The following was posted on the Ritchie County message board by my cousin Donna:
I am looking for any information on Jeremiah Deem who married Nancy A. Jenkins 1873. In 1882 Jeremiah was convicted of murder in the second degree in Ritchie county, WV. In 1891 his wife Nancy divorced him. I also have found that a James Deem and Benjamin F. Deem were involved in the crime with him. I do not know if they were his brothers or uncles etc. Jeremiah's father was James G. Deem and mother was Mary Catherine Roberts. I am really interested in any one having knowledge of the trial and the circumstances of the incident that he was convicted of. Also, I would like information on Nancy. I believe her father was Christoper Nutter and her mother Martha Jenkins. I can not find a marriage record for them but have found where they were living together in a census.
any help is wonderful
We are looking for information on Christopher Nutter which seems to be our ggg-grandfather. He had at least two children with Martha Jenkins, our g-grandmother Nancy Ann Jenkins and her brother William Robert Jenkins whose death certificate does show Christopher Nutter as his father, but why didn't the children go by the Nutter last name? William was born in 1856 and I wonder if our Christopher Nutter wasn't murdered as well, because he disapears after this date and his wife Martha marries a Stanley. Sure was a lot of murder and mystery going on in Ritchie County.