 M W MI
MONROE COUNTY , Monroe, 1st Ward
248 43/45 Electra Pressley 39 F W VT
Sarah Payne 20 F W VT
George " 12 M W VT
WASHTENAW COUNTY , Dexter Village
521 5/5 Thomas Presley 30 M W Shoemaker 300 England
Martha " 28 F W England
George C. " 3 M W MI
Oscar " 1 M W MI
Hanna Smith 19 F W England
WAYNE COUNTY , Detroit
68 /949 Dennis Prisley 25 M W Laborer 200 Ireland
Ann " 25 F W Ireland
Margaret " 7/12 F W MI
245 1524/1524 Samuel Bresslar 24 M W Farmer OH
Ann " 21 F W MI
21 312/328 Geroge W. Bressler 25 M W Carpenter PA
Rebecca " 25 F W 500 PA
David " 11 M W PA
John " 18 M W Blacksmith PA
21 314/330 Samuel Bressler 23 M W Carpetner PA
Isabella " 18 F W PA
24 364/381 Henry Bressler 32 M W Farmer 200 PA
Mary A. " 20 F W PA
William H. " 9 M W PA
Elizabeth E. " 5 F W PA
Jeremiah " 1 M W IA
Amanda J. " 1/12 F W IA
31 461/478 Jacob Bressler 30 M W Carpenter PA
Barbara " 25 F W PA
Sarah E. " 5 F W PA
Lowell " 2 M W IA
MUSCATINE COUNTY, Montpelier
383 36/37 Thomas. Winkleman 26 M W Carpenter 400 PA
Cath. " 24 F W PA
Hugh " 2 M W IA
Thomas " 6/12 M W IA
John Presly 30 M W Farmer 2100 NY
Phelina " 27 F W NY
Miss Bersie 18 F W NY
1 223/223 Ambrose Prin(?)ley 34 M W Farmer TN
Margaret " 35 F W TN
Jane " 12 F W M(A?)
Marion " 13 M W M(A?)
Polly " 10 F W M(A?)
Margaret " 7 F W M(A?)
Ellen " 6 F W M(A?)
From Jackie Terrell Sept. 1988 Newsletter, p. 5: In the 1850 census of 29th District, Fayette Co., Georgia, page 40 there is a Presley which no one will pick up due to a gross misspelling. The entry is of larkin Wiley Presley, ray great grandfather's brother, whose surname is spelled so that it appears to be "Riply." The entry is as follows:
586/595 John M. Pearson 23 M 1000 GA
Maragrett " 21 F GA
Seaborn M. " 3 M GA
Mary J. " 1 F GA
L.W. Presley 23 M Farmer GA
Civil War Pension Records in the National Archives
(Continued from page 28, Dec. 1988 issue)
Co. D, Miss. Inf.
Co. K, 142nd Ill. Inf.
Co. A, 79th Ind. Inf.
Widow (Anna E.)
Co. E, 1st Vt. Inf.
Widow (Margaret C.)
Co. A, 9th Iowa Cav.
Widow (Mary D.)
Co. F, 40th Ind. Inf.
Minor (gdn: Wiley G. Pressly)
Co. G, 17th Iowa Inf.
Invalid Feb. 29, 1864
Widow (Jenette A. Meek)
Co. A, 9th Iowa Cav.
Cos. MS. K, 2nd Ala. Inf.
Widow (Ruth Loftis)
Dec. 3, 1923
Nov. 6, 1907
Mar. 28, 1888
Nov. 9, 1916
Jan. 5, 1923
May 16, 1930
May 25, 1897
Oct. 20, 1876
Apr. 28, 1919
Feb. 29, 1864
Nov. 17, 1888
Aug. 13, 1889
Dec. 3, 1915
Apr. 17, 1925
Oct. 8, 1922
Watertender, 1905-1919, Texas, Lancaster,
St. Louis, Independence
Co. K, 25th U.S. Inf.; Co. B, 27th U.S. Inf.
Co. D, 118th N.Y. Inf.
Co. B, 28th U.S. Vol. Inf.
Co. K, 101st Pa. Inf.
