HARDESTY ATLAS, PERSONAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT - WOOD COUNTY, pAGE 24:ELLIOTT DEEM-was born in Wood County, West Virginia, June 5, 1816 and his whole life to the present date, as son, husband, and father, and a conscientious citizen, has been passed in his native State and county.Here he was married, in Lubeck district, Mary 31, 1842, the Rev. David Smith performing the ceremony which joined his life with that of Permelia Tracewell.She is a native of this State and county, born October 25, 1824, her parents having been Edward and Terest (Neal) Tracewell, the former whom is still living, and the latter deceased.Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Deem, as follows:Edward W., born February 17, 1843, resides in Tygart district; America, March 6, 1844, resides in the Dakota Territory; Henreitta, October 28, 1845, died March 12, 1863; Mary A., April 14, 1848, resides at Volcano, Wood county; Teresa N., January 22, 1853, resides in Tygart district; Jacob E.I., March 2, 1858, died May 17, 1864; Ella M., November 25, 1862, died May 2, 1863; George E. June 2, 1864, died December 15, 1867.Mr. Deem's father is Jacob Deem, born August 10, 1790, a soldier in the 1812 was, and still living.He mother, Margaret (Hill) Deem, is dead.Mr. Deem has been deputy sheriff and constable in this county eighteen years and nine months.His only living son, Edward W., and his only brother, Derastus Deem, were soldiers in the Union army in the 1861 was.Both served through the entire was, in Company D, 14th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry.Derastus was severly wounded.Mr. Deem and wife have been forty years members of the Methodist Church, she having joined in her thirteenth year.They are students of the Bible, and believers in its inspiration.Mr. Deem is a farmer, with his postoffice address at Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.