A. Overbey Family History - Genealogy, history, family information and more!
This Overbey Family History was originally compiled by Jackie Overbey of Chanute, KS, and is currently being researched and updated by Don Russell of Florissant, MO. This site is a work in progress, so please check back for more information as we get it loaded onto these pages. We have only included the information about the family up to the early 20th century, if you have Overbey geneology information to share, corrections or additions to this info, or would like get get a printed copy of the complete family history, including the later generations, additional information, clippings and photos, please email Don at qbdon@wmconnect.com. Or by phone: 314-831-8666.
1-2-4 James Martin Overbey & Laura Ann Drum Family

James M. Jim Overbey born 22 June 1852 near Anderson, Lauderdale Co, AL, son of Mariah B, Searles & William Overbey, Jim m. 5 Sep 1875, Greenfield, IL, Laura Ann Drum, b. 1 Feb 1856, Greene Co, IL, dau of Nancy Jane Wright, 6/1/1847, Greene Co, IL, 7/3/1912 & William Willy Drum, 6/5/1825, Greene Co, IL, 7/24/1908, both Greenfield, and sister of Gilly Drum who m. Jims brother William.Jim & Ann lived on several farms near Greenfield, IL. before they moved, with Thomas Overbey and his family, to a farm located in the Hedge College district located in Christian Co, IL. SW of Taylorville, IL. They lived in two houses from about 1895 until 1901 on the farm. The landowner, a Mr. Edwards, made it possible for Jim Overbey to rent the White Oak Farm. The famous White Oak Tree was across the road south from the house. They lived there until they moved to Kansas. They attended the Zenobia Baptist Mission held in the assembly hall over the Zenobia Store. On 12 Feb 1903 Jim, Ann and all their family including a new daughter in-law, Florence Flagg Sloman, wife of Alva, moved to a 320 acre farm, four miles E. and two miles S. of South Haven, Sumner Co, KS. A mile N. of the Oklahoma line. There was a two story house on the farm, in the middle of the section. It is told about Ann, that if she saw someone turn into the drive, she could have a chicken dressed and in the skillet before they got to the front gate, and would invite them to stay for a meal. Of course, that was in the horse and buggy days. In about 1923 the house burned to the ground. It was during a very cold spell and a fire had been built in the wood stove, in the dining room, evidently, while the family were outside doing the chores the fire started. Very little was saved from the house. A marble topped table was saved, because a leg had been broken on it and it was stored in the smoke house, also an old suit case of quilt pieces and a partly finished quilt top. The quilt top and pieces were sent to Ann when her mother Nancy died. Tim Overbey now has the quilt that his gr-gr-gr-grandmother had pieced. His grandmother Jackie quilted it for him. Anything else that was saved, Carl Overbey's children would have, since Carl and his family stayed on the farm. Jim d. 26 Aug 1927 while visiting his daughter Effie in Newkirk, OK, of cancer. Ann had a stroke and died 9 April 1937 at the home of Alva & Flo, near Valley Center, KS. Burial Rose Hill Cem, South Haven, KS. Note: the N bound rest stop on hwy I-35 just N of the Oklahoma line is on the Farm they owned. Six children:
1-2-4-1 A girl, b. and d. 15 Oct 1877 all near Greenfield, IL
1-2-4-2 Thomas Alva Al Overbey, b. 23 Sep 1879, d 12 Sep 1969
1-2-4-3 Ira Lee Overbey, b. 21 Mar 1884, d. 7 Mar 1963
1-2-4-4 Herbert Ray Overbey, b. 25 July 1889, d. 23 June 1952
1-2-4-5 Carl Raymond Overbey, b. 9 April 1893, d. 22 Dec 1964
1-2-4-6 Effie Naomi Overbey, b.29 Aug 1895, Christian Co, IL d. 18 April 1979

Thomas Alva Overbey Photo of Florence Flagg Sloman
Thomas Alva Overbey
Florence Flagg Sloman

Thomas Alva Overbey m. 11 Feb 1903 Zenobia Baptist Ch.White Oak, Montgomery Co, IL. Florence Flagg Sloman, b. 15 Feb 1879 Alton, Madison Co, IL., oldest dau of Adaline”Addie” Barry Flagg & Mark Sloman. Flo was six months old when her parents moved to their farm home at what was then called White Oak, IL. They both attended the Zenobia Baptist Ch. and were very active in the church. The next day after their wedding they were on their way to South Haven, KS. with his parents. In April, Alva and Flo rented a farm southeast of the home place. There three of their children were born. In 1910 after another crop failure, they moved to Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS. Alva worked at the Jett and Wood Wholesale Grocery. It was there that he was injured by a falling crate, his heart was moved from its proper place to the center of his body. He had heart trouble all his life. In 1911 they bought a home at 1706 South Water St. in Wichita, where their youngest daughter was born. Alva started work at Colman Lamp and Stove Co. in 1919 and retired after 30 years with them in 1949. Alva was superintendent of the South Lawrence Sunday School (now Emanuel Baptist Ch) for over twenty-four years. They helped the church to grow from a one room “sheep-shed” type of a building to a new brick building. In 1934, after Flo had a second stroke, Alva and Paul bought a five acre tract near Valley Center, with a five roomed house. Alva was a teacher and superintendant of the Valley Center Baptist Ch. for fifteen years. Flo was a wonderful Christian woman, with lots of patience in spite of the fact that she was on crutches. Because of health she did not attend church as often as she wanted, but she saw that the rest of her family attended. She had Polycthemia. Flo d. Oct 6, 1949. After three years of living alone Alva sold his 2 1/2 acres and moved into Wichita. He joined the Trinity Baptist Ch. where he met and m. Mary E. Smith in 1953. Alva d. Sep 12, 1969, 11 days before his 90th birthday. Mary d. Nov. 9, 1973. Alva & Flo are buried in Wichita Park Cem, Wichita, KS. (Click here for Sloman Family history information.) Four children:
1-2-4-2-1 Ruth Adaline Overbey, b. and d. Oct 7, 1905
1-2-4-2-2 Paul Ralph Overbey, b. June 26, 1907
1-2-4-2-3 Chester James Overbey, b. Sep. 19, 1908, d. July 26, 1910
1-2-4-2-4 Laura Mae Overbey, b. Oct. 30, 1912

Paul Overbey m. Aug, 19, 1928, Viola Lorena “Jackie” Baker, b. June 6, 1906, Fredonia, Wilson Co, KS. dau of Ida May Craven, b. 9-10-1887, d. 2- 4-1968 & Lewis Whitfield Baker, b. 10- 22-1878, d. 12-6-1959. Paul and Jackie bought their first home Oct. 30, 1928 at 1632 Palisade, Wichita, KS., where their sons were born. In October 1934, because of his mother’s illness, they bought 2 1/2 acres of land next to his parents 2 1/2 miles south and 1 mile east of Valley Center, KS. They lived together for two years and Paul started building his own home. He built the basement and because of the World War II it was never finished. No lumber was sold to build houses, so after a flood in 1944, they rented a farm 6 miles east of Valley Center. In May of 1946 they bought a 160 acre farm, 5 1/4 miles east of Douglass, Butler Co, KS. The farm had a big 8 roomed house on it, large enough for the two extra children they had at the time, Jackie’s niece and nephew, Barbara and Gary Baker. Just before school started that year their father and step-mother decided to take the children, although the court had given Jackie the custody when their father was drafted. It was a big heart break for her when she gave them up. In May of 1953 they leased a flower shop in Augusta after Paul had a heart attack and the doctor said he could not drive a tractor on the farm. He had worked at Colman Lamp Company and farmed but quit Coleman’s, thinking he would be a full-time farmer, after his sons had both married in 1951. He did odd jobs in Augusta until after he studied Interior Decorating then he worked at that for 20 years. Upon retiring they sold the flower shop and moved into a duplex for four years. Paul couldn’t retire in a town that liked his work so well, so they bought a big old two story house in Chanute, KS. They remodeled it into a very comfortable home. They joined the First Baptist Church, Kiwanis and Genealogy Clubs. Jackie really enjoyed writing family histories, keeping a nine-roomed house livable. They celebrated their 55th Wedding anniv. on Aug. 19, 1983. Jackie d. April 14, 1999, Augusta, KS. Paul d. Sep. 12, 1999 at Augusta, Butler Co, KS. Both are buried in the Wichita Park Cemetary, Wichita KS. 2 sons:
1-2-4-2-2-1 Donald Glenn Overbey, b. Sep. 1931
1-2-4-2-2-2 Thomas Lew Overbey, b. Sep. 1933

Don Overbey m. (1) Oct. 1951 Barbara Fell, (2) June 1955 Eva Fowler, (3) Nov. 1964 Wilma Jeanne Johnson-Struble, b. June 1927 Clinton Henry Co, MO, a widow with three grown children, dau of Ann Calbert & Archie Johnson. Her children are Elsie Ann, John Allen and Paula Sue Struble. In 1979 the two girls lived in Garland, TX. and John lives in Wichita, KS. Don was employed with the Texas Air National Guard in Garland, Jeanne is retired and enjoying home living 41 years in Garland, TX. They now live in Mesquite, TX. A son:
1-2-4-2-2-1-1 William Timothy Paul Tim Overbey, b. Aug. 1966

Tim Overbey m. [1] May 1986, Garland, TX. Tisana Jackson, b. 1971, died of breast cancer, Feb 2004. Divorced Aug 1989. Tim m. [2] Mar 2004, Mesquite Cumberland Presbyterian Ch. Mesquite, Dallas Co, TX, Jenny Louise Nash, b. Dec 1975, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX, dau of Billie L. Rakestraw & Richard W. Nash. Tim graduated from the South Garland High School. Tim was over 6' tall at the age of 16. Don, Tom and all their sons are over 6' tall. He is employed as a parts specialist at Park Place Motorcars. Jenny works in Logistics at DIAB inc. Tristian is now a junior at Univ. of North Texas-Denton. She is majoring in criminal law. Jenny has a dau Maryanne Nash that Tim has taken into raising as his own. They live in Mesquite, TX. Tim & Tisana, a daughter;
1-2-4-2-2-1-1-1 Tristian Shay Overbey, b. Feb 1987 Garland, Dallas Co, TX

Tristian Overbey m. 2008 in TX, Nicholas Whittle, now have seperated.

