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EPHRAIM2 OVERTON (UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1775 - 1780 in Virginia, and died Bet. April 22 - August, 1844 in Morgan Co., Indiana. He married SUSANNAH ???.

Notes for EPHRAIM OVERTON:
Little is known about the early Overtons, Ephraim is our block, who were his parents, siblings and kin? Where in Virginia did he come from?
Eli, in the 1880 census, lists his fathers place of birth as Virginia, and based on age in various census records we estimate his birth year as 1775.

Present day Kentucky was still a part of Virginia until 1792 when it became a state. So whether they moved from Virginia to Knox Co., Kentucky, or whether they stayed in the same place, and the name changed is unknown to us at this time.

Son Eli was born in 1807 in Owsley Co., Tennessee which would establish that Ephraim was in Owsley Co., in the early 1800's. He appears to have migrated sometime in the mid 1820's into what is today Morgan Co., Indiana, where his youngest daughter, Elizabeth was born in 1828.

In 1820 the census tell us that Ephraim was in Knox Co., Kentucky, and head of household as shown below.

1820 Census KENTUCKY KNOX CLEAR CRK
Series: M33 Roll: 23 Page: 155
Surname Given Name Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year
OVERTON EPHRAIGM KY KNOX CLEAR CRK
3 males 10 and under
1 male 16 or under
1 male 26 or under
1 male 45 or under

1 female 10 or under
1 female 26 or under
1 female 45 or under

1830 Census KENTUCKY KNOX CO.
1 male 50-60
1 male 20-30
1 male 15-20
1 male 5-10
1 female 40-50
1 female 10-15
3 female 5-10
2 female 5 and Under

By 1840 we have the Overton family in Morgan Co., where Ephraims purchased government land in 1834 and again in 1836.

MORGAN COUNTY INDIANA ORIGINAL LAND SALES FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT
OVERTON Ephraim 25 Dec 1834 13 1E 30 NW qtr of SE qtr 40
OVERTON Ephraim 11 May 1836 13 1E 30 SW qtr of NE qtr 40


1840 Morgan County, Indiana Federal Census
Overton, Ephraim 0000000100000 0012000100000

In 1844 Ephraim writes his will in Morgan county wherein he names his children. He does not name his wife, but indicates in 1844 she is still living. The will, presumed written in his last days, as was the custom of the times, would give us an approximate date of death between April 1844 (date of writing) and September 1844 (date of probate).

TRANSCRIPT OF ORIGINAL WILL RECORDED
MORGAN COUNTY, IN
Probate Book I - p.242-3

ESTATE OF EPHRAIM OVERTON, DEC'D


Be it remembered that on the 14th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four and in vacation of the Morgan county Probate Court was filed in the Clerk's office of said court for the Probate of the last will and testament of Ephraim Overton, late of Morgan County deceased and was duly admitted to probate before the Clerk of said Court which said will is in the words and figures following to wit:

I Ephraim Overton of Morgan County and the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First I direct that all the property which it hast pleased God to interest me with which in my possession and belonging to me at this time both real and personal shall be and remain the absolute property of my dear beloved wife if she shall be being at the time of my decease to do and act with for the benefit of
herself and at the decease of my wife I desire and direct that my several children to wit: my son Eli Overton and William Overton and Ephraim Overton and my daughter Susannah Spencer be allowed out of my estate the sum of fifteen dollars each and also at the decease of my wife I further desire that my household a kitchen furnature be equally divided between my other three daughters to wit: Emila Jane and Elizabeth to share and share equally alike and I also desire and direct at the death of my wife that what real Estate I shall die possessed of shall be equally divided between youngest daughters aforesaid to wit: Emily Jane and Elizabeth and that they shall each of them, share and share alike in the profits of the same and I hereby make and ordain my son Eli and my son in law David Spencer Executors of this my last will and testament. It witness whereof I Ephraim Overton, the testator have hereunto set my hand on this seal this 22nd day of April 1844.


Also in Morgan Co., listed in the 1840 census is a William Overton, also Jesse Overton, believed to be the son of Ephraim's brother, David.


Children of EPHRAIM OVERTON and SUSANNAH ??? are:
4. i. ELI D.3 OVERTON, b. February 25, 1807, Tennessee; d. December 15, 1887, Warren Co., Iowa.
5. ii. WILLIAM O. OVERTON, b. February 01, 1809, Tennessee; d. March 07, 1887, White Oak Twp., Warren Co., Iowa.
6. iii. EPHRAIM JR. OVERTON, b. Abt. 1812.
7. iv. SUSANNAH OVERTON, b. January 18, 1814, Kentucky; d. November 23, 1893.
v. EMILA/EMILY OVERTON, b. Abt. 1824, Knox Co., Kentucky; m. BENJAMIN OVERTON, February 03, 1843; b. Abt. 1824.

Notes for BENJAMIN OVERTON:
1860 Census INDIANA MORGAN CLAY TWP
Series: M653 Roll: 284 Page: 744
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year
OVERTON BENJAMIN 34 M W TN IN MORGAN CLAY TWP
Overton, Emily 34 KY
counted in their home was:
Thomas B. Cummings age 11 born Missouri

1870 Census INDIANA MORGAN CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 346 Page: 380
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year
OVERTON BENJAMIN 44 M W TN IN MORGAN CLAY TWP
?Mailla

MORGAN COUNTY INDIANA 1880 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX OF HOUSEHOLDS
OVERTON Benjamin 266 23 229 52 KY Clay
OVERTON Robert B. 268 4 34 37 KY Jackson
OVERTON Willis 265 2 214 28 IN Gregg


8. vi. JANE OVERTON, b. February 25, 1825, Kentucky; d. October 17, 1892, Polk Co., Iowa.
vii. ELIZABETH OVERTON, b. Abt. 1828.


3. DAVID2 OVERTON (UNKNOWN1)

Child of DAVID OVERTON is:
9. i. JESSIE3 OVERTON, b. Abt. 1803, Tennessee.

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on 2005-08-16 19:33:56

Chattysmom , from Iowa, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2005. is researching the following names: OVERTON, REID, GRAVES and 6 other(s).

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by reobabe on 2006-07-19 00:17:49

I am seeking info on the following Overtons -Jane Overton Did she marry a Smith? here are her children's names: Nettie, BIll, Nennie, Luverna, James, Daniel, Della, Elmira, I have Picture Of GGGG Grandma Jane and Texie & Elmira. Can any one help me with info on them?? I do know That Elmira married a Commodore P Hatfield.

sincerely Laura

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by Chattysmom on 2006-09-11 10:26:11

I have two Jane Overton's in my family file and niether of them married a Smith. Have you tried the overtonsonly site to check with them?

Kaye

by reobabe on 2006-10-04 13:14:20

Do you by chance have a picture of your Jane ? I do of mine .

sincerely Laura

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by allycat on 2006-10-04 21:12:51

Laura and Kaye, Hello. If you click on OVERTON in your profile (and add OVERTON and all your surnames at the bottom of each journal), you will be taken to brand new surname wiki page with lots of good links.

Best of luck, Alison.

by Chattysmom on 2006-10-04 21:32:20

Do you have any sort of dates for Jane? A location where she was born or lived? Maybe with a bit more info we can locate her.
Kaye

by wfgayd on 2008-10-20 10:04:47

The Overton History is pretty well written from 1650, staring with James and Elizabeth Garland Overton. See Historical Southern Families for John Overton who married Ann McGavock.

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