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Justin Overby (#46893833)
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Bio Photo If you have anything that needs to be added/edited on any additions that I have made please do not hesitate to contact me!
jmoverby AT insight DOT rr DOT com
I am more than happy to transfer any memorials I have added to family members.
Also, feel free to use any photos that I have uploaded in your genealogy files, be it Ancestry.com, etc.

About myself:

Born 11 April 1975 in Murray, Calloway Co, KY.
Moved to Hendersonville, Sumner Co, TN in 1980 where I lived until graduation from Beech Senior High School in 1993. Lived for a couple of years in New Orleans, LA before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1995. Served for 5 years as a cryptologic technician, stationed in NSGA Naples, Italy and COMUSNAVCENT Bahrain. Received honorable discharge from U.S. Navy in 2001, moved to Westerville, Franklin Co, OH. Married loving wife, Amanda Marie France, in January of 2006. Currently attending school at Columbus State Community College, with intent to transfer to The Ohio State University in pursuit of a BS in History.

Began researching family history in 2006. Always open for any help on my family line! Most that I know of were early migrants to the western Kentucky area.
Check out my recently uploaded family tree on Ancestry. Link can be found below.

Surnames include:
Father's Side:
Overby / Overbey
Smith
Ross
Starkes / Starks
Redden
Walston
Watkins
Howard
Donelson
Clendenon
Jones
Pritchett
Triger

Mother's Side:
Ross
Bolen
Futrell
Darnall
Green
Jones
Attebury
Thweatt
Moore
Meredith
Goodbread
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Patsy Conlon
Elisha Moses Decker
Thank you so much for your edit. It is much appreciated. Your the best.
Patsy, Texas
Added by Patsy Conlon on Apr 20, 2016 1:31 PM
Underwood-Hart-Siweck-Ozee Group
2nd Attempt: Transfer request for several memorials
Justin,

I am re-sending this transfer request I first sent back in November 2015. I edited it some. I had your insight.rr email bounce back so I guess you never got this.

Take care, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Matt Underwood
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Original Message: 23 Nov 2015

Justin,

Thanks for posting my ancestors' memorials from Lyon County, KY, on Find-A-Grave, and for all your other hard work in the western KY area. I am wondering if you would be willing to transfer these memorials to me?

My Find-A-Grave membership is # 47992157.

# 19354433 , Lucinda Elizabeth Hill Browning Hart. (My great-grampa's mom)

# 19354612 , Thomas Posey Fox. (My great-gramma's dad)

# 19354605 , Mary Ellen Rowland Fox. (My great-gramma's mom)

These are my dad's mother's people, all over the northern section of Land Between the Rivers (Browning, Nickell, Hill, Stafford, Martin, Whalen, Bembray, Fox, & Rowland), as well as Rowland and Singleton families in Calloway Co.. I have photos from the 70's - 90's for most of these people's graves, but they accidentally are boxed up somewhere in our storage. I have previously made some edits to some of these people's memorials, but I hope to do more in future, and feel like they are my responsibility, so I may as well manage them, if that is okay.

I will also make the legitimate offer to you that if no other relation of mine is currently interested, and if you are interested or willing to turn over management of a couple dozen more memorials, I would be more than happy to assume management of the family names I listed above, in the following specific cemeteries in Lyon County, if you have any current management of them: Dickerson, Paradise, Brandon Chapel, Lee-Dodd, Nickell. I am not about scooping up memorials to manage. It is not my desire to have for the sake of having, nor am I interested in collecting widely divergent and distant family lines. I'm simply used to the names, places and stories of certain close family relations to my parents and grandparents, and this batch in Lyon County is near and dear to me. Until I was about 30, I used to go down there about once or twice a year and visit their graves.

These are all aunts, uncles, first cousins, grandparents, etc, of my dad's mom, who was born right across the road from Dickerson Cem., on the hill to the northwest, in a house that stood there for years. Any of them that lived to the 1960's & 1970's would have known me at family get-togethers, as the oldest of the oldest of the oldest child of so-and-so. I remember them mostly from continuing to look at family photos we were all in; then being the de facto family genealogist since 1978. The older kin who died before I was born, well I remember hearing my gramma and great-gramma talking about them a lot---they were "their people", and I took an interest in hearing the stories about them. I guess I was a weird kid, but who cares. When one of them would say, "You remember that time when so-and-so did such-and-such?", then I knew I was in for a treat if I listened up. All the old folks would start laughing---they were a hoot, and I miss every one of them.

Of the people not in my direct ancestry (aunts, uncles, cousins), I am always more than happy to let a closer relative take over a management, and therefore will pass along the gift you would give to me in these memorials. Many of these memorials I also have personal photos for, and hope to add them over the next several months. I can and will also do a lot of linking relationships in all these groups (example, all the Fox family buried at Dickerson.)

By the way, Justin, you were born in Murray, right? By any chance are you a descendant of the Rowland or Singleton families in N/E Calloway Co.? There is also the Kirk/Kirks, Thomason, Bowen, & Vaughan families who are Singleton ancestors from Southern VA, and some of them trailed across Tennessee (Williamson Co., Robertson Co., Stewart Co., etc.) to Calloway, Marshall, Trigg, and Lyon Co., KY. These people were all related back in Mecklenburg and Brunswick Co., VA, and surrounding areas in the 1770's-1820's, and various lines of them were descended from Saponi Indians, and possibly other native Nations. Also, quite a few of them were listed as "mulatto" on census data, rather than white or black, and some were listed as free blacks, because of their darker skin from their Saponi lineage. Some intermarried at later generations with other Native American or African American families, in pre-Civil War TN, KY, MS, LA, AR, & OK. Anyway, if we're distant cousins, let me know. I have always needed to do more work on the Rowlands and Singletons of Calloway Co. They show up in the 1850 census in great numbers, but are a tangled mess for me. I need to find out if anyone in Murray or Benton---some genealogical group or library---has a file with some closer relative's work which maps out the relationships in the earliest KY generations of these families. I have never checked into it for lack of time, but am interested in pursuing it now.

Anyway, thanks so much, Justin! And thanks for your Service. (I was United States Army.)

Matt Underwood
Mt.Washington, KY
mluklu@yahoo.com
Editor Emeritus, Voice of the Angels,
11th Airborne Division Association
Added by Underwood-Hart-Siweck-Oze... on Apr 08, 2016 12:22 AM
Antonia Demaris Collins
Herman Lee Oliver 20279606
Hi Justin: I sent this to you through the edit process back on 12/18/15. Are you OK? You hsve Herman with a spouse. He was born and died on the same day. I also think that his name is Herman Lester Oliver Jr, not Herman Lee Oliver Jr. Or his father's name is wrong. I can't find any sourced information for either middle name, Lee or Lester.

His parents are:

Oliver, Herman Lester b. Jul. 15, 1916 d. Dec. 20, 1974 43511268
Oliver, Edna Earl Downing b. Mar. 4, 1923 d. Mar. 10, 2002 43511292

Thanks for removing the spouse and adding his parents. TONI
Added by Antonia Demaris Collins on Apr 07, 2016 12:41 PM
carrol scott
fulton lee bailey
what kin to Fulton Bailey are you.if i have it right.fulton bailey is my grand fathers dad John henry Bailey and James Edward Bailey is my father

thank you carrol Bailey Scott
Added by carrol scott on Dec 19, 2015 10:51 PM
Underwood-Hart-Siweck-Ozee Group
Request For 3 Management Transfers---email returned undeliverable
Justin,

Thanks for posting my ancestors' memorials from Lyon County on Find-A-Grave, and for all your other hard work in the western KY area. I am wondering if you would be willing to transfer these memorials to me? These are my dad's mother's people, all over the northern section of Land Between the Rivers (Browning, Nickell, Hill, Stafford, Martin, Whalen, Bembray, Fox, & Rowland), as well as Rowland and Singleton families in Calloway Co.. I have photos from the 70's - 90's for most of these people's graves, but they accidentally are boxed up somewhere in our storage. I have previously made some edits to some of these people's memorials, but I hope to do more in future, and feel like they are my responsibility, so I may as well manage them, if that is okay.

My Find-A-Grave membership is # 47992157.

Please consider transferring the following memorials:

# 19354433 , Lucinda Elizabeth Hill Browning Hart. (My great-grampa's mom)

# 19354612 , Thomas Posey Fox. (My great-gramma's dad)

# 19354605 , Mary Ellen Rowland Fox. (My great-gramma's mom)

I will also make the legitimate offer to you that if no other relation of mine is currently interested, and if you are interested or willing to turn over management of a couple dozen more memorials, I would be more than happy to assume management of the family names I listed above, in the following specific cemeteries in Lyon County, if you have any current management of them: Dickerson, Paradise, Brandon Chapel, Lee-Dodd, Nickell. I am not about scooping up memorials to manage. It is not my desire to have for the sake of having, nor am I interested in collecting widely divergent and distant family lines. I'm simply used to the names, places and stories of certain close family relations to my parents and grandparents, and this batch in Lyon County is near and dear to me.

These are all aunts, uncles, first cousins, grandparents, etc, of my dad's mom, who was born right across the road from Dickerson Cem., on the hill to the northwest, in a house that stood there for years. Any of them that lived to the 1960's & 1970's would have known me at family get-togethers, as the oldest of the oldest of the oldest child of so-and-so. I remember them mostly from continuing to look at family photos we were all in; then being the de facto family genealogist since 1978. The older kin who died before I was born, well I remember hearing my gramma and great-gramma talking about them a lot---they were "their people", and I took an interest in hearing the stories about them. I guess I was a weird kid, but who cares. When one of them would say, "You remember that time when so-and-so did such-and-such?", then I knew I was in for a treat if I listened up. All the old folks would start laughing---they were a hoot, and I miss every one of them.

Of the people not in my direct ancestry (aunts, uncles, cousins), I am always more than happy to let a closer relative take over a management, and therefore will pass along the gift you would give to me in these memorials. Many of these memorials I also have personal photos for, and hope to add them over the next several months. I can and will also do a lot of linking relationships in all these groups (example, all the Fox family buried at Dickerson.)

Anyway, thanks so much, Justin! And thanks for your Service. (I was 8 yrs United States Army.)
Added by Underwood-Hart-Siweck-Oze... on Nov 30, 2015 12:45 PM
Antonia Demaris Collins
Harry Shadrach Futrell # 18122651
Hi Justin: I wanted to let you know that this memorial is a duplicate memorial. The other one is linked to many family members. It is:

Futrell, Harry Shadrach 50765989
b. Jun. 16, 1826 d. Dec. 6, 1889

To lessen the confusion with two, you might want to delete yours.

Thanks for your help. Toni
Added by Antonia Demaris Collins on Nov 02, 2015 11:00 AM
Mary Detherage
Elizabeth Childress Overby
I am trying to find Elizabeth Childress Overby tombstone. She was married to John Overby. Her birth is 1790 in Mecklenburg Va. Do not know the date of her death. They were married June 11 1804 I have read where she is buried in the Overby Family Cemetery. If you could find her tombstone and post a picture I sure would appreciate it. I am also looking for their son Peter William Overby
Added by Mary Detherage on Jun 20, 2015 3:26 PM
Richard Rieck
Benjamin Carpenter, #19564651
Justin,
On July 28, 1852, "John Clark of Virginia", while traveling overland to California, noted in his diary that he saw the grave of -- Carpenter, who had died in 1852 before July 28 and was from Columbus, Ohio. At that time Clark was about 14 miles east of the California Trail on the Salt Lake Cutoff in Idaho. This point is roughly 25 miles southeast of present-day Oakley, Idaho. (Listing "home" as the nearest large town instead of a smaller town is very common in overland diaries.)

On November 1, 1852, Peter Decker, of Columbus, Ohio, noted in his overland diary to California that "Benj. Carpenter died 160 miles this side [i.e., west] of Salt Lake of an abs[c]ess." This distance west of Salt Lake is the same location that John Clark recorded.

Because it is 600 miles to California from that point it was impossible to carry the body in a slow-moving wagon across the desert in the summer heat. The fact that Clark also saw a grave for Carpenter indicates that he was buried in Idaho. Overwhelming transportation problems means that the body was never recovered at a later date.

When families back home received the sad news of a trail death they often erected a cenotaph or memorial marker in the local cemetery in honor the deceased. Such markers are quite common in the east. Over the generations the knowledge that the marker is a cenotaph was lost and to a modern observer it appears that the deceased is buried in the east, when, in fact, they still are buried alongside the trail. The two photos of the marker on Find A Grave are, almost certainly, of a cenotaph, not an actual grave.

Thought you might be interested.

Richard Rieck
Added by Richard Rieck on May 29, 2015 3:42 PM
d
Sally Fisk Pool
According to gravestone, she was 37 years old and died in 1818. This would put her birth year as 1781.
Added by d on Mar 21, 2015 3:31 PM
Shirley Wadell
Memorial #18965042 Orville Edward Overby
Hi. I'm updating the burial listing for Harmony Cemetery from the Graves Co KY Cemetery Book 1, and came across your posting Memorial #18965042 for Orville Edward Overby. He is listed on the Harmony Cemetery listing with his 1st wife Berdie Opal Fuqua and his 2nd wife Myrtle Dill. Can you tell me where you got the information he married Carline? Just curious about this bit of information on a 3rd wife.
Looking forward to hearing back from you.
Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Mar 12, 2015 2:44 PM
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