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I am ninety-percent certain that Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor and Elvis Presely are in the family tree of Captain Samuel Rosamond ‘The Patriot’.

The suggestion that Germans with the name Bressler changed their name to Pressley – IS NOT BELIEVABLE. Someone with this German name, has tailored a suit – that does not fit!

“The Bresslers were from Niederhochstadt, Main-Taunus-Kreis, Hessen, Germany and migrated to America from by way of London in 1749, according to my best research. There is a huge flaw in all genealogical research on the Bresslers on all of the websites.

The Bressler name is a perfectly good name! Why alter it? The Pressley family came from Scotland and live in Abbeville where the Rosamond and Hodges family lived.

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 p. 8: in August 1845 in Anderson district South Carolina, Mrs. Ann Pressley, 84, submitted  the record of the births of her children in support of her assertion that she was acquainted with Samuel Rosamond a Captain in the war of the revolution and Colonel Anderson’s Regiment and his wife Sarah Hodges before their marriage; that they were married prior to the birth of her 2nd child, James Pressley in August 1787 and that they lived together as husband and wife during her acquaintance with them. That family record reads as follows: David Pressley & Ann Edmiston was maried Novr 16th  1784 Pressley Junior was born January 29th 1786 and departed this life March 21st Insuing James Pressley was born August 7th 1787 Mary Ann Pressley was born June 26 1789 David Pressley Junior was born March 26 1791 Abner Edmiston Presley was born January 27th 1793 Esther Brown Presley was born May first 1795 Janet Pressley was born December 8th 1796 and died October 8th 1797 Jean Miller Presley was born March 15th 1799 Elizeth Pressley was born April 3rd 1800 Agnes Pressley was born February 17th 1802 Rachel [illegible] Presley was born December 10th 1803 A Daughter born October 3rd 1805 and departed this life on the 25th day of her age being 3 weeks & 4 days old

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Etymology[edit]

The name Presley is derived from the Old English preost,[2] meaning “priest”, and leah meaning “forest clearing”.[2]

History[edit]

Most instances of the surname Presley and variants Pressley and Pressly are thought to be ultimately of English origin. Later, if not found in some form originating also in Scotland, the name made its way across the border to that country, then on to Ireland and to the United States. However, some of the instances of the name in America may derive from a German surname Preslar (ultimately from Bressler, meaning ‘from Breslau, Poland‘), as individuals in some post-colonial American records are recorded under both names.[3]

The surname came to prominence in the person of Elvis Presley, the American music icon, whose family may have originally come from Scotland and whose earliest documented ancestors were an Andrew Presley and an Elspeth Leg,[4][5] who were based in the Aberdeenshire village of Lonmay.[6] Their son, also called Andrew, who emigrated to the United States in 1745, was the first recorded Presley on American soil and the musician’s direct ancestor of 7 generations. It is possible that in Scotland, the surname originates with the Aberdeenshire hamlet of Persley,[7] now encompassed by the City of Aberdeen. This location’s name is probably derived from the Scottish Gaelic phreaslach, meaning “wooded place”,[7] or a Brittonic Pictish equivalent of the same word (c.f. Welsh phrysgwydden ‘shrub’). The names Presley and Pressly to this day remain fairly common in Aberdeenshire but are sparse in the rest of Scotland.

There is some speculation that the name may, in some cases, be a habitational name from the Preseli Hills in PembrokeshireWales. This is highly dubious, given the name is very uncommon in the country.

In the United States and Australia, however, Presley is often an Anglicized form of German surnames such as Preslar and Presler. This is thought to be a habitational name from Breslau, Poland. Former President Jimmy Carter, through his mother, is thought to descend from Johann Valentin Preslar/Presler, who along with his family reached America and later the then frontier area of the central Carolinas sometime during the mid-18th century. Elvis Presley may have had the same ancestor.[3]

Today, Presley ranks as the 1,825 most common surname in the United States.

Patriot Samuel Rosamond

Posted on July 4, 2011 by Royal Rosamond Press

Samuel Roseman was a member of the South Carolina Militia and a Scout for Francis Marion the “Swamp Fox” who Mel Gibson’s character was based on in the movie `The Patriot’. Samuel was the brother of my great, great, great grandfather, James Rosamond, who was also in the South Carolina Militia, and more then likely fought alongside his brother and Francis Marion. There may be a chance my grandfather, Frank Wesley Rosamond was named after Francis, as were other Rosamonds

“Marion Francis “Frank” ROSAMOND”

Because of this new uncovered history, I find my grandfather’s claim, that his mother, Ida Rose, is the offspring of Sir Issac Hull, a Captain of the U.S.S. Constitution to be very credible. It is alleged
Captain Hull had no children, but, he was a sailor and visited many ports.

