I am descended from two Pressley families of Buncombe County. I don't know yet if those two families are related to one another.
I am looking for the death year and burial place for Sarah Jane (Vess) Pressley, born about 1830 in NC, and died sometime after 1891. She was living in Buncombe County at that time according to her son's marriage application. She was the widow of Jackson Pressley, born abt 1832 in NC. I don't know when or where he died, either. He is last noted on the 1870 Haywood County, NC census. They are my g-g-grandparents.
Their son James Franklin "Frank" Pressley married Caroline Pressley. Caroline was the daughter of William Pressley and Didamia Darnell of Buncombe County (Buncombe County census years 1850-1880). Caroline died in 1891, and Frank took as his second wife Caroline's sister, Nancy Adaline Pressley. I would like to learn where Caroline Pressley is buried. Her last child was born in 1888 in Haywood Co., NC
Willian and Didamia Darnell Pressley had at least 10 children (perhaps three by a first marriage for William): James A., George W., William R., Lorenzo Sevier, Daniel L., Sarah E., Pinkney, Caroline (my great grandmother), Arminta Matilda, and Nancy Adaline. I would like to communicate with anyone descended from any of those children.
Jackson and Sarah Jane Vess Pressley had at least four sons. William Thomas (or Thomas William Pressley) born 1857, James Franklin "Frank" Pressley (my great grandfather), born 1859, Montraville Pressley, born 1865, and Jerallis Pressley, born 1868.
James "Frank" Pressley and Nancy Adaline Pressley moved from Buncombe County to Halifax County,NC then to Pike County, MS and from there to Dallas County, AL where they died and are buried.
I'm ready to learn something new! Been stuck for some time!
I maintain a website devoted to the research of all Presley and Pressley families. Please come visit! I also moderate an Internet research mailing list with 270 subscribed. If you have any interest in these families, we'd love to hear from you.
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