Benjamin F. Pleasants
In February, 1817 Pleasants married Isabella McCalla Adair. He lived in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, studied law and was admitted to the bar, and also served as Cashier of the Bank of the Commonwealth in Harrodsburg.
In 1830 Pleasants was appointed to a Clerk's position in the United States Treasury Department. During his government career he became Chief Clerk in the Office of the Solicitor of the Treasury, and he occasionally served as acting Solicitor of the Treasury.
- Adair History and Genealogy, by James Barnett Adair, 1924, page 123
- Edward Pleasants Valentine, The Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers: Hardy-Pleasants, 1927, page 1291
- William Curry Harllee, Kinfolks: a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stuart) Harllee, etc., Volume 2, 1935, page 1235
- Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, published by the society, Volume 16, Number 46, (January, 1918), page 70
- Executive Documents of the House of Representatives at the Second Session of the Twenty-First Congress, published by Duff Green, 1831, page 30
- Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, compiled and published by Henry Morton Woodson, 1915, page 149
- The Political Register and Congressional Directory, published by Houghton, Osgood and Company, Boston, 1878, page 230
- History of Woodford County, Kentucky, By William Edward Railey and William E. Railey, 1938, page 256
- Oak Hill Cemetery, List of Burials, Lot 517 1/2, accessed September 13, 2012
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