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Published by the Presley/Preslar/Pressly Family Research Association

VOLUME X      NO. 2                                          June 1995                                        Page One


Once again the time draws near to renew membership for another year. If your newsletter address still has a 95 on it, then I have not received a renewal from you unless you have recently sent it. We treasure our older members and like to hang onto them. If there is someone you know who is interested in the Presley family, please encourage them to join our organization or contribute information to it. Thank you.

Carol Hicks, Editor

Note: There is only the March issue and this issue for the 1994-95 year due to the change in editors. Hope this answers your questions about the back issues. Thanks.

President: Sandra Kelly
Vice President: Patsy Cooley
Treasurer: E. L. Singleton
Secretary/Editor: Carol Hicks
Research Chairman: James E. Anderson

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Submitted by Minnie Carender

Richard Presley b. 1745 S.C. ma. @ 1820 S.C. d. 1887 92y 2m 2da.

Wife: Mary Dicey Mitchell b. 1805 S.C

1.Isaah b. @1822 S.C. ma. 1 Nov. 1841 Monroe Co., TN Wife: Polly Hooper

2. John Elisha b. @1824 S.C. ma. 19 April 1841 Monroe Co., TN Wife: Elizabeth Hooper

3. Hugh b. @1826 S.C. ma. 28 Oct. 1848 Monroe Co., TN Wife: Delia or Delila Giles d. Oct 1861 Arkansas

4. Isaac b. 6 Sept. 1828 S.C. ma. 28 July 1851 Monroe Co., TN J Wife: Martha J. Smith d. 14 April 1895 Byrd's Eye, Green Co., MO

5. Thomas b. 1832 Monroe Co., TN ma. 12 March 1856 Wife: Mancy Ann Wiggins or Glooma E. Heart d.

6. Mary Ann b. 11 April 1833 Monroe Co., TN ma. 26 Jan 1857 Husb: Eli Heady (?) d. 8 Dec. 1910 Bu. Hickory Grove, Polk Co., TN

7. Polly Ann b. 1836 Monroe Co., TN ma. 10 June 1870 Husb: James Swinford (?)

8. Joseph P. b. 25 June 1837 Nashville, TN ma. 19 July 1860 Greene Co., MO Wife: Louisa Lora Trenton d. 14 Sept. 1915 or 16 Hurasse, Benton Co., ARK.

9. Joshua b. 1842 Monroe Co., TN

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John Elisha Presley b.Sept. 1823 S.C. ma.l May 1843 Washington Co., N.C. d. bu. Bald Play near Tellico. TN Parents: Richard Presley-Mary Dicey Mitchell

Wife: Sarah (Sally) Yarberry (Yarborough)
b. 1824 S.C. d. TN bu. TN

1. Vealine (Valley) b.@ 1844 Monroe Co., TN
2. Mary Jane b. 12 1846 Monroe Co., TN
ma. Guilford Giles - 4 Feb. 1865 Monroe Co., TN
3. Isaac b. @ 1847 Monroe Co., TN
4. William b. @ 1849 Monroe Co., TN
5. Mary Ann b. @1852 Monroe Co., Tn
6. Jehu/Jahe/Joshua b. @ 1854 Monroe Co., TN
7. John P. b. 17 Dec. 1856 Monroe Co., TN ma. Sarah J. Tyler - 9 Feb. 1877 Monroe Co., TN d. 16 Jan 1930 Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN bu.17 Jan 1930-City Cemetery, Lenoir, TN
8. Sarah Elizabeth (Sally) b. 22 April 1859 Monroe Co., TN ma. John Shaw d. 10 Dec. 1909 Knoxville (Hosp), Knox So., TN ,: bu. 11 Dec 1909 Martel United Methodist Church, Loudon Co., TN
9. Thomas b. @1861 Monroe Co., TN

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John P. Presley b. 17 Dec. 1856 Monroe Co., TN ma. 9 Feb 1877 Monroe Co., TN d. 16 Jan 1930 Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN bu. 17 Jan 1930 City Cemetery, Lenoir, TN Occ. Farmer/ Minister( Baptist) Parents: John Elisha Presley-Sarah Emily Yarberry

Wife: Sarah J. Tyler b. 26 Sept. 1857 Tellico Plains, Monroe Co., TN d. 13 Nov 1931 Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN bu. 16 Nov. 1931 City Cemetery Lenoir City, TN Parents: Ira Tyler

