Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - May 6, 2014 - Frederick Overley

Frederick Overley was born on March 2, 1765 in Bethel (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania. His parents came from Wurtemberg, Germany. His father Martin (Oberlin) Overly was born in 1732 and his mother Eva Marie Nagle Overly was born in 1729. His parent brought the family to Ross Co. Ohio in 1797. They migrated to Kentucky, before they moved back to Ohio and settled near Hopetown. At age 12, Frederick was a scout in the Revolutionary War.

He married Mary Ann Hines. They had two children John (1795), George(1798), Polly (1801), Elizabeth(1802) Rebecca (1806), Susannah (1812), Mary Ann (1813), and Margaret(1815). They lived in Hopetown, Ohio. Frederick Overley is buried in Overly Chapel Cemetery, Springfield township, Ross County, Ohio. He died on May 3, 1848.

This is extracted from an Ross County Ohio book documenting Revolutionary War Veterans.