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Robert Pressley was born between in 1786 in Abbeville, South Carolina He was the son of Samuel Pressley & Elizabeth Thompson
Elizabeth Clark was born between 1775-1794 in South Carolina. She was the daughter of Unknown parents

THE FAMILY OF ROBERT PRESSLEY & ELIZABETH CLARK

Robert Pressley & Elizabeth ClarkRobert Pressley & Elizabeth Clark were married on December 14, 1809 in Abbeville, SC and they had at least 9 children. They are listed on the 1810 census of Abbeville, SC. According to birthplaces of their children they moved to Ohio about 1810. The family is listed on 1816 tax records for Preble Co., OH. They are listed on the 1820 census of Israel, Preble Co., OH. The family moved from Ohio back to South Carolina sometime between 1820 to 1823, and their last known child was born in 1823 in South Carolina. (They had another son born 1825-1830 that I don't have a birthplace for). Robert Pressley is listed on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC at age 40-50 with 9 children in the household all under age 20, but there is not a female the age to be Elizabeth in the household. This is probably census taker error, because Elizabeth Pressley is listed as a head of household on the 1840 census. I believe Robert Pressley died sometime after 1830 and probably before 1840 in Abbeville SC or Randolph Co., IL. There is also a household headed by Elizabeth Pressley on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL living next to the household of Benjamin Pressley with numbers that would fit for this family. I have not found Elizabeth on the 1850 census at this time. Elizabeth Clark Pressley died sometime after 1840, and possibly before 1850 in Randolph Co., IL. There is an Elisabeth Pressley in Rush Co., IN in 1840 & 1850 that is Elisabeth Weed Pressley, widow of Robert's brother (?) John Pressley.
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The Children of Robert Pressly & Elizabeth Clark

David PressleyDavid Pressley was born about 1811 in Ohio. There is a male the right age to be him listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1820 census of Israel, Preble Co, Ohio. His father returned with the family to Abbeville, SC sometime between 1820-1823, and there is a male the right age to be David listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. The family moved from Abbeville SC to Randolph Co., IL sometime between 1830 to 1835. David became a Physician by occupation. David married Mary about 1837, and they had 6 children. Based on birthplaces of their children, they were in Indiana in 1838. They are possibly the David Pressley household that is listed on the 1840 census of Centre Twp, Rush Co., IN. David & Mary are listed with their family on the 1850 census of Pike, Warren Co., Indiana. Based on birthplaces of their children, they moved from Indiana to Iowa between 1851 to 1858, and they are listed on the 1860 census of Otter, Warren Co., Iowa. They are listed on the 1870 census of Dutch Creek, Washington Co., IA. Mary died sometime between 1870 to 1880. David is listed as widowed on the 1880 census of Squaw Twp, Warren Co., OH, living in the household of his married son William. I have not found him on the 1900 census at this time. David Pressley died sometime after 1880 and probably before 1900 in Warren Co., Iowa.
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Nancy PressleyNancy Pressley was born on December 17, 1815, probably in Preble Co., Ohio. Her father is listed in 1816 on tax records for Preble Co., Ohio. There is a female the right age to be her listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1820 census of Israel, Preble Co, Ohio. Her father returned with the family to Abbeville, SC sometime between 1820-1823, and there is a female the right age to be Nancy listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. The family moved from Abbeville SC to Randolph Co., IL sometime between 1830 to 1835. Nancy married Samuel Alexander Mann on August 20, 1835 in Randolph Co., IL and they had 7 children. At the time of their marriage, Alexander was age 20 and Nancy was age 19. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL. A Randolph Co., IL history states that Nancy and 3 of their daughters died in a cholera epidemic in 1849. I think this may be an error and only 2 of her daughters died. Nancy and her daughters Caroline and Louisa are listed on the 1850 Mortality index, which lists deaths that occurred from July 1849 to June 1850. Date of death for all three was July 1849, and cause of death for all is listed as "flux". Nancy was age 34 when she died, Caroline was age 2, and Louisa was age 4 months. On the 1850 census of Twp 5S Range 7W Randolph Co., IL, Alexander and four of his children are living with his father, Robert M. Mann, who is listed as head of household.
The Family of Samuel Alexander Mann & Nancy Pressley
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Unknown Daughter PressleyUnknown Daughter Pressley was born between 1815-1820, probably in Preble Co., OH. There is a female the right age to be her (0-5) listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1820 census of Israel, Preble Co, Ohio. Her father returned with the family to Abbeville, SC sometime between 1820-1823, and there is a female the right age to be this daughter (age 10-15) listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. I believe her father died before 1840, and there is a household on 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL with head of household named as Elizabeth Presley and numbers that would fit this family. The household is next door to the household of Benjamin Presley. There is not a female the right age to be this unknown daughter (20-25) on the 1840 census, so perhaps she died or married before that year. Unknown daughter Pressley died sometime after 1830. I have no further information about her.
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Benjamin PressleyBenjamin Pressley was born about 1816 in Preble Co., OH. His father is on 1816 tax records for Preble Co., Ohio. There is a male the right age to be Benjamin listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1820 census of Israel, Preble Co, Ohio. His father returned with the family to Abbeville, SC sometime between 1820-1823, and there is a male the right age to be Benjamin listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. The family moved from Abbeville SC to Randolph Co., IL sometime between 1830 to 1835. Benjamin married Rachel Cohorn Goddard in 1839 and they had 2 children, born in 1840 & 1844. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL, living next door to the household of Benjamin's widowed mother Elizabeth and 2 households away from William Mann. Rachel died on January 03, 1846 in Sparta, Randolph Co., IL. Benjamin was remarried to Mrs. Ruth Whitaker on April 8, 1847 in Randolph Co., IL. Benjamin Pressley died sometime after 1847 and probably before 1850 in Randolph Co., IL. On the 1850 census of Randolph Co., IL his son Reuben is listed at age 10 in the household of William Morris, and his daughter Elizabeth, age 7, is listed in the household of Charles Beatty.
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Robert A. Pressley, Jr.

