Michael A Dempsey

Michael A Dempsey[1]

Male 1822 - 1906  (83 years)

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  • Name Michael A Dempsey  [2
    Born 29 Sep 1822  Lea, Queens County, Ireland (Near Portarlington) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1906  Dempsey Cem., East Jena Dr., Jena, LaSalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 20 Aug 1906  Jena, Lasalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2444  Louisiana Kinfolks
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2016 

    Family ID F1196  Group Sheet

    Family Eveline B (Brambly ?) Cockerham,   b. 18 Dec 1832, Amite County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1911, Urania, Lasalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1852  Catahoula Parish, LA - Simon Thomas, J.P. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Angeline Florilla Dempsey,   b. 23 Dec 1855, Little River, Catahoula Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1935, Catahoula Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Henrietta C. (Hettie) Dempsey,   b. Sep 1857, Catahoula Now LaSalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1946, Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, LA home of her sister Angie Hart and nephew Mike Hart Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     3. Mary Alice Dempsey,   b. 6 Feb 1859, Jena, Lasalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1954, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     4. Christopher Columbus Dempsey,   b. 8 Jul 1861, Jena, Lasalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1916, Marshall, Harrison Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. Minerva Dempsey,   b. 23 Dec 1862, Catahoula now Lasalle Par, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1886, Prob. Lasalle Parish, LA (age 24) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     6. Cornelius Grover Dempsey,   b. 30 Jul 1865, Jena, Catahoula Now Lasalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1953, Winnfield Gen. Hosp., Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     7. Judith E. Dempsey,   b. 12 Sep 1867, Catahoula Now LaSalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1893, Prob. La Buried In Jena, La (See Notes) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     8. Clara Mattie Dempsey,   b. 8 Sep 1871, Jena, Catahoula Now Lasalle Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1956, Provencal, Natchitoches Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Jamie Dempsey,   b. 12 Jun 1874, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1951, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F718  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Captain Michael Dempsey and Eveline Cockerham
    Captain Michael Dempsey and Eveline Cockerham
    Picture believed to be taken on their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Jena, LaSalle Parish, LA. Photo edited from Lonnie Bowden original.
    Captain Michael Dempsey ( born in Ireland 1822 died in Jena, LA 1906.)
    Captain Michael Dempsey ( born in Ireland 1822 died in Jena, LA 1906.)
    Taken at the installation of officers at the Mason Lodge No. 110 in Harrisonburg, LA on Dec. 27, 1877. Photo donated by Wanda Dempsey Hitt, TX.
    Captain Michael Dempsey Lodge No. 327 Road Sign
    Captain Michael Dempsey Lodge No. 327 Road Sign
    Located in Jena, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana
    Captain Michael Dempsey Masonic Lodge No. 327
    Captain Michael Dempsey Masonic Lodge No. 327
    located in Jena, LaSalle Parish, LA
    Captain Michael Dempsey and Masonic Lodge No. 110
    Captain Michael Dempsey and Masonic Lodge No. 110
    Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, LA 12/27/1877. Photo donated by Wanda Dempsey Hitt, TX.
    Captain Michael, Eveline and Dempsey Children
    Captain Michael, Eveline and Dempsey Children
    1880 Catahoula Census, 7th Ward, now LaSalle Parish, town of Jena, LA. LaSalle Parish was formed from the west side of Catahoula Parish in 1908.
    Captain Michael Dempsey
    Captain Michael Dempsey
