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Presley


Published by the Presley/Preslar/Pressly Family Research Association


VOLUME V      NO. 2                                          December 1989                                        Page twenty-two




A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Dear Members,
I wouLd like to take this time before we all get into the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season to wishh all of you a Joyful, Happy, and Safe Holiday Season. Let us keep the "True Spirit", in our hearts this Season.

I know we are all very busy with our own research and in solving all those little problems we've come up against, but we still need your help in doing research for the the Association.

We have just so much money for the operation of the Association, and for limited research. So, this means we need the help of field researchers. If it's at all possible to give some of your time to look thnrough the reconds in your counthouse where you live, and/or in surrounding counthouses, for information for the Association, it is needed very much. It matters not how little the information or how great the information.

For now at the least, we are looking for researchers who can do work for us in the following state archives: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama. All other states are of equal importance, however. If anyone is interested, please contact me and let me know in what state you can work.

We now have another good researhcer in the Family History Library in SaLt Lake City, Utah. I wouLd like to have members write to me, and let me know just what reconds you would like to have us research. These requests for information will be taken care of first before other research is done. We hope this service will be of benefit to the members. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
Lillian L. Stumpp

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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 inluded 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 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 1st.

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


"...The stamp collectors are 'hot' on [the] new stamp issue and absolutely cleaned out the two post offices that issued the single, non-canceled Elvis Presley stamps. Several contacts with the huge post office in Frankfurt were unsuccessful. I visited in person some months back and they were all sold out and had been prac tically from the first week of issue last November. I went back to Berlin a few weeks ago, happened by their post office (also sold out) and was referred to a particular dealer. He had two left, so I snatched them up. The stamp I am sending you was issued from. Essen where a large music festival launched the stamp issue for all of Germany back in 1988." Jackie Terrell 4 June 1989 Ruppertsweiller, W. Germany

The above note from member Jackie Terrell should provide a clue to the collectibility of postage stamps bearing the likeness of Elvis Presley. The above mentioned stamp (see p. 11, Sept. 1988 Newsletter) is sold by dealers in the U.S. in a set of four stamps (including also Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Jim Morrison). A local dealer recently reported having sold around fifty sets of these stamps. While West Germany is the first major country to issue an Elvis commemorative stamp, several smaller nations have also issued stamps and/or souvenir sheets, including: Antigua, Guinea, Dominica, Central Africa, St. Vincent, Madagascar

A New York stamp dealer has recently advertised a subscription service to new Elvis Presley issues. If you are interested in collecting "Cousin Elvis" postage stamps, please write to me and I will give you further information about the dealer (include SASE).

An essay on the ancestry of Elvis Presley is being prepared by me to meet the requests of the many people who have inquired about such information. Further details will be in the March issue concerning this material.




- Pee Dee Queue, May 1986

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Effective immediately the charge for back issues of the Newsletter will increase to $1.50 each. The Sept. 1989 issue cost us $1.22 each to print and mail, not counting staples, tape, envelopes, address labels, etc., so you can see that we can't continue to distribute them for one dollar. Furthermore, several more recent issues are in short supply, and in order to continue to make them available to new members, we will soon have to print more. Vol. I, Nos. 1-3 have always been printed "on demand".

*****

Have you noticed that we have been increasing the number of pages in each issue? There is so much interesting material that I want to pass along that I can't resist sneaking it in, in spite of making printing costs a little higher. One of the most frustrating things about being editor of the Newsletter is not being able to solve the genealogical problems of all my correspondents, but conversely, one of the most rewarding things is to be able to pull evidence from my files that connects the family line of a researcher or sets him/her on the right track to finding the proof. This part of the job you don't always see in the Newsletter, but your dues and your participation in our Association have enabled many people to extend their family lines. For example, here are a few developments in the last few months. Back in the Spring, Jackie Terrell was attending with her husband a graduate school class at Sembach Air Base in West Germany and harkened to the name "Presley" when the roll was called. Seeking out the individual after the class, they discovered that the man's uncle, John Moody Presley, of Tomah, Wisconsin, was an avid family historian who had sought his family roots for years. Correspondence between John & me and between John & his Alabama cousins has confirmed that he is on the right track to proving that his family is descended from Anthony Preslar of Anson Co., N.C., who moved to Kershaw Co., S.C., ca. 1790-93, and along with his 6 or 7 sons, to Conecuh Co., Ala., ca. 1820. The query by Scott Presley of Dallas in the Sept. Newsletter prompted me to locate at the library the biographical sketch of M.B. Presley, son of Sanders Presley. For five years, since I wrote my monograph on the Anson Co., N.C. Presleys, I had wondered about the identity of Sanders Presley, who showed up so briefly in the Anson Co. records. Now, from Una Bowman of Oneida, 111., comes word that he was a son of Valentine Presley, who was in turn a son of Peter Presley of Anson Co. Valentine moved from N.C. to Smith Co., Term., and then to Clay Co., 111. Thus, Scott and Una will both be able to extend their family lines, thanks to the central collection of information by our Association. Judy Lawless of Abilene, Texas, was trying to extend the line of George Washington Preslar of Taylor Co., Texas. Thanks to information in our files, I was able to determine that he was a son of Hosea Preslar of Anson Co., N.C., and Henderson Co., Term., and to put her in contact with other members and descendants of Hosea. Margaret Hol;-yn of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was hunting the father of Parker Preslar of Callahan Co., Texas. Again, I was able to put her in touch with other descendants of Parker and to assure her that I shared a common ancestry with Parker's brother, John. Finally, Jim Anderson has forwarded to me a portion of the 1860 census data which we plan to use in future Newsletters. In that material I have located James Preslar, brother of my ancestor, John, in Butts Co., Georgia. I had recorded in my 1985 monograph the Anson Co., N.C., newspaper announcement of his marriage on 26 July 1856 to Laura Ann Griffin, and I knew from the 1864 will of his father, Joshua, that he had by then died, but I did not know where. Now, I know he left a family in Georgia. These are just a few of the new discoveries being made, and we'll bring you more detail on these and other lines in the future.

*****

Finally, the officers of the Association wish each of you the happiest of holiday seasons. May your New Year be flooded with new-found kinfolk bearing the answers to all your genealogical problems and questions.

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1850 Census

(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.)

             OHIO

ALLEN COUNTY, Bath
258  336/336   Jacob Bressler    48 M W Farmer   2000 PA
               Eliza."           36 F W               OH
               Sarah. "          12 F W               OH
               Henry "            8 M W               OH
               William "          6 M W               OH
               Catharine"         4 F W               OH
               Marian "           2 M W               OH
               Damell(?)"     10/12 M W               OH
               Jacob "           74 M W               PA

258  337/337   George Bressler   22 M W Farmer        OH
               Irena (?) "       19 F W               PA

258  338/338   Andrew Bressler   18 M W Farmer        OH
               Eliza."           23 F W               PA

ALLEN COUNTY, Perry
302   962/932  Peter Bresler     39 M W         20    OH
               Sarah "           19 F W               OH
               Henry Verman      20 M W Tailor        OH

ALLEN COUNTY, Sugar Creek
324 1258/1258  John Bressler     40 M W Farmer   800  OH
               Eliza. "          37 F W               OH
               Carlile "          7 M W               OH
               Ellen "            5 F W               OH
               Martha "           3 F W               OH
               Addline "          1 F W               OH
 
ALLEN COUNTY, Marion
329 1342/1342  Joseph Bressler   32 M W          800  OH
               Elizabeth "       23 F W               OH
 

ALLEN COUNTY, Green Township
118 311/313   Jacob Presler      29 M W Carpenter     PA
              Nancy "            24 F W               OH
              J.A. "              4 F W               OH
              Rachel "            3 F W               OH

ALLEN COUNTY, Mifflin Township
155 146/146   Philip Pressler    60 M W Farmer        PA
              Susanna "          57 F W               PA
              Hannah "           17 F W               OH
              Elisabeth "        14 F W               OH
 
ASHLAND COUNTY, Vermilion Township
412  271/279 Samuel Presler      21 M W Carpenter     -
              living with David & Susan Liston

414  300/308 Solomon Presler     20 M W Farmer        OH    
               living with Jacob & Margaret Stoufer
AUGLAIZE  COUNTY, Pushocta
_37 653/653   John Presler       48 M   Farmer 400 Germany
              Mary "             46 F              Germany
              Philip "           18 M   Shoemaker       MD
              Francis "          15 M   Tanner          MD
              Barbara "           8 F                   OH
              John "              6 M                   OH
              Margaret "          3 F                   OH

BUTLER  COUNTY, Reily
174 786/795  Michael Bressler    58 M W Carpenter       PA
             Susanna "           54 F W                 PA
             Hannah "            26 F W                 OH
             George "            14 M W                 OH
             John "              11 M W                 OH
             Mathias "            9 M W                 OH
             David "              7 M W                 OH
             Mary J. "            4 M W                 OH

BUTLER  COUNTY, Middletown
435 800/846  Michael Presler     36 M W Tailor    450   PA
             Prudence "          27 F W                 IA(?)
             Mary Jane"          11 F W                 OH

CHAMPAIGN  COUNTY, Salem
284 219/224  Jacob Bresler       33 M W Merchant 3000   PA
             Eliza "             21 F W                 PA
 
COCHOCTON  COUNTY, Perry
  82   -     Susan Bresler       22 F W                 OH
             living with Silas & Nancy M.Seymour  

CRAWFORD  COUNTY, Liberty
402 1043/1048 Eli Bresler        32 M W Farmer     800  PA     
              Juliann "          25 F W                 OH
              James W. "          4 M W                 OH
              Moses "             2 M W                 OH
              Maria "            66 F W                 PA

407 1121/1126 George Bresler     38 M W Laborer         PA
              Emily "            28 F W                 PA
              Sarah E. "          8 F W                 OH
              John "              4 M W                 OH

412 1187/1192 Michael Bresler    23 M W Wheelwright     PA
               living with Amos & Leah Warner

414 1208/1213 Isaac Bresler      25 M W Laborer         PA
              Mary "

418 1263/1269 Jno. Bresler       49 M W
              Hannah "           47 F W
              Simon "            26 M W
              John "             21 M W
              Washington"        16 M W
              Anne "             14 F W
              Hannah "           10 F W