Tom Overbey m. 22 Jan 1951, Miami, Ottawa Co, OK, Betty Evelyn Schneider b. 19 Nov 1934, Fredonia, Wilson Co, KS, in a double wedding with her brother, Howard Schneider and Patty Powers, dau of Lavada Agnes Schweda & Harold Frederick Schneider. Lavada, b. 8/10/1911 to Mary Bastiski & Augusta J. Schweda in Fredonia, KS. Harold, b. 3/24/1907 to Katherine Ann Schmidt & Peter Schneider, Durham, Marion Co, KS. Tom & Betty are retired and taking life easy. Three children:
1-2-4-2-2-2-1 Rick Alan Overbey, b. Feb. 1953
1-2-4-2-2-2-2 Peggy Denise Peg Overbey, b. July 1955
1-2-4-2-2-2-3 Brent Evan Overbey, b. April 1958

Rick Overbey m. (1) Sep 1975, Mary Sexton, divorced 1977. He m. (2) May 1979, Gail Ellen Farmer, b. Oct. 1952, Peoria, IL, twin sister of Dale Allen Farmer, who lives in Salina, KS, parents are Virginia Marie Sumblum & O.S. Farmer. Rick & Gail are both employed by the Castle Metal-Steel Co, Wichita. They built a home about 2 miles N. of Tom. All the family worked on the house, including all grandparents of Rick.

Peggy Overbey m. Nov 1973 Robert Pillsbury. They divorced. She m. (2) Feb 1975 Mitchel Joe Hatmaker, b. Sep 1954, son of Lois Ellen Fryman & Joe Earl Hatmaker. Mitch fits right into the family, he likes farming as well as working at Lear Aircraft in Wichita, KS. They live on the corner east of Tom. Peggy is a homemaker busy taking the youngest to Speech Therapy. He had an ear infection when he was learning to talk, and misunderstood the pronunciation of some of his letters. He talks a lot, but few could understand him. He is a blue-eyed blond and his brother is also but his hair is gradually turning brown. Two sons, they were both in school at Douglass, KS, where Tom, Betty, Peggy and Mitch all went to school, Third generation to attend Douglass School. Two sons;
1-2-4-2-2-2-2-1 Dustin Troy Hatmaker, b. April 1976 Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS
1-2-4-2-2-2-2-2 Cory James Hatmaker, b. Jan 1978 Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS

Dustin & Cory Hatmaker live with their parents and Dustin is buying his grandmother Schnieder's farm.

Brent Overbey m. Oct 1977, Patty Rae Lee, b. June 1961 to Mildred Isom & John Lee, who live on a farm west of Douglass, KS. Brent graduated from Douglass High school and had a year of College at Southwestern in Winfield, KS. Brent had planned to be a Dentist but cancer of the throat injured the muscles of his neck to the extent that he can't turn his head. They found he had cancer when he was 17 years old, on 1 May 1975, the last month of his Senior year in HS. He was sent to Anderson Hosp, Houston, TX, where he had six weeks of treatments. He still returns to Anderson for check-ups but no sign of cancer now. Patty & Brent are divorced. Brent has a disability retirement. Two children b. Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS:
1-2-4-2-2-2-3-1 Aaron Evan Overbey, b. May 1981
1-2-4-2-2-2-3-2 Jennifer Danielle Jen Overbey, b.Aug 1982

Aaron Overbey m. May 2006, Ashleigh Anna___?, b. 29 Nov 1983. Lives, Berthold, CO. Two sons;
1-2-4-2-2-2-3-1-1 Dexter Evan Leonidas Overbey, b. Mar 2011
1-2-4-2-2-2-3-1-2 Deagan Mark Orion Overbey, b. July 2012

Jennifer Overbey m. July 2007, Douglass, KS, Tony Calvert, b. ? Jen graduated from Veterinarian school at Manhattan, KS, now works for Petsmart in Wichita, KS.

Laura Mae Overbey m. 22 Aug 1935, Robert Edwin Eddy Killingsworth, b. 6 Sep 1911, Dunnigan, Dade Co, MO, d. 9 April 1994, son of Cora Pyle & Dr. Anderson Blake Killingsworth, who was a family doctor in Dade Co, MO. Laura Mae was a RN. She received her training from the Southwestern Osteopathic Hosp, in Wichita, KS. She was a nurse for awhile then was Supervisor of Student Nurses at Southwestern, She retired to have her family, planning to return to nursing when the children were all in school. Her health prevented her from completing her plans. She was ill for several years before her death 23 Sep 1970 on her father's birthday, just one year after his death. Eddie worked at Boeing Aircraft for several years. Eddie m. 2 Oct 1971 Treva Willison-McFarland, b. 18 Aug 1914 d. 1992, dau of Maxine Goforth & John Elmer Willison, Treva was a widow with two dau; Nancy Sue, b. July 1940 & Peggy Ann McFarland, b. June 1947. Ed & Treva moved to Tucson, AZ. Laura & Ed, three children:
1-2-4-2-4-1 Nancy Kay Killingsworth, b. & d. 8 Mar 1942
1-2-4-2-4-2 Laura Ann Killingsworth, b. July 1943
1-2-4-2-4-3 Janet Sue Killingsworth, b. Oct 1945

Ann Killingsworth m. July 1980, Gary Kent Minor, b. Nov 1938, son of Evelyn Francis Richardson-Minor-Harmon & Vern Bryan Minor. Gary has four children; Vern, Bonnie, Jodie and Mark. Vern and Bonnie are married. Ann is the Girls Physical Ed. Teacher at the McPherson High School Where her students lovingly called her Miss K. The day of the wedding most of the audience was students and former students. Gary is a Debate Instructor at the same school. They built a new home in McPherson, KS.

Janet Killingsworth m. June 1966, First Methodist Ch, Mulvane, KS. Gerald Don Jerry Wood, b.___? Jerry is an Electrical Engineer. Jerry served in the Army NG, Janet is a nurse. They lived in Tulsa, OK for several years, then moved to Mineral Wells, TX. Now back in Tulsa near their daughter Four children:
1-2-4-2-4-3-1 Michael Don Wood, b. Nov 1968
1-2-4-2-4-3-2 Steven Brian Wood, b. Nov, 1972
1-2-4-2-4-3-3 Jennifer Marie Wood, b. Dec 1974
1-2-4-2-4-3-4 Tamara Ann Wood, b. Oct 1976

Michael D. Wood m. July 1988, Melissa Rae Glover, b. June 1968, Benton, Saline Co, AR. dau of Bonny Tompkins & Ray Glover. They live in Broken Arrow, OK. Four children;
1-2-4-2-4-3-1-1 Jessica Nicole Wood, b. 1989
1-2-4-2-4-3-1-2 Michael Ryan Wood, b. 1995
1-2-4-2-4-3-1-3 Ashley Michelle Wood, b. 1997
1-2-4-2-4-3-1-4 Matthew Brian Wood, b. 2005

Steven Wood m. May 2003 West Fork, OK, Gentry Nicole Bartholomew, they divorced. Steven lives, Ada, OK.

Jennifer Wood m. Vince Lorenson, they divorced. Jennifer lives in Tulsa, OK. Jennifer & ___? Beaman, a son, Jennifer & Vince, a daughter;
1-2-4-2-4-3-3-1 Blake Beaman, b.
1-2-4-2-4-3-3-1 Britnee Lorenson, b.


