Pleasant "Pleas" Elmore Brock is my great grand Uncle; son of my 2nd Great Grandfather Hezekiah Brock.
Pleasant was born 16 April 1864 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He was a mere 10 months and 24 days old when his Father (Hezekiah) was taken from his farm by the Yankee Army on 12 March 1865. You can read about his Father capture here. When his Father died in Point Lookout, Maryland Civil War Prison on 12 June 1865; Pleasant was just over 1 year of age; 1 year,1 month and 27 days old.
Note: There are conflicting dates for Pleasant birth date. The 1870 Census shows him as age 6. The 1900 Census shows his birth as April 1864; The Martin Family Bible shows his birth as 16 April 1864 and his tombstone shows his birth as 16 April 1860.
Pleasant Elmore married Nancy Jane Davis, daughter of Charles Wesley Davis and Martha Elizabeth Odom about 1888 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Their firstborn, a daughter, was born in September 1890 and over the next 12 years they had six more children for a total of seven – 4 sons and 3 daughters.
Pleasant Elmore Brock died on Monday, 25 October 1926 and was buried the next day, Tuesday, at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Pleasant "Pleas" Elmore Brock
b. 16 April 1864
d. 25 October 1926
Age 62 years, 6 months, 8 days
|Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr|
 Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865 (Columbia, South Carolina: Univ of South Carolina, 1997), page 38.
 Martin Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), 16 March 1864; Pleasant Elmore Brock Birth, Obtained from P. Leviner.
 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page: 99A(stamped); Line 42, Dwelling 273, Family 279, Household of Pleasant BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
 Pleasant Brock, death certificate 018129 (25 October 1926), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.