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CRAWFORD  COUNTY, Liberty
420 1285/1291 John Bresler     26 M W
              Sarah A. S. "    22 F W
              Elizabeth "       3 F W
              David "           1 M W

CUYAHOGA  COUNTY, Brooklyn
17 221/255    George Presly    30 M W Shipwright Canada
              Susanah "        22 F W                NJ
              Anna"             2 F W                OH
              Julia "          13 F W                NJ

51 734/837    Charles Presley  24 M W Shipwright     NY
              Elisabeth "      21 F W                NY

51 739/842    Oliver Presley   35 M W Shipwright Canada
              Amelia "         24 F W                NY
              Lucretia "        5 F W                NY
              Wm. "             2 M W                NY

FAIRFIELD  COUNTY, Hocking
320 674/717  John Prestler     67 M W Farmer         PA 
             Hester "          40 F W                PA
             Delila"           20 F W                OH
             Anna "            18 F W                OH
             Netta "           12 F W                OH
             Susan "            3 F W                OH
             Abram "           19 M W Laborer        OH
             Jacob "           16 M W Laborer        OH
             Simon "           14 M W                OH
             Daniel "          13 M W                OH
             Philip "          10 M W                OH
             Lafayette "        5 M W                OH
             William "          4 M W                OH

GALLIA  COUNTY, Gallipolis
13 1420/1430 John Prestler     49 M W Weaver    England
             Hannah "          49 F W           England
             Richard "          8 M W                OH
             Henry "            6 M W                OH

GEAUGA  COUNTY, Chester
315 46/48   John Presley       26 M W Farmer 1800    OH
            Sarah "            26 F W                NY
            John H."            3 M W                OH
            Mary "              2 F W                OH
            James M. "       2/12 M W                OH  

315 50/53   Lewis Presley      24 M W Farmer         OH
            Almira "           17 F W                OH

GREENE  COUNTY, Bath
329  /57    Adam Bressler      28 M W Cabinetmaker   PA
            Catharin "         22 F W           600  OH
            Paulin J. "         5 F W                OH
            Jane Woodward      53 F W           Ireland
            Emily Smith        27 F W                OH
            Wm. Smith           7 M W                OH

339 198/260 Jacob Bressler     64 M W Farmer   5665  PA
            Catharin "         61 F W                PA
            Sarah A. "         22 F W                PA
            George "           26 M W                PA
            Emelin "           20 F W                PA    

GUERNSEY COUNTY, Liberty
439 -/790 Joseph Presley     64 M W Farmer 900 Ireland
          Agness "           57 F W            Ireland
          Thomas "           22 M W Farmer          OH
          Ann "              20 F W                 OH
          Agness "           18 F W                 OH

HAMILTON COUNTY, Cincinnati, 2nd Ward
   -      James Prestley     35 M W ARP Min. 12000 Ire.
          Jane M. "          23 F W                 OH
          Saml. "             3 M W                 OH
          Nathanl. "          1 M W                 OH
          A.T. "             27 M W Physician       PA
          Wm. H. "           19 M W Literary StudentPA
          Mary Linkman       18 F W            Germany
          Sophia Voss        17 F W            Germany
          Wm. Wallace        24 M W Literary StudentOH

HAMILTON COUNTY, Cincinnati, 3rd Ward
235 1/700   Sarah Bresley      26 F W               PA

HAMILTON COUNTY, Cincinnati, 10th Ward 
39 281/733  Anna Presler      13 F W           Germany
            living with Lorenz & Francisca Geyer

71 578/1312 Jacob Pressler    23 M W Sheomaker Germany

HANCOCK COUNTY, Big Lick
441  79/79  George Pressler   40 M W Farmer   200   PA
            Elizabeth "       39 F W                PA
            Samuel "          14 M W                OH
            Susan "           12 F W                OH
            Catharine "       11 F W                OH
            Phebe "            9 F W                OH
            Simon Peter "      7 M W                OH
            Jacob "            5 M W                OH
            George "           3 M W                OH

HOCKING COUNTY, Perry
62 891/901 Peter Pressler     27 M W Farmer   600   OH
           Martha "           22 F W                OH
           William "       10/12 M W                OH
 
HURON COUNTY, Richmond
66 876/877 Henry Presler      35 M W Carpenter      NY
           Nancy "            30 F W                PA
           Archabold "         9 M W                OH
           Jacob "             5 M W                OH
           Catherine "         3 F W                OH
           Diancy "            1 F W                OH
 

KNOX COUNTY, Mount Vernon, 3rd Ward
225 252/266 William Presley   15 M W Painter        OH 

LAKE COUNTY, Willoughby Dist. 85
159 164/169 Jeremiah Presley 41 M W Farmer  1800    NY
            Diantha "        38 F W                 NY
            Eliza F. "       19 F W                 OH
            Martha "         15 F W                 OH
            Caroline "       17 F W                 OH
            Maria "          13 F W                 OH
            Charles "        11 M W                 OH
            Anniz "           4 F W                 OH

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LAKE COUNTY, Willoughby Dist. 85
159 165/170 John Presley    65 M W Farmer  3000     NY
            Jane "          40 F W                  OH
            Solomon "       21 M W Farmer           OH
            Sally "         19 F W                  OH
            Ashbury "       16 M W Farmer           OH
            Lucia(?) "      12 F W                  OH
            Maria J. "      11 F W                  OH
            James "          8 M W                  OH

170  /338   David Presley   29 M W Famer            OH
            Susan "         28 F W                  NY
            Helm(?) "        8 M W                  OH
            Alfred "         5 M W                  OH
            Olive "          3 F W                  OH
            David "       8/12 M W                  OH
            Esther Asly     20 F W                  NY

MEDINA COUNTY, Hinckley
348 502/515 Anna Pre(?)y    61 F W                  NY
             living with Denas & Emmer Dviatt  

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Miami
   710/710  Nancy Presley   44 F W                  VA
            Henry "         17 M W Laborer          OH
            Charles "       15 M W Laborer          OH
            Albert "        10 M W                  OH

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Dayton City
- 3632/3692 Martin Bresler  51 M W Lumber Yard  Germany
            Susanah "       34 F W              Germany
            Jacob "         15 M W Cotton Manuf.Germany
            John "          12 M W              Germany
            Lutz "           9 M W              Germany
            Mary "           7 F W              Germany
            Christina "      5 F W              Germany
            Raguna "         1 F W                   OH

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, German
  481/481   Mrgt. Presseler(?) 76 F W                PA
            George "           34 M W                PA

  792/792   Henry Preseler     44 M W Mason   250    PA
            Elizabeth "        37 F W                OH
            Margaret "         15 F W                OH
            Michael "          16 M W Laborer        OH
            Levi "             12 M W                OH
            George "           10 M W                OH
            William "           7 M W                OH
            Aaron "             5 M W                OH    
            Isaac "             3 M W                OH
            Seabury F. "        1 M W                OH

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Madison
- 2096/2096 Isaac Bressler(?)  12 M W                PA
              living with George & Christinana Grist

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Perry
- 2096/2096 Hannah Presseley   49 F W          2000  VA
            William "          26 M W Farmer         OH
            Mary "             24 F W                OH
            Christopher "      21 M W Farmer         OH
            Catharine "        19 F W                OH
            Delia "            17 F W                OH 
            Miaria "           15 F W                OH
            Sophia "           10 F W                OH

  2693/2693 Benj. Presley      18 M W Laborer        OH
             living with William & Sophia Dearth 
MORROW COUNTY, Washington
357 113/113   Jacob Presler   39 M W Farmer          PA
              Elizabeth "     36 F W                 PA
              Mary "          15 F W                 OH
              Catharine "     11 F W                 OH
              Barbara R. "     9 F w                 OH

MORROW COUNTY, Congress
457 1516/1536 Peter Presler   37 M W Shoemaker   50  PA
              Sarah "         36 F W                 PA
              Margaret "       5 F W                 PA
              Diana "          2 F W                 PA
              Peter "       1/12 M W                 OH
 
PICKAWAY COUNTY, Walnut
26  309/315   Benj. Presler   32 M W Laborer         OH
              Elizabeth "     20 F W                 OH
              Thomas M. "      2 M W                 OH
 
PREBLE COUNTY, Jackson
451 979/979   Monroe Presley  20 M W                 IN
               Living with David & Louisa Saness 

SENECA COUNTY, Big Springs
342 208/208  William Presler  32 M W Farmer  1200    OH
             Elnam (?) "      35 F W                 PA
             Isaac Grabill    13 M W                 OH
             Franc(??) "      12 F W                 OH
             George "         11 M W                 OH
             Jamima "          6 F W                 OH
             Ira "             4 M W                 OH
             Elmira "          2 F W                 OH

STARK COUNTY, Marlboro
-30 254/257 Joseph Brasler    52 M W Farmer     Germany
            Therissa "        62 F W            Germany
            Septern(?) "      25 M W Farmer     Germany
            Martin "          21 M W Farmer     Germany
            Andrew "          19 M W Farmer     Germany
            John "            14 M W            Germany
            Adam "            10 M W            Germany

SUMMIT COUNTY, Springfield
81 2293/2316 William Bresler  47 M W Farmer          PA
             Barbara "        45 F W                 PA
             John "           21 M W Farmer          OH
             Daniel "         18 M W Farmer          OH
             Elizabeth "      12 F W                 OH
             Catharine "      10 F W                 OH
             William "         6 M W                 OH
             Levi "            2 M W                 OH

WARREN COUNTY, Tustlecreek
172  -       Michel Presler  20 M W Wagonmaker       PA
 


WAYNE COUNTY, Wayne
293   295/300   John Bressler   70 M W Farmer 2500   PA
                Rebecca "       66 F W               PA
                Wm. J. Filbert  21 M W               PA
                Rebecca Kinkum  20 F W               PA
                Catharine "     18 F W               PA
  

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WYANDOT COUNTY, Richland

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FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TO MISSISSIPPI
Part I (continued)
A History of the Presley Family by Arthur Bennett Presley

Our grandfather, James Turner Presley, son of John & Eleanor (Sandifer) Presley, was born Apr. 21, 1834 at the old home in South Carolina, and died Aug. 4, 1920 at the old soldier's home known as Beauvoir at Biloxi, Mississippi. He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery at Coldwater, Mississippi. His wife (married Feb. 28, 1856) was Sallie Elvira Bennett, daughter of Thomas Bennett. They lived together a little more than fifty years. She died Feb. 25, 1909.

