The names in your message are so close that I wanted to write and ask if you had any information on Absolom Dempsy Baker b. ca 1833 Botetourt Co., VA son of Samuel and Ann Baker. Absolom married 1860 Mary Ann Backhouse b. 21 Jun 1843 Nicholas Co., VA (now WV) d. 22 Jun 1913 Vaughn, Nicholas Co., WV daughter of Joseph Backhouse Jr 1804-ca 1879 and Sarah Brown 1809-.
There was an Absalom Cornelius Dempsey 1787-1872. In 1821 he was ordained to the ministry and pastored a Baptist Church in Botetourt Co., VA. I find many ancestors named after him.
Karen Kessler Cottrill
WV Kessler/Kesler Family Historian