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 Parmenius Smallwood Calculate Relationships for Parmenius SmallwoodPedigree Chart for Parmenius SmallwoodExport GEDCOM for Parmenius SmallwoodDocuments for Parmenius SmallwoodAll Events and Facts for Parmenius Smallwood
ID: I1058
Sex: M
Birth: 27 APR 1782  Charles Town, Jefferson Co., WV  
Death: 20 DEC 1851  Decatur, Macon Co., IL  
Burial: UnknownGreenwood Cemetary, Decatur, Macon Co., IL  
Parents: Smallwood, George, Lloyd, Ann
 
According to the 1882 History of De Witt County, Parmenius and his 15 children came to what is now Macon County in 1826.  He came from Champaign County, OH and though it said he was born there, this is apparently in error.  He most likely lived in Champaign County for some time and most of his children were born there.  He was one of the first settlers of Macon and De Witt Counties.

Along with his son George D. Smallwood, he built a saw mill in 1830 in the NE quarter of section 5 of Creek Twp, De Witt County.  They soon added a burr made of prairie boulder which, as of 1882, "is still in use, and is pronounced to be of very fine quality."

A saw and grist mill was erected by Parmenius Smallwood on Salt creek, section five, in the year 1835. Smallwood lived near Decatur, and placed the mill in charge of his sons, George D., Samuel and Daniel. These sons kept " bach,'' in a cabin, on the banks of the creek, save when relieved of the tedium of housekeeping by a sister, who remained part of the time with them. This mill was patronized by people from an extensive tract of country. It filled a want long felt. People no longer had to go twenty miles for a sack of meal or flour, or as many did, pound corn with a maul. (1882 History of De Witt County)

From History of Macon County, 1880, pp. 31-35: "Mr. Smallwood was a useful and honored citizen, and reared a large family of children, some of whom are now living in the county."

Parmenius had many land grants in IL:

- 152.24 acres ($1.25/acre, total $190.30), dated 03/28/1829, Twp 16N, Range 02E, Mer 3, Section 3, NEFR, Macon County; Vol 236, Page 5
- 26.67 acres ($1.25/acre, total $33.33), dated 04/13/1829, Twp 16N, Range 02E, Mer 3, Section 15, E2NE, Macon County; Vol 145, Page 6
- 157.84 acres ($1.25/acre, total $197.30), dated 03/06/1830, Twp 19N, Range 03E, Mer 3, Section 5, NEFR, Macon County; Vol 145, Page 12
- 153.96 acres ($1.25/acre, total $192.43), dated 08/18/1830, Twp 16N, Range 02E, Mer 3, Section 2, NWFR, Macon County; Vol 145, Page 15
- 80.00 acres ($1.25/acre, total $100.00), dated 08/02/1831, Twp 20N, Range 03E, Mer 3, Section 33, W2NW, De Witt County; Vol 145, Page 15
- 80.00 acres ($1.25/acre, total $100.00), dated 12/05/1834, Twp 19N, Range 03E, Mer 3, Section 18, E2NE, Macon County; Vol 236, Page 47
- 40.00 acres ($1.25/acre, total $50.00), dated 12/05/1834, Twp 19N, Range 03E, Mer 3, Section 9, NWSW, Macon County; Vol 236, Page 47
- 40.00 acres ($1.25/acre, total $50.00), dated 12/05/1834, Twp 19N, Range 03E, Mer 3, Section 9, NWSW, Macon County; Vol 236, Page 47
- 40.00 acres ($1.25/acre, total $50.00), dated 11/07/1835, Twp 16N, Range 02E, Mer 3, Section 2, NWSW, Macon County; Vol 145, Page 54
- 87.50 acres ($1.25/acre, total $109.37), dated 05/23/1836, Twp 19N, Range 03E, Mer 3, Section 18, SW, Macon County; Vol 236, Page 166
- 80.00 acres ($1.25/acre, total $100.00), dated 05/23/1836, Twp 27N, Range 01E, Mer 3, Section 26, W2SE, Woodford County; Vol 236, Page 166
- 20.00 acres ($1.25/acre, total $25.00), dated 06/08/1835, Twp 19N, Range 03E, Mer 3, Section 9, LOT1, Macon County; Vol 817, Page 34
- 20.00 acres ($1.25/acre, total $25.00), dated 06/08/1835, Twp 19N, Range 02E, Mer 3, Section 16, LOT8, Macon County; Vol 817, Page 35

Total: 978.21 acres

In the 1820 census of Champaign Co., OH, "Permanious Smallwood" is living in Union Twp.   410011-21100-1.  A man older than 45 is also living with them.  A Samuel Smallwood is living in Urbana Twp, probably his brother (pg470).

In the 1830 census of IL, Parmenius is living in Macon Co. 12221010

In the 1840 census of IL, "Panruidew" is living in Macon Co. 02211001000 00112010000

In the 1850 census of Macon Co., IL, "Perminas", 68, was living with wife Deborah, 59, children Susan, 20, and Gideon P., 17.  Also living with them was grandson Peter P. Murphy, 17, a laborer, and Susan ?enierit(?), 7.  Parmenius was a farmer with $2500 worth of real property.  He and his wife were born in Virginia and Susan was born in Ohio.  Gideon was born in Illinois, which means Parmenius must have moved to Illinois sometime between 1829/30 and 1833.
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ID: F439
Spouse: Brown, Deborah
Marriage: 23 JUN 1807  Washington, MD or OH  
Sex: F
Birth: 17 MAY 1791  VA (WV)  
Death: 07 NOV 1873  Macon Co., IL  
Children
 
No. Sibling Sex Birth Death
1.
 Tomden SmallwoodTomden Smallwood has 1 child.
F09 MAY 1808 27 AUG 1835 
2.
 George D. SmallwoodGeorge D. Smallwood has 1 child.
M31 MAR 1810 15 APR 1886 
3.
 John B. SmallwoodJohn B. Smallwood has 6 children.
M05 NOV 1811 15 SEP 1868 
4.
 Samuel A. SmallwoodSamuel A. Smallwood has 3 children.
M27 APR 1813   
5.
 James M. SmallwoodJames M. Smallwood has 2 children.
M08 NOV 1814 05 JUN 1852 
6.
 Daniel M. Smallwood
M01 MAY 1816 17 JUL 1839 
7.
 Amanda A. SmallwoodAmanda A. Smallwood has 9 children.
F17 FEB 1818 22 AUG 1907 
8.
 Elizabeth H. SmallwoodElizabeth H. Smallwood has 4 children.
F01 DEC 1819 19 MAR 1899 3390 
9.
 Douglas B. Smallwood
M06 JUL 1821 25 SEP 1844 
10.
 Parmenius Asbury SmallwoodParmenius Asbury Smallwood has 8 children.
M31 AUG 1824 09 SEP 1888 
11.
 Sarah J. Smallwood
F27 JUL 1827 05 OCT 1846 
12.
 Susan C. V. Smallwood
F1830   
13.
 Joseph P. SmallwoodJoseph P. Smallwood has 2 children.
M10 JUL 1829 05 NOV 1898 
14.
 Asbarinah Smallwood
F1830 1831 
15.
 Gideon Piat SmallwoodGideon Piat Smallwood has 7 children.
M16 MAY 1833 24 MAR 1886 
 

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