Elvis, King of Rock 'n' Roll.
When Aunt Mae told me about this, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I loved the idea of being related to my favorite singer. I have wondered for many years if we really were related to Elvis. Our family's closest surname is Pressley, one "s" too many. However, there are multiple occasions of spelling variance in many surnames over the years for varying reasons. So, saying that a Pressley is related to a Presley is not at all far-fetched.
Last night, I hit pay dirt. I found a family tree that traced Elvis back to his great-great-grandparents, Richard and Philedelphia Presley. My great-great-grandparents were Richard and Philadelphia Pressley. It turns out, varied spellings aside, that these are the same people. The locations were the same. The vital statistics (births and deaths) were the same. The names of the children were the same.
My great-great-grandparents are the great-great-grandparents of Elvis Presley. If I've calculated this properly, this means that we are third cousins.
Now, all that's left is the proving of it now that I have the name trail to follow. I find this very exciting!