Hosp. Corp U.S.A.; U.S. Marine Corps 1905-1909
Co. B, 1st R.I. L. Art.
60 Sq. Cur. Carps USA; Co. B, 1st U.S. Cav.; U.S. Navy
Co. H, 39th N.J. Inf.
Widow (Elizabeth A.)
Co. K, 6th Wis. Inf.
Widow (Elizabeth Ann)
Co. C, 10th Mo. Inf.
Co. F, 49th Wis. Inf.
Widow (Sarah E.)
Co. A, 49th Mass. Inf.
Co. F, 143rd N.Y. Inf.
Widow (Hannah M.)
Act'g Asst. Surg. U.S.H.
Co. L, 10th U.S. Cav.
Mother (Cora Redrick)
Co. G, 7th W. Va. Inf.
Co. C, 28th Pa. Inf.
Aliass george Townsend
Sgt., Co. E, 11th Wis. Inf.; Capt.,
Widow (Catherine J.)
Co. G, 2nd Wis. Cav.
Co, D, 1st Wis. Inf.
May 30, 1870
Nov. 28, 1925
Aug. 2, 1890
Nov. 29, 1911
June 5, 1876
July 30, 1894
May 6, 1870
July 12, 1890
Oct. 15, 1913
Mar. 7, 1889
Feb. 19, 1917
Aug. 4, 1890
Mar. 19, 1917
Aug. 20, 1892
June 17, 1880
Sept. 20, 1890
July 23, 1897
Apr. 29, 1905
June 30, 1920
Co. L, 4th U.S. H. Art.
Minor (Irene Walton)
Co. B, 15th Ohio Inf.
Widow (Hannah L.)
Co. I, 12th N.Y. Mil. Inf.
Co. F, 78th USC Inf.; Co. D., 98th USC Inf.
Co. I, 113th USC Inf.
Co. B, 40th En. Mo. Mil.
Co. E, 15th N.J. Inf.
Co. K, 22nd U.S. Inf.
Nurse, U.S. Vols.
nee Phebe E.G. Human
May 20, 1882
June 10, 1896
Jan. 28, 193?
July 5, 1864
Mar. 26, 1904
Aug. 18, 1892
Aug. 9, 1902
Jan. 3, 1891
Jan. 22, 1866
Feb. 10, 1873
June 4, 1900
Co. D, 7th U.S. Inf.
1st Lt. & RQM 92nd Ohio Inf.
Co. C, 13th W. Va. Inf.
Widow (Margaret M.)
Jan. 17, 1899
Apr. 8, 1891
July 11, 1898
July 7, 1890
Nov. 22, 1933
CURRENT FAMILY NEWS
Thousands of pieces of mail were hand-stamped by postal 'workers in Memphis, Tenn., prior to Dec. 24, 1988, with a special Graceland cancellation stamp. The first Graceland postal station caught postal officials by surprise with the influx of mail to the Christmas Station by people who wanted to send a touch of Elvis for the holidays.
- The Albuquerque Tribune, Dec. 13, 1988
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Mr. & Mrs. Don Jorgensen announce the wedding of their daughter, Trina M. Jorgensen, to Alma D. Stumpp, son of Frank D. & Lillian J. Stumpp of Idaho Falls, Idaho, in Idaho Falls on Mar. 2, 1989. Lillian, a member of our Association, is a descendant of John Robert Presley (1815-1900) of Buncombe Co., N.C.
- Lillian D. Stumpp, address withheld
Sandi Pressley of Albuquerque is employed by ERA Real Estate No. 1, and has been named the No. 2 overall sales associate of ERA for 1988, competing with 30,000 ERA agents nationwide. Her sales volume of over $17 million has won for her a week on a Caribbean cruise with her husband, Terry Pressley, who also is with ERA No. 1. Sandi is a native of Albuquerque and has been a multi-million dollar producer for ten years.
- The Albuquerque Tribune, Mar. 17, 1988 S. Feb. 10, 1989
UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA KIN
The high incidence of intermarriage - in Union Co., N.C., between the Preslar/ Presley, Hargett, Broom, and Helms families is rather astonishing, and interest in one family more often than not leads to interest in the others. These families all lived near each other in Union Co., as is evidenced by the 1907 map of a part of Union Co., which follows.