Ira Lee Overbey born 21 Mar 1884 near Greenfield, IL, m. Minnie Weekley, b. 27 Mar 1884 Portland, Sumner Co, KS. They farmed near Winfield, KS. Ira and Minnie were Baptists. Ira d. 7 Mar 1963, burial, Memorial Lawn Cem Winfield. Three children b. Winfield, KS:
1-2-4-3-1 Harold Weekley Overbey, b. 22 May 1908
1-2-4-3-2 Gilbert Edgar Overbey, b. 5 Mar 1911
1-2-4-3-3 Wanda Geraldine Overbey, b. 3 Jan 1919

Harold W. Overbey m. 2 April 1935, Mahattan, Riley Co, KS, Frances Louise Summers, b. 10 April 1906, Gypsum, Eagle Co, CO, d. 1 Jan 1960, Winfield, KS, dau of Anna Louise Strohm 4/3/1882-10/1/1907 & Adam Jesse Summers, d. 9/30/1957. Harold worked for the Crayola Co. in Winfield, KS. and Frances was a Nurse at Winfield Hosp. Harold d. 13 Jan 1987, burial, Highland Cem, Winfield. They were members of the First Baptist Ch. Harold was a faithful custodian of the church for many years. Six children b. Winfield, KS:
1-2-4-3-1-1 David Harold Overbey
1-2-4-3-1-2 Paul Michael Overbey, b. 17 April 1938, d. 20 Feb 1994
1-2-4-3-1-3 Phillip Gordon Overbey, b. 24 Oct 1940, d. 7 Feb 2012
1-2-4-3-1-4 Martha Frances Overbey
1-2-4-3-1-5 John Stephen Overbey, b. 1946
1-2-4-3-1-6 James William Overbey

Paul M. Overbey m. 30 June 1954, Santa Ana, CA, Quanhah Louise "Connie" Hill b. 1937 Santana, CA. They divorced in Tillamook, OR, 3 Jun 1966. Paul d. 20 Feb 1994, burial Highland Cem, Winfield. Four children, first two were b. in Santana, CA;
1-2-4-3-1-2-1 Diana Yolanda Overbey, b. 1955 Santa Ana, CA
1-2-4-3-1-2-2 Timothy John Paul Overbey, b. 25 May 1957 d. 11 Jun 1984, burial Highland Cem, Winfield, KS
1-2-4-3-1-2-3 Phillip James Carl Overbey, b. Aug 1958 Kansas City, Wyandotte Co. KS
1-2-4-3-1-2-4 Michael Phillip Gordon Overbey, b. June 1960b Winfield, KS

Gilbert Edgar Overbey m.(1) Eva Young of Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS. They divorced, he m. (2) Mar. 1938 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS., Jennie Mineva Schussee, b.Oct. 1916 Newkirk, Kay Co, OK. d. 18 Aug 1993 near Wichita, KS, dau of Beulah Fern Moumce & Walter Hibbs Schussle. Mineva had a step-father, John Scroggin. They divorced in 1964. Gilbert was a mechanic and owned his own garage in Winfield, KS, for a number of years. Gilbert attended Winfield Baptist Ch. Gilbert was retired living in Burden, KS where he died 21 May 1977. He was also an employee of General Electric Corp. He & Eva had dau. Gilbert & Jennie had five children b. Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS:
1-2-4-3-2-1 Patricia Overbey-Carmack, b. ? Gilbert & Jennie, five children b. Winfield, Cowley Co,KS:
1-2-4-3-2-2 Barbara Jean Overbey, b. Oct 1938, d. 22 Aug 2003
1-2-4-3-2-3 Gilbert Lee Gib Overbey, b. Sep 1940, d. 26 Feb 2010
1-2-4-3-2-4 Donald Ray Don Overbey, b. 1945
1-2-4-3-2-5 Ronald Dean Overbey, b. 1947
1-2-4-3-2-6 Carolyn Sue Overbey, b. 1949

Barbara Overbey m.(1) Earl Still, they divorced, she m (2) Kenneth Dewayne Minor, 21 Oct 1982. Kenneth has one son: Lance Minor, b. 11 Nov 1972. They divorced. She m. (3) Mr Vann and lived in Kansas City, MO. Barbara d. 22 Aug 2002, burial, Memorial Lawn Cem, Arkansas City, KS. Barbara & Earl, three children:
1-2-4-3-2-2-1 Glenn Charles Still, b. Aug 1958
1-2-4-3-2-2-2 Henry Lee Still, b. Jan 1960
1-2-4-3-2-2-3 Susan Renee Still, b. 14 July 1962. Served in the US Navy. She died in 2000 need info?

Glen C. Still, need info

Henry Lee Still Prob married and lives in the Denver area.

Gilbert Lee Gib Overbey m.(1) 20 June 1964 in KS, Ruth Pulis, She d. in an auto accident 30 Sep 1964. He m (2) 11 June 1967 in KS, Betty Elster, divorced, 1974. He m. (3) 27 Aug 1982 Macksville, Stafford Co, KS. Suzanne Sue Lime, b. 1947, they divorced. He m. [4] 14 Feb 1999, Lubbock, TX, Gloria Francille Davis b, 1940, Abilene, TX. Dau of Joye Elloise Bryan & Arthur Page Davis. Gib served in the US Army. Gib quit school to work in the oil fields but later he aquired his GED. He owned and operated Gib's Block and Stone Masonry in the Tennessee mountains. Gib d. 26 Feb 2010 at home, Tracy City. TN. Burial, Bryan Cem, Morrison, TN. Gloria lives in Tracy City, TN. Gib & Sue, a son;
1-2-4-3-2-3-1 Heath Overbey, b. 1985

R. Dean Overbey m (1) Winfield, KS, Sandra Ellen Edwards, b. 17 Dec 1946 in KS, dau of Edna Metzger 10/8/1908-8/2/2005 & Guy Willis Edwards 2/27/1909-8/1969. They divorced. Dean & Sandra had a daughter: He lives in Dexter, KS. He m (2) Jo Anne Buell, a son: He m. (3) Sarah Hannah, They divorced, a daughter:
1-2-4-3-2-5-1 Melinda Pamala Overbey, b. 1966, El Dorado, KS
1-3-4-3-2-5-2 Gilbert Dean Overbey, b._____?
1-2-4-3-2-5-3 Dena Sue Overbey, b. 5 Jan 1972, d. 7 Jan 1972, burial, Memorial Cem, Winfield.
Dean adopted Sarah's three children in 1978. They are; Merle Dean, Linda Kay and Jimmy Lee Overbey.

Melinda Overbey was adopted at age 4 when her mother married Morris G. Belcher. They lived in KS, later moved to WV. Melinda m. [1] in Charleston, WV, Kevin Edward Ball, a daughter, Lissie. They divorced, 2000. She m. [2] 30 March 2004, Hamilton Square Baptist Ch, Hamilton, NJ, James Kenneth Gallo, Lissie died as the result of a flash fire 14 Oct 2008, Philadelphia, PA. She is employed by an educational publishing company in New York City and lives in Hamilton, NJ.
1-2-4-3-2-5-1-1 Aliscia Renae Lissie Ball, b. 1987 Charleston, Kanawha Co,WV

Wanda Overbey m. Dec. 1941, Winfield, Cowley Co,KS., Robert Lee Williams, b. Mar. 16, 1911, d. in Sep. 23, 1977. Wanda worked for the Social and Rehabilitation Service in Winfield since 1965 and retired in 1983. She d. June 29, 1991. Three children:

Just A Little
Give a little, live a little, try a little mirth: 2 It’s Up To Me
Sing a little, bring a little happiness to earth, Life itself can’t give me joy
Pray a little, play a little, be a little glad; Unless I really will it.
Rest a little, send a little to another’s door; Life just gives me time and space--
Give a little, live a little, love a little more! It’s up to me to fill it


Herbert Overbey family, left to right,
Leonard & Lloyd, Rebecca, Lois, Leland, Lila, Herbert Jr., and Leslie.

The twins.

Rebecca Overbey

Herbert Ray Overbey born 29 Jul 1889 near Greenfield, IL, m. 5 Jul 1912 Dora McManis, b. 12 Sep 1889, d. 5 Jul 1968, dau. of Clarinda Isabel Wilcox, 8-25-1859, Neoga IL, d. 10-10-1930 & John Charles McManis 10-17-1844, KY, d. 5-18-1905, both d. Wellington, KS. They lived on several farms in south eastern Kansas. South Haven, Latham, Winfield and in Wellington, KS. There the children went to High School. They moved to Rockford, IL. in the 1940’s and Herbert worked there as a carpenter. Herbert d. of cancer in Rockford 23 Jun 1952. Dora moved back to Wichita, KS. where they are both buried in Memorial Lawns Cem. Paul and I had a lot of good time with Aunt Dora and Uncle Herbert and their children. That was before the Big Depression and before we had a family. We liked to go to their farm so I could play with the twins and Paul and the older boys could go fishing. When Lois, Betty and the twins all started crying at once, I would go fishing, too. When the twins were about nine or ten months old, one of them fell out of the baby bed and cut his forehead on the broken milk bottle. Paul rushed Aunt Dora and the baby to the Doctor’s office and I looked after the rest of the children. Eight children:
1-2-4-4-1 Leslie Martin Overbey, b. June 22, 1913
1-2-4-4-2 Herbert Lee Overbey, b. Aug. 15, 1914
1-2-4-4-3 Lila May Overbey, b. March 6, 1920
1-2-4-4-4 Leland Eugene Overbey, b. Sep. 2, 1922
1-2-4-4-5 Lois Overbey, b. March 20, 1924
1-2-4-4-6 Rebecca Louise Overbey, b. March 31, 1927
1-2-4-4-7 Leonard Ray Overbey, b. Nov. 20, 1928, Wellington KS
1-2-4-4-8 Lloyd Ralph Overbey, b. 20 Nov 1928, Twin, d. 23 June 2010

Leslie Overbey m. 3 Mar 1940, Dorothy Mae Willis, b. 4 June 1920, Parsons, KS, d. 1 Aug 2002, Morrilton, Ark, burial. Grand View Cem, To Nieta G. Thompson & Wilbur R. Willis 4/27/1891-10/7/1963. No children of their own, but adopted two boys, brothers. Leslie died in a car wreck near in Leaf River, Ogle, IL, 14 Sep 1959, burial Chapel Hill Mem, Cem. Freeport, IL. Dorothy m. [2] William Carter Crawford.

