Elvis Presley

by ethnic on February 18, 2008

Birth Name: Elvis Aaron Presley

Date of Birth: January 8, 1935

Place of Birth: Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S.

Date of Death: August 16, 1977

Place of Death: Memphis, Tennessee

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, along with some German and French, remote Dutch and Danish

Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. He was the son of Gladys Love (Smith) and Vernon Elvis Presley. Elvis was married to actress and businessperson Priscilla Presley, with whom he is the father of singer Lisa Marie Presley and the grandfather of model/actress Riley Keough.

Much of Elvis’s ancestry was English. He also had Scottish, some German and French, and remote Dutch and Danish, ancestry (these latter two from ancestors born in the 1500s). Genealogical research usually indicates that Elvis was descended from a man named Andreas Preslar (later Presley), who was born, c. 1704, in Germany. Various reports that Elvis’s patrilineal line originates in Ireland and/or Scotland appear to be incorrect (see here and here).

Elvis’s paternal grandfather was Jessie/Jesse Dee/Dunnan/Dunning McCloud/McClowell/McDowell Presley (the son of an unknown father and of Martha Rosella Elizabeth/Elizebeth Presley). Jessie was born in Mississippi. Martha was the daughter of Jessie Elvetus Dunnin/Dunnan Presley, Jr. and Martha Jane Wesson.

Elvis’s paternal grandmother was Minnie Mae Dodger Hood (the daughter of William H./Otis Hood and Mary Louisa Warren). Minnie was born in Mississippi. William was the son of Joshua Harrison Hoed/Hood and Margaret Johnson. Mary Louisa was the daughter of William David Warren and Minerva J. Davis.

Elvis’s maternal grandfather was Robert Lee Smith (the son of Mileage/Milege Obediah “Obe” Smith and Ann Mansell/Manscill). Robert was born in Mississippi. Ann was the daughter of John B. Mansell/Manscill and Elizabeth “Betsy” Gilmore.

Elvis’s maternal grandmother was Octavia Lavenia/Luvenia “Dollie”/”Doll” Mansell (the daughter of Albert White Mansell and Martha Tackett). Octavia was born in Mississippi. Elvis’s grandparents Robert and Octavia were first cousins. Albert was the son of John B. Mansell and Elizabeth “Betsy” Gilmore. Martha was the daughter of Abner Tackett.

Elvis’s ancestor, Morning White Dove, who was his maternal great-great-great-grandmother twice over, is said to have been a Cherokee Native American woman. The story of Morning’s marriage to a caucasian man, William Mansell, Elvis’s great-great-great-grandfather, is known among family researchers. However, it is not clear if any documentary evidence has been produced that Morning Dove White was of Native American ancestry. At least one census entry for Morning Dove White’s son, John Mansell, describes him as “White”. Several other census listings of Morning’s other children list them as “White” as well. Research has shown that it is unlikely that Morning Dove White was a Cherokee, although it is possible that she had ancestry from another tribe. Background information on this can be found here.

There is a claim that Elvis’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother, said to have been named Nancy J. Burdine, was Jewish. It is possible that Elvis and his family believed this, as well. However, research has shown this claim of Jewish ancestry to be highly unlikely, and that Elvis’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother was almost certainly a different woman, Celia Anne/Ann Butler. Elvis’s great-great-grandfather, Abner Hampton Tackett, was not Jewish. Some background information on this can be found here (see “24. Blue Christmas”):
http://www.interfaithfamily.com

Some have also stated that Elvis had Romani ancestry. It is not clear if this claim has ever been verified/documented, either.

Elvis is a seventh cousin, once removed, of actress Britt Robertson. Elvis’s paternal six times great-grandparents, Andreas “Andrew” Preslar and Antje “Ann” Wells, were also the seven times great-grandparents of Britt Robertson.

