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Born in Biltmore, North Carolina, USA on 20 Dec 1859 to Thomas Preston Farmer and Rachel Emaline Jones. Alice married James Henry Pressley and had 9 children. She passed away on 10 Jun 1897 in Biltmore, North Carolina, USA.
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English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.