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 George and Mary Polly Brigance Dempsey Family

Submitted by: Linda Carpenter
© 2003

Additional Information from Rick Tidwell, 2009

George DEMPSEY was born in 1776 in NC. He died before Nov 1852. George DEMPSEY and Mary Polly BRIGANCE were married on 6 Oct 1803 in Sumner County, TN. Mary Polly BRIGANCE (daughter of William BRIGANCE) was born in 1782 in NC.

George DEMPSEY and Mary Polly BRIGANCE had the following children:

1. William DEMPSEY was born in 1807. He married Elizabeth MITCHELL on 21 Jan 1830. He married 2nd Martha MITCHELL on 20 Dec 1848 in Sumner Co., TN.

2. Melvin DEMPSEY was born in 1810. He was married to Prudence Stark BYRAM.

3. Delana T. W. DEMPSEY was born in 1814. She married John BYRAM on 14 Sep 1837.

4. George Larkin DEMPSEY was born in 1821 in Sumner County, TN. He died in Jan 1906. George Larkin DEMPSEY and Nancy A. MOORE were married on 4 Mar 1850 in Sumner County, TN. Nancy A. MOORE was born on 19 Dec 1825 in Sumner County, TN. She died on 13 Nov 1915 in Sumner County, TN. She was buried on 15 Nov 1915.

George Larkin DEMPSEY and Nancy A. MOORE had the following children: Nancy (Polly) DEMPSEY was born in 1851 and married ? WHITE,  Susan Henrietta DEMPSEY was born on 10 May 1853. She died on 1 Jul 1917 in Near Cottontown, TN. She was buried on 2 Jul 1917 in Strother-Mitchell Cemetery, Cottontown, TN. Susan Henrietta DEMPSEY  married George Thomas CONYER on 4 Nov 1874 in Sumner County, TN. George Thomas CONYER was born on 26 Jun 1856 in Allen County, KY. He died on 30 Nov 1935 in Sumner County, TN. He was buried on 1 Dec 1935 in Strother-Mitchell Cemetery, Cottontown, TN. , Zerrilda DEMPSEY was born on 13 Apr 1857 in Sumner County, TN. She died on 5 May 1932 in Sumner County, TN. She was buried on 6 May 1932 in Dempsey Burying Ground, Sumner County, TN, George L. DEMPSEY was born in 1859, James A. DEMPSEY was born on 2 Apr 1860 in Sumner County, TN. He died on 11 Apr 1930 in Sumner County, TN. He was buried on 12 Apr 1930 in Dempsey Burying Ground, Sumner County, TN., and William Melvin DEMPSEY was born on 12 Sep 1865 in Sumner County, TN. He died on 2 May 1947 in Sumner County, TN. He was buried on 3 May 1947 in Dempsey Burying Ground, Sumner County, TN.

5. Sally DEMPSEY. Sally DEMPSEY and Edward LOONEY were married on 1 Jan 1834 in Sumner County, TN.

6. Anna DEMPSEY. She married William H. BRIGANCE on 15 Feb 1831.

*For more information on this family please check out the Sumner Scrapbook Index, Deeds, Obituaries, Wills, and Funeral Home Records from the main page. Please also e-mail Rick Tidwell.  


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