Are you sure you have the Correct Children for Susannah Woodson & John Pleasant?

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I'm really confused by what I see as the children of Susannah Woodson and John Pleasant.  I have a transcribed copy of John Pleasant's will dated 11 August 1771. John Pleasant mentions his father-in-law Tarleton Woodson in the his will.    I am cutting and pasting that transcribed copy here below: Will of John Pleasant. . .Also to son Robert, on condition he conveys to my son Jonathan, the land I gave him called 'Robert Sharpes', . .  I give the three tracts of Four Mile Creek I intended for Jonathan, . . . Further to son Robert 600 pounds 1/3 part of a large Cargo he has had under his management since 1747. The partnership between him, Thomas Pleasants, and myself has no relationship to above. To grandson Samuel Pleasants, land called 'The Fine Creek Tract', including the islands adjoining, and one small tract where Francis Epperson lives, with said Francis to enjoy land for life. To have 1/3 of my slaves not disposed of, if freed at age 30. If he die, before age 21, then above to my son Jonathan, and if Johnathan die before 21, to my son Thomas. Rest of Samuel's estate, if he die, to all my sons and to his sister Jane Pleasants. Also to grandson Samuel. . .if he convey to my son Jonathan all the land on Jones Creek, his father bought of John Ware; also 200 pounds at 21 if he give of claim to share of debts and profits from store kept by his father in Cumberland County in partnership with myself.To my son Samuel, of Philadelphia, 3000 pounds (of which he has already received 2000), also 200 pounds and items. To daughter Elizabeth Langley, . . her husband Robert Langley. To daughter Dorothy Briggs, 195 pounds, in lieu of any claim her husband Gray Briggs may have against me or my estate. To daughter Ann Atkinson, 520 pounds. To grandson Charles Woodson, a tract in Cumberland where he lives, 100 pounds, a feather bed, etc.To son Jonathan, at 21, 1/3 of my slaves, including his mother's negroes and those given by her father (my father in law Tarlton Woodson), . .  to my son Thomas, and all others to be divided between my sons Robert and Samuel and grandson Samuel Pleasants. If sons Jonathan and Thomas do not live to age 21, then theirs divided as above also (the jointure lands of my late wife excepted, which my daughter Mary is heir to). To son Thomas, . . .To granddaughter Jane Pleasants, 250 pounds, and a negro, provided said Jane, as representative of her dec'd father John Pleasants, release claim in my partnership with her father.To daughter Mary Pleasants, 300 acres in Nansemond County, 4 slaves, items, and 500 pounds, if she arrives at 21, and if she dies, to her brothers Jonathan and Thomas.To Elizabeth Pleasants, wife of Joseph Pleasants, a mulatto woman and her child Ursula Johnson to be supplied all necessities during her life, as I supplied them in years past.If Mary, Jonathan and Thomas Pleasants die before age 21, the Nansemond land to be sold, with 100 pounds to be paid to Robert Jordan and his sister Mary, and rest divided between my sons Samuel and Robert and my grandson Samuel Pleasant. My man Sam to be free and pay my executors 12 pounds annually.To son Thomas, remaining 1/3 of my negroes.To wife for life, my land belonging to Fine Creek Tract, given to my grandson Samuel Pleasants (the mill excepted) if she quit claim to all land on Four Mile Creek, mentioned in jointure executed before our marriage, my daughter Mary is to live with her. When children are of age, they are each to pay my wife 15 pounds a year.To son Robert 50 acres on Four Mile Creek I bought of Robert Blaws, adjoining land of late Joseph Woodson. Executors: Thomas Pleasants, Sr., Robert Pleasants, Jr., Thomas Pleasants, Jr., John Crew, Charles Woodson, Jr. To wife all livestock at manor plantation, and 1/2 of furniture, with other 1/2 to sons Jonoathan, Thomas, and grandson Samuel Pleasants Son Thomas's plantation at Deep Creek to pay 20 barrels corn towards his brothers and sisters support. To son Johathan, 50 acres I bought of Robert Blaws with the mill.All rest to sons Robert, Samuel, Jonathan and Thomas. Lastly, I appoint sons Robert and Jonathan Charles Woodson and Thomas Pleasants, Jr. as executors. Dated 11 August 1771 Wit: Peter Strathan, Robert Pleasants, Jr., John Downes

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HI Cathi,

I looked for them bet there are many people by those names, sorry I couldn't find their WikiTree profiles.  If you are able, please add the link to your post, or identify the profiles here and I can assist :)
Susannah Woodson married John Cocke Pleasant on 17 Sep 1731.

They had 4 children: James, Jesse, Anne and Joseph.

I see one other name mentioned: Matthew in 1759 but don't see that name but once. I'm a descendant of the Pleasants. My grandmother is a Pleasant. My ancestry goes back to William in 1530.

Susannah's parents are Tarleton Woodson (1681-1761) and Ursula Fleming (1687-1760).

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