Robert A. Pressley, Jr. was born about 1817 in Preble Co., Ohio. There is a male the right age to be him listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1820 census of Israel, Preble Co, Ohio. His father returned with the family to Abbeville, SC sometime between 1820-1823, and there is a male the right age to be Robert Jr. listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. I believe his father died before 1840, and there is a household on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL with head of household named as Elizabeth Presley and numbers that would fit this family. The household is next door to the household of Benjamin Presley. Robert married Eleanor Huey on March 23, 1844 in Randolph Co., IL and they had 5 children born between 1845 to 1860. The family is listed on the 1850, 1860 & 1870 censuses of Randolph Co., IL. In 1870 the town is listed as Twp 5, Range 7W and Robert was age 52. I have not found Robert, Eleanor, or any of the children on the 1880 census at this time. Robert A. Pressley, Jr. died on May 15, 1890, probably in Randolph Co., IL.
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Samuel PressleySamuel Pressley was born about 1818 in Preble Co., Ohio. There is a male the right age to be him listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1820 census of Israel, Preble Co, Ohio. His father returned with the family to Abbeville, SC sometime between 1820-1823, and there is a male the right age to be Samuel listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. The family moved from Abbeville SC to Randolph Co., IL or IN sometime between 1830 to 1835. I believe his father died before 1840, and there is a household on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL with head of household named as Elizabeth Presley and numbers that would fit this family. The household is next door to the household of Benjamin Presley. It is possible that Elizabath moved from Indiana to Illinois (or vice versa) in 1840 and is listed on both censuses. The household headed by Samuel P. Presley in 1840 in Rush Co. IN has a male and female, both age 20-30. This would fit for Samuel (age 22), but who is the female? Did he marry Unknown before he married Nancy Huey? Samuel married Nancy Jane Huey on March 18, 1843 in Randolph Co., IL and they had 8 children, born between 1845 to 1868. The family is listed on the 1850, 1860 & 1870 censuses of Randolph Co., IL. In 1870 the town is listed as Twp 5, Range 6. Samuel Pressley died in November 1870 of pneumonia in Twp 5, Range 6, in Randolph Co., IL at age 51. He is listed on the 1870 Mortality Index there, but is listed as being born in Tennessee. Nancy is listed as widowed on the 1880 census of Central, Randolph Co., IL. Samuel's occupation is listed as Farmer on all census records. In 1900 his son John is living in Randolph Co., IL, and his son Henry is a boarder in the household of John A. Mann in St. Clair Co., IL.
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Unknown Son #1 PressleyUnknown Son #1 Pressley was born between 1821 to 1825 in OH or SC. There is a male the right age to be him listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1820 census of Israel, Preble Co, Ohio. His father returned with the family to Abbeville, SC sometime between 1820-1823, and there is a male the right age to be this Unknown Son listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. I believe his father died before 1840, and there is a household on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL with head of household named as Elizabeth Presley and numbers that would fit this family. The household is next door to the household of Benjamin Presley. There is a male on the 1840 census that is the right age group to be this son, I do not have any further information about him. Unknown Son probably died after 1840, but I don't know when or where.
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Jane PressleyJane Pressley was born about 1823 in South Carolina. Her father returned with the family to Abbeville, SC between 1825-1830, and there is a female the right age to be Jane listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. The family moved from Abbeville SC to Randolph Co., IL sometime between 1830 to 1835. I believe her father died before 1840, and there is a household on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL with head of household named as Elizabeth Presley and numbers that would fit this family. The household is next door to the household of Benjamin Presley. There is a female on the 1840 census that is the right age group to be Jane, age 17. Jane N. Pressley married Robert C. Mann on February 4, 1848 in Randolph Co., IL. Robert & Jane had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1850 & 1860 censuses of Twp 5S Range 7W, Randolph Co., IL. Jane Pressley Mann died sometime between 1860 to 1870 in Illinois. Robert moved from Randolph County to White County, IL sometime between 1860 to 1870, and I don't know if it was before or after Jane's death. Robert is listed with the children on the 1870 census of Carmi, White Co., IL. They are listed on the 1880 census of Indian Creek, White Co., IL. Robert is listed as age 78 and widowed on the 1900 census of Indian Creek, White Co., IL, living with his married son Crawford Mann.
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Unknown Son #2 PressleyUnknown Son #2 Pressley was born between 1825-1830 in SC. There is a male the right age to be him listed in the household of Robert Pressley on the 1830 census of Abbeville, SC. I believe his father died before 1840, and there is a household on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL with head of household named as Elizabeth Presley and numbers that would fit this family. The household is next door to the household of Benjamin Presley. There is a male on the 1840 census that is the right age group to be this son, but there is only one male on the 1840 census of Randolph Co., IL that could be Unknown sons #1 or #2, and it could only be unknown #2 if he was age 15. , I do not have any further information about him. Unknown Son #2 probably died after 1840, but I don't know when or where.
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