Julia Pamelia Pleasants Cresswell

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 Poet and Novelist

Born:August 21, 1827, Huntsville, AL
Died:June 9, 1886, Jackson, LA.


•  "Daughter of Col. James Jay and Emily Julia (Bibb) Pleasants who lived at Huntsville, the former a commission merchant, a native of Hanover County. Va., who came to Alabama, and was elected secretary of state, 1822-1824; granddaughter of Gov. Thomas and Pamelia (Thompson) Bibb, who lived at Belle Mina homestead, near Huntsville, the former of whom was the second governor of Alabama, succeeding his brother to that office." - Alabama Biography

•  Her mother died when she was an adolescent - Alabama Biography

•  "She was reared and educated in Huntsville, and was graduated from a young ladies' seminary at Huntsville, AL." - Alabama Biography

•  "After her marriage she lived in Mansfield. La., until the end of the War of Secession, when she moved to Shreveport, La. She taught for one term in a young ladies' seminary at Shreveport, while her husband resumed his law practice. Later she conducted a private school in her home for two terms." - Alabama Biography

•  She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. - Alabama Biography

•  "She was author of 'Aphella, and Other Poems by Two Cousins of the South,' in conjunction with T. M. B. Bradley, of Huntsville, published in 1854; 'Poems'; 'Callamura,' an allegorical novel, published 1868; a posthumous volume of poems; 'Abracadabra,' a novel which was never published; and a book of short poems which she had ready for publication, dedicated to George D. Prentice in appreciation of his unswerving devotion to Southern literature, but never published." - Alabama Biography

•  "Married: October 11, 1854, at Huntsville, David Cresswell, son of Robert and Mary (Davis) Cresswell, who lived at Eutaw, the former a lawyer, whose father, a Presbyterian minister, came from Ireland. Mr. Cresswell was a graduate of Columbia Law School, South Carolina, was a district judge before the War of Secession, and a parish judge for eighteen years after the war. He died September, 1876. Before his marriage to Miss Pleasants, he had been married to Gertrude Thornton, by whom he had one son, Harry Thornton Cresswell, a lawyer, of San Francisco, California." - Alabama Biography

•  Mother of:
1. David Lewis, Steins, NM
2. Adrienne, San Diego, CA, married Elijah P. Butts
3. Robert Paul, Tornillo, Tex
4. James Pleasants, Shreveport, LA
5. Sydmore, died at three years of age
6. Kenneth, died at two years of age
7. Julien, died at one year of age
8. Frank Lyon, Steins, NM
- Alabama Biography

Related Links:

•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, p. 424.

•  Ancestry.com - Page owned by David Creswell and requires Ancestry.com membership to view. (Originally found at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12804116/person/-178645185.)

•  Geocities - Information about her books posted by Sarah Hudson-Pierce, © 2003, © 2004, © 2005.

•  Ritz - Ritz Publications © 2003-2005.

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•  Alabama Biography