“Samuel enlisted in the militia around 1776-77 and served as a Lieutenant under Captain Adam Crain Jones and Colonel Robert Anderson (for whom Anderson County, SC was named.) In 1782 he was appointed Captain and served at the Siege of Ninety-Six and the Battle of Kettle Creek in Wilkes County, GA on Feb. 14, 1779 during the Revolutionary War. This battle enabled the revolutionists to halt the British advance in Georgia after the capture of Savannah. According
to Samuel’s great-grandson James Oliver Rosamond, Samuel served as a scout and spy under the direction of Colonel Francis Mariion, the “Swamp Fox”.

“Samuel and James ROSAMOND both served in the SC militia during the Revolution. Samuel was a lieutenant under Adam Crain Jones and as a captain under Colonel Anderson.”

James Rosamond M. Born ca 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia. James died in Abbeville District, SC bef 10 Jul 1806, he was 52. Occupation: Farmer.

John Hodges Rosamond

Posted on July 5, 2011 by Royal Rosamond Press

“Dorothy (Hodges) being a young, tall, attractive woman was taken by an Indian Chief before the cabin was torched. She was gone for ten years. When she returned she brought her Indian son with her.”

With warfare all around them, the Rosamond and Hodge family conducted weddings, and from their unions sprang a Nation.

Samuel Rosamond
Place of Burial: Williamston, SC
Birth: circa 1751
Augusta County, Virginia
Death: August 11, 1814 (63)
Anderson District, SC

John Hodges Rosamond
Birth: September 16, 1789
Abbeville District, SC
Death: May 5, 1859 (69)
South Carolina
Elizabeth Rosamond
Birth: circa 1786
Abbeville District, SC

http://www.geni.com/people/John-Rosamond/6000000003263301262

Most of the information about John Hodges comes from his Revolutionary War application, W10117.

John Hodges was born in 1765 in Essex Co., Virginia. He is probably the son of John Hodges of Culpeper, VA, born about 1725, and wife Elizabeth.

Apparently sometime before the Revolution, the John Hodges family moved to SC. At the age of 15, on April 1, 1780, John Hodges joined the military as a private and served about 21 months. He was widely known as “Major” John Hodges later in life, perhaps from a position in the state militia.

His Revolutionary War pension application contains the following, summarized in Annie Walker Burns’ Revolutionary War Soldiers and Other Patriotic Records of Abbeville, County, SC (Washington, DC), pp. 17-18:

John Hodges, a resident of Abbeville District, S.C., age 67, states he entered service April 1, 1780 under command of Capt Samuel Rosamund, who commanded a beat or militia company in Ninety Six Direct, now Abbeville, S.C., and was marched t…
A family legend is that the father of John Hodges was a Revolutionary soldier and while at home on furlough, his cabin was attacked by Indians, and he was killed. The legend continued that the Indians captured four Hodges daughters,
bound them securely and put them inside the cabin which they prepared to burn.

However, an Indian warrior was reported attracted to one daughter, Dorothy, released her and took her with him, while the others perished in the flames.

(Another version has it that the mother and two daughters died in the fire.)

Many years later, Dorothy Hodges and her Indian son returned for a visit on her promise, the story went, that she would return to her Indian husband in Alabama territory. She yielded to pleadings of relatives to remain and eventually
married [ ] Rosamond. Her son attended the neighborhood school, but in his late teens went back to his father and was never heard from. Mr. and Mrs. Rosamond had children, lived for a time in Pickens, then went West, and South Carolina
kin lost contact with them.

With warfare all around them, the Rosamond and Hodge family conducted weddings, and from their unions sprang a Nation. The city of Hodges South Carolina was built on what was called
“the Jews land”. Then Dorothy Hodges was taken away by an Indian chief, and a child was born in the wilderness.

