Lisa Marie Presley

by Sage on March 14, 2016

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Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 1, 1968

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

Lisa Marie Presley is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

She is the daughter of musician-actor Elvis Presley and actress and businessperson Priscilla Presley. Lisa Marie has four children, two with her husband, guitarist, music producer, and director Michael Lockwood, and two with her former husband, singer and songwriter Danny Keough. Among her children with Danny is actress and model Riley Keough.

Lisa Marie’s paternal grandfather was Vernon Elvis Presley (the son of Jessie/Jesse Dee/Dunnan/Dunning McCloud/McClowell/McDowell Presley and Minnie Mae Dodger Hood). Jessie was the son of an unknown father and of Martha Rosella Elizabeth/Elizebeth Presley. Minnie was the daughter of William H./Otis Hood and Mary Louisa Warren.

Lisa Marie’s paternal grandmother was Gladys Love Smith (the daughter of Robert Lee Smith and Octavia Lavenia/Luvenia “Dollie”/”Doll” Mansell). Robert was the son of Mileage/Milege Obediah “Obe” Smith and Ann Mansell/Manscill. Octavia was the daughter of Albert White Mansell and Martha Tackett.

Lisa Marie’s maternal grandfather was James Frederick Wagner (the son of Harold A. Wagner and Katherine/Kathryn).

Lisa Marie’s maternal grandmother was Anna Lillian Iversen (the daughter of Albert Henry Iversen and Lorraine Grace Davis). Albert was Norwegian, the son of Hjalmar Christian Iversen and Anna Johansen. Lorraine was the daughter of Samuel David Davis and Effie Lillian Valentine.

Lisa Marie’s ancestor, Morning White Dove, who was her paternal great-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, Lisa Marie’s great-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 Lisa Marie’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, said to have been named Nancy J. Burdine, was Jewish. It is possible that Lisa Marie’s family believes this, as well. However, research has shown this claim of Jewish ancestry to be highly unlikely, and that Lisa Marie’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother was almost certainly a different woman, Celia Anne/Ann Butler. Lisa Marie’s great-great-great-grandfather, Abner Hampton Tackett, was not Jewish. Some background information on this can be found here (see “24. Blue Christmas”):

Lisa Marie is an eighth cousin of actress Britt Robertson. Lisa Marie’s paternal seven times great-grandparents, Andreas “Andrew” Preslar and Antje “Ann” Wells, were also the seven times great-grandparents of Britt Robertson.

Sources: Genealogies of Lisa Marie Presley –

Genealogies of Lisa Marie’s father –

Lisa Marie’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Mansell/Manscill, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Lisa Marie’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Martha Tackett –

Lisa Marie’s maternal grandfather, James Frederick Wagner, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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madman August 29, 2017 at 11:54 pm

So she has Irish ancestry but her parents doesn’t?

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