Gladys Love Smith (Elvis' mother ) father was Robert Lee Smith.
Elvis' Maternal Family Tree
William Mansell------- Morning Dove WHITE
Name:Morning Dove WHITE
Death1835, near Hamilton, AL:Marion
BurialOld Manscill Cem, Hamilton, AL:Marion
*Birthplace from Census records (as reported by Sherranlynn Kincaid Nichols).
Morning Dove was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. In this period no purebred Indian bore a surname. The "surname" White was the way the Americans distinguished betweeen Indians friendly to the Revolution from those who sided with the British (had name "Red" added to their names).
presumed died from childbirth or subsequent complications
Birthabt 1795, SC*
Deathabt 1842, near Hamilton, AL:Marion
BurialOld Manscill Cem, Hamilton, AL:Marion
As a young man lived in Western TN
Fought two wars against the Indians under Andrew Jackson.
#1: As a 19 year old recruit from TN, fought in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, AL (the final battle of the Creek war), on March 27, 1814.
#2: Fought in Seminole war in Georgia and Florida in 1817-18.
Sometime in 1820, William registered his land claim No. T9-R16-S13 at courthouse in Pikeville, AL.
William survived his wife Morning Dove by seven years, and did not remarry after her death.
Children:John B (1828-1880)
Morning Dizenie (1832-1908)
James Jordan (1835-)
Gladys Love Smihs' Grand Father was Milege Obe Smith Grand Mother was Anna Mansell Obe Smith was born in South Carolina 1842.
Milege Obe Smith and Anna Mansell had the following child:
1. Robert Lee Smith was born 1879
was born in Mississippi 24 Apr 1912.
He married Octavia Lavinia Mansell. Octavia was born in Mississippi 1886. Octavia was the daughter of A. White Mansell and Martha Tackett.
Robert Lee Smith and Octavia Lavinia Mansell had the following children:
i. Lillian Smith was born ca 1906.
ii. Lavelle Smith was born in Mississippi ca 1908.(3)
iii. Reatha Smith was born in Mississippi ca 1910.(4)
iv. Gladys Love Smith was born 24 Apr 1912.
v. Travis Smith was born in Mississippi ca 1915
Gladys Love Smith married Vernon Elvis Presley in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 17 Jun 1933. Vernon was born in Clay County, Mississippi 19 Apr 1916. Vernon was the son of Jessie D. McLowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood.
Vernon died 26 Jun 1979 at 63 years of age.
Gladys died 14 Aug 1958 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, at 46 years of age.
Vernon Elvis Presley decended from King Henry II direct line.
Records show that Andrew Presley married Elspeth Leg in Lonmay (Lonmay, in the north-east corner of Scotland)in 1713. Their son, also called Andrew, came to the English colonies in 1745. Through his father's mother Minnie Mae, Elvis was descended from King Henry II of England. Elvis' maternal grandmother (Glady's mother) was Jewish.
Elvis Presleys 'line' to his grandfather Jessie (J.D.).
(Johannes was shortened to Johann and then John).
Children of Dunning Presley, Jr. and Martha Jane Wesson are:
+ Rosella Elizabeth Presley b. Feb. 1862, Fulton County, Miss. d. July 30, 1924, Pineville, Itawamba County, Mississippi. Rosella Elizabeth Presley never married, according to records, and some family members speculate for different reasons. However, Rosella lived alone and was a sharecropper in Mississippi, raising her children, most of whom could not read or write.
The 1900 US Federal Census for Itawamba, Mississippi states that Rosella's middle Initial was M. She is listed with several of her children. However other sources list it as Elizabeth.
Mary Jane 'Rosalinda' Presley, b. 1864, d. date unknown.
Children of Rosella Elizabeth Presley are:
1. Walter G. Presley b Dec 1880 in Itawamba Co, MS
2. Joseph Warren Presley b About 1886 in Itawamba Co, MS
3. Minnie Elizabeth Presley b July 1889 in Itawamba Co, MS
4. Noah E. Presley b: August 1890 in Itawamba Co, MS - m. Susan Izora Griffin, 1911, Itawamba County, MS and; m. Christine Mary Houston, 1940
5. Jessie D.McDowell Presley b: April, 9 1897 in Itawamba Co, MS
6. Calhoun Presley b May 9, 1898 in Itawamba Co, MS
7. L. Presley b: Before 1900 in Itawamba Co, MS
8. Mack Presley b: About 1901 in Itawamba Co, MS
9. Robbie Presley b March, 1 1903 in Itawamba Co, MS
Jessie D. McDowell Presley was born April 9, 1896 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, to Rosella Presley, unmarried, and John Wallace. Though the rightful surname should have been Wallace, Rosella gave her children her own name, her maiden name of Presley.
Jessie D. McDowell Presley died 19 April 1973. He married (1) Minnie Mae Hood on July 20, 1913. She was born June, 17 1888 and died May, 8 1980. He married (2) Vera (Kinnaird) Leftwich.
More About Jessie D. McDowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood:
Divorce: August 03, 1954, Lee County, Mississippi.
Marriage: July 20, 1913
Children of Jessie D. McDowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood are:
Vester Presley b. Sept, 11. 1914 d. January, 18 1997 m. Clettis Smith
child: Patsy Presley b.
+Vernon Elvis Presley b. April 10, 1916, Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi, d. June 26, 1979.
Delta Mae Presley b. m. Biggs
Gladys Earlene Presley b. m. Morgan
Lorene Nashval (Nash) Presley b. m. Earl Pritchett
Vernon Elvis Presley was born April 10, 1916 in Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi, and died June 26, 1979. He married Gladys Love Smith on June 17, 1933 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. He later married Davada Mae Stanley.
More About Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith:
Marriage: June 17, 1933, Pontotoc County, Mississippi.
Children of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love Smith are
+Elvis Aaron Presley, b. January 8, 1935, Tupelo, Mississippi, d. August 16, 1977, Memphis, Tennessee.
Jessie Garon Presley, b. January 8, 1935, d. January 08, 1935.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, and died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee. He married Priscilla Ann Beaulieu.