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Pleasant Jones Puckett
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1816
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1883
Wayne County
Illinois, USA

Biographical Sketch copied from History of White County, IL:

Pleasant J. Puckett, M.D., was born in Maury County, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1816. His parents were Edward and Rebecca (Westmoreland) Puckett, natives of Virginia. He was a member of the Free-Will Baptist church, and she of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. They had a family of ten children; five sons and two daughters lived to be men and women. Pleasant J. was the seventh son. He remained on the farm with his father attending school and reading medicine until his marriage to Catherine Vaughan, Nov. 13, 1835. She was born in Maury County, Tenn., and was a daughter of Hartwell and Elizabeth (Walker) Vaughan. After his marriage Dr. Puckett farmed in Tennessee two years, then came to Turney's Prairie, Barn Hill [sic] Township, Wayne Co., ILL., and farmed and read medicine until 1852, when he began the practice of medicine. In 1855 he attended the medical college at Cincinnati, O., one term, and received a diploma in 1872. In 1866 Dr. Puckett located in Liberty, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession; also in farming. He was Elder in the Christian church for twenty-four years, and was ordained minister of this church: has been a member for the past forty-four years. Dr. Puckett is a self-made man, and is thoroughly practical and liberal in his views. He and wife have nine children--B. F., born March 22, 1837, is a farmer and carpenter. He married Margie Haynes, who died, and he then married Julia Sender. Elijah H., was born July 26, 1839; enlistedin the Fifty-sixth Illinois Infantry, and died from the effects of exposure during the war; Moses G., born July 15, 1841, married Christina Cates, who died, and he afterward married Lucretia Richards; John T., born Jan. 29, 1843, married Jane Felix; Mary L., born June 2, 1846, married William S. Box, of Texas; Martin L., born April 9, 1848, married Sarah Palmer; Martha J., born March 9, 1850, died, aged four months; Alva C., born Sept. 25, 1852, married Lucinda F. Stuart, and practicesmedicine with his father; Edward N., born Jan. 30, 1855, married Mary Upton. All the children except Mary and Alva are residents of Barn Hill Township, Ill. Mrs. Puckett died April, 1857. Dr. Puckett in the fall of 1857, married Mrs. Boze, whose maiden name was Eliza J. Harl. She was born in Kentucky, and was a daughter of Courtney Harl, and Dr. Puckett and wife have had three children--Anderson A., born March 22, 1860; he married Angie Hunsinger; Joseph O., born Jan. 19, 1863, Charle E., born Dec. 10, 1866. Mrs. Puckett is a member of the Christian church. Dr. Puckett owns a farm of 258 acres in Barn Hill Township, Wayne County. He also owns eighty acres in Burnt Prairie Township, White County, and ten lots and two dwellings and office in Liberty. Politically he is a Republican. He is of Scotch, English, Irish and Welsh descent. His mother's father, Robert Westmoreland, was an early settler of East Virginia, for whom the county of Westmoreland was named. 
Family links: 
  Catherine Vaughan Puckett (1818 - 1857)
  Elijah H. Puckett (1837 - 1863)*
  Benjamin Franklin Puckett (1837 - 1892)*
  Moses Goodwin Puckett (1841 - 1911)*
  John Thomas Puckett (1843 - 1915)*
  Mary Love Puckett Boze (1846 - 1913)*
  Martin Luther Puckett (1849 - 1904)*
  Martha J. Puckett (1850 - 1851)*
  Alva Curtis Puckett (1852 - 1946)*
  Edward Newton Puckett (1855 - 1927)*
  Anderson Augustua Puckett (1860 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Puckett Cemetery
Mill Shoals
Wayne County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sandra Clauser
Record added: Jul 11, 2008
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Pleasant Jones Puckett
Added by: Sandra Clauser
Pleasant Jones Puckett
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Pleasant Jones Puckett
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In memory GGG Grandfather.
- beadbuffalo
 Added: Nov. 25, 2011
Didn't know you ggg-grandpa but I know I would have loved you. You sound like a remarkable man.
- Vicki Conyer Gieselman
 Added: Jan. 7, 2011
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 Added: Mar. 14, 2010
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