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Parmenas J. PEARCE
Husband:  Parmenas / Parmenius J. PEARCE / PIERCE
Birth:  18 Feb 1807, TN
Death:  28 Mar 1882
Occupation:  farmer

Parmenas is a Greek name from the New Testament; Parmenius is a Latinized form of the name; other spellings are phonetic mis-spellings.

Marriage:  20 Jun 1841, Schuyler Co., IL
Wife:  Sarah "Sally" STROOP
Birth:  1814/5, Ohio Co., VA [now Marshall Co., WV]
Other Spouse:  m1. 18 Feb 1836, Marshall Co., VA [now WV], Charles ORUM/ORAM
Father:  John STROOP
Mother:  Margaret ECCLES/ECHOLS
Children in the household born in IL, at least some in Browning Twp., Schuyler Co., IL:
WARNING:  I cannot reconcile the children from census to census, so I'm just listing those found without trying to sort them out.  These names should not be taken as a definitive list of their biological children.
.  Elizabeth PEARCE, b. 1842/3
.  Margaret PEARCE, b. 1843/4
.  Amanda PEARCE, b. 1843/4
.  Lydia A. PEARCE, b. 1847/8
.  Margret PEARCE, b. 1848/9
.  Mathew PEARCE, b. 1851/2
.  James PEARCE, b. 1853/4
.  Jane PEARCE, b. 1855/6
.  Daniel PEARCE, b. 1858/9
.  Sarah PEARCE, b. 1859/60
.  Rosetta PEARCE, b. 1861/2
.  Sarah R. PEARCE, b. 1863/4
.  James SKILES, b. 1855/6, IL
.  Amanda SKILES, b. 1859/60, IL
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Sources (n.b., Marshall Co. was from from Ohio Co. in 1834; West Virginia was formed from Virginia in 1863):

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
PIERCE, Parmenias ORAM, Sally 06/20/1841 Book 1, p. 92 #799 Schuyler Co.

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Permanes I. PEARCE or PIERCE
Birth: 18 Feb 1807, Tennessee
Death: 28 Mar 1882
Source: patron submission

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #14 of 21):  Browning Twp. (T2N.R1E), Schuyler Co., IL, Roll M432_128, p. 426B, 98/105, enumerated 11 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Parmenas J Pearce 42 M   Farmer 600 Tenn
Sarah Pearce 35 F       Va
Elizabeth  7 F       Ill
Margaret  6 F       Ill
Lydia A  2 F       Ill
Parmenas's middle initial is definitely a "J," not "I" it has a long descender.  Where are Sarah's children from her first marriage?  She had two sons in the 1840 census.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 31):  Browning P.O., Browning Twp., Schuyler Co., IL, Roll M653_228, p. 33, PN 33, 207/222, enumerated 12 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Permeneus Peace 52 M   Farmer 2000 400 Tenn
Sarah       " 42 F         Va
Margret     " 11 F         Ills
Mathew      "  8 M         "
James       "  6 M         "
Daniel      "  2 M         "

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #43 of 54):  Browning P.O., Browning Twp., Schuyler Co., IL, Roll M593_276, p. 68A, PN 43, 227/227, enumerated 10 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Pears Pearmens 60 M W Farmer 3000 200 Tennessee
_____ Sarah 50 F W Keeping House     Virginia
_____ Amanda 26 F W       Illinois
_____ Mathew 18 M W       Illinois
_____ Jane/June 14 F W       Illinois
_____ Daniel 11 M W       Illinois
_____ Rosetta  8 F W       Illinois
_____ Sarah 10 F W       Illinois

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #34 of 36):  Browning, Schuyler Co., IL, Roll T9_250, p. 359B, PN 34, SD 3, ED 264, enumerated 24 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
273 280 Pearce Parmenius W M 73     / Farmer   / / TN VA VA
    ______ Sarah W F 63 Wife   / Keeping House     / VA    
    ______ Daniel W M 21 Son /   Works on farm       IL TN VA
    ______ Sarah R W F 16 Dau /   At Home /     IL TN VA
    Skiles James W M 14 GSon /   At School /     IL IL IL
    ______ Amanda W F 11 GDau /   At School /     IL IL IL

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