Herbert Lee Overbey m. 29 May 1936, Edna Grace Higgins, b. 6 Mar 1919, Skull Valley, AZ. to Mable Irene Smith & Hugh Harvey Higgins. Edna d. 14 May 1967, Shreveport, LA, burial, Wellington, KS. Lee & Edna lived in University City, MO and Marjorie graduated from High School there. Lee was a sales manager for American Natl Insurance Co. He m. (2) 4 Nov 1967, Edith M. Vanpelt, b. 24 June 1917, d. 12 Aug 1999, St Francis Hosp, Memphis, TN. Lee d. 26 Nov 2005, Benton, Saline Co, AR. Lee & Edith, burial, Memory Hill Gardens, Memphis. A daughter;
1-2-4-4-2-1 Marjorie Lee Overbey, b. Dec 1936 Wellington, Sumner Co, KS

Lila May Overbey m. (1) May 29, 1936 Marvin Smith, the same day the Lee and Edna were married. Marvin d. Jan. 16, 1965. They had been divorced for several years. Lila m. (2) June 13, 1964 Edmund Ast, b. Jan. 25, 1924. He is a salesman for the C.J. Mobile Home, Inc. Lila and Ed own a Mobile Home and lived in Wichita, KS. Ed has a dau. Lila & Marvin had a daughter, b. Wellington, Sumner Co, KS. Lila d. 12 June '08, Witchita, KS:

Leland Gene Overbey m. (1) Aug 1941 Malad City, UT, Barbara Angela Conley, May 1924, UT d. 5 May 2013, MT, dau of Mable Olson & Ora Dean Conley. They divorced Nov 1943, Ogden, UT. Gene m. (2) 18 July 1944, Leavenworth, City/Co, KS, Rita Therese Heitlinger b. 19 Jan 1926, Leavenworth, d. 25 June 2012 Tamarac, FL, to Anna Matilda Marie Flora & Adolph Heitlinger. Gene & Rita lived in Loves Park, IL until late 1960 when they moved to Miami, FL. Rita worked for a number of years as a waitress in a Sears Store in Miami. Gene was an Elevator mechanic working for the Otis Elevator Co. Gene retired April 1974 and they moved to Lake Placid, FL. Gene served in the US Army from Nov 1942-Nov 1945, Stationed in Ft Leavenworth, KS, England, France and Germany. Gene d. 17 May 2003, Lake Placid, FL. Gene & Barbara, a son. He was adopted by her second husband, his name is now Owen Kerbs.
1-2-4-4-4-1 Owen Eugene Overbey-Kerbs
Gene & Rita, three children:
1-2-4-4-4-2 Deanna Louise Overbey, b. Leavenworth, City/Co, KS
1-2-4-4-4-3 William Robert Billy Overbey, b. 5 Oct 1948 Rockford, Winnebago Co, IL
1-2-4-4-4-4 Lawrence Edward Eddie Overbey

Owen E. Overbey/Krebs is married, lives in Montana and has two children;
1-2-4-4-4-1-1 Sabrina Krebs, b.__?
1-2-4-4-4-1-2 Shane Krebs, b.__?

Sabrina Krebs m. ____? Hickman need info??

Deanna Overbey m. Nov 1964, Nahunta, GA, Glenn Charles Penland Sr, b. 1944, Ashville, NC. Divorced , May 1981. Deanna m. [2] Oct 2001, Lake Placid, FL, James Broughton Grimm, b. 15 May 1945, Zanesville, Muskingim Co, OH, son of;Harry Grimm. Deanna lives in Deltona, FL, where James d. of a heart attack 7 Sep 2005. Deanna & Glen, three children:
1-2-4-4-4-2-1 Glenn Charles Penland Jr, b. Miami, Dade Co, FL
1-2-4-4-4-2-2 Michael Gene Penland, b. ?
1-2-4-4-4-2-3 Tracy Denise Penland, b. Plantation, FL.

Glen C. Penland m. June 2011, Angela Monica Stewart, a son;\;
1-2-4-4-4-2-1-1 Collin Phillip Penland, b. Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co, FL

Tracy Penland m. in FL, Marc Bristol and have two sons;
1-2-4-4-4-2-3-1 Logan Bristol, b. 2008 both b. Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co, FL
1-2-4-4-4-2-3-2 Hunter Bristol, b. 2010

William Overbey died unmarried in an auto accident 15 April 1972 in Omaha, NE, while serving in the USAF.

Ed Overbey m. Feb 1975, Miami, Dade Co, FL, Delpha Escobedo. Lives in Boca Raton, FL. Two children;
1-2-4-4-4-4-1 Angela Marie Overbey, b. Pompano Beach, Broward Co, FL
1-2-4-4-4-4-2 Bradley Robert Overbey, b. ?

Angela Marie Overbey married Justin___? Feb 2013 in FL.

Bradley Overbey m. Gaby___? A son need info?

Lois Overbey m. 15 Aug 1943, Wellington, Sumner Co, KS, Joe William Sutton, b. 13 May 1923 Melvern, Osage Co, KS, d. 27 Sep 1999, burial Wichita, KS, son of Jessie Schupp and Phillip Roy Sutton. Joe served in the US Army AF during WW 2, Joe did upholstering at Boeing Aircraft Co, for several years. Lois in the Office at Boeing. They lived in a big old house in Wichita, KS. Lois and Shirley live in Childersburg, AL Three children b. Wichita, KS:
1-2-4-4-5-1 Shirley Joe Sutton, b. July 1944
1-2-4-4-5-2 Richard Darrel Sutton, b. Dec. 1946
1-2-4-4-5-3 Wynn Stafford Sutton, b. Dec. 1952

Shirley Jo Sutton m. July, 1966, New Site, AL, John Virgil Dunaway, b. 23 Sep. 1946., d. Oct 2006 in AL. Four children:
1-2-4-4-5-1-1 John Joseph Dunaway, b. Sep. 1969 New Oreans, LA
1-2-4-4-5-1-2 David William Dunaway, b. Nov. 1971
1-2-4-4-5-1-3 Christina Marie "Tina" Dunaway, b. Dec 1973
1-2-4-4-5-1-4 Tara Joy Dunaway, b. July 1980

John Dunaway m. Apr 1991, Valerie Michelle Walker b.???  and have four children;
1-2-4-4-5-1-1-1  Kayla Sheiree Dunaway, b.Jul 1991
1-2-4-4-5-1-1-2  Miranda Jo Dunaway, b. Apr 1993
1-2-4-4-5-1-1-3  John Alexander Dunaway, b. Sep 1995
1-2-4-4-5-1-1-4  Leslie Ann Dunaway, b. Aug 1997

David Dunaway m. Aug 1998, Jerisha Delany Dearouro, b.???   Two children;
1-2-4-4-5-1-2-1  Cyam Taylor Dunaway, b.  Feb 1999
1-2-4-4-5-1-2-2  Kia Lei Dunaway, b. Apr 2002

Christina "Tina" Dunaway m. Jun 1994, William "Bill" Harding, b.???  A son
1-2-4-4-5-1-3-1  Jacob Andrew Dunaway, b. Apr 2006

Tara Dunaway m. 19 Aug 2000, Michael Shawn Magouyrk, b.???

Richard D. Sutton m. May 1970, Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS, Victoria Lucy Vicky Horning, b. 1948 Stratton, Kit Carson Co, CO, dau of Joan & William Horning. They are Catholic. Live in Winfield, KS. Seven children:
1-2-4-4-5-2-1 Stephen Jad Sutton, b. Wichita, KS
1-2-4-4-5-2-2 James Eric Sutton, b. "
1-2-4-4-5-2-3 Jeffrey Thomas Sutton, b. "
1-2-4-4-5-2-4 Lindsey Anne Sutton, b. "
1-2-4-4-5-2-5 Sara Dawn Sutton, b. "
1-2-4-4-5-2-6 Kathryn Reyne Katie Sutton, b. Winfield, Cowley, KS
1-2-4-4-5-2-7 Jordan Dominic Sutton, b. "

Steven Sutton m. 21 Oct 2006, Theresa Mattal.

Jeffrey Sutton is engaged to be married and lives in Holland, MI.

