Cynthia Emeline Byington

Brief Life History of Cynthia Emeline

When Cynthia Emeline Byington was born in December 1856, in Greene, New York, United States, her father, Levi King Byington, was 25 and her mother, Mary Melissa Stewart, was 21. She married Eugene Overbaugh on 27 April 1881, in Cairo, Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States for about 5 years and Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died after 1920, and was buried in Cairo, Greene, New York, United States.

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Eugene Overbaugh
Cynthia Emeline Byington
Marriage: 27 April 1881
John Byington Overbaugh
Robert N. Overbaugh

Sources (12)

  • Cynthia E Overbaugh, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cynthia Byington in entry for John Byington Overbaugh, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Cynthia E Overbaugh in household of Edward S Knight, "United States Census, 1910"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name, but no source has been identified. This surname is virtually non-existing in the British Isles.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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