Permelia Armstrong was born in Knox on July 27, 1845. She was the daughter of Theodore Armstrong (1819-1887) and Louisa Torry (1819-1909).
On July 4, 1866, Permelia married Norman O. Bell at her father's home in Knox. Norman was born in Vermont on December 25, 1843, and died sometime after 1910. They had the following children:
Permelia died on October 3, 1912, and is buried in the Knox Cemetery in Knox.