James W Deem

b. 25 July 1854, d. 22 May 1944

Father*James G Deem Sr b. 1816, d. a 1863
Mother*Mary Catharine Roberts b. 1814
James W Deem|b. 25 Jul 1854\nd. 22 May 1944|p1114.htm|James G Deem Sr|b. 1816\nd. a 1863|p315.htm|Mary Catharine Roberts|b. 1814|p1105.htm|Jacob Deem|b. c 1782\nd. b 1860|p274.htm|Mary C. Lazure|b. c 1792\nd. a 1860|p275.htm|||||||

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Birth*James W Deem was born on 25 July 1854 at Ritchie County, (W)VA.1 
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of his parents James G Deem Sr and Mary Catharine Roberts at Ritchie County, (W)VA; James Deem 42 farmer, Mary Deem 39, Mary E Deem 22 househand, Lucinda Deem 20 househand, John Deem 19 farmhand, Geo W Deem 17 farmhand, Eliza J Deem 15 househand, Susanah Deem 14, Jeremiah Deem 12, Margaret A Deem 9, James Deem 6, Charity A Deem 3 Isaac M A Deem 3.2
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of his parents Mary Catharine Roberts at Murphy Township, Ritchie County, WV; Mary Deem 60 keeping house, Susannah Deem 20, James Deem 17, Charity Deem 14, Benjamin Deem 7.3
Marriage*James W Deem married Elizabeth Parmelia Kearns, daughter of Joseph Kearns and Cinderella Nutter, circa 1874. 
Criminal*James W Deem was was convicted of murder in the second degree. Benjamin F Deem and Jeremiah Deem were involved in the crime with him. in 1882 at Ritchie County, WV. 
Census*He and Elizabeth Parmelia Kearns appeared on the census of 1910 at Grant District, Hancock County, WV; James Deem 56 Retail Merchant, Elizabeth Deem 55, Christopher Deem 24, Bertha Deem 19, Grace Deem 18, Rhona Deem 13, Alva Valentin 25 Boarder, William Currans 24 Boarder.4
Death*James W Deem died on 22 May 1944 at Chester, Hancock County, WV, at age 89.1
Burial*He was buried on 26 May 1944 at Locust Hill, Chester, Hancock County, WV.1 


Elizabeth Parmelia Kearns b. 23 November 1855, d. 21 October 1926

Last Edited19 Feb 2010


  1. [S111] Hancock County WV Death Record.
  2. [S45] 1860 Census Ritchie County (W)VA.
  3. [S109] 1870 Census Ritche County WV Murphy Township.
  4. [S158] 1910 Census Hancock County Grant District WV.