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Matthew Overton


1831 - 1916

Matthew Overton, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Davenport) Overton, married Margaret Walker in Tyrrell Co., NC on April 17, 1856.   Matthew and his wife moved to Coinjock from Tyrrell County in 1884.  Their children had been born in Tyrrell County, NC between 1857 and 1874.  Matthew was a cobbler, but when he came to Coinjock, he rented a farm, sometimes "hiring out" to work with other farmers.  Matthew died in 1916 at the age of 85, while his wife lived to be 95 years old.  She died in 1933. [see tombstones]

1) Laura Virginia "Jennie" Overton
b. Jan. 27 1857  d. Nov. 21, 1933 [death certificate]
Married: William S. "Bill" Snell on June 8, 1879 [marriage license]
b. Apr. 15, 1853   d. Sept. 18, 1918  [death certificate]
Both buried John Sim Snell Cemetery in Tyrrell County


William & Laura Virginia (Overton) Snell



Henry Welford Snell
1885-1969
[death certificate]
Son of Wm. & Laura Overton Snell
Husband of Blanche Buckner Forbes


Blanche Buckner Forbes
1883-1976
d/o Enoch H. & Albina O'Neal Forbes
Wife of Henry Welford Snell

2) St. Helena "Lena" Overton
b. Nov. 24, 1861  d. Jan. 28, 1945
Married 1st a cousin: Augustus W. Overton on Jan. 29, 1879 [license]
Married 2nd: Joseph A. Walker in Currituck Co. on Aug. 10, 1890
b. July 10, 1872   d. July 16, 1910   [see tombstones]

3) Linwood Walker Overton
b. Feb. 16, 1862  d. Dec. 13, 1935 [death certificate - birth year differs from tombstone]
Married: Florence H. Ansell in Currituck Co. on Dec. 25, 1889
b. Apr. 2, 1869   d. May 12, 1959  [death certificate]
[see their tombstone - Florence's name not yet engraved]

4) Edward Overton
b. c1863  d.__________
Married: Caroline Godfrey in Tyrrell Co. on Oct. 14, 1883 [license]
b. Nov. 26, 1863   d. Oct. 25, 1927  [death certificate]
[Buried on the Edward Overton property in Coinjock but no tombstones survive.]

5) William Johnson Overton
b. Aug. 21, 1867  d. Oct. 20, 1940 [death certificate wrong on birth year]
Married: Laura F. Wilson in Pasquotank Co., NC in 1889
b. Oct. 1873  d. aft. Oct. 1940

6) James Hardy Overton
b. Mar. 1, 1874   d. Dec. 25, 1964 [death certificate]
Married 1st: Zetta O'Neal in Coinjock on Sept. 7, 1898
b. Aug. 29, 1882  d. June 18, 1921  [see tombstone]
Married 2nd: Catherine L. Bright Boswood in 1925
b. Apr. 7, 1890  d. Aug. 2, 1964  [see tombstone]

7) Robert C. Overton [see article on his WWI Military record with NOAA]
b. Aug. 16, 1875  d. Sept. 12, 1952 [Buried Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, VA]
Married: Lula E. Owens in Currituck Co. on Jan. 3, 1900
b. Oct. 14, 1881  d. Aug. 27, 1917  [see tombstone]

1920 Princess Anne Co., VA (Kempsville Dist. - Old Shell Road

Overton, Robert C. Head 42 Widower GovernmentSurveyor
Overton, Orin D. Son 19 Single Bank Clerk
Overton, Mabel Daughter 17    
Overton, Robert C. Son 11    
Overton, Marie Daughter 8    
Owens, Sarah F. Mother-In-Law 70 Widow  
Forbes, Georgia Boarder 18   Dairy Milker

1930 Norfolk Co., VA (Independent City of Norfolk) - 1319 Colonial Ave

Overton, Mabel S. Head 26 Single Clothing Store Stenographer
Overton, Mattie M. Sister 18 Single  
Overton, Robert C. Jr. Brother 22 Single Shipyard Apprentice
Overton, Robert C. Sr. Father 55 Widower Government Surveyor

8) Dennis Modeal Overton
b. Aug. 1882  d. _________
Married: Martha G. "Mattie" Peterson in Currituck Co. in 1904
b. _________  d. ________

Photos kindly submitted by Sharyn Guthrie.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.