James Power Overbaugh

Male2 August 1837–27 April 1865

Brief Life History of James Power

When James Power Overbaugh was born on 2 August 1837, in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States, his father, Peter F. Overbach, was 29 and his mother, Jane Catherine Smith, was 27. He married Elizabeth Clarissa Judson in 1857. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Catskill, Greene, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 April 1865, in Blackstone, Nottoway, Virginia, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States.

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James Power Overbaugh
Elizabeth Clarissa Judson
Marriage: 1857
Alice Rosalia Overbaugh
Frances Elizabeth Overbaugh
Mary Overbaugh

Sources (3)

  • James Overbaugh in household of Jake Overbaugh, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James P. Overbaugh, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jas P Overbagh, "United States Census, 1860"

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    World Events (5)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 7

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 9

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

    1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

    Age 10

    Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Oberbach, a topographic and perhaps a habitational name, from ober ‘upper’ + Bach ‘stream, creek’.

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

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