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Old 02-12-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I just read about Elvis Presley having a double cousin.. I wondered what this meant, and it appears his father Vernon had a brother who married Elvis s mother Gladys sister..




Elvis did have cousins on his dad's side. Patsy Presley is a double first cousin to Elvis. Her mother was Gladys' sister..and her dad was Vernon's brother. Donna Presley Early is also a cousin to Elvis on his dad's side.

You can find Elvis' family tree on ancestry.com and here's a link to a book called "The Kin of Rock and Roll"...it's about Elvis' relatives...

elvisandhistory.com
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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It wasn't all that unusual from brothers and sisters to marry into the same family at one time. My mother has several double cousins. That is her mother's sisters who became engaged or married to my mother's father's brothers. so she was cousins with their children on both sides of the family.

that is all it is.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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See what you mean ... but what I really was getting at is the cousin or cousins looking a bit like Elvis.. as I dont see his grandson much like him at all...
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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A double cousin is, genetically, the same as a sibling. So, it's quite possible they'd have a strong resemblance.

Though my mother's double cousins looked nothing like her.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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See what you mean ... but what I really was getting at is the cousin or cousins looking a bit like Elvis.. as I dont see his grandson much like him at all...
aah see what you mean. interesting how genetics work
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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I remember in one of those silly movies that he did, he goes up into the appalachian mountains and meets his cousin who looks excatly like him, only blonde
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:44 AM
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Location: "Arlen" Texas
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I remember in one of those silly movies that he did, he goes up into the appalachian mountains and meets his cousin who looks excatly like him, only blonde
That was called Kissing Cousins.
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