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  James Pleasants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Pleasants (1769–1836) was an American politician who served in the U.S. Senate from 1819 to 1822 and was the Governor of Virginia from 1822 to 1825.
Pleasants was elected as a Democratic Republican to the Twelfth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, to December 14, 1819, when he resigned, having been elected a United States Senator.
Pleasants served as chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirteenth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Fifteenth Congress).
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 Alabama Secretary of State James Jay Pleasants
Pleasants, James Jay, Secretary of State, was born September 2, 1797, in Virginia, and died at Huntsville; son of Tarleton and Anna (Woodson) Pleasants, the former a planter, living near Richmond, Va., the latter a descendant of John Woodson, Dorcetshire, England.
His ancestor, John Pleasants, born in 1645, in Norwitch, England, founder of the family of Pleasants, and a member of the Society of Friends, who emigrated to Virginia in 1665, settled in Henrico County in 1668, married Jane, the widow of Samuel Forester, and died in 1698.
Pleasants obtained his education in Richmond, Va., and in the printing office in Charlottesville, Va. He was a member of the cotton firm of Martin, Pleasants Company, and spent much of his time in New Orleans, La., where the firm was located.
www.archives.state.al.us /conoff/pleasant.html   (227 words)

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Here is a list of Pleasant's achievements, based on that research, followed by the article of the month, which highlights Pleasant's later life and dispells many myths about her.
Born a slave in Georgia between 1814-17, the daughter of an enslaved Vodou priestess from Saint Domingue (Haiti) and the son (John H. Pleasants) of a Virginia Governor, James Pleasants.
Pleasant died in 1904 after years of illness and finantial difficulty, but her legacy lives on.
www.angelfire.com /biz2/mepleasant/MP.html   (643 words)

 Pleasants County, West Virginia WV, county profile - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Pleasants County, WV The county was named for James Pleasants Jr., VA governor and senator.
Pleasants County is one of 55 counties in West Virginia.
This was a decrease of -.97% from the 2000 census.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=23084   (406 words)

 John Pleasants and Samuel Pleasants of Henrico County, Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
(4) JAMES PLEASANTS was born in 1736 at Henrico, Virginia.
(5) URSULA PLEASANTS was born in 1738 at Henrico, Virginia.
ELIZABETH PLEASANTS was born in 1676 at Henrico, Virginia.
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James Ford, planter, King William Parish, Goochland County to James Robinson… “95 acres on the south side of the James River…at a corner Hickory tree parting Peter Lews Sublett and the said James Ford’s lands.” Ann the wife of James signs her dower rights.
James Ford of King William Parish, Cumberland County, Va. to Mary Agee and her husband James Agee of St. Ann’s Parish, Albemarle County, Va. “for the love and affection he hath for his said daugher and son-in-law…200 acres in St. Ann’s Parish on Huberd’s Creek…” Witnesses: Daniel Ford, and John Beasley.
James Agee, son of Mathieu, was born 1725, near Manakin Town, Virginia; died 1821, near Maysville, Buckingham County, Virginia; married 1747, Mary Elizabeth Ford (1729/30-1821).
www.physics.montana.edu /staff/waldon/FAURE.htm   (9057 words)

 James C. Gardner - Former Mayor of Shreveport, LA
Shreveport's former Mayor James C. Gardner, born June 17, 1924, in Shreveport, Louisiana at the Schumpert Sanitarium to Arvill Pitt and Marie Creswell Gardner.
His grandfather was James Pleasants Creswell, owner of the Creswell Hotel in Shreveport, Louisiana.
He was the grandson of Julia Pleasants Creswell, renown author of four books, three of which have been republished.
www.geocities.com /sarahhudsonpierce1948/index2.html   (113 words)

 HISTORY AND ARCHIVES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
James Pleasants deserves more fame than he has received.
In 1799, Virginia abolished capital punishment and replaced it with one to ten years in the penitentiary (operated in part by Richmond Quakers) “fearing that some unfortunate victim might be deprived of life, contrary to those (humanitarian) principles.” In 1802 capital punishment was reinstated for treason.
James Lownes and Thomas Ladd, two members of the Richmond Meeting, regretted not making a deeper study of capital punishment and thus refrained from making a recommendation about it to the legislature.” (History of Richmond Friends Meeting, 1795-1962) by Mary Fran Hughes McIntyre, 1979.
www.richmondfriends.org /History/JamesPleasants.htm   (1020 words)

 History Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Pleasants submitted a petition to the U.S. Congress from the Virginia Abolition Society calling for the end of the slave trade.
Pleasants went to court repeatedly to free hundreds of slaves.
Pleasants founded the Gravelly Hill School, the first school for free fls in Virginia, and set aside 350 acres of land to maintain the schools.
www.richmondfriends.org /History/content.htm   (843 words)

