Jane <I>Plater</I> Pleasants

Jane Plater Pleasants

Georgetown, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 9 May 1881 (aged 82)
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Central Avenue South, Lot 6A Lower, Site 6
Memorial ID 68525992 · View Source
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- Col. Thomas Plater [1769-1830]
- Martha (Lingan) Plater [1771-1814]

Presumed to have been born at "Peter's Forest" in Poolesville.

Married (1) Elisha Washington Williams on January 28, 1826 in Medleys (Poolesville), MD, as his second wife.

- Mary Jane Williams [1826-1827]
- Martha Plater Williams [1830-1854]
- Mary Berry Williams [1831-1838]
- Florence Key Williams [1833-1837]

Married (2) James Snowden Pleasants on November 25, 1858 in Montgomery County, MD.

Marriage Announcement
Sun (Baltimore, Md.), Thursday, December 2, 1858

On Thanksgiving day, Nov. 25th, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Poolesville, by Rev. Mr. Russell, JAMES SNOWDEN PLEASANTS to JANE PLATER WILLIAMS, daughter of the late Col. Plater, all of Montgomery county, Md.

"That Flying Pleasants"
Monocacy Monocle, April 11, 2008

"One of Thomas Plater's daughters, Jane Williams, was quite a character in her own right. Her first husband was old enough to be her father and her second husband, Mr. Pleasants, was young enough to be her son. She wasn't shy about defending her reputation. In her personal notes, she recorded that she wanted it known that her second husband was not to be confused with a Mr. Basil Pleasants. It seems that gentleman was "infamous in the area" for his painful and unsuccessful attempts to fly! She just wanted to clarify to everyone that she did not marry "that flying Pleasants."

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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 17 Apr 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 68525992
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jane Plater Pleasants (17 Mar 1799–9 May 1881), Find a Grave Memorial no. 68525992, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .