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Permelia Walden

Permelia Walden

Female 1820 - 1892  (~ 72 years)


  • Name Permelia Walden 
    • The biographical sketch for Atterson Lewis Walden, published in "Kentucky, A History of the State," by W.H. Perrin, notes that John and Elizabeth Walden had a daughter, Permelia.
    Atterson Lewis Walden Bio
    Atterson Lewis Walden Bio 2
    Nickname Amelia 
    Born circa 1820  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1830  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden enumerated on census as head of household with 2 or 3 females age 10-15, 1 age 15-20, 1 age 20-30 and 1 age 40-50; Permelia would be one of the girl aged 10-15
    1830 U.S. Census
    1830 U.S. Census
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Residence 1840  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Walden is enumerated on the census as head of household with 1 female under the age of 4, 1 age 15-20, 3 age 20-30, and 1 age 50-60; Permelia is either the one age 15-20 or one of the ones listed as age 20-30
    1840 U.S. Census
    1840 U.S. Census
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Individual Note 22 Apr 1848  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Will 
    • John Walden, in his will made this date, named "my daughter Pamelia." By specific bequest, John left her a slave (Maria), a horse, bed and furniture.
    John Walden Will
    John Walden Will
    Tax List 1849  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Permelia Walden listed on tax rolls for year with 1 slave, valued at $400. Of note, John Walden, in his will dated 1848, left Permelia a slave, a horse, a bed, and some furniture. Looks as if this reflects that slave.
    Individual Note 31 Oct 1849 
    John Walden Estate - Distribution to Permelia 
    • Permelia Walden acknowledging receipt of $20 as a part of the legacy coming to her as devised by the will of John Walden.
    Permelia Walden:  receipt 31 October 1849
    Permelia Walden: receipt 31 October 1849
    Individual Note Aug 1850 
    Abandoned 
    • per divorce records, Moses abandoned Permelia this month, and left Ky for parts unknown, leaving Permelia without any means of support
    Legal Action 23 Sept 1851  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln Circuit Court Legal Action: Amelia Syra v. Moses Syra 
    • case continued to next term of court
    Individual Note Jan 1851 
    John Walden Estate - Distribution to Permelia 
    • Permelia Syre, by receipt dated January 1851, acknowledged receipt of $75 as a part of the legacy coming to her from John Walden's estate. Sam Douglass witness
    Permelia Walden:  Receipt 1 January 1851
    Permelia Walden: Receipt 1 January 1851
    Individual Note 1 Jul 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • John Walden executor's settlement, made this date, distributing money from two estate sales; 1/9th share = $94.77; record shows $95 payment to Permelia Syre. Estate also paid Permelia $60, as debt of the estate
    Individual Note Sept 1851  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Estate Sale 
    • accounting from estate sale recorded September 1851, shows that Permelia Walden purchased one set of teaspoons ($6) and one pot (.50) at the sale
    Legal Action 17 Sep 1851  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln Circuit Court Action: Amelia Syra v. Moses Syra 
    • Amelia Syra filed petition for divorce; stated husband Moses abandoned her in August 1850, left Ky for parts unknown, leaving her with no means of support; asked for divorce and to be restored to her maiden name, Amelia Walden; petition dated Aug 20, 1851
    Divorce Petition
    Divorce Petition
    Legal Action 17 Sept 1851  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln Circuit Court Legal Action: Amelia Syra v. Moses Syra 
    • Complainant Amelia Syra appeared in Lincoln Circuit Court by counsel; court found Moses Syra a nonresident of Ky, had not answered complainant's bill; ordered Moses to appear on or before first day of next term of court and answer the bill; case continued
    Permelia Walden Divorce
    Permelia Walden Divorce
    Lincoln Circuit Court
    Order Book 22 Page 39
    Legal Action 16 Feb 1852  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln Circuit Court: Amelia Syra v. Moses Syra 
    • Amelia gave notice to Moses that on Saturday, March 6th, at the office of JF HIggins, in Crab Orchard, she intended to take the deposition of James Douglas and others, to be read in evidence in here chancery case against him in Lincoln Circuit Court
    Individual Note 18 Feb 1852 
    John Walden Estate - Distribution to Permelia 
    • Permelia Syre acknowledged receipt of $20 from Atterson Walden, as a portion of her legacy coming to her by the will of John Walden. Saml Douglass witness.
    Permelia Walden_  Receipt 18 February 1852.jpg
    Permelia Walden_ Receipt 18 February 1852.jpg
    Permelia Walden: Receipt 18 February 1852
    Legal Action 6 Mar 1852  Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln Circuit Court: Amelia Syra v. Moses Syra 
    • depositions of James Douglas & John Suddeth; both swore that Moses Syra abandoned Permelia about August 1850 and went to parts unknown without making any provision for his wife Permelia
    Syra Divorce Depositions
    Syra Divorce Depositions
    James Barnes Douglass
    Legal Action 16 Mar 1852  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln Circuit Court Legal Action: Amelia Syra v. Moses Syra 
    • clerk of court filed a traverse for and on behalf of Moses Syra, who was a nonresident
    Permelia Walden Divorce
    Permelia Walden Divorce
    Lincoln Circuit Court
    Order Book 22 Page 147
    Legal Action 19 Mar 1852  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln Circuit Court Legal Action: Amelia Syra v. Moses Syra 
    • Divorce Decree: case heard on bill and depositions; ordered marriage between Amelia Syra and Moses Syra annulled, and Amelia divorced and restored to maiden name of Amelia Walden; marriage not annulled as to Moses; ordered that he pay cost
    Permelia Walden Divorce
    Divorce Petition
    Permelia Walden Divorce Decree
    Individual Note 9 Aug 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • John Walden's executor's settlement, made this date, shows distribution to Permelia Syree; 1/9th share = 117.97; previously paid 115. Due 2.97. Permelia not a resident of Garrard Co
