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 Post subject: Genealogical Experts Link Elvis to Jimmy Carter
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Genealogical Experts Link Elvis to Jimmy Carter

By: Elvis Australia
December 27, 2011 - 10:59:00 AM
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Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the United States.
James Earl 'Jimmy' Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) was the 39th President of the United States (1977-1981) and the Nobel Peace laureate in 2002. Previously, he was the Governor of Georgia (1971-1975). In 1976, Carter won the Democratic nomination as a dark horse candidate, and went on to defeat incumbent Gerald Ford in the close 1976 presidential election.

What do Elvis Presley and former President Jimmy Carter have in common? Two prominent twentieth century American political figures are descended from Thomas Preslar, the son of Andrew. Through his daughter, Susannah Preslar, who married John Helms, can be traced three descents of Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina, and through his daughter, Sarah Preslar, who married George Helms Jr., can be traced the lineage of former President James Earl (Jimmy) Carter. Thus, Senator Helms is related to Elvis Presley in three different ways, a seventh cousin in two lines and a seventh cousin once removed in another line, and he is a seventh great-grandson of Valentine Pressler. President Carter is a sixth cousin once removed to Elvis Presley, and a sixth great-grandson of Valentine Pressler.

The publishers of RootsWeb Review said the findings were first published in a scholarly work, 'More Palantine Families', in 1991 by Henry Z. Jones, a researcher specializing in Palantine (German) genealogy. According to Jones, the immigrant ancestor of Presley's paternal line was Valentine Preslar, born in Germany around 1669, who immigrated to New York with his wife, Anna Christina Framse, in 1709. Among their three sons and two daughters was Andreas Preslar, who was born in Germany in 1701 and died in Anson County, North Carolina in 1759, Jones found.

The same research shows that Carter also descends from Valentine Preslar (the name sometimes is spelled Presslar, Presler, or Bressler) and Anna Christiana Framse, through their son Andreas and his wife Anne (Antje) Wells. In another book titled 'Notable Kin, Volume Two', genealogist Gary Boyd Roberts concludes that Presley is probably a sixth cousin once removed from Carter. RootsWeb also said, 'If you find names like Preslar, Presslar, Presler or Bressler on your family tree, you might be related to a president and a king too'.

Following Presley's death in 1977 US President Jimmy Carter stated in respect to Elvis Presley:

'Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself'.

'He was unique and irreplaceable. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense and he was a symbol to people the world over, of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country'.

"Value are like fingerprints. Nobody's the same, but you leave them all everything you do" ELVIS AARON PRESLEY
 Post subject: Re: Genealogical Experts Link Elvis to Jimmy Carter
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Isn't it amazing how they can go back and learn these things today! Thanks for posting this Liliane and sooo happy to see you back! Elvis liked Carter, he was so pleased that we had a Southern gentleman in office of President and he visited
with him a time or two...they, President and Mrs. Carter our First Lady, came to see Elvis in concert and when he played in Georgia they came back stage to see him, he was so pleased and liked them very much. Thank you for giving us all
the lineage of both sides and how connected they were! Elvis would have loved that, and been humbled to know that he was related to the President of the United States! Oh yeah...he would have told people!
Have a great week,

Wanda June Hill
author of "We Remember, Elvis" & "Elvis - Face to Face"
 Post subject: Re: Genealogical Experts Link Elvis to Jimmy Carter
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:35 am 
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:hello: I have seen a Picture of Elvis with President Carter, I liked Jimmy Carter he was Down to Earth. I will try and Find that Picture, and Post it. :hug:

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