Michael L Deem

b. 7 June 1836, d. 25 April 1909

Father*William B Deem b. 1798, d. 17 Apr 1885
Mother*Nancy Golden b. 8 Nov 1802, d. 20 Mar 1893
Michael L Deem|b. 7 Jun 1836\nd. 25 Apr 1909|p474.htm|William B Deem|b. 1798\nd. 17 Apr 1885|p306.htm|Nancy Golden|b. 8 Nov 1802\nd. 20 Mar 1893|p425.htm|Jacob Deem Sr|b. 9 Apr 1764\nd. a Jun 1850|p20.htm|Eva A. Cox|b. 1767\nd. b 1860|p136.htm|Jonathan Golden|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p3129.htm|Elizabeth (?)|b. unknown\nd. unknown|p3130.htm|

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Note*Michael L Deem Pension 1861 - 1865 Pension W. O. 924004 Dept of Interior

Deem-Michael was born June 7, 1836 and died Sunday, April 26, 1909, He was married Sept. 18, 1869, to Laura Deem, who with all their seven children, is still living. He was highly esteemed by his neighbors. His was the preacher's home. He was a constant reader of the ADVOCATE. Religion and prohibition of the saloon, and other reforms, were the chief themes of his conversation, Few men were better posted as to current events and reforms than "Uncle Mike." He served his country well in the trying days of 1861-65. He was deeply interested to see that the pastor's salary was paid in full, and he and his faithful wife were always found ready to do their full share. He died of heart failure. As he sank, he said: "l am going" "Where are you going?" said a friend who was standing by "I am going to heaven," said he. by F. C. Bramlett. 
Birth*He was born on 7 June 1836 at Wood County, (W)Va. 
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of his parents William B Deem and Nancy Golden at District 65, Wood County, (W)VA; William Deem 52 farmer, Nancy Deem 48, Jonathan Deem 23 farmer, Miranda Deem 22, Sarah Deem 19, James Deem 18 farmer, Elinor Deem 17, Nancy Deem 16, Michael Deem 13, William Deem 11, Washington Deem 11, Martha Deem 8.1
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of his parents William B Deem and Nancy Golden at Fountain Spring, Wood County, (W)VA; William Deem 61 farmer, Nancy Deem 48, James Deem 24 farm labor, Michael Deem 22 farm labor, William Deem 21 farm labor, Washington Deem 21 farm labor, Sarah A Deem 26, Elender Deem 25, Nancy Deem 20, Martha Deem 18.2
Milit-Beg*Michael L Deem began military service on 15 August 1862 at Co E 11th WV Inf., Ci. 
Milit-BegHe began military service between 1865 and 1909 Grand Army of The Republic. Andrew Mather Post. 
Milit-End*He ended military service on 17 June 1865. 
Marriage*He married Laura Deem, daughter of William Perry Deem and Canzada Barnes, on 18 September 1869 at Wood County, WV. 
Census*Michael L Deem appeared on the veterans census of 1890 at Chesterville, Wood County, WV.3
Death*He died on 25 April 1909 at Chesterville, Wood Co. WV, at age 72; heart failure. 
Burial*He was buried on 27 April 1909 at Deem Cemetery, Chesterville, Wood County, WV. 


Laura Deem b. 25 August 1848, d. 5 January 1926

Last Edited4 Mar 2010


  1. [S12] 1850 Census Wood County (W)VA District 65.
  2. [S13] 1860 Census Wood County WV Fountain Springs.
  3. [S30] 1890 Veterans Census Wood County WV.