 Virginia Historical Markers - Virginia History
Pleasants died in 1771, but it was not until 1782 that some of his slaves gained freedom when the Virginia General Assembly approved private manumissions.
Benjamin Butler's Army of the James crossed the James River to assault the Confederate defenses of Richmond.
This bluff on the James River, a mile east, was fortified by Captain A. Drewry in 1862.
www.historical-markers.org /distance/index.cgi?mid=163_6381   (8908 words)

 Blanton & Pleasants General Store, A Virginia Classic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Located in: Cartersville, a Virginia and National landmark on the bluff of the beautiful James River, 45 minutes from west-end of Richmond, the capital of Virginia.
Pleasants in advance, so he can cut the fairways and put out the pins, which the cows tend to lean on and shatter if they're left out between play.
Pleasants knows most of the folks who seek out his backyard beauty are looking for relief from the country-club mentality.
blantonpleasants.com /GreenAcres.htm   (1122 words)

 Joyful Ranch Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Her grandfather, William James Pleasants, and his father, James Madison Pleasants, came to CA in a wagon train in 1849 and, after not having success of any great proportion in the gold fields, came here to this homestead in 1850.
The purposes for which this non-profit foundation was organized are to educate, enrich and inspire the general public in the rich history of the William James Pleasants Ranch and to provide a setting for spiritual renewal.
The means shall include but not be limited to: the preserving of historic buildings, the securing habitat for wildlife and plants, the conserving of land and waterways, the supporting agriculture, and the maintaining of scenic vistas.
www.joyfulranch.com   (304 words)

 Some Descendants of "Dr." John Woodson - pafg12.asp - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
James Pleasants (Susanna Woodson, Tarleton, John, Robert, John) was born about 1745.
Joseph Pleasants (Susanna Woodson, Tarleton, John, Robert, John) was born about 1745 in VA. He died in 1785.
Archibald Pleasants Woodson was born on 18 Nov 1798.
www.juch.org /woodson/pafg12.asp   (944 words)

 County Info - Pleasants County WV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Mary's is the county seat of Pleasants County.
It was named in honor of James Pleasants, Jr.
The area of Pleasants County is some 135 square miles.
www.wvcounties.org /counties/pleasants.html   (230 words)

 West Virginia, Pleasants County History - SHG Resources
For James Pleasants, Jr., Senator from VA, and VA Governor, 1822-1825
Pleasants County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in 1851 from parts of Ritchie, Tyler and Wood counties.
James Pleasants Jr., was born in Goochland County, Virginia on October 24, 1769.
www.shgresources.com /wv/counties/pleasants   (926 words)

 The Davis Enterprise
VACAVILLE - In 1850, William Pleasants and his father, James Pleasants, explored a valley north of what is now Vacaville and found a wild, rugged and dangerous paradise.
William and James Pleasants settled the valley and had no trouble coming up with a name for it.
William Pleasants died in 1919 from an illness.
www.davisenterprise.com /articles/2005/12/22/news/009new2.txt   (1107 words)

 Congressman Alan B. Mollohan: Pleasants County History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
  Pleasants County, one of the smallest of West Virginia's counties, lies by the Ohio River in the western part of the state.
  Pleasants County was formed from portions of three other counties -- Wood, Tyler and Ritchie -- in 1851.
It was named after James Pleasants (1769-1836), governor of Virginia from 1822 to 1825.
www.house.gov /mollohan/pleasantshistory.htm   (300 words)

 Adoption Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In an interview with the department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, she claimed that she was from a small New England state, and had married at the age of 16 years and was divorced by 19.
She then remarried a man whose name is possibly James Pleasants.
James Pleasants initiated the divorced and was waiting for finalization possibly from Virginia.
members.aol.com /TS1Lanny   (220 words)

 James Stafford and Lucretia Reins
Children were: Mary F Pleasants, William Henry Pleasants, Laura P Pleasants, Alice Pleasants, Edward II Pleasants, James C Pleasants.
Children were: John L Pleasants, Edward Pleasants, Lucy Ann Pleasants.
Children were: Oscar D Pleasants, Lucy P Pleasants, Mattie C Pleasants.
www.johnstafford.org /jamesluc/d88.htm   (433 words)

 Maryland Historical Society Library: J. Hall Pleasants Papers, 1773-1957, MS. 194 - Finding Aid
Pleasants served as a trustee for Johns Hopkins University, the Peabody Institute, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Gilmor Country School, and the Peale Museum.
William Armistead Pleasants was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on 8 December 1793 to John Pemberton and Anne Cleves (Armistead) Pleasants.
Samuel Pleasants might have been a major land speculator as it was his vast tracts of land used to pay off the debts of Israel and John when their company went bankrupt in 1805.
www.mdhs.org /library/Mss/ms000194.html   (10184 words)

 Some Descendants of "Dr." John Woodson - pafg33.asp - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Edward S. Pleasants (Tarleton Woodson Pleasants, James Pleasants, Susanna Woodson, Tarleton, John, Robert, John) was born
Pauline Randolph Woodson (Archibald Pleasants, John, John, Josiah, John, Robert, John) was born on 13 Oct 1839 in Hanover Co., VA. She died on 17 Mar 1904 in Hanover Co., VA.
Elbie Pleasants Toler was born on 18 May 1877.
www.juch.org /woodson/pafg33.asp   (586 words)