1. Cordelia b. 25 March 1878 Monroe Co., TN ma. John McKelvey-11 Oct. 1898 Monroe Co., TN d. 23 Oct. 1904 near Lenoir City, TN bu. 24 Oct. 1904 City Cemetery Lenoir City, TN
2. Margaret b. 19 Feb 1880 Monroe Co., TN ma. Phillip Henderson-25 Nov 1899 Monroe Co., TN d. June 1920 TN bu. June 1920 City Cemetery Lenoir City, TN
3. Nancy b. 25Octl883 Monroe Co., TN ma. William Ault-2 Sept 1900 TN d. Aug 1903 Loudon Co., TN bu. Aug 1902 City Cemetery Lenoir Co., TN

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4. Charles Perry b. 19 Nov 1885 Monroe Co., TN ma. Lorah Mae Myers 24 Dec 1904 Martel, Loudon Co., TN d. 3 April 1959 Ft. Wayne, Alien Co., IN bu. 7 april 1959 Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN
5. John Franklin (Jack) b. 2 Dec 1887 Monroe Co., TN ma. Blanche Cole 1904 TN d. 13Febl953 Waco, TX bu. 16 Feb 1953 Brenham (Ekico Cem), TX
6. Rueben b. 13 May 1890 TN ma. Amanda Paul 9 April 1910 TN d. 15 Jan 1915 Lenoir City, TN bu. 16 Jan 1915 City Cem. Lenoir City, TN
7. Henry b. 5 June 1893 Monroe Co., TN ma. Ella Lee Stout Kagley d. 5 Jan 1928 Nat. Sanitorium Washington, TN bu. 8 Jan 1928 City Cem. Lenoir City, TN
8. InfantDates unknown. On census record.

Information sent by Minnie Carender. Minnies's line is from Charles P. and Sarah Myers Presley

Herald-Journal Spartanburg,
S.C. Sat., April 29, 1995

Azalea M. Pressley
Mobile, Ala.-Azalea Means Pressley died April 27, 1995, in Crown's Nursing Home.

A native of Spartanburg County, she was the widow of John Alien Pressley and daughter of Jonas Albert and Cora Barnett Means. She was a member of Foster's Chapel Baptist Church in Roebuck.

Announcement courtesy of the Community Mortuary in Spartanburg.

(This obituary was sent by Mr. WE. Helms Jr.)


There is no death. Only a change of worlds.

Seattle (1786-1866) Suquamish Chief

A cluttered desk is a sign of genuis.

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San Antonio Express News Friday, January 6, 1995

Mr. Clark Lee Presley, born March 13, 1933, in Hooker, OK., passed from this life into the hands of our Heavenly Father by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ on December 30, 1994, in Waco. "God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being."... ACTS 7:27,28. We the family of Clark Presley praise God for what he is doing iii our midst and the care he gives in our circumstance. Mr. Presley is survived by his children: Russell and Renee Swann, Kraig and Lori Fields; his youngest daughter, Cassie Presley; his grandchildren, TafFan Fields Presley, Beau, Bradley and Britt Swarm, all of Waco. Also survived by a sister, Luanne Steen of Tulsa, OK and his dearest and lifelong friend, John Clark of Waco. Mr. Presley grew up in Crane, TX. His talents on the football field led to a scholarship to New Mexico A & M . He was drafted as a kicker for the 1955 L. A. Rams, but accepted an appointment in the U.S. Air Force as a test pilot with the Strategic Air Command. He flew KC97s. He resigned his commission to pursue a career in the savings and loan business. His pursuit of excellence and dedication to truthful and honest business in that field led him from a vice presidency for Odessa Savings to the presidency of Main Savings in San Antonio. He and his wife raised their three daughters in San Antonio, as well as burgeoning Main Saving assets and increasing its size to become World Savings San Antonio. Mr. Presley retired to enjoy ranching in Hubbard, TX, in the early 80's and after brief employments with First National Bank of Waco and Texas National Bank of Waco, he established and owned the Pearle Vision Center on West Waco Drive in Waco. Mr. Presley closed his store on December 23 to enjoy a Christmas vacation with his family, but died suddenly after returning to Waco on Decem-ber29. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Praise Celebration was held at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 3, at Highland Baptist Church in Waco. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Everywhere School" at Hillcrest Professional Development School, J.H. Hines Montessori, Vanguard Preparatory School or the "Angel House," all located in Waco.

Contributed by: Betty J. Bostick

Mary Milly Presley b. @ 1695 in VA, D. 1779-Orange Co., VA; m. 1711 Numberland Co., VA-Alexander Cleveland He was b. 16817 Prince Wm Co., VA, D.1770 Orange Co., VA. Parents of Mary Milly are Peter Presley and Elizabeth Thompson; gr.par. are William Presley and Jane Newman. Would like any info, on these Presleys. Write:

Miss Mildred Hicks

I do most of my writing sitting down. That's where I shine.
Robert Benchley