David Roberson Precise[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16]

Male 1844 - 1917


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  • Name  David Roberson Precise 
    Born  5 Oct 1844  Jackson, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Apr 1917 
    Buried  Liberty Cemetery, Jackson, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):
      - Initial info from Betty Precise History. Twin to Robert P. Precise.

      - Volunteer Enlistment, State of Ala, Town of Stevenson {image saved, footnote.com}
      David R. Precise
      Born Jackson Co, Ala, age 18. Occupation farmer. Volunteered 6 Sep 1863 to "serve as a soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of one year..."
      Document prepared at Stevenson, 6 Sep 1863, signed D. R. Precise
      Black eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5 ft 5 in tall. Signed Ephraim Latham.

      - Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
      {saved image from ancestry.com}
      Name: Precise, David R.
      Service: A 1 Ala. & Tenn. Vid. Cav. {?}
      Date of Filing: 119104.10 {?}
      Class: Invalid
      App. No.: 825775
      Cert. No.: 795279
      State: Alabama
      {Note on Ancestry: Because these pension files were for federal benefits, this collection only contains the names of Union veterans.}
      {Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 544 rolls.}

      - U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about David R. Precise
      Name: David R. Precise
      Side: Union
      Regiment State/Origin: Tennesee
      Regiment Name: 1 Tenn. Indpt. Vidette Cavalry
      Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Tennessee Independent Vidette Cavalry
      COMPANY: A
      Rank In: Private
      Rank In Expanded: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Rank Out Expanded: Private
      Film Number: M392 roll 12

      - U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about David R Precise
      Name: David R Precise
      Rank at enlistment: Private
      State Served: Tennessee
      Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Tennessee Tenn & Ala Vidette Cavalry Battalion.
      Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records

      - Info from National Archives re David R. Precise.
      Sent to Mark Klan, July 2009.
      (file DavidRPrecise-FedApplicationCivilWarPension.pdf)
      Soldier's Cert. No. 795 279
      Rank: Private
      Service: Co A 1 Ala Vol Vidette Cav
      CAN No. 16439
      Bundle No. 54
      *
      Pension granted/paid until just after death on April 1, 1917.
      *
      Applied for pension 4 June 1912 at age 67, appearing before Justice of the Peace (Jackson Cty, Ala). Resident of Tupelo, Jackson, Alabama. Enrolled into US Army at Stevenson on 10 Sept 186{? unreadable}, Capt Ephraim Lathams Co (A), 1st Regiment of the Independent Vidette Cav. Honorably discharged at Stevenson on 16 June 1863.
      *
      Description at enlistment: height 5 ft 5 in; complexion dark; eyes black; hair black; occupation farmer; born Jackson County, Ala, 4 Oct 1844.
      *
      Signed by David R. Precise. Attested to by Sam Barnes and John James. J.S. Winninger, Justice of the Peace.

      - 1850/1860/1870 Census consistent.

      - 1880 Jackson Co Ala Census, Dist. 111, p. 5 {ancestry image saved}
      Precise, David, WM 35 -- farmer Ala/Vir/Tenn ~1845
      ___, Robert P, WM 35 brother Ala/Vir/Tenn ~1845 {twin}
      ___, Delila A, WF 26 niece "keeping house" Ala/Ala/Ala ~1854

      - 1900 Jackson Co Ala Census, Tupelo, Dist. 31, p. 2
      Precise, David R, head WM Oct 1844 single Ala/Vir/Tenn
      ____, Robert P, brother WM Oct 1844 single Ala/Vir/Tenn

      - 1910 Jackson Co Ala Census
      Precise, David R., head, MW, 65, single, Ala/Vir/Ala ~b1845
      _____, William C., brother, MW, 63, widowed, Ala/Vir/Ala ~b1847
      Henderson, Mrs. Flora, niece, FW, 28, widowed, 0childr, Ala/Ala/Miss ~b1882

      - Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974 (FamilySearch.org)
      Name: Daniel R. Precise {DOD matches David R. Precise}
      Titles:
      Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
      Death date: 31 Mar 1917
      Death place: Scottsboro, Jackson, Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Race or color (on document): White
      Race or color (expanded): White
      Age at death: 72y 5m 27d
      Estimated birth year: 1845
      Birth place: Al
      Marital status: Single
      Mother birth place: Liberty Grave Yard, Near His Home {Probably actually where he was buried}
      Occupation: Merchant
      Film number: 1908183
      Reference number: cn 77
      Collection: Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974

      - Family History Library microfilm:
      Jackson County, Ala estate files, Phillips, John (cont.) - Precise, David R. - VAULT US/CAN Film [ 1542709 ]
      Viewed at East Tenn History Center - 20 Sep 2009

      Jackson County Estate Case Files
      *
      File Folder Cover: Precise Bros., D.R. Precise (dec'd), Box 31, Folder 36, 1917-1918 {folder concerning disposition of the business of David & Robert Precise (I think)}
      Records showing Precise Bros. buying a wide variety of things, including seed, grain, furniture, etc. Two large orders for seed & grain were with:
      McKay, Reece & Co., Nashville, Tenn, 8 Jun 1917
      D.M. Ferry & Co., Detroit, Mich, 19 Jan 1917