James T. Presley was named for James Turner, a cousin of the Presley family. Could he have been named for a descendant of Polly, Jensie or Susannah, daughters of Thomas and Jennea Presley? I am inclined to think this was quite possible. He owned the old family home after the death of his father and it was in this house that my father and my Aunt Laura were born. He was also administrator of his father's estate together with his brother, Richard H. Presley.

Five sons of John Presley were soldiers in the Confederacy - William, John Shelton, Richard, Ira, and James. Our grandfather, James, was the bugler of his company, Co. B, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry. None of these brothers were ever wounded in battle. Uncle Shelton was an ammunition carrier. He was credited with saving the life of our grandfather by bringing him some food from the rear while a battle was in progress. The food consisted of half-done biscuits.

After our grandfather returned from serving in the Confederate army, he farmed his old home place for two years. For reasons I may be able to mention elsewhere he decided to leave S.C. and move to Miss. No doubt he was influenced in this move by the fact that his brother, William, was already living in Leake Co., Miss., and their Uncle Roswell Presley was living in Coldwater.

He had a white share cropper named John Pardue who had a large family. This man said he would also like to move to Mississippi. So he was in charge of the wagons that hauled grandpa's possessions and his own. The party also included Uncle Shelton and Uncle Dick and their families. And quite possible the Browns; I am not real sure of this. Grandpa and his family came by train. Their first stop was Canton, Miss, where they were met by Uncle William who took them to his home near Carthage in Leake Co. for a visit of several days. Then by train to Coldwater where they were cared for in the home of Uncle Roswell Presley. Grandpa rented land for himself and all members of the wagon train party before they arrived.

Our grandmother, Sallie Bennett Presley, was a true daughter of the Old South, daughter of Thomas Bennett and his wife, Elvira Minter. She had one brother, also named Thomas Bennett, and four or five sisters. I cannot recall the names. One was called Lizzie and one was Nora. The mother of Elvira Minter was Elizabeth Egger. And someone back there belonged to the Hillhouse family. The Hillhouse people came from Wales. The Bennetts are also said to have come from Wales.

Grandfather and grandmother lived together more than 50 years. I can well remember attending the Golden Wedding celebration which took place at the old Porter place soon after my father bought it. Grandmother's health failed, and her mind

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became clouded. She longed to go back to S.C. to visit her people but never had the opportunity. When Grandpa sold his 80 acre farm to Walker Wood for $1,600, she proudly stated: "Now, we are going back to Carolina."

The records I made of the things she told me have been lost, much to my regret. She was fond of relating facts and incidents of her early life in S.C. In those days the women of each family made the cloth from which their garments were formed. She and her sisters were all kept busy "carding" and "spinning" and "weaving" cloth from which to make their own clothing and also garments for the menfolks. This involved an awful amount of labor. I can remember grandmother telling me that if I could see all the work in one pile that she had done, it would surprise me.

She was a good cook and housekeeper and was a great lover of flowers. Along about 1905 one of her nephews came to see her, and of course that made her very happy. His name was Sprat Castle, son of one of her sisters. He was a traveling man and his line was paper bags and wrapping paper.

To James T. & Sallie Bennett Presley were born one son and two daughters: William Martin Presley, Laura E. Presleyf and Mary Anna Presley (born in Miss.). Laura E. Presley was born Feb. 16, 1860, and died Apr. 1, 1947. She married James E. Darby, Feb. 1, 1881, both of them nativas of S.C. To them were born eight sons and two daughters: Jessie, Walter, William Rexford, Ainsley, Paul Wilson, Hall Bennett, Ed, Roy, Marlia, and Olive, who died young. (Ed. Note: A note here by Marceline Darby Kellum states that the family Bible gives the name of the youngest daughter as Christine, not Olive.)

William Martin Presley was born Sept. 30, 1857 and died Mar. 10, 1941 at his home, the old Porter place on Peyton Road, Coldwater, Miss. His wife was Lela A. Graham, daughter of William Walter Graham and Dora Thornton Graham. They were married Nov. 26, 1884 at Hickory Grove church. It was a double wedding ceremony, the other couple being Bill Howard and Mollie Crawford, a first cousin to my mother, Lela Graham.

W.M. Presley, my father, known to many as "Mr. Will", was energetic, enterprising and determined to get ahead in the world. He was also fond of music and parties, and enjoyed having guests in his home. He played the guitar and his friend, Jeff Porter, played the violin. These two furnished the music for many country dances. He was also a good horse trader. His favorite sport was hunting.

When my dad was a small boy back in the old home in South Carolina, the water bucket was placed on a shelf on the front porch. This porch had bannisters around the edges but one of them had gotten knocked out leaving a vacant space. When dad wanted a drink of water at night, it was his custom to walk out into the dark and feel his way along the line of bannisters till he reached the bucket. Nowf these were troublesome times. The Negro slaves had just been freed. The white people didn't know just what to expect and neither did the Negroes, and the Negroes did a lot of prowling around at night. So one night my dad went out on the porch, for a drink of water, and he was feeling along as usual till his hand came to that vacant space and he put his hand right on top of the head of a Negro prowler. Of course, he was badly frightened, and he remembered this experience to his dying day.

During the Civil War, my dad was quite a small lad, but he remembered one small incident. It seems that the main north and south road through that section was not too far from the old Presley home. And the soldiers marched on this road. So one day he and a companion were standing by the road watching the soldiers go by. Evidently they were marching route step and free to talk. Anyway, two of them were talking about things to eat. And one was telling the other of some place he had enjoyed a full meal. After naming over several good things he added: "And big red ham gravy." Dad never forgot this remark of a passing soldier. This same road extended into North Carolina. The farmers from that state used the road to haul wagon loads of apples and whiskey for sale in South Carolina. And they drove large herds of hogs on foot, selling them as they found a market. They fed them corn carried along in wagons or bought along the way.

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Sallie Bennett Presley died in 1933 at the age of 66, She is buried in Cold-water Cemetery. James T. & Sallie Bennett Presley had a son born Oct. 5, 1895, who died two days later. He was given the name William Clinton Presley, and was buried in Eavenson Cemetery on Peyton Road. Another son, Arthur Bennett Presley, the writer of this family history, was born July 28, 1887 and has now lived 73 very active years and has enjoyed many of the good things of life as well as some of its deepest sorrows. I was blessed with good and affectionate parents but no brothers or sisters.

I attended a country school and obtained an average education. I joined the Methodist church at an early age. At the age of 21 my father made me a full partner in his farming business, and I eventually became the owner of all that we two had accumulated. In addition to farming, I have been newspaper writer, census enumerator, soldier (company clerk of 64th Company, 16th Reg. Bat., 164th Brigade, World War I), Sunday School secretary, guardian for an aged lady and administrator of her estate, secretary Tate County Citizens Council, collector of Indian relics, owner of a free circulating library, foreman of the grand jury, traveler in forty-five states and various other minor activities. Now I seem to be historian of our family.

I married Mattie Dawson, a pretty Memphis widow, in 1930. After one year she returned to the city of her own accord and obtained a divorce that I did not contest. I married Lucile Jones of White Haven, Tennessee in 1935. She was the lock box girl in the Bank of Commerce in Memphis, Tenn. and proved to be an excellent wife and a business woman of exceptional ability. We lived for a year or two in the old big house with my father, then we built the home in which I have been living ever since. Her sister, Irene Jones, eventually came to live with us when her health failed, and she died here. Lucile sold her property at White Haven and invested in a farm she purchased from. A.W. Gillespie. After six or seven years she sold this farm to Ralph Mayfield, and he has made his home there ever since. Lucile lost her life in an automobile accident in Dec. 1946. She and Irene are both buried in Coldwater Cemetery. She left her entire estate to me.

In 1950 I married Miss Katherine Hainan of North Little Rock, Ark., and we have lived happily together ever since.

Thomas Preslar, or Presley, was the oldest son in the family of Thomas and Jennea Preslar/Presley. He was born in Mecklenburg Co., N.C. on Feb. 9, 1789 and died Mar. 3, 1865. I noticed in particular the spelling of the name on his monument. It was spelled Preslar. Thomas is buried in the church yard or cemetery at Armenia Methodist church. .The inscription on his monument states that he was a class leader in Armenia church for more than forty years. His wife, Sarah Preslar, died May 9, 1858 at the age of 71.

All of the children of Thomas and Sarah were girls. Three of them married Grants. And it is almost a certainty that two others married Browns. (Ed. Note: Our records show one son who died at age 5, and 8 daughters. We have no record of either of them marrying a Brown. See Brown connections in other branches of the family mentioned below.) The two Brown families who moved from South Carolina to Mississippi lived near Senatobia. One of the Brown men is said to have lost his live in the Civil War. His brother supported both families. A.S.J. Brown, known as Sid, was a cousin to my grandfather, his mother being a first cousin. I remember him well. Slayton Brown of the Arkabutla community belonged in this connection. Our grandfather was in the Confederate army with several of the Grants.

Uncle Barney Presley, son of Thomas & Jennea Preslar/Presley, moved from Chester Co., S.C. to Leake Co., Miss, at an early date. (Ed. Note: The Barney Harrison Presly family was living in Henderson Co., Tenn., in 1850. See Sept. 1987 Newsletter, p. 5.) He is said to have married a Miss Jones. (Ed. Note: He married firstly, Malinda Morgan, and secondly, Malinda Williams.) The following information about him was supplied by Tom J. Cooper of Coldwater who lived in Leake Co. in his younger days'.

Harris Presley was his only son. (Ed. Note: This is not true. He had eight sons - Elisha William, Thomas Turner, Alexander, Ellis Harrison, John Madison, Andrew Jenkins, Roswell C., & Hosea Morgan; and three daughters - Mary Jane, Sarah

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Elizabeth, & Malinda.) The sons of Harris were: Lee, Lynn, Jim and Barney. Lee and Jim died young. Neither of them ever married. Jim was a railroad engineer and died in his 30's. Lynn married Birdie Waggoner, a cousin of T.J. Cooper. To them were born eleven children.

Andrew Jenkins Presley was born Apr. 5, 1845, and died in Aug. 1938.. He must have been 93 years and four months old. This Andrew Jenkins Presley must have been a brother of John and Thomas. (Ed. Note: No, this Andrew Jenkins was a son of Barney Harrison Presley.) His wife was Martha McCallum, born Mar. 28, 1853 and died Mar. 31, 1914. To this couple were born ten children, the oldest on Oct. 1, 1870 and the last on Aug. 10, 1891. Their home was at Ludlow in Scott Co., Miss.

