evelyn, I found on Ancestry.com that Esau James B. Presnell is the son of James Presnell II and Sarah Harvey. He was born in 1770 and died in 1821 in Clark, AL. He married Mary Susan Sturdevant June 1804 in Randolph County, NC.Their children are Gabriel, born March 23, 1805; Clara, born April 4, 1806; Henry, born 1808 and Gilbert , born 1810.
I have found some very good information on here and some that is not right so maybe you can take this and reasearch it further and find some else.I do have quite a lot of presnell history but where I am confused is , who is the father of James the III. I have three answers and no proof.Good luck, Leta