Pleasants Family (16)

John Pleasants
John Pleasants
Joseph Pleasants
Joseph Carlin Pleasants
Elizabeth Pleasants Cock
Captain James Cock
Sarah Cocke Lewis
Joseph Lewis, Jr.
John Lewis
Olivia Lewis Rogers
Joseph Underwood Rogers
Lelia Rogers Dickinson

John Pleasants m. Katherine; 4 children

  1. John Pleasants b. February 2, 1643-44 in England; d. May 12, 1698 Charles City County, VA; m. Jane Lancomb;
  2. Samuel Pleasants
  3. Benjamin Pleasants
  4. Thomas Pleasants

John Pleasants b. February 27, 1643-44 in Norfolk, England; d. May 12, 1698 Curles Neck, Charles City County, VA; m. Henrico County, VA, Jane Lancomb, daughter of Rene Lancomb; 4 children; 2 children from 1st marriage to Samuel Tucker;

  1. John Pleasants d. June 7, 1714 Henrico County, VA; m. 1694 Dorothy Cary
  2. Joseph Pleasants d. September 9, 1725; m. May 15, 1695 Martha Cocke
  3. Elizabeth Pleasants b. 1676; m. January 11, 1690-1691 in Henrico County, VA, Janes Cocke, son of Thomas Cocke, Jr, father-in-law of Joseph Lewis, Sr;
  4. Jane Tucker
  5. Dorothy Pleasants
  6. Mary Tucker, m. John Woodson, Jr;

Joseph Pleasants b. Charles City County, VA; d. September 9, 1725; m. May 15, 1695 Martha Cocke; Martha was b. 1674 in Bremo, Henrico County, VA, daughter of Elizabeth and Richard Cook and granddaughter of Richard Cocke of Leeds, England; 8 children

  1. Thomas Pleasants b. November 2, 1695 in Henrico County, VA; d. January 24, 1775, Goochland County, VA; m. Mary Jordan
  2. Jane (Jeane) Pleasants b. Henrico County, VA; d. 1726
  3. Robert Pleasants b. Henrico County, d. 1751
  4. Martha Pleasants m. February 5, 1726-27, Henrico County, VA Edward Bennett;
  5. Joseph Pleasants m.#1 September 5, 1732 Henrico County, VA Sarah Goodde; m.#2 Elizabeth Woodson
  6. John Cocke Pleasants d. December 29, 1776 Henrico County, VA; m. November 7, 1731 Susanna Woodson
  7. Richard Pleasants m. Ann Porter
  8. Elizabeth Pleasants m.#1 John Merryman; m.#2 July 5, 1749 Robert Langley

Joseph Pleasants b. 1685 Pickanockie, VA; d. October 27, 1758;

m. #1 July 2, 1726 Sarah Goodde, daughter of Jane Clark and Joseph Goodde, b. 1705 in Chesterfield County, VA; d. November 5, 1732; Joseph was dis-fellowshipped when he married Sarah Goodde outside of the Quaker faith, but was later reinstated and married Elizabeth Woodson at the Curles Meeting House in Henrico County, VA;
m. #2 Elizabeth Woodson, daughter of Judieth Tarlton and John Woodson, son of Robert Woodson; 8 children
  1. Elizabeth Pleasants m. Captain James Cocke
  2. Jessie Pleasants b. 1733 Henrico County, VA; d. 1803 Halifax County, VA: m. May 4, 1769 Elizabeth Smith
  3. Jordan Pleasants
  4. Joseph Carlin Pleasants
  5. Dorothy
  6. Sophia
  7. Clementine
  8. Mahala

Elizabeth Pleasants m. Capt. James Cocke

Sarah Cocke m. Joseph Lewis, Sr

Joseph Lewis, Jr. m. Ann Porter

John Lewis m. Eliza Martz Reid

Olivia Lewis m. John Thomas Rogers

Joseph Underwood Rogers m. Kate Trabue

Lelia Rogers m. Bartlett GravesDickinson

Henrico County, VA: Beginnings of Its Families; Part 1,

Transcribed by Kathy Merrill for the US Genealogical
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Part II Page 206

John Pleasants, the immigrant was born about 1644-5, in Norwich England, the son of John Pleasants (born 1618) of St. Savior’s, Morwich, worsted weaver; grandson of John Pleasants (1588-1640) of All Saints and St. Savior’s, Norwich, worsted weaver, great grandson of Robert Pleasants (anto 1558-1591) or Norwich; great-great grandson of William Pleasants (died 1583) of All Saints and St. Paul’s Parishes, Norwich.

Source: VA Magazine of History and Biography. Vol XVI, p. 218, XVII, pp.84, 197, 319, 425