OVERFIELD ANNEX

 

Anna Depew (Overfield) Bunnell Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Overfield:”

 

Overfield Reunions

 

Generation

 

6  

 

5   Paul Overfield

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Immigrated to America from Germany at age 7 in 1722 (also seen: b. 1715).  Died 9 November 1800.  Settled in what was later known as Monroe County, Pennsylvania, near the Delaware Water Gap in Middle Smithfield Township.

 

2.  Wife: Rebecca Marshall

 

Sister of Edward Marshall of Walking Purchase (spelling in doubt)

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Abner Overfield.

 

b. Sarah Overfield.

 

c. Mary Overfield: Married (?) Daily.

 

d. Rachel Overfield.

 

e. Benjamin Overfield: Born 1751.  Died 7 November 1813 in Braintrim Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Enlisted in the Continental Army for 3 months late in 1776 and almost froze to death (lost 2 toes to the freezing temperatures) during the raid on Trenton, New Jersey, crossing the Delaware River in the group commanded by General George Washington on Christmas night.  Several months later rejoined the effort, acting as scout in the defense of Philadelphia and participating in the battle of Chadd's Ford on 11 September 1777 and Germantown on 4 October 1777.  In the summer of 1779 also participated in General Sullivan's expedition against the frontier Indians, during which he saw identified his future home near Meshoppen, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, moving there in 1794.  Married twice and had 7 children

 

f. Paul Overfield, Jr.: See generation 4, below.

 

g. Elizabeth Overfield.

 

h. Martin Overfield: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(1. William “Billy” Overfield: Was Canal Commissioner.  Married Sarah Coolbaugh and had the following children:

 

(a. Ferris A. Overfield: Married Eclie Depew and resided at 204 Sunnyside Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

 

(b. Mary “Polly” Overfield: Died 1871.  Married Jacob Place, paragraph 1 of generation 2 of the Place Annex.

 

i. William Overfield: Married (2nd) Margaret Hyntohaw (spelling in doubt)

 

4   Paul Overfield, Jr.

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1765.  Died 1831.

 

2.  Wife: Hannah Depew

 

Was at the Wyoming Massacre, where she was saved from death by a friendly Indian.  Relation to the Depew Annex still unknown.  Likewise, relation to both Depue Annexes still unknown: #1, #2.  By one account, Hannah was the daughter of Nicholas Depue (b. 13 Mar 1796, d. 1842).  By another, this Hannah was the daughter of Nicholas (d. 3 Aug 1775 at Kingston) and Elizabeth (Shoemaker) Depew, who also had the following children:

 

·       Benjamin Depew: Settled in the Delaware River basin.

·       Elijah Depew: Settled in the Delaware River basin.

·       Robert Depew: Settled in the Hudson River basin of New York State and was the grandfather of Chauncey Depew.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Nicholas Overfield: Died 5 February 1859, age 71.  About 1794 “The Honorable Nicholas Overfield” settled, with his father, at what is now Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  He became one of the largest landholders and wealthiest men of the County.  Was an associate judge from 1851 to 1856 and represented his county (then Luzerne) in the Pennsylvania State Legislature.

 

Nicholas Overfield married Harriet Sterling (b. 21 Aug 1795, d. 14 Mar 1874), daughter of Samuel (d. 4 Apr 1834; interred Black Walnut Cemetery) and Mary (?) Sterling (d. 26 Aug 1826), who had nine other children.  Samuel Sterling was from Wilton, Connecticut when he participated in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War, later moving to the valley of Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, settling first near Wilkes-Barre and later moving to Black Walnut.  Nicholas and Harriet had no children.  Following Nicholas’s death, Harriet married (2nd) (?) Lyman.

 

b. Moses Overfield.

 

c. William Overfield:

 

d. Charles Overfield: No children.

 

e. Elizabeth Overfield: Married John Passmore.

 

f. Rebecca Overfield: Married (?) Keeler.

 

g. Anna Depew Overfield: See generation 3, below.

 

h. Hannah Overfield: Married (?) Foreman.

 

3   Anna Depew Overfield:

 

Born 13 March 1796.  Died 10 October 1842.  Married Isaac Bunnell, 9th child of Benjamin Bunnell, generation 3 of the Bunnell Annex.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Overfield names:

 

1. Paul Overfield: Married Lydia Lacey and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

a. William Overfield: Born 10 October 1813 in Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) Anna Bunnell (b. Wyoming Co., PA) in 1838 and moved into the wilderness of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, where they had purchased property. William and Anna had the following children:

 

(1. Mary H. Overfield.

