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Marriage: Children:
  1. Viola Dempsey: Birth: 18 MAY 1885 in Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 4 JUL 1887 in Fayette County, West Virginia

  2. William W. "Willie" Dempsey: Birth: 6 JAN 1888 in Keeneys Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 5 OCT 1915 in Turkey Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia

  3. Ernest Rupert Dempsey: Birth: 19 FEB 1890 in Keeneys Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 6 APR 1955 in Pinecrest Sanitarium, Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia

  4. Oscar Lawrence Dempsey: Birth: 24 SEP 1892 in Royal, Raleigh County, West Virginia. Death: 11 MAY 1940 in V.A. Facility, Huntington, Wayne County, West Virginia

  5. Roy Lee Dempsey: Birth: 19 OCT 1894 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 13 AUG 1947 in Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia

  6. Pearl Dempsey: Birth: 25 JAN 1897 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 27 AUG 1898 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia

  7. Fred Rothwell DEMPSEY: Birth: 30 OCT 1899 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 3 FEB 1975 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia

  8. Clyde Lewis Dempsey: Birth: 13 APR 1902 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 19 OCT 1974 in Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia

  9. Hester Ethel Dempsey: Birth: 21 SEP 1904 in Morning Side Farm, Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 26 SEP 2001 in Ansted Center-Genesis Elder Care, Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia

  10. Earl Stanley Dempsey: Birth: 15 NOV 1910 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 13 DEC 1968 in Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia


Sources
1. Title:   Letter written by Geraldine Dempsey Workman to Lois Dempsey Lee
Publication:   Package received in 1995 from Lois Dempsey Lee containing letter, family group sheets, marriage certificates, other misc. notes
2. Title:   Letter written by Geraldine Dempsey Workman to Lois Dempsey Lee
Page:   Records of Marriages, Book 1865-1886, Page 52
Publication:   Package received in 1995 from Lois Dempsey Lee containing letter, family group sheets, marriage certificates, other misc. notes
3. Title:   Fayette Co. [W]Virginia Marriages 1832-1853 and 1865-1903
Publication:   Apollo, PA: Clossom Press, July 1995
Author:   Shuck, Larry G., comp.
4. Title:   West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900
Publication:   Taken from microfilm copies of original county documents, each record provides spouses' names, marriage date, and county of residence

