Pleasant Betterton was the son of Joshua and Mary West Betterton.
Pleasant married Hannah A. Jackson on April 22, 1858 in Clinton County, Ohio.
Pleasant was worked for the M&C Railroad for several years and then returned to farming. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Clark Township. In 1870, he seved as Land Assessor. He was appointed a Deputy U.S. Marshal by President Lincoln in 1861.
Pleasant and Hannah had seven children:
Flora Betterton (1858-1921) married Emerson Smithson Frank Betterton (1860-before 1870) William Betterton (1862-1903) Charles Betterton (Abt 1863-Before 1880) Walter Betterton (1865-1951) married Daisy Preston Melinda Betterton (Abt 1868-Before 1880) Mary E. Betterton (1870-?)