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  • Anne Pettus (1673 - 1730)
  • Elizabeth Overton (1688 - 1739)
    In 1719 Captain Edward Nelson married Mary Garland, one of three daughters of Edward Garland and Mary Jane Jennings, his wife. The other daughters were Margaret and Elizabeth. Margaret Garland marrie...
  • Guthlac Overton, Gent. (1478 - 1537)
    b. by 1478, s. of Thomas Overton of Swineshead. m. by 1521, Olive, ?sis. of Sir Edward Browne, prob. 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 4 Dec. 1533. !conflict: other sources have his parents as William Overton (1445-...
  • Capt. James Overton, Sr. (1688 - 1749)
    JAMES OVERTON, the youngest son of William Overton the immigrant, was the ancestor of the Overtons, of Kentucky, Tennesse, and Louisiana who through succeeding generations have meant much to their stat...
  • Jemima Overton (c.1712 - 1764)

About the Overton surname

The Overton surname is English in derivation. Its meaning is simple, usually taken to mean 'living across town'. There are several different Overton lines and many people can become confused in trying to trace a particular Overton person, especially from early days. The administrators at have divided the various Overton lines into clans and have tried to distinguish them by DNA tracks and genealogical evidence. If anyone is uncertain about a particular Overton line, they should contact for further information.

Lloyd Lyndell Overton, June 2013.