Adam DEEM, SR.

Name of Patriot: Adam Deem, Sr.
NSSAR Patriot # P-146360

Submitted by: Michael Wayne Barrett

Adam Deem, Sr., was born in Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland, on Jan 10, 1761, son of Johann Adam Diehm (c1731-1802) & Anna Christina (Laudenclos). He spent the early years of his life in Washington Co., Maryland, and moved with his parents to Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, as a boy.

During the Revolutionary War, he was living at home with his father in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania. Adam Deem enlisted in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, in 1777 for 6 months service in the Army of the U. S. with Capt. Myre Stokely and Ensign Thomas Stokely. He enlisted in the 8th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, commanded by Col. Broadhead. After his enlistment, he rendezvoused at Hannah's Town, and marched from there in scouting parties for some time, and then marched to Pittsburgh, PA, and was there inspected. He went up the Allegheny and built a fort, and from there returned to Pittsburgh. At Pittsburgh, they prepared for a campaign and marched up the Allegheny to an Indian town called Munsey Town and destroyed their corn, burned their town, and returned to Pittsburgh. On this campaign, he had an engagement with the Indians in which they killed 7 Indians and the rest ran off. By this time, his time had expired, and he was discharged. He returned home after serving 6 months and some days. He was issued a certificate of pension on 05/09/1834 and inscribed on the roll of Virginia at rate of $20 per year to begin 03/04/1834. He was dropped from the pension roll on 03/20/1835.

Adam Deem married Miss Catherine (Foughty), daughter of Philip Foughty Sr., in Pennsylvania about 1781.

Adam Deem is listed on the 1790 Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, census.

Adam Deem removed from Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, to Wood Co., (W.) Virginia, in 1796. He settled on a tract of 3,000 acres of land on the left hand fork of Goose Creek opposite the mouth of Hughes River, and later at the mouth of Goose Creek on the Hughes River in then Wood Co., (W.) Virginia.

Adam Deem is listed on the 1810 & 1820 Wood County, (W.) Virginia, censuses with his family.

Adam Deems is listed on the 1830 Wood County, (W.) Virginia, census with his family.

Adam Deem (age 93, M, B-MD) is listed on the 1850 Wirt Co., (W.) Virginia, census in the household of his son-in-law, William Foutty & family, #395-395

At the time of his death, Adam Deem, Sr., owned 252 acres of land with some oil wells on it. Land was granted to Adam Deem by the Commonwealth of Virginia on 10/30/1837.

Adam Deem, Sr. was a farmer. He died on the Deem homestead near the Mouth of Goose Creek in Ritchie Co., (W.) Virginia, on September 7, 1856.

Adam Deem, Sr. and his wife, Catherine, were both buried on the Deem homestead just across from the mouth of Goose Creek (across the river from Freeport, Wirt Co., W. Va., near Rt. 47)