Family: Alex Pleasant "Plez" Williams / Lydia M. Maness (F2793)  [1



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  • Father | Male
    Alex Pleasant "Plez" Williams

    Born  1 Aug 1842   
    Died  21 Apr 1918   
    Buried     
    Married     
    Father  Matthew Bryant Williams | F1424 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth C. Stutts | F1424 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Lydia M. Maness

    Born  1842   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father  Garner Maness | F0075 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catherine "Katie" Maness | F0075 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Quincy Addison Maness

    Born  15 Mar 1865   
    Died  20 Mar 1922   
    Buried     

  • Sources 
    1. [S1218] Lacy Garner, Jr. [lacyjoe@centurylink.net].
      After having been severely wounded on the first day at Gettysburg, Pleasant (Plez) Williams was sent home to recover. During his recovery a neighbor, Lydia Maness (b. 1842), conceived a child. Since Lydia and Plez were never married the child took his mother?s surname - Quincy Addison Maness (15 Mar 1865 - 20 Mar 1922). When the child was five months old Plez paid Lydia $60 and asked her to put her mark to a document releasing him of any further obligation toward her and her bastard child.


      AUGUST THE 28TH DAY 1865

      THIS RECEIVED OF A. P. WILLIAMS, SIXTY DOLLARS IN FULL SATISFACTION AND
      PAYMENT OF MY BLAME AGAINST HIM FOR AND ON ACCOUNT OF MY BASTARD CHILD
      AND I FURTHER WILL NOT APPLY TO COURT FOR ANY OTHER FURTHER CLAIMS ON THE ACCOUNT OF MY BASTARD CHILD. THIS THE DATE ABOVE WRITTEN.

      HER MARK

      LYDIA X M. MANESS

      TEST

      A. STUTTS