Pleasant Huffman was born in Anderson County, Ky., June 25, 1833, son of Henry and Barsheba (Craig) Huffman, and is of German-Irish descent. His parents were natives of Kentucky. His mother died in Kentucky in 1858, and his father died in this county, July 26, 1865. The boyhood of our subject was spent on the farm, and at an early age began life as a farm-hand, which he continued six years, and in 1858 located one and a half miles north of where he now resides, on a small farm of his own, and which he sold in 1880. In 1875 he removed to where he now resides, and here owns 140 acres, the same being a part of the Melvin Wheat estate. In 1858 Mr. Huffman was united in marriage to Miss Margaret H., daughter of Melvin and Mary Wheat. Mrs. Huffman was born near where she now resides, September 5, 1837. They have six children, as follows: Clara E., born in 1860; Warren, 1862; Emma A., 1864; Margaret L., 1867; John, 1870, and Henry, 1873. He is a republican, a successful farmer, and he and wife are members of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 617.