23 October 2016

Celebration Sunday Genealogy Happy Dance


This is my first time participating in this genealogy writing event. I hope to make it a regular feature here.  The purpose of this event is to celebrate our genealogy discoveries of the week.

My discovery this week concerns my third great-grandfather Berry Madison Pressley.  Here is my path back to him:

Me>Madeline Spence>Maggie Pressley>Julius Jared Pressley>Richard Simpson Pressley>Berry Madison Pressley

I found an article in the Pickens Sentinel, Pickens, South Carolina, dated 25 May 1904, regarding the upcoming Old Soldiers' Celebration to be held on 3 June 1904. At this celebration, veterans of the War Between the States were to receive a Cross of Honor. This article lists Berry M. Pressley as one of the intended recipients. I found this article through Newspapers.com

Old Soldiers' Celebration, Berry M. Pressley

Berry Madison Pressley was born 3 October 1824, in Pickens, South Carolina.  He enlisted in service to the Confederacy in 1862 in the 10th Battalion Cavalry.  He died 6 March 1909, in Pickens, South Carolina. He is buried, with a wife on either side of him, in the Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pendleton, South Carolina.

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