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Jessie D McDowell Presley (1896 - 1973)

Jessie D McDowell Presley
Born in Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 20 Jul 1913 (to 3 Aug 1954) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 76 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010 | Last significant change: 13 Aug 2022
21:21: David Moore edited the Birth Place and Death Place for Jessie D McDowell Presley (1896-1973). (Bio improvement. ) [Thank David for this]
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Jessie D. McDowell Presley was born April 9, 1896 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, to Rosella Presley, unmarried. 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.[1]

Marriage: July 20, 1913

Divorce: August 03, 1954, Lee County, Mississippi.

He died 19 April 1973.[2][3].


  1. Elvis Presley Family History
  2. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Jessie Presley, Mar 1973; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  3. "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Jessie D Presley, 19 Mar 1973; citing Death, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.
  • "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 May 2014), Mississippi > Itawamba County; A-R > image 1862 of 2057; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 April 2016), D Mcclowell Presley in household of Rosie Presley, Beat 1, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States; citing sheet 1A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,811.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 April 2016), Dle Presley, Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States; citing sheet 8A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,877.
  • "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 April 2016), Jessie D Presley, 1930.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Jessie Pressley, East Tupelo, Beat 3, Lee, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-17, sheet 5B, line 47, family 99, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2042.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #1751, database and images ( : accessed 14 February 2019), memorial page for Jesse D. McDowell “JD” Presley (9 Apr 1896–19 Mar 1973), citing Louisville Memorial Gardens, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .

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Jessie Dunning McDowell Presley

Place of Burial: TN, USA Birth: April 9, 1896 Itawamba, MS, USA Death: April 19, 1973 (77) Louisville, KY, USA Immediate Family: Son of John Presley Wallace and Rosella (Rosa) Elizabeth Presley, Presley Husband of Minnie Mae Dodger Hood and Vera Presley (Kinnaird) Father of Vester Presley; Vernon Elvis Presley; Delta Mae Presley (Biggs); Calhoun Presley; Gladys Presley and 1 other Brother of Walter G Pressley 'Presley?'; Minnie Elizabeth Presley; Noah Edward Presley; L Presley; Calhoun Presley; Mack Presley; Robbie Presley and Joseph Warren Presley « less Half brother of Robbie Catherine Wallace and ROBBIE C. HUFF (WALLACE)

see Rosella (Elvis's great grandmother) was not married to her children's father and gave her children her last name Presley, The father of Jessie Presley, (Elvis's grandfather) was actually named John Wallace, he is Elvis Presley's great grandfather.
posted by [Living Franklin]