Artie Manning Hello. My name is Tabitha Coursey maiden name Presley. I am looking for information on my father's grandmother, Artie Manning Presley. She was born in 1893, and from the small amount of research I've done , it looks as if she is from the Harriman, TN (Roane County) area. I am interested in her specifically because I have been told she was either full or half native american. Also, there is a write up in a local paper I found regarding her death, which is assumed to be a suicide. She died tragically at 36 here in GA after stopping on railroad tracks in the path of an oncoming train. She had seven children, one of which was my grandfather, Vernon Floyd Presley. It is rumored that she was pregnant with twins at the time of her death in August of 1929. She married John Pressley, who changed the spelling of his name to Presley. Any information you can give me regarding a link to possible family members in the TN area would be greatly appreciated.