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View Tree for James PresleyJames Presley

James Presley (son of J. A. Presley and Perlena McClendon)was born in Alabama. He married Martha.

 Includes NotesNotes for James Presley:
SIMULAR FAMILIE NAMES WHO MIGHT CONNET LATER:::
MINNIE MAY PRESLEY, (ELVIS'S GRANDMOTHER) LOVING NICKNAME BY ELVIS (DODGER)
BIGGS, DELTA MAE DAUGHTER OF MINNIE MAE PRESLEY.
PRITCHETT, NASHVILLE DAUGHTER OF MINNIE MAE PRESLEY.

FATHER VERNON PRESLEY
UNCLE VESTER PRESLEY
TISH PRESLEY COUSIN TO ELVIS
HENLEY PRESLEY COUSIN TO ELVIS.

STORY: ON ELVIS' PAYROLL WERE FAMILY, TISH, HENLY, AND VESTOR PRESLEY. HOUSEKEEPER AUNT NASHVILLE PRITCHETT,
AND DELTA MAE BIGGS. IT IS SIMULAR TO THE BIGGS AND PRITCHETT NAMES THAT CONNECT TO MARY ELEANOR PRESLEY
FAMILY OF WHOM I HAVE PICTURES.
EARL PRITCHETT IS THE HUSBAND OF NASHVILLE PRITCHETT.

ELVIS PRESLEY'S TWIN BROTHER IS BURIED AT TUPELO, PRICEVILLE CEMETERY. NAME: JESSE GARON PRESLEY, B: JANUARY 8, 1935 TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI, DIED AT BIRTH; ELVIS LIVED TO BECOME AMERICA'S KING OF ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND AND DIED: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE OF HEART FAILURE AUGUST 16, 1977
AT HIS GRACELAND HOME. SOME SAY HE WAS SLOWING DYING OF BONE CANCER IS WHY HE TOOK SO MANY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR THE PAIN AND TO SLEEP. NO ONE KNOWS BUT, HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 3:30 A. M. AT THE MEMPHIS HOSPITAL. HE
WAS INTERRED AT HIS BELOVED GRACELAND TO PREVENT BODY SNATCHERS FROM MOLESTING HIS GRAVE. HIS MOTHER AND FATHER ARE BOTH BURIED ON THE GROUNDS WITH ETERNAL FLAMES BURING ABOVE THEM. A TRUE TALANT LOST THE THE WORLD. ELVIS MARRIED PRISCILLA BEAULIEU IN LAS VAGAS AT THE
HILTON HOTEL MAY 1, 1967. TO THEM WAS BORN ONE CHILD,
LISA MARIE, HIS DELIGHT IN LIFE. THE LAST SONG BEFORE HIS DEATH ELVIS WENT OUT TO HIS RECREATION ROOM AND PLAYED AND SANG "BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN". LISA MARIE WAS BORN: 5:01 p.M. ON FEBRUARY 1, 1968 (9 MTHS TO THE DAY AFTER
ELVIS AND PRISCILLA WERE MARRIED.)

OTHER PRESLEY FAMILY INCLUDE:
PRESLEY, MINNIE MAE (HOOD) b: 1893-1980 WIFE OF JESSIE D. McLOWELL PRESLEY, BORN IN FULTON, MISSISSIPPI JUNE 17, 1893
(SOME MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY ARGUE 1888 AS HER BIRTHDATE.)
MINNIE MAE MARRIED J. D. PRESLEY IN 1913 AND DIVORCED HIM
1946. SHE IS THE MOTHER OF DELTA MAE BIGGS NEE PRESLEY,
NASVAL PRITCHETT NEE PRESLEY, GLADYS EARLINE DOWNING NEE
PRESLEY, VERNON PRESLEY, AND VESTER PRESLEY B: 1919.
MINNIE MAE DIED: MAY 8, 1980 AT THE AGE OF 86 . SHE IS BURIED IN THE MEDITATION GARDENS AT GRACELAND.

VESTER PRESLEY MARRIED CLETTES SMITH, THE YOUNGER SISTER OF GLADYS SMITH, VERNON'S WIFE, ELVIS'S MOTHER.

VERNONN PRESLEY 6FT. 2 INCH TALL, SON OF JESSIE D. MCcLOWELL PRESLEY MARRIED GLADYS SMITH, ELVIS'S MOTHER.

NASVAL PRESLEY MARRIED WILLIAM EARL PRITCHETT, MINISTER OF THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD MINISTRY. SHE SERVED AS THE PASTOR OF THE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH IN WALLS, MISSISSIPPI, A CHURCH ELVIS HELP BUILD. SHE AUTHORED THE 1987 BOOK ONE LFOWER WHILE I LIVE.

NOAH PRESLEY, ILLEGITIMATE SON OF ROSELLA PRESLEY AND AN UNKNOWN FATHER AND BROTHER TO JESSIE D. MCCLOWELL PRESLEY, JOSEPH PRESLEY, AND CALHOUN PRESLEY, AMONG OTHER IS A GREAT-UNCLE OF ELVIS.

