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View Tree for John PleasantsJohn Pleasants (b. 27 Feb 1643, d. 12 May 1698)

John Pleasants (son of John I Pleasants and Katherine) was born 27 Feb 1643 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, and died 12 May 1698 in Curles, Henrico, VA, USA. He married Jane Larcome Tucker on 29 Nov 1670 in Henrico, VA, daughter of Rene Larcome and ?.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Pleasants:
John Pleasants was born in Norwich, Englad in 1643. After receiving the benefits of a college education in the country of his nativity, he sailed for America and landed in Virginia during the year 1668. Impressed with the opportunities that the new country and his surroundings offered, he settled at "Curles," in Henrico County, with the determination to give his best efforts in the cause of home and Country. Soon thereafter he wooed and won a life partner whose name was Jane Tucker, and these two reared an interesting family of children who gave to Virginia many sturdy men and women wo did well their duty in the cause of that freedom for which so many patriotic Virginians sacrificed their lives. His grandson, John Pleasants, of "Pique-Nique" (pronounced Picker-Nocker), married Susanna Woodson, and their son, James Pleasants, of "Contention," married Anna Randolph, fourth daughter of Isham Randolph and their son, James Pleasants, was United States Senator and govenor of VA. The decendants of John Pleasants and Jane Tucker intermarried with Jordans, Benables, Randolphs, Woodson, Mosbys, Meads, Adairs, Minors, Flemings and many other Virginia families and so much in love with the old State with its traditions and history that but few of the names have been adopted by other states. In fact, they usually drift backt to VA after a few years domicile elsewhere. From The Randolphs and Their Connections.

More About John Pleasants:
Baptism: 27 Feb 1645, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

More About John Pleasants and Jane Larcome Tucker:
Marriage: 29 Nov 1670, Henrico, VA.

Children of John Pleasants and Jane Larcome Tucker are:
  1. +John Pleasants, b. 1671, Curles, Henrico, Virginia, USA31, d. 1714, Henrico, Virginia, USA31.
  2. +Joseph Pleasants, b. 1674, Bremo, Henrico, VA, USA, d. 09 Sep 1725, Henrico, VA, USA.
  3. +Elizabeth Pleasants, b. 1676, Curles, Henrico, Virginia, USA31, d. 1751, Henrico, Virginia, USA31.
  4. Dorothy Pleasants, b. 1678, Curles, Henrico, Virginia, USA31, d. date unknown.
  5. Mary Ruth Pleasants, b. 1680, Virginia, USA31, d. 06 Feb 1769, Waterloo, Laurens, South Carolina, USA31.
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