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The map shows Mill Creek as a branch of Richardson 's Creek, and also shown on the map, but not named, is Stewart's Fork, the next branch upstream (or to the left) which passes near the High Hill Church. Joining Stewart's Fork from the north is Chinquepin Creek, which is parallel to and just west of Mill Creek. One can see on this 1907 map many Pressly families, including J.C. Pressly, W.H. Pressley, William Pressly, Macion Pressly, Jack Pressly, Dock Pressly, R.A. Pressley, C.D. Pressley, Geo» Pressly, and perhaps others.
The High Hill Primitive Baptist Church, mentioned above, is Union County's oldest church (The Monroe Enquirer, Apr. 1972). In 1801 the pastor of this church was Elder Jacob Helms, whose name appears on an undated list of members which also includes Peter Presley and Anna Presley (see left). Peter Presley/Preslar lived on Chinquepin and Stewart's Forks of Richardson's Creek as early as 1780 (Dunn, p. 16). His descendants are among those we are trying to identify in Union Co.
The story of the migration of Johann Hein-rich Hargett from Germany and the settlement of his son, (John) Henry Hargett II, in Anson Co., N.C., is told in The Harqretts
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of Georgia & Their Ancestors in Germany and North Carolina by Felix Hargrett, 1984. According to this history, Henry Hargett II married Anna Brooni as his second wife. He had eleven children, including Army, b. Jan. 12, 1780, d. Dec. 5, 1857, who married Eli Presley; Henry Hargett III, b. Oct. 23, 1784, who married firstly, Isabel Presley (b. Jan. 29, 1787 Anson Co.), moved to Alabama in 1832 and died in Franklin Co., Ala., after 1870; William Hargett, b. Jan. 22, 1789, who married 1806/07 to Sarah Presley (b. Mar. 18, 1789, d. May 18, 1858); Sarah Hargett, who married Joel Helms. The three Presleys who married into this family were children of Richard Preslar (b. Mar. 15, 1760, son of Thomas & Sarah Preslar) and his wife, Mary (b. May 22, 1760, daughter of Tilraan Helms, -Sr.).
There are two theories concerning the origin of the Broom family. One is that John Broom went to Anson Co., N.C., from Virginia. Another family tradition is that John & his wife earaa from Delawaee, settling near George and Tilman Helms. The Helms family had owned property in Pennsylvania adjoining the Delaware property of the Broom family. These theories were stated in the Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. XVIII, No. 3 (1981), pp. 44-46.
According to "The Family of Brooms" in the Bulletin, XVIII, 3: 44-45, Walker Broom Sr. (b. abt. 1770-80), son of the original John Broom, married Rebecca Hargett daughter of Henry Hargett. A daughter, Rebecca Broom? married William Helms, and their daughter, Mrs. Agnes Pressley, was the mother of Marion Pressley, Another of John Broom's sons, William Broom, married Betty Helms, and a son, Alien Broom, married Delilah Helms, daughter of the Rev. Jacob Helms. Their son, Helms Broom, married a Miss Preslar. Charity Broom, a daughter of the original John Broom, married Henry Hargett Jr. (the Hargatt history gives her name as Anna Broom). Henry Hargett Jr.'s daughter, Phoebe, married Walker Helms; daughter Anna married Eli Pressley and had Andrew, Elias, Gilliam, Mrs. Burwell Helms, others? son William also married a Miss Pressley.
The origin of the Helms family has also not been determined. The Bulletin, IV, 4 & 5 (1968) stated in an article, "The Helms Family" by Ney McNeely that they were of German origin and came from Pennsylvania in 1747. Two brothers, George and Tilnsan Helms, settled in Anson Co*, N.C. Mrs. Sara Myers, author of George Helms & Tilman Helms, 1720-1900; History & Genealogy of the Helms Family, 1975 (rev. 1981) in correspondence with this editor, pointed out that a map of Darby, Perm., in 1716 showed a John Broom living near an Israel Helms in Chester Co. (now Delaware Co.), Perm. Brooms and Helms also lived in New jersey, but no connection of the North Carolina families has been made with either of these northern families.
