Celebrity Elvis: The Truth Revealed By Stephen M. Silverman Published on September 9, 1998 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Elvis Presley, a Welshman? That’s what some historians in Wales are claiming, according to London’s Express tabloid. (You determine the legitimacy of the story. Still, it’s an intriguing concept.) Despite the fact that the King was believed to have been born in 1935 in Tupelo, Miss., of Cherokee Indian and Scots background, the Express reports: “South of the Presili Mountains there is an ancient chapel devoted to a Saint Elvis, the only one known in Britain.” Sounds like a new tourist hot spot.