Sources: Genealogies of Elvis Presley – http://www.geni.com
http://famouskin.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://www.findagrave.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Elvis’s maternal great-great-grandfather, John Mansell/Manscill, on the 1850 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Elvis’s maternal great-grandmother, Martha Tackett – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

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andrew January 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm
Adamina September 9, 2016 at 11:34 pm

He kinda looks like young Donald Trump in this photo

savanna January 16, 2016 at 3:32 pm
follers January 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Elvis’s patrilineal line is addressed in the sentence that starts with “Various reports that Elvis’s patrilineal line originates in Ireland and/or Scotland appear to be incorrect”.

cwm85 September 22, 2015 at 7:54 pm

I always wondered why he died his hair black was it because he wanted to appear more exotic? To add some tough man image like an Italian person? I know he said it looked better for film but I think it was more to it than that. I think he felt black hair made him look tougher and more Latin, when he was tanned with his dark hair he did look more Mediterranean… perhaps he look Portuguese

neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:18 am

i highly doubt that he did this in order to become more exotic
in the 50s there was a lot of suspicion and racism #
thanks to the mccarthy era where some ethnic groups were called possibly communists

cwm85 August 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Some thought he had black in him too…

neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:19 am

of course

he was pale, had blond hair haha thats typical for people who are part black

cwm85 August 1, 2015 at 7:57 pm

I think some of these came because of his dark hair. Remember Elvis hair was naturally sandy blonde or light brown and his eyes were blue.

neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:21 am

come on don’t be ridiculous

nobody suspects that some is exotic or part native or part med because of black hair

black hair and blue eyes is very common in scotland and ireland and many of them do live in the USA
i don’t think that he was special because of this

abbracci May 28, 2015 at 2:47 am
neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:22 am

haha

and a lot of sources think that he is still alive or that he has kidnapped by aliens

follers February 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Looks like Elvis may not have had Native American ancestry after all.

All the children I could find of his supposedly Native American ancestor, Morning Dove White, were listed as “White” on censuses.

idioglossia October 10, 2014 at 8:05 pm
Check7t July 31, 2014 at 8:43 am

He used to be good looking before he got fat and became a drug addict:

http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/elvis-presley-ca-1950s-everett.jpg

shobohunter July 30, 2014 at 12:02 am

he looks old in this picture..

andrew July 18, 2014 at 5:12 pm
follers July 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I am confused about that, since Elvis’s ancestor Dunnan Presley is usually traced as having his “Presley” line be from Germany (“Preslar”), not Ireland.
http://www.geni.com/people/Dunnan-Presley/6000000009208380490

andrew November 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

those family trees are uncomplete

follers November 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

They do cover most of his recent ancestry. But does it matter? The specific claims about Elvis’s Native American and Jewish ancestry are already addressed in the genealogy that is available.

andrew November 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm
follers November 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm

The old line that gets repeated in all these Elvis bios:
“White Mansell married Martha Tackett, a neighbour in Saltillo. Of note is the religion, Jewish, of Martha’s mother, Nancy Tackett. It was unusual to find a Jewish settler in Mississippi during this time.”

I don’t know if it was “unusual” to find a Jewish settler in Mississippi back then, but they didn’t find one with Nancy Tackett.

andrew October 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Native ancestry is NEVER documented..

follers October 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

It can be documented, like with Colton Haynes, and, very distantly, Gina Carano (if we believe Carano’s family tree).

In the case of Elvis Presley, it is likely that his ancestor (twice over) was a Native American woman. However, the claims that she was a Cherokee are almost certainly false.

andrew October 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

so she was from another tribe

leslie2 October 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Thank follers for always writting and dismissing theses fake Natives and low blood quantum-never will be Natives.
You are a serious blessing. I don’t consider Johnny and any others with such low percentage or no-recent ancestry to be Native, however, this does prove my point of the Native ancestry being documented.

leslie2 October 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

What are you smoking?

Metis (French Canadian fur traders, and Native women in Red River , Manitoba Canada)

Half breed (born to any Native man or women and a white person/black person)

Reserve, census, rolls, treaty signings, Residential schools, etc

Native ancestry is one of the EASIEST to prove.
We are well documented. Don’t delude yourselves and anyone else trying to cover their ass for not being to prove their ancestry.

True Natives can track their ancestry easily.
It’s the wannabes, the family myths, and Cherokee princesses who have issue proving their tribes, origins, and Native ancestry.

Anyone who complains about the need to track one’s bloodlines to prove their ancestry of being Native or blood quantum, usually never had Native roots or are 99% white or black, like most of the celebrities in hollywood, or making up bogus stories or even STEALING other peoples genealogy to prove or change their own.

I’m so sick of the Cherokee 1/8-1/200th celebrities or just flat out lying about their ancestry. You will never be Native, and we can easily track and know who the fakes are.