Myer's history of the Helms family gives many Helms-Presley intermarriages in Union Co., N.C. over twenty instances. This series of articles will have more on Union Co. Presley /Preslar marriage records. An interesting will which is quoted in this history is that of Gabriel B. Helms, dated 22 Feb. 1856 Union Co., which names daughter, Agnes Presley, and son-in-law, Milas R. Presley (see Part 1 of this series).
Another work which should be consulted on the Helms family is Tilman, George, &, Jonathan Helms, Brothers , 1720-1881, History & Genealogy of the Helms Family by Gerald C. Helms, Matthews, N.C., 1984.
Finally, some other interesting data was recently published in The Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin, XXV, l(Summer 1988), p. 19, from the "Isaac Ambrose Helms Bible Record";
Isaac Ambrose Helms - born Aug. 9, 1824
Malindah Preslar - born Sept. 1, 1828
I. A. Helms & Malindah Preslar - married Nov. 5, 1846
Elisabeth Addline Helms born Feb. 29, 1848
Levi Wilson Helms born Apr. 25, 1850
James Franklin Helms born Nov. 29, 1852
Joseph Constantine Helms born Aug. 30, 1854
Samuel Wilborn Helms born May 27, 1857
Arch'd Leander Helms born Apr. 14, 1860
Isaac Ambrose Helms Jr. born Jan. 13, 1863
Marion A. Helms born Sept. 29, 1866
Martha Ernatine(?) Helms born Nov. 28, 1869
Mary Elmina Helms born Oct. 28, 1872
Elias Preslar died Jan. 12, 1871
Elisabeth Preslar died Jan. 20, 1873
Arch'd Leander Helms died Sept. 1864
J.F. Helms died Jan. 17, 1896
Mollie A. Helms died Mar. 5, 1896
Malinda Helms died Aug. 4, 1899
I.A. Helms died Jan. 3, 1912
This Bible is in the possession of W. Horace Helms, son of Marion Alexander Helms, and was published in 1851 by Jesper Hardin, Philadelphia. It is illustrative of hov records of one family may be found amongst those of another family. The reader is referred to the Mar. 1988 issue of the Newsletter, p. 35, for the proper placement of this family in the Preslar family tree.
Mrs. Clenny Terrell
In Fayette Co., Ga., court records indicate a Richard E. Prestly served as petit juror in Mar. 1853. In 1854 Richard E. and James H. Presley served as jurors. In Fayette Co. in July 1855 the estate of Mary McLain was administered, and the inventory included a note on G.L. Prestly dated Jan. 1, 1853 for $3275; a note
on L.W. Presley for $1000 with an $800 "credit; and a note on Wm. Smith dated Feb. 1855 for $12,000. Buyers of Mary McLain's personal effects included L.W. Pressley and R.E. Pressly. Hugh Porter bought her Bible and, more than once, the Porter surname is linked with these Georgia Presleys.
Who were Richard E., James H., and G.L. Prestley? What was the relationship of G.L. Prestley and R.E. Pressly to Mary McLain? Where were these men in 1860, as I cannot locate either of them in the Georgia census or in surrounding states?
Jean C. Medford
I need information on John Presley, born 1775, died
1864 in Alabama, married ca. 1792 to Sarah Leister,
born 1776, died Aug. 1833 Upson Co., Ga. They were
parents of 6 boys and 5 girls, and first lived in Edgefield Co., S.C., later in Upson Co., Ga. I desire information on both John's and Sarah's parents and siblings.
Jane P. Milner
My son-in-law is a great grandson of Ginnie Victoria Presley, b. Pickens Co., Ga., in 1877, d. Prentiss Co., Miss., in 1951. One of 11 children, her parents were Marion (prob. Joseph Marion) Presley/Pressley, b. Dec. 1845 Ga., possibly Cherokee Co., and Elizabeth
b. Nov. 1846. They left Georgia after 1880 for Alabama and were in Mississippi by 1900.
Marion in turn was the son of Ephraim, b. ca. 1812 N.C., and Mary, b. ca. 1822
S.C., who had at least 9 children, all b. Ga. The 1850 census of Cherokee Co., Ga.,
is my earliest location for the family, and a William Presley - Abaline (or Adaline)
Langly marriage in 1841 is the only Cherokee Co., Ga., Presley marriage I have found.
