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Dr William Cornelius Pressly
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1857
Oktibbeha County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1935
Obion County
Tennessee, USA

William C. Pressly was born October 23th 1857 in Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi and is one of five surviving members of a family of seven children born to David and Sarah (Paden) Pressly, both of whom are natives of the Palmetto State. At the age of sixteen the father went to Alabama, and soon after entered college at Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated four years later and then returned to South Carolina. He attended the Presbyterian Seminary in Oktibbeha County two years, and then accepted the pastorship of the Presbyterian Church at Starkville, Miss., which he filled forty three years. Soon after locating in the latter place, he married Letha Fair, who bore him five children, two now living. The mother died and he afterward married the mother of our subject, who died January 17, 1883. David Pressly is now residing in Tipton County, Tenn. His son, Dr. Pressly, made his home under the paternal roof until he attained his majority, when he entered Erskine College, South Carolina, graduating from the same in 1882. He attended three sessions in New York City Medical College, and located in Marshall County, Miss., where he practiced until January, 1886. Since that time he has resided in Obion County, Tenn., where he is doing a good business. December 4, 1884, he married Maud Moffatt, with whom he has four children:
James Strong Moffatt (1886-1958)
Mary B. (1888-1986)
Margaret Harper {m. Poston}(1892-1983)
William Cornelius (1894-1985)

After the death of his first wife in 1899, Dr. Pressly married the former Miss Augusta Camille Brice, daughter of Dr. Walter and Jane [Moffatt] Brice of Troy on December 19th 1901. This union had no children.

Dr. Pressly departed this life on the 18th of February 1935, at the age of 77 years and is buried in Troy Cemetery.

The History of Obion County Tennessee

Family links: 
  David Pressly (1820 - 1891)
  Sarah Brown Peden Pressly (1827 - 1883)
  Mary Maude Moffatt Pressly (1865 - 1899)
  Augusta Camille Brice Pressly (1874 - 1904)
  James Strong Moffatt Pressly (1886 - 1958)*
  William Cornelius Pressly (1894 - 1985)*
  Infant Pressly (1843 - 1843)**
  Annie Fair Pressly Bell (1844 - 1912)**
  Calvin Preston Pressly (1847 - 1919)**
  Thomas Peden Pressly, D.D. (1853 - 1923)*
  Elizabeth Hearst Pressly Young (1855 - 1916)*
  William Cornelius Pressly (1857 - 1935)
  David Pressly (1860 - 1861)*
  Joseph Peden Pressly (1863 - 1866)*
  Isabella Teresa Pressly (1866 - 1945)*
  Susan Montgomery Pressly Smith (1869 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Troy Cemetery
Obion County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: GMG
Record added: Jan 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83623035
Dr William Cornelius Pressly
Added by: Craig Thweatt
Dr William Cornelius Pressly
Added by: Craig Thweatt
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