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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHARLES M. PLEASANTS, dealer in leaf tobacco, Paducah, is a native of Powhatan County, Va., and was born in 1844. His parents, Thomas N. Pleasants and Matilda A. Hughes, were both natives of Virginia. The father died when Charles M. was a mere boy; the mother is now a resident of Paducah. Charles M. grew to manhood in his native county, and in 1861 espoused the cause of the South, and became a member of the First Virginia battalion, of the Powhatan artillery, sharing the active service of that command through the entire war, participating in many of the most fiercely contested battles of the war, including Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Gettysburg, Winchester and the Seven Pines. At the close of the war he engaged in farming and dealing in tobacco, in his native county, for a few years, after which he gave up the farm and turned his attention exclusively to the tobacco market. He came to Paducah from Virginia in 1874.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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