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Dempsey White

Male Abt 1798 - Aft 1860  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Dempsey White  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1798  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1860  Hardin County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I6262  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 

    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 County, 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 County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Wayne County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1819  Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Jesse Perkins White,   b. 1820, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Crawford County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Emily White,   b. Abt 1821, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Dempsey Lawson White,   b. 25 Aug 1826, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1889, Hardin County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Louisa J. White,   b. Abt 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)
     5. Lucinda White,   b. Abt 1832, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1853, Whitley County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     6. James E. White,   b. Abt 1836, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Nancy White,   b. 22 Nov 1838, Whitley County, Kentucky 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)
     8. William White,   b. Abt 1848, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mary A. White,   b. Abt 1849, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 
    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. [S4170] Ancestry of Jabez Perkins, 1766-1836, of New Haven, CT., Ashe/Wilkes Co., NC, Grayson Co., VA, Bureau/Putnam Co., IL, and Knox/Whitley Co., KY. by Steven C. Perkins. 1989-2000.

    2. [S4176] Evans Family Web Page by David R. Evans. 2016.

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

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

    5. [S290] Notes and records of Nancy Jonckheere (1944-2014), from approximately the mid-1980s. Photocopies held by P & T Nielsen Hayden., says 24 Jan 1819.

    6. [S242] Tri County Knox-Laurel-Whitley Counties, Kentucky Early Marriages by Carol F. Hopper. 1987., says 24 Jan 1819.