Elliott Deem

b. 5 June 1816, d. 31 December 1897

Father*Jacob Deem Jr b. 10 Aug 1790, d. 12 Jan 1884
Mother*Margaret Hill b. May 1793, d. 6 Apr 1858
Elliott Deem|b. 5 Jun 1816\nd. 31 Dec 1897|p140.htm|Jacob Deem Jr|b. 10 Aug 1790\nd. 12 Jan 1884|p137.htm|Margaret Hill|b. May 1793\nd. 6 Apr 1858|p138.htm|Jacob Deem Sr|b. 9 Apr 1764\nd. a Jun 1850|p20.htm|Eva A. Cox|b. 1767\nd. b 1860|p136.htm|John Hill|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p139.htm|Agnus Stuart||p875.htm|

ChartsDeem Chart
Johannes Diehm USA

Occupation*Elliott Deem occupation at Farmer. 
Note*He Hardesty Atlas - Wood Co. WV Pg 24 - Elliott Deem

Elliott Deem was born in Wood County, West Virginia, June 5, 1816, and whose life to present date, as son, husband and father, and a conscientious citizen, has passed in his native State and county. Here he was married, in Lubeck district, March 31, 1842, the Rev. David Smith performing the ceremony which joined his life with that of Permelia Tracewell. She is a native of this State and county, born October 25, 1824, her parents having been Edward and Teresa (Neal - Tracewell, the former of whom is still living, and the latter deceased. Eight children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Deem, as follows: Edward W. born February 17, 1843, resides in the Tygart district, America March 6, 1844, North Dakota Territory, Henrietta, October 28, 1845, died March 12, 1863, Mary A. April 14, 1848, resides at Volcano, Wood County: Teresa N. January 22, 1853, resides in Tygart district, Jacob E. I., March 2, 1858, died May 17, 1864, Ella M., November 25, 1862, died May 2, 1863, George E. June 2, 1864, died December 15, 1867. Mr. Deem's father is Jacob Deem, born August 10, 1790. a solider in the 1812 War, and still living. His mother, Margaret (Hill) Deem, is dead. Mr. Deem has been a deputy sheriff and constable in this county eighteen years and nine months. His only living son, Edward W. and his only brother Derastus Deem, were soldiers in the union Army in the 1861 war. Both served through the entire war, in Company D, 14th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. Derastus was severly wounded. Mr. Deem and his wife have been forty years members of the Methodist Churh, she having joined in her thirteenth year. They are students of the Bible and believers in it's inspiration. Mr. Deem is a farmer with his Post Office address at Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.
Birth*He was born on 5 June 1816 at Wood Co., (W.) Va. 
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1820 in the household of his parents Jacob Deem Jr and Margaret Hill at Wood County, (W)VA; Jacob Deem jr head of house. Free white males under ten years 1,Free white males of twenty six and under forty-five, including heads of families 1, Free white females under ten years 1.1
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1830 in the household of his parents Jacob Deem Jr and Margaret Hill at Wood County, (W)VA; Jacob Deem head of house. Males 10 and under 15 1, males 30 and under 40 1, females 10 and under 15 1, females 30 and under 40 1.2
Marriage*Elliott Deem married Permelia Tracewell, daughter of Edward Tracewell and Teresa Neal, on 31 March 1842 at Lubeck District, Wood County, (W)VA; Minister David Smith.3
Census*Elliott Deem appeared on the census of 1850 at Wood County, WV; Elliott Deems (age 30, Farmer, $1000, B-Va.) with his wife, Permelia (age 26, B-Va.), and kids: Edward-7, America-6, Henrietta-5, Mary-2 (all kids B-Va.). 
Death*He died on 31 December 1897 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV, at age 81; An Aged and Respected Citizen Dies On Avery Street

Elliott Deem, one of Parkersburg's oldest and most respected citizens died Friday night at 11 o'clock, at his home on Avery Street. A compilation of disease, aggravated by his age caused his death, which was not unexpected, he having been in very feeble health for some time past. The deceased would have been 82 years of age next June, and had resided in this city for many years. He is survived by a wife and three children: Mrs. America Roberts, and Mrs. Mary A. Jones of this city and Mrs. Theresa Robinson, of Lawrence, Kansas. A large number of friends sympathized with the family in their affliction. It is impossible for Mrs. Robinson to come here to attend the funeral which took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence, where services were held in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives by the Rev. R. B. Smith and Rev. F. S. Townsend. The interment took place at the Tracewell cemetery, the old family burying ground, about two miles out Lubeck road.

State Journal. 
Burial*He was buried in January 1898 at Tracewell Cemetery, Larkmead, Wood Co., WV. 


Permelia Tracewell b. 25 October 1824, d. 26 August 1907

Last Edited14 May 2009


  1. [S39] 1820 Census Wood County (W)VA.
  2. [S83] 1830 Census Wood County (W)VA.
  3. [S1] Wood County WV Marriage Record.