“The story of Dorothy being taken by Indians was so interesting, with the loss of her father and four younger sisters and all, that everybody told it faithfully. At least according to my grandfather who got it from his father and
compared it to other related Hodges family’s traditions in the1930s. It was his contention that the story was true because he had letters from six different families in six different locations. Each family gave the same basic story.
Dorothy being a young, tall, attractive woman was taken by an Indian Chief before the cabin was torched. She was gone for ten years. When she returned she brought her Indian son with her. He was nine when he arrived. The family talked
Dorothy into staying with them. They clothed, and educated, her son in the ways of his mother. They were shocked, and unbelieving when he told them he was going back to his father.Some of them thought it was rude and disrespectful for him to leave and they couldn’t understand why he would rather live with a bunch of savages.

The boy was seventeen when he left. Dorothy stayed with her family and married the widowed brother of Sarah Rosamond. They had a family of their own. The story ends with “They had a family of their own.”John M. Robinson put Dorothy in the
record as having been captured by Indians about 1781, he showed one son, no name, from the Chief. Then he shows a second husband as — Rosamond. I don’t know where he got his information. I believe it was from a tribute for General
George Washington Hodges, from two books; “Moragnes in America and Related Families” by Nell H. Howard and Bessie W. Quinn, and “Greenwood County Sketches” by Margaret Watson.

Maternal Jewish Heritage

As unfathomable as it might seem, a little known fact is that Elvis Presley, by matrilineal descent, was halakhically Jewish. Historian and biographer Elaine Dundy writes about Elvis Aron Presley’s Jewish heritage in her book “Elvis and Gladys.

A look at the nomination of Elvis for the Jewish-American Hall of Fame yields the following information . . . Source “…Nancy Burdine was married to Abner Tackett (Elvis’ great great maternal grandmother). Nancy was of particular interest to Gladys for her Jewish heritage, often remembering Nancy’s sons for their Jewish names Sidney and Jerome. Nancy and Abner had a daughter Martha who married White Mansell. The daughter which they named Octavia, nick-named Doll, who was Elvis’ maternal grandmother.”
“…Doll and Robert had nine children. Gladys Love was the fifth daughter born followed by 3 more brothers and one sister. After his mother died, Elvis personally sought to design his beloved mother’s gravesite which included a Star of David on Gladys Love Presley’s tombstone. The decision was made by him in honor of his Jewish heritage. Something his mother was proud of and acknowledged to Elvis at a very early age.
So Elvis’s great great maternal grandmother was Jewish and had a daughter who had a daughter who had a daughter that was Elvis’s mother. 

Source

Elvis Presley Family History | Elvis Biography

Elvis Presley Family History

By: Elvis Australia
Source: http://www.elvis.com.au
January 1, 2015

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Elvis’ paternal heritage through to his father, Vernon

 Elvis’ maternal heritage through to his mother, Gladys

Johannes Valentin Bressler, the founder of the Presley family in America, was born in the Palatinate, Germany, 1669 in the village of Hochstadt (where the Preslar family was first mentioned in 1494); Valentine was employed there as a vine dresser; he married Anna Christiana Franse (Born Germany 1674) and immigrated to New York in 1710; In the early generations of the family, in America, the German surnames were often turned into English (in parenthesis); after the mid-1800s many members of the family changed their last name to Pressley or Pressly. This continued down Elvis Presleys ‘line’ to his grandfather Jessie (J.D.).

(Johannes was shortened to Johann and then John).

In June of 1710, approx. 2,400 Germans (Palatinate) arrived in New York and New Jersey from England. On June, 14 arriving on the ship ‘Fame‘, Captain Walter Houxton, were the following: Johann Valentin Bressler, 41, Anna Christiana, 36, Anna Elisabetha, 14, Anna Gertrud, 12, Andreas, 6, Antoni, 4, and (son) 1-1/2.

Regarding the sons of Valentine and Christina Bressler/Preslar, the following information as given by a Preslar descendant, Robert Allen, who defines that the two sets of Preslars living in Anson County, NC, are not only the children of Andreas and Antje (Anna) Wells, but of Hans Jurie Preslar, brother of Andreas. It appears that the descendants of Hans Jurie kept the ‘Preslar’ surname while the descendants of Andreas seem to have shifted over to Pressley and Presley, perhaps to differentiate between the two families.

