December 20, 1820, York, New York.
August 20, 1900, Saratoga, New York.
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.
Presbrey graduated from Berkshire Medical College in 1847. In his later years, he spent much time compiling and publishing religious tunes and hymns for Sunday schools. His works include:
- Crystal Songs (Toledo, Ohio: Willard W. Whitney, 1877)
- Gospel Bells, with Jeremiah Rankin & John Bischoff (Chicago, Illinois: Western Sunday School Publishing, 1880)
- Bells of Gladness No. 1, with Jeremiah Rankin (Chicago, Illinois: Western Sunday School Publishing, 1882)
- Gospel Bells, with Jeremiah Rankin, 1883