Can anyone help identify Ephraim Presley of Cherokee Co., Ga.?
Patricia Wilson Justesen
I would appreciate any further information on the following family:
David Pressly m, Evaline Wilson (daughter of Elizabeth Wilson), b. 1807 or 1820 Oconee Co., South Carolina, d. 11 Apr. 1895, and had the following children:
Harriett Wilson, b. 1840 S.C.
Malachi H. Wilson, b. 12 Oct. 1842 Oconee Co., S.C.
John Wilson, b. 20 Mar. 1845 Pickens Co., S.C., d. 8 Dec. 1907, m. 22 Jan. 1871 to Arah Melissa Ross
Nathaniel Wilson, b. 1847 Oconee Co., S.C., d. 29 Jan. 1911, m. Mary C. Todd
Taylor Zachariah Wilson, b. 24 Oct. 1850 Oconee Co., S.C., d. 12 June 1921, m. Sarah Melinda Ross
Adaline V. Reese, b. abt. 1845 Oconee Co., S.C.
Church records show that Taylor Zachariah Wilson's father was David Pressly and Ms mother was Evaline Wilson, but I am not sure if David Presly was Taylor's father or grandfather. I have additional information which says that David Presly was the father of Evaline Wilson and that Evaline had children by a Miles Wilson. I can't prove the relationships after Taylor Zachariah Wilson (my great grandfather), and I am anxious to find out why the name was changed from Presley to Wilson. I have seen records where Taylor and his brothers were listed as Presly. I thought I was a Wilson, but I am not sure.
by Jim Anderson
To George Carlisle The family of George Washington Presley is given
as follows in the 1880 Cullman Co., Alabama census:
p. 547. 67/67 Robbert Presley W M 25 Farmer b. GA Fa. b. SC Mo. b. GA
Martha " W F 20 Wife Keeps
house AL GA SC
John " W M 21 Brother Idiotic GA NC SC
Octava " W F 18 Sister Idiotic GA NC SC
James " W M 13 Brother Farm
Laborer AL NC SC
Gorge " W M 10 Brother AL NC SC
Demares Guthery W F 52 Mother GA NC SC
The closest match I can find in the 1860 Georgia census is the following family,
which has a Robert and a John, but the ages are not a good fit. It should be re
membered, however, that the ages given in census records are often off by as such
as ten years. This family was in Piclcens Co., Ga.
p. 894. 138/107 Delilah Presley 40 F W Domestic b. GA
Sophrin " 14 F W GA
Robt. M. " 13 M W GA
Mortester(?) " 12 M W GA
Jackson " 9 M W GA
Lasan V. " 7 F W GA
John C. " 7 M W GA
Jashua " 6 M W GA
Julias " 3 M W GA
THE PRESLEY/PRESLAR/PRESSLY PRESS
"Old Presler-Tucker Burying Ground", The Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin, IX, 4(1973), p. 76.
(Ed. Note: This cemetery in Anson Co., N.C., is near the southeast corner of Road Nos. 1443 & 1002, behind the George W. Preslar home, across a cultivated field and in a patch of woods. See the June 1987 Newsletter, p. 48.)
Sarah Tucker, b. 12/1/1813, d. 3/2/1881
Sarah Malinda, "wife of J.S. Preslar", b. 1/27/1861, d. 10/11/1881
There are nine unmarked graves with stones but no writing on them.
"Preslar Family Cemetery", The Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin, XXV, 1
(Summer 1988), p. 5.
(Ed. Note: This cemetery in Onion Co., N.C., is off Stack Rd. turn right on Macedonia Church Rd., go about 0.7 mile past W.G. Medlin Rd. cemetery on right is in very bad condition. See the Mar. 1988 Newsletter, p. 35.) John W. Preslar, Oct. 1, 1811 - Mar. 9, 1892 The initials - J.W.P., E.W.B., M., C.P., H. - appear on footstones with no dates.
