Elizabeth "Betsey" Overby

about 1778–about 1865 (Age 87)
Lunenburg, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth "Betsey"

Elizabeth "Betsey" Overby was born about 1778, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States. She married Laban Puckett on 27 May 1801, in Halifax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died about 1865, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87.

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Laban Puckett
Elizabeth "Betsey" Overby
Marriage: 27 May 1801
Anthony Puckett

Spouse and Children

27 May 1801
Halifax, Virginia, United States


World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 2

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Age 25

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Norwegian (Øverby): habitational name from any of some twenty farmsteads, chiefly in southeastern Norway, named Øverby, from Old Norse Øfribýr, a compound of øfri ‘upper’ + býr ‘farmstead’.2 Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named.

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

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  • Elizabeth Overbey, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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