David Deem

Ritchie, Virginia, United States

The Life of David

When David Deem was born in 1829, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Deem, was 47 and his mother, Mary Catherine Leisure, was 37. He married M Rachel Jenkins on 18 October 1855, in Ritchie, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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David Deem
M Rachel Jenkins
Marriage: 18 October 1855
Francis M Jenkins Deem
Mary Jenkins Deem
Nancy Jane Deem
Jacob Deem

Spouse and Children

18 October 1855
Ritchie, Virginia, United States


    Francis M Jenkins Deem


    Mary Jenkins Deem


    Nancy Jane Deem


    Jacob Deem


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English dēma, dōma ‘judge’, hence an occupational name, or a byname for an arbiter of disputes.2 Altered spelling of German Die(h)m .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David Deem in household of Jacob Deem, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Deem, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • David Deem, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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