Notes
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1863 More about West Virginia: In 1861, a separate government for the western section of Virginia was organized under the name of Kanawha. In 1862, during the Civil War, Virginia separated from western Virginia. West Virginia was admitted into the union as the thirty-fifth state on June 20, 1863.
1870 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove Township, Sheet 147A Fayetteville Post Office Enumerated the 10th day of July 1870 HH #116-116 Forsythe, Abraham 40 M W farmer 1600 2020 Virginia Forsythe, Mary 46 F W Keeping house Virginia Forsythe, Florence 17 F W At home Virginia attended school Forsythe, Mary A. 12 F W At home Virginia attended school Dempsey, William 10 M W Farm Labor Virginia attended school, cannot read or write (in file)
1880 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove District Enumeration District No. 30, Sheet 114A Enumerated the 18th day of April, 1880, W C Miller, enumerator. HH #332-345 Campbell, Jno W M 76 married farmer WV Ireland VA Campbell, Amanda W F 72 wife married keeping house WV WV VA Campbell, Nancy W F 47 dau single WV WV WV Campbell, Jas W M 35 son single farmer WV WV WV Campbell, Fannie W F 29 dau single At home WV WV WV Dempsey, Wm W M 19 single adopted laborer attended school within year WV WV WV Alderson, Rowena W F 68 single sister-in-law WV WV VA (in file)
Sale Bill of the Property of William Coleman. W. H. Dempsey purchased 1 Lot Harness $4.50 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18272-66489-33?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-1N5:179689901,179717401
1899 Land Purchase On February 25, 1899 W. H. Dempsey bought a parcel of land in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia, for the sum of $225. The home passed on to his son Fred and was sold in 1998 after the death of Fred's widow Myrtle Hazel Roop Dempsey Boles.
Deed: R. W. Coleman To W. H. Dempsey This Deed, made the 25th day of February 1899, between R. W. Coleman, party of the first part, and W. H. Dempsey, party of the second part, both of the county of Fayette, and State of West Virginia, Witnesseth, That for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and Twenty-Five Dollars, ($225.00), payable as follows to-wit: Fifty Dollars, ($50.00), cash in hand before the delivery of this deed, Fifty Dollars ($50.00), in six months from this date with interest from date, Fifty Dollars, ($50.00), in twelve months from this date, with interest from date, and the residue, to-wit, Seventy Five Dollars, ($75.00), in two years from this date, with interest from date, for which defered payments the said W. H. Dempsey has this day executed his promisory notes to the said R. W. Coleman; the said R. W. Coleman has bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant and convey unto the said W. H. Dempsey, a certain parcel or tract of land, situate on the North side of The James River and Kanawha Turnpike, East of Victor, in Mountain Cove District, in Fayette county, West Virginia, adjoining the land of H. Nunnery, Ed. Legg and others and bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a bunch of maples on the North bank of the said turnpike; thence, N. 59‘ E. 52 poles, to a stake on Nunnery's line; thence, with Nunnery, N. 4‘ E. 10 poles, to a stake East of a small pine, thence leaving Nunnery, S. 81‘ W. 32 poles, to a hickory, corner to Ed. Legg; thence, with Legg, N. 73 W. 19 poles to the S.E. corner of the School-House lot, thence, with the turnpike, S. 6‘ E. 20 poles, to a stake; thence S. 36‘ E. 28 poles to the beginning, containing Eight and one-fourth acres, Being a part of a 47 acres tract heretofore conveyed to the said R.W. Coleman by John A. Hawver, Trustee. To have and to hold to the said W. H. Dempsey, his heirs and assigns, forever, with covenants of general warranty. And the vendor's kin is hereby specially reserved to secure the defered payments above described. Witness the following signatures and seals. R. W. Coleman -Seal State of West Virginia, County of Fayette, to-wit: I, J. R. Koontz, a notary public of the said county of Fayette, do certify that R. W. Coleman, whose name is signed to the writing above, bearing date on the 25th day of February, 1899, has this day acknowledged the same before me in my said county. Given under my hand this 25th day of February, 1899. J. R. Koontz, N. P. Fayette County, West Virginia West Virginia, Fayette County Court Clerk's Office, July 26, 1899.
1900 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove District Enumeration District No. 17, Sheet 25A HH #425-437 Dempsey, Wm. H. Head W M Sep 1860 age 39 married 15 yrs WV VA WV, coal miner, can read & write, speaks English, owns mortgage free farm Dempsey, Laura B. Wife W F Apr 1868 age 32 married 15 mother of 7 children 5 living WV WV VA can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Willie W. Son W M Jan 1888 age 12 single WV WV WV, attended school 5 months, can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Ernest R. Son W M Feb 1890 age 10 single WV WV WV, attended school 5 months, can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Oscar Son W M Sep 1892 age 7 single WV WV WV Dempsey, Roy Son W M Oct 1894 age 5 single WV WV WV Dempsey, Fred Son W M Oct 1899 age 7/12 single WV WV WV (17-25A in file)
1910 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Part of Mountain Cove Magisterial District Enumeration District No. 20, Sheet 6A&6B Enumerated April 22, 1910 Precinct 9, HH #91-91 Dempsey, William H. head M W 49 married(1) 25 yrs WV VA WV speaks English carpenter house work wage can read & write owns mortgage free farm Dempsey, Laura wife F W 41 married(1) 25 yrs mother of 9, 7 living WV WV VA speaks English none can read & write Dempsey, Earnest son M W 25 (sic, 20) single WV WV WV speaks English miner coal mine wage can read & write Dempsey, Oscar M W 17 single WV WV WV speaks English miner coal mine wage can read & write Dempsey, Roy M W 15 single WV WV WV speaks English miner coal mine can read & write Dempsey, Fred M W 10 single WV WV WV speaks English none can read & write Dempsey, Clyde M W 8 single WV WV WV none Dempsey, Hester F W 5 single WV WV WV none (20-6A+B in file)
1920 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove District, Victor Precinct Enumerator: Walter L. Neal Enumeration District No. 33 Sheet Number 7A Enumeration Date: 13 and 14 January 1920 Mountain Trail, Farm, #109-109 Dempsey, William H. head owned home mortgage free M W 59 married can read & write WV WV WV Carpenter at home self employed Dempsey, Laura B. wife F W 51 married can read & write WV WV VA none Dempsey, Fred R. son M W 20 single can read & write WV WV WV miner brakeman Victor wage worker Dempsey, Clyde L. son M W 17 single can read & write WV WV WV miner driver in Morris wage worker Dempsey, Esther E. daughter F W 15 single attended school can read & write WV WV WV none Dempsey, Earl S. son single M W 9 single attended school can read & write WV WV WV none (33-7A in file)
1930 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mt. Cove Precinct Mountain Cove Magistorial District Enumeration District 10-27 Enumerated the 2nd day of April 1930 Midland Trail Road, Dwelling # 18; Family #19 Dempsey, William E. head owns home valued at $3000 not farm M W 69 married at age 24 didn't attend school can read & write WV VA WV speaks English Carpenter houses wage worked previous day not a veteran Dempsey, Laura B. wife-h F W 61 married at age 16 didn't attend school can read & write WV WV VA speaks English none (in file)
1940 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove ED # 10-36A Sheet No. 4A Dempsey, William H. head 79 married 5 Dempsey, Laura wife 72 married 8 Dempsey, Oscar son 49 divorced 8 (10-36A 4A in file)
Between 25 February 1899 and 24 January 1941 he lived at the homeplace in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia.
Death Certificate: Name: William Henderson Dempsey Sex: male Death Date: 24 Jan 1941 Death Place: Victor, Mt Cove, Fayette County, West Virginia Age at Death: 80 yrs 4 mos 10 dys Burial Place: Burial Date: 26 January 1941 Cemetery: McVey Cemetery Funeral Home: Birth Date: 14 September 1860 Birth Place: Clifty, West Virginia Marital Status: widowed Spouse: -blank- Occupation: Farmer Address: Residence: Mother: Mother's Birth Place: Father: Wood Dempsey (sic, Wm Dempsey; Wood was mother's maiden name) Father's Birth Place: Informant: (in file)
Publication: The Charleston Gazette Published: January 26, 1941 Headline: William H. Dempsey Services for William Henderson Dempsey, 80, of Victor, retired carpenter, who died Friday after a short illness, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist church, Victor. Rev. George B. Denver of Lansing will officiate. Burial will be in the McVey cemetery on Shady creek in charge of the Thomas mortuary, Ansted. Survivors include a brother, Elijah L. Dempsey of Ansted; five sons, E.R. Dempsey of Ansted, R. L. Dempsey of Fayetteville, Fred Dempsey of Victor, Clyde Dempsey of Garten and Earl Dempsey of Lansing; and a daughter, Mrs. William R. Skaggs of Ansted. (in scrapebook)
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