The Presley Brothers at Pickens, Miss, are evidently the grandsons of this couple. Three of them are connected with the Chevrolet Agency and another brother has the Ford Agency. Still another, Earl Presley, is a Methodist preacher in the Mississippi Conference. Barney Presley, one of their brothers, owned and operated an airport and flying service at Pickens.

(Ed. Note: Jenkins Presley, the son of Thomas & Jennea Presley/Preslar, was born in 1795, and married in 1815 in Chester Co., S.C., to Rachel Brown. He served in the War of 1812, and died 30 Sept. 1843 at Salem, Mississippi. His widow applied for a pension in 1872 and was then a resident of Tippah Co., Miss. See Mar. 1987 Newsletter, p. 39. His children have not been identified in our records, but he appears from the 1840 census of Marshall Co., Miss., to have had 3 sons and 5 daughters. Jane, Alexander, and Margaret were still at home with Rachel in Mar-' shall Co. in 1850.)

Uncle Roswell Presley, son of Thomas & Jennea Preslar/Presley, moved to Mississippi and lived at Coldwater. (Ed. Note: R.W. Presley was living in Henderson Co., Term., in 1850. See Sept. 1987 Newsletter, p. 5. Family group data for Roswell W. Presley was given in the Dec. 1987 Newsletter, p. 29, his children being John Madison, Elizabeth Jane, Mary Ellen, and Thomas Henry.) It was to his home that our grandfather came first when he landed in Tate Co. He lived about a mile west of town on the Arkabutla road (I mean the old town). Uncle Roswell later moved to the Singleton Springs community where he died of a heart attack. His wife was named Arsenie or Arsena. (Ed. Note: It was Asenath Harden.)

They had a daughter who married an Alien. He enlisted in the Confederate army and was killed in the battle of Franklin, Term. They had one son, Ira George Alien, who became a school teacher, and later served two or three terms as Superintendent of Education for Tate County. He was very strong on Presley family history. After the death of his wife, the former Lou Toombs, he went to Tupelo, Miss, to live with his daughter, Louise Riley, and was killed by being run over by a pickup truck. He had a son named Ira and another daughter named Margaret.

Uncle Roswell had a son named Tom, known as "One Eyed Tom Presley" who lived near Arkabutla. Tom had three or four daughters, one of them being cousin Sally Scott who lived and died at Arkabutla. Another was Annie who married a Williams. Tom Presley enlisted in the Confederate army when he was hardly more than a boy. He was captured by the Yankees and sent to Rock Island Prison in Illinois. There he was tortured by being hung up by the thumbs until he agreed to join the Yankee army and go fight the Indians in the West. The agreement stated that he would not be sent to fight the South. For this he was severely criticized by relatives and friends. He lost the sight of one eye while cutting stove wood.

At the present time I am unable to give any information about Elias Presley, son of Thomas & Jennea Preslar/Presley. He left South Carolina .... (Ed. Note; Anne Presley Greer points out that her ancestor, Elias Presley, remained in Chester Co., S.C. He married Catherine Brown and had six children: James Brown, Thomas Colman, William Jenkins, Catherine Jane, Mary Louisa, and Elias Lytle. Only the last two children ever married.)

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I have no records pertaining to Polly, Jensie and Susannah Presley, daughters of Thomas & Jennea. Jensie was probably named for her mother, Jennea. (Ed. Note: Jennie married Thomas Vance; Polly married John Lee; and Susannah married Andrew Brown.)

(Ed. Note: The family of Thomas & Jennea Presley are well represented by the members of our Association, descendants of those who remained in South Carolina and of those who moved to Mississippi. Our archive contains group sheets, dates, places, etc. more extensive than given in this article, particularly with regard to the families of the author's great, great uncles. However, in spite of any errors or omissions that Arthur Bennett Presley may have made, his personal recollections of this family and of the anecdotes passed down to him are a treasure that will not be found in the court records. Most of the editor's notes are based on family group data provided by E.L. Singleton, 1522 Delia Ct., Boulder City, NV 89005, a descendant of Roswell W. Presley.

This series of articles will continue with additional material on this South Carolina-Mississippi family in future issues. If you have something (old records, photographs, comments, etc.) to contribute to this series, please send it along to me now, so that I can fit it into the series.)


THE PRESLEY/PRESLAR/PRESSLY PRESS

1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Virginia S. Wood & Ralph V. Wood. Cambridge, Mass., 1964.


p. 282.
p. 284.

Prussly, John
Pusseley, Andrew (orphans of)
Serial No.
698
835

Blank
Blank
County of Residence
Jackson
Lincoln

The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of Georgia. Vidalia, Ga., 1968.
(Ed. Note: No Presley/Pressly listed. Data from The Third & Fourth or 1820 & 182JL Land Lotteries of Georgia given in Mar. 1987 Newsletter, p. 44.)

Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia, 1827, Martha Lou Houston. 1976 (repr. 1986; orig. publ. 1928).


p. 6.

p. 15.

p. 18.

p. 47.

p. 53.

p. 63.

p. 102.

p. 168.

p. 199.

Land Lottery Register No. 1
Hancock
Same. No. 2.
Franklin
Same. No. 3.
Henry
Same. No. 7.
Hall
Same. No. 8.
Hall
Same. No. 9.
Henry
Same. No. 15.
Habersham
Same. No. 24.
Hall
Same. No. 29.
Henry
Fortunate Drawers

Elizabeth Presley

Jonathan Presley

William Pressley

Peter Preslar Sr.

Peter Preslar Sr.

John Presley

John Presly

Gillum Presslar

Moses Presley
Capt.'s Dist

112 Dist.

Cokers

R.S. Harris's

R.S. Alreds

R.S. Alreds

R.S. Risons

Bryans

Alreds

R.S. Risions
No.

64

49

78

225

52

287

62

48

199
Dt.

9

1

7

7

22

7

15

6

33
Sec.

1

4

1

3

2

1

1

4

1

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Butler Co. , Ma. , Obituaries , Comp. by Marilyn Davis Barefield Montgomery, 1985


p. 81.

The Greenville Advocate
Hosea S. Presley, 66, died at his home near Garland on the 9th. He was born and reared in Garland and survived by his wife and 10 children. One other child died in December. (5/15/1889)

Evans Pressley of Autauga Co. died last week. (8/5/1875)

Mrs. E. Pressly, about 95, died in Greenville Jan. 31st. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church., (2/13/1879)

Butler Co. in the Nineteenth Century , Marilyn Davis Hahn. Birmingham, 1978.


p. 94.


p. 96.


p. 110.

p. 132.




p. 166.

p. 173.

p. 176.
Income Tax for 1865-66.
Presley, Alien, (residence) South Butler, (reason for tax) buggy, $100,
(amt. of tax) $1.00
1886 Gazeteer of Alabama Businesses.
Garland. 22 mi. SW of Greenville. Farmers [incl.] ... George W. Pressley,
H.S. Pressley
Early Co. Marriages.
Wiggins, Joshua A. married Lucinda Presley, 2 May 1839
Election of First Monday in May 1859 (Justice of Peace & Constable).
Precinct 13 (Rhode's).
Geo. H. McClure, S.B. Otts (for JP)
Benj. J. Parker (for Constable)
H.S. Presley, J.S. Brooks, J. Chancelor (3 inspectors for precinct)
Real Estate Taxes for 1856.
Precinct #1 ... Alien Preslar, William A. Preslar
Precinct #13 ...Elias Preslar, Elias B. Preslar, James Preslar,
H.S. Preslar
Grand Jurors, Oct 19, 1898.
D.M. Presley Beat 2

Preble Co., Ohio, Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. I, Mrs. Don Short & Mrs. Dale Bowers. 1969.

p. 47.


p. 57.


Hopewell Cemetery, Isreal Township.
PRESLEY, To the memory of Sally Presley who died Aug't 17th, 1816 aged
11 years.
PRESLEY, In memory of Mary Ann B. Presley wife of William P. Presley &
daughter of Robert & Sina Gilmore who died Oct. 12th, 1836
aged 23 years.

Pioneer Ohio Newspapers 1802-1818. Genealogical & Historical Abstracts, Karen Mauer Green. Galveston, 1988.

p. 89.


p. 110.


The Western Spy (Cincinnati), Vol. II, Sat., 23 Nov. 1811, No. 63.
Green B. Field reports that Peter Kitt & Tho. Stannage have appraised
a horse found by Isaac Presley, of Springfield Township, Champaign Co.
Same. Vol. Ill, 10 Oct. 1812, No. 109.
A List of letters left at the Post Office in Hamilton includes ... David Pressley, Joseph Pressley

Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists, Byron & Barbara Sistler. Evanston, 111., 1977. Green. Galveston, 1988.

p. 162-3. Presley, John
Presly, William
Priestly, James
Priestly, John T.
Wilson Co.
Monroe Co.
Davidson Co.
Sumner Co.
1804
1825
1811
1816

Mortality Schedule, Tennessee, 1850, Ed. by Ronald Vern Jackson. Accelerated Indexing Systems, Bountiful, Utah, 1979. Green. Galveston, 1988.

p. 79. Presley, Green, Overton Co., Tenn., 1 mon., M, Nov., Tenn., Cancer
Presly, Richard, Monroe Co., Tenn., 1 mon., M, Nov., Tenn., Croup

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QUERIES

Lonnie Bunkley
address withheld

I am attempting to learn as much as I can about my great-grandmother, Lizzy (Elizabeth)(Pressley/ Presley) Bunkley. She was a slave in the home of Calvin Presley and his daughter, Susan (Presley) Bunkley, in the 1860's before the Civil War, and maybe as an employee afterward. My great-grandfather was a slave in Jesse Bunkley's family, and I believe-that Jesse's marriage to Susan brought my great-grandparents, Stebo Bunkley and Lizzy Presley, together. I know a lot about my Bunkley family, but although I have found many things about Susan Presley's family, there is no written reference to Lizzy that I have been able to find. They lived in Chambers Co., Ala., or Troup Co., Ga. Any help would be appreciated. Would consider paid research if someone could be helpful.


