Presley O. Travis (1834-?)
"Presley O. Travis, farmer, was born October 5, 1834, in Montgomery County, Tenn., and is of English descent.  His father, John Travis, a native of North Carolina, was born in the latter part of the last century.  He emigrated to Tennessee, and here, in 1808, he was married to Miss Demaries Pollock, a native of Clarksville, and to this union eight children were born, our subject being the youngest.  The father and mother of our subject after their marriage lived and died in this county, the former the same year that our subject was born, and the latter died in 1870.  Presley O. Travis was educated in the country schools, and during his minority he worked on his mother's farm until reaching his majority, when he continued the business on his own account, and cared for his mother until her death.  About the year 1850 he and his mother moved upon the farm, where he has ever since resided.  The farm consists of 275 acres and is well adapted to the raising of tobacco, corn and wheat.  Our subject has no family, never having married.  He served as magistrate for his civil district from 1856 until 1876.  In May, 1861, he enlisted in the Fourteenth Regiment, Tennessee Confederate Infantry, and served with his regiment, participating in all the battles and skirmishes in which it was engaged until the fall of 1862, when he was honorably discharged on account of being over legal age.  Mr. Travis is a member of the F. & A. M. and an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church."
Goodspeed History of Tennessee, 1886

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