"General Index to Abbeville County [S.C.] Equity Records 1791-1906", Wilma Kirkland, The Carolina Herald, IX, 2(0ct. 1981), p. 11-19; X, l(Apr. 1982), p. 7-13; X, 2 (Oct. 1982), p. 25-28; XL, l(Apr. 1983), p. 43-47; XI, 2(Fall 1983), p. 7-21; XII, ..!(Spring 1984), p. 8-17; XII, 2(Fall 1984), pp. unnumbered.
(Ed. Note: These records must be ordered from the S.C. Archives in Columbia, not from Abbeville Co.)
Pressley, Wm. L. vs. Marietta Pressley etal. partition
Presley, Levi vs. Silas Ray etal.
Presley, Emeline vs. Silas Ray etal.
Gist, Wm. H. vs. S.P. Pressly, J. Alston etal. Settlement
Presley, J.B. Adm. vs. Pleasant Lowe
Pressley, Samuel P. etal. vs. Maria Pressly etal.
Presley, Calvin etal. vs. John McComb
Presley, Samuel etal. to D. Lesley, Comr. Mortgage
McCraven, James vs. Jno. B. Presley
Pressley, J.B. Adm. vs. Adm. of John McComb
Presley, Dr. E.E. Gdn. Sallie C. Richey etal.
Jackson, Thos. vs. Maria Pressly Foreclosure Mortgage
Pressley, Geo. W. Adm. vs. Thos. W. Williams Order
Pressley, John B. vs. John Gallengher
Pressley, John etal. vs.
Pressley, Calvin & wife vs. John McComb
Pressley, Jno. B. vs. Pleasant Lowe
Pressley, Geo. W. Gdn. Drucilla Gray etal.
Pressley, Geo. W. Adm. vs. Thos. W. Williams etal.
Hill, R.E.Gdn. Presley minors & Nora Koy
Duncan, P. vs. P. Lowe, H. Morrow, Geo. Pressly etal.
Pursley, Jas. Gdn. L.N. Pursley
Pressley, Calvin & wife vs. John McComb
Presley, John etal. vs. Archy Mayson etal.
Pressley, J.B. Adm. vs. Samuel Marshall etal.
Pressley, Jno. B., Adm. vs. Pleasant Lowe
Pressley, Jas. B. vs. Jas. McCraran
Pressley, Samuel P. etal. vs. Maria Pressley
Jackson, Thomas vs. Maria Pressley etal.
Pressley, John etal. vs. Jas. T.W. Vernon etal.
Pressley, J.B. vs. John Gallangher
The Territorial Papers of the United StatesComp. & Ed. by Clarence Edwin Carter. Vol. XVIII. (Washington, D.C., 1952): The Territory of Alabama, 1817-1819.
List of Letters Remaining in the Claiborne Post Office (31 Dec. 1818).
[includes] Hesea Preslar
(Washington, B.C., 1958): The Territory of Florida, 1824-1828.
Recommendation of Lackland M. Stone as U.S. Attorney (Key West).
"We the undersigned citizens of Jackson Co. in the Territory of Florida
respectfully recommend to the President of the U.S. L.M. Stone Esqr.
as a suitable and qualified person to fill the office of Dist. Atty. of
the U.S. Court for the Dist. of Key West"
Webbville, Jan. the 20th 1828 -
[signatures include] Hosea Preslar
(Washington, D.C., 1959): The Territory of Florida, 1828-1834.
Petition to Congress by Citizens of West Florida (Referred Feb. 3, 1831). "To the Senate & House of Representatives of the U.S. in Convention The citizens of West Florida in the vicinity of Saint Andrews Bay present '?* -SIM; much difficulty and loss in obtaining foreign supplies; they therefore pray the Entry and bonding of foreign products may be Extended to Saint Andrews Bay "
(PM'd Webbville Flo April 18 Free)
[signatures include] Hosea Preslar
Early Ohio Tax Records Comp. by Esther Weygandt Powell. Baltimore, 1985.
Fairfield Co., Ohio, Taxpayers 1810.
Bressler, Peter Sr.
Preble Co., Ohio, 1816 Tax Record.
Preestly, Samuel (2)
Preestly, David (7)
Sandusky Co.f Ohio, 1826 Tax List, Ballville Twp.
