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DeMond Family

 

 

The DeMond Family

 

Quam DeMond

1796-1878

 

Quam DeMond was born in 1796 in New Jersey. He was the son of Mathias DeMond and had one brother Juan O'day.  He had 16 children and was married to Lydia DeMond. The 1840 Census indicates Quam was a free man of color between 35 and 55 years of age.  In the 1840 census he is listed as Q DeMond. Our family concludes that Quam must have been 44 years of age during the 1840 census and lived in Ovid, New York, Seneca, and County. The 1840 Census indicates 2 males under 10 years of age, 1 male between 10 and 24 years of age and 3 females under 10 years of age occupied Quam's household. Lydia DeMond dies in 1842.

 

Quam marries Phebe Darrow and in the 1870 census Quam and Phebe are listed as living in Covert, New York, and Seneca County.  Phebe is listed as having been born around 1823. In 1870 Quam is 74 and Phebe is 47. Their children are Darwin DeMond, Anna Eliza, and Able DeMond.  I think Able DeMond might have been Abraham Lincoln DeMond.  Since Able is age 3 during the 1870 census and Abraham Lincoln DeMond was born around 1868 or 1867. Some family members believe that Able died during childhood.

 

 The census has Quam DeMond listed as Lualm DeMond.  The "Q" was transposed to an "L." However in the original census document the letter is "Q."  In 1870 his occupation is listed a farmer.  He indicates the value of his real estate is $3000.00 and his personal assets are worth $1000.00.  According to the census, his neighbors are white and are from New York, Ireland and England. His last will and testament are in the Seneca country court house. Quam DeMond died in 1878 and is buried in Trumansburg Cemetery near Ithaca, New York.

 

Theordore DeMond 

 

 Theodore DeMond is listed in the 1870 census.  He is born in 1829  and lives in Ovid, New York, Seneca County.  He is married to Susan V DeMond. At the time of the 1870 census, he is 41 and his wife is 29. The 1870 Census lists them as having four children: John L. - age 7, Willet W. age - 5, George G  age4 - and Edward B. age 1.  The value of his real estate is $600.00 and his personal assets are worth $250.00.

 

 In the 1880 census Theodore Calvin (8),  Mary Lucinda (6) and Sidney B( 2) DeMond are listed in Theordore's household.

 

We are still researching the information of the other son which is linked to the lineage of the Martin DeMond Family. As per our research, Theordore DeMond had a son Theordore Calvin DeMond who migrated to Port Jervis New York.  Theordore Calvin DeMond was the father of Martin Theodore DeMond. We are still researching the DeMond family line.

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln DeMond

1867-1946 

 

Reverend Abraham Lincoln DeMond was born in1867 in Upstate New York.  Rev. DeMond, a graduate of Howard University Seminary, was an iterant Congregationalist minister for 45 years.  He was assigned to pastorates in New Orleans, Louisiana, Charles­ton, South Carolina, Memphis, Tennessee, and Montgomery, Alabama.  He delivered the famous speech: the Negro Element in American Life in Dexter Avenue Baptist Church on January 1, 1900.

 

He married Lula Watkins Patterson, a Montgom­ery, Alabama music teacher.  Lula was a graduate of Selma University. Lula Watkins was the daughter of William Watkins and Sarah Watkins of Montgomery, Alabama. William Watkins was a prominent contractor in the Montgomery Alabama community.  He is known for building the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

 

Lula and Abraham DeMond had six children. Albert DeMond, Charles DeMond, Ruth DeMond, Marguerite DeMond, Arthur DeMond and Rudolph Harvey Patterson from Lula's first marriage. 

 

 Rev DeMond was a minister in Buxton, Iowa in the the early 1900s, it was an unusual community that existed in America's heartland. Originally established by the Consolidation Coal Company, Buxton was the largest unincorporated coal-mining community in Iowa.

 

What made Buxton unique, however, is the fact that the majority of its five thousand residents were African Americans-a highly unusual racial composition for a state which was over 90 percent white. At a time when both southern and northern blacks were disadvantaged and oppressed, blacks in Buxton enjoyed true racial integration-steady employment, above-average wages decent housing, and minimal discrimination. For such reasons, Buxton was commonly known as "the black man's utopia in Iowa."

 

Rev Abraham Lincoln DeMond dies in Freeman's Hospital and is buried in Lincoln Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

 

 

Lula Watkins DeMond

 

Lula Watkins Patterson DeMond was born in Montgom­ery, Alabama. She was graduate of Selma University  and taught music at Selma University and Avery Normal Institute in Charlesotn , South Carolina. Lula Watkins was the daughter of William Watkins and Sarah Watkins of Montgomery, Alabama. William Watkins was a prominent contractor in the Montgomery Alabama community.  He is known for building the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Theordore Calvin DeMond 

 Theodore Calvin DeMond is listed in the 1920 census.  He is born in 1878 and is 45 years of age. He lives in Port Jervis, New York, He was  married to Jennie DeMond, who is listed as age 33. At the time of the 1920  census, they are listed as living on Hamilton Street and owning their home. The 1920 Census lists them as having three children: Margaret. - age 5 Martin Theodore. Age - 3  Ruth M  age 1 1/2.  There is a Reimy and Anna DeMond listed on Hamilton Street.  They are age 40 and 41.

 

 We are still researching the information of the other son which is linked to the lineage of the Martin DeMond Family. As per our research, Theordore DeMond had a son Theordore Calvin DeMond who migrated to Port Jervis New York.  Theordore Calvin DeMond was the father of Martin Theodore DeMond. We are still researching the DeMond family line.

 

 

Marguerite DeMond Davis

 

Died - 1978  

Marguerite DeMond, was born on October 9, 1907 in the now non-existent town of Buxton, Iowa, where the egalitarian Congregation­alist Church posted her father for a year to minister to the spiritual needs of Buxton's predominately black coal mining population.

 

Marguerite DeMond attended Avery Normal Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, operated by the American Missionary Association and the Congrega­tionalist Church. Even before the Civil War, Avery Normal Insti­tute's racially integrated faculty was providing quality educa­tions for African Americans. Lula DeMond taught at Avery Normal.

 

  Marguerite DeMond graduated from Syracuse University in 1931 and came to Washington, D.C. with her mother in 1932. Her older sister Ruth DeMond, also a Syra­cuse University graduate, taught at Cardoza High School. She had recently married Rev. Robert W. Brooks, pastor of Lincoln Congre­gational Temple, one of Washington's most prominent church­es that like Berean Baptist Church filled its pews with educat­ed, upwardly mobile black professionals.

 

 Marguerite DeMond went to work as a researcher for African American historian Carter G. Woodson's Association for the Study of Negro Life. After a one-year courtship Marguerite DeMond and John P Davis, who met in Woodson's office when Davis went there to enlist his support for the Joint Committee on National Recovery, were married by Reverend Brooks in Washington on September 17, 1934. They moved into a small, second-floor apart­ment on S Street, in the same middle class Northwest Washington neighborhood on the fringe of Howard Univer­sity, where Davis was raised and his parents still lived.

 

 

    

                         ©2004 John Preston Davis Collection for African and African-American Documentation

 

Click here and read "The Negro element in American life : an oration : delivered by Rev. A. L. DeMond, in the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 1, 1900."

 

Click here to view Lula Patterson Watkins DeMond's picture.  Mrs. DeMond was a member of the Avery Nomal faculty in 1916.

 

Click here to read the historyof Plymouth Congregational Church of Charleston, South Carolina and Rev DeMond's  pastorate in 1910.

 

Buxton : A Black Utopia in the Heartland, An Expanded Edition (Bur Oak Book)

 

Other Text Include: Buxton: A Black Utopia in the Heartland by Dorothy Schwieder, Joseph Hraba, Elmer Schwieder

DeMond Family Tree

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  • Theodore DeMond
        born  1829 New York
        died 
  • married to susan DeMond
  • Mother:  Lydia DeMond 
    Father:  Quam DeMond
    Children:
    1. John L. DeMond
    2. George G. DeMond 
    3. Edward B. DeMond
    4. Theordore Calvin DeMond
    5. Mary Lucinda DeMond
    6. Sidney B. DeMond

 

  • Ann ElizaDeMond
        born 
  • Mother:  PhebeDeMond 
    Father:  Quam DeMond
    Children:
    1. Gladys DeMond
    2. George G. DeMond 
    3. Edward B. DeMond
    4. Theordore Calvin DeMond
    5. Mary Lucinda DeMond
    6. Sidney B. DeMond

 

