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  1. Lewis Fredrick "Fred" Dempsey: Birth: 2 APR 1883 in Horseshoe, Mountain Cove, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 19 APR 1941 in Gauley Bridge, Falls District, Fayette County, West Virginia

  2. Roy Houston Dempsey: Birth: 1 NOV 1884 in Mulvane, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 8 APR 1975 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia

  3. Dora Virginia Dempsey: Birth: 5 MAY 1887 in Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 22 NOV 1969 in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland

  4. Ida Ann "Ila" Dempsey: Birth: 25 JUL 1889 in Mulvane, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 6 JUN 1911 in Fayette County, West Virginia

  5. Mollie Loxie Dempsey: Birth: 16 FEB 1892 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: JUN 1978

  6. Erna Jane Dempsey: Birth: 5 MAR 1895 in Victor, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 3 APR 1964 in Roanoke, Virginia

  7. Bobbitt Vinson "Henderson" Dempsey: Birth: 20 JUN 1897 in Horse Shoe Creek, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 16 OCT 1954 in Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia

  8. Minnie Elvira Dempsey: Birth: 2 FEB 1900 in Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 14 FEB 1923 in Montgomery, Fayette County, West Virginia

  9. Walter Anthony Dempsey: Birth: 15 SEP 1903 in Ramsey, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 12 SEP 1973 in Montgomery, 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:   Vernon A. Fox
Publication:   email dated July 2, 2001 including "Descendants of John Henry Dempsey" with information furnished by Rufus Jackson Dempsey, Gatewood Road, Fayetteville, WV
3. Title:   1860 U.S. Federal Census, (index and images)
Page:   Virginia, Fayette County, District 3, p. 365 lines 35-40, p. 366 lines 1-5, HH #408-368
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Eighth Census of the United States, 1860 population schedule, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls
4. Title:   Letter written by Geraldine Dempsey Workman to Lois Dempsey Lee
Page:   Marriage Certificate, Fayette County, West Virginia
Publication:   Package received in 1995 from Lois Dempsey Lee containing letter, family group sheets, marriage certificates, other misc. notes

Notes
a. Note:   1860 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
  1870 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove Township, Page No. 99 Enumerated by me on the 14th day of July 1870. Fayetteville Post Office, Sheet No. 144A HH #74-74 Wood, Elijah 63 M W Farmer $1300 $350 Virginia Wood, Rachael L. 45 F W Keeping House Virginia Dempsey, Unis 14 F W At Home Virginia Dempsey, John 12 M W Farm Lab Virginia Note: Rachael is Elijah's second wife Rachel Louisa McGraw. Unis and John are grandchildren through Elijah's daughter Sarah Ann and her first husband William A. Dempsey.
  1880 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove, Page No. 21 Enumeration District No. 30, Sheet No. 104A Enumerated by me on the 10th day of June, 1880. W. W. Miller, enumerator. HH #185-185 Wood, Elijah W M 73 married Farmer WV WV WV Wood, Rachel L. W F 54 Wife married Keeping house WV WV VA Dempsey, Elijah W M 17 Laborer single Farm Laborer WV WV WV Dempsey, Jno H. W M 22 Laborer single Works coal mine WV WV WV McGraw, Polly W F 72 Mother-in-law widowed WV WV WV
  "Third: I give and bequeath to my grandson John H. Dempsey my farm situated on horse shoe Creek Consisting of two tracts containing Sixty acres more or less and he is charged with the payment of one hundred Dollars to be paid to the rest of my heirs but it is my wish and I direct that he shall not be oppressed in the payment of said one hundred dollars. $100.00" [Source: Lyle LeMasters: Excerpted from the Will of Elijah Wood dated September 1885 (grandfather of John H. Dempsey)]
  1900 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove District Enumeration District No. 17, Sheet No. 15B Enumerated by me on the (blank) day of June, 1990.,Geo. M. Koontz, enumerator. HH #261-270 Dempsey, John H.; head; W M Nov 1857 42 married 18 yrs.; WV WV WV; Farmer; unemployed 0 weeks in 1899; can read & write, speaks English; owns mortgage free farm Dempsey, Amanda M.; wife; W F May 1867 36 married 18 yrs.; mother of 8, 8 living; WV WV WV; can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Lewis F.; son; W M Apr 1883 17 single; WV WV WV; attended school 5 months, can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Roy H.; son; W M Nov 1884 15 single; WV WV WV; attended school 5 months, can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Dora V.; daughter; W F May 1887 13 single; WV WV WV; attended school 5 months, can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Ida A.; daughter; W F July 1889 10 single; WV WV WV; attended school 5 months, can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Mollie L.; daughter; W F Feb 1892 8 single; WV WV WV; attended school 5 months, can read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Erna J.; daughter; W F Mar 1895 5 single; WV WV WV; cannot read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Henderson F.; son; W M June 1898 2 single; WV WV WV; cannot read & write, speaks English Dempsey, Minnie; daughter; W F Feb 1900 4/12 single; WV WV WV; cannot read & write, doesn't speak English
  1910 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove Magisterial District (part of) Enumeration District No. 20, Sheet No. 17B Enumerated by me on the 9 day of May, 1910, N. Orton McGraw, enumerator. HH #302-302 Dempsey, John H.; head; M W 51 married(1) 28 yrs; WV VA WV; speaks English; Farm operation, farm, emp; can read & write; owns mortgage free farm Dempsey, Amanda A.; wife; F W 48 married(1) 28 yrs; WV WV WV; speaks English; none; can read & write Dempsey, Erna J.; daughter; F W 15 single; WV WV WV; speaks English; none; can read & write Dempsey, Minie; daughter; F W 10 single; WV WV WV; speaks English; none; can read & write Dempsey, Henderson B.; son; M W 12 single; WV WV WV; speaks English; farm laborer, home farm, own account; can read & write Dempsey, Walter; son; M W 6 single; WV WV WV; speaks English; none
  1920 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove District, Ramsey Precinct Enumeration District No. 33, Sheet No. 3A Ebumerated by me on the 6 day of January, 1920, Walter L. Neal, enumerator. Horse Shoe Road, Farm HH #45-46 Dempsey, John H.; head; owns farm; M W 62 married; can read & write; WV VA WV; speaks English; Farmer, general farm, emp Dempsey, Mandy A.; wife; F W 55 married; can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English; none Dempsey, Henderson V.; son; M W 22 single; can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English; none Dempsey, Walter A.; son; M W 16 single; didn't attend school, can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English; none Dempsey, Bulah M.; granddaughter; F W 13 single; attended school, can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English; none
  1930 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Ramsey Precinct, Mountain Cove Magisterial District Enumeration District No. 27, Sheet No. 12B Enumerated by me on April 16, 1930, Carl W. Lykens, enumerator. HH #230-236 Dempsey, John H.; head; owns farm valued at $200; M W 72 married at 25; didn't attend school, can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English; Farmer, farm, emp; worked previous day; not a veteran Dempsey, Amanda; wife of head; F W 65 married at 18; didn't attend school, can read & write; WV WV WV; speaks English; none Pike, Opa J.; granddaughter; F W 9 single; attended school; WV WV WV; none Pike, Opha J.; granddaughter; F W 7 single; attended school; WV WV WV; none
  Death Certificate: Name: John H. Dempsey Sex: Male Death Date: 13 Aug 1930 Death Place: Lucas, Mountain Cove District, Fayette, West Virginia Age at Death: 72y Burial Place: Burial Date: Cemetery: Funeral Home: Birth Date: not listed Birth Place: Fayette COunty Marital Status: married Spouse: Amanda Dempsey Occupation: retired Address: Lucas Residence: Lucas Mother: Amand McClung [sic, wife's name!] Mother's Birth Place: Father: Wm Dempsey Father's Birth Place: Informant: Roy Dempsey, Lucas, West Virginia [son] (in file)


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