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Marriage: Children:
  1. Nancy Dempsey: Birth: ABT 1833 in Ohio.

  2. James W. Dempsey: Birth: 20 AUG 1834 in Chillicothe, Ohio.

  3. John Dempsey: Birth: ABT 1837 in Ohio.

  4. Martha Elizabeth Dempsey: Birth: APR 1838 in Ohio. Death: Bet. 1920-1930

  5. Mary E. Dempsey: Birth: ABT 1841 in Ohio.

  6. Isham Coleman Dempsey: Birth: MAR 1843 in Ohio. Death: 9 MAY 1911 in Texas

  7. Nelson Stewart Dempsey: Birth: 19 OCT 1849 in Ohio. Death: 22 JUN 1932


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:   court case with other children of William Dempsey. He appears to have used his middle name and named a son Isham C.
  1827: Coleman Dempsey married Sarah Elvira Thomas (also seen as Elvira Thomas and Sarah E. Thomas) of Rockbridge County, Virginia, b. 1810, daughter of Amos Thomas and Nancy Taylor, on 6 March 1827 (also lists 5 March 1827). [Source: FamilySearch, their source not listed]
  1830 U.S. Federal Census Ross County, Ohio Jefferson Township Coleman Dempsey 1 male under 5 (unknown son b. bet. 1827-1830) 1 male 20 & under 30 (Coleman) 1 female under 5 (unknown daughter b. bet. 1827-1830) 1 female 20 & under 30 (Elvira)
  Not mentioned in: 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 Ross County, Ohio Springfield Township Coleman Dempsey 1 male under 5 yo (John) 1 male 5 & under 10 yo (James) 1 male 10 & under 15 yo (unknown son b. bet. 1827-1830) 1 male 40 & under 50 yo (Coleman) 1 female under 5 yo (Martha) 1 female 10 & under 15 yo (Nancy) 1 female 30 & under 40 yo (Elvira) 7 person in household 1 person engaged in agriculture (in file)
  1848 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.
  1850 U.S. Federal Census Ross County, Ohio Springfield Township, Page No. 267 HH #774-781 Coleman Dempsey 40 M Farmer Virginia Almira Dempsey 39 F Virginia Nancy Dempsey 17 F attended school Ohio James Dempsey 15 M attended school Ohio John Dempsey 13 M attended school Ohio Martha Dempsey 11 F attended school Ohio Mary Dempsey 9 F attended school Ohio Isham Dempsey 7 M attended school Ohio Nelson Dempsey 3 M Ohio
  1854: Coleman Dempsey emigrated from Ohio to Missouri in 1854 per biographical sketch of his son James W. Dempsey.
Note:   I believe that Coleman Dempsey is the Isham C. Dempsey listed in the


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