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Marriage: Children:
  1. Wilson M. Dempsey: Birth: ABT 1802 in Amherst County, Virginia. Death: Bet. 1883-1890 in Fayette County, West Virginia

  2. Seaton Y. DEMPSEY: Birth: ABT 1803 in Amherst County, Virginia. Death: bet. 1880-1890 in Fayette County, West Virginia

  3. Isham Coleman Dempsey: Birth: ABT 1806 in Amherst County, Virginia. Death: Bet. 1854-1860 in Missouri

  4. Wesley G. Dempsey: Birth: ABT 1808 in Amherst County, Virginia. Death: 21 MAR 1890 in Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia

  5. Louisa J. Dempsey: Birth: ABT 1812 in Amherst County, Virginia. Death: 22 JAN 1888 in Amherst County, Virginia

  6. Eliza Dempsey: Birth: Bet.1815-1820 in Amherst County, Virginia.

  7. Wesley Dempsey


Sources
1. Title:   "Virginia, Marriages 1740-1850," (index-only)
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Dodd, Jordan R., et al., <i>Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850</i>, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, Utah

Notes
a. Note:   County, Virginia" href="https://openingdoorsinbrickwalls.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/52-ancestors-38-william-dempsey-son-of-susannah-of-amherst-county-virginia/" target="_blank">52 Ancestors: #38 William DEMPSEY, son of Susannah of Amherst County, Virginia</a>
  1800 Amherst County Tax List William Demsey 1-0 [Source: The Virginia Genealogist-magazine Vol. 5-6 1961-62 page 82]
  1810 U.S. Federal Census Amherst County, Virginia William Dempsey 5 males under 10 yo (Wilson, Seaton, Coleman, Wesley & unknown, all b. 1801-1810) 1 male 26 & under 45 yo (William b. 1765-1784) 1 female 10 & under 16 yo (unknown b. 1795-1800) 1 female 26 & under 45 yo (Martha b. 1765-1784) Numbers of Slaves: 3 Number of Household Members Under 16: 6 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 11 (in file)
  15 June 1810 Land Purchase WILLIAM WILLMORE and wife, SUSANNA, Amherst County, to WILLIAM DEMPSEY, Amherst County. 7000 pounds inspected tobacco - 120 acres. Lines: JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM, BENJAMIN SANDIDGE, RACHEL ATKINSON. Witnesses: NELSON CARTER. To WILLIAM DEMPSEY, 20 October 1815. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 135, #367]
  1 June 1811 Land Purchase JONATHAN C. DEVASHER and wife, ELIZABETH, Amherst County. $400 no acres. Lines: mouth of a branch running into Long Branch. To WILLIAM DEMPSEY, 20 October 1815. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 43, #487]
  30 September 1813 Adjoins land JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM and PHILIP SMITH, Amherst County, to THOMAS N. EUBANK, Amherst County. L369-5 210 acres. Lines: Buffaloe Springs, BENJAMIN SANDIDGE at Swaping Camp Road, WILLIAM DEMPSEY, GODFREY TOLER, WALKER ATKINSON, JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM, a branch. Witnesses: BENJAMIN HIGGINBOTHAM, WIATT SMITH, DABNEY SANDIDGE, DUDLEY SANDIDGE. Final proof by DABNEY SANDIDGE, 18 October 1819. DUDLEY SANDIDGE. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 168, #252]
  16 April 1814 Adjoins land JOSEPH MILSTEAD and BENJAMIN HIGGINBOTHAM, Amherst County to JONATHAN and RICHARD L. ELLIS. Amherst County. $1600 three negro girls: FRANCES, NANCY, POLLY, also 350 acres both sides Horsley. Lines: WILLIAM DEMPSEY, WILLIAM SCHOLFIELD's estate, WILLIAM SHEPHERD, WILLIAM CRAWFORD, DANIEL SHRADER, Spring road, Long Branch. Witnesses: THOMAS N. EUBANK, WILLIAM COLEMAN, PETER CARTER, JESSE CLEMENS. To R. EUBANK, 26 July 1814. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 77, #467]
  15 November 1814 Adjoins land JONATHAN and RICHARD L. ELLIS, Amherst County, to THOMAS RICHESON, Amherst County. $1750 350 acres Horsley. Lines: WILLIAM DEMPSEY, WILLIAM SCHOFIELD, WILLIAM SHEPHERD, DANIEL SHRADER, Spring road, fork of Long Branch. Witnesses: PETER P. THORNTON, TARLTON GILLESPIE, JOSHUA L. ELLIS, R. N. EUBANK, JONATHAN GOODWIN. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 85, #578]
