|Posted By:||Jerry Farley|
|Subject:||Re: Overbey or Overby family|
|Post Date:||November 01, 2011 at 07:24:13|
|Forum:||Dinwiddie County, VA Genealogy Forum|
My name is Jerry Farley, my mother was Ellen Opal Overbey Farley. Her father, my grand father, the Reverend Joseph L. Overbey's father, my great grandfather, was Joseph Lafayette Overbey, born in Bath Parish, Dinwiddie County, VA in 1821 (Scots-Irish Protestant). His father was John Overbey II who was also born in Dinwiddie County in 1786. They later migrated to Lamar, Johnson County, AR. Their ancestors were part of the 250,000 Scots-Irish that migrated to the Colonies in the 1717-1775 timeframe where they originally settled in Pennsylvania and then later moved into the Apalachian areas.
John Overbey II married Elizabeth Scott. She was born around 1796 and died about 1870. Joseph Lafayette Overbey married Amassa James in Saline County, AR.
Hope this helps.