John L. Carson, a pioneer citizen of Pleasant Township, was born in Jefferson County, Tenn., July 4, 1815, and was the son of James and Sarah Carson, both of whom were natives of Virginia. His father was born October 2, 1777, and died in this county, January 5, 1853. His mother was born August 1, 1782, and died in this county April 18, 1853. When he was fifteen years of age, he accompanied his parents to this county. The family settled in Pleasant Township, in which the father and mother spent the rest of their lives. His youth was spent with his parents, assisting to clear and cultivate the farm on which he has ever since continued to reside. His life occupation has been farming. He was married February 11, 1841, to Elizabeth Brewer. She was born in Mercer County, Ky., April 1, 1823, and was the daughter of Abram V. and Anna (Cozine) Brewer, who also were natives of Mercer County, Ky., the former being born April 19, 1791. The mother of Mrs. Carson died in 1830, and her father on the 12th day of March, 1873. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Carson resulted in the birth of two children: David N., born May 23, 1842, killed accidentally by a falling log from a railroad car; and William M., born March 17, 1844. Mrs. and Mrs. Carson are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics, Mr. Carson is a republican. He and wife are very highly respected. They have a comfortable home near Greenwood, where they reside in a pleasant way.