When Eleanor Overcash was born about 1749, in Cold Water, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, her father, Johannes Peter Oberkirsch, was 53 and her mother, Anne Elisabeth Kuntz, was 49. She married Silas Shinn in 1768, in Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died about 1810, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 63.
Americanized form of South German Oberkirch, a habitational name meaning ‘upper church’ from a place so named in Baden (or possibly from any of the places called Oberkirchen, in Westphalia and Saar district).