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Noah Presley
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1890
Itawamba County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1969
Tupelo
Lee County
Mississippi, USA

Noah was the son of Rosella Presley. Rosella raised all of her children as a single mother, a farmer, never marrying, and giving her children her last name of Presley.

Noah's name has been posted as Noah P. Presley and Noah E. Presley. The census records also show both the P and the E for middle names. On the 1940 census, Noah gave his name as Noah P Presley.

My mother believes the correct middle initial to be the P., however, the tombstone has the E for a middle initial.

Noah's children from his first marriage did not have the tombstone made. It is believed the children from the second marriage had the tombstone made, thus I am unsure of the E on the tombstone and how it came to be.

Noah's father is stated to be Tom Hussey. Tom was a planter in NE Mississippi, owning nearly 7,000 acres. Tom purchased the 69 acres that would later become the 69 acres that comprised East Tupelo, MS. Tom was married to a Fort Worth resident, however, after attempting to live in NE Mississippi, she shortly returned to Fort Worth, TX. They never divorced, thus Tom had children with my great-great grandmother and possibly another.

Noah married Susan Izora Griffin and had nine children. They are Sump, Whit, Eack, Sales, Goble, Ruble, Vona Mae, Doc, and Oma Sedera. I have seen the date of marriage as 1910, 1911 and 1914. I will verify and post the definitive date.

Noah and Susan lived in East Tupelo, where they raised their children. Noah was Mayor of East Tupelo, taking office January 7, 1936, and Lee County Sheriff (Marshall) in 1946. Noah also had a general store and the sign outside the store states "Noah P Presley Groceries". Photo uploaded.

After Susan passed away in 1939, Noah remarried a younger woman named Mary Christine Houston. Noah began a second family of six children with Chris. One of their notable children was Harold Ray Presley, former Sheriff of Lee County who died while on duty in a shoot out in a barn in 2001. Harold Ray shot and killed the criminal, but later died from the gunshot wound he received during the confrontation.

Noah had several brothers; Walter, Calhoun "Cal" and Jessie Dee or "Dee" McClowell, Mack, Joseph and sisters, Robbie and Minnie E. Presley.

Dee was Elvis' grandfather, thus making Noah his Uncle.

The Presleys of East Tupelo were a tight knit group. Many of them lived on the same block, Kelly Street, and I was told by my grandmother, Ethel Presley, that they shared a milk cow.

When Elvis was born, Noah's daughter-in-law, Ethel, was one of three people present. She was second to arrive and then the doctor was sent for when the mid-wife and Ethel determined a difficult birth would ensue.

Noah is my great grandfather. Ethel is my grandmother.

NOTE: I have been able to either create the page or come to manage most of the Presley family members pages with the exception of just a few. I cannot verify the facts nor edit those that I do not manage. A special word of thanks to those that were kind enough to transfer family members to me. Suzanne E Presley
 
 
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 Parents:
  Rosella Elizebeth Presley (1861 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Izora Griffin Presley (1882 - 1939)
 
 Children:
  Sumpter David Griffin (1899 - 1969)*
  James Whitford Presley (1902 - 1967)*
  Tranee Eackford Presley (1906 - 1987)*
  Vona Mae Presley Brown (1912 - 2000)*
  Goble T Presley (1914 - 1979)*
  Oma Sedera Presley (1914 - 1932)*
  Ruble Presley (1916 - ____)*
  Gordon Presley (1918 - ____)*
  Sales Presley (1918 - 1951)*
  Harold Ray Presley (1948 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Walter G. Presley (1879 - 1962)*
  Noah Presley (1890 - 1969)
  Jesse D. McClowell Presley (1896 - 1973)*
  Calhoun H Presley (1899 - 1984)*
  Mack Presley (1901 - 1917)*
  Robbie Presley Stacy (1903 - 2001)*
  Joseph Warren Presley (1907 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Priceville Memorial Gardens
Tupelo
Lee County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Suzanne E Presley
Originally Created by: Donna
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32742554
Noah Presley
Added by: Suzanne E Presley
 
Noah Presley
Added by: Cally
 
Noah Presley
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Added by: Wayne
 
 
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I checked, to be sure, the proper terminus would be Noah was Elvis´Great Uncle. ;-) <3
- TheresaReneeTossas
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
<3 Rest in Peace <3Noah was the brother of Jessie D. "Dee" McDowell Presley, who is the FATHER of Vernon Elvis Presley, who is the FATHER of Elvis Aron Presley. You´re missing a generation, in the sum total. I just thought, I´d let you know.
- TheresaReneeTossas
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014

- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: Jul. 11, 2014
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