Sara Sutton is an ICU Neonatal nurse in Kansas City, KS

Kathryn Sutton is a student nurse at Kansas U Medical Center

Wynn Sutton m. 27 June 1974 in KS, Laurie Lee Morgan-Carter, b.
1956, dau of Laverna M. Crowley & Edward L. Morgan.
Laurie has a son: Colby Lee Carter, b. 1973.
Wynn lives in Winfield, KS,

Rebecca “Betty” Overbey m.(1) March. 28, 1947, Meridian Ave Baptist Ch. with Rev. R.L. Woods officiating, Robert F. Dunkin, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dunkin. They had a daughter. They divorced in 1951. Betty m. (2) Feb. 9,1956 Virgil Young. Betty d. of cancer Jan. 1, 1969, and Michael was put up for adoption.
Betty & Virgil had two children:

Leonard Ray Overbey m.[1] 20 June 1947, Belleville. St Clair Co, IL Delila Patricia Pat Mills b.15 May 1930, Black Oak, Craighead Co, AR, d. 28 July 1994, Benton, Saline Co, AR, dau of Sarah Petty & ___? Mills. Ray m. [2] Betty Carolyn Robinson, b. 6 Mar 1929, Lawrenceburg*, Lawrence Co, TN, d. 18 July 2006, Benton, Saline Co, AR, burial, Pinecrest Mem Cem. Ray served in the US Air Force from 2 Jan 1946 - 31 Jan 1966. Ray was employed at IBM Corp. in Alexander, AR. A daughter, b. Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR
1-2-4-4-7-1 Linda Kaye Overbey, b. 5 Mar 1963
* Note Lawrenceburg is about 15 miles from Anderson Overbeys birthplace

Linda Overbey never married. d. 24 Jan 2014, Benton, AR. She was an LPN and lived in N Little Rock, AR

Lloyd "Ralph" Overbey m. Margaret___? b.___?, d.___? Ralph enlisted "while still 16" in the U.S. Air Force from Sep 1945 til Sep 1965 and retired. He then worked as a Process Inspector for Atlantic Research Corp., makers of Solid Propellant Rocket Motor for the Military. They are also into communications, digital processors, coal slurry, etc. Ralph retired to Benton AR with his twin brother Leonard Ray. Ralph d. 23 June 2010, Benton Saline Co, AR. A daughter:
1-2-4-4-8-1 Lori Lee Overbey, b.  at Toul Rosiere Air Base, France

Lori Lee Overbey m. [1] in 1973, Edward Alan Kerpash, d. 30 Nov 2001 at home. Elsberry, Lincoln Co, MO. Burial, Elsberry Cem. They divorced. Lori m. [2] Feb 2004, Portmouth, NH, Paul Mitchell Kegley, b. 1963. Three children:
1-2-4-4-8-1-1 Alana Lori Kerpash, b.
1-2-4-4-8-1-2 Corey Edward Kerpash, b, 
1-2-4-4-8-1-3 Amanda Lee Kerpash, b.

Alana Kerpash and Ross Bridges, a son. Alana m. May 1998, in Living Waters Ch, Attleboro, MA, Josha Bowes, b. Sep 1975. Alana & Josha, a daughter;
1-2-4-4-8-1-1-1 Christian Xavier Bridges, b. Attleboro, MA
1-2-4-4-8-1-1-2 Alyssa Rae Bowes, b. 1999

Corey Kerpash and Kelly ____? have two children,
1-2-4-4-8-1-2-1 Michaela Kerpash, b. 1996 Sturdy Hosp, Attleboro, MA
1-2-4-4-8-1-2-2 Shayne Patrick Evan Kerpash, b.  2002, Attleboro, MA

Amanda Kerpash m. Aug 2008, H[ckman, KY, Tom Cabral, b. April 1977 son of Donna Cabral. Lives, Fulton, KY. Two sons;
1-2-4-4-8-1-3-1 Tommy Edward Cabral, b. July 2003
1-2-4-4-8-1-3-2 John Daniel Cabral, b. Feb 2008


Carl Raymond Overbey - Nellie Brittion Family

Carl Raymond Overbey b. 9 April 1893 near Greenfield, IL. He m. 25 April 1917 Fort Smith, AR, Helen Katherine Nellie Brittion, b. 27 Sep 1897 Sumner Co, KS, They settled on the farm with his parents, James & Ann Overbey. Jim was ill for several years with cancer. Carl & Nellie did all the farming. They lived on the farm until the estate was settled in the early 1930s. During the depression days it was impossible to keep up the payments on a farm. They moved to Hunnewell, KS. where Carl drove the school bus for several years. They moved to Blackwell, OK. when the children were ready to start to high school and Carl became custodian of the Public School System, until he died of cancer 22 Dec 1964. Nellie was in the Nursing Home in Blackwell for several years before she died 19 Feb 1977 at the age of seventy-nine. Burial Rose Hill Cem, South Haven, KS. Uncle Carl & Aunt Nellie made the best Home Made Ice Cream! Paul and I used to go to the farm, as often as we could, before the Big Depression, in The early 30s and before our family came along. We spent many happy weekends there on the farm with them and their children. Wilma was born just 9 days after we married and she was the first baby I ever changed diapers on. Six children:
1-2-4-5-1 Carl Raymond Overbey, II, b. 8 August 1918 all South Haven, Sumner Co, KS d. 1 July 2004
1-2-4-5-2 Mildred Eileen Overbey, b. 11 August 1921 d. 3 Jan 2013
1-2-4-5-3 James Robert Overbey, b. 28 August 1926 d. 6 April 1946
1-2-4-5-4 Wilma Esther Overbey, b. Aug. 28, 1928 d. 2 Oct 1999
1-2-4-5-5 Mary Ann Overbey, b. Dec. 10, 1932d. 25 Dec 1935
1-2-4-5-6 Donna Gene Overbey, b. April 1, 1935 Hunnewell, Sumner Co, KS

Carl Ray Overbey, Jr. was called Raymond as a boy but when he was in the US Army his name was changed to Carl. He m.18 Sep 1944 in a Military wedding at Tyler, TX, Rita Lucille Sinnott, 27 Sep 1919, Chase, KS-27 Mar 2000, Fayetteville, AR. dau of Matilda Robinson & James Sinnott, They always lived in Blackwell, OK. Raymond had a very successful Auto Repair Shop on Main Street. They were Catholic. Ray d. 1 July 2004. Burial Blackwell Cem. Nine children:
1-2-4-5-1-1 Cecelia Louise Overbey, b. Ponca City, Ray Co. OK
1-2-4-5-1-2 Robert Louis Overbey, b. August 1951 Blackwell. Ray Co, OK
1-2-4-5-1-3 Teresa Eilene Overbey, b. Ray Co, OK
1-2-4-5-1-4 Marion Eugene Marty Overbey. b. Ray Co, OK
1-2-4-5-1-5 Margaret Ann Overbey, b. Ray Co, OK
1-2-4-5-1-6 Linda Marie Overbey, b. Ray Co, OK
1-2-4-5-1-7 Carl Raymond Overbey III, b. Ray Co, OK
1-2-4-5-1-8 James Michael Overbey, b. Ray Co, OK
1-2-4-5-1-9 Catherine Elaine Overbey, b. Ray Co, OK

Robert L. Overbey never married. He went to college in Oklahoma City. He was an artist. He died in Kansas City while having an operation on 16 Oct 1987 He worked for the Blackwell Newspaper.

Carl Overbey, III m. [1] Jonice Marie Webb, b._? dau of Patricia OGrady & Jon Webb. They divorced. Carl m. [2] Anita Ann Sharp, b, Nov 1965. Live in Rogers, AR. Rogers AR is the home of War Eagle Days and Anita & Carl have a lot to do with it as part of it is held on Anita's fathers farm. Carl & Anita, two children;
1-2-4-5-1-7-1 Jakob William Jake Overbey, b. Dec 1989 Rogers, Benton Co, AR
1-2-4-5-1-7-2 Meagan Nichole Overbey, b. June 1993 Rogers, Benton Co, AR

James Overbey m. [1] Angela Dawn Mudgett, dau of Mary Mulligan & David Mudgett. They divorced. James m. [2] Shelley Rae Ramsey, b. Feb 1962. They live in Fayetteville, AR. While living in Blackwell, James worked with his father as a mechanic, now works with his brother Carl for an auto dealer in Rogers, AR. James & Angela, two children, James & Shelly, two children;
1-2-4-5-1-8-1 Brittney Overbey, b.___?
1-2-4-5-1-8-2 Bron Michael Overbey, b. Oct. 1982
1-2-4-5-1-8-3 Brooke Michelle Overbey, b. March __?
1-2-4-5-1-8-4 James Michael Overbey, b. Dec __?

James Robert Overbey died 6 April 1946, soon after he graduated from High School at Hunneywell, Sumner Co, KS. Burial, South Haven Cemetery.

Mildred Eileen Overbey m. 18 May 1940. Handcock, WV, Milton Alphine Roberts, b. 5 Jan 1920, Saegertown, Crawford Co, PA, son of Elsie B. Seybert & William C. Roberts. He was a teacher and Principal of Red Lake Day School and White Cone Day School at Tonalea, AZ. for almost 14 years. He was in the U.S. Army for 13 years. He was flying a Cessna 150 practicing for his pilots license when he was killed at Camp Verde, AZ. 23 August 1975. He was Methodist. Mildred taught in Red Lake Day school for 9 years. She was a member of the Christian Church. As a child Mildred was called Eileen and that is what I still call her. Mildred m. 9 Oct. 1976, Pete King. Pete was a Contractor. They lived in Phoenix and Sun City, AZ. Pete d. 9 July 1981. Mildred d. 3 Jan 2013 at Home in Phoenix, AZ. Mildred & Milton, two sons:
1-2-4-5-2-1 Daniel Lee Dan Roberts, b. Feb 1942 Greenville, PA.
1-2-4-5-2-2 Robert James Bob Roberts, b. 18 Feb 1947 Honolulu, Hawaii

Dan L. Roberts m. [1] Barbara May Wilson, b. Feb 1945, Los Angeles, CA. Divorced, 2000. Dan was in the Air Force. Dan m. [2] Jan 2009, Barbara Maier b. April 1951, Edmunton, Alberta, Canada. Three dau:
1-2-4-5-2-1-1 Melissa Annette Roberts, b. Jan 1961 Waco, TX.
1-2-4-5-2-1-2 Jeanette Renee Roberts, b. May 1964 Tinker AFB, OK
1-2-4-5-2-1-3 Michelle Elizabeth Roberts, b. Dec 1970 Langley AFB, VA

