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Dempsey Lynn (1805 - 1880)

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Dempsey Lynn
Born in South Carolinamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of and
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 29 Nov 2017
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Biography

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 ...

1850 Census, 79th Subdiv., Tattnall Co., GA, p. 361, 28 Sep
Dempsey Lynn, age 45, b. in SC, Farming
Penelope Lynn, age 37, b. in Tattnall Co.
Charles Lynn, age 16, b. in Tattnall Co., Farming
Nancy Lynn, age 12, b. in Tattnall Co.
Jane Lynn, age 10, b. in Tattnall Co.
Martha Lynn, age 6, b. in Tattnall Co.
John Lynn, age 1, b. in Tattnall Co.[1]
1860 Census, Reidsville P.O., Tattnall Co., GA, p. 37, 5 Jul
Dempsey Lynn, age 54, b. in Sc, Farmer
Sarah Lynn, age 31, b. in Tattnall Co.
Mary Lynn, age 23, b. in Tattnall Co.
Nancy Lynn, age 20, b. in Tattnall Co.
Sarah Lynn, age 18, b. in Tattnall Co.
Martha Lynn, age 15, b. in Tattnall Co.
John Lynn, age 11, b. in Tattnall Co.
William Steward, age 12, b. in Tattnall Co.
Nicey E. Steward, age 10, b. in Tattnall Co.
Joshua Lynn, age 2, b. in Tattnall Co.
Henry D. Lynn, age 1, b. in Tattnall Co.[2]
1870 Census, Reidsville P.O., Tattnall Co., GA, p. 118/271, 6 Aug
Dempsey Lynn, age 65, b. in SC, Farmer
Sarah Lynn, age 40, b. in SC, Keeping House
Sarah J. Lynn, age 25, b. in GA, No Occupation
Martha Lynn, age 23, b. in GA, No Occupation
John A. Lynn, age 21, b. in GA, Farm Laborer
Joshua Lynn, age 13, b. in GA, At Home
Henry Lynn, age 11, b. in GA, At Home
Sarah Lynn, age 9, b. in GA
Lurinia Lynn, age 14, b. in GA, No Occupation
Candace Lynn, age 12, b. in GA, At Home
Mary E. Lynn, age 31, b. in GA, No Occupation
Nancy Lynn, age 29, b. in GA, No Occupation
Frederick Dinkin, age 104, b. in SC, No Occupation
Nicey Dinkin, age 96, b. in SC, No Occupation[3]

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.[4][5] 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[6]

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.[7]

Earlier Connections

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.

Furthermore ...

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.

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYX-HS6 : 12 April 2016)
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZMB-X36 : 1 October 2017)
  3. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC3Y-C5N : 12 April 2016); FHL microfilm 545,674
  4. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYX-H39 : 12 April 2016)
  5. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZMB-6ZW : 1 October 2017)
  6. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8G1-1BR : 11 August 2017); FHL microfilm 1,254,166
  7. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25967269/Dempsey-Lynn


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Dempsey by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Dempsey:

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