Scioto Co., Ohio, 1810 Tax List.
Virginia Military District Tax List for the Year 1801 (Copied from
the original Book of Entries of the Lands of Non-Residents ...).
Guernsey Co., Ohio, 1825 Tax List.
Early Ohio Settlers. Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1340, Comp. by - Ellen T. Berry & David A. Berry. Baltimore, 1986.
Cincinnati Land Records, Cincinnati Land Office, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio.
Pressley, David (A)
Pressley, David (A)
Pressley, David (B)
Pressly, David (A)
Prestly, David (A)
1808, Aug. 2
1810, Sept. 24
1808, Aug. 2
1812, Sept. 2
1808, Feb. 2
(A) - Miami River Survey, includes all or part of Hamilton, Butler, Shelby, Warren, Montgomery, Miami, Preble, Logan, Darke Counties.
(B) = Indiana Survey, includes all or part of Switzerland, Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Union, Randolph Counties all in Indiana.
FAMILY GROUP DATA
(Ed. Note: The following was submitted by Lorraine Chesnut, address withheld. See Query on p. 52.)
Ephraim Presley, b. 22 Nov. 1813 prob. N.C., d. 6 Apr. 1900, bur. County Line Gem., Piclcens Co., Ga., m. Mary Brown, b. 26 May 1822 prob. S.C., d. 22 July 1905 Bartow Co., Ga. Ephraim may have been a son of William (Billy)
Presley, b. abt. 1775-1800 prob. Greensboro, Guilford Co., N.C. (unconfirmed) Children (not in order):
1) Joseph Marion Presley
2) Nancy Jane Presley, m. __ Crowe
3) Taylor Presley, b. 1849
4) Cicero (Sid) Presley (see below)
5) Amanda Presley, m. __ Crowe
6) Jerimiah Presley, b. 1848
7) Galloway Presley, b. 1861
8) Zachariah Presley, b. 2 Nov. 1855, d. 9 July 1922. Went to Ala.
9) Jordan Presley, b. 1865
10) George Presley
11) Mary Presley
12) Barsheba Presley
Cicero (Sid) Presley, b. 1851 prob. Pickens Co., Ga., d. 1877-78 near Anniston, Ala., bur. prob. Ala., m. 2 Mar. 1869 Jasper, Pickens Co., Ga., Emily McCreary, b. 1850 prob. Atlanta, Fulton Co., Ga., d. 1912 Jasper, Pickens Co., Ga., bur. Pleasant Hill Christian Ch. Cem., Jasper, Ga. Sid went to Ala. to work and died before he could send for his family. Emily later married George Little.
1) Violet Hester Ann Presley, b. 24 July 1870 Pickens Co., Ga., d. 1954 Jasper, Pickens Co., Ga., m. Thomas Lafayette Jackson Stancil.
2) Martha (Mattie) Ellen Presley, b. 17 Nov. 1873 Pickens Co.,
Ga., d. 18 Jan. 1948, m. 6 July 1902 Ulyses Grant Wheeler.
3) Joseph Ephraim Presley, b. 20 Feb. 1876 Pickens Co., Ga., d. 24 Nov. 1905 Pickens Co., Ga., m. Nettie Lou Cox.
4) Cicero Guy Presley, b. 21 Sept. 1877 or -78 Pickens Co., Ga., d. 31 May 1918 Pickens Co., Ga., m. abt. 1900 Sophronia Angeline Tatum.
(Ed. Note: The following was submitted by Carol Hagerty, address withheld.)
Lydia Presley, b. 24 Oct. 1800 Hoosic, N.Y. (dau. of Matthew & Abiar (lift) Presley/ Presler), d. 12 May 1880 Wonewoc, Juneau Co., Wise., m. 1 Jan. 1821 Jefferson Co., N.Y., to Ludlow P. Hill, b. 6 Aug. 1794 Hartford, Conn, (son of Jedediah & Abigail (Kilby) Hill), d. 12 July 1873 Wonewoc, Juneau Co., Wise.
