Overbey Cemetery, Robertson Co, KY
Located in south-central Robertson County, this Overbey family cemetery is not in very good shape. It is in an unprotected field and all the stones have been moved and piled near the one standing monument.
is Henry Harvey Overbey's marker.
In 2 pieces is a separate stone for his wife:
Henry H. Overbey's parents were:
Henry & Mary "Polly" (Conway) Overbey.
There are also two markers for infant son and daughter
of N.P. and E. Overbey.
These would have been Henry and Polly Conway's grandchildren:
Although I had been told that this cemetery also contained Nathaniel Perry Overbey, Seth Curtis, Jane Curtis, Job Curtis and Margery Curtis, I found no stones indicating these names. There were other illegible stones that might have been these.
My appreciation to my cousins Wendell and Carroll Curtis for their extensive Overbey research.
This is a roster of Captain O. G. Cameron Co. 1, 1st Ky. Mt. Riflemen, that was raised in Kentontown, Kentucky Harrison County in the year of 1861, to fight for the Confederate States. [I don't think all of these originally enlisted in 1861. There is some interesting history on this company which I'll try to put up. Note the interrelated Overbey, Wiggins, Burns, Stewart, French, Mullikin, Cook, Claypoole surnames on the roster. -Jon] CONFEDERATE ARMY SOLDIERS INCLUDE: 1. Captain O. G. Cameron 2. Lt. Joe Harding 3. Lt. William French 4. Lt. W. W. Burns 5. Toliver Duncan 6. Henry Stewart 7. William VanHook 8. John F. Benson 9. Joe Dorossett 10. Anderson Wilson 11. Ishem Routte 12. Levi Wheeler 13. Marion Louderback 14. Lewis Mdelin 15. Wilford Duncan 16. Richard Duncan 17. James Duncan 18. James VanHook 19. Henry Richey 20. Hiram Linville 21. John Ashcraft 22. Enry Ashcraft 23. William Ashcraft 24. Lem Mullikin 25. By the name of Dearm 26. By the name of West 27. By the name of Cook 28. Kellis Huls 29. Jack Huls 30. Nelson McGuire 31. Andy Ashbrook 32. Charlie French 33. G. W. Sparks 34. Mich Neal 35. Sam Cracraft 36. Ashford Hieatt 37. Elias Claypoole 38. John Fryman 39. Bays Cmmons 40. Tom Raymond 41. Elis Moran 42. Wilholt Wilson 43. Jone Jones 44. John Whitehead 45. James Cameron 46. John Linville 47. Abner Conner 48. Baker Wiggins 49. Jim John Whaley 50. Levi Colvin 51. Oscar Overbey 52. Fess Stewart 53. By the name of Beckett 54. John Walton Lawson Mockbee 55. Tim Chisholm 56. John Morris 57. Tom Wiggins
The Harry Overby census listing for 1850 in Nicholas County is probably either being misread or is a misprint. It's probably Harvey or Harve. In addition to James F., Beverley C., William H. (your ggg grandfather, and Elizabeth West, Henry and Mary Conway Overbey had four sons who remained around what is now Robertson Co. Richard M. married Jane Mullikin and has many descendants around the area. John E. married Elizabeth Throckmorton and has numerous descendants in the area. Nathaniel Perry Sr. (my g grandfather) married Elizabeth Ogle (his first cousin) and has many descendants (including me) and Henry Harvey married Elizabeth McMickel and has many descendants around the area. Henry and Mary's descendants probably number over a thousand. Henry Harvey is often referred to as just Harvey or Harve. Some court documents have his name reversed as Harvey Henry. If you check the Robertson Co. cemetaries on the GenWeb you can see his tombstone (an obelisk) posted by Carroll and Wendell Curtis (N. P. Sr. descendants) and Jon Hagee. Also Bill T. Curtis ( a Henry Harvey descendant) currently in Kansas has a web page with a picture of Harvey. I have quite a computerized listing of Henry and Mary descendants with what I have from the Indiana group coming principally from you. It's still a growing list. One correction to the William Harrison and William Henry biographies should be noted. Henry was not scalped by the Indians. He came from VA to KY in 1805 or 1806. I was in Va in July researching ancestry. The scalping occured at Ruddles Fort June 24, 1780 and it happened to Joseph Conway who was a brother to Mary's father John Conway Jr. Joseph survived and ended up in Missouri with a family and property. You can read all about it on the Ruddles Station or Fort web pages. Search for Ruddles Station or Fort or Shawhan. We had a 220th aniversary commemoration on June 24 of this year which was quite an occasion with the Sister to the Chief of the Ohio Shawnee Tribe and their Historian and Story Teller making presentations. Our ancestors, the Conways, were taken as prisoners to Fort Detroit. The majority of the people captured didn't survive. Glad the Conways made it back since Mary (Polly) Conway wasn't born until about 1790. Of interest, an ancestor of George, George W., and Jeb Bush was a Ruddles Fort defender. I'm still searching for the parents of Henry Overbey. I now know that he lived for a while in Charlotte Co. VA and bought and sold property there and that the deeds list him as Henry W. and that his marriage bond of 1806 in Nicholas Co. list him as Henry W. A Francis (Fannie) Overbey married a Zachariah Brooke in Charlotte Co. in 1804. Her father was listed as Richard. The surety for her bond was Thomas Cheaney. One property that Henry bought in Charlotte Co. from a Thomas Williams had previously been owned by Richard Overby. Patsy Overby married Mitchell Smith in Nicholas Co. in 1810. Zachariah Brooke signed her marriage bond. Henry was paid for "patrolling" (probably something like a constable) in Charlotte Co. in 1802 along with Zachariah and some other Brooke's and Thomas and some other Cheaney's. Henry's sister, Elizabeth (called Betsy), married Jesse Daugherty in Bourbon Co. in 1806. Patsy was the first person burried in the Mt. Carmel cemetary and among the people listed in an article about her were several Brooke's and Cheaney's. Sounds like they had quite a wagon train to KY. Henry and Elizabeth could have been the siblings of Patsy and Fannie or cousins. Richard was either their father or uncle. But nothing is proven except that he was Fannie's father. If I can ever make this one link, it will connect us back to 1485 with the Overbury's and centuries prior to that with the Palmers, Shirleys, and deBroase. The Shirleys were rewarded with properties by William the Conquerer after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the deBroase claim to be descended from Charlemagne. If you'd like my genealogy lists, E-Mail me directly and I'll scan them and send them to you. Bill Overbey
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