Melissa Roberts m. Rick St. Mary. They live in Phoenix, AZ. Three children:
1-2-4-5-2-1-1-1 Jason Daniel St. Mary, b. 1982
1-2-4-5-2-1-1-2 Joseph St Mary, b,
1-2-4-5-2-1-1-3 Richard Baugh St Mary, b. 2005

Jeanette Roberts m. William Francis Coppola. They live in Phoenix, AZ. Two children:
1-2-4-5-1-2-1 Cynthia Rene Coppola, b. 1981
1-2-4-5-1-2-2 William Francis Bill Coppola, II, b. 1982

Bob Roberts m. 14 Feb 1969, Camp Verde, AZ., in the High School gym, Gwena Faye Reid, b. 26 Feb 1950,, Camp Verde, AZ. Bob taught math, science & history at Camp Verde and retired after 27 yrs of service and Gwena teaches Kindergarten at Lake Monezuma, AZ. Bob d. 4 Oct 2008, after battling cancer for 39 yrs at Banner Estrella Med Center, Phoenix, AZ. Gwena lives, Rimrock AZ,. Two sons:
1-2-4-5-2-2-1 James Bryan Jim Roberts, b. in AZ
1-2-4-5-2-2-2 Scott Reid Roberts, b. in AZ

Jim Roberts m. 27 June 1997, South Jordan, UT, Jeanette Norma Jenny Hardy b.__? They met in Cedar City, UT, while attending Southern Utah U. Jim graduated 1998 with a BS in chemiestry and Jenny in 1999 with a BS in Business Management. Live, Litchfield Park, AR. Three children;
1-2-4-5-2-2-1-1 Thomas James Tommy Roberts, b. 8 Aug 2000
1-2-4-5-2-2-1-2 Samuel Reid Sammy Roberts, b. 21 Feb 2002
1-2-4-5-2-2-1-3 Sarah Kathleen Roberts, b. 8 Aug 2007

Scott Roberts m. 29 June 2013 Amber Beeler__? Live, Surprise, AZ. Twin sons;
1-2-4-5-2-2-2-1 Conner James Roberts, b.9 Nov 2013
1-2-4-5-2-2-2-2 Landen Timothy Roberts, b. 9 Nov 2013

James Robert Overbey died 6 April 1946, soon after he graduated from High School at Hunneywell, Sumner Co, KS. Burial South Haven Cemetery.

Wilma Overbey m. July 3, 1947 Marvin Tobin, b. Dec. 12, 1922, d. Dec. 18, 1977. They lived in Ft. Smith, AR for many years, Wilma was a real estate Sales Associate. Wilma died in 1999 and is buried in Eufaula, OK Two children:

Mary Ann Overbey died at the age of three on Dec. 25, 1935. She is buried in South Haven Cem.

Donna Overbey m. 13 June 1954, Blackwell, Kay Co, OK, Max Allen Wirtz, b. 14 Aug 1935, Kay Co, OK son Of Lavina M. & Howe E. Wirtz. Donna was voted Beauty Queen in her senior year of HS at Blackwell, OK. She was a beautiful brown-eyed blonde. She now has dark brown hair, as so many of this line of Overbeys. Blond until they were in their early twenties and then their hair turns dark brown. Max served with the 45th Div in the Oklahoma ANG. In 2014 Max was elected the Mayor of Blackwell. Donna & Max celebrated their 60th wedding anniv at a church in Blackwell. Live, 402 W. Ferguson, Blackwell, OK. Two dau:
1-2-4-5-6-1 Rebecca Lynn Becky Wirtz, b. both Kay Co,
1-2-4-5-6-2 Cynthia Gene Cindy Wirtz, b.

Rebecca Becky Wirtz m. 23 Mar 1974, Trinity Lutheran Ch, Blackwell, OK, David Glen Muret, 2 Dec 1953, Blackwell, OK.-18 Nov 2014, Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City. to Bessie June Croft 10/13/1925-3/28/2008 & Wayne Franklin Muret -6/25/1986. David attended Oklahoma State U. David was an A1 cabinet maker. Becky lives in Blackwell. Three sons:
1-2-4-5-6-1-1 Daniel Allen Dan Muret, b.1976 all Blackwell, Kay Co, OK
1-2-4-5-6-1-2 Brian Glen Muret, b. 1978
1-2-4-5-6-1-3 Kyle Wayne Muret, b. 1985

Dan Muret m. Tonja____ live in Celina, TX. Two children;
1-2-4-5-6-1-1-1 Harlie Muret, b.
1-2-4-5-6-1-1-2 Taylen Muret, b.

Brian Muret m. Channa_____ live Blackwell. OK. Three children;
1-2-4-5-6-1-2-1 Kendall Muret, b.
1-2-4-5-6-1-2-2 Tyler Muret, b.
1-2-4-5-6-1-2-3 Andrew Muret, b.

Kyle Muret & Jennifer Dault live in Sweetwater, OK

Cynthia Cindy Wirtz m. 17 July 1982, Lorin Eugene Butch Hall, b. 11 June 1964. They divorced. She m. (2) 19 Aug 1996, Blackwell, Kay Co, OK, James Lee Jim Lawrence, b. 25 Oct 1963, Canton, OH, son of June & James W. Lawrence. Jim served 4 years in the US Army. They live just W. of Blackwell, OK. Cindy & Lorin, a son;
1-2-4-5-6-2-1 Drew Eric Wirtz, b. 1991 Blackwell, OK


It really pays to advertise. I had lost all track of the Emmet Walker family since 1977 when we had stopped in Denver, CO. to see them. We meaning, Paul, our grandson Tim and me. I sent in an article to the Capper’s Weekly, a neighbor of Jack and Verleen Johnstone read the article and told them about it. She knew that Jack was a nephew of Emmet Walker. Jack is a son of W. B. & Octavia Johnstone and Octavia was a sister of Emmet Walker. Verleen sent me Martin’s address. I was thrilled to get the address and from the quick answer, Martin was thrilled to hear from us. For over two years I had made inquiry after inquiry to different places in Denver, post office, telephone office and even police, but the answer was th same, no one lived in Denver by that name. In June of 1983 my Paul and I went to Denver and talked to different people to see if we could find the Walkers. No luck. Then I sent in the article and it came out in the September 8 issue.

Effie Naomi Overbey, b. 29 Aug 1895 on the farm in Montgomery Co, IL. m. 5 Oct 1915, John “Emmett” Walker, d. 9 Apr 1980 in Ingram, Kerr Co, TX, funeral was held in Newkirk, OK. Son of Martha Harvison and John S. Walker who were pioneer settlers in Kerr Co. (J.S. Walker was a foreman on the famous WO Ranch near Kerrville, where he died of a gunshot wound following a fence dispute!) Emmett started working at Jett and Wood Wholesale Grocery. Their first son was b. in Wichita, KS. in the home of Alva and Flo Overbey. Emmett then started working as an oil field rig builder and later became a driller in the oil fields of OK. and KS. for many years. He farmed in south central Kansas when not on a job. He was working as a driller in Hays, KS. in Feb. 1936 when the dynamite he was tamping into the frozen ground blew up and hit him in the face. He lost the sight of one eye. Alva and Paul Overbey went to Hays to be with them at that time. It was 6 below zero, and in those days they drove a car with no heater, and the wind chill was really cold. Emmett and his son Martin worked together in the oil fields near Longmont, CO. for a time. Emmett and Naomi moved back to Newkirk, OK where he worked part-time as a road maintainer for Kay Co, OK. Naomi was a wife who followed her husband to the oil fields, whenever she could, or stayed on a farm and ran it until he came home. Emmett was a tall handsome blond and Naomi was a beautiful young woman, with brown eyes and black hair when I first met them in 1928. Naomi d. 18 Apr 1979. Both buried in the Rose Hill Cem., South Haven, Sumner Co, KS. Four children:
1-2-4-6-1 John Martin JM Walker, b. 14 Jul 1916 Wichita, Sedgwick, Co, KS.
1-2-4-6-2 Naomi Ruth Walker, b. 12 Jan 1918 South Haven, Sumner Co, KS, d. 7 July1920
1-2-4-6-3 Evelyn Lorene Walker, b. 5 Nov 1920
1-2-4-6-4 Joe Emmett Walker, b. 20 Nov 1935 Great Bend, Barton Co, KS d. 7 May 1957 Longmont, CO.