  • Theodore Calvin DeMond
        born  1878 New York
        died 
  • married to Jennie F. Charleton DeMond
  • Mother:  Lydia DeMond 
    Father:  Quam DeMond
    Children:
    1. Margaret DeMond Beckwith
    2. Martin Theordore
    3. Ruth
  • Margaret DeMond Beckwith
        married to Carson Beckwith
  • Mother:  Jennie DeMond
    Father:  Theodore Calvin DeMOnd
    Children:
    1. Victoria jeanBeckwith
    2. Calvin Bethwith
    3. Carmar Rita Beckwith

     
     

    • Ruth DeMond 
          Mother:  Jennie
      Father:  Theodore Calvin 
      Children:
      1. James DeMond ( Jimmie)
    • Martin Theodore DeMond 
          Mother:  Jennie DeMond
    • Father:  Theodore Calvin 
    • Married Zenobia DeMond

      Children:
      1. Marian DeMond Griffin
      2. Anwar Ahmad
      3. Martin Theodore DeMond, Jr
      4. Saundra Elaine Griffin DeMond
      5. Ayesha Zenobia DeMond
      6. Thomas A. DeMond
      7. Calvin Bernard DeMond
    • Abraham Lincoln DeMond
          born 1868 New York
          died 1/19/1936 Washington, D.C
    • Graduate of Howard University Seminary and Congregrational Minister for 45 years
    • As per the Cenus Bureau spent some time in Canada
      Mother:  Phebe Darrow DeMond 
      Father:  Quam DeMond
      Children:
      1. Marguerite DeMond Davis
      2. Ruth W. Demond Brooks Davis
      3. Albert S. Demond
      4. William Arthur DeMond
      5. Charles G. Demond

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Marguerite Davis Nason
    Mother:  Marguerite DeMond Davis  
    Father:  John Preston Davis
    Children: Chris Wiley
  • Kenneth Wiley
  • Victoria Philips
  • Cenus Findings

    1840 Census

    The 1840 census document indicates Quam DeMond he was between 35 and 55 years of age. In 1840 Quam was a free person of color in Ovid New York Seneca County. There were eight people listed in Quam’s household all free persons of color.  Two males under 10 and 1 male between 10 and 24. Three females under 10 and 1 female between 24 and 36.

     

    Quam DeMond – between 35 and 55

    • 2 Males under 10
    • 1 Male between 10and 24
    • 3 Females under 10

     

     

     

    1870 Census

    In 1870 Census, Theodore DeMond is listed.  His date of birth of around 1829 and that makes him about 41.  He is living in Ovid New York, Seneca County. Hi occupation id a farm laborer and he lists the work as 600. and his personal estate as 250.00. His wife was listed as Susan V Demond and she was 29 years of age in 1870.  The children are listed as John L. age 7 and Willet W. age 5, George G age 4, Edward B 1 years old/ George and Susan are listed as Mulatto and the rest of the family is listed as black.

     

    • Theodore DeMond  ( Husband)  - 41
    • Susan V DeMond (Wife)  - 29
    • John L  - 7
    • Willet W.  - 5
    • George G. - 4
    • Edward B  - 1

     

     

     

    In the 1880 Census, Theodore Calvin Demond listed as age six.  The census indicates he was born about 1874. Sidney B. Demond is listed as 2 and born in 1878 and Mary Lucinda Demond islistedas8yeasrs old and was born in 1872. John L and Willet W. are listed on the 1880 census I assume they are deceased

     

    • Theodore DeMond  ( Husband)  - 41
    • Susan V DeMond (Wife)  - 29
    • George G. - 14
    • Edward B  - 11
    • Mary Lucinda DeMond 8
    • Theodore Calvin DeMond 6
    • Sidney B. DeMond 2

     

    1910 In the 1910 census Theodore Calvin DeMond is listed as living in 15-Wd Syracuse, Onondaga, and New York.  He is 40 years of age.

     

     

    The 1920 Census list Theodore Calvin DeMond as 45 years old living in Port Jervis Ward 3, Orange, New York lists the following.  They lived on Hamilton street.  There were two more Demond on the same street but I don understand their names Anna and Reimy in their 40

     

    Theordore Calvin DeMond 45

    Jennie - 33

    Margaret - 5

    Martin T - 3

    Ruth M – 1/1/2

     

    The 1930 Census list Theodore Calvin DeMond as 45 years old living in Port Jervis Ward 3, Orange, New York lists the following.  They lived on Hamilton Street. 

     

    Theodore Calvin DeMond 55

    Jennie F Charleton DeMond - 43

    Margaret - 15

    Martin T - 13

    Ruth M – 11