In the early 1800s Permelia was a frequently used given name for girls. The name had many variations and Permeila Bobbitt used all of them. Some of the variations were Amelia, Melia, Parmelia, and Emelia.
James Hill Junior married Elizabeth Lively (Livesey) and was living in Monroe County in 1826. His father made a deed of trust of slaves to James Ogden of Amherst County in order to purchase land for his son, James Hill Junior, on February 19, 1826.
It was the children of James Hill Junior, who married two of the sons of Permelia and John Bobbitt. It was the children of James Hill Junior and Elizabeth Lively Bobbitt, who were the beginnings of the Hill families of Monroe, Greenbrier, and Nicholas Counties.
The children of Sergeant James and Anne (Overton) Hill were:
John Hill married Ginny Watts - 1793
Mary (Polly) Hill married William Watts - June 7, 1802
Ann (Nancy) Hill married (1) Robert Robinson
Ann (Nancy) Hill married (2) Archeloris Crews
Permelia Hill (1786) married John Bobbitt - December 8, 1802
Tabitha (Judith) Hill (1781) married Ambrose Plunkett - Jan. 13, 1801
Susanna Hill married James Norvell - Jan. 18, 1799
James Hill Jr. (1779) married Elizabeth Livel - Jan. 9, 1896
Samuel Hill married Not recorded in Amherst County
Frances Rill married Archelous Cox - Jan. 9, 1796
Sarah (Sally) Hill (1785) married Richard Garrett - July 26, 1806
Thomas D. Hill married Susan Bobbitt (1777-1863)
Lucy Overton Hill married William Garvin - Jan. 18, 1813
Elizabeth Hill married .......... Anderson
John Bobbitt was a son of John Bobbitt Senior of Pittsylvania County. Susan Bobbitt was a daughter of John Bobbitt of Pittsylvania County. I believe that Susan Bobbitt was named Sarah Bobbitt and that the handwritten records have been misinterpreted. Susan Bobbitt married Thomas Hill in about 1794. It was undoubtedly through Susan that John Bobbitt met Permelia Hill. It is likely that it was on account of the marriage of Susan and Thomas that Uriah and John went to Amherst County and were living there in 1800.
We have not made in-depth studies of the Hill family. The Hill family was much respected by the Bobbitt family. For many generations the Hill name was given as part of the name for Bobbitt family members.