ROSELLA, PRESLEY (ROSIE) b; 1862-d: 1924, DAUGHTER OF DUNNAN PRESLEY JR. AND MARTHA JANE WESSON PRESLEY. ROSELLA WHO NEVER MARRIED, MOTHERED NINE CHILDREN OR TEN ILLIGITMATE CHILDREN, INCLUDING JESSIE D MCCLOWELL PRESLEY, GRANDFATHER OF ELVIS. ROSELLA, WHO WAS THE GRANDMOTHER OF VERNON PRESLEY, GREAT-GRANDMOTHER TO ELVIS, GAVE HER SON HER MAIDEN NAME AS HIS MIDDLE NAME, MCCLOWELL.

SALES AND GORDON PRESLEY TWIN BROTHERS TO THE SON OF NOAH PRESLEY, BROTHER TO JESSIE D. PRESLEY. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL TWINS BORN INTO THE PRESLEY FAMILY. SALES AND HIS WIFE, ANNIE SOMETIMES SANG GOSPEL MUSIC WITH VERNON AND GLADYS IN TUPELO. SALES WORKED FOR THE WPA IN PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI, ALONG WITH VERNON.

SAM PRESLEY, FIRST COUSIN TO VERNON PRESLEY, WITH T. B. RICHARDSON, WHO WITH SAMMY LEWIS WOULD SIGN ELVIS TO APPEAR AT THE NEW FRONTIER HOTEL IN LAS VAGAS IN 1956. SAM PRESLEY RAN A GAMBLING CLUB CALLED THE SAGE PATCH ON THE BORDER BETWEEN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA.

PRESLEY, LORENE DAUGHTER OF JESSIE D. PRESLEY AND MINNIE MAE HOOD PRESLEY AND THE SISTER OF VERNON PRESLEY.

JESSIE D. MCCLOWELL PRESLEY, BORN: 1896-1973. ILLEGITMATE SON OF ROSELLA PRESLEY AND THE FATHER OF VERNON PRESLEY, GRANDFATHER OF ELVIS PRESLEY. BORN IN ITAWAMBA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, MARRIED ELVIS'S GRANDMOTHER MINNIE MAE HOOD OF FULTON, MISSISSIPPI IN 1913 HE WAS 17 AND SHE WAS 25, THEY DIVORCED 1946. ON JANUARY 7, 1936 JESSIE WAS
ELECTED MAYOR OF TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI, IN 1947 HE MARRIED A SCHOOL TEACHER NAMED VERA PRUITT, HE DIED IN 1973 IN TENN.
JESSIE DIDN'T LIKE HIS SON, VERNON. WHEN VERNON WAS ARRESTED FOR FORGERY IN 1938, HE REFUSED TO GO HIS BAIL.
ALTHOUGH HE BAILED OUT TRAVIS SMITH, GLADYS'S BROTHER.
JESSIE SOLD VERNON'S HOUSE ON OLD SALTILLO ROAD WHILE VERNON WAS IN THE PEN. ELVIS SPENT SOME TIME WITH JESSIE IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY ON SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 1956, AFTER WHICH HE BOUGHT HIM A NEW CAR. JESSIE WENT TO SEE ELVIS PREFORM IN LOUISVILLE ON NOV. 7, 1971.

GLADYS EARLINE PRESLEY, DAUGHTER OF JESSIE D. PRESLEY AND MINNIE MAE HOOD PRESLEY SISTER TO VERNON PRESLEY. SHE MARRIED A DOWLING.

GLADYS PRESLEY LOVE SMITH ELVIS'S MOTHER DAU. OF ROBERT LEE SMITH AND DOLL MANSELL SMITH, B: APRIL 25, 1912 PONOTOC COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, SISTER TO JOHN SMITH, CLETTES SMITH, TRAVIS SMITH, LILLIAN SMITH, LEVALLE SMITH, RHETHA SMITH, AND TRACY SMITH. MARRIED JUNE 17, 1933 AGE 21 TO VERNON PRESLEY IN PONOTOC COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

WITNESSED BY: VONA MAE PRESLEY, BROWN, AND HUSBAND MARSHALL BROWN. ELVIS PET NAME FOR GLADYS WAS 'SATTIN' AND HER'S FOR HIM WAS 'EL'. GLADYS PRESLEY DIED OF A HEART ATTACK IN AUGUST 14, 1958. AT 3:00 A.M. MEMPHIS, TENN. PEOPLE SAY THAT HE TRIED TO JOIN HER ON THE SAME DATE OF DEATH.
THE NEARNESS OF THE TIME AND DATE ARE UNCANNY.

AUGUST 15 , 1977 AGE 46 3:00 P.M. ELVIS.
AUGUST 14, 1958 AGE 42 3:00 P.M. GLADYS. SHE HAD AN UNCANNY HOLD ON ELVIS ALL HIS LIFE.






Children of James Presley and Martha are:
  1. +Mary Elenor Presley, b. Bet. 1838 - 1840, Alabama, d. Aft. 1877, Arkansas, Independence County.
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