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Rev David Alexander "Uncle Dave" Presley
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1842
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1914

Eld. (Uncle Dave) Pressley was born in Tennessee, December 27, 1842, but spent most of his life in Randolph County. He was a farmer as well as a preacher as was true of most of the rural preachers of that day. He began preaching in August, 1868, and was a true gospel preacher until his death March 25, 1914. He was a messenger to State Line Association from Antioch Church in 1879, and made the following report to the association on his activities for that year:

"I have rode 659 miles, preached 50 sermons, delivered 21 exhortations, prayed 50 public prayers, received for such labors $22.75 and $11 in pledges. D. A. Pressley."

He was pastor then at Lebanon, Mo. It was reported in 1888 that State Line Association had paid him $11.00 for eleven days of work as a missionary, in which work he had witnessed 23 conversions. He was pastor of the Concord and Oak Grove churches that year. He was a good singer and a preacher with unusual gifts as a revivalist and could stir a congregation up to "shouting temperature" within a short time. He was frequently called upon to make the closing address at the association which culminated with handshaking and tears. He was elected moderator of State Line Association in 1888 and 1889, and preached the sermon in 1889. He was married and had fifteen children. His youngest son, Gilbert, is a preacher living now in Ill. and his son, Horton, is a student for the ministry.

--A History of the Current River Baptist Association (1947), by Leroy Carson Tedford 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Presley (1804 - 1872)
  Mary Ann Presley (1806 - 1889)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha L. Presley (1873 - 1910)
  Jemima Roach Presley (1846 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  James Wesley Presley (1864 - 1920)*
  Jephtha Presley (1871 - 1872)*
  Thomas Napoleon Presley (1875 - 1952)*
  Almedia Presley Bishop (1878 - 1945)*
  Sylvester Presley (1880 - 1881)*
  Manley David Presley (1882 - 1968)*
  Isora Presley Jackson (1885 - 1928)*
  Eugene Presley (1887 - 1888)*
  Lily Presley (1892 - 1913)*
  John Presley (1892 - 1893)*
  Venora J. Presley (1910 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roach Cemetery
Hamil
Randolph County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: pacifica
Record added: Mar 23, 2004
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Rev David Alexander Uncle Dave Presley
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rest in peace
- C
 Added: Nov. 6, 2007
 
 
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