Pleasant E. Douthitt, born Jan. 30, 1832, in Yelvington Precinct, was a son of James and Elizabeth (Barnett) Douthitt. During the late war he enlisted in Company B, Eighth Kentucky Cavalry, U.S.A., under J.A. Shackelford. His regiment was in many small battles and skirmishes, being mostly engaged in routing and capturing guerillas and bushwhackers; also was with the party that routed Morgan from the State.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.