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Overshiner Family

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Overshiner Family
March 16, 2007 03:23PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 393-394.
Hopkinsville City and Precinct.

OVERSHINER FAMILY. Gideon and Barbara (Campbell) Overshiner came from
Stanton, Rockingham Co., Va., about 1815. Gideon was a soldier in the war
of 1812, followed farming in Virginia and for some years after coming to
Christian County. He then removed to Hopkinsville and opened a
wagon-making shop, a trade which he had learned early in life. He
prosecuted this business for many years, but later in life removed again
to the farm and died in 1866, in his seventy-fifth year. His wife was
born in Ireland in 1796, and came to Virginia in childhood. The
Overshiner family was first represented in the United States by the father
of Gideon Overshiner, who came from Germany and fought for the Americans
in the Revolutionary war. Gideon and Barbara were pioneer Methodists in
this county, and their house was for many years the frequent
stopping-place for the weary itinerant. Their children were: Albert;
Mary J., deceased, wife of D. J. Hooser; Alexander, C., John J., Perry,
Rebecca and Margaret Overshiner, the last three of whom died in childhood.
Alexander C. was born in Christian County, February 13, 1819. He was
reared and educated in Hopkinsville, and has spent his entire life since
in mercantile business. From 1839 to 1856 he was merchandising in
Muhlenburg [sic] and Logan Counties; since 1856 he has been in business in
Hopkinsville, and is now associated in the stove and tin business with D.
J. Hooser. He was married in Hopkinsville to Bettie, daughter of Thomas
C. and Martha J. White. Mrs. Overshiner is also a native of Christian
County. They have been blessed with seven children, of whom Alexander C.,
Jr., Mattie, Thomas C. and Lee are still living. Mr. Overshiner is a
member of the Masonic order and I. O. O. F. John C. Overshiner, who was
born November 2, 1822; early in life learned the trade of tinner, which he
has followed since. He married in Christian County, in 1849, Miss
Margaret A., daughter of David K. and Mary Nichols. She was born April
12, 1832, in Elkton, Todd Co., Ky. Their family consists of five
children, viz.: Mary B., wife of Richard Qualls; Charles D. of
California; James B., Clifton J. and Lizzie Overshiner.
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