JoAnne M. McClurg
address withheld

We understand that a Jane Pressley married into our McCracken family. She married James McCracken in June 1834, Greene Co., Ala., according to Alabama Records, Vol. 28, p. 49. There were about 7 or 8 children, born in Ala. The 1850 Pickens Co., Ala., census states that Jane was born in 1817 in South Carolina.. The family understands that she died about 1876 in Couchatta, La. Jane & James are in the 1870 DeSoto Co., La., census which says Jane was born in 1820 in S.C. I have not been able to locate them in the 1860 records. Can you help me in this quest? Any information as to parents, etc. would be appreciated.


Gail Ungerer
address withheld

I am searching for information on my great-grandmother, Amanda Angeline Pressley, who was born Nov. 11, 1855(7), possibly in Georgia. She was married to Rufus S., or R., Mills and lived in what is now Loudon Co., Tennessee. I am searching for the names of her parents. Any help greatly appreciated.


.... and Replies
by Jim Anderson

To Gail Ungerer
address withheld

The only Amanda Presley I could find of that approximate age was found in Pickens County, Georgia. If this is the right one, there is more information to be found in the Indian Wars pension records of Ephraim Presley. The family group, which I have compiled, is a guess only on my part and should be so noted.

Ephraim Presley, b. 22 Sept. 1813 Haywood Co., N.C., d. 6 Apr. 1900 Pickens Co., Ga.; m. 11 Dec. 1839 Hall Co., Ga. to Mary Brown of Hall Co., Ga., d. aft. 1900 Children:

1) Marion Presley, b ca. 1846 Pickens Co., Ga., m. ca. 1865 Elizabeth___.
2) Nancy J. Presley, b. ca. 1847 Pickens Co. Ga.
3) Taylor Presley, b ca. 1848 Pickens Co., Ga., m. ca. 1867 Martha E. ___.
4) Cicero Presley, b ca. 1851 Pickens Co., Ga., m. ca. 1873 Catherine McCrary?
5) Amanda Presley, b ca. 1853 Pickens Co., Ga.
6) Zachariah Decalb Presley, b. ca. 1855 Pickens Co., m. ca. 1877 Tabitha ______
7) Jeremiah David Presley, b. ca. 1858 Pickens Co., m. ca. 1875 Betsy Ann _______
8) Callaway Presley, b. ca. 1861 Pickens Co., Ga.
9) George E. Presley, b. ca. 1865 Pickens Co., Ga.

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A PETER PUZZLE

Peter Preslar sometimes put his patronymic upon papers as Peter Presley, but as to which Peter Preslar professed to use a particular pronunciation in .any particular place it is probably impossible to proclaim. The probability is that the proliferative Preslar/Presley family produced several Peter Presleys, each with his own proclivity to pronounce the name pretty much as he wanted to promote it. : The problem particularly perplexing to present-day Peter Preslar pursuers is to solve the puzzle of putting each Peter in his proper place.

OK!! I give up! You can see what trying to sort out these folks can do to , , you. Can anybody help with clarifying the situation and identifying the following individuals?

There were at least two Peter Presleys in Anson Co., N.C., prior to 1800. A ^ Peter Preslar (#10), who was a brother of Andrew Sr. and John and son of immigrant Valentine Preslar, born 1717 in N.Y., was in Anson Co. land records from 1750 to 1767, but disappears after the latter date. His children, if any, are unidentified, but a Peter Preslar Jr. was in Colleton Co,, S.C. (Fork of Edistoe) in 1769, and a Peter Preslar was in the militia in the Saltcatchers & Edisto District of S.C. in 1775.

A Peter Pressler, born before 1755, was in Anson Co. in 1800 with one son, born 1784-90,- and a Peter Presly, born 1755-74, was in Mecklenburg Co., N.C., with three sons, born 1790-1800. It is unclear which of these was the Peter Presley (#45 who was living on Chinquapin Fork of Richardson's Creek in Anson Co. (Mecklenburg Co. line) from 1780, according to land records of Anson Co. His Anson Co. will, dated 1824 and recorded in 1829, named a son Valentine, but he is known to have had sons named Elijah, John, possibly others. Was this Peter Presley the one who was mentioned in the Revolutionary War pension application of his brother, John Presley, ' as we have heretofore supposed?

Another Peter Presslyp who is no doubt related to this family, was listed in the 1810 Buncombe Co., N.C., census as born before 1765 and with one son, born 1794-1800, and three sons, born 1800-10. He was deeded land in 1804 & 1807 from a David Presley, which he deeded to others in 1807. He also received a grant in Buncombe Co. in 1815 which he deeded to someone else in 1816. Could this Peter have been a son of John Presley, the Revolutionary War soldier, who is known to have had children in the N.C.-Tenn. area?

Then, who was the Peter Preslar Sr. of Hall COc, Ga.f "who 'drew land in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery?

Finally, a Peter Preslar (Pedro Presley) was in the 1792 Spanish census of Natchez, Mississippi (at St. Louis in 1789), with 8 children (prob. 4 sons). These sons may have included: Simon (in Natchez in 1794 and over age 21), Joshua (in Mississippi in 1803 as an adult), and (of course!) Peter. As evidence that this family may have come from North Carolina, we find in the 1850 census that a Joshua Pressler, born 1780 in N.C. was still living in Wilkenson Co., Miss.

Peter Preslar picked a peck of pickled .......






"PRESSLY, Sir Charles, K.C.B. (cr 1866), son of the late Charles Pressly, Esq., of Warminster, Wilts., by Annie, daughter of Robert Hooper, Esq. of Pewsey, Wilts.; b. 1794; m. 1825 Annie, daughter of George Thompson, Esq., of Andover, Hants.; was formerly Chairman of the Board of Island Revenue." (Wolford, M.A., The County Families of the_ United Kingdom. London (4th edition): Robert Hardwick, 1868.)

- Found by Emily Cameron Pressly in a rare book store in Dublin, Ireland, and contributed to Newsletter.


[Then there was] the Puritan of the old English story who named his dog Moreover after the dog in the Scriptures ("and moreover the dog came and licked his sores").

- Donald Lines Jacobus, Genealogy As Pastime and Profession. Baltimore (2nd ed.), 1971, p. 11.

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UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, KIN
Part 4 - Birth, Death, Cemetery & Estate Records

Index to delayed births Union, North Carolina Presley, Pressley, Preslar

YEAR
1910
1907
1909
1898
1912
1905
1878
1914
1910
1906
1891
1902
1906
1905
1909
1896
1895
1906
1889
1879
1901
1902
1897
1899
1904
1899
NAME
Glenn Geo.
Jarvis Sylvester
Judge Boyd
Wallace Dewitt
Hoyle Alfred
Fair Lee
Rufus Alex
Win. Grady
Hollis
John Franklin
Worley Evander
Viola Bell
Dallas
Basil Alex
Ray Luther
Iola Gertrude
Murry Clinton
Cloma Lucy
Wilma Lesla
Wm. Charles
Clinton Century
Carl Monroe
Curdy Vance
Dollie Clementine
John Craig
William Blaine
PARENT
Geo. W.
J. A.
T. A.
C. D.
G. W.
R. A.
J. W.
R. J.
D. F.
J. F.
J. W.
T. A.
F. D.
J. C.
J. C.
J. R.
R. M.
Eli
Hanan
Wm. Ervin
John Franklin
J. F.
J. F.
J. F.
J. F.
Thomas Ashe
BOOK
D2
D2
D2
D2
D2
D2
D2
D2
D2
D2
D2
D2
D3
03
D3
D3
D3
D3
D4
D7
D8
D9
D9
D9
D9
D15
PAGE
230
238
248
259
264
265
266
270
279
280
282
283
543
554
548
561
566
572
320
159
174
187
188
189
190
223

Index to deaths Union, North Carolina (1913-1968) Presley, Pressley, Preslar
(Not all were copied)

YEAR
1917
1917
1917
1915
1915
1915
1915
1915
1915
1915
1915
1915
1915
1916
1916
1914
1914
1914
1914
1916
1917
1917
1920
1920
1920
1918
1920
1920
1918
1918
1918
1918
1918
1919
1919
1919
1920
1921
1921
1921
1921
1921
1921
1919
1921
1921
1921
1922
1922
1922
1922
1922
1923
1923
1923
1923
1923
1924
1924
1924
1924
1924
1924
1924
1924
1923
1924
1925
1925
1925
1925
1926
1926
1926
1926
1927
1928
1928
1929
1929
1929
1930
1930
1931
1932
1933
1933
1933
1934
1935
1936
1936
1937
1937
NAME
Annie Lee Preslar
Mary Presley
Mrs. Jane Presley
Robert Presley
Lucy Jane Presley
Ruth Presley
Connie Presley
Reuben Presley
          Presley
Callie Presley
          Presley
Katie Presley
Mary Nettie Preslar
Harriet I. Presley
Thos. Presley
Mrs. Wm. P. Presley
Howard W. Presley
Evie Presley
Leona A. Presley
Mrs. Dora P. Wellingstone
Ellen Secrist
Maggie Hargett
Lillie Williams
Jno. Wilson Presley
Frank I. Presley
Martha A. Presley
Andy Presley
Nancy C. Helms
Norman Presley
Kate Presley
Jacob A. Presley
Olema Presley
Ruth Presley
Jane A. Presley
Hanan Presley
Romey M. Presley
          Presley
          Presley
Leonard Presley
Martha C. Presley
Thetus A. Presley
Wm. Marshall Presley
Carl Presley
          Presley
Chas. D. Presley
          Presley
Emma B. Presley
Gertha B. Presley
Frankl in D. Presley
Ola Presley
Mattie Helms
El Iza Presley
          Presley
Jno. W. Presley
Jodie A. Presley
          Presley
Rachel Presley
Lex Presley Jr.
Bertha 0. Presley
Lee Presley
Mrs Rufus A. Presley
Mrs. Sarah Helms
Zettie Presley
Thomas Presley
R. Lee Presley
Mary Presley
Bryce Presley
Mrs. Florence Williams
Mollie L. Presley
S. 0. Presley
James Presley
T. F, Presley
Nancy Jane Helms
Mary M. Presley
Francis E. Presley
Annie Presley
Mollie Ann Presley
Mattie Helms
Pol ly Ann Helms
Mrs. J. W. Presley
Martha Presley
C. Dexter Presley
Mrs. Lydia Presley
Wm. H. Presley
Amanda Presley
Millie Helms
Marion Presley
Mahala Elizabeth Presley
Isabelle C. Fincher
Geo. C. Presley
A. N. Presley
Crawford Presley
Marquis De Lafayette
James N. Presley
PARENT
Henry
Rufus
George Helms
Bryant Williams
Wm. Griffin
J. A.
Alex Osborne
Elijah
Eli
Minnie
Zeba
Mike
Jas. W.
David Newell
Eli
Haney Helms
Henry
Henry
Salon E. Price
Marian Presley
S. Presley
Eva Presley
A. Preslar
Will
Dan Flow
Wm. Griffin
A.
Salathlel Presley
Bert