Do yourself a favour to anyone reading this, IF YOU CANNOT FIND ANY PROOF OF YOUR ANCESTORS OR YOUR FAMILY BEING NATIVE ON ANY DOCUMENTS,ETC, THEY PROBABLY WEREN’T AND NEVER WERE NATIVE, AND IT WAS A FAMILY MYTH. SO STOP TRYING TO PASS THEM OFF AS BEING SO TO SOUND “EXOTIC”, AND STOP EMBARRASSING YOURSELVES

follers October 15, 2013 at 5:19 pm

“IF YOU CANNOT FIND ANY PROOF OF YOUR ANCESTORS OR YOUR FAMILY BEING NATIVE ON ANY DOCUMENTS”

Yes. I have put in disclaimers about as many undocumented Native American claims as I could find.

leslie2 October 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Good for your follers. Thank you so much. We need more people like you to disprove theses people.

Sully January 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Also, don’t forgot how some of the White people who say they have Native American Ancestry, could just have a mixed-race Black ancestor that passed for Native American. I’ve read that Elvis was Melungeon (which were like Creole people, mixed with European, African, and Native American ancestry) yet to avoid discrimination, sometimes the Melungeon would just pass or be mistaken for Native American or a darker toned European, like Portuguese or something.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melungeon
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/24/melungeon-dna-study-origin_n_1544489.html

it’s really interesting and not hard to believe that this might be the case for some White Americans who claim Native American blood but can’t find the source. Perhaps they had a Black American or Mulatto ancestor who passed for Native American.

Alice March 22, 2013 at 5:26 am

Some more information about Elvis’ Irish roots in Co Carlow
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlcar2/William_Presley.htm

smiley April 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm

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Alice March 22, 2013 at 4:57 am
nnnnn October 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm

He was a good singer, but he was a ridiculous person cuz feed-adicted. Feeding himself to death is even worse as drug
death, like Cobain or Winehouse

ethnic October 12, 2012 at 3:21 am

Feed addicted?

poppy March 31, 2012 at 7:18 am

Elvis was proud of the fact that he had a full blood Cherokee ancestor and he considered himself a natural for Flaming Star.The Native was on his mom’s side and her name was Morning Dove White.All the Smiths knew of her and were proud of her.They said everyone in those parts was French and Indian mix with a bit of English.The Presley side was Scots and Irish.Elvis father was a red neck and denied the native part of the Smiths but the Smiths sang it out loud and clear.Elvis claimed to be Native American rather than partial so read it in the many books of him.He was amazing to look at.Very handsome .He was very blond as a child and young man but he dyed his hair black later on.

rickyflo April 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

Nah, he has admitted most of what is inherited, but he is Caucasian regardless because he was hired easily for certain things in Caucasian areas in the past years, he went to high school normally and played on sport teams, he broke the barrier for black vs. white with Ali, and he joined the army. He admitted that he was the many things, but not solely Native American. Native Americans during that time were not allowed much to join the army, play sports, and go to schooling normally. Rough history, but that made him Caucasian. Also, he did interaction as a Caucasian. Also, To be Cherokee is to be Native American no matter the result, and he was not that because admitting to have all the rest of acceptance and raising his daughter in a European Environment. Anyhow, he is Caucasian because he would have been denied Cherokee citizenship for the tad bit of inheritance 3.125 or less Cherokee. Says that his great great great-maternal grandmother was full blooded, but appreciated. So, there is no dispute on the matter.

deb January 29, 2012 at 1:45 am

elvis’s hair was naturally light brown not blonde he dyed it black!!!

storm January 29, 2012 at 2:02 am

elvis was a pedo. he was attracted to priscilla when she was 13 years old and according to her, before they got married, they did “everything but sex.”

he’s nasty

nnnnn June 11, 2012 at 1:23 am

Ha-ha-ha

KEMET September 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

hes still biracial

rickyflo April 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

He is not Biracial because Native American is not always declared as race, yet he is one, Caucasian because he contains no other race dominantly.

nnnnn April 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

One more “one-drop” lunatic

rickyflo April 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

?? Who are you referring to?

leslie2 October 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

lmfao yes! thank you for this comment. Sick of theses one-drop idiots.

weirdsite... May 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Bi means two. Neither of his parents was Native American so he cannot be called “biracial”. Mulit-racial, maybe?

deb January 29, 2012 at 1:44 am

elvis was not a blonde his hair was naturally light brown not blonde he dyed it black

storm January 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Elvis was a pedo

Priscilla was 13

He nasty

storm January 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Elvis was a pedophile. he lusted after Priscilla and she was 13. He got fat and died

