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Waightstill PRESTWOOD
Rebecca CRUMP
Jane __?__
Husband:  Waightstill / Waightsdell / Wrightstill / Waitstill / Waitsell "Weit" PRESTWOOD / PRESSWOOD / PRESWOOD
Birth:  13 Aug 1855, Caldwell Co., NC
Death:  8 Jun 1923, Belmont, Gaston Co., NC
Occupation:  cotton mill worker
Father:  Robert Francis PRESTWOOD (1824-1874)
Mother:  Catharine CLARK / CRUMP (1823-1903)

Secondary sources give our subject's mother as Catherine CLARK, d/o Hiram CLARK & Mary STOKES, but Waightstill's death certificate says his mother is Catharine CRUMP (see Source No. 10 below).

Partner:  Rebecca CRUMP see Rebecca's page for her other children
Birth:  7 Nov 1860, Lenoir Twp., Caldwell Co., NC
Death:  2 Jan 1921, Caldwell Co., NC
Disposition:  buried Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Churchyard
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Daniel CRUMP, Jr.
Mother:  Mary Matilda SETZER
Wife:  Jane __?__
Birth:  Feb 1863, SC
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  born in NC
Mother:  born in SC
Child with Rebecca CRUMP:
1.  William Waitsel / Waitstal CRUMP, b. Jan 1878, Lenoir Twp., Caldwell Co., NC
Children with Jane born in SC, possibly in York Twp., York Co., SC:
2.  Azila? PRESTWOOD, b. Sep 1880
3.  Walter Harrison PRESTWOOD, b. Jul 1885, SC; d. 1962; m. 1904/5, Eva L. CLAY (b. 1882/3, NC); had two sons
4.  Oce? / Ice? PRESTWOOD, b. Jan 1888
5.  James PRESTWOOD, b. Jun 1890
6.  Ella PRESTWOOD, b. Sep 1893
7.  Mary PRESTWOOD, b. Oct 1896
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1.  Betty Camin's North Carolina Bastardy Bonds by Counties:  Caldwell Co 1840 - 1879 (online at home.earthlink.net/~bcamin/)
Mother: Rebecca Crump Date: Sep 1878 Bondsman: Wrightstill Prestwood

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Waightstill PRESTWOOD (æ 5) and Rebecca CRUMP (æ 5m) are living in Lenoir Twp., Caldwell Co., NC, with their parents (q.v.).

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Waightsdell PRESWOOD (æ 14) and Rebecca CRUMP (æ 9) are living in Lenoir Twp., Caldwell Co., NC, with their parents (q.v.).

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find our subject.  Rebecca CRUMP (æ 19) and her son, Waitstal CRUMP (æ 2), are living with her parents (q.v.).

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 53):  York Cotton Mill, York Twp., York Co., SC, Roll T623_1545, p. 181B, SN 3, SD 246, ED 97, enumerated 2 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
29 36 Presswood Wiet Head W M Aug 1855 44 M 21     NC NC NC Yarn Bailer Cotton Mill 0   Y Y Y R H
    _________ Jane Wife W F Feb 1863 37 M 21 6 6 SC NC SC   0   N N Y    
    _________ Azila? Dau W F Sep 1880 19 S       SC NC SC Spooler Cotton Mill 0   Y Y Y    
    _________ Walter Son W M Jul 1885 14 S       SC NC SC Drawer Cotton Mill 0 0 Y Y Y    
    _________ Oce?/Ice? Dau W F Jan 1888 12 S       SC NC SC Spinner Cotton Mill 0   N N Y    
    _________ James Son W M Jun 1890  9 S       SC NC SC     0 N N Y    
    _________ Ella Dau W F Sep 1893  6 S       SC NC SC     0 N N Y    
    _________ Mary Dau W F Oct 1896  3 S       SC NC SC       Y Y Y    

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find our subject, not with certainty.  There is a widowed Waitsell PRESTWOOD (æ 65, b. NC/NC/NC; cotton mill inspector) living in a boarding house in Lenoir Twp., Caldwell Co., NC (p. 72A); it's not unusual for data to be in error for boarders because the informant is usually the landlord, so this may be our subject.  Walter PRESTWOOD (æ 24, b. SC/NC/SC) is living in Lovelady Twp., Caldwell Co., NC (p. 140A), with his wife, Eva (æ 27, b. NC/NC/NC), plus one son and two in-laws.

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find our subject.  Walter PRESTWOOD (æ 34, b. NC/NC/NC) is living in Granite Falls Town, Lovelady Twp., Caldwell Co., NC (p. 143A), with his wife, Eva (æ 37, b. NC/NC/NC), plus two sons.

9.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Walter H. PRESTWOOD (æ 44, b. SC/NC/SC) is living in Granite Falls, Lovelady Twp., Caldwell Co., NC (p. 161A), with his wife, Eva L. (æ 47, b. NC/NC/NC), plus one son.

10.  North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Waitsell Presswood
Date of Birth: Aug 13 - 1856
Birthplace: Caldwell Co
Date of Death: June 8 1923
Place of Death: Belmont, Gaston Co., NC
Cause of Death: Carcinoma of Rectum
Marital Status: Widowed
Name of Spouse:  
Name of Father: Robt F Pressley
Birthplace of Father: Caldwell Co
Name of Mother: Catherine Crump
Birthplace of Mother: Caldwell Co
Name of Informant: Ed C Carrell
Date of Burial: 6 / 9 1923
Place of Burial: Calliers Cemetery, Belmont, NC
Is Catherine's surname informant error?  Or did she remarry to a CRUMP after the death of Waitsell's father?  Or is she really a CRUMP, meaning secondary sources have mis-identified her?

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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