Jessie Overton

22 December 1819–6 March 1863 (Age 43)
Bridgeton, Shelby, Alabama, United States

The Life of Jessie

When Jessie Overton was born on 22 December 1819, in Bridgeton, Shelby, Alabama, United States, his father, David Overton, was 24 and his mother, Mary Tucker, was 20. He married Sarah Jane Bailey on 7 October 1839, in Shelby, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died on 6 March 1863, in Shelby, Alabama, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Harris Cemetery, Shelby, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jessie Overton
Sarah Jane Bailey
Marriage: 7 October 1839
Van Buren Overton
Adolphus Overton
Amur Overton
Mary Jane Overton
Althea Geronia Overton
Mariah Anne Overton
John Columbus Overton
Nancy Eleanor Overton
Harriet E. Overton
Hannah Overton
James Buchanan Overton
Athel Geronia Overton
Lenora Cordelia Overton

Spouse and Children

7 October 1839
Shelby, Alabama, United States


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Alabama Supreme Court Convenes

Age 1

The Alabama Supreme Court convened for the first time on May 8, 1820.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

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

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

Sources (3)

  • Jesse Overton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse Overton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jessie O...ton in entry for Gerossia Octon, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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