I2: Elvis Presley


Haplogroup I2 (Y-DNA) * Confirmed Haplogroup I (Y-DNA), Haplogroup I2c1a2a1a1a (F2044) (Y-DNA) Likely *:

Elvis Aaron Presley (Wallace) (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.

“It is well known that Presley was not Elvis’ true surname, his great-grandmother Martha Rosella Presley having had his grandfather Jessie Dunnan “Dee” McClowell Presley out of wedlock, and having given the child the surname she bore from her father, Dunnan Presley. So it was hardly a surprise that our Elvis Y chromosome type (haplogroup I) matched no Presley in the available database. What was surprising was that it exactly matched several males of the surname Wallace.”– Page 42, “Old World Roots of the Cherokee: How DNA, Ancient Alphabets and Religion Explains the Origins of America’s Largest Indian Nation, by Donald N. Yates


“Rosella Pressley and John Wallace shared some trials in their lives, however, fatesurely brought them together because out of their love for one another came the greatest entertainer in the world and of generations to come, Elvis Presley. Though neither would live to see this success, the long-kept mystery is now revealed: that John Wallace is the true great-grandfather of Elvis Presley.”

“The Children of Rosella Presley and John Wallace are: (1.) Jesse D. McDowell Pressley/Presley, the grandfather of Elvis Presley, b. April 9, 1896 in Itawamba Co. Jessie married Minnie Mae Hood and then Vera Leftwich. Jessie died 19 March 1973 in Louisville, KY”

“Having fulfilled his word, Mackey now feels that it is time for John Wallace to be presented in the same light enjoyed by other family members. John, after all, helped to create the legend, Elvis Presley, and is Elvis’ natural great grandfather as he is Mackeys.”

“The alleged Elvis sample turned out to have a Cherokee-specific form of mitochondrial haplogroup B on the mother’s side and a Scottish Y chromosome on the father’s. The autosomal profile confirmed these results with high matches for American Indian populations, Scotland and Spain.”

“Jessie D. McDowell (J.D.) Presley (1896-1973), (Elvis’ grandfather) … was born on April 9, 1896 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, to Rosella Presley, unmarried, and John Wallace (Elvis’ great-grandfather). Though the rightful (traditional) surname should have been Wallace, Rosella gave her children her own name, her maiden name of Presley. (Pressley) As did Martha. – See more at: Elvis Presley Family History : 1669-1935”

“The American rock legend and cultural icon Elvis Presley (1935-1977) was revealed to belong to haplogroup I in the book Old World Roots of the Cherokee (p.42). Elvis’s paternal grandfather was born out of wedlock and got his mother’s surname. His Y-DNA test showed numerous exact matches with the Wallace surname in Scotland, who within haplogroup I belong overwhelmingly to the rare haplogroup I2c1a2a1a1a (F2044).”

Elvis Presley Biography










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