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Rosella Elizabeth Presley

Birthplace: Fulton, MS, USA
Death: Died in Pineville, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States
Cause of death: Cancer
Place of Burial: Itawamba, Mississippi, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dunnin Presley and Martha Jane Presley
Mother of Walter G Pressley 'Presley?'; Minnie Elizabeth Presley; Noah Edward Presley; Jessie D. McDowell Presley; L Presley and 4 others
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About Rosella Elizabeth Presley

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Rosella Pressley's father abandoned his family and went back home to Tennessee. Rosella's mother remarried, and Rosella was raped and bore her first child by him.

The rest of her children was out of wedlock with a married man whom she had a love affair with for many years. Because of the "illegitimacy" of her children, she gave them her last name of Pressley or Presley.


Children of Dunning Presley, Jr. and Martha Jane Wesson are:

  • + Rosella Elizabeth Presley b. Feb. 1862, Fulton County, Miss. d. July 30, 1924, Pineville, Itawamba County, Mississippi. Rosella Elizabeth Presley never married, according to records, and some family members speculate for different reasons. However, Rosella lived alone and was a sharecropper in Mississippi, raising her children, most of whom could not read or write.

The 1900 US Federal Census for Itawamba, Mississippi states that Rosella's middle Initial was M. She is listed with several of her children. However other sources list it as Elizabeth.

Mary Jane 'Rosalinda' Presley, b. 1864, d. date unknown.

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Rosella Elizabeth Presley's Timeline

February 16, 1861
Fulton, MS, USA
December 19, 1880
Age 19
Itawamba, MS, USA
July 1889
Age 28
August 29, 1890
Age 29
Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United States
April 9, 1896
Age 35
Itawamba, MS, USA
May 9, 1899
Age 38
Itawamba, MS, USA
Age 37
October 2, 1901
Age 40
March 1, 1903
Age 42
January 6, 1907
Age 45