 Family Trees of Thomas Jefferson and Other Famous Americans - pafg16 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
James Smith BUSH [Parents] was born on 15 Jun 1825 in Rochester, N.Y. He died on 11 Nov 1889 in Ithaca, N.Y..
James PLEASANTS [Parents] was born in 1762 in Virginia.
Susannah Randolph PLEASANTS [Parents] was born in 1776.
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PLEASANTS was born 1528 in All Saints Parish, Norwich, England, and died 1583 in St. Paul's Parish, Norwich, England.
She was born November 29, 1638 in Curles, Henrico County, Virginia, and died 1708 in Curles Neck, Henrico County, Virginia.
PLEASANTS (SAMUEL E. was born 1865, and died 1931.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~spreadingbranches/pleasants1.htm   (2156 words)

 James Pleasants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Gives to his son James Pleasants, the plantation on which the testator lives with all appurtenances.
son James pays to the testators daughter Ann S. Webster the sum of £1000,00 and makes her a fee simple right to a negro boy Sam son of Sall (commonly called Tom).
James Pleasants with Tarleton W. Pleasants as security took oath and qualified as executor.
www.myroots.net /pleasantswills/james-10986.htm   (135 words)

 Lacy, Beverley Tucker - Lucas Family Papers: Civil War manuscripts at the Virginia Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A letter, 2 June 1863, to James Power Smith (1837–1923) from Beverley Tucker Lacy (1819–1900) of Richard Stoddert Ewell's staff concerning Ewell's desire to have Smith join his staff as assistant adjutant general.
Section 1 consists of letters, 1862–1865, to Lee from Judah Philip Benjamin (1811–1884) regarding Benjamin's collection of Confederate funds in London, England, in September 1865, from Jefferson Davis concerning Lee's command of reserve forces in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, and from John Kirkwood Mitchell (1811–1889) acknowledging Lee's resignation from the Confederate navy.
Also in section 1 are commissions, 1863–1864, signed by James Alexander Seddon (1815–1880), issued to Lee as lieutenant colonel, major, colonel, and brigadier general in the Confederate army.
www.vahistorical.org /CWG/l.htm   (3025 words)

 Virginians: The Family History of Col. John Scott (-1729)
The younger James Pleasants, a lawyer and graduate of the College of William and Mary, represented Goochland County in the Virginia House of Delegates (1797-1802) and was its clerk (1802-11). 
Pleasants was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1829-30.
Virginia elected Pleasants to the Twelfth and four succeeding Congresses (1811-1819) and he served until he resigned from the House to fill the unexpired term of John Wayles Epes in the U.S. Senate (1819-22).
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 Mary Preston 1772-1824   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Their son, James Pleasants, was a lawyer of Richmond and their daughter the wife of Douglas H. Gordon of Baltimore.
Woodville, a lawyer of Botetourt, Va. Her son, James Woodville, a physician of Monroe Co., WVa, married his relative Mary Anne Breckenridge, daughter of Cary Breckenridge.
One of the children was James S. Lewis who was a physician in Florida and married Miss Owens.
www.fortunecity.com /millenium/quarrybank/194/sfmarypr.htm   (605 words)

 Pleasants County history sources
Named: For James Pleasants, Jr., Senator from VA, and VA Governor, 1822-1825
Fleming, Dan B. From a Riverbank: Sketches From Pleasants County History.
History of Pleasants County West Virginia to 1980.
www.wvculture.org /history/counties/pleasants.html   (353 words)

 Mid-Ohio Valley Region
The town was the site of the last public hanging in West Virginia in 1897 when John F. Morgan was hung for the murder of three members of the Pfost-Greene family on December 16.
Pleasants County- Named for James Pleasants, Jr., governor of Virginia from 1822-1825, this county was created in 1851 from Ritchie, Tyler and Wood Counties.
Elizabeth, chartered in 1822, is the county seat and was named in honor of Elizabeth Beauchamp, wife of a prominent early settler.
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 VA-SA17 James Pleasants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
James Pleasants was born on 24 Oct. 1769 at his home, Contention, located two miles south.
A Quaker, Pleasants served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1796 to 1810, and in 1803 was elected its clerk.
He sat in the United States House of Representatives from 1811 to 1819, and in the Senate from 1819 to 1822.
photos.historical-markers.org /v/virginia/va-goochland/148_4849.jpg.html   (168 words)

 Library Accessions (15 March 2006 - 15 May 2006)
James M. Fetter in memory of Mary T. Morton.
Gift of the family of James Pleasants Massie, Jr.
General Assembly: Resolutions of the Legislature of Virginia, adverse to the movement made for the abolition of slavery, andc.
www.vahistorical.org /research/libraryaccessions052306.htm   (829 words)

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