Two of the five Dempsey brothers who first came to Adams County back in the late 1850’s or early 1860’s. It is thought that Mark farmed in Fowler and Edward farmed in Ellington. It is also thought that Mark did not own his land, but he and his brother Patrick, wored for and lived on other Dempsey farms. The old Dempsey farm in Mendon was Patrick Demsey’s home, but he didn’t own the land.

Mark and Edward Demspey