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From: United States
1. How and when did you first hear about Elvis Presley?
: I was very young
3 or 4 my mom was a fanatic. I glad she was and she still is.
2. What was it that got you hooked on Elvis?
: growing up with him all
around like he was part of the family. I didnt know anything different.
3. If Elvis were alive, what would you like to say to him or ask him?
would say, Hello E ! I wished I would have been old enough to have known
you, to be your friend when you really needed one.I was only 11 when you
left.I remember going to your funeral and all the flowers and my mom
getting a thank you card from your Dad. I think your true calling was to
preach the gospel of christ. and I think your mom was your spiritual
rutter and when she left you were lost. you didnt have that rutter
anymore. I hope your at peace with your mom and you were a great gift to
many including myself. and you influenced me with your he touched me
album when I was 12 to seek the lord and when its all said and done thats
all that matters. like soloman said all is vanity.
4. WHICH is your favourite Elvis Presley song or movie?
: If I can Dream
5. WHY is it your favourite?
: It was one of the first songs I remember
singing to and later realized it was a sond with a deep message of hope.
6. Who do you think Elvis loved most in his life, his greatest love?
His MOM! and of course JESUS
7. Where were you and what were you doing when you heard that Elvis had
: I was in the back seat of my mom and dads car and heard it on the
radio. my mom screamed and my dad slammed on the brakes.(very sad day)
8. Why do you think Elvis still attracts new fans every year,
even long after his death?
: Because He was the whole enchilada charisma,
talant, soul,and character. I think people could also relate very well to
9. Do you collect Elvis music or memorabilia?
: Yes, Music, Posters, other
11. How would you rate our Elvis Presley Biography site?
12. Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve this site for
: a very fine site.
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Presley was born poor in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith Presley. He was raised both in Tupelo and later in Memphis, Tennessee, where his family moved when he was 13. He had a twin brother (Jesse Garon Presley) who died at birth.
The young Elvis took up guitar at 11 and, after high school, worked at Precision Tool Company and then drove a truck for the Crown Electric Company.
Scottish author Allan Morrison claims that Elvis was of Scottish descent. In an as-yet-unpublished book, Morrison claims to have found that his ancestors lived in Lonmay, Aberdeenshire in the 1700s. According to Morrison, records show that Andrew Presley married Elspeth Leg in Lonmay in 1713. Their son, also called Andrew, went to the English colonies in 1745.
Through his father's mother Minnie Mae, Elvis descended from King Henry II of England.
His maternal grandmother was Jewish.
Each of us stands on the shoulders of our ancestors. So too Elvis; his genealogy
provides a fascinating view of the influences that help form him. Our story begins
with Elvis's maternal heritage through his mother, Gladys.
Elvis's great-great-great-grandmother, Morning White Dove (1800-1835), was a
full-blooded Cherokee Indian. She married William Mansell, a settler in western
Tennessee, in 1818. William's father, Richard Mansell, had been a soldier in the
Revolutionary War. Mansell is a French name--its literal translation is the man
from Le Mans. The Mansells migrated from Norman France to Scotland, and then
later to Ireland. In the 18th century the family came to the American Colonies.
The appellation "white" in Morning Dove's name refers to her status as a
friendly Indian. Early American settlers called peaceable Indians "white," while
"red" was the designation for warring Indians or those who sided with the British in
the Revolutionary War. It was common for male settlers in the West to marry
"white" Indians as there was a scarcity of females on the American frontier.
Like many young men in the American Southwest, William Mansell fought with
Andrew Jackson in the Indian Wars of the early nineteenth century. He fought with
Old Hickory in Alabama, at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, and later in Florida too.
Returning to Tennessee from the Indian Wars, William Mansell married Morning
White Dove. Elaine Dundy says of the marriage, he (William Mansell) gained
"age-old Indian knowledge of the American terrain; of forests and parries; of crops
and game; of protection against the climate; of medicine lore, healing plants as well
as something in which the Indians were expert--the setting of broken bones."
Moreover, added to Elvis's lineage were Morning White Dove's ruddy Indian
complexion and fine line of cheek.
Like many other settlers, the newlyweds migrated to Alabama from Tennessee
to claim lands garnered in the Indian Wars. The Mansells settled in Marion County
in northeast Alabama near the Mississippi border. The Scots-Irish, like William
Mansell, were the predominant settlers of Alabama. One-tenth of the population in
colonial America was Scots-Irish at the time of the American Revolution. And a
very interesting group they were. The Anglican Reverend Woodmason had this to
say about the Scots-Irish women of William Mansell's day.
"They wore nothing but thin shifts and a thin petticoat underneath. They are
sensual and promiscuous. They draw their shift as tight as possible to the body, and
pin it close, to show the roundness of their breasts, and slender waists (for they are
generally fined shaped) and draw their petticoat close to their hips to show the
fineness of their limbs--so that they might as well be in puri naturalibus."
The Scots-Irish in America were a passionate community living close to the
earth. They disdained the niceties of their British neighbors. Of this Reverend
Woodmason had to say," they delight in their present low, lazy, sluttish, heathenish,
hellish life, and seem not desirous of changing it. These people despise knowledge,
and instead of honoring a learned person...they despise and ill-treat them..."
There were other views on the passionate lifestyle of the Scots-Irish, however.
James Hall of Philadelphia described a young, Scots-Irish frontiersman in this way.
"He strode among us with the step of Achilles...I thought I could see in that man,
one of the progenitors of an unconquerable race; his face presented the traces of a
spirit quick to resent--he had the will to dare, and the power to execute, there was
something in his look which bespoke a disdain of control, and an absence of
constraint in all his movements indicating an habitual independence of thought and
Think of Elvis in these words: the will to dare and the power to execute, a
disdain of control in all his movements indicating a habitual independence of
thought and action. This is the Scots-Irish heritage from which Elvis Presley issued.
In his genes he carried an independence of blood, the will to dare and the power to
execute. Many influences formed Elvis Presley besides the genealogical, yet this
description has a haunting accuracy.
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