Allen writes that ‘… Valentine Preslar, the founder of the family in America, was born in the Palatinate, Germany, 1669 in the village of Hochstadt (where the Preslar family was first mentioned in 1494); Valentine was employed there as a vine dresser; he married Christina Franse and immigrated to New York in 1710; In the early generations of the family the German surnames were often turned into English (in parenthesis); after the mid-1800s many members of the family changed their last name to Pressley or Pressly‘. This continued down Elvis Presleys ‘line’ to his grandfather Jessie (J.D.) and on occasion his Father, Vernon.

Andrew Presley, Jr. Line – first generation NC/SC/TN/MS {Elvis direct line}

Andreas (Andrew) and Antje (Anna) Preslar had five children born and baptized in St. Stephen’s Parish, Cecil County, MD; Christian Preslar b. 1725, John Valentine Preslar b. 1726, Sarah Preslar b. 1728, Thomas Preslar b. 1730 and Andrew Preslar, Jr younger brother of Thomas, was born 1732.

Andrew Preslar Jr‘s children, were: Charles, John, Andrew III, Peter, and Joseph. John, born in Rowan County, NC in 1748, served in the American Revolutionary War for his brother, Peter, born in 1756. After the war, John relocated to Monroe County, TN, where he filed for a pension and received it beginning 1833. John was in Monroe County, TN, at the same time as Dunning Presley and Dunning, Jr. who was born in Monroe in 1827. However, John, it was said, moved there to be close to his children. Charles Presley also served in the American Revolution along with his wife, Polly Keziah. (Hereafter referred to as Presley).

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Geni – Johannes Valentine Presler, I (1669-1735)- Yadkin River

I am a professor of political science and public affairs working in a 10,000 student public university in the western mountain area of North Carolina, USA. On my mother’s maternal grandmother’ side, I am from the same line of Pressleys as American music icon, Elvis Aaron Presley. I have not been able to research furtherr back than Johannes Nicholas Bressler, born 1717 died 1791 and wife, Eva Amelia Kendig. The Bresslers were from Niederhochstadt, Main-Taunus-Kreis, Hessen, Germany and migrated to America from by way of London in 1749, according to my best research. There is a huge flaw in all genealogical research on the Bresslers on all of the websites. Johannes Nicholas was the first generation American. His father, Hans Valetin Bressler born 1669 is the last probably accurate name and date in the line, as the person listed online as his father would have been born AFTER his son died, so this is not accurate. I would SO appreciate anyone who could help me unravel this genealogy line OR add to its clarity in some way.

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[fn p. 8: in August 1845 in Anderson district South Carolina, Mrs. Ann Pressley, 84, submitted  the record of the births of her children in support of her assertion that she was acquainted with Samuel Rosamond a Captain in the war of the revolution and Colonel Anderson’s Regiment and his wife Sarah Hodges before their marriage; that they were married prior to the birth of her 2nd child, James Pressley in August 1787 and that they lived together as husband and wife during her acquaintance with them. That family record reads as follows: David Pressley & Ann Edmiston was maried Novr 16th  1784 Pressley Junior was born January 29th 1786 and departed this life March 21st Insuing James Pressley was born August 7th 1787 Mary Ann Pressley was born June 26 1789 David Pressley Junior was born March 26 1791 Abner Edmiston Presley was born January 27th 1793 Esther Brown Presley was born May first 1795 Janet Pressley was born December 8th 1796 and died October 8th 1797 Jean Miller Presley was born March 15th 1799 Elizeth Pressley was born April 3rd 1800 Agnes Pressley was born February 17th 1802 Rachel [illegible] Presley was born December 10th 1803 A Daughter born October 3rd 1805 and departed this life on the 25th day of her age being 3 weeks & 4 days old

David Pressley 1791-1877 – Ancestry®

Born in Pickens County, South Carolina, USA on Mar 26 1791 to David Pressley and Ann Edmiston. David Pressley married Elizabeth Richards and had 8 children. He passed away on 1877 in Salem, Oconee, South Carolina, United States.

Ann (Edmiston) Pressly (1763-1848) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree

Ann Pressly formerly Edmiston

Born 1763 [location unknown]

ANCESTORS ancestors

Daughter of David Edmiston II and Jane (Miller) Edmiston

Sister of James Edmiston Sr.

Wife of David Pressly — married 16 Nov 1784 in Abbeville, District 96, South Carolina, United States

DESCENDANTS descendants

Mother of James Alexander PressleyDavid (Presley) Pressley and Nancy (Pressley) Willbanks

Died 17 Nov 1848 [location unknown]

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