    birth area, Lea Castle near Portarlington, Ireland. Photo found on Rick Perez website.
    Captain Michael Dempsey's Old Homeplace
    Captain Michael Dempsey's Old Homeplace
    Jena, LA
    Dempsey, Michael Cemetery - Entrance
    Dempsey, Michael Cemetery - Entrance
    East Jena Dr, Jena, LaSalle Parish, LA
    Family of Wm Elisha Davis and Clara Mattie Dempsey
    Family of Wm Elisha Davis and Clara Mattie Dempsey
    Clara Mattie Dempsey was the daughter of Capt. Michael Dempsey & Eveline (Cockerham) Dempsey. Photo donated by Lonnie Bowen, TX.
    Cornelius Grover 'Connor' Dempsey in Winnfield, LA
    Cornelius Grover "Connor" Dempsey in Winnfield, LA
    son of Capt. Michael Dempsey and Eveline Cockerham Dempsey.
    Clara Mattie Dempsey Davis
    Clara Mattie Dempsey Davis
    daughter to Capt. Michael Demspey and Eveline Cockerham Dempsey. Wife to William Elisha Davis.
    Clara Mattie Dempsey Davis
    Clara Mattie Dempsey Davis
    Provencal, LA. Daughter to Capt. Michael Dempsey & Eveline Cockerham Dempsey. Wife to Wm. E. Davis.
    Dempsey unknown girl
    Dempsey unknown girl
    unknown Dempsey from Glenna Dempsey scans (descendant of Capt. Michael Dempsey). Original pics may have come from Mildred Davis Dale from Provencal, LA per Lonnie Bowen. If you can ID this photo please contact Rita Jones at reejonjon@yahoo.com.
    Davis, Cecil Auby
    Davis, Cecil Auby
    Jefferson, TX. Daughter to Clara Mattie Dempsey & Wm Elisha Davis. Wife to Randall Phelps. Identified by Auby's great nephew, Lonnie Bowen.
    Dempsey unk lady 2
    Dempsey unk lady 2
    This lady, Lucy Evelyn Davis Orsborn 1894-1991 was identified by her grandson Lonnie Bowen. Lucy was the daughter of Clara Mattie Dempsey and Wm Elisha Davis. She was the wife of John "Buddy" Orsborn. Lucy was born in Jena, LA and died in Dallas, TX.
    Dempsey unk man
    Dempsey unk man
    unknown Dempsey from Glenna Dempsey scans (descendant of Capt. Michael Dempsey). Original pics may have come from Mildred Davis Dale from Provencal, LA per Lonnie Bowen. If you can ID this photo please contact Rita Jones at reejonjon@yahoo.com.
    Dempsey unk photo taken in Natchez, MS aka Dr Thomas E King
    Dempsey unk photo taken in Natchez, MS aka Dr Thomas E King
    This photo was identified as Dr. Thomas Eleazer King born 11/25/1870 in Washington Parish, Louisiana to parents WH King and Hester Cowart King. Dr King was a brother to Frances Ophelia King Dempsey who married "CC" Christopher Columbus Dempsey from Jena, LA and ended up in Marshall, TX working with the railroad. Thanks to their great granddaughter, LuAnn Bourque for identifying this photo.
    Dempsey unk lady and two males
    Dempsey unk lady and two males
    unknown Dempsey from Glenna Dempsey scans (descendant of Capt. Michael Dempsey). Original pics may have come from Mildred Davis Dale from Provencal, LA per Lonnie Bowen. If you can ID this photo please contact Rita Jones at reejonjon@yahoo.com.
    Dempsey unknown children, two girls & two boys
    Dempsey unknown children, two girls & two boys
    unknown Dempsey children unknown Dempsey from Glenna Dempsey scans (descendant of Capt. Michael Dempsey). Original pics may have come from Mildred Davis Dale from Provencal, LA per Lonnie Bowen. If you can ID this photo please contact Rita Jones at reejonjon@yahoo.com.
    Dewitt Devoe Dempsey
    Dewitt Devoe Dempsey
    son of Connor Grover Dempsey and grandson to Capt. Dempsey. Dewitt was born in Tullos, LA and died in Winnfield, LA. Photo was donated by granddaughter Glenna Dempsey.
    Dempsey unk two ladies and a man sitting
    Dempsey unk two ladies and a man sitting
    unknown Dempsey from Glenna Dempsey scans (descendant of Capt. Michael Dempsey). Original pics may have come from Mildred Davis Dale from Provencal, LA per Lonnie Bowen. If you can ID this photo please contact Rita Jones at reejonjon@yahoo.com.
    Floyra Franklin Dempsey & her sister in law
    Floyra Franklin Dempsey & her sister in law
    Floyra is wife to Dewitt Dempsey. She is standing on the right in this photo. Photo donated by granddaughter, Glenna Dempsey Frazier, WI.
