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181. Permelia F. WALTERS1 was born on 27 August 1807.4 She died on 10 February 1830 at the age of 22.4

Permelia Walters, married Pleasant Woody on April 21, 1826 by Rev. William Blair; license issued April 17, 1826; John Shields surety.

Permelia F. WALTERS and Pleasant WOODY were married on 21 March 1826 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.110 Pleasant WOODY, son of Thomas WOODY and Sally CARTER, was born circa 1809. He died after 27 August 1870 at the age of 61.

Birth*: circa 1809; VA

Marriage*: 21 April 1826; Pittsylvania Co., VA; Principal=Permelia F. Walters

Census*: 1830; Pittsylvania Co., VA; Pleasant Woody: 0,0,0,0,2/0,0,0,11

Marriage*: 5 July 1831; Pittsylvania Co., VA; Principal=Mary Ferguson

Marriage*: 11 January 1836; Todd Co., KY; Principal=Mahala Gibson

Census: 1840; Todd Co., KY; Pleasant Woody: 0,0,0,0,1,1/0,1,0,0,12

Death*: after 27 August 1870


1830 Census. Pittsylvania, VA
Pleasant Woody: 2 males age 20-30; 1f age 15-20. 7 slaves

1840 Census. Todd, KY
Pleasant Woody: 1m 20-30, 1m 30-40. 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30

1850 Census, Ohio Co, KY, Hh 260
Pleasant Woody, 41, Farmer, b. VA
Mahala, 33., b. KY
Mary 15

1860 Census, Logan, KY, District 1, Hh 80
Pleasant Wood, 51, Farmer, b. VA
Mahala, 43, seamstress, b. KY

1870 Census. Cool Spring, Ohio, KY, Hh 152
Pleasant Wood, 62, Farmer, b. VA
Mahala, 55, b. KY
Pamelia, 15, b. KY (probably a grandchild)

Permelia F. WALTERS and Pleasant WOODY had the following children:

235

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Wesley Thomas WOODY was born on 10 May 1827. He died on 21 January 1895 at the age of 67.

Note*: Direct evidence identifying the parents of Wesley Thomas Woody has not been discovered. Based on circumstantial evidence, Charles Owen, one of the most thorough researchers of this line, assumed that Wesley was the son of James & Selety Walters Woody. James was the youngest son of James & Lucy Woody. Since Charles made this assumption, more circumstantial evidence has been discovered. Added to Charles' evidence, this new evidence leads us to assume that Wesley was the son of Pleasant & Permelia Walters Woody. Pleasant was the son of Thomas & Sally Carter Woody & grandson of the above mentioned James & Lucy Woody. We also assume that Wesley did not live with his father after the death of his mother about 1830. He probably lived with his maternal grandparents, Archibald & Catherine Stamps Walters. The 1830 census for Archibald supports this assumption.
The most compelling evidence supporting this new assumption is as follows: James & Selety Woody had a son named Thomas, born c 1834. Thomas was enumerated with his parents in the 1850-1870 Warren Co., Ky censuses (it would be very unusual to name two surviving sons Thomas).
Census enumerations & birth/death records indicate that Wesley and his wife, Elizabeth Nancy Oliver, essentially followed the traditional naming patterns of the period. Their 1st son was William Y. Woody. The "Y" was most likely for Yancey Oliver, the father of Elizabeth. Their 1st daughter was Judith Lea, named for the mother of Elizabeth, Judith Lea Walters. Their 2nd daughter war Permelia, the name of Pleasant Woody's wife. The 2nd & 3rd sons were John Wesley & Pleasant Philmore. In 1847, Iverson B. Walters, the brother of Permelia Walters (deceased wife of Pleasant Woody) was appointed guardian for minor Westley T. Woody (Wesley was married about a month later, so he probably needed a legal guardian for his marriage bond). Wesley & Pleasant Woody were enumerated living on adjacent properties in the 1860 Logan Co., KY census. There are several more minor facts that connect Pleasant & Wesley.

Burial*: Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Logan Co., KY
Birth*: 10 May 1827; Pittsylvania Co., VA
Event-Misc*: 15 November 1847; Pittsylvania Co., VA; Guardianship: Iverson B. Walters was appointed guardian of Westley T. Woody. (DLW note: Iverson was the brother of Permelia Walters, the wife of Pleasant Woody.)
Marriage*: 20 December 1847; Pittsylvania Co., VA; Principal=Elizabeth Nancy Oliver
Marriage*: 20 December 1860; Logan Co., KY; Principal=Martha Jane Southerland
Marriage*: 18 March 1885; Logan Co., KY; Principal=Arie Leona Cook
Death*: 21 January 1895; Logan Co., KY