Martin "JM" Walker m. 1 May 1939 Lorna Elizabeth Overhold, b. 20 Apr 1917 Ellinwood, Barton Co, KS, d. 29 Jul 1967 Denver, burial Commerce City, CO. She graduated from grade & high school in Ellinwood then went to Emporia State Teachers College in Emporia, KS. Martin was living in Great Bend, KS. when they met. Lorna was teaching music in the rural schools at the time of their marriage. In later years she taught piano and organ in their home. She was the Christian Church Organist in Longmont, CO, until they moved to Denver in 1966. He was an auto mechanic for 35 years and worked in the oil fields for about 13 years. After Lorna died Martin was alone until he m.(2) Oct. 7, 1971 at Denver CO. Elizabeth VanHorn, born in Burma, dau. of Alice Owells & Clarence VanHorn who were missionaries in Burma. Her father was also a Math teacher at Rangoon College in Burma. Elizabeth is a retired School teacher. She has a dau. and a grandson by her first marriage. Martin retired to Kerrville, TX, where he enjoyed fishing as much as he could. Martin d. April 15, 1993, Kerrville, TX, his ashes were spread on his favorite fishing spots in beautiful Pouder Canyon, CO. Elizabeth moved back to the west coast with her daughter after JM passed and was living in Portland [Multnomah Co.], Oregon when she died on Nov. 15, 2004. Martin and Lorna had four children:
1-2-4-6-1-1 Judith Marilyn Judy Walker, b. Nov 1939 Great Bend, Barton Co, KS
1-2-4-6-1-2 Bairn Roger Walker, b. Jun 1941 Longmont, CO
1-2-4-6-1-3 Constance Mae Walker, b. Dec 1942 Hays Ellis Co, KS
1-2-4-6-1-4 Lorance Emmett Butch Walker, b. Dec 1944 Hays Ellis Co, KS

Judith Marilyn Judy Walker m. Feb 1959, Longmont, CO, Paul Clarence Cox, b. Oct 1939, Long Island, Phillips Co, KS., to Goldie & Clarence P. Cox. They divorced. Paul was an Insurance salesman with A. L. Williams Insurance Co, Norton, KS. Paul served in the US Air Force. Judy lives in Ft Collins, CO. Five children:
1-2-4-6-1-1-1 Timothy Paul Cox, b. July 1960 Longmont, Weld Co, CO
1-2-4-6-1-1-2 Terry Dean Cox, b. July 1962 Norton, Norton Co, KS.
1-2-4-6-1-1-3 Todd Alan Cox, b. Sep 1963 Norton, Norton Co, KS.
1-2-4-6-1-1-4 Ronald Lee Ronnie Cox, b. Sep 1966 Toul Rosiere Air Base, France
1-2-4-6-1-1-5 Julie Michelle Cox, b. Mar 1973 Norton, KS.

Timothy Cox m. June 1993, Blue Springs, MO, Patricia Marie Williams, b. May 1956. He served in the US Army in Germany. Patricia had two son from her first marriage; Robert Lee, b. Sep 1974 & Anthony Lee Williams, b. Jan 1976. He retired and now lives in Long Island, KS. A son;
1-2-4-6-1-1-1-1 Tyler Paul Cox, b. June 1996 Overland Park, KS

Terry Cox m. Aug 1988, Blue Springs, MO, Linda Sue Smith b. Feb 1964, Overland Park, MO. went to the Kansas Technical Institute. He lived in Peoria, IL, now in Windsor, CO. Three children;
1-2-4-6-1-1-2-1 Brandon Lee Cox, b. June 1990
1-2-4-6-1-1-2-2 Paige Nicole Cox, b. Feb 1992
1-2-4-6-1-1-2-3 Lance Alan Cox, b. July 1994

Todd Cox m. Aug 1991 Overland Park, KS, Cindy G. Waller, b. July 1954, they divorced. Todd m.[2] Sep 2006 in Mexico, Korinne b. Jan 1991. Todd went to the Kansas Technical Institute. He traveled extensively for his job and is reported to be a salesman of champion bull semen. They live in Ft Collins, CO. Todd & Cindy, a dau;
1-2-4-6-1-1-3-1 Victoria Angelia Tori Cox, b. Oct 1993 Overland Park, KS

Ronnie Cox m. 1989 in FL. Sue__? Lived in Norton, KS, went to Norton High School, went to a Medical College, became a doctor Austin, TX/Three children;
1-2-4-6-1-1-4 Cody Cox, b. Oct 1993
1-2-4-6-1-1-4 Carly Cox, b. Nov 1996 Overland, Park, KS
1-2-4-6-1-1-4 Conner Cox, b. 1994

Julie Cox m. Mar 2004, Ft Collins, CO, Chad Alan Iverson b. Aug 1973, Ft Collins, CO. She was active in sports. Has a masters degree physical theraphy. Three Children;
1-2-4-6-1-1-5-1 Sophia Grace Iverson July 2006 all, Ft Collins, CO
1-2-4-6-1-1-5-2 Ava Lauren Iverson, b. Jan 2008
1-2-4-6-1-1-5-3 Brianna Ainsley Iverson, b. Feb 2009

Roger Walker m. July 1961, Longmont, Boulder Co, CO. Marjorie Ellaruth Margie Thompson b. Aug 1942 Oak Park, Cook Co, IL, dau. of Lois Taletha Wollenberg & Stuart Mellor Thompson. Margie is a very busy housewife and part-time [now retired} food server for the Americana Hotels at the Bell System Center for Technical Education. Roger retired in Jan 2008 from Catching Fluidpower as an outside salesman of pneumatic and hydraulic systems & components, where he worked since April 1969, and spends a lot of time tinkering and watching sporting events with their grandchildren. (Paul and I attended their wedding and have not seen any of Martin's family since then. We did see Martin & Lorna one time after that, in the summer of 1967.) Roger d. 8 Sep 2014 at Home. Six children:
1-2-4-6-1-2-1 Roger Kevin Walker, b. June 1962 Longmont, CO
1-2-4-6-1-2-2 Kenneth Charles Walker, b. Aug 1963 Longmont, CO
1-2-4-6-1-2-3 Jeffery Keith Walker, b. Aug 1964 Longmont, CO
1-2-4-6-1-2-4 Steven Kirk Walker, b. July 1967 Denver, CO.
1-2-4-6-1-2-5 Kent Martin Walker, b. June 1969 Hinsdale, IL
1-2-4-6-1-2-6 Kathleen Suzzanne Walker, b. April 1971 Naperville, IL.

R. Kevin Walker, born on his father's birthday and Father's day. Kevin m. [1] Aug 1983, Downers Grove, IL. Debra Ann Spiers, b. Oct 1962 dau. of Kathy Kozlik & Scott Spiers. Divorced, mid 1980s. Kevin m. [2] in 1991, Glen Arbor, MI, Rosemary Bender, b. Mar 1963, Lisle, IL. Rosemary had a son Christopher before they were met and he was adopted by Kevin. Kevin is an EDM (Electronic Discharge Machining) programmer and has been employed with them since high school. They live in Lisle, IL

Kenneth C. Walker m. Nov 1981, Lisle, Du Page Co, IL, Elizabeth Ann Scharnagle, b. April 1963, Chicago, IL., dau. of Donna Jean & Anthony Howard Brown. They divorced, 1986. He m. [2] in 1993, Glen Arbor, MI, Tara___? They divorced. He m. [3] in 2000, Lexington, KY, Angela___? Kenny was in the US Navy from Aug 1981 till April 1984, was stationed at Portmouth, VA, & Great Lakes Naval Station. They live in Albuquerque, NM. Ken & Elizabeth, two children;
1-2-4-6-1-2-2-1 Tiffany Ann Walker, b. Jan 1983 Portsmouth, VA.
1-2-4-6-1-2-2-2 Bryan Walker, b. Mar 1986 Du Page Co, IL

J. Keith Walker m. Aug 1986, Wheaton, Du Page Co, IL, Laurie Susanne MacKay, b. Mar 1964, Rochester, NY, dau of Barbara & James F. Mackay. Keith graduated from Northern Illinois U in 1987 and owned and operated several business?s over the years. Dan was a senior in high school and played varsity baseball. Brian is the first known family member to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was diagnosed in Dec 2003. Brian is on an insulin pump 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. With new technological advancements in diabetes care, Brian is expected to lead a fairly normal, long life. They live in Aurora, IL. Two sons, b. Winfield, Du Page Co, IL;
1-2-4-6-1-2-3-1 Daniel Brock Walker, b. Dec 1990
1-2-4-6-1-2-3-2 Brian Conner Walker, b. Oct 1993

S. Kirk Walker m. July 1991, Glen Arbor, Leelanau Co, MI, Dana Therese Naylor, b. Dec 1962 dau of Ellie & Jerry Naylor. In High school he was a good student and an all round athlete played football, baseball and wrestling. Kirk is also in the EDM field and is one of the most expert technicians on Charmilles technologies EDM systems. He travels for Charmillies and troubleshoots problem systems. Lives in Troy MO. A daughter;
1-2-4-6-1-2-4-1 Kinsey Morgan Walker, b. Oct 1992

Kent M. Walker m. Oct 1991, Lisle, Du Page Co, IL, Linda Ormsby, b. Nov 1968 dau of Marlene & Robert Ormsby. Kent is also in the ADM field and has worked with Kevin at the same company for the past 12 yrs. They live in Aurora, IL Two children b. Winfield, Du Page Co, IL;
1-2-4-6-1-2-5-1 Taylor Catherine Walker, b. Dec 1994
1-2-4-6-1-2-5-2 Jason Kent Walker, b. July 1997

Kathleen Kathy Walker m. July 1996 in IL, Michael Szela, b. Sep 1970 son of Melenie & Frank Scela. They live in Aurora, IL Two sons b. Winfield, Du Page Co, IL;
1-2-4-6-1-2-6-1 Nathan Michael Szela, b. Dec 1998
1-2-4-6-1-2-6-2 Justin Thomas Szela, b. Feb 2001

Evelyn Lorene Walker m.(1) 25 Feb 1942, Ponca City, Kay Co, OK, John Kyle LeMaster. They divorced. Evelyn m. (2) 23 May 1954, Longmont, Boulder Co, CO, Hugh LeRex Rex Bateman, b. 17 April 1904, Seymour, Wayne Co, IA, d. 8 Nov 1969, Longmont, CO, son of Leah Elizabeth Eckles & Joseph Bateman. Rex was a building inspector and they both belonged to the Nazarene Ch. Evelyn was a secretary, living in KS., OK., Co, TX. & Weiser, ID. Evelyn d. 31 Jan 2003, Weiser, Washington Co, ID, on her daughters birthday.
Evelyn & Kyle, A dau, Evelyn & Rex, two children;
1-2-4-6-3-1 Carolyn Ruth LeMaster, b. June 1944 Newkirk, Kay Co, OK
1-2-4-6-3-2 Lea Ann Bateman, b. Jan 1955
1-2-4-6-3-3 Curtis Hugh Bateman, b. Sep 1958

