Nathan SELF Ursula Jane SELF Nathaniel Simpson SELF Mary WOODWARD Mary Ann MCCOY Ursula Jane BURLESON Mini tree diagram

Pleasant David SELF1,2,3

18251,2 - 18781

Life History



4th Dec 1854

Birth of daughter Ursula Jane SELF in Arkansas.5,4,6

about 1855

Birth of son Nathaniel Simpson SELF in Johnson, Arkansas.7


Death of Mary Ann MCCOY in Johnson County, Arkansas.4


Death of Mary WOODWARD in Johnson County, Arkansas.8


Died in Johnson County, Arkansas.1


Buried in Fort Douglas Cemetery, Fort Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas.1

Other facts


Married Mary WOODWARD


Married Mary Ann MCCOY


  • Pleasant's parents were married in Rutherford County, North Carolina.They had moved to Alabama before he was born.  The marriage recordbelow gives his mother's name as Usley.  I first encountered her namein the family's 1850 census.

    This was a new and strange name for me. There were, however,  threepeople on this page with this name or similar.  In one case it iswritten Ulsey, in Ursuala Jane's and one other, it is Usley.  Since weknow her full name was Ursula Jane, this appears to be a nickname forUrsula.  Elsewhere it is Ursula or Jane.  And Pleasant named one ofhis daughters Ursula Jane.  This variation in the nickname form of thename makes one wonder if it should be Ulsey, rather than Usley, asfound on her marriage record and 1850 census record.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Name Usley Burleson
    Spouse Nathan Self
    Marriage 1 Oct 1816 Rutherford County

    1850 Federal Census, Newton County, Arkansas, 28 October, UnionTownship, page 28 (scan 15), Hse/Fam #175
    Nathan Self 59 M Farmer $600 Real Estate b NC Cannot read or write  [babt 1791]
    Usley [? prob Ulsey, short for Ursula] 52 F b NC Cannot read or write[b abt 1798]
    Pleasant D Self 25 M b AL [b abt 1825]
    David Self 19 M b TN [b abt 1831]
    Elisha Self 17 M b AR [b abt 1833]
    Elizabeth Self 15 F b AR [b abt 1835]
    Polly P Self 14 F b AR [b abt 1836]
    Priscilla self 10 F b AR [b abt 1840]
    Spicy Self 7 F b AR [b abt 1843]

    Family sources report that Pleasant's middle name was David.  But wenotice that he also had a brother named David, according to the 1850census.  In the 1900 census, where he is a widower in the home of hisson Pleasant, both have the middle initial of W instead of W.

    Pleasant David Self
    Birth unknown [? footstone here says 1825]
    Death unknown [? footstone here says 1878]
    Spouse Mary (Polly) Woodward Self
    Children Jane Self Terry (1854 - 1938)
    Burial Fort Douglas Cemetery, Fort Douglas, Johnson County, Arkansas
    Created by Erin Jun 21, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #20011293,


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