Robert Richards January 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I am on my mother’s side German, English, and Scot-Irish. On my father’s side I am English, Welsh, French and Dutch. But I also have good reason to believe I am also of melungeon ancestry as I have many of the physical characteristics that are common to the melungeon people. By the way, being of mixed ancestory, does not mean your melungeon. You more than likely to share certain physical features and common diseases, you family tree must include White, Black and Native American (Cherokee) blood and have basically come from the southern Appalachian region. You may also have some European and Middle Eastern blood. Another good indication, without an actual blood test, is that you hit a roadblock searching part of your family tree. When to avoid persecution many melungeon changed their last names, as they were shunned by Whites, Blacks, and Native Americans. So very likely on my mother’s side I am German, English and Scot-Irish. and other my father’s side I am English, Welsh, Dutch, French, and very likely Spanish, Portugese, Gypsy, Arab, Jew, Black and Native American; a heritage I am very proud of. I have everything to show that I am of this mixed melungeon ancestory, except a blood test, but I feel I have enough evidence without that test to prove it.

noelle January 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

The presley family has native american,and mostly european blood, that you can say ,by some wave of the hand,that a tan, or look ,is a clue to him being part afro american, is so “ignorant” meanning you dont know what the “H” your talking about.

Layla December 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm

It wouldn’t surprise me at all that Elvis has African ancestry. I grew up in a neighborhood where a lot of people were mixed (including myself) and it was unfortunately, the young people who showed hate towards other mixed kids (even if they were mixed themselves!). Elvis came from an area of the country where mixed marriage or coupling was common. My maternal grandfather was also from the South and is of French/German/Oglala Lakota/Irish/Eastern Cherokee ancestry, and his family looked a lot like Elvis’ family photos. This is probably due to coming from a similar background. Mixed! Elvis’ background should not deter people from coming to the conclusion that he was a talented and iconic musician.

Rachel Kit September 23, 2011 at 8:07 am

excuse any typos in m previous email – typing fast.

Rachel Kit September 23, 2011 at 8:02 am

Elvis is a melugeon which is mixed race people from his mother’s side (his mother clearly looks mixed black – they hardly used to show her picture during his career). His father my have been german/European. But the United States inducted the 1 drop rule (re: a drop of black blood makes you black) so technically he black….But many light skin blacks pass into the white race every day….hiding….in fact you may be surprised to know that that Pres. Obama is not the 1st Black president… He is the obvious one…others passed as whites and much was covered up….Those of us who do a lot of research re: ethnicity and genealogy would pick that up …the rest of you may be in denial…..I am African American with Scott Irish Native American ancestry not far removed…and everyone in my family looks different and man have passed. Mixture can take on any color hue and features – Don’t be fooled. Ironically most people with African ancestry can pick out others with the same that whites cannot no matter how keen featured or white they look…In my opinion everybody needs to get a DNA test because as my mother said it’s rare in America to be of pure race; especially if you claim to be white or Black(African American).
She was African American of African , native american and irish ancestry – skin white, hazel blue/green eyes , freckles and reddish blonde hair….
Now what? Western Civilization history books don’t have and omitted a lot of info. about the enourmous amount of race mixing that has been going on since time immemorial…Do research out of the regular text – they don’t eally want you to know …
Warren Harding one of our whitest looking president was of Black ancestry…..the college he went to was built for people of african ancestry and Eisenhower who had this perpetual tan that no one questioned mother was of African ancestry – clearly…she looks like my childhood friend – light skin with with curly hair…..They questioned him a lot during his time in office…and everyone knew that lincoln was a melungeon of mixed ancestry on his REAL not stepmother’s side…looks like a lot of my family and friends – they even teased him during that time with offensive cartoons calling hin names like Africanus – look that up….

Rachel Kit October 29, 2011 at 6:27 pm

His mom was not mixed with black at all !! SHE iS EUROPEAN she definately has native ancestry.

What are you smoking ? October 29, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Your tweaking his mom looks like a straight european and shes not tan shes pale . My grandparents have the same features and are not black . Like do you not know white people?? Stop trying to claim him as being something he aint based on steriotypical looks !!

What are you smoking ? October 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

And yeah most black people claim to have native blood but only 5% do. but when actually the reason you are lightskinned is because 75% of black people in america have european ancestry.

Liam O'Connel December 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

ha did you really just say “technically he’s black”? lol….I’m going to humour you here, lets say what you’re saying is true, Elvis is still white, just like the likes of wentworth miller is white despite having a mixed race parent since racially he’s predominantly white. However I don’t think Elvis mother was mixed race at all, but regardless of whether she was or wasnt, elvis is still of more european heritage…seriously, people on here say the dumbest things lol

Leroy Brown September 4, 2011 at 5:59 am

He look black to me

rafael September 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

yeah leroy,he looks just like james brown,get real silly fool.

felicia September 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

You sound black to me

Sherron Teal August 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm

This may surprise y’all but Elvis Presley was actually a blond and so is his
Daughter. This would also go with his German ancestry.

Sherron Teal October 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Most German’s have brown hair !! ‘K byye

Blueblood88 August 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Elvis in his real genealogy is over 75% German who ever made this site is not a actual legitimate genealogist it is someones website that anyone can go make. Scotts-irish is the protestants that England moved to north Ireland they are the same as a regular Scott or Irishman they are all Celt’s the french and Germans are the same people Karl the great split his kingdom between his sons when he died and they fought and made there own separate nations but the french language is not even a 1000 years old it evolved from German and Latin which everyone spoke Latin universally as a language and among the church. But his family would have to be an 8th generation american to have a tiny amount of Indian blood and it is disrespectful to say that about the King. I only get so passionate because I am speaking the truth I have studied history and western culture and world history since the age of 6 when you have private tutors you learn the plain truth from both sides fully unbiased info. Almost all history taught in America is biased and missing tons of important information. If you did not no this you are not dumb you just have not been given the full information it happens to us all

worldgirl October 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Blueblood88 whyyyy the helllllll is it disrespectful to say he is also native american ……… THAT( saying that someone is not what they actually are and acting weird about it) in itself is disrespectful to sAy!,..duuude look at the King he has awsome hair that is dark,full, thick, and a little coarse definitly native and the nose is not german or “white”, but native,….the lips..NOT german(i live around Germany and nO, the people there do NOT look like him) the eyes somewhat french.. and he is too good looking to be just “one etn. etc” and like megan fox he is mixed almost the same soo and that’s how thAt’s you create model-like people stunnning HAH

Dasher November 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

Um, you are a certified racist, and yes, Elvis and Megan are “white.” They have the same heritage as plenty of other “whites” and almost all “whites” are not of one ethnicity but a plethora of them. Comparing Elvis and Megan is laughable anyway, considering her hair, skin tone, lips, nose, and even cheeks are fake. She dyes her hair black. Her hair is naturally a light brown/sandy blonde and it is thin. She wears hair extensions. She covers her massive amount of freckles. Her skin is naturally pale; very pale. She wears a spray on tan. Her lips are naturally thin, as she got lip injections. She has cheek implants. Everything about her is fake and someone should stamp “Made in China” on her forehead.

However, you are a disgusting, elitist, racist scumbag so of course you would not understand this. You are stuck on some bullshit about “pure race” people and like to claim every pretty “white” person as “mixed” in order to fit your agenda about how “mixed” people are better than those who are not. Elvis is and has always been a “white” man.

gaabz May 10, 2014 at 12:27 am

Um Blueblood you are talking crap, He definitely is not and does not look German, he is English from the sources I have seen on line and I would also consider him possibly having native blood.

bilijean goodwin August 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

get over it ana, I hate to break the news to you, but there is still a white race that still exists.

ana August 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

Elvis was born in the south he might had an african ancestors lots of white southerners have black and native american ancestry.Many light skin people passed for white and marry white in the south.I have met quite of few white southerners who told me they are part black and native american and they are racist.

rafael August 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

ana,is everyone black to you?my goodness why do you need everyone to be black? i’m not picking on you its just kind of sad.

ena July 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I read that he was also part black and jewish and yes he looks native american not white

Midnight August 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Hey, Elvis was a very nice person. There has been a lot of talk about him over the years but he loved Black people. I’ve read several different things about him that comfirms my statement and one thing in particular happened when he first broke into the business. He credited his musical style and talent to the Black people that he learned from back then.

nora June 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm

“His great-great-great grandmother was said to be a full blooded Cherokee” wow he’s sooo native ;) i love you elvis!

elle June 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

The show ” Who Do You Think You Are” had Tim McGraw a country singer as a guest. The show is about researching and finding out their roots & where their family came from. Well they found out the Tim’s famaily was on a boat full of Germans migrating to America. On the boat was Elvis’s great-great-grandfather. Presly used to be Presslar a German last name. It was later Americanized to Presley.

ethnic June 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Elle, a researcher had investigated his roots for 6 years and found out that the Presley name came from Scotland.

http://www.elvispresleynews.com/ScottishElvis.html

Jasmine May 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I can’t stand him not a fan at all I think he’s way too overrated. I just got curious,and wanted to find out his ethnicity that’s why I’m here. I’m really surprised that he had native American in him I guess a lot of whites do. I’m not gonna lie that man was sexy as hell!

