Chautauqua County Parments
I believe that I emailed once with Mr. Davis.Two things to add:all the Parments that I know (quite a few obviously) pronounce the name PAR-ment, with a schwa (sp?) e.Like the second "e" in re-enter.A minor point to be sure.
Second, there are still lots of us left in Chautauqua County, descended from old William Parment from Kent.In fact, William remains the traditional family name, with at least one boy in just about every generation being "William".Thus, my great-uncles were William, Ken, and Ned Parment, my father is William L. Parment, and my brother is William Chad Parment.
Most of the Parments are buried in the Mayville, NY cemetery.
hope this helps