|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1808|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1860|
First President of Erskine College and Pastor of Due West A. R. P. Church
On December 23rd, 1808 Ebenezer Pressly was born in the lower part of Abbeville district, . He was the youngest son of William and Elizabeth Hearst Pressly.
Ebenezer graduated from Miami College in Ohio in 1826 and studied theology under Dr. John T. Pressly. Mr. Pressly was installed as pastor of the Generostee and Due West Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church congregations on August 7, 1830. After giving up the work at Generostee in 1838, he served as pastor of the Due West Church for thirty years; where he was President of Erskine College, and a professor in Erskine Theological Seminary.
In 1831 Dr. Pressly was married to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Malinda Agnew of Due West, S. C. Fourteen children were born to them, all of these died in infancy except three daughters and one son, Dr. W. L. Pressly, President of Erskine Seminary. On June 20th, 1853, his wife died. He afterwards married Miss Mary A. Taylor of Laurens Co., S. C., in 1854. Two children were born from this marriage, both dying in infancy.
On August 21, 1860, Dr. Rev. Ebenezer Erskine Pressly met his death from an accident, being thrown from his buggy while on his way to fill an appointment at Little Mountain in Newberry County South Carolina.
Elizabeth Agnew Pressly (1811 - 1853)*
Cyprianna Malinda Pressly Rice (1833 - 1854)*
Elizabeth Jane Pressly Boyd (1835 - 1859)*
William Laurens Pressly (1837 - 1906)*
Due West ARP Church Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Patricia
Record added: Jul 23, 2011
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