 

(2. Paul J. Overfield: Died 1883.

 

(3. John B. Overfield: Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Minerva Overfield: Married Clark Manly Emery of Los Angeles, California on 30 June 1902.  Clark held a position in the offices of the Los Angeles Railway Company.

 

(4. Martha L. Overfield.

 

(5. Ettaline A. Overfield.

 

(6. C. Nesbitt Overfield.

 

William Overfield married (2nd) Minerva H. Keeney (d. 1884) of North Flat, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(7. Seth L. Overfield.

 

(8. William Overfield.

 

(9. Gilbert Overfield.

 

b. John L. Overfield: Resided at Brooklyn, New York.

 

c. Benjamin Overfield: Resided in Meshoppen Towhship, Pennsylvania.

 

d. Harriet Overfield: Married (?) Stilwell.

 

e. Sarah Overfield: Married (?) Brownscomb and resided at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

 

f. Eliza R. Overfield: Married (?) Bunnell and resided at Skinner's Eddy.

 

g. Nancy Overfield: Married (?) Smith.

 

h. Margaret Overfield: Married (?) Sturdevant.

 

c. Daughter: Youngest daughter.  Married A. C. Berkholf.

 

2. Dimmick D. Overfield: Born about 1822 in Pennsylvania.

 

1850 US Census: Dimick Overfield, age 28 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Sarah Overfield, age 26 (b. PA); son, James P. Overfield, age 4 (b. PA); and son, Samuel P. Overfield, age 1 (b. PA).

 

1860 US Census: D. D. Overfield, age 38 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $1,000 and his personal property was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Sarah Overfield, age 35; son, James Overfield, age 12; son, Samuel Overfield, age 11; daughter, Eliza Overfield, age 9; daughter, Maryett Overfield, age 8; daughter, Elizabeth Overfield, age 6; son, Joseph Overfield, age 3; and son, Lewis Overfield, age 2.

 

1870 US Census: D. D. Overfield, age 48 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $3,000 and his personal property was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Sarah Overfield, age 47 (b. PA); son, Samuel D. Overfield, age 21 (b. PA); daughter, Eliza Overfield, age 18 (b. PA); daughter, Elizabeth Overfield, age 15 (b. PA); son, Peter Overfield, age 14 (b. PA); son, Lewis S. Overfield, age 12 (b. PA); daughter, Minerva Overfield, age 8 (b. PA); daughter, Ellen Overfield, age 6 (b. PA); and daughter, Emma Overfield, age 2 (b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: Dimmick Overfield, age 58 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Sarah Overfield, age 54 (b. PA); daughter, Elizabeth Overfield, age 25 (b. PA) and employed as a dress maker; son, Joseph R. Overfield, age 23 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer; son, Lewis Overfield, age 21 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer; daughter, Menerva Overfield, age 19 (b. PA); daughter , Ella Overfield, age 16 (b. PA); daughter, Emma Overfield, age 13 9b. PA); and granddaughter, Flora Place, age 8 (b. PA).

 

Dimmick Overfield married Sarah (?) and had the following children:

 

a. James P. Overfield: Born June 1847 in Pennsylvania.  Married Hannah "Anna" C. Strunk and had 3 children (see Para 2.b.(11.(a. of gen 2 of the Strunk Annex).

 

b. Samuel P./D. Overfield: Born January 1849 in Pennsylvania.  Died about 1909; interred Stroudsburg Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Samuel Overfield, age 51 (b. Jan 1849 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a boarding house keeper, was heading a household in Smithfield Township, Delaware Watershed Gap Borough, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 24 years, Anna M. Overfield, age 47 (b. Feb 1853 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had 2 children, 1 of whom is still alive; and adopted son, Judson Violinda, age 18 (b. Jan 1882 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a farm laborer.

 

c. Eliza Overfield: Born about 1851 in Pennsylvania.

 

d. Maryett Overfield: Born about 1852 in Pennsylvania.  Perhaps died young.

 

e. Elizabeth Overfield: Born about 1855 in Pennsylvania.

 

f. Joseph Peter Overfield: Born about 1857 in Pennsylvania.

 

g. Lewis S. Overfield: Born about 1859 in Pennsylvania.

 

h. Minerva Overfield: Born about 1861 in Pennsylvania.

 

i. Ellen "Ella" Overfield: Born about 1864 in Pennsylvania.

 

j. Emma Overfield: Born about 1867 in Pennsylvania.

 

 

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