My dilemma relates to Aaron Barker & Permelia Ash (aka Pemelia, Permillia, Pamelia, Permilly, Milly, Permely - I've seen a million variations). I am descended of their daughter, Nancy. Aaron & Permelia are my 6th great grandparents. They were both born in Virginia and died in Nelson County, Kentucky.
What I am desperate to find out is who Permelia's parents were. I keep running across a Pemelia (notice spelling difference) Ash, whose parents were George Ash & Mary Byrne. However, it *usually* also shows this Pemelia marrying Bayliss (aka Bailiss) Grigsby. The dates are very similar as well, as I usually see her being born about 1750-1760 or so. I'm wondering if Permelia & Pemelia are the same person and perhaps she was married to both Barker & Grigsby during her life.
One other thing that bothers me is that in the will of George Ash (Pemelia's father) she is listed with the last name of Ash, and not Grigsby OR Barker. Yet, her sister is listed in the will under her married last name. So, if Pemelia was 50+ years old and unmarried when her father made his will in 1807... at what point(s) would she have been married to either Aaron Barker or Bayliss Grigsby?
Beyond wanting to find out about them simply because they are my 6th great grandparents, I also need to find out if Permelia is indeed the daughter of George Ash & Mary Byrne because two of their other daughters married men of the Ashby family, who are the ancestors of my husband and are in his family tree file. If Permelia/Pemelia is indeed their sister I need to know for certain so that we have our databases linked correctly.
Does anyone have any additional information on Permelia (wife of Aaron Barker), as to parents, fairly accurate date of birth, place of birth, marriage date to Aaron... anything? Am I barking up the wrong tree here? Are Permelia Ash and Pemelia Ash two different people?
Also, anyone having any information on Aaron himself - I'd be grateful to know it. I have no idea who his parents were. I'm really stuck with these two and all the information out there I seem to find is conflicting.
Oh, and anyone having any information about Bayliss/Bailiss Grigsby, I would love to hear from you too. I have hundreds of Grigsbys in my family file, but not him, and I am not certain where he would fit it.
Any help would be appreciated more than I could ever express.
Thanks for your time,
Christine L. Stom
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