    James Dempsey born in Ireland
    James Dempsey born in Ireland
    Photo is said to be of James Dempsey born about 1800 in Queens County Ireland, the brother of Capt. Michael Dempsey. Scanned copy donated by Glenna Dempsey in WI. His death date is not known but believed to have died after 1860 in Wisconsin where his brothers Cornelius and Christy also settled. James originally settled in New York state when first coming from Ireland.
    Dempsey unknown
    Dempsey unknown
    maybe Mattie Clara Dempsey Davis, her mom and other. unknown Dempsey from Glenna Dempsey scans (descendant of Capt. Michael Dempsey). Original pics may have come from Mildred Davis Dale per Lonnie Bowen. If you can ID this photo please contact Rita Jones at reejonjon@yahoo.com.
    Dempsey unknown wedding couple aka 'CC' Dempsey & Frances O King Dempsey
    Dempsey unknown wedding couple aka "CC" Dempsey & Frances O King Dempsey
    This wedding photo was identified as Christopher Columbus "CC" Dempsey and wife Frances Ophelia King on their wedding day 09/22/1890 where they wed in Natchez, MS per their great granddaughter, LuAnn Bourque. Thanks LuAnn for helping ID this photo.
    Dempsey unknown of man, woman and baby
    Dempsey unknown of man, woman and baby
    Could be Mattie Clara Dempsey and husband Wm Davis and their first child Evelyn. unknown Dempsey from Glenna Dempsey scans (descendant of Capt. Michael Dempsey). Original pics may have come from Mildred Davis Dale from Provencal, LA per Lonnie Bowen. If you can ID this photo please contact Rita Jones at reejonjon@yahoo.com.
    Captain Michael Dempsey's Old Homeplace and well
    Captain Michael Dempsey's Old Homeplace and well
    the well at the Jena, LA homeplace of Capt. Michael & Eveline Dempsey. Donated by Glenna Dempsey.
    Rev. Father Thomas Dempsey born in Wisconsin
    Rev. Father Thomas Dempsey born in Wisconsin
    son of Cornelius Dempsey born in Ireland 1812 and lived in WI.
    Rev Fr Thomas Dempsey born in WI
    Rev Fr Thomas Dempsey born in WI
    Church appointments. Thomas was the son of Cornelius Dempsey born in Ireland and lived in WI.
    Rev Fr Thomas Dempsey born in Wisconsin
    Rev Fr Thomas Dempsey born in Wisconsin
    church appointments page 2
    Capt Michael Dempsey - Jena Seminary
    Capt Michael Dempsey - Jena Seminary
    Capt Dempsey was on the board of directors for this school in the town of Jena, Catahoula now LaSalle Parish, Louisiana 1890.
    Rev. Fr Thomas Dempsey born in Wisconsin
    Rev. Fr Thomas Dempsey born in Wisconsin
    son of Cornelius Dempsey born 1812 in Ireland. News article on Rev Fr Thomas Dempsey of WI.
    Capt. Michael Dempsey Masonic Lodge
    Capt. Michael Dempsey Masonic Lodge
    Photo of Capt. Dempsey hanging in the Michael Dempsey Masonic Lodge in Jena, Louisiana. Donated by Glenna Dempsey.
    Hart, Angelina Florilla (Dempsey)
    Hart, Angelina Florilla (Dempsey)
    Catahoula Parish LA. Wife of Jesse Jones Hart. Daughter of Michael & Eveline Cockerham Dempsey.
    Captain  Michael Dempsey's Old Homeplace and old cistern
    Captain Michael Dempsey's Old Homeplace and old cistern
    Original home of Captain Michael Dempsey and Eveline Cockerham Dempsey taken in Jena, Louisiana in the late 1940's. Juanita Annette French is the little girl in the photo shown washing her doll clothes by the old cistern. A very special thanks to Bettye Hampton for sharing this photo with us. I appreciate you sharing Bettye.

    Documents
    Captain Michael Dempsey in 1850 Census
    Captain Michael Dempsey in 1850 Census
    A boarder in the home of Wm Sweeny, Catahoula Parish, LA
    Captain Michael, Eveline and Dempsey Children
    Captain Michael, Eveline and Dempsey Children
    1860 Census, Little River, Catahoula Parish, LA
    Captain Michael, Eveline and Dempsey Children
    Captain Michael, Eveline and Dempsey Children
    in 1870 Centerville, Catahoula, now LaSalle Parish, LA

  • Sources 
    1. [S56] Military.

    2. [S4] US Federal Census.

    3. [S14] Other Website.

    4. [S20] Visited grave site and took picture of tombstone.

    5. [S11] Family Records.

    6. [S3] Ancestry.com Marriages.