Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - T.D. and Anne Presnell

T.D. Presnell
Jan. 17, 1847
July 5, 1912

Anne Taylor
His Wife
July 20, 1856
Mar. 27, 1922

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 24 November 2011.

The 1850 Livingston County census shows Theodore Presnell in the household of G. and Nancy Presnell. Theodore was age 24 and born North Carolina. Just four households away was the Isaac Taylor family, including Anne, who was age 13.

According to the Kentucky death certificate of Theodore D. Presnell, he was the son of Gabe Presnell and Nancy Ann Wadlington, both born in North Carolina. Theodore's occupation was listed as telephone operator. A descendant states Theodore was the son of Gilbert Presnell.

The Kentucky death certificate of Ann Presnell shows she was born in England and was the daughter of Isaac Taylor and Ann Jakes, who were also born in England.


Joan J said...

Who takes care of this cemetery?
Look so nicely kept?
My relatives buried in eastern, KY.
we have a difficult time with the upkeep.

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

The town takes care of the cemetery and they do a good job.

James David Boswell said...

Ms. Jerome,
MY mother, Alberta Massey Boswell Beggs was a Presnell. Her Greandfather William Byron Presnell was a brother to Theodore. Theodore's father was Gilbert Presnell, not Gabe I am quite sure. Thus the birth certificate must be in error.
David Boswell