Rabco March 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Elvis most definitely gets his looks from his Melungeon descent. Melungeons are a tri-racial isolated group consisting of American Indian, African, and Sephardic Jewish/Mediterranean descent. They’re descendants are found in mainly in the southern U.S.

Robert August 21, 2011 at 11:41 am

Very well put! The Melungeon heartland is said to be in the high mountain valleys of Eastern Tennessee.

Janette F. Brown March 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Janet is from Anderson, S.C. Mother was put thru hell all her life reckon someone felt my mother was competion. I am 55. Olive skin like Elvis but I have the looks like Gladys his mother. I have the Cherokee top lip like Gladys. My son has Elvis’s eyes called the sleepy eyes. I live at 138 Wellington St. Anderson, S.C. 29624-4750 My mother gave me Secret service names that I gave the FBI. The hell I’ve been put thru to keep me from my inhertiance is what someone is trying to keep me from!

Janette F. Brown March 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Elvis’s pants. Also in Marie Clayton’s book on Elvis. My son childhood photos identical. My children and myself are double jointed, our little teeth next to the two front teeth are like baby teeth. Mother was born in W.V. She ran away from home chaseing him. Been thru hell

Janette F. Brown March 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I belive that I might be Elvis’s first born. I was concived in 02-1955 in N.Y. I was born in Rochester, N.Y. 11-15-1955. Life mag. 2010 has my mother grabbing Elvis’s

a.c. February 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Elvis dyed his hair black.. his real color was light brown black looked better on film…. his eyes were Irish eyes blue green .

Smash December 6, 2010 at 8:03 am

He also has English descent

S November 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm

He looks like my dad. My dad is Romanian but Romanians look like Mestizos. My dad has jet black hair and blue eyes too with Native American features and dark skin.

Blueblood88 August 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

wrong Romanians are european they are white your thinking of the” Roma” they are Gypsies they came from India into Europe and south eastern romania was at the border with the Turks who used soliders from there whole empire and took romanian land they are Arab or Mixed blood who managed to stay in romania after hero’s like Vlade Dracule “Dracula” faught back the huge muslim army with small numbers thus protecting christendom. Think I’m lying the Politically correct liberals mainly jews do not want European people to know that the Muslim Turks would steal hunderds and thousands of christian boys from each village once a year for centuries in the Baltic areas and forced them to be muslim then used these kids since they were around 7 years old to become future soldiers for the turks. Sorry for the length but if you told a real Romanian that they look like indians they will tell you F off look at my skin I am white and probably spit on you or hit you. Sorry buut your dad is not full blood plus full blooded indians can not grow facial hair so that makes compaison invalid, but European people can get tan’s seriously how do you not know this Elvis was ocver 75% German check his birth certificate and family and do not say some gay stuff like maybe they wanted to hide it

Lorraine November 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm

i swear he was born in Tennessee, I’m from there originally and I remember my grandmother was telling me he lived in Tennessee

latasha hicks November 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm

elvis presley is still number one in my book and millions of others a great artist forever he lives on

S November 5, 2010 at 1:32 am

He is Roma/Romanian. I read in a book that he would the fact that he was Roma possibly for acceptance reasons.

Brianna August 11, 2010 at 10:53 am

Everyone and there dog is Cherokee these days. It’s kind of a joke in my area. No offense.

Selene-The-Immortal August 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I thought I was the only one who thought it was weird that almost every white actor or actress was part Cherokee. It’s kind of a joke to me, too, and every time I look up a white actor or actress, I almost always suspect that Cherokee or Native American will be listed as part of their ethnicity. It’s like it’s a trend and I actually think it’s a bit insulting to those who are actually part Native and are enlisted in a tribe.

Junior July 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I red he is also part Jewish.

