Susan Caroline Garrison

17 September 1818–27 January 1890 (Age 71)
Warren, Knox, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Susan Caroline

When Susan Caroline Garrison was born on 17 September 1818, in Warren, Knox, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Garrison, was 35 and her mother, Susannah Dunagen, was 30. She married William O Overton on 18 December 1837, in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Clay Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 27 January 1890, in White Oak Township, Warren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States.

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William O Overton
Susan Caroline Garrison
Marriage: 18 December 1837
Lucinda Overton
Mary O. Overton
Susan Overton
Elizabeth Jane Overton
Ephraim Overton
William Overton

Spouse and Children

18 December 1837
Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States


    Lucinda Overton




    Elizabeth Jane Overton


    Ephraim Overton


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens

Age 1

In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 23

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Garrett .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Overton in household of William Overton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline Overton in household of William Overton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline Overton in household of William Overton, "United States Census, 1870"

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