Milas
Lex
Jim Burgess
Allen Chaney
John
Raymond
Wm. J.
Marcus
Cyrus

Copeland Keziah
Lex
Lex
Homer C.
Walter
Fannie
Joseph
J. Cull Williams
Gillam
John Hancock
Bradley Presley
Elias
John
Milas
Franklin
J. F.
Thos.
Lex
T. C.
Ellias
Ike Keziah
Milton Presley
W. R.
A.
Eli
Henderson Freeman
Hugh
Wesley Presley
Hiram Mullis
G. C.
Andy
G. C.
Crawford Presley
Dick Helms
Joel Griffin
T. L. Keziah
J. E. Irby
Andy Presley
Gillam Presley
Griffin Price
Jim Helms
J. W.
Frank Presley
J . Cull
Geo. W. Haigler
Gillam Pressley
Thomas
Harim Helms
Calvin Presley
Eli
Eli
Lee
Gilbert
Levi
TOWNSHIP
Monroe
Monroe
Sandy Ridge
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Vance
Vance
New Salem
Monroe
Vance
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe




Monroe
Monroe
Goose Creek
Monroe

Jackson
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Buford
Lanes Creek
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Goose Creek
Vance
Vance
Jackson
Marshville
Monroe
Monroe

Vance
Lanes Creek
Goose Creek
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
Goose Creek

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Monroe
Monroe
Monroe
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248
399
100
111
114
116
118
156
159
327
347
297
178
316
175
186
194
361




9
30
147
412
437
165
478
529
648
649
725
96
293
759
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246
252
258
292
102
386
390
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505
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YEAR
1936
1939
1940
1941
1941
1941
1946
1943
1944
1949
1950
1939
1954
1955
1955
1956
1957
NAME
Jarvis Presley
Lillie P. Jordan
Ellie Eliz. Byrum
Lucinda Helms
John Wilson (Alex) Presley
James B. Presley
Mrs. Lillie Mae Derrick
John Neal Presley
Adeline Pressley Vickery
Emma Preslar Helms
Lydia Bright Helms
Bryant C. Presley
Mary Jane Byrum
Mary Roxieanna Cook
Lula Louise Harkey
Ida Helms
Emily Presley Hargett
PARENT
Cull
Milton Presley
Milas Presley
Thomas Presley
Alfred
Lee
Salathiel Presley
Eli
Ervin Pressley
Gilbert Preslar
Crawford Preslar
Lige
Thomas Pressley
Alfred Preslar
Milas Pressley
Eli Pressley
Lee Presley
TOWNSHIP
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168

INDEX TO CEMETARY RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLING
FILM #882959

NAME
A. Preslar
Eulalie Preslar
    daughter of H. & M.M.
Gilbert Preslar
             Preslar
    son of Gilbert & M.A.
Gladys Preslar
    daughter of M.D. L. & E. J.
Grace V. Preslar
    wife of J.E..
John Cary Preslar
    son of J.E. & M. V.
J.L. Preslar
Neal Preslar
    son of George & Maggie
W. L. Preslar
    died in Monroe
Bessie Presley
    wife of J.A.
Bonnie L. Presley
    daughter of J. A. & B. F.
Clara Belle Presley
    daughter of J. A. & B. F.
Cleveland Presley
Isabella J. Presley
    wife of J.C.
J. F. Presley
Marion Presley
    son of Durant and Nancy
Thomas Presley
John Pressley
Lula Pressley
    daughter of S. & M. J.
Salathiel Pressley
J. Vance Preslar
    son of S. W. & E.
Frances Pressley
Anthony Presley
    husband of Mary
Desire Pressley
    husband of Julia D. L.
John R. Pressley
    husband of Jane Elizabeth
Lattie Pressley
    daughter of J. & J. D.
Lizzie Thomas Presley
    daughter of J. & J. D.
Mary Louise Pressley
    Wife of Tola Alexander Ward
T. M. Pressley
             Pressley
    son of Oscar
             Pressley
    daughter of Oscar
Homer W. Presley
    son of W. B. & Ida
David Pressley
Odas Pressley
Matilda Pressley
    Wife of L.C.
Robert D. Pressley
    son of R. D. & I. L.
John M. Pressly
BIRTH
15 Feb 1865
26 Jul 1894

21 Apr 1846
19 Apr 1877

26 Sep 1907

25 Mar 1879

29 Dec 1907

18 Aug 1878
22 Mar 1906

8 Feb 1860

17 May 1886

12 Dec 1911

16 Mar 1909

16 Feb 1891
18 Oct 1852

1 Apr 1876
20 Feb 1912


25 Aug 1880
11 Jan 1869

9 Mar 1834
22 Sept 1888

13 Nov 1837
8 Apr 1826

1857

26 Mar 1815

10 Jun 1901

11 Apr 1887



7 Oct 1869
4 Mar 1912

22 Mar 1913

6 Dec 1905

21 Jul 1910
5 May 1903
10 Apr. 1846

14 Aug 1903

26 Jul 1860

DEATH
30 May 1912
19 Jan 1896

19 Mar 1896
19 Apr 1877

10 Oct 1908

21 Sep 1906

8 Feb 1908

9 Aug 1911
1 Apr 1907

5 Oct 1907

29 Apr 1912

7 Oct 1912

1 Oct 1912

12 Mar 1908
9 Mar 1908

30 Aug 1906
20 Aug 1913


16 May 1913
2 Oct 1890

10 Sep 1905
19 May 1890

24 Mar 1894
1 Dec 1901

19__

11 Nov 1900

14 Feb 1904

17 Mar 1910



6 Jan 1903
4 Mar 1912

22 Mar 1913

10 Aug 1910

21 May 1911
31 May 1911
27 May 1911

2 Aug 1904

2 Jul 1891

COUNTY
Union
Union

Union
Union

Union

Union

Union

Union
Union

Union

Union

Union

Union

Union
Union

Union
Union


Union
Union

Union
Alexander

Alexander
Henderson

Henderson

Henderson

Henderson

Henderson



Henderson
Henderson

Henderson

Stanley

Madison
Madison
Jackson

Jackson

Lincoln

CEMETARY
Macedonia
Macedonia

Macedonia
Macedonia

Macedonia

Macedonia

Macedonia

Beulah
Broom

Prospect

Old Emanuel

Old Emanuel

Old Emanuel

Old Emanuel
Old Emanuel

Old Emanuel
Shiloh

Shiloh
Presley
Presley

Presley
Mt. Bethel

Friendship
Calvary

Calvary

Calvary

Calvary

Calvary



Calvary
Cross Roads

Cross Roads

Prospect

Stackhouse
Stackhouse
Speedwell

Speedwell

1st Meth.

TOWN

















Indian
Trail
Indian
Trail
Indian
Trail
Indian Trail
Indian
Trail
Indian Trail
Monroe

Monroe
Monroe
Monroe

Monroe
Mt. Bethel

Taylorville
Fletcher

Fletcher

Fletcher

Fletcher

Fletcher



Fletcher
Zerconia

Zirconia

Albemarie

Walnut
Walnut
Speedwell

Speedwell

Lincointo

Estate Records of Union, North Carolina
(film #590479)

Estate of Helms Broom Page 101
Noah Broom was administrator, Those who bought at auction included
Alvin Preslar, Hugh Starnes, Elis Preslar, Henry Moser.
Dated 30 Oct 1844
Estate of Helms Broom Page 9
Noah Broom the administrator turned money over to Jacob L. Broom the
guardian of the minor heirs.

Estate Records of Union, North Carolina
(film #590480)

Estate of Helms Broom Page 73
Telitha Broom received a settlement Apr 1850
Estate of Elizabeth Broom Page 75
Heirs were Andrew Broom, Ala Broom, wife of Henry Moser, wife of
Sherrod Prestley. date Jan 1850
Estate of Rachael L. & Saml. W. Preslar Page 339
John W. Preslar was appionted their guardian 22 Nov 1852
Estate of Helms Broom Page 386
John W. Broom recieved some money from the estate Apr 1853
Estate Nancy Rosannah, Miran Drucilla Presley Page 472
They were heirs of N. Presley and John W. Presley was appointed
their guardian.
Estate of Levi Horton, Nancy Rosannah, Miriam D. and R.E. Preslar Page 505
John W. Preslar was appointed their guardian Apr 1853
Estate of Delliah Williams Page 321
Jesse A. Price as the administrator. Some of those who bought at
the auction were Wm. Wooten, W.H. Braswell, Nancy C. Price
dated 8 Jan 1880

Estate Records of Union, North Carolina
(film #590481)

Estate of John Presley Page 271
Administrator was M. R. Presley. Those who bought at auction
Included Eli Presley, J.M. Braswell, J.A. Price, D.M. Price,
Peter Presley date Jan 1856.
Estate of Elias Presley deceased Page 276
Those who bought at auction included L.M. Secrest, widow, and
Evan Presley. dated Jan 1856 Executory was Gilliam Presley.
Estate Gabriel B. Helms Page 339
Those who bought at auction included Ala Presley, Milas R. Presley
Dated Apr 1856

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Estate of Wilson M.. & levi E. Broom Page 396
John W. Preslar was appointed their guardian Jan 1857
Estate of Alvin Preslar deceased Page 471
Ellas Preslar was administrator. Those who bought at auction
included John W. Preslar and Rachel Preslar.
Estate of Alien Broom Page 521
Darling Broom was administrator. Those who bought at auction
included Elizabeth Preslar, Elijah Preslar, Charles Moser.
Dated Jan 1860
Estate of Alvin Preslar deceased Page 425
Elias Preslar was administrator. Wiatt Preslar and John W. Preslar
were each mentioned.
Estate of Ellas Preslar Page 122
Gil lam Preslar and Burrell Helms were administrators. Notes due
estate included those of Evan Presley, Blackman Helms and Lydia Pressler.


