Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Lewis Monroe OVERFIELD

Male 1834 - 1863  (28 years)


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  • Name Lewis Monroe OVERFIELD 
    Born 28 Sep 1834  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1857  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 26 Dec 1861 to 18 Feb 1863 
    Pvt, Co M, 6th W.Va. Inf, Civil War 
    • Enlisted as a Private in Co M, 6th W.Va. Inf, on Oct 20 1861 in West Union. Mustered in at West Union on Dec 26 1861. According to company muster rolls, in Jan/Feb 1862 and April to Aug 1862, he was a guard at No. 5 tunnel and bridges of the Northwest Virginia Railroad. His duty remained in the same area until January 1863. He died of typhoid fever/pneumonia at his home in Smithton (Smithburg) on Feb 18 1863.
    Died 18 Feb 1863  Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: typhoid fever 
    Buried Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I44723  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 29 May 2016 

    Father Martin OVERFIELD,   b. CA 1805, Loudoun Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1883, Berea, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Julia Ann "Judy" NUTTER,   b. CA 1805,   d. Feb 1880, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1826  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Ann COX,   b. 1837, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1857  Gilmer Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Jane OVERFIELD,   b. 13 Oct 1859, Gilmer Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Monroe OVERFIELD,   b. 26 Oct 1860, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1945, Juniata, Adams Co, Neb. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F18101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: typhoid fever - 18 Feb 1863 - Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hart Cemetery, Taylor Drain Rd, Oxford, Doddridge Co WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1889] Gilmer County Marriage Records, Glenville, WV.

    2. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    4. [S1889] Gilmer County Marriage Records, Glenville, WV, MR p. 5.
      Identified as Lewis Moverfield (sic), 22, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co; and Rebecca Ann Cox, 20, b. Jackson Co, res. Gilmer Co. Married Mar 17 1857.