      - Family History Library microfilm:
      Jackson County, Ala
      Probate estate files, Phillips, John (cont.) - Precise, David R. - VAULT US/CAN Film [ 1542709 ], continued in Precise, David R. (cont.) - Proctor, Samuel F. - VAULT US/CAN Film [ 1542710 ]
      Viewed at East Tenn History Center - 20 Sep 2009
      Jackson County Estate Case Files
      *
      File Folder Cover: Precise, David R., 1917-1918, Box 31, Folder 38, Will Book #10 (numerous page references given)
      *
      FIRST FILM
      FOLDER COVER: HEIRS
      Precise, William C.
      Children of Precise, A.L. deceased:
      Precise, Joseph
      Precise, John
      Precise, Rorex
      Precise, Robert
      Pace, Nancy
      Dolberry, Deedie {or maybe Deelie, noted later as living in Texas}
      Children of Precise, James deceased:
      Proctor, Bettie
      Foster, Delilah
      Precise, Kate
      Precise, Sarah
      Precise, Joe
      Precise, Tom
      Bynum, Nancy
      Heirs of Precise, Thomas {not initially listed}
      Heirs of Precise, Richard {not initially listed}
      *
      David R. Precise died 1 Apr 1917 intestate
      *
      Detailed typewritten list on images 6 & 7 following folder cover, titled "Heirs & Distributees of D.R. Precise, Deceased" {MSK: will obtain photocopy from library}
      *
      William Precise noted as only living brother of deceased at time of court records
      *
      NEXT FILM (David R. Precise, continued):
      Heirs of Joseph S. Precise:
      Delilah J. Prater, Sherman, Tex
      Martha Alice Vernon, Enloe, Tex
      Lillian Grace Davis, Sherman, Tex
      Lorena Myrtle Precise, Guthrie, Okla
      Annie Ethel Pearl Precise, Guthrie, Okla
      Heirs of son Marion Precise (deceased)
      Heirs of daughter Polly Missouri Prater (deceased)
      *
      Detailed typewritten list of images on images 13 & 14 following folder cover (continuation, 2nd film), showing complete set of heirs {MSK: will obtain photocopy from library}
      *
      William Precise received a 1/7 share of estate distribution at $667, implying total estate disbursement of rought $4,700.

      - Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 about David R. Precise
      Name: David R. Precise
      Death Date: 31 Mar 1917
      Death County: Jackson
      Volume: 18
      Roll: 2
      Page #: 77

      - From file on Civil War Veterans Buried in Jackson County Alabama:
      Precise, David R. born 1844, died 1917, member of the 1st Alabama Cavalry, United States Army Company A, buried Liberty Cemetery

      - LIBERTY CEMETERY, JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA
      R.P. PRECISE 10-1844 11-7-1909
      DAVID ROBERSON PRECISE 10-5-1844 4-1-1917
    Person ID  I345  msktree | Precise Family
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Precise,   b. Abt 1805, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880 
    Mother  Delilah Hawk,   b. Abt 1811, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880 
    Married  Est 1827 
    Family ID  F158  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Precise Family History - Betty Precise, Precise, Betty Ann, (unpublished, undated typescript).

    2. [S21] US Census - 1850 - Population Schedules, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. Census images from Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.), Jackson County, Alabama.

    3. [S22] US Census - 1860 - Population Schedules, United States of America, Bureau of the Census., (Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. Census images from Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.), Jackson County, Alabama.

    4. [S23] US Census - 1870 - Population Schedules, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. Census images from Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.), Jackson County, Alabama.

    5. [S24] US Census - 1880 - Population Schedules, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. Census images from Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.), Jackson County, Alabama.

    6. [S28] US Census - 1900 - Population Schedules, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Census images from Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.), Jackson County, Alabama.

    7. [S7] US Census - 1910 - Population Schedules, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. Census images from Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.), Jackson County, Alabama.

    8. [S38] Civil War Pension Index: General Index, 1861-1934 (ancestry), National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 544 rolls.).

    9. [S39] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 (ancestry.com), National Park Service, (Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/, accessed 2007).

    10. [S40] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records & Profiles (ancestry.com), Historical Data Systems, compiler, (Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. Original data compiled by Historical Data Systems, Kingston, Mass.).

    11. [S43] National Archives Civil War Pension Files, National Archives and Records Administration, (photocopy of pension papers), David R. Precise, Soldier's Cert. No. 795279, Rank: Private, Service: Co A 1 Ala Vol Vidette Cav, CAN No. 16439.

    12. [S74] Probate Estate Files - Jackson County, Ala, (Probate Court Records, Jackson County Estate Files; microfilm from Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah), Jackson County, Ala Probate estate files, Phillips, John (cont.) - Precise, David R. - VAULT US/CAN Film [ 1542709 ], viewed at East Tenn History Center - 20 Sep 2009, folder: Precise Bros., D.R. Precise (dec'd), Box 31, Folder 36, 1917-1918.

    13. [S74] Probate Estate Files - Jackson County, Ala, (Probate Court Records, Jackson County Estate Files; microfilm from Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah), Phillips, John (cont.)-Precise, David R.- VAULT US/CAN Film [1542709], Precise, David R. (cont.)-Proctor, Samuel F.- VAULT US/CAN Film [1542710], Folder: Precise, David R., 1917-1918, Box 31, Fld 38, Book 10.

    14. [S30] Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 (ancestry.com), State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, (Original data compiled Montgomery, AL, USA: State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Record Services Division. Database developed Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000, for Ancestry.com.).

    15. [S14] Alabama Statewide Deaths, 1908-1974 (FamilySearch.org), Alabama Department of Health, (database developed and accessible at FamilySearch.org.), Daniel R. Precise.

    16. [S15] Jackson Alabama Cemetery MegaFile, Various, (compilation computer file of cemetery transcriptions for Jackson County, Alabama, from the internet; available at JacksonCountyGenealogy discussion group, groups.yahoo.com, 2009), Liberty Cemetery.


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