Estate Records of Union, North Carolina
(film #590482)

Estate of Elias Preslar Page 71
Gillam Presley was administrator. G. W. Helms was appointed
guardian of minor children.
Estate of William Price Page 339
W. H. Simpson was administrator. Those who bought at auction
included Delilah Price, M. R. Presley, Peter Presley, Frances A.
Presley dated Apr 1868
Inventory of estate of Elijah Preslar Page 210
taken 28 Oct 1864
Estate of Levi Preslar Page 2
Administrators Elias and J. W. Preslar. Those who bought at auction
included Andrew Broom, Lydia Moser, Levi Broom, Drucilla Broom
dated Apr 1866


Estate Records of Union, North Carolina
(film # 590484)

Estate of Delilah Williams deceased. Page 132
J. A. Price was the administrator. A note was collected for J. W.
Presley. Agnes Tomberlin was mentioned. Their were 5 shares of
$12.52 distributed. Jacob Helms got $12.52 on 18 Jan 1882. B. M.
Braswell (female) got $12.52 on 2 Feb 1882. Geo. C. McLarty and
James M. Price each got $12.52 on 23 Nov 1883. (Note: the fifth
share was not mentioned). J. M. Braswell and E. E. Braswell each
signed the document. J. M. Braswell was probably the husband of
B. M. Braswell (my guess).

In the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh is a file of Miscellaneous Estate Records. The following individuals from Union Co. have files in this collection: \

M.R. Pressley
Ellen Presley
John Presley
Wm. L. Preslar
1867
1879
1896
1907

Will of Elias Preslar
(LDS film #020,001, page 111)

I Elias Preslar of the state of North Carolina and county of Union being of sound mind and memory and considering the certainty of death do this day make my last will and testament in the presence of Almighty God after this manner & form.

Firstly that the executors herein after mentioned shall with the first money that may come into their hands pay all my just debts whatsoever and to whosoever owing together with a decent funeral and all funeral expences a burial suitable to the wishes of all my friends and relations.

Firstly I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Lydia one gray horse also one red cow and calf also one yearling with white and black spots also one sow and five (?) also together with all the house hold and kitchen furniture to have and to hold so long as she remains my widow and when my beloved wife Lydia ceases to be my widow then in that case the property all to be sold and egually divided among my three children of lawful heirs, viz. Leander Preslar, Permelia Preslar, Matilda Preslar further I will and devize that my beloved wife have all my farming tools together with all my pottery(?) also together with a years provision

I will and desire that my son Leander Preslar have my double barrel shotgun with shot pouch and (?) knife to have and to hold forever.

I desire that my father Eli Preslar take this gun into his possession to have and use as his own and keep till my son Leander Preslar to the age of maturity then to return to him. I hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friends Burrel Helms Jr.,'Gillam Preslar the lawful executors of this my last will and testament and they to carry out this will according to law, justice and the true intents and meaning thereof. This will makeing void all other wills heretofore made by me this 25 of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Five and by the request of Elias Preslar we do here offer our names as witnesses to the same signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us in 1855

wit. L.M. Secrist
Blackman Helms             Elias Preslar (Ed. Note: This data was compiled by James E. Anderson.)

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Military Records Confederate Military Service Records

(Ed. Note: We begin in this issue a listing of service records to be found in the National Archives for those individuals who served the Confederacy during the Civil War. Our researcher, Mrs. Ruth Hustead, began this listing, but because of ill health, we have commissioned Lilla M. Licht, a professional genealogist, to continue with the project.)
(Ed. Note: OFU = Original Filed Under)

Breslan/Breslaus (OFU Breslaur), Maurice
Bressler/Bresler (OFU Pressler, Jacob
Bresley, H.
Bressler, John (OFU Jonathan)
Presby (OFU Pressley), Franklin A.
Presby (OFU Pressley), Levi
Preslar (OFU Presley), Amos
Preslar (OFU Presley), Andrew C.
Preslar (OFU Presley, Andrew C.), Andrew J.
Preslar, B.R.
Preslar (OFU Presley), Caswell
Preslar (OFU Presley), Fletcher
Preslar, Gilbert
Preslar (OFU Presley, Gilliam
Preslar, Henry C.
Preslar (OFU Presley), Hosea
Preslar (OFU Presley), Hosea
Preslar, James
Preslar, James J.






Preslar (OFU Presley, John M.), Joseph W.
Preslar, Levi
Preslar (OFU Presley), Milton
Preslar, Noah
Preslar, Samuel W.
Preslar, W.A.
(see also William A. Preslar, 3rd Battn. Fla. Cav.)
Preslar, Wiatt
Preslar, William A.
(see also W.A. Preslar, 15th Confed. Cav.)
Preslar, William R.
Preslar, Wm. T.
(see also William Pressley)
Preslar, W.R.
Preslee (OFU Preslar), W.A.
Presler, Elijah
Presler (OFU Preslar), Gilbert
Presler (OFU Presley), G.W.H.
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
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pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt

pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt

Cpl/pvt
pvt/pvt

pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
pvt/pvt
Co. F, 10th La. Inf.
Co. D, 20th La. Inf.
(no Co. given) 35th N.C. Inf.
Co. A, Ala. State Artillery
Co. I, 62nd N.C. Inf.
Co. B, 6th Miss. Inf.
Co. E, 48th N.C. Inf.
Co. A, 48th N.C. Inf.
Co. A, 48th N.C. Inf.
Co. C, 18th La. Inf.
Co. B, 43rd N.Co Inf.
Co. C, 37th Miss. Inf.
Co. F, 2nd N.C. Junior Reserve
Co. A, 43rd N.C. Inf.
Co. K, 43rd N.C. Inf.
Co. F, 35th N.C. Inf.
Co. E, 48th N.C. Inf.
Co. F, 2nd N.C. Junior Reserve
Co. F, 4th Confederate Inf.
(1st Regt. Ala., Term., & Miss
Inf.)("After exchange in Sept.
1862, the companies were reorgized
& 4 were transferred to the
42nd Tenn. Inf. and 6 to the 54th
Ala. Inf.")
Co. B, 43rd N.C. Inf.
Co. H, 43rd N.C. Inf.
Co. A, 48th N.C. Inf.
Co. A, F, 20th Battn. Ga. Cav.
Co. C, 17th Tenn. Inf.
Co. E, 15th Confed. Cav
(1st Regt. Ala Fla. Cav.)
Co. A, 48th N.C. Inf.
Co. C, 3rd Battn. Fla. Cav.

2nd Co. K, 14 Texas Inf.
Co. H, 23rd Ala. Inf.

Co. C, 3rd (Kirby's) Battn. Texas Vols.
Co. E, 15th Confed. Cav
Co. D, 37th N.C. Inf
Co. F, 2nd N.C. Junior Reserve
Co. F, 2nd N.C. Inf

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Presler, H.
Presler (OFU Pressler, John), J.
Presler, Jacob.
(see also Isaac Pearson)
Presler, James M.
Presler (OFU Preslar, Noah), N.
Presler (OFU Preslar), Samuel W.
Presler, T.P.
Presler (OFU Preslar), W.A.
Presler, William
Presler, William
Presler (OFU Preslar, William R.), W.R
Presley (OFU Presnall, Abner E.), A.
Presley, A.J.
Presley, A.J. (OFU James A.)
Presley (OFU Pursley, Alonzo J.), A.J.
Presley, A.J.
Presley (OFU Pressley), A.J.
Presley, A.J.
Presley, A.J.
Presley, A.L.
Presley, A.L.
Presley, Aley B.
Presley, Alvy C.
Presley, Amos
Presley, A.N.
Presley, Andrew
Presley, Andrew
Presley, Andrew C.
Presley, Andrew C.
Presley (OFU Presley, A.J.), Andrew J.
Presley (OFU Pressley), Andrew J.
Presley, Andrew J.
Presley, Anthony
Presley (OFU Pressley, Lawson), Anton
Presley, B.C.
Presley, B.D.
Presley, Berry M.
Presley, B.M.
Presley (OFU Preslar), B.R.
Presley, C.A.
Presley, C.A.
Presley, Caswell
Presley (OFU Presley, Charles), C.D.
Presley (OFU Charles Bracelin), C.H.
Presley, Charles
Presley, Charles
Presley (OFU Presley, Charles), Charles D.
Presley, C.J.
Presley, D.
Presley, D.
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pvt/pvt


2nd Lt/Capt
pvt/
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pvt/
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Co. A, 1st Battn. Cav., Texas State Troops
Co. D, 20th La. Inf.
3rd (Wingfield's) La. Cav.

Co. E, Wauls Texas Legion.
Co. A, F, 20th Battn. Ga. Cav.
Co. C, 17th Tenn. Inf.
Co. B, 27th Tenn. Inf.
Co. E, 15th Confed. Cav.
Co. M, 28th Texas Cav.
Co. E, 15th Confed. Cav.
2nd Co. K, 14th Texas Inf.
Co. A, 11th Battn. N.C. Home Guards
Co. I, 18th Ala. Inf.
New Co. B, 8th Ark. Inf.
Co. D, H, K, 39th Ga. Inf.
Co. F, 33rd Miss. Inf.
Co. D, 35th Miss. Inf.
Co. B, 61st Tenn. Mtd. Inf.
Co. D, 62nd Tenn. Mtd. Inf.
Co. G, 28th Miss. Cav.
1st Battn. State Troops, Miss. Inf.
Co. K, 9th Mo. Inf.
Co. F, 8th Battn. Mo. Inf.
Co. E, 48th N.C. Inf.
(no Co) Ga. Arty.
Co. F, 5th Ark. Inf.
Co. E, 4th N.C. Senior Reserves
Co. F, 35th N.C. Inf.
Co. A, 48th N.C. Inf.
Co. F, 33rd Miss. Inf.
Co. C, Thomas Legion, N.C. Inf. Regt.
James' Co., Co., 55th (McKoins) Tenn.Inf.
Co. H, 25th N.C. Inf.
Co. H, 55th N.C. Inf.
Co. F, S, 4th S.C. Cav.
Co. H, 23rd Ala. Inf.
Co. B, 10th Battn. S.C. Cav.
Co. C, 4th S.C. Cav.
Co. C, 18th La. Inf.
Co. B, 18th S.C. Inf.
Co. G, 14th Confed. Cav.
Co. B, 43rd N.C. Inf.
Co. F, 5th Ark. Inf.
Co. H, 20th La. Inf.
Co. F, 5th Ark. Inf.
Co. D, 18th Miss. Inf.
Co. F, 5th Ark. Inf.
Co. A, 12th Mo. Inf.
2nd Ala. Inf.
Co. A, Davenports Battn. State Troops, Miss. Cav.

