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I have been hitting the "wall" Giles presents. I agree with Jimmy Wallis, and feel he is the son of James who "proved his importation direct from Great Britain" Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VA pg 51. This James is listed with a son, Giles F. Parman b. abt 1758 in Luzerne Co. PA,(which BTW is not possible since Luzerne Co. PA wasn't formed until 1786 - more likely born in Northampton formed 1752) d. 1-10-1799 Knox Co. KY. BUT....I cannot find any further documentation. of this relationship and I have searched for years. I don't have any of this Mary DODSON business. I show him married to 1) Elizabeth PENN and 2) Phoebe WOOLSEY. The DODSON may be coming from a FTM something that says he married 1) DODSON and 2) WOOLSEY. Completely ignores PENN with whom he had 10 children. I don't put much faith in FTM stuff because 99% of it has no documentation. The Mary DODSON mentioned in the above posts say they married in 1757, Giles wasn't born until about 1758. Not possible for that marriage on that date!!! I too, have Arlene PARMAN's book and find she has a great deal more detail from Giles Jr. on down. I don't know too much about the PARMAN's in MO, ours stayed in TN. My husband is a descendent of Emanuel, through John, thru Samuel Washington down to Harry, Herman and then my husband Herman Willard. I do have quiet a bit of history on the early Giles history and can document him in Green Co. TN 1793 witnessing a property transfer.
Should anyone like to compare notes, please contact me. I would love to find some more PARMAN researchers trying to find the ever elusive Giles...