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CORNWALL Mary Presson

Female 1781 - 1855


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  • Born  21 Jul 1781  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Marriage  Widow of William Cornwall 
    • from Beverly Booth family Bible, Pg. 22. They were married on August 20, 1808, from Joann Presson
    Pension Application  24 Jul 1844  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Window's pension filed 
    • Filed when she was 73 yoa per her application
    Reference Number  449 
    Residence  1855  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Stated she was living in Surry on Rev War Pension Application
    Died  2 Jul 1855  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  Surry County, VA (Rogers Family Cemetary, Off Rt.40) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • On July 23, 1855, John C. Rogers was granted administration of Mary Cornwall Booth's estate and surity of $500 was posted by William M. West. He then married her daughter, Mary E. Booth on August 22, 1859. He returned warrant 155002. Mary Presson Cornwall Booth died July 2nd, 1855. Mary Booth was placed on the Richmond, Va pension rolls at $40 per annum. Certificate # 4456. Bounty land warrant28655 for 160 acres was issued on 6-2-1856 and returned due to death. Duplicate certificate issued 9/24/1859 Added 8/10/04: From: Joann Presson Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 12:07 AM To: Gene Harris Subject, from Joann Presson. Hello Gene, I am writing this email from another Internet provider that I have because we seem to have too much trouble with the other one. First I want the 'thank you' for sending me the information you had on Mary Presson and husband. I also want to 'thank you' for that wonderful saying and picture that was also in that email. May I have your permission to use that saying? I want to give you a bit of information that I have on Mary Presson. She married William on August 20, 1808 in Surry Co., VA. Now Mary's parents are: Tomer Presson b: July 23, 1750 in Charles Parish, York Co., VA and his wife was Elizabeth. They had nine children, one being Mary. Now Tomer's parents are: Robert Presson and Frances Tomer and Robert's parents are: Nicholas Presson and his second wife, Elizabeth. I also wanted to ask you about Talmadge Booth. I saw that he (not sure if that is male or female) wrote a letter to you, his he related to the Pressons? How? And how are you related? We are planning a trip to Richmond, Virginia on August 27 and will be staying with a cousin who lives on Mapleton Road in Richmond, is that near where you live? We will be meeting, for the first time, Billy Austin and Dianna Presson who also live in Richmond. We will be going to Yorktown to do research and in Surry County to the Courthouse there. Do you have a copy of the Booth Family Bible? Could you scan me a copy? I'd like to find out who Mary's children were. Do you think Yorktown would have any information on Mary and her family? I wonder if she left a Will? I didn't understand the surity of $500? What does that mean? I'm still learning.....I've only been working on this since Nov of 1999. Thank you for helping me and may God Bless You! Joann

      See also #451, John C. Rogers

      Nicholas Presson

      Notes - Apparently spelled name Pressey until abt 1707 when it appears that the family changed to "Presson". This is borne out by early records - Register of Charles Parish 16909 where Nicholas was listed as the father of a daughter, perhaps Elizabeth whose birth is recorded in Charles County Records, 1648 - 1789 as Elizabeth Pressey, daugheter of Nicholas and Jane Pressey, 1/11/1690.

      Jane was his 1st wife, Elizabeth the 2nd The best guess is that Nick was born at least by 1670 and died on 4/4/1732, Charles Parish.

      He married Jane by abt 1689 who died11/3/1699 as recorded in the Register although the Register lists the birth of Mary in 1700 and Thomas in 1703 as children of Nicholas and Jane.

      He married Elizabeth that same year who lived at least until 1719 when her last child Daniel was born.

      Robert Presson Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth, born abt 1714 In Charles Parish (births and deaths for 1714-1715 were lost by the Vestry Clerk) and died in 1757 ; in July of that year, the court speaks of him as deceased although the Register lists his death on 11/1/1757.

      He married probably Frances Tomer, daughter of Jon and Mary Tomer. There is no verification of this marriage (records do not exist in this early period. The naming of a son "Tomer" and the continued use of this unusual name in later generations strongly indicate she was a Tomer and the daughter of John Tomer, Jr. and his wife, Mary born 11/1/1713, died 5/13/1757 all in Charles Parish and recorded in the Register.

      Tomer Presson Son of Pobert and Frances, born in Charles Parish on 7/23/1750 and died in Surry Co in 1750. He married Elizabeth who was living in 1807 and died by 1809 in Surry.

      His son James' will was unwitnessed and when brought for probate, William Cornwell (perhaps his brother-in -law) and Thomas Presson swore to the court that the handwriting was that of Tomer and that he (James) had written and signed the will.

      Daughter Mary was living when Tomer made his will in 1801 and is possibly rthe Mary Presson who married William Cornwell in Surry Co. in 1808.
    Person ID  I212  Booth Family
    Last Modified  22 Aug 2013 

    Father  PRESSON Tomer,   b. 23 Jul 1750, Charles Parrish, York County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  PRESSON Elizabeth ??,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1772 
    Family ID  F60  Group Sheet

    Family 1  BOOTH Beverly,   b. 7 Jan 1753, Nottoway Parrish, Southampton County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1833, Surry County, VA (At their Residence) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  21 Jan 1819 
    Alt. Marriage  25 Jan 1819 
    • Per Talmadge booth
    Married  4 Feb 1819  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • rcvd: 13 Mar 2005: Hi Gene: I just found the marriage record for William Cornwell and Polly Presson and the date is August 20, 1808 in Surry Co., VA. Now you sent the date of February 04, 1819? Would you please double check your record and let me know. thanks, Joann
    Children 
     1. BOOTH Mary Ellis,   b. 20 Dec 1822, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1898, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2013 
    Family ID  F85  Group Sheet

    Family 2  CORNWALL William,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  20 Aug 1808  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified  29 May 2008 
    Family ID  F2308  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Surry County, VA (Rogers Family Cemetary, Off Rt.40) Link to Google Earth
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     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Headstones
    Cornwall: Mary Presson (Booth)
    Cornwall: Mary Presson (Booth)
    Wife of the Rev'd. Beverly Booth. Buried in the Rogers/Johnson Cemetery
    Cornwall: Mary Presson (Booth) (2)
    Cornwall: Mary Presson (Booth) (2)
    Closeup of the tombstone with a better view of the dates

  • Sources 
    1. [S163] From the Edwin Booth records and LDS Microfilm Also Virginia Militia Pension records, Pg. 50nsion records, Pg. 50nsion re, 534 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S234] National Archives Records, National Archives Records.

    3. [S151] Booth Family Bible, Shows the date as 13 Sept 1761 as dob.

    4. [S57] From the Edwin Booth records and LDS Microfilm, 534 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S98] From the Edwin Booth records and LDS Microfilm Also Virginia Militia Revolutionary War Pensions, Vol. 8, Pg. 50 Marriage, 534 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S150] Joann Presson, Per Joann Presson, 8/10/2004 via email (Reliability: 3).


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