Henry Clay Presnell

Brief Life History of Henry Clay

When Henry Clay Presnell was born on 6 November 1906, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, his father, Ninevah Vance Presnell, was 23 and his mother, Lue Cretia Tester, was 18. He married Vergie Laura Miller on 23 October 1924, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Banner Elk Township, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1991. He died on 31 January 1991, in Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Henry Clay Presnell
Bertha Rosa Stines
Marriage: 6 November 1926
Mary M Presnell
Henry Ranson Presnell
Nettie Luezena Presnell
Gurney Nineva Presnell
Rilda Mae Presnell
Alvin Calloway Presnell
Faye Ann Presnell

Sources (106)

  • Clay Pressnell in household of Nineva Pressnell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Clay Presnell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Henry Clay Presnell, "Find A Grave Index"

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1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): variant of Priestnall, a habitational name apparently from a lost or unidentified place or places called from Middle English prestene (a weak genitive plural of prest(e), pri(e)st ‘priest’) + hale ‘nook’. This surname is rare in Britain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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