Re: Charles Ellis & Minerva Pleasant, m. 1897, Jackson County, Il
I do have a copy of Minerva Angaline Brown marriage license to Acy David Pleasant.
On the back of the license Minerva's Father's name is B.T. Brown.Mother's maiden name is also listed as Brown.
Checking the 1880 Census (FamilySearch free site) Minerva is listed as the daughter of Ben T. Brown.Her mother is Dicy Ann.This census was for Carbondale, Il. (Jackson County)
A D PLeasant's full name is written: Acy David Pleasant, Father is A D Pleasant. Mother's maiden name looks like something was written in then partially erased and Pleasant written behind the blanked out word. On the front of the license he is listed as A D Pleasant, of DeSoto, Il.
So, perhaps this A D is the son of ASA David & Rebecca (Aytes)Pleasant or related to them somehow.
As William Scarborgh was one of the witness and William Pleasant was the other witness for Minerva & Acy's marriage. Scarbough was the son-in-law Asa & Rebecca and they had a son William T.
Thanks for the name of Minerva & Acy's daughter's name.