1) William Riley Hill, b. 24 Jan. 1835 Jefferson Co., N.Y., d. 8 July 1919 Wonewoc, Wise., m. Sept. 1861 to Angelina Rankin, b. ca. 1844 Wise., d. 2 Oct. 1914 Wonewoc, Wise.
2) Oren R. Hill, b. 11 Oct. 1823 N.Y., d. 31 Jan. 1908 Kenosha, Wise., m. Susanna, b. ca. 1828 N.Y., d. Wonewoc, Wise.
3) Ludlow Presley Hill, b. 19 Oct. 1829 Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y., d. 10 Oct. 1915 Kenosha, Wise., m. 1853 to Cecelia Seaman, b. 28 Apr. 1836 Stockholm, N.Y., d. 14 Jan. 1901 Kenosha, Wise.
4) Jedediah Hill, b. ca. 1840 Elgin, 111., m. Eliza Malissa Seaman, b. 5 July 1850 N.Y.
5) Abigail Amanda Hill, m. 24 Oct. 1850 Robert Alcott, b. 3 May 1828 Lands End, Staffordshire, England, d. 20 Aug. 1901 Galien, Mien.
(Ed. Note: The following was submitted by Claire J. Prechtel, address withheld.)
John Presley, b. 1799 N.Y./ d. 29 Dec. 1878 Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, ml. 24 Dec. 1823 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, to Maria Miller, b. 14 July 1806 N.Y. (dau. of Lewis & Margaret (Halstead) Miller), d. 15 July 1836 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, both bur. Waite Hill Cam., Lake Co., Ohio.
1) John Presley Jr., b. 1824/5 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, ml. Sarah Battles, m2. Lucy G. Tiffany.
2) Charles W. Presley, b. 18 Feb. 1826 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, m. 1 Jan. 1850 Elizabeth May Shepard.
3) Lewis Presley, b. ca. 1827 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, d. 19 Feb.
1899, ml. 10 Sept. 1849 AlmLra I. Johnson, m2. 1857 Louisa White.
4) Solomon Presley, b. 1829 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, d. 1904, m. Eosoa Eliza Hayford.
5) Sally (Sarah) M. Presley, b. 19 Oct. 1831 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio,
d. 3 Apr. 1902, m. 22 Sept. 1852 James T. ___.
6) Francis Asbury Presley, b. 24 Aug. 1834 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio,
d. 13 Mar. 1907, m. 2 June 1859 Nancy L. Ashcraft.
John Presley, m2. Eliza Jane Briggs Barnum, b. 13 Mar. 1813 N.Y., d. 13 May 1881 Chester, Geauga Co., Ohio, bur. Waite Hill Cent., Lake Co., Ohio. Children: 7) Maria Jane Presley, b. 1849 Lake Co., Ohio, ml. Chauncey
Mentor, m2. ___ McClintock, m3. _____ Burr.
Jeremiah Presley (brother of John Presley above), b. Mar. 1805 or ca. 1809 N.Y., d. 14 Feb. 1883 Lake Co., Ohio, m. 19 Nov. 1828 Geauga Co., Ohio, to Diantha Hoffman, b. ca. 1810-12 N.Y., d. 16 May 1900, both bur. North Cem., Gates , . Mills, Ohio.
1) Eliza H. Presley, b. 1831 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, m. 23 June 1849 Alex S. Parkman.
2) Caroline Presley, b. 1833 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.
3) Martha S. Presley, b. 1835 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, m. 12. June 1851 Hiram Chapman.
4) Maria A. Presley, b. 1837 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, m. 23 Feb. 1860 Giles M. Gough.
5) Charles L. Presley, b. May 1843 Lake Co., Ohio, d. 1922, m. 25 Aug0 1863 Jane Alice Edick.
6) Annise J« Presley, b. 1846 Lake Co., Ohio, m. 7 Jan. 1864 John S. Chapman.
7) Almira Presley, b. 1851 Lake Co., Ohio, m. 1 June 1871 Martin
Richard Presley (brother of John & Jeremiah Presley above), b. 1800-10 N.Y., ml. 25 Dec. 1831 Geauga Co«, Ohio, to Rebecca Dunwell, m2. 21 Jan. 1840 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, to Betsey Briggs. Moved west of Ohio after 1840, and nothing more known about family.