Thanks for reading and commenting about my blog postings. My goal is to accurately document the genealogy of my family and allied families living in Chesterfield County, SC and Anson County, NC. If you have a Chesterfield County surname you are interested in please send me an e-mail.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday~Pleasant A. Brock

Pleasant A. Brock
b. 10 March 1839
d. 28 February 1873
bu. Old Saint David’s Church Cemetery

Photo courtesy of Julious Burr

Pleasant A. Brock married Martha Eugenia Horne 10 Feb 1869 in Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.1 Martha Eugenia Horne, is the daughter of William E. Horne and his wife Sarah. She was born on 3 Mar 1852 in Anson County, North Carolina.

Pleasant is the son of Alsey Brock and Lucy Morris. Alsey is an older brother to my second great grandfather, Hezekiah Brock. According to the Family Bible, Martha Eugenia Horne Brock married Thomas Alexander Gandy on July 20, 1875. The Family Bible is still in possession of the Gandy Family.

Pleasant A Brock died of typhoid fever at the very young age of thirty-three just a few weeks prior to his 34th birthday. 

[1]. P. A. Brock Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (Oxford: University Press, 1865), Marriage-10 February 1869; P. A. Brock, Obtained from Ashton Gandy by L. Cleveland, 2004.
[2]. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 87. Tombstone of Pleasant A. Brock; 10 March 1839–28 February 1873, St. David's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[3]. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image,; Headstone for Pleasant A. Brock; (10 March 1839–28 February 1873); Memorial # 52861355; Record of the Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 22 January 2012.


  1. Charlie, I like the name Pleasant. I have not heard that before.

  2. It onlty shows up in my Brock Line. There are 3 Pleasant A., i Pleasant E and 1 Pleasant K. Brock