Pleasant Marshall Bull was born Feb. 18, 1808 in Grainger County Tennessee to John Valentine Bull and Fetna Bean. He came to Texas to acquire land, arriving in 1831 and settling in Brazoria, Austin Colony.
He was a veteran of the Battle of Concepcion and the Battle of Bexar and is on the muster roll of the Siege of Bexar in Capt. John York’s company.
He was en route to San Jacinto when he fell ill. He was taken by wagon to his fiance, Marion Alsbury, the daughter of Thomas Alsbury, one of Austin’s Old Three Hundred settlers. They boarded a ship at Galveston bound for New Orleans, perhaps to seek medical help, but he died April 24, 1836, shortly after the Battle of San Jacinto and was buried at sea in Galveston Bay.
He never married and had no children. Pleasant’s family moved to Texas in 1853 to claim his bounty.