Archive of Records - Ancestors of Elvis Aaron Presley 50 Generations



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1790 Anson County, North Carolina United States Federal Census
Thomas Presley 1790. Thomas did not have slaves.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

William Steel from North Carolina - Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi 1860 United States Federal Census
William Steel from North Carolina according to this Census - may or may not be correct William Steele who fathered Steele Valley J. Presley/Valley J. Steele, Rosella Presley's son.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

1860 Tremont, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
Martha Jane Wesson (Elvis Presley's Great Great Grandmother) on the 1860 census with her parents.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

Mr. Dunnan Presley Jr. and Miss Martha Jane Wesson Marriage 1861
Rosella Presley's parents. Elvis' Paternal Great Great Grandparents.
(Source: Mississippi State Archives Vital Records Department)

Martha Presley Land Certificate
This land was not given to Martha Presley until October 31, 1896. The same year her mother Emily (Millie) Wesson died, she applied for this land May 20th, 1862, little over a month after Rosella was born.
(Source: Pre-1908 United States, Bureau of Land Management records)

Marriage Record of Mr. William Steel and Mrs. M. J. Wesson 1868
William Steel and Mrs Millie Wesson Marriage. I noticed that the woman named here was Mrs. M. J. Wesson. Not Mrs. M. J. Presley or Miss M. J. Wesson. If this were Martha, why would she use Mrs. in front of her name, if she were still using her maiden name Wesson? She had been previously married to Dunnan. Could it be this woman is not Martha? Could this in fact be Mrs. Emily (Millie) Wesson, Martha's mother? I think so.
(Source: Mississippi State Archives Vital Records Department)

William Steele with Rosella and Rosalinda - 1870 Township 11, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
Rosella and Rosalinda on the 1870 Census with William Steel. Millie is not listed with them.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

Elisabeth Presley - 1870 Monroe, Tennessee United States Federal Census
Rumored to be a wife of Dunnan Presley Jr.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

Dunnan Presley Jr. - 1880 Washington, Independence, Arkansas United States Federal Census
Dunnan Presley Jr. in Arkansas in 1880.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

1880 Beat-5, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
Millie (Emily) Wesson on the 1880 census with Rosella and Rosalinda Pressley her grand daughters. She has them here as her daughters.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

1880 Beat-5, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
William Steele and his family on the 1880 census. Millie, Rosella and Rosalinda are not listed with him. He is married to Sarah.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

1890 US federal Census has been destroyed by fire. Only very small fragments survived. There are not any records for William Steel or his family in the surviving records. Or any of the other individuals mentioned here.

1900 Beat-5, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
William Steele with, his wife and children. Joseph is not listed here. William was born September of 1840 according to this census.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

Rosie M Presley - 1900 Pleasinton, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
Elvis Aaron Presley's Paternal Great Grandmother, Rosie M. Presley (Rosella Presley) with some of her children. Rosella's name appears to be Rosie M. Presley on the 1900 Pleasinton Pct. Itawamba, Mississippi US Federal Census. Her name is in the Heritage Quest database as Rosie M. Presley when searching her name. Many common genealogies state her middle name was Martha. Some believe her middle name to be Elizabeth, according to a headstone that has Rosie Elizebeth Presley Feb. 16, 1861 - July 30, 1924 on it. On the 1900 Pleasinton Pct. Itawamba, Mississippi US Federal Census states Rosella was born Feb. 1862.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

1900 Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
Valley Steele as a hired hand in the Mary Arkins household. He is 21 years old here.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

1910 Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
Here William is listed with Walter G. Pressley, Rosella's son and William's son's Charles, Valley, Chester, and Christopher Dio. Valley J. Steele is also listed on this census with his wife Cleo and children. Valley is still using the Steele name on this census.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

Steele Valley J. Presley - 1920 Tilden, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
Rosella Presley and William Marion Steele's Son with his brother Walter G. Presley, Rosella Presley's other Son. This is evidence that shows Valley's mother was not Sarah. On the 1920 census we have Walter and his family. Listed just below him we have STEELE VALLEY J. PRESLEY. This is Valley J. Steele, William's son, but he is calling himself Steele Valley J. Presley. Keeping both his father and mother's name. He is Rosella and William Steele's son.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

1920 Tilden, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
William Steele on the 1920 census.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

1920 Lee, Itawamba, Mississippi United States Federal Census
Did Rosalinda use the name Mary? She did call herself Mary Presley where she is listed with her son Canan Presley on the 1920 Lee, Mississippi US Federal Census. Here Mary is said to be a widow. She too may have been married at some point in her life, or at least considered herself as married.
(Source: Texas University - Texshare Database - Heritage Quest)

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