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Dempsey White

Male Abt 1798 - Aft 1860  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Dempsey White 
    Born Abt 1798  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1860  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I6262  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2016 

    Father John White,   b. Between 1750 and 1755, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jun 1829 and Oct 1829, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Shelton,   b. Abt 1760, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1824  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Family ID F4812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Perkins,   b. 1803, Grayson, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Hardin, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1819  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Jesse Perkins White,   b. 1820, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1880, Mountain, Crawford, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Milton E. White,   b. 31 Mar 1824, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1882, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Dempsey White,   b. 1826
     4. Emily White,   b. 1827, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Conway, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     5. Louisa J. White,   b. 1830, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1911, Bee Branch, Van Buren, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Lucinda White,   b. 1832, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1870, Macon, Macon, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     7. Sacenda White,   b. 1832, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. James E. White,   b. 1836, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Nancy White,   b. 22 Nov 1838, Claiborne, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1928, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     10. William White,   b. 1843, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1848  (Age < 4 years)
     11. William White,   b. 1848
     12. Mary A. White,   b. 1849, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F2645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Often spelled "Dempsy"; sometimes "Demcey" or "Demcy".

      Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for Whitley County, in 1833, 1835, 1838, and 1839. [Collins's History of Kentucky, volume II, page 758]

      Moved to Hardin County, Tennessee in 1843.

      "Probably the very wealthy Demcy found in the Whitley tax lists from 1819 through 1840." [Steven C. Perkins]

  • Sources 
    1. [S290] Notes and records of Nancy Jonckheere (1944-2014), from approximately the mid-1980s. Photocopies held by P & T Nielsen Hayden.

    2. [S291] Descendants of Jabez Perkins and Nancy Ann Unkn, by Steven C. Perkins., date only.

    3. [S242] Tri County Knox-Laurel-Whitley Counties, Kentucky Early Marriages, by Carol F. Hopper. 1987.