The following article appeared The Flemingsburg Democrat on February 7, 1878.
Of Old and Young Men of Prominence
The History of Fleming County
At the age of 22, he (Jacob) married Mary, daughter of Frederick Beckner of Fleming County and aunt of Judge William M. Buckner, present editor of the Clarke County Democrat. Old man Beckner then owned and occupied the farm upon which John Peck now resides, two miles west of the town of Sherburne.
..... His wife preceded him to the grave about eighteen months. She had been an invalid for twenty-seven years, twenty years of which time, she was confined to her bed. Her protracted illness was a serious drawback to the husband's prosperity, as much of his earnings was expended in vain endeavors to restore her to health….
...Jacob Overley raised a family of six children, three sons and as many daughters, four of whom are still living, two of the daughters having died in early womanhood. During the late civil war he remained a staunch adherent to the Union. His boys, however, divided, two of them, Thomas and Pinckney, becoming soldiers in the Federal Army. The other, Milford, with a single companion made his way thru the Union lines to the South, where he enlisted in the Confederate Army. Once during the war, Pinckney and his rebel brother were engaged in the same battle, though at the time neither was aware of the presence of the other. This division upon the part of the sons was the source of much anxiety to the good old father, but as if to increase his trouble, in 1863, his son Thomas, who was a member of the 10th Ky. Cavalry, was desperately wounded in an engagement with Scott's Louisiana Cavalry, C.S. A. in Estill County Kentucky.
Jacob Overly (1802 - 1874)
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