Carolyn LeMaster m. Nov 1960, Longmont, CO, Robin Alan Jochem, b. Dec 1935 in CO. Live in Parma, ID, 83660. Two children:
1-2-4-6-3-1-1 Angela Lorene Jochem, b. June 1962 Longmont, CO
1-2-4-6-3-1-2 Valerie Marie Jochem, b. May 1968

Angela Jochem m. Christopher Scott Hendricks, b. Nov 1970. They Live in Parma, ID. Two Children;
1-2-4-6-3-1-1-1 Vanessa Kyle Hendricks, b. May 1995 Caldwell, ID.
1-2-4-6-3-1-1-2 Blake William Hendricks, b. Mar 2000 Boise, ID

Valerie Jochem m. Jan 1989 Laramie, WY, Brett Matthew Hennigh, b. Feb 1969 Fort Knox, KY. Live in Hartville, WY. Three children;
1-2-4-6-3-1-2-1 Savannah Susan Hennigh, b. April 1990 Nampa, ID
1-2-4-6-3-1-2-2 Dakota Jochem Hennigh, b. Dec 1991 Alamosa, CO
1-2-4-6-3-1-2-3 Seville Amanda Hennigh, b. 9 April 1995 Alamosa, CO

Lea Ann Bateman m. Oct 1978, Boise, Ada Co, ID, John Franklin King, b. Feb 1947, Boise, ID, son of Emestine Willa Popkey 1920-1983 & Donald Earl King 1918-1989. Live in Boise, ID. Two children b. Boise, Ada Co, ID;
1-2-4-6-3-2-1 Aaron Franklin King, b. March 1984
1-2-4-6-3-2-2 Brenna Ann King, b. May 1986

Curtis H. Bateman is single and lives and works in Redmond, WA.


Louvicy Jane Overbey was born 4 June 1854, in Lauderdale Co. AL. She was known by all her family as Aunt Sis. She was m.(1) 1 Feb 1871, Dewitt Co, IL, Alexander Arthington. They divorced and she m. (2) 15 Jan 1885,
Dewitt Co, IL, Henry Steele, b. Sep 1939, IN. Someone in the family said she died in the Quincy County Veteran's Home but they have no record of her death there. No record of her ever being there. I wrote to several other Veteran's Homes and did not find where she died or when. She did have seven children:
1-2-5-1 Jonathon W Arthington, b 15 Dec 1871, 4 Oct 1919, IL
1-2-5-2 David E. Arthington, b 1874 IL--??
1-2-5-3 Edna May Arthington, b--?? m. 20 Oct 1897 in Greene Co, IL Marshall Perry Cozadd, b.12 Jan 1872, d 10 Oct 1917, Wood River, IL
1-2-5-4 William Arthington
1-2-5-5 Eddie Arthington, b. Oct 1880 IL
1-2-5-6 Ora Henry Steele,
1-2-5-7 Lester Steele, b. 1895, IL

Jonathon W Arthington m. 1895, Il, Martha A. Odell, b. Aug 1876, Il. d. 1920
1-2-5-1-1 Leota Bertha Arthington b 1897 IL
1-2-5-1-2 Homer Leroy Arthington, b.16 July 1898
1-2-5-1-3 Dora M. Arthington, b. 1903
1-2-5-1-4 Verna M. Arthington, b. 1907
1-2-5-1-5 Ora C. Arthington, b. 1908
1-2-5-1-6 Harold Arthington, b. Mar 1810
Note there are some Arthington graves in Crum Cemetery in DeWitt Co, IL

Lester Steele m. IL Mary M.__? b. 1885. Lived in Wapella, IL. A son 1920 census
1-2-5-7-1 Lester Henry Steele


With more time and more money I might have been able to have found out more about the Arthington and Steele families but maybe after this is printed someone will come up with some information and send it to me.

I have just a little minute,
Only sixty seconds in it,
Forced upon me, can’t refuse it ,
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,
But it’s up to me to use it;
I must suffer if I abuse it:
Just a tiny, little minute,
But eternity is in it.


Henry Searles Family

Henry Searles was the father of Mariah Searles-Overbey. He m. Ann Beasley, daughter of Jesse Fendal Beasley, a very wealthy plantation owner in Giles County, TN. In 1975 I received a letter from Nelle J. Smith of Pulaski, Tennessee and she gave me a lot of information about the Beasley’s. Quoting from her letter, “Goodsprings is a small community west of Pulaski and near Lawrence Co. TN. line. That is the area where Surles (Searles) (Surls) settled and some of the family are buried in the Cemetery there. When I was growing up, Willis Surles had married Willie McMasters. The McMasters lived here at Aspen Hill and I used to play with the Surls grandchildren when they visited Ma and Pa McMasters. Goodsprings isn’t near a “waterway” so the family must have gone into north Alabama before 1850 as I do not find them in the Giles Co. Census. Muscle Shoals is about 69-70 miles south of Goodsprings and would probably have been where they started by boat, going on the Tennessee River up through Tenn. to KY line and to the Ohio River above Cairo. I am working with my brother-in-law on the Beasley line. In Deed Book B. page 93--300 acres, reg. 11, July 1811. Land on both sides of Richland Creek bounded by Captain John Yancy--from Richland Hightower to Jess Beasley.--Records show Jessee Beasley made deed of gift to his son William M. Beasley (Beasley girls still live on the old place). Other records show Jesse Beasley children: Burton Beasley, Fendall Beasley, William M. Beasley and Jane or Ann married Henry Searls”.

May term of Court--Minute Book for 1829--Henry Sirl (Surles) (Searles) recorded as guardian of his children: Mariah B., Susan B., Nancy E., Mahala and Francis M. for purpose of receiving their share of Grandfather Jesse Beasley’s estate. note; (Their mother must have died and he filed to receive their share. If the mother had been alive this would not have been necessary.) Henry Searls married 2nd Anna Barber before 1828.

I hope this will help. Most of the families that came about the time Jesse Beasley did were from North Carolina and settled in the same area.”

As we know William and Mariah Overbey came up the Tennessee River. & Mississippi River to Alton, IL. where William is buried, But I believe James and Elizabeth did go up the Tennessee River.

(I received a letter from a descendant of James Serles, J88, brother of Mariah, and he gave me the name Rebecca for the wife of Jesse Fendal Beasley. Thank you Gary Phillips, Rt 3, Box 146, Edmonton, KY 42129. Sept. 3, 1983)

Giles County, Tennessee Federal Census 1850, Dis. 6, Goodsprings area.
45 Henry Searls 55m $2500 born Tenn.
Anna 50f Tenn.
James A. 16 m Tenn.
Rebecca H. 14 f Tenn.
William F. 13 m Tenn.
Lucinda E. 10 f Tenn.

44 Henry W. Searls 22 m Tenn.
Martha J. 16 f Tenn.

Dist. #2 Aspen Hill
12 Frances Surls 23 m Tenn.
Sarah E. 19 f Tenn.
John T. 6/12 m Tenn.

Family of Henry Searles and Ann Beasley
Mariah B. b Feb. 15, 1819 Goodsprings, Giles Co.
Susan B. b 1821
Nancy E. b 1823
Mahala b 1825
Frances M. b 1827
Henry married Anna Barbar
Sarah E. 1831
James A. 1834
Rebecca H. 1836
William 1837
Lucinda 1840

This is a copy of the 2nd letter from Nelle J. Smith of Pulaski, TN.

“Dear Mrs. Overbey:
I’m not working on an Overbey line but will be glad to receive any data you think would be of help in my search. I’ve set up a folder for you and will keep in touch in case I find anything. I’ve checked Giles Co. census for 1820 and found no Overbey: 1830 Tenn. Census shows one Overby in White Co, which is two Counties to the east. I do know several families that came from White Co. to Giles Co. by 1835. Crabb, (my) Roger and Related families. They were in Giles County in the southwest corner and some went into Lawrence Co, TN. and Lauderdale Co, AL., you might check Lauderdale Co, AL., and I have already checked Lawrence Co, TN. for 1850 and didn’t find anything. I’ve also checked Lawrence Co. AL. 1850 Census and find no OVERBEY.
Goodsprings is a small community west of Pulaski and near Lawrence Co. TN. Line. That is area where Surles, Searls, settled and some of the family are buried in the Cemetery there. When I was growing up Willis Surles had grandchildren I played with.”

After receiving these two letter I started checking out 1850 Census Micro-film records of North Carolina. I finally found this in Wake County, Panther Branch Dist.

33 OVERBEE
Martin age 60 Shoe maker and farmer b NC
Sarah 60
Martha 20
Martin 18
Mary 22
35 John 25 Farmer
Catherine 37
D.H. 2
Sarah E. 1
36 Gideon 28 Farmer
Lucetta 19
James Q. 1
124 Edward 38 Blacksmith
Edith 49
Martha 12
Washington 17
James 10
Angeline 8
Elizabeth 5

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