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    GEORGE W. PLEASANT is a prominent farmer and tobacco grower of Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio, and is the owner of a fifty- acre farm in Section 26 of that township. He was born in Augusta County, Virginia, July 4, 1865, and is a son of William and Ellen Pleasant.

    William Pleasant, father of the subject of this record, was born in Virginia and lived there until his death, which occurred in 1867 while in middle life. His widow now resides in Dayton, Ohio. They became parents of the following children: William, Robert, James, George W. and Jane.

    George W. Pleasant was very small when his mother moved to Ohio, and he received his first schooling near Dayton, in Montgomery County. He subsequently attended the Penny Creek school in Darke County, Ohio, and after leaving school was engaged for himself in the general store business at Painter Creek, in Darke County. At the end of four years he sold out and purchased his present farm of fifty acres in Newton Township, Miami County. All of the buildings were standing on the place at the time of its purchase by him, except the tobacco shed, which he built. He has done considerable tiling and made other improvements of an important nature, and has a well kept and attractive property. He follows general farming and tobacco raising, having an average acreage of about eight acres in tobacco each year. He is progressive in his methods and a hard worker and is meeting with deserved success.

    December 24, 1891, Mr. Pleasant was joined in marriage with Miss Olive Miles, a daughter of Samuel Miles, and they have one son, Willis, who is a member of the class of 1912 in Pleasant Hill High School. Religiously they are members of the Friends Church. In fraternal affiliation Mr. Pleasant is a member of the Knights of Pythias at Laura. He is a Democrat in politics, but has no political aspirations.

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