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Dunning John Presley Sr (abt. 1784 - abt. 1850)

Dunning John "Dunnin" Presley Sr aka Pressley
Born about in Lancaster, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married about 1803 (to about 1825) in North Carolinamap
Husband of — married 1826 (to 1850) in Monroe County, Tennesseemap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Polk County, Tennesseemap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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1812 US Army Enlistment: Dunning Pressley AKA dunnin Presley b. 1784 in South Carolina, aged 28 at enlistment[1]

1820 US census shows Dunnen Presley living in Buncombe, North Carolina. He was a farmer. Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820.[2]

  • 1 Free White Persons - Males - Under 10
  • 1 Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15
  • 1 Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44
  • 2 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10
  • 1 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44
  • Total Free White Persons: 6
  • Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6

1830 US census shows Dunnin Parsley AKA Dnnin Parsley living in Buncombe, North Carolina:[3]

  • 2 Free White Persons - Males - Under 5
  • 1 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9
  • 1 Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59
  • 1 Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39
  • 3 Free White Persons - Under 20
  • 1 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:
  • Total Free White Persons: 5
  • Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5

1850 census shows Durring/Dunning/Duning/Dunnan Presley aged 70y (born in South Carolina) living in Subdivision 25, Polk, Tennessee. Wife Mary 50y, daughter Nancy 14y[4]


  1. Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  2. 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Buncombe, North Carolina; Page: 118; NARA Roll: M33_80; Image: 120
  3. 1830; Census Place: Buncombe, North Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 118; Page: 209; Family History Library Film: 0018084
  4. 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 25, Polk, Tennessee; Roll: M432_892; Page: 251A; Image: 500


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Presley-1342 and Presley-3 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person
posted by Kris Anderson

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