Anonymous August 11, 2010 at 10:21 am

ALL whites, especially racist whites should RUN to the nearest DNA test. You will be surprised. lol DNA testing should be a must for kkk membership, ect. Well, folks, that would be the end of the kkk.

anonymous November 4, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I knew he had to be mixed, some of his facial features aren’t white features, he definatly have had to be mixed with american indian, asian, or black

anonymous November 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm

maybe abit bollywood even aswell

Anonymous March 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm
latasha hicks November 5, 2010 at 4:59 pm

u suck elvis presley was not racist at all .

Summertime Fun July 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I knew he had some type of “brown pride” in his bloodline because he looks different from how the typical white person looks like Johnny Depp does too. Don’t know if Elvis was racist, I remember a black lady told me that he was when I was really young but O well I guess I never really cared what people say anyway, I still thought he was great. Now Hitler was a straight hater. He’s somebody who I will never admire for any reason in the world. & I don’t think Kanye West is racist, he just doesn’t like RACIST white people (who would?), he’s not talking about ALL white people. He comes from a place where a lot of racism still exist, what do u expect? Black people come in all shades but being that he has a little bit darker complexion he gets treated worst in society & that’s fucked up & since he’s an outspoken person he’s going to express his feelings about those issues for all the same reasons Huey P Newton, Malcom X, Martin Luther King & other black leaders who weren’t scared & stood up & spoke about. They all just did it in a different ways.

Tess June 7, 2010 at 5:26 am

He and Oprah have an ancestor in common. This was on TV. Fact.

Tony May 29, 2010 at 8:36 am

Elvis Presley had Scots-Irish blood.

http://www.wolflodge.org/visibiliti/metis/theking.htm

The Mansell’s were Scots-Irish. You have excluded this.

fuzzybear June 7, 2010 at 5:40 am

To Tony

I’m pretty sure he had some other blood up in his mix,that they don’t talk about

pae April 28, 2010 at 1:48 am

Jamie foxx was not racist he had plenty of white people on his show and even dated white people and plus his wife is mixed you idiot

Tshegofatso April 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

You will have to forgive me…I love reading and now and again I find something that I think is really good and I like to share it with everyone else…by the way…does anyone mind explaining to me what this whole rating thing is all about

Tshegofatso April 6, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Baylis, F., 2003: Black as Me: Narrative Identity, Developing World Bioethics, 3(2), 142-150. you guys have got 2 read this journal. Just go to goole scholar, type it in and you should be able to get it…reads like a bed time story…talks about racial identity and how it is socially constructed…i loved it and I have no doubt that you will too.

Fuzzybear April 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm

to Tribe

Ok,you do have a point

Tribe April 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

@Fuzzybear

There is nothing “crazy” about what i said – he certainly didnt look like a james dean or a paul newman. He looks more mediterranean.

Fuzzybear March 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm

To tribe

That’s a little crazy for you to say seeing how even at that time, most of the U.S whites weren’t blond with blue eyes

Tribe March 30, 2010 at 7:01 am

He just did not fit that stereotypical image of the all-American blue eyed blond look. He looks Med

kira:)) March 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm
ethnic March 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm

what a peculiar taste

Tshegofatso March 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm

To Gandhi…If you into heavy readings…by that I mean journals…not wikipedia or some silly website you found on the net, I mean real academic work that will actaually give you the right information…please visit this site http://www.jstor.org/stable/161593?cookieSet=1 …we have one of the busiest places in Johannesburg…the biggest city in Africa named after Gandhi…do you think we would name a place after a man who was racist… black people in South Africa wiould protest like nobody’s business…they are the majority…so the name would have to be changed…actually after Apartheid in South Africa…thats racial segregation…most places in south Africa that were named by the apartheid regime were renamed…and new names were given to them…most were given names of liberation fighters such as Nelson Mandela…Gandhi being one of them. if you cant access that site plz invest on this book: The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Dec., 1996), pp. 643-660
Published by: Cambridge University Press
written by: Brian M. du Toit
Then AFTER you have read it…we can talk! when you actually know what you talking about. I mean that in the nicest possible way

Fuzzybear March 18, 2010 at 11:41 am

To Gandhi

Well that’s something I didn’t know

Gandhi March 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm

To Tshegofatso,

Actually Gandhi didn’t like black people.

“Gandhi’s early struggle in south Africa was predicated on the idea that Europeans should treat Indians better than they did because the Indians were better than Blacks.”

Just Google Gandhi black people. There’s a ton of quotes on how racist Gandhi was towards blacks.

