Dempsey Lynn very probably was a brother of John Lynn, who was 12 years his senior, was also born in South Carolina and came to Tattnall County, Georgia, and gave the name Dempsey to a son of his own.
This Dempsey Lynn married Penelope [last name unknown] and, with her, had five children. Her untimely death occurred sometime between 1850 and 1857. He then married Sarah (Dinkins) Steward, who also was previously married and who brought two children to the Lynn household. Dempsey and family appear in the census as follows ...
Lurinia and Candace are Lourena J. and Candacy C. Lynn, daughters of Dempsey's deceased brother Dennis Lynn; they were enumerated in their father's household in 1860 and 1860.
Dennis's wife died in 1860 and Dennis in 1863.
1880 Census, 88th Enum. Dist., Tattnall Co., GA, p. 28/448D, 29 Jun
Dempsey Lynn, age 75, b. in SC, both parents b. in SC, Farmer
Sarah Lynn, age 50, wife, b. in GA, both parents b. in SC Keeping House
Sarah J. Lynn, age 38, Dau, b. in GA, both parents b. in GA
Martha E. Lynn, age 35, Dau, b. in GA, both parents b. in GA
Joshua D. Lynn, age 22, Son, b. in GA, both parents b. in GA, Farm Laborer
Henry D. Lynn, age 21, Son, b. in GA, both parents b. in GA, At Home
Dempsey was a member of the Beards Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Glennville, Georgia. At his death, he was buried in the church cemetery in Glennville.
While the father of Dennis Lynn is not known, he had at least two brothers living in Tattnall County ...
John Lynn was born 1793 in South Carolina and came to Tattnall County, Georgia.
Dennis Lynn was born 1802 in South Carolina and came to Tattnall County.
Dempsey Lynn was born 1805 in South Carolina and also came to Tattnall County.
John named his eldest son William and two of his younger sons Dennis and Dempsey.
Dennis named his eldest son William and his second son Dempsey.
Dempsey named his eldest son Charles William and a younger son John.