Noted events in his life were:
1. Census, 1930, Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. John Presnell is 55, owns his $5000 home in Asheboro, works as a furniture store merchant, not a veteran, has a radio. He was born in Missouri, but both his parents were born in NC. Living with him are wife Lydia (55) and daughter Bertha (27, single, public school teacher). John and Lydia were married when he was 22 and she was 21. (Randolph Co, Asheboro, East Ward, ED 2, family 101)
2. Occupation: Furniture store owner.
John married Emma Lydia VONCANNON about 1896. (Emma Lydia VONCANNON was born about 1874 in North Carolina, United States.)