Fuzzybear March 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Meant to say until you do, you can’t call them anything

Fuzzybear March 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm

To the truth

I see you mention George Washington,if he was so great,why didn’t he free his slaves?It’s also rumored that he had a bi-racial child which he left enslaved.So how is this a great man?Also as far as the rumor,it’s most likely true,seeing how they loved to jump in bed with their property.Also as far as (Malcolm X and Huey P. Newton)they both had reasons to hate white people.You didn’t go through what they did,so into you do, you can’t call them anything.

Tshegofatso March 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

To: thetruth…I really wonder where you got your list from? Gosh u stupid…It’s very annoying…do u even know anything about Ghandi? Well I do because I am South African and Ghandi is part of our history. Ghandi spent a long time in South Africa fighting for the right of all human beings…black, white, indian, chinese, purple or green…whatever u can imagine…to be treated equally…how the hell is that racist? why is that some white people with some serious issues like to accuse anybody who opposed white supremacy and idolised the idea of a society in which all people are treated the same…black, white or green of being racist? Racist is your white ancestors who treated black people like animals not Ghandi or Martin Luther king. Judging from ur list its clear that you are the racist one…u need help!

Fuzzybear March 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

To the truth

Well I do agree Elvis was not racist

thetruth March 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Oh and i forgot one more for the racist list:

GEORGE LOPEZ THE MOST HATEFUL MAN WHO SHUNS ANYTHING THAT ISN’T LATINO OR BLACK SORRY EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN HATE-FILLED AND PART OF THE PROBLEM!!

thetruth March 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Elvis was NOT RACIST! You want a list of racist people i’ll give you a list of ACTUAL racist people:

Kanye West
Malcolm X
Huey P. Newton
Jamie Foxxx
John Wayne
Hitler
MOST OF YOU WHITE-HATING BASTARDS!

people to hold in esteem:

Ghandi
Mother Thereasa
Pope John Paul the Second
Martin Luther King WHO ACTUALLY WANTED UNITY!
Charles Darwin
George Washington
The Dalai Lama
Indira Ghandi
Sammy Davis Junior WHO DIDN’T LET THE FACT THAT THE WOMAN HE WAS IN LOVE WITH WAS WHITE GET IN THE WAY YOU RACIST PATHETIC HATE-MONGERS!

YOU ARE THE RACIST ONES AND YOU PREVENT RACIAL HARMONY AND UNITY!

Fuzzybear March 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

MY fault she died,not turned him down

Fuzzybear February 18, 2010 at 8:48 pm

To Chief_Mulatto_Native,

Yes, my mother and aunt told me that when I was a kid.They also said he was in love with this black girl,but she turned him down and he acted cold toward black people after that.I think he was in Louisiana at the time,but can’t prove it . Oh yeah never call a Melungeon black,in the old days they went out their way to hide that fact

BlackMON February 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm

He looked good ,nice mix

Chief_Mulatto_Native February 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm
Morene February 18, 2010 at 11:16 am

I have loved Elvis since I was 14 years old. He does the Cherokee Indians proud.
I to, am part Cherokee, and proud of it. There will never be another Elvis–he was one of a kind!!!!! A good Christian man, that stupid, gready Doctors took advantage of by giving him additive drugs- to loose weight on, to stay awake and to go to sleep with. Just so they could line the greedy pockets.

Sven February 6, 2010 at 9:12 am

Regardless of what his hair colour is, Elvis is a very Native American looking man.

Eli February 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Elvis was not weird he was an addict and a little bit of a religious freak. which explains a lot. he also never gave credit to the true artists an lyricists that made all his music he just re did it and made it popular because he was white…but his music was noy…and he can NOT play guitar…

Tania November 27, 2009 at 9:31 pm

his hair is dyed black. if you’ve ever watched a documentary about him. you’d know that. he said he dyed his hair because he thought it made him look more like Tony Curtis.

Elivis was weird, had too many issues.

dakota November 1, 2009 at 9:15 am

Elvis and Priscilla looked alike only because she dyed her hair black. He liked black hair. They are NOT cousins. Also his mother was a Christian woman and Elvis believed in Jesus as his Lord and Saviour. He repeatedly told others that he was not the king and that their was only one KING and that was JESUS.

ethnic October 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I havent heard about that, but it would be a little odd if it were true.

lis October 31, 2009 at 4:17 am

elvis looks more native than anything else. sorry but he does. are he and priscella 2nd cousins? they resemble one another

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