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Presley, D.
Presley, D.
Presley, D.A.
Presley (OFU Pressley), D.A.
Presley, D.A.

Presley, David
Presley, David A.
Presley, E.A.
Presley, E.B.
Presley, E.B.
Presley (OFU Pressler, Darlin), E.D.
Presley (OFU Pressley), E.H.
Presley, E.H.
Presley, E.H.
Presley, E.H.
Presley, Eli
Presley, Elias B.
Presley (OFU Presler), Elijah
Presley, Elisha
(see also E. A. Presley, 50th (Consolidated) Tenn.Inf.)
Presley (OFU Presley, E.W.)/ E.M.
Presley, Ephraim
Presley, Evan A.
Presley, E.W.
Presley (OFU Presley, J.F.), F.
Presley, F. (Col'd)
Presley (OFU Pressley, Franklin A. ), F.
Presley (OFU Presley, Fielding S.),Fielding G.
Presley, Fielding S.
Presley, Fletcher
Presley (OFU Pressley, William), F.M.
Presley (OFU Pressler, Darlin) , G.
Presley , George A.
Presley (OFU Pressly), George W.
Presley, Gilbert
Presley, Gilliam
Presley, Green
Presley (OFU Presley, Green) , Greenbury
Presley (OFU Presley, E.W. ), G.W.
Presley, G.W.
Presley, G.W.
Presley (OFU Presnell, G.W.), G.W.
Presley, G.W.H.
Presley, G.W.H.
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Co. E, Hams Regt., Miss. Cav.
Co. B, 26th N.C. Inf.
Co. A, 30th Ark. Inf.
Co. H, 38th Ark. Inf.
Capt. Jeters Co., S.C. Lt. Arty.
(MacBeth Lt. Arty.)
Co. F, Thomas Legion, N.C. Inf.
Co. D, 5th S.C. Inf.
Co. B, 50th (Consolidated) Tenn. Inf.
Co. A, 1st Battn. Ala. Arty.
Co. C, 10th Battn. Ga. Cav. (State Guards)
Co. B, 26th N.C. Inf.
Co. I, J, 2nd Ark. Inf.
Co. G, Provost Guard, 25th Battn. Ga,. Inf.
Co. H, 60th Ga. Inf.
Co. E, 1st Miss. Cav. Reserves
Co. I, J, 4th N.C. Senior Reserves
2nd Co. H, 1st Confed. Inf. (1st Confed. Regt. Ga. Vol.)
Co. D, 37th N.C. Inf.
Co. A, 1st Battn. (Colitis) Tenn. Inf.

Co. A, 10th Ga. Inf.
Co. D, 9th Battn. Ga. Cav. (State Guards)
Co. D, 4th Ga. Inf.
Co. A, 10th Ga. Inf.
Capt. Van Den Corputs Co., Ga. Lt. Arty.
Co. E, 23rd Ga. Inf.
Co. I, 62nd N.C. Inf.
Co. D, 47th Ala. Inf.
Co. D, 47th Ala. Inf.
Co. C, 37th Miss. Inf.
Co. C, 46th Ga. Inf.
Co. B, 26th N.C. Inf.
Co. I, 21st Texas Cav.
Co. G, 59th Tenn. Mtd. Inf.
Co. E, 43rd Tenn. Inf.
Co. A, 48th N.C. Inf.
Co. B, 61st Tenn. Mtd. Inf.
Co. B, 61st Tenn. Mtd. Inf.
Co. A, 10th Ga. Inf.
Capt. Shields Co., Miss, (no unit)
Co. I, 60th N.C. Inf.
Co. B, H, 26th Tenn. Inf.
Co. F, 2nd N.C. Inf.
Co. H, 57th N.C. Inf.

(to be continued)

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FAMILY GROUP SHEET

(Ed. Note: The following family group data is shared by Mary Scott (Betty) Frazier, 355 Riverbluff Place #1, Memphis, Tenn. 38103.)

Thomas Henry Presley, son of Roswell W. & Azenath (Harden) Presley, born 31 July 1841 Chester Co., S.C., died 21 Feb. 1904 Arkabutla, Tate Co., Miss., bur. Hopevell Gem., Arkabutla, Miss., in. ca. 1869 Elizabeth Ann Darby, born 12 May 1842 Chester Co., S.C., died 14 Mar. 1912 Tate Co., Miss., bur. Hopewell Cem. (dau. of John Ainsley Darby & Sarah Clarissa Jones-Harden).
Children:
1) Belle Presley, b. 1870 Tate Co. (then DeSoto), Miss.
2) Sallie Ellen Presley (see below)
3) Annie Presley, b. 1875 Tate Co., Miss.
4) Mattie Presley, b. 1877 Tate Co., Miss.

Sallie Ellen Presley, born 8 Dec. 1873 Arkabutla, Miss., died 2 May 1959 Memphis, Term., bur. Hopewell Cem., A.Jcabutla, Miss., m. 19 Nov. 1890 Arkabutla, Tate Co., Miss. James Louis Scott, born 19 July 1864 Arkabutla, Tate Co. (then DeSoto Co.), Miss., died 1 Feb. 1930 Arkabutla, Miss., bur. Hopewell Cem., Tate Co., Miss, (son of James A. Scott & Emily Lugene Brown).
Children:
1) James Thomas Scott, b. 25 Sept. 1892 Arkabutla, Miss., d. 26 Oct. 1892 Arkabutla, Miss., bur. Hopewell Cem., Arkabutla, Miss.
2) Bessie Scott, b. 31 Dec. 1893 Arkabutla, Miss., d. 14 Oct. 1975 Memphis, Term., bur. Surrett's Cem., Arkabutla, Miss., m. Clarence Hall.
3) Leslie Lugene Scott, b. 1896 Arkabutla, Miss., d. ca. 1982 Little Rock, Ark., bur. Little Rock, Ark. , rn.-W. Carvel Dickey (double wedding with sister, Eunice).
4) Herman L. Scott, b. 16 Apr. 1895 Arkabutla, Miss., d. ca. 1975, bur. Hopewell Cem., Arkabutla, Miss., m. Josephine McKinney.
5) Eunice Scott, b. 1903 Arkabutla, Miss., d. Dec. 1987, bur. Memorial Gardens, Memphis, Term., m. Joe Tobias (double wedding with sister, Leslie).
6) Carrie Ann Scott, b. 5 June 1905 Arkabutla, Miss. d. 5 Sept. 1905 Arkabutla Miss., bur. Hopewell Cem., Arkabutla, Miss.
7) Hugh Maury Scott, b. 3 Mar. 1907 Arkabutla, Miss., d. 24 Feb. 1969 Memphis, Tenn., bur. Memorial Gardens, Memphis, Tenn., m. 16 Mar. 1926 Marion, Ark. Annie Katherine Wadley.
8) Katie M. Scott, b. 28 Sept. 1909 Arkabutla, Miss., d. 26 June 1910 Arkabutla, Miss., bur. Hopewell Cem., Arkabutla, Miss.
9) Taulbert Scott, b. 24 July 1898 Arkabutla, Miss., d. 18 Feb. 1937 Arkabutla, Miss., bur. Surrett's Cem., Arkabutla, Miss., m. Annie Belle Lane.
10) Lauren Evander Scott, b. 5 Dec. 1914 Arkabutla, Miss., d. 18 Mar. 1989 Memphis, Term., bur. Hopewell Cem., Arkabutla, Miss., ml. Ruby Jean Bruckner, m2. Zelda Keyes.


GETTING STARTED ON YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

(Ed. Note: The following is from an article, "Playing Familial Pursuit", by Dave Barry in The Washington Post (n.d.) and is shared with us by Hugh Hughes of McLean, Virginia.)

Today we're going to talk about how you can get involved in the fascinating and rewarding hobby of genealogy, which is the study of people named "Gene". Ha, ha! Not really. Although somebody should do a study of people named Gene, because

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there seems to be something wrong with them. I base this on close observation of my editor, who is named Gene ....

But let's try not to think about that now. Let's instead think about the fascinating hobby of genealogy, which comes from two Greek words: genealo, which means "droning on"; and gy, which means " about your ancestors as if you're the only person who HAS any". Sound like fun? Let's get started 1

The first step is to determine your family name, which you can usually find by looking at any major credit card just below your family expiration date. Your family name reveals important information about your ancestry, because in the past, which is where the bulk of your ancestors probably resided, people were given their names based on what they did for a living. For example, if your family name is:
"Smith" your early ancestors were blacksmiths;
"Field" your early ancestors were shortstops;
"Dingle" your early ancestors did something that didn't pay them well enough to get their name legally changed;
"Guywhoissupposedtocomefixtherefrigerator" your early ancestors did not exist.

Whatever your family name i* you probably have a family coat of arms, which you can obtain from the gift shop of any reliable tourist attraction. I obtained . . [mine] at Gatorland,... [It] turns out to be a porcelain object about the size of a beer coaster on which is painted the official family motto ... [and] a little shield with a helmet and a horse. These objects of course date back to when knights rode on horseback in the "days of yore", which got their name from the fact that the horses left these large mounds of yore everywhere (hence the expression "Yore full of it"). Your goal is to trace your ancestry back to this era and, ideally, prove that you have royal blood, which is considered a big deal in genealogy circles.

Also, you want to prove that your ancestors came over on the Mayflower and fought in the Revolutionary War, preferably at the same time. This will entitle you to join exclusive organizations and go to meetings and social functions where you can stand around in formal clothing and chat with other people who belong to these organizationso Or, for equal fun, you can stay home and staple your lips together.

. . . [Y]ou should soon be able to trace your family tree back to a specific paramecium. The important thing is to stick with it. Remember the motto on the British royal coat-of-arms: "Dieu et Mon Droit" ("You Ate My Dog"). Nothing I could possibly say would make the point more eloquently .....