Andrew S. OVERBY

Male 1836 - 1877  (41 years)


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  • Name Andrew S. OVERBY 
    Born 1836  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 2651F4777FFA4DCDBEEF56ABD7D9004D2073 
    Died 25 Nov 1877  Chesterfield Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 US Census City of Petersburg, VA, he is listed as age 15 in the household no. 622 of Robert Overby, age 60. In the household are Mary, age 54, and Mary, age 20. Robert, and both Marys are unable to read and write, but Andrew is indicated as being literate. More than likely, Robert and Mary are Andrew's parents.

      1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Andrew Overby
      Age: 15
      Birth Year: abt 1835
      Home in 1850: Petersburg (Independent City), Virginia
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 657
      Household Members:
      Robert Overby 60
      Mary Overby 54
      Mary Overby 20
      Andrew Overby 15

      1860 US Census Chesterfield Co. VA, Northern Manchester District, household no. 905, Andrew Overby, age 25, carpenter, personal estate valued at $100, born in VA. In household are Sarah, age 23, born in Connecticut, John, age 2, born in VA, Thomas Mason, age 25 a carpenter, and Cornelia Mason, age 21.

      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Andrew Overby
      Age in 1860: 25
      Birth Year: abt 1835
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1860: Manchester, Chesterfield, Virginia
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Manchester
      Value of real estate: $100
      Occupation: Carpenter
      Household Members:
      Andrew Overby 25
      Sarah Overby 23
      John Overby 2
      Thos Mason 25
      Conelia Mason 21

      1870 US Census Chesterfield Co. VA, First Revenue District, Household 909, Andrew Overby, age 34, carpenter for railway, real estate valued at $1200.

      1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Andrew Overby
      Age in 1870: 34
      Birth Year: abt 1836
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1870: First Revenue Division, Chesterfield, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Chester
      Household Members:
      Andrew Overby 34
      Sarah Overby 33
      Mary E Overby 10
      Alice Overby 7
      Nellie Overby 5
      Lillie Overby 3
      Oscar Overby 1

      1877 Richmond City Directory he is listed as a carpenter for the Richmond and Danville Railroad.

      Annual report of the railroad commissioner of the state of Virginia [1877] By Virginia. Railroad Commissioner, p.238

      Total number of persons killed 4

      November 25th. Andrew Overby, carpenter, fell overboard from seventh span bridge, James river, and was drowned. Was standing on abutment at east end bridge keeping drift-wood from accumulating, a heavy log striking against end of his pole threw him into the stream.


      Author: Owen, Benjamin P., 1860-1930 Subject: Freemasons. Manchester Lodge, No. 14 (Richmond, Va.) Publisher: C. E. Picot Print. Co.,p. 83

      Andrew Overby, who accidentally slipped through the Richmond & Danville railroad bridge and drowned, while assisting to save that structure during the great freshet in James River in 1877;

      p. 106

      A complete set of tools of a fellowcraft was presented to the Lodge December 27, 1867, by Andrew Overby and Thomas Allgood, who were voted thanks by the Lodge. These working tools are still in possession of the Lodge.
    Person ID I5945  Master File
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2012 

    Father Robert Overby,   b. ca 1784, Dinwiddie Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1862  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary,   b. ca 1796,   d. 26 Apr 1861, Petersburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Family ID F6093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah L. WALLACE,   b. 09 Jun 1836, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1909, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. John OVERBY,   b. Abt 1858, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Aug 1868, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     2. Mary Ellen (Mollie) OVERBY,   b. 16 Oct 1860, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1958, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     3. Alice Elizabeth OVERBY,   b. Abt 1863, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1940, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Nellie G. OVERBY,   b. 15 Aug 1865, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1926, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Lillie OVERBY,   b. Abt 1868, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1939, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Oscar E. OVERBY,   b. Abt 1870, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     7. Andrew Bird OVERBY,   b. 30 May 1873, Manchester, Chesterfield Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1874, Manchester, Chesterfield Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Florence (Florrie) OVERBY,   b. 10 Jun 1878, Manchester, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1956, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F4491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart