James Garnett Overall

23 May 1814–2 May 1874 (Age 59)
Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Garnett

When James Garnett Overall was born on 23 May 1814, in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert B Overall, was 28 and his mother, Mary Polly Espey, was 27. He married Rachel Webb Davis on 26 October 1837, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 May 1874, in his hometown, at the age of 59, and was buried in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Garnett Overall
1814–1874
Rachel Webb Davis
1819–1874
Marriage: 26 October 1837
William Jefferson Overall
1838–1908
Polly Ann Overall
1839–1842
Robert Baxter Overall
1841–1874
Asbury McKendree Overall
1844–1922
James Abram Dow Overall
1847–1859
Nace Preston Overall
1848–1894
Thomas Bascom Young Overall
1853–1872
John Arthur Hopkins Overall
1854–1905
Landrum Luther Capus Overall
1857–1938
Nathaniel James Davis Overall
1862–1925

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 October 1837
Daviess, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1817

Age 3

In 1817, Murfreesboro was recognized as an official city by the State Legislature and, in 1818, was named the capital of Tennessee because of its central location. However, Nashville regained the title as the state capital in 1826.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name composed of Middle English overe, uvere ‘upper’ + hall ‘hall’.2 Translated form (literal) of German Überall, a nickname for a know-it-all.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Overall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J G Overall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J. G. Overall in entry for L. C. Overall, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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