Elvis Presley's Roots have been traced back to a humble blacksmith
in a small Scottish hamlet in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The Elvis
connection to Scotland was traced by Allan Morrison who lives
in Greenock, Scotland and has become one of the country’s
best-selling authors with “Haud Yer Wheesht!”, “Oor
Wee School Wis A Rare Wee School”, “Ye Cannae Shove
Yer Granny Aff A Bus!”, “Lies and Truths My Mother
Telt Me!” and “Away an’ Ask Your Mother!”.
began looking into Elvis Presley's humble Scottish past a few
years ago after hearing rumours of his Scottish ancestry. His
genealogical research discovered that Elvis Presley was the direct
descendant of a blacksmith who lived 300 years ago in Lomnay,
Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Elvis Presley can be traced back to Andrew
Presley of Lonmay, whose son emigrated to America at the time
of the Jacobite rebellion.
roots of rock:
Andrew Presley 1713, married Elspeth Leg
Aberdeenshire, August 27, 1713
Andrew Presley emigrated 1745 to the USA to continue family trade
Andrew Presley Junior born 1765. married Elizabeth. Fought against
the British Redcoats at Battle of Euthaw Springs
Dunnan Presley born 1780. married twice and had 3 sons
Dunnan Presley Junior born 1827. married Martha Jane
Wesson. Served in Confederate Army, but deserted army, wife and
his 2 daughters.
Rosella Presley born 1862. 10 children out of wedlock, despite
being a keen churchgoer.
Jesse D McClowell Presley
Elvis’s Grandfather born 1896. married Minni Mae Dodger
Hood and had 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls.
Vernon Elvis Presley born 1916. married Gladys Love Smith.
Glady Love Smith gave birth to Elvis Aaron Presley on January
8th, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. Twin Jesse died at birth, Elvis
went on to become the King of Rock and Roll.
Elvis connection came as no surprise to Fraserburgh pensioner
Jack Pressley, who believes he is a distant cousin. The 88-year-old
former musician says the different spelling is likely to have
originated from a mistake on a birth certificate. However, Mr
Pressley thinks Elvis is a descendant of a branch of the family
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