|Posted By:||Eric Collins|
|Subject:||Nathan Dempsey Information|
|Post Date:||July 30, 2003 at 13:15:19|
|Forum:||Yancey County, NC Genealogy Forum|
I'm looking for anyone who can offer reliable information or leads on Nathan Dempsey. He was born abt. 1815 in South Carolina, lived in Carter County, TN where he married O. Malvina Thompson.
They had seven children: William Henry Harrison (1845-1914), Mary Jane (1847-1928), Larkin T. (1851-1916), Nathan W. (abt. 1854-??), James H. (abt. 1856-??), Alfred (abt. 1858-??), and John C. (1862-1930).
Nathan and Malvina lived in Yancey County, NC during the 1850s where Nathan earned a name for himself as a bare-fisted fighting champion. Although they have not been found in the 1850 census anywhere, their sons Nathan and James were born in NC, and Nathan and Malvina were back in Carter County, TN by the 1860 census.
Nathan died in about December 1875.
I'm searching desperately for anymore information out there on Nathan's exact birthplace, photos of him or his family, and any other reliable information or leads. If you can help, please e-mail me. Thank you.