NamePreston ("Pressie") Black, 1C2R
Birth12 May 1896, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death18 Mar 1972, New Castle, Henry Co., Indiana
Marriage28 Dec 1916, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseLula Belle Conn
Birth3 Oct 1897, Elliottville, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death16 Nov 1952, Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky
Birth25 Dec 1918, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death15 Mar 2001, Fairborn, Greene Co., Ohio
Birth1919/1920, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death1919/1920, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth19 Mar 1921, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth22 Apr 1923, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death18 Aug 1979, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
Birth18 Sep 1925, Bluestone, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth8 Jun 1930, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death2 Aug 1941, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth23 Sep 1934, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
DeathMar 1935, Hoggtown, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Preston ("Pressie") Black
His WWI draft registration card, issued in 1917/1918 (the images on Ancestry do not show the side of the card that has the date it was filed), says Pressie Black, age 21, residence Elliottville, Ky, born 12 May 1896, occupation farmer, self-employed, married.
Double stone in Black-Trent cem. says "Pressie Black 1896 - <blank> : Lula 1897 - 1952".
Notes for Lula Belle Conn
Her obituary in the Rowan County News, Thu., Nov 20, 1952, reads:
"Death came Sunday morning in a Lexington hospital to Mrs. Lula Black. Born Oct 3, 1897, she was 55. On Dec 28, 1916 she married Pressie Black and they became the parents of 12 children. The following 6 daughters and 3 sons survive: Mrs. Clell Dewitt, Clearfield; Mrs. Walter Dewitt, Mrs. Ernest Helterbrand and Mrs. Woodrow Crouch, New Castle, Ind.; Guy, Glennis, Martha and Betty, all at home. [I only count 8 there, but I didn't notice until I got home, so I don't know now whether I missed one or the obituary did.] She also leaves 3 brothers and 4 sisters: Mrs. Elmer Flannery, Clother, W. Va.; Mrs. Ollie Trent, Mansfield, Oh.; Mrs. Edd Cox, Elliottville; Mrs. Johnnie Johnson, Elliottville; Harve Conn, Clearfield; and Frank Conn & Robert Conn, both of Stark, Ky. She also leaves 18 grandchildren. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Conn, both preceded her in death. Burial was in Black Cemetery."
Most of my information on the descendants of Pressie Black & Lula Conn is from correspondence with their granddaughter Dianna Gilliam, a daughter of Stella (Black) Helderbrand.
Census Notes for Preston ("Pressie") & Lula Belle (Family)
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, magisterial district #3, records as family #215 (between Leander Black and Willie Black):
Pressie Black, 23; Lullie, 22; Laura, 2 3/12.
1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 21 April, lists on p. 11B as family #196/206:
Black, Pressie, 33, farmer age at first marriage 20; Lula, wife, 32, age at first marriage 19; Lara, daughter, 12; Rena, daughter, 9; Curtis, son, 6; Stella, daughter, 4 6/12; Nella, daughter, 2 2/12. All born in Kentucky.
The following household is that of Lula’s sister Martha and her husband Johnie Johnson.