    Individual Note 9 Nov 1852  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • John Walden's executor's settlement, made this date, distributing proceeds from sale of slaves, shows distribution to Permelia Syree late Permelia Walden: entitled to 1/9th share of $323.87 6/9; due from former settlement 2.97. Permelia Due 326.84 6/9
    Individual Note Jan 1853 
    John Walden Estate - Distribution to Permelia 
    • Permelia Walden, late Permelia Syre, acknowledged receipt of $326.84 6/9 from A.L. Walden, as amount coming to her as shown by settlement of the executors for John Walden
    Permelia Walden:  Receipt 20 January 1853
    Permelia Walden: Receipt 20 January 1853
    Tax List 1854  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Amelia" Walden listed on tax rolls for year, with total value of $600
    Individual Note 22 Apr 1854  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agreement 
    • deeded Stephen Sampson her interest in the Georgia estate of Peyton Walden
    Permelia Walden:  Sampson Permelia Agreement
    Permelia Walden:  Sampson Permelia Agreement, part 2
    Individual Note 22 Apr 1854  Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death of Brother Peyton Walden 
    • brother Peyton died; father John Walden's estate still pending
    Tax List 1856  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Amelia" Walden listed on tax rolls for year, with 1 horse, valued at $40; total value $1,358
    Individual Note Jan 1856 
    John Walden Estate - Distribution to Permelia 
    • Permelia Walden acknowledged receipt of $665 from AL Walden, as a portion of the legacy coming to her by the will of John Walden. John Q. Adams witness
    Permelia Walden_  Receipt 26 January 1858.jpg
    Permelia Walden_ Receipt 26 January 1858.jpg
    Permelia Walden: Receipt 26 January 1856
    Individual Note 5 Mar 1857 
    John Walden Estate - Distribution to Permelia 
    • Permelia Walden acknowledged receipt of $225.06 from Willis Walden, as per settlement made same date
    Permelia Walden_  Receipt 4 March 1857.jpg
    Permelia Walden_ Receipt 4 March 1857.jpg
    Permelia Walden: Receipt 4 March 1857
    Individual Note 5 Mar 1857  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Executors Settlement 
    • John Walden’s executors settlement, made this date, distriburing proceeds mostly from sale of land and slaves, shows 1/9 share = 1331.90; partial payment made; shows amount due Permelia Walden, late Syre, as $225.06
    Individual Note 2 Sept 1858  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Walden Estate - Distribution to Permelia 
    • John Walden's executor's settlement made this date, shows estate overpaid Permelia by 34 cents
    Individual Note 29 Apr 1859 
    John Walden Estate - Distribution to Permelia 
    • Permelia Walden acknowledged receipt of $123.20 from AL Walden, the representative of Peyton Walden, dec, as amount coming to her by the will of John Walden, dec. (this is acknowledging her 1/8th part of the amount going to Peyton from John's estate)
    Permelia Walden:  Receipt 29 April 1859
    Permelia Walden Receipt 29 April 1859 [back]
    Residence 1860  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Walnut Flat Post Office; Pamelia Walden, 40 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census as head of household; living by herself; value of real estate: 500; value of personal estate: 1500; 2 slaves, females aged 16 and 50
    Federal Census:  1860
    Federal Census: 1860
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Tax List 1863  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Amelia Walden listed on rolls with 2 acres land in Lincoln County on Dick River water course, valued at 350; 1 slave under the age of 16 valued at 300; total value 850; watches 5; 25 bushels of corn
    Tax List 1864  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Amelia Walden listed on rolls with 2 acres of land valued at 300; 1 slave over the age of 16, valued at 200; total assessed value 500; 50 bushels of corn
    Tax List 1866  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Amelia Walden listed on Rolls with 2 acres in Lincoln County on Dix River water course valued at 300; watch/clock valued at 5; total value 305
    Property 21 Oct 1870  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Land 
    • purchased 10 acres of land on Harmons Lick Creek from William and Margaret Anderson; description includes "edge of Harmon's Lick on the line of McQuerry's McAffee place, Terrell, and Denny. Paid $130
    Property Nov 1870  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sold Land 
    • sold the land on Harmons Lick Creek, purchased in October 1870, to Joseph McQuerry, for $130
    Residence 1880  Walnut, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Permelia Walden, 50 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Virginia, enumerated on census as sister in home of Linda Johnson. She was single.
    Federal Census:  1880
    Federal Census: 1880
    Lincoln County, Kentucky
    Died 7 Jan 1892  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at home of her nephew Napolean W. Sampson
    Jennie L. Sampson Bible
    Jennie L. Sampson Bible 1
    Buried Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per Raymond Sampson statement in 1958, Permelia is "buried 4 miles south of Stanford, on the farm of Dr. Morris. This is on Highway #27. A two-room country school was diagonally across the road up on a hill"
    • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48041220
    Person ID I111  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father John Walden,   b. 5 May 1762, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1848, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Pitts,   b. 17 Jun 1782, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1854, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Feb 1800  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Thomas Martin
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    John Walden - Elizabeth Pitts Marriage
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Moses Syra,   b. circa 1825, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1886, Mayview, Lafayette County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1850  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 19 Mar 1852  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Permelia Walden Divorce
    Permelia Walden Divorce Decree
    Last Modified 25 May 2019 
    Family ID F4329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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