I have some information on your/our Pleasant Adams that may be useful to you.
1850 Census for Carter County, Kentucky, Reel #195, Page 270, Dist. No. 1, enumerated Aug. 28, 1850, line 8 lists:
Pleasant Adams (47), farmer, value of real estate $100, born in Virginia
Eleanor Adams (this is your Elleander, a/k/a "Nellie") (24), born in Kentucky, illiterate.
At the time of the 1850 census Pleasant and Nellie had the following children living with them:Richard (24) a laborer, Elizabeth (18), Sylvester (16), David (14), Amanda S. (13), Jefse (9), Manerva (2) and Elijah J. (6 months).The enumerator added in the margin next to this entry the following notation "Boarding House" and, in fact, there are four other, presumably unrelated, individuals listed as living in the household at that time.
The 1860 Census for Carter County Kentucky, Reel #361, Page 290, Met Savage Post Office District, enumerated August 3, 1860, line 39 lists:
Pleasant Adams (56), farmer, value of real estate $100, value of personal estate $1441, born in Virginia
Eleanor Adams (38), "housekeeper" born in Kentucky, illiterate
At the time of the 1860 census, Pleasant and Nellie had the following children living with them:Jefse (18), Minerva J. (12), Elijah J. (10), Eliza E. (8), Leander M.C. (6), Sauncy A. (3), Cemuntha J.M. (10 months).
There were also two farm hands living in the household.
Between 1860 and 1870, parts of Carter and two other neighboring counties were annexed to create what is now known as Elliott County.
The 1869 Property Tax Rolls for that portion of Carter Co., included in Elliott Co. lists William Adams as a landowner there.
The 1870 Census for Carter Co., Reel #459, Pct. #3, Pages 14-15, enumerated on July 19, 1870 list the following:
William Adams (43), farmer, born in Virginia
Elizabeth (41), keeping house, born in Kentucky
John (21), Pleasant (18), James (15), David (13), Mary (11), Jefse (9).
From this information and odds and ends I have located elsewhere, I have gleaned the following:Your Pleasant married Nancy Gillium between 1821 and 1827 (probably later rather than sooner) in Virginia and the couple had the following Children:William, Richard, Elizabeth, Sylvester, David, Amanda S., and Jefse.Based on your information the couple then moved west in 1840 and settled in the part of Carter County, Kentucky, that would later become part of Elliott County Kentucky.Nancy probably died between 1841 and 1848.
Pleasant then married Elleander a/k/a Eleanor a/k/a Nellie Lewis in 1848 or 1849.Pleasant and Nellie had Minerva J., Elijah J., Eliza E., Leander M.C., Sauncy A., and Cemuntha J.M.
About the same time Pleasant married Nellie (who was much younger), his eldest son by Nancy, i.e. William, married Elizabeth and started his own household (which is why he doesn't show up in either the 1850 or the 1860 census data as a member of Pleasant's household).
William and Elizabeth's oldest son, Pleasant (his grandfather's namesake) is my ggg grandfather.
I also have information about military service.Pleasant Sr., Sylvester and Jefse all served in the 22nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry on the Union side during the Civil War.
Pleasant: Company I, enlisted Oct. 1, 1861, deserted
Sylvester: Company I, enlisted 1861, transferred to Company O, discharged 1865
Jefse: Company I, enlisted 1861, transferred to Company O, discharged 1861
The 1890 Special Census of Union War Veterans their Post Office address as Willard, Carter Co., Kentucky