Greenville Overton

Brief Life History of Greenville

When Greenville Overton was born on 26 January 1840, in Madison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States, his father, Moses Overton, was 32 and his mother, Susanna Fletcher, was 29. He died on 10 September 1861, at the age of 21.

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Family Time Line

Moses Overton
Susanna Fletcher
John N Overton
Mary Jane Overton
Anderson Fletcher Overton
Greenville Overton
Elizabeth Lydia Overton
Caroline Overton
William H Overton
Isabelle Overton
Rebecca Overton
Rezia J. Overton
Manford Overton

Sources (2)

  • Greeville Overton in household of Moses Overton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Greenville Overton in household of Moses Overton, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (4)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places so called. Most are named from Old English uferra ‘upper’ + tūn ‘settlement’; others have Old English ōfer ‘riverbank’ or ofer ‘slope’ as the first element.

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

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