Permelia is the daughter of War of 1812 veteran Thomas James Key and Sarah "Sally" Jones Key, both of whom are buried in Holly Springs Cemetery in Dallas County.
Permelia was married at least 6 times to the following men:
1. William James Cook Children: I. James A. B. (~1839-) II. Tandy Watts (1840-) III. Mary Priscilla (1842-1890) Also buried at Pleasant Hill IV. Richmond Nolley (1843-1922) V. Sarah Rebecca Ward Launius (1848-1927) Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dallas County. Cemetery in Dallas County. VI. Emily Key
2. Samuel Ratcliff Children I. Marcus LaFayette (1851-) II. Narcissa (1852-) III. Samuel
3. James Ervine Dunnahoe Children I. Rufus Thomas Jackson "Tom" (1854-1940) Buried at Cypress Cemetery in Dallas County.
4. Pleasant Jack 5. Moses Fite 6. Rev. William R. Robertson