Pleasant Allen Holt (1826-1881) was the son of William (1780-1846) and Sarah Steele (1787-1843) Holt. Pleasant entered the University in 1841, joined the Dialectic Society, and graduated in 1845. He attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Medical Department in 1848 and became a physician and merchant in Jacksonville, FL. In 1850 he married Emily A. Williamson (b. 1829); they were the parents of three children. In 1869 he married Meta Long (b. abt. 1848), who bore him three children.