Betsy, Yes there appears to be a connection according to the information I have gotten on-line.
Pleasant Geers b. about 1824 Lunenburg, VA is younger brother of Julia Ann b. 14 Sep 1814, Lunenburg, VA.
I have located Julia and her 3 Atwell children in the home of her brother William b. 1821 VA & his wife along with their Mother Sarah Moon Geers, borther John b. 1830 VA and sister Narcissus age 30 b. VA. They are on page 336 of the 1850 Wilson Co Tn Civil Dist 3 Census.