  16 September 1815 Adjoins land JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM, Amherst County, to JONATHAN RICHESON, Amherst County. $3000 500 acres. Lines: ford of the river opposite LINDSEY SANDIDGE, road to BENJAMIN SANDIDGE near the old meeting house, THOMAS N. EUBANK, ARCHY ROWSEY, WILLIAM DEMPSEY, BENJAMIN SANDIDGE--known as PHILLIPS' old place, ABSALOM HIGGINBOTHAM, JONATHAN TOMLINSON, AMBROSE TOMLINSON, JOSEPH DODD, BENJAMIN SANDIDGE line to tract he bought of CHARLES P. TALIAFERRO. Witnesses: THOMAS RICHESON, RICHARD BALLINGER, WIATT P. SMITH, WIATT SMITH. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 95, #722]
  4 December 1815 Adjoins land THOMAS N. EUBANK and wife, JANE, Amherst County, to JONATHAN EUBANK, JR., Amherst County. $1300 210 acres. Lines: WILLIAM DEMPSEY, ARCHELAUS ROWZEY, BENJAMIN SANDIDGE, Buffaloe Springs tract, GODFREY TOLER, JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM. Witnesses: WILLIAM BOURNE, JAMES F. TALIAFERRO, BENJAMIN TALIAFERRO. To JONATHAN EUBANK, JR., 13 September 1818. (Note: sold 29 July 1819 to Samuel Hansbrough; see # 536) [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 104, #70]
  27 January 1817 Witnesses deed JAMES SMITH. to heirs of my brother WIATT SMITH...for $1.00 and love; two slaves named. Witnesses: WILLIAM DEMPSEY, WILLIAM COLEMAN, BENJAMIN HIGGINBOTHAM, ROWLAND GILLESPIE. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 117, #225]
  28 February 1817 Adjoins land BENJAMIN HIGGINBOTHAM to JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM... $7000 536 acres. Lines: ELIJAH FLETCHER, JAMES GOVAN, GEORGE EUBANK, WILLIAM DEMPSEY, JONATHAN EUBANK, BENJAMIN SANDIDGE. Witnesses: NELSON CRAWFORD, CHARLES P. TALIAFERRO, LYNE S. TALIAFERRO. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 122, #292]
  20 October 1817 Witneses deed JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM, Amherst County, to BENJAMIN SANDIDGE, Amherst County.. .no amount; 14 1/2 acres south side Buffaloe. Lines: the road. Witnesses: CHARLES L. BARRET, WILLIAM COLENA, WILLIAM DEMPSEY, DAVID CLARKSON, WILLIAM COLEMAN. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 140, #518]
  2 January 1819 Adjoins land PHILIP THURMOND, Amherst County, to RICHARD MILLNER, Amherst County... $6000 750 acres both sides Horsley. LINES: the road, the path, NELSON CRAWFORD, WILLIAM DEMPSEY. Witnesses: R. L. ELLIS, JAMES WARE, THOMAS N. EUBANK, PETER RUCKER, A. EUBANK. To WILLIAM MILLNER, 24 November 1834. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 159, #136]
  29 July 1819 Adjoins land JONATHAN EUBANK, JR. and wife, CATHERINE, Amherst County, to SAMUEL HANSBROUGH, Amherst County. 210 acres $2600. Lines: WILLIAM DEMPSEY, BENJAMIN SANDIDGE, Buffaloe Spring, road, GODFREY TOLER, ARCHIBALD ROWSEY, JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM. Witnesses: CHARLES L. BARRET, JAMES F. TALIAFERRO, LINZA BURKS. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 32, #536]
  3 August 1819 Adjoins land JOSEPH MILSTRED, Amherst County, to PHILIP THURMOND, SR., trustee, 2. CHALRES L. BARRET and Company, 3. JONATHAN RICHESON, 4. Deed of Trust; debt to CHARLES L. BARRET and Company and JONATHAN RICHESON; and JONATHAN and RICHARD ELLIS. $1.00 paid by THURMOND. Tract on both sides Long Branch. Lines: the road, WILLIAM DEMPSEY, GORDON's old line, JONATHAN EUBANK. Bought by JOSEPH MILSTRED from JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM, also crops on RICHARD MILLNER's lands, slave, stock. Witnesses: DAVID CLARKSON, SAMUEL HANSBROUGH, HENRY F. SMITH, WILLIAM COLEMAN. To BARRETT, 4 January 1820. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 169, #265]
  3 August 1819 Adjoins land JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM, SR., Amherst County, to JOSEPH MILSTRED, Amherst County... $100 both sides Long Branch. Lines: the road, WILLIAM DEMPSEY, GORDAN's old line, JONATHAN EUBANK. Witnesses: CHARLES L. BARRETT, JONATHAN RICHESON, PHILIP SMITH, DAVID CLARKSON. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 164, #199]
  1820 U.S. Federal Census Amherst County, Virginia Will Dempey 2 males under 10 yo (Wesley and unknown) 3 males 10 & under 16 yo (Wilson, Seaton, Coleman) 3 females 10 & under 16 yo (Louisa, Eliza and unknown) 1 female 26 & under 45 yo (Martha) 2 persons engaged in agriculture Note: There are 6 persons on the same page with the first name "Will" and none with the name spelled "William." I believe the enumerator wrote Will for all persons with the first name William. (in file)
  19 June 1820 Adjoins land JONATHAN RICHESON and PHILIP THUPMOND to JONATHAN HASS, Amherst County... $200 for tract where JONATHAN MASS lives and sold under Deed of Trust by THURMOND and bought by RICHESON. Lines: both sides Long Branch, road, WILLIAM DEMPSEY; GORDAN's old line, JONATHAN EUBANK. Tract was bought by JOSEPH MILSTRED from JOSEPH HIGGINBOTHAM. Witnesses: CHARLES L. BARRET, JONATHAN W.YOUNG, BENJAMIN HARRISON, GEORGE L. SHRADER. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 193, #619]
  24 March 1824 Adjoins land ABRAM CARTER and wife, MARY, Amherst County, to PETER RUCKER, Amherst County. $400 100 acres Horsely Creek. Lines: WILLIAM SHEPHERD, GODFREY TOLER, WILLIAM DEMPSEY--formerly WILLIAM SCHOOLFIELD, NELSON CRAWFORD and WILLIAM JOPLING, Justices of the Peace. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 267, #31]
  13 April 1825 Adjoins land JONATHAN HAAS and wife, SUSAN, Amherst County. to THOMAS GOODWIN, Nelson County.. $1.00,-margin as above--13 acres Long Branch; border of Buffaloe. Bought from JONATHAN RICHARDSON and formerly that of JOSPEH MILSTRED. Lines: GEORGE EUBANK, JONATHAN H. EUBANK, tract bought by JONATHAN HAAS from STERLING CLAIBORNE, STITH HAMNER road (7), WILLIAM DEMSEY. Justices of the Peace as above. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 295, #422]
  16 July 1827 Adjoins land PETER P. THORNTON, trustee of ROLAND GILLESPIE, Amherst County, to ABRAM CARTER, Amherst County...$212 100 acres Horsley. Lines: GODFREY TOLER, WILLIAM DEMPSEY, WILLIAM SHEPHERD. [Source: Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County - Deeds Books 1-5, by Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church, Amherst Courthouse, Virginia; page 331, #466]
  16 November 1829 Adjoins land Wills of Amherst Co. VA. 1761-1865 page 370: LINDSEY COLEMAN. Next plat of James banks about two miles below STAPLES' Mill and directly at upper end of DILLARD'S Island; joins GEO. STAPLES, JAS. DILLARD, CHAS. MUNDY. Plat--all in Amherst County, except small portion of northeast corner in Nelson; both sides Tye and Camp Creeks. Joins EDWD. A. CABELL, PEYTON REICH, TERISHA TURNER, JNO. DILLARD, MRS. SOPHIA CRAWFORD. Luck Mt.; head br. of Horsley and south border of Buffaloe. Joins JNO. FLOOD. JNO. BURKS, GODFREY TOLER, WM. DEMPSEY, BENJ. SANDIDGE, deceased--about 1 1/2 miles from Buffaloe Springs. Recorded: November 16, 1829. Book 7. Page 303 -- Inventory -- Many slaves; JAS. HIGGINBOTHAM, JAS. D. WATTS; WM. WRIGHT, November 16, 1829. JNO. DILLARD has had inventory. $16,495.26, pending controversy about will.
  Note: In the above Wm. Dempsey's land adjoins Lindsey Coleman. Clearly shows that Wm. Dempsey was at the time not considered dead otherwise "Wm. Dempsey's heirs" would have been listed. Buffalo Springs, in the County of Amherst, is now known as Forks of Buffalo and located twelve miles west of the present town of Amherst on U.S. Route 60.
  21 June 1830 Adjoins land Wills and Deeds of Amherst County Virginia 1765-1865 page 316: BENJ. SANDIDGE -- Book 6, Page 146 -- Ordinary bond at home in county, June 19, 1820. Bondsman: CORNL. SALE, GEO. W. HIGGINBOTHAM, CHAS. TUCKER, ABSALOM HIGGINBOTHAM, WILLIS WHITE, ZACH DRUMMOND, ABSALOM HIGGINBOTHAM, WILLIS WHITE, *(Note from Norma-why the names were listed twice I don't know) Book 7, Page 280 November 16, 1829, for WHITE and ABSALOM HIGGINBOTHAM . To administrate estate. Book 7, Page 307 -- Inventory -- $5213.46 CHAS. L. BARRET, CORNL. SALE, DABNEY SANDIDGE. Book 8, Page 1 -- Division and plat -- both sides Buffaloe and each side of road from Buffaloe Springs to White Gap; adjoins THOS. GOODWIN, J. D. TURPIN, WM. DEMPSEY, WM. TURNER, JNO. FLOOD, R. S. ELLIS, LINDSEY BURKS, JNO. MORGAN, AARON HIGGINBOTHAM, LINDSEY SANDIDGE, AMBR. TOMLINSON's heirs, Z. DRUMMOND, WM. LONG, JOS. DODD's heirs, page 317: BENJ. SANDIDGE (cont. from page 316) JAMES GOVAN. JACOB PHILLIPS--1745 acres. To MRS. ELIZ. SANDIDGE, widow -- mansion house; BOB'S tract to MRS B. A. MAHALA HUNT, wife of JNO. T. HUNT; Fork tract to ANDERSON SANDIDGE; Tungate tract to MRS. POLLY HIGGINBOTHAM. wife of ABSALOM HIGGINBOTHAM Mill tract to LINDSEY SANDIDGE; Luck Mt. tract to MRS. NANCY BOURNE; KIDD's tract to MRS. BETSY HIGGINBOTHAM wife of AARON HIGGINBOTHAM; Long Mt. tract to MRS. TABITHA WHITE wife of WILLIS WHITE. JNO. PRYOR, surveyor. CHAS. L. BARRET, DABNEY SANDIDGE. JNO. H. MORGAN. commissioners. June 21, 1830. Book 8. Page 150 -- Administrators Account -- WILLIS WHITE from 1829 covenant of DABNEY SANDIDGE; rent of mill; account of RO. SANDIDGE, JOSHUA SANDIDGE, debt. of AARON HIGGINBOTHAM--$448.91 CHA. S.L.BARRET. commissioner. November 23, 1831. Book 8, Page 159 -- slave division to MRS. NANCY BOURNE, formerly SANDIDGE; ELIZ. SANDIDGE, widow; JNO. T. HUNT who married MAHALA SANDIDGE, daughter of BENJ.; ABSALOM HIGGINBOTHAM who married POLLY SANDIDGE, daughter of BENJ.; ANDERSON SANDIDGE; WILLIS WHITE who married TABITHA SANDIDGE, daughter of BENJ.; LINDSEY SANDIDGE; AARON HIGGINBOTHAM who married ELIZ. daughter of BENJ. Recorded: December 5, 1830. CHAS. L. BARRET, JNO. MORGAN, CORNL. SALE. Book 9, Page 185 -- Administrators Account -- ABSALOM HIGGINBOTHAM from October 1, 1830, bonds of NANCY BOURNE. ANDERSON SANDIDGE, CLARY SANDIDGE, wife of LINDSEY SANDIDGE, LINDSEY SANDIDGE, AARON HIGGINBOTHAM. (Note: several more lines may be missing on this transcript)
  Note: In the above Wm. Dempsey's land adjoins Benjamin Sandidge's. Clearly shows that Wm. Dempsey was at the time not considered dead otherwise "Wm. Dempsey's heirs" would have been listed.
  1830 U.S. Federal Census [see wife's listing]
  More about the death and estate of William Dempsey:
  The estimate for William Dempsey's date of death is an assumed date. William Dempsey is last seen on the 1820 census in Amherst County, Virginia. He was listed as "Will Dempey". Until 1830 he was mentioned in land deeds where his land joined land being sold. In 1830, his wife Martha Dempsey is listed in Amherst County with her two young daughters. William may have already gone to Ohio at this time. He does not appear to have returned as newspapers in the state of Ohio were requested to publish information on his wife's death in 1834. On 20 June 1836, a year after the last notice was published, William and Martha's son Wilson Dempsey signed an administrator bond for William Dempsey, deceased. As William did not contact his family in Amherst he must have been assumed dead.
  On June 29, 1835 The Lynchburg Virginian published an article on Martha's death on the 27th September 1834.
  _____, on the 27th September, 1834, at her residence, Mrs. Martha Dempsey, of Amherst county, Virginia. The papers in the State of Ohio are requested to publish the foregoing, for the information of Mr. William Dempsey, the husband of the deceased, who is supposed to be somewhere in that State. [Source: Photocopy of page from microfilm roll # 6 of the Lynchburg Virginian from Aug 18, 1834 to July 28, 1836]
  Dempsey, Mrs. Martha died on 27th Sept. 1834 at her residence in Amherst Co. The Richmond Whig and Danville Reporter will oblige a subscriber by copying the above in their papers. Wife of William Dempsey. The Lynchburg Virginian, June 29, 1835, p. 3, c. 2. [Source: Marriages & Deaths from Lynchburg Papers, by Barber/Blunt/Calle, page 174. Roanoke Public Library]
  20 June 1836 - Administrator bond Amherst Co. VA Wills 1796-1919 Bailey/Fulton/Davis Vol. 1 A-D page 28; Book D Wills (Library # VR 929.3755 Am47w D29a) 129 Wm.Dempsey 9:228 AB Wilson Dempsey and Peter Rucker, June 20, 1836, for WD
  15 May 1837 - Inventory Amherst Co. VA Wills 1796-1919 Bailey/Fulton/Davis Vol. 1 A-D page 28 - Book D Wills (Library # VR 929.3755 Am47w D29a) 129 Wm.Dempsey 9:315 Inv. $88.32, May 15, 1837. Lee Millner, Wm. B Shepherd, Wm. B.Toler.
  8 Aug 1839 - Dempsey to Hicks deed Deed Book X (Amherst County, Virginia); page 239: lists 5 names on Dempsey to Hicks land deed. August 8 1839. Wilson M., Seton Y., W. G., Louisa, and Eliza Dempsey. (looks like it says two hundred and three fourths acres; other records show 330 divided by 6 equals 55 times 5 equals 275 which would be 200 and 3/4 of 100 acres; are there documents concerning Isham's 55 acres?)
  1840 U.S. Federal Census Amherst County, Virginia Seaton Dempsey and Wilson Dempsey
  July 19, 1841 (what is an AA? Administrator's Accounts?) Amherst Co. VA Wills 1796-1919 Bailey/Fulton/Davis Vol. 1 A-D page 28 - Book D Wills (Library # VR 929.3755 Am47w D29a) 129 Wm.Dempsey 10:368 AA from 1828; accts of Wilson M.and Westley G. Dempsey -- for the family in 1835. July 19, 1841: W. L. Saunders and Pitt Woodroof.
  1842 business fees for business trip for estate; King Wm. County
  July 18, 1842 Amherst Co. VA Wills 1796-1919 Bailey/Fulton/Davis Vol. 1 A-D page 28- Book D Wills (Library # VR 929.3755 Am47w D29a) 129 Wm.Dempsey 11:82 AA William M. Dempsey acct.--Wilson M. & others--business trip to King William; land rent by Wilson M. Dempsey, same for Westley G. and Seaton Y. Dempsey, Admr. is called Wm. M. at end in summary Ju1y 18, 1842.
  NOTE: In the 1840 census of King William County, Virginia, there was a family of Free Colored Persons with the surname
  1840 U.S. Federal Census King William County, Virginia St Johns Parish Name: Polley Demgey [Polley Dungey] Looks more like Demcey to me! Free Colored Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 Free Colored Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 Free Colored Persons - Females - 24 thru 35: 1 Total Free Colored Persons: 4 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
  May 16, 1842 and August 1844 Amherst County Va. Deeds 1761-1765 by Davis page 18 Deed Book (Libray # VR 929.3755 Am 47d D29a) 183. 16 May 1842 Seaton Y. Dempsey to Jno. J. Morgan $175 int. in est. of William Dempsey dec'd-- 1/6th of 330a. Aug. 1844, to ---. (Note from Norma - nothing else on page, and who are the 6 people? I would say the 6 children Wilson, Seaton, Wesley, Isham, Louisa, and Eliza).
  May 27, 1844 Amherst County Va. Deeds 1761-1765 by Davis Vol. # 5 page 15 Deed Book Z (Library # VR 929.3755 Am 47d D29a) 163. 27 May 1844 Seaton Y. Dempsey 1, Patrick Drummond 2, Wilson M. Dempsey 3, $1.00 Stock, tools, crops.
  January 20, 1845 Deed Bk. AA (Amherst County, Virginia) Page 368: Jan. 20 1845, ...210 acres by bid to Wilson M. Dempsey from William Dempsey dec'd. (Note: 210 acres would be 4 times 55 acres; Wilson is buying Wesley, Isham, Louisa and Eliza's share; Seaton's share went to Jno. J. Morgan)
  August 31, 1848 Amherst County Circuit Court Chancellory Files No. 2 1841-1849 page 448 #431 Sixth Day August 31, 1848 Thursday Amherst County Wilson M Dempsey_____________________________________Plaintiff against Isham C Dempsey, Seaton Y Dempsey, Wesley G Dempsey, Patrick Rowsy and Eliza his wife, Simeon A Burch and Louisa his wife, Zacharias Drummond and John J Morgan, James Powell Sheriff of the County of Amherst Young & Meem ___________Finley and ___________and Morgan ___________Defendants This cause came on this day to be heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of the commissioner Zach Drummond made in the pursuance of the decretal order of the 7th day of November 1844 and was argued by consul. Upon consideration whereof the court doth ratify and confirm the said report except so much thereof as relates to the portion of Seaton Y Dempsey. The courts being of opinion that the lien of Young & Meem to said Seaton's portion of the fund is superior to that set up by the said Drummond doth adjudge order and decree that the said Zacharias Drummond do pay to Young & Meem the sum of ninety six dollars and seventeen cents with interest thereon to be computed at the rate of six per cent per annum from the 20th day of January 1846 till paid. And the court doth further order that the said Zacharias Drummond who is hereby appointed a commissioner for the purpose do convey by deed with special warranty the lands in the bill and proceedings mentioned to the respective purchasers thereof at their several costs. And the purposes of this suit having been attained the court doth order that the same be discontinued. (Source: transcribed from copy of original)
  Source: Bailey Fulton Davis, A.B. Th. M., Pastor of Baptist Church; Amherst County Virginia Courthouse Miniatures, The Deeds of Amherst County; Amherst Courthouse, Virginia Wills Books 1 A-D; 2 E-O; 3 P-Z
  Note: Ohio, Probate Records, 1789-1996 Ross General index 1801-1887 vol 1-2 Checked index for Dempsey (images 68-87); none found https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-31285-16861-24?cc=1992421&wc=MMB6-BQ2:n780077401
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  Godfrey Toler and William Dempsey show up together on many deeds listing the property lines in the area of Buffaloe Springs and Horsley Creek located on or in the area of Tobacco Row Mountain, a large mountain that runs through the middle of Amherst County, Virginia. In 1836 William Dempsey's will was administered by his son Wilson Dempsey and Peter Rucker. Under inventory taken in 1837 William B. Toler is mentioned. Godfrey Toler was William B.'s father. Godfrey moved to Missouri (source does not give a date but it could be between 1829 and 1836) and died there in about 1840. His wife Charity, died in Amherst County, Virginia. It is not known if she died before he went to Missouri or if she stayed in Amherst and died later. William B. Toler married Brunetta Rucker, the daughter of Peter Rucker and Jane Haynes. William B. and Brunetta had a son named Peter Godfrey Toler and a daughter named Charity Jane Toler. These children were named for the grandparents.
  Taken from an article on Wyatt Godfrey Duncan: "Godfrey Toler, came to the United States during young manhood and settled in Virginia, where he engaged in farming. After many years he settled among the pioneer farmers of Indiana. Later he went to Barry county, Mo., and there he passed away November 4, 1843, at an advanced age." [Source: Transcribed by Bea Barton, her source: "History of Yolo County, California" by Tom Gregory. Published by the Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California, 1913, pages 365 - 367. online http://www.cagenweb.com/yolo/yol_bio/yolbios-d.htm]
  "TOLER, Godfrey Born 9 Sep 1768 City unknown, Coochland, Virginia. Married 27 Sep 1799 City unknkown, Caroline, Virginia. Died 4 Nov 1843 City unknown, Barry, Missouri. Father James Toler. Mother Mary Jones. Wife: BARNES, Charity Born .. ... 1780 Place unknown Died before 1840 City unknown, Amherst, Virginia." Submitted by Veon Zentner; online http://missionoaksgenealogyclub.org/misst.htm
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