Pleasant Dellis

10 September 1820–about 1878 (Age 57)
White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Pleasant

When Pleasant Dellis was born on 10 September 1820, in White, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Milton Dellis, Sr, was 30 and his mother, Anna Curry, was 31. He married Mary Ann Conwill on 16 December 1849, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Mississippi, United States in 1870. He died about 1878, in Nettleton, Lee, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Mooreville, Lee, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pleasant Dellis
Mary Ann Conwill
Marriage: 16 December 1849
Mary Elizabeth Dellis
John Wilkes Dellis
Ilec Dallis

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Conwill


16 December 1849
Itawamba, Mississippi, United States


    Mary Elizabeth Dellis


    John Wilkes Dellis


    Ilec Dallis


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Greek: derogatory nickname from Turkish deli ‘fool’, ‘foolish’, or a shortened form of any of the surnames formed with Deli as a prefix, e.g. Deligiannis ‘crazy John’.2 French: habitational name from Lys-les-Lannoy, Lisse in the Netherlands, or Lies in the Belgian province of Brabant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Pleast